+ Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8AM and 10AM. The 10AM service is also shared via Zoom for those who are physically unable to attend in person.
+ Wednesdays there is an in-person Holy Eucharist at 10AM, using the traditional-language rite. This service is followed by tea and conversation in the parish library.
+ Current masking policy: All persons may wear a face mask as a health tool. Some persons (especially those in higher-risk groups) should wear a mask. However, no one must wear a mask. The parish provides good quality face masks for those desiring them.
+ We have an upgraded HVAC air handling system to maximize the safety of our indoor environment.
+ We encourage vaccination for all eligible persons to prevent communicable disease at church or elsewhere.
+ Please contact the parish office for more information, and to be added to our Zoom invitation lists.
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Fridays are marked by acts of discipline and self-denial. Information about this ancient and beneficial practice may be found here.
Saturday, November 26:
Prayers for those who have died are traditionally offered on Saturdays. Here is more information on this practice, along with prayer resources.
+ Sunday, November 27: First Sunday of Advent The Christian Year begins this day, with a great emphasis on living our lives “awake & aware” as we look forward in joy to the culmination of all things in Christ.
+ 8 AM: Holy Eucharist (said)In-person
+ 9 AM: Adult Study. We will be starting a new study on Advent Hymns. All are welcome.
+ 10 AM: Holy Eucharistwith Advent Prose sung in procession. In-person and online
+ After the 10 AM Liturgy: Godly Play &Coffee hour
Advent Sunday “Cinnamon Roll Brunch” following the 10 AM Eucharist with Advent Wreath-Making— bring your own wreath form.
+The Advent resource table is set up with many offerings in the narthex.
+Advent Sunday Brunch in the Parish Hall following the 10 AM Eucharist on November 27th (no Godly Play this week). Advent wreath supplies will be available, with time and space to make yours. A meeting for current acolytes (and those wanting to know more) will follow the brunch.
+ Adult education study of Advent Hymns on Sunday mornings. We will explore the Advent message through several classic Advent hymns.
+ Advent confessions will be available on Saturday, December 3, from 1-3 pm in the chapel.
+ St. Nicholas Sunday Annual Toy Drive on Sunday December 4 (Second Sunday of Advent). Unwrapped toys will be accepted on that day, and the children of the parish will present them for being blessed, along with having a special visitor to see them.
+ "Greening of the Church" on Wednesday, December 21, 6 PM. Boughs of evergreen and other decorations will be hung and the church readied for Christmas. This evening event will be followed by a jolly meal out at a local hostelry.
Prayer Requests from this Parish: Ken and Peggy Goforth, Colleen Wilcox, Barbara Watson, Zachary and Gail Coulson, Julia Miller, Julie Pannell, St. Timothy’s Church (Brookings), the people of Ukraine, victims of the pandemic and all who care for them, Family Promise, Salem for Refugees, Mending Wings Youth Ministries
In the Diocese of Oregon: St. Alban, Tillamook; St. John, Toledo; St. Luke, Waldport
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church in Japan
Christmas is one of the Seven Principal Feasts of the Church Year, when all Episcopalians who are able to do so are to share in worship together.
Carols & Midnight Mass
Saturday December 24th
Carols in the Church, 10:30 PM
Midnight Mass, 11 PM
Christmas Day Eucharist
Sunday December 25th, 11 AM
Christmas Eve will be a special celebration. You might think of inviting someone you know who would like to experience something new at Christmas this year, or begin making Christmas Eve a part of your observance if you have not done so before. All ages (we do mean all) are invited.
The Collect for Thanksgiving
+ Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 7416 Salem, OR 97303
When mailing items to the church. Thank you!
St. Timothy's Parish Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM - Noon; 1 PM - 3 PM
+ At the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Timothy our Patron, and all the Holy Saints of God, may you be Christ to others this week, doing the works of the Kingdom of Love. Amen.
Mission Statement 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.