Announcements – June 24- 30, 2018
Meetings up and coming:
1. Zen Meditation- Mon. June 25th 7 pm
2. Belleville Choral Society – Mon. June 25th 6:30 pm
3. Wednesday EUCHARIST – June 27th 9:30 am
4. Co-operative Cooking (TGIF)– Wed. June 27th
5. SkyHawks Pancake Breakfast– Sat. June 30th 8:30 am
6. Youth Chorale – Sat. June 30th 9:30 am (sanctuary)
Coming events/ Activities
***The Tower room will soon be emptied and cleaned. All contents will be removed & disposed if the contents are not claimed.
Bicentennial Banner – Those who attended the luncheon on
June 3rd will have already seen this banner created by Sandra
Mouland (with a little help from her stitching friends). For those who have already signed it, please go back to it and add the date when you came to St. Thomas. It will be available after the service on Sundays for all of you to sign and date.
Old Fashioned Hymn Sing – We have a game for the choice of hymns to be sung at this. You can pay $5 to put the name of your favourite hymn on a ballot in hopes that it will be chosen for September 23. Francine & Matthieu will be making the final choices. Ballots must be in by June 30. Rules of the game will be
found on a poster beside the sealed box in which the ballots are placed. We will have these in the hall on Sundays and in the church office during the week. Please join in the fun for this event. On Sunday, September 23, 2018. Rev. Dr. Fred Gosse (former St.
Thomas clergy) and his wife will be in attendance at the 10:30 service and he will be taking part in the service. There will be a
brunch following the service and the Hymn Sing will follow brunch.
We hope you will plan ahead to be part of this day.
Service in the Park & Parish Picnic – Sunday, August 19, there will be a service at Zwick’s Island, at 10:30 am, followed by a picnic with entertainment and games. Please see the flyer attached.
St Thomas Bicentennial Fashion Show and Tea-
Saturday September 15th
Enjoy glimpses of fashion during our two centuries accompanied by afternoon tea. From 2-4 pm. Hastings Prince Edward Regiment Museum and Belleville Scout Guide Museum displays from 1-2 and after the show. Tickets $15.00 on sale in July at the church office.
WANTED – We are in need of half pint (250 ml) and pint jars (500ml) as well as the metal rings in order to make Antipasto again this year. Please bring in any donations to the church office.
It’s Summer Time to relax with a good book. For some great summer reading, check out our Church Library collection.
Rummage and Bake Sale Fri. Sept. 28th 5 – 7 pm and Saturday Sept. 29th 9 am - Noon
Mark your calendars! Keep those special treasures for us. We will be collecting items after the Labour Day Weekend. Volunteers will be needed to help with sorting, pricing, selling, cleanup and to bake. Volunteer schedules will be posted in September. Just a little reminder….if you think you wouldn’t buy an item at a sale, please pass it on to a local organization. Thanks for your understanding.
SUMMER SERVICES will begin on Sunday,
July 1, 2018 with one service at 9:30 am.
The church office will be closed on July 2nd as well as on Fridays during the months of July and August.
The Birth of John the Baptist - June 24, 2018
Commentary on Readings
Jerusalem and Judah have been conquered and the leaders of the people have been deported to Babylon. But even in these seemingly hopeless times the prophet has a vision of the future, of God and the heavenly court.
Paul, on his first missionary journey, has visited Cyprus with Barnabas and John Mark. After proclaiming the good news in synagogues, striking a false prophet blind, and converting the proconsul, they have sailed for Asia Minor. Paul and Barnabas are now in the Antioch that is in central Asia Minor.
Zechariah and Elizabeth are faithful Jews. She is barren and beyond child-bearing age. In the Temple, an angel has appeared to Zechariah, telling him that God will heed his prayers for a child. Elizabeth will bear a son. He “will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth”.
© 1996-2018 Chris Haslam
“YOUR PRAYERS are requested for these members and friends of St. Thomas’ who face long-term illnesses and/or difficult circumstances:”
Sunday Service & Bicentennial Picnic
DATE: Sunday August 19th, 2018
TIME: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Come join your Church Family for an
Old Fashioned Church Picnic!
Outdoor Church Service, followed
by a “Planned Pot Luck Lunch”,
a puppet show, and fun & games
for the whole family!
It will be an event to remember!
Pot Luck Lunch sign up sheets
posted on bulletin board in the Parish Centre.
Sign Up today.
Mark your calendars and plan on joining us!