St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist

8:00 a.m Holy Eucharist

This service is a quieter service. The Eucharistic prayer is said and there is no service music. The service is in the contemporary language of Rite II.

10:00 a.m Holy Eucharist

This service is a full choral service, with hymns, congregational singing of many parts of the service, and anthems by our choir. The music of the 10 o’clock service gives this worship experience a joyful, upbeat, atmosphere. This service is also in the contemporary language of Rite II.

We offer Nursery care for children 6 months of age through age 3.

Sunday School for children in 1st-12th grade is offered during the program year (school year). Sunday School begins at 10:00.

Both morning services follow the same worship pattern:

  • Opening with praise to God
  • Listening to word in biblical readings from the Old and New Testaments
  • Hearing the interpretation of that word for our present-day lives in a sermon or homily
  • Giving our response in prayer and material offerings
  • Recalling Christ’s sacrifice for us in the Great Thanksgiving
  • Gathering around the altar rail as the parish family shares in the sacred meal of bread and wine at communion time
  • Being dismissed to go into the world and share God’s love with all of God’s creation.

All are Welcome at the Lord’s table

In the Episcopal church, all baptized Christians are invited to the table to participate in Holy Communion. We hope you will come to the altar rail at communion time to share the sacred meal of bread and wine with us. Worship is both the means and the end of attaining to our lives’ fullest powers and possibilities – where “we are made one body with Him, that he may dwell in us, and we in Him”. We would like to share this experience with you. If you are not yet comfortable receiving communion please come forward and cross your arms on your chest and you will receive a blessing.