Experience Online Community Prayer & Worship using Zoom

During this time while we shelter in place, there are ways we can stay connected spiritually, and find calm & peace in the midst of the pandemic.

Here are days and times you can connect online to the St. Thomas faith community for prayer, meditation and worship:

TUESDAYS @ 6PM – CENTERING PRAYER, led by Pastor Salying: Zoom Link for Tuesday Evening Centering Prayer

Dial-in option: 1 669 900 9128  –  Meeting ID# 724376004

WEDNESDAYS @  12:15PM – NOONDAY PRAYER with Commemoration of a Saint, led by Pastor Salying:Zoom Link for Wednesday Noonday Prayer

Dial-in option: 1 669 900 9128  –  Meeting ID# 86313271549

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30PM – COMPLINE with Deacon Bertram: Zoom Link for Wednesday Evening Compline

Dial-in option: 1 669 900 9128  –  Meeting ID# 499220185

THURSDAYS @ 9AM – MORNING PRAYER with Deacon Bertram, in connection with St. Margaret’s in Washington DC: Zoom link for Thursday Morning Prayer

Dial-in option: 1 669 900 6833  –  Meeting ID# 151825096  –  Password: 184402 

OR

Via the St. Margaret’s website: https://www.stmargaretsdc.org/ 

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Virtual Noonday Prayer and Lectio Divina on Thursdays

(NOTE: 9am PDT = Noonday in Washington)

SUNDAYS @ 10:30 AM – WORSHIP SERVICE with whole congregation, led by Pastor Salying: Zoom Link for Sunday Worship

Dial-in option: 1 669 900 9128  –  Meeting ID# 954611396

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas
Sunday, May 3rd

If you haven’t had a chance to practice Zoom, call in at 9:30-10:15am using the  information below to work out any final questions with regard to Zoom usage.

All others, at 10:20-10:25am Sunday, please connect to our worship meeting.
There are two ways to do this.

1. By computer or smartphone (video and audio):
You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/954611396

2. By telephone (audio only):
Dial +1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 954 611 396
When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

After the prelude, we will have introductory remarks, announcements, and then Morning Prayer together as one large body; we will then break out into small groups for “coffee hour”and sermon discussion.

 

This latest sermon video and transcription is now available (see below).

Please check back Sunday morning before service for the latest bulletin 🙂

Click here to view the Sunday Service Bulletin.
 

Click here to view Last Week’s Sermon.

 
 Click here to download a Transcription of Last Week’s Sermon

Thank you and see you Sunday!
~Pastor Salying

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Join Us for Centering Prayer – Weds @ 6:30 PM in Chapel

ALL ARE WELCOME

Come and sit in silent fellowship in joining us for a little time spent in Centering Prayer. At this gathering you will be equipped with everything you will need to explore Centering Prayer and to explore it within our Christian community. We will spend some time sitting and praying together. This is a chance to support each other and encourage a regular structured practice in ourselves, but no long-term commitment is necessary.

MORE ABOUT CENTERING PRAYER

Centering Prayer can deepen your spiritual life, helping to build peace and clarity. If you haven’t yet experienced God’s presence in this way, we encourage you to give it a try. Learn more about this Christian contemplative practice online.

WHEN & WHERE

We gather together each week on Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM in the St. Thomas Chapel.

To get to the chapel, enter the main church building through the double red doors and follow the corridor to the right all the way around to the back. Someone will be there to greet you.

Please feel free to bring a neighbor, colleague or loved one, regardless of their religious background or familiarity with centering prayer.

A VALUABLE RESOURCE

We suggest you explore the Center for Action and Contemplation website which has links to various talks, podcasts, books, etc. on contemplative prayer and related topics. You may also sign up for their meditation email series composed by father Richard Rohr.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please reach out to the session facilitator Chris Schmidt (contact details in the Parish Directory) or call the Parish Office during office hours at (408) 736-4155 for more information.

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Lenten Quiet Morning – March 4th

QUIET YOUR MIND & HEART

On Saturday, March 4th from 9 AM to noon, Pastor Salying will conduct a meditative morning in the sanctuary to prepare for the season of Lent. This event is open to all adult members of the parish.

After spending the morning together in prayer and contemplation, we will share a potluck lunch in Cowans Hall.

SCHEDULE
  • 9 AM: Lectio Divina in the context of morning prayer in the Resurrection Chapel
  • 10-11:30 AM: Free time to journal, have meditative time with music in the chapel, walking the labyrinth, and or meeting with Salying for spiritual direction.
  • 11:30 AM: Centering Prayer
  • 12-1 PM: Potluck lunch
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Quiet Morning Meditation & Potluck – Feb. 13th

Pastor Salying will conduct a meditative morning to prepare us for the season of Lent.

The Quiet Morning is available for all adult members of the parish.

Saturday, February 13th from 9 to noon

Our time together will be arranged as follows:

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  • 8:45 am Coffee and snacks in the narthex of the church
  • 9:00 am Lectio divina in the context of morning prayer in the Resurrection Chapel
  • 10:00 – 11:30 am Free time to journal, have meditative time with music in the chapel, walk the labyrinth, and/or meet with Pastor Salying for spiritual direction
  • 11:30 am Centering Prayer
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Potluck lunch in Cowans Hall

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Please bring a potluck dish to share!

Slide show image is derived from an original quilt design by Peg Prior.

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