Healing Eucharist on Wednesday

Come to St. Thomas for its monthly Healing Eucharist on the first Wednesday of each month.  The service begins at 12:30 pm and is a quiet, contemplative service with anointing for healing.  We hope you can join us!

A New Look for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

We are a unique expression of the Jesus Movement, as it is found in the life and work of the Episcopal Church in western Oregon. Our churches throughout the region gather in the love of God to ground our lives in worship while connecting ourselves to the wider church and world.

Whether you are a first-time explorer of this way of faith or a lifelong Episcopalian, I trust you will find a home in this fellowship of love and prayer. This is a place where all are welcome and all may find God in Jesus Christ.

Our Mission:
We believe we are called to praise the living and triune God in worship, to live out lives of love and charity toward the world, and to spread the good news of the Gospel to a world hungry for God.

Lessons and Carols at St. Thomas

Join us in this celebration of hope, peace, joy and love on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 9:00 am.  1465 Coburg Road, Eugene.

Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship that tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus.  The story is told in Bible readings or lessons, from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir anthems.

 

St. Thomas Celebrates Advent

Advent is the season of waiting for Christmas.  It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve.  It is a time of happiness, celebration and hopeful anticipation of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

St. Thomas Honors all Veterans

This is 100th year that the United States has observed Veterans Day formerly called Armistice Day.  “In Flanders Fields” is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of his close friend and fellow soldier, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer.

Rreferences to the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers resulted in the remembrance poppy becoming one of the world’s most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

St. Tom’s Coffeehouse Presents – Harvest Variety Night!

Gather for an an evening of music, munchies and mirth. Saturday, November 2nd, 7:00 pm.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene

Performances by:
Members of the St. Thomas Choir
Students from the area high school music programs and the
University of Oregon musicians

Blessing of the Animals/Pets

Bring your beloved critters (leashed or caged, please) to St. Thomas Episcopal Church for a blessing to commemorate the Feast of St. Francis.

Cats, dogs, snakes, elephants, parakeets, alligators, emus, lizards, chickens, plush toys, and animals of all  stripes and colors are welcome at a special service of blessing and prayers especially for them.

Where and When:  St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Road, Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.

 

Faith, Fun and Fellowship

Church is supposed to be fun. Church is God’s idea. It is the manifestation of Christ in the world today — that’s huge. Church is where you find encouragement and community; where you are blessed to be a blessing. And God never intended it to be boring or irrelevant. God’s plan for church is a vibrant and exciting gathering. Church solidifies your identity, and provides pathways toward your calling. It fosters accepting, forgiving relationships with people of all ages. We urge you to join the congregation of St. Thomas for for a truly enjoyable Sunday gathering.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church Welcomes You!

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions

Prayer for Fathers

Loving God, we thank you for fathers. We thank you for biological fathers, adopted fathers, and fathers in spirit. We thank you for fathers who work hard every day to help fulfill the needs of their families, who fix broken things and teach us how to do it ourselves, who embrace us and guide us, who love us even when they don’t understand us. We know they reflect and embody your love for us as our heavenly Father. Comfort those of us who miss our fathers this day, and strengthen and bless those fathers who work so hard to love, protect, and nurture their families this day and every day. Amen.