What to Expect
How to find the Church(Map)
Service TimesServices are held at Saint Thomas every Sunday at 9.30am. (see map of church below)
Services are held in ENGLISH.
What to expect!Service Format
Saint Thomas is a small, but friendly congregation. Expect to be greeted by a friendly person who will provide you with a hymnal/songbook and an Order of Service. In principal services follow a "traditional" format. The pastor is dressed in a robe as one called by God to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The "Traditional Order of Service" (for more information on Our Way of Service please click here) seeks to communicate the continuity of worship throughout the ages. The reading/singing of Psalms, the speaking of the Apostle's or Nicene Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and celebration of the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) form part of each service. The sermon (the proclamation and application of God's word) is the main focus of each service.
In an effort to promote more personal involvement and to reach out to especially the young people of today, occasionally "informal" services are held, characterised by Gospel songs and the use of more modern music instruments, like the guitar.
Saint Thomas has no dress code. People dress both formal and casual, according to their personal preference. The emphasis is on attendance and the proclamation of God's love to all people.
Families with small children are especially welcome at Saint Thomas. To the right of the foyer (as you enter the church building) is a "Parent Room" for parents with small children that need special care during the service. With the exception of some Sundays during the school holidays, Children's Church is held every Sunday in the class rooms adjacent to the inner courtyard, attended by children between the ages 3 and 12. Sunday school lessons start just before the hymn preceding the sermon. Children, who wish to come forward, are dismissed by the pastor with a short prayer.
Tea and Coffee
After each service everybody is invited to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and coffee and the friendly fellowship that characterises Saint Thomas.
How to find the church (Click to Enlarge)
Saint Thomas is situated next to the N1 freeway, approximately 20Km from the city centre.
Take Goodwood/Monte Vista exit (exit 15) and turn towards Monte Vista (Monte Vista Boulevard).
Turn left at the traffic light into Wingfield Place.
Wingfield Place continues as Montague Street, which in turn enters Edgmead Drive after at a small traffic circle.
At the next traffic light turn left into Settlers Drive.
You will see the church about 500 meters ahead.
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