Sunday Services

We offer a spoken services of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:00 am and Choral Holy Communion of the first, third and fourth Sundays of each month, and Choral Morning…

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!

Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.  The Friars will be cooking up plenty of pancakes, waffles and bacon for your enjoyment. The…

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Hungry for Church

By Bryan Anderson, Director of Music Last Sunday at St. Thomas, we sang and read Psalm 42, “Like as the hart desireth the water-brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.” Such expressions, comparing the need for God’s presence to physical needs, are common throughout Scripture. Another that comes to mind is Psalm 84: “My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.” Whenever I read these sentiments, I am reminded of my grandfather, who, in advancing stages of ALS, and home-bound for some time, was asked by visiting family members if he wanted to be taken to church. His response, typed on a keyboard, as he could no longer speak, was: “I am hungry for church!” I wonder how many of us have ever found in ourselves such a “desire and longing” to engage in public worship. It is so easy to blame our rare appearances at worship on our schedules or our fatigue; at St. Thomas it is easy to rationalize…