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30 Hour Famine

posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:16 AM by St. Thomas Church

Global Poverty and Hunger are things that all followers of Jesus should be working to end.  (See Matthew 25).  To that end, the STYG will be participating yet again in The 30 Hour Famine www.30hourfamine.org on February 23-24.  We’ll be doing devotions dealing with God’s heart for the poor, local service projects, and going without solid food during our event (but we will of course be drinking fluids).  This event is open to all 6th-12th graders so come and join us as well be welcoming in area youth groups too!  Sign up now at www.styg.com/signup

Midnight Snacks For All

posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:11 AM by St. Thomas Church

It has become a tradition here at St. Thomas and traditions are always better when we do something together. You are all invited to join us on Christmas Eve at the “Midnight Service” which begins at 10:15pm with soft music and liturgy at 10:30pm. It has become rather obvious that after this service, many people just want to stay in that early Christmas Day environment and be together. So, why not take the opportunity to continue the celebration together? We invite you to join us after the service in the Parish Hall. And please, because God has poured out love upon us in the form of the Christ-Child, we invite you to pour out love in the form of treats, sweets, snacks, and more. Bring a dozen cookies. Share favorite finger-food hors d'oeuvres. Whatever you'd like.  We just want to celebrate the fact that God is "Immanuel" - WITH US!

Christmas Worship Services

posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:10 AM by St. Thomas Church   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:07 AM ]

Join your parish family in the joyful
celebration of the birth of our Savior. 

Sunday, December 24th at 8 a.m. (Advent 4) 

Sunday, December 24th at 10 a.m. 
Holy Eucharist with Childrens’ Play 

Sunday, December 24th
10:15-10:30 p.m. - Prelude Music 
Service at 10:30 p.m. 
Refreshments served after the service. 
Monday, December 25th 
Service at 9 a.m.

Kids’ Day in 2017

posted Nov 10, 2017, 7:06 AM by St. Thomas Church

Saturday, December 16th from 1-4 p.m. at All Saints’ Church in Appleton. Children ages 4-5th grade are welcome to join for a morning of festive fun at All Saints! Kids will be able to enjoy games, crafts, a holiday movie in the youth room and more! There’s no cost to attend, but we do need you to register. You can sign up at https://signupforms.com/registrations/12400  Any Questions? Simply email Erin Wolf at asygappleton@gmail.com for more info!

ATTENTION ALL BAKERS!

posted Nov 10, 2017, 7:05 AM by St. Thomas Church

It is getting close to the time of year that some of us start thinking about Holiday Baking. As we have done for many years, we will be delivering some homemade goodies and a Christmas plant to the shut-ins of our parish family.  We need ten to twelve people to contribute two dozen of their baked creations and deliver them to the church between 8:30am and 3:30pm on Thursday, December 14th or before 9am on Friday, December 15th. PLEASE TAKE COOKIES TO OFFICE if delivering on Thursday! If you are able and willing to participate in this Pastoral Care Ministry sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall or call Sandie 725-5601 or Kathy Peterson, 725-3174. Thanks in advance for helping out.

Winnebago Mental Health Institute 2017 Christmas Project

posted Nov 2, 2017, 1:16 PM by St. Thomas Church

Most of the patients who need the services of WMHI stay for a short time but, for some, it is the beginning of a long journey. Your support through gifts allows Volunteers at WMHI to enhance the patient’s stay. St. Thomas has been generous with the patients at WMHI for decades! Please dig deep this year and help keep this tradition alive! Their requests are not costly. The gift-wrapped box with shopping lists clipped to its sides will be at the Font by 11/26/17. Please try have your gifts placed in the box by the Font by 12/10/17 if possible.

July 2018 Summer Mission Trip

posted Nov 2, 2017, 1:16 PM by St. Thomas Church

Plans are being formed, phone calls are being made, prayers are being said. We’ll be doing a Hurricane Relief Trip in late July of 2018. Middle and High School Students as well as college students will be invited.  www.styg.com/lovejourney

Winnebago Mental Health Institute Christmas Caroling Event:

posted Nov 2, 2017, 1:14 PM by St. Thomas Church

For the same amount of time that St. Thomas has been sharing gifts with the patients of WMHI, the Worship Team and many faithful St. Thomas parishioners have gone Christmas Caroling. We visit every ward possible, share songs, words of encouragement and hugs with those willing to receive them. Every year without exception each one of us comes away significantly blessed! Won’t you think about joining us? This year’s annual Caroling event is scheduled for Thursday, December 14th, Petersik Hall. Meet at 5:50PM beginning caroling at 6:00PM. Car-pooling is available. Please call, text or email MaryBee Engelman 920-841-9928 marybeekenneth@gmail.com

Film School

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:39 AM by St. Thomas Church   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 7:10 AM ]

On Sunday mornings, we take the spiritual formation of our 7th-12th graders very seriously. And that’s why we do Film School. We read from the scriptures every time in order to guide our discussions and we watch full length films (in 20-30 minute segments) and discuss how the story being told in the film either moves in harmony or dissonance with The Story that God is telling in the bible. (read Acts 17:23) All ages are welcome but please remember this class is geared for our middle and high school students. Our current film is The Iron Giant. www.styg.com/filmschool

Adult Development

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:17 AM by St. Thomas Church   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:08 AM ]

Study of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus - Please join Mary Evenson and be ready to study and discuss what these letters have to tell us about Leadership, False Teaching, and Relationships among Believers. We will be meeting in one of the classrooms adjoining the Parish Hall.  

Studies on Christian Living - 10-week study using Basic Christianity by John Stott. The theme of the book: “We must commit ourselves, heart and mind, soul and will, personally and unreservedly, to Jesus Christ and then go on to take our place as loyal members of the church and responsible citizens in the community. This is basic Christianity.” We look forward to lively discussions and significant spiritual growth. Jim & Peg Dickson, ph. 920-725-8237

Discerning the Will of God - by Henry Nouwen - Fr. John Peterson (facilitator) “Discernment is a spiritual understanding and an experiential knowledge of how God is active in daily life that is acquired through disciplined spiritual practice. Discernment is faithful living and listening to God’s love and direction so that we fulfill our individual calling and shared mission.” “Our God is a God who cares, heals, guides, directs, challenges, confronts, corrects. To discern means first of all to listen to God, to pay attention to God’s active presence, and to obey God’s prompting, direction, leadings, and guidance.” We will be using Nouwen’s book as a guide to the practice of Discernment. Register now so we can reserve a place for you and obtain a book.

Gospel Lesson Discussion - led by Charles Martin. Each Sunday we will discuss various aspects of the Gospel lesson of that day. Don't miss out on the stimulating and challenging discussion! We will meet in Fellowship Hall.

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