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.

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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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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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5th Day of Christmas: Sunday, Dec. 29th

Join us for worship in the church during Christmastide at one of the Sunday morning services (8:00 and 10:30 am) as we celebrate the 5th day of Christmas.

Following morning services, we welcome you to come over to Cowans Hall (across the courtyard) for some festive refreshments and fellowship during coffee hour. It’s a wonderful way to explore St. Thomas.

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

For families with children, Sunday School is taking a holiday break. Please take this time to gather together in church for family worship time at 10:30 am.

Sunday School will regroup again on January 5th. Enjoy some family time until then.

READINGS

These are the readings for the first Sunday after Christmas: Psalm 147, The First Reading is Isaiah 61:10-62:3, The Second Reading is Galatians 3:23-25, and the Gospel is John 1:1-18.

MEMORY VERSE

“Sing praises to the Lord! Our God is kind and it is right and good to sing praises to him.” ~ Psalm 147:1 (Contemporary English Version)

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

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