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  • 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

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St. Tom’s Night @ Orioles

16 Jun 2019 | 01:05 pm
Camp Karaoke

Camp Karaoke ’19

29 Jun 2019 | 07:00 pm
National Night Out

National Night Out

06 Aug 2019 | 07:00 pm

Recent News & Announcements

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Vendors Wanted for National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live....
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Senior Warden

Message from Our Senior Warden

While searching for a topic for this month’s message, the topic of kindness kept appearing in my everyday life. Church signs always have great messages. You know how it is when you’re driving up...
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Comfort & Joy: They like us! They really like us!

Check out this note we recently received from GBMC: Dear Comfort & Joy Ministry, On behalf of the IC patients & cancer patients, please accept my sincerest gratitude for your beautiful...
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Who’s Up for Some Card Games?

We’re looking to start a card club on Thursday mornings –perhaps pinochle, hearts, bridge, whatever your game of choice is. Contact Mike Zellhofer at michael@thirdwall.org or 443-838-4064.
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Book Club

“The Lace Makers of Glenmara” by Heather Barbieri

Interested in joining a book club? The next meeting will be held on May 6 at 7pm, and we will be discussing the book “The Lace Makers of Glenmara” by Heather Barbieri. The meeting will be held at...
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Let’s go see the O’s!

Remember when we used to have yearly outings to Oriole games? We restarted last year and would like to continue this annual event. Join us for a night of fellowship, fun, and foul balls. Let’s...
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Camp Karaoke

Camp Karaoke

St. Thomas’ Presents: Camp Karaoke ’19. Open to all ages. Enjoy a night of food, fun and karaoke! Stay for games, sit by the fire pit, and set up your outdoor campsite on the grounds...
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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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Help Wanted

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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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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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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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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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Reflections

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Easter Sunday we celebrated a beautiful Easter service, and rejoiced in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Resurrection has been on my mind a great deal this Lent, as has the Cross....
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Spring

Is it spring? The beautiful blue sky outside my window says so. The weather app on my phone, however, says it is still in the 30’s and 40’s. Our hearts yearn for the beautiful spring we are used...
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Lent

We will keep Lent at St. Thomas’ in a few different ways this year. On Thursday evenings we will have Evening Prayer at 6pm. Also, at 6:30pm the Rev. Joe Zollickoffer will host “Sharing Our...
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The Joy of Shrove Tuesday – the Sorrow of Ash Wednesday

Next week, Lent begins. But before that, the day before, in fact, is Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day we clean out all the fat from our diet, and prepare for fasting in Lent. Our Shrove...
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