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About St. Timothy's Church

We are a Total Ministry

Congregation
 
 
      At St. Timothy’s we believe in and practice Baptismal Ministry — a fancy phrase for remembering that at baptism we are all committed to worshiping together, persevering in resisting evil, proclaiming the gospel, seeking and serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves, and striving for justice and peace among all people and respecting the dignity of every human being.   This commitment is both as individuals and as a congregation.   We live into this concept of ministry by each exercising our individual gifts in a way that enables the whole community to respond to God’s expectations for all of us.
 
      We are self-supporting and supportive of one another.   The business of the congregation is run by a Vestry, and the spiritual growth of the congregation is guided by clergy and lay persons responsible for facilitating worship, pastoral care, and fellowship.
 
We are a Eucharistic Community
 
 
       We center our worship around the Eucharist — sometimes called the Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, or the Mass.   It is worship instituted by Jesus Christ, and continued in an unbroken tradition of 2000 years.
 
 
We are a Joyful Community
 
 
       We believe that our Christian life together is supposed to be a joyful life together.   We enjoy fellowship with one another, and we welcome visitors into our midst with even more joy.   Our special love is children.   They are the future of each family, the future of our world, and the future of our church.   They are always welcome.  
 
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Contact Us

St.Timothy's Episcopal Church

410 Jackson St.
Gridley, California 95948
Map  •   Directions
Phone 530-846-4147

Regular Schedule

  • WEATHER PERMITTING, WE WILL WORSHIP IN THE CHURCH YARD DURING MANDATED SOCIAL DISTANCING

Announcements

  • Come Worship in the Church Yard

    COME WORSHIP IN THE CHURCHYARD!

    Sunday, September 20th, 2020, 

    10:00 a.m.

    Click on the following links for the worship materials:

    Order of Worship

    Collect, Scripture and Music.

    Bring your mask (extras will be provided), and be prepared to have your temperature taken,

    FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T BE PRESENT, WE ARE PLANNING TO RECORD A VIDEO OF THE SERVICE TO POST ON-LINE SUNDAY EVENING.

    NOTICE: As of Friday evening, air quality is good. We will assess the air quality first thing Sunday morning, and will email you with a cancellation if air is unsatisfactory. If so, we will record virtual worship, and publish it Sunday evening.

  • SPECIAL PRAYERS

    PRAYER FOR FIRE VICTIMS AND FIRE FIGHTERS

    Almighty God, who alone created the beauty and the bounty of our land, who cares and loves everyone—from the workers in the field to the owners of the field—be with your people in California now in the midst of the fires.  Bring an end to the loss of lives and the loss of homes. Bring aid to the firefighters who, by serving others, serve you. Give them courage and strength to persevere, to find the ability in their bodies and souls to keep working for another day or hour or minute. Ease the winds that spread the flames and disperse the smoke that covers the sky.  Bring hope to the displaced and the homeless. Keep alive inside their minds and hearts memories, the physical traces of which may be lost. Remind us that you are the promise of a new tomorrow. Bring rest and peace to those who have been lost, and let their souls find eternal life with you. Be a comfort and relief to the grieving.  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

     

  • Prayers for the Nation

    We offer these prayers for your use in this time of national crisis

    For Mutual Forbearance and Respect:  O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    For Elimination of Barriers: Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart [and especially the hearts of the people of this land], that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    For our Cities: Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy City to which the nations of the world bring their glory: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of this nation. Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. Send us honest and able leaders. Enable us to eliminate poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail with righteousness, and justice with order, and that men and women from different cultures and with differing talents may find with one another the fulfillment of their humanity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    For Alleviation of Injustice: Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors. Strengthen those who spend their lives establishing equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for all. And grant that every one of us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this land; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    To be Worthy as a People: Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech you that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought here out of many races, nationalities and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    For our Children: Heavenly Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world, a world of isolation, a world where even their educational future is uncertain. Help them to renew their education in the most helpful means possible. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation. Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. You have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

     

  • On-line Giving

    A WORD FROM OUR TREASURER

    Giving seems to be picking up, and that's really appreciated. Please keep it up! You can give by a check in the mail to St. Timothy's, at P.O. Box 176, Gridley, CA 95948, setting up automatic payments through your bank, OR donate on-line by clicking

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    THANK YOU!

     

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