Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals_3The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday, October 1, at 4:30pm, the closest Sunday to St. Francis’ Day.  Pets and their owners are welcomed into the church for a short service of prayer and an individual blessing for each animal presented to the priest.  Dog and cat treats are offered at at the end of the service for the pets and the offering, in its entirety, will be sent to the local Animal Rescue League.

Women’s Tea and Vintage Hat Fashion Show

vintage-fashion-2016_2This upcoming Saturday afternoon, September 23, the Women of St. Thomas vintage-fashion-2016_4will host a Tea and Vintage Fashion Show, with clothing from different periods from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  The high tea, with special cakes and treats, will be served, with door prizes and a chinese auction.  Here are a few photographs from the event last year.vintage-fashion-2016_6vintage-fashion-2016_3

Alpha Course begins on Wednesdays

Alpha logoOn Sunday, September 17, an Alpha Celebration Dinner will be held in the Guild Room to celebrate the graduates from last spring”s course and to offer a preview for anyone who would like to check out the Alpha Course for this semester.

This Wednesday, September 20, the Alpha Course begins at 6:30pm.  Examining theMarriage Course questions of the meaning of life and looking at basic Christianity, the course is designed for seekers or for those who would like to learn more about their Christian faith.  It begins with a meal, followed by a presentation and the opportunity to pose questions in a small group setting.

In the Spring, another course, The Marriage Course will be offered to couples who would like to strengthen their marriages.  Information will be available as those dates approach.

There is a cost for the manual and donations are welcome to help defray the cost of the food.  To make a reservation for the course, please phone the church office (412-828-9680)

Normal Worship Service Schedule

Please feel free to worship with us on any Sunday:

Eucharist at St. Thomas8:00 a.m.: This is our most traditional service. It is a beautiful peaceful and quiet holy communion without regular music. It follows the Rite One service from the Book of Common Prayer.

10:30 a.m.: This service is filled with music, both traditional as well as contemporary. A practical message is given every week, applying the timeless wisdom of the Bible to everyday life. A parallel children’s ministry called Gods Kids is offered for kids five years old through fifth grade. The service follows the Rite Two holy communion service from the Book of Common Prayer.

9:00 a.m.: Breakfast (coffee, doughnuts, bagels): Theres plenty of food, especially for the family running late. A donation of fifty cents is welcome but your credit is good with us.

9:30 a.m.: Christian Education:  An Adult Forum class meets in the Parish Hall and a Small Group meets in the Guild Room.  Children’s Christian Education meets in classes in the upstairs Parish Hall.

Small Groups: There’s a small group for just about anyone (meeting at various times), according to what is your interest. There are women’s groups, men’s groups, mixed groups, traditional Bible studies or book groups to completely untraditional offerings like learning to play the guitar or how to use a computer. Won’t you try one out and get to know some folks along the way.

Wednesday mornings: 10:00 a.m. This simple holy communion service is an unpretentious time to worship and pray and includes a special time to pray for healing.

Welcome to St. Thomas, Oakmont!

We are a group of people who believe Jesus is alive and welcome people no matter where they happen to be on their spiritual journey.

  • What we believe: We believe that we Christians are part of the Body of Christ and that we are accepted where we are. But God never leaves us where we are but calls us to grow: spiritually, in the life of our community, in the life of our congregation and in number.
  • Our Mission: We, as members of the Body of Christ, are called to grow: spiritually, in parish life, in our community, and as a congregation.