Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church
3602 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23222
Tuesdays, November 22nd - December 20th
7:00 pm - Way of Love Advent Series
Join Cynthia Miller and your St. Thomas Family online during Advent for a special exploration of the Way of Love Advent Series! Tuesdays from 7-8 pm, beginning Nov. 22 through Dec. 20, we will explore the Episcopal Church's curriculum, Journeying the Way of Love Advent Series. Click here for information and how to register.
Sunday, November 27th
10:30 am - Advent Lessons & Carols
This liturgy aims to recapture that Advent longing and hope. It begins in darkness with the Advent Responsory, in which Christ's coming is announced. The Blessing of Light follows, and, as the Service unfolds, the cathedral is transformed from darkness to light. The scripture readings come in pairs. An Old Testament reading speaks of God’s promise. A New Testament reading proclaims how the promise is being fulfilled in Christ. And each pair is accented by a musical response that heightens our expectation and invites our trust in the coming of Christ as Judge and Redeemer. (St. James Music Press)
Sunday, December 4th
9:30 am - Advent Intergenerational Sunday School
We will be making Advent Wreaths for Intergenerational Sunday School. Participants will enjoy free, creative time, with supplies provided. All are invited and encouraged!
Tuesday, December 6th
6:30 pm - Advent Adventure
Join us to kick off Advent with this fun St. Thomas tradition! Kids of all ages are invited to make their own edible nativity scenes. If you are unable to attend in person, please let Katie Cosby know and she will create a kit for you to pick up.
Sunday, December 11th
5:30 pm - Taize Holy Eucharist and Sound Bath
On December 11th, following the 5:30 P.M. Taize service, Jim Morgan will share his collection of singing bowls in an unique sound experience, created for meditation and relaxation. A "sound bath" is a meditative experience using sound waves produced by singing bowls, chimes, percussion, and other instruments. Using frequency and vibration, the listener is invited to simply be present (seated or reclined), focus on breath, and clear one's mind. It is an invitation to discover our deeper self and connect with the divine.
Sunday, December 18th
9:30 am - Youth Group Sneaky Santa Gift Exchange Party
Middle and high school youth are invited to join us for this fun holiday tradition. Bring a small, silly, inexpensive (WRAPPED) gift, and enjoy some holiday goodies, which will be provided.
5:30 pm - Blue Christmas Service
St. Thomas recognizes that the holidays are sometimes "blue" or filled with difficult feelings for those struggling with painful life events such as death, illness, poverty, or addiction. This service will provide an opportunity for an expression of grief and pain as well as a focus on the promise of hope and healing. By coming together to honor these challenges, we hope to help those who struggle to find joy during this festive season to feel less isolated. You are not alone, and you are loved. All are welcome.
Saturday, December 24th
4:30 pm - Family Eucharist
7:30 pm - Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
*10:30 pm - Candlelight Eucharist
Sunday, December 25th
9:30 am - Potluck Brunch
*10:30 am - Christmas Eucharist
Sunday, January 1st
*10:30 am - Christmas Lessons & Carols
*These indicated services will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
Please note that there is no nursery care available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Sunday, January 1st. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged in worship!