News

FEMA/Construction Update

We are happy to report that we are making progress toward the approval of our FEMA grant request. We received a letter from FEMA late last week confirming that our request has successfully cleared FEMA’s regional review. That review affirmed that the construction plans we submitted were the most effective method for mitigating the potential…

Scouting for Food

It’s time for Scouting for Food 2020, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Troop 1226 and Pack 1226 Boy Scout Food Drive from January 27-February 7. You may drop off your donations in the church narthex, the upper school building, near the library/gym hallway or in Scotland Yard. Suggested items include cereal, canned soups & mixes, peanut butter,…

Campus and Construction Update

Saint Thomas

Much is happening behind the scenes at STE. With the help of industry experts and volunteers alike, we continue to move closer to making our new and improved campus a reality. Below is an update on demolition and campus plans. Additional information for school parents regarding student safety, traffic, and parking for the new year…

An Emphasis on the Word

This Sunday, you will see a bit of a change in how our Holy Communion service is done. During the first half of the service, commonly called the Liturgy of the Word, the clergy will lead from the prayer desk in the chancel. After the sermon and offertory, the clergy will move into the sanctuary…

Happy Easter!

easter sunday

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…

Lent

In the days of the early Church, baptisms of new converts and their families would happen on Easter Day, appropriately. Baptism, of course, is the sacrament of new life. Those who were to be baptized would have been catechized pretty thoroughly, given that they were coming out of a pagan worldview — for months and,…

About Catechesis

New City Catechism

My older sons and I have been having some terrific conversations – really substantive – about God. How is this so? How can there be such a mutually edifying discussion about a subject that can be so fraught with uncertainty, a lack of confidence, and a lack of interest? These conversations can occur if they…

From the Rector: Search for a New Music Director

I will be leading the search for the new Music Director for St. Thomas’ Church and School. It will be important that this person fit within my vision for worship and ministry for St. Thomas’. I have asked Jan Taylor to serve as Chair of the Advisory Committee for this position and she has agreed.…

Campus Entrance Changes / Demolition Update

campus map 2018 summer

As we prepare for demolition of some of the old buildings on the campus, the campus entrances from the old elementary school (A/B), middle school (C/D), and kindergarten (H) wings are no longer available. The main hallway from Jackwood, between the administration building (F) to the kindergarten (E) wing is closed.(Map). To enter the campus:…

Church Restoration Update: Pew Chairs and Kneelers are Here!

Our new Pew Chairs and Kneelers arrived Tuesday morning from Sauder Manufacturing in Michigan. A team of volunteers, staff, and school students unloaded the chairs and kneelers from the truck, carried them into the church, placed them in rows and put the kneelers on. The chairs are built of solid birch wood, stained to blend…