This Saturday November 18 is the feast day of St. Hilda (c 614 - 680), Abbess of Whitby Abbey in England. She's known for converting the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity, and the Venerable Bede describes her as a woman of great energy and a skilled administrator and teacher. She's venerated in the Anglican, Roman and Eastern Orthodox communions. Interestingly, her feast day varies within the Anglican Communion, in some parts the 18th, while in some others, such as the Anglican Church of Australia and the Anglican Church of Canada, the 17th, while the Church of England goes for the 19th. She's considered a patron saint of learning and culture, and a local legend says that when sea birds fly over the abbey they dip their wings in her honor.
St. Thomas to host the Bishop Nominating Committee's first "Listening Session".
On Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30pm, St. Thomas will host a diocesan Listening Session. This will be a time for you to gather, listen, and discuss what your hopes and vision are for our next bishop. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. If you have questions or would like to know more information, email Father Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can't make this session, more sessions are available at other parishes in the diocese during the weeks to come. Go here to see other places and times.
ACT NOW IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING
PARTICIPATING IN THIS MINISTRY.
Three information sessions for Stephen Ministry are approaching. If you are personally considering this ministry, you MUST attend ONE introductory session. The first session will be held Sunday, November 19th, 9:15 -10:00 AM in the conference room, the second, Sunday, November 26, 11:30-12:30 AM in the conference room, and the third, Sunday, December 3, 11:30-12:30 AM in the conference room. If you plan to attend, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex. If you plan to attend this coming Sunday, November 19th and have not signed up, call or text Deb Mitchell at 951-440-1919 ASAP.
PLEDGE IN-GATHERING NOVEMBER 18 & 19
Don’t forget your pledge cards. In gathering will be November 18th and 19th at each service.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34
Meeting time & show time updated!
November 19th we will go to the movies to see the movie The Star. CYG will pay for your movie ticket but you will need money for snacks. See link below for the movie trailer. Meet @ theater 2:00 p.m., Show @ 2:20 p.m. If you would like to go to dinner at Red Robin afterwards please bring money to pay for your meal. The Star trailer: https://youtu.be/KqYpAb74dGw
December 3rd CYG Bake/Craft Sale at the 8:00 am and 10:15 services.
The youth will host another Christmas bake/craft sale. The last bake sale we had so many wonderful treats made by the Women Of Worth (WOW). We would like to reach out again for help with not only the bake goods but any cute holiday craft ideas you may be able to create. For details contact Monica Walson 318-512-0712 .
Please plan to join us for the monthly WOW Meeting on Saturday November 25th at 8:30 AM in Julian Hall
Coffee and Talk
No agenda, no stress, bring something to share.
Quilt request forms are now located in the Information Rack by the church entrance. To request a quilt, complete the form and leave in Deb Mitchell's mailbox in the church office. Please be aware that we cannot make quilts according to specific requests because of time constraints; however, we maintain a good supply of quilts appropriate for men and women. You are welcome to choose one from our "stash" or discuss a choice with Deb via phone.
Saint Nicholas is coming to
Mark your calendars! Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Family service and potluck with picture taking opportunities with St. Nicholas. Find the kids’ slippers so they can leave their shoes at the altar rail after the service to be filled with treats during the potluck. Kids of ALL ages are welcome to attend and leave their shoes. Grandkids, neighbors with kids, nieces, nephews, the young at heart, bring them all with you. Come be a part of the fun! The sign-up sheet is in the narthex (hallway). We especially need volunteers to help clean up after the event as our families with young children must get them home and tucked into bed. Please see Kathy Foxen with any questions.
St Thomas helps serve the needs of our local community by collecting food for distribution through the Community Mission of Hope. Please donate today!
Collection baskets are in the narthex.
Bring human food and pet food!
Around the diocese...
MORE DIOCESAN LISTENING SESSIONS SCHEDULED:
The bishop nominating committee has been hard at work scheduling listening sessions at different locations around the diocese. Currently scheduled sessions are as follows.
Friday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. St. Thomas, 44651 Avenida de Missiones, Temecula Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. Good Shepherd, 308 Acacia E Ave, Hemet Saturday, November 18, 9:30 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul, 500 South Fifth, El Centro Saturday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. (Child Care Provided) All Souls’, 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego
Sunday, November 19, 3:00 p.m. (Spanish Facilitation Provided) St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 p.m. St. Michael's, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad Thursday, November 30, 7:00 p.m. (Spanish Facilitation Provided) St. Dunstan’s, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego Saturday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. (Spanish Facilitation Provided) St. Margaret’s, 47-535 Highway 74, Palm Desert Thursday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. Trinity, 845 Chestnut St., Escondido
Learn more about this Holy Land Pilgrimage at a gathering which will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (625 Pennsylvania Ave. San Diego 92103) on Thursday, November 9 at 6pm. Pizza and drinks will be served.
The church parking lot is on the corner of 7th Ave. The Parish Hall is across Pennsylvania Avenue and down the alleyway which is to the left of the Parish Office. Take the steps/ramp on the right by the desert Garden and proceed down the passageway to the Parish Hall which is on your left.
Please RSVP to Fr. Sanders at 619-933-2147. ASAP. Leave a message including your name and the number of guests who will accompany you.