St. Thomas Episcopal will host bishop, new members and celebrated bluegrass artist at Sunday service

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2023

Much has happened bringing “mighty little St. Thomas” to the fore locally.
From Advent into Christmas this year, the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Elizabethton will celebrate this Advent into Christmas this year in services led by the Bishop of East Tennessee, Brian L. Cole, pastoral head of some 18,000 faithful from Northeast Tennessee to Knoxville and Chattanooga.
Cole will lead services at St. Thomas welcoming new members, celebrating the Lord’s Supper, and welcoming back to St. Thomas, Grammy-nominated Thomm Jutz of Nashville. Jutz, a Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year, will sing and perform a song he has written about and dedicated to St. Thomas, “The Abundance of Creation Don’t Stop at the County Line.”
“The congregation will then all gather in Sicos Parish Hall for a grand “Potluck Celebration” to honor Bishop Cole, Thomm, and new members,” announced Carol Brodeur, Sr. Warden and Officer for St. Thomas. “We open the doors to one and all. Come and celebrate God’s Love unending manifest in Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day!”
Though the Episcopal Church first came to Carter County in the mid- and late 19th century, St. Thomas Episcopal Church was founded in 1942 at 815 East 2nd Street in Elizabethton.
The Episcopal Church in the United States is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, known popularly as the Church of England, third largest Christian body worldwide.
Father Timothy Holder serves as Priest at St. Thomas.

Photo Named RG1210 Bishop Brian Cole
Bishop Brian Cole

Photo Named RG1210 Thomm Jutz
Thomm Jutz

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