Together Apart – Ways St. Thomas Gathers on Zoom

Going stir crazy, afraid to watch another cooking show or YouTube video on how to cut your hair?…or does talking to veggie plants have the neighbors wondering?

In need a little change? We have Good News for you…we really do 🙂

There are opportunities to gather for worship, prayer, study and fun at St. Thomas. All you literally need to do is plug-in and Zoom with us. Here are a few ways…

WORSHIP

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

Dial-in option: 1 669 900 9128  –  Meeting ID# 826 9002 5101

PRAYER

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/   and then halfway down on the right, click on:
 

Virtual Noonday Prayer and Lectio Divina on Thursdays

(NOTE: 9 AM PDT = 12 Noon in Washington)

STUDY
Adult Formation

The Adult Formation serves to increase our knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the Bible and to help us apply the lessons we learn to our lives  so that we may grow and mature in our Christian faith.

For the latest news regarding future studies, please check back with our website and/or the weekly service bulletin for upcoming offerings.

Family Ministry offers weekly online Children’s Ministry

Family Ministry gathers online on Thursdays at 4:00 PM for Children’s Ministry.  Our time together is focused on Christian formative education mixed with some fun! Note that the Children’s Ministry class previously scheduled for June 4th, 2020 is cancelled due to time conflicts with so many of the children still being in school. We plan to restart the following week. 

To participate, please contact the group’s host – Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director via the Parish Office  for details if you would like to join the group.

Sue’s contact details are also available in the weekly service bulletin.

Men’s Spiritual Growth Group

Meets online the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (9-10 AM on your computer) to explore where the Scriptures lead us and on alternate Saturdays to check-in with everybody at the end of the week (this also starts at 9 AM).

We invite all men (even those not a part of St. Thomas) to join with us for fellowship and good discussion.  And yes, you can be in your pajamas! 

Our Zoom meetings are password protected so you’ll need to connect with Chris Schmidt, the group’s host via the Parish Office  for the Zoom ID if you are new to the group.

Chris’ contact details are also available in the weekly service bulletin.

FUN
Book Club

We typically meet (online at this time) the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. 

Our desire is to share and discuss good reads that broaden our minds and understanding of the world in which we live. We have an appreciation for each other and literature coming from a variety of genres.

Please check with the website and/or weekly service bulletin for current offerings.

If you are new to the group and would like to join, please contact Dorothy Furgerson, the host via the Parish Office for the Zoom ID.

Dorothy’s contact details are also available in the weekly service bulletin.

Back to top

Mass on the Grass & Parish Picnic – June 12th

We cordially invite you to join us for “Mass on the Grass” followed by the annual Parish Picnic in celebration of the completion of our program year!

TIME & PLACE

There is only one worship this day as we gather together for “Mass on the Grass” at 9:30 am across the street from Saint Thomas in Washington Park’s lawn area.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs for added comfort. A limited number of chairs from the church will also be available.

Following the service, we will gather together in the designated picnic area where we will have some reserved tables, enjoying some chit-chat, snacks and beverages as we fire up the barbecue and finish setting up. We’ll ring the bell signaling when lunch is ready!

If you are new to Saint Thomas, we welcome you to come out and join us! For directions, see Directions & Campus Map.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU

We will be ready with beef hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Being mindful of some dietary restrictions, we will also offer salmon, turkey, and veggie burgers as an alternative. Condiments and drinks will be also be included.

BRING A DISH TO SHARE

There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex at the back of the sanctuary. Place a check in the box corresponding with a requested food options: coffee, doughnuts, snacks, appetizers, salads, side dishes, and desserts. It’s so much more interesting when we share!

FUN & GAMES

Enjoy worship, fellowship, good eats, fun and games or just take a breather and soak up the great outdoors. There’s something for everyone!

QUESTIONS OR VOLUNEETER

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help out with the event, Contact Us*

*Select Parish Event Planners (PEP) from the drop-down menu to direct your inquiry to PEP.

Back to top

Christmas Pageant – Dec. 20th

This year’s Christmas Pageant, entitled The Candle of Christmas, is set in Germany in the 19th century, and explores an age-old Christmas legend.

This St. Thomas tradition involves both adults and children, with colorful sets and costumes, and will be presented on Sunday, December 20th at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Join us in celebration of the Christmas season. After the service, stay for more fellowship and fun. We’re have a soup and salad potluck and a Church Greening festive event!

Back to top