Sunday Morning WOrship
Worship with us: 8 am & 10:30 am
Worship at St. Thomas is liturgical, which means it follows particular patterns. It is grounded in ancient tradition and expressed in a contemporary context. Our liturgy is creative and life-giving, seeking always to equip us for renewed and joyful living. Don’t worry if you have never experienced liturgical worship. We will give you everything you need to fully and comfortably participate – all you need to do is show up!
Services at St. Thomas include music, readings from the Bible, prayers that we say together as a community, a short sermon in which we connect the readings from the Bible to our daily lives, and Communion, our shared sacramental meal.
Beautiful, rich, and varied music is a vital part of worship at St Thomas, helping us to pray and praise and deepen our experience of God. While much of our music is traditional and sacred choral music, you will occassionaly hear jazz, folk, contemporary, and experimental music.
Our 8:00 am service is ideal for those who desire a shorter and more contemplative service. The music at the 8:00 service is led by a small group of musicians rather than the full choir, and there is less of it. This service typically lasts under an hour.
Our 10:30 am service is the larger of our two services. It offers rich and beautiful music led by Doug Cleveland and our St Thomas Singers and once a month our children’s choir, the Choristers. People of all ages and at all stages of life – children, elders, families, and solos - find a place at this service. And while the 10:30 service provides a space for contemplation, it is noticeably livelier than the 8:00 am service.