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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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Peace Be With You!

Upcoming Events

Recent News & Announcements

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Event Day Volunteers for National Night Out

We’re in need of volunteers to help with our National Night Out event on August 7, between 4pm-9pm. National Night Out will be an outdoor community festival here at St. Thomas’ for...
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Student Support Network

Backpack Drive for Students in Need

Last year St. Thomas’ supported students living in poverty with backpacks as they began their new journey at Loch Raven High. You were all so generous with your donations that the Student...
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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...
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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer Begins June 10

How many people can we fit into the Chapel? Let’s find out! Please join us for Morning Prayer worship beginning June 10 at 8am in the Chapel. If you are interested in worship on a Sunday...
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The News from St. Thomas’ Garden

It is gardening time again and as you are thinning your perennial gardens and have some extra plants please consider sharing them with St. Thomas. We would like to purchase some small trees and...
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Let’s go see the O’s!

We need 5 more people to join us. Remember when we used to have yearly outings to Oriole games? It’s been a few years, but we’re doing it again! The game is Friday, June 29th at 7:05. The...
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Acolyte Awards 2018

This year’s acolyte and youth recognition includes: First year: Jason Kaff Second year: Jackson Brooks, Sarah Daniels Third year: Jonathan Brooks, Grace Brooks, Timothy Brooks Fourth year: Nicole...
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Senior Warden

Senior Warden’s Message

As I sit and ponder what to write this month, my husband, Bill, remains in the hospital after undergoing open heart quadruple bypass surgery. This was unexpected and totally a surprise as he did...
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Vestry Corner

At our May 13th meeting, the Vestry discussed the following: Starting a Quiet Service – see information elsewhere in The Good News or the website. Selling Christmas Trees and possibly greens in a...
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Vendors Wanted for National Night Out

We’re looking for vendors for our National Night Out (NNO) community event on Tuesday, August 7th, from 6-9pm. NNO is an annual outdoor festival that promotes police-community partnerships...
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The Columbarium at St. Thomas'.

A Beautiful Place to Rest

The last four niches in the St. Thomas’ Columbarium are available.  A Columbarium is a place for the respectful interment of cremated remains in an above-ground niche   If you are...
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Christian Stitchin’

Christian Stitchin’ will next meet at St. Thomas’ on June 9th at 10am. We are not planning to meet during July or August. In September, we are looking to add an additional opportunity...
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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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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

Unexpected Adventures

The Good News: it wasn’t a stroke. The Bad News: Whatever it was has exhausted me, and I am still at home. For those of you who weren’t at church on Sunday, May 20, you may not have heard that I...
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The Season of Resurrection

I am anticipating long-term spring weather like a child waiting for Christmas. As I drive home each day, I see the trees slowly greening. Steve and David planted pansies in our yard last weekend,...
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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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Our Rector

Latest Sermons

“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

“Ordinary Time”

Posted on June 5, 2016, Preaching: The Rev. Loree Penner, Rector