Happy St. Patrick’s Day from St. Thomas

“May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!”

Although church services and activities are currently suspended, we at St. Thomas wish you all the very best on this festive day.  We celebrate St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Church Services Suspended

In light of the rapidly changing developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), St. Thomas Episcopal Church thinks it best to cancel all services and activities effective immediately and for the rest of the month of March.

The main reasons behind this decision are concern for the health of all members of St. Thomas, including the elderly population among our congregation that is particularly vulnerable to the virus; and the significant impact that social distancing seems to make on reducing the spread of the virus.

Our making the health of our parishioners a top priority is one of the ways we are living out our faith, by loving our neighbor and living in solidarity with those most in need of care. Although we are not aware of any confirmed cases of coronavirus in our faith community, we believe that acting out of an abundance of caution is the best course.

Although we will not be gathering at St. Thomas on Sunday mornings, we will be streaming Morning Prayer so that we all may worship online. Look at the upper right hand corner of this site and click on the Facebook logo – the small f.  You should be directed to our Facebook page where you will find directions about how to access Morning Prayer.

Please keep in your prayers all those who have been affected in any way by this pandemic, and support one another during this difficult time.