t. Thomas Episcopal Church in Vernon Townshi





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


St. Thomas' is a mission church of the

Episcopal Diocese of Newark

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. 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.


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

Contact Us

The Rev Dr Howard W. Whitaker

St.Thomas.Vicarage@howardwhitaker.net

Cell/Text: (423) 400-6304

Kathy Moore, Warden

kem88@msn.com

Ginny Mohr, Warden

vhm@embarqmail.com

Hiker Hostel information:

hikerhostel@newyorkbooks-alabama.com




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


St Thomas' Episcopal Church

307 Route 94 * Vernon, NJ 07462

973-764-7506

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

  • Sept 13 - Executive Committee - 12n
  • Oct 3 - Annual St. Francis Day Blessing of Animals, 5p
  • Oct 4 - Annual Bells Across America service for Fallen Firefighters, 9:15a

FOOD PANTRY OPEN

THURSDAYS: 6-8:30p 

FRIDAYS: 10a-12n 

and SUNDAYS: 8a-12n                    We have frozen venison