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Remembering Mary Frances Boggs 

Mary Frances Bogg's funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 p.m.  Please join us to celebrate her life with us, and her new life in Christ.
Last Chance for Tamale Orders 
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is having a tamale fundraiser to support our various outreach ministries.  The cost will be $11.00/dozen with pick-up starting at 9:00 am in the Parish Hall on Sunday December 9th.  Order forms will be available in the Church office and in the Welcome Center in the weeks prior to pick-up, starting Sunday, November 11th.  All orders must be in by no later than Sunday, December 2nd.  Please complete the forms and turn them in the designated baskets in either the Church office or the Welcome Center.
Reception for Rhonda Woodard, December 4

Our sexton Rhonda has been with us since 2011 and has recently let us know that she is retiring at the end of the month. Rhonda has kept our church clean and has done many other things around the church buildings and grounds with cheer and faithfulness. So we want to publicly thank Rhonda and wish her blessings in retirement during the 10:30 service the first Sunday in Advent, December 2nd. Please join us in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 service for a reception.
Grace Garden

To honor those not interred in the Grace Garden , memorial plaques will be made available. These plaques will be the same size and granite as our niche covers, will have the words "In Memoriam", and the name and the dates of the person being remembered. These will be mounted around the cross hanging in the Garden. Any parishioner, former parishioner, or immediate family member of a parishioner is welcome. Others may be considered by the Grace Garden committee. The cost for the plaques is $300. For information, please contact Carol Bohley or Sharon McKey.    
Help bring joy to those in need this Christmas

Join the volunteers who ring bells for the Salvation Army. A sign-up sheet will be located in the hallway outside the Welcome Center after both worship services or call Susan Buell at 979-297-3024.        
Advent Wreaths for all Ages!

Please come make an Advent wreath to celebrate the beginning of the new church year, and the preparing of our hearts and minds for the celebration of the coming of Christ. 

This event is for young and older;)

Have a cup of hot chocolate, make your wreath, enjoy fellowship with friends, and we'll have a have a fun craft or two for the kiddos to make as well! 

See you in the Parish Hall starting at 9:15AM Dec. 2nd, the first Sunday of Advent!
Blood Drive

Our next blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, December 16, from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  Blood donations decrease during the holidays, but the demand does not.  If you are able, please consider donating. For any questions, contact Don Kaus; Ph: 979-292-0067.
St. Timothy's 62nd Production of The Living Nativity
Friday-Sunday, December 14, 15 and 16 - Showings at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the front lawn.
There are many many jobs for many many people! Everyone is invited to participate! From set construction to animal wrangling, providing dinner for a hungry cast to making cookies for our guests, each of us can contribute in some way.

Sign up at The Living Nativity display under the Come Let Us Adore Him banner in the hallway. Come be a part of our annual gift to the Brazosport community. Contact Susan Laver (979-248-8187, Heartfelt@comcast.net) for more information.
Angel Tree
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
Each October the church receives a list of children who live in the Clute-Lake Jackson area codes.  The caregivers are contacted for sizes and gift suggestions.  These gift ideas are written on the paper angels placed on the Angel Tree.  The "tree" will be in the narthex starting Sunday, November 25.  A donor selects an angel, purchases the gift, wraps it, attaches the top part of the angel to the package, and brings it to the church.  The gifts are delivered the week before Christmas.
The wrapped gifts should be returned no later than December 16.  Donations of money for books can be put in the stocking on the tree or given to Harriet Cutshall or Nancy Carter.  Checks should be written to St. Timothy's with a notation of "for Angel Tree".                 
Looking ahead to Sunday
December 2, 2018
1st Sunday in Advent
The Food Basket
11/27 Update

Wow! Just wow! 100.5 pounds of food delivered this morning! I don't care if it was 2 weeks worth that is phenomenal! So so proud of us!

Now the need is for personal care items-shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream and razors. Let's help folks feel good about themselves.
Join us for Friday Evening Prayer
Join us any week on Friday at 5:15 in the chapel for this special time of prayer.  This simple service follows the beautiful words of the Book of Common Prayer.  We take about 30-45 minutes for the prayers, Bible reading, and a brief discussion of the day's lessons.  This is a great way to transition from the cares of the work week to the weekend.
St. Timothy's Lay Eucharistic Visitors
St. Timothy's Lay Eucharistic Visitors is a ministry which administers the consecrated bread and wine to members unable to be present at the celebration due to illness, injury or other infirmity. Should you be in need of a Eucharistic visit or know of someone in need, please contact either Kim Lehnhoff or Mark Lehnhoff.  "We who are many are one body because we all share one bread, one cup."                
Use AmazonSmile to Direct a Donation to St. Timothy's

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St Timothys Episcopal Church when you do your holiday shoping at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0005998.                
How much  do you know about the Bible? Take the Bible Challenge and find out for yourself. 
The Bible Challenge quiz for this week is:    James 4-5
Mark Your Calendar

December 2 - Last day for tamale orders
December 3 - Round Dance Lessons, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
December 4 - Bible Study, Elijah: Spiritual Stamina In Every Season (1:00 p.m.-Blue  Room)
December 9 - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Study and Breakfast, 7:00 a.m., Parish Hall
December 14-16 - Living Nativity 7:00-8:00 p.m.
December 16 - St. Timothy's Blood Drive, Parish Hall, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                         Daughters of the King meeting in The Hall, after the 10:30 service
                        Vestry Meeting, 12:00 p.m., in the Blue Room
December 23 - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Study and Breakfast, 7:00 a.m., Parish Hall      
                         Hanging of the Greens, following the 10:30 service
                        Lessons & Carols, 6:00 p.m.
December 24 - Church Office closed
                        Christmas Eve- Family Service, 5:30 p.m.
                        Christmas Eve- Choral Eucharist Service, 10:00 p.m.
December 25 - Church Office closed
                        Morning Prayer, 9:30 a.m.
December 26 - Church Office closed
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St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
200 Oyster Creek Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566