Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Baby Announcement

We are announcing the birth of James Cash Wiley born June 20. He weighed 7lbs 10 oz.  Mom - Alyssa is doing well.  As you can see Paris is already in love with her little brother.

On July 13th, Emerson Jeremiah Young was born. He weighed 6lbs 10oz and was 19 inches long. Mom- Sarah Beth is still recovering but getting better. 

Ed and Pat Ryland are very proud great-grandparents!  Ann Ryland is a proud grandparent!   We wish them all health and happiness.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

More Hardtner?

ECW Summer Celebration

Church Dedication and Thanksgiving!

Church dedication services were held for New Greater Hope Church, on Sunday, June 25, at 3:00 p.m. at their new home on Nutland Road. You all will remember that New Great Hope Church worshiped at St. Thomas' as their interim home for a while.

I attended the dedication and The Reverend Calvin Cyrus and The Reverend Sheila Cyrus expressed their appreciation to all at St. Thomas for our hospitality as they celebrated their beginning at the new church building.

What a wonderful and joyous celebration it was!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bouncing Bette!

The Archdeacon Bette Jo Kauffman bounces around from church to church - that is her job!

That is because the Archdeacon works first and foremost for the Bishop and serves the whole church. We learned yesterday from the Bishop (both St. Thomas' and St. Alban's), that the Archdeacon will soon be bouncing on to her next assignment. 

That is her story to tell, but the Episcopal church is small and we all talk - so you may hear it somewhere else first. 

Thanks for all you've given us Bette Jo and prayers for your continued ministry to the Church!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Eucharist

This Sunday, June 18, is Father's Day. 

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless and strengthen our fathers and those who have been fathers to us. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons, daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.  A short coffee time will follow so we can get home to spend time with family! Join us!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Pot Luck and Baby Showers!

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Please join us this Sunday for Food and Fellowship.  This is our first of the month Pot Luck following the Holy Eucharist.  We will also be having a double baby shower for Alyssa Orten and SaraBeth OrtenThe theme is "Books and Diapers." Please share your favorite children's book and any size diaper.

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Tonight, after dark, at 8:00 p.m., our celebration of Easter begins with all of our churches together at Grace Episcopal. We will continue our celebration tomorrow in our individual churches...
The Great Vigil of Easter - Vigilia Pascual - 8:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal (en ingl├ęs) This is the Church’s ancient first celebration of Easter. Come and experience this wonderful liturgy and Holy Baptism!
Easter at St. Thomas'
Easter Day Holy Eucharist – 10:00 a.m. A wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Come celebrate with us!
Easter Egg Hunt – 11:15 a.m. Bring your basket and help us search for eggs!
Please join us and bring your friends!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Holy Week

Holy Week and Easter at St. Thomas’s 2017



Holy Wednesday:

Tenebrae – 7:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal with St. Albans

Tenebrae is a beautiful liturgy that symbolizes the growing darkness as we move toward Good Friday and the return of the light at Easter.


Maundy Thursday:

Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing – 6:00 p.m.

The Maundy Thursday Liturgy is a beautiful service that includes foot washing. Following the Eucharist, we strip the altar for Good Friday.


Good Friday:

Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross – 6:00 p.m.

Another Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross


Holy Saturday:

The Great Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m. at Grace

This is the Church’s ancient first celebration of Easter. Come and experience this wonderful liturgyand Holy Baptism


Easter Day:

Easter Day Holy Eucharist –10:00 a.m.

A wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Come join us!

Easter Egg Hunt – 11:15 a.m.

Bring your basket and help us search for eggs and prizes!





Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pot Luck Luncheon

Join us after church for a Pot Luck luncheon.  Please bring your favorite dish to share on the Sun Porch!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lent 2017

Join us again in 2017 as we travel from church to church for Holy Eucharist, simple suppers, visiting preachers, and fellowship with one another...

Grace's Lenten Lunch series on each Tuesday is on again in 2017 too. This year, we will learn to Live Well in Lent with reflections from Living Compass.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Annual Meeting this Sunday

Please join us for the Annual Meeting of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church following the liturgy, this Sunday, The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, January 29, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.

We will elect new Vestry Members, Convention Delegates, approve our 2017 Budget.