Every Wednesday at 5:30 during Lent, there will be a Service of Compline held at St. Thomas. Compline also called Night Prayer or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service (or office) of the day in the Christian tradition. The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.
Every Sunday during Lent, St. Thomas will be offering a Lenten series on prayer. The sessions will begin in the St. Thomas library at 11:15 am. All are welcome to attend!
St. Thomas is having two services on Ash Wednesday. A morning service at 8:00am and another in the evening at 7:00pm. Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting. “Fasting” in today’s world might mean giving up chocolate or giving up using curse words or not using social media. It is all intended to mark an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.
Come to St. Thomas for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5th at 5:30 pm. Shrove Tuesday also known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day, is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. This day is celebrated by consuming pancakes, a symbol of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In other countries it is call Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.”
February 24, 2019! All are welcome to visit and to tour St. Thomas. Two services:
- 8:00, a spoken Eucharist with no music and
- 10:00 a full choral Eucharist. Nursery care for 6 months – 4 years and Sunday School for K – 5th grade
- A delicious coffee hour is served after each service
Saturday February 2nd from 3- 5 pm. Sponsored by the Center for Community Counseling with Funds made available by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
Please join the McKenzie River Men’s Center for a community dialogue:
- What do we as a society expect and need from men today?
- What challenges and issues do men face?
- How can YOU help men and boys become the men they aspire to be?
- What are healthy masculinities?
Featuring a diverse range of voices including women, parents, educators, coaches, business leaders, counselors and recovery professionals.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene
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Fun for all! Friday, February 1st at 2:00 pm. 1465 Coburg Road.
Come to St. Thomas’ annual meeting on Sunday, January 27th. There will be one service that day at 9:00 am, followed by a sumptuous potluck brunch. We will celebrate the ministries of St. Thomas and wish hale and farewell to our Vestry members. Ave atque vale!
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church
1465 Coburg Road