All Are Welcome
In many ways the Episcopal Church is filled with “seekers”, people searching for a church home. Some of us have left other faith traditions and are looking for place to belong. Some of us have not really been part of a faith community but are feeling a “nudge” to try this out. In some situations, people have not felt comfortable in their original church because of who they love or how they are living. Some find us to be an excellent ‘middle way’ when people from different faith backgrounds are seeking to build a life together. Whatever the case may be, if you are visiting, or searching, we’ll be glad to welcome you.
Sunday: 8AM – In church
Sundays: 10AM – In church
Tuesday Morning Prayer – 8AM
Wednesday – Noon Mass; Evening Prayer – 6PM
Thursday Noonday Prayer – 12PM
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What Can I Expect?
- Someone will welcome you and offer you a worship guide (bulletin)
- We pray in a somewhat traditional way (with some standing, kneeling and sitting), and we have readings form the Bible, a homily (sermon) on those readings, and Holy Communion. After mass, people are welcome to stick around and visit a bit if they’d like, but it’s not required.
- We sing, and during the fall and winter months our parish choir adds beauty to our prayer
- Nursery care is available the First Sunday of the month
We offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word, a chance for kids to hear and respond to the readings in their own way, during the 10:00 am mass on the Second and Fourth Sunday of the month during the school year. This is an offering, not a requirement, and children are back in church in time for sharing the Peace of Christ and receiving Communion
Will the Service Be Confusing?
The service can be confusing until you get the hang of using all of our resources (prayer book, hymnal and bulletin). Father Scott helps with descriptions and page numbers and by your second visit, you should have the hang of things.!
Who can receive Communion?
Anyone who is baptized is welcome to receive Holy Communion!
We believe that Jesus is truly (not just symbolically, but really) present to us in the Sacramant of Holy Communion. We also believe that receiving Holy Communion is not a reward or something to be held back from others who may not follow Christ in the same way we do. Christ sets the altar table and invites everyone to the feast.
How Should I Dress?
God doesn’t specify what external clothes honor Him most, because He cares what our hearts wear. So dress casual or dress formal…please come as you are!
Where is Saint Thomas located?
St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church is located at 7255 W. Grange Avenue, east of South 76th Street, on the Southeast corner of West Grange Avenue and Northway in Greendale, WI. Turn off of Grange onto Northway, and bear right onto Westway. Then turn right into our parking lot. The entrance into the Church is through the red doors beneath the canopy. Our Parish offices are located in the small house adjacent to our parking lot.
Where Do I Park?
We have ample parking just outside the church doors!
If the parking lot is full, please feel free to park on the street.