ST. Thomas Welcomes Rev. AJ Stack
The Vestry of St. Thomas Episcopal Church announces with great joy that we have called the Reverend A.J. Stack to be Priest in Charge at St. Thomas.
AJ joined the priesthood in 2016 after a career as a social worker and administrator. He brings enormous faith, commitment and joy to his call, and has been described as a beloved priest, friend, and colleague. Before coming to St. Thomas, he was the Priest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Gallipolis, Ohio. He also served as Associate Priest at Christ Church in Ironton, Ohio. In both calls, he has led efforts in missional discernment – the process of determining what God is calling us to do in our communities. He is an inspiring preacher and passionate about both parish work and leading missions, with a particular fondness for gardens.
AJ describes himself as a “joiner,” and led his Ohio parish to develop and deepen their community ties – as he wrote, of being “a church OF the neighborhood, not just a church IN the neighborhood”. He is president of the local Rotary Club and was voted president of his class at Seminary. In addition to his work at St. Peter’s, he has worked as a facilitator/coach for Missional Transformation, and as an adjunct Professor of Communications at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.
He is tremendously enthusiastic about the parish and missions of St. Thomas, and the prospect of leading us in the next phase of our journey. He joined us in February with his husband, Steven, and two sons, ages three and seven.
St. Thomas is a "Believe Outloud" Congregation, welcoming all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability.
We embrace and seek to preserve the beautiful, amazing diversity of God's creation.
We need Volunteers for our weekly food pantry! If you can help please fill out the the form in the link to the right and we will contact you asap! Thank you for helping us serve our community! We are doing our best to keep the food pantry open through this crisis.
The St. Thomas Food of Life/Comida de Vida Food Pantry is serving a growing number of clients because of the coronavirus pandemic. Please consider making a donation to support our neighbors.
Click on the "donate" button.to make a donation to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
We are a Christ-centered Community of Radical Hospitality --
faithful worshipers committed to being Christ's hands and feet and heart in our community and beyond.
St. Thomas is experiencing a large increase in people at our food pantry due to COVID-19. We would greatly appreciate any additional donations to add the amount of food we can provide to the community who is most affected.
Beginning Sunday (3/22/2020) and for the next eight weeks, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church will be gathering virtually. Please join us for worship on Sundays @ 10:30 AM via our live YouTube stream. Find the link each week on the website or here:
Worship will be followed by a virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom @ 11:30 AM. Samantha Lucas will be available on the call and by phone at 11:15 to help folks work out the bugs. Call her at 551-556-4508. Join Zoom Meeting link:
We’ll also be moving our Lenten discussion to TUESDAY evenings, beginning at 5:30 PM, At this Zoom link:
Materials are available at this link: followed by Compline (nighttime prayer).
Please join your sisters and brothers throughout our community in prayer and worship this Sunday! See you soon!
Other important links:
-New York Diocese where you will find a list of all the other churches live-streaming their services.
-See statement here from Dutchess County Gov page:
If you are in need of some support or someone to just listen please don’t hesitate to call the St. Thomas number,
845-373-9161. AJ gets those messages forwarded directly to him. Leave a message and we will do our best to reach out as soon a possible.
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