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  • The front exterior of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Towson.

    Welcome to St. Thomas'       

    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

A Wonderful Life: The Musical

“A Wonderful Life”

15 Dec 2017 | 08:00 pm
Two bags of lemons.

Fruit Pick-Up Day

16 Dec 2017 | 09:00 am
Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

16 Dec 2017 | 10:00 am
A Wonderful Life: The Musical

“A Wonderful Life”

16 Dec 2017 | 08:00 pm
Three advent candles are lit.

Advent III

17 Dec 2017 | 09:30 am
A Wonderful Life: The Musical

“A Wonderful Life”

17 Dec 2017 | 04:00 pm
Christmas greenery

Decorating the Church

24 Dec 2017 | 08:00 am
4 advent candles are lit.

Advent IV

24 Dec 2017 | 09:30 am
Stained Glass. Joseph and Mary watch over Baby Jesus in the manger.

Family Christmas Eve

24 Dec 2017 | 04:00 pm
Lighted advent candles.

Candlelight Service

24 Dec 2017 | 10:30 pm
Stained Glass: The three wise men on camels.

Lessons & Carols

31 Dec 2017 | 09:30 am

Recent News & Announcements

5 grape fruit

It’s Time for Fruit!

Now’s the time to place your order for the December 16th delivery! St. Thomas’ Church has sold fruit to our parishioners and neighbors for over 40 years. We pride ourselves in providing the best...
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Salvation Army stockings, stuffed and ready.

Salvation Army Christmas Stockings

Once again this year St. Thomas’ has committed to filling Christmas Stockings for the Salvation Army. The stockings will be distributed the beginning of November and should be filled by the...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

The Vestry Corner

The Vestry met following the joint Blue Horizon and Vestry meeting on October 14th. The Vestry approved a simpler organizational chart for 2018. It consolidates Ministry and Mission with...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Message from Our Senior Warden

A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. – Proverbs 18:16 Last month I wrote about the history of the Loch Raven Network (LRN) and the role that St. Thomas’...
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Sunday School

Join Us for Sunday School!

Join us for Sunday School in Classroom 5 (downstairs) at 9:15am, with the fun beginning at 9:30am. We will welcome children ages pre-k and up to join us for lessons and fun during the first half...
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Help Wanted

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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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

Remember First to Give Thanks

It is Thanksgiving Week!  For many of us, it means lots of grocery shopping and food preparation. For others, difficult family situations, and for others, a reminder of loss, as one less place is...
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I Love This Time of Year

It is a gorgeous fall day outside. Lovely to have weather back in the 50’s after our dip into the 30’s over the weekend. I love this time of year. This is the last week before the...
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When I think of November, I think of get-togethers with family over a huge Thanksgiving feast, running into interesting people while out shopping, and conversations about thanksgiving baskets for...
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The Ministry of Deacons

Greetings from St. Thomas!  Today is the feast day of St. Philip, one of the first Deacons of the church. The Book of Acts tells us that, when the Apostles were becoming overworked, they...
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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