St Thomas' Episcopal Church
307 Route 94 * Vernon, NJ 07462
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.
St. Thomas' is a mission church of the
Our vision is to reflect the radical hospitality of God.
We are blessed with two congregations, each with a distinct church culture:
8 AM - Holy Eucharist. This is a "traditional" congregation that frequently worships in the historic chapel; 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 Appalachian shape note and 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."
Coffee Hour follows the principal service.
The Rev Dr Howard W. Whitaker
Cell/Text: (423) 400-6304
Kathy Moore, Warden
Ginny Mohr, Warden
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