4523 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church is a traditional, welcoming, and scripture based place of worship that leads to salvation through the celebration of the sacraments, service, fellowship, and outreach.
Our strengths are our adherence to basic Biblical Christianity, our faithfulness to the Anglican tradition, our diverse congregation, and our support of a fine Parochial School.
Saint Timothy’s is located in the North Hills area of Raleigh, NC. Holy Communion is celebrated at 9 AM and 11 PM on Sundays.
The devotions of The Stations of The Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held during the Lenten Season on Sunday evenings at 6 PM. Please place these Sundays on your calendar: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 and April 6.
Our series of Lenten Soup Suppers and presentations on The Confessions of Saint Augustine begin on Wednesday evening, March 12th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. All members of the parish and their family members and friends are encouraged to attend. We share a simple meal of soup and are able to deepen our spiritual reading and knowledge by a program after the supper. This year Father Michael Carreker will present five sessions on The Confessions of Saint Augustine. Copies of The Confessions will be provided for those who do not have their own copy. Five groups in the parish will provide a light supper of soup according to the following schedule:
March 12: Men’s Fellowship
March 19: Vestry
March 26: Altar Guild
April 2: Daughters of the King
April 9: Adult Bible Study
St. Augustine’s Confessions is distinguished as the first autobiography of Western civilization. Through the story of his life in general, and of his conversion in particular, Augustine traces three kinds of confession: a confession of sin, a confession of faith and a confession of praise. Sin, faith and praise describe the spiritual journey Augustine follows to his conversion, including the subsequent all-too-brief period he shares with his mother, Monica, before her death. The relationship between Augustine and Monica, whose devotion to God and persevering love for her son is instrumental in his conversion, lies at the center of his autobiographical account. By the end of the ninth book, we see clearly that Augustine’s spiritual odyssey and Monica’s faithful intercessions on behalf of her son are a way for us to think about the Church as a whole. The understanding of a towering intellect, like Augustine’s, and the persevering devotion of a simple heart, like Monica’s, are united blissfully in the vision of God.
The Confessions is divided into three parts: Books 1-9, which make up the autobiographical section; Book 10, which gives us Augustine’s account of Christian spirituality as seen through his own personal experience; and Books 11-13 in which Augustine treats a number of theological questions through an in-depth analysis of the Scripture in the first six days of creation. Our five Lenten sessions will be dedicated to Books 1-9. If there is significant interest, we may continue with Books 10-13 on a day and time to be determined.
The Adult Bible Study will be on hiatus until after Easter. Please look for the sessions to continue on a Wednesday after Holy Week and when we’re in Eastertide. In the meantime, everyone is encouraged to make a right beginning to Lent by attending one of the Ash Wednesday liturgies on March 5th and then attending Father Carreker’s sessions on The Confessions of Saint Augustine each Wednesday in Lent.
Wednesday, March 5th is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of the solemn season of Lent. To make a right beginning of Lent, each of us should attend one of the three Ash Wednesday services at 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM or 7:30 PM. In the Lenten season, we also add the devotions of The Stations of The Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday evenings at 6 PM.
Mark your calendars too for the Wednesday evening Soup Suppers. We share a simple meal of soup and are able to deepen our spiritual reading and knowledge by a program after the supper. This year Father Michael Carreker will present five sessions on The Confessions of Saint Augustine. The suppers begin on Wednesday evening, March 12th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall.
Come join the Men’s Fellowship for pancakes and sausages on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. Let’s try to get all the good things we like to eat in front of us one more time before we begin our Lenten disciplines. You’re welcome to bring your families and friends and have as many sausages and pancakes as you can before we put them away until our Easter celebrations.
Congratulations to Mary Richardson who retains her title as the St. Timothy’s Chili Cook-Off Champion. This is the third time she has been the champion. Congratulations also to Lovina Robbin-Coker and Joanna George who tied for Second Place and Betsy James who came in Third Place. It was a treat being able to enjoy all eleven chilis in the contest, and we thank the members of the Adult Bible Study who hosted the entire event.
The twelve-week discernment classes will be held on Mondays at 7:15 PM in the parlor.
The Daughters of the King is an international sisterhood of Episcopal Church women who are communicants of the Episcopal, Anglican, Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches. The mission of the Order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. The members are to know Jesus Christ, make Him known to others and to reflect God’s love throughout the world. This twelve-week course of study, preparation and discernment will conclude with the formation of a Chapter here at Saint Timothy’s.
Confirmation Classes will be held on Sundays at 10 AM in the Church parlor. Anyone who has been baptized at a young age, or as an adult, who has not yet been confirmed and now desires to make an “adult profession of faith” should attend these classes.
The classes are also intended for those wanting to be received from another church whose bishops are in apostolic succession such as the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran churches. They are also helpful for those wanting to review historical or doctrinal aspects of the Faith.
The members of the class desiring Confirmation will be confirmed at the Bishop’s Annual Visitation on Sunday, June 22nd at the 11 AM Service.
Our Church School children will sing during the Easter service. If your children will be here for Easter, please consider having them participate in this new tradition. Our organist, John Herrmann, will be rehearsing with the children to get them ready for their performance. This is open to children in grades K-12, so let us know if you want to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Patton at 919-274-2222 or email@example.com.
The Vestry members are preparing the 2015 Stewardship Campaign. They need one or two more chairmen or chairwomen to work with Deanna Lord to lead that campaign. The goal is to have the campaign planned, the volunteers committed, and the campaign all in place before the summer months. This is one of the most important works any parishioner can do as our mission and ministry cannot go forward unless the campaign is a success. If you would like to volunteer to work with Deanna on this campaign, please speak with her, Father James or Father Martin, or call the parish office at 919-787-7590.