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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

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

22 Jul 2018 | 08:00 am
Student Support Network

Backpack Packing

22 Jul 2018 | 10:30 am
Members of the congregation in the church pews.

Town Hall Meeting

29 Jul 2018 | 10:30 am
Vacation Bible School, July 30th to August 2nd, 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Vacation Bible School

30 Jul 2018 | 06:30 pm
Vacation Bible School, July 30th to August 2nd, 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Vacation Bible School

31 Jul 2018 | 06:30 pm
Vacation Bible School, July 30th to August 2nd, 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Vacation Bible School

01 Aug 2018 | 06:30 pm
Vacation Bible School, July 30th to August 2nd, 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Vacation Bible School

02 Aug 2018 | 06:30 pm
Steamed crabs piled on a table.

Crab Feast

04 Aug 2018 | 03:00 pm
National Night Out

National Night Out

07 Aug 2018 | 07:00 pm
Sunday School

Sunday School Returns

09 Sep 2018 | 09:15 am

Nearly New Sale

01 Dec 2018 | 09:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

The Adventures of Flat Jesus. Summer 2018.

The Adventures of “Flat Jesus”

“Flat Jesus” was inspired by a children’s book called “Flat Stanley.”  In the book, a boy named Stanley becomes flattened and is able to be mailed to different places, having all...
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Student Support Network

Backpack Drive for Students in Need

There’s still time to contribute to our back to school back packs for Loch Raven High School students living in poverty! These backpacks will afford an opportunity for these students to be...
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Vacation Bible School, July 30th to August 2nd, 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Join us at Vacation Bible School as we explore the wonders we discover on the road to fun. Join us Monday through Thursday evenings for another great VBS Experience — The Wonderful Wizard...
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Steamed crabs piled on a table.

In Search of Crab Feast Volunteers

The Annual Crab Feast will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 3 – 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall, and is open to all members of St. Thomas’ and their adult guests. Cost is $38 for crab eaters...
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National Night Out logo

Event Day Volunteers for National Night Out

We’re in need of volunteers to help with our National Night Out (NNO) 2018 event on August 7, between 4pm-9pm. National Night Out will be an outdoor community festival here at St....
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Four adults eating cake.

Lunch & Dinner Groups are Back!

Here’s how it works: Groups of about 6-8, either couples or singles, sign up to form a group. We will divide the groups by lunch or dinner and adults or families. Someone from each group will be...
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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer July 8 & 22

How many people can we fit into the Chapel? Let’s find out! Please join us for Morning Prayer worship at 8am in the Chapel. If you are interested in worship on a Sunday morning that is...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

Vestry Corner

At our June 8th meeting, the Vestry discussed the following: Our first Quiet Service had 4 attendees. A Quiet Service will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in July at 8:00 am. Third Wall...
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Senior Warden

Senior Warden’s Message

I came across an opinion article by Chris Sonksen. He is a pastor who trains other pastors and church leaders from all over the country, and based on his conversations and research, he is...
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National Night Out logo

Vendors Wanted for National Night Out

We’re looking for vendors for our National Night Out (NNO) 2018 community event on Tuesday, August 7th, from 6-9pm. NNO is an annual outdoor festival that promotes police-community...
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The Columbarium at St. Thomas'.

A Beautiful Place to Rest

The last four niches in the St. Thomas’ Columbarium are available.  A Columbarium is a place for the respectful interment of cremated remains in an above-ground niche   If you are...
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Help Wanted

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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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

The Lesson of Flat Jesus

Today is June 25, and I am home recuperating from surgery on my ankle. Many thanks to Jan and Sue Snyder for loaning me their knee scooter. – it makes life so much easier than crutches! I see the...
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Unexpected Adventures

The Good News: it wasn’t a stroke. The Bad News: Whatever it was has exhausted me, and I am still at home. For those of you who weren’t at church on Sunday, May 20, you may not have heard that I...
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The Season of Resurrection

I am anticipating long-term spring weather like a child waiting for Christmas. As I drive home each day, I see the trees slowly greening. Steve and David planted pansies in our yard last weekend,...
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A Fool for Christ

Easter falls on April Fool’s Day this year – an appropriate day, St. Paul would say. St. Paul wrote, For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are...
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Our Rector

Latest Sermons

“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

“Ordinary Time”

Posted on June 5, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector