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 - This is an abbreviated liturgy without sermon or music.

10 AM - This is the principal 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 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."

Both services are generally Holy Eucharist, with Morning Prayer being read one Sunday out of four.

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

  • Feb 10 - Ash Wednesday, Services 12 noon & 7:30p
  • Feb 14 - Executive Committee, 12n
  • Mar 6-20 - Family Promise in Residence
  • Mar 24 - Maundy Thursday - The Seder begins at 6p; stripping of the altar will follow later in the evening.  More information will be forthcoming closer to the date.
  • Mar 25 - Good Friday: Community Service, Chapel 12n; Episcopal Liturgy, Church 7:30p



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

George Mindos, Treasurer

David C. Christensen, Organist & Choir Director

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