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.
VACATION BIBLE CAMP 2023
Our 2023 Vacation Bible Camp will run August 7-11 from 9 am-12 pm. Campers ages 4 through 5th grade will have games, arts & crafts, chapel, outreach projects, bible stories, and snack. The cost is $60/camper and $45/ additional sibling.
We are also offering extended care from 12-4 pm! Campers must bring a sack lunch. The afternoon will include activities and a snack. The cost is an additional $60 per child. Contact Lisalynn Reed for more information or to volunteer.
ANNOUCING OUR NEW CURATE
We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Shane Carlson will join St. Thomas’ staff as Curate! Shane brings tremendous gifts and rich experience serving the wider church. Shane will visit St. Thomas on June 4-11 2023, and will begin full time ministry in July 2023. We will welcome Shane and his family to St. Thomas fully mid-July for a potluck celebration. Shane will be ordained to the priesthood at St. Mark’s Cathedral (Seattle, WA) on June 21 at 6:30 pm.
Shane Carlson recently finished up his Master of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary. St. Thomas is his first placement as an ordained person in the Episcopal Church.
A husband, father, and priest, Shane is a cradle Episcopalian and grew up at St. Andrew’s, near Greenlake in Seattle. He spent his first career at non-profit Christian retreat centers throughout the United States and in British Columbia. Through almost three decades of working with various church denominations in his non-profit work, Shane is comfortable connecting with people of all denominations. These ecumenical connections have also verified his theological home and roots are in the Episcopal Church. Shane received his undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University in Christian Education.
He is passionate about fostering community, describes himself as a “Jesus person,” and his favorite verses in scripture are Philippians 2: 1-11.
Shane, his wife Allison, and their three children are thrilled to be moving back to the Seattle area after graduation. In their free time together, the family likes to seek outdoor adventures, catch local sporting events, and support the kids in their many activities.