Choir Rehearsals to start soon

Adult Choir rehearsals will begin Wednesday, August 23.

Praise Band 6:30-7:15 pm
Traditional 7:30-8:15 pm

Children’s Choir will begin on September 13, 5-6 pm

Contact Beth Elswick, Director of Music, if you would like to join one of the choirs.  Basic musical literacy is recommended.

Sunday, August 20: Blessing of Backpacks & Children/Youth Ministry Fair

Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks/bookbags/satchels/laptop case to church on August 20 to be blessed during the 8:45 or 10:45 am service + they will receive a small gift from the St. Thomas family. 

Children & YouthDuring the coffee hours after each service, we’ll hold our second annual Children/Youth Ministry Fair!  This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about all the things you can do as a young member of St. Thomas to explore and practice your faith!  Special booths will be set up in the Parish Hall to share information and allow you your first opportunity of the year to sign up for any of the following:

  • Acolytes (grades 3 and up)
  • Children’s Choir (grades 1 and up)
  • Jr. Ushers Ministry (grades K and up)
  • Our 2016-17 year of Sunday School
  • Youth Group
  • Taste of Youth Group
  • Nursery

After the services we will also have a cookout with potluck sides and desserts, and a WATER SLIDE!!

Worship Services at St. Thomas

Saturday 5:30

Our Saturday evening service is a quieter service with hymns played on a grand piano and accompanied by a cantor. This service has a relaxed and contemplative feel.

Sunday 8:45

Our Sunday 8:45 service includes praise songs played by a live praise band, including classically trained guitarists, piano, upright base, and drums. All songs are in the service booklet. We read weekly Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), Psalm, and Gospel readings at this service.

Sunday 10:45

Our Sunday 10:45 service includes hymns from the church hymnal are played on the organ with brass and choral accompaniment. Sections of the service use a “cantor” to lead songs, and through much of the year, the Eucharistic prayers are partially sung by the priest.

Children’s Church is offered during both Sunday services during the readings and sermon, and children rejoin parents for communion. Sunday School and adult formation classes on various topics are offered between the Sunday services.

Welcome!

Welcome! St. Thomas the Apostle is a community of Christians in Overland Park who have committed to the mission: “Come, Grow, Serve, Make a Difference.” We value the fellowship of knowing one another and the strong outreach that our parish offers, giving us plenty of chances to live out that mission statement! Our church has good music, strong preaching, energetic leadership, and welcoming people. We value hospitality, families and youth, outreach, and community. We have many Bible studies and special programs.

Our church is committed to not only hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but living into it together as a community, and welcoming others into that.

You are also welcome to check out our parish Facebook page:
St. Thomas Overland Park on Facebook.

Please feel free to “click around” the website to learn a bit more about us, or call the parish office at 913-451-0512 to set up a time to come chat with our clergy. All are welcome!