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    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

Recent News & Announcements

A dog, cat, rabbit, gerbil, gold fish in a bowl, pot belly pig and iguana.

Pet Ministry: Beau Memorial Fund

In December, Dowell Schwartz lost his beloved dog and long time companion, Beau. In his last months on earth, Beau grew very sick, and was blessed to have gone to live with the angels. With many...
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It’s Time for Fruit!

Now’s the time to place your order for the April 14th delivery — the last delivery until Fall! St. Thomas’ Church has sold fruit to our parishioners and neighbors for over 40 years. We...
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Stained glass of a monarch butterfly.

Senior Warden’s Message

Welcoming the stranger! How exciting is that? Imagine going somewhere you’ve never been before and being welcomed with open arms and included in all that is offered. One of the things I’ve heard...
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The Claggett Center

Women’s Weekend Retreat

Claggett Women’s Retreat Weekend (March 24-26): The retreat is open to all women of Ascension (age 18+), St. Thomas’ AND friends, neighbors & family. Scholarships are available....
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Join us at 4:30pm Sunday for St. Thomas’ new Evening Song service.

Spiritual Direction

Consider the Practice of Spiritual Direction this Lent with Debra Donnelly-Barton: “Sacred conversation, spiritual companionship or spiritual friendship are all ways of describing the...
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Wooden alphabet blocks spell out the word forum.

Lenten Coffee Hour Forum: Radical Renovation

Join us at the Forum during Lent: Radical Renovation: living the cross filled life. Our forum for Lent will take place during coffee hour at one of the tables in the Fellowship Hall. We will be...
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A jar of marinara sauce and uncooked spaghetti.

ACTC February Food Drive

Many thanks to everyone that donated to our ACTC February Food Drive. We were able to collect 54 jars of pasta sauce, and 63 containers of pasta. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are very much...
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In Case of Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather a notice with delays and cancellations will be sent out via email. If you are not currently on our e-newsletter subscribers list, please contact the church...
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A basket of travel-sized toiletries.

Toiletry Drive for Homeless Students

The Christmas holiday has come and gone, but for far too many, the need is ongoing. During the months of January, February and March (up until Easter) St. Thomas’ and Church of the Holy Comforter...
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Help Wanted

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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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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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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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Weekly Reflections

The Great Family at St. Tom’s

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of the month, so I had the opportunity to give a children’s sermon, and interact with our wonderful kids. The day before, three of them were in the First...
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Communion is a Mystery

Last Saturday I met with some of our children in a First Communion Class. The class is misnamed; here at St. Thomas’ we practice the Episcopal Church’s instructions which state that everyone who...
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Messy, Needy, Fearful

I sit in my office on this beautiful day, 70 degrees outside, and my terrified dog, Benni, under my desk. Benni is fine when she is with Steve and I alone; other people and places make her very...
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Never a Dull Moment

I am working from home today, preparing for our Confirmation service in March. It seems a long way off, doesn’t it? But between then and now I will need to meet with Bishop Chilton Knudsen...
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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