Matt 24: 42-47)
Hymns: All My Hope on God is Founded- 1 Tim 6:17 (Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #203)
By All Your Saints in Warfare LSB #517:1, 11, 3
|St. Timothy, 5th c. Basilica of Paul outside the Walls|
|Sts. Timothy and Novatus, 16th c.|
|Timothy and his Grandmother. 1648. Rembrandt.|
|Timothy's Stoning unknown|
|Modern Icon of St. Timothy|
Found no (acceptable) coloring pages, so I will have my kids draw Timothy either with his grandmother or assisting Paul. I plan on focusing on Timothy as a pastor, and talking to the kids about what a pastor does (preaches God's word, baptizes and communes, speaks God's forgiveness to us, takes care of all the people in the church).
My husband and I will raise a toast to St. Timothy after the kids are asleep ("No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments").
Reading through the Timothies tonight, I realized how frequently Paul exhorts the younger pastor--and his parishioners-- to avoid idleness and study [Scripture] often. I am so thankful for a faithful pastor who studies diligently and is eager to teach his flock, even while he works long hours. I am thankful for his wife, who sacrifices many an evening with her husband for the sake of the church. Consider sending off an email to your pastor on Monday, thanking him for all he does for your spiritual and eternal welfare.
I have ordered a bunch of liturgical literature, and cookbooks, and out-of-print, pre-Vatican II books that specialize in celebrating the church year in the home (many thanks for your suggestions). I hope the material will flesh out this site a bit. I'll be sure to review them for you as I read them.
"Grace be with you. Amen."