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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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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

5 members of the choir singing.

Music Practice

25 Jan 2018 | 07:30 pm
Members of the congregation in the church pews.

Annual Meeting & Potluck

28 Jan 2018 | 10:30 am
The Music Man

The Music Man

02 Feb 2018 | 08:00 pm
The Music Man

The Music Man

03 Feb 2018 | 08:00 pm
The Music Man

The Music Man

04 Feb 2018 | 04:00 pm
The Music Man

The Music Man

09 Feb 2018 | 08:00 pm
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

10 Feb 2018 | 09:00 am
The Music Man

The Music Man

10 Feb 2018 | 08:00 pm
The Music Man

The Music Man

11 Feb 2018 | 04:00 pm

Recent News & Announcements

5 grape fruit

It’s Time for Fruit!

Now’s the time to place your order for the February 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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A man scrapes snow & ice from car windshield.

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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5 members of Christian Stitching stand behind the pile of 200+ scarves they've made.

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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Hello, I am a candidate.

Want to Run for Vestry?

It’s not too late to add your name to the list of nominees. Nominating Committee members recruited the following members to run for the four Vestry positions that will become open in January:...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”...
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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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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

The Vestry met on December 17th.  Nominating Committee members recruited the following members to run for the four Vestry positions, which will become open in January: John Windsor, Chuck...
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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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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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Weekly Reflections

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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New Year’s Resolutions

Sometimes it seems as though we begin a new year three times – in Advent, with the beginning of a new Church year; in January, when the calendar turns again; and in September when our children go...
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Remember First to Give Thanks

It is Thanksgiving Week!  For many of us, it means lots of grocery shopping and food preparation. For others, difficult family situations, and for others, a reminder of loss, as one less place is...
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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