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10:30 am Holy Eucharist Every Sunday
St Thomas’s Parish is open for in-person services (also live-streamed on Facebook). Pre-registration is not required. When you arrive, we will ask you to provide your name and contact information for public health purposes. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times inside the church building, regardless of vaccination status. Coffee hour will be held outside after the service.
Our principal worship service is the Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper), held at 10:30 am on Sundays. The first part of the service is centered on the proclamation of God’s Word, and is designated as “the Word of God” or the “Ministry of the Word”. We hear readings from Scripture (the Old and New Testaments of the Bible) about God and God’s people. The service will always include a reading from one of the Gospels (the story of Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection). Sermons attempt to connect these readings to our everyday lives and to challenge us to grow into the people whom God is calling us to be in the world. We then recite a statement of faith, often the ancient and widely adopted text called the Nicene Creed. We then offer prayers for the church and for the world.
The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. We are then sent into the world to live out and proclaim the Good News that we have heard.
All are welcome at our table for communion, as it is God’s table, not ours. God loves everyone (no exceptions), and this table is made ready for all those who are seeking God and who want to know Jesus more.