St Timothy's e-Tidings + The Lord has shown forth his glory; Come, let us adore him!
The Mission of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church We gather to experience the Holy Trinity through Scripture, worship, study, and fellowship. Receiving and reflecting God’s love and grace, we are sent out to love and serve our neighbor, see the Christ in others, and share the Gospel by the example of our everyday lives.
This week and into next + All events at St. Timothy's parish church, unless otherwise stated
- Catechumenate, 7 PM
- Table Talk, 6:30 PM at Thompson's Pub on S. Liberty [This is our monthly informal gathering for parishioners to share a meal, a beverage, or just conversation. There's no agenda except fellowship in Christ.]
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist (said) 9:00 AM: Church School & Adult Study 9:50 AM: Godly Play and Nursery opens 10:00 AM: Solemn Procession & Holy Eucharist
Backpack Buddy assembly in the Vestry following the 10 AM Eucharist.
Coffee Hour following the 10 AM Eucharist
Monday, January 20: Fabian, Bishop and Martyr of Rome, 250
- The parish office is closed on Mondays. Messages may be left via telephone or e-mail.
Tuesday, January 21: Agnes & Cecilia, Martyrs at Rome, 304 & c.230
- Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 10 AM in the Chapel;
tea and conversation in the parish library, following.
- Vestry, 6:30 PM
A Word from the Rector
Pamela and I thank all who contributed to the splendidly, amazingly generous gift presented by our Senior Warden on Sunday at the coffee hour following the Eucharist. It was very humbling to hear her address, and even more to receive the gift itself. This is a rare, blessed place of faith, worship, trust, and joy. It is a unique and happy community in our diocese, and one of the true gems in the wider Episcopal Church. I can think of no place I would rather serve the Lord than here, with you. Thank you.
+ Coming Up
Sunday January 26th
Patronal Feast and Annual Meeting
After the 10:00 service, a catered lunch will be served in the parish hall. See notices for more information
Annual Announcement of the Date of Easter and
other Movable Feasts
Know, beloved in Christ, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God's mercy it is announced to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Savior.
On the twenty-sixth day of February will fall Ash Wednesday,
and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
The fifth day of April will be Palm Sunday, beginning that most sacred Holy Week.
On the twelfth day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day,
the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the twenty-first day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the thirty-first day of June, the feast of Pentecost.
On the twenty-ninth day of November, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
[This ancient practice dates to a time when calendars were scarce; its use today is meant to proclaim the centrality of the Resurrection for Christian life and the Church's Year. It calls us to prepare personal and family schedules for the observance of Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide.]
Remember: January is one of our three "Backpack Buddies" assembly months. We will be needing assistance after the 10 AM Eucharist each Sunday this month in assembling about 70 weekend meal supplement packs for distribution at Hoover Elementary. Thanks to all who help, to Pamela Filbert (the program coordinator) for many hours of behind-the-scenes work, and to Anisa Taft for assisting in the assembly process!
Adult Sunday School continueswith a series on selected Minor Prophets. We have begun with a great turnout for this fine opportunity to study Holy Scripture together and gain the benefit of Carol Hutchinson's deep knowledge of these books.
- Jan 19th: We will examine Micah's message to Israel, and to us.
Adult Sunday School is not only a class, but a discussion group and a community. Come and share in its hospitality, fellowship, and prayer.
Notice of the Patronal Feast and
The Feast of our patron St. Timothy falls on Sunday, January 26 this year. A patronal feast is a kind of family reunion to give thanks for St. Timothy, for his witness to the Gospel, and for our common life as a place of prayer, ministry, healing, and access to Divine transformation. It was also on our Patronal Feast in 1983 that St. Timothy’s was a made parish of the Diocese.
This year, we are holding our Annual Meeting after the 10 AM liturgy on Sunday. We will be hearing about possible directions for the Parish Hall’s future, as well as the regular features of our annual business meeting
A catered brunch for up to 75 parishioners will be served and nursery care will be provided.
Annual Reports are due from parish leaders by Jan. 19th (electronic). The reports booklets will be distributed at the Annual Meeting on Jan. 26th. They serve as our diary for the past year.
A new Altar Flower chart is posted in the narthex. A gift of flowers is a beautiful way to honor a loved one and enhance our worship at the same time. Be sure to claim your special dates!
St. Timothy’s Snow Policy
If weekday services or other events are going to be canceled, an e-mail message will be sent to all signed up to receive the “e-Tidings” service. If Sunday services are affected, the parish phone tree will be activated, as well as an e-mail being sent. Parishioners are to use their own judgment regarding coming to church in inclement weather. Every effort will be made to hold Sunday services.
+ About this Season
+ The color of the Season after Epiphany is green, but some of the Sundays are special feasts: our Patronal Feast will use red, as St. Timothy is traditionally reckoned a martyr; the Feast of the Presentation is celebrated using gold festival vestments.
+From The Epiphany through Candlemas (Feb. 2) an illuminated star is hung in place of the Advent Wreath. This recalls the star by which the Magi to Christ. An icon of Christ with the Theotokos is placed under this star as a further reminder of the 40-day period between Christ's birth and his presentation in the Temple. With Candlemas, Christmastide is officially over.
+ The Song of Praise in the Eucharist during this month varies by occasion: on important feasts it is the Gloria in excelsis; at other times the Trisagion (“thrice-holy” hymn) is used.
+Fridays are observed as fast days (BCP p. 17).
+The Final three Sundays of this season serve as a pre-Lenten time of preparation for the Great Fast.
+The Season after Epiphany is a traditional time to have your home blessed. Speak to Fr. Brandon about arranging a time to do so.
Fr. Brandon's days off are usually Friday and Saturday. You may contact him if you have an emergency at any time. On his days off he tends not to check e-mail frequently.
The Parish Office is normally open Tuesday-Friday, 9-Noon, 1-3 PM, except for major holidays.
+At the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Timothy our Patron, and all the Holy Saints of God, may Christ be manifested to you and through you this Holy Epiphanytide, and always.