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- Posted on November 6, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

Worship Service

Weekly Lessons

New to St. Thomas'?

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.

4:30 p.m. Sundays

Evening Song is a short, simple liturgy of contemporary music, prayers, scripture and Eucharist.

Upcoming Events

Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Every Earthly Blessing

26 Mar 2017 | 10:30 am
Silhouette of a cross against a sunset.

Evening Song

26 Mar 2017 | 04:30 pm
Lit candles in a darkened room.

Celtic Evening Prayer

29 Mar 2017 | 05:15 pm
At the front of the church, three men playing guitar, keyboard and drum, and two women singing at music stands.

Music Practice

30 Mar 2017 | 07:30 pm
National Night Out logo

NNO Planning Meeting

03 Apr 2017 | 06:30 pm
Two rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

08 Apr 2017 | 08:00 am
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

08 Apr 2017 | 09:00 am
Stained Glass of a palm tree.

Palm Sunday

09 Apr 2017 | 09:30 am
Stained glass. The Last Supper.

Maundy Thursday

13 Apr 2017 | 07:30 pm
Stained Glass. Jesus and the two robbers on crosses against a red sky.

Good Friday Liturgy

14 Apr 2017 | 12:00 pm
Stained Glass. Jesus and the two robbers on crosses against a red sky.

Taize Tenebrae Service

14 Apr 2017 | 07:30 pm
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

15 Apr 2017 | 10:00 am
Stained glass of daffodils.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

15 Apr 2017 | 07:30 pm
Stained glass. Easter lilies.

Easter Sunday

16 Apr 2017 | 09:30 am
A small box printed with

Mite Box Collection

16 Apr 2017 | 09:30 am
Flea market tables and shoppers on the church parking lot.

Flea Market

29 Apr 2017 | 08:00 am
The front grills of three classic cars.

Classic Car Show

29 Apr 2017 | 08:00 am
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. American Red Cross.

Blood Drive May 14-20

14 May 2017 | 12:00 am
National Night Out logo

National Night Out

01 Aug 2017 | 07:00 pm

Recent News & Announcements

Eagle Scout emblem

Eagle Scout Project

Kevin Zarubaiko’s Eagle Scout Project: Supporting empower4life, Kevin is collecting new and gently used clothing for adults and children. All donations can be placed in the collection box...
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National Night Out logo

Seeking Donors & Community Partners for National Night Out

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is proud to host the 2017 Cockeysville Police Precinct’s National Night Out (NNO) on August 1, 2017, 7-9 p m. National Night Out is an annual...
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Amazon Smile. You shop. Amazon gives.

A Reminder: You Shop. Amazon Gives.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Support us every time you shop. Click this link to start shopping, and Amazon will make a donation to St....
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from the Senior Warden

This month I’d like to share in writing the Blue Horizon Update that I gave at St. Thomas’ Annual Meeting on February 12th. For those who attended the Annual Meeting, it will be a repeat message....
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Loch Raven Network Outreach

March Food Drive:  To assist our at-risk students at Loch Raven High School during their spring break, we are collecting grocery store gift cards for them and their families to use. Gift cards...
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Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Coffee Hour Forum: Every Earthly Blessing

Book Study for Lent: Every Earthly Blessing, by Esther de Waal. Each week our Spiritual Director-in-Residence, Debra Barton, will write a reflection on the chapters assigned for that week. The...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

In February, the Vestry said goodbye to Diane Flayhart, John Condon and Ginger Ross. We thank them for their faithful leadership and look forward to working with them as they continue their...
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Online Giving

e-Giving is Here!

St. Thomas’ now has the capability to receive offering, pledges and donations online – safely and securely – at https://onrealm.org/StThomas/Give/WHSTIQSJVR. Here are the basic instructions...
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Lenten Mite (Love) Boxes

This year the Lenten Season begins on Ash Wednesday on March 1, 2017. A longtime tradition at St. Thomas’ includes the use of Mite, or Love, Boxes. When one practices sacrifice during Lent, such...
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The recycle symbol rests in a man's hand.

The Good News is Going Green

The Vestry has decided, due to our efforts to Go Green and budgetary constraints, that this February issue of the Good News Letter would be the last one mailed. We are NOT discontinuing the...
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7 people stand behind tables, ready to serve meals from the warming trays in front of them.

Outreach Calendar 2017

The Mission & Ministry Team has updated the annual schedule for our outreach efforts. You may have a particular interest and we thought this calendar would give you the opportunity to sign up...
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Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care people would like to know when you or your fellow parishioners are sick, or just having a difficult and stressful time. One of the Pastoral Care Visitors will be happy to bring...
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Help Wanted

A cup of coffee and two chocolate chip cookies.

Help Wanted: Coffee Hour

Barbara Lewis is seeking assistance with coffee hour beginning December 11th.  There will be no coffee hour on Christmas an New Year’s Day. Help is especially needed on two Sundays in January when Barbara is going to be away. Volunteering might include donating your...
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The Reverend Loree Penner at the baptismal font at the front of the church with a group of children.

Help Wanted: Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday – First Sundays of the Month. For a few years now, we have made it a point to have readers and chalicists who are young members of our church. Now we would like to “up the ante” and add some more opportunities for children and youth on that Sunday....
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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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Meals on Wheels delivery van.

Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers & Clients

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, which has a distribution center right here at St. Thomas’, is in need of volunteers in the Towson, Timonium and Lutherville areas of Baltimore County. If you can give time between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to deliver nutritious meals to the...
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Weekly Reflections

Every Earthly Blessing

I hope everyone is safe after the storm.  I walked down an unplowed sidewalk today on my way to visit someone, and the snow was so hard packed, I walked on top of it as though it was asphalt.  My...
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Moving Forward in Faith

For those of you who were unable to be there, here is the report I gave at the Annual meeting on February 12. It has been an extremely busy year, focused mainly on the work of Blue Horizons. We...
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New Music Director

I want to keep you updated on the latest decisions the Vestry or I have made. This week I extended an offer to Chon Winger to be our new Music Director. Since Chon has been playing, peace has...
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Sails Filled by the Winds of the Holy Spirit

Today I am thankful for God’s faithfulness to us, and to your faithfulness to the life and ministry of St. Thomas’.  Our Annual Meeting is behind us, and we are heading into 2017 with...
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Our Rector

Latest Sermons

“Blessed are the Upside Down”

Posted on November 6, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

“Turn Around”

Posted on October 30, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

“A Twist in Our Path”

Posted on September 11, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

“Counting the Cost”

Posted on September 6, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

“Loving the Stranger”

Posted on August 31, 2016, Preaching: John Windsor

“Elijah and Elisha”

Posted on June 26, 2016, Preaching: John Windsor