New Members at St. Timothy's
Welcome to St. Timothy's! Your presence and participation are a gift for all of us. We're delighted that you're interested in being a member and want to let know you what that means to us.
Participate regularly in the life of the church.
As Episcopalians we're part of an ancient worship tradition. The New Testament tells us that the disciples gathered on Sundays to remember Jesus and the offering of his life. Our worship services are patterned on the practices of the very first Christians.
From the earliest days of the church, celebrating the Holy Eucharist has brought believers into contact with the Risen Lord. His Word is proclaimed through Bible readings and a sermon, and we receive the gift of his Body at the communion table. We try to faithfully follow his command to "Do this in remembrance of me."
The word Eucharist literally means "giving thanks," and that describes the heart of our worship. Grateful for all we've been given, we come before God to offer our praise and to receive forgiveness and nourishment. Doing this together as a faith community amplifies the power of the experience—everyone who takes part is offering the gift of their time and presence.
Priests and Deacons have special roles in worship, but dozens of lay people are also involved in Sunday celebrations. The Altar and Flower Guilds lovingly prepare the sanctuary. Choir members and musicians lead us in singing. Readers proclaim God's Word and lead the Prayers of the People. Acolytes and Chalice Ministers assist the clergy. Ushers and greeters welcome all who come. Many others serve behind the scenes, like Sunday School teachers and nursery volunteers who share the faith with our children and youth.
From the earliest days of the church, worship and fellowship have been inseparable. Jesus loved to linger at the table with his friends, and so do we. Conversations in the narthex (the lobby at the church entry) and downstairs in the parish hall deepen the bonds which are formed in worship. At St. Timothy's we cherish the beauty of worship and the warmth of fellowship, and our members are committed to participating as often as they can on Sundays.