St. Timothy Announces March Activities

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Weekly Agape Meals March 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9 - 5:45 p.m.: Wednesday evenings in Lent Frs. John and Robert will provide a weekly Eucharist in the style of the Last Supper.  These Agape meals will feature scripture, silence, meditation, soup and bread.  All are welcome; please make a reservation with The Rev. Robert Hartmans

Centering Prayer – Fr. John will conduct a Centering Prayer service each Thursday during Lent at 5 p.m. in the Chapel.

Book Club – The Women’s Lenten Book Club meets Sundays, 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall through April 6. "We can do hard things. LOVE WINS. We belong to each other." It's a simple philosophy, really, and one espoused by Glennon Doyle Melton in her infamous on-line blog, Momestary The book club will discuss Melton's NY Times best seller, "Carry On Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed." In Carry On, Melton breaks down the walls we build around ourselves to explore internal struggles and addictions, relationships with God and each other, and surviving the task of raising small children, doing so in a very real and comical way. If you are interested, email April Elkovitch ( or Ronna-Renee Jackson (, or message them on Facebook. 

The Liturgical Arts Guild plans to emphasize the themes from the Gospel readings of conversion, transformation, and rebirth represented by stones and vessels. The stories of the devil’s tempting Jesus in the desert, Nicodemus’ being born again, the Samaritan woman’s meeting Jesus at the well, the healing of the man born blind, and the raising of Lazarus from the dead will be represented.  We would like to invite all to bring a stone to church during Lent and place it under the Wooden Cross that will be in the Narthex.  Please paint or write on the stone symbols or words representing a prayer or meditation that you will be making during this season.  

Children’s Chapel – Children’s Chapel at St Timothy’s is a thoughtful and engaging liturgy that is designed for children.  It provides the opportunity for children to participate in the rituals, hear the Word, and respond.  In order to continue this ministry we need adults who are willing to spend 45 minutes a week developing a homily and leading the program.  There is a curriculum guide that walks through this process. In addition, The Rev. Robert Hartmans is available to help develop ideas and provide support.  If you are interested in helping out please contact him to get plugged in

The Transportation Ministry is able to provide transportation to and from church, as well as to medically related appointments.  Contact Daniel Durant at either 886-5755, 987-9582. or  

Lay Leadership Conference – All Parishioners are invited to Sewanee, April 8–11, to preview and register for participation in newly funded training opportunities for lay leadership offered by the programs center of The School of Theology. This conference will provide dioceses and parishes the chance to attend workshops and meet the directors of eight new program initiatives currently being offered. Keynotes by some of the church’s most influential leaders will round out the three-day conference. The cost is $350 per person which includes meals and all conference activities in Sewanee. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants. For more information and to register online, visit the website: Click on the link to Conference Flyer.


March Schedule

Sunday, March 16: EYC Service Day … meet 3:30 p.m. at the NEEMA’s Taking Root Community Garden to help rejuvenate the garden.  The weather is getting warmer!  Come prepared to work (in work clothes with gloves).  We will be cleaning out raised beds, moving mulch to cleaned out beds and planting spring plants. The outing will include dinner from Five Guys Burgers and Fries.  The event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain.  Location – The Taking Root Community Garden is located outside the Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Department at 501 West 12th Street.

Sunday, March 23:  EYC Image Dei Discussion (break-out session boy/girl).

Sunday, March 30:  Another “fun” day for EYC … more details to follow

Service Opportunities

St. Timothy’s Preschool (STEPS) … The Preschool is seeking help with their annual Butterfly Brunch onSaturday, March 29.  They need 9 or 10 youth to help serve food and drinks.  This is a wonderful opportunity to help our preschool and to earn service hours for school.

Summer 2014 Mission:  Calling all EYC!  This summer we will spend six days (July 9-15) in Washington D.C.  There we will connect with a number of local ministries to engage in meaningful experiences with the communities they serve.  There will certainly be opportunities to explore the city, play, and worship.  The National Cathedral will be on the itinerary.  More information is coming soon.

GLOW RUN 5K, Saturday April 5 … EYC plans to put together one or more teams for the Glow Run on April 5th.   If you are interested in being on a team, please email Marissa Roth at   For more information regarding Glow Run:

EYC NEEDS YOU!  Hello wonderful friends of St Timothy EYC - We need folks to help with dinner, folks to drive and chaperone our EYC programs and outings, discussion facilitators … there is room for all to be a part of this important ministry.  If you have any questions or wish to let us know you will help, you may contact The Rev. Robert Hartmans at  Below you can find a link to a Google doodle page.  This page will allow you to sign up to provide meals as they are needed over the next couple of months.  The calendar will only accept three volunteers per day, but don't fret there will be more doodles asking for transportation and chaperones!  Also feel free to forward the doodle link to any other adults in the parish who may wish to volunteer.  Thank you so much for your support … it is what makes EYC possible!

Upcoming Sunday Service Schedule

March 16

Second Sunday in Lent

8:00 a.m. – Chapel

10:30 a.m. – Nave

March 23

Third Sunday in Lent

8:00 a.m. – Chapel

10:30 a.m. – Nave

Christian Formation

9:20 a.m.

Children - Pre-K (room 14), 1st & 2nd grade (room 16), 3rd – 5th grade (room 17)

Youth - Middle and High School aged Youth are most welcome on Sunday Mornings to explore the Holy Scriptures. We will select five stories, dramas, or themes from scripture together and evaluate how they relate to our lives and what they suggest God is calling us into.  The group will make a special presentation on Easter.  Please join; we will have refreshments and a game every week!

Young Adult (YAH) - This is a discussion forum on spirituality, theology, and faith as it relates to "real life" issues young adults and parents of young children face living our lives, raising our children, and being disciples in the modern world. Meets under the choir room.

Adult - Meets in room 13.


The nursery is staffed with a supervisor and parent volunteers.  The nursery opens at 9:15 a.m. and closes atnoon. All infants and children to 4 years old are welcome. Linda Gehron is our Nursery Director.

Servers for March 16


Eucharistic Ministers – Lolly Durant, Jim Robbins

Lector— Renee Leavens

Eucharistic Visitor – Al Jones

Acolyte— Pat Avisto

Usher— Craig Haney

Flowers – Lent

Altar Guild— Jody Randolph


Eucharistic Ministers – Lisa Parsons, John Boyle, Carol MacKinnon, Woody Piper

Lector—Joan Williams

Intercessor—Lee Fritch

Eucharistic Visitors – Woody Piper, Bobbe Spink

Acolytes— Kathryn Cash, Bethany Burns, Hugh Jackson

Ushers – Mark Bracher, Harry Cash, Dave Maley, Bob Templeton

Greeters—Janet & Ed Fisher

Flowers — Lent

Altar Guild—Ann Pinion, Emogene Lewis

Linens & Boxes – Donna Collier

Nursery Assistants – Tiffany & Steve Quarfordt, Taryn Bracher

Lessons for March 16

Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17 
Psalm 121

Lessons for March 23

Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11 
John 4:5-42
Psalm 95

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