St. Thomas Church

Serving God and the Community Since 1875

My wife and I were discussing how to keep Christ foremost in our minds during our everyday life. We both decided it is a bit of a struggle.

The author Becky Pippert who will be speaking at the Missions conference this coming Saturday has some opinions about that may help deal with that struggle. "Jesus...wants us to see that the neighbor next door or the people sitting next to us on a plane or in the classroom are not interruptions to our schedule, they are there by divine appointment.

Jesus wants us to see their needs, their loneliness, their longings, and he wants to give us the courage to reach out. She goes on to say, "If Jesus is Lord, then the only right response to him is surrender and obedience. He is savior and he is Lord. We cannot separate his demands from his love. We cannot dissect Jesus and relate only the parts that we like or need. Christ died so that we could be forgiven for managing our own lives. It would be impossible to thank Christ for dying and yet to continue running our own lives". (ah, but we do)

Quote from the Easter Sermon "ordinary people doing ordinary things for God and making them extra ordinary."

One of St. Francis' brothers was raking in the garden when the brother asked him. "What would you like to be doing if Jesus came back today?" Francis replied, "I would like to be finishing my work in the garden."

If we pay attention to the little things, we will be ready to do the big things when they come.

I hope all who read this are enjoying the Easter Season and the Spring at the same time.


Bless some one today,

Fr. Charlie

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In looking ahead for the month of May, we are privileged and pleased to have as our guest, Bishop Smith who assists here in the Diocese of Dallas. He will be here for to administer Confirmation for those who want to join the Church.

It is also an opportunity for those of us who are, or would like, to renew our initial agreement with God to follow His Son as a lifestyle. To stand (kneel) for the laying on of hands and re-commit to Jesus Christ.

It would be a great time to bring your family and friends to experience the true Sacramental life of the Church.

It is also a good time to gather, for it is Mother's Day and where would we be without them?

***** Please join us for a reception honoring Bishop Smith, in the Parish hall before Church on Sunday, May 12th, between 9 and 10am. We are anticipating a confirmation and some new transfer members to be received. *******

You may RSVP if you want a certificate to remember the day.

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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, Kim, Audrey, Leslie, Jordand, Coleta, Norma, Charlie, Ron, Ronnie, Ross, Emma, Jarvis and Jesse.

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

Jennifer, Jesse, Destri, Nanzea, Tomas, Birgit, Sally, Jim, Rafael, Roger, Less, Jesse, Carol, Monica, Jordan, Harriett and all Hospice Patients with their families.

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You can Click Here or on the Link Above and see the whole year online!

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Please let me know if a link is broken, or if you'd like to see more or other information.

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,


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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—9:45am-10:45am
  • Luncheon—1st Sunday each month after services
  • Daughters of the King—3rd Sunday at 11:30, following services.
  • 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