Worth Sharing

This isn’t original to us – but it is is something that Coventry Cathedral (United Kingdom) regularly prints on the front of their service booklets.  We at St. Thomas heartily agree!

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down at heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion.’ (We’re not that keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to the Cathedral.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost on the ring road and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters… and you!

Happy Mother’s Day from St. Thomas

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

Easter Services and Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday Services on April 21st at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Worship with the congregation of St. Thomas on Easter Day

8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (no music)
10:00 a.m. Festal Eucharist

Friends old and new join the St. Thomas family to celebrate the Sunday of the Resurrection. All are welcome. Early seating is advised for the 10:00 service. An Easter Egg Hunt for our children will follow the 10:00 service.

Holy Week Services at St. Thomas

We welcome you to worship with our congregation for Holy Week at St. Thomas

Holy Week and Easter 2019

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (April 14)

8:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist (no music)
10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist

The people shout “Hosanna” as the church reenacts Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Yet triumph quickly to tragedy, shouts of “Hosanna” to “Crucify him,” as the Passion Gospel of  St. Luke is read.

Holy Monday and Tuesday (April 15 and 16)
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Holy Wednesday (April 17)
5:30 p.m. The Way of the Cross

For centuries, Christians of many denominations have conducted services (known as the Way of the Cross or the Stations of the Cross) that commemorate Jesus’ journey from being condemned to death by Pilate to his entombment. We will be using the Way of the Cross service from Celtic Daily Prayer. A quiet, meditative service.

Maundy Thursday (April 18)

7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy

The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “command;” Christ’s Great Commandment is that we love one another as he has loved us. At this service we reenact his demonstration of this commandment through the ritual of foot washing (optional). We will also commemorate the first Lord’s Supper. The service concludes with the solemn stripping of the altar.

Good Friday (April 19)

12:00 Noon The Good Friday Liturgy

This solemn service includes the reading of St. John’s Passion Gospel and the veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday (April 20)
9:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy

A short, simple service of readings and prayers.

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day (April 21)

8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (no music)
10:00 a.m. Festal Eucharist

Friends old and new join the St. Thomas family to celebrate the Sunday of the Resurrection. All are welcome. Early seating is advised for the 10:00 service. An Easter Egg Hunt for our children will follow the 10:00 service.

Easter Bingo!

Join St. Thomas’ bingo players on Friday, April 12th at 3:00 pm.  Meet in the Parish Hall for a great time!

St. Thomas’ Craft Workshop

Join us for another Craft Group session on Saturday, March 16th! We will gather in the library from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., so bring your knitting or other supplies and tools to enjoy a few of hours of crafts and conversation!
Hope you can make it!