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    New Service Added: Evening Song

    Join us at 4:30pm Sunday for St. Thomas’ new Evening Song service. Evening Song is a short and simple service with contemporary music, prayer, scripture and Eucharist.
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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 November 6, 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 morning service follows the liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. The music is a blend of traditional hymns, anthems, and contemporary music.

4:30 p.m. Sundays

Evening Song is a short, simple liturgy of contemporary music, prayers, scripture and Eucharist.
An open Bible.

For Sunday, January 22, 2017

This Week's Bulletin & Announcements

Upcoming Events

Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

21 Jan 2017 | 09:00 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

21 Jan 2017 | 10:00 am
Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Forum Series: Rule of Life

22 Jan 2017 | 10:30 am
Lit candles in a darkened room.

Celtic Evening Prayer

25 Jan 2017 | 06:30 pm
An open Bible.

Bible Study – John

25 Jan 2017 | 07:00 pm
Members of the congregation in the church pews.

Annual Meeting & Potluck

12 Feb 2017 | 10:30 am
Flea market tables and shoppers on the church parking lot.

Flea Market

29 Apr 2017 | 08:00 am
The front grills of three classic cars.

Classic Car Show

29 Apr 2017 | 08:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Lit candles in a darkened room.

Celtic Evening Prayer Moves to Wednesdays

Starting January 18th, Celtic Prayer in the chapel moves to Wednesdays.  What is Celtic Evening Prayer? Worship Contemplation Prayer & Intercessions . We will be praying for St....
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Meet the Candidates

2017 Vestry Candidates

Elections for Vestry will be held at the annual congregational meeting on February 12, 2017.  Here are our Candidates: Tracey Daniels Occupation: Special Educator with Baltimore County, but...
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Four hands clasped together.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care people would like to know when you or your fellow parishioners are sick, or just having a difficult and stressful time. One of the Pastoral Care Visitors will be happy to bring...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

It’s the time of the year when we become reflective about our accomplishments during the past year and look forward to the limitless possibilities of a new year! The Vestry and Blue Horizons...
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An open Bible.

New Bible Study – Gospel of John

Focus: The Gospel of John Text: John (N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides) available in paperback and on Kindle. Or, order it from Jill in the office. Time: 7:00 pm Wednesday evenings...
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Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Coffee Hour Forum Series: Rule of Life

Give yourself a break this year – ditch the resolutions! Instead create a Rule of Life that nourishes and renews you and your faith throughout the year. A Rule of Life comes from the rules used...
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Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’ Meals on Wheels Project

Meals on Wheels sends a HUGE thank you to the ladies of Christian Stitchin’ who made and donated 194 scarves to Meals on Wheels clients. This wonderful act of kindness serves as a reminder that...
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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 continue to donate food and toiletries for the students in crisis at Loch Raven High School! The supplies go a long way to caring for the students. Anyone who would like to...
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8 volunteers in the Salvation Army warehouse.

Salvation Army Elf Night

For the fourth straight year, St. Thomas’ volunteers were “elves” at the Salvation Army donation collection center Monday evening December 12th. Volunteers worked to match...
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The chalices, pitcher and platens used in Holy Communion.

January Memorials

Memorials can be reserved for the month of January for the following items: Altar flowers for all Sundays in January Branch Candles Eucharistic Candles Sanctuary Candle Wafers Wine . Monthly...
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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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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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Help Wanted

A conductor's baton rests on sheet music.

Are You Our New Music Director?

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Towson seeks a Music Director with experience in a variety of musical styles who can successfully integrate choral, organ and contemporary musicians working together.  We seek someone who can both coordinate and strengthen the music ministry of 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 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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Weekly Reflections

Warm Day Between Storms

Good afternoon on this relatively warm day between storms. Good News: Evening Song, our new Sunday evening service, started last week with 21 people in attendance.  Chris Snead and I had great...
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Is Everyone Ready for Snow?

Is everyone ready for snow?  It doesn’t sound like we will get too much, and since it is expected to fall at night, a snow day is improbable.  Nevertheless, I hope everyone stays warm and...
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New Year

January is usually a quieter month in Church World. All the Christmas activities and services are over, and as we look into the New Year, we normally have time to ponder where we are headed as a...
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Merry Christmas from St. Thomas’!

This morning I had the privilege of taking a check from our Outreach Fund to Loch Raven High School. The check is for a young man named Ryan. Ryan was walking up the drive to his house, and a...
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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