727-896-9641 Located at 1200 Snell Isle Blvd. NE St. Petersburg, FLorida 33704
Welcome to St. Thomas'
an Episcopal Parish in the Diocese of Southwest Florida
You are invited to be part of a community which is vibrant and vital, traditional yet pertinent, rooted and growing. Through worship of Jesus Christ, great fellowship, and acts of service in the community, we seek to love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength and to love one another as we are loved by God. Wherever you are in your life in Christ, you will find nurture and opportunity here.
"Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy." ~Exodus 20:8
Due to the Coronavirus we are suspending in-person worship. Monday through Friday we will have a variety of virtual worship opportunities on Facebook Live, according to the schedule below. For our Sunday services, we will post the video here after the livestream. You do not need a Facebook account to view these videos. Because of the Stay-at-Home Orders for Pinellas County, Sunday services will now be services of the Word only, with Sermon.
The service will begin on Facebook Live at 9 am. Following the conclusion of the LiveStream, it will be posted here as a video anyone (with or without a facebook account) can view. May God bless us!
FACEBOOK LIVE SERVICES DURING CORONAVIRUS ISOLATION
Morning Prayer - M-F, 9 am
Evening Prayer - M, T, Th, F, 5:30 pm
Compline - W, 8 pm
Service of the Word, with Sermon - Sunday, 9 am
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Monday, Morning Prayer - 9 am; Stations of the Cross - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Morning Prayer - 9 am; Stations of the Cross - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Morning Prayer - 9 am; Stations of the Cross - 5:30 pm
Maundy Thursday - 7 pm
Good Friday - 7 pm
Holy Saturday - 10 am
Easter Sunday - 9 am
"Long-standing practice in the Episcopal Church has offered a means for people to receive Holy Communion spiritually when it cannot be received physically. For example, in the Ministration with the Sick service in the Book of Common Prayer, the following rubric is given:
If a person desires to receive the Sacrament, but, by reason of extreme sickness or physical disability, is unable to eat and drink the Bread and Wine, the Celebrant is to assure that person that all the benefits of Communion are received, even though the Sacrament is not received with the mouth. (BCP, p, 457)
In these challenging times, many people may find themselves unable to receive Holy Communion physically due to illness or suspended worship gatherings. Forward Movement is pleased to offer a venerable resource from the Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book (Forward Movement, 2014) for use." (Text from Forward Movement)
Prayers for Spiritual Communion can be found through the link, to be used at the time of Holy Eucharist.