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    Welcome to St. Thomas'       

    A diverse and loving family confidently dedicated to God and his Word, and boldly striving to seek, to serve, and to reach out to those in need.
  • 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.
Latest Sermon :
- Posted on June 26, 2016, Preaching: John Windsor

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 service follows the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. The music is a blend of traditional hymns on the organ, anthems sung by the choir, and contemporary music by our worship band.
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An open Bible.

For Sunday, August 21, 2016

Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm: Psalm 71:1-6
Epistle: Hebrews 12:18-29
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
This Week's Bulletin & Announcements
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 rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

10 Sep 2016 | 08:00 am
Members of the congregation in the church pews.

Congregational Meeting

11 Sep 2016 | 10:30 am
Interior of the chapel at Oak Crest Retirement Community.

Oak Crest Service

14 Sep 2016 | 01:30 pm
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. American Red Cross.

Blood Drive Sept. 19-24

19 Sep 2016 | 12:00 am
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Recent News & Announcements

Twenty filled backpacks.

School Supplies for Homeless Teens

Thanks to all those who contributed to the backpacks for the Loch Raven Network. We were able to completely fill 20 backpacks and have some extra schools supplies, as well. The backpacks were...
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Education for Ministry E f M

New EfM Class Forming

Education for Ministry (EfM) – A Great Small Group/Bible Study Experience: We are currently seeking adults for our EfM group that meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30, beginning in the fall. In EfM,...
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The chalices, pitcher and platens used in Holy Communion.

September Flowers & Memorials

Memorials can be reserved for the month of September for the following items: Wine . Monthly memorials can be made in memory of a deceased loved one or in thanksgiving for an anniversary,...
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The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. American Red Cross.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Did you know that every two seconds, someone in America needs blood?  One donation will help to save up to three lives!!! St. Thomas’ will be sponsoring a blood drive for the American Red Cross...
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7 people stand behind tables, ready to serve meals from the warming trays in front of them.

Outreach Calendar

At our last Mission and Ministry Team meeting, we designed an annual schedule for our outreach efforts. You may have a particular interest and we thought this calendar would give you the...
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A male driver and a female passenger in a car.

Need a Ride? Give a Ride?

We have parishioners in our congregation who would like to attend church, but can no longer drive. If you would like to be a “Driving Buddy,” your time and effort would be most appreciated. If...
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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....
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

St. Thomas’ Prayer Shawl Ministry has a new name – Christian Stitchin’ – but our purpose has not changed.  We make items such as prayer shawls, mini prayer shawls, baby blankets, scarves, and...
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Weekly Reflections

The Spirituality of Imperfection

This week in his daily meditations, Richard Rohr is discussing the Spirituality of Imperfection.  Rohr begins with this surprising statement:  “We grow spiritually much more by doing it...
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Good to be Back

It is good to be back at St. Thomas’. Yesterday we had a lovely service that included a hymn sing. We will do another hymn sing in August, but will do it a bit differently. I’ll post...
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Daring Greatly

On June 17 and 18, a team of about 14 people from St. Thomas’ met with the teams of three other churches: Holy Comforter, Church of the Messiah, and St. Matthias to begin a year-long process...
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Deep

I am sitting in my dorm room at Virginia Theological Seminary, better known as VTS in Alexandria. We have most of the afternoon off, and time in the evening too. This mid-week break is very...
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Our Rector

Latest Sermons

“Elijah and Elisha”

Posted on June 26, 2016, Preaching: John Windsor

“Ordinary Time”

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

“The Good Shepherd’s Border Collie”

Posted on April 17, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

“Idle Tales”

Posted on March 27, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

“He is the Living God”

Posted on March 26, 2016, Preaching: Amy Shimonkevitz

“The Drama Unfolds”

Posted on March 25, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector