This Week at St Timothy's
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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St Timothy's Episcopal Church
The House of the Lord
Tonight
Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study: A deeper look at the lessons from this past Sunday (Genesis 17.1-7 and Romans 4.13-25). Please bring your Bibles and we'll meet in ECW Hall.
Wednesday Night Schedule
5-5:45pm   Cantate (Youth Choir - grades 6-12)
5-5:20pm   Pre-K Godly Play in C-3 (Caregiver/Child)
5:15-6pm   Dinner in Drake Hall
5:45-6:30pm  Pre-K Formation & Nursery; Grades K-2 Formation; Grades 3-5 St. Francis Choir
6-7pm     EYC (Grades 6-12) & Adult Formation
6:30-7pm   Pre-K Formation & Nursery; Grades K-2 Cherub Choir; Grades 3-5 Formation
This Week
Liturgical Kalendar
Wednesday, February 28
Feria
Intention: for those who are grieving

Thursday, March 1
Commemoration of David of Wales
Intention: for perseverance in prayer

Friday, March 2
Commemoration of Chad, Bishop of Lichfield
Intention: for safety in schools

Saturday, March 3
Commemoration of John and Charles Wesley
Intention: for serious evangelism

Sunday, March 4
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

Monday, March 5
Commemoration of Gregory the Great
Intention: for the choristers and schola

Tuesday, March 6
Feria
Intention: for the choir
Words defined:

Intention: In the Holy Eucharist we receive remission of our sins and "all other benefits of his passion." In the celebration of the Eucharist, we apply those benefits to a particular intention. You can see examples of masses for particular intentions on pages 199-210 in the Prayer Book. 17th century Anglican divine Jeremy Taylor wrote, " "It follows then that the celebration of this sacrifice be, in its proportion, an instrument of applying the proper sacrifice to all the purposes for which it was first designed. It is ministerially, and by application, an instrument propitiatory; it is eucharistical; it is an hommage and an act of adoration, and it is impetratory, and obtains for us and for the whole church, all the benefits of the sacrifice, which is now celebrated and applied; that is, as this rite is the remembrance and ministerial celebration of Christ's sacrifice, so it is destined to do honour to God... to beg pardon, blessings, and supply of all our needs" (Discourse XlX, 4).
Stewardship & Giving
More Than Enough
Click here to read Amy McFerrin's article on More Than Enough.
Click here to read Becky Johnston's article.
Click here to read Andy Blair's article.
Click here to read Megan Farrell's article.
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. It may be a couple of weeks before you will see it again, but stay tuned. 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.
Adoration
Lenten Devotions
The Sacrament of Confession
The Sacrament of Confession is offered anytime by appointment with one of the priests or at 7:45am on Saturday morning (before Morning Prayer). If you have any questions, please contact Fr Steve or Fr DJ.
From the Choir Loft | Christin Barnhardt
This Saturday and Sunday St Timothy's will host the fifteenth annual RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) Carolinas Treble Festival. Over sixty choristers from ten parishes in NC and SC will rehearse together on Saturday under the direction of Dr David Arcus. Dr Arcus is Director of Music and Organist of St Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, NC. He previously served as Interim Director of Music at All Saints Parish Church, Northampton, England, where he conducted and played organ for seven choral services weekly. He was at Duke University for nearly 30 years, where he served in various capacities in the Department of Music, Divinity School, and Duke Chapel. Our own Mark Ardrey-Graves will be the festival organist this weekend.

The Treble Festival Choir will sing Sunday morning's 11am mass, which will begin with the Great Litany in procession. The choir will sing Gabriel Fauré's Messe basse for the Kyrie, Sanctus/Benedictus, and Agnus Dei, will chant the psalm, and will sing anthems Ex ore innocentium, John Ireland, and A Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester, L.J. White, so it will be a Sunday morning full of beautiful music.

Voluntary: Intrada from Little Suite, John Ireland (9am mass)
Hymns:
Only-begotten, Word of God eternal, No. 360 (9am mass)
O love of God, how strong and true, No. 455
Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face, No. 318
Now let us all with one accord, No. 147

Anthem: Teach me, O LordThomas Attwood (9am mass)
Voluntary: Ricercare V, Johann Jakob Froberger


Please make plans to return to St Timothy's Sunday 3:30-4:15pm for Evensong sung by the Treble Festival Choir:
Malcolm Archer Responses
David Hogan Washington Canticles
Phos hilaron, Andrew Walker
Psalms 22, 23
A Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester, L.J. White

Voluntaries:
Chorale Prelude on Down Ampney, Herbert Sumsion
Ciacona in F Minor, Johann Pachelbel
Mark Ardrey-Graves, organ

Sunday evening we will end a busy day with Compline from 8-8:30pm. St Timothy's Choral Scholars will sing evening prayers on your behalf as you sit our candlelit nave.

See you Sunday,
Christin
March 18 | No 11am Solemn High Mass
Please note that due to our annual bishop's visitation on March 18, we will have only two services: 7:30am and 9:00am.
Watch before the Blessed Sacrament
Click here to sign up for an hour to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. More than one person can sign up for the same hour.
Formation
From the Curate | Fakeness and Reality
Recently, I watched a video about a journalist in London who gamed TripAdvisor, the great hotel and restaurant review website. His goal was to see if he could invent a fake restaurant and get it rated the #1 restaurant in London. Dubbing his fictitious establishment “The Shed at Dulwich” (after the small, backyard flat he calls home), he created a TripAdvisor page, took a few cleverly-staged pictures of signature dishes, and had some friends write some fake rave reviews.

To his surprise, The Shed’s ratings were great, and, over time, it climbed the rankings steadily toward the top. Marketing agencies were interested in partnering with his successful startup. His phone was constantly blowing up with people trying to reserve a table at the most exclusive place in town. After seven months of keeping this up, the journalist woke up one morning to find that The Shed at Dulwich was now rated the #1 restaurant in London on TripAdvisor. He had succeeded in generating incredible buzz for a restaurant that didn’t even exist simply by manipulating people’s trust in internet reviews.

As for the Church – and St. Tim’s, in particular – there is no emptiness behind our façade. We have something real, substance behind the style. This is where heaven meets earth, where the truly and absolutely Real – Almighty God – makes himself known. This is not to say that God isn’t capable of reaching people outside these walls or apart from us. Notwithstanding that God’s power isn’t limited to the Church, to know God more fully and deeply one must inevitably come to the Church, the Body that God in Jesus Christ has designated as the place where his grace can always invariably be received.

That’s why we come here – to know the Real and to live more real lives. That’s why we want more people to come – not to get more bodies in the pews or more cash in the plate, but to bring people to know that same Reality. May God, the truly Real, give us all the grace to live, not fake life, but the real life for which he has destined us.
Morning Lenten Bible Study on Wednesdays
A new mid-morning Bible Study on Sunday Lenten readings has begun on Wednesdays at 10:30am until March 21. Please bring your bibles and we start in the Gribbin Conference Room.
Priest and a Rabbi Schedule
Looking for a place to serve?
Children's Formation is looking for a few more volunteers for Sunday mornings during the 9am mass and during the formation "hour". Please let Katie Bryant know if you are willing to help in a Godly Play or Catchesis of the Good Shepherd group (no training necessary--we will tell you all you need to know to assist.) ​katie@sttimothys.ws
Transformation
Costa Rica Pictures and Stories
Please visit, and "Like", our Facebook page to see pictures and stories from our mission team in Costa Rica.
Shelter Updates
St.Timothy's has one more month to offer shelter to our guests this season. Our shelter will close on the morning of March 31 (if you look at your liturgical kalendar, you'll note this is Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil). This means you have just a few more opportunities to sign up to serve this season to offer holy hospitality to our shelter guests. In looking at the next week, there are volunteer spots open to provide and serve dinner, help with checking our guests in, and even a few overnight spots. Don't miss out on this incredible way to share God's love this Lenten season. You can sign up at http://signup.com/go/sttimsoverflow or email shelter@sttimothys.ws for more information.

Shelter supplies needed: travel-sized toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, deodorant, t-shirts (sizes M-XXXL) and washcloths.
Our Common Life
Meet the New Wardens
John Thulberry and I are pleased and honored to serve as your Senior and Junior Wardens for the next year. For those of you who may be new to St.Timothy's or especially to the Episcopal church, you may wonder what the vestry is. The vestry is the elected lay (parishioner) leadership of the congregation. Each year at the annual parish meeting three members are elected to serve a three year term, meaning that the vestry is comprised of nine parishioners. Father Steve, as the Rector, is the chair of the vestry. We meet monthly to discern the direction of the parish and to attend to necessary business matters. The vestry is not simply an administrative body though. We open each meeting with prayer and devotion and our goal is to ascertain that we as a parish are doing God’s work in the way in which we are called.  

As wardens of the vestry it is our duty to ensure that the work of vestry remains true to the vision of the church. We serve the rector and the people of St. Timothy’s and are available for any questions or concerns you might have. Contact John at 336.413-1666 or jbthull@yahoo.com or Megan by phone: 336.408.7779 or email: mrfarrell@triad.rr.com

We look forward with anticipation to an exciting year ahead!
Some Inside Baseball
Jaime O'Byrne has been doing some statistical analysis on our attendance trends. So far this year we are trending up in total attendance by one! Our average Sunday morning attendance (all Sunday services excluding Morning Prayer) is 329. I think the patterns are fascinating. There seems to be a definite pattern on when St Timotheans come to church and it varies by service. 7:30 is relatively stable and has mild fluctuations of attendance. 9:00 has the most dramatic swings and in 2018 there is a pattern of high attendance, lower attendance, lower attendance and then the cycle repeats. It looks like cell phone bars! 11:00, which has the highest percentage of visitors is harder to decipher. Routine and discipline are so very important when it comes to church attendance and it is easy to get off track. I was talking with a vestry member on Sunday who has been out of town for several weeks due to their job and they were saying how out of sorts their live has been and easy it is for a holy routine to get all out of whack.
It is fascinating to see how the average attendance is very similar, in some cases exactly the same as the same weeks the year before.
9:00 is trending down somewhat. There were five Sundays in 2017 with more folks at 9am as opposed to 2 with more folks in 2018. We threw out the second Sunday in 2017 because it was a snow day and most churches closed. We had services, but it would not be a fair representation of our attendance and trends. This service is averaging about 10 less than the previous year (188 per week) but with only 8 Sundays in the average, it is important to note that Week 5 in 2018 was the icy Sunday.
While 9:00 is trending downward somewhat, 11:00 is trending up. Four Sundays saw more folks in the pews this year than the previous year as opposed to 3 in 2017. The big spikes in Week 3 and Week 5 are the result of special music offerings. Week 5 was the icy Sunday.
Our Common Life: Food!
Food for RSCM Treble Festival
St. Timothy's is hosting the Royal Society of Church Music Treble Festival March 3 and 4. Our choristers and their counterparts from all over the South will be providing us with beautiful music all weekend. We need to house and feed 60 participants! Would you consider bringing something? Thank you! You can sign up via this link: http://signup.com/login/entry/402476542047 
Candy for Easter Egg Hunt
WANTED: Candy to put in Easter eggs for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Candy should be small enough to put in plastic eggs and individually wrapped. Candy donations can be left in Gribbin Commons at the Volunteer desk. Thank you!
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 in Iraq
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!
Mass & Mammon

February 25, 2018
Morning Prayer: 5
7:30 Low Mass: 38
9:00 Low Mass: 180
11:00 Sung Mass: 88
Sunday Total: 306

Average Attendance for 2018: 329

Offering: $13,593.33
Altar Flowers

There are no altar flowers during the season of Lent.

Shrine Lamps

 The St Timothy Shrine Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in honor of Camille Thompson by Walker Rice.

The Sanctuary Lamp is given to the Glory of God and with thanksgiving for our granddaughter, Maggie, as she begins her teenage years by Linda & Chris Skarzynski..

The Lady of Walsingham Lamp is given to the Glory of God and for blessing upon the Capital Campaign Committee.
 
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.