The Weeks Ahead

Fri. & Sat, February 9 & 10 

175th Diocesan Council, Waco


Sunday, February 11

7:30 a.m. - Brotherhood of St. Andrew

8:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II (with Simply Praise)


Tuesday, February 13

5:30-7:15 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper with Brazoswood Jazz Band, Parish Hall


Wednesday, February 14

6:30-7:45 a.m. – Drive through Ashes-to-Go

12:30 & 7:00 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Services


Monday, February 19

Church Office closed in observance of Presidents’ Day


Wednesdays, February 21 – March 27

Lenten Series: Luke 10 T begins

6:00 p.m. – light meal

6:30-8:30 p.m. – program and prayer

Feel free to bring a friend!

RSVP to office or the sign-up sheet in the Narthex

Reflection on Sunday’s Scripture


2 Kings 2:1-12

When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”


Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”


Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.


When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.


In a family of three children, we saw our father live his life kindly with wisdom and great humor. He shared the Bible with us, gently but firmly corrected us, advised us wisely. We all loved and longed to be like him as Elisha loved and longed to be like Elijah. May we live and love as Elijah loved.


Judi James

Remembering Bill Hutchison

Remembering Bill Hutchison


We give thanks for Bill Hutchison’s life and faith. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at St. Timothy’s on Friday, March 22 at 10:00 am. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The family will join everyone after a private interment in the Grace garden. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church or the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.

News and Events

Eggcelent Lenten Kit for Families


Watch for an "eggcellent" Family Lenten kit to be handed out to families this Sunday. There are easy and meaningful activities for children to help them understand the meaning of Lent and create family devotion time.

Volunteers Needed

Souper Bowl of Caring


Souper Bowl of Caring is a National Event that helps restock our food pantries. We are excited that Kroger in Clute is going to do this again for us! But we need You to help be in the store and ask customers if they would purchase a bag for our ministry. It's simple - You just stand near the display that is set up in the front of the store and ask customers if they would like to purchase a donation bag. The bag goes into their grocery cart, and they buy it at checkout.


We will begin on January 24 and work three 1-hour shifts 5 days per week. We will end strong on February 11.


Dates and Times are:

  • Feb 9th (Thurs, Fri) 3 - 4. 4-5. 5-6 pm
  • Feb 10th (Saturday) 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 pm


Please contact our volunteer coordinators, Gwen and Jeff Klorer, to sign up for a 1-hour time slot at: gklorer@yahoo.com or text/call Gwen at 337-522-1853. She will enter your preferred time slot in the system and send you a confirmation text or email.


FB.Volunteers@interfaithfoodbank.com for more information and available times.

Luke 10 Transformation

ST. TIMOTHY’S LENTEN SERIES


Come for the Food; Learn a Little about How to Share Jesus' Love


Please consider joining in the Lenten suppers and the Luke 10 Transformation training. What is L10T training? Briefly, it is a reminder of how to be identified as Christians by our love. For a slightly longer explanation, please watch my linked four-minute video. If you can make it through my first few seconds of my singing, I hope my description will give you a good idea of what this useful and non-threatening training is about.


-Tony Janeshek

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Pancake Supper & Brazoswood Jazz Band

Tuesday, February 13


Calling all St. Timothy's revelers...SAVE THE DATE! It's Carnival Time!! Pancake Supper is quickly approaching! February 13th, 5:30pm to 7:15pm in the Parish Hall. Beginning at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 13th, come enjoy some cool jazz from the incredible Brazoswood High School Jazz Band and devour some hot, hot pancakes and sausage.


Wear your purple/gold/green, masks and THOSE BEADS!!



Price--$5 per person; $20 max for families! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!!


Find Krewe sign up sheets for this fabulous event in the hall by our Patio Entrance. Please Sign up for a Krewe shift. We NEED your help! Make plans to join in the fun as we decorate Sunday, February 11th after our 10:30 service. Any help Monday, the 12th, is welcomed as well. Don't forget we really need support and manpower cleaning up after the supper as we prepare for Ash Wednesday services. Contact Kim/Mark Lehnhoff with questions


Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14


Stop by in the morning for

Ashes-to-Go from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.


Ash Wednesday Services 12:30 & 7:00 p.m.

Lent Resources


Lenten Series: Luke 10 T on Wednesday Nights Beginning 2/21

Deepening our faith through the journey of discipleship. If you’ve ever heard the scripture, "Go and make disciples of all nations", and felt unsure just how to do that or felt like there must be more to the Christian faith, this series may help.


This course has simple easy steps we can all do daily in our own way that fits with our personality to fulfill God’s call to make disciples.


It has been used across the globe to help transform hearts and cities. Ask Gary Jones, Colinda Friehauf, Tony and Gigi Janeshek, Angela McCabe or Pastor Robin how learning these steps has changed their living out their faith.


We are all on a spiritual journey. Whether you believe in God or are not sure where you are with him this is a class worth taking. We are made to be in fellowship! Come and see!


Beginning Wednesday, Feb 21

6:30 pm Light Meal

7:00-8:30 Program and prayer

Feel free to invite a friend!

RSVP to Office or at Signup sheet.

Lenten Devotionals Available


Copies of Living Well Through Lent 2024: Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind devotionals are available in the Narthex or Parish Hall.


Consider inviting a family member or friend to work through this devotional with you.

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Tuesday Bible Study

The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi

Begins February 27


Our next Tuesday Bible Study will be The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi – a fascinating journey that explores the land of Israel and the treasures of God’s word

We hope you’ll join us beginning Tuesday, February 27 in the Blue Room. We will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 for six weeks. Sessions will include watching a DVD and a discussion based on the study guide.  

The study guides are available from Amazon for $8.79. Nancy has Amazon Prime and will be happy to order a study guide for you. The study guides are also available on eBay and Christianbook.com if you prefer to order your own. A book by the same name is available for purchase separately.


If interested in joining us, please contact Nancy Carter at wcarter006@comcast.net or text to 979-285-4831. All are welcome!

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Help Our Neighbors with Food

Rice, Oatmeal


Want to help our less-fortunate neighbors? The Food Basket needs donations of white rice and oatmeal. They are nearly out of these staple items, and currently don’t have enough to give out. They need to have about 120 of any item to be sure that everyone who comes through the doors on a food distribution day has the opportunity to get one of each item.


If you feel moved to give a great big bag of rice or a value pack of oatmeal, go for it! The food basket volunteers will repackage down to a single family size. (Kroger, H-E-B and Walmart all have 20lb bags of rice in 20lb sizes for $11-12. Hint. Hint.)


Nearly all Food at The Food Basket comes from donations - from individuals, churches, local businesses and other organizations.


Questions? Ask the Griners or Klorers.

Please donate plain white rice and oatmeal!

Birthday and Anniversary Cards


For many years, Emily Osborn has made sure we all feel loved on our birthdays and anniversaries by sending us cards. Now, Judi James is enhancing this ministry by individually painting cards!


Thank you both for sharing your blessings and gifts.

Tabitha's Guild

Sewing Saturday, 2-4pm


It's bunny-making season! We again have strong demand for bunnies to give away for the Easter Egg Hunt and to donate to other organizations. This is a fun easy project. If you don't sew, don't worry. You can hang out and cut out or stuff bunnies.


Thanks to Camille, Sharon and Sondra for getting precut apron sewing "kits" ready for our February 29 class.


Our next sewing class with Food Basket guests will be on Thursday, February 29 10am-noon.

For your Email Security


You may have noticed that this week's Blast come from a new email address. This was done to comply with new email security standards. Rest assured that we are continuing to communicate, and this should not be a significant change to the Blast.


Learn why.

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Resources

View Sunday's Service


Missed us or want to further reflect on Sunday's sermon? Click the link at right to go straight to the sermon on YouTube.


Due to Comcast internet issues, there are a couple of gaps in the video.

Around the Diocese

Sign UP for Camp NOW!

Partial Scholarships Available


We want to see as many of our kids go to Camp Allen as possible this Summer!


NOW is the time to sign up. 


To help our families out, Camp Allen and St. Timothy’s will cover 2/3 the cost per child. Full registration cost before scholarship and assistance is $893. 


Go ahead and sign up and either make a deposit or check the scholarship box. Then click the link to apply for scholarships. (See below) 


Please let Jackie know you have applied for a scholarship and which session. 

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View Camp Allen's 2024 Events

Prayers and Thanksgivings

We pray especially for members: The Hutchison family, the Kautz family, Char, Matthew, Tony, Jim and James, John and Gayle, Mary, James, Jake, Denis and Judi, Kurt, Jessey, David, Steve, Michael, Robert, Kay and Roy, Donna and Larry, and Linda.


Thank you for the privilege to pray on behalf of friends and families: Megan, Catherine, Clara, Roland, Dorothy, Cody, Kathryn, Mary Nell and Jim, Bill, Greta, Warren and Danee, Riley and Betty, Rose, Helen, Melissa, Weldon and Doris, Earlene, Brennan, Pam, Annette, Liam and family, Holly, Jane, Carmen, Kristi, Mita, Alexander, Dustin, Kristi, Hannah, Margaret, Grace, Douglas, Jean, Rebecca, Kellye, Liz, Loorie, Derek, Mary, Eric, Judy, Kelly, Jocelyn, Cheryl, Terry, Matt, Kevin, and Claire.


For our men and women serving in the Armed Forces: Jordan, Brad, Lucas, Annie, Justin, Joseph, Caleb, Ed, Brett, Thea, Jaycob, and Joshua.


We pray for all who have died, especially Norman Kautz, that they may have a place in your eternal Kingdom.


For the diocesan cycle of prayer: St. Joan of Arc in Pflugerville, St. John's in Austin, St. Julian of Norwich in Round Rock, St. Luke's on the Lake in Austin, and the Diocese of Peshawar. 

Birthdays and Anniversaries


Birthdays: Rykiel Pritchett, Ariana Weeks, and Monica Laurel


Anniversaries: Matt and Melissa Cone


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 Mary Young in thanksgiving for Dennis’ birthday.


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.

Resources

Growing the Holy Habit of Daily Prayer

There's an App for that!

Our Fall Challenge is to engage in the Way of Love by praying and studying scripture.
For Individuals
Morning & Evening Prayer
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Android
For Families

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Android

Request Prayer

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6

There are 2 ways for prayer requests to be included in the Prayers of the People during worship and the weekly Blast. Details will remain confidential.
  • Call the office to share your request (979-297-6003).
  • Use the online form found on the church website or scan the QR code found here or in your bulletin.

Whether prayers of supplication or of thanksgiving:
  • Incorporate your personal prayers into worship
  • Use the longer pause during the Prayers of the People for spoken and unspoken prayer 
  • Join a member of the Healing Prayer team at the side chapel after taking communion 

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. 
Matthew 18:20

Bo's Place Grief Support Services


At Bo's Place, we believe that grieving families heal when they share their experiences with each other. We offer free Grief Support Groups in English and Spanish to families and individuals.


If you or someone you know would like information about Bo's Place Grief Support Groups for children, families, and adults, click here or call 713.942.8339.

Round Dance Lessons (Waltz)

Mondays at 7:00 PM

Starting next week

Round Dance lessons have begun again in the Parish Hall. We are doing a variety of ballroom dances. Newbies are welcome as we currently have very low numbers of attendees. Wear casual clothes with comfortable shoes that slide. Join us for fun exercise and to meet new friends. Cost is $5 per person per lesson approximately 1 to 11/2 hours on Mondays starting at 7:00PM. Questions, contact Gigi at 979-529-5887 or stop by and check us out.


We will not be dancing this coming Monday as the Parish Hall is already set up for the pancake supper. 

Got Announcements?

Submit them Online!

You can submit announcement requests from the St. Timothy's website at www.stimothy.org/announcements.

Please send any new announcements by 5pm Wednesday, so we have time to assemble and format the Blast.

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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.)
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