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The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 12, 2020

Celebrate The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) with this Worship On Demand liturgy from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC that includes the final sermon offered by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas that celebrates the good soil that is St. Timothy’s which produces a joyous post-Covid 19 outcome in the building and beyond as well as a Communion with Christ prayer. A video follows entitled An Insight into St. Timothy’s from the outgoing interim rector – July 2020 wherein Father Bill offers his observations about why an Episcopal Priest discerning a call to a new ministry might take a deep look at St. Timothy’s.

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The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Update – July 5, 2020

Celebrate The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a sermon that places independence within what it means to be dependent and inter-dependent on God and one another. The liturgy includes a communion with Christ prayer. This will be followed by the final edition of the Online Parish Forum hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill looks at principle-centered leadership expressed in Father Bill’s understanding of The Rule of St. Benedict and the works of Stephen Covey and Jim Collins and finds M&M’s and prayers to celebrate our time as we bid farewell.  

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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – Update – June 28, 2020

Celebrate The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a sermon that probes how asking the right questions influences behavior, especially when responding to God’s Holy Invitations. The liturgy includes a special recognition of our high school graduates and a communion with Christ prayer. This will be followed by a new edition of the Online Parish Forum hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill that features guests Eliza Stephenson and Kenan Rand who discussion the Thank for the Pearl of Great Price stewardship approach at St. Timothy’s.  

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The Third Sunday after Pentecost – Update – June 21, 2020

Celebrate The Third Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a sermon that offers how love overcomes the inequality found in the origin stories of the three Abrahamic religions and a Communion with Christ prayer. This will be followed by a new edition of the Online Parish Forum hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill that features guest Edna Marie Thomas who leads a discussion of many useful books including Breakfast with Buddha, Lamb, Walking the Bible, and Abraham: A Journey into the Heart of Three Faiths.

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The Second Sunday after Pentecost – Update – June 14, 2020

An Online Expression of the Holy Eucharist for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6) with a sermon that moves through the words faith, grace, love, suffering, endurance, assurance, and hope in conversation with the Apostle Paul and the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews. The liturgy includes a communion with Christ prayer – St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC – June 14, 2020

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There is no new Online Parish Forum for this week. Find a past Online Parish Forum to explore:
The Rule of St. Benedict
Conversation among parish leaders about bringing worship back on-campus
The directives of the Diocese of North Carolina regarding bringing worship back on-campus
Outreach is part of the DNA of St. Timothy’s

Trinity Sunday Update – June 7, 2020

Celebrate Trinity Sunday with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a Sermon on the energy of love within the Trinity that strengthens us to confront racism and coronavirus preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC, and a Communion with Christ prayer. This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, June 7, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas with look at how needed the Rule of St. Benedict is today as it was 1600 years ago.

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Links to references in the Sermon of the Online Parish Forum
Best Buy CEO Statement on combating systemic racism

Streaming the movie Blazing Saddles for free on HULU

Bishop Curry’s Pentecost Sermon

A Better Way to Show What the Bible Offers

The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday Update – May 31, 2020

Celebrate The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a Sermon that features the congregation of St. Timothy’s Wilson as visual examples of tongues of fire as we live in the power of the Holy Spirit, preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC, and a Communion with Christ prayer. This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, May 31, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas with a roundtable discussion by Wardens Brent Cooke and Scott Thompson along with parishioner Mike Miller about planning necessary that to Reopen our Church Buildings for Worship.

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My sermon for Pentecost is an intentional effort that uses video production to create intimacy that counters the distance posed by online preaching and worship. Preached in my home study against a greenscreen, pictures of the  congregation of St. Timothy’s Wilson appear as visual examples of tongues of fire as we live in the power of the Holy Spirit. The link to that sermon and experience is below.

The message is clear, appropriate, and timeless but, given what is happening as our country processes the death of George Floyd not timely. A written response of the Bishops of North Carolina grounded in the Gospel for Pentecost is timely and of great value. We are blessed that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, will be in the pulpit of Washington National Cathedral on Pentecost.

Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension Update – May 24, 2020

Celebrate The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a Sermon about how grace fell like rain on the Feast of the Ascension during seminary in 1988, preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC, and a Communion with Christ prayer. This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, May 24, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas that looks at the Stage of Reopening Church Buildings for Worship.

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Bonus! Click on the title as Musician Todd Agnew sings “Grace Like Rain.” This music complements the sermon.

Sixth Sunday of Easter Update – May 17, 2020

Celebrate The Sixth Sunday of Easter with this Worship On Demand liturgy a Sermon, preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC and a Communion with Christ prayer.

This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, May 17, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas with Vestry Member Bill Jeffrey, Liaison for Community Outreach as our guest.

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