Oakmont celebrates 125 years

OakmontOn Sunday afternoon, November 23, the town of Oakmont will come together to celebrate our founding 125 years ago.  At a service of Thanksgiving to be held at the Tenth Street School at 4pm, all the churches of Oakmont will gather to render gratitude to God and also to the many different harworking leaders who make Oakmont such a wonderful community.  Our own Father Chips Koehler will give the sermon at this service of prayer and singing.  Join us in marking this milestone in the life of our community.  ”O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever!” (Psalm 107:1)

Bishop McConnell is given a warm welcome St. Thomas Church

Reception for Bishop 2014_1The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh, received a warm welcome St. Thomas Church this past Sunday, November 9, as he preached and celebrated the eucharist at both the 8:00am and 10:30am services and confirmed seven young people.  The Bishop was greeted by a special reception after the later service in his honor and in honor of the new confirmands.  During the later service, the Bishop also awarded the Diocesan Medal for Acolytes to five altar girls for their faithful service.  Congratulations to the new confirmands and to the acolytes!

Prayer for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Eagle Ceremony March 9, 2013 073Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service:  Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.