Sunday Ministries March and April
March 4, 2019
Midweek Lenten Experience | 
February 3, 2020

Outreach:

Compassion Games

NW Ohio’s Multifaith Council sponsored “40 Days of Compassion,” beginning with the Martin Luther King Day celebration.  Participating communities of faith and service were encouraged to track the # of volunteers, # of volunteer hours, # of persons served, etc., as part of an ongoing national good news celebration.  St. Tim’s posted these numbers to the games this week:

Ministry # Volunteers # Hours # Served Reflections
Clothesline 19 335.25 375 A blessing!
Mitten Mission 9 47.25 In preparation
BRIDGES at BGSU 18 88 28
Ashes to Go 4 11 68
         
  50 481.5 471  

…and that’s just what we counted.  Thanks to all who continue to extend God’s arms of love from Jesus’ cross through ministries of God offered by our people.  More information is available at www.compassiongames.org

 

Martha’s Kitchen | Fridays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, 1st United Methodist Church, Bowling Green

Through our association with St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, St. Tim’s hosts Martha’s Kitchen several times per year.  We’re “up” this Friday, March 6.  Opportunities exist for prep (and service) teams – 2 to 4 and 4 to 6 p.m. shifts, dessert providers, and if so moved, financial contributors.  Contact Rick/Terry Hoff for more information.

 

NW Ohio Network for Immigrant Rights | Your Tax Dollars and Funding Private Prisons for Immigrant Detention:  Wednesday, April 1, 6 to 7:30 pm, Franciscan Center, AB Room, Lourdes University

This panel discussion will feature presenters:

  • Oscar Castañeda, Director of the Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force of Action of Greater Lansing. http://www.actionofgreaterlansing.org. Castañeda will focus on the economic aspects.
  • Mark Heller, Senior Attorney at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality. Heller will focus on legal aspects and conditions at these prisons.
  • Jim Kuh Sr., past Director of Immigration and Refugee Services at Catholic Charities USA. His presentation will focus on just alternatives, solutions to detention, the economic benefits of legalization

With “tax day” just around the corner, here’s an opportunity to be informed on use and implications of public funding in this manner.

 

Good Friday Offering |  Friday, April 10, 2020

The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.

Your Good Friday offerings are sent to support this work.  For more information, visit https://episcopalchurch.org/global-partnerships/good-friday-offering

 

Mission Trip to Barnes Mountain, Kentucky | Summer 2020

St. Tim’s is in the process of arranging for a multi-generational mission trip to work with and among the people of Barnes Mountain, KY again this summer.  At present, teens from St. Matthew’s, Toledo and Christ Church, Huron, are hoping to join our folks in a week of learning, laboring and building relationships with the residents of this “thin place” in God’s creation.  A spring bedding plant sale (order forms will appear c. Easter) will once again be offered to support the work of this mission.  Contact Allison Fisher or Fr. Jeff for more information!