Sunday, December 3rd
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)
11:30 am - Advent Fest!
Join us after church for our favorite Advent activities. All ages are welcome! Activities include graham cracker nativities, advent wreaths, and decorating the Crismon tree.
2:00 pm - Youth Group Cookie Decorating and Christmas Movie
Cookie decorating and Christmas movie (youth only)
Sunday, December 10th
5:30 pm - Taize Holy Eucharist and Sound Bath
On December 10th, 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.
Wednesday, December 13th
7:00 pm - The Mary Whittle Concert Series presents Rejoice! Rejoice! An Advent Concert
Please join us for the second concert of our Mary Whittle Concert Series, Rejoice! Rejoice! Featuring the St. Thomas Choir, singers from the Community, a professional Vocal Quartet, Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Organ. Tickets are $20 per person. Read more about the Mary Whittle Concert Series here.
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 holiday snacks.
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.
Sunday, December 24th
8:30 am - Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30 am - Christmas Pageant
7:30 pm - Family Eucharist
10:30 pm - Candlelight Eucharist
Monday, December 25th
9:30 am - Potluck Brunch
10:30 am - Christmas Eucharist
The First Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 31st
10:30 am - Christmas Lessons & Carols
Please note that there is no nursery care available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Sunday, December 31st.
Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged in worship!