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  • Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm – Family Service. 8:00 pm – Candlelight Service. December 30th: 9:30 am – Lessons & Carols.
  • The front exterior of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Towson.

    Welcome to St. Thomas' Church & Community Center      

    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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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 bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

15 Dec 2018 | 09:00 am
Three advent candles are lit.

Advent III

16 Dec 2018 | 09:30 am
Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Journeying the Way of Love

16 Dec 2018 | 10:30 am
Christmas greenery

Decorating the Church

23 Dec 2018 | 07:30 am
4 advent candles are lit.

Advent IV

23 Dec 2018 | 09:30 am
Stained Glass. Joseph and Mary watch over Baby Jesus in the manger.

Family Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2018 | 04:00 pm
Lighted advent candles.

Candlelight Service

24 Dec 2018 | 08:00 pm
Stained Glass: The three wise men on camels.

Lessons & Carols

30 Dec 2018 | 09:30 am
Book Club

Monthly Book Club

07 Jan 2019 | 07:00 pm
Altar vestments. Green brocade with gold cross and pink rose embroidery.

Deacon Ordination

12 Jan 2019 | 11:00 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

19 Jan 2019 | 10:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Book Club

“Kitchens of the Great Midwest”

The next Book Club meeting will be January 7 at 7pm, and we will be discussing the book “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal. All are welcome to attend, so please come and bring a...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Student Support Network

Many, many thanks to all who assisted or attended the Student Support Network’s Annual Fundraiser on October 16th!!! We raised $30,000 for the network – $10,000 over our goal! And may more...
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

We did it again! The nimble fingers of St. Thomas’ and Holy Comforter knitters and crocheters created 202 scarves for Meals on Wheels to distribute during the winter holidays! These scarves,...
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Senior Warden

Message from the Senior Warden

THANK YOU! Two little words – “thank you” – but what an impact they can have on another person. Research shows that saying “thank you” is good for your health as well as your social relationships...
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Junior Warden

Message from the Junior Warden

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; while quite unselfish, it grows small. – Eva K. Logue I found this quote some time ago and have...
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A cooked Thanksgiving turkey.

Assistance Center of Towson Churches

THANKS! I was never so surprised than when I delivered this year’s Thanksgiving bags to ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches). Last year we delivered 18 complete bags with some extra food...
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Sunday School

Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School in classroom 5 at 9:15am, with the fun beginning at 9:30am. We will welcome children ages pre-k and up to join us for lessons and fun during the first half of worship....
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Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Journeying The Way of Love

Advent Forum Series: As we await the coming of Christ into the world, join us after worship in the Fellowship Hall as we journey the way of love through Advent. Presiding Bishop Curry introduced...
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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


I spent the day with clergy in the Baltimore North Region. A few years ago the Diocese realigned the regions, and now ours covers everything north of Northern Parkway, and as far west as...
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Happy Thanksgiving?

This year our family celebrated Thanksgiving on the 17th – my daughter had to be in DC for a conference, so her brother and his girlfriend came, and we had Thanksgiving a few days early....
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The Beauty of November

The Beauty of November – Praying in Movement Today I drove the long way to work. Its not really longer – maybe five or 10 minutes. I drive through Monkton and down Jarrettsville Pike...
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A Season of Gratitude

November is here. The air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to turn, and my heart turns to gratitude in this season in which we make ready for two major holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas. At...
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