This Week at St Timothy's
March 21-27
This is the Fifth Week in Lent and the first week in Passiontide. This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week.

Dates to know before Sunday:
  • Wednesday Formation
  • Thursday Reception for the Bates Family at 2:30pm
  • Thursday, Priest and a Rabbi - 6 & 8.30pm
  • Friday, Stations of the Cross - 5pm
  • Saturday, Palm Cross Workshop - 10am
This edition of "This Week at St Timothy's" takes us through this week. A separate Holy Week edition will be sent this weekend.
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Collect for the Fifth Sunday in Lent - Passion Sunday
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Tonight's Schedule
*Regular Wed Night Schedule (Childcare available 5:15-7pm)

5:15-6pm  Dinner in Drake - Pizza
5-5:30pm  Godly Play - Room C-3

5-5:45pm  - Cantate (Youth Choir) - Choir Room
5:45-6:30pm  Children’s Block 1:
   Pre-K Formation & Nursery - Room C-2
   K-2nd grade Formation - Room C-5
St Francis Choir - Choir Room
   EYC (Episcopal Youth Community, 6th-12th grade students)
   Adult Formation - ECW

6:30-7pm  Children’s Block 2:
   Pre-K Formation & Nursery - Room C-2
   3rd-5th grade Formation - Room C-5
Cherub Choir - Choir Room
This Week
Liturgical Kalendar
Wednesday, March 21
Commemoration of Thomas Cranmer
Intention: for fidelity to the Book of Common Prayer

Thursday, March 22
Commemoration of James DeKoven
Intention: for Nashotah House

Friday, March 23
Commemoration of Gregory the Illuminator
Intention: for the Church in Armenia

Saturday, March 24
Commemoration of Oscar Romero
Intention: for a bold witness for Christ

Sunday, March 25

Monday, March 26
Intention: for true contrition for our sins

Tuesday, March 27
Intention: for an increase of devotion to the Cross
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).
Priest and a Rabbi - This Thursday
Palm Cross Workshop
Please save the date for our annual Palm Cross Workshop on Saturday, March 24 at 10:00am in Drake Hall. You will participate in making enough palm crosses to hand out to parishioners and guests on Palm Sunday. 
Stewardship & Giving
New and Improved Online Giving
Please visit our new and improved online giving portal at 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.
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. 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.
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.
Lenten Devotions
Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 5pm
Sacrament of Confession, Saturdays at 7:45am or anytime by appointment
From the Choir Loft | Christin Barnhardt
Our 9am and 11am Palm Sunday liturgies will begin outside in front of the Chapel with some of St Timothy's instrumentalists playing Lenten hymns as everyone gathers. The choir will sing "Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." as a refrain to Psalm 118:19-29. Psalm 118 is also the psalm appointed for Easter Day, so it is interesting to note that we chant the same Psalm at the beginning and at the end of Holy Week. After the liturgy of the Palms, we will process into the church singing "All glory, laud, and honor." Sing loudly, everyone!

To thee before thy passion they sang their hymns of praise;
to thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise.

Some of the most beautiful chorales in our canon are Holy Week hymns that we will sing next week. Among them are "Ah, holy Jesus" (Herzliebster Jesu) and "O sacred head, sore wounded" (Herzlich tut mich verlangen [Passion Chorale]).

"Ah, holy Jesus" was based on a Latin text, Meditationes, written by Jean de Fecamp, an eleventh century monk. Eight-hundred years later, Johann Heermann based his fifteen-stanza German text on de Fecamp's Latin text. Heermann's text reflects the great personal suffering that he endured during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). In 1897, Robert S. Bridges, later named England's 1913 poet laureate, paraphrased Heermann's text into the five English stanzas in our 1982 Hymnal. This hymn references Isaish 53:3, John 1:11, Matthew 26:21-22, John 3:16-17, John 10:14-15, and Galatians 2:20. Using imagery from several of these passages, the text sets forth the doctrine of Christ's atonement, personalizes it in the text "'twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee: I crucified thee," and expresses our gratitude:

Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee, 
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

"O sacred head, sore wounded" (also translated from German to English by Robert Seymour Bridges) is based on the seventh section of the Latin poem "Salve mundi salutare," attributed to St Bernard of Clairvaux." Salve mundi salutare" is a "rhythmical prayer to the various members of Christ's body suffering and hanging on the cross," and the head (or "face") is the seventh part of this prayer. The tune was one of J.S. Bach's favorites, and he set it five times in his "St Matthew Passion," 1729. If you have never heard Bach's setting of St Matthew Passion - or even if you have - do yourself a favor this holy week and listen to it here. Text and translation are here. 

Sunday's Hymns:
All glory, laud, and honor, No. 154
Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow, No. 160
O sacred head, sore wounded, No. 168
Let thy Blood in mercy poured, No. 313
When I survey the wondrous cross, No. 474
Ah, holy Jesus, No. 158

See you Sunday,
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.
From the Curate | We are healed
One of the oldest traditions among clergy is to gather together with all the clergy in a diocese for a Mass with their bishop close to Holy Week. This Mass is intended to embody the collegiality among the clergy of the diocese and strengthen the connection of priests and deacons to their bishop. One recurring feature of these Masses is the blessing of holy oil by the bishop, one kind for baptism and confirmation (chrism) and one kind for healing (oil of the sick).

This week, we had our Mass of Collegiality and got our oils. It got me thinking how appropriate it is that we renew these oils at this time of year. Chrism, of course, is connected with baptism and confirmation, and thus with dying and rising with Christ. But it makes sense for the oil of the sick, too.

All spiritual healing – and indeed, all of the power of our sacraments and prayers – flows from Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. As the prophet Isaiah wrote long ago, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed” (53:5). This is one of the great paradoxes at the heart of our faith: only by Christ’s suffering and brokenness can we receive true healing and wholeness.

I am reminded of Fr. Steve’s sermon a couple Sundays ago, on Christ comparing himself to the bronze serpent on a pole (see Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21). By looking at a depiction of the source of their suffering, the Israelites were healed. Likewise, as St. Paul says, Christ, who knew no sin, “was made to be sin…so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

As we enter Holy Week, may we look upon our Lord’s suffering on the cross and see in it the paradoxical source of our healing.
VBS 2018 Plans in the Works
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. All ages are invited to participate--there will be something for everyone. Help us choose a date by filling out this form:​  Email if you'd like to help make this the best VBS yet! ​
Shelter Updates
Our Overflow season ends in just over a week. For 120 nights, women in our city have had a safe, warm place to rest their souls. The police have had somewhere to take women that they find on the street in the middle of the night. Homeless life is always in flux, but we have been able to provide one constant this winter in our city: shelter. On Saturday, March 31 we will close our doors and send our guests on their way. Many of the women are finding beds in other shelters, moving in with friends or family, and a few are moving into an apartment of their very own. Some of our guests will be setting up camp. We need sleeping bags and tents to ensure that every one of our guests has shelter after March 31. Buy a tent from our wish list on Amazon or visit your local Walmart and purchase a sleeping bag. Help us provide shelter for every guest!
Our Common Life
Of your charity
Please pray for the repose of John Bates, who died on Friday, March 16. John is survived by his wife, Joan, and daughters Elizabeth and Sydney. John's funeral will be at Forsyth Park Baptist Church on Hawthorne with a reception at St Timothy's after the burial (approximately around 2:30pm).

Pray also for the repose of Mary Kay Hall, who died on Thursday, March 15. Mary Kay is the daughter of John Lough.

Into paradise may the angels lead thee; and at thy coming
may the martyrs receive thee, and bring thee into the holy
city Jerusalem.
Pictorial Directory Update
Thank your for your patience with our church directories. We are in the process of updating membership records and hope to be sending all materials to the publisher this week. We will notify you as soon as directories are available for pick up.
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 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
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

March 18, 2018
Morning Prayer: 3
7:30 Low Mass: 45
9:00 Low Mass: 215
11:00 Sung Mass: no service on this day
Sunday Mass Total: 283

Average Attendance for 2018: 345

Offering: $ 15,759.59
Weekly Need: $ 19,458.00
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 Thomson 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.