March 31, 2013
This Week at St. Timothy’s
For the Week Beginning March 31th 2013
ST. TIMOTHY’S ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT SPONSORED BY MoST will be held after the 10:15 a.m. service today.  All children 12 years old and younger are eligible to participate.  Please meet in the Parish Hall for instructions.  If you have any questions, you can contact any member of MoST.  Thank you, Julius Copeland
CONGRATULATIONS TO LILLIE ARTIS, MARY FORD AND NOVELLA WRIGHT, three of eight sisters who graduated from St. Augustine College, Raleigh, NC.  The sisters will be honored by the university on April 6 in a special celebration for their dedicated and continuous support of the University; most especially through the scholarship fund they established in honor of their parents to help other young people to obtain a higher education. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for detailed information.  Thank you, Gretel James
“WE THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE your support with the 2013 Walker Memorial Prayer Breakfast. We all "exhaled" on Saturday when the breakfast was over and everything had gone so well. Things went well because teamwork works! Thank you for being a member of the Team.  Most sincerely, Barbara VanDyke and Brenda Neal”

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
ST. TIMOTHY'S ADULT BIBLE STUDY will begin the spring and summer session on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m.  We will continue our study of Paul's First Apostle to the Corinthians, Chapters eight and nine. Please join us for this inspiring study of God's word according to Paul. For information, please call Otis Ducker at 301-894-3866 or Robert James at 301-449-6636.  Thank you!
FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY - Please bring your family, friends, neighbors and all other persons who touch your life to worship with the Saint Timothy's Congregation at 8  a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.    Make sure you bring them to the Parish Hall for refreshments, to get acquainted meet our Rector and the 2013 Vestry.    
REMINDER:  Next Sunday is Samaritan Ministry Sunday.  Please be generous by bringing non-perishable food items (or make a financial contribution).  Thank you!
THERE WILL BE NO Wednesday, April 3 mid-day service.  We will resume on Wednesday, April 10.  Thank you!
DIOCESAN SILENT RETREAT - Give yourself the gift of silence.  Join the Diocesan Silent Retreat at Marriottsville, MD.  April 5-7, as the Rev. Shirley Smith Graham leads us in contemplating Christian Soul: Finding Rest as a Resident Alien" Fee $195. Contact Margaret Bennett at bennmargar@aol.com or 202-337-3415.  Thank you!
SHARING THE SPIRIT WITH HONDURAS, JERUSALEM AND SOUTHERN AFRICA:  How You and Your Parish Can Join In:  All are invited to an International Partnership Showcase on Sunday, April 14, at 3-5:30pm (presentations at 3:30pm) at St. Paul’s Rock Creek (just off North Capitol Street).  Partnership program representatives will be there to talk about how to get started and the types of activities that are most rewarding. As Bishop Mariann has said, "we are blessed with our international partnerships, and I encourage you to learn more about them."  For more information and to register, visit the International Showcase page www:.edow.org/news-and-events/events/international-partnership-showcase.
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
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!
CAMP EDOW IS 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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