Parish Fair kicks off Autumn Semester

breakfast strata 2The Annual Parish Ministry Fair will be celebrated on Sunday, September 13, both between the two services as well as after the 10:30 eucharist.  After the early eucharist, a breakfast of egg casseroles and quiches, fruit and juice as well as bagels and doughnuts will be served.  Displays will fill the Parish Hall to describe different ministries and groups and outreaches that are all part of what goes on at St. Thomas.  Beginning at 9:30am, the children’s Sunday School teachers will be introduced, the children blessed and sent to their classes.  After that, two minutes presentations will be given on various ministries.  Even after this, ministry leaders will staff the displays to answer questions from all who may want to learn more or perhaps participate in these ministries.  Come see what goes on at St. Thomas Church!

Women to celebrate Vintage Fashion Show & Tea

Vintage FashionOn Saturday, September 12, the Women of St. Thomas Church are sponsoring a Vintage Fashion Show & Tea event for the women of the community.  Some will act as models for this fun event, showing off period fashions over a relaxed time of tea and refreshments.  The Tea begins at 1:00pm and tickets ($15) can be purchased through September 8 either through the parish office or from of the officers of the Women’s group.

Dan Isadore ordained Deacon

Dan Isadore Diaconal Ordination 2015Dan Isadore, the Assistant to the Rector for Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry, was ordained by The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday evening, July 22, at 7:00pm, at Trinity Cathedral, Downtown, to the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  It was a festival celebration with music, prayers, family and friends and parishioners gathered to pray for the Holy Spirit to make Dan a deacon and equip him with every spiritual resource for that ministry.  Followed by a reception, it was a wonderful start to a new chapter of ordained life and ministry.

Normal Worship Service Schedule

Please feel free to worship with us on any Sunday:

8:00 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.