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For Sunday, December 4, The Second Sunday in Advent:

We will have our annual Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at 10:00 a.m. There will be nine scripture readings and several familiar Christmas carols sung by the choir, accompanied by a Chamber Ensemble. Join us in person or online! Visitors are welcome. There will be a Brunch Reception following the service in the Lower Parish Hall.

You can view the service online on Facebook and YouTube:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stthomas1896

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@st.thomaschurchsanfordnc4614/streams

Advent and Christmas at St. Thomas

Sunday, November 27, The First Sunday in Advent – Service of Holy Eucharist with Baptism at 10:00 a.m., Coffee Hour to follow in the Lower Parish Hall

Sunday, December 4, The Second Sunday in Advent – Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 10:00 a.m., with a brunch reception to follow in the Lower Parish Hall

Sunday, December 11, The Third Sunday in Advent – Bishop’s Visit, including Confirmation, Reception, and Holy Eucharist in the 10 a.m. service, followed by Adult Formation, and the Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, December 18, The Fourth Sunday in Advent – Service of Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m., Coffee Hour to follow in the Lower Parish Hall

Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day Service with Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m.

We Welcome New Families to Sanford!

We are excited to see many new families moving to Sanford! If you are new to the area and looking for a church to visit, we extend a special invitation for you to come to St. Thomas’. We have a service of Holy Eucharist (Rite II) every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. We also offer Godly Play for children ages 4 and up during the service.

You can check us out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/…/UCRh58FKuCZGKeOeFLRv…/featured

Online and Mobile Giving

We now offer an online giving option through Vanco. You can give online here: https://secure.myvanco.com/YHV6

We also offer a mobile giving option. You can give via the Vanco Mobile app, which is free to download in your phone’s app store. You can make a one time donation or set up a recurring gift. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 919-774-8644 or saintthomasnc@gmail.com.

Red Door Recipes Cookbook

The Red Door Recipes Cookbook, in celebration of St. Thomas’ 125th Anniversary, is ready for sale! We hope that you will be as proud of these cookbooks as we are!

The cookbooks will be available for sale most Sundays, and the cost is $20 per cookbook. You can also contact Micki Van Orden (mavanorden@gmail.com) to reserve a cookbook, or send a check to the church office, with a notation of “cookbook” on the memo line of the check. These cookbooks make great gifts!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 4 – Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 10:00 a.m., brunch reception to follow

Tuesday, December 6 – Advent Class on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. (contact church office for the Zoom link)

Sunday, December 11 – Bishop’s Visit in the 10:00 a.m. service, followed by Adult Formation and the Parish Annual Meeting

Tuesday, December 13 – Advent Class on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. (contact church office for the Zoom link)

Wednesday, December 14 – Vestry meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 – Service of Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m., Coffee Hour to follow

Tuesday, December 20 – Advent Class on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. (contact church office for the Zoom link)

Wednesday, December 21 – St. Jude’s Prayer Guild meeting at 11:00 a.m.

About

St. Thomas’ continues to be true to the teachings of the Episcopal Church and continues its mission of growing in the knowledge and love of God through our worship of Him, our study of His Word and our evangelism to help others come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Sunday Services

  • 10 AM: Holy Eucharist
  • 10 AM: Godly Play for children
  • Coffee Hour following the service