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May and June Issue of Tidings


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ST. TIM’s

AN EASTER WEEK TO REMEMBER

For more years than we might want to admit, some of us have heard what one hymn calls, “the old, old story of Jesus Christ in glory,” many, many times. But somehow after two years of being unable to celebrate that story together inside our sanctuary, the familiar story seemed particularly moving this year.

Easter Sunday was the culmination of a week of services—Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday--at St. Tim’s.

It was a blessing to hear our choir again!

Steve and Kathy Swift arranged the donated Easter flower decorations. Many thanks to them and to everyone who helped make Easter 2022 at St. Tim’s a memorable and joyful time.

“RAISING THE ROOF” CAMPAIGN

We are halfway to our goal!

As you’ll remember, St. Tim’s needed to replace the roof of our educational building this winter. To do so, Council approved borrowing $30,000 from our endowment fund. So far, generous current and former members, as well as parents of our preschool students, have helped us raise $15,289.

If you would like to contribute, special envelopes are available in the back of the sanctuary, or you can request them by stopping in or calling the church office.

**** SPRING FLING ****

Inspired by the success of our Fall Bazaar, Tina Snyder and Barbara Huber, co-chairs, have planned another of these fun fundraisers. Reserve Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 2 pm for St. Tim’s Spring Fling. We have a large inventory of gently-used treasures, but there’s always room for yours!

Also, please call Tina Snyder at 267-879-4637 if you are available to help with pricing items beforehand or if you would like to help sell on the day of the Fling itself.

Check your Sunday bulletin for more info as the big event gets closer.

FOOD MINISTRY CONTINUES – WITH A SLIGHT SHIFT IN FOCUS

Need doesn’t go away when the weather gets warmer. Indeed, families with children who depend on school-based food programs may face even greater need. That’s why we support Caring for Friends and Feast of Justice throughout the year.

Next Dates for our Food Ministry: THURSDAY, MAY 19, AND THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 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.

We also welcome your Feast of Justice donations on those Thursdays. But that’s where our focus is changing:

On a recent trip to Feast of Justice, a St. Tim’s volunteer learned that the agency especially needs personal hygiene products such as men’s razors and shaving cream, deodorant, soap, and shampoo. Paper goods, diapers, and snacks are always in demand.

Remember, you can always drop off your Feast of Justice donations on Sundays or weekdays when the church office is ordinarily open--Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 am to 12 noon. Please call first to let our church secretary, Katie McAlorum, know you are coming.

To date in 2022, the generous people of St. Tim’s have 312 meals and 17 containers of soup to Caring for Friends, and several carloads of food and personal care products to Feast of Justice.

PRESCHOOL CONCLUDES ANOTHER YEAR OF LEARNING

Linda Yesenosky, educational director, reports that both classes and their families will meet for the Preschool’s annual “play day” at nearby Jarrett Playground on May 13.

The three-year-old class will end their academic year on May 25. Dismissal will be early, to allow time for an “ice cream social” with their parents. What a nice way to say both good-bye to the school and hello to summer!

On May 27, the PreK class will celebrate their graduation with a song-filled ceremony, followed by a social gathering for the children, their parents, and families.

May God bless our little scholars—and many thanks to their dedicated, hard-working teachers. You can be sure plans for next September are already well underway.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Please help us to provide good pastoral care. 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

Please be sure your next of kin has the pastor’s phone number in case of emergency. Business cards are available with phone numbers listed that you can put with your insurance cards so you and your family have easy access to them. Ask Pastor Wolfe if you would like one.

LECTIONARY READINGS


May 1

Acts 9:1-6 [7-20]

Psalm 30

Revelation 5:11-14

John 21:1-19

May 8

Acts 9:36-43

Psalm 23

Revelation 7:9-17

John 10:22-30

May 15

Acts 11:1-18

Psalm 148

Revelation 21:1-6

John 13:31-35

May 22

Acts 16:9-15

Psalm 67

Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5

John 14:23-29

John 5:1-9 (alternate)

May 29

Acts 16:16-34

Psalm 97

Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21

John 17:20-26

June 5

Acts 2:1-21

Genesis 11:1-9 (alternate)

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Romans 8:14-17

Acts 2:1-21 (alternate)

John 14:8-17 [25-27]

June 12

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Psalm 8

Romans 5:1-5

John 16:12-15

June 19

Isaiah 65:1-9

Psalm 22:19-28

Galatians 3:23-29

Luke 8:26-39

June 26

1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21

Psalm 16

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Luke 9:51-62


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