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  • A collection of pets, including a bulldog, cat, parakeet, turtle, rabbit, gerbil, pot bellied pig and iguana.

    St. Thomas' Loves Pets, Too

    Bring your furry, fuzzy, feathered and other friends to our St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals. Saturday, October 1 at 10:00am on the Patio. Bring your pet, on a leash or in a carrier for a blessing and s'mores at the fire pit!
  • Flea market tables and shoppers on the church parking lot.

    Fall Flea Market - October 1

    Visit St. Thomas' fall flea market on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:00 to Noon. Vendor Space Available: Contact Vern @ 443-257-6013 or John @ 443-841-2483.
  • The front exterior of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Towson.

    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 September 11, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

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 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, September 25, 2016

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

At the front of the church, three men playing guitar, keyboard and drum, and two women singing at music stands.

Music Practice

29 Sep 2016 | 07:30 pm
Youth Lock-In. Don't miss out on the fun!

Youth Lock-In

30 Sep 2016 | 07:00 pm
Flea market tables and shoppers on the church parking lot.

Fall Flea Market

01 Oct 2016 | 08:00 am
A dog, cat, rabbit, gerbil, gold fish in a bowl, pot belly pig and iguana.

Blessing of the Animals

01 Oct 2016 | 10:00 am
Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

The Forum

02 Oct 2016 | 10:30 am
Two rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

08 Oct 2016 | 08:00 am
Interior of the chapel at Oak Crest Retirement Community.

Oak Crest Service

12 Oct 2016 | 01:30 pm
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

15 Oct 2016 | 10:00 am
Basket Bingo Featuring Longaberger baskets.

Fall Basket Bingo

21 Oct 2016 | 07:00 pm
Christmas Village Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

03 Dec 2016 | 09:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Two women in Christmas sweaters pose with a man in an elf suit behind a table of poinsettias.

Save the Date! Christmas Bazaar

The first Saturday in December is always St. Thomas’ popular Christmas Village Bazaar.  Live greens, Christmas crafts, the Nearly New Shoppe, a yummy lunch and an amazing bake sale are only a few...
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Bingo night in the fellowship hall, with the baskets in the forefront.

Longaberger© Basket BINGO

Basket Bingo will be held on Friday, October 21st.  This is an important fundraiser for our parish, and a good time for all who attend. Please support us! Tickets are on sale now.  They are...
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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 October 2nd.  This is another activity that, like the cookie baking, we can’t continue doing without Volunteers. Volunteering...
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An open Bible.

New Bible Study on Tuesday Nights

Are you interested in studying the Bible, but can’t make the commitment to EfM? Beginning Tuesday, September 20, Rev. Loree will be teaching a study on the gospel of Matthew. In our...
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Fou women doing cookie baking tasks in the church kitchen.

Cookie Baking Crew Needs Volunteers

It is time again, as the summer winds down, to plan cookie making for the St. Thomas’ Christmas Bazaar. We have a long standing tradition of making cookies for the Bazaar.  The more...
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The chalices, pitcher and platens used in Holy Communion.

October Memorials

Memorials can be reserved for the month of October for the following items: Wine Wafers . Monthly memorials can be made in memory of a deceased loved one or in thanksgiving for an anniversary,...
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Altar vestments. Green brocade with gold cross and pink rose embroidery.

Welcome Jo Leslie, Intern

Jo Leslie is pleased to worship and work at St. Thomas’ in her final year of deacon formation. Jo is a transplanted hill-billy – born, raised, and educated in the Smoky Mountains of East...
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A conductor's baton rests on sheet music.

Welcome Jessie Lim, Music Director

My name is Jessie Lim and I am your new music director. I received my musical training from the Royal School of Music in England. During the week, I also work as a speech language pathologist at...
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Youth Lock-In. Don't miss out on the fun.

St. Thomas’ Youth Group Lock-in

St. Thomas is starting a youth group, and we are kicking it off with a Fall Lock-In! We will have fun activities all night long, including free pizza, ice cream, games, movies and more! When:...
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Four members of the choir sing in choir robes.

Music Ministry is Looking For You

Music Ministry is looking for anyone who is willing to share their time and talent and serve musically at services. During the month of September, we will have open house rehearsals. There is no...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

As a child, September meant a new year starting… new opportunities to make new friends, to decide if I liked my new teacher, and to learn new subjects or expand on those I had already studied. As...
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Stained Glass of a palm tree.

Message from Our Junior Warden

Wow! Talk about some hot days. All I can think about is “come on October!” Even so, we have been busy. John Condon and I have done some trimming/clean up and Keith Payne has done some trimming as...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Food Drive for Homeless Students

It’s the beginning of a new school year, and with that comes the never-ending need of filling the empty stomachs of homeless school children. At Loch Raven High School, the Room of Requirement...
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Called to Care. Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center.

Community Event: Called To Care

Called to Care, a program for family caregivers, will offer a respite care training series on September 12-October 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will be held on Mondays at the Johns Hopkins...
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Two of Santa's Elves making wooden toys.

Got Too Many Craft Supplies?

Find Your Unloved Craft Supplies a New Home with St. Thomas’ Crafty Elves. Admit it.  Nearly 20 years ago you bought a kit to make a cute macramé purse, but never found the time to do it....
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’ Meals on Wheels Project

Winter is coming… hard to believe with the heat we’ve had lately. The Christian Stitchin’ group is getting ready! We’re once again making scarves for Meals on Wheels clients. We are in need of...
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Weekly Reflections

Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise

This morning I had coffee with my colleague Chris Tang, rector of Church of the Holy Comforter. We were talking about music in the church, and the dichotomy between the great hymns we all love,...
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The Journey is the Destination

On Sunday I talked about discipleship, and the desire to deepen our relationship with God.  We are all on a journey with God, and as much as I get tired of the word “journey,” there...
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New Staff, New Intern, New Opportunities

Let me update you on some current happenings at St. Thomas: First, we welcome our new Music Director, Jessie Lim. Jessie has been working with our musicians since the first of August, but...
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The Feast of St. Bartholomew

Steve and I had a restful vacation, and I am back in the office, getting ready for a new program year that will begin September 25. You’ll hear more about what is happening in the upcoming...
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Our Rector

Latest Sermons

“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

“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