This Week at St Timothy's
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
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This Week
Epiphany 2018
Wednesday Nights Resume
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
Wednesday Adult Formation in January
There are four opportunities for adult formation on Wednesday evenings this month. Tonight and on January 31 we will explore two major 17th century figures in the Church of England. Tonight we'll explore Archbishop William Laud, who was beheaded on this day, and on January 31 we'll explore King Charles I, who was also beheaded on January 30. Both figures are controversial, misunderstood, and have a bearing on how we understand the Church.

January 17 and 24 we will have a short (15 minute) class on Evensong: Anglicanism's Gift to Christianity. Evensong is distinctly English and distinctly Anglican. This class will precede Evensong for both nights. In this class we'll learn a bit of the history and how we can pray with the choir during the service. ~ Fr Steve

Wednesday, January 10 | William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesday, January 17 | Evensong, Part I (Evensong follows at 6:30)
Wednesday, January 24 | Evensong, Part II (Evensong follows at 6:30)
Wednesday, January 31 | Charles I, King and Martyr
Liturgical Kalendar
Wednesday, January 10
William Laud
Intention: for strength to withstand all spiritual trials

Thursday, January 11
Intention: for grace to trust the Lord

Friday, January 12
Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx
Intention: for the strengthening of mutual affection between Christians

Saturday, January 13
Hilary, Bishop of Portiers
Intention: for legal professionals

Sunday, January 14

Monday, January 15
Intention: for the state Government of North Carolina

Tuesday, January 16
Intention: for Episcopal seminaries
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).
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More Than Enough
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From the Choir Loft | Christin Barnhardt
This Sunday, Charlton Holt, clarinet, will play during the 9am and 11am masses, accompanied by Robert Matthews:
Clarinet Sonata No.1, Op.120, Andante un poco adagio, Johannes Brahms
Romance and Carol from Bagatelles, Op.23, Gerald Finzi
Preludium, Johan Hartmann

Sunday's choral anthem, Verleih Uns Frieden ("Lord, in thy mercy grant us peace") by Felix Mendelssohn, is described beautifully by Julian Haylock in a hyperion record liner note © 2006:

"Verleih’ uns Frieden was composed, along with the Op 23 Sacred Choruses, during the period following the composer’s first flush of public success with such undisputed masterpieces as the String Octet and the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Between May 1830 and October 1831 Mendelssohn undertook a gruelling tour which included stops at Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna, Pressburg, Graz, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Genoa, Milan and Geneva. By far the longest stay was in Rome, between 12 November 1830 and 10 April 1831, and it was there that he composed this prayer for peace, dated on the manuscript 10 February 1831.

This magical piece, originally scored for two flutes, two clarinets, two bassoons, strings and organ, is a continuous, three-verse setting (the same text is heard three times) in four parts. The floated introduction, premonitory of the woodwind figurations which open the Schöne Melusine overture of 1833, leads directly into the quietly contemplative first verse set for basses alone. Only the last verse utilizes the full forces available, and does so with a generous warmth of expression that leaves one in no doubt that ultimate peace cannot be far away."

Christ, whose glory fills the skies, No. 7
Blessed Jesus, at thy word, No. 440
All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine, No. 477
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim, No. 535

See you Sunday!
The office of Prime, coming to Fridays at 6:30am.
Starting this Friday (January 12), the little office of Prime, will be said in the side chapel at 6:30am. This is a shorter office of prayer that is perfect for those who wish to pray in community but cannot make it at 8am.
Youth Update | Father DJ
One of the awesome things I get to do here at St. Tim’s is lead our youth formation. I am committed to giving our youth a place where they get great faith formation, fellowship, and, through it all, the tools they need to be adult disciples of Jesus.

So be on the lookout for the many things we’ll be doing to make that happen. On Wednesday evenings, we will continue our long haul through the overarching story of Scripture. Along the way, we’ll talk about everything the youth need to know about the Bible, the Church, living a moral life, and more. In addition, for those youth who are interested, I will be offering a reading group centered on Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis’ classic discussion of the Christian faith. Keep an eye out for details on that. Be on the lookout also for these opportunities for fellowship and coming up:

January 28th, 2:30 PM: St. Timothy’s Day Ice Cream Social at Mayberry
February 25th, 7-9 PM: Bowling at Northside Lanes
March 7th, 6-7 PM: Intergenerational Game Night and Pizza
March 18th, 7-9 PM: Movie Night
April 27th-28th: Lock-In in Drake Hall
May 20th, 5-7 PM: Dinner and Arcade Games at Camel City BBQ

Of course, our mission trip, Veram Vitam, will be coming this summer, June 17th through the 22nd, and we hope everybody can make it. One new opportunity I’ll tease now will be a retreat in December which we will offer just for the youth, a sort of Winter Veram Vitam.

As the world around us becomes more secular, it becomes all the more important to ensure that Christian youth have a place where they can grow into the men and women God wants them to be. But it takes all of us. In the Episcopal Church, in both Baptism and Confirmation, there comes a point, before the rite itself, where the celebrant asks the congregation, “Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?” And the people are directed to answer, “We will.” Forming our younger brothers and sisters in Christ is the business of all of us as Christians – clergy and lay, young and old, parents and non-parents. I invite you all to partner with me in this endeavor. If you feel God may be calling you to use your gifts in youth ministry, please reach out to me. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please reach out to me.

In the words of St. Paul, may God bring us all “to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

Please note a location change for high school youth formation and James Connelly's small group. High school youth formation will meet in ECW hall and the Connelly small group will meet in the main room of Drake Hall. 
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.) ​
Our Common Life
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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
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
January 7, 2018

Morning Prayer: 7
7:30 Low Mass: 36
9:00 Low Mass: 192
11:00 Sung Mass: 99
Mass Total: 327
Average Attendance for 2018: 327
Epiphany attendance: 88

Offering: for week ending at 1/07: $ 16,602.17
Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of Almighty God and in loving memory of parents Kathryn & Carmel Hoge and Mary Lou & Moses Daniels by Barnes & Pat Daniels.

Shrine Lamps

The St Timothy Shrine Lamp is given to the Glory of God by Beckie McLean

The Sanctuary Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in memory of Maggie Keturah Allen
by Linda & Chris Skarzynski.

The Lady of Walsingham Lamp is given to the glory of God by Jonathan Williams. 

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.