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Morning Prayer Online Bulletin for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Meditations on the Sunday Lectionary are also available under Christian Education [Main webpage]-->Sunday Forum 
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Join us here each week for simple reflections on the Sunday Lectionary found also under the "Christian Education" section and "Sunday Forum" subsection
Please Read: All Public Worship and Gatherings at St. Thomas remain SUSPENDED Through June 10th 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Please read the full Letter to the Parish


April 2020 calendar (132.90K)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
March 2020 Calendar (198.81K)
Thursday, February 27, 2020
March 2020 Calendar
February 2020 Calendar (254.16K)
Thursday, January 30, 2020

ALL Church Services & Programs Temporarily SUSPENDED due to COVID-19

The Service of Morning Prayer may be done privately in person or via online link to the Washington National Cathedral at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Due to COVID-19, you may privately worship Morning Prayer in St. Thomas Church

A Weekly Prayer duing COVID-19

A Weekly Prayer during COVID-19 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020


HOLY WEEK Schedule: All Services @ 6pm. Mon-Wed Evening Prayer; Maundy Thursday--HEII, Footwashing, Stripping of Altar; Good Friday--Celtic Stations of the Cross @ 12noon, Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified & Veneration of the Cross @ 6pm 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
See the Events Calendar on our Home Page for a full description of all Holy Week Services and worship opportunities.

Our Wed Nite Lenten Program--Personal Prayer Disciplines is Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19

Evening Prayer & Lenten Pgm SUSPENDED due to COVID-19 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Join us for a Service of Evening Prayer at 5:45 pm followed by a Pot Luck Supper at 6pm (bring a dish to share) and our Lenten Program

The Service of Evening Prayer, Wednesdays during Lent are CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Evening Prayer Every Wednesday in Lent @ 5:45 p.m. followed by a Pot Luck supper & Program: An Introduction to the Personal Prayer Disciplines are TEMPORARILY Suspended through May 5th 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Movie Night

The March Movie Night of 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' was CANCELLED due to COVID-19 
Friday, March 27, 2020
March Movie night - "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" Are you a little weary of the constant stream of Blockbuster Superheroes and simply yearn for a well-acted drama? Then this is your Movie!

Choral Evensong

NEXT Choral Evensong is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 26th 4:30pm However, All Public Worship & Gatherings are Suspended through May 5th We will be more definitive as we determine the effects of COVID-19 
Sunday, April 19, 2020
A candlelight service of lessons and music set in the classic English Choral Evensong tradition. The service is followed by a potluck supper in the Parish Hall.


April 2020 newsletter (1,771.50K)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
March Newsletter (1,133.74K)
Thursday, February 27, 2020
March Newsletter
February 2020 Builder Newletter (1,339.78K)
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Eckhart Ensemble

Eckhart Ensemble w renowned pianist Meng-Chieh Liu, Sunday, Jan 19 at 4pm 
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper Mardi Gras Tuesday, Feb. 25th @ 5:30pm  
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Join us each year as our Vestry prepares and provides a Pancake Supper, complete with Mardi Gras decorations and King Cake. Find the "baby" in the Cake and be crowned King/Queen of Mardi Gras. Free and Open to the Public.

Ash Wed. Imposition of Ashes

Ash Wed Service for 2020 6 p.m. Feb 26th - Imposition of Ashes followed by Soup Supper 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday begins the Season of Lent. It begins with a solemn service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes. It is followed by a simple Soup Supper in the Robertson Parish Hall.

Shrine Mont

2020 St. Thomas Church Retreat at Shrine Mont June 26-28, 2020 
Friday, June 26, 2020
Join us for our Annual St. Thomas Church Retreat. Take time to rest, reflect, read, and share fellowship with other St. Thomas Parish families

Bible Study

FALL 2019 Bible Study: "EXODUS" concluded on Monday, December 16, at 6 pm  
Monday, September 9, 2019
Join us as we explore the breadth and depth of our Faith through biblical studies as we consider The Book of Exodus: a Gateway to the Bible

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 6th 2019 
Sunday, October 6, 2019
At BOTH Sunday morning services

Halloween Book Giveaway

Halloween Book Giveaway Oct 31st 2019 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Join us at 4:00 pm in Taylor Park to distribute free books to the children trick-or-treating downtown for Halloween. Costumes were optional, but fun! This is a traditional community outreach program for St. Thomas Church.

Unapologetically Episcopalian

Unapologetically Episcopalian Daily Office and respectful Conversation 
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Funeral Service

Funeral for Ms. Virginia "Jinnie" Bliss Mason will be held on Tuesday,August 20th at 3 p.m 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
A Funeral Service will be held at St. Thomas Church for Virginia "Jinnie" Mason on Tuesday, August 20th at 3 pm

Christmas Eve - The Feast of the Nativity

Christmas Eve Services at 5pm & 10pm 
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Join us for a Celebration of the Birth of Christ, the Word made Flesh!

St. Thomas Stewardship Committee

Stewardship 2018 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017


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Monday, August 1, 2016
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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Sunday January 26th 11:15 a.m. 
Sunday, January 26, 2020

St. Thomas & Co. Book Club

"Go Set A Watchman" Discussion, Sat. 9/12 at 5:30pm 
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Please join us in a book discussion of Harper Leeís Go Set a Watchman. Hosted by St. Thomas & Co book club. The parameters of the discussion will include a socio-historic backdrop to the novel, a literary overview of Southern Literature and how the novel captures the ethos and pathos of its time. We will also discuss the controversy of its publication. Does the new book contaminate the legendary Atticus and Scout?