Welcome to St. Thomas’ Craft Group!

Join us for our first St. Thomas Craft Group on Saturday, January 19th! We will gather in the library from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., so bring your knitting or other supplies and tools and enjoy a couple of hours of crafts and conversation!
If you would like to learn how to knit, one of our parishioners will be available to show you the basics and help you make a small dish cloth. Bring a ball of medium-weight cotton yarn in your favorite color (Lily Sugar’n Cream is a widely available brand) and a pair of knitting needles in size 7 or 8 (straight, bamboo needles are the most beginner-friendly).
Hope you can make it!

Come Join Our Sunday School

All children are welcome to the St. Thomas Sunday School.  Classes are offered for elementary age children and for middle school and high school students throughout the school year.   Our goal is to help children and teens become familiar with the Bible and to help them develop a belief in God’s presence in their lives.

The children come together for Sunday School in their classrooms at 10 am and rejoin the service in the sanctuary at the Peace, in time for Holy Communion.

Childcare is available in our Nursery during the 10 am worship service for children aged 6 months through Pre-Kindergarten.

Epiphany – Sunday January 6

          Epiphany, or the 12th day of Christmas, falls on January 6th and marks the official end to the festive season for many Christians.  The Twelfth Night (Epiphany) also marks a visit to the baby Jesus by three Kings, or Wise Men. The word ‘Epiphany’ comes from Greek and means to show, referring to Jesus being revealed to the world.   In the West, Christians began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century, associating it with the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus.
          According to the Gospel of Matthew, the men found Jesus by following a star across the desert to Bethlehem.The three men – named Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar – followed the star of Bethlehem to meet the baby Jesus. According to Matthew 2:11, they offered symbolic gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  The gifts were symbolic of the importance of Jesus’ birth, the gold representing his royal standing; frankincense his divine birth; and myrrh his mortality.During the medieval period, Christmas was celebrated for the 12 days from Christmas Eve on December 24, until the Epiphany. Even up until the 19th century, January 6th was as big a celebration as Christmas Day.