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Altar Guild

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares the altar, communion vessels and the priests' vestments for all services, and maintains them between services. They provide wine and bread for communion. In addition to regular Sunday services, the Altar Guild helps prepare...
Lay Ministers

Lay Ministers

In Episcopal churches, lay people take active roles in our worship services. At St Thomas', these are: Lay Readers Lay Readers read the Bible lessons for the day, and, in services without music, they lead the congregation in reciting the psalms and...
Ushers

Ushers

Ushers welcome all comers to our services in the name of Jesus Christ and help those needing assistance, whether because of unfamiliarity with the service, or due to infirmity. At St Thomas', service as an usher is one of the ministries the Men of...
Acolytes and Torch Bearers

Acolytes and Torch Bearers

Acolytes The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the Church. In addition to carrying flags, crosses, and banners during the service, acolytes also assist the clergy of St. Thomas’ with preparing the altar for Holy Communion. Y...
Oblation Bearers and Lamp Bearers

Oblation Bearers and Lamp Bearers

Oblation Bearers Oblation Bearers are responsible for processing the oblations (the bread and wine to be offered for consecration) to the altar during the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion). They also represent the entire congregation in which we offer...
Helping Angels Loving Others (HALO)

Helping Angels Loving Others (HALO)

HALO is an outreach organization designed to give our younger parishioners (1st – 5th grade) and their parents an opportunity for service. Some of our past activities include: volunteering at the Houston Food Bank, assembling bicycles for under-privileged c...
St. Catherine's Guild

St. Catherine's Guild

Named after St. Catherine of Siena , the 14th century Italian nun known for her care of the sick, St. Catherine’s Guild offers pastoral care to the elderly and homebound in our parish family. This group of men and women show Christ’s love through vis...
Christian Community Service Center

Christian Community Service Center

St. Thomas' is a member and supporter of The Christian Community Service Center   (CCSC), an award-winning, community-based non-profit organization serving the inner-city Houston community. CCSC incorporated in 1980 and since that time CCSC has grown ...