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Sunday Worship

At St. Thomas we use The Book of Common Prayer and The 1982 Hymnal. The 8 am service is a contemplative Holy Eucharist and the 10 am service normally features music with the organ. We are a Rite II congregation which means we use contemporary language in our service.

Rather than just sitting and listening, our congregation participates actively in the service, through common prayer, songs and sharing in communion. There are also ways to serve during the service and before, by preparing the church for worship. If you want to get involved in our Sunday worship, the opportunities are many:

St. Thomas Episcopal Christmas 2020 SermonAcolytes   The acolyte team leads the procession at both services and assists the clergy during communion.

Altar Guild   The altar guild readies the church for worship on Sunday by setting the altar with the necessary bread, wine and vessels for Holy Communion. In addition, the altar guild changes the altar hangings throughout the church seasons .

Choir     The choir normally sings at the 10 am Sunday service, at funerals and for special programs throughout the year.

Coffee Hour Hosts This is a group of dedicated volunteers who bring refreshments for the coffee hour following the 10:00 service.

Flower Guild   Flowers are a necessary part of our worship at St. Thomas and each week a volunteer, if needed, arranges flowers for the altar. Easter and Christmas are also a time when this talented group comes together to create a beautiful worship space. Click here for photos of Flower Guild creations.



Lay Eucharist Ministers   LEM’s assist the priest with distributing the wine during communion as well as reading one of the lessons in Sunday worship.

Lectors   Lectors read a lesson and lead the Prayers of the People.

Ushers   An usher’s responsibilities include greeting people as they arrive for the service, assisting people with special needs, collecting the offering and helping people to the communion rail.

Michael Cherup, Organist
Michael is studying Sacred Music at East Carolina University under Dr. David Arcus. He graduated from Capital University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Michael was born in 1997 and raised in Delaware, Ohio; he  recently moved to Greenville to attend ECU. He has been playing music his entire life and was previously the organist at Fellowship Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio.