Worship at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church

 

Worship Opportunities

There are several opportunities to worship with the STE community on Sundays and throughout the week.

Our service times are:

SUNDAY

9:00 AM:  Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM:  Sunday Morning Worship
A traditional Anglican Church service of Holy Communion. Our Parish Choir leads the music, and our Kids Ministry meets simultaneously in the children’s worship space. Nursery is also available for children under 3.

5:00 PM:  Sunday Evening Worship
A service of Holy Communion which combines acoustic hymns with Anglican liturgy, scripture, sermon, and prayer. This service is perfect for youth, students, or families looking for a more relaxed worship experience. 

6:00 PM: Youth Group
6:30 PM: Sung Evening Prayer Service

WEEKDAYS

Morning Prayer: Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM, Livestream on Facebook
Evening  Prayer: Monday–Friday, 5:00 PM, Livestream on Facebook

1st, 3rd, 4th – Service of Holy Communion
2nd, 5th – Service of Morning Prayer.
-Nursery available for ages 0-3 during the 10:00 AM service
Every Sunday Evening – Service of Holy Communion

The Book of Common Prayer 

At Saint Thomas’, our services come from the Book of Common Prayer. There are prayer books at each seat in the Church. We offer a printed Order of Worship for many of our services. The Order of Worship contains the prayers, psalms, and hymns, as well as instructions for those unfamiliar with an Episcopalian service. We use the Book of Common Prayer at all our services. 

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer in the various editions of the Book of Common Prayer and other Anglican liturgical texts, was, until the last quarter of the twentieth century, the main worship service. Holy Communion was the main worship service once or twice per month, or rarely, quarterly. 

Like Evensong, and in contrast to Holy Communion, Morning or Evening Prayer can be led by a layperson, and is recited daily in private by devout Anglicans. 

Holy Communion

Holy Communion, also known as the Eucharist, is the rite that Christians perform in fulfillment of the instruction, reported in 1 Corinthians 11:25-25, that Jesus gave to do in his memory. It is a sacramental or memorial reenactment of what He did at the Last Supper. In giving his disciples bread, He said “This is my body,” and in giving the cup, He said “This is my blood.” 

Evensong

The service of Evensong is a short (30-minute) service of choral music, chant, and prayer, sung by the choir. Since the service is sung by the choir on behalf of those present, participation can be as much as you want: either follow along with the Order of Worship or simply enjoy the music and atmosphere.