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 AM on Sundays and at 10:30 AM on Wednesdays. To view our scheduled services for Holy Days, please see our Calendar of Events.
Due to the expected Winter Storm moving into the area, the Soup Supper scheduled this evening at 6:30will be canceled. Stay warm and safe.
This Saturday, February 28th the youth group will host a babysitting night for children from preschool to 5th grade in the parish hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Each child is $10 for 3 hours. For families, the cost is $10 for the first child and an additional $1 for each child after. For example, two siblings would be $11 for three hours of babysitting! We will have games, snacks and movies!
Youth Group members should expect to be there at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday to help set up. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Often called the “white-robed apostles of hope”, lilies were found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies spring up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and distress. Christian churches continue this tradition at Eater by banking their altars and surrounding their crosses with masses of Easter lilies to commemorate the Resurrection and hope of life everlasting.
The pure white lily has also been closely associated with the Virgin Mary. In early paintings, the Angel Gabriel is picutred extending to Mary a branch of pure white lilies, announcing that she is to be the Mother of the Chist child. In other paintings, saints are pictured bringing vases full of white lilies to Mary and the Infant Jesus.
The legend is told that when Mary’s tomb was visited three days after her burial, it was found empty save for bunches of majestic white lilies. Early writers and artists made the lily the emblem of the Annunciation, the Resurrection of the Virgin: the pure white petals signifying her spotless body and the golden anthers her soul glowing with heavenly light.
Many like to give one or a number of lilies on Easter Day and dedicate the offering in memory of a loved one, in thanksgiving for particular blessings they have received, or in honor of a friend or loved one. The names of those dedications will appear in our Easter bulletin. Please complete the form in this bulletin and deliver it to the Parish Office this week, or place it in the alms basin when it’s passed at the offertory.
Download the form here: Easter Lilies Form
We are looking forward to the Youth Group trip to the WinterJam 2015 concert tour at PNC Arena on March 13th, featuring 11 Christian bands and a speaker. Everyone from grades 6-12 is welcome and the Youth Group is willing to supplement the cost of admission to those who have attended at least one Youth Group meeting this school year (October- present).
Easter Rehearsal Schedule Our organist, Jon Herrmann will be rehearsing with the children to prepare them for their performance on Easter Sunday, April 5th. Please do your best to attend all of the following scheduled rehearsals: March 8th, March 15th, and March 29th, all rehearsals will be following the 11am service and will be held in the choir loft. Please plan to meet your child in the narthex after the rehearsal.
On each of the five Wednesday evenings in Lent at 6:30pm beginning Wed. Feb. 25th parishioners are encouraged to attend all of the Wednesday evening Soup Suppers.
T-shirt Printing in Church School: Our Middle School and High School classrooms will finish printing t-shirts on Sunday, March 1st. Be sure to be here to print your own!
CONFIRMATION CLASSES, for those desiring Confirmation or to be received into this Communion, classes have begun. However it is not too late to join the Confirmation Classes which are being held in the parlor on Sundays from February 1st until June 7th. The Bishop will be making his annual visitation and confirming our confirmands on Sunday, June 7th. We hold the Confirmation Classes for all those wanting to be confirmed or received in this Communion. They are also for those who would like to sit in on the classes and review some basics of the Faith or do extra reading on the topics covered in the classes. Here are the dates of the classes and the topics:
Feb. 1 – Registration and Introduction
Feb. 8 – Revelation and Response to God
Feb.15 – The Bible-A Doctrinal Instrument of Salvation
Feb. 22 – The Book of Common Prayer
Mar. 1 – Rites and Ceremonies
Mar. 8 – The Sacraments
Mar. 15 – The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Mar. 22 – The Sacrament of Confession
Mar. 29 – The Anglican Communion
Apr. 5 – The Episcopal Church in the USA
Apr. 12 – The Episcopal Church in North Carolina
Apr. 19 – Prayer Life
Apr. 26 – Ritual and Doctrine
May 3 – Church Architecture and Teaching
May 10 – A Rule of Life
May 17 – Christian Stewardship
May 24 – The Christian Duties
May 31 – The Daily Office
Jun. 6 – Confirmation Rehearsal
Jun. 7 – Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmation
Make sure our Lenten Soup Suppers are on your calendars each Wednesday in Lent. We will have a simple supper of soup followed by five presentations by Father Carreker on Book Ten of The Confessions of Saint Augustine. The first soup supper is Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30. Father Carreker will then lead us through Book 10 of The Confessions.
From Father Carreker: In Lent of last year, we looked closely at Augustine’s account of conversion. In Books 1-9 we discovered how the great Saint told of his dissolute life and his search for Wisdom which culminated in his becoming a Christian and receiving baptism. Along with his mother, Monica, who figured prominently in his spiritual rebirth, Augustine portrayed the whole of a Christian life, beginning from infancy, tracing the moments of his own journey to faith, and ending with the death of Monica.
This Lent we will take up Augustine’s brilliant account of what his own spiritual life was like after his baptism. Book 10 is no longer autobiographical. It is, in the ancient sense of the word, psychological, which means that it has to do with the life of the Christian soul. Here Augustine recounts his own experience of what the Christian soul endures in the difficult task of self-knowledge and the confession of sin. If we pay close attention to his argument, we shall find that what Augustine experienced in the spiritual life is indeed what we also experience. As a result, we shall find ourselves once again, with Augustine, making a confession of faith and of praise, as we call on Christ for His ever-present forgiveness and the gift of true repentance.