O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Rector | Why are you Christian?
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I am a Christian because, by the grace of God, I was raised in a Christian household. I was drug to church on most Sundays for both formation and worship. Church going was the decent thing to do in a culture that supported it. I remember as a little boy honestly wanting to be a good, decent, person and a helpful citizen. Part of being a good, decent person, in my prepubescent understanding, was to go to church and read your Bible. It was as American as high school football, apple pie, and fireworks on July 4. I enjoyed Sunday School, youth group, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but I did not care for Sunday worship. I was a Christian that did not care too much for church. 

My freshman year in college, I worked at a local church as the youth director, making a whopping $65 a week. I enjoyed helping people and I enjoyed the glamour and attention that came with the job. Faith in Jesus Christ for me was still very much in development and was rooted very much in “doing the right thing.” Christianity provided a moral structure that I knew to be better than any alternative. It wasn’t until my mother was diagnosed with cancer that I was truly knocked down to my knees. I was terribly afraid and poured out my heart for the first time in prayer with total dependence on God’s response. I will never forget sitting in a church parking lot and begging for God’s help and, for the very first time, truly realizing how much I needed Him. Christianity then shifted from a moral structure I desired to a relationship on which I depended. That initial vulnerability from my mother’s cancer led to vulnerability in every area in my life. I began to depend on God through prayer regarding relationships, decisions, and especially my call in life. I am a Christian because I know I cannot do anything on my own. I need help. I need grace. I need the love and presence of God.

In seminary I began to explore the history of the Church and the mystery of the Sacraments. This exploration led me to the Episcopal Church and a life governed by prayer and worship. My faith was rocked into a closer orbit to Christ when I discovered the immeasurable gift of the Holy Eucharist. The more I read the Church Fathers and the great theologians and saints of our tradition, my intellectual curiosity came alive. The great questions of human existence were met head on by Jesus Christ. I am a Christian because the fundamental questions and mysteries of existence are addressed with beauty and substance by the catholic faith. 

This, in part, is why I am a Christian. Why are you? 
Lord Jesus Christ,
who hast built thy Church
upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets:
mercifully grant that building upon thee, the chief
cornerstone, with beauty and substance,
we may raise here at St Timothy's a
faithful people and a holy temple to thy glory.
May we and generations yet to come learn to praise thee
more and more in spirit and in truth.
Amen.
Summer Attendance
Summer is here and travel plans are ready! We all deserve time away and rest to heal body and mind. If you are in town, however, let's make a commitment this summer to be in church. Let's set a goal to average 300 in worship this summer.

Summer average beginning June 3: 273
Reflections from the Clergy and Staff
From the Choir Loft | Christin Barnhardt
This Sunday before the 9am mass, St Timothy's Brass Ensemble and Kadin Martin, tenor saxophone, will play preludes to help you prayerfully prepare for worship. A note from Kadin about the piece he will play: "Alabama is a song written and played by John Coltrane in response to the Birmingham Church Bombing in 1963 that took the lives of four young African American girls on their way to Sunday School. This song is John Coltrane's eulogy to that loss of innocent lives."
Descriptions of Coltrane's "Alabama" and Martin Luther King's "Eulogy for the Martyred Children" remind me of the psalms, which are passionate, mournful, and full of determination. However, unlike some of the more vengeful psalms (see Psalms 7 12, 35, 55, 58, 59, 69, 79, 83, 109, 137, 139), Coltrane's music and King's words lack bitterness.
The choir will sing Alice Parker and Robert Shaw's arrangement of "Wondrous Love." Listen here, and consider joining the Summer Choir this Sunday. Rehearsals are 8:25-8:45am and 10:25-10:45am in the choir loft.

9am Prelude:
Alabama, John Coltrane, Kadin Martin, tenor saxophone
Traditional Hymns, St Timothy's Brass Ensemble

11am Voluntaries:
Voluntary "for 2 Diapasons and Flute," John Blow
Fugue #7 in D Minor, George F. Handel

Hymns:
Thy strong word did cleave the darkness, No. 381  
If thou but trust in God to guide thee, No. 635
Light's abode, celestial Salem. No. 622
God the Omnipotent!, No. 569

Also, this Saturday, June 9, four of St Timothy's choristers - Jenna Connolly, Sydney Hines, Vivien Hines, and Piper Machado - will sing for The Carolina Treble Festival Choir Evensong at the Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston, SC, as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival of Synagogues and Churches. This choir consists of choristers from several churches in North and South Carolina who sang for the Carolina Treble Festival at St Timothy's this past March. Last summer the Festival Choir sang at the National Cathedral and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel to Columbia this weekend.

See you Sunday,
Christin
From the Curate | Christian Hope
We use the word “hope” quite broadly in everyday conversation. We often use it to express a sort of wish for various things we want to happen. But for us Christians, the word “hope,” means something bigger. It means a sense of assurance, a steadfast hold. And the thing of which it is assured and to which it holds, is God’s promise of the world to come – that his kingdom will come and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven; that he will raise those who trust in him as he raised Jesus; that he will wipe away every tear; that he will make all things new. This is what we profess in the Creed every Sunday. This is the Christian hope.

Christian hope, true hope, is not a mere wish. True hope is not simply a wistful optimism. Such a hope would have no chance of withstanding suffering, much less of being strengthened by it. True hope gives us strength in suffering all the trials and tribulations of our lives, whether great or small.

“Hope,” says St. Paul in Romans 5:5, “does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Hope does not disappoint us is because the Holy Spirit has already been given to us as a pledge, a down payment, of God’s salvation. The rest must follow. God, ever faithful and unchanging, is true to his word. As Paul goes on to say in verse 8, the ultimate proof of this, the place where God puts his money where his mouth is, is the cross: “God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

Christian hope, makes it possible for us to do two things. On the one hand, we are enabled to face hardship, suffering, and death, with courage and even joy, such that hope will not be diminished but increased. On the other hand, we are driven to spread Christian hope to all around us, by word and example. And by the power and promise of the Holy Spirit, hope will not disappoint us.
Stewardship & Giving
Giving for the Week of June 3, 2018

Offering: $ 11,917.56.
Weekly Need: $18,099.81
See below for more information regarding online giving.
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.
Holiness of Beauty | Capital Campaign
Raising a Faithful People and a Holy Temple
Beckie McLean, Campaign Co-Chair
By now you’ve heard plenty about the Capital Campaign and the proposed changes for the Nave. Father Steve has written multiple pieces outlining the theological reasons behind some of the proposed changes. You’ve heard from committee members, various parishioners, and probably had several discussions among your peer groups. You’ve heard about the practical reasons for improvements, as well as aesthetic and theological reasons. They are all sound and have merit. For me, the reasons go even deeper, and have everything in the world to do with the future of this parish. I wanted an opportunity to add my support to the many voices.  

You’ve heard it said before; Churches all over the nation are struggling to find ways to grow and remain vital. This parish has bucked such a trend. We have grown while other congregations have decreased, but our work is nowhere near complete. How do we grow? How do we bring more people in? How do we grow Christians?  How do we make sure St. Timothy's is still a strong, vibrant parish for generations to come? One way is to make sure our space is one that draws people to it; that it is a space that inspires and brings you to your knees.  

I’d be the first to acknowledge that there is lots of work that could be done on our campus to enhance all of the spaces here. We need more classroom and office space. We need gathering places for people to come together for fellowship. Drake Hall needs work. The needs are many; so why not just deal with each of them individually instead of focusing on the nave? Because renovating Drake Hall or the Gribbin Building doesn’t grow Christians. New classrooms don’t bring people to St. Timothy’s. It all starts with adoration. The worship space is where we are formed; it is where transformation begins. And it is how we will continue to grow.

St. Timothy’s is a hand-to-mouth parish. We don’t have large endowments that add financial support to what we do. St. Timothy’s is incredibly blessed to have generous parishioners that make possible the ministries, programs, and services provided both for the parish and for the community. This generosity is not only financial, but through generosity of spirit as well. Our past few stewardship campaigns have borne this out, as people’s pledges have increased, allowing us to add additional clergy to the staff. And while last year’s stewardship campaign demonstrated that people who pledged for the most part increased their pledges substantially, fewer people actually made a pledge. Where does that leave us? It is my sincere belief that if we were able to bring more people to St. Timothy’s, that growth would lead to improved financial stability and improved giving would make possible all of the other work that needs to be done campus-wide. 

I think some folks are concerned that this project is trying to “change” St. Timothy’s. The people of St. Timothy’s , the living, breathing entity that is our church body, won’t change. We have the same set of priorities, values, and dedication we always have had, and that won’t change just because the building might change a bit. I know that God is glorified in the work that we do and that will never change. But it all starts with worship, with the worship of our Lord. I hope you’ll join me in supporting this campaign and investing in the future generations of this parish.  
Campaign Progress: $1,827,628.28!
Our Common Life
Requiescat in Pace | Ken Davis
Of your charity, please pray for the repose of Ken Davis, who died Tuesday, June 3. Ken and his wife, Beverly, recently joined St Timothy's. His funeral and burial will be in Hollywood, Florida.
Altar Flower Sponsorships
Our altars in the Church and Chapel are adorned weekly with flowers beautifully arranged by St. Timothy’s Flower Guild. Frequently the flowers are given in honor and/or memory of loved ones. The suggested donation to sponsor the flowers is $60. Is there a date coming up when you would like to honor someone or remember someone with a flower dedication? If so, please contact Ellen Turner at ellen@sttimothys.ws. 
Also, are you interested in assisting the Flower Guild in arranging the flowers? If so, please contact Lea Thullbery at lea@sttimothys.ws.

Lemonade on the Lawn
Photo by Robert Matthews
Starting this summer and continuing all summer long, you can join us for Lemonade on the Lawn between the 9am and 11am masses. Stop by the lemonade stand outside Gribbin Hall and enjoy fellowship with our parish family. If you'd like to help host, sign-up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4BA9A92BA3FB6-lemonade or contact Kristen Machado at kpmachado@gmail.com  
Winston-Salem Dash Outing
Join your St Timothy's family for an outing to a Winston-Salem Dash Baseball Game

Thursday, June 14 at 7pm
The Dash vs Wilmington

Purchase your tickets online at https://groupmatics.events/s/email/Sttimothys6 by May 31st to sit in St Timothy's reserved section.
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! 
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
Attendance and Stewardship

June, 2018
Morning Prayer: 3
7:30 Low Mass: 39
9:00 Low Mass: 155
11:00 Solemn Mass: 79
Sunday Mass Total: 273

Offering: $ 11,917.56.
Weekly Need: $18,099.81

Average Sunday Mass Attendance: 324
The altar arrangements are given to the Glory of Almighty God and in memory of Anne & Bob Jones by Pete Jones.

The Our Lady of Walsingham Lamp is not sponsored at this time.

The Sanctuary Lamp is not sponsored at this time.

The St. Timothy Shrine Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for 30 years of married bliss by Kenny & Beth Morphis.

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.