St. Thomas Church

Serving God and the Community Since 1875

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July is important for our celebration of our Independence, on the 4th. There are others on the Episcopal Calendar that we remember, that others do not. On the 20th, we remember Harriet Tubman, a black women who worked hard to help slaves escape to freedom and worked also for women's rights. On the 30th, we remember William Wilberforce, who with the help of John Newton (author of Amazing Grace) worked to free the slaves in England.

The August calendar has us remember Florence Nightingale-Nurse and Social Reformer on the 12th. We remember Jonathan Myrick Daniels a white seminarian who was shot and killed protecting a black child.

Those are some of the unsung heroes of history who have helped us to grow as a country and church.

We might take a moment this to remember some and thank God for their courage, and be grateful for those and other lives which have given us the freedom as a country and the freedom of our worship of Jesus Christ as Christians who are members of this and other churches.

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With the river of water running over the curb, under our tree and almost coming up to the sidewalk, some thought it a great idea if we built a large boat. Then I remembered, that Noah got drunk about that time so forget it . We may remember fondly the moisture as the summer heat gets near or over 100.

NO Bible classes until July 27th

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David Gregory, at this writing, is in Terrell and getting better. He was visited on June 23rd by Fr. Charlie.

Nils Nilsen back home. We were glad to see him back in his familiar Pew.

Keep them in your prayers.

There is no Sunday School right now, it will resume this Fall.

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We pray for those who are ill and those seeking the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit:

Ervin, Mack, Rick, Alex, Kathleen, Nate, & his family, Berterad, Cassie, Mara, Lawrence, Susan, Jordand, Coleta, Norma, Charlie, Ron, Ronnie, Ross, Emma, Jarvis, Jesse, Ann and Lily.

We pray for those who are fighting cancer and long term illnesses:

Jennifer, Jesse, Destri, Nanzea, Tomas, Birgit, Sally, Jim, Roger, Less, Jesse, Carol, Monica, Jordan, Harriett, Paul, Mary Jane, Emma, Andi and all Hospice Patients with their families.

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July Birthdays

8th - Avril Bolton

26th - John Muncaster

26th - Kathy Azevedo

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July 13th - Steve & Kara Bolton

July 31st - Charles & Judy Bishop

Calendar of events

July: 1-20 Fr. Keen will be gone.

Sunday, July 7 - Fr. Mark Givens

Monthly luncheon will follow

Sunday, July 14th - Fr. David Miller

No Vestry Meeting in July

Wednesday, July 3 - Daughters of the King

Wednesday, July 24 - 7:00 pm, Class on Spiritual Gifts will resume.

Sunday School will resume this Fall

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I am looking for input on how this is going for you all! Please any input is appreciated as we make this transition from paper to electronic newsletters.

Thank you,



St. Thomas Episcopal Church

901 Park Street

P.O. Box 475

Ennis, TX 75119-0475

Office: (972) 875-2423

  • Services Every Sunday—10:00 a.m.
  • Children’s Sunday School—Sunday School will resume this fall
  • Luncheon—1st Sunday each month after services
  • Daughters of the King—1st Wednesday each month
  • Vestry Meeting—2nd Sunday each month after services
  • Office Hours—Daily 9a.m. to 1p.m.

Please note: The office follows the USPS Holiday Schedule

Contact Persons:

Priest in Charge

Fr. Charlie Keen (214) 725-5328, e-mail

Church Administrator/Treasurer

Kim Devrow—(972) 875-2423 Office

(214) 773-6544 Mobile

Altar Guild Director

Betty Glaspy—(972) 878-6304


Kathy Azevedo—(972) 875-8194


Class of 2020

Betty Glaspy—(972) 878-6304, Sr. Warden

Jennifer Wartsbaugh—(407) 620-4914

Class of 2021

Roger Pecinovsky—(214) 883-1814, Jr. Warden

Birgit Dill—(972) 505-8692

Class of 2022

Linda Waldrop - (214) 236-5381

Pat Head - 972-322-4862


The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas