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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

Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 2nd

Christmas Village Bazaar

It’s Christmas Bazaar Time!

The first Saturday in December is always St. Thomas’ popular Christmas Village Bazaar. Live greens, Christmas crafts, the Nearly New Shoppe, a yummy lunch and an amazing bake sale are only a few of the attractions put together by the happy elves of St. Thomas’ – not to mention...
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Santa Paws! Help a pet in need! Donate pet supplies at St. Thomas' Christmas Bazaar! Saturday, December 3rd, 9 am to 2 pm. 1108 Providence Road, Towson, Maryland. Thank you in advance for your generosity and helping us to care for the beautiful pets at the Maryland SPCA waiting to find their

Santa Paws! Help a pet in need!

Santa Paws! Help a pet in need! Donate pet supplies at St. Thomas’ Christmas Bazaar! Saturday, December 2nd, 9 am to 2 pm. 1108 Providence Road, Towson, Maryland. Thank you in advance for your generosity and helping us to care for the beautiful pets at the Maryland SPCA...
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Two women in Christmas sweaters pose with a man in an elf suit behind a table of poinsettias.

Help Wanted: Christmas Bazaar

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the Bazaar.  The following is a listing of the activity chairpersons.  Please contact the appropriate chair to volunteer for your favorite activity. The bazaar is a major fundraiser for the Church and it can’t happen without the help...
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Raffle Ticket

Raffles! Raffles! Raffles!

We are collecting Raffle items for the Christmas Bazaar. Check with businesses that you frequent and they may be willing to donate to our Bazaar. If you want to donate a gift card or item we would really appreciate your generosity. Gift Cards are always one of the top items. Any...
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Three women and a man stand around a circular table dipping pretzel sticks into a pot of melted chocolate.

Visions of Sugar Plums

The Bazaar will once again feature St. Thomas’ famous handmade candy.  Candy making sessions will be held on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Starting time is 9:30 am. Friday – November 24 – We will be making the butter cream candies and folding boxes for the...
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Four women standing behind a table of live wreaths.

Plant & Greenery Sales

Check out St. Thomas’ great selection of Christmas Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Christmas Cactus and Wreaths for Sale! The deadline for ordering fresh poinsettias, wreaths and other greenery in advance is Sunday, November 19th. Orders can be picked up during the Christmas Bazaar on...
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Nearly New Shoppe

The Christmas Bazaar will be here before you know it on Saturday, December 2nd, and we are collecting gently used items that can be sold at our nearly new table to benefit St Thomas’. Dishes, glasses, pottery, collectibles, books, small tools, jewelry or whatever you might have....
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A table covered in baked goods.

A Little Something Sweet!

Can you believe it? The Christmas Bazaar is right around the corner.  After an extraordinary lunch, a little something sweet is a must! We’re looking for sweets for the desserts table; such as cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, rice krispie treats. You can just bring your item(s) to...
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Recent News & Announcements

Christmas Bow

Adopt a Loch Raven HS Family for Christmas

Loch Raven Network – Helping Students in Need at Loch Raven High School. The Holiday Project 2017: Can you adopt a family? Our goal this year is to help 40 families in need. Last year the...
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A cooked Thanksgiving turkey.

Give Thanksgiving to a Local Family in Need

For only $50, your Family can give Thanksgiving to one Loch Raven High School family in need.  It’s easy to be generous.  Contact Jan Bahner, The Loch Raven Network. jbahner.stthomas@gmail.com
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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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5 grape fruit

It’s Time for Fruit!

Now’s the time to place your order for the November 18th 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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Colorful balls of yarn.

Cozy Scarves for Meals on Wheels

It looks like fall is finally in full swing, and Christian Stitchin’ is getting ready for winter! We’re once again making scarves for Meals on Wheels clients.  We are in need of knitters and...
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A cooked Thanksgiving turkey.

Thanksgiving Baskets for ACTC

It’s that time of year when we we share our abundance with those in need for Thanksgiving by providing Thanksgiving Baskets to ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches). Here is a list of...
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Stained glass. A basket with the Chi Rho cross inscribed on the lid.

Commitment Sunday Catered Brunch

Plan to be in church November 12th to receive your pledge card, write your pledge during the service, and then join us for a wonderful catered brunch afterward. This will be a wonderful service...
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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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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Loch Raven Network October Outreach

The following announcement appeared in the bulletin during October: Imagine your loved one going without food or basic personal hygiene items.  You know this hardship exists for many, but did you...
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A glass of beer next to an open Bible.

Theology On Tap

Theology on Tap meets Monday evenings at the Raven Inn at 7:00 pm. Over brew, and beverages we will meet for theological reflection – a chance to look at an incident or reading or other topic...
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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

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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Conversations

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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Effectual, Fervent Prayer

As I have been recuperating at home this week, I’ve been reading about prayer – the kind St. James wrote about in his epistle – effectual, fervent prayer.  Along with the...
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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