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This website gives information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our parish.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching and teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Studies to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A chance to pray and to receive prayer for your concerns

 

Contact Information

St Thomas of Canterbury Church

PO Box 5014
242 Grooms Road
Halfmoon, New York 12065
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Phone (518)348-0842
Mobile (518)813-1495

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Fr John Bassett's office hours are by appointment. Please call his cell to schedule with him: (518)813-1495.

Sunday

  • Adult Anglicans' Class
    – 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Worship and Holy Eucharist
    – 10:00 AM

Tuesday

  • Prayer & Praise
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Announcements

  • COVID-19

    Caring for the people who are St Thomas Anglican Church is important and we will not be meeting inside our building until the risk of passing on coronavirus has passed. 

    We meet for worship via ZOOM for Morning Prayer and Sermon, Sundays at 10:00 and again on Tuesdays for Evening Prayer at 7:00.

    Zoom worship hotlinks are often posted on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stthomasofcanterburyanglicanchurch/

    Bible Studies are available by contacting Fr John Bassett directly, his email is FrJohnBassett@gmail.com, or by calling him at (518) 348-0842.

  • Evening Prayer

    Join us for Evering Prayer to night April 28 at 7:00 PM

     

    John Bassett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Evening Prayer 4/28/20
    Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
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  • Sunday School

    The New Testament in Its World, a video presentation of the work of the Right Reverend Dr N T Wright.

    9:15 Sunday mornings (Please note: resuming when we return)

    The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright.

    An ideal guide for students, The New Testament in Its World addresses the many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity. Both large and small, these questions include:

    • What is the purpose of the New Testament?
    • What was the first-century understanding of the kingdom?
    • What is the real meaning of the resurrection in its original context?
    • What really were the Gospels?
    • Who was Paul and why are his letters so controversial?
    • As twenty-first-century people, how do we recover the excitement of what it was like to live as Christians in the first or second centuries?

    In short, The New Testament in Its World brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume that will open readers' eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity. 

    Written for both classroom and personal use, the benefits of The New Testament in Its World include:

    • A distillation of the life work of N. T. Wright on the New Testament with input from Michael Bird
    • Historical context that situates Jesus and the early church within the history, culture, and religion of Second Temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman world
    • Major sections on the historical Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus, and Paul's chronology and theology
    • Surveys of each New Testament book that discuss their significance, critical topics like authorship and date, and that provide commentary on contents along with implications for the Christian life
    • Up-to-date discussions of textual criticism and the canonization of the New Testament
    • A concluding chapter dedicated to living the story of the New Testament
    • Available Video and Workbook companion resources to enhance learning and experience the world of the New Testament
    • Illustrated with visually rich pictures, maps, charts, diagrams, and artwork; plentiful sidebars provide additional explanations and insights
  • 470 Years

    On Sunday June 9th we celebrated the 470 years of Prayer Book use, by using the 1549 BCP for the Communion Service.

  • Prayer & Praise

    Pray for the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, the community, and other concerns, every Tuesday evening, 5:30 to 6:30.

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