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Greetings to the Church in your home!

October 30, 2019
“A saint is a dead sinner, revised and edited.” (Ambrose Pierce, The Cynic's Word Book) While many would likely call Mr. Pierce "a wag," his words above are absolutely on target.  Every believer, in baptism - and thereafter each day as she intentionally (and sometimes, by well-formed habit and/or discipline, unintentionally) chooses to follow in the way of Jesus, dies to one set of choices and is raised to a revised and edited "book of life." Where are you (today) in the editorial process of our Master Author? Shalom, The Rev. Jeff L. Bunke, Rector
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Taking Our Light into the World

October 25, 2019
This weekend, we shift our clocks back one hour, to Eastern Standard Time, as the hours of daylight wane.  Don't forget - or you'll enjoy opening the building with me or find yourself deeply embroiled in a discussion of the apocrypha (vs. arriving in time for 8:00 or 10:00 am celebrations). Re-setting our clocks (Sunday at 2:00 am, or before heading off to bed Saturday night) is a good metaphor for taking stock of all God has provided for us - and promises to share in the year to come.  How will you choose to "turn your clock...
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When in our Worship, God is Glorified…

October 31, 2019
Thanksgiving Worship | The Wednesday 6:00 pm eucharist on November 27 will be transformed into a “Thanksgiving Eve” service.  Please consider joining us for a relaxed evening celebration including music traditionally associated with Thanksgiving Day worship, the scriptures and prayers appointed for the day, and common reflection on God’s provision for this world and her residents. Morning Prayer as Ante-Communion |  Our worship leaders are keeping their skills honed by leading morning prayer, used as the Liturgy of the Word, for St. Tim’s celebrations of the eucharist on fourth Sundays of each month.  Not only have offered grace-filled...
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Calling All Saints

October 31, 2019
On November 3, the saints really will come marching in (at the peace) as the Sunday School presents the shields of some of God's best! Afterwards, at the coffee hour, be prepared for Speed Dating With The Saints! Saints will spend two minutes being "interviewed" by the adults at a table, a bell rings, and then the kids move to the next table. Adults (besides drinking coffee and dunking donuts) have to check as many of the Saintly Facts boxes as they can on their "dating" card. How much do you really know about  those guys and gals...
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Louisiana House – Helping Area Seniors

October 29, 2019
Saturday, November 16 A contingent from St. Timothy's will roast and transport two turkeys with all the fixings to Louisiana House and join with residents there for an early Thanksgiving celebration and feast. The serving tables there are laden with every possible side dish and dessert lovingly prepared by all, and it is always a memorable afternoon spent among friends, many who we've come to know over the 25+ years of this ministry. There is much for which to be thankful!
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Sunday Ministries November and December

November 1, 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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St. Tim’s Discovers 2019-2020 Season

October 30, 2019
St. Tim's Discovers 2019-2020 Season Sunday, November 24, 3:00 pm – The icarus Quartet |  Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano, half percussion icarus Quartet (“iQ”) dares to fly towards the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. Following their Carnegie Hall debut, composer Paul Lansky simply remarked, “This is music making of the highest order.”  Larry Weng, Yevgeny Yontov, Matt Keown, and Jeff Stern are all celebrated soloists in their own rights, and together they have found a special chemistry and inimitable joy playing chamber music. They are dedicated to...
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Christmas Pageant

October 29, 2019
Christmas Pageant December 15 at  10:00 am Rehearsals: November 10 to December 8 in Sunday School Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, December 14, 9:00 am to noon Contact Kristin and Ben Otley to help. After the All Saints’ celebration – when children will portray favorite saints as they enter the nave  during the Peace, and again as all are encouraged to join in Speed Dating with the Saints during the late coffee hour, Sunday School’s focus will shift to begin preparations for the Children’s Christmas Pageant. Auditions for speaking roles and rehearsals begin November 10.  While classroom activities will be...
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For Adults

October 31, 2019
The Sunday Adult Forum (9-9:50 am, Parish Hall) continues to work through the Apocrypha – a journey likely to continue through December.  November sessions include: November 03 – Prayers of Repentance in the Apocrypha November 10 – Sirach November 17 – Wisdom of Solomon November 24 - Judith                                                                                                     ...
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Mobile Clothesline – How you can help

October 22, 2019
Mobile Clothesline teams up with our friends from the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo to help those in need. The Islamic Center provides food and St. Timothy's provides clothing and personal hygiene items. Together our volunteers go to neighborhoods in need. You too can volunteer to help by calling our office at 419-874-5704 or by donating the following: November 9 - shampoo and conditioner December 14 - toothpaste and toothbrushes January 11 - deodorant and disposable razors February 8 - toilet paper March 14 - hand soap and dish soap April 11 - small container of laundry detergent...
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Classical Musical Performance at Way Library

November 1, 2019
Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 pm.  Come enjoy an evening of music with the talented doctoral students and faculty of the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts as they present a recital entitled “American Classical Mixtape”. This free concert will include pieces by Coleman Rowlett, Kristin Kuster, and Samuel Barber.  Way Library’s musicologist-in-residence, Dr. Ryan Ebright, will perform as well and provide commentary on the evening’s musical selections. BGSU musicologist Ryan Ebright has written for the New York Times and NewMusicBox, and his work appears in various scholarly publications. A dedicated public scholar, Dr. Ebright  appeared...
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Where does Episcopal Relief and Development help?

October 14, 2019
Episcopal Relief & Development is a compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God's call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development. Episcopal Relief & Development cherishes its partnerships within the Anglican Communion, with ecumenical bodies and with others who share a common vision for justice and peace among all people.
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Multicultural Children’s Storytelling Day

October 21, 2019
The West Mission Area CRU (Commission on Racial Understanding) will sponsor a Multicultural Children's Storytelling Day - Sunday, October 20, 4 PM · St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 313 E. Wayne Street, Maumee
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Attention – Heads-Up – Warning

October 19, 2019
This newsletter, Tidings, which you are reading (probably on a screen of some size) right now, has been formatted to be a printed document. Among other things, that means that it must always have a number of pages which is divisible by four. It also means that we print 100% of every item that is included, because you can’t link to something from a printed page. Those constraints are leftovers from the mid-20th Century, and nearly all of us don’t absorb information that way anymore. After considerable discussion, your Vestry has determined that we should transform Tidings into...
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Redlining exhibit at Cleveland cathedral examines historic roots of housing discrimination

October 15, 2019
One of the most pervasive and insidious forms of systemic racism in the 20th century is still with us today: the once federally sanctioned practice of housing discrimination known as redlining. Its impact on American cities can still be seen – and even mapped – in the glaring inequities in access to education, health care and other resources based on where people live. But many Americans don’t realize that the demographic and economic makeup of the neighborhoods they live in can be traced back to racist government policies from the 1930s, making it difficult to address the root...
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Vestry Meeting Highlights

October 31, 2019
Fall working retreat (October 12, 2019) Received Emergency Preparedness Plan (three years in development by committee composed of Allison Fisher, Mike Foster and Ruth Hancock) and committee recommendations Reviewed means of information delivery found effective (in general), then applied to a review of parish communication vehicles currently in use, their impact on staff time, and effectiveness as perceived through comments/reviews of parishioners (and staff); recommendation presented to transition to all-digital communication tools, with exception of Sunday bulletins & announcement sheet, effective January 1, 2020 Entered conversation with consultant from Episcopal Church Foundation via teleconference pursuant addressing next list...
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