St. Thomas Church

Serving God and the Community Since 1875

A Message from Fr. Charlie,

“He is Risen," “He is Risen," Now What??

I hope the lenten speakers, spoke to some questions we all have about life, especially the Christian Life, and assisted you through your Lenten season.

To continue in that vein we are going to start an adult class to start shortly after Easter Sunday. It will meet from 9 to 9:45 in the Parish Hall. My hope is that the subjects will be of interest and relevant to our Christian Pilgrimage together. I want to thank all who participated in the Lenten programs, and I will continue to have people with a message speak to us from time to time.

If you have a topic of interest, let me know and we can address it.

Easter is not the end of the story. For if you are keeping up with your readings, the disciples were still afraid even after Jesus rose from the dead. On the evening of the resurrection, they are all in a room with the doors shut for fear of the Jews, Jesus walkd into the room and the first thing he said was, “Peace be with you” and then “Receive the Holy Spirit” and then the clincher.. “If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.”

If you have any creative thinking, you can imagine some of the forgiveness that had to happen among the disciples. One of the gifts Jesus gave us is Peace of mind, and what keeps that peace in our hearts, is our use of the tools he left us—

Forgiveness, Love, Kindness, Self-control, Peace, Patience, and Goodness.

These are some of our aspiration as members of the Church that Jesus founded.

Have a Blessed Easter Season,

Fr. C

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Wednesday Night Services @ 6:30p.m.

Thursday, Seder Dinner @ 6:30p.m.

Good Friday Services @ Noon (12:00p.m.)

Easter Sunday @ 10a.m. / With and Easter Egg hunt after Services.

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Seder Dinner

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Monthly Meeting - Sunday, April 15th at 11:30am

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We pray for those who are ill and those seeking the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit:

Ervin, Darlene, Mack, Colleen, Dale, Helen, Paul, Rick, Celina, Emma, Lily, Jim, Dennis, Maria, Jeffrey, Deborah, Kathy, Alex & Family.

We pray for those who are fighting cancer and long term illnesses:

Birgit, Maria, Billy, Jose, Lynn, Jessica, Ann M., Billy, Nancy, Patrick, Lisa, Ricardo, Linda, Rachel, Thomas, Destri, Diedre, Jesse, Rafael, Jim, Sally, Lisa Ethan, Jana, Charlie, Emma, Debbie, Wilson, and all Hospice Patients with their families.

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You can Click Here or on the Link Above and see the whole year online!

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As always, those who asked for a paper copy, will get one!

Please let me know if a link is broken, or if you'd like to see more/other information.

I am looking for input on how this is going for you all! Please any input is appreciated as we make this transition from paper to electronic newsletters.

Thank you,


To Seek Christ in All Persons

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Mission organized in 1875. The earliest meetings of the congregation were held in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where Bishop Alexander Garrett made monthly visitations and ministered. The first minister was the Rev. Voss. The congregation in 1886, lost all of its furniture, church records, etc., by the burning of the building used for church and Sunday school purposes. The congregation then occupied a neat and tasteful chapel, and held services once a month, while Captain T. B. Easton, lay reader, held lay services every Sunday. (The church was built in 1888 and was located on the corner of Knox and McKinney Streets, across from the current Post Office. The building was destroyed sometime between 1915 and 1920 by a storm. (A Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas. Published Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892.)

The current Church was built about 1930 on the corner of Sherman and Tyler Streets. The church moved to 901 Park Street in Dec. 1987. The first service held in the new location was a wedding, May 11, 1988.

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.

Luke 12:3

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church

901 Park Street

P.O. Box 475

Ennis, TX 75119-0475

Office: (972) 875-2423

  • Mass Every Sunday—10:00 a.m.
  • Children’s Sunday School—1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday’s-9:45am-10:45am
  • Luncheon—1st Sunday each month after services
  • Daughters of the King—1st Wednesday of each month—6:00p.m.
  • Vestry Meeting—2nd Sunday each month after services
  • Office Hours—Monday, Wednesday and Friday—9a.m. to 1p.m.

Please note: The office follows the USPS Holiday Schedule

Contact Persons:

Priest in Charge

Fr. Charlie Keen (214) 725-5328, e-mail

Church Administrator/Treasurer

Kim Devrow—(972) 875-2423 Office

(214) 773-6544 Mobile

Altar Guild Director

Betty Glaspy—(972) 878-6304


Kathy Azevedo—(972) 875-8194


Class of 2019

Linda Waldrop - (214) 236-5381

Susan Cooks—(972) 743-4045

Class of 2020

Betty Glaspy—(972) 878-6304, Sr. Warden

Jennifer Wartsbaugh—(407) 620-4914

Class of 2021

Roger Pecinovsky—(214) 883-1814, Jr. Warden

Birgit Dill—(972) 505-8692



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