Children's Sermon on 1st Sunday of Each Month
All baptized Christians are welcome to join us in Holy
Communion at Christ's Table.
In the Episcopal Church USA,
previous marital status is not an impediment to any of the
sacraments. You may receive communion and become a member of
the church regardless of previous divorce or remarriage.
Every Sunday Morning
One of the primary goals of St. Timothy's is to provide a
worship environment which encourages a sense of the Lord's
presence. We seek to provide opportunities for the expression of
this sacred worship through a variety of means. The celebration
of the Holy Eucharist, Wednesday evening study groups and special
seminars, and mid-week services are but some of these
Acolytes are those involved with the ministry
of assisting the priest at the Altar of God.
Both adults and young persons who
are interested in this ministry may begin receiving training to
assist at the altar as early as the 3rd or 4th grade. They
serve as torch bearers or crucifiers.
The beauty and majesty of the altar is
enhanced by the diligent effort of the Altar Guild. The members
of the guild ensure that the altar is prepared and the sanctuary
is in order before and after each worship service. They iron the
linens and supervise the decoration and appointment of the
church. It is their responsibility to also prepare the church for
any special services held throughout the year.
Our worship is a blend of talents
and voices, Lay-readers/Lectors assist the priest in proclaiming
God's Word to his people. Each week they read the Old Testament
and New Testament lessons and lead the congregation in a response
psalm. On occasion they will assist the priest in the reading of
the Holy Gospel when a more dramatized reading is preferred. The
reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday is the most appropriate
time of the year for such a reading.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (or "CAs) are licensed by the Bishop to
administer the consecrated elements of the Eucharist. Lay Eucharistic
Ministers may be licensed to administer the consecrated bread and wine
celebration of the Eucharist in the absence of a sufficient number
and or deacons to assist the celebrant. This ministry is
understood to be
an extraordinary ministry, and is not to take the place
of the ministry of
priests and deacons concerning the administration of
Historically, specially licensed lay readers administered
the chalice at the
Eucharist and were know as "chalice bearers." These
commissioned lay persons serve each week at the 9:00
am service and
at any additional services as
These persons have a very unique
ministry among our family. They assist the priest by taking the
sacrament of Holy Communion directly from our congregational
worship to those who are sick or home bound. This is a ministry
of uniting the Body of Christ together, both those present at
worship and those of our extended family. LEVs assigned for any particular week will
try to visit any parishioner who has requested a visit.
Each week a dedicated group of people ensures
that everyone receives a warm welcome and assistance in seating
for our worship. They also see to it that each person has a
bulletin that lists the readings, music, and the Order of
Service. These people then assist in collecting the offering and
directing people to the altar rail for communion. Some
are taller than others . . .
& Anniversary Blessings:
Every Sunday, those celebrating birthdays
and anniversaries are invited to come forward and receive a blessing.
Prayers of the People:
Each Sunday, one of our members
reads prayers and the congregation responds. These prayers span a
wide range of needs for people, problems, and issues.