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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

Recent News & Announcements

Back to Church Sunday. Together. September 15.

Who Will YOU Invite ~ September 15th?

National Back to Church Sunday started as a call to action and invitation – action for the church, invitation for the world. A single-day event focused on extending the invitation of love, peace...
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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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Chocolate, Cupcakes & Coffee. Student Support Network Fundraiser.

Chocolate, Cupcakes & Coffee

Student Support Network Annual Fundraiser will be held on October 22, 2019, at 7 pm at Goucher College, Rosenberg Art Gallery. We’ve outgrown St. Thomas’ Fellowship Hall! We hope that many of you...
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Bingo night in the fellowship hall, with the baskets in the forefront.

Longaberger© Basket BINGO

Basket Bingo will be held on Friday, October 4th. We are looking for volunteers to fill the prizes with items or a $20 gift card. Please see Diane Flayhart before or after services to select the...
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Comfort & Joy

New Season of Comfort & Joy

Exactly what is Comfort & Joy? We are a loosely-knit group (See what I did there?) of folks from St. Thomas’, Towson and Holy Comforter, Lutherville, who have gotten together for a few years...
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Book Club

“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

Interested in joining a book club? The next meeting will be held on September 9th at 7pm, and we will be discussing the book “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant.  The meeting will be held at St....
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Food, Music, Fun for all Ages. Homecoming Festival. Saturday, September 14th, 8:30 an ti 2:00 pm.

Homecoming Festival @ Maryland Presbyterian

Join the Towson community as we celebrate the fall and get to know our neighbors on Saturday, September 14th from 11:30 am- 4:30 pm at Maryland Presbyterian Church, right across the street from...
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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

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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Mary & Martha

This weekend we have two very different, but important events. First, a Memorial Service for Mary S. will be held this Saturday, July 20, at 1:00 pm in the church. Light refreshments will follow....
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Nothing to be Anxious About

This morning I went to the dentist to have an old filling replaced. I do not like going to the dentist. I had in my mind all the memories of having my teeth filled – the drilling, the...
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Our Rector