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JULY and AUGUST ISSUE


CONGRATULATIONS TO …

***Susan Feola on her retirement--after 43 YEARS--from the Philadelphia School District! The District’s loss may be our gain, as Susan is a longtime member of Church Council and Director of Christian Education at St Tim’s.

***Tina Snyder, Barbara Huber, the Denzel Family Kitchen Crew, Our Talented Bakers, and the Many Other Hard-Working Volunteers who donated treasures, sorted, sold, wrapped, and toted purchases to buyers’ cars. You made our June 11 “Spring Fling” both a wonderful day at St. Tim’s and a financial success with over $2, 023 made.

***Members of St. Tim’s, Preschool Parents, and Friends of the Church, who have contributed $17,126 toward our goal of $30,000 to repair the roof.

GOD BLESS OUR YOUNG COMMUNICANTS


After our Sunday worship on JULY 10, we will have a special fellowship time to honor four young people who will be receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time. Please join us in offering our best wishes and prayers for CAROLINE MAYER, MAEVE COONEY, ELLIE AYER, AND TESS COONEY.

PASTOR DEBORAH WOLFE’S RETIREMENT

This July and August will be a bittersweet time for the people of St. Tim’s as we reflect on and honor Pastor Deborah Wolfe’s 13 years as our pastor.

An open-house retirement party will be held in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 23, from 2 pm to 6 pm. Please mark your calendar and stop in to wish “Pastor Deb” all the best as she moves into this next phase of her life. Refreshments (including a buffet of “Hope’s Table” favorites) will be served.

Sunday, July 31, will be the last time Pastor Wolfe leads us in worship as our pastor. A special fellowship hour will follow.

Pastor Wolfe’s immediate plans for retirement include catching up on some much-deserved rest. When world events permit, she hopes to travel to visit family and friends, who are scattered throughout the US and the world. (New Zealand, here she comes!)

For more info, email or call Liz Soltan (215-828-1619).

WHAT’S NEXT FOR ST. TIM’S?

Perhaps you have already gone through the transition from one pastor to another-- either at St. Tim’s or prior congregations--and so you know that prayer, patience, and flexibility are essential.

In mid-July, Church Council members will meet with Pastor Jane Marston, Dean of the North East/North West Conference of Lutheran Churches, to learn how the Southeastern Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod will guide us through the process.

We will do our best to keep you informed. Let’s remember that the Holy Spirit that led us to Pastor Wolfe 13 years ago is with us still.

FOOD MINISTRY CONTINUES THROUGH THE SUMMER

With summer vacations affecting volunteer support everywhere, agencies like Caring for Friends and Feast of Justice depend on--and very much appreciate--our efforts to provide home-cooked meals, canned goods, and personal hygiene products for our neighbors in need.

Next Dates for our Food Ministry: THURSDAY, JULY 21, AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, FROM 11 AM TO 1 PM.

Please bring your meal donations – a protein, starch, and vegetable—to the Fillmore Street entrance. Volunteers will package your contributions into the special tins Caring for Friends provides.

You can also bring your donations of canned goods, diapers, and hygiene products (especially shaving products) for Feast of Justice on those Thursdays.

Another option is to bring your Feast of Justice donations on Sundays or when the church office is ordinarily open--Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 am to 12 noon. Please call first (215-745-4453) to let our church secretary, Katie McAlorum, know you are coming.

PRAYER MINISTRY

The Prayer Team is ready to lift you or your concern in prayer. No concern is too small or insignificant. If you need prayer, talk with one of our team members: Barbara Huber, Tina Snyder, Isabel Hyczko, Carolyn Denzel, Rich Soltan, Vanessa Fineberg, Verna Clohecy, and Pastor Wolfe. Email Pastor Wolfe at pastorwolfe@comcast.net, or Verna Clohecy at vclohecy1@aol.co.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Please help us to provide good pastoral care. Throughout July 31, please call Pastor Deborah Wolfe (at 610-506-6097) if:

  • You are in need of prayer

  • You are ill or hospitalized

  • A baby is born into your family

  • You are planning to marry

  • You want to receive the sacraments of Baptism or Holy Communion

  • You are moving

  • Your phone number or email address has changed

Starting August 1, please call Liz Soltan at 215-828-1619, or leave a message at the church office (215-745-4453).

LECTIONARY READINGS

July 3

  • Isaiah 66:10-14

  • Psalm 66:1-9

  • Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16

  • Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

July 10

  • Deuteronomy 30:9-14

  • Psalm 25:1-10

  • Colossians 1:1-14

  • Luke 10:25-37

July 17

  • Genesis 18:1-10a

  • Psalm 15

  • Colossians 1:15-28

  • Luke 10:38-42

July 24

  • Genesis 18:20-32

  • Psalm 138

  • Colossians 2: 6-15 [16-19]

  • Luke 11:1-13

July 31

  • Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23

  • Psalm 49:1-12

  • Colossians 3:1-11

  • Luke 12:13-21

August 7

  • Genesis 15:1-6

  • Psalm 33:12-22

  • Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

  • Luke 12:32-40

August 14

  • Jeremiah 23:23-29

  • Psalm 82

  • Hebrews 11:29-12:2

  • Luke 12:49-56

August 21

  • Isaiah 58:9b-14

  • Psalm 103:1-8

  • Hebrews 12:18-29

  • Luke 13:10-17

August 28

  • Proverbs 25:6-7

  • Sirach 10:12-18 (alternate)

  • Psalm 112

  • Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

  • Luke 14:1, 7-14


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