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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

ACTC Thanksgiving Baskets

17 Nov 2019 | 10:29 am
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

23 Nov 2019 | 09:00 am
Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy

23 Nov 2019 | 10:00 am
Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Eve Service

27 Nov 2019 | 07:30 pm

Recent News & Announcements

A cooked Thanksgiving turkey.

Thanksgiving Baskets for ACTC

It’s that time of year when we we share our abundance with those in need by providing Thanksgiving Baskets to ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches), which will provide meals to over...
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Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy

Exactly what is Comfort & Joy? We are a loosely-knit group (See what I did there?) of folks from St. Thomas’, Holy Comforter and now Epiphany Episcopal Churches who get together to knit and...
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Senior Warden

Message from the Senior Warden

Many of you know that one of my favorite hobbies is stamping. I really enjoy making greeting cards; however, sometimes my creativity is not flowing as well as I think it should. So I go to...
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Paint brushes spreading colorful paint.

Art Class @ Epiphany

Epiphany Community Center (2216 Pot Spring Rd) is offering art classes Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm beginning September 3 and ending on November 26. Art classes are offered by Maryland artist and...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Backpack & School Supplies Drive

The 2019 backpack drive to provide school supplies to the Student Support Network to help students at Loch Raven High School was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated and assisted in this...
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Gentle, Relaxing Kripalu Yoga. Sooth your nervous system.

Yoga Class

St. Thomas’ is pleased to host our partner in the community, Denise Malloy, Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor, from Yoga Wellness 4 Life! We offer yoga classes Tuesday’s at 6:45pm....
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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 welcome children ages pre-k and up to join us for lessons and fun during the first half of worship. The...
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Help Wanted

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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A cup of coffee and two chocolate chip cookies.

Help Wanted: Coffee Hour

Volunteering might include donating your favorite goodie to share, helping to set up or clean up or helping to serve at the coffee hour. We’re hoping to have enough volunteers that no one is burdened. Barbara Lewis has volunteered to make the coffee each week! Please let her know...
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Offering plate.

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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A conductor's baton rests on sheet music.

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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Reflections

The Beautiful Turning

According to the calendar, October has begun and the season of Fall is now upon us. Through one eye, we see the beautiful turning as new colors emerge and signal the cyclical nature of...
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Transformation

Today, Neil and Beverly Schmidt changed the wreaths on our front doors to reflect the change of the season that is a few days away. In this year of wonky weather, we are having an odd Indian...
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We’re Back!

Steve and I are back from a wonderful vacation. We took a driving trip this year, and went to places we had never been: Niagara Falls, Toronto, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We spent...
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Models for Growth and Change

Last week I attended the College of Congregational Development at a beautiful retreat center on one of the finger lakes. The College trains priests and lay persons in a variety of methods in...
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Our Rector