St Thomas' Episcopal Church

307 Route 94 * Vernon, NJ 07462  *  973-764-7506

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Welcome  one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the Glory of God.  –Romans 15:7

Also, seek  the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.  –Jeremiah 29:7

A  mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, our vision is to reflect the radical hospitality of God.  We welcome and affirm those of diverse economic reality; ethnicity; family status; sexual or gender identity; physical, mental or emotional ability; legal issues; or social standing.  Our red doors indicate a place of asylum for all.

We are blessed with two congregations,

8 AM - Holy Eucharist. This is a "traditional" congregation. They are hard workers behind the scenes. They prefer no music, a quicker, more focused liturgy, convenient access to communion, and an attenuated social element.

10 AM - Holy Eucharist.  This is the principal or "family service" with a complete liturgy, and more noise and motion. The music is an eclectic selection of traditional hymns, Anglican plainsong, and anthems that might include selections from old "Victorian howlers"  to Emmy Lou Harris. Children are encouraged to make themselves at home in God's House.  There is a broad commitment to the missional objectives of the diocese. "We live in communion rather than take communion; we focus on mission rather than maintenance, grace rather than entitlement, and discipleship rather than membership." 

Upcoming Events (see St. Thomas' Connection page for details)     

  • Nov 28 - Post Thanksgiving Pot Luck Supper - 6:00 pm
  • Dec 13 - Executive Committee, 12n
  • Dec 20 - Greening of the Church following the 10a service and "souper" coffee hour.
  • Dec 24 - ONE SERVICE: Christmas Lessons & Carols, plus Communion, 7:30pm.  Costuming, visiting, and some caroling will start around 7P.
  • Jan 10 - Executive Committee, 12n
  • Jan 23 - Pot Luck & Annual Meeting, 6p



FRIDAYS: 10a-12n 

and SUNDAYS: 8a-12n                  

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Contact Us

The Rev Dr Howard W. Whitaker

Cell/Text: (423) 400-6304

Kathy Moore, Warden

Ginny Mohr, Warden

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