Awesome Live Auction Items!

Can you believe it? The St. Thomas School 2018 Gala is just over a week away! Some of the outstanding live auctions items up for spirited bids are:

An 8-week old Irish Doodle femail puppy-she is SO sweet!
A 4-pack Club Level Rodeo tickets to see Keith Urban
A week-long stay at a Florida condo
An ‘Our of This World’ dinner with Chris Craft for 8 to be held at Pete Conrad’s former home, w/signed copies of Craft’s book
Rockets tickets – and they are hot! right now!
A David Yurman red resin sculpted cable cuff bracelet w/18K gold

Come out and bid often and bid high! Remember, it all goes to support our wonderful school!

St. Thomas’ Annual Spring Clean – March 3

The annual Spring Clean for St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Schurch and School is planned for Saturday, March 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. We will start in Krist Hall at 8:00 a.m. with coffee and donuts. Lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided for all. Even if you cannot help with the work come for some food and fellowship. We will divide into teams in the morning to tackle the work. Call Herb Meyer (713-301-4329) if you can be a team lead. Some of the activities planned include:
Trim trees and bushes around church,
Mulch flower beds,
Clean roof gutters of leaves,
Clean out storm water drains,
Remove soil around HVAC enclosures to allow gates to open,
Touch-up paint in Brumley Hall,
Repaint dumpster enclosure, and
Reinstall hose reel near kitchen door

Holy Week at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Nassau Bay will begin Holy Week on March 25, 2018 with a Palm Sunday Passion Narrative at 8:00 and 10:30 am, and a parish breakfast at 9:15.  Stations of the Cross will occur Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 pm and Wednesday will provide a Luminary Labyrinth from 6:00-7:30 pm.  The Maunday Thursday service at 6:30 pm will include a foot washing and stripping of the sanctuary.  The Good Friday services will be at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm.  Morning Prayer at 9:00 am will be on Holy Saturday.  Finally, Holy Week culminates April 1, 2018 with an Easter Sunday candle-lit vigil during sunrise at 6:30 am and regular services at 8:30 and 10:30 am. An Easter Egg Hunt will happen at about 9:45 am.  Everyone is welcome at these activities and services to honor this very holy time of the year!

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School Encourages Young Entrepreneurs!

Look out! St. Thomas’ first graders opened businesses from cookies and baklava to makeup and nails. A tattoo/sticker station was also available. They learned economics, marketing, and money management. These amazing students were nothing less than sensational as they served staff and other students with poise, professionalism, and pizazz. They took in a total of $238 over three days to be donated to the school library! Awesome examples of business sense and giving natures!

Ash Wednesday Services and Stone Soup Supper!

We will start our Lenten observancs this year on Wednesday, Feb. 14 with a service at 6:45 am, 8:00 am (chapel service with the students), and 6:00 pm.  St. Thomas will offer Drive-thru Ashes in the semi-circular drive from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.  There will be a STONE SOUP supper immediately following the 6:00 pm evening Ash Wednesday.  As you go into church, there will be a large pot of vegetable broth in the kitchen into which you are invited to put your choice of chopped vegetables.  A handful per person is sufficient. After the service we will share a delicious pot of soup, good bread and fellowship.  Suggested vegetables:  carrots, celery, onions, green beans, corn, potatoes, cabbage, peas, spinach, diced tomatoes, or whatever your favorite vegetagle may be..

Zydeco Mass at St. Thomas!

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, we will have a 2-part celebration. First is a Zydeco Mass at 6PM.  Music will be provided by the Platinum Players Zydeco Band.  After the mass they will lead us into Krist Hall and continue to play during dinner. Second is the low country boil dinner.  Red beans and rice and Peanut Butter & Jelly will be provided for those who do not eat seafood. Find a great mask to wear, bring your beads (or we will have some to share), and put on your dancing shoes. There will be masks for the children to decorate and dancing. Reservations are not required, but there is a tentative RSVP list in the hallway to help us plan meal quantities. There is no charge for the evening, but offerings are welcome and will help to cover costs and go to the capital campaign fund. Suggested amounts:  $10/person; $25/family

Help Start the Organ Transplant!

Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 am – 1 pm, one crew will move a block of pipes from storage to Krist Hall while another crew works to prep the loft space.Then all will enjoy a great lunch prepared by the ECW. No RSVP needed, just show up at 9 am at St Thomas. Jobs for all bodies!

Scout Sunday at St. Thomas!

Sunday, February 11 is Scout Sunday at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Nassau Bay. We will celebrate and bless all of our boy and girl scouts, young and old.  Members and mentors from pack 1965 will serve as flag bearers, lectors, intercessor. The recipients of the God & Me badge from this pack will be presented to the parish. Please join us in celebrating these wonderful representatives of scouting.

St. Thomas School 2018 Annual Gala and Auction

With a theme of ‘Anchors Away!’, the 2018 St. Thomas School Gala launches on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook.  Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 6:30 pm and dinner and the live auction commences at 7:30 pm.  Black tie and/or nautical attire is optional.  Come out for a fun time with friends and family to support our  school.  Please call 381-333-1340 for more information.  See you there!

February 4 is Episcopal School Sunday!

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church will honor St. Thomas School on Sunday, February 4 at the 10:30 am service. The students of St. Thomas will serve, read, and participate fully in the service. There will be a light lunch served afterwards of chicken and tuna salad on croissants with fruit and chips. A sheet cake will be available for dessert. The school wants to thank the church and its parishioners for all the support it has received over the years. Please plan to attend and show your continued support.