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    Welcome to St. Thomas'       

    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.

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    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.

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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

Two rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

21 Oct 2017 | 08:00 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

21 Oct 2017 | 10:00 am
Something More

Something More

22 Oct 2017 | 05:30 pm
6 children in costumes trick or treating.


28 Oct 2017 | 02:00 pm
A box of offering envelopes.

Stewardship Brunch

12 Nov 2017 | 10:30 am
Christmas Village Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

02 Dec 2017 | 09:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Christmas Village Bazaar

Save the Date! Christmas Bazaar

The first Saturday in December is always St. Thomas’ popular Christmas Village Bazaar.  Live greens, Christmas crafts, the Nearly New Shoppe, a yummy lunch and an amazing bake sale are only a few...
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Something More

Do You Ever Feel Hungry for Something More?

Do you ever feel hungry for Something More? Something that touches you at the deepest level of your Spirit? Do you wish you could have the life of faith the Apostles had? For those who do, we...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

Have you ever considered serving St. Thomas’ as a member of the Vestry? Don’t have time? It’s only a time commitment of 2 hours each month (we don’t meet in August) and 2 all day retreats a year....
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35 October is fundraising...
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A glass of beer next to an open Bible.

Theology On Tap

Theology on Tap meets Monday evenings at the Raven Inn at 7:00 pm. Over brew, and beverages we will meet for theological reflection – a chance to look at an incident or reading or other topic...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Loch Raven Network October Outreach

During the month of October, we’re asking for donations of the items listed below. These are the items that are most needed now in the Room of Support at Loch Raven High. Donating any one of them...
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Meet Your Seminarian, Joe Zollickoffer

Joe comes to St. Thomas’ in his second year of seminary at Virginia Theological Seminary. He is currently a postulant for holy orders/priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He...
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Knit Crochet Pray

The Return of Christian Stitchin’

Christian Stitchin’ is headed full skein ahead (sorry) into the fall season! If you know how to knit, crochet, quilt, tat, macramé, embroider, needlepoint, or cross stitch (or any other kind of...
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Two of Santa's Elves making wooden toys.

Feeling Crafty?

If you’re feeling crafty but just don’t know what to make, let the St. Thomas’ Crafty Elves help! Project suggestions and a pictorial inventory of the vast array of craft...
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Sunday School

Join Us for Sunday School!

Join us for Sunday School starting Sunday, October 15th, in Classroom 5 downstairs at 9:15am, with the fun beginning at 9:30am. We will welcome children ages pre-k and up to join us for lessons...
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Two senior couples at a book reading.

Senior Fellowship

We hope to begin a daytime study/fellowship group for people in our church over 70. Interested? Talk to Rev. Loree or Jan Bahner (jbahner.stthomas@gmail.com).
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The comedy and tragedy drama masks.

Something’s Afoot in the Nave!

Third Wall Productions is returning to St. Thomas’ with their performance of “Something’s Afoot.”  Shows will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the first and second weekends of...
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Bingo night in the fellowship hall, with the baskets in the forefront.

Longaberger© Basket BINGO

Longaberger© Basket Bingo will be held on Friday, October 13th. We are looking for volunteers to fill the prize baskets with items or a $20 gift card. Please see Diane Flayhart before or after...
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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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Four hands clasped together.

Pastoral Care

“A Little Birdie Told Me”… The Pastoral Care Folks would like to know when you or your fellow parishioners are sick, ill, or have something to celebrate, and you are the little birdies! We...
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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

The Ministry of Deacons

Greetings from St. Thomas!  Today is the feast day of St. Philip, one of the first Deacons of the church. The Book of Acts tells us that, when the Apostles were becoming overworked, they...
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Effectual, Fervent Prayer

As I have been recuperating at home this week, I’ve been reading about prayer – the kind St. James wrote about in his epistle – effectual, fervent prayer.  Along with the...
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Embarking on a New Phase at St. Thomas’

I sit here at home, my ankle elevated, recovering from a fall that occurred on Sunday, September 24. It was not my plan to be sitting at home, but to be in the office working. But our plans are...
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“Life is what happens…”

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” So goes the wisdom of John Lennon, and so goes life as I have known it. Life happened on Sunday afternoon, as...
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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