Elizabeth Perez Student Musician

Young Musicians’ Program

Elizabeth Perez -- Young MusicanSt. 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.

Blessing of the Pets!

Celebrate Creation with the Blessing of the Animals!
Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
St. Thomas Church
1465 Coburg Road, Eugene
Bring your beloved critters (leashed or caged, please) to
St. Thomas 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. We will also include a commemorative prayer for those who have lost beloved critters.

Commemorating 9/11–A Service of Remembrance and Hope

In commemoration of one of the most important events in our nation’s recent history, St. Thomas is inviting you to attend this Sunday’s Eucharist which will focus on the themes of  remembrance and hope–remembrance of the victims and all others affected by the events of 9/11, and hope because we as Christians believe that God is good and Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection have redeemed all. Please join us at 10:00 a.m., in-person or on-line, for this special service.

Parish Administrator Needed

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 stthomaschurcheugene@gmail.com, attn. The Rev. Ann Gaillard. Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore our website to familiarize themselves with our community.

 

Holy Week Services

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!

Catch us on Facebook

 If you miss any of our Sunday services, see us on our Facebook page at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/st.thomas.eugene