Nursery care is available from 10 AM through the end of the liturgy.
Stay for Coffee Hour following the 10 AM liturgy!
The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin is coming up on Aug. 15. We will celebrate with a festival Eucharist at 6:00 PM, followed by a potluck Fiesta with a piñata and special activities for the kids. Sign up in the narthex to help— there are jobs for everyone!
The organ console is being replaced, and we are singing to the piano for the duration. The finishing date is impossible to predict, but it should be in the first half of August.
Father Brandon and Pamela will be on vacationJuly 1 - August 3. If you have an emergency or need a priest, please contact senior warden Susan Hawkins (503.931.6992) or the parish office (503.363.0601).
The Episcopal Church welcomes you wherever you go this summer; you have a home away from home. We always like to see service bulletins from the churches you visit!
+ Coming Up
The Feast of the Transfiguration
of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Tuesday August 6th
10 AM in the Chapel
St Mary's Day
Thursday August 15th, 6PM There will be a Parish Dinner following the Eucharist. This is our major Summer Feast Day and a wonderful social time together. A piñata will be offered for children.
Among the books in the Blessed Virgin Mary display in our library, you will find a small book published in 1901, “Saints and their Symbols.” It was published by Sampson Low, Marston & Company, a bookseller and publisher established in 1848 by father and son partners that continued to publish until 1964.
They published popular works of archeology, distant travel and exploration as well as religious works. In 1931 they published an exhaustive work on transportation called, “The Pageant of Transport Through the Ages,” by W H Boulton.
Come, look at “Saints and their Symbols,” read the 118-year-old book for its early 20th Century prose and the ancient traditions about Mary you might not have heard about.
-Bonnie Bonham - Parish Librarian -
+ About this Season
+We are now in the Season after Pentecost, a time for focusing on ministering the Gospel in our daily lives. The readings and prayers make this the major emphasis until Advent. The liturgical color for this period in the calendar (outside of Major Feasts) is green - expressive of growth in faith.
+ On Trinity Sunday we resume the practice of beginning the Eucharist with “Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.” This affirms both our belief in One God in Trinity of Persons and that our worship is a direct participation in the worship of Heaven through the power of God the Holy Spirit.
+ During this season the Song of Praise after this greeting will be theancient Trisagion (“Thrice-Holy”) hymn, “Holy God, Holy and mighty, Holy Immortal One, have mercy upon us” as both a song of praise and a prayer of humility before our Triune God.
+ With the season after Pentecost, Fridays are once more to be marked by “acts of self-denial and discipline” in honor of the crucifixion. A whole and transforming faith connects our liturgical and prayer practice with physical actions, and the Friday Observance is one of the main ways we re-affirm this connection on a week-by-week basis.
Standing Notices about this Parish
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, 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.
- Adult Baptism is by preparation through the Catechumenate and is administered at the Great Vigil of Easter by immersion.
- Infant Baptism, after preparation of the parents and sponsors, is celebrated at a major Holy Day agreed to by the priest.
- Please make your desire to be baptized (or your desire to have a child baptized) known to Fr. Brandon or a catechist as soon as possible.
Receiving Holy Communion:
- All persons of whatever age baptized with water in the name of the Trinity who accept Christ's presence in the sacred bread and wine are welcome to receive at the Eucharist.
- In accordance with the Episcopal Church's teaching and the custom of the Christian Church from its beginning, baptism precedes receiving Holy Communion; those not baptized (or those baptized not receiving at a particular liturgy) may ask a blessing instead. Indicate your desire for a blessing by crossing your arms over your chest when at the altar rail.
- In times of serious spiritual crisis or after committing a grave sin, sacramental confession with a priest prior to receiving is appropriate.
Confessions are heard before Major Feasts (announced to the parish in its various publications), but may be made at any time by contacting the priest directly.
- Please contact the parish office before any public date/location for a wedding is announced. Fr. Brandon will work with you on the necessary preparation process so that your marriage will begin with strong spiritual support.
- All details regarding weddings at St. Timothy's or performed by Fr. Brandon must be approved by him. A Guide to Weddings at St. Timothy's is available for your perusal.
- The parish priest is to be contacted at any time where the marriage vows are imperiled for counsel, guidance, and prayer.
- Please notify the Parish Office if there has been a hospitalization so a pastoral visit may be arranged.
- 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!
- All funerals use The Book of Common Prayer and are to be in accord with its teaching; Fr. Brandon is to be consulted regarding all funeral service details.
- The All Souls' Guild oversees receptions following funerals; please make your desire for a reception known to the priest.
- Verbal remembrances, when desired, are made at the reception following the liturgy.
- A guide for planning a funeral is available via the parish office.
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.