Weekly Sunday Services
8 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Our first service of the day draws on some of our most cherished texts, with beautiful language hearkening back to the one of the earliest versions of the Book of Common Prayer in 1662. This service includes hymns, prayers and sharing of communion.
10:15 a.m. – Choral Eucharist, Rite II
This principal service of The Episcopal Church also draws on this historic tradition, though in Rite II the language is modernized. Our 10:15 service also features hymns, prayer and communion, but we also sing the portions of the musical mass setting (Gloria, Sanctus & Fraction). On top of this our choir offer one or two sung anthems a week – click here to hear what our music is like!
5 p.m. – Bach Vespers ( Monthly )
Join the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas once a month (Fall through Spring) for a reflective evening of worship, focused through the lens of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Beyond aesthetic beauty, the music of Bach draws on a knowledge of scripture rivaled by just a handful of composers. Bach’s music is so infused with religious fervor that it is almost impossible to separate Bach the Christian from Bach the composer.
Click here for full Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas season schedule.
Click here to hear one of our favorite hymns, performed by our Vespers musicians.
5 p.m. – Taizé Evening Prayer – as scheduled
Taizé Evening Prayer is a style of worship that originated at a spiritual retreat and pilgrimage center in Taizé, France. It is highlighted by the use of chants from Taizé Community, which are short, simple melodies sung in a deeply meditative manner. The service also makes much use of silence and prayers. Our service at St. Thomas combines both elements from typical Taizé services with aspects of Anglican evening prayer. This Taizé Prayer Service offers a chance to relax and retreat from the hectic schedules of our daily lives. Take this opportunity to renew and recharged yourself in a peaceful, beautiful setting.
Tuesdays at 6:15pm
Another service with ancient roots, this service of readings and prayers precedes our evening activities and meetings that begin at 7pm.