Holy Week Worship at St. Thomas

Palm Sunday Weekend – April 13 & 14
Saturday – 5:30 pm, and Sunday – 8:45 and 10:45 am

The congregation will assemble outside the church to start the liturgy.  Palm fronds will be distributed.  A special music offering will be presented during the 10:45 am service – The Mass by Franz Schubert.  If you would like to participate in the 5:30 pm and 8:45 am services by reading a part in the St. Luke Passion, you may sign up by clicking the following link:  ST LUKE PASSION

Maundy Thursday – April 18, 7:00 pm

Holy Communion, Footwashing, Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday, April 19
Noon, Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm, Good Friday Liturgy

The service includes the reading of the Passion according to John.  Nursery will be available for birth through age 3.

If you would like to participate in the evening service by reading a part in the Passion, you may sign up by clicking the following link:  GOOD FRIDAY PASSION READER

Lenten Lunch Series – “Last Words”

Wednesday Lunch Series – “Last Words”
March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10
Noon – 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall

We will again be hosting Lenten Luncheons on Wednesdays from 12-1pm.  This year our theme is called “”Final Words” and will be modeled after Carnegie Mellon University’s The Last Lecture Series. We are inviting leaders from the community to share thoughts on what really matters to them.  What would you say to the world if this was your last chance to talk about your life and lessons you have learned?  Please join us each Wednesday of Lent in the Parish Hall. Watch for sign-ups to provide soup and help with set up/clean up.

March 13:  Dr. Faris Farassati, City Council Member, Overland Park, and renowned cancer specialist

March 20:  The Rev. Roger Gustafson, Bishop of the Central States Synod of the ELCA

March 27:  Lonnie McFadden, world renowned musician, singer, dancer.

April 3:  Christy Howard, co-author of the “Read This…” guided journal series.

April 10:  The Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.


Easter Services Schedule

Easter Vigil – April 20,  5:30 pm

The Easter Vigil is one of the most solemn of liturgical services and includes The Service of Light, The Liturgy of the Word, The Renewal of Baptismal Promises by the entire congregation; and Holy Eucharist.

Easter Sunday – April 21

Holy Communion at 6:00 am, 8:45 and 10:45 am, and 5:00 pm (incense at this service only)

Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Loving care in our nursery will be offered for children birth through age 3 during the Easter Vigil service and the 8:45 and 10:45 am Sunday services.

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! 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:
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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!