Unfortunately we are not doing many events at the moment because of COVID-19. We do have some on the calendar, as you will see below. Some events may have restrictions. Thank you for understanding.
The Band is Coming!
Sunday, Dec 12th - 2:00 PM
The Greater Shore Concert Band has presented a wonderful program of holiday music at St. Thomas for the last 20 years. Yes, we had to take a break last year, but they’re back!! Due to Covid protocols, things will be a little different for this year’s concert, so please take note of the following:
Reservations are required!! Please call the church office weekdays between 9 am and noon and let us know how many seats you would like. SEATING IS LIMITED TO 175 PEOPLE so call early. If you show up at the door without having called ahead, you will not be admitted unless there are seats available. (Given our past attendance, that is not likely!)
Masks will be required for all in attendance! No exceptions.
There will be no sing-along this year (for obvious reasons), but be sure to bring your Christmas spirit!
There will be no refreshments following the concert.
Blue Christmas Memorial Service
Tuesday, Dec 21st - 10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Since the outbreak of COVID in 2020, many of us have lost loved ones whether to the disease itself of to other causes. Yet, as a result of COVID, we may have been unable to be with our loved one when they died, to express our condolences in person to others who have suffered loss, to participate in a funeral liturgy, to say good-bye, or to hear what God has to say at such a time.
We, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, would like to offer you an opportunity to gather with others who have lost loved ones in 2020 or 2021 and who have not been able to participate in a funeral liturgy by offering a “Blue Christmas Memorial Service.”
Families are invited to bring a picture of their loved one to the service which will be placed on a table in the front of the church and to provide a brief (not more than 3 minute) eulogy of that individual. Attendance will be capped at 75 so, please call the church office at (732) 477-5533 to reserve your place.
Christmas Eve Worship
Friday, Dec 24th - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Attendance will be capped at 75 people (not including worship leaders) per service.
Please sign up at here.
If you are unable to do so, please call the church office so we can sign you up. We ask that you to sit in seats marked with a smiley face (every other row) so that we can distribute communion. You are strongly encouraged to wear your mask regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated, although masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated. If you wish to sing the hymns, you MUST wear your mask while singing.