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Children age 5 and up bring their backpacks to church on Sunday, August 12th to the 10:30 service and we will pray over the children and bless their backpacks.


Help Local Students Start the School Year Off Right  
 
Crossover Community Church was integral in helping BISD students, but the church closed and up to 1,000 students, primarily from Freeport, were left without a resource for school supplies and other necessities. Several non-profits have banded together including Brazosport Rotary who we are partnering with. Wear your St. Timothy's t-shirt and come out and help on Sunday, August 12. We need could use at least 15 volunteers to help distribute supplies. All of the supplies have been purchased. Other groups will be present doing immunizations, haircuts and eye exams, plus the students will be fed. 
 
Sign up on the sheet outside the Narthex and meet us at 1:00 on Sunday, August 12th at Freeport Intermediate School from 2-5.
The Hall Opens Wednesday, August 15
The Hall opens Wednesday, August 15th, to Lake Jackson Intermediate students. It will be opened daily, Monday-Thursday, 3:15-5:00 p.m. This year additional assistance is provided by Kathy Hutchison, Mary Stark and Rick Griner. Also, Harriet Cutshall and Sharon McKey remain on staff. If you would like to help/volunteer in any way, please contact Sharon McKey at 979-285-3567. Sharon will be pre-registering students on Monday, August 13th, at Lake Jackson Intermediate "Meet the Teacher" day. As well, forms will be available at the church office.
The Rector's Forum Returns August 26
The  Rector's Forum will resume August 26th at 9:15 a.m. in the Blue Room.






Our team of eight parishioners from St. Timothy's will be leaving in three months from now, and we really need your help. The need in the Bwindi Region overall, with the Batwa tribe and at the Bwindi Community Hospital is significant. What follows is a needs list of items we would like to take with us, focusing on the school children and on the mothers in the Maternity area who have just delivered.

Needs:
  • Scarves - handmade or store bought - the brighter the colors the better (Approx. 50-60)
  • Classic crocs - men, women & children in assorted sizes & colors - no sizes larger than a man's 10 (Approx. 50)
  • Book bags - being made by our sewing ministry with bible verses on them
  • School supplies: 20-30 packages of pencils and ball point pens, hand pencil sharpeners, medium sized spiral notebooks and composition notebooks (standard ruled lined paper)
  • Deflated soccer balls, inexpensive hand air pumps with needles, and jump ropes
  • Nightgowns - lightweight and long (for women in maternity ward) (Qty. 25)
  • "Momma packs" for women who have just delivered (Qty. 40 complete packs
    • Lightweight reusable cloth-type grocery bag with handles containing:      
      • Newborn diapers loose (not in box but in ziplocks)
      • Sanitary pads for the mothers
      • Two (2) flat packages of baby wipes
      • Isopropyl alcohol prep pads for umbilical cord cleaning
      • Two (2) lightweight receiving blankets
There is a collection table set up in the Hallway in which to drop off items and ask questions.

More information about our mission, the hospital and the Batwa tribe:
The Kellermann Foundation





Camp Allen Corner

August 31-Sept. 2   Labor Day Family Camp
September 21-22     Gramps Camp
 
For more information o n these events use this link: http://campallen.org/
Uganda Sewing Ministry

We have started a sewing ministry to support our international mission to Uganda.  We will be making blankets for new mothers, scarves, decorated school bags, and larger bags for the pregnancy center and ladies in the village.

You are encouraged to join us on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-12 to sew as a group.  If you would like to contribute by sewing on your own, patterns will be available.

For more information, contact Sherry White at  997-0444 or Dale Rasco at 297 2625.
Youth and Family Minister Search

We are seeking full-time minister to lead our youth and small-group ministries as well as to provide support for our children's Sunday School programs.  This unordained position reports to the Rector and will oversee a group of lay teachers, parent volunteers and other lay leaders. Visit  www.stimothy.org/youthandfamily  for more information.

Looking ahead to Sunday
August 12, 2018
12th Sunday after Pentecost
 
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51                                        
The Food Basket

72 pounds of food was delivered this week to the Food Basket in Clute!  They currently need soups and canned carrots. Thanks to all of you who are helping our neighbors who are in need.

Thank you for your generosity!
Many Thanks

It "takes a village"...  Thanks to all of you villagers who helped to make Corbin's service and reception run so smoothly.
Bourbon and Bible Tasting August 14
There will be a Bourbon and Bible Tasting night, hosted at The Fill Station and Chris Weis on Tuesday August 14th at 6:00pm.  Spots are limited!  The night will include an introductory cocktail and history to bourbon, a sampling of 4 bourbons with backstories to each, and conclude with a missional lesson and discussion.  Cost is $30-40 per person which includes bourbon sampling, snack, taxes and gratuities.  Contact Chris Weis ASAP to secure you spot!
INSTANT CHURCH DIRECTORY
 
We've recently made significant updates to the church directory app. Here are some common questions:
 
Can I access from my home computer? 
Yes. Go to  www.instantchurchdirectory.com/online-member-directory  Click on "Church Member Sign In" and enter email and password.  If it is your first time signing in, you will create your login here.  Under "Sign In" click on "Create a login now". You will enter your email as it is in the church directory and then create a password.
 
What do I do if you forget your password? 
Click on Forgot password
 
How do I download the app on my phone?
Go to your device's App Store. Search for Instant Church Directory and install. Enter you email as it's listed in our church directory. Follow the directions on screen to complete login process. It is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Kindle Fire
 
How do I update my information? 
To update information you have to go through "Administrator", who is Jackie Koch. Please send an updates to her at  jkoch@stimothy.org  and she will update.
 
How do I log into the app? 
Once you have downloaded the app and logged in, you should not have to login again
 
Can I update/add my picture? If so, how? 
It has to go through the "Administrator" - send an electronic image to Jackie Koch at jkoch@stimothy.org
Mark Your Calendar

August 10-11 - Brotherhood of St. Andrew - Wayne Scott Retreat
August 12 - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Study and Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. (Parish Hall)
                     Blessing of the Backpacks (10:30 a.m. service)
                    Freeport Back to School Bash & Resource Fair (2-5 p.m.) at             
                    Freeport  Intermediate School (arrive at 1:00 for your assignments)
August 13 - Round Dance Lessons, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
August 14 - Bourbon and Bible Tasting (see Chris Weis)
August 15 - The Hall re-opens
August 19 - African Missions Craft Sale (Parish Hall, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
August 20 - Round Dance Lessons, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
August 21 - Vestry Meeting in the Blue Room (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
August 26 - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Study and Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. (Parish Hall)
                    African Missions Craft Sale (Parish Hall, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
                    Rector's Forum resumes (Blue Room, 9:15)
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