March 17, 2013
This Week at St. Timothy’s
For the Week Beginning March 17th 2013

          COMMISSIONING OF ST. TIMOTHY’S USHERS will be held today during both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.  Thank you!
          TODAY'S FORUM will feature a presentation on genealogy.  The presenter is Nathania Miles, an author and lecturer on this topic.  Thank you!
          EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) will meet today after the 10 a.m. service.  Thank you!
         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.
        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

       DEAR ALL, Next Tuesday evening, March 19, East Washington Heights Baptist Church (on the corner of Branch Ave and Alabama) will be hosting a delegation from Chin State in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The group is in DC to raise awareness of ongoing human rights violations in Chin State, against members of the Chin ethnic group, despite some political reforms in Burma over the past year.  They will give a presentation on the situation there and there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.  The event is open to anyone who is interested, so please also pass this information along to anyone you think might like to come.  The event will start at 6:30 p.m. - and it will be a potluck dinner, so food will be provided.  Hope many of you can make it - and look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!
      PLEASE SEE INSERT for the Holy Week Schedule (Palm Sunday, March 24 thru Easter Sunday, March 31).  Thank you!
      THE FORUM ON SUNDAY, MARCH 24 will feature a presentation on wills and estate planning by Sanya Armfield, Esq., a solo practitioner. 
     JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD (J2A) will meet on Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday) at 10 a.m. Thank you!  
     EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) AND MEN OF ST. TIMOTHY’S (MoST) invite members and friends of St. Timothy’s to join them at the Arena Stage to see the play, “MOUNTAN TOP” on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.  Ticket price is $54.00.  Make your check payable to St. Timothy’s Church and give it to Tanya Copeland or Herman Bostick.  DO NOT PUT IT IN THE COLLECTION PLATEDeadline for receiving checks is TODAY.  Thank you, Herman Bostick MoST Program Chair.
     LENTEN STUDY SERIES – WEEK 5 - The final Lenten Study Series session will be held this Wednesday, March 20, at noon and 6.30 p.m.   We will be discussing chapters 32-40, which deal with the Crucifixion.   Adam Shaw is the noontime discussion leader and Melissa Williams is the leader for the evening session.  A light meal will be served at both sessions.  Please join us! 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!
     THE NEXT VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, March 19 in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m.  Thank you!
     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!
     ST. TIMOTHY’S ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT SPONSORED BY MoST will be held after the 10 a.m. service on Easter Sunday, March 31.  All children 12 years old and younger are eligible to participate.  Please meet in the Parish Hall on Easter for instructions.  All men of the Church are reminded to bring one dozen hard-boiled, colored eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt.  If you have any questions, you can contact any member of MoST.  Thank you, Julius Copeland
      THE ST. TIMOTHY’S BOOK CLUB has decided to read the four books in the BLESSING SERIES by Beverly Jenkins.  If you have not read the first book, “Bring on the Blessings”---GO GET IT NOW. Then you can read the second book, “A Second Helping”.  The story continues with Bernadine Brown who saved the historical town of Henry Adams, Kansas, from financial ruin and found loving homes for five needy children.  Now Bernadine becomes involved in so much more.  With the help of the loving and caring people of Henry Adams, Bernadine continues to rebuild Henry Adams.  Enjoy the book(s) and come have fun when the book club meets on Friday, April 19 at 6:30 pm.  Thank you, Sharon Wardlaw, Chair, Social and Cultural Committee and Pat Johnson, Book Club Coordinator
      THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB IS BACK for their annual spring concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Friday, March 22 at Noon.  Don’t miss your opportunity to see this impressive male chorus sing spirituals, African American heritage songs and more.  Bring your bag lunch and enjoy the show.
        CAMP EDOW 2013: RISING 4TH-8TH GRADERS ARE INVITED TO DIOCESAN SUMMER CAMP - Sunday, July 28-Friday, August 2, at Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, MD.  Activities include canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, swimming and more!  Join us for faith, friends, and fun!  Information is available at edow.org/camp or like Camp EDOW on Facebook!
       WE'RE ALSO ON THE HUNT FOR SOME AWESOME ADULTS who would like to volunteer to be camp counselors!  If you know someone who is 18 years or older, has graduated high school, and who would be willing to go through the Safeguarding God's Children program, be subject to a background check, and ready to be part of a faith community, please send them to the Camp EDOW website to learn  more and find a staff application!

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