Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6
4:00 PM

Join St. Thomas Church for our annual Blessing of the Animals, a service of celebration and thanksgiving for the animals that give us so much joy. Each animal will be blessed by clergy and receive a special tag for their collar, crate, cage, or aquarium.

Note: Animals that sting, bite or scratch should be contained. If you cannot bring a living creature, we will bless photos or stuffed animals.

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all.

from Hymns for Little Children, 1848, Cecil Alexander

 

 

Second Saturday Sept 14!

6:30 PM in the Parish Hall

All are welcome to get together with friends and meet new members after the 5:30 service!  Enjoy Morgan’s Salsa by Thom’s Helpers, chips, and beverages.   You are welcome to bring a snack to share.

 

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!