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

Outreach


St. Thomas is committed to our local, national and global communities through the ministry of our Outreach program.

Through the effort of parishioners, the St. Thomas' family gives generously of its time, talent and resources.  St. Thomas actively supports community programs such as St. Bartholomew's Food Pantry and Thrift StoreResurrection House, the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Ready for Life, Beacon House, Happy Workers, YMCAAngel Tree, Lawyers for Literacy and Meals on Wheels.  One Sunday each month, the parish gathers after our morning services to make 1200 sandwiches that are provided to the hungry, through numerous community agencies like the Salvation Army and Ronald McDonald House.

Parishoners extend loving hands to the world-wide community through Support our Troops, Village of Hope in HaitiAfrican Team Ministries, New Hope Clinic in San Francisco de Orica, Honduras and the Diocese of Peshawar in Pakistan.

Every year St. Thomas' youth participate in mission trips in the local area, as well as in other states, to extend a helping hand to those in need and to gain insight into the problems facing our country.

Stories from the Margins


Ready for Life

When serving as a juvenile court judge, I learned the child welfare system is usually pretty good at moving the children of unfit parents out of harm's way.  Unless they are either returned to the family or adopted, however, they can linger in foster care until their 18th birthday. At that point, they are, technically, legal grownups - but they are woefully unprepared for adulthood psychologically, educationally, or economically. Read more

Happy Workers, Happy Community

One of the rewards of volunteering in the community is when you find out one of our youth, of her own choosing, has begun volunteering at Happy Workers . As many of you know this is one of our long standing outreach efforts.  Please read Lane Marshall’s comments about her experiences here and consider this opportunity for you or one of your children.

A few thoughts and words about my Meals on Wheels experience - the Gestalt

...The experience of delivering MOW is rewarding to me personally, I do a small thing that does not take a lot of time and preparation. The vast majority of the people we serve are very grateful and thankful that they are receiving a meal. Last week in Luke’s Gospel, the focus was on being a good neighbor.  Meals on Wheels depends on volunteer neighbors to deliver the food.  I see many neighbors every week at the Sunshine Center... Read more