St. Timothy's 2019 trip to Family Camp at the YMCA Trout Lodge provided a weekend of fellowship among family and friends, growing our relationships with one another, and experiencing the love of Christ for each other in God's Creation. Campfires, archery, stargazing, horseback riding, zipline courses, and numerous other activities provided opportunities for building friendships while a Sunday morning service overlooking the lake gave us an opportunity not only to share in worship but to thank God for the communion we share. We are grateful to all who give their time, effort, and donations that make Family Camp possible and encourage others to join us in the future!
We had a wonderful evening together at Friends, Families & Faves on Saturday, September 28! There was beautiful music in the prayer garden during dinner by Mac Connelly. The kids had a blast watching the Way Cool Balloon artist work his magic and create amazing balloon art. The evening finished with a lively performance by the Gateway City Big Band. Thank you to Karen and Rick Sharp and the rest of the FFF committee for organizing a great event! We can't wait for next year!
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 we held a parish wide Invite Welcome Connect kick-off event. The program leaders provided us with tools to Invite, Welcome, and Connect both guests and current members to St. Timothy's family. As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says, IWC has the potential to be a "game-changer" in our church. We learned to set aside fear and invite friends and neighbors to worship with us. In addition, we learned to be intentional, warm and friendly to all who visit us and seek to find the unique giftedness in each one of us.
Learn More: Invite Welcome Connect at St. Tim's
Nancy Emmel will be serving St. Timothy's as our 2019-2020 seminary intern. She is a third year student at Eden Seminary, in discernment for a call to Holy Orders as a Priest. She is a member of Trinity Episcopal church in the Central West End and lives in the Tower Grove South area. In addition to her Eden studies, Nancy is a full-time attorney for the City of St. Louis, City Counselor's Office at St. Louis Lambert Airport. Nancy is particularly interested in preaching and pastoral care. During her year at St. Tim's she will be serving at the altar, will be licensed as a Eucharistic Minister, and will be preaching and helping out with the Sunday School from time to time. Nancy has thee grown daughters and two dogs. She enjoys cooking and loves the St. Louis Cardinals. Nancy is thrilled to begin her internship at St. Tim's and looks forward to meeting and getting to know the St. Tim's community.
After a lengthy search and much discernment, St. Timothy’s has called The Rev. Camie Dewey to be our new Assistant Rector of Mission and Formation. We are very excited to share this news and to welcome her into our church family! She just finished her Masters of Divinity degree at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX in May 2019. She was ordained to the priesthood in Denver, CO on June 22. She then started at St. Timothy’s on July 1.
Here’s a little background on The Rev. Camie Marie Dewey:
One of the things seminarians do when they begin looking for their first call is to complete the extensive Ministry Portfolio for the national Episcopal Diocese. The Rev. Camie answered all of these questions eloquently. This was one of the questions and her response: How do you practice incorporating others in ministry?
“Empowering lay involvement is something I am passionate about, and I currently have a mentor who does this very well. I believe that it is the laity who do the most and best work in stewarding the church and in taking her into the world. The parish where I serve as Seminarian Intern has a three-level service model: serving the parish, serving the community, serving the world. Service of the parish makes it possible for the parish to serve the community. Once those community ministries are realized, reach can be extended into the world. Stewardship and care for the parish itself is highly emphasized and many members find themselves serving in a variety of ways: on the vestry, as Eucharistic visitors, lay readers, ushers, on altar guild, and in children’s ministries. I have been very lucky to have been part of some of these trainings and to see how much energy there is for the work. It is my hope that as a parish priest, I will be able to generate the same energy and excitement by effectively articulating the importance of the work and the joy to be found therein.”
Let us all thank God for allowing us to find and hire Camie Dewey as our new Associate Rector!