Worship @ St. Thomas
We are diverse community, and our worship reflects that: from the quiet and reflective atmosphere at 8:00 on a Sunday morning to the exuberance of the 10:15 service. Our motto is “Practicing the Hospitality of God.” So worship here is engaging, inviting, and easy to follow. People of all ages are welcome at all times!
We are grateful for the ancient patterns of worship we have received from centuries of Christian tradition. At the same time, we joyfully incorporate language, music, and movement of our own time.
Pipers at Pentecost!
Our choirs of adults and children lead congregational singing and make their own offerings of special music. We experience everything from medieval chant to the great body of traditional Anglican choral music to Duke Ellington to U2, drumming and world music.
No matter what style we use on Sunday, we always share stories from the Bible and from our lives, pray for the needs of the world, share the bread and wine of Holy Communion, and then go into the world to make God’s presence known in our daily lives.
8:00 am Worship
Joyful and basic, this service usually uses the Rite II Holy Eucharist order of worship, with a full complement of hymns accompanied by the Metzler organ and music at the beginning and end of the service and during Communion. We occasionally use the older form, Rite I, during certain seasons of the church year, such as Lent.
10:15 am Worship
If you especially love the music inspired by the Church throughout its history up to the present day, you will hear it here in abundance at this service. We celebrate Holy Eucharist using the Rite II liturgy, with organ-led hymns, chanted prayers, anthems, and other musical offerings by the adult choir and various instrumental soloists and ensembles. Once a month during the program year (September-May) the youth choirs add their voices and instruments to our corporate worship.
Here's some more general information on worship in the Episcopal Church.
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Last updated February 2013