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March Newletter "The Builder" is online 
Sunday, February 25, 2018
February 2018 Newsletter "The Builder" (5,554.78K)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
December 2017 & January 2018 Newsletter "The Builder" (7,737.97K)
Friday, December 1, 2017

Church Calendar

March & Holy Week Calendar 2018 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
February 2018 Calendar (653.92K)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
January 2018 Calendar (1,034.28K)
Monday, January 1, 2018

Chili Lunch

Thank You to everyone who participated in the Parish Chili Lunch Sunday, Feb 25th 
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Join our Outreach Committee for some fellowship and fun as we enjoy some of "Bob Brockman's Famous Chili" and John Amos' "White Chili" as we raise funds for the Christian Emergency Council and for emergency clothing needs for children at the Orange Elementary School. Donations Appreciated!

Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper Mardi Gras 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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.

Church News, Updates, & Announcements

Orange Community Lenten Program @ 1215p 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Each Wednesday of Lent, the Orange Community Ministers host a brief lunch hour Lenten Program at 12:15 followed by a simple Soup Lunch
The Way of the Cross [Stations of the Cross] Thursdays, 5:30pm, starts 2/15 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
In the Church every Thursday at 5:30 pm during Lent, from 2/15 thru 3/22
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Unapologetically Episcopalian

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

Movie Night

March Movie Nite: :"Darkest Hour" Friday, March 23, 7 pm, Popcorn, FREE 
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Film is FREE and Open to the Public England is threatened with Invasion by Germany, her army is trapped on the beaches of France and England has newly appointed Prime Minister (Winston Churchill). Come & enjoy this Acadmey Award nominated film.

St. Thomas Stewardship Committee

Stewardship 2018 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Confirmation Classes Sundays [COMING in September]

What We Believe! Sundays @ 9am 
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Shrine Mont

St. Thomas Church Retreat at Shrine Mont June 23-25, 2018 
Friday, June 22, 2018
Join us for our Annual St. Thomas Church Retreat. Take time to rest, reflect, read, and share fellowship with other St. Thomas Parish families


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Monday, August 1, 2016
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Annual Church Picnic

Annual Church Picnic, Aug 29 4pm 
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wed Nite Lenten Program

Evening Prayer & Lenten Pgm Wednesdays @ 5:45p 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Sunday January 21st 11:30 a.m. 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

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 Lee’s 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?

HOLY WEEK Schedule

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 9, 2017
See the Events Calendar on our Home Page for a full description of all Holy Week Services and worship opportunities.

Sunday Services Cancelled

Sunday Services CANCELLED Jan 24th 
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Annual Episcopal Visit

Annual Episcopal Visit with our Diocesan Bishop Shannon Johnston 
Sunday, December 9, 2018
The Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, will visit with us December 9th, 2018 at the 10:15 service. The Bishop will Confirm and Receive those adult and youth members who have completed our Catechumenate Program. There will be a Reception in honor of Bishop Shannon and our newest Confirmands immediately following the service.

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong Sunday, April 15th, 5:00 pm  
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 8th 2018 
Sunday, October 7, 2018
At BOTH Sunday morning services

Halloween Book Giveaway

Halloween Book Giveaway Oct 31st 2017 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
THANK YOU to everyone who joined 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.

Easter Services @ 8am & 10:15am, followed by Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday Services @ 8am & 10:15am; Easter Egg Hunt follows the 10:15 service, Bring Your Baskets! 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Join us on the Sunday of the Resurrection, April 16th, to Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bring flowers for the Cross and Easter Baskets for the Egg Hunt!