DOING JUSTICE + LOVING KINDNESS + WALKING HUMBLY WITH GOD
NEXT DELIGHT NIGHT: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6 P.M.
Come to the Lounge for a potluck followed by a Carol Sing.
CHRISTMAS AT sT. tHOMAS'S
Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24
4:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist
3:45 p.m. Musical Prelude
This family-friendly service will include favorite carols sung by all.
The children will perform a re-enactment of the nativity.
We invite every child who wants to participate to come dressed as an
angel, shepherd, or animal, or to borrow one of our costumes.
Please arrive by 3:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with St. Thomas’s Choir
9:30 p.m. Prelude of Organ Music for Christmas
Music will be sung by the St. Thomas’s Choir and congregation.
Dr. Noah Horn, Director of Music and Organist, will play a pre-service program of Christmas organ music.
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Come-as-You-Are!
Wear your comfiest PJs, sweats, or loungewear to this casual all-ages service.
There will be carols and hymns sung by all, and, instead of a sermon, a reading of seasonal children’s book.
First Sunday after Christmas: Sunday, December 29
10:00 a.m. Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Instead of a sermon, the Liturgy of the Word will include six scripture readings for Christmas, each paired with a favorite carol. Holy Eucharist will follow.
Sundays at St. Thomas's
9 a.m. Education for All Ages
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir
Coffee Hour immediately following worship
St. Thomas's is a Weapon-Free Zone. This includes all buildings and grounds associated with the Church and the Day School.
St. Thomas's Episcopal Church
830 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
St. Thomas's Church values and encourages a diversity of people who are reflective of the kingdom of God. We strive to respect the dignity of every human being by welcoming, validating, and supporting all persons, whatever their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, health status, physical ability, marital status, or stage of spiritual journeying.
St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church is a lively Christian community of faith located on Whitney Avenue in New Haven at the border with Hamden. We are diverse in age, race, and sexual orientation. All are drawn to St. Thomas’s by its distinctive atmosphere of heartfelt fellowship, intellectual inquiry, spiritual curiosity, and beautiful worship.
Sunday at St. Thomas's centers on the celebration of Holy Eucharist, with ritual that is both ancient in tradition and contemporary in outlook. Music enhances the atmosphere of holiness. Sermons thoughtfully apply the lessons of Holy Scripture to current events and concerns. Family‑friendly seating areas provide comfortable space for even the most active children. The people gather around the altar for the Eucharistic Prayer, and children are encouraged to draw near. All are invited to receive Holy Communion. As we experience God through worship and fellowship with one another, we are strengthened to follow the way of Jesus in the world.
The St. Thomas’s community includes St. Thomas’s Day School, a co-educational independent day school servings children from Kindergarten through 6th grade and rooted in both character education and academic rigor.
If you are looking for a spiritual home, give St. Thomas’s a try. You won’t be disappointed.