Welcome to St. Thomas' Parish!

St. Thomas' Parish Mission:
Encountering God, Strengthening Community, and Reflecting the Love of Christ into the World

Happy April!

Spring has finally come to Croom and Brandywine, and activities are picking up in response. It won’t be long until June 7th, when Our Local Bounty farmers’ market returns! We’re planning a Vacation Bible School for August 4-8th, too, so please check back soon for details on registration.

This month, we take time to journey with Jesus through Holy Week and then gather to joyously celebrate his resurrection on Easter Day; please come visit a service and connect with others sharing the journey.

In peace,

Debbie

The Rev. Debra Brewin-Wilson
rector@stthomascroom.org



Schedule of Holy Week & Easter Season Services

Palm Sunday
April 12 & 13, 2014
The Palm Sunday liturgy will be offered at our usual service times & locations:
5 pm on Saturday, April 12th, at the Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine
8 am on Sunday, April 13th, at St. Thomas’ Church, Croom
10 am on Sunday, April 13th, at St. Thomas’ Church, Croom

Wednesday of Holy Week
April 16, 2014
The Office of Tenebrae is a special Holy Week liturgy of light and shadow that offers an opportunity to reflect on the events of Jesus’ life between the Last Supper and the Resurrection. Psalms, readings, and Celtic harp music will be features of this liturgy.
7:00 pm at the Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine

Maundy Thursday
April 17, 2014
We will gather to commemorate the events that occurred on the night of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples in the traditional service of Maundy Thursday, including the (voluntary) footwashing and the stripping of the altar.
7:00 pm at St. Thomas’ Church, Croom

Good Friday
April 18, 2014
Two separate services will be offered:
Stations of the Cross
12 pm at the Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine
The Good Friday Liturgy
A joint service with Trinity Church at:
7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church Street, Upper Marlboro, MD

The Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, April 19, 2014
A service featuring light, ancient music, and the first Eucharist of Easter. This service celebrates our story as part of God’s story. Bring bells or other (pleasant) noisemakers to ring in the Alleluias! A festive light potluck reception follows the service, which will be held at:
7:00 pm at the Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 20, 2014
We celebrate our Lord’s resurrection this day at:
8 am at St. Thomas’ Church, Croom
10 am at St. Thomas’ Church, Croom, followed by a festive Easter brunch

The First Sunday after Easter
Evening Prayer
Saturday, April 26, 2014
5 pm at the Chapel of the Incarnation, Brandywine

Morning Prayer
Sunday, April 27, 2014
One service only!
10 am at St. Thomas’ Church, Croom

Saint Thomas' Episcopal Church

14300 St. Thomas Church Rd.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Telephone: 301-627-8469

Sunday Morning Services:
Spoken Eucharist, 8 am
Sung Eucharist, 10 am
Coffee hour follows each service

Centering Prayer
Mondays, 7:30 pm, at St. Thomas' Church

Children's Choir
Thursdays, 7 pm, St. Thomas' Fellowship Hall
All children, ages 6-12, are welcome

Adult Choir
Thursdays, 7:30 pm, St. Thomas' Fellowship Hall

Chapel of the Incarnation

14070 Brandywine Rd.
Brandywine, Maryland 20613
Corner of Missouri Avenue and Brandywine Road
Telephone: 301-627-8469

Saturday Evening Service:
Contemporary Music Service with Holy Communion, 5 pm
Coffee hour follows the service