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April 14, 2013
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This Week at St. Timothy’s
For the Week Beginning April 14th 2013
 TODAY’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!
 
GUESS WHO'S TURNING 40?   You've heard about the Child Development Center's 40th Anniversary in June, but do you know it includes a silent auction?  We're seeking 50 interesting new or gently used items.  Items received to date include artwork from the collection of Tanya Copeland and a 5x8 area rug in shades of blue and green.  Do you have a timeshare week you'd be willing to auction off?  For more information, contact Laura Richards at lmmrichards@gmail.com.  Thank for your support.

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 today at 3-5:30pm (presentations at 3:30pm) at St. Paul’s Rock Creek Church.  Partnership program representatives will be there to talk about how to get started and the types of
activities that are most rewarding. Bishop Mariann encourages you to attend.  For more information and to register, visit the
International Showcase page edow.org/news-and-events/events/international-partnership-showcase.
 
Upcoming
 
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
 
NEXT SUNDAY’S FORUM:  Please join us on Sunday, April 21 after the 8 a.m. service.  Our speaker is Mr. Leonard Washington, Sr.  Mr. Washington is no stranger to St. Timothy's.  He has spoken to our group before as a representative for D.C. AARP/Legal Council for the Elderly.  He comes to us with updated information on Identity Theft. Please join us next Sunday so that we can take advantage of this invaluable information. See you there.  Helen Jordan
 
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!  The Bishop John T. Walker Scholarship Applications will be available on Sunday, April 21. Applications will be available in the Church office and from the  following Committee members- Barbara Vandyke, Brenda Neal, Paula Bennett, Dr. Herman Bostick, Sharon Wardlaw, Dr. Sandra Yates and Rev. Gwynn.  The Committee will host a special orientation in the Parish Library at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 to share information about the application process and evaluation criteria. All applicants and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend.  The
deadline for receipt of applications will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
 
SUPPORTING OUR GRADUATES - To all High School & College Graduates: Congratulations!  As you celebrate this season, the Diocese would like to support your efforts in transitioning from life in your  parish to the campus ministry or parish nearest your new home.  If you’d like us to assist you in getting to know your new community, please contact Jason Evans, Diocesan Young Adult Missioner at  jevans@edow.org or call/text at 202-257-8556.
 
CALLING ALL WOMEN OF THE CHURCH - If you are a member of St. Timothy's and a woman, you are a member of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). As such you are expected to attend our Combined ECW meeting Saturday, April 20 at 12 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  This is a potluck lunch affair; let Stephanie Byrd (bnStephanie@aol.com) know what you would like to contribute.  All women are expected and all are welcome.  With great love and affection, Stephanie!
 
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.  Please bring a dish to share.  For more information please contact Marsyl Allain, Coordinator at 301-780-8804. Thank you!
 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 28.   If you're not already a member and think this is your calling, or if you just want to share ideas, please join us. Laura Richards, Co-Chair
 
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS! - After the 8 a.m. service on the third Sunday in May and June, Coffee/Fellowship Hour, we will have a forum.  The topic areas will be onCommon 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!
 
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS WORKSHOPS - As a way to further explore topics discussed at the Convention, the Diocese is offering 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, it will be advertised 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 EvangelismPlease see Rev. Gwynn if you are interested in attending.  Thank you!
 
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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