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  Sunday Worship 8 & 10:30AM (Nursery available)
  Adult Sunday School 9:15AM
  Wednesday Evening Prayer 6PM

  Wednesday Feb 10th - Ash Wednesday Service 6PM
  Wednesday Feb. 17th Soup Suppers begin
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Happy Groundhog Day

On February 1, self-centered and embittered TV meteorologist Phil Connors and news producer Rita from Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV9 travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities with Punxsutawney Phil, the Groundhog. After getting stuck in Punxsutawney in a blizzard that he predicted would miss them, Phil wakes at 6am to discover that he is reliving the previous day. In fact, he seems to be stuck in an endless loop, reliving the same day over and over until finally Murray’s character rediscovers his humanity and relearns the values of relationships and love through the townspeople and Rita, played by Andie McDowell. This is the movie, Groundhog Day.

Lent is our timeless chance to get out of our endless loop of sin, those things that we do that destroy love and relationship rather than build them up. You know the egotistical parts of us that demand our needs be fulfilled and top priority. You can see them in the need to dominate, the desire to have everything our way in life, to be the best, most cunning at getting and maintaining material advantage over everyone: family, friends and neighbors. And making sure our well-deserved rewards, advantages and privileges are ferociously maintained.

And so, in Lent, we discipline our wallets and budgets with generosity. We are deliberate in turning inward, looking at ourselves in a mirror, trying to clear our eyes through prayer. We discipline our bodies by not giving in to every whiff of hunger and pang of desire, making Love a higher priority and ourselves less of one.

And these seeming losses are our gain.

When we share in the sufferings of Christ: his compassion for the lost and broken-hearted; his feeding of the hungry; his tender care for the sick and suffering; we bear our crosses just as Christ bore his cross. When we count everything as loss in order to gain Christ, we become the servant and slave of all. When we understand that the world’s needs come before ours, we are truly “in Christ” as St. Paul writes and discover the new life, the abundant life of joy and peace and love.

Happy Lent!

Jeff+




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© November 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:
       Parish Secretary
       Julie Bazemore
       Musician:
       Jonathan Johnston
Our Vestry:
       Hugh H. Davis,Sr. Warden
       Michael Steczak, Jr. Warden
       Daniel McCamish, Clerk
       Ernie Carter,Treasurer
       Claudia Griffin
       Fred Liverman
       Patsy Jones
       Brenda Hewitt
       David Simons
       Rob Outland

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

       Patsy Jones
       Dicky & Becky Hoggard
       Lobster Feast:
       The Rev. Jeff Douglas

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.