John Graves

Our Broken Idols

destroying idols

by David Browder By the time this article is published and delivered, Election Day 2020 will have come and gone. We may not know all of the results yet but the voting will be done (and, mercifully, the ads will stop). Many of us desire a period of healing — but I am not sure…

Church Renovation Update

The Rev’d David Browder, Rector of Saint Thomas’, provides an update on on-going renovation work in our Church building, discussing the beginning of work on interior finishes, our new 3-tier pulpits, and additions to improve accessibility.

Sunday Service: In Person and Online

In Person Service Sunday

Join us this Sunday In Person for an outdoor service of Holy Communion service at 10 AM in the Courtyard — or join us On Line on Facebook or YouTube. Either in person or online, we look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday! If you are new to Saint Thomas’, please fill out our…

STEC To Resume In-Person Services Sunday, June 14

We plan to resume in-person services in our church on Sunday, June 14th. We will continue to live stream our service. Summer 2020 In Person Schedule Sunday, 10 am: One Service Wednesday, 6pm: Holy Communion for older and at risk persons. Fall 2020 We plan to return to our regular Sunday schedule We are delighted…

Latest Parish Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest online poll as we look toward planning our future services as our state and city begin to reopen. We received 50 responses through May 19. Here are some high points: 90% of respondents found the 9 am online livestream Sunday service time to have been convenient,…

Happy Easter!

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CHRIST our Passover is sacrificed for us: * therefore let us keep the feast,Not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; * but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. v. 7. CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more; * death hath no more dominion over…

Easter and Coronavirus

This period of time has been as different and surreal as any this country has ever witnessed. Those who remember the Depression and World War II perhaps can say that they have seen something like this but, certainly, those of us in subsequent generations cannot. In many ways, given its frightening and unusual nature, it…

Update: Sunday Services Moved Online

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Dear St. Thomas’ Family, These are very unusual times. Most of us alive today have not experienced what we are now experiencing with the coronavirus. The virus is easily transmitted, especially among large groups. This is why you are seeing large gatherings canceled. Officials are trying to take away opportunities for the virus to spread…