“The sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are they who dwell in your house! They will always be praising you.”
It is both an honor and a joy to write this "WELCOME" for St. Thomas's website.
The portion of Psalm 84, quoted above, is a powerful and awesome description of the holiness into which St. Thomas's invites you. And, it has personal and deep significance for me. If even the birds of the air can find a place - a resting and a nesting place - if the very altars of God are a fitting place for the young, how much more is there a place for ALL -- without exception -- at the table of our Lord in St. Thomas's Church.
In recent decades St. Thomas's has been intentional, especially in its Eucharist liturgy, to experience psalm eighty-four as a living reality. And that is what we trust you will find if you choose to worship with us.
We are a very real people without pretense. We are married and single, divorced and widowed, aging and young, gay and straight, empty-nesters and homes with children, multi-racial and multi-cultural, families partnered, blended and extended. In short, this is an amazing place where no one stands out as "not belonging." We hope you will peruse this website and want to join us on Sunday, where you will find a gentle spirit, an absence of judgment, and a welcome without exception.
Fr. Michael Ray+