The season of Lent is a contemplative time inviting us to turn toward Christ. We do this through examination, study, prayer, and other spiritual disciplines that draw us nearer to God. As we approach this holy season, we are invited to consider taking on a new practice or participating in a study or activity to draw nearer to Christ. Here are some options here at our parish:

The Stations of the Cross:

Our set of the Stations of the Cross will be placed in our office windows facing Church St. alongside prayer and meditations. You are invited to walk the stations of the cross during the season of Lent.

The Way of Love in Lent:

Our Sunday morning study February 21 – March 14 will focus on the Episcopal Church’s curriculum which offers seven practices for a Jesus Centered Life. Our scripture for the Sunday services will include one designated lesson for each practice From Ash Wednesday through Easter. John Trumbo has written our Prayers of the People to include these practices for the Way of Love. 

Lenten Madness:

Forward Movement offers a fun and educational activity each Lent called Lenten Madness. Lenten Madness uses a bracket system like March Madness (basketball) to showcase different saints of the Church.

“The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the round of the Saintly Sixteen, eight make it to the round of the Elite Eight, four make it to the Faithful Four, two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch.” Get your bracket and learn more at: www.lentmadness.org

Worship with us!

Sunday mornings at 10:30 am on Zoom or Facebook.

  • 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

We are seeking to add additional voices to the amazing St. Thomas choir. If you can bring a joyful noise, please contact our Music Director Cindy Adkins with form below. Thank you.

First Saturday of Every Month, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
1717 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

St. Thomas’ Christ House volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month to prepare and serve a healthy dinner to about 60 patients of Christ House.  Together, they decide on the recipes in advance, meet at Safeway at 4:30 pm to gather the ingredients, and walk together to the Christ House kitchen where they prepare and serve their meal.  After all the patients have been served, the volunteers join them for dinner and conversation.

Christ House is a private, non-profit 24-hour residential medical facility for homeless men and women in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.  New volunteers are always welcome.

Please use form below to volunteer.

Join us for a Bible Study and you don’t have to leave your computer! We will have an online Bible Study every Wednesday at 12:05 pm starting on September 13. It will last 40 minutes. We will be looking at the Book of Acts.

To participate:
1. Sign up for a FREE video conferencing at http://zoom.us/
2. Go to https://zoom.us/j/999435829
3. Note that you may be asked to download software for Zoom. Please do so in advance of the meeting.

Bible Study: Acts 1

 



Bible Study Acts 2:43-3:26

 

Acts 4: 1-31