This Week at St Timothy's
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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This Week
The Feast of the Epiphany | Saturday at 5pm
The Feast of the Epiphany, a major feast in the rhythm of our church year, is this Saturday with a Solemn Mass at 5pm. The music will be Missa O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria. If you missed midnight mass on Christmas Eve, this is the same glorious music.
Requiem for Sid Lee
The Requiem Mass for Sid Lee will be Thursday, January 4, at 2pm in the Church. A reception in ECW will follow the liturgy.

Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Liturgical Kalendar
Wednesday, January 3
Christmas Feria
Intention: for our honorary priest associate

Thursday, January 4
Christmas Feria
Intention: for the vestry

Friday, January 5
Christmas Feria
Intention: for the staff

Saturday, January 6
THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
Intention: that we all may seek Christ

Sunday, January 7
THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

Monday, January 8
Commemoration of Harriet Bedell
Intention: for the spouses of parish clergy and staff

Tuesday, January 9
Julia Chester Emery
Intention: for the finance committee
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
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More Than Enough
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Adoration
From the Choir Loft | Christin Barnhardt
This Sunday as we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord, we will sing the hymn "Songs of thankfulness and praise," which references several of the Gospels lessons we will hear throughout Epiphanytide. From the Psalter Hymnal Handbook:

Christopher Wordsworth, nephew of poet William Wordsworth, wrote "Songs of thankfulness and praise" and described the text as follows:
It is a "recapitulation of the successive manifestations of Christ; and anticipation of that future great and glorious Epiphany, at which Christ will be manifest to all, when he will appear again to judge the world."

The text teaches the meaning of Epiphany - the manifestation of Christ in his birth (stanza 1), baptism, miracle at Cana (stanza 2), healing of the sick, power over evil, and coming as judge (stanza 3)." Stanza 4, added later by F. Bland Tucker, refers to Christ's manifestation in his transfiguration on the mountain and looks ahead to his death and resurrection. While many of our hymns are prayers and songs of praise, this him is certainly a hymn that teaches us and reminds us who Jesus was and what he did as a man on earth.

9am Voluntary:
Epiphanytide Hymns by St Timothy's Brass Ensemble
11am Voluntary:
Hymn Prelude: This Endrys Night, Healey Willan

Hymns:
Hail to the Lord's Anointed, No. 616
Christ, when for us you were baptized, No. 121
O love, how deep, how broad, how high, No. 448
"I come," the great Redeemer cries, No. 116
Songs of thankfulness and praise, No. 135

Voluntary:
Toccata in D Major, Johann Pachelbel,
Mark Ardrey-Graves, organ

See you Sunday,
Christin
Formation
Children | Club 543 this Sunday
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will meet this Sunday after the 11am mass (around 12:15-1:30pm) in Drake Hall to help gather and sort gifts for the kids at Anthony's Plot. Bring a wrapped $5 gift (or something inexpensive and new you'd like to re-gift) for extra kids that may come to the Epiphany celebration at Anthony's Plot. We'll also be helping re-set the shelter for that evening. Parent & youth helpers are welcome to join us (and can earn service hours!). Club 543 is open to all children in grades 3-5 and is a wonderful way our kids can live out their faith through serving in the community. 
Happy New Year | Father DJ
Happy New Year!

New Year’s Day is interesting to me. On the one hand, to me, it almost feels a bit redundant. New Year’s Day is a civil holiday. We, as the Church, already experienced our New Year’s Day on our own religious calendar on the First Sunday of Advent, just as our Jewish friends had their New Year’s Day in the fall on Rosh Hashanah. On the other hand, New Year’s Day isn’t as secular as it might appear.

Consider its date. This aspect of New Year’s Day which we perhaps most take for granted has not always been set in stone. It was the Romans who, in roughly 150 BC, first made January 1st the beginning of their new year. But after the fall of Rome and the rise of the Middle Ages, various Christian kingdoms in Europe chose different, significant dates for New Year’s Day. In many places, Christmas Day was reckoned as New Year’s Day. In many other places, March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation, was reckoned as New Year’s Day. In fact, this was the date used in Britain and its dominions – including, eventually, the 13 Colonies – until 1752. By that time, most Western countries, in admiration of the Classical Age, had reverted to the Roman custom of beginning the new year on January 1st.

But the point is that Christian Europe was treating each new year as a year in the earthly reign of Jesus Christ, King of Kings, either from his conception or his birth. This fact is even more evident in the way we number years. After all, we have, for centuries, counted our years “BC” (“Before Christ”) and “AD” (“Anno Domini” or “Year of our Lord”). We are now in the 2,018th year of our Lord.

Let us use this turning of the year, then, as a way not only to give ourselves a fresh start, but to remind ourselves that Jesus Christ is Lord of the ages and continues to reign over the earth and over our lives.
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
Shelter Updates
On these cold mornings, as I leave my warm house and get into my car with heated seats--I'm mindful of our guests who leave our warm shelter to the uncertainties and chill of the day. Please pray for our shelter guests. City with Dwellings is doing all we can to help our homeless friends survived the winter--but we can't do it without the wonderful support of our partner churches (like St.Tim's!) and individual volunteers. There is a way that every single person can pitch in to make warmth and safety a possibility for all in our city. If you haven't discovered a way to help out yet--please contact Katie Bryant at katie@sttimothys.ws and we'll find a place for you to serve. From making frozen emergency meals, to helping with shelter laundry, to running errands, to speaking to other groups, to encouraging your friends to help too, to making financial donations--these are just a few ways people make City with Dwellings a reality beyond our normal volunteer roles in the shelter. Come and join us as we end homelessness together in Winston-Salem. To learn more, go to www.citywithdwellings.org or come and see for yourself each and every night at 7pm at St.Timothy's Drake Hall (please text Katie Bryant at 828-230-4209 and let her know you're coming).
St Timothy's Overflow Shelter highlighted
The Winston-Salem Journal article featuring the work of our shelter and volunteers was recently highlighted by the Office of Public Affairs for the Episcopal Church. You can read the Journal article here.
Angel Tree tags still available!
Thank you for sharing the love with our outreach ministries this Advent and Christmastide through your Angel Tree gifts. The Angel Tree is in the downstairs hallway of the church by the chalkboard wall. There are still red tags on the tree with wishes from the kids of Anthony's Plot that were gathered at Las Posadas. If you are at the church this week--grab a tag and bring back a gift this Sunday when you come to mass. If you're not at church this week but want to help--email Katie Bryant at katie@sttimothys.ws for gift tagsor ways to help from afar. We are asking for one gift/package per tag, no more than $20 a gift (or less is fine!) Return all children's gifts under the tree wrapped with red tags taped to them. The children's gifts will be delivered by the magi at their celebration of Epiphany on Sunday afternoon. Thank you for sharing with these important ministries this holy season!
Our Common Life
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
December 31, 2017

Morning Prayer: 3
7:30 Low Mass: 32
9:00 Low Mass: 142
11:00 Sung Mass: 91
Mass Total: 265
Average Attendance for 2017: 323

Offering: for week ending at 12/24: $ 21,000.71
Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of Almighty God and in memory of Fred Richards, Gus & Lizetta Richards, Anne Walters, 
Charles Walters & Ruth Walters and Rufus Walters by Anne Richards and in memory of Betty Ann Austin by The Austin Family.

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.