Join us for Lenten Observances
During this period of Lent we take time for reflection and offer a number of special services and lessons.
March 12th, 19th, 26th, and April 2nd, 9th
6:30PM - Worship | 7:00PM - Dinner | 7:30PM - Lecture and Q & A
This year's Lenten Lecture Series is designed to help our parish members and the community work through the transitions of their aging and those they care for.
The evening begins with worship in the Church at 6:30PM and then moves to the Parish Hall for dinner followed by the program.
Please RSVP your attendance so we can prepare and be sure to have enough food and handouts for all. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (214) 352-0410.
|Caring for Others As We/They Age|
|Mar 12th||Introduction & Overview||Rev. Joy A. Daley|
|Mar 19th||Smoothing Life's Transitions||Catherine Bryan Tunks, LMSW|
|Mar 26th||Planning a Good Death||Rev. Alan Wright, M.Div.|
|Apr 2nd||Care for the Caregivers||Shannon Burk, M.Div.|
|Apr 9th||Palliative & Hospice Care||Rev. Freda Marie Brown|
New Rector Called!
In February the Vestry announced with much delight The Reverend Joy Anne Daley, Fourth Rector of the Episcopal Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, has accepted the call. Click here or the image below to read her acceptance letter.
The Search Committee, after prayerful consideration and discernment presented to the vestry on January 3, 2014 their recommendation for our consideration for rector. We met socially for refreshments and conversation that evening to become better acquainted and to share our vision of our mission.
On Saturday, January 4, the Search Committee and Vestry met with our candidate for a Eucharist filled with the love of the Holy Spirit and for lunch and a prayer filled afternoon of conversation to discuss our opportunities for Saint Thomas the Apostle as we transition. The vestry then voted to ask this candidate to accept our calling to become rector.
Welcome to St. Thomas!
The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is located in Dallas, Texas, and is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. We currently have about 250 regular communicants. In 2000, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the parish’s founding. We enjoy a diverse community of young and old, families and single people, and different ethnic backgrounds. We seek to build our common life in Christ through shared worship, service, learning and teaching, and social activities.
Our patron, Thomas the Apostle, is also known as Thomas the Doubter because he would not believe the other apostles’ accounts of their encounters with the risen Christ until he had seen for himself. Christ did not rebuke Thomas for his questions and skepticism, but provided Thomas with the confirmation he needed and charged him to carry the gospel to others. In his spirit, the parish tries to engage questions, doubts and skepticism faithfully.
We hope you will find this site helpful and informative. If you have further questions or wish to contact the church, either use our Contact links throughout the site, or feel free to browse the site at your leisure.
Visiting Saint Thomas
The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is located in Dallas, Texas, at 6525 Inwood Road on the northwest corner of Inwood and Mockingbird. Click here for Map and Directions
See also: The St. Thomas Visitor's Guide
The "Fountain Garden" At St. Thomas the Apostle
These things did Thomas hold for real:
the warmth of blood, the chill of steel,
the grain of wood, the heft of stone,
the last frail twitch of blood and bone.
His brittle certainties denied
that one could live when one had died,
until his fingers read like Braille
the markings of the spear and nail.
May we, O God, by grace believe
and, in believing, still receive
the Christ who held His raw palms out
and beckoned Thomas from his doubt.
Photos by Charles Mullins and Barbara Turner.