You’re welcome here. As disciples of Christ who value the faith, gifts, and ministry of all God’s people and 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 optional throughout the building during the week and at the 8:30 AM service. Masks are recommended during the 11:00 AM service.  Coffee is served throughout the morning in Heritage Hall and on the parking circle, where we hope people can gather inside or outside as they are comfortable (masks are optional).

8:30 Sunday morning, masks optional

  • Masks are optional. Masks are available at the welcome desk, if needed.
  • 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 are bread broken by our Pastor, gluten-free wafers, and wine and grape juice in recyclable cups.

9:45 to 10:45 Sunday School, ages four through adult

Children: Those age four through kindergarten are invited to join our Godly Play class. Elementary students are divided into two classes, first through third grades and fourth through sixth grades where they learn the Biblical stories. 

Confirmation: Students in grades seven and eight are part of our confirmation class where we examine the Small Catechism and the Bible, asking “What does this have to do with my life?” in preparation for Affirmation of Baptism.

Youth: High School students have the opportunity to meet with three inspiring teachers each month. Once a month, Pamela Smith will meet with the students to explore familiar and unfamiliar stories from the Bible. Mary Thomason-Smith will host monthly conversations where youth will get to know a guest from our St. Thomas community as they share their unique story of how faith shaped their decisions or impacted their life. Moriah Reichert will be working with the students to dig deep into a social justice issue, learn about it from an ELCA Christian perspective and take action. 

Adults: This class studies various topics in three to six week sessions; check the Weekly Announcements for the current topic description. Women’s Bible Study is available on Second Sundays each month. Not just for women; all are invited.

  • Masks are recommended. Masks are available at the welcome desk, if needed.
  • We gather around the altar for Communion. The elements are 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.

Here is the Upcoming Schedule for Worship Leaders.

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Full Calendar

Autumn 2022 – We were at Pridefest! — God’s Work Our Hands projects — Sunday school starts up