Seek. Serve. Grow.
Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church!
We are a community seeking God’s presence in every part of our lives. We come together to experience God’s presence in worship. We share our lives with one another in authentic community. We are sent out to serve our friends, our neighbors, and the world because God has first served us. While our church is located in Medina (West Bellevue), people living all over the greater Seattle area call our church home.
A Fall Letter from Mother Liz
Dear St. Thomas Church Family:
School started, church programs began, and fall is in the air! What an exciting time of year! The regathering that happens during this time of year is a reminder of the gift of being together. And here at St. Thomas, we are blessed with Christian community!
Over the next year, our adult formation is geared toward nurturing and building up our community, as individuals as well as the Body of Christ. As we settle into our fall routines, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of our fall offerings. You can see the full calendar of events here.
To get in touch with our individual gifts, the Stephen Ministry group is hosting a three-week series on Spiritual Gifts that will be followed by a parish-wide Ministry Fair.
Come and learn about the wonderful ministries at St. Thomas and discern how you can get involved. There will be two opportunities to attend the ministry fair on Wednesday evening October 4 from 7:00-8:00pm and Sunday, October 8 between both services.
Learn about how the ancients tried to love God and their neighbor, by entering the biblical narrative through the book, The Path. “The Path is the story of the Bible… [and is] clear and easy to read…following the path of God's love all the way from the beginning to the end, from Adam's creation to John's revelation.” This reading group will take place on Sunday at 9:00 am starting on October 15 and on Wednesday, October 11. To reserve your copy, contact the church office.
Join us as we give thanks for our fur babies and bless them! This is a great event to invite a neighbor too! October 1 at 2:00 pm!
Get Your Ducks In A Row: End of Life Planning
Get your ducks in a row by attending this end-of-life planning workshop. The series will be hosted by The People’s Memorial on Wednesday evenings. Mother Liz will kick-off this series and The People’s Memorial will lead the remaining three sessions. The sessions will take place on Wednesday: Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the library. The 4 sessions include information on spirituality of death and dying and funeral planning, health (polst, healthcare directives, healthcare power of attorney, living will registry…), financial planning (wills/trusts, executors/ trustees, financial power of attorney, record keeping of accounts, lists…), death (disposition authorization, vital statistics/planning, designated agent). This series is sponsored by the St. Thomas Legacy Society.
Blessing of Hands of Medical Professionals
In honor of St. Luke the physician, we will bless the hands of healers. If you are a healer of mind, body, or soul, we invite you to come to this opportunity to be honored and blessed. Perhaps you might invite a friend from work too! Mark your calendar for October 15 services and Evensong at 4:00 pm.
As you can see there are many exciting formation opportunities this fall! There are more programs for children, youth, choir, and choristers. To learn more about all of our offerings, please visit our website!
Your sister in Christ,
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:17-19)