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

    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.

    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

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.
Sunday School also begins at 9:30 am.

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Peace Be With You!

Upcoming Events

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Lenten Forum: Discipleship

18 Feb 2018 | 10:30 am
5 members of the choir singing.

Music Practice

22 Feb 2018 | 07:30 pm
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Lenten Forum:Servanthood

25 Feb 2018 | 10:30 am
The front of the church, featuring the red front doors.

Newcomers Class

01 Mar 2018 | 05:00 pm
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Lenten Forum: Surrender

04 Mar 2018 | 10:30 am
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

10 Mar 2018 | 09:00 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

10 Mar 2018 | 10:00 am
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Lenten Forum: Love

11 Mar 2018 | 10:30 am
Stained glass. Descending dove surrounded by flames.

Confirmation

18 Mar 2018 | 09:30 am
Stained Glass of a palm tree.

Palm Sunday

25 Mar 2018 | 09:30 am
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Lenten Forum: Sacrifice

25 Mar 2018 | 10:30 am

Recent News & Announcements

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It’s Time for Fruit!

Now’s the time to place your order for the March 10th delivery! St. Thomas’ Church has sold fruit to our parishioners and neighbors for over 40 years. We pride ourselves in providing the best...
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Reverend Loree stands behind the altar, her hands raised above the chalice and pitcher.

First Communion Classes

It is the practice of the Episcopal Church that immediately after Baptism, a child may receive communion. We still instruct children, beginning at about age seven, about the practice of communion...
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Lenten Coffee Hour Forum: Radical Renovation

Join us at the Forum during Lent: Radical Renovation: living the cross filled life. Our forum for Lent will take place during coffee hour at one of the tables in the Fellowship Hall. We will be...
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A jar of marinara sauce and uncooked spaghetti.

ACTC February Food Drive

February is the month that St. Thomas’ is assigned to collect food for the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC ). Instead of providing food from their entire food list, they would...
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In Case of Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather a notice with delays and cancellations will be sent out via email. If you are not currently on our e-newsletter subscribers list, please contact the church...
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A basket of travel-sized toiletries.

Toiletry Drive for Homeless Students

The Christmas holiday has come and gone, but for far too many, the need is ongoing. During the months of January, February and March (up until Easter) St. Thomas’ and Church of the Holy Comforter...
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200+ Winter Scarves for Meals on Wheels

Winter is the perfect time to be a Christian Stitcher! The more you crochet or knit, the warmer you can be…and if you’re creating something for someone else (which we’re almost always doing) the...
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A dog, cat, rabbit, gerbil, gold fish in a bowl, pot belly pig and iguana.

Pet Ministry

2017 has been a good year for the Pet Ministry and those amazing creatures and companions that we have so selflessly helped. In October, Rev. Loree held a beautiful service for St. Francis Day...
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Help Wanted

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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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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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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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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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Weekly Reflections

Never a Dull Moment

I am working from home today, preparing for our Confirmation service in March. It seems a long way off, doesn’t it? But between then and now I will need to meet with Bishop Chilton Knudsen...
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Imposition of Ashes

Each year, because Easter falls on a different day, according to the first full moon after the vernal equinox, Ash Wednesday falls on a different day as well. This year both Ash Wednesday and...
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Weather and Illness

Today turned out to be a snow day, which I am sure the kids are happy about. The office is closed at St. Thomas – I am taking advantage of the snow to do some sermon prep at home – it...
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Crazy Weather

I hope many of you have a snow day today as the freezing cold wind whips around outdoors. Icy conditions on the road make our usually busy street very quiet this morning.  Our policy for the...
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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