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    Our vision is of a community where lay people and clergy share in the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship and service.
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  • Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church!

    Our vision is of a community where lay people and clergy share in the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship and service.
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  • Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church!

    Our vision is of a community where lay people and clergy share in the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship and service.
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  • Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church!

    Our vision is of a community where lay people and clergy share in the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship and service.
  • Welcome

    Our vision is of a community where lay people and clergy share in the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship and service.
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    Episcopalians place a high value on participatory worship.  We both receive in Church and we are given opportunities to actively take part.  Therefore, much of worship is like a dialogue: clergy and laity each with a part to fulfill.  Worship leadership is also a shared experience.  While clergy preside at the Holy Eucharist, lay ministers enjoy functional and crucially symbolic roles.

    If you would like to participate in any of the following ministries, please contact Deacon Geri Nelson by calling 355-3110, and she will direct you to the appropriate coordinator of the respective ministry.

    Altar Guild members prepare the Chancel for worship.  Their duties include arranging, cleaning and maintaining the vessels and elements for the Holy Eucharistic; taking care of vestments and linens; and, ensuring the correct placement and proper operation of candles and other worship items.

    Altar Servers (Acolytes) assist the clergy in the preparation of the Altar and participate in the processions.  Altar servers generally begin at age 10 and may continue in their ministry until infirmity.  Any child or adult may participate in this ministry.

    Flower Guild members use their gifts for enhancing the beauty of the Sanctuary.  Guild members procure and arrange Altar flowers, including for special celebrations such as Christmas and Easter.  The Flower Guild Chairs maintain and coordinate the schedule through which parishioners donate for flowers and designate their thanksgiving or memorial which the flowers symbolize.

    Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist with the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament by bearing the Chalice.  “LEM’s” receive orientation and training vesting and the logistics of assisting with Holy Communion.  One LEM serves at the 8am Holy Eucharist and two at the 10am service.

    Lay Eucharistic Visitors take the Blessed Sacrament to those who are ill, in hospital or confined to their homes after Sunday worship.  “LEV’s” also receive orientation and training for their ministry.  Two LEV’s are scheduled for each Sunday throughout the year.

    Lay Readers and Lectors are ministers of the Word.  Lay Readers are trained and officiate at Daily Morning Prayer.  Lectors receive training for reading the Old Testament and Epistle Readings at celebrations of the Holy Eucharist.

    Ushers and Greeters are often the first people guests and visitors encounter.  Their ministry is important in setting the tone for all worshipers who attend.  They also assist the congregation at the time of Holy Communion.

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