Women’s March on the Polls

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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Third Advent Kid’s Cookie & Tree Decorating Party

December 15
After our third Advent service, we will have a festive coffee hour to celebrate Rose Sunday and our children, December 15 at 11:30am. There will be ornament crafts and cookie decorating. The kids will also decorate the “Jesse tree“. There will be a deluxe food spread and a special, surprise guest.
Invite your friends and neighbors.

First Sunday of Advent – the Rev. Linda Kaufman

Audio recording

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 15

11:30 a.m. Festive Coffee Hour with Cookie & Tree Decorating

Christmas Eve, December 24

5:00 p.m. Quiet Family Christmas Eve Service with Carols

10:30 p.m. Midnight Christmas Eve Service with musical prelude

The 4th Annual St. Thomas’ Tacky Sweater Christmas Party

The 4th Annual St. Thomas’ Tacky Sweater Christmas Party will be held on December 19, beginning at 6:30 on the 4th floor Fellowship Hall, 1517 18th Street NW.  Please wear a really tacky Christmas sweater.  They can be found at Target and Walmart, or you can Google them on your search engine for other vendors.  You can also make your own.  Leave your good taste at home.  Let the glitter and sequins sparkle, drape the tinsel and garlands, and ring those bells.  (Children are invited, so please leave your raunchy sweaters at home.)

We will sing Christmas carols and I’m sure we can persuade our music director par excellence, Cindy, to lead us in her spirited version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  If you haven’t participated, it is something to look forward to.

Please bring your favorite snack to share.  St. Thomas’ will provide non-alcoholic beverages but If you would like to have wine, please feel free to bring your own.

Please mark your calendars and join us on the 19th.

Advent Out Loud Day – Take Back the Book!

Rev. Dr. Katherine Grieb

Rev. Dr. Katherine Grieb

December 14

Join us on Saturday, December 14, from 9 am to 1:30 pm as the Rev. Dr. Katherine Grieb leads us in a morning retreat on what the Episcopal Church believes about the Book of Revelation.

We’re going to take back the Book of Revelation from a place of fear and misunderstanding and learn what the Episcopal Church teaches us about the Book of Revelation.

We will learn Revelation is actually a book of hope and justice during this era of resistance.

Katherine is a professor of New Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary and renowned Anglican scholar.  Katherine joined us as our guest celebrant during the month of October.

Join us for this special retreat with Katherine.  Bagels and coffee at 9 am.  We’ll start at 9:30 am.  Pizza for lunch and end at 1:30 pm.  Advent is a busy season in the secular world.  Join us for a day of hope as we wait for the birth of Jesus.