This Week at St Timothy's
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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This Week
Tonight's Schedule
Modified Wednesday Night Schedule

Childcare available 5:15-7:15pm
5:00-6:00pm Dinner in Drake (Overflow Shelter Set-up after dinner)
5:30-6:20pm Adult Choir & Chorister rehearsal in Choir Loft
5:45-6:20pm Children’s Formation
6:00-6:20pm Adult Formation in ECW Hall
             Youth Formation in Youth Room
6:30-7:15pm First Evensong for the Conversion of St. Paul
Wednesday Adult Formation in January
This month we will explore two controversial and misunderstood saints, William Laud and King Charles I. On January 31 we'll explore King Charles I, who was also beheaded on January 30.

Tonight 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. 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 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
Patronal Feast and Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting will be this Sunday after the 9am mass. The main agenda item for the parish meeting is the election of 3 members to the vestry (nominees are linked below). All are welcome to the meeting but only confirmed communicants in good standing are eligible to vote. A communicant in good standing is defined by the canons as someone who "for the previous year have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God" (Canon I.17.3).
Vestry Nominees
Click to view vestry nominees and bios.
Liturgical Kalendar
Wednesday, January 24
Francis de Sales
Intention: for the deaf

Thursday, January 25
CONVERSION OF ST PAUL
Intention: for St Paul's, Winston-Salem

Friday, January 26
Feria (Feast of SS Timothy and Titus transferred to Sunday)
Intention: for St Timothy's, Raleigh

Saturday, January 27
Feria
Intention: for vestry candidates and the parish meeting

Sunday, January 28
THE EXTERNAL SOLEMNITY OF SS TIMOTHY AND TITUS

Monday, January 29
Thomas Aquinas
Intention: for Christian philosophers

Tuesday, January 30
Charles, King and Martyr
Intention: for virtuous elected officials
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.
Adoration
From the Choir Loft | Christin Barnhardt
This Sunday as we celebrate the feast of St Timothy and as we ponder who St Timothy's Episcopal Church is called to be and what we are called to do, we will sing several hymns about the Church's mission. 

Hymn 528, "Lord, you give the great commission," is a text about the various ministries of the church. Each stanza of the hymn quotes Jesus - mostly from Matthew's gospel - and then concludes with a prayer that relates Christ's words to our tasks in the world.

... help us witness to your purpose with renewed integrity:
... give us all new fervor, draw us closer in community:
... Let us all, for earth’s true glory, daily lift life heavenward, asking that the world around us share your children’s liberty:
... may your care and mercy lead us to a just society:
... Faith and hope and love restoring, may we serve as you intend, and, amid the cares that claim us, hold in mind eternity:
... with the Spirit’s gifts empower us for the work of ministry.


"God is working his purpose out," Hymn 534, looks difficult to sing, but it is actually quite singable, so give it a try! The entire text reflects Philippians 2:12-13 where we are commanded to "work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." Each stanza closes with the same verse from Habakkuk 2:14, "when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea." This hymn reminds us that God is working his purposes out even when we cannot fathom his ways, and it reminds us that we are called to share Christ's gospel and to allow God to work through us. Notice that the highest note in the hymn is on the word "God!"

Voluntaries:
Récits de Cromorne et de Cornet en dialogue, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
Suite No. 1: Dialogue sur les grands jeux, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault

Hymns:
Glorious things of thee are spoken, No. 522
The King of love my shepherd is, No. 646 
Lord, you give the great commission, No. 528
The people who is darkness walked, No. 126
God is working his purpose out, No. 534

Anthems:
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Hugo Distler
Locus iste, Anton Bruckner (11am)

See you Sunday!
Christin
Formation
Formation Reflection | Father DJ
Here at St. Tim’s, one of the things that really sets us apart is our worship. I’ve talked to several people here who have said that they were drawn to this place because of the beautiful liturgy. But it is very different. Though we may use the same words, not many Episcopal churches worship the way we do. It’s worth asking ourselves the question: Why do we worship the way we do?

The answer is simple: beauty. That may sound a bit shallow. We have all been formed to prioritize substance over style. Of course substance matters, and, of course, I’m not saying that other worship styles can’t be very beautiful. What I am saying is that we at St. Tim’s put an intentional focus on “the beauty of holiness,” as Psalm 96 puts it.

Our liturgy is connected to Christians throughout all places and times and to the worship of the saints and angels in heaven. The beautiful chant and music, vestments, incense, and ceremonial make this point and show that, in the Mass, heaven and earth meet. So, on one level, the beauty of our worship has a symbolic function. But, on another level, our world needs beauty. In general, we humans connect with music, art, literature, and the simple beautiful things of everyday life, because the world is not always beautiful. We are confronted all the time with frustration, decay, and even tragedy. Beauty can lift us up when everything else is trying to get us down. It acts as a point of light in darkness. It gives us a window into a Reality which lies just beyond our perception. It makes us consider not just how we live, but what we live for. As the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky put it, “Beauty will save the world.”

None of this is to say that beauty alone is all that matters. Ideally, beauty should be bound up with goodness and truth, and it’s all the more insidious when the substance behind style turns out to be empty, or even harmful. And it should be emphasized that the ultimate source of beauty is God, who is supremely beautiful beyond all the things of creation. The point is that beauty, in liturgy and in life, is not an option; it’s a necessity.
Young Adult Small Group | Fr DJ Griffin
The Young Adults Group is up and running! We invite all the young adults of the parish to gather every other Thursday for fellowship and study of the week's Scripture readings. We will be meeting on Thursday January 25th, 7:00 PM in the community room at Twin City Hive Coffee (301 Brookstown Avenue Suite 300). Come join us!
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. 
Tomorrow night!
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
Our Common Life
A note from the Lee Family
Dear Fr. Steve and St.Timothy's congregation:

Jeff and I and our three children (Georgia, Jack, and Kathryn) want to express our gratitude for your extraordinary service and sympathy after our son, Sid, died traumatically and unexpectedly shortly after Christmas. 

Even though Fr. Steve, in order to deflect thanks, says, "This is what we do," and we understand your deep kindness as an expression of the Body of Christ, it feels right and good to, at the very least, send a card (in the works) and an email (easier for all to see, perhaps) to all of you. 

Although our dear rector has preached eloquently about Sid's suicide and has touched many hearts and minds here and around the country with his newsletter and sermon, we want others to know that he also met us at WFUBMC's emergency room as we awaited news of whether our son would live. He was there when doctors told us Sid would not live, and comforted me as I broke down. His words and presence were, and still are, a tremendous comfort. He also came with us to Sid's bedside in the ED and performed last rites, and this strengthened us to decide the next day to remove life support so that Sid could meet Jesus in eternity.

A day later, Beth Morphis, representing the congregation, came over (a long drive) and brought groceries and support. Soon after, Fr. Steve offered us the memorial service and visitation and must have worked tirelessly, along with the choir, acolytes, and many other volunteers to produce the most transformational and ethereal experience we will ever know. Since then, sympathy cards have filled our mailbox and soothed our hearts. 

Your work is the reason, I feel, that we can avoid falling into paralysis over the loss of our son. You have reminded us that through God's Son, our son's soul is alive, and we will see him again one day. Some day we will understand more fully Sid's choice, in his illness, but until then, you have given us the spiritual energy to look for effective ways, even in our continual grief, to join the fight against crippling depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses that take lives. 

Though you will surely minimize your sacrifice for us during our initial shock and confusion, please allow us to offer our deepest gratitude for your love. May you be blessed as you have blessed us.

Sincerely,
Mary Hughes Lee
Youth Parents: Potato Bar on Feb 7
Hello Youth Parents,

On February 7, the youth will provide dinner for Wednesday night. The menu is a potato bar. CLICK HERE to sign-up to bring an item or two. 

Please have all items to Drake Hall by 4:45. Youth will be responsible for set up, serving, and clean up. Parent help with the last part is appreciated! Please bring hot items in a container that will keep them warm. 

Peace,
Kelly Hines
khines72@hotmail.com
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
January 21, 2018

Morning Prayer: 7
7:30 Low Mass: 41
9:00 Low Mass: 225
11:00 Sung Mass: 121
Mass Total: 387
Average Attendance for 2018: 341

Offering: for week ending at 1/21: $19,913.33
Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of Almighty God.

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.