We welcome you to join us in person on Sunday mornings in our sanctuary at 10 a.m.
Please know that COVID safety protocols are in place and we request everyone to wear a mask indoors
Our services will also be STREAMED LIVE each
SUNDAY at 10:00am
Compline Services on Zoom
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 8:30 p.m.
Sharing Compline twice a week is a meaningful way for people to gather for worship during these times of social isolation. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings we check in for a few minutes with others to share our joys and concerns. Compline is the last prayer service of each day – a brief time (about 10 minutes) to gather to “say goodnight” to God and one another. The Compline Service is found in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 127-135) and appears on the screen for those who log into Zoom on a computer, iPad, or other device. If you phone in on one of the numbers listed below, you can follow along in your own Prayer Book. The Zoom instructions for joining in this lovely time of prayer are below.
BIBLE STUDY – Gospel of Matthew STARTS
THURSDAY EVENING at 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM
Our weekly Bible study starts up again this Thursday evening (October 7) on Zoom. We’ll be exploring the Gospel of Matthew, the first book in the New Testament in small segments week to week. Our first group of studies (4-5 weeks) will look at Matthew’s initial ideas about God’s Kingdom through reading about Jesus’ genealogy, childhood, and preparation for ministry in Chapters 1-4. Anyone is welcome to attend this one hour study which will help all of us to understand Matthew’s Gospel better and strengthen our faith and trust in God. Each session concludes by 8:30 p.m. so. If you have a Bible, please have it with you. You can join in on any session (you don’t have to attend every week) with your computer or tablet on Zoom or phone in using the Zoom instructions below.
ZOOM Instructions for Compline and Bible Study:
Download the Zoom Meeting or Zoom Cloud program on your computer, iPad, or phone.
A few minutes before Zoom event is to begin (7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible Study; 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for Compline; open or start the Zoom program or app.
Join the St. Thomas Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below on your computer or iPad:
*If you would prefer to phone in, please dial one of the numbers below and when prompted, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode shown below. You’ll be connected to the group.
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C.) or +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 943 6791 3282 Passcode: 465064
New Blessing Box helps neighbors by keeping cupboards stocked in Canonsburg
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2021
The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
CANONSBURG—When Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard, it was bare.
Canonsburgers in a pinch no longer have to face the same fate. They can find relief in a new Blessing Box along North Jefferson Avenue.
Operating under the banner, “take what you need, give what you can” the Blessing Box offers non-perishable dry goods for households in need of immediate food relief.
The location has been stocked with cereal, pasta, sauce, ramen noodles and other non-perishable goods by members of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Neighbors are welcome to “take what you need” or “give what you can” to help others.
“As followers of Jesus, we are looking beyond meeting people’s spiritual needs to bring blessing to those who are hungry physically. Our hope is that in some small way they experience God’s love and concern for their well-being,” commented Canon Cathy Brall, St. Thomas’ pastor.
The Blessing Box is part of the Canonsburg church’s mission to: welcome all with open arms in the name of God. The Blessing Box ministry is the work of numerous parishioners led Gary Naeser, the congregation’s Junior Warden.
If you would like to contribute, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church welcomes donations of unexpired, shelf-stable food items in boxes, pouches, plastic, or cans. No glass items are accepted.
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is located at 139 North Jefferson Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
Photo 3: Jr. Warden Gary Naeser, a lay leader at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, puts finishing touches on the church’s new Blessing Box along North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg. The cupboard operates with the guideline “take what you need, leave what you can.”
Photo 1: Parishioners at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church stock the new Blessing Box after Sunday worship. The Blessing Box offers immediate, short-term relief for households in need of food. It is located along North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg.
Photo 2: The Rev. Cn. Cathy Brall (below) stands by the new Blessing Box along North Jefferson Avenue in Canonsburg. The cupboard operates with the guideline “take what you need, leave what you can.” The Blessing Box sponsored by St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church contains non-perishable food items to offer immediate, short-term relief for households in need of food.
WELCOMING YOU HOME
No matter where you come from or where you're going
No matter what you believe or what you doubt
No matter what you feel or just don't feel today
No matter whom you love
You are welcome into this space to be met by God
Who knows you by name, who knows your heart
who knows your mind, and...
Who wants to have a relationship with you
St. Thomas Episcopal Church-Canonsburg would like to congratulate Canon Cathy Brall for the 25th Anniversary of her ordination to the priesthood!
You are loved by many and appreciated more than you will ever know. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to others.
Your St. Thomas Family
OUR STORIED HISTORY
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church has been a proud member of the Canonsburg community for over 150 years. Read more about our history of service.
THE MISSION OF ST. THOMAS
In the name of God, we welcome all with open arms. Through prayer, fellowship, education and service, we support each other's journey with Christ, in a spirit of joy and laughter.
In addition to our Sunday morning services, we have special Easter and Holy Week services as well as a beautiful festive Christmas Eve service.