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From the Rector

February 6, 2019
We’re in the green! No, I’m not referring to the budget or a curious and belated affection for the Packers.  Rather, we’ve left behind the “white days” of Christmas, Epiphany, the Baptism and the Presentation of Jesus for the liturgical calendar’s green days (the altar hangings and vestments match the calendar).  During winter, many of us long for the return of green (grass, leaves, “scent” of spring). This year’s mild winter has daffodils pushing up out of the ground w-a-y too early for their own good yet teasing our winter-weary spirits. My point:  In the midst of apparent...
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Convocation

February 5, 2020
Diocesan Convocation Thirty years ago, Ohio’s diocesan convention was becoming unwieldly – packed too heavily with information sessions and workshops to fit within budgeted funds and time for delegates.  At the time, serving as chair of the Diocesan Christian Education Commission, Fr. Jeff initiated “the other convention” – a second diocesan gathering in a large parish facility, with keynote address of “broader interest,” focused workshops on a variety of subjects, along with the fellowship of lots of Episcopalians from many congregations gathered together in one place.  Upon return to the diocese, seven years (!) ago, the other convention...
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Worship News: Episcopal Visitation and Last Gasps Before Lent

February 6, 2020
In the Episcopal Church, “the diocese” is the basic unit of the Church – not a local congregation.  The bishop is the chief pastor of the diocese, so when the bishop comes to visit, it’s a great day!  We get to have our chief pastor “all to ourselves,” at least for half a day.  In our parlance, the bishop is required to visit every congregation in the diocese, at least one time every three years.  While that sounds pretty infrequent, when you factor in 86 congregations (vs. 52 Sundays in a year), required meetings that take the bishop...
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Winter Weather Closure policy

February 5, 2020
In the Event of Level 3 Snow Emergency declaration, all meetings and events scheduled for St. Timothy’s facilities will be cancelled.  Barring facility emergencies, staff will be asked not to report to work.  As long as the rector resides on property, regularly-scheduled worship services will be offered for those who can walk in to the facility (count on them to be “informal”). In the Event of Level 2 Snow Emergency, meetings and events scheduled for St. Timothy’s facilities will normally be cancelled.  Notification for variance from this policy will be the responsibility of each group’s facility liaison.  Regularly-scheduled...
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Adult Forum: Jesus in the Movies | Digital Media and the Gospel

February 6, 2020
A new Adult Forum (Sundays, 9:00 am, Parish Hall) began February 2.  Participants may expect to: gain appreciation for contemporary culture’s media and the insights into God/Jesus/the spiritual to be found there; while gaining tools & understanding to enter more fully into the digital world (in which we live, and move, and have our being…), identify tools to enter intentional reflection, conversation, and [soft] evangelism; and We began with a crash course in “traditional” portrayals of Jesus in commercial films, encouraging participants to view together Netflix’s The Two Popes in preparation for a group discussion on February  23....
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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

February 5, 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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Diocesan News

February 6, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio hosted a Super Bowl party at Trinity Cathedral for 100 men from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside on Sunday, February 2. The guests and volunteers enjoyed the game and a delicious Super Bowl menu of chicken wings, nachos, hot dogs, and chili catered by The Elegant Difference and Chef Marcie Anderson. While watching the action projected on a 16’ screen, the men participated in a free raffle drawing which included gift cards and a Cleveland Browns jersey autographed by Jarvis Landry and donated by the Browns Foundation. Every guest received...
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Mobile Clothesline

February 2, 2020
Mobile Clothesline continues to serve the less fortunate in Toledo one Saturday each month. Mobile Clothesline The clothing items that are distributed usually come from donations to our St. Tim’s Clothesline (not often from the backs of volunteers), but health supplies and toiletries must come from another source. To help with planning your shopping, Nan Myers, St. Tim’s Mobile Clothesline coordinator, has identified a specific need for each month between now and next April. Please bring these items to the designated basket in the hallway in advance of each of these dates. February 8; March 14;  April 11...
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St. Tim’s Discovers

February 6, 2020
Jackie Burns, soprano Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:00 pm – An afternoon of opera, musical theater, and art song showcasing the fabulous, student talent Jackie Burns, from the Bowling Green State University college of Musical Arts. This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted. 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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Annual Meeting Review|

January 2, 2020
Many thanks are due all who contributed to the Annual Report (distributed at the Annual Meeting, now available in the central corridor or from the office), life of the parish through 2019* and actively participated in the Annual Meeting (the best attendance in recent years!).  Those elected during the meeting (and roles affirmed during Monday evening's Vestry meeting) include: Pete Fitzpatrick (Warden-in-Training) 2023 Ruth Hancock (Congregational Development Liaison) 2023 Richard Leichtamer (Worship Liaison) 2023 Susan Winters (one year term, Fellowship Liaison) 2021 MaryJane Getz (Treasurer) 2023 Joe Ferguson, Trina Secor and Denis Ciaciuch (2020 Diocesan Convention Delegates) and during Monday evening's...
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Senior Warden’s Corner

February 5, 2020
One of my goals as Sr. Warden this year is to provide an article for Tidings every month.  I missed January, but technically wasn’t official until after the Annual Meeting, so I’m giving myself a pass on the first month…. As St. Tim’s enters 2020 there are many challenges and much for which to be thankful.  In developing the budget for 2020, the Vestry became aware of several significant challenges relating to pledge income and congregational involvement.  Nonetheless, a budget was crafted, and key Vestry positions were filled.  As we went through that process, many of our blessings...
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Sunday Ministries February and March

February 6, 2019
Below are your Sunday Ministries. If you cannot serve on a scheduled day, please trade with another and contact the office. January 2020    February 2020  
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