St. Thomas the Apostle
With the blessing of Metropolitan NICHOLAS
of Eastern America & New York
Saint Gregory Palamas
Services for the Second Week of Lent
*** Daylight saving time starts this Sunday, March 12th. Please remember to "spring" your clocks forward one hour. ***
***(Please see below for directions on how to sync our Google Calendar to your Google Calendar)***
Wednesday, March 8th
6:00 p.m.- Presanctified Liturgy
Thursday, March 9th
6:00 p.m.- Small Compline & Evening Prayers
7:00 p.m.- Law of God Class
Friday, March 10th
6:00 p.m- Presanctified Liturgy
Saturday, March 11th
10:00 a.m.- Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Mebane NC
3:00 p.m. - Catechism with Fr. Onouphry at the church
5:00 p.m.- Vespers
Sunday, March 12th
Saint Gregory Palamas
9:00 - 9:40 a.m.- Confessions
9:40 -10:00 a.m.- Hours
10:00 a.m.- Divine Liturgy
Sunday School & Coffee Hour to follow.
***To stay up-to-date on all services, classes, and events happening at St. Thomas please see our Parish Calender. www.rocorws.com/calendar ***
We appreciate all who volunteer their time for the benefit of St. Thomas Orthodox Church. May God keep our parishioners safe and bless these worthy endeavors.
To find the full cleaning schedule, to include special intructions and any updates please use the link below.
Sunday, March 12th, 2023:
Taylor and Silas Mercer
Josh & Amanda Goins
Jonathan & Blaise Miller
Mat. Anna Keith
For both visitors and regulars, eating during coffee hour is made much easier and enjoyable by labeling common allergens found in your dish. You do not have to avoid cooking with them, just use a post it or index card (both can be found in the table next to the fridge in the food room) to identify your dish and common allergens it contains. A list of suggested labeling points can be found pinned to the fridge (gluten, peanuts, olives and chicken are particularly relevant ones for our community). Labeling food will also make it easier for the team who is serving to help little ones with their plates.
Parish Directory & Membership
If you were not yet able to submit a Membership Form last Sunday they are still available here by PDF or please see Mariana Millary or Rebecca Dillingham for a physical copy. These forms will not only help us compile our cleaning rotation list, but also allow families to vote on any issues brought to the parish as a whole, as well as be included in our forthcoming parish directory! You can hand your printed form to Mariana or Rebecca anytime you are at church.
Thank you so much!
***How to Sync to our Google Calendar***
Make sure you are on a desktop computer It will not sync to your cell phone initially so you must be on a desktop computer. This is the most important step!
Go to www.rocorws.com/calendar and click on the button at the bottom SYNC TO OUR CALENDAR
A pop-up window should then come up on your Google Calendar saying "Add Calendar: email@example.com"
Success (we hope) and you should then see all of our services in your Google Calendar. That way, if we need to update anything last minute, you will see that in your calendar ASAP if it is synced to ours.
Give us your feedback!
We hope this will help streamline things as we continue to grow.
~ Sunday School ~
We had a wonderful first week of sunday school. It was such a blessing to see so many children involved and to see the joy on their faces after they were dismissed. Please keep all of the students and instructors in your prayers as we continue engaging our little ones with the love and knowledge of our faith.
For any questions or concerns regarding Sunday School, please contact Crysta Mullis at 336-844-5391
Please join us in wishing the newly illumined Raper family many years!
Father's Corner: There is now a "Father's Corner" section on the News page of our parish website. We will add more as they become available.
"Law of God" class: On most Thursdays Fr. Mark holds a class discussing the "Law of God" book by Priest Daniel Sysoev. Please see our Google calendar to attend the next class in-person and feel free to listen to previous classes on our Catechism page.
Edifying articles: This is a wonderful article well worth "chewing on" this week.
Fr. Mark- NEVER RELAX SPIRITUALLY~