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  • The front exterior of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Towson.

    Welcome to St. Thomas' Church & Community Center      

    St. Thomas’ offers the spiritual comfort of Christ-centered nourishment. Come, feed and be fed.
  • Rev. Loree Penner baptises a baby at the baptismal font in the front of the sanctuary as the congregation looks on.

    Come join our family!        

    We are young and old, male and female, single, married, divorced and widowed, CEO and unemployed, student and teacher, rich and poor – we welcome you to join us.

Worship Service

Weekly Lessons

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The verger and acolytes in full robes process the cross up the center aisle of the sanctuary.

9:30 a.m. Sundays

Our Sunday morning service follows the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. The music is a blend of traditional hymns, anthems, and contemporary music.
Sunday School also begins at 9:30 am.

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A toddler in the church aisle peeks playfully into a pew as the Rector speaks at the top of the aisle.

Peace Be With You!

Upcoming Events

Book Club

Monthly Book Club

09 Sep 2019 | 07:00 pm

Recent News & Announcements

National Night Out 2019

National Night Out Community Festival 8/6

St. Thomas’ is proud to host the Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 7 – Cockeysville National Night Out event! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign...
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Science! St. Thomas' Annual Vacation Bible School. August 12 - 15. 6:30 pm to 8:30pm, beginning with dinner.


Science Camp is for all ages – an inter-generational experience.  Come for dinner, stay for fun experiments indoors and out.  Science Camp will include dinner and snacks, experiments, stories,...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Backpack & School Supplies Drive

We are seeking donations for our Student Support Network Backpack Drive. This year we are hoping to reach our goal of filling 25 backpacks and need your help. Here’s what’s needed:...
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Comfort & Joy Ministry: Lazy Days of Summer? Not For Us

The busy hands of Comfort & Joy will not meet in August. Remember – if you can’t make a meeting, no worries! You can make stuff at home! From expert to novice, all hands are welcome – all...
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Book Club

“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

Interested in joining a book club? The next meeting will be held on September 9th at 7pm, and we will be discussing the book “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant.  The meeting will be held at St....
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Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

The Forum: “The Many Faces of God”

Join us Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall for 30 minutes of The Forum resuming on July 28th. This Forum is an introduction to various world religions compared with the theologies of the...
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The Adventures of Flat Jesus. Summer 2018.

The Adventures of “Flat Jesus”

Don’t forget to take Flat Jesus on your adventures this summer, and send us your pictures at StThomasTowson@gmail.com. OR post them to our Facebook group at “The Adventures of Flat...
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Sunday School

Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School in classroom 5 at 9:15am, with the fun beginning at 9:30am. We welcome children ages pre-k and up to join us for lessons and fun during the first half of worship. The...
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Gentle, Relaxing Kripalu Yoga. Sooth your nervous system.

Yoga Class

St. Thomas’ is pleased to welcome a new partner in our community, Denise Malloy, Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor, from Yoga Wellness 4 Life! We will be offering yoga classes Tuesdays at...
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Help Wanted

A woman and a man holding offering plates stand in the back of the church.

Help Wanted: Ushers & Greeters

Are you interested in being more involved at church but don’t have the time? Did you want to get the whole family more interested in attending church together? Then consider volunteering to be an usher and/or elements bearer, as an individual or make it a family event. It is a...
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A cup of coffee and two chocolate chip cookies.

Help Wanted: Coffee Hour

Volunteering might include donating your favorite goodie to share, helping to set up or clean up or helping to serve at the coffee hour. We’re hoping to have enough volunteers that no one is burdened. Barbara Lewis has volunteered to make the coffee each week! Please let her know...
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Offering plate.

Help Wanted: Counters

We’re looking for volunteers willing to stay after the 9:30 a.m. service for a short time once a month to help count the offering.   If you are interested please contact Laura Doles (ldoles.stthomas@gmail.com or 410-825-2663).
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A conductor's baton rests on sheet music.

Help Wanted: Music Ministry

JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY: Music Ministry is looking for anyone who is willing to share their time and talent and serve musically at services. There is no commitment, come, bring your voices, instruments and even a friend and see if you have been missing God’s voice calling for you...
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Models for Growth and Change

Last week I attended the College of Congregational Development at a beautiful retreat center on one of the finger lakes. The College trains priests and lay persons in a variety of methods in...
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Mary & Martha

This weekend we have two very different, but important events. First, a Memorial Service for Mary S. will be held this Saturday, July 20, at 1:00 pm in the church. Light refreshments will follow....
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Nothing to be Anxious About

This morning I went to the dentist to have an old filling replaced. I do not like going to the dentist. I had in my mind all the memories of having my teeth filled – the drilling, the...
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Santiago de Compostella

If you’re looking for a good movie to watch, pick up “The Way.” It’s the story of a man who chooses to walk the Santiago de Compostella, the most traveled pilgrimage road in the world. He walks...
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