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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

Welcome Back

End of Summer Celebration

27 Aug 2017 | 10:30 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

09 Sep 2017 | 10:00 am
Flea market tables and shoppers on the church parking lot.

Flea Market

07 Oct 2017 | 08:00 am
The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

LR Network Fundraiser

11 Oct 2017 | 07:00 pm
Basket Bingo Featuring Longaberger baskets.

Fall Basket Bingo

13 Oct 2017 | 07:00 pm
Christmas Village Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

02 Dec 2017 | 09:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Kibble Connection

Pet Ministry August Outreach

Please consider donating your spare change to the Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc. MWDSTA is an all-volunteer 501(3)(c) organization that was established to support American...
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Plastic grocery bags.

ACTC Needs Grocery Bags

The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) is in desperate need of plastic grocery bags. ACTC provides emergency services to needy families and individuals in the community. The bags are...
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Welcome Back

Save the Date: After Church Celebration

After church on Sunday, August 27th, we will be: Blessing our newly renovated patio! Thanking Fr. Ron Fisher for being with us this summer! Welcoming back Rev. Loree+ from her sabbatical! Jean...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

Your Vestry met with the Blue Horizon Team members on July 9th. The FOG (Financial Options Group) continues to explore long-term financial security options for St. Thomas’. They continue to work...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

August already! The beginning of summer seems to have flown by. We were busy in July with Jesus Christ Superstar performances followed by Tuesday’s at Tom’s. If you missed Third Wall Production...
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A woman reads the Bible on the seashore.

10 Fresh Ways to Engage with Your Bible

Jeanne Windsor shared this article with Jan Bahner from the iBelieve.com website: “10 Fresh Ways to Engage with Your Bible” by Cara Meredith. Jan’s challenge to the...
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Woodbourne Center

Woodbourne Center Outreach Update

Thank you to all who contributed in the month of May to the “fun” gift cards for the students at the Wood-bourne Center. We collected a total of $395 in gift cards for Rita’s Italian Ice and AMC...
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

Christian Stitchin’ will not meet during the month of August because….well, yarn and sweltering heat just don’t make an attractive pairing. We will reconvene in our new location at 10:00 am on...
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Two of Santa's Elves making wooden toys.

Be a Crafty Elf!

After years of carefully sneaking into Santa’s Workshop after hours to make crafts for St. Thomas’ Christmas Bazaar, the Crafty Elves finally have their own clubhouse. We’re now...
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Message from Our Seminarian, Joe Zollickoffer

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matt 25:35) In their confusion, the disciples ask Jesus, when were you hungry?...
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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

Thy Kingdom Come – Prayers from Ascension to Pentecost

Thy Kingdom Come www.thykingdomcome.global Yesterday, I talked about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s campaign to get every person in the Anglican Communion praying between Ascension and...
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Sabbatical and Summer Activities

Two weeks from today, Steve and I leave for Sabbatical. Again, I am so amazed at the generosity of our parish in allowing us both the time and the funds to make this Sabbatical a renewing...
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Of Thankfulness and Sabbatical

In a less than a month, I will begin my sabbatical. I admit I am looking forward to it with great anticipation. However, this time away would not be possible without the generosity of so many in...
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The Good Shepherd

We are in the third week of Easter Season, approaching Easter 4 this Sunday.  Every year, the fourth Sunday after Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. The readings come from the tenth chapter of...
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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