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Latest Sermon :
- Posted on November 6, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector

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, and contemporary music accompanied by our worship band.
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An open Bible.

For Sunday, December 4, 2016

Old Testament: Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm: Psalm 122
Epistle: Romans 13:11-14
Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44
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

Lit candles in a darkened room.

Celtic Evening Prayer

08 Dec 2016 | 06:30 pm
Two rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

10 Dec 2016 | 08:00 am
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

10 Dec 2016 | 09:00 am
13 people pose in a warehouse.

Salvation Army Elf Night

12 Dec 2016 | 06:00 pm
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

17 Dec 2016 | 10:00 am
Stained Glass. Joseph and Mary watch over Baby Jesus in the manger.

Family Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2016 | 04:00 pm
Lighted advent candles.

Candlelight Service

24 Dec 2016 | 11:00 pm
Stained glass. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

Christmas Day Service

25 Dec 2016 | 09:30 am

Recent News & Announcements

Amazon Smile. You shop. Amazon gives.

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Support us every time you shop. Click this link to start shopping, and Amazon will make a donation to St....
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#Advent Word

#AdventWord – A Global Advent Calendar

Be part of the Anglican Communion’s Global Advent Calendar. It’s an innovative way to engage in the season of Advent with people all over the world. Simply respond to the daily meditation emailed...
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From the Blue Horizons Team

For the next several months, members of the Blue Horizons Team will be writing to you about their experience as part of our team. Many thanks to Chuck Shimonkevitz for this month’s message: “To...
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Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Sunday Coffee Hour Forum

What is the Sunday Forum? A “forum” is a place of assembly for the exchanging of ideas. Our Sunday Forum meets during Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall, and includes a very short...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

Vestry and Blue Horizons Team met on November 13th and: Drafted a revised mission statement for St. Thomas’. We ask for your prayers that our discernment over the coming few weeks is filled with...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Loch Raven Network Outreach

Many thanks to all who donated to our toiletries drive during October for the students in crisis at Loch Raven High School! The supplies were eagerly received and go a long way to caring for the...
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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...
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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...
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Lit candles in a darkened room.

Celtic Evening Prayer

Join us for a Celtic Evening Prayer: Worship Contemplate Prayer & Intercessions . We will be praying for St. Thomas’, its members and the needs of others. Thursdays at 6:30 pm beginning...
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A woman and a man holding offering plates stand in the back of the church.

Help Wanted: Church Service Volunteers

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...
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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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Weekly Reflections

Slow Down. Be Quiet. It’s Advent.

I grew up in a church that didn’t celebrate Advent. Other children in my neighborhood did, so I learned that it existed, but I never understood it. Even now, as a priest, I cannot explain all of...
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Lamps & Lights in the Darkness

November, the month of contrasts. We begin to gather Thanksgiving baskets for the clients of ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches), remembering those who live with food scarcity even as we...
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Loch Raven Network Gala

Last night St. Thomas’ hosted the Loch Raven Network fundraiser. It was a gala event that was attended by many people in the community. I had a chance to talk with several people that live...
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Hurricane Season

We are in the worst month of the Hurricane Season, and while Hurricane Matthew may miss us, please pray for those who have already been impacted in Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas, and this week, in...
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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