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Boy Scouts Mon 7PM
Book Club 2nd Mon 5PM
Julian Prayer Group 3rd Mon 5PM

NA Tues. 8PM
Vestry 3rd Tues 6PM

Evening Prayer Wed 6PM

Choir Thurs 6PM
(ends May 17 for summer)
AA Thurs. 7:30PM
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  Sunday May 6th 11AM - Joint Worship w/ Windsor
    & Roxobel @ Grace Church in Lewiston-Woodville
  Sunday 8AM - Holy Eucharist (NO 8AM Worship on May 6!)
      (8AM Morning Prayer on 2nd Sundays)
  Adult Sunday School 9:15AM
  Sunday 10:30AM - Holy Eucharist
  (Nursery Available)

  Wed. 6PM - Evening Prayer


It Began with Twelve

Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. A violent rush of wind blew through the disciples as they huddled in fear of what the authorities might do to them after Jesus execution. This wind, this Spirit, invigorated, enlivened, and empowered them to overcome their fears and preach the Good News publicly with boldness. They told the story of God's mighty act in Jesus in words that could be understood by all the world's people in their own languages.

What could possibly turn a small group of fearful men into bold, courageous apostles making disciples of all nations? It was nothing less than the power of God that overcame their fear. The opposite of faith is never doubt. The opposite of faith is fear!

And we fear so many things in our society today. We fear that people will take our possessions. We fear that foreigners and globalization will take our jobs. We fear that the government will take all our money. We fear that government is depriving us of our privacy and liberty. We fear that terrorists and cancer will take our lives. Our lives are filled with messages that reinforce that fearfulness. Small wonder that fear dominates our lives.

And yet, as disciples of the risen one, we have nothing to fear because Jesus has promised that he is with us always, everyday, every moment of our lives. Through triumph and tragedy, in good times and especially in the bad times, God in Christ is with us. Even as we face our mortality, Jesus has shown us that death is not the end, that there is life beyond the decay of our mortal bodies. As He lives on so do we!

And as we adapt to the changes of life in this world, as painful as that can be, we find comfort in knowing that God is with us and not only with us, but for us. God gave us Jesus as the outward and visible sign of God's compassion, love and power to defeat all the obstacles that we put in our own way to becoming the whole and beautiful creatures we are meant to be.

Throw off the clouds of gloom and darkness. Yes, Spring is here! (Finally.) Roll away the rock at the entrance to your tomb and come, live in the light! The season of new life has begun! Come live in the boundless joyous generosity and grace of the God of Love. May your life be a spark to spread that light wherever you go.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Jeff+




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© Mar 2018 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:
       Buddy Jones,Sr. Warden
       David Simons, Jr. Warden
       Brenda Hewitt,Clerk
       Ernie Carter,Treasurer
       Rob Outland
       Martie Tayloe
       Dr. Charles Sawyer
       David Shields
       Becky Johnson
       Carolyn Peele

Parish Commissions:

Administration:
       David Simons
       Ernie Carter, Treas.
       
Parish Life/Communications:
       Brenda Hewitt
       
Pastoral Care:
       Martie Tayloe
       Carolyn Peele
       
Worship:
       Dr. Charles Sawyer
       The Rev. Jeff Douglas
       
Buildings & Grounds
       David Simons, Jr. Warden
       
Christian Education & Youth
       Buddy Jones
       Rob Outland
       
Outreach
       David Shields
       Becky Johnson
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.