This Sunday
Pastor Robin is away as she recovers from a COVID-19 infection.

8:30 Morning Prayer, Rite I
 
10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Nan Doerr will preach and preside

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.
News
Poetry as Parable
For the next 2 Sundays, September 18 and 25, Denis James will lead a discussion on Poetry as Parable in the Parish Hall from 9:30-10:00 a.m. (with coffee and cookies). Bring your own poem if you wish.
Inquirer's Class
September 11
Inquirer's class is taking a week off while Pastor Robin recovers from her COVID-19 infection.
Upcoming Special Events - In Summary
September
Saturday, September 24
  • Strategic Mission Teams Training, 8-8:30 Food & Fellowship 8:30-11:00 Teams Formation
Sunday, September 25
  • Celebrating 26 Years of The Hall ministry creating safety for community youth
  • Celebration reception to follow 10:30 service

October
Saturday, October 1
  • Blessing of the Animals, 11-11:30am in the courtyard
Sunday, October 2
  • Beth Mathis funeral, 2pm. Guest Preacher: The Rev. Liz Parker
  • Reception to follow
Wednesday, October 5
  • Welcome Fall Youth Event, 6-7:30pm
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
Saturday, October 8
  • Fall Work Day, 8:30-11:00am
Sunday, October 9
  • Pamela Mooman vows of consecrated celibacy, 5PM, Bishop Doyle Presiding, The Rev. Bob Flick as Guest Preacher
Sunday, October 16
  • It’s Amore’ Youth event, with Food, Fun, Fellowship & Devotional , noon
Sunday, October 23
  • Parish Meeting & Elections of Vestry & Council Delegates
Moving Forward with Strategic Mission Teams
Training Saturday, September 24, 8:30-11:00
You can come and join us on our morning of training, Saturday, September 24, 2022. Not only will the small groups grow in the way of love as Jesus modeled it, but they will also be reviewing the goals set by parishioners a few months ago, and seeing if they still apply and tweaking and updating them.

Our teams and leaders are:

We would love to have you, if you would like to support any of these teams.
Hall Celebration
September 25, 12 noon
From 1996 to 2020, The Hall provided a safe space for intermediate students after school in the Youth Hall. We estimate over 3500 kids came through our doors, with typically 25-35 on any given week day.

This valuable ministry was in place until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hall is officially retired starting with the 2022-2023 school year.

Join us after the late service to celebrate this long-standing ministry at St. Timothy's and to thank The Hall's leaders, especially Sharon McKey.
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, Oct. 1, 11-11:30am
Join us in the courtyard with your furry and feathery friends for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

You are encouraged to donate items for the SPCA such as dog food, cat food or old clean towels.
Fall Work Day - Save the Date
Saturday Oct., 8 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Save the date for Saturday, October 8th, for our Fall Work Day!
Vows of Consecrated Celibacy
Pamela Mooman
October 9, 5PM
Since ancient times, some individuals have forgone marriage and family life to dedicate themselves completely to God. The Single Consecrated Life is a covenant commitment whereby a person professes a vow of consecrated celibacy as a personal response to God’s call.
Pamela Mooman feels so called to a life of consecrated celibacy. A Service of Solemn Profession of Vows of Pamela, a novice in the Third Order of the Society of St Francis, is planned for 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 October 2022, at St Timothy’s.

Bishop Andrew Doyle will be here to preside over Holy Eucharist and to receive Pamela's vows of consecrated celibacy. The Rev. Bob Flick, a Third Order Franciscan, will preach.

This service will mark the first time in Texas that these vows will be given to a Bishop. You can learn more about consecrated celibacy at the Church of England's Single Consecrated Life Network page.
Youth Events Planned
Wednesday, October 5
  • Welcome Fall Youth Event, 6-7:30pm
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
Sunday, October 16
  • It’s Amore Youth event, with Food, Fun, Fellowship & Devotional, noon
Remembering Beth Mathis
Sunday, October 2, 2PM
Join us in celebrating the Life and ministry of Beth Mathis on Sunday, October 2 at St. Timothy's.

Please continue to keep in your prayers her mother Char, husband Steve, sons Cameron and Davis, and siblings Carla and Kenneth and their families and all touched by her life. May she Rest In Peace and perpetual light with all the saints. Amen.
Are you interested in singing with our choir? We would LOVE to meet you!
Choir rehearsals start Wednesday, August 31st, at 7:00 pm. ALL VOICES ARE WELCOME!

If you are interested in learning more about musical opportunities at St. Timothy’s, contact Andrea Hutchison.
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.
Church Directory Update
We are updating our church directory.

Missed the [re] connect event? Feel free to email a family photo to the church office.
The Week Ahead
Sewing Saturday
3:00 - 4:30
Sewing together is a fun way to get to know each other, and complete an easy sewing project.

Last week, we gave the Brotherhood our first aprons. They love them, and want more. Success!

This week, we can work on more aprons, or we can start on quilted hugs.
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
The Healing Prayer Group meets Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Welcome Center. We pray for the ministries and needs of the congregations and parish. If you have any questions, contact Char Aslakson.
Prayers and Thanksgivings
We pray especially for:
We pray especially for our members: Kurt, Suzy, Jessey, Char, Steve, Davis, Cameron, Kenneth, Carla, Matt and Melissa, Jay and Cathy, Dave, Kay, Roy, Dale, Janet and Rod, Hugh, Donna, Larry, Sherry, Ed, Don, Jackie, Linda, Susan, Michael, John, Gayle, David, Pastor Robin, and Bill.

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

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

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

For the diocesan cycle of prayer: St. Mark's in Beaumont, St. Paul's in Orange, St. Paul's in Woodville, and St. Stephen's in Beaumont

Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays: Blayne Fruehauf and Mel McKey.

Anniversaries: Douglas and Sarah Chumley

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 by Denis and Judi James in thanksgiving for friendships in this special place.

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

  • Planning Team for Youth Gatherings: contact David Kautz.
  • Usher: 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. services: Contact Angela McCabe.
  • Videographer: Use our cameras to live stream the 10:30 service. Contact Sondra Griner.
  • Readers: Contact Jackie K. at the church office (979) 297-6003.
  • Chalicers: Contact Pastor Robin at the church (979) 297-6003.
  • Acolytes
  • Daughters of the King: Contact Dale Rasco
  • Building and Grounds Help – with gardening, and/or mowing: Contact Mark Lehnhoff
  • Music Ministry: Contact Andrea Hutchison

Not sure how to reach one of these people? Call the church office at (979) 297-6003.
Around the Diocese
November 4-6 | Fly Fishing Retreat | Register
November 4-5 | Gramps Camp | Register
December 7 | Holiday Steak Dinner | Register
December 9-11 | Holiday in the Pines | Register
Resources
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.)
About Empathy
Empathy is generally understood as the capacity to identify and share someone else’s emotions and experiences. Dr. Gottman describes empathy as mirroring a partner’s feelings in a way that lets them know that their feelings are understood and shared. He cites it as the key to attunement with your partner.

In conversations with your partner, express your understanding and validate their emotions. Let your partner know that you understand what they are saying. Here’s a list of phrases you could use: 

“Hearing that makes perfect sense why you’re upset.”
“That sounds terrible.”
“I totally agree with how you see it.”
“That makes sense.”
“I understand what you’re saying. You want ____.”
“I’d be stressed too.”
“That would have hurt my feelings too.”

Example of a conversation lacking empathy:
Taylor: “It was weird when your mom made that comment about housework, I felt like she was implying I need to do more of it.”

Sam: “Yeah, that’s just how she is. It’s not a big deal, just shrug it off.”

Taylor: “Why can’t you just stand up for me? You always do this when your mom says rude things.”

Sam: “I don’t understand why you’re making this such a big deal. Just get over it.”

That same conversation when it contains empathy:
Taylor: “It was weird when your mom made that comment about housework, I felt like she was implying I need to do more of it.”

Sam: “I’m sorry, I understand how that made you upset. We know our housework is shared between us evenly.”

Taylor: “You’re right, it is! It’s just so frustrating when she says offhand comments like that. It makes me feel like she doesn’t think I’m a good partner for you.”

Sam: “That makes sense, but you are an amazing partner! I can try to talk to her if you’d like?” 

Taylor: “That’s alright, I appreciate it though. Let’s just go get some lunch.”
To have empathy is to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe. By engaging in supportive, intimate conversations with your partner, you can build trust, which is the most important ingredient in a healthy, happy relationship.
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St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
200 Oyster Creek Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-297-6003