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St. Thomas School’s students from PreK to 5th grade honored school and church veterans in a beautiful program performed by all the students with a reception following. There were poems, songs and readings that honored the men and women family members of our students and 2 of the church’s verterans, J. B. Fox and Frank Atchison. All service personnel were around the world were also honored and prayed for. It was truly an inspiring event!
Sunday, Nov. 5, was the All Saints’ Day, or Dia de los Muertos in Central and South America, celebration at St. Thomas the Apostle. With Mariachi music, face painting, and a small remembrance table, Fr. Mike Stone honored all the saints, those who have passed into greater life and those still living among us. Parishioners and friends who has lost a loved one in the last year were asked to bring a picture or small object of that person and their names were read aloud during the service. It was a very memorable service of remembrance.
Fr. Mike Stone blessed the last of the 3 stained glass window panels designed, constructed, by Christine Alexander of Alexander Art Glass. Christine is a member of St. Thomas’ parish and an esteemed glass artist who ships her work all over the country. The three panels are entitled the St. Thomas Window, the Holy Spirit Window, and the Good Shepherd Window. Their beauty and inspiration surrounds the small, intimate Columbarium Chapel where individuals may meditate and pray in a serene atmosphere. If you haven’t seen these astounding windows, please come by to view them.
On Sunday, Nov. 26 at the 10:30 am service, St. Thomas will celebrate St. Andrew’s Day with a bagpiper, Highland dancers, and the Blessing of the Tartans. Bring your tartans that day and join us in celebrating St. Andrew in this very traditional way.
St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School will be observing Veterans’ Day on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:00am in the Sanctuaryl. We will recognize and honor our veterans that morning. The students will present a short program and there will be a guest speaker. If any veterans from the school or parish plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org withr years of service, rank and branch of service so they can be recognized at the program. There will be a reception in Krist Hall afterwards for our veterans and their families. We look forward to having you there.
Our third and final stained glass window, the Holy Spirit, is approaching completion! Christine Alexander, parishioner and owner of Alexander Art Glass, has designed and installed two previous stained glass windowns in the chapel of St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Nassau Bay, TX. They are titled St. Thomas and The Shepherd. They are already stunningly beautiful and this third window will complete this amazing panel of inspiring windows.
Cub Scout Troop #1965, and their families, gathered at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church during Hurricane Harvey to sort donations. These donations, 12 truck loads of them, were then taken to a distribution point and given out to people who needed them. Thank you Troop #1965 for your service.
On November 11 from 3 – 5 pm in Krist Hall, St. Thomas will host monks from the Gaden Shartse monastary for a butter sculpture workshop with adults as well as children. Then on November 8 from 12-2 pm they will be visiting the students of St Thomas the Apostle School,. The 800 year old Tibetan art has formed shapes such as Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, flowers, animals, and auspicious symbols. These sculptures are then used to decorate ritual offering cakes made from barley flour. The monastery was founded in 1969 by 15 young boys and a small group of elder monks escaping destruction in Tibet. The land they settled on was given from the Indian government in Mungdod, Karnataka. Please join us for this fun and informative workshop.