Ministry News

Outreach Committee & Diocesan Habitat for Humanity Build: Continues thru October

 

The Order of St. Luke Healing Conference: November 3-5, 2017

Save the Date! The Order of St. Luke Healing Conference is coming to St. Thomas, November 3-5:
Click here for registration and more information on the 2017 OSL Healing Conference

 

Listing of our Ministries here at St. Thomas

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous has regular meetings hosted at St. Thomas Campus, in Building #3. For the latest schedule, or any other questions, please contact the AA at (210) 821-6325, or check out the website for meeting schedule and other information.

Book Club

The Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am in the Church library. The group selects the novels for review with the member who suggested the novel leading the discussion.

 

Book Club Selections for 2016

 

ST. THOMAS BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS 2017
Dec. “Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown
Jan. “The Ship of Brides ” by JoJo Moyes
Feb. “Hillbilly Elegy ” by J.D. Vance
March “The Bishop’s Wife” by Mette Ivie Harrison
April “The Train to Crystal City” by Jan Jarboe Russell
May “Song Without Words ” by Gerald Shea
June “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett
July “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi
Aug. “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrille Zevin
Sept. “Bruno, Chief of Police” by Martin Walker
Oct. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrick Backman
Nov. Book Club picks their book selections for 2018

Bridge Bunch

A group of bridge enthusiasts play once a month on the second Thursday. Right now, they are meeting at Emerald Oaks retirement home to play and enjoy the buffet lunch. New players are welcomed and encouraged to come join them for a game.

Dinners for Fun

Dinners for Fun is a semi-monthly gathering of couples who meet at a parishioner home to enjoy a delicious meal, conversation and fellowship. Anyone is welcome to join us, but wine may be served with dinner.

Daughters of the King (DOK)

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it. Our membership currently includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.
Reaffirming the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism. She receives support in this commitment from a worldwide community of like-minded women.
The Epiphany Chapter of the Daughters of the King is in their 19th year of prayer and service to the Rector and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Jr. Daughters of the King

The Junior Daughters are a group of about 15 girls who have pledged to pray and serve God daily. Jr. Daughters meet on select Sundays of the month in the Christian Ed room.

Men’s Meat Burning

The Men’s Meat Burning is a social gathering of church men on the third Thursday of each month except December. Men bring their own “meat” to cook at the home of the host for the month. The host provides sides and dessert.

Men’s Traveling Lunch Bunch

The Men’s Traveling Lunch Bunch is a social gathering of parish gentlemen who meet once a week on Tuesday mornings, to lunch at various restaurants around town and enjoy intelligent conversation and engaging fellowship. A different restaurant is picked each week at the preceding week’s luncheon. Rides to lunch can be provided for gentlemen who do not wish to drive.

Golf Group

The St. Thomas Golfers pick a weekend each month to hit the golf course and play a few holes in the name of fun and fellowship. Different golf courses and costs apply, subject to availability. All golfing enthusiasts are welcome.

Young Families

The St. Thomas Young Families ministry is a fellowship of young families and children of all shapes and sizes. We meet semi-monthly for a variety of activities and fun, family-style events, such as pool parties, day trips to the park, back-to-school bashes and much, much more. All young families and children are welcome.

Spotts Ministry

(Supporting Parents of Tweens & Teens)
All parents of tweens and teens (kids ages 9-18) are invited to join a new ministry group called Supporting Parents of Tweens and Teens. We’re hosting a kickoff event on Saturday, November 18 at 3pm in the Parish Hall. We’ll get to know each other and learn about some of the upcoming meeting topics that are planned in 2018. To follow our upcoming events, visit our Facebook Group here.

Midlife Madness

The St. Thomas Midlife Madness ministry is a fabulous ministry of fun and timely adult events, such as football parties, dances, wine tours, BBQ’s, and much more! We are designed for singles or couples without young children at home.

Upper Crust

Our Upper Crust Seniors Ministry (55+) are a thriving fellowship, with quarterly lunches, special outings and lots of fun events like Bingo and the Christmas White Elephant Gift Exchange. Seniors are invited to come join the fun and bring friends and neighbors along.

Threads of Love

Threads of Love is a group which meets on the first Monday of the month in the Conference Room. We sew and knit blankets for premature babies.

Outreach Committee

The St. Thomas Outreach Committee serves the people in our extended community. Once a month members serve dinner at Haven for Hope. Additionally, Outreach builds Habitat houses along with other churches, partners with other area churches to provide household items and clothing for needy families, provide funds for children at St. Jude’s Ranch to attend Camp Capers, etc. The committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at a parishioner’s home.

The Order of St. Luke

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician
Known by many as OSL, The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. We are clergy, health professionals and lay people who believe healing is an essential part of the teaching and practice of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are an interdenominational Christian order of faith, prayer and service, with members throughout the world.

Global Mission Committee

The Global Mission Committee pursues outreach opportunities beyond the realm of St. Thomas Outreach Committee and primarily in other countries.