HOW WE WORSHIP
St. Timothy’s is a multigenerational community of people who value coming together in celebration of our faith in Christ. We are fortunate to worship in a beautiful historic church of sound structure and resources. We recently completed a successful capital funds drive that continues the renovation of our campus. The parish leaders within these walls are capable, humble, and dedicated; they provide a sturdy framework that enables our ministries to flourish. We have a strong commission structure that enables our laity to put Christ’s message into action.
St. Timothy’s has a worship tradition based on the liturgical richness of the Book of Common Prayer. We welcome alternative liturgical approaches, which greatly enrich our worship. During the program year, Sunday morning services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. The 8:00 am. service uses Rite II Eucharist, normally without music. The 10:30 am service is a Rite II Eucharist, with music accompanied by our Casavant Frères organ (or piano) and choir. Children’s chapel and nursery care are offered during this service; children are welcome to join their parents for Communion. Many of St. Timothy’s parishioners are involved in various aspects of the services as Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Lay Readers, Acolytes, Choir, Altar Guild, ushers, greeters, and our priest. We also have a Wednesday noonday Rite II Eucharist, a healing service. Our recent average attendance at the Sunday services has been 30 members at 8:00, 125 members at 10:30 and 12 at noon. Special services during the year include Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter Sunday, Feast of St. Francis with an outdoor blessing of the animals, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We have a youth-led service every year on Mother’s Day.
Our worship experience is deeply meaningful and reflects the energy of our parishioners and their families. The involvement of all our generations in every aspect of parish life elicits the warmth and openness of the Holy Spirit. Our St. Timothy’s family provides leadership in our community, and we actively participate in mission and outreach programs. Like many parishes, we face challenges drawing in families with children. While St. Timothy’s has had success adding new members, we recognize additional growth will require new approaches.