Zoom with Us on Trinity Sunday – June 7th @ 10:30 AM

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas
Sunday, June 7th

If you haven’t had a chance to practice Zoom, call in at 10:00 AM 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.

 

Click here to view the latest Service Bulletin

 

Thank you and see you Sunday!
~Pastor Salying


 Links to recent video sermons and transcripts are available below:

Click here to view the prior week’s Sermon 

 

Click here to download the prior week’s Sermon Transcription

 

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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/ 

halfway down on the right, click on:

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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Palm Sunday – April 5th

Welcome to ZOOM Worship at St. Thomas

If you haven’t had a chance to practice Zoom, call in at 10:00 AM using the  information below to work out any final questions with regard to Zoom usage.

All others, at 10:20 – 10:25 AM 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

3. 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.

Today, after the prelude, we will begin with introductory remarks and announcements followed by the Liturgy of the Palms, and then a Morning Prayer celebration of the Sunday of the Passion together as one large body; after that, we will then break out into small groups for “coffee hour” and sermon discussion.

Please find attached the copy of the service bulletin, the youtube link to our palm procession (https://youtu.be/WJb4Cp59fcA), and a pdf of the slides for the Passion reading.  These are for your convenience–you don’t need to download any of them, as Pastor Salying will share her screen and sound with you during the service.

Tomorrow service initiates us into Holy Week.  We have a lot of offering for your journey and we hope you avail yourselves of them for a profound experience of this week.

You may print the order of service from this document,
OR you may follow along when the order of service appears on the screen.

Thank you 🙂 & see you Sunday!
~Pastor Salying

SUNDAY BULLETIN – Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

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PASSION OF OUR LORD

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Celebrate Community with St. Thomas

AN INVITATION

We are a community of diverse individuals and families that gather to celebrate in worship and fellowship together each week.

Whether you’re exploring the Christian faith for the first time, coming back after some time away, been a part of a faith community your whole life or fall somewhere in-between, you will find a place of welcome here.

WEDNESDAY EVENING – CENTERING PRAYER SERVICE

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. This group meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Learn more

SUNDAY SERVICES

Two worship services are offered every Sunday. The first is at 8:00 am for those who prefer a quieter expression of worship. The second service follows at 10:30 am and incorporates choral and instrumental music with a family-oriented focus.

COFFEE & TEA HOUR

Join us for time together to learn, to grow, to enjoy some uplifting time in fellowship…and on Sundays – to nibble on some good eats that follow during coffee and tea hour.

SMALL GROUP MINISTRIES

If you want to explore some of the broader community gatherings – small groups meet for men’s spiritual growth, women’s spirituality, craft-making, parish event planners, Bible study, liturgical arts, Book Club, choir & music, family ministry and 20s & 30s-something activities, to share goodreads, explore spirituality, offer hospitality, host events, and more. Check back each week either on the parish website’s homepage or in the weekly printed bulletins and Beyond a Doubt newsletter for the latest happenings.

Photos accompanying post courtesy of Parish Event Planner “PEP” member – Pat Dare.

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Season of Advent – Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Advent marks the beginning of the Episcopalian liturgical calendar year. It welcomes us to prepare our hearts, minds and spirits for the advent or coming birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

The season begins with the first Sunday of Advent on December 1st followed consecutively by the second, third and fourth Sundays of Advent on December 8th, 15th and 22nd of this calendar year.

Each Sunday focuses on a different aspect of Jesus. The advent wreath with its colored candles helps of gather our focus as each candle is lit. The first is known as the “Prophet’s Candle” symbolizing an unfolding expectation, followed on the second Sunday by the “Bethlehem Candle” symbolizing faith. On the third Sunday, we light the “Shepherd’s Candle” to represent joy and in observance of the fourth and final Sunday of Advent, the “Angel’s Candle” is lit to represent peace, the transcendent gift of Christ.

In celebration of the final Sunday of Advent on December 22nd, we will share Lessons & Carols – rejoice with us!

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

Please join us in worship welcoming the Season of Advent. There will be a procession followed by the lighting of the Advent candle(s) with readings from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), the Epistles and Gospels to follow that help us consider this sacred time. A sermon or homily will be offered and time of greeting.

There are two service times available: 8:00 and 10:30 AM. Each service has a slightly different character. The early morning service is quiet and reflective using traditional English language. The second service incorporates music and song into worship with more contemporary language.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are in need special accommodations during worship service, Contact Us.

THE HISTORY OF ADVENT

To learn more about the history of Advent, please refer to the “Season of Advent on Wikipedia.

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