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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.

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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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

30 Jun 2017 | 08:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

01 Jul 2017 | 02:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

01 Jul 2017 | 08:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

07 Jul 2017 | 08:00 pm
Two rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

08 Jul 2017 | 08:00 am
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

08 Jul 2017 | 02:00 pm
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

08 Jul 2017 | 08:00 pm
A man and a little girl sit eating at a round table in the Fellowship Hall. Behind them, there are other tables with people eating.

Tues@Tom’s: Game Night

11 Jul 2017 | 06:30 pm
A man and a little girl sit eating at a round table in the Fellowship Hall. Behind them, there are other tables with people eating.

Tues@Tom’s: Team Trivia

18 Jul 2017 | 06:30 pm
The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

School Supplies Deadline

23 Jul 2017 | 11:00 am
A man and a little girl sit eating at a round table in the Fellowship Hall. Behind them, there are other tables with people eating.

Tues@Tom’s: Movie Night

25 Jul 2017 | 06:00 pm
National Night Out logo

National Night Out

01 Aug 2017 | 07:00 pm
Steamed crabs piled on a table.

Crab Feast

05 Aug 2017 | 03:00 pm
Beauty & The Beast VBS

Beauty & The Beast VBS

07 Aug 2017 | 06:30 pm
Beauty & The Beast VBS

Beauty & The Beast VBS

08 Aug 2017 | 06:30 pm
Beauty & The Beast VBS

Beauty & The Beast VBS

09 Aug 2017 | 06:30 pm
Beauty & The Beast VBS

Beauty & The Beast VBS

10 Aug 2017 | 06:30 pm
Welcome Back

Rev. Loree+ Returns!

27 Aug 2017 | 09:30 am
Basket Bingo Featuring Longaberger baskets.

Fall Basket Bingo

13 Oct 2017 | 07:00 pm
Christmas Village Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

02 Dec 2017 | 09:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Steamed crabs piled on a table.

In Search of Crab Feast Volunteers

Summer is upon us, and our annual crab feast is quickly approaching. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 5th to help staff this event. Among other things, we need set-up and clean-up crews,...
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Reverend Ron Fisher

Meet Our Summer Celebrant

The Rev. Ronald S. Fisher (Ron) is a retired priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, having served in the Diocese for over 30 years.  His first call was as Assistant to the Rector at St....
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Stained glass. Descending dove surrounded by flames.

Message from Our Deacon Intern, Jo Leslie

Dear Folks at St. Thomas’, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My time with you as a Deacon Intern ended May 28th. You walked with me for a whole year, a quarter of my journey to ordination. You...
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Joe ZOLLICKOFFER

Message from Our Seminarian, Joe Zollickoffer

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matt 25:35) In their confusion, the disciples ask Jesus, when were you hungry?...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from the Senior Warden

As I write this message, I’ve just returned from attending our Bon Voyage party for Rev. Loree+ and Jo Leslie. What a wonderful party! Many thanks to all of the St. Thomas cooks who turned out...
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Education for Ministry E f M

What is EfM?

What is EfM? EfM stands for “Education for Ministry”. Most people respond, verbally or to themselves: “Education? I’m done with school; I’m not interested. Ministry?...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

Our Vestry and Blue Horizons Team held a joint meeting on May 7th. We discussed the following items: The FOG (Financial Options Group) is continuing their explorations and will meet on May 24th...
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A young man in white and red acolyte robes speaks with an older woman.

Acolyte Awards 2017

This year’s acolyte and youth recognition includes: First year: Jackson Brooks, Sarah Daniels Second year: Jonathan Brooks, Grace Brooks, Timothy Brooks Third year: Nicole Kaff Fourth year: Ryan...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Backpacks & School Supplies for Homeless Youth

While summer vacation is about to start for the students at Loch Raven High School, the Loch Raven Network is busy planning for students needs for the fall. The school was thrilled with the...
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

Christian Stitchin’ will next meet at St. Thomas’ Church on Saturday June 17th at 10:00am. We’ll be counting stitches in the Counting Room. What a coincidence! No experience? No problem!...
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Altar vestments. Green brocade with gold cross and pink rose embroidery.

Jo Leslie’s Ordination

God willing and the people consenting, the Right Reverend Chilton Knudsen will ordain Jo Marie Leslie to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church on...
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A man and a little girl sit eating at a round table in the Fellowship Hall. Behind them, there are other tables with people eating.

Tuesdays@Tom’s Summer 2017 Schedule

Mark your calendars now for Fellowship in July! We will be having a fellowship evening on Tuesdays in July with dinner and a fun activity (see list below). The dozen or so who attended last year...
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Two of Santa's Elves making wooden toys.

Crafty Elves

Tis the Season… to start thinking about what crafts project you want to work on over the summer for the crafts table at this year’s Christmas Bazaar. Whatever it is you like to do – beading,...
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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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Kibble Connection

Pet Ministry

The Pet Ministry is excited to have successfully kicked off the Kibble Connection program at St. Thomas’ Spring Flea Market! Thanks to everyone who contributed! If you weren’t able to...
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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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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

Thy Kingdom Come – Prayers from Ascension to Pentecost

Thy Kingdom Come www.thykingdomcome.global Yesterday, I talked about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s campaign to get every person in the Anglican Communion praying between Ascension and...
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Sabbatical and Summer Activities

Two weeks from today, Steve and I leave for Sabbatical. Again, I am so amazed at the generosity of our parish in allowing us both the time and the funds to make this Sabbatical a renewing...
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Of Thankfulness and Sabbatical

In a less than a month, I will begin my sabbatical. I admit I am looking forward to it with great anticipation. However, this time away would not be possible without the generosity of so many in...
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The Good Shepherd

We are in the third week of Easter Season, approaching Easter 4 this Sunday.  Every year, the fourth Sunday after Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. The readings come from the tenth chapter of...
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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