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.

 

Happy New Year from St. Thomas Episcopal Church!

May God be with you through the New Year and fill your life with comfort, health, healing, love and cheer.  May the days ahead hold many blessings for you and yours.

Festival of Lessons & Carols

Join the congregation of St. Thomas on Sunday, December 30th at 9:00 am,  for a Festival of Lessons and Carols.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century.  In this service, we listen to Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News.  Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message and a brief prayer.

All are welcome to this wonderful service of Christian worship.

 

Merry Christmas from St. Thomas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Christmas at St. Thomas

We welcome all at St. Thomas Episcopal Church to celebrate with us!

Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist.  A festive, joy-filled celebration of the Nativity with music and children’s pageant.
  • 8:00 p.m. Choral Sing
  • 8:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist. A candlelight service with choir to joyfully usher in the birth of our Lord.

Sunday, December 30 – 9:00 a.m. Festival of Lessons and Carol.

Followed by a celebration of Holy Eucharist.  Please note: There is only one service this day.

Pre-School Christmas Pageant

Come to see the St. Thomas Pre-School Christmas Pageant on Monday, December 17, Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Road.  The pageant begins on these days at 12:15 pm.

Greening of the Church

The Greening of the Church happened on Saturday, December 15th.  The results were fantastic and festive!  Thanks to all who came.