Collect for Fourth Sunday of Easter
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This Week
Wednesday Night Schedule
Wednesday, April 25

5:15-5:45pm - All Children and Youth Choirs - rehearsal in the Choir Loft
5:15-6:15pm - Dinner in Drake
5:45-6:15pm - Trivia Night in Drake - Intergenerational. There will be prizes!
6:15pm - Children and Youth Choirs vest for Evensong
6:30-7:15pm - Evensong for the Feast of St Mark, Evangelist; Children's & Youth Choir and Formation Awards

We've already come to our last Wednesday night formation of the season! Please join us for a special evening to mark the occasion. First, we will have some Evensong- and feast day-related trivia during dinner. Each table will be a team and will have a chance to answer 15 trivia questions for a prize! We will follow it up the best way we know how: with a beautiful Evensong to celebrate the Feast of St. Mark and say "thank you" to everyone who's made Wednesday nights possible over the past year.
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.
St Timothy's to host National Meeting this Saturday
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.
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.
This Sunday | April 29, 2018
Music Notes | Christin Barnhardt
As usual, there us a lot going on at St Timothy's this week, so please join us. Wonderful music on tap:

Evensong, Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30pm
All of the children's and youth choirs will sing "Abide with me" after they receive their choir and formation awards.
Ayleward Responses
Brewer Canticles in D
Now shall my inward joy arise, Watts/Billings

Votive Mass of Mary, Mother of the Church, Saturday, April 28, 11am
Missa ego flos campi, Juan Gutierrez Padilla
Ave Maria, William Byrd
sung by a professional choir with string quartet and organ

Sunday 9am and 11am masses
Voluntaries: 
Christ lag in Todesbanden, Georg Böhm
Christ lag in Todesbanden, Johann Sebastian Bach  

Hymns:
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain, No. 297
Descend, O Spirit purging flame , No. 297
God is Love, No. 379
Alleluia! sing to Jesus! , No. 460

Anthems:
Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands
If ye love me, Thomas Tallis

WSSU Choral Concert, Sunday, April 29, 4pm
Special guests are international opera singer Kenneth Overton, baritone, and the Winston-Salem Preparatory High School Choir.
Admission is free (a free-will donation will be taken)

God's peace,
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
Resources on Holiness
For more resources on Gaudete et Exsultate and holiness, please visit this page on our website. You will also find archived reflections from Fr Steve on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation.
Parish Wedding Invitation
All are cordially invited to the wedding of Alan Kirby and Theresa Pleasants on Saturday, May 5 at 4:00pm at St Timothy's.
From the Curate | For Us and for Our Salvation
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1, 14).

John 1:1-14 is known as the Last Gospel, because it’s read at the end of every High Mass and daily morning Low Mass here at St. Tim’s. At the heart of the Christian faith is the truth it expresses – the truth that God the Son became a human being. In doing so, he neither abrogated his eternal divinity nor dissolved his acquired humanity, and we call this God-man Jesus Christ.

It is not for nothing that many Episcopalians, when saying the Creed together, bow low at the words, “By the power of the Holy Spirit, he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary and was made man.” This reverence is the liturgical recognition that the Incarnation – the ‘en-flesh-ment,’ – of Christ is the doctrine on which everything else hinges, including his own Death and Resurrection and, in fact, all of human history. The well-known writer and devout Roman Catholic J. R. R. Tolkien called the Incarnation the “eucatastrophe” of history, that is, a ‘good catastrophe’ – a sudden, singular turn of events that ensures a happy, rather than tragic, ending for God’s creation.

Christ did not hesitate to do what had to be done “for us and for our salvation,” to do what had previously been unthinkable – God living and dying as a human being and rising again to life forever. Christ took on our human nature because, as the God who made us, he loved us and did not want to see his beloved creatures destroyed forever. Christ took on our human nature so that the image of God might be fully restored in us. Christ took on our human nature so that, after we die, we might be raised again to immortal glory on the Last Day, as he was on the third day. As we heard St. John write two weeks ago, “we know that when he appears we shall be like him” (1 John 3:2). Thus, as St. Athanasius of Alexandria beautifully put it, “Christ took on our human nature so that we might share his divine nature.”
Homeless Outreach | City with Dwellings
The Overflow Shelter is closed for the warmer months, but 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. We offer opportunities for art therapy, yoga, tai chi, anger management, stress relief, as well as an open-source peer support group called Together for Housing. Talk to Katie Bryant (katie@sttimothys.ws) or Lea Thullbery (lea@sttimothys.ws) for more info or go to www.citywithdwellings.org to sign-up.   
El dia de los Ninos/ El dia de los Libros | Volunteers needed on Monday
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 | "Believing Takes Practice"
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. We'll have a movie night in June so that all can see the new movie "A Wrinkle in Time" together. Email katie@sttimothys if you would like to help with planning VBS--a planning meeting TBA soon! 
Priest and a Rabbi Schedule - One More to Go
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 22, 2018
Morning Prayer: 4
7:30 Low Mass: 45
9:00 Low Mass: 165
11:00 Solemn Mass: 69
Sunday Mass Total: 279

Offering: $ 18,469.33
Weekly Need: $ 19,458.00

Average Sunday Mass Attendance: 340
The altar arrangements are given to the Glory of Almighty God.

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.