St. Thomas Updates

June 6, 2024

This Week...

Adult Ed

Company B/Playhouse Summer Season Begins

Realm Update

Father's Day Event

Men's Coffee

Jonah Vacation/General Convention Days

Coffee Hour

Save the Dates!

Grand Days

Wisdom Walks

Rector's Discussion Group

Prayer List

Adult Ed this Sunday

As the Church considers our call to care for Creation, we are increasingly aware that climate change impacts not only the Earth but people as well. Join us this Sunday after coffee hour for Adult Ed with Phoebe Bean, Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Montana, as she discusses her dissertation research about the impacts of climate change on mental health, and the importance of optimism and hope.

Just shy of 100 children will be rehearsing Disney's Finding Nemo Jr., the first Company B production of the season for St. Thomas Playhouse, this upcoming week at St. Thomas. The show will run

June 20 (2 pm)

June 21 (10 am and 2 pm)

@ Sun Valley Community School.

Tickets will be available Tuesday morning at 10 am at

Attention all members of St. Thomas! We are in the process of updating contact information for each and every one of you. This updated information will be used for a printed directory and will also be accessible to our office staff. Keep an eye on your inbox, as you will receive an email within the next week containing a link to your REALM account. We kindly ask that you log in as soon as possible to update your personal details. If you require any assistance during this process, please don't hesitate to contact Stefanie in the church office.

Volunteers are needed for the event below!


Men's Coffee

This July, Jonah will host a weekly coffee gathering at Starbucks in Ketchum on Tuesdays at 9 am. Join Jonah and other men from the parish for conversation, fellowship and a light-hearted opportunity to "solve the problems of the world". We will begin Tuesday, July 16th.

Jonah Vacation

This June Jonah will be away either on vacation or at General Convention the following days:


Vacation June 6th – 12th

General Convention June 21st – 30th

Vacation June 30th – July 7th

As of the end of this month, we have concluded celebrating each of our ministries. Therefore coffee hour for the summer is not scheduled. If you are interested in hosting, we would love to have you share your hospitality with us. Hosting coffee hour provides a great way to give thanks for and support our congregation. Sign up with Stefanie (

Please Save the Dates for these summer happenings!

Newcomer’s Gathering at Sheri and Dave Luhr’s Home

Wednesday, July 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Hole in the Wall Gang Party

For Columbarium Niche & Plaque Holders

At Suzie and Garry Pearson’s Home

Thursday, July 25th at 5:30 p.m.

For information on purchasing a niche or plaque in the Columbarium, please contact Stefanie in the office.

Inquirer’s Class on The Episcopal Church

For those who are new to the Episcopal Church or to Christianity; those who seek to refresh or deepen their understanding of our tradition; or those who wish to deepen their faith. 

Sundays, July 7, 14 and 21

11:00 a.m.

More details to follow!

Grand Days of Summer

What are you good at or want to share?

Come spend a few moments with our sweet children of St. Thomas on Sunday morning.

Please look for the sign up at the office door or call Liz at 804-564-6127

June 9 – Fishing Mardi Shepard

June 16 – Father’s Day Pictures   Liz Hickey       

June 23 – Hospitality               Janet Schamburg

June 30 – 

July 7 – Pickleball                     Robert Shuford

July 14 – Bastille Day Crepes   Sara P. & Maunsel

July 21 – Birdhouse                      Cait Neilson

July 28 – Astronomy & Sun Scope Mark Nelson

Aug 4 – Reading                         Heather Black

Aug 11 – Dance                             Ida & Rivers

Aug 18 – Hiking                           Art & Helen 

Wisdom Walks

The women of St. Thomas meet at the Sun Valley Post Office on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and walk to the Hemingway Memorial while sharing our ideas on the topic of the day, and whatever else strikes our fancy.

It’s a great way to get your steps in and deepen friendships. Put on your walking shoes and invite a friend!

Questions: Contact Mary Pat Gunderson at

Rector's Discussion Group

Jonah will resume the Rector's Discussion Group with a study of Diana Butler Bass' recent book Freeing Jesus.

The group meets via zoom on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. First session will be on Wednesday, May 8. If you are interested in participating, and/or would like a copy of the book please contact Stefanie (


June 12th, No Session


June 19th, Session 6

Chapter 6 - Presence

Prayer List

Amanda, Loring, Tara, Bob, Tyler, Patrick, Laurie, Terry, Lisa,

Evelyn, Mike, Tayt, Midge, Cindy, Anita, Judy, Sam, Luella, Kris, Lois, Molly, Blake, Myrna, Mary, Sally, Reuben, Brendan, Rachel, Jane, Alexandra, Aimee, Amy, Gunner, Anne, Jane, Anne, Barbara, Alyson, Marilyn, Susan, Sarah, Lynda, River Thomas, Jim, Jasmine, Hollie,Calder, Hewitt, Margaret, Philip, Mike, Brian, Laine, Barry, Lindy, John, Genevieve Mae, Arthur, the Price Family, Page, Bill, Jane, Alexis, Kathryn, Dydy, Michael, Andrew, Jennifer, Fiona, Wyatt, Karen, Horace, Glen, Vincent, Dana, Greet, David, John, Linda, Richard, John, Red, Marty, Michele, Leigh, Becca, Don, Molly, Rider, Ashley, and Teagan.