Worship & Music

For service readings, St. Timothy’s uses the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), which lists scheduled lessons, prayers, and readings common to many Christian churches around the world. You may view common lectionary readings at http://www.lectionarypage.net.  Our two priests, our seminarians, and our Licensed Lay Preacher all preach on a regular basis.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) are worship leaders who read lessons, lead prayers, and assist with administering the sacraments of bread and wine during Holy Communion at Sunday and special services. Lectors are worship leaders who read one of the lessons at Sunday and special services.

gtgtl-logoBeginning in 2004 the Organ Committee started studying the options to deal with our failing, 1870 James D. Moore Tracker pipe organ.  The study, which took four years, resulted in the recommendation to replace the organ.  The Gifts to Glorify the Lord campaign started in 2011 to raise funds for both this project and for a reserve fund to cover large anticipated building operational costs.   You may view the history of the pipe organ and the Gifts to Glorify the Lord campaign by clicking on Gifts to Glorify the Lord.

Our choirs add music to the 10:00 am services September – June. During the summer months, a more informal “pickup” choir sings on Sundays.

St. Timothy’s Choir

The St. Timothy’s Adult Choir leads the 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist each week during the program year, which runs from September to May. The choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. We sing a wide variety of music including chant, Renaissance motets, Anglican repertoire, spirituals, Psalmody, and contemporary sacred choral music. The St. Timothy’s Choir leads two services of choral Evensong during the program year, as well as a Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols and other seasonal liturgies.  We welcome anyone, ages 14 and older, with an interest in music, choral singing, and dedication to our ministry to join.

Handbell Choir

Our three-octave English Handbell Choir meets each Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. to rehearse music for service preludes and other events throughout the year. The choir traditionally plays once or twice a month as the prelude for the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services.

Listen to Simple Gifts
Listen to Psalm of Gladness
Listen to Go Tell It On the Mountain
Listen to Jubilant Fanfare
Listen to Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent

Children’s Choir I

Our Children’s Choir I meets every Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. This choir invites singers ages in Kindergarten – Grade 2 to join in learning the basics of music reading, correct singing technique, and the responsibilities associated with belonging to a choir. While the choir does lead worship through song, it is meant to serve as a training choir for young singers in an activity-based learning environment. St. Timothy’s is an Affiliate Member of the Royal School of Church Music in America, and Children’s Choir I uses the “Voice for Life” choir training program, developed by the RSCM, which provides conservatory-level choral education in a fun and creative way.

Learn more on the RSCM America Homepage

Children’s Choir II

Our Children’s Choir II meets every Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. This choir invites singers ages in Grades 3+ to join in learning the basics of music reading, correct singing technique, and the responsibilities associated with belonging to a choir. This choir leads worship through hymnody and song at the 9:30 Holy Eucharist.  St. Timothy’s is an Affiliate Member of the Royal School of Church Music in America, and Children’s Choir II uses the “Voice for Life” choir training program, developed by the RSCM, which provides conservatory-level choral education in a fun and creative way.