Maundy Thursday Vigil
Matthew 26:36-38 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death, Stay here and keep watch with me.” Read more

Ash Wednesday
You are invited to experience a Holy Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Ash Wednesday Service at. St. Timothy’s with St. Michael’s at 6:00 pm. Earlier in the day, “Ashes to Go” will take place at St. Michael’s around 1:00 pm and at various locations downtown afterward. If you are interested in being a part of the distribution team, let Mo. B. know. Lay people are encouraged in this ministry of making the sign of the cross with ash on people’s foreheads, reminding them that they “are dust and to dust they shall return. Read more

Lent Madness
Play Lent Madness online and learn more than you probably ever wanted to know about some of our saints! Based on basketball’s March Madness, this popular Episcopal “Saintly Smackdown” is a lot of fun! You have a chance to vote for your favorite saint on a daily basis during Lent. The Rev. David Sibley, the new rector of St. Paul’s in Walla Walla, has long been a celebrity blogger. You can download a saintly bracket to keep track of which saints are advancing to the play-offs. Read more

Lenten Suppers
Continue the study of The Way of Love with Lenten Soup Suppers beginning March 14. They begin at 6:00 pm. Leadership of classes will be shared by Debbie Cornue, Wendy Walker and Mother Beth. On April 11, our Church School Students will lead us in Stations of the Cross. Be sure to join them for what will be an especially meaningful rendering of this classic walk that will take place in the church following the plaques denoting the Stations. Read more

Pancake Supper
Do your fair share of eating up the fat in St. Tim’s kitchen before the austerity of Ash Wednesday (March 6). Great food, burning of the palms (and prayers from the creche) and hiding the Alleluias are all part of the fun. The ash from the palms and prayers will be used to mark our foreheads the following day during the Distribution of Ashes. They remind us that we “are dust and to dust we shall return. Read more

Annual Parish Meeting
Our Annual Meeting will take place immediately following church on January 27th, with brunch to follow. Please plan to be present for this important event in the life of the parish. This is an exciting time in the life of St. Timothy’s, and we will be hearing about the state of the parish. We will also examine our by-laws and possibly make revisions. The Vestry will present the 2019 budget, and the nominating committee will present a slate of nominees for vestry positions from whom we will elect new members. Read more

Did you know that…
Did you know that it’s hard to find a name for a newsletter column by a Priest in Charge? It’s much easier for a rector or a vicar. There’s “The Rector’s Ramblings,” for instance, or “The Vicar’s Voice.” But I can’t think of anything catchy for a Priest in Charge. So I am reaching back into my childhood to borrow a name. “Did You Know That…” comes from a column written by someone dearly loved— my grandfather, Poppy or Scotty Endicott as his friends called him. Read more

From the Junior Warden
I was fortunate to enjoy a four-week vacation break this fall. Upon returning from a trip in October, life at church got busy for me. The annual giving team: With others, I played a role in this year’s stewardship campaign. It was gratifying to see that your generosity was abundantly evident in ThanksLiving: Grateful Giving. Pledge numbers and proceeds increased significantly relative to prior years. Thank you! Vestry nominating committee: The middle class of vestry members, whose terms expire in 2020, compose this year’s nominating committee of Eric Anderson, Jim Brunner, and myself. Read more

Blue Christmas at St. Timothy’s
Christmas can be a tough time of year. Perhaps this is your first holiday after the loss of a loved one. Maybe you’ve been divorced, or lost your job, or have a military child or spouse in harm’s way. Maybe you are struggling with depression. We invite you to join us for a service designed to give voice and comfort to all people of faith who are grieving this Christmas time. Read more

Christmas Eve Services
Our Christmas Eve service is going to be very special made so by our Godly Play students under the able leadership of Laura Harper and Amy Hinton. We have three newly trained acolytes who will be on the job on this most holy night. Other students will be ushers, gift bearers, readers and an intercessor. They have worked hard to be ready to shoulder the work usually done by adults. The service will have traditional elements that Episcopalians across the country love. Read more