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THE EPISTLE: February 9, 2023


The BBQ Bandits are about to fire up the smoker for the annual Super Bowl event THIS WEEKEND. Proceeds from the event will benefit First Stop. Pickup is still set for Saturday, February 11 or Sunday, February 12 from 12pm-2pm.

The online store is open for orders HERE. Please email us at stthomasbbq@gmail.com to be included on our email distribution list.


Calling all acolytes ages 9 to adult! Do you like to play with fire? Do you like to walk in big parades? Do you like to serve the Lord? If you answered YES to any of these questions, please come to acolyte training THIS SUNDAY, February 12 after the 10:30 AM service, and Fr. Donavan & Dcn. Jeannie will help us learn how to serve God and the church. Adults are needed for the 8:00 am service, so you're invited, too!

PIZZA and soft drinks will be provided.

Call, text (256-348-9918) or email Jeannie Randall jrann228@gmail.com for more information.


THIS SUNDAY, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

All donors will receive a $20 E-Gift Card!

Click here to schedule a lifesaving appointment!

Young Adult Pub Theology

Calling anyone ages 22-39! Gather with us at this event sponsored by the Diocese of Alabama for all young adults in our area from 6PM-7:30PM, Monday, February 13 at Melt in downtown Huntsville (201 Jefferson St N Suite I, Huntsville, AL).

We will discuss what drew you to the Episcopal tradition or keeps drawing you to our tradition, but no prior experience required! We welcome everyone, regardless of your religious background or where you are on your faith journey. If you have any questions please contact Ranie at associate@stthomashuntsville.org

Celebration of New Ministry for Fr. Donavan is THIS WEDNESDAY, February 15th, at 6pm

This Wednesday evening, February 15th, at 6pm, Donavan will be installed by Bishop Glenda Curry as the eighth Rector of St. Thomas! The entire St. Thomas family is invited to come join in the Celebration of New Ministry liturgy in the church, with guest preacher, the Rev. Sarah Minton, Rector at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Immediately following, we will gather in the Parish Hall for a special reception for Donavan and his family. This will be a special night for St. Thomas, so please save the date and come celebrate our new Rector!

Nursery will be available.


Mark your calendars! It is time for our February movie party. Please come join us for your Silver Saints Matinee Movie in the St. Thomas Parish Hall on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 1:00 PM. Our movie this month, requested by a viewer, is the great, classic movie, “Field of Dreams,” with Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, and James Earle Jones. This is a movie about baseball and a little supernatural when an Iowa farmer is told to build it and they will come. As many already know, the Silver Saints Matinee Movie offers fun and fellowship for our parishioners and neighborhood visitors with no fee and classic stories. We offer snacks and beverages, and we will even provide transportation if you wish. Call Jack or Becky Stokes at 256-881-4748 for more information. Please call a day ahead if you will need a ride. 

Regeneration Game Night - Saturday, February 18th

Regeneration is a group for young adults or adults with children ages 0-18 to connect over shared life experiences. On Saturday, February 18 from 5-7PM we will be having a GAME NIGHT at St. Thomas! Young adults and adults with children 0-18 are invited to bring their game faces! There will be plenty of food, fun, and fellowship to go around! Please contact Michell York at 256-682-5620 to RSVP or if you need more information.



Sunday, Feb. 19th

5th grade - 12th grade

after the 10:30 service

All skill levels are welcome, and if you don't know how to play, someone will teach you. Lunch will be provided. Bring your friends. All are welcome.

P.S. Adult volunteers are needed.

Call or email Jeannie for more information.  256-348-9918 jrann228@gmail.com

Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday, February 21st is Shrove Tuesday this year, and at 5:30 PM in the Parish Hall, you and your family are invited for a special Mardi Gras dinner of Gumbo & Pancakes! Our EYC, grades 8-12, will be cooking, and there will be a special craft activity for the children, so bring the entire family. Donations accepted. Call or text Jeannie for more information, 256-348-9918


St. Thomas will enter into the Lenten Season again this year with three Ash Wednesday services inside the church on February 22nd. The Ash Wednesday liturgy will include the Imposition of Ashes & Holy Communion and will be offered at 7am, Noon, and 6pm. You are invited to begin your Holy Lent on Ash Wednesday here at St. Thomas!

Commit to Racial Reconciliation: Racial Healing Workshop February 25

Racial healing is an ongoing process that we have committed ourselves to when we agree to "respect the dignity of every human being." Join our Associate Priest and others this February as we especially rededicate ourselves to honoring Black History Month and our work towards racial healing in a workshop sponsored by the Diocese of Alabama. The workshop, "Seeing the Face of God in Each Other" will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 8:30AM-5PM at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Madison, AL. To register online now, please click here: HERE. If you would like to learn more about what this workshop entails and why it is important, please take a minute to look over this online brochure by clicking HERE. Finally, if you have any questions please contact Ranie at associate@stthomashuntsville.org

Keep "Cookie Talk" Alive!

We need your help to keep the refreshments coming on Sundays following the 10:30AM service. Please sign up for a Sunday to bring homemade cookies or store-bought sweet treats for a Sunday in order that we can spend a few minutes gathering after worship. Please sign up using the poster in Information Hall. Thank you for helping us keep this vital part of our parish thriving!


  • St. Thomas Book Club will meet in the Parlor at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 13. We are discussing the book, Still Life by Louise Penny. Please join us whether you have read it or not. For more information, call Elouisa Stokes at 256-604-8669.


  • The Grief Group will begin meeting again on February 14th and 28th, at

10 AM. 

  • The Caregivers Support Group meets Wednesday. February 15 at 1 PM.

At a Glance: February 5 - 10

Honduras Dinner

Children's Chapel

Children's Moment

Treble Choir

DOK Installation

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