You’re welcome here. As disciples of Christ who value the faith, gifts, and ministry of all God’s people, and who seek justice and reconciliation, we welcome all God’s children to an inclusive community. This welcome is extended without exception and regardless of sex, race, national origin, educational background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, age, or economic condition. 

The pandemic continues to bring our congregation so many questions. In this strange situation, how can we lead one another to discipleship? How can we form our children in the faith, practice, and ethics of this faith community? How can we worship together under the latest set of guidelines?

And other, greater questions aren’t going away. How can we help to build a society that is more fair, more just, and more inclusive? How can we help to dismantle the racist structures that distort our nation? How can we resist threats to Earth’s beautiful and sacred climate?

All these are serious questions, ultimate questions, because Jesus calls us here and now to love God and our neighbors. We’re searching – through shared study, through worship, through service, through prayer – to find, not ultimate answers, but simply the next steps to take. It’s hard work. We invite you to join us in the search.

COVID-19 Precautions
Masks are recommended throughout the building during the week and at the 8:30 a.m. service. Masks are required at all events with children under 5 present, during Sunday School, and during the 11 a.m. service. We also encourage you to watch out for your neighbor by allowing as much space as possible between family units. We wish to remind our members and visitors to stay home if you are experiencing symptoms that could indicate COVID-19. And we continue to urge anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to do so. Vaccination appointments can be made by calling 211 or via walk-in appointment at most pharmacies.

  • Masks are recommended. Masks are available at the welcome desk.
  • This service is live-streamed and available on YouTube. If you are shy, there are some areas less visible to the cameras.
  • We gather around the altar for Communion. The elements will be bread broken by our Pastor, gluten-free wafers, and wine and grape juice in recyclable cups.

10:15 Sunday morning, masks required

  • Masks are required. Masks are available at the welcome desk, if needed.
  • We gather around the altar for Communion. The elements will be bread broken by our Pastor, gluten-free wafers, and wine and grape juice in recyclable cups.

The 8:30 am worship service is live-streamed on the St. Thomas YouTube channel. Video is available for viewing after the live-stream. Links to the videos and the worship bulletin are below.

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Our latest newsletter – May 2022

25 May 2022 Wed - Zoom Conversation for Front-line Staff - 1:00 pm

Day to day, what’s it like to handle walk-ins and phone calls asking for food, cash, information, guidance, or even just attention?

Monday to Friday, a congregation’s administrators, office assistants, and secretaries are the intersection point between faith communities and Bloomington’s disadvantaged, needy, or troubled people. It’s a demanding role. Would you like to get together and talk about it?

On Wednesday, May 25 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, the Mission Committee at St. Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church will convene our second facilitated Zoom conversation for front-line church staff to get to know one another, pool information, and identify shared problems. Our facilitator will be Jan Sinn, M.S.S.W. You’re invited to bring a story about your most memorable encounter.  We hope you’ll join us! Click the title above to register.

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Holy Week 2022 – How does that caterpillar-to-butterfly thing work, anyway? St. Thomas is blessed to have its very own butterfly wrangler, so we can see the miracle up close. As long as people have been wondering about it, butterflies have been a symbol for renewal and rebirth.