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The Beauty of November

The Beauty of November – Praying in Movement Today I drove the long way to work. Its not really longer – maybe five or 10 minutes. I drive through Monkton and down Jarrettsville Pike to Seminary Road. I do it often this time of year, because the drive is so beautiful,...
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The Many Paths of Prayer III

For the last two weeks we have been discussing two different forms of contemplative prayer; meditation/centering prayer, and the Prayer of Jesus. This week I want to introduce you to a Benedictine practice, Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading. In Lectio Divina, one reads a passage...
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The Many Paths of Prayer II

Last week I wrote about the way I am currently praying: Centering Prayer, which is a form of meditation. When life is overwhelming, and one doesn’t know what to pray, Centering Prayer can be very helpful. There is another form of Contemplative prayer that is very similar,...
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The Many Paths of Prayer I

Lately, I have been spending time in Meditation as my prayer. There are times when meditation, a form of Contemplative prayer, can be very helpful. I find a word or phrase to focus on, sometimes simply, “Come, Lord Jesus,” or “Holy God.” I then enter into...
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The Adventures of Flat Jesus. Summer 2018.

The Adventures of “Flat Jesus”

“Flat Jesus” was inspired by a children’s book called “Flat Stanley.”  In the book, a boy named Stanley becomes flattened and is able to be mailed to different places, having all kinds of exciting adventures. At St. Thomas’, we see “Flat Jesus” as a way to keep...
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Student Support Network

Backpack Drive for Students in Need

There’s still time to contribute to our back to school back packs for Loch Raven High School students living in poverty! These backpacks will afford an opportunity for these students to be prepared for a productive time as they enter high school this year. In order that we don’t...
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Vacation Bible School, July 30th to August 2nd, 2018. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Join us at Vacation Bible School as we explore the wonders we discover on the road to fun. Join us Monday through Thursday evenings for another great VBS Experience — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!! July 30th to August 2nd, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, beginning with a free...
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Steamed crabs piled on a table.

In Search of Crab Feast Volunteers

The Annual Crab Feast will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 3 – 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall, and is open to all members of St. Thomas’ and their adult guests. Cost is $38 for crab eaters and $8 for non-crab eaters. Crab Feast Registration Form Volunteers are needed for...
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National Night Out logo

Event Day Volunteers for National Night Out

We’re in need of volunteers to help with our National Night Out (NNO) 2018 event on August 7, between 4pm-9pm. National Night Out will be an outdoor community festival here at St. Thomas’ for the Baltimore County Police Department. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6pm...
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Four adults eating cake.

Lunch & Dinner Groups are Back!

Here’s how it works: Groups of about 6-8, either couples or singles, sign up to form a group. We will divide the groups by lunch or dinner and adults or families. Someone from each group will be asked to host the first meal. The group will take turns hosting and will decide as a...
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