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

Our Story


St. Thomas has been a vital and energetic center of Christian celebration since its founding in 1952 when it was known as the Snell Isle Episcopal Mission.  Services were first held at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club and then at the Masonic Home while the church negotiated the 1954 purchase of three acres of submerged land on Snell Isle.  The present church and chapel were dedicated in 1961.

Just as St. Petersburg, and all of Florida, grew significantly in the next decades, so too did St. Thomas.  A preschool was founded in the early sixties and eventually grew into The Canterbury School of Florida.  The school, which now has 500 students, built an upper school campus while continuing to keep its lower school on the St. Thomas' campus.

Although typical of many of the suburban churches of its day, St. Thomas was always a center of exceptional welcome and hospitality.  Its vitality for almost sixty years is a reflection of that original spirit, which continues today.

St. Thomas 2020 Vision Planning

THE SURVEY

97 surveys were collected and data was made avaiable to the vestry and the 50 participants of the planning session. If you took the time to fill out a survey, thank you!

MARCH 5TH PLANING SESSION

The Full-Day Strategic Planning Session was Saturday, March 5 at Collaborative Labs facility at the EpiCenterOur facilitator led the group of 50 through vision, strategy, and one-year tactics. The completed plan is now in the hands of the vestry for the next step in the the plan - fine tuning our tactics and putting our words into action!  

Thank you to those who participated in the planning session. The investment of your time will help us to be a vibrant community in the years ahead. Please continue to pray and consider your role in the vision of St. Thomas Church.

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