Weekly Update 7/16/2020
This week marks the halfway point in our online VBS series. Even if you haven’t joined us yet, it’s not too late! Each week is a stand-alone event and you are welcome to jump in anytime.
Last week we talked about how persistence in prayer can change our hearts and conform our desires to God’s will. Similarly, spending time diving into the figurative language of parables create time with the Lord for Him to change our hearts. We have time to marinate in the images and ideas that Jesus shares in the story. The more time we spend with it, the more it becomes part of us.
The activities included in the workbook below provide options to help the lessons come alive for the little ones in your life. They don’t require too much preparation; if you have some watermelon on hand and a cornhole game in your yard, then you are perfectly set up for this week’s discussion about the parable of the sower!
I hope you will make time to join us this week! If unable to attend live you can stream on YouTube at anytime. Access YouTube from our website home page.
Email scams continue to abound around the Diocese of Columbus, and here in our parish. If you receive an email from someone claiming to be Father Sullivan or another staff person asking for a favor, please check the email address from where it came. All parish correspondence will come from an email address ending in @saintthomaszanesville.org. Furthermore, it is very unlikely anyone at the parish, including Father Sullivan, would contact a parishioner in this way asking for a favor. Please be aware and stay safe!
We have an abundance of mail being returned, at the expense of the parish, from addresses that are no longer valid. Please remember to inform the parish if you have moved by contacting Becky Howard. Thank you for your assistance!
Several Mass intentions are available through the month of August. Please contact Becky Howard
@ 740-453-3301 Ext. 113 to schedule your intentions.