Worship

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
-John 4:24

Sunday services are held at 9:30am with a coffee hour after the service. We also have a service which is focused on children at 9:30am on the first Sunday of every month. Learn more about our Kids First service.

Holy Week Services
April 18 – Maundy Thursday
Agape Supper & Holy Eucharist at 6pm
April 19 – Good Friday
Stations of the Cross at noon
April 20 – Holy Saturday
Ecumenical Easter Vigil at St. Alban’s

Easter Sunday
April 21   Holy Eucharist at 9:30am
Easter egg hunt following the service

 

St. Thomas is an Episcopal church, so our worship services come from the Book of Common Prayer, a book that all Episcopal Churches primarily use for their services. The service we hold most often is called a Rite II Holy Eucharist. “Eucharist” means Holy Communion, sharing in the bread and wine that is the body and blood of Christ. The language used in the service is modern, so you won’t be hearing any “thy’s” or “thou’s”. But even though the language is modern, the prayers are taken from scripture and from other ancient Christian sources. The service also generally includes three readings from the bible—usually one from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament (that is not from the Gospels), and one from the Gospels. If you’d like to explore the Book of Common Prayer, a digital version is available here.

Want to learn more about our worship services and what it means to be Episcopalian? Contact our priest. She’s always happy to answer any questions. You can also visit our national church’s website.