Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, worship remained the center of our life together.

 

It looks different now than it did before COVID. Our worship is hybrid now, meaning you can worship with us in person in our Sanctuary, or you can join us via Zoom (link on our home page).

 

However, you join us, when we gather each week we hear and ponder God’s word, lift up our hearts to God in song, and offer our concerns to God in prayer. Each week, we are drawn closer to one another in fellowship through the power of the Holy Spirit.  In the midst of our busy lives, giving thanks for God’s blessings serves as a source of comfort and refreshment that empowers us for our ministry in the world.

 

Children

Our children’s Christian Education program takes place year on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Find out more in the Sunday School section of our website. 

 

Baptism

At St. Thomas, we baptize children and adults who would like to join Christ’s church.  Our community takes seriously its commitment to support any who wish to join with us on our journey in Christ’s footsteps. We are overjoyed to baptize any who commit themselves to this journey with us. If you’d like to know more about Baptism at St. Thomas, contact our Rector.

 

Liturgy

Our worship every Sunday is truly an offering of the whole of our community. Our worship is only possible through the contributions of many in our congregation through a variety of ministries. If you would like to become involved in any of the ministries listed below, please contact Joy, our Parish Administrator.

 

Worship Leaders

Acolytes

Acolytes are boys and girls from age 7 through high school who assist the priest during worship. 

Adult Choir

All singers are welcome to participate in our choir. Regular rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:30 PM and at 9:30 AM on Sundays. The choir sings from the Sunday after Labor Day through early June. Our Choir Director is Walter Koehler.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares and arranges the Eucharistic elements (bread, wine, and communion vessels). They also care for all the linens and vessels. 

Lectors

Lectors read the scripture lessons. Anyone may read, regardless of age or experience. Most lectors study these texts in preparation to read, which enriches their experience and deepens and rewards that effort. 

Ushers

Ushers provide a warm welcome to parishioners, newcomers and guests each Sunday. They greet everyone and hand out bulletins. Ushers are responsible for the flow of the service, working in harmony with the clergy to ensure a smooth service from start to finish, including re-ordering the pews after the service. Ushering is a great ministry for solo parishioners, families with young children, and couples.  

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (sometimes called LEMS) assist with the distribution of Holy Communion during worship.

 

Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to those who are home bound.

 

LEMs require a license from the Bishop and serve by invitation.

Flower Guild

Members of the flower guild arrange flowers to grace the altar and Narthex. Periodic workshops on flower arranging are offered. 

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