See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
- Isaiah 43:19 -

Our mission is growing as one in God’s love, to serve Christ and transform our community.


Prompted by a deep call to do more transformative work in our community, leadership from two north Baltimore County Episcopal Churches sought creative ways to move beyond scarcity behavior to become something more together.

Beginning in early summer 2019, the congregations of St. Thomas’ in Towson and Epiphany in Timonium engaged in an intense process of discernment that prompted leadership from both congregations to decide unanimously to merge and become one, effective January 1, 2020.

The combined congregations consolidated to one facility located at 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD. This choice of location was based upon several factors including facility size, and suitability to current mission. A temporary new name – St. Thomas-Epiphany Episcopal Parish or STEEP – will be used for the first six months during which time a group empowered by the newly formed Vestry will be established to create a name for the new church.
Joint Vestry Retreat
A new lay leadership body of Vestry and Officers were selected during the retreat and include five members from St. Thomas’ existing Vestry and five members from Epiphany’s existing Vestry. The Officer positions were also filled equally. The Rectors of each congregation, the Rev. Loree Penner and the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne have become the Co-Pastors during this transition year, with the Rev. Dr. Amy Slaughter Myers continuing as Associate Rector of the new church.

According to Rev. Penner, “this partnership exploration began because our leadership realized we couldn’t continue to operate in the way we always have. We needed to think outside the box and reach beyond ourselves.”

As Rev. Lindh-Payne describes it, “becoming one will enable us to have an even greater impact in our wider community.”

Two internal change management consultants from each congregation, Jan Bahner and Jay Boggs, have been instrumental in the design and implementation of this process. They agree that “together we are putting a strong foundation in place for the future.”

These two congregations that are becoming one, are also a part of the larger Episcopal Diocese of Maryland which consists of over one hundred churches across the state. Leadership from the Diocese is excited and supportive of their work and believes that this “can become a model for other congregations in our diocese and indeed the whole Church.”

Epiphany and St. Thomas' Churches

Our mission is growing as one in God’s love, to serve Christ and transform our community.

Joint Vestry Retreat

Prompted by a deep call to do more transformative work in our community, leadership from two north Baltimore County Episcopal Churches sought creative ways to move beyond scarcity behavior to become something more together.

Beginning in early summer 2019, the congregations of St. Thomas’ in Towson and Epiphany in Timonium engaged in an intense process of discernment that prompted leadership from both congregations to decide unanimously to merge and become one, effective January 1, 2020.

The combined congregations consolidated to one facility located at 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD. This choice of location was based upon several factors including facility size, and suitability to current mission. A temporary new name – St. Thomas-Epiphany Episcopal Parish or STEEP – will be used for the first six months during which time a group empowered by the newly formed Vestry will be established to create a name for the new church.

A new lay leadership body of Vestry and Officers were selected during the retreat and include five members from St. Thomas’ existing Vestry and five members from Epiphany’s existing Vestry. The Officer positions were also filled equally. The Rectors of each congregation, the Rev. Loree Penner and the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne have become the Co-Pastors during this transition year, with the Rev. Dr. Amy Slaughter Myers continuing as Associate Rector of the new church.

According to Rev. Penner, “this partnership exploration began because our leadership realized we couldn’t continue to operate in the way we always have. We needed to think outside the box and reach beyond ourselves.”

As Rev. Lindh-Payne describes it, “becoming one will enable us to have an even greater impact in our wider community.”

Two internal change management consultants from each congregation, Jan Bahner and Jay Boggs, have been instrumental in the design and implementation of this process. They agree that “together we are putting a strong foundation in place for the future.”

These two congregations that are becoming one, are also a part of the larger Episcopal Diocese of Maryland which consists of over one hundred churches across the state. Leadership from the Diocese is excited and supportive of their work and believes that this “can become a model for other congregations in our diocese and indeed the whole Church.”


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Worship Services


Cross

8am
Quiet & Contemplative Service of Holy Communion

9:45am
Intergenerational Gathering & Musical Service of Holy Communion
Sunday Schedule

8:00-8:50am: Quiet & Contemplative Service of Holy Communion

9:00-9:40am: Adult Book & Bible Study in the Common Room

8:45-9:30am: Contemporary Choir Rehearsal in the Big Room

8:50-9:40am: Traditional Choir Rehearsal in the Worship Space

9:15-9:40am: Altar Guild Cleanup & Setup

9:15-9:40am: Verger & Acolyte Preparation

9:45-10:30am: Children's Sunday School

9:45-11:00am: Intergenerational Gathering with Musical Expressions from Both Choirs during the Service of Holy Communion

11:00-11:30am: Altar Guild Cleanup

11:00am-Noon: Coffee Hour in the Common Room

11:30am-1:30pm: Vestry Meeting Every 3rd or 4th Sunday


Sermons

January 5, 2020, The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Pot Spring Campus

January 12, 2020, The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Pot Spring Campus

"You Are My Beloved"

Worship Services


Cross

8am
Quiet & Contemplative Service of Holy Communion

9:45am
Intergenerational Gathering & Musical Service of Holy Communion

8:00-8:50am: Quiet & Contemplative Service of Holy Communion

9:00-9:40am: Adult Book & Bible Study in the Common Room

8:45-9:30am: Contemporary Choir Rehearsal in the Big Room

8:50-9:40am: Traditional Choir Rehearsal in the Worship Space

9:15-9:40am: Altar Guild Cleanup & Setup

9:15-9:40am: Verger & Acolyte Preparation

9:45-10:30am: Children's Sunday School

9:45-11:00am: Intergenerational Gathering with Musical Expressions from Both Choirs during the Service of Holy Communion

11:00-11:30am: Altar Guild Cleanup

11:00am-Noon: Coffee Hour in the Common Room

11:30am-1:30pm: Vestry Meeting Every 3rd or 4th Sunday

Sermons

January 5, 2010, The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Pot Spring Campus

January 12, 2020, The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Pot Spring Campus

"You Are My Beloved"


Fruit Sale


St. Thomas' 40 year tradition of providing the best available fruit at competitive prices to parishioners and neighbors will continue under the new STEEP community.

2019-2020 Dates
November 23 - December 14 - January 11 - February 8 - March 14 - April 11

Order/Pick Up Instructions
You can order online HERE. Please fill out the form and then arrive between 9am - 11am on your pickup date to pay for the fruit and have it loaded into your vehicle. Fruit is sold in full or half cases and prices for individual cases can be found on the form. Thank you for your orders!
Fruit

Fruit Sale


Fruit

St. Thomas' 40 year tradition of providing the best available fruit at competitive prices to parishioners and neighbors will continue under the new STEEP community.

2019-2020 Dates
November 23 - December 14 - January 11 - February 8 - March 14 - April 11

Order/Pick Up Instructions
You can order online HERE. Please fill out the form and then arrive at 1108 Providence Rd, Towson, MD 21286, between 9am - 11am on your pickup date to pay for the fruit and have it loaded into your vehicle. Fruit is sold in full or half cases and prices for individual cases can be found on the form. Thank you for your orders!


The People of STEEP

Clergy Officers Staff Vestry
The Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne, Co-Pastor

The Rev. Loree Penner, Co-Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Amy Slaughter Myers, Associate Rector
Diane Flayhart, Treasurer

Sharon Greenbeck, Junior Warden

Gail Meloy, Registrar

Janet Raffetto, Senior Warden

Amy Shimonkevitz, Registrar

Sue Stokes, Personnel
Destinee Bates, Youth Minister

Jennie Fumarola, Program Director

Gwen Glass, Homework Club Director

Lesa Gould, Communications Missioner

Mary Hamlin-Spencer, Music Director

Dominae Lynn, Case Manager

Steven Shell, Finance Missioner

Thomas Thompson, Field Supervisor

Melissa Wengler, Senior Case Manager

Will Zellhofer, Contemporary Music
Beth Crosby

Tracey Daniels

Matt Franz

David Hausladen

Barbara Murphy

Trish Olmedo

Kelly Riolo

Mary Beth Robinson

Jim Stultz

John Windsor

Clergy Officers
The Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne, Co-Pastor

The Rev. Loree Penner, Co-Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Amy Slaughter Myers, Associate Rector
Diane Flayhart, Treasurer

Sharon Greenbeck, Junior Warden

Gail Meloy, Registrar

Janet Raffetto, Senior Warden

Amy Shimonkevitz, Registrar

Sue Stokes, Personnel
Staff Vestry
Destinee Bates, Youth Minister

Jennie Fumarola, Program Director

Gwen Glass, Homework Club Director

Lesa Gould, Communications Missioner

Mary Hamlin-Spencer, Music Director

Dominae Lynn, Case Manager

Steven Shell, Finance Missioner

Thomas Thompson, Field Supervisor

Melissa Wengler, Senior Case Manager

Will Zellhofer, Contemporary Music
Beth Crosby

Tracey Daniels

Matt Franz

David Hausladen

Barbara Murphy

Trish Olmedo

Kelly Riolo

Mary Beth Robinson

Jim Stultz

John Windsor