A Celebration of Aging & Recognition of 50+ Years of Marriage
Wednesday, June 5 at 1:00 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, McLean
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff
The Churches of Region V along with Committee on Aging of the Diocese of Virginia invite you to a special service recognizing and celebrating the gift of longevity of life and marriage. The service will include Eucharist, renewal of wedding vows, and a special Litany for Aging. A reception will follow immediately following the service. All are welcome for this wonderful celebration.
JUNE 9th PARISH PICNIC Hot dogs, Hamburgers on the grill, many wonderfully homemade salads and desserts plenty of time for fun and fellowship – Who could ask for a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Mark your calendars and peruse your cookbooks. Please sign up to bring a salad, side dish or dessert on the sheet in Hudson Hall. If you can help with set up or clean up please contact Father Stephen.
McLean Preschool visits 7 Continents this summer. If you are interested in having your preschooler do some traveling please stop in and visit our McLean Preschool, located in the education wing M-F; 9-noon. Karen Clark the Preschool Director can talk with you about the program, or contact her at 703-442-4766 or email@example.com or www.mcleanpreschool.com.
St. Thomas' Vacation Bible School 2013, "Ready, Set, GROW!" takes place Tuesday, June 25th through Friday, June 28th, from 1 to 4pm each day. Open to children aged 3 through 12; we'll explore God's abundant grace in the miracle of growing, harvesting, cooking and sharing food. Through prayer, music, art, getting wet & dirty, in story and in play -- we'll learn, make friends ... and GROW! Signup in Hudson hall or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A note on Summer and Church Finances--As you begin to make your summer plans, please remember to include the church. The financial needs of our church do not take a vacation. We have operating costs during the summer that have to be paid, and they are about the same as at other times of the year. One way to help us tend to these costs is to pay your pledge for the summer up-front, so that you don’t have to think about it on the beach. Whatever your strategy, please remember that while we do take vacations, our faith and our church do not. Support them both.
St. Thomas’ is serving dinner at Alternative House on the forth Sunday of every month. If you would like to help, please sign up on the sheets in Hudson Hall. The meal is a simple supper, some ideas but not limited to are: hamburgers and hot dogs, enchiladas, spaghetti, pizza, chili, macaroni and cheese, or lasagna. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Have you been frustrated when calling the office? Avoid the long message
by bypassing the auto attendant feature. Keep the direct dial numbers below handy:
Fr. Stephen – 703- 442-0966 Kathleen Aiello – 703-663-8270
Mary Beth Emerson - 703-442-8903 Aimee Davis – 703-848-8344
Share's Food Pantry is consistantly in need of the following items:
baby diapers, baby wipes, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant, crackers and
small packages of school snacks, jams (grape or strawberry), cake mixes, mayo/mustard,
catsup, jello, cans of corn, peas, black beans, hearty chicken soups, white sugar, white rice,
1 pound cans of ground coffee, black tea, cereals, rice, canned fruits, laundry detergent,
paper towels, toilet tissue diapers, baby wipes, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant.
Large Print bulletins are available upon request. Please call the office if you would like one on any given Sunday.
When shopping at Amazon.com, please remember to go to the St. Thomas website and click on the Amazon.com icon to shop. St. Thomas will receive a percentage of your purchases for our outreach programs.
Come join us for wine and cheese following the 5 p.m. Evening Prayer services on Saturday.