Our worship is liturgical, which means our service is planned with intentional rhythms of prayer, song, silence, and spoken words shared between the priest and the people, all as an offering to God. We all participate together and share in God’s presence in our midst.
The worship bulletin you receive from the usher will guide you through the service, even if you’ve never been to a church like Saint Timothy’s. The worship bulletin follows the Book of Common Prayer, the red book in the pew back that guides how we plan our service throughout the church year. Our worship blends old and new. We are rooted in ancient, sacred traditions, but we also seek to bring a fresh perspective to these traditions. We read the Bible, sing old and new hymns, hear a sermon, and pray together. We share in Holy Communion every week. Everyone, including kids, is warmly welcome to come to God’s table to share in the gifts of bread and wine, regardless of religious background. The usher will let you know when your row is ready to proceed to God’s table. You may kneel or stand at the altar, as you are able.
If you wish to partake in Communion, cup your hands to receive the bread and either hold the bread to dip in the wine or consume it. Please help hold the cup to sip the wine if you are not dipping the wafer in the wine. “Amen” is the traditional response after receiving the bread and the wine. If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine, you may come to the table and cross your arms for a blessing from the priest.
You will find three hymnals in the pews. We use all three hymnals for a variety of contemporary and African-American hymns as well as traditional hymns. We sing along with the choir as our Music Director, Travis Person, plays music on the piano or organ. The music for the day is listed on the wall next to the entrance and in the worship bulletin.
The First Sunday of every month is Youth Sunday and The Reverend Rebecca invites the children to come forward and sit on the steps for a special Godly Play sermon that focuses on children. Adults in the congregation also enjoy this special time.
The Second Sunday of every month we offer a Healing Service shortly after the regular service. Anyone is welcome who wants to pray together with the priest and others for healing for themselves, for others, or for the brokenness in the world.