Schedule of Services
Sunday Morning Worship
9:00 AM Adult Sunday School
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
From the Vicar...
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Happy Easter!

Easter is season of the church.  It begins Easter Day and lasts fifty days; concluding on
the a Sunday known as Pentecost.  The word 'Pentecost' comes from the Greek which
means 'fifty.'

Our secular calendars tend to confine the season of Easter to a single day; which is
unfortunate.  Christians relate Easter to the empty tomb - and praise be to God for that -
however, this celebration of a Risen Christ should be celebrated for much more than a
day.  It should be part of every Christian's day!

It's important to do so
because the tomb is empty.  There is no resting place to pay
homage to for Jesus.  You will not find Jesus in a tomb.  On earth you can find Jesus
within yourself and within the other.  To see Jesus in these places puts us at the heart of
the Great Commandment concerning our relationship with ourselves and each other.  
'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind. . And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'

To 'love' in this biblical sense is to care and be loyal; not hate and be deceitful.  This
commandment in practice would eliminate so many social issues which plague us this
day: discrimination, gun violence, and the list goes on.  As a people, we need to practice
this; taking the time to listen, understand, and the willingness to be vulnerable and
present so that we can embrace compassion for our neighbors.

Yes, Easter is a season to celebrate our salvation through Christ's loving sacrifice.  It is
also a perfect time to remind ourselves, and to put into practice what it means to be a
Christian.  

Peace!
Jon
About Vicar Jon Hermes
Jon Hermes is a priest in the Diocese of East Tennessee
and serves St. Timothy's Kingsport.  He is a bi-vocational
priest who is employed as a branch manager at a local
community bank.  In addition to pastoring Saint Timothy's,
Jon assists the ETSU campus ministry as well as the
other ministries of the Episcopal Church of Kingsport.  
For fun Jon enjoys time with family and friends, and the
off-road adventures of riding his dirt bike.
Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church
2152 Hawthorne Street; Kingsport, TN 37664  
Phone: (423) 247 - 3992
Email:
Saint Timothy's.