WEEK OF MAY 16, 2021
In this Issue:
New Sunday Morning Service TIME
This Week at St. Titus
Farewell Party for Philip Zoutendam NEW
Alice Grant Transitional Diaconate Ordination NEW
Mawethu Ncaca Welcome and Transitional Diaconate Ordination NEW
Tell us about Your Graduate!
Let Me Tell You about My Dad NEW
Pentacost Revival with Bishop Curry NEW
Johnson Service Corps 20th Anniversary NEW
DCIA Zoom Forum on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death NEW
1000 Days of Love
Birthdays and Anniversaries
New Online Service Time: 10:30 am
As St. Titus’ return to regular in-person worship continues, we are temporarily moving our principal Sunday morning service to 10:30 am. This shift will allow us to hold both our 9:00 am outdoor service and a live-streamed service from the sanctuary, with enough time in between for people and objects to move from one to the other.
You can still access the service on St. Titus’ Facebook page at the new 10:30 time. We hope that we will soon be able to welcome parishioners indoors to participate as we did pre-COVID.
See you on Sunday at 9:00 am outside or at 10:30 am online.
– Rev. Stephanie
This Week at St. Titus
Sunday – May 16
9:00 am, Holy Eucharist, Rite Two, registration required, see below.
10:30 am, Live streamed service on Facebook Live followed by coffee hour via Zoom
3:00 pm, Ten Commandments Bible Study via Zoom
Wednesday, May 19
6:00 pm – Evening Prayer. Join on Facebook Live or participate via Zoom.
Thursday, May 20
5:30 pm – Coffee Hour via Zoom. Check in with other members of the congregation and let us know how you’re doing.
To follow along online during the service or to print from home, the bulletins for both online and in person services can be found on our website HERE.
* Note: As a COVID precaution, registration is required to attend in-person services. In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor services will be moved indoors. We are limited to 35 people at each in-person service.
Register HERE for In Person Services
Farewell Party for Philip Zoutendam
Our curate, Philip Zoutendam, will end his one-year rotation at St. Titus’ on May 31. Philip will be moving on to the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill. You are invited to a farewell party for Philip on Sunday, May 23 at 11:30 am. You will have the opportunity to drive by and say a few words to Philip. Those who feel comfortable doing so are invited to get out of your cars and visit, maintaining appropriate social distancing. Let’s thank Philip for the great job he’s done for the past year!
Alice Grant Transitional Diaconate Ordination
St. Titus’ member Alice Grant will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, June 5. During the service, Rev. Stephanie will present Alice for ordination on behalf of St. Titus’. Details about watching the live-streamed service will be forthcoming. Since we won’t all be able to attend the service, please consider sending Alice a card to congratulate her and to let her know that she and her family will be in our prayers. Her address is 422 Carolina Circle, Durham, NC 27707.
And there’s more good news from Alice. She has been called to serve as the new Associate Rector for Children and Youth Formation at St. Paul’s in Cary. Alice and her family are very happy to be staying in the area.
Mawethu Ncaca Welcome and Transitional Diaconate Ordination
Mawethu Ncaca will also be ordained to the transitional diaconate on June 5. Mawethu will become our curate at St. Titus’ effective June 1. We are planning a drive-by welcome for Mawethu and his family on Saturday, June 12. The drive-by will be at the church. Please save the date.
Tell Us about Your Graduate!
Please let us know if you or a member of your family will graduate this spring. You may send that information to the parish administrator.
Let me tell you about my dad
Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father or father figure has made to your life.
Father’s Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children’s lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907
You are invited to submit a statement for the June Titusian Newsletter about memories of your father, or celebration of love for your father in your life today. The statement may contain a maximum of 100 words. It should reach firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25, 2021 to be included in the newsletter. Photographs (labeled) are acceptable.
Revival with Bishop Curry
Presiding Bishop Curry and many others are offering an online Pentecost Revival at 4pm on Sun, May the 23rd.
“We’ll pray next to bee colonies on Seattle’s cathedral roof and chant and give thanks for the earth with Navajo leaders. We’re going to celebrate our diversity, bless God’s creation, and receive the gifts of the Spirit for all that’s ahead,” said Jerusalem Greer, the church’s staff officer for evangelism. “It’s time for us to live the Way of Love out in the world in a new way.”
The Pentecost Way of Love Revival Worship Service will be aired on the Episcopal Church’s various web channels, including Facebook and www.episcopalchurch.org
Johnson Service Corps 20th Anniversary
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY, JOHNSON SERVICE CORPS!
This year Johnson Service Corps is celebrating 20 years of bringing young adults to the Triangle for a year of service, spiritual formation, intentional community living, and social justice engagement. Whether you are a long time supporter of the program or are interested in learning more about the local Episcopal Service Corps affiliate, you are invited to join a virtual celebration on Thursday, May 20, from 7-8:15p.m. RSVP.
DCIA Zoom Forum on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death
On Tuesday, May 18, at 12:00 Noon, Durham Congregations In Action will host on online Zoom Forum about the impact of George Floyd’s murder on faith-communities in Durham. The Rev. Jay Augustine (St. Joseph’s AME), The Rev. Mindy Douglas (First Presbyterian), Rabbi Matt Soffer (Judea Reform Congregation), and The Rev. Stephanie Yancy (St. Titus Episcopal) will each share how their congregation’s life and ministries have been shaped the past year by the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. There will also be opportunity for additional sharing by other religious leaders, and all are welcome to attend. Contact email@example.com for Zoom information.
One Thousand Days of Love
You may make a donation HERE. Please be sure to mention St. Titus’ in the comment box.
Good News Garden – Gardening on Fridays from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm. No experience necessary.
El Buen Pastor Food Drive: The regularly scheduled food drives on the first Saturday of each month will continue. Our next date: May 29, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
NCCU – School is out for the summer. Please keep the NCCU students in your prayers.
New Ministry: Diaper Collection
The need for diapers is ongoing! You can help by donating to St. Titus’ and referencing this ministry or contacting Deacon Sarah Woodard to meet you at the church for pick-up. Diapers will be distributed to families with young children or to the Diaper Bank of North Carolina.
For families in need, something as small as a diaper can have a significant impact. (Sizes 4, 5, 6, 4T-5T, pull-ups needed, with an immediate need for Size 6, please).
1000 Days of Love:
Remember if you can, to contribute to 1000 Days of Love – $15.00 suggested per person
Checks Payable to St. Titus’ Episcopal Church (reference: 1000 Days of Love – Episcopal Relief & Development)
If you are interested in any of these activities, please contact
Deacon Sarah Woodard
Please continue to pray for those on our prayer list.
Theodora Afenyi-Annan, Krissy Alston, Joyce Avery, Mac Balatico, Anna Barnes, Stephanie Bobbitt, Amanda Bradley, Annie Bridges, Fanny Brown & Family, Dorothy Campbell, Lawrence Campbell, Codell Chavis, The Rev’d Paula Clarke, Allen Coles, Cedric Coleman, LaMoyne Cooper, Rose Cox, Ann Edmonds, Dennis Estes, Dennis S. Estes, Jr., Cindy Evans, Riley Faith, Elizabeth Finley, Fr. Monroe Freeman, The Rev’d Dr. Patricia Hanen, Maxine Higgins, Robyne Hill, Tracy Hill, Willie Mae Hill, Karen Horne, Diane Hundley, William Ingram, Jennifer Jackson, Murphy Jenkins, Adrienne Kennedy, The Lawrence Family, Derek Matthews, Christine McClure and Family, The Rev’d Dr. Elaine McCoy and her spouse, Walter McMiller, Barbara McMorris, Whitney McWilliams, Ama Mensah-Boone, Ida Mims, Mary Moore, Monica Musgrove, Marilyn Olson, Pearl Owens, Louis Parker, Elizabeth Peebles, Genesis Perry, Vincent Quiett, Geoffrey Raine, Latricia Richardson, Debbie Scroggs, Charles Shorter, Terrance Smith, Ben Stanford, Coral Taylor, Nawaal Walker and Family, Vanessa Wells, The Rev. Ellen White, Jori Wilks, Sherrye Williams, Sydney Williams, Howard W. Williams, Carol Willis, all residents & staff of senior living facilities, and those suffering in any way from COVID 19.
May Birthdays and Anniversaries
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3 Grey Lippincott
5 BradlLee Armstrong
5 Williette Dennis
6 Lawrence Campbell
7 Joyetta Alexander
8 Cole Pecora
8 Charles Thompson
12 Christina Arriola
13 Veronica Quiett
17 Lorraine London
17 Ray West
18 Damon Howard
18 Cameron Jones
18 Roshunda Roseboro
22 Kenneth Harewood
22 Nettie McMiller
24 Maya Freelon
28 Richard Carew
28 Marguerite Peebles
29 Marshari E. Horton
29 Malcom West
30 Gregory Furges
30 Vaughn West
31 Nicholas Lipscomb