If you are a regular guest at St. Thomas as a summer resident, or new to the area and looking for a church home, we celebrate with joy the opportunity to worship our Lord with you! If you are a first-time visitor to St. Thomas, we hope the following notes help to take away any anxiety you may have about attending a worship service and help to make your worship experience a joyful one!
Sunday Morning Services
Sunday morning worship is at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Questions You May Have...
WILL THERE BE COMMUNION? 8:00 a.m. service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month 10:30 a.m. service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
CAN I RECEIVE COMMUNION? All baptized believers are welcome at the Lord's table. Children who have not yet received their first communion are always invited to receive a blessing.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE COMMUNION? The bread and wine are received both via "intinction" and "at the rail". "Intinction": worshipers come forward via the center aisle, receive the wafer from a communion assistant, "dip" it into the wine chalice held by a communion assistant and return to their pew via the side aisle. Communion "at the rail": worshipers come forward via the center aisle, kneel at the altar railing, receive the wafer and wine via cup and return to their pew via the side aisle. If you are unable to come forward to receive the Lord's Supper for physical reasons, please let an usher know when you arrive at worship and the communion assistants will bring the wafer and wine to you. HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO DURING SERVICE? Upon arriving at St. Thomas, a greeter or usher will offer each worshiper a service bulletin. Our services are conveniently printed out in full, making it very easy for guests to participate in comfort. Feel free to check out the service bulletin examples at the bottom of this page. I WANT TO ATTEND WORSHIP BUT MY HEARING AND VISION ARE COMPROMISED... Worshipers can request a hearing device or large print bulletin with hymns from an usher at the back of the church upon arriving for worship. IS THERE AN ELEVATOR and WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE REST ROOM? Yes. The elevator entrance is located on the south side of the church on Stanley Street - a sign is located there. The wheelchair accessible rest room is located at the back of the sanctuary just before the elevator entrance.
IS THERE A NURSERY? We encourage parents and grandparents to bring their children to worship! For the convenience of parents with infants or very young children, a nursery is located in the basement with a diaper changing table and rocking chairs for feeding time if the need arises.
WILL I HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET OTHERS? A coffee hour with snacks typically follows each service in the Honduras Fellowship Room at the back of the sanctuary. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a snack, some java and meet some really nice folks!