Scripture Verse

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Hear O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

— Mark xii:29-31; Matthew xxii: 40, The Summary of the Law at Holy Communion (1662)

Garden Party

Only 13 days until the British Garden Party and Fête! Come experience a bit of Jolly Olde England right here in Timonium. Have High Tea in the Parish Hall Tea Room, or have Cornish and Welsh Pasties, Ploughman's Lunches, wine, and beer on tap at the Pheasant and Firkin Pub on the parish grounds. Hear a Pipe Band and join in for some English country dancing.

Altar Guild and Flower Committee

The Altar Guild is responsible for the upkeep of the altar. Guild members prepare the oblations (the bread and wine, the paten and chalices) before Holy Communion services, and attend to the ablutions afterwards (in preparation for the next service). They also assist with changing the altar hangings on a seasonal basis. (There are nine seasons in the Anglican calendar, and many feast days have special hangings, so this is not an infrequent activity.)

Membership in the Altar Guild is open to any interested parishioner. Previous experience is not required: we’ll give you the training you need.

Flower Committee

As an adjunct to the Altar Guild, the Flower Committee is responsible for providing flower arrangements for the altar on a weekly basis. Flowers are given by parishioners as memorials or thanksgivings. During Advent, the altar is decorated with greens only (except for the Third Sunday, known as Rose Sunday). And during Lent, the altar is not decorated at all, except for the Fourth Sunday, Refreshment Sunday. These seasons of austerity are relieved by the corresponding extravaganzas at Christmas and at Easter. See the galleries below for some examples of the Flower Committee’s work.

As with the Altar Guild, membership in the Flower Committee is open to any interested parishioner. Previous experience is not required: we’ll give you the training you need.