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Author Archive: Editor

“Thank You”

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, With the New Year comes new experiences, new events, new resolutions, new friends and acquaintances, and new and fresh beginnings to launch. This will be my last article for The Tidings as my family and I are answering a new call to another Church, and this new month […]

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2017 Rector’s Annual Report

RECTOR’S ANNUAL REPORT – 2017 In attempting to write these annual reports through the years I have tried to find a theme for the year or at least a thought that would summarize what has gone on in the parish.  It’s a real strain some years, but not for 2017.  It came to me quickly […]

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Things do grow and change

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, In my article of the September 2017 issue of The Tidings, I began by noting the inevitability of change. Little did I know when I was writing the article toward the end of September, that great change would be just around the corner. I looked back to the […]

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St. Timothy’s Parish Development Month

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, In the course of the Church Year here at Saint Timothy’s, we take some liberties with the Church’s Calendar. This is done, not to be disruptive of parishioners’ spiritual disciplines, nor is it done because we think we have a “better idea” about when these days should be […]

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Change

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, Change is inevitable. Being an advocate of change or disliking change is really not at issue. Things do grow and change. People grow and change. Situations, circumstances, and yes, the weather, all change and vary. Sometimes change is good and sometimes it’s not. Mostly, I do not like […]

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Family

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, Family reunions spring up in the summer months. It seems the easiest season for the family to unite because their schedules allow them some vacation time. So many family members are freed up and able to incorporate a reunion with their summer plans. If any of you has […]

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The English Word “Church”

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, With the wonderfully uplifting and elaborate way we celebrate some of the high holy days here at Saint Timothy’s, I frequently find myself in what I call “debriefing conversations”.  These are impromptu talks with parishioners or friends about “how things went” after one of these “big days”.  The […]

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Service Times

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, A clergyman’s best perspective for viewing    Holy Week and Easter is in his rearview mirror.  At least it is for this clergyman.  I always appreciate those moving and intense days from Palm Sunday through Easter Day, but I appreciate them most after they are over.  If I have […]

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Holy Week and Easter Season

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, As I write, we are nearing the end of Lent and ready to begin our life together through the most solemn time of the year, Holy Week and Easter Season. Our whole Christian year is designed and planned around this week when we live through the hallowed events […]

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The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Timothy’s, We begin February with a great feast of the Church and we end February with a great season of the Church. “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple” that is commonly called “The Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin” falls on February second. We will keep the feast […]

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