Upcoming Events
10/7     Kids Lock-In
10/7     Blessings of the Animals
10/8     Adult Formation   
            Blessing of the Animals
            Lunch Pals Training
10/10   Centering Prayer
            Outreach, Stewardship
10/11   Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Formation
10/15   Adult Formation
            Sandwich Sunday
10/17   Centering Prayer  
            Vestry
10/18   Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Formation
10/21   Sunset Eucharist
10/22   Adult Formation
10/24   Centering Prayer
10/25   Trunk or Treat
            Supper, Song & Prayer 
10/29   Adult Formation
            Lunch Pals Training
11/1    Supper, Song & Prayer
            All Saints Service
11/2     Requiem Service
11/5     All Saints Sunday
11/7     Centering Prayer
11/8     Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Formation
11/12   Consecration Sunday
            Festive Brunch
            Aftrican Team Ministers
11/14   Centering Prayer 
11/15   Supper, Song & Prayer
            Thanksgiving Dinner
11/19   Sandwich Sunday
            Aftrican Team Ministries
11/21   Vestry
11/23   Church Office Closed
11/24   Church Office Closed
11/26   Christ the King Sunday
11/28   Centering Prayer
11/29   Supper, Song & Prayer
12/3     First Sunday in Advent
12/5     Centering Prayer
12/6     Supper, Song & Prayer
            St. Nicholas
12/10   Nativity
12/12   Centering Prayer
            Outreach, Steward
12/13   Supper, Song & Prayer
            Adult Formation
12/17   Lessons & Carols
12/19   Centering Prayer
             Vestry
12/20   Supper, Song & Prayer
            Paternal Feast Day Service
12/24   Christmas Eve
            Harmony 5 p
12/25   Christmas Day Service
12/26   Church Office Closed
12/27   Supper, Song & Prayer
12/31   New Year's Eve
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Worship Schedule

Sunday:
Holy Eucharist with Healing
8:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

6:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Harmony Eucharist with Healing
10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Nursery - ages 3 and under
9:50 a.m. in the Nursery

Youth Group
9 a.m. in the Youth Room

Sunday Morning Ministries (aka Sunday School) 9:50 a.m.
Children's Chapel (age 3, 4, 5)
in the Library
Growing in Christ (K-3rd)
in the Guild Room
Bridge (4th and 5th)
in the Youth Room

Wednesday:
Supper, Song & Prayer

6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall/Sanctuary

Ministries


St. Thomas welcomes you to explore the ministry opportunities that are available to you in this exciting time of growth.  You can find ways to strengthen your faith through our ministries of Worship, Education, Fellowship, Outreach and Administration. Our Guide to Ministries outlines the many offerings available to you. The clergy and staff of St. Thomas are available to you at any time to answer questions or provide further information.

Through our ministry of Worship, parishioners share their time and talent during the worship services to benefit others in our church family.  Each of these ministries offers a practical means to explore spiritual growth.  Training is provided and previous experience is not required.

Our Education ministry offers classes that are designed to demonstrate the love of a Christian community and to provide as many entryways as possible to guide both children and adults on their spiritual journey.  Each offering is a nurturing environment where you can explore God's word and experience His love, as well as build friendships.

Christ commands us to love one another.  Through our ministry of Fellowship, we grow in love through the experiences we share in our Parish activities.  Some fellowship ministries provide hospitality to everyone in the Parish, and others reach out to those who are visiting or are new to our Parish family.  Each of these ministries seeks to help us deepen our relationship with each other and with Christ.

Outreach opportunities allow members of St. Thomas to share God's love with others in our Parish and in our community.  The skills and time commitment required varies.  Opportunities exist for everyone to share fellowship while working together.

Opportunities for ministry in Administration range from volunteering in the Parish office to counting the weekly offerings to serving on the Finance Committee.  These ministries offer a hands-on opportunity to keep our day-to-day operations flowing smoothly.

We invite you to come and see all we have to offer.  

The Word of the Lord

Several of St. Thomas’ longtime lay readers have retired from service or have moved away from the area, and we are looking for their successors.  There is a special need for lectors at the 8 a.m. Sunday worship services.  This ministry is open to all parishioners of any age who are able to read well aloud.  If you feel called to volunteer for this special ministry, please contact Mary Jane Park, Lector chair, at  maryjanepark@aol.com or call (727) 822-2815 .  She will guide you in the proper protocol and show you pronunciation guides.
Holy Folders

When you are handed a bulletin at the Sunday service, did you ever wonder how those helpful inserts got placed inside?  For that quiet ministry, you can thank a group of volunteers called the Holy Folders.  We take turns doing this task for the church every Friday morning, usually at 10:00, and it only takes, at the most, about a half hour, thanks to the loyal and steady hand of George Davis, who is almost always on hand to cheer us on.  The schedule works out so that anyone volunteering would only need to work every six to eight weeks, unless you would like more time.  If you are interested, I would love to hear from you: Karilyn Jaap, 896-0521.