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  • Join us at 4:30pm Sunday for St. Thomas’ new Evening Song service.

    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.
  • 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 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.

Upcoming Events

Silhouette of a cross against a sunset.

Evening Song

19 Feb 2017 | 04:30 pm
Lit candles in a darkened room.

Celtic Evening Prayer

22 Feb 2017 | 06:30 pm
An open Bible.

Bible Study – John

22 Feb 2017 | 07:00 pm
At the front of the church, three men playing guitar, keyboard and drum, and two women singing at music stands.

Music Practice

23 Feb 2017 | 07:30 pm
Dried palm fronds and a pottery dish full of dark ashes on a purple cloth.

Ash Wednesday – In the Chapel

01 Mar 2017 | 07:00 am
Two rakes and an overturned wheelbarrow leaning against a pile of leaves.

Work Day

11 Mar 2017 | 08:00 am
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

11 Mar 2017 | 09:00 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

18 Mar 2017 | 10:00 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
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. American Red Cross.

Blood Drive May 14-20

14 May 2017 | 12:00 am

Recent News & Announcements

Online Giving

e-Giving is Here!

St. Thomas’ now has the capability to receive offering, pledges and donations online – safely and securely – at https://onrealm.org/StThomas/Give/WHSTIQSJVR. Here are the basic instructions...
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National Night Out logo

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) planning is underway! NNO is a national community-building campaign that promotes police/community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  This will be a fair with...
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A small box printed with

Lenten Mite (Love) Boxes

This year the Lenten Season begins on Ash Wednesday on March 1, 2017. A longtime tradition at St. Thomas’ includes the use of Mite, or Love, Boxes. When one practices sacrifice during Lent, such...
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The recycle symbol rests in a man's hand.

The Good News is Going Green

The Vestry has decided, due to our efforts to Go Green and budgetary constraints, that this February issue of the Good News Letter would be the last one mailed. We are NOT discontinuing the...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Loch Raven Network Outreach

Some St. Thomas’ families “adopted” a Loch Raven Network student and their family for the holidays. Here’s part of a letter we received from the Social Worker at the school. I am writing to...
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Canned vegetables lined up on shelves.

ACTC February Food Drive

February is the month that St. Thomas’ is assigned to collect food for the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC ). Instead of providing food from their entire food list, they would...
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7 people stand behind tables, ready to serve meals from the warming trays in front of them.

Outreach Calendar 2017

The Mission & Ministry Team has updated the annual schedule for our outreach efforts. You may have a particular interest and we thought this calendar would give you the opportunity to sign up...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

For the past couple of months this message has been written by a member of the Blue Horizon Team, sharing their insights into the Blue Horizon process. This month, it’s my turn. I have had the...
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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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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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The chalices, pitcher and platens used in Holy Communion.

February Memorials

Memorials can be reserved for the month of February for the following items: Altar flowers for the 4th Sunday in February Eucharistic Candles Wafers Wine . Monthly memorials can be made in memory...
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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

Sails Filled by the Winds of the Holy Spirit

Today I am thankful for God’s faithfulness to us, and to your faithfulness to the life and ministry of St. Thomas’.  Our Annual Meeting is behind us, and we are heading into 2017 with...
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Weather, Worship & Wonders

“The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.” ― Elisabeth Elliot Last weekend, we...
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How Are We Called?

Today is the feast day of the Conversion of St. Paul. Paul, or Saul, was a devout Jewish man and a Pharisee who studied under Gamaliel, one of the greatest teachers of his time.  He was...
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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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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