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Advent Garden

December 4, 2021 was our first-ever Advent Garden at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. We hope it brought peace and light during this holiday season to those attending. Above, you will notice we have posted photographs from Saturday’s Advent Garden. My thanks to St. Thomas parishioner Robert Ingenito for having the vision to create the Advent Garden at St. Thomas’s Labyrinth, as well as to the many volunteers who worked so hard to put it together. Know that you are always welcome to visit the Labyrinth at any time. Walking the labyrinth is a purposeful prayer walk. It is a catalyst for meditation and reflection.

In addition to our weekly Sunday services at 10:00am, I would also like to extend to everyone a special invitation to join me and the parishioners of St. Thomas for our upcoming special Christmas season services.

There will be a special “Blue Christmas” service next Sunday, December 12, at 2:00pm. This service is for those who struggle to find joy and hope during the festive season.

For Christmas Eve this year, we are looking forward to in-person candlelight worship services! In order to allow people to comfortably socially distance, we are asking people to pre-register for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Services on Friday, December 24. Please sign up using the links below for the service you will attend and let us know how many people will be with you. 

4:00 PM Holy Eucharist with choir

Especially for the young and the young at heart

Register Here for the 4 PM Christmas Eve Service

6:00 PM Holy Eucharist with choir

Register Here for the 6 PM Christmas Eve Service

10:00 PM Holy Eucharist

Quiet and contemplative

Register Here for the 10 PM Christmas Eve Service

I hope you can join us!

We look forward to sharing the Advent Garden again in 2022! Tentatively save this date — Saturday, December 3, 2022. Keep an eye on your email and follow St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Facebook for more information.

Blessings,

Tami Burks

Interim Rector

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

 

Blessing of the Animals: every First Sunday in October you can bring your pet (it can be a stuffed animal, too) to St. Thomas, where Mother Carol or Mother Tami will say an individual blessing over every creature. You don’t have to be a member of the church – everybody is welcome!

The Christmas Fair is our annual event to raise money for charIMG_1495ity by selling – for example – baked goods, vintage clothing, jewelry, Christmas items and men’s accessories. We also offer a silent auction and a real live bidding auction, where collectibles will go to the highest  bidder.  The Christmas Fair happens always on the first Saturday in December. Doors open at 10am, and the last customers leave at 4pm.

The Parish Picnic is a great way to say “hello” to Summer. Everybody is welcome to join in the fun. The picnic usually takes place on the Second Sunday in June.