Worship

Sundays in-person and online at 8:30am and 10:30am. Join us on YouTube, Facebook, or at This Sunday at St. Thomas

    Sunday Morning: 8:30AM

A brief service from the Chapel led by clergy with no music. 

Sunday Morning: 10:30AM

A service from the Nave led by clergy and worship leaders that includes sacred music. 
 

 

 Worship in the Episcopal Church

Above our altar, you will read Dominus Meus Et Deus Meus. These words, “My Lord and My God,” were spoken by St. Thomas to the risen Christ after a period of doubt. Worship in the Episcopal Church seeks to create the same experience of wonder and awe. We give our best efforts to liturgy and music. This is our thankful response to the creating love of God, the saving life of Jesus, and the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. Our worship is shaped by the traditions of  the Episcopal church. Our guide is the Book of Common Prayer. Most of our hymns are from Hymnal 1982. 

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Baptism

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Book of Common Prayer, p. 298.

All people of all ages are invited to the waters of Baptism. Some come to Baptism as infants, sponsored by parents and Godparents, who make the vows of Baptism on their behalf. Some come as adults, marking a mature, public commitment to Christ. In Baptism we share in our Baptismal Covenant, and at every Baptism the entire congregation renews our commitment to this Covenant. Baptism is usually offered at the Easter Vigil (on the night before Easter Sunday), Day of Pentecost, All Saints’ Say, and the Feast of Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after January 6). Additional times may be scheduled if needed. Contact the church office or the rector if you wish to schedule Baptism for yourself or a member of your family.
 

Confirmation & Reception

Baptism is full initiation into the Church. If you have never been baptized, we invite you to make this commitment. Confirmation marks a mature affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant. If you were baptized long ago at a young age and now wish to claim the vows of Baptism for yourself, we invite you to be Confirmed. Reception into the Episcopal Church is for those who made a mature Christian commitment in another denomination and now wish to live out the vows of Baptism as part of the Episcopal Church. Contact the rector to schedule baptism or for more information about Confirmation or Reception.

The Word and The Holy Communion:

A Two Part Service

The Service of the Word includes prayers, Scripture readings, the sermon, and a Creed. These help us focus on God’s work in the world and the good news of Jesus. 
 
Holy Communion is a sacrament in which we receive holy gifts and become holy people. We call it Eucharist, which means “thanksgiving.” In the Episcopal Church, all who claim the name Christian are welcome to share in Holy Communion. If you do not wish to receive, you are still welcome to come to the altar and cross your arms over your chest and receive a blessing.