We’re back to in-person worship! Under current C&C rules we can worship at 50% of our capacity. Coffee hour and other “social activities” are still restricted.
A reminder regarding Communion:
As Anglican Christians we hold to a doctrine of the “Real Presence” when it comes to the elements of communion. We understand Christ or be “Real” and “Present” in the bread and the wine such that it becomes the Body of Blood of Christ (how this happens is a matter of God’s grace and power). While the common cup fits important criteria for us and it is reasonable to offer the cup to the gathered people, we cannot ignore the other high-risk factors at play in corporate worship—most notably, sitting together in a room or lining up next to each other to receive.
Only bread/the Body of Christ will be offered at Communion.
Worthy reception of the sacraments is not simply the result of confession and self- evaluation, but also hygiene. Preparation for the reception of the Eucharist involves hand- washing and mask-wearing and space disinfecting just as much as it involves prayer and fasting.
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion from the St. Augustine’s Prayer Book is now added to the service
St. Augustine’s Prayer Book is a devotional book produced by an Episcopal order of monks, the Order of the Holy Cross. There’s a short liturgy in it for spiritual communion, which includes this prayer, called an “Act of Reception.” When you are watching the Sunday morning celebration of Communion or are unable to receive the Sacrament, pray it during the time when you would normally be coming to the altar rail to receive Communion.
Livestream and video recording: our 8 a.m. service is livestreamed and recorded.
Our Fall Campaign has begun with the theme of “Faith-filled Generosity”. This Sunday falls on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In reflecting on Francis’ life in faith, the Rev. Ed Gomez cautioned us to be careful to not romanticize his embrace of poverty, but focus on his Faith-Filled Generosity. His generosity allowed him to surrender his privilege in order to be Jesus to those who need Him most.
We are now engaged in new way of being church- one that has shifted and expanded its presence to and online platform, a church that still feeds the hungry and offers its buildings for adult day care for kupuna, a learning center for children with autism, along with the pre-school providing day care for essential workers. Rather than fixating on what we have lost due to COVID, where can we focus and rejoice in what we can give to others in terms of sharing God’s Good News and Love? When we practice faith-filled generosity, we can experience an increase in joy and “wealth” (i.e., wealth as a quality of life measure): joy peace, love, personal satisfaction, fulfillment, self-actualization. Practicing Faith-Filled Generosity as St. Francis did transforms and unites us all so that we can be a new Church for a new world.
Pledge cards for 2021 have been mailed. If your income is uninterrupted during this time, please consider a pledge for the coming year. This will help St. Timothy’s prepare our 2021 budget and help the Bishop’s Committee set its financial goals for the coming year.
Thank you for continuing to support the ministries of St. Timothy’s Church.
ZOOM Worship Continues… The use of ZOOM as a streaming platform will still be used. We are also available on YouTube, as well as Facebook. On YouTube search for “sttimothysaiea” or you can find the links to both on our webpage https://www.sttimothysaiea.org/eworship
WEDNESDAYS @ ST. TIM’S-
11AM- Bible Study: ZOOM Meeting ID: 285-581-782. The Bible Study explores the upcoming Sunday and meets via ZOOM. Readings: https://www.lectionarypage.net/
6PM- Evening Prayer
7PM- Revive Adult study
For both- ZOOM Meeting ID: 873 5864 5251
OUR MEAL MINISTRY- DINNER WITH FRIENDS: FEEDING THE HUNGRY
NEXT Event: DEC 22 @ St. Timothy’s Every Second and Fourth Tuesday
All are welcome to join us in our regular outreach ministry to the houseless in Aiea and Pearl City as well as those affected by COVID-19. We serve a hot meal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Cooks gather at 2pm and the bento style meal is served 4:30-6:00pm in the parking lot.
LETTING GO(Al-Anon) Meetings: Letting Go (Al-Anon) meet regularly here at St. Timothy’s. Al-Anon Wednesday’s @6:30pm. For AA times and locations consult https://oahucentraloffice.com/meetings/
LOST & FOUND items are taken to the Church office for safe keeping.