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The Rev. Rebecca Nickel, Rector

Sunday Worship Service @ 10am 
Godly Play @ 10am
Sunday Bible Study @ 11:20am

Sunday Worship and Bible Study are livestreamed 
for those who are not yet comfortable meeting in-person
This Week at St. Timothy's - November 24, 2021
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25: Thanksgiving Day

8pm - Al-Anon
8pm - AA 


Liturgical Year C

10am - Holy Eucharist Worship Service (In-person & livestreamed)
10am - Godly Play Class  
11am - Coffee Hour 
11.20am - Bible Study in Williams Hall and live streamed





8pm - Al-Anon
8pm - AA 


A Visit from St. Nicholas

10am - Holy Eucharist Worship Service (In-person & livestreamed)
10am - Godly Play Attend Worship to hear the story of St. Nicholas  
11am - Coffee Hour 
11.20am - Bible Study in Williams Hall and live streamed

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Gary Allen; Jennifer Allen; Ellen Bell; The Rev. Ray Bradley; John and Sylvia Brockman; Daniel Brown; Tessa Molli Cassetty; Judy Champa; Gordon Chastain and Tom Honderich; June and Dick Cunneen; Leanor Formo; Susan Giles; Jerry Gillooly;  Ron Gulley; Steve Joyce; Sherry Kobe; Greg Latimer; Misty Lewellen; Siafa and Taj Massaley; The Rev. Dr. Jackie Means; Sam Ostrander; John Prey; Kait and Jonathan Riddle; Penny Smith; Pauline Tischner; Carla Cummins Tuite; Veronica and Anitra Tyler; Brett Wallace; Mark Winter; Caroline; Connie; Dawn; Janice Ann; Jeff; Joe; Lee; Missy; Steve; Wanda.

The above prayer list are friends, family, current and former members of our parish family. Please email Linda Dernier at with additions or deletions.  


The First Sunday of Advent

St. Timothy's, Indianapolis;
The Rev. Rebecca Nickel

John Morse (11/28)
Margaret Cook (11/29)
Karso Dennis (11/29)
Dot Formo (11/30)

  • Reverend Rebecca is available by appointment. Please email: or call her cell phone.
  • If you or a loved one goes into the hospital or if there is a death in the family immediately call Rebecca.
  • Rev. Rebecca’s Sabbath is Friday. See the monthly church calendar for updated information regarding her schedule.
  • When Rev. Rebecca is out of town or on vacation and you have a pastoral emergency please call the Rev. Dr. Jackie Means or Rev. Canon Raymond Bradley.
Prayer List Requests

email to Linda Dernier

Please email ALL correspondence directly to Linda Dernier at:
concerning changes or additions to the:
* Prayer List
* Directory
* Weekly Email Announcements
* Bulletin Announcements
* WEBSITE Postings
* Calendar Updates
* Facebook
Coats for the children at Fort Atterbury:
Please bring new coats for the children and put them in the baskets as you come into the Sanctuary. We plan to collect through the end of November, Gratitude to those who have contributed,

A reminder: they will only accept new coats. Thank you    
Christmas Poinsettia Flowers: Forms & Envelopes are on the entrance hallway table. Please return no later than Sunday, December 19.
Christmas at St. Timothy's

Would you attend a LATE Christmas Eve Service at 11pm? If so, please see the sheet on the entrance hall table to sign up and let us know of your intentions.

Don’t want to stay out that late? No worries, plan to attend the earlier service at 6pm: the family Godly Play Christmas Eve Service, or the 10am Christmas Day Service.
In this long season of gratitude and giving, Steve Polston will include short smartphone videos made by Saints in regular bursts on the St. Timothy’s YouTube channel.

If you can make horizontal videos of less than 30 seconds showing what you are thankful for, plan to send them to You need not appear in the video and you need not include audio unless the sound is part of the moment of gratitude.

Please include your first and last name in the email message with your video.
Sunday's @ 10AM

Godly Play Class
Advent I & II

Aimee Formo

Miz Aguilar
Join others who attend the Bible Study group. 

Looking for more insight on the weekly lectionary readings?

We plan to have a hybrid version of the Bible Study using Zoom and in-person meeting on Sunday's @ 11:20am.

If you need the zoom meeting information contact Tim Kramer.
An opportuntiy to view special items made by Ciana Authier and Nwane McLane will be on display and for sale during coffee hour on Sunday, December 5th.

These two wonderful women could use our help to promote their businesses. Folks are under no obligation to make any purchases.

Ciana runs a small business C’s Creations, and makes all handmade, all natural creams, lotions, soaps and scrubs. The products are suitable for all skin types, men, women, young and old. You can follow and "Like" her Facebook Page
Nwane finds many ways to repurpose old items into a new creation, she loves to design and create crafts on a small budget.

Are you aware of anyone else at St. Timothy's whose small business we can promote? Please let us know by emailing the office at .
LIVE Stream to YouTube

Please know that to join us On-Line EACH Sunday go to:  St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Indy. 
Sermons on line Visit
In case you missed it .....

Recorded direct from the In-Person worship service in the Sanctuary
Watch the 11/21/2021 YouTube.
Rev. Dr. Jackie Means leads The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two service, and preaches on The Last Sunday in Pentecost: Christ the King.

To see all of the St. Timothy's YouTube recordings visit the YouTube channel
Why I Give, My testimony of gratitude

I want to tell you about my sense of gratitude for what God has done at St. Timothy’s.
Now, I’ve only been here for 24 years. Many of you have been here for almost twice that amount of time. A few have been here longer. Several have been here less time.
This is my testimony.
I have seen some amazing things happen at St. Timothy’s. One thing that has happened over and over is that God has showed up in prophetic moments. That sense of Divine presence is in our DNA – it is part of who we are, and I have seen that we can expect that it will happen again. I pray that it will happen again.
More than ten years ago a man – Ben Sworh – came to worship with us one day. I saw him in the hallway before service and welcomed him. He asked to know who the priest was. I said, “It’s Kirsteen Wilkinson. You will see her at worship.”
After worship I brought Ben to Mother Kirsteen and introduced them. Ben looked at Kirsteen with this serious look. He said, “I have family in Liberia. I’m going to bring them here. I want you to take me to your Bishop. Who is the bishop?”
Kirsteen was able to bring Ben to meet Bishop Cate Waynick that next week. Kirsteen said later that Ben asked for money to pay for visas and airfare. Bishop Waynick said she could give him half of what he requested – several thousand dollars – but St. Tim’s would provide the rest.
Mother Kirsteen was able to bring Ben’s story – now it was St. Tim’s story – to the people of St. David’s in Bean Blossom. They had mission money available they said, and they would make up the difference between what St. Timothy’s could provide. I think it was almost $3,000. St. David’s congregation pledged to tithe ten percent of their budget each year to mission activity. Giving to Ben was only a portion of their mission work that year.
A few days before Christmas, Ben’s children were able to come. Sheryl Otter went to the airport to pick them up early on December 23, but they weren’t there. A gate attendant told them mistakenly that they had missed a flight to Indianapolis, and they were stranded in New York in the airport – in the middle of the night. Sheryl and Kirsteen were able to make plans for those children to arrive in Indianapolis soon after.
Eventually, Ben’s wife was able to come to Indianapolis. And they had another baby here. Later, several more people who were born in Liberia came to St. Timothy’s. Those are people who have enlarged our St. Timothy’s family and they have changed our DNA.
I am grateful for that moment of prophecy when Ben showed up and made a place here for Liberians to become part of our family.
Thank you!

Steve Polston
To view the Updated NOVEMBER
Participant List
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Those serving 
on November 28

Advent I

Rev. Canon Ray Bradley

Rev. Dr. Jackie Means

Rev. Canon Ray Bradley

Music Director
Jerry Gillooly

1st Lesson
Chuck Christoph

Psalm Reader
Steve Alexander

2nd Reading
Donna Adams

Prayers of the People 
Marian Gardiner

CS Speaker
Kelly Nickson


Margaret Cook

Godly Play

Aimee Formo
Miz Aguilar
Those serving 
on December 5

YOUTH Sunday
Advent II

Rev. Dr. Jackie Means

Saint Nicholas
(Rev. Bradley)

Rev. Dr. Jackie Means

Music Director
Jerry Gillooly

1st Lesson
Chris Kramer

Psalm Reader
Sheryl Otter

2nd Reading
Tim Nickson

Prayers of the People 
Kitty Herndon

CS Speaker
Judy Noggle

Sheryl Otter
Margaret Cook

Godly Play

St, Nicholas
The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving of Van and Thea Ostrander,
Richard and David Ostrander
s - Family memories.
We will be posting the minutes on the bulletin board, and we will continue to post the accepted minutes here for you.

Click on a month to review

United Thank Offering is offering resources for practicing gratitude in new ways this November.

The November 2021 Gratitude Challenge offers participants four weeks of practices to develop a more grateful heart by responding to God's gift of creation.

Watch your weekly bulletin for the special inserts with practices online and at home to grow a more grateful heart by responding to God’s Gift of Creation.
Join the The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis here at the IndyDio Virtual Abbey each day (except Sunday mornings) as we pray together using Facebook Live. English language prayer services at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Spanish language prayer services at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Click on the words General Newsletter to see all the news and opportunities happening in/and around the Diocese.
General Newsletter as of 11/10/2021

Leadership Newsletter as of 11/17/2021


Although congregations are now meeting in person and on-line as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the bishop’s office is still offering to process online gifts on behalf of congregations, and will absorb all payment processing fees. Every dollar of a contribution will go to the congregation.

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