April 7, 2013
This Week at St. Timothy’s
For the Week Beginning April 7th 2013

PLEASE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME to Robert James.  He is our guest speaker for both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.  Thank you!
FRIENDS AND FAMILY - You are invited to the Parish Hall after both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services for refreshments, meet the Rector and the 2013 Vestry.  Thank you!    
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.
ST. TIMOTHY'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC) IS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF SERVICE. Please visit us at www.sttimothysCDCturns40.com.  Thank You!
“THE BISHOP JOHN T. WALKER 2013 MEMORIAL PRAYER BREAKFAST committee extends their heartfelt thank you to all the members of the church who supported and attended the Breakfast on Saturday, March 23.  Your donations and participation contributed to the overall success and memorable experience we all had.  Thanks for your commitment and undying support.”
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

NEXT SUNDAY’S FORUM will feature a presentation on Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention.  The presenter is Ms. Juliana Tengen, from the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking.  Please join us.  Thank you!
JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD J2A will meet next Sunday on April 14 in the lower parish hall at 10 a.m.

ST. TIMOTHY'S ADULT BIBLE STUDY has begun its spring and summer session on Wednesday’s, at 7 p.m.   We will continue our study of Paul's First Epistle 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!
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.
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS WORKSHOPS - As a way to further explore topics discussed at the Convention, we will offer continuing workshops that are based on, but will go slightly deeper than, the Convention sessions.  Workshop leaders commit to hosting the sessions, demand permitting.  Once the workshop date is established, we will advertise it so that others might join. Read Bishop Mariann's letter outlining initiatives for the coming year and register for the workshops.  Workshop topics include:  Overcoming Barriers to Congregational Growth; Core Episcopal Identity; Vocabulary for Evangelism and Telling Our Faith Story Young Adult Ministry and Evangelism.
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS! - After the 8 a.m. service on the third Sunday in April, May and June, Coffee/Fellowship Hour, we will have a forum.  The topic areas will be on:  Identity Theft, Common Illnesses Seniors Face and Transitioning in the Final Phase of Life.  More detailed information about the topics and presenters is forthcoming.  All are invited to be part of the discussion. Thank you!
THE NEXT VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, April 16 in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m.  Thank you!
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
WOMEN AND GIRLS DAY IS ON ITS WAY Theme:  “St. Timothy's Women: Stirring Up the Kingdom of God”.  Events scheduled for Women & Girls Day are:  Sunday, April 28 - Bread Baking; Tuesday, April 30 – The Movie:  Half the Sky-Part 1; Thursday, May 2 – The Movie:  Half the Sky-Part 2; Saturday, May 4 - Annual Spring Tea; Sunday, May 5 - Sunday Service and Celebration.  Thank you!
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS!! – The Episcopal Church Women (ECW’s) Annual Bread Baking will take place on Sunday, April 28.  For more information please contact Marsyl Allain, Coordinator at 301-780-8804. Thank you!


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