• Are you you intrigued by Jesus, but find yourself confused by theological discussions?
  • Do you have a church background but wish you had a better understanding of basic Christian beliefs?
  • Do you wish you had a good way to respond to claims made by Fundamentalists and biblical literalists?
  • Do you feel pressured to choose between science and logic on the one hand and Christian faith on the other?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are encouraged to participate in the new small group at St. Thomas’ called “Christianity 101”! Led by Bob Moluf and Murray Scheel, this group will meet after coffee hour (sessions start at about noon) for 7 Sundays, beginning in September and ending in November (there will be no sessions in October).

This small group will have a somewhat different focus than that of a pre-confirmation class in the Episcopal Church, and the group is open to anyone who wishes to participate, regardless of church (or non-church) background.

Each of the 7 sessions will be 90 minutes long, and they will be held at St. Thomas’ Parish, starting at about noon, on the following Sundays:

  • Sep. 8 – Overview: Topics, Sources, Methods
  • Sep. 15 – God & the Hebrew/Jewish Tradition
  • Sep. 22 – Who Was Jesus?
  • Sep. 29 – The Holy Spirit & the Christian Community
  • [No sessions in October]
  • Nov. 10 – Baptism
  • Nov. 17 – Eucharist
  • Nov. 24 – Ministry

If you would like to participate in this St. Thomas’ small group, or if you have questions about it, please email Bob Moluf (bob.moluf@gmail.com).

Bob Moluf and Murray Scheel
Bob Moluf and Murray Scheel

by Gregory Mackmin

Volunteering at Christ HouseIt was just over ten years ago I began attending St. Thomas’ DC.  I’ve participated in many of our Outreach programs in those ten years, but my work with Christ House has really remained dear to me.  On the first Saturday of the month, volunteers representing St. Thomas’ Parish converge at 1717 Columbia Road to provide dinner for approximately sixty souls.  Residents and Staff are invited to partake of the nourishing meal our Outreach Program provides.  St. Thomas’ volunteers select the menu, buy the groceries; cook and serve the meal.

This has always been a wonderful opportunity to acquaint yourself with current and former parishioners of St. Thomas’ Parish.  After the meals are plated, we say our thanks to Christ and join the residents in fellowship.  Our team of volunteers has earned such a reputation that the residents have often remarked, to me, how much they look forward to that first Saturday of each month.

No professional kitchen skills are required and our Outreach budget pays for our groceries — You need only the ability to chop, dice, mix and break bread with your family in Christ.  It requires no more than two hours of your time once a month and you will witness what a difference you will make.

Here is a link to Christ House, if you wish to better understand their mission and other ways in which you may serve:

https://christhouse.org/

If you have questions, please see Dan Costello before or after services.  If you wish to volunteer, please email our Team Captain, Laura Sinram at lsinram@comcast.net or myself at gmackmin@gmail.com

Thank you.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde visited St. Thomas’ Parish for her official visitation on Sunday, February 18 at our 9:30 am service.

Bishop Budde is the spiritual leader of 45,000 Episcopalians in 89 congregations and 20 Episcopal schools in the District of Columbia and four Maryland counties–Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s. The first woman elected to this position, she also serves as the chair and president of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, which oversees the ministries of the Washington National Cathedral and three Cathedral schools.

Bishop Budde’s Sermon

 

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On Saturday, January 20 from 11:00am until 2:00pm a delegation from St. Thomas’ Parish joined the resistance movement on the one year anniversary of the inauguration.  Our group marched behind our “The President said what?” faith palm banner currently on display at our construction site.

Thank you to parishioner Lynn Moluf for organizing the event.

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