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All Are Welcome

We are delighted you have taken an interest in St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Please scroll down for our mission Statement, weekly service times, and for a searchable list of FAQs.

If you visit us, you will find welcome cards in the pew pockets. Please consider filling one out and placing it in the plate during the Offering. 

Our Mission Statement

Serving Christ reverently.

Caring for God's creation generously.

Striving for peace through the Holy Spirit.

In-person services:

Sundays 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m

Virtual services can be found on our Services page.

Weekly Services
F.A.Qs

Scroll down for answers to frequently asked questions.You can read them all, or use the search function if you have a specific question.

  • Can I take Holy Communion if I'm not a member, or an Episcopalian?"
    Yes, you can. All who follow Christ are welcome to receive the bread and wine at Holy Communion.
  • What is the difference between a Rite I and Rite II service?
    Rite I services use traditional language (think "the Queen's English") and does not include music. Rite II services use contemporary language and includes music.
  • Are you open during the week?
    The church doors will be unlocked as staffing allows. We recommend calling in advance to see if the church is open. 479-751-9184.
  • Are you LGBT friendly?
    Yes, we are!
  • Do you have services in spanish?
    Not at this time, but we hope to resume services in Spanish soon.
  • Where can I learn more about the Episcopal Church?
    The national Episcopal Church website has lots of useful information. https://www.episcopalchurch.org/
  • How long are your services?
    Approximately 45 min for the 8:00 a.m. service, and 1 hour for the 10:30 a.m. service.
  • Do you have a specific dress code?
    No, we do not.
  • How often is Holy Communion offered?
    Every week at all services.
  • Do you use wine or grape juice at Holy Communion?
    We use wine at Holy Communion. At this time, we do not have grape juice available, but you may request a blessing in place of communion. Full Communion instructions (shown below) are printed in the bulletin each week. Come to the altar rail and kneel or stand. We receive the Body of Christ, the bread, in our outstretched hands, and we use a common cup. If you do not wish to drink from the common cup, you may intinct (dip) the bread in the wine and eat it. If you do not wish to receive communion, you may cross your hands over your chest to indicate a desire for a blessing. To receive gluten-free communion, please ask the minister at the altar rail.
  • Do you have gluten-free communion wafers available?
    Yes, we do! If you would like a gluten-free wafer during Holy Communion, simply ask the priest at the altar. Full Communion instructions (shown below) are printed in the Sunday bulletin every week. Come to the altar rail and kneel or stand. We receive the Body of Christ, the bread, in our outstretched hands, and we use a common cup. If you do not wish to drink from the common cup, you may intinct (dip) the bread in the wine and eat it. If you do not wish to receive communion, you may cross your hands over your chest to indicate a desire for a blessing. To receive gluten-free communion, please ask the minister at the altar rail.
  • Is worship music contemporary or traditional?
    There is no music at the 8:oo a.m. service. The music at the 10:30 a.m. service is mostly traditional with an occassional contemporary offering.
  • Is there child-care available during service?
    Not at this time, but we hope to resume this service soon.
  • How can I get involved with a ministry? Become a volunteer?
    You can find contact information for several of our ministries on our Ministries Page. And you can always call and speak to our office Admin, Ali Johnson, at 479-751-9184. She'll be happy to point you in the right direction.

Artwork by the Rev. Brandon Hudson.

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