Online Worship

For Sunday, December 5, The Second Sunday of Advent:

This Sunday, we will have our annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols. We will livestream the service from the church at 10:00 a.m. There is limited in person attendance by reservation only.

If you are a visitor wishing to attend an in-person service, please contact the church office at saintthomasnc@gmail.com by Thursday before the Sunday you want to attend and provide a phone number to be contacted by the Covid-19 Task Force. We would love to have you join us!

You can view the livestream on Facebook or YouTube by clicking on the links below:

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRh58FKuCZGKeOeFLRvBmRA/videos

You can find the readings for Sunday online here: www.lectionarypage.net

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m.

The annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols will continue this year with 9 traditional scripture readings and several beautiful carols. Carols will be performed by a talented chamber ensemble, which includes a cellist with the NC Symphony. Seating is limited. The service will be livestreamed over Facebook and YouTube.

Covid-19 Update

    These are very exciting times here at St. Thomas’ as we see parishioners returning to our live church services.  If you have decided that it is time for you to return to church and we have not called you, please call Karen Huey, your Senior Warden, to “get on the list to fill the pew”.  Your Covid Task Force Members meet weekly to go over the new guidelines issued from the Diocese and to see how we can apply these guidelines to our church safely.  Sometimes, we are not able to implement these new re-opening strategies because our space is so small, or we are not able to do something until after we do something else.  Rest assured that we are doing everything to keep you and St. Thomas’ safe.

     From our Task Force:  Our parishioners will remain properly masked during the entire service, and we thank you for your cooperation with this.  We will let you know of changes that are taking place as this process of re-opening evolves. 

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 5 – Service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 10:00 a.m., followed by Parish Virtual Gathering at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom (Second Sunday of Advent)

Tuesday, December 7 – Adult Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom

Sunday, December 12 – Service of Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. (Third Sunday of Advent)

Monday, December 13 – Vestry Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14 – Adult Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom

Wednesday, December 15 – St. Jude’s Prayer Guild Meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 19 – Service of Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 p.m.


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