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From the Rector

March 3, 2019
March 1st’s gospel re-tells the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.  With increased urbanization and congestion in our metropoles, I increasingly feel pulled toward “wilderness experiences” (not helped by an adventurous spirit).  Judging from the number of ads I find in snail & e-mail, as well as the Facebook posts that catch my eye, the pull toward the wilderness is shared. During a conference I attended last Saturday,* this prayer was offered – and it continues to resonate as our Lenten “wilderness journey with Jesus” progresses: Jesus, you sometimes left so that people could face themselves. May...
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Cottage Meetings:  You’re invited!

March 3, 2020
For any homeowners among us, the prospect of a leaky roof on our cottage raises consternation (and angst over potential long-term damage to structure, in addition to annoying cosmetic stains and drips all over the place).  Like any of our homes, the fabric of St. Timothy’s buildings presents a seemingly relentless (and cyclical) cry for attention.  As we near the end of the wonderfully successful and helpful Planting for Tomorrow campaign – that addressed many major maintenance matters around our buildings and grounds – the next cycle of needs is presenting itself. With the help of ECF consultant,...
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Pastoral Care

March 4, 2020
Long-time members will remember Ted and Betty Whittier.  Even though the Whittiers left Ohio for Texas many years ago, Ted (and family) returned to St. Timothy’s last fall to celebrate Betty’s life and inter her mortal remains in the Memorial Garden.  We were saddened to learn of the death of Ted and Betty’s daughter, Katherine Whittier Maddox.  Katherine’s mortal remains will join those of her mother in our Memorial Garden on March 6.  A Memorial Service to Celebrate Kathryn’s life will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge...
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Worship News: Holy Week with the People of St. Timothy’s Church | April 5 – 12, 2020

March 6, 2020
Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020:  Beginning with the Liturgy of Palms (blessing in the nave at 8 a.m.; in the Courtyard at 9:55, weather permitting, parish hall if not), the triumphal shout, “Hosanna!” that echoes rapidly and then fades to be overpowered by shouts of “Crucify!”  Come walk the way of Jesus’ passion with us (this year, from Matthew’s passion account). Wednesday in Holy Week, 6:00 pm:  Stations of the Cross and the Eucharist.  Follow the scriptural stations of Jesus’ journey from the judgment seat of Pilate to the cross and tomb (weather permitting, outside), then gather ‘round...
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Adult Formation Opportunities

March 6, 2020
  Lenten Supper & Conversation Series | Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Parish Hall An exciting – and “open-ended” – experience is before us this Lent:  A series of simple suppers and guided conversations, intended to forge and foster relations of understanding among local populations that, on the surface, have significant differences.  Yet, when given the opportunity, we may well discover huge commonalities and new partners and friends who are deeply invested in the health and well-being of our communities.   The invitation to “others” read: …This year’s series hopes to bring divergent communities together, breaking bread (and...
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Midweek Lenten Experience | 

February 3, 2020
Fr. Jeff is seeking several persons to help pull together a series of “fellowship dinner/conversations” with brothers and sisters of the broader faith community (think our friends from Temple B’nai Israel, the Islamic Center, etc.).  March 4th’s session is already booked with our friends of the Jewish Federation – but more structure and invitation await a team’s attention.  Here’s an example of the introduction to a similar series/dinner of the Jewish Federation and a Presbyterian congregation in Toledo: “Welcome. Tonight, we gather to break bread and engage in conversation in order to advance our friendship and increase our...
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Fellowship

March 6, 2020
Fellowship outing to the Toledo Museum of Art on Sunday March 29. Meet at the Museum cafe for an optional lunch at noon followed by a tour of art exhibits inside the museum led by members Karen and Tom Lingeman. Tour begins outside the cafe at 1:30. Details to follow.
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Outreach:

December 30, 2019
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          ...
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St. Tim’s Discovers

March 3, 2020
Jackie Burns, soprano The Zin Quartet Sunday, March 15, 3:00 pm – The Zin Quartet (plus One!) | Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet (A Major D. 667) and the A Minor Quartet
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Senior Warden’s Corner

March 5, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio had a wonderful Winter Convocation February 7 and 8.  The keynote speaker spent a lot of time on innovative ways to grow congregations. St. Tim’s was well represented as besides myself and Fr. Jeff attendees included; Paula Davis, Allison Fisher, Ruth Hancock, Hope Jarvis, Margaret Sanchez and Dottie Wilkerson.  I attended workshops on Theological Reflection and Stewardship.  Fr. Jeff conducted a workshop on the role of Seniors in the Parish along with Paula Davis and Hope Jarvis.  I know some of the other folks attended the Key Note speaker’s session on How to...
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Sunday Ministries March and April

March 4, 2019
Below are your Sunday Ministries. If you cannot serve on a scheduled day, please trade with another and contact the office.
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