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LENT 2019 - Thursday, March 7

Posted by Zonnie Breckinridge on

Psalm 37:7. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. When I was asked to prepare a reflection for our Lenten booklet and was given this passage, I immediately thought of Centering Prayer.  Centering Prayer is a form of contemplative or meditative prayer where one sits...

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LENT 2019 - Reflections by and for the People of St. Thomas

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

Hebrews 12:14. Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. One way to read this verse would be to say, “If you want to look God in the face, you need to get your peace and holiness ticket punched.” To read it as transactional. To read it...

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Vacation Bible Camp - Peace Lab Day 5

Posted by Lisalynn Reed on

Dear VBC families, Today was our last morning of VBC – always a day of mixed feelings. We are all so happy to get to Friday and the weekend, but we are sad to see our wonderful VBC end. 45 volunteers, 8 staff, and 40 campers not only made this program happen, they made it GREAT! Thank...

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Vacation Bible Camp - Peace Lab Day 4

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We had one more wonderful morning of VBC. The rain came, but we were flexible, and it was GOOD! Thank you so much for… Remembering sunscreen – if it isn’t raining! Remembering hydration before and after VBC. Personal water bottles are welcome – please label...

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Vacation Bible Camp - Peace Lab Day 3

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Dear VBC families,  We had a wonderful but different day of VBC. Peace is growing here at St. Thomas, and we are all blessed by it.  Thank you so much for…  Remembering sunscreen. The weather is a bit cooler and cloudier, but it is still a good idea. Remembering...

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Vacation Bible Camp - Peace Lab Day 2

Posted by Lisalynn Reed on

Dear VBC families, We had another wonderful day of VBC! So many seeds of peace are being planted – literally and figuratively - at St. Thomas this week! Thank you so much for… Remembering sunscreen. The weather is a bit cooler and cloudier, but it is still a good...

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Vacation Bible Camp - Peace Lab Day 1

Posted by Lisalynn Reed on

What a great first day of VBC! So much positive energy and enthusiasm! God’s peace is growing at St. Thomas this week! First, reminders and a request… Remember sunscreen as every group spends 20 minutes in the park for recreation, and there is not much shade. Remember to help...

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 In Honor of World Refugee Day 

Posted by The Rev. Steve Best on

Today we pause from our busy schedules to remember 68.5 million adults and children worldwide who have been displaced due to war, poverty, persecution, natural disasters, and other traumatic events.  World Refugee Day is held each year on this day to draw our attention to our responsibility...

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LENT 2018 - Sunday, April 1

Posted by The Rev. Lex Breckinridge on

John 19:40. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths. The tenderness and the dignity with which Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus handle Jesus’s body illustrates their devotion and love for him. We are told that they brought one hundred pounds of...

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LENT 2018 - Saturday, March 31

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Luke 24:11. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. Have you ever witnessed something that was so phenomenal, so astounding, and yet so confounding, that it seemed almost impossible to put it into words, to sound plausible? Years ago, a friend and very...

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