Timothy St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray, III Bishop of Mississippi The Rev. Patrick Sanders Rector The Rev. Clélie McCandless Curate Alexis & Laura Feo-Fernandez Music Directors Mrs. Sandra Jones Parish Administrator Mrs. Sandy Kimmelman Parish Ministries & assistant to clergy Mr. Joe Scott Sexton Sarah Irby EYC Director Blair McDaniel & Hayley Williams Nursery Directors Mr. Charles King Greens-Keeper Mr. John Shaw & Mrs. Cindy Black Co-Wardens
Church Phone: 662-393-3100
A note from Fr. Patrick Sanders
Replacements… “Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.” (From Acts of the Apostles) In 2002, two very important people in my life went to “their own place”. That is, they passed from this side of eternal life to the next. Back to back. On August 10th Michael Houser, known by his fans as Mikey, lead guitarist for Widespread Panic, undeniably my favorite band and a profound part of my musical life both as player and listener, succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Less than a month later on September 3rd my father, Larry G. Sanders, breathed his last breath into lungs too young to have given out. Now, there was no replacing my father. That show would not go on. His presence of spirit and memory would be all I had left of my journey with him. But Mikey was another story. The presence of spirit and memory were made more available because the music could not stop. There were still five men to
Con’t from cover page…… take the stage. To go on. In the face of terrible tragedy. Not giving in to grief and disappointment but rather persevering, enduring and continuing to create. There was one item of business to tend to however, replacing him. It was not the perfect choice because there were no perfect choices. No one could play like him. No one had his particular brand of fluid finesse. Regardless, a decision needed to be made and the “lot fell” on George McConnell, a very gifted player from Vicksburg and a founding member of Beanland, another deep influence on my life as a listener and lover of music. George filled the dark chasm of Mikey’s absence as best he could. A few short tours later, George himself was replaced. The combination of thrill and fear George must’ve felt standing in that spot for the first time had to be overwhelming. A replacement rock star. But a rock star nonetheless! Fit in but stand out. Play loud but play along. Do your thing but do it like this. Be proud but be careful. Like Matthias, George had walked into a predetermined system of being. I’m not comparing a band of troubadours with a band of believers but rather pointing to the tension of being and belonging, the stresses of living in a new way but paying homage to the way others have lived. Playing in a new way while paying homage to the way others have played. Believing in a new way but giving honor to the way others have believed. This is the story of Matthias, the story of the replacement apostle. Judas’ actions are experienced as a betrayal because they trusted him, loved him, walked with him, prayed with him, cried with him, laughed with him, played with him, worked with him, and followed Jesus alongside him. Matthias was not just replacing a traitor. He was taking the place of a friend. A misguided man but a friend still. Thrill and fear were surely at war within Matthias when the “lot fell” on him. Thrill and fear. It’s not just George’s story. It’s not just Matthias’ story. It’s our story. It’s our tension. But we play anyway. When the lot falls we take our place at the table, looking forward without failing to look back. Moving towards the kingdom all the while remembering that we have been moved by those whom we replace. Throngs of believers have come before us, some wise and others confused, and we have been added to them as members of the same body, the same Lord, the one faith, and the one baptism. Like them, be gentle but be prophetic. Be kind but tell the truth. Be and believe.
Big Love! Patrick.
Encore... Encore!!! As the last piano note sounded, pianist, Alexis Feo-Fernandez had people jumping to their feet in thunderous applause leaving his excited hearers wanting more! Piano selections offered by Alexis featured pieces by Chopin, Liszt, and Lecuona One parishioner exclaimed “I had no idea that our piano could sound like that!” All agreed “We can’t wait for the next concert!” Following the concert, Laura treated the gathering to wine and delicious treats. The evening brought in two thousand dollars in donations which was graciously offered as a gift to the Capital Campaign. Thank you Alexis and Laura for your generous gift to our beautiful church and thank you Alexis for an amazing evening of classical music. We eagerly look forward to your next concert!
Sanctuary and Prayer Candles Submitted by Denise Brown, Head of Altar Guild
Light in the Darkness supports our worship and prayer life each week at St Timothy’s. The sanctuary candle burns continuously as long as Our Lord’s Presence (blessed bread and wine) are safely tucked away in the Ambry (small niche just under the sanctuary candle). Each week our members offer prayers for friends, famiSanctuary Candle lies, or others in need using the small votive candles to the right of the altar. Each of these candles burns continuously for eight hours and we have as many as 30 or more candles often burning after Sunday services. One of the quiet ministries of the church is care and tending of these lights. Altar guild members and the Sexton (Joe Scott) make sure the lights keep burning each week for our family. If you feel called to assist us in this ministry, a sign up chart is available just under the flower chart on the bulletin board next to the office. You can donate a weekly sanctuary candle ($8.00 per week) in honor or memory of loved ones. A small donation box for the votive candles is also available, beautifully constructed by Jerry Cassidy. The box rests on the far right side of the candle rack with a lovely cross on top and a slot in the box for donations. These donations support the purchase of replacement candles as needed.
Are you being called to a ministry at St Timothy’s? Altar guild is a quiet ministry of service to God and the St.Timothy’s family. Each week a team of individuals sets the table for communion, arranges flowers or other appropriate materials, washes communion service items and resets the table for the next service. After the 10:30 service our team cleans and puts away communion service items and vestments until the next service set up. We have teams of couples, parent and child teams, men and women. Each team serves once a month on the same Saturday or Sunday. The schedule is worked around your preference of worship services or availability on Saturday or Sunday.
More than a Meal March 10 Please call Karen Dills if you can help with cooking...
Dear Seniors, Reminder:
March 13, 2013
Want to learn more? Contact Denise Brown at [email protected]
or talk to her directly before or after services. Remember
Senior Luncheon & Fellowship
second Wednesday in March
Take Note of Christian Ed Sunday offerings: Adults meet in the Library between the 8:15 & 10:30 service for coffee and lively discussion with Father Patrick at 9:30. Sunday School children & youth (age 4 through Senior High) meet at 9:25 in the CAB.
Bridge– 10 a.m. to noon Lunch– 12 noon until… Great choice menu !! Looking forward to seeing all of you.
St. Timothy’s Angelus Children’s Choir...
Invitation from Barbara Jones and St. Timothy’s…...
will practice March 3 & March 10 following the 10:30 service for practice in the CAB.
St. Tim’s has a great Facebook group that keeps us informed about parish and community activities. We also share prayer requests, updates on the busy STEC schedule, and an occasional picture. It’s a great way to keep in touch.
They will perform on March 17 At the 10:30 service If your child (1st grade—6th grade) feels called to participate, please leave a message with Clélie.
Do you Facebook?
To join the page just log on to Facebook and enter “St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church-Southaven MS” into the “search for people, places and things” bar at the top of the page. Next, ask to join the page and I’ll take care of the rest. You then can read the latest postings from your St. Timothy’s friends.. It is also a great way to see what is coming up at the church. So Log on...we can’t wait to see you there!
A Vestry Highlight Submitted by Sheri Turner
Taizé Service Our recent Taizé service was enjoyed by almost 60 parishioners. It was a holy candle-lit evening centered in Contemplative prayer, quiet Taizé music, singing and Holy Eucharist.
Glenn Ray has been a member of the St. Timothy’s Vestry for 3 years and rotated off this month. He and his family have been Episcopalian since 1999 and first visited St. Timothy’s in 2003. They all became active members soon after. Glenn is married to Michelle Ray and they have 2 boys: Jake, soon to be 15 and Ben, soon to be 13. In the past, Glenn has been a member of the search committee that brought Father Patrick and his family to our church. He also looks forward to becoming more involved in MOST (Men of St Timothy). One of the things that Glenn has enjoyed about St. Timothy’s is the chance to get to know all the great people who worship here. He also greatly appreciates the opportunities he has been given to serve in different capabilities, in a relaxed, loving atmosphere. Thank you Glenn, good and faithful servant.
The Gifts of God through the people of God January 31, 2013
OPERATING BUDGET PLEDGES JANUARY
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Total Pledges $583,394
% Rec'd. 72%
Lenten Soup & Sandwich talk Series is underway! Our selves, our souls and bodies at prayer. The Rev. Ann Whitaker from St. Peter’s, Oxford was the first speaker for our Lenton Wednesday Eucharist, Soup N Sandwich gathering. Ann spoke to us about her own prayer life and invited us, or rather reminded us, that God has invited us into deeper relationship by using our whole selves to pray as well as listen.
Thank you Ann for moving us! Don’t miss our NEXT Eucharist, Soup N Sandwich with Speakers….. March 6 – Anna McCarthy, author of Forgiveness Is Not an Option. March 20 – Associate Rabbi Adam Grossman, R.J.E. (Reform Jewish Educator) from Temple Israel.
The Rev. Ann Whitaker saying a special blessing on the stoles designed for Patrick and Clélie by Denise Brown
The Third Annual Men’s
Wild Game Dinner
hosted by MOST (Men of St. Tim's) was a wild night indeed. One man was even overheard calling it "an adventure"! As a priest in the church, I am constantly reminded that the sign of a successful event is not found in the number of those attending (although this one was well attended!) but instead found in the stories told once the event has ended, the food put away, the trash taken out, the doors locked, and the lights turned out. We'll be talking about this one for a long time…
Well, until next year at least! Fr. Patrick
And the lucky winner is…...
Happy March Birthday to…... March 3
Curtis Dills Randy Coleman
Nancy Nail John Shaw Nicholas Carbuccia Victoria Gentry Charles Hawk Noel McIntyre
March 8 March 10
Sean Connelly Payton Abston Ted Woolfolk
March 12 March13
Joe Schmitt Robbie Clark
Betty Hackney Ed Rather Bryce Wasson Charles King Amanda Hendrix Payton Scott Trey Adcock Bekah Wisdom Sandra Hoppen George Brightman Tina Steart Shirley Woolfolk Melanie Jolly Tristan Raper Ken Tyson
March 28 March 29
Mark Kingsley Sarah Przybyszewski Sarah Irby
Toni Tillman Kennedy Eldridge Randy Garner
March 15 March 16 March 19 March 21
Easter Service times listed on back Calendar.
Easter Egg hunt following the 10:30 service
Looking Ahead… Holy Week Service Schedule Sunday, March 24– March 30
Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist & Liturgy of the Palms March 24 St. Timothy’s 8:15 & 10:30 Holy Cross 4:00 Monday in Holy Week March 25 Stations of the Cross at Holy Cross at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in Holy Week March 26 Stations of the Cross at St. Timothy’s at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Week March 27 Seder Meal in the CAB at 6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday in Holy Week March 28 Holy Eucharist & Foot Washing at St. Timothy’s at 6:00 p.m. Good Friday in Holy Week March 29 St. Timothy’s 12:00 Noon & 5:30 p.m. And at Holy Cross 7:00 p.m. Holy Saturday in Holy Week March 30 St. Timothy’s Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.
8245 Getwell Road Southaven, Mississippi 38672
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Letter from Timothy
Holy Week times are listed in the Newsletter. Please see times for Services at both St. Timothy’s and Holy Cross.
Children’s Choir Practice EYC meets 5:30
Ch.Choir Practice More than a Meal
Choir church performance/ St. Partrick’s Day
Wed Thu Easter Services
28 a.m. Break-
57 a.m. Morning 6 6:00 Eucharist, 7
9 8 a.m. Break-
Prayer/ 6p.m. E. P. and Eucharist
127 a.m. Morn- 13
ing Prayer/ 6p.m. E. P. and Eucharist
197 a.m. Morn- 206:00 Eucha-
ing Prayer/ 6p.m. Evening Prayer Soul Sisters 6:00
rist, Soup N Sandwich with speaker
6 a.m. Sunrise Services at both St. Tim’s & Holy Cross St. Timothy’s Services 8:15 and 10:30 And Holy Cross Services at 4:00
Soup N Sandwich with speaker
Senior Lunch (see ad) 6:00 Eucharist, Soup N Sandwich
8 a.m. Breakfast CAB / ECW Spaghetti
29Good Friday 308 a.m.
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross at Holy Cross
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross at St. Timothy’s
Seder Meal 6:00 p.m. CAB
Maundy Thursday 6:00 p.m.
12 Noon & 5:30 St. Timothy’s/ 4:00 Holy Cross
Easter (see above)
Breakfast CAB 7:30 Easter Vigil