March 3, 2013
This Week at St. Timothy’s
For the Week Beginning March 3rd 2013
          TODAY IS SAMARITAN MINISTRY SUNDAY when we share our gifts with those less fortunate than ourselves.  We pray that you remembered to bring items of non-perishable food to support the poor and homeless citizens of our city.  Contribution(s) for the “Samaritan Ministry” are always welcome.  Please be generous with the gifts God has entrusted to you.
VESTRY FAMILY MEETING will be held today following both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. service
CHURCH SCHOOL Pre-K  to 5 grade will be held today and every Sunday in the lower level at 10 a.m.
LENTEN GLEANERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  Please pick up your gleaner from the table located in the Narthex (Lobby).  Thank you!
GLORY TO THE LORD!  Each Easter the parishioners assist to beautify the church with the purchase of Easter lilies.  The cost per lily is $19.00.  The forms to purchase lilies are in the Narthex.  Please fill out one form for thanksgiving and one for in loving memory.  Place the completed form(s) and check in Dorothy Robinson’s mail box in the church office or in my hand or Marjorie Pinchback's hand by March 24.  The lilies will be delivered to the sick and shut-ins and the area nursing homes on Easter Sunday.  Please let me know if you can be that person to deliver Easter lilies. Thank you, Dorothy Robinson, Altar Guild Coordinator.
“THANKS FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE in the Musical Program Commemorating Black History Month on Feb 17 during the Adult Forum.  The music helped us to reflect on our African American Heritage.  A special thanks to Donna Lewis Johnson who severed as Mistress of Ceremony. All participants were awesome. Thanks! Novella Wright”
 “SOCIAL AND CULTURAL wishes to thank each and every one that participated in the Black History Program "How We Got Over" last Sunday-you are my committee.  A very special "thank you" to Shirley Montague for the wonderful decorations; to Kelley & Virgil for the theme and all of its content and especially the participation of our congregants.  The food was excellent and plenty of it.  We laughed and we shared history-our experiences.  Thanks from my heart.  Sharon Wardlaw”

NOMINATE A YOUNG VOLUNTEER FOR THE KOHL’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Annually, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to
their communities. This year, Kohl's will award an additional 2,300 kids with over $425,000 in scholarships and prizes.  Nominate a young volunteer, who is between the ages of 6 – 18, who made 
a difference in your District community.  Nominations are accepted from February 1st – March 15th.  For more information, please contact Kohl’s at 319-341-2932 or kohls@act.og.
        A STEWARDSHIP PRAYER - All generous God, you poured yourself out in creation, were totally spent in Christ’s death on the cross, and continue to give yourself through the gift of
        your Holy Spirit to us.   Give us generous hearts; that, in response to your love, our lives may overflow in thanksgiving and generosity, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
        JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD J2A - The youth will meet next Sunday, March 10.
        LENTEN STUDY SERIES - WEEK 3 - This week's Lenten Study Series will cover chapters 15 thru 21 from the book:  “24 Hours That Changed the World.”  Please join us at 12 noon or 6:30 p.m.  Pat Johnson is the discussion leader at the daytime session and Stephanie Byrd is leading in the evening.  A light meal will be served at both sessions. Thank you, Laura Richards.
        ST. TIMOTHY'S ADULT BIBLE STUDY is suspended until after Lent.  We will resume on Wednesday, April 3.  Thank you!
        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COUNTING TEAMS - Volunteers are needed to assist with counting weekly contributions after the 10 a.m. Sunday service.  If you are inclined to have this be a part of your ministry to St. Timothy’s, please contact Zeno W. St. Cyr, II, or provide your name to the Church Secretary.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve in this most important capacity!
        COUNTER TRAINING SCHEDULED - The annual training for new and returning Counters and the Vestry is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. It is very important that all Counters and members of the Vestry attend this training.  A continental breakfast will be served.  Please contact Zeno W. St. Cyr, II, if you are unable to attend.  Thank you in advance for your time and talents devoted to this vital ministry at St. Timothy’s.
        THE BISHOP JOHN T. WALKER MEMORIAL PRAYER BREAKFAST - Celebrating "The Walker Legacy - One Nation, One People, One Hope!"  The16th annual prayer breakfast will be held in the Parish Hall, Saturday, March 23rd from 9 a.m. -11 a.m.  The facilitator will be Rev. Jocelyn Irving from Church of Atonement.  Tickets are now available - look for the special sales table in the Narthex and parish hall!  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.  Tickets are available from committee members - Barbara Van Dyke, Sharon Wardlaw, Sandra Yates,      Barbara Forbes, Brenda Neal, Paula Bennett, Pat Johnson, Richlyn Emanuel, Milton Yates, Herman Bostick, and Lionel Charles or in the church office from the Secretary, Paula Nichols.  Thank you!

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