St. Timothy’s’s of CEMP Food Pantry has been in operation for many years serving those in need. It started as a ministry of St. Timothy’s’s alone and in August 2016 was expanded to be a ministry of the entire partnership. It is staffed and supported by parishioners from all five parishes and volunteers from the community, especially the Griffith High School. The Food Pantry is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm to all who are in need. Much of the food is purchased through the NWI Food Bank and our dollars are increased by taking part in the NWI Walk for Hunger every year (typically the 1st or 2nd Saturday of October). This is a worthy and fruitful ministry and is always in need of the time, talent and treasure of all People of God. For more information feel free to email cempfoodpantry@gmail.com.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink”
(Mt. 25: 35)

St. Timothy’s’s Food Pantry has been in operation for many years serving those in need. It is staffed and supported by all parishioners with time, talent and treasure. The Food Pantry is open on the 4th Sunday of the month and is open to all who are in need. Much of the food is purchased thru the NWI Food Bank and our dollars are increased by taking part in the NWI Walk for Hunger every year. This is a worthy and fruitful ministry and is always in need of the time, talent and treasure of all People of God.

Meetings are held at all three locations within CEMP as follows:

St. Barnabas

AA Mondays at 7:00pm


St. Paul’s

AA Mondays at 7:00pm AA Wednesdays at 7:00pm
AA Fridays at 7:00pm NA Sundays at 7:00pm

St. Timothy’s’s

NA Tuesdays at 7:00pm AA Thursdays at 7:00pm

CEMP COMMUNITY GARDENS

Community Garden on May 27 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Griffith. The raised beds were constructed and donated by County Line Orchard of Hobart in conjunction with Grow NWI. The garden area is open to all who wish to participate as space is available. Some produce will be grown by individuals for personal use and some will be donated to food pantries. For more information, call St. Timothy’s’s office (219-838-8379). There is always room for more gardeners!!!!

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast.

Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons. Sponsors of adults and older children present their candidates and thereby signify their endorsement of the candidates and their intention to support them by prayer and example in their Christian life. Sponsors of infants, commonly called godparents, present their candidates, make promises in their own names, and also take vows on behalf of their
candidates.

It is fitting that parents be included among the godparents of their own children. Parents and godparents are to be instructed in the meaning of Baptism, in their duties to help the new Christians grow in the knowledge and love of God, and in their responsibilities as members of his Church.

Book of Common Prayer pg. 298

It is best to make arrangements as far advanced as possible. This can be done by contacting the priest in charge of the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) or by leaving a message at one of the parish offices. This advanced notice is needed so that the priest and parents can discuss the implications of this Sacrament.

Anyone wishing to solemnize their marriage at any of the Churches within the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) must obtain the approval of the Rector or Priest in Charge at least 6 months prior to the intended date. This applies to both active members and non-members. To obtain this permission the couple must discuss with the Rector or Priest in Charge their purpose for their marriage, and their plans to live a Christian life. If, after this discussion, they wish to continue, the couple will then begin pre-marriage counseling with the Rector or Priest in Charge. There will be at the very least three sessions, probably more. If one, or both of the couple were previously married it is required by Church Canons that a Re-Marriage application be completed and submitted to the Bishop for approval and permission to solemnize the Marriage.

The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised.

The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.

Book of Common Prayer p. 507

Death is never easy and it is the intent of the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) to assist during this difficult time. The priest in charge of CEMP should be notified as soon as possible; this can be done on your own or when you meet with the funeral director of your choice. CEMP will assist you in making all decisions in planning for the service and other related matters.

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