st thomas episcopal church, amenia union


How should I dress?

Where should I sit?

Will anyone talk to me?

How will I know what to do?

St Thomas is a community of radical hospitality.  We are deeply committed to welcoming ALL people – no exceptions!

During the service, we use our Book of Common Prayer as well as different hymnals.  The priest gives lots of direction as to where to find each element of the service in the Book of Common Prayer. 

Our Sunday attire at St Thomas is casual and neat.  .

It can be a little intimidating to walk into a new church for the first time.

When you arrive at St Thomas for Sunday service, you will be greeted at the door by a parishioner who can answer any questions you may have. Different parishioners volunteer as greeters each week, so we are all very well versed in welcoming newcomers.  The greeter will hand you the readings for the day and assist you in finding a place to sit. You are welcome to sit wherever you would like!

We have Coffee Hour in the Parish House immediately following the service.  Everyone is most welcome to come, share some good food and get to know other parishioners at St Thomas!


There is no way to get it wrong at St Thomas!  All are welcomed as they are! We look forward to seeing you soon!

MEditation/Silent prayer Every Sunday 10:00-10:15 AM

We practice an Open Communion Table at St Thomas – everyone is invited to receive Holy Communion no matter what your religion.  The Body and Blood of Christ is a free gift to all.  We have both wine and non-alcoholic grape juice for those who choose not to partake of alcohol.  We also offer regular as well as gluten free hosts. If you prefer not to receive communion but would like to be part of the communion service you are encouraged and welcome to come to the table at communion for a blessing. 

What can I expect when I come to worship at St Thomas?