Returning to school this year is walking on Holy Ground. We are called to lead across an uncharted path and move safely with our community. These moments show how God is with us today– as God called Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3), and parted the Sea to make a path (Exodus 14). God is with each of us, and God walks the new paths with us.
I am so excited to be your chaplain this year at STP! Your ideas and feedback are important and please be in touch with ways the life of Chapel at school can support your family and faith tradition. We began virtually, with 2 short chapel videos, filmed with Michael on Music and Father Paul serving as priest. The chapel structure follows the Episcopal Lectionary, and the Daily Office “Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families,” Book of Common Prayer p. 137. Each month there will be a verse of the month to learn, a Sacrament of the Month to Explore, and a Fruit of the Spirit to tie together our worship. Chapel will evolve with the school year as in-person options become more available. Please share the chapel videos with your family at home, as teachers are also invited to do in class.
The preschool will collaborate with St. Thomas’ Church Outreach Committee to find a monthly outreach opportunity. Please share any partnerships that are meaningful for you, or bridges that you would like to see grow. Outreach will be in the form of invitations to donate, and meaningful moments, such as making cards for people in need of some Love.
Let’s walk on Holy Ground together and create new paths.
Fruit of the Spirit: Love
Sacrament of the Month: Baptism
Verse of the Month: “Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Self.” Romans 13
Outreach: Food Pantry Collections
Upcoming– to be announced
School Cubby/Backpack Blessing
St. Francis’ Pet Blessing
Hello St Thomas’ Families,
❤️The “pandemic makes food contributions more important than ever,” community food cupboards spokesman stated recently.
❤️If you are able, we will be collecting a single food donation, per family, to deliver to a local food pantry. Please bring your item with you to school and we will do the rest. A list of needed items is below.
We thank you all for your support and are so excited to see everyone.
Your St Thomas’ teachers
???? non-bulk size please):
Canned chicken and salmon (no tuna please)
Meal starters (ex: hamburger helper, simmer sauces, taco kits)
Condiments – salsa, mayonnaise ketchup, mustard
Gravy (any flavor; chicken, turkey, pork)
Boxed mash potatoes
Boxed rice (Rice-a-roni or alike)
Coffee and boxed tea bags
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