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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,…

The Gift I Took for Granted

Last week, Kari Browder shared a personal story of an ebenezer (“stone of help”) moment in her life and invited others to contribute theirs. This story comes from Betsy Miller: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and…

No-Contact Food Drive Saturday!

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NO-CONTACT FOOD DRIVE for CCSC FOOD PANTRYSaturday, April 18, 12pm – 2pmSaint Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School4900 Jackwood, Houston 77096 Make a non-perishable food donation to Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) which serves the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences. The CCSC Food Pantry is an essential…

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…

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…

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…