This Week at St Timothy's-For the Week Beginning September 8, 2013
THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are given to the glory of God by Earl Harris-Nicholls in thanksgiving for Bertram, III’s birthday (9/11), his college graduation and God’s many blessings.
PLEASE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME to The Rev. David B. Wolf, our guest preacher.  Rev. Wolf is the Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington.  Please meet, greet, and pick up exciting handouts from him in the parish hall following both services this morning.  Thank you.
THE LAYING ON OF HANDS AND ANOINTING FOR HEALING will take place today during the service. You are invited to the Altar for anointing as we pray for healing of our body, mind and spirit.
PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES are extended to the bereaved family of Jennifer Hackett, sister of Merle Robertson, who died on August 13, in London.  Funeral services will be held on September 13, in London.  May her soul rest in eternal peace.    
“TO ST. TIMOTHY’S - My nephew had a very nice funeral. My family and I would like to thank the congregation for the love and concern shown to us and for all your prayers. Lloyd Cummings.
“I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE of you for your prayers, warm thoughts, visits, flowers and calls of encouragement during my recent illness and recuperation. I felt the love!  It is wonderful knowing that I have a loving and caring church family and that love encourages me to "keep on pushing." Continue to pray for me as I will continue to pray for you. As always, Thomas Graham.”
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS' & LAY READERS' MEETING TODAY -Following the coffee hour today, Rev. Gwynn will meet with all Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) and Lay Readers in the nave. Thank you.
THIS 2013 HOMECOMING, St. Timothy's will be celebrating "Generations of Faith."  It is only fitting that we incorporate those member families that span 3 or more generations at St. Timothy's.  We invite those families, if interested, to participate in a casual photo shoot at 9 a.m. today for our Homecoming program booklet. Thanks. Homecoming Steering Committee. Richlyn Emanuel
SAVE THE DATE - St. Timothy's Homecoming Celebration will be held on Sunday, October 6.  There will be one combined service at 9 a.m. followed by a gala reception. The Homecoming theme is "Generations of Faith: Walking in Truth and Love" and the guest preacher will be Rev. Vanessa Watson, who is no stranger to St. Timothy's. Mark your calendars now and plan to be a part of this joyous celebration of praise, faith and love.
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 PARISHIONERS!!!!  St. Timothy's Wednesday, Mid-Day Service (11:00 a.m.) and Adult Bible Study (7:00 p.m.) will resume on Wednesday, September 11.  Thank you!
2013-2014 PEOPLE OF THE WAY: THE STORY - While Episcopalians are among the most highly educated Christians in our country, we are also among the most biblically illiterate.  In its 2013-14 People of the Way offering, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington invites you to change that.  Join us for a 31-week pilgrimage through scripture to gain a comprehensive overview of the Word.  Learn more about its internal structure and prepare yourself to fruitfully engage the Bible in your own spiritual development.  If interested in participating at St. Timothy’s, please met with Rev. Gwynn at 12 noon on September 11.  Thank you.
ATTENTION CHOIR MEMBERS!!  The choir will resume its rehearsals on Thursday, September 12.  Thank you, Lloyd Cummings.
SUMMER READING: St. Timothy's Book Club has decided to read the two remaining books in the "Blessing Series" by Beverly Jenkins. The book discussion will be held on Friday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Join us as we continue the saga of the rich divorcee Bernadine Brown, who bought the town of Henry Adams, Kansas, and the interesting folks of Henry Adams.  These books are warm, funny, poignant and unforgettable. Go out NOW and get "Something Old, Something New" and "A Wish and a Prayer".  Enjoy your summer and we'll see you in September.  Sharon Wardlaw, Chair, Social and Cultural Committee and Pat Johnson, Book Club Coordinator.
THIRD SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR/FELLOWSHIP will resume on Sunday, September 15, in the Parish Hall immediately after the 8 a.m. service.  EVERYONE IS INVITED.  Helen Jordan.
ACOLYTE MEETING - An Acolyte Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the rededication of the acolytes on Sunday, September 22.  If you are 10 years old or older, please consider becoming a part of this ministry.  We are seeking dedicated, committed individuals to serve at the altar.  Your assistance is greatly needed and appreciated.  Please RSVP to Lillie Artis or Mary R. Ford.  Thank you.
SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m.  to 12 noon, a Congregational Ministry Gathering. More information to follow.  Thank you.
HEEDING THE GOSPEL OF OUR LIVES - Give yourself the gift of silence and refresh your spirit under the guidance of Bishop Mariann as we reflect on the theme "Heeding the Gospel of our Lives."  The silent retreat will be held September 27-29 at Bon Secours Retreat Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD.  For further information, please see the retreat flyer located on the bulletin board or contact Margaret Bennett at 202-337-3415.  All are welcome, regardless of diocese or denomination. Please visit the diocesan web-site at edow.org.
ACOLYTE FESTIVAL - The 33rd Annual National Acolyte Festival will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, October 12.  All acolytes, parents, and friends are asked to attend this festival.  Please contact Mary R. Ford ASAP if you plan to attend.  I must submit the number of participants no later than September 19. Thank you.

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