Collect for Third Sunday of Easter
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This Week
Wednesday Night Schedule
Wednesday, April 18 Formation & Choir
Childcare available 5:15-7pm
5:15-6pm Dinner in Drake
5-5:30 Godly Play - Room C-3

5-5:30pm - Cantate (Youth Choir) - Choir Room
*5:30-5:45pm - All Choir School Choristers - Choir Room

5:45-6:15pm 
Combined Cherub & St Francis Choirs (K-5th grade) - Choir Room 

6-7pm
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community, 6th-12th grade students)
Capital Campaign Forum - Nave

6:15-7pm 
Combined K-5th grade Formation - Room C-5
Capital Campaign Forums
The second and third forums will be Wednesday, April 18 at 10am and in lieu of adult formation at 6:30pm. All will be in the nave.
Priest and a Rabbi Tomorrow Night
This Sunday | April 22, 2018
Music Notes | Christin Barnhardt
We will begin Sunday's 9am and 11am liturgies with a hymn that may not be familiar, but it is a text worth singing:

Jesus lives! thy terrors now can no longer, death, appall us.
Jesus lives! by this we know thou, O grave, canst not entrall us. Alleluia!
Jesus lives! to him the throne over all the world is given:
may we go where he has gone, rest and reign with him in heaven. Alleluia!

Here is a recording of "Jesus lives!," though the text is a slightly different translation than what we will sing on Sunday.

Three of Sunday's hymns will reflect Psalm 23, which is the Psalm on the Fourth Sunday of Eastertide for all three years of our lectionary.

Jesus lives! thy terrors now, No. 194
Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing, No. 334
My shepherd will supply my need, No. 664 
The King of love my shepherd is, No. 645 
Savior, like a shepherd lead us, No. 708 

Voluntaries:
Prelude Op.101, No.6, 'Founded on an old Irish church melody,' Charles Villiers Stanford
Messe des Paroisses: Dialogue sur les Anches et les Tierces, François Couperin 

Next Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30pm we will celebrate the Feast of St Mark, the Evangelist, with an Evensong, and the children and youth choirs will receive their end-of-the-year awards. Please plan to join us!

Ayleward Responses
Brewer Canticles in D
Hymns: O gracious Light, Abide with me

See you Sunday,
Christin
Stewardship & Giving
New and Improved Online Giving
Please visit our new and improved online giving portal at https://give.givingkiosk.com/sttimwsgive. You can also click on the Give button in this email and the Give link on our website.

This new portal is easier to use and, once you create an account, you can keep up with your giving history. You can also give via check online.
Give by Text - 336-697-6543
This is amazing. I never have cash or a check, but I always have my phone. You can now give to the work of St Timothy's just by texting. Here's how it works:

1. Text an amount to 336-697-6543
2. You will be sent a link to set up your debit/credit card (take a few seconds)
3. Once complete, your transaction will go through and you number will always be associated with the card.

Plus, you can text "Funds" to see a specific fund. If you want to sponsor a lamp, you can text "25 st timothys" and it will go the St Timothy's Lamp, etc. If the fund isn't recognized, you'll get a list of all the funds and you text back the number of the fund you wish to give to

PS: This is not connected to your phone bill. It it connected to a card of your choice.
Giving Kiosk is returning!
Turns out, we made a mistake. A few years ago, we thought we could improve on older giving kiosk with a newer model that could also serve as an information station. Good intention but the product and execution left a lot to be desired. Therefore we are pleased to announce the return of the smaller and easier giving kiosk for giving. This kiosk is aimed at folks like me, Fr Steve, who couldn't find a check if my life depended on it and I rarely, rarely have cash.
Our Common Life
From the Curate | Worship by ourselves?
I saw a Gallup poll that came out not too long ago that asked essentially the same question of two different groups. Those who go to church regularly were asked, why? And those who grew up going to church but don’t anymore were also asked, why?

It’s a very interesting poll with fascinating responses from both groups. Right now, I just want to focus on the second group and the most common answer they gave. So, what was the most common reason people gave for no longer going to church? They preferred to worship on their own. (A dislike of organized religion came in second place.) I find this response very interesting. I’d love to know what each respondent meant when they identified with that answer. I imagine that there are probably as many answers to that question as there are respondents to the survey.

Whatever the case may be, I feel the need to comment briefly about this answer. The way the Book of Genesis tells the story of creation, God makes a man, Adam, first. Adam is by himself with no partner. God looks at the situation and judges, “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18). So God puts Adam to sleep, takes out a rib from his side, and creates a woman, Eve, from it. Now the man is not alone; he has a companion to share his life and work.

When God said “It is not good that the man should be alone,” he wasn’t just talking about marriage. He was talking about life in general. Human beings, men and women, were not created to live in isolation. We were created to have families and friends and communities.

Yes, worship of God is paramount. Yes, you can worship God by yourself; sometimes we need to be alone. But God did not make us to be alone all the time. It is in community that we truly become ourselves. And it is in community that we come to know God more deeply. Other people remind us that it’s not all about us. Other people challenge us, push us, and encourage us, and in that process, we grow in holiness.
Overflowing with Thanks
Thanks to all who made this year's Overflow Shelter possible for our guests at St.Timothy's. We are still adding up the numbers, but so far we have over 250 unique volunteers who served in some capacity at our shelter. 250+! 250 volunteers who gave up their time and stepped foot in our shelter, most likely met a person experiencing homelessness, learned our guests' names and stories--and will never be the same. Five years ago I never dreamed that so many people would step up to serve--City with Dwellings and our Overflow Shelters have had a much bigger impact on our city than we ever imagined. So many of you donated supplies, stopped in to say hello, asked about our guests, offered up prayers, did laundry, prepared meals, shared stories with your friends, and so so so much more. Thank you for not only letting us have a shelter, but for making it happen! This is how God is transforming the world one night at a time at St.Timothy's.

Our work with our homeless friends continues at City with Dwellings with our Community First Center (633 W.4th St.). We are open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-11am and need adult volunteers to help us provide hospitality and discover connections with our community members. Talk to Katie Bryant (katie@sttimothys.ws) for more info or go to www.citywithdwellings.org to sign-up.   
El dia de los Ninos/ El dia de los Libros
Do you love reading? Do you love children? Come celebrate both​ on Monday, April 30​ ​at 5:30pm at Anthony's Plot/Trinity Moravian Church (2323 Sunnyside Dr.). St.Timothy's partners with Anthony's Plot as they help build community and serve their neighborhood in Sunnyside. Volunteers are especially needed to help with the festivities--we need people of all ages to help with serving food (5:15-6:30pm), and we need adults to help the kids experience writing and publishing their own books (6:30-8pm). Kids can participate! Email katie@sttimothys.ws and let me know if you can help.​​ Volunteer service hours available for students.  
VBS 2018--July 29-31
Vacation Bible School this summer is taking an exciting twist! We will be exploring Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" and considering our God-given gifts that help build up the Kingdom of God. All ages are invited to participate--there will be something for everyone. Plans are in the works to go see the new movie "A Wrinkle in Time" together soon. Email katie@sttimothys if you are interested in joining us for the movie or would like to help with planning VBS.  
St Timothy's to host National Meeting, April 28
St Timothy's is pleased to host the national annual meeting and mass of the Society of Mary, a devotional society in the Episcopal Church. The mass will be at 11am on Saturday, April 28, with a luncheon following. Click here for more information and to register for lunch.
Women of St Timothy's Dinner
Friday, April 27
6:00 pm
at the home of Beth Morphis, 2555 Country Club Rd.

On the eve of the Society of Mary Mass, the Women of St Timothy's are gathering for dinner and conversation. We will learn more about the church’s devotion to Mary and how it can enrich our own lives. Christin Barnhart will share information about the mass music, which will be sung by a professional choir accompanied by a string quartet. And of course, we will enjoy being together with our sisters in Christ! 

All ladies of St Timothy's are welcome. RSVP by April 23 to Beth at 336.971.0769 or Beth@salemgym.com.
Holy Smoke: An Evening with John Shelton Reed
with Dr. Joey Skelton
Author and scholar John Shelton Reed has written the book on bbq. He's also written the book on the social politics of Victorian Anglo-Catholicism. This combination makes for the perfect evening at St Timothy's, where we also know how to combine cornbread and cottas. Join us for a reception and book signing at 5:30pm, followed by a ticketed BBQ event at 7:00pm with Dr. Reed and St Timothy's, Dr. Joey Skelton. The reception is open to the public and the ticketed event has limited spots for this intimate high-end gathering.
Hospitality for Officers on Sunday Mornings
Please help welcome our Winston Salem police officer to services on Sunday mornings. Follow the link below to sign up to provide a snack. The officers enjoy homemade baked goods or breakfast items such as bagels, muffins, or pastries. If items contain nuts please label them. Snacks should be delivered to the basket at the welcome counter in the narthex on Sunday mornings. If you have questions please contact Megan Farrell at mrfarrell@triad.rr.com or 336.408.7779. Thank you for extending a warm welcome to our officers!

Link to sign up.
Write to Graham Green
Our own Graham Green is a Lt Col in the Army National Guard and is currently deployed in Iraq. We are proud of Graham, his wife, Shannon, and children Garrison and Julia. We will continue to surround them with prayer. He is able to receive letters at the address below. Please use the address exactly as it is printed.

LTC Graham Green
HHC 449th CAB
Camp Taji
APO, AE
09378
St Timothy's Stickers
We have a limited number of St Timothy's stickers (perfect for car windows). If you would like one, they will be in the office and in the narthex on Sunday. We will reorder to meet the demand.

If you put the sticker on your car, send us a picture!
Quick Links
Mass & Mammon

April 15, 2018
Morning Prayer: 4
7:30 Low Mass: 40
9:00 Low Mass: 178
11:00 Solemn Mass: 86
Sunday Mass Total: 304

Offering: Will be published in Sunday's bulletin
Weekly Need: $ 19,458.00

Average Sunday Mass Attendance: 344
The altar arrangements are given to the Glory of Almighty God and in memory of Harry & Reba Murray by John & Chiquita Guglielmi and
in honor of the Doss Family: Kevin, Lisa, & Sayre
by Claudette Weston.

The Our Lady of Walsingham Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in memory of Finn Doss and in honor of Kevin, Lisa, & Sayre Doss by Graham & Shannon Green.

The Sanctuary Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the Altar Guild and Flower Guild.

The St. Timothy Shrine Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for ten years at St. Timothy’s by Father Steve Rice.

The St. Michael the Archangel Lamp is given to the Glory of God and with prayers for the protection of LTC Graham Green and all those in our armed forces by the women of St. Timothy’s.