Worship Services – 8:00 & 10:30 am on Sundays

Welcome to Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – come experience worship and fellowship with an inclusive Christian community.

Celebrating worship together is an integral part of community life at Saint Thomas. It’s the way we honor God through shared prayer, praise and thanksgiving.

INVITATION TO MEET ONLINE

We are adapting to the Shelter in Place Public Health Order issued March 16, 2020 by our county health authorities.

Therefore, starting Sunday, March 22, 2020, we will be meeting online using Zoom at 10:30 AM only. Please visit our Coronavirus updates page for complete details on joining the online service.

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Christmas Eve & Day (Dec. 24 & 25) – Worship Services

During the holidays, there are special services available; please refer to schedule below:

CHRISTMAS EVE (Tuesday, December 24th) – TWO SERVICES
Family Service – 4:30 pm

The Christmas Eve “Family Service” is kid-focused featuring a crèche procession to the altar with the telling of the Christmas Story. A simple Eucharist or communion completes the service.

Cream puff reception with yummy refreshments will round out our time together. Mark your calendars and come explore the meaning of Christmas with us.

Solemn Mass – 9:30 pm

The second service begins the evening with traditional caroling and candlelight service followed by a hot spiced cider and cream puff reception in the Narthex area. It’s a time to share glad tidings and the joy of the season with parishioners, friends and family alike.

CHRISTMAS DAY (Wednesday, December 25th)

A simple service offering Holy Eucharist Rite II also known as communion will take place at 10:00 am.

Invite your friends and join us as we celebrate the centerpiece of the Christian faith.

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Animal Blessing – Sunday, Oct. 6th @ 8:00 & 10:30 AM

REMINDER

There will be No Sunday School meeting on October 6th. Instead, we invite you to join us for a special time of worship and loving care of the animals that have given us so much joy in our lives.

We will honor those that are with us, that have passed away and even well-traveled fuzzy stuffed friends that have been hauled around wherever we go.

ST. FRANCIS & ST. CLARE

Every year we celebrate the Feasts of St. Francis and St. Clare by offering Animal Blessings during both morning worship services at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. This year we will gather in the main church sanctuary – look for the double red doors!

BRING A PET, A PHOTO OF A PET OR A STUFFED ANIMAL FOR A BLESSING

If you would like to have your pet blessed be sure to bring them with you on Sunday.

There will be water available, and both cat and dog kibble as an added treat in the courtyard following service!

ANIMAL CARE/SAFETY

Please make sure animals feel secure; keep animals on a leash, in a cage, or in an enclosure of choice, as we want to make sure all creatures large and small are welcome.

If you have an animal that may find it awkward to bring or that may struggle in the company of other people or animals, please consider bringing a photo image of your beloved pet to receive a blessing.

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 37:1-10, The First Reading is Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, The Second Reading is 2 Timothy 1:1-14 and the Gospel is Luke 17:5-10.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory Verse if you choose to use it is: “Trust the Lord and live right…” – Psalms 37:3a (CEV -Contemporary English Version)

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Worship Schedule Today

We would to extend a heartfelt invitation to you to join us for one of our Sunday services this weekend.

Worship Services – 8:00 and 10:30 AM

The first service at 8:00 AM is perfect for early risers and is more quiet in its expression without music, it tends to feel more contemplative.

The second service offered mid-morning at 10:30 AM is highlighted by choral music with hymns and instrument accompaniment throughout the order of service, typically organ and piano.

Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is a time to get together and catch-up on news of the week, chat about the sermon, share about upcoming events, and nibble on a treat with a cuppa – all in good company.

Coffee hour is provided in Cowans hall across the courtyard from the church. You are most welcome to come do some exploring! We look forward to your visit.

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Christ the King Sunday – Nov. 25th

Please join us in celebrating Christ the King Sunday, a special event in the church’s liturgical calendar this Sunday, November 25th.

There are two services available at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. The earlier service approaches worship in a more reflective manner with the mid morning service incorporating the joy of music into our celebration of worship.

Coffee hour follows each of the morning services – join us for some refreshments and fellowship afterwards in Cowans Hall.

Follow the link for Directions and Campus Map to find us.

To Learn More

For an in-depth explanation of Christ The King Sunday, check out Wikipedia below:

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