JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Please join us this weekend for worship.
Sunday, 10am, Wyatt Campus 

 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

Oftentimes, when we think about the stories of the treasure in the field or the pearl of great price, we think we are the ones who found the treasure or we are the merchants who want to buy the pearl. We think that the parable is all about how we sacrifice and give to gain the kingdom. But in reality, it’s the other way around: God finds His treasure in us. He finds the pearl in us. And He gives up His Son to make us His.
Join the FaithRoot’s gang this week and learn about God’s first humans, Adam and Eve. We truly are the apple of God’s eye made in His image. Praise God for the gift of life and the forgiveness we have in Jesus.

Resuming In-Person Worship at RD Mize

In-person worship at RD Mize is tentatively set to resume on Sunday, August 9th at 9am! We look forward to then offer two services for our worshipers, one at Wyatt at 10am (live-streamed) as well as the one at RD Mize. We pray that conditions with the pandemic do not interfere with this plan to expand our worship services!

Next Generation Town Hall Meeting

Please make plans to attend the Next Generation Town Hall Meeting next Wednesday, July 29, beginning at 6:30pm in the Wyatt Auditorium. The steering committee will share data from the congregational survey through a PowerPoint presentation. At the end of the meeting, a summary report will be available for closer review of the presented data. This report will be placed on Timothy’s website on July 30.

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live on Facebook for live-streaming in the Timothy Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran.com). After the meeting, the file will be uploaded to YouTube for viewing later.

Care Ministry

Nancy Nowiszewski will end her full-time ministry as Timothy’s Care Minister on July 31; she returns Aug. 31 in a part-time capacity, working in the office on Mondays. You may reach her by email or voice mail message on her church phone (816.228.5300, ext. 8042). During August, please direct any care needs and prayer needs to Pastor John.

Below is a tribute to Nancy to remind us of her tremendous impact on so many people’s lives, both within Timothy and in the community. God’s blessings, Nancy!

The ABC’s of Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski’s Service to Timothy and Her Savior
(One Friend’s Perspective)

is for adoring wife, mother, and grandmother
is for her steadfast belief in Jesus as her Lord and Savior
C is for Copy and Production Editor of Better Homes and Gardens Books, 1981-1983
is for director and recruiter of volunteers to serve in Timothy’s DivorceCare, GriefShare,
Cancer Care, Congregational Care Ministry, and Stephen Ministry
is for her enduring advocacy for anyone needing someone to listen
is for founder of Iowa State Federation of Lutherans for Life, 1980-1990
G is for Giving Tree organizer for annual adoption of families at Christmas
is for heeding the Holy Spirit’s nudging to author and publish the book, Helping Women Recover from Abortion, 1988
is for her incredibly calm demeanor while coordinating efforts with staff, volunteers, and the community
is for her journalism degree which enhances Timothy’s publications and news releases
is for her kind-hearted approach to everyone even when she wants to scream at them! 😊
is for Live Well Community Event creator and organizer to provide resources for physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual well-being within the community
is for married to Tom for 47 years and counting!
is for agreeing to relinquish maiden name of Michels for Nowiszewski 47 years ago!
is for overseer of Timothy’s benevolence program for members and people in the community
P is for her Prayer Chain leadership and coordination with volunteers
is for her quintessential empathy to support those in need
is for resource contact for Timothy’s Break Time, Friendship Club, and the Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive
S is for staff liaison to Timothy’s Give Commission for care ministry and stewardship ministries
is for her ever-faithful Touching Lives for Christ philosophy
is for her undeniably penultimate skills as a certified lay minister at Timothy since 2013 but on staff since 2005
is for her volunteer leadership of Timothy’s Women of Hope ministry
is for “Who can ever fill Nancy’s shoes at Timothy?”
is for her extraordinary organizational and implementation skills in every endeavor
is for “Why in the world did we ever approve Nancy’s retirement from full-time service at Timothy?” but so thankful she remains in a part-time capacity
is for zealous servant of her Lord and Savior as she daily follows a favorite verse in Scripture, Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Congratulations, Nancy!

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Graduation

Timothy’s Hillcrest Team celebrated the graduation for our resident Sharrone and her son Willie from the Hillcrest Transitional Housing program this past Monday. Timothy members Janel Schild, Pam Lund, Esther Maxwell, Barb Kalbfleisch, and Dan & Pam Sbisa were on hand to hear her express gratefulness to both Hillcrest and Timothy for their support. Sharrone will transition to the graduate program which allows her to take advantage of low-cost housing through Hillcrest.

Sharrone shared a video of Willie playing with the small toy figures provided by Timothy, commenting that Willie spends hours setting them up and pretending with them. They are his favorite toys!

The team also met Timothy’s new Hillcrest resident, Vonzell. As shared last week, his apartment in the building next to Timothy’s building was destroyed in a recent fire. He moved into Timothy’s apartment after the fire and expressed his thanks for Timothy’s support. Please continue to keep Vonzell in your prayers for success in the Hillcrest program. Feel free to drop off cards of encouragement at the RD Mize front desk, as he lost everything in the fire.

Timothy Lutheran School Playground Fundraiser Update

Thank you for embracing the opportunity to enhance our TLS ministry through your donations to upgrade the existing playground for the pre-school students and construct a new one for the elementary students! To date, individual contributions total $6,809!! That fills in 68 squares on the Ram grid! We look forward to adding proceeds from the ECC Clearance Sale this weekend. In addition, TLS is blessed to accept a large, anonymous contribution from a foundation to apply toward this project. Every donation, no matter the amount, is very much appreciated! This fundraiser opportunity is available through the end of August. Thank you for your continued support!

Donate Now – Timothy Playground

Congratulations to Rev. Cliff and Carol Koenig who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 30. God’s blessings to Carol on her 80th birthday on July 27.

Timothy celebrates with Tudy Dotson as she turns 99 on Aug. 16! If you would like to send congratulatory wishes, her address is 500 NW Lakeview Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Happy birthday and God’s blessings, Tudy!

May 2020 Financial Reports may be accessed on Timothy’s website in the Resources/Church Manuals, Reports and Positions Directory.

2020 First Fruits offerings total $198,498.00 as of July 19th. Thank you, Timothy!

Middle School Back to School VIP Roller Skating Party Wed., Aug. 12, 7-9pm, Rink Ratz Roller Skating Rink. Skates, pizza, and dessert provided. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BA8A628AAF85-back. Contact Jonathan or Gwendolyn Meyer at 816.786.6977 with questions.

Volunteers Needed for front desk help at RD Mize with general office duties on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am-2pm while Members Services personnel concentrate on computer files. Contact Sandy Gregory, sandyg@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035. Thank you very much!

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call the church office (816.228.5300). We are here to help!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated from their spouse. Timothy facilitators guide participants through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers, and people who have gone through a divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions which will begin Sept 14 at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office, 816.228.5300.

GriefShare provides support for those who had lost a loved one; the DVD-based program features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare will resume on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Contact church office to register.

Care Training Care 101 (Tools for Caring) will be offered Oct. 13 and again on Oct. 14. Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, with commissioning either Nov. 21 or 28. Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood will offer Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training beginning in Jan. More details soon.

Reminders

  • July 24-25:  TODAY AND TOMORROW!! ECC Clearance Sale, 8am-5pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize; come shop for outstanding items at this Christmas-in-July opportunity for toys for the young people in your life! Bring your friends!
  • July 26:  In-Person Worship, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
  • July 29:  Next Generation Town Hall, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  In-Person Worship w/Holy Communion, 10am, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  Drive-Thru Holy Communion, noon-1pm, Wyatt
  • Aug. 8: “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, 10am-noon, both campuses
  • Aug. 9:  In-Person Worship at RD Mize, 9am (target date)
  • Aug. 12:  Welcome Inn hot lunch distribution; contact Chris Hruska (cdhruska@sbcglobal.net) to help distribute meals
Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net or
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.