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  Sunday Worship 8 & 10:30AM
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It Began with Twelve

Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. A violent rush of wind blew through the disciples as they huddled in fear of what the authorities might do to them after Jesus execution. This wind, this Spirit, invigorated, enlivened, and empowered them to overcome their fears and preach the Good News publicly with boldness. They told the story of God's mighty act in Jesus in words that could be understood by all the world's people in their own languages.

What could possibly turn a small group of fearful men into bold, courageous apostles making disciples of all nations? It was nothing less than the power of God that overcame their fear. The opposite of faith is never doubt. The opposite of faith is fear!

And we fear so many things in our society today. We fear that people will take our possessions. We fear that foreigners and globalization will take our jobs. We fear that the government will take all our money. We fear that government is depriving us of our privacy and liberty. We fear that terrorists and cancer will take our lives. Our lives are filled with messages that reinforce that fearfulness. Small wonder that fear dominates our lives.

And yet, as disciples of the risen one, we have nothing to fear because Jesus has promised that he is with us always, everyday, every moment of our lives. Through triumph and tragedy, in good times and especially in the bad times, God in Christ is with us. Even as we face our mortality, Jesus has show us that death is not the end, that there is life beyond the decay of our mortal bodies. As He lives on so do we!

And as we adapt to the changes of life in this world, as painful as that can be, we find comfort in knowing that God is with us and not only with us, but for us. God gave us Jesus as the outward and visible sign of God's compassion, love and power to defeat all the obstacles that we put in our own way to becoming the whole and beautiful creatures we are meant to be.

Throw off the clouds of gloom and darkness. Roll away the rock at the entrance to your tomb and come, live in the light! Come live in the boundless joyous generosity and grace of the God of Love. May your life be a spark to spread that light wherever you go.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

+Jeff




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© May 2015 by The Rev. Jeff Douglas


St. Thomas is a vibrant, welcoming, Christian community cultivating mind, body & spirit through worship, fellowship, and service, loving our neighbors as ourselves

The Rev. Jeff Douglas, Rector

Our Staff:
       Musician:
       Jonathan Johnston
       Secretary:
       Lisa Forbes

Our Vestry:
       Gretchen Simons,Sr. Warden
       Michael Steczak, Jr. Warden
       Daniel McCamish, Clerk
       Ernie Carter,Treasurer
       Jamie Johnson
       Lindsay Vaughan
       Hugh Davis
       Patsy Jones
       Claudia Griffin
       Fred Liverman

Parish Committees:
       Events:
       Hugh Davis
       Kitchen:
       Ernie Carter,
       Mary C. Pierce
       Garden Committee:
       Charles & Lois Sawyer
       Bazemore Garden
       Planning Committee:

       Patsy Jones
       Dicky & Becky Hoggard
       Lobster Feast:
       Jim & Linda Shotwell

WORSHIP
       Altar Guild:
       Mary C. Pierce
       Acolytes:
       Charles Sawyer
       Flower Guild:
       Ernie Carter,
       Martie Tayloe,
       Patsy Jones

EDUCATION:
       Adult Sunday School:
       Carolyn Peele
       Children's Sunday
       School:

       Gretchen Simons
       & Beth Douglas

PASTORAL CARE:
Becky Hoggard,
Vicki Blandchard
& Jerrie Taylor

RECTOR'S COMPENSATION COMMITTEE:
       Ernie Carter
       Daniel McCamish
       Gretchen Simons

If you would like to volunteer or have ideas about how St. Thomas' can have a more effective ministry in these areas, contact the appropriate person and make St. Thomas' ministry even better.