In-Person Attendees: We ask that everyone attending in-person wear a mask at all times and maintain appropriate social distance.
If you wish to have it delivered to your home, please call the church (951-302-4566) and leave a message with: your name, the number of persons receiving, and your telephone number. Also, please let us know if you need gluten-free hosts. Please Do Not Hesitate to ask for Communion to be brought to you. We are eager to share the blessing of the Sacrament!
Readings for Sunday, September 5th Service
For 9:30 Hybrid Zoom & In-Person Holy Eucharist
THIS Saturday - September 11th:
Come One, Come All! Church Work Party
We are looking for volunteers to join us in cleaning up the church landscaping! We will get started at 8:00 a.m. and work until we're finished or the sunshine tells us to stop! For more information, contact Ann Little 408-439-0416.
THIS Saturday -- September 11th:
MOST (Men of Saint Thomas)
Come celebrate our beloved Chantel as she and her wife, Catie, head up to Northern California to start the next chapter of their lives. In addition to being a long-time member of STOC, Chantel has been a STEP pre-school teacher, and more recently the Director. Chantel and Catie have also been very generous with their time, volunteering many hours to STOC community outreach events.
We will be gathering at AKASH Winery on Saturday, September 11th, 5:30 p.m. AKASH is one of the valley’s newer wineries, serving both beer and wine. They have a food truck every Saturday, as well. AKASH will be open until 8:00 p.m.
Please let us know if you are able to attend. All are welcome!
AKASH is located at: 39730 Calle Contento, Temecula
Bishop's Committee Meetings
The Bishop's Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We will publish the agenda the week before each meeting. The minutes will also be available, the week following. Anyone wishing to attend the General Session is welcome. Please contact Bishop's Warden, Dr. Frank Rojas, for Zoom login information. Thank you!
Candle and Flower Dedications
To make a dedication, please send a note to the church or
email Elena Gimpel (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with the dedication details and your name.
The suggested donation for Sunday flowers, $45; for a sanctuary candle, $5. Donations can
be sent to the church, with “Flowers” or “Candle” written in the “Memo/Subject line.
Are you musically minded?
We are looking for those interested in making a joyful noise... Whether you play an instrument, enjoy singing (on your own or in a group), or would love to participate in another musical way, please reach out to Warren Rippé (email@example.com). Music makes the world a better place!
The congregation is invited to join Compline anytime - we meet at 8 p.m. via Zoom at Meeting ID: 809 865 440. Passcode: 469008 Compline is a wonderful way to end the day with time in God's word, with wonderful friends.
On Tuesdays 2:00 - 2:30 p.m., Lani-Karyn Jones will introduce and then read passages of the Bible. This is a time to immerse yourself in the beloved Word, to let it wash over you, and carry you into deeper relationship with God and the human family.
We are moving through the Gospels of the New Testament.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
Even without Covid19, life has a way of dealing us some pretty tough challenges. But you don't need to face them alone. Whether you need prayers, food or emotional support, our assistance ministries are
offered to everyone...you, a loved one, a friend. And you don't need to be a member of
St. Thomas or Episcopalian. Please call the church for more information: 951-302-4566.
Around the diocese...
Transformation Academy Extra -- Sept. 16
Thank you for joining us for Transformation Academy: the virtual learning and enrichment series where we were able to dive deeper into four diocesan priority areas: Peace & Justice, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Leadership. We hope that you were able to experience transformation “by the renewing of your minds” during the presentations and conversations that we had!
Due to the great success of this series we wanted to offer one additional chance to come together to learn about a ministry that is particularly important to us in San Diego. EDSD is pleased to present a Transformation Academy Extra:
OUR MINISTRY ON THE BORDER
THURSDAY SEPT 16, 2021 FROM 6PM-7PM
FEATURING EDSD BORDER MISSIONER, TROY ELDER
Troy, EDSD Border Missioner, is an attorney, community- and faith-based activist, and former law professor with nearly 25 years of experience representing refugees and immigrants. Speaking Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole, Troy has worked on various aspects of immigrant advocacy at numerous organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He spent a decade teaching immigration law, poverty law, international human rights, and ethics at U.S. and foreign law schools, most recently at Yale. He also studied liberation theology and colonization as a Henri Nouwen Scholar at Yale Divinity School, receiving a master’s degree in Religious Ethics in 2013.
On December 3 - 4, 2021, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will welcome Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Southern California for a celebration of good news. With interactive outreach projects, workshops, live discussion panels, youth offerings, and an evening of celebration at the beautiful Town and Country Resort, this is the perfect time to get away and enjoy some good news.
Who's your "One?" Inviting friends, family, and neighbors to the Good News Festival is an important part of making this event a true celebration of good news. Join us in committing to invite your "One," one person you know who needs to hear the good news of Jesus. You can find materials to help invite "your one" to the Good News Festival on the website. The flyers are available for download, but printed materials will also be provided to churches for broad distribution.
Join us in prayer for the Good News Festival. Loving God, Author of life, in You we live and move and have our being. We ask that you revive us again in your mighty Spirit as we prepare our hearts for The Good News Festival. Inspire us to reach out to those who do not know you, and welcome them with open arms, without judgement, so that all may embrace your Good News, answer your call, and dance together with joy. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen
The Town and Country Resort, a San Diego icon where mid-century cool and warm hospitality come to mingle, is the venue for the Good News Festival. A beloved landmark since 1953, the resort recently completed a multimillion-dollar transformation, renovating everything from top-to-bottom and adding a host of new amenities. Throughout the Town and Country, every moment brims with sunny possibilities—with modern guestrooms, chef-driven dining, and a sprawling pool complex—the Town and Country Resort is the perfect place to celebrate some good news. Discounted room rates are available when you book through www.thegoodnewsfestival.com!