Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Services

Please join us at St Thomas' Episcopal Church for our Christmas Services.
Christmas Eve will begin at 6:30p.m. at St Thomas. We will join St Alban's Episcopal Church at 10:45p.m. for carols and 11:00p.m. Midnight Mass. Our Christmas Day Service will be at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas.  

Have a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Party

This Friday, December 15, is St Thomas' annual Christmas Party.  We will be gathering at the Ryland's house (107 Raymond Drive) at 6 p.m. Please bring your favorite Christmas finger food to share. 

This year instead of doing our regular gift exchange, we will be gathering laundry detergent and toilet paper for The DeSiard Street Shelter.  But don't worry, we will still be having fun and games!

We hope to see you on Friday.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Potluck Sunday

This Sunday we will be having our monthly Potluck luncheon after church. Please plan on bringing your favorite dish to share.  We will gather on the Sun Porch about 11:15 a.m.   This is always a time for fun, food and fellowship!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ladies Night

Ladies Night Out will be November 15th.  After the Wednesday Night Eucharist, please join us at Olive Garden about 6:15 p.m. for diner and fellowship.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


This Sunday, November 5, is the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for our Potluck Lunch - right after the Eucharist.  Please join us on the Sun Porch for food and fellowship.

Fall Back!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Annual BBQ - This Saturday, October 14

The St. Thomas' Annual BBQ is this Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come early and take a walk on our newly paved walking path!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Feast Twice This Sunday

This Sunday, October 1, is the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for our Potluck Lunch - right after the Eucharist (we will feast twice).  Please join us on the Sun Porch for food and fellowship.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Baptism Tomorrow!

Please join us on Sunday, September 24, The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost for the baptism of Gavin Babb.

Gavin is the son of Taylor and Garrett Babb and the grandson of Janice and Rusty Babb!

It will be a wonderful celebration as we welcome a new member to the family!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

St. Thomas' Annual BBQ

Mark your calendars, and bring your friends to St. Thomas' for food, fun, and fellowship!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend Potluck!

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday, September 3, on Labor Day Weekend is our First-Sunday-of-the-Month Potluck Lunch. See you for Eucharist at 10:00 and then for food and fellowship.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Update

Dear Friends, 

As many of you are aware, Hurricane Harvey has brought catastrophic devastation to the Texas Gulf Coast and now threatens parts of Louisiana. The storm's path has left coastal communities in ruins, and the remnants of Harvey continue to effect the Houston area with incredible amounts of rain. Much of Houston and eastern Texas are underwater.

In the Diocese of West Texas alone, Harvey's force left coastal communities in ruins, now without power or infrastructure, and it may take weeks for those to be restored.
We know there are many people concerned about the communities that have been affected, and everyone wants to know how they can help. 

How to Help
Donate to Episcopal Relief & Development's Hurricane Harvey Fund and provide emergency assistance to people recovering from the impact of flooding after this major storm. Your generous support will supply critical necessities for communities immediately and for the long-term as they recover and rebuild.

To donate to the Diocese of Texas, click here
(All donations made to the Diocese of Texas will directly support their churches that are serving as shelters to flood victims and evacuees.)

To donate to the Diocese of West Texas, click here.

In Our Diocese
As the storm moves more into this state over the following days, the damage to Louisiana will grow worse. The Episcopal Relief and Development provides resources on how to prepare for disasters. While there is still time, I urge you to reach out and provide assistance to those who are most vulnerable in your churches and communities. 

Stay safe, stay dry, and keep in touch
In Christ's Love, 


The Rev. Deacon Lois Maberry
Disaster Relief Officer
Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana

Friday, August 4, 2017

Potluck Sunday

This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for Potluck after church.  Please join us on the Sun Porch for food and fellowship.

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.

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.