St Thomas' Episcopal Church

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

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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 was to reflect the radical hospitality of God.  We welcomed and affirmed 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 indicated a place of asylum for all.

Even in our last days, we who remain continue to worship on Sunday mornings.  Eucharist at 10am is a complete liturgy, with homily. 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 and occasionally contribute additional stimulus. There is a broad commitment to the missional vision 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."

We all go down to the dust, but even at the grave we make our song...     --Book of Common Prayer

Some of our ministry alliances have included: [click an image to find out more]

Contact Us

The Rev Dr Howard W. Whitaker

Cell/Text: (423) 400-6304

Kathy Moore, Warden

Ginny Mohr, Warden

George Mindos, Treasurer

David C. Christensen, Organist & Choir Director

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The end is near.  The final service will be October 30 @ 3pm (the only service that day)  Bishop Beckwith is the preacher and celebrant.

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