St. Thomas is thrilled to welcome the third musician participating in our Young Musicians’ Program, which is made possible by a grant from the St. Thomas Endowment Fund. Our musician this Sunday, March 20, is Elizabeth Perez, a senior at Marist High School. Elizabeth grew up singing in both school and church choirs and started branching out to musical theatre starting in middle school. Elizabeth will be attending college for musical theatre and is working towards a career in performing arts. At our Sunday service today Elizabeth will be singing “OCEANS” (Where Feet May Fail) by Crocker, Houston, and Lightelm and “10,000 Reasons” (Bless the Lord) by Myrin and Redman.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church is seeking a part-time Parish Administrator (10 hours per week, $15 per hour). This person must be positive, reliable, and possess strong communication skills. This person will be responsible for answering phones, electronic communications, and general office management.
The Parish Administrator plays a central role in the life and management of parish activities. The Parish Administrator promotes and facilitates a warm, welcoming, and orderly atmosphere for parishioners and others who call or visit the church. Reporting to the Rector, the Parish Administrator is responsible and accountable for day-to-day coordination and implementation of administrative and business-related functions of St. Thomas. The parish administrator ensures the smooth, efficient operation and overall management of the parish office, handling all non-ministerial parish operations, and responding to telephone, email, and in person inquiries/visits with courtesy, tact, and confidentiality.
Basic requirements are:
Business casual attire
Good vocabulary and communication skills in writing, in person, and on the phone
Some knowledge of building maintenance
Exceptional computer knowledge
Disciplined with good follow-through
Attention to details
Compassionate and caring
Punctuality and reliability
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Please email a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com, attn. The Rev. Ann Gaillard. Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore our website to familiarize themselves with our community.
Holy Week and Easter 2021
(All services will take place in the church unless noted. In-person services, with the exception of Holy Saturday, will also be streamed to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/st.thomas.eugene.
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (March 28)
10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist
We shout “Hosannah!”, our palms are blessed, and we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Yet triumph turns to tragedy, shouts of “Hosanna” to “Crucify him,” as the Passion Gospel of St. Mark is read at the end of the service.
Holy Monday and Tuesday (March 29 and 30)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer (on Zoom; links will be sent out)
Holy Wednesday (March 31)
The Way of the Cross (on-line)
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. You will be provided with links to The Way of the Cross as celebrated by other congregations this year.
Maundy Thursday (April 1)
12:00 Noon 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. Because of the pandemic we will not attempt footwashing. However, we will commemorate the first Lord’s Supper. The service concludes with the solemn stripping of the altar.
Good Friday (April 2)
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 3)
10:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy
A short, simple service of readings and prayers.
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day (April 4)
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Join us in celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord!