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April 21, 2013
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This Week at St. Timothy’s
For the Week Beginning April 21, 2013
 

TODAY’S FORUM 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 Counsel for the Elderly.  Please join us so that we can take advantage of this valuable information on Identity Theft. See you there.  Helen Jordan
 
TODAY’S FORUM AFTER THE 10 A.M. SERVICE will feature a presentation from Dr. Herman Bostick on Historical Prospective of Haitian Life & Culture.  Please join us
 
“SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CONGREGATION for sharing your family, friends and others who have touched your lives.   It was spiritually uplifting and exciting to make their acquaintance.  Kudos to Shirley Montague for being the hostess of the mostess.  Thanks to Helen Jordan for pitching in and all others whose presence made this an auspicious occasion.  Thanks to Paula who made sure that we were notified via the flyer, bulletin and telephone; and Reverend Gwynn for keeping us uplifted and on task. Peace, Constance Brooks, Evangelism Committee”
 
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS!  I have 2 (gently used) bedroom sets up for grabs.  One is a queen size bed and one is a full size bed.  Please contact Raymond Lyles at 301-899-1156, if you are interested.
 
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.
 
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
 
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!  The Bishop John T. Walker Scholarship Applications are available today. Applications are 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. today 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.

    
Upcoming
 
JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD J2A - The youth will meet next Sunday, April 28.
 
CALLING ALL GRADUATES:  Please help us identify all St. Timothy's graduates -- from Pre-K through graduate school!  We want to recognize them all on Graduate Sunday in June.  Give names to Laura Richards, Richlyn Emanuel or Sandra Boswell.  The Christian Education Committee thanks you for your help.
 
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.
 
 
    EARLY DEADLINE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 5th BULLETIN – Please submit your     
   announcements for the May 5 (Women and Girls Day) church bulletin BY FRIDAY,  
   APRIL 26 to Paula Nichols at churchofsttimothys@verizon.net, ECW needs the  
   announcements early in order to meet the printing deadline for the Women
   & Girls Day bulletin. Thank you!
 
 
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; Women and Girl’s Choir Rehearsal at 6:30 p.m.; 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 on:  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!
 
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.  Registration and further information is available at edow.org. 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!  
 
ONGOING
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS!  The church has several Cemetery Burial Plots in Cedar Hill and Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, Md.  These sites are valued at around $4000.  Buyer will pay all transfer fees.  These plots may sell at less than the current value. Send your negotiable written offer to the church office.  Please contact Paul Stephenson at 202-561-8558 or Rev. Gwynn at 202-360-3510 for detailed information.  Thank you
 
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!
 
CHURCH SCHOOL Pre-K to grade 5 will be held today and every Sunday in the lower level at 10 a.m.
 
PASTORAL CARE – Please keep Rev. Gwynn notified of all pastoral care needs.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
 




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