Below are some of our ongoing groups and ministries.
The Altar Guild is a quiet, behind the scenes ministry. Members are responsible for preparing the Sanctuary for all worship services, including regular Sunday and weekday services, weddings, funerals, and our many special services each year. They also clear the Sanctuary at the conclusion of each service.
The purpose of the adult choir is to enhance the overall worship experience of the parish. This warm-hearted group, consisting of men and women (age 13 and up), offer their gifts in a spirit of devotion and joy. The Choir is one of the oldest groups at St. Timothy’s and enhances the 10:00 am worship service by leading hymns and service music and contributing anthems appropriate to the Church season.
Daughters of the King
Originally founded at St. Timothy’s in 1921, today’s Daughters are focused on spiritual growth and daily prayer for others. The DOK sponsors an annual Quiet Day and hosts various Diocesan DOK meetings. To learn more about DOK, click here.
Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Acolytes
Laypeople assist the rector during the worship service in a variety of ways.
- Acolytes assist in the worship services as crucifers and servers. Children can begin to serve as acolytes in 3rd grade, and you are never too old to be an acolyte!
- Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors are approved by the Rector and licensed by the Diocese to assist the priest in distribution of the sacraments. They also lead the congregation in the prayers of the people.
- Lectors, or Lay Readers assist in the worship service by reading the scriptures.
The Flower Guild is a special part of the Altar Guild, responsible for the wonderful and creative floral arrangements that adorn our Sanctuary each week. The Flower Guild offers the opportunity to serve in a creative way by making flower arrangements.
Ushers and Greeters
Greet people as they enter the church, welcome visitors, and see that visitors are oriented to the building and the service. Ushers also collect the alms and organize communion procession.
Grounds and Gardens
This committee works to enhance the grounds of St. Timothy’s, coordinating work days and also planning and implementing landscape improvements. Anyone interested in helping is welcome!
This committee creates and repairs linens for the altar, makes vestments, and needlepoints new kneelers and cushions for the church. They work on special projects as needed. Everyone is invited to participate and they will even teach you how to sew, knit, or crochet if you are interested. They share a light potluck lunch while meeting the last Sunday of each month after the 10:00 am service.
We provide food for Harvest Hope, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to needy families, and bookbags, clothing, and school supplies to a local Elementary School as part of our work. We participate in Hotdogs for the homeless. We also support different organizations and needs both locally and worldwide as they arise.
Pastoral Care Committee
This group provides for pastoral needs of the congregation in conjunction with the rector. Some of the services they provide
- food teams providing meals for parishoners in crisis
- receptions for funerals and visitations
- greeting cards, calls and visits to shut-ins
- visits and contact with those who are ill
Prayer Shawl ministry
Anyone who can knit or crochet is invited to create prayer shawls for those who need body, mind, or spirit healing. The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipent whether known or unknown to them. Throughout the construction the intentions of prayer and blessing are held and upon completion they are brought to the altar for final blessings before being distributed to anyone who would like one. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, loving God!
We meet to sew pillowcases and quilts for Sistercare (local battered women’s shelter) and for sick children at local hospitals.
Regularly scheduled Special Events
Annual Parish Meeting and Luncheon
Lenten Study Series
Advent Lessons and Carols