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Let’s Be a Blessing:
Help Release Our Neighbors’ Medical Debt 

From June to September, join together to relieve those facing the evil of medical debt in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, and beyond.

By partnering with RIP Medical Debt, St. David’s Episcopal Church in Peters Township and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Canonsburg will work to uplift families that:

 

  • Earn at or less than 2x the federal poverty level 

  • Have debts that are 5% percent or more of annual income 

  • Facing insolvency (debts are greater than assets) 

 

The good news is that buying medical debt is cheap! 

By raising $5,000, we can relieve ~$500,000 of medical debt in our region.  

 

You can contribute by writing a check to church with the memo line "medical debt" or donate online at:

https://ripmedicaldebt.org/?post_type=campaign&p=35583

We welcome you to join us in person on Sunday mornings in our sanctuary at 10 a.m.
 

Please know that while COVID safety protocols are still important to us, we no longer require masks indoors, but have them available for anyone who requests one.

REMEMBER! 

Our services will also be STREAMED LIVE each

SUNDAY at 10:00am

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Compline Services on Zoom 

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings  at 8:30 p.m.

 

Sharing Compline twice a week is a meaningful way for people to gather for worship during these times of social isolation.

 

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings we check in for a few minutes with others to share our joys and concerns.

 

Compline is the last prayer service of each day – a brief time (about 10 minutes) to gather to “say goodnight” to God and one another.

 

The Compline Service is found in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 127-135) and appears on the screen for those who log into Zoom on a computer, iPad, or other device.

 

If you phone in on one of the numbers listed below, you can follow along in your own Prayer Book.  The Zoom instructions for joining in this lovely time of prayer are below.

 

BIBLE STUDY – Gospel of Matthew STARTS

THURSDAY EVENING at 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM
 

Our weekly Bible study starts up again this Thursday evening (October 7) on Zoom. We’ll be exploring the Gospel of Matthew, the first book in the New Testament in small segments week to week. Our first group of studies (4-5 weeks) will look at Matthew’s initial ideas about God’s Kingdom through reading about Jesus’ genealogy, childhood, and preparation for ministry in Chapters 1-4. Anyone is welcome to attend this one hour study which will help all of us to understand Matthew’s Gospel better and strengthen our faith and trust in God. Each session concludes by 8:30 p.m. so.  If you have a Bible, please have it with you.  You can join in on any session (you don’t have to attend every week) with your computer or tablet on Zoom or phone in using the Zoom instructions below.

ZOOM Instructions for Compline and Bible Study:

  1. Download the Zoom Meeting or Zoom Cloud program on your computer, iPad, or phone.

  2. A few minutes before Zoom event is to begin (7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible Study; 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for Compline; open or start the Zoom program or app.

  3. Join the St. Thomas Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below on your computer or iPad: 

https://zoom.us/j/94367913282?pwd=TWFJRFZiKytxUVhHcy83Y0M4QkZZUT09
 

*If you would prefer to phone in, please dial one of the numbers below and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode shown below. You’ll be connected to the group.

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C.)    or    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        Meeting ID: 943 6791 3282             Passcode: 465064

ST. THOMAS
BLESSING BOX

New Blessing Box helps neighbors by keeping cupboards stocked in Canonsburg

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2021

 

CONTACT:

The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall

Priest-in-Charge

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church

cbrall@episcopalpgh.org

 

www.stthomascanonsburg.org

 

CANONSBURG—When Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard, it was bare.

 

Canonsburgers in a pinch no longer have to face the same fate. They can find relief in a new Blessing Box along North Jefferson Avenue.

 

Operating under the banner, “take what you need, give what you can” the Blessing Box offers non-perishable dry goods for households in need of immediate food relief.

 

The location has been stocked with cereal, pasta, sauce, ramen noodles and other non-perishable goods by members of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Neighbors are welcome to “take what you need” or “give what you can” to help others.

 

“As followers of Jesus, we are looking beyond meeting people’s spiritual needs to bring blessing to those who are hungry physically. Our hope is that in some small way they experience God’s love and concern for their well-being,” commented Canon Cathy Brall, St. Thomas’ pastor. 

 

The Blessing Box is part of the Canonsburg church’s mission to: welcome all with open arms in the name of God. The Blessing Box ministry is the work of numerous parishioners led Gary Naeser, the congregation’s Junior Warden.

 

If you would like to contribute, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church welcomes donations of unexpired, shelf-stable food items in boxes, pouches, plastic, or cans. No glass items are accepted.

 

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is located at 139 North Jefferson Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317.

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Photo 1:  Parishioners at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church stock the new Blessing Box after Sunday worship. The Blessing Box offers immediate, short-term relief for households in need of food. It is located along North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg.

Photo 2: The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall (below) stands by the new Blessing Box along North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg. The cupboard operates with the guideline “take what you need, leave what you can.” The Blessing Box sponsored by St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church contains non-perishable food items to offer immediate, short-term relief for households in need of food.

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Photo 3: Jr. Warden Gary Naeser, a lay leader at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, puts finishing touches on the church’s new Blessing Box along North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg. The cupboard operates with the guideline “take what you need, leave what you can.”

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WELCOMING YOU HOME

No matter where you come from or where you're going

No matter what you believe or what you doubt

No matter what you feel or just don't feel today

No matter whom you love

You are welcome into this space to be met by God

Who knows you by name, who knows your heart

who knows your mind, and...

Who wants to have a relationship with you

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church-Canonsburg would like to congratulate Canon Cathy Brall for the 25th Anniversary of her ordination to the priesthood!

You are loved by many and appreciated more than you will ever know. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to others.

Love,

Your St. Thomas Family

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OUR STORIED HISTORY

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church has been a proud member of the Canonsburg community for over 150 years.  Read more about our history of service.

THE MISSION OF ST. THOMAS

In the name of God, we welcome all with open arms.  Through prayer, fellowship, education and service, we support each other's journey with Christ, in a spirit of joy and laughter.

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SERVICES

In addition to our Sunday morning services, we have special Easter and Holy Week services as well as a beautiful festive Christmas Eve service.