Advent Family Pot-Luck and Craft

Advent is a joyous season and, of course, a very busy one.  So, let’s set aside some time to spend together at the Advent Family Pot-Luck Lunch and Craft to celebrate the season.  Please sign up in the Narthex and bring a pot-luck dish to church on Sunday, December 3rd.  We will begin immediately after the 11:30AM service. Watch the first day notes for further information.

Boscov’s Shopping Passes

We know it’s early.  However, we are asking you to think Christmas!  The very popular Boscov’s Shopping Day is Tuesday, October 17th.  The shopping passes are already on sale here at St. Thomas Lutheran Church.  The cost for each pass is $5 (which is total profit for our “Pave the Driveway” Campaign) and it entitles you to 25% off your purchases that day.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could finish all your Christmas shopping in October for 25% off your purchases?  If that sounds good to you, please contact the church office to purchase your $5 pass.  The $5 passes are good at all Boscov’s store locations.

Even if you are not a mall shopper, the pass is a $5 donation to the “Pave the Driveway” campaign and you have a chance to win prizes from Boscov’s.

“Summer” Service Times

Starting the weekend of May 27, 2017 (for the Summer only), St. Thomas Lutheran Church will be having one worship service on Sundays at 10AM.  Please note that the Saturday service will remain at the same time (5:30PM).  The “Summer” service would be a blended service combining elements of the “traditional” and “contemporary” services. Before the 10AM service, starting at 9AM, there will be a time of fellowship (Coffee Hour) in Luther Hall with light refreshments such as iced tea, lemonade, and cookies.  This “Summer” service schedule will run through Sunday, September 3, 2017.

The regular worship schedule will resume with “Rally Day” on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Yard Sale – Rain or Shine!

Have you completed your “spring cleaning?”  Did you come across any unwanted items?  Please consider donating your unwanted items to St. Thomas’ Yard Sale which will take place (rain or shine) on the church grounds on Saturday, May 6th, from 8AM to 3PM.  All proceeds will go towards the Pave the Driveway campaign.  Drop off your unwanted items to the church beginning Sunday, April 30th.

Help will be needed the day of as well as the Friday before (May 5th) to set up.  Please consider volunteering.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Please join us at St. Thomas Lutheran Church as we host a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 25th, at 2PM.  Kids can meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy an egg hunt, face paint, make crafts, and eat snacks.

Whether you plan on attending or not, please consider donating the following: 1) plastic eggs, 2) candy for eggs, 3) toys for eggs, 4) pre-filled eggs, 5) plates, cups, napkins, 6) face painting supplies, 7) money for craft supplies, 8) baked goods for the event, or 9) digital camera with printer or polariod camera. Please speak with Lisa Long for more details.  We hope to see you there!

“Pave the Driveway” Campaign

At St. Thomas, we have been taking steps to repair the driveway located in front of the church. We are calling this campaign PAVE THE DRIVEWAY.  The construction phase of this project is now complete.  However, the financial phase is not.  Please stay current with your monetary commitments as we look to pay off the NJ Synod loan used to complete this $41,000 project.

The PAVE THE DRIVEWAY committee continues to fundraise in order to pay off this loan. Please look in the First Day Notes, The Vine and The Branches, or the website calendar for upcoming fundraising events.