4th Sunday after Easter
May 12, 2019

Preparing for Sunday

The Lord is my shepherd

Welcome Visitors!

Welcome visitorsIf you are new to St. Thomas, we want to extend a special welcome to you, and an invitation to stop at our Welcome Center table in the hallway after the service.  We want to greet you and share some special gifts with you.  We are glad to have you with us, and we trust you will return.  God bless!

Boxes of cereal

personal hygiene items

May Outreach

This month, the Outreach Committee will be collecting cereals to donate to Church Street Ministries and personal hygiene products (razors, soap, etc) for the Veterans.  Please place donations in the appropriate collection bins in the hallway.

FOODBANK – The next distribution is on Thursday, June 6. The distribution will run through October on the first Thursday of each month from 2 pm until 4 pm in our parking lot (except for July, which will be on the first Wednesday, July 3, due to the Independence Day Holiday).  Volunteers are needed from about 1 pm until 5 pm.  Volunteer sign-up sheets are posted on the office window. Please speak with Bev Smith or Etta Scheu if you have any questions.

LAPTOP DONATION – Do you have any old laptop at home that still works, but you are no longer using?  If so, please consider donating it to St. Thomas for our registration process during the Foodbank. Please contact the church office!

NO DOK MEETING TODAY – The Daughter’s of the King will not meet this Sunday, as it is Mother’s Day.  Their monthly meeting will be held next Sunday, May 19 following the 10:30 am service.

Summer CampsARTS AND CRAFTS CAMP – Do you know of any kids between the ages of 9-14 who are looking for a fun activity to do this summer?  If so, have them contact the church office for more information on our upcoming Arts and Crafts Camp.  The Camp runs June 10 – 14 from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  It’s 5 full days of fun, creative workshops for children entering 4th through 8th grade in the fall 2019, for only $25! Activities will include: Drama

SHOWER FOR BABY RADZIK – The St. Thomas Parish is invited to attend a baby shower for Fr. Dave, Lorrin and baby Radzik on Sunday, May 19 at 12:30 pm at Pleasant Hills UMC, 13200 E. Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights. The parents-to-be are registered at Target and on Amazon.com. Please add your name to the attendee list on the office window by May 12, so we can let the party planners know how many to expect from St. Thomas.

YOUTH MISSION TRIP – Are you looking for a way to deepen your faith through service to others? If so, please consider joining with other St. Thomas youth on our annual mission trip to Lotts Creek, Kentucky, June 21 – June 28. Can’t attend, but would like to help? Your donation helps defray the travel cost for each young person that attends.  To make a monetary contribution, please make your check payable to St. Thomas, and indicate “Lotts Creek” in the memo line or on the outside of your envelope. For more information about becoming a part of our Youth Mission Trip, please speak to Bart Hancock or Alyse Hancock-Philipps.

Summer ScheduleSUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – On Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 am, we will move to the air-conditioned Chapel for the summer months. Since we will have Supply Priests during most of this time, as Fr. Dave will be on paternity leave, it has been decided to have just one service on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and the Contemporary Eucharist on Saturday evenings at 5:30 pm.  The Rector’s Forum will take a break over the summer months and return in the fall.

Graduation Cap

ATTENTION GRADUATES – We would like to recognize all our graduates during a special service on Sunday, June 2.  If you are graduating from kindergarten, middle school, high school or college this year, please call or e-mail the church office, before May 19, so we can acknowledge your accomplishments at this service.

VESTRY MEETING – The Vestry will meet on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Ogilvy Chapel.

WAYFARER NEWSLETTER – Articles and photos for the June/July edition of St. Thomas’ newsletter, The Wayfarer, are due to the parish administrator no later than Monday, May 20. Please email content to Ginny.

LANDSCAPING/LAWN MOWING – A map of the beds that need watching and a sign-up sheet for grass mowing are posted on the office window.  If you have any questions, please contact Anita Cooper at 330-635-3752 or Tim Cooper at 440-724-1290.  We now have 2 working lawn mowers, so people can sign up in pairs to mow, making this task much easier and quicker! Please step up and help with the landscaping this season!


(For more information, please call the church office 440-234-5241)

All meetings are held at St. Thomas unless noted otherwise

Group Meeting Dates/Time Next Meeting
RECTOR’S FORUM On hiatus until the fall
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING 1st Sunday at 12:00 pm May 19
PRAYER GROUP Each Monday at 7:00 pm (No meetings on 12/25 & 1/1) May 13
SOCRATES CAFÉ 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm May 14
CHURCH-GROWTH 1st Tuesday at 7:00 pm June 14
VESTRY 2nd Monday at 7:00 pm May 13
STAR CONCERT & LUNCHEON 1st Wednesday at 12:15 pm (September – June) September 4
OUTREACH 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm June 12
BEREA COMMUNITY MEAL Last Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran, 276 E. Bagley Road May 29
EVENING BIBLE STUDY Each Wednesday at 8:00 pm at the home of Linda Kinsey
(Call the office for more information)
May 15
FOODBANK PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION 1st Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm in parking lot (May-October) June 6
CHOIR REHEARSAL Each Thursday at 7:30 pm (September – May) May 16
VETERAN’S MEET AND GREET Last Friday at 11:00 am May 31
FEAST DAY SERVICE Time 6:00 pm (Dates vary) St. Mark, Evangelist May 31