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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

Civvilian Response to Active Shooter Encounters

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Encounters

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Encounters (CRASE) course is designed and built on an “avoid, deny and defend” strategy. The course provides strategies, guidance and a proven...
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Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World

Join us for The Forum

Our forum will begin again on April 15th during coffee hour after our 9:30am Sunday service at one of the tables in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reading the book Unafraid: Trusting God in an...
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The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

Thanks from Our Bishop

On March 18th, The Rt, Rev. Chilton Knudsen confirmed our 2018 Confirmation Class. Here is her note of thanks. The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland March 18th Dear People of St. Thomas’...
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Stained glass. The Last Supper.

Vestry Corner

A Vestry Retreat was held on March 16-17, 2018 in lieu of our regular monthly Vestry Meeting in March. There was much discussion about what we can do to reach our Annual Goal to insure the future...
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The backs of 9 high school students running down a school hallway wearing backpacks.

Loch Raven Network Spring Donation Drive

You can help a school help their students! DATES/DROPOFF TIMES: Friday, April 20, Noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: Fellowship Hall, St. Thomas’ Episcopal...
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Senior Warden

Senior Warden’s Message

For those of you who missed it, we recently celebrated a wonderful service of confirmation and reception with the family and friends of eight of our young people who were confirmed and two adults...
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Junior Warden

Junior Warden’s Message

Spring is in the air! As I write this, tomorrow is the first day of Spring, and an impending snowstorm looms less than 48 hours away. Regardless, there are flowers and sunshine and warm days in...
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Community Outreach

Operations Report

One of the most essential calculated risks one can take is talking to someone new. I do that a lot in my position at St. Thomas’. My favorite days are when I get to experience an amazing...
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5 grape fruit

It’s Time for Fruit! Last Delivery Until Fall!

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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Colorful balls of yarn.

Christian Stitchin’

“Use our hands, O God, to carry out your works of mercy and love. May the shawls our hands create bring blessing to those they wrap in love and healing to those upon whom they rest. Amen.” So,...
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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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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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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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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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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

A Fool for Christ

Easter falls on April Fool’s Day this year – an appropriate day, St. Paul would say. St. Paul wrote, For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are...
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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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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