Wednesday: Frederick Douglass, Social Reformer, 1895 - Craft Group, 10 AM
- Catechumenate, 7 PM
- Table Talk, 6:30 PM at Thompson's Brewery[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 10:00 AM: Holy Eucharist (sung)
The Lenten Table will also be put up in the Narthex with an array of Lenten materials for daily use by families and individuals in that season. Fr. Brandon will also lead a presentation on Lenten observance following the 10 AM liturgy.
+ Coming Up
Burial Liturgy for Murna Herrington
Saturday, March 2nd, 11 AM
Shrove Sunday Pancake Brunch
March 3rd following the 10 AM liturgy
Signups for this annual event are in the narthex now.
March 6th, 10 AM & 7 PM
Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist
The 10 AM service will be in the chapel;
Bishop Michael will be with us as celebrant and preacher at the evening service.
A Word from the Rector
Send-off for Brent Fahsholz…
Brent has been an active member in various ministries at St. Timothy’s in recent years, including service on the Vestry. He has accepted a position in Arizona and this Sunday will be his last “official” Sunday as a parishioner. We will send him off with our prayers and blessings, thanking God for the time we have had together in this place worshipping God and serving in Christ’s Name.
Lenten Talk Sunday…
After awhile into coffee hour this Sunday I will be leading a talk about Lent and its observance in our daily lives. This will be a good time to bring your questions for discussion. We will meet in the chapel.
Sunday, March 3 is the Last Sunday after the Epiphany and thus the last Sunday before Lent, bringing with it our annual Shrovetide pancake brunch on that day after the 10 AM.
Scott Kohl has kindly agreed to coordinate this event as part of his decision to help lead a careful revision and renewal of this parish’s hospitality ministry.
A number of sign-ups for ways to contribute to this event are now in the narthex. We need electric griddles, contributions of cooked meats and pancake toppings, etc., as well as people to serve and help take things down following the event.
Parish gatherings are special occasions to get to know each other better as we celebrate the seasons. It is one of my greatest pleasures to see you all serving, enjoying, talking, and working together. I look forward to being part of the team on that day.
St. Timothy’s is currently in need of a nursery care provider. This is a very important part of our parish’s ongoing life. The nursery is the first step in our Christian Formation process. It is an essential part of how we greet newcomers with young children and support families.
I am asking the members of this congregation to pray for God’s guidance in this matter. Pray that we will be led to the right person, and that person to us. Pray for our younger families during this time, as well.
If you have possible leads for this position, please contact either Carissa Henderson or Anisa Taft.
Thanks go to…
...Shep Earl for patient assistance with setting up the audio system for last Sunday’s sabbatical presentation (& photo marathon).
...All who helped with Sunday’s brunch. It meant a lot to me and to Pamela.
The new Altar Flowers calendar is up! Claim your dates to give flowers for thanksgivings or memorials. Flowers are $45 a Sunday.
Our Host Week with Family Promise is Feb. 24th to March 3rd. Our days are Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 1st. Look for a sign-up sheet in the narthex and consider taking dinner (or part of dinner), spending the evening, or staying overnight. See Bryan Orrio for more information.
The Epiphany Season of Adult Study (Sundays, 9 AM): A series considering questions of character, including; Do you desire to be a person of character? How do we "get" character? What is Christian character and how is it different from just plain character? No reading will be required except Biblical passages, but weekly interesting and challenging assignments will be suggested. This series will be led by a Stephen Springer and other parishioners.
About this Season
+ The color of the Season after Epiphany is green, standing for growth in faith and grace. + 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).
Being prayed for at St. Timothy’s:
+ The Sunday bulletin carries those intercessions of a more urgent nature. Contact the parish office if you have a name to added to this list.
+ An intercessory team of parishioners offers prayer daily on requests through the week. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mary Rainey or Marsha Witt to add a name to this list. All prayer requests to this group are treated with discretion.
New to St. Timothy’s? Recently change your contact information? Please make sure the parish office has your contact information so that you may receive the monthly parish newsletter (The Tidings), e-mails, and a phone call in case of sudden and important parish news.
Record of Baptism & Basic Data: If you are worshipping with us regularly and receiving the Holy Sacrament, you are asked to provide a record of baptism (baptism with water in the name of the Trinity is a prerequisite for receiving communion in the Episcopal Church); you may then be entered as a baptized member of the parish; full adult membership in the Church is through Confirmation (preparation for this is through participation in the Catechumenate).
If you are already an Episcopalian, you may ask your previous parish to transfer you to St. Timothy’s. Questions? Please contact the parish’s Registrar, Sue Bergquist or the Rector. We are very ready to help.
Birthday and Anniversary information. If you desire to have dates listed in the Sunday bulletin and the monthly Tidings, please make sure to get them to the parish office, where the database is kept.
Please notify the Parish Office if there has been a hospitalization so we can arrange a visit. Due to privacy laws, hospitals do not automatically contact the parish with this information; the parish can only respond if we know you have a need!
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 you be strengthened for service, showing forth the glory of God in all you do, think, and say. Amen.
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.