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THE EPISTLE: April 6, 2023

Maundy Thursday

This Week: April 6th - April 12th


Maundy Thursday, April 6

Foot Washing, Eucharist, & Stripping of the Altar - 6 PM

Good Friday, April 7

Stations of the Cross - 11 AM & 5PM

Good Friday Liturgy - 12 PM & 6 PM


Holy Saturday, April 8

Children's Easter Egg Hunt & Cookout - 10:30 AM

In case of rain, Easter Egg Hunt will begin in the Parish Hall

The Great Vigil of Easter followed by Reception - 8 PM

Incense will used during the Vigil


Easter Sunday, April 9 

Festival Choral Eucharist - 8 AM

Easter Brunch - 9:30 AM

Festival Choral Eucharist with Brass - 10:30 AM


The St. Thomas Easter Egg Hunt & Cookout, RAIN OR SHINE, this Saturday!

Bring friends and come fill your Easter baskets at the St. Thomas Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am on Saturday, April 8! Currently, the weather forecast is not looking good for Saturday morning, but the Easter Egg Hunt must go on!! If the rain arrives, plan on meeting in the Parish for a INDOOR Easter Hunt in the Youth Room and Hiers Hall!

And after the Easter Egg Hunt, stay for a hot dog lunch and some picture time with the EASTER BUNNY!  Email Laura Beth Bestor, our Children's Ministry Coordinator HERE if you have any questions.

Thank You for a successful Spring Clean Up Day!

The Building and Grounds Committee would like to thank everyone that came out to the St. Thomas Spring Clean Up Day. We had 20 parishioners volunteer their time to beautify St. Thomas for Easter. Thanks

Ted and David

A St. Thomas Tradition on Easter Sunday

Easter Day is right around the corner and once again the choir will be inviting members of the congregation to join us in singing the Hallelujah Chorus at both the 8:00 and 10:30 services. Sheet music is available from the music office if you’d like a copy in advance. If you need to dust off your part, there are many tutorials on YouTube. Questions? Contact Miss Kathy: music@stthomashuntsville.org or 614.329.5991.

St. Thomas Church Office Closed on Easter Monday, April 10th

In honor of the hard work put in for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the clergy and church staff will be closing the office for a well-deserved rest on Easter Monday! St. Thomas will re-open on Easter Tuesday, April 11th at 9am. If you have a pastoral emergency, contact the clergy via their cell phones.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunday Evening "Laid Back" Eucharist & Supper Returns on Sunday, April 16th at 5pm!

It's back! Join us for an our 'come-as-you-are' Holy Eucharist at 5pm on Sunday evenings in the Nave, beginning Sunday, April 16th! This informal, shorter worship service is a slightly different from our Sunday morning Eucharists, with simpler guitar music and a more laid-back feel. All ages are encouraged to come and participate! And join us afterwards for a simple supper in the Parish Hall.

Young Adult Pub Theology will return in May

Given the busyness of April, Young Adult Pub Theology is being postponed until next month. We look forward to seeing you all then! If you have any questions, please contact Ranie at associate@stthomashuntsville.org.

Save the Date: April Blood Drive

Sunday, April 23rd

The next Blood Drive at St. Thomas is set for Sunday, April 23rd! More info to follow soon!

St. Thomas has Habitat for Humanity Homes to build!

St. Thomas is about to begin another Habitat house at the end of April. The addresses are 3126 Andros Drive for the Wade family and 3127 Nassau Drive for the Hives family. These are back-to-back homes and work will be done every Saturday on both homes with the families. For more information, please call Elouisa Stokes at 256-604-8669. Thanks to all who contribute for these families.


Adult Christian Formation Offerings Every Sunday:

Fr. Donavan's Adult Christian Formation class, "20 Bible Passages Every Christian Should Know" will pick back up on Sunday morning, April 16th, beginning at 9:30 AM. There are just a few more classes left, and Fr. Donavan will have a hand out available for the final class with all the passages of the Bible he's discussed. There's still time to listen, learn, and join the conversation!


Join Ranie for a book study in the Conference Room to discuss The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing by Dr. Catherine Meeks. She pursues healing through the faithful question: do we really want to be well?

You're Invited! Monthly Group Meetings

  • St. Thomas Book Club: We will meet on Monday, April 10 to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. We meet at 10 a.m. in the Parlor, and we'd love to have you join us even if you haven't read the book. Our May 8th selection is 10 Big Ones by Janet Evanovich. Call Elouisa Stokes at 256-604-8669 for more information..


  • The Creative Souls Group will begin meeting again in May. The first meeting is set for May 5th from 2-4pm in Hiers Hall.

AT A GLANCE: March 23 - 30




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