St. Thomas Epicopal Church
 
Ministries
     
  Acolytes The ministry of the acolyte is to serve the clergy at the Altar. They participate primarily at the 10:30 Sunday service and special holy days.
  Altar Guild The Altar Guild is often referred to as "God's housekeepers". The primary duty is to assist the clergy by making necessary preparations for all services held in the church. For more information, to volunteer, or with questions about Altar Flower Donations, please contact Sue Kiefer, Altar Guild Directress: (352) 669-4622 Home Phone - (352) 408-0175 Cell Phone - sjpk52@embarqmail.com email
  Bereavement Committee Members of the Bereavement Committee meet with those who have lost a loved one to work with them to take care of funeral or memorial receptions.Committee representatives are available to assist the bereaved with decisions concerning a reception by providing information regarding options based on needs and costs. Each representative is assigned a specific month of the year and handles any situations that may arise during that month by meeting with the bereaved and their families. For more information, to volunteer, or to donate to assist with costs, please contact Kay Ikeler, Chair: (352)383-5565 Home - (352)455-9383 Cell - kaysterama@aol.com email
  Bookstore The Bookstore is located in a room in the Parish Hall. It is open on Sundays from 9 am until 10 am, and after the 10:30 am Sunday Service. The Bookstore is operated by Betty Carr, with assistance from Bette Dufour. For more information, please contact Betty Carr, Chair: (352)589-6181.
  Coffee Hour/Fellowship Parishioners, friends, relatives and newcomers are all invited each Sunday morning to the Parish Hall for light refreshments - such as doughnuts, cookies, or coffee cake. There is always coffee brewing! Volunteers help provide these refreshments, either through actual purchase and bringing them in, or with monetary donations. For more information, to volunteer, or to donate to assist with costs, please contact Mike Christensen, Coordinator: (352)205-3314 - spikes0213@aol.com
  Craft Group The Craft Group makes and offers beautiful handcrafted items to be sold at St. Thomas' throughout the year at the Craft Table in the Parish Hall on Sundays. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE GROUP ON ANY WEDNESDAY! For details or information, please contact Carol Ann Luche, Chair: (352)483-1908.
  Daughters of the King St. Thomas has a newly formed chapter of the Daughters of the King, St. Genevieve, which meets as needed. For more information about the group, please contact Bette Dufour, Chapter President: (352)383-8936 Home - (352)408-1595 Cell - redu4@hotmail.com email.
  E.C.W. (Episcopal Church Women) The ECW is an organization of and for women through which they are called and empowered by Grace to serve Our Lord through prayer, action, study, and fellowship. By virtue of their membership in The Episcopal Church, all women are automatically members of the ECW.
  Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Lay Readers The Lay Eucharistic Minister is trained and licensed to serve as a chalice bearer and reader at Sunday services, holy days and additional services. The Lay Reader primarily reads the Old Testament passage at services.
  Lay Eucharistic Visitor The L.E.V. is a lay person trained and licensed to bring Communion to shut-ins and those who are temporarily unable to attend church.
  Lector Guidelines See "Newsletter" above for "Lector Guidelines"
  LEM Guidelines To View guidelines for Lay Eucharistic Ministers, click on "Newsletters" above, and go to LEM Guidelines.
  Men Of St. Thomas (MOST) The Men of St. Thomas is primarily a ministry of fellowship. The men gather together to get to know each other by sharing a meal, followed by an interesting program. For more information about the group, please contact Jerry Fields, President: (352)343-0007 Home - - mogen3537@yahoo.com email
  Music Ministry The Music Ministry consists of both the Choir and Handbell Choir, working together to enhance the service on Sunday and feast days. For more information about the group, please contact Richard Mangiagli, Choirmaster/Organist: (407) 381-4008 - noteworthy2u@gmail.com
  Prayer Chain It is the ministry of the Prayer Chain to receive the names of those in special need of prayer and to pray for them daily. For more information about the group, or to add a name to add to the prayer list, please contact Nancy Conley, Prayer Chain Leader: (352) 483-2947 Home - (352) 350-4184 Cell - Nancyjohn90@centurylink.net
  Prayer Shawl Ministry The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides crocheted and knitted shawls for those, whether adult or child, who are suffering from any form of bodily or mental illness, or just in need of comfort. To request a shawl, or to volunteer to assist in making shawls, contact Deacon Janet Clarke, Coordinator: (352) 728-0929.
  S.W.E.E.P. What is the mission of the Church? The Episcopal Church‚Äôs definition of mission is set forth clearly in the Catechism of The Book of Common Prayer (p. 855)
  Thrift Shop The Thrift Shop operates through the efforts of volunteers who sort and mark clothing and items, clean the shop and help sell to the public when open. Proceeds are used for outreach. For information about the group, whether to volunteer or donate, please contact the Thrift Shop: (352) 589-0641.
  Ushers Ushers serve at 8 am or 10:30 am Sunday services, as well as on holy days and special occasions. Please contact the church office to volunteer: (352) 357-4358.
  Vestry The Vestry is the official governing body of a parish, responsible for temporal affairs, preparing an annual budget and providing for the necessary requirements and expenditures of the parish. To contact the vestry for more details regarding church business, please get in touch with the Senior Warden, Bette Dufour: (352) 383-8936 Home - (352) 408-1595 Cell - redu4@hotmail.com
     

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church
317 South Mary Street, Eustis, FL 32726
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