WHY & HOW
Worship is a recognition of and response to an awesome, loving God.
During worship, we offer praise, ask questions, explore the Bible,
and listen for the 'still-speaking' God.
For a long time, we gathered for worship in a sanctuary each week;
more lately, worship happens in homes or on patios, by way of screens.
Does that sort of worship count?
Turns out that while style and routine are meaningful (we tend to worship best when both are familiar), what really matters is our heart--the desire we have to meet with, hear from, lift praise & thanks to God. Doing this in the company of others is a big part of worship, too (though again, it's possible to worship on our own)--which is something we recognize with new clarity during a pandemic. But even when what we're familiar with gets replaced, even when it's challenging at best to be with others--we can still worship.
Which is why we're offering online services and studies each week, and outside services from time to time. It's why we're wanting to encourage one another to keep going as worshipers.
You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless
till they find rest
Our online services alternate between traditional and casual styles in terms of content, approach, and music. Typically these live stream at 10am each week; recordings of the services are available at the St. Thomas YouTube channel, as well.
Outside services in the parking lot usually happen about once a month, at 9am (check Facebook for updates on time).
Communion is part of the casual service each week, and part of the traditional service each month.