ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S
UNITED CHURCH(ELCA)
            

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Rev. Steven E. Thomas, Pastor

Rev. Steven E. Thomas, Pastor

      Pastor Steven Thomas was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated from New Mexico Tech with a BS in Chemistry. He was working as a chemist in Baltimore for a few years, and then decided to pursue the dream of being a pastor. In 1993, Pastor Steve graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. He is married to Pastor LaDonna Thomas who serves at St. David Lutheran Church in Hanover, PA. They have one daughter, Rebekah.

      Pastor Steve enjoys kayaking, reading, and motorcycling. Pastor Steve’s passion is always looking for greater understanding - especially in how our expanding scientific knowledge reveals additional wonders of God.

      Some of his favorite books are The Bible (of course), Awareness by Anthony DeMello, The Shack by William P. Young, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, E=mc2 by David Bodanis, and the Tolkein trilogy.


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Sample Sermon

Nathan and David


John 18:12-27


Joel 2:12-14


The Prodigal Son


Theodicy Sin Suffering


What Life Is All About


Keeping Sabbath


Jesus the Prism of Life


Isaiah 40:1-11


Future Ministries at St. Bartholomew’s

           


     Hey Everybody!  We are having so many exciting discussions over possible future ministries at St. Bartholomew’s.  So we want to make sure that everyone in the congregation has an opportunity to share your insight on where you see some of the future ministries of St. B’s going.

     We will be having a congregational gathering downstairs on Sunday, June 3 from 10:30 am to 12:30.  Don’t worry, a light lunch and childcare will be provided.  We are hoping that everybody stays for the discussion.

     The primary discussion will be about three things:  1) The possibility for updating and renovating the social hall downstairs, 2) Whether to expand the worship overflow area and create a welcoming/gathering area back there, 3) The possibility of renovating or building a new pavilion/picnic area for church and family social events.

     We will be talking in small groups and as a whole.  Discussion is not completely limited to the topics above - but they will take plenty of time alone.  We could have another cottage meeting in the future to talk about other ministry areas.  But, of course, all ideas are welcome and will be recorded for Council discussion and for the future ministry goals of our other church committees.
     Some of you may remember that we had a meeting like this about eight years ago.  At that meeting we wrote down a lot of short and long-range ideas that have actually come to fruition and enhanced the life and ministry of St. Bartholomew’s.

     So please plan to attend this meeting of planning for the future of St. B’s.  If you are a new member or just new to the congregation, please stay for the meeting.  You are an essential part of the life and future of this congregation.  These and ongoing discussions provide ideas and open up new possibilities both during this meeting and down the road.

     Thank you for your interest.  Thank you for your participation.  And thank you for your continual contribution to the life and joy of Jesus’ ministry here at St. Bartholomew’s.          

 

- Pastor Steve

Pastor Messages of Special Interest

Suicide - Surviving Life’s Darkest Moments



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