Praying with St. Thomas

Even though we have resumed in-person services, there are days and times where we will still gather online throughout the week.

The liturgy and video of our Sunday service available for those who are worshiping from home.

Mondays 7-8PM

Spend a short time in prayer with Donna Goss every Monday evening using Zoom.

Thursdays 8:00-8:30PM

A simple 10-15 minute service at the close of the day. Join Fr. Chris Thursdays at 8:00PM, via recorded video, or pray it on your own.

Being the Church when we cannot be in or with the church.

In these evil days we find ourselves unable to meet together in worship. At St. Thomas we have learned the lesson that the building is not the church, rather we, the people of God are the church. Yet it is difficult for many of us to imagine worship apart from St. Thomas and separated from each other. Jesus said, "the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him."

Over the coming weeks we no choice but to worship God, not in the nave or under the bell tower, but in spirit and truth from our living rooms porches and studies. In fact, the church was never intended to be the sole opportunity for worship. But Christians have always worshiped and prayed at home, both individually and as a family.

I challenge you, as this Lent comes to a close, take some time each Sunday and worship at home. Below are several ideas, but there is no one right way to worship at home. Use one of these as a guide and add in some of your favorite songs (even sing along to it on your phone or TV).

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."

Eph. 5:15-16

Other Resources

Family Prayer

Simple daily devotions designed to be used by families with young children. Try these at mealtime and add a favorite song or two.


A simple service to be used on Sundays when you are prevented from attending a service.

Church of the Ascension in Oakland has agreed to host a diocesan service of Morning Prayer.