This Sunday
8:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:30 Christian Formation
 
10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite II

On-Line Worship
Our live stream will be available starting at 10:30 on YouTube. Details are on our website at http://www.stimothy.org/web-based-worship.html.
More Than Enough - 2022 Stewardship
We had 72 people gather for a delicious celebration. Recalling when we give of what we have, mysteriously God blesses and multiplies our gift to be more than enough! God’s abundant blessings included lunch from Olive Garden. In God’s abundance we were able to send over 12 dishes of food to the Veterans at warrior project!

We are grateful that 41 people have already turned in their pledge for 2023! There is still time to join in!
On-Line Pledge Card
You can submit your pledge on-line at www.stimothy.org/pledge. Your pledge will be handled with all confidentiality by our treasurer.
Watch as Gwen Klorer tells us what Stewardship means to her and how she responds to having More than Enough.
News You Can Use
Upcoming Special Events - In a Nutshell
November
Sunday, November 20
  • Seth Collins Baptism at 10:30 service. Celebration and cupcakes follow.
November 21-25
  • Church Office closed for the week in observance of Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24
  • 9:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer with music
Sunday, November 27: Advent 1

December
Sunday, December 4
  • 9:30-10:15, Advent Craft Event for all ages in the Parish Hall. Contact organizer Jane Power if you want to help with Advent crafts.
  • YOUTH SUNDAY! Youth will be leading in all areas of the service. 
  • Start picking up Angel Tree angels
Thursday, December 8
  • 10:00-Noon, Sewing with guests from the Food Basket
  • 6-7:30PM, Zoom, Silent Nights: Grief, Stress, and Coping During the Holidays by Institute for Spiritualty and Health. Join Pastor Robin in person in the Blue Room.
Saturday, December 10
  • 8:30-12:00, Assemble the Living Nativity set
Saturday, December 17
  • 7&7:30PM, Living Nativity Performances
Sunday, December 18
  • Noon, Hanging of the Greens
  • 7&7:30PM, Living Nativity Performances
  • Final day to return Angel Tree gifts
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve
  • 5:30 Family Service with Candlelight
  • 10:00 Traditional Eucharist with Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day
  • 10:30, one service - Holy Eucharist with no music

*See Resources, below.
Thanksgiving Day
Morning Prayer, 9:30am
Join us Thursday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m for Morning Prayer with music in the chapel. The service will be led by Tony Janeshek. Music will be provided by Paul Butt.
Christmas Food Drive
Now - November 27
Thanks for all of you who donated food and money to support our Thanksgiving food drive! We were able to exceed our goal of 144 cans of soup, and delivered a total of 278 pounds of food.

For Christmas, we will be collecting canned mixed vegetables. Please drop off your donations in the hallway by November 27.

The Food Basket could also use dried pasta, such as macaroni, penne, etc. They don't need spaghetti or Mac & Cheese mix at this time.
Living Well Through Advent
Practicing Simplicity with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind

Please pick up a copy of this daily devotional in the narthex, or you can sign up for daily updates via email or a PDF download on the Daily Compass website, https://www.livingcompass.org/advent.
Living Nativity News
We are delighted to have an overall Coordinator and Director for the Living Nativity – Kerryann Cormier. Assisting her will be Jane Power and Sondra Griner. Thank you all for helping out!
Begin Anew
Daughters of the King
Inviting the women of St. Timothy's to come Saturday Dec 3, 2022 at 10:00 to 2pm. We are so grateful to have DOK President Tory Arnold and Sister Erika Callison coming to us to present the Handbook and Manual. She will join us on a future Sunday at the 10:30 service for Rededication for our Three Mary’s Chapter members. Please email Suzy Wilson or Dale Rasco or call the church office if you are interested in joining us as we learn and grow in prayer and service together.

Please come and join us for a time of fellowship and an introduction to DOK.

We will have a lunch break and serving taco salad, chips & queso, and tea. Sign up with Suzy to help with our meal. Thank you, ladies!
The Motto of The Order
For His Sake…
I am but one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do.
What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do.
Lord, what will you have me do?
St. Timothy's Angel Tree
Starts December 4
The Angel Tree program is a national organization that allows parents in prison to strengthen their connection with their children by providing gifts with a personal message from the parent. Each child receives a toy gift, a clothing gift, and an age- appropriate religious book. No gift should exceed $20.00.

Spiritual Formation Tips
At the present time, we the Body of Christ at St. Timothy's, are blessed to be recovering from the isolation from Covid and previous problems. The revitalization, enrichment and spiritual awakening of our church body is obvious. Our Sunday worship services are a blessing to all of us, either in person or on line.

One way to grow daily in Christ is have a daily quiet time. I have enjoyed this growth experience of years with the aid of one Christian tool. In the narthex of our church are always copies of "Forward Day by Day". Each day has the daily lectionary, the Episcopal scripture for the day (Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle and Gospel) with a sort commentary. If you are not a daily Bible reader perhaps you can start here. Take a short period each day to read and ponder the scripture.

Also in Forward inside the front cover is "A Prayer for Today" and inside the back cover a "Rule of Life". Perhaps add these offerings to your daily devotional time later.

Also offered in Forward is an example of "A Rule of Life". Perhaps, work toward that goal at home in your own time through the power of the Holy Spirit. Grow in Christ!
Gulf Coast Duplicate Bridge
Fridays, Blue Room
Hello Bridge Players!

The Gulf Coast Duplicate bridge group will meet at St. Timothy’s in the Blue Room. You may arrive between 5:30-6:00 PM. Games start promptly at 6:00 PM. We play about 25 hands of bridge. So, it will last until about 10:00-10:30 PM.

We would love to have you play with us – bring your own partner or ask Martha Wallace to find a partner for you.

Contact Martha Wallace (979-457-3833) or Sandra Weir (979-297-7572) to make a reservation or if you have questions.
Upcoming Youth Events
Mark your Calendar!
Upcoming Youth activities:
  • Wednesday, Dec 7  6-7:30 pm 
  • Sunday, Dec. 11   12-1:30 
Last Sunday's Service
Missed us on Sunday? You can always view the service on YouTube by clicking on the YouTube link at the right. The link will take you straight to the sermon.
The Week Ahead
Sewing Saturday
We're back! Sewing together is a fun way to get to know each other and complete an easy sewing project. Our sewing group meets on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. in Room 250. If you have questions, please contact Sondra Griner.
Sewing with Guests
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10am-noon
Join us on December 8 as we teach guests from the Food Basket how to sew a zip top case for pencils, cosmetics, or whatever else they would like. These events teach a skill and provide much-needed fellowship to members of the community.

We need our members to help our learners as well as shine God's love on them.
Wednesdays: 
11-12 pm in Sanctuary - Silent Prayer with the Daughters of the King
"Enjoy the peace and quiet for the soul that only God's presence can bring." Some read scripture. Some read from Waiting on God devotional. Some write their prayers and listen for what God has to say. Come for a brief time or the whole time. Come as you are and know you are loved!
Wednesday Compline Prayer
Compline prayer is Wednesday at 8:00pm. Consider making Wednesday night Compline a small part of your daily devotionals. You will find this on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StTimothysLJ.
Healing Prayer Group
How can we pray for you? On Sundays after Eucharist, members of the Healing Prayer team will be in the chapel to pray with you or for you, for whatever you need. All prayer requests are confidential.
Prayers and Thanksgivings
We pray especially for our members: We pray especially for members: Ed and family, Rebecca, Anne, Kurt, Jessey, Char, Steve, Davis, Cameron, Kenneth, Carla, Matt and Melissa, Jay and Cathy, Dave, Kay, Roy, Dale, Janet and Rod, Donna, Larry, Don, Jackie, Linda, Susan, Michael, John, Gayle, David, Pastor Robin, Bill, Alison, Ellen, and Bob.

For friends and families: April, Robert, Glenda, Colleen, Alexander, Trey, Gisela, Lindsay, Robin, Bubba, Cheryl, Dustin, Kristi, Hannah, Kristin, John, Margaret, Sue and Kenneth, Grace, Tate, Douglas, Steve, Jean, Rebecca, Kellye, Liz, James, Loorie, Derek, Mary, Eric, Judy, Rita, Vickie, Kelly, Jocelyn, Terry, Matt, Sam, Kevin, Claire, Mary, Amy, and David.

We pray for our men and women serving in the Armed Forces: Brad, Lucas, Annie, Justin, Joseph, Caleb, Ed, Brett, Thea, Jacob, Stephanie, and Joshua.

We pray for all who have died, that they may rest in peace and perpetual light.

For the diocesan cycle of prayer: St. Mary's in West Columbia, St. Paul's in Freeport, St. Thomas' in Wharton, and St. Timothy's in Lake Jackson.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays: Lorna Witt, Adalyn Thomas, Nancy Carter, Abi Friehauf, and Osborne McKinney.

Birthday and Anniversary Prayer
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God from the Collins family in celebration of Seth’s baptism.

You may donate altar flowers in memory, honor, or celebration of whomever you choose. Select the week of your choice by signing up on the flower chart in the Narthex. The cost is $75 for arrangements on the altar. You may give a check to Jackie (in the office) or put in the offering plate with “flowers” in the memo line.
Opportunities for Involvement
(Sign-up sheets in Narthex)

Youth
  • Planning Team for Youth Gatherings: contact David Kautz.
Worship
Other
  • Daughters of the King: Contact Dale Rasco
  • Building and Grounds Help – with gardening, and/or mowing: Contact Mark Lehnhoff
Event Organizing/Coordinating

Not sure how to reach one of these people? Call the church office at (979) 297-6003.
Around the Diocese
Now is the time for Youth to sign up for Summer Camp. Partial scholarships for camp are available through the parish and Camp Allen. Contact Pastor Robin with questions.
 Needlepoint Retreat
December 5-8
Holiday Steak Dinner
December 7
Winter Retreat
10-12th graders
January 6-8
Resources
Silent Nights: Grief, Stress, and Coping During the Holidays
Thursday, December 8, 6:00-7:30pm
A virtual gathering via Zoom
Free of charge, donations welcomed

For many, the winter holiday season is a time to come together, and also a time when grief and loss are felt most deeply. Now in its 9th year, this annual program offers a safe space to hear and share stories of grief and know that you are not alone. We will hear from members of ISH’s bereavement group and others who each have a unique experience to share. You may join in person with Pastor Robin in the Blue Room.

If you wish to join on your own, please register on-line. If you want to join at church and need a ride, please call the church office.
Got Announcements?
Submit them Online!
You can submit announcement requests from the St. Timothy's website at www.stimothy.org/announcements.
Get our Church Directory
Our digital church directory is a great tool to help you know who's who, associate a name with a face, and reach out to another member. To get started, download the Instant Church Directory app, and log in with the email you provided to the office.

New to St. Timothy's? Have an outdated picture? Take a new picture, and send it in to the office, (office@stimothy.org.)
Our Ministry Scheduler App
Involved in one or more of our weekly ministries? If so, you are encouraged to download the Ministry Scheduler Pro app. This app helps you:
  • View your schedule and all schedules
  • Let us know when you will be unavailable, so we don't schedule you
  • Get reminders when you are due to serve
  • Request a substitute if you can't serve after the schedule is live

For more information , contact the church office by phone (979-297-6003) or email (office@stimothy.org.)
Thank you for your gift!
We accept gifts in a variety of ways including PayPal and SimpleGive.
New! For your convenience, you may now give via St. Timothy’s PayPal @ https://paypal.me/stimothy200 or the QR code below (There is a small transaction fee of 1.5% for St. Timothy's but not the donor.)
You may also give your offering via simplegive using this link or the QR Code below: https://my.simplegive.com/App/Giving/sttims. (There is 3% charge to the church for this service)
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
200 Oyster Creek Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-297-6003