This Week at St Timothy's
Holy Week
This is the Holy Week.

Dates to know before Sunday:
  • No Wednesday night formation
  • Maundy Thursday, 6:30pm
  • Good Friday, 6:30pm
  • Great Vigil of Easter, 7:30pm
Quick Links
Collect for the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This Week |The Triduum Sacrum
Easter Day
Extend an invitation this Easter
Easter Day, like every year, is one that will see many visitors and friends join us in worship. Let us make a special effort to be hospitable and full of Christian joy. There will be folks who are unfamiliar with our story and how we worship. There are simple things every one can do to make them feel welcome:
  • Sit closer to the middle to allow visitors to have the ends of the pews.
  • All of the music and liturgy will be printed in the bulletin, but you may be able to help them to know when to stand, sit, and kneel.
  • Model prayer by praying.
  • Show visitors with tiny children the nursery if they ask.
  • Show understanding with visitors with tiny children if they are being children.
  • Park further out, or even at Miller Park or on Bellview if you attend 9am.
Each of these will be an important step in showing hospitality to those who are interested in why Easter gives Christians so much joy.
Capital Campaign Launch this Sunday
This Sunday, conceptual drawings from the architectural firm Cram and Ferguson will be unveiled in the church narthex, along with campaign information, website, and next steps.

(Yes, this is blurred, but come Sunday to see it with clarity!)
Stewardship & Giving
New and Improved 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.
Giving Kiosk has returned
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.
Adoration
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.
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
Blessed Holy Week! There will be a lot of beautiful and powerful music this week, so plan to worship for all of the Triduum to experience the fullness of the Holy Week drama.

On Maundy Thursday, we will sing the Gloria for the final time until the Easter Vigil, and the organ will be silenced after the Gloria until the first mass of Easter at the Vigil. Silencing the organ for the majority of the Maundy Thursday liturgy, all of Good Friday, and the beginning of the Easter Vigil magnifies the starkness of the most somber time of the church year. 
During the washing of the feet (the "Maundy"), we will sing the hymn "God is love" without leadership from the pipe organ. It is a familiar hymn, so sing out and remember that your singing helps encourage others around you to sing! The choir will sing the "Mandatum" - text from the Book of Common Prayer - and "Ubi caritas."

Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with you; 
peace which the world cannot give, I give to you.
...
Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ's love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart
here charity and love.

Good Friday will be a liturgy similar to our past few Good Fridays, but this year a sixteen voice professional choir will sing the majority of the music, which will be quite moving. They will sing:
Psalm 22, plainchant
The Passion According toSt John, Tomás Luis de Victoria
The Reproaches, Victoria
Crucifixus, Antonio Lotti
Nolo mortem peccatoris, Thomas Morley

Parts of the Veneration of the Cross rite, during which the Reproaches are sung, are traceable to the seventh century. The Reproaches are words addressed by the crucified Savior to his people. They comprise twelve verses which contrast Divine compassion towards God's people with Christ's sufferings during the Passion. The refrain "O my people, what have I done unto thee? Or wherein have I wearied thee? Testify against me" precedes the first and final eight stanzas. The second through fourth stanzas are preceded by the Trisagion ("thrice holy" in Greek). Chanted first in Greek and then in English: " Holy God. Holy, mighty. Holy and immortal, have mercy on us."

The Great Vigil of Easter will begin, as always, with readings and psalms & canticles (hymns with Biblical texts). After the pipe organ awakens for the first mass of Easter, we will sing Healy Willan's Missa de Sancta Maria Magdelena, which we know well, and familiar festive Easter Hymns.

On Easter Day we will sing at all three morning masses: "Jesus Christ is risen today" & "The day of resurrection!"
At 9am and 11am, Monika Wilmot, violin, will add to the festivity of the music, playing with the hymns, and the children and youth choirs will sing some Easter alleluias and "Now the green blade riseth." The choral anthems are  Charles Villiers Stanford's "Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem" and "Easter Anthem" by William Billings.
Formation
From the Curate | Jesus Is Right in Front of Us
“[The angels] said to [Mary Magdalene], ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus” (John 20:13-14).

For some reason, often when Jesus appears to his disciples after his resurrection, they don’t recognize him at first. In her moment of deepest despair, when even the dead body of her Lord is gone, Mary Magdalene does not even recognize him when he stands right in front of her; she thinks he’s the gardener! How could she possibly not recognize this man who had become so central to her existence? Perhaps there is something different about the appearance of his resurrected body, so beyond the imagination of this present age, that Mary cannot recognize him. Perhaps she is simply so blinded by her own grief that her eyes cannot see the Truth – literally – right in front of her. Whatever the case, it is only when Jesus calls her by name that Mary’s eyes are opened and all her doubts dissolve in unspeakable, unbelievable joy, and she is empowered to be a witness to the risen Lord.

It can be hard to see Jesus sometimes. We are limited in our perception, and the scariness and sadness and anxiety of the world can be overwhelming. The truth of the resurrection, of new creation, of ultimate reality, can often be obscured and even lost on us, even when it is right in front of us.

The Good News – the Gospel – of Easter is that Christ is risen! Jesus is alive! Even when we least feel like it. And, even today – even now – he is still with us and calling us each by name. How will you respond to him?
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:   
https://goo.gl/forms/kKtZGSwc7oQSq0eE2​  Email katie@sttimothys.ws if you'd like to help make this the best VBS yet! ​
Transformation
Shelter Updates | Katie Bryant
On December 1st for the last four years St.Tim's has opened a big door in the city of Winston-Salem when we open up Drake Hall to women who have nowhere else to go. Many of you have volunteered at the shelter and have stories of your own, but as we wrap up this season of hospitality I wanted to share with you the perspective of Jessica, one of our shelter monitors (the trained staff person who stays up all night keeping vigil over our guests). She shared this on the her next to last shift:

"I’m sad. I’ve spent four months with a group of women who although at times have made me question my sanity, have also taught me so much about humanity. These women have made such an impact on my life and I’m grateful to them for that.

I’m also sad because I’ve met some incredible people in this job. Selflessness is a hard quality to come by in someone and I can honestly say I’ve seen that in so many of the people that come to volunteer and help with our shelter and the guests we are serving, so not working with those folks on a weekly basis will be hard!

The keys in my hands have held a promise of security for the women I served during this shelter season. The keys unlock the door to the room that contains the things that they hold so dear, that they have to keep in a bin while they sleep. These keys are a part of me when I’m at the shelter and holding them in my lap tonight and knowing that this time is coming to an end was really hard. Hard because some of the women have no place to go. Some of them will continue to be homeless and will continue to fight a system that isn’t compassionate toward them. That breaks my heart.

Tomorrow night I’m having a party for these women that have become my heroes. We will sing karaoke, and watch movies on a projector and I may even give in and allow them to have a second smoke break.

If you get a chance, find a way to serve the homeless in your community. Not only will you find that you are more blessed than you think, but you might just meet an incredible friend, and it will a thousand percent change your life for the better!"

Lives are transformed each winter night at St.Timothy's. Although our shelter will officially close March 31, the door to community has not been closed to our homeless friends. We're moving our work downtown for the warmer months, and will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9-11am. Come and see us at 633 West 4th Street (across from Foothills). Our work and our stories continue as we end homelessness one person at a time by surrounding them with community--that community includes St.Timothy's. Thank you! 
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
Requiescat in Pace | Libby Rhodes
Of your charity, please pray for the repose of Libby Rhodes, who died Tuesday, March 27. Her Requiem will be on Saturday, April 14 at 10:30am.
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!
Mass & Mammon

March 25, 2018
Morning Prayer: 4
7:30 Low Mass: 34
9:00 Low Mass: 190
11:00 Sung Mass:106
Sunday Mass Total: 330

Average Attendance for 2018: 343

Offering: n/a - will be published on Sunday
Weekly Need: $ 19,458.00
Shrine Lamps

The Our Lady of Walsingham Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in memory of Finn Doss and in honor of Kevin, Lisa, & Sayre Doss by Graham & Shannon Green.

The Sanctuary Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the Altar Guild and Flower Guild.

The St. Timothy Shrine Lamp is given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for ten years at St. Timothy’s by Father Steve Rice.

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.