JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Please join us this weekend for worship.
Sunday 9am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus 

Worship info on Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship/)
Live Stream worship on Facebook – Sundays 10am on Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran
Recorded Worship Services | FaithRoots (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

A Life Worthy:  A Devotion

 “I just don’t understand people sometimes,” I said. “How hard is it to be kind?” Of course, no sooner had the words left my mouth than I had visions of my own unkind words and impatient responses in the days before.

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Phillipians

I read these words and immediately needed to stop and read them again.
Whatever happens—
If I’m treated justly, or if I’m not.
If my children grow up to embrace faith in Jesus, or they do not.
If my health stays strong, or it does not.
If my marriage grows and thrives, of if it does not.
If injustices are dealt with, or if they are not.
If viruses and pandemics become a thing of the past, or if they do not.
If our nation becomes a place of hope and safety and unity for all, or if it does not.
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

There is no list of exceptions, no “get-out-of-jail-free” card. Paul makes it clear we’ve been given the gift of the gospel, the good news of unmerited grace, sacrificial love, eternity promised in the presence of God who gave it all for us. That means, we have something solid to cling to. The question you and I must ask: Am I living as if this were true? I can only answer this for myself. And I must do so day by day, moment by moment. This life is hard and confusing. But we have a promise of a promised land, a hope that will not disappoint, a future that will be free of tears and fears and pandemics. Let’s live that way.

Lenten Season Update

Wednesday Lenten Service continues tomorrow at 5:30pm as we journey through the Book of Job. Don’t forget your homework:  “Read Job 23:1-17 and answer these questions:  1) Job 23:10 states, “When he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Why does God test His people? What is your current test? 2) What qualities does gold have that God wants for you? And 3) How does God redeem suffering and pain in your life?”

Be sure to stop by the Children’s Ministry display in the lobby Wednesday evening for a sneak peak of VBS 2021, “Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through”. Children’s Ministry volunteers will gladly accept donations to support VBS. This is the 5th of 6 Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offerings. The display will also be available Sunday, Mar. 21. Thanks for your support of Timothy’s various ministries.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will occur 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize (5:30 will be livestreamed). Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday. Please Note:  Drive-Thru Communion will be available at the RD Mize Worship Center entrance from 6:30-7pm after the second service on Maundy Thursday.  Easter Sunday services will be at 9 & 11am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt.
Worshippers at the Maundy Thursday 5:30pm service will enjoy a performance of the youth hand bell choir as well as rejoice with the Early Communion Instruction Class as they partake of Holy Communion with their families for the first time. Both Maundy Thursday services will be enhanced by skits performed by Timothy’s youth. The hand bell choir will also perform in both RD Mize Easter Sunday services. To God Be All the Glory!

Many thanks to those who have replied with their worship plans for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. If you have not replied yet, click on the button below. Please do so NOW to help staff plan appropriately. You may also call the church office with your RSVP. Thank you very much!

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Care Ministry Updates

Timothy’s Stephen Ministry provides support to those who are coping with a loss, struggling with a life change or on a health journey. Our next Stephen Ministry training begins in Sept. We ask that you prayerfully consider if God is leading you to serve in this way. Timothy’s current group number is low while the demand is high—for both men and women. Please contact the church office for more information and to sign up for Care 201, the 8-hour class that is a prerequisite for Stephen Ministry training. It will be offered beginning April 13 and again this summer.

Stamps for Missions

Did you know that the Lutheran’s Women’s Missionary League (LWML) collects cancelled postage stamps as a mission project? Timothy’s LWML Society provides a plastic container in the LWML closet in the RD Mize coat area for donors to drop off their stamps.

If you wish to contribute to this ministry, here is what is especially valuable:

  • All intact picture postcards. Do not cut stamps from the postcard.
  • All old (pre-1930) envelopes intact. Do not cut stamps from envelope.
  • All foreign stamps, large and small
  • Large commemorative US stamps
  • Small, definitive (common) US stamps (including USA non-profit bulk stamps) except DO NOT save Love, Flag, Bell, or Christmas stamps. Save unused charity return mail stamps from pages or albums.
  • Any collection of stamps, save on sheets, if possible, and do not remove stamps from pages or albums

If at all possible, stamps should be trimmed by leaving approximately ¼” margin around the stamp. Do not trim stamps to touch perforations or the stamps will be discarded.  Happy trimming!! Thanks!

Dig in at Home with FaithRoots

 “God Washes Us Clean”  Psalm 51

Here’s what happened in FaithRoots last week . . . David has done something really, really bad, and someone points it out to him. He realizes the weight of his sin and cried out to God, asking God to give him a new heart, to clean him, and to restore his joy. David knows when he asks God forgiveness, he is forgiven. Bible Point: We are forgiven! “And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flow of sparrows.” Luke 12:7

Family Time Together:  Count the number of sinks in your house. Work as a family to make a sign to hang above each sink. Write “You are forgiven” on the signs and decorate according to personal preference. It’s also great to include Psalm 51:7, “Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Hang the signs above your sinks to read every time you wash your hands. It will be reminder that God cleans away your sins, too.

Youth Ministry LCMS Event

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to gather on April 10 from 5-10pm to attend the Spring LCMS Youth Event right here at Timothy! An outdoor service project will begin at 5pm (Plan B is move indoors if inclement weather), followed by outdoor games geared just for you at 6pm, again weather permitting. Then groups will move indoors to relax and enjoy pizza, snacks, and a LIVE broadcast directly from the MO District in the Youth Room at RD Mize.

Adults, we need you! Have you been wanting to get involved with student ministry! We welcome you to complete the following sign-up form to join us in leading the service event, assisting with games, or leading break-out groups.
Volunteer Link
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2mynVZsmoV2-HBo67OtB_1qWOeYDyzGmobrE3wk71T0O6jA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Student Registration
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVEQ-IBfieKPhpbeG84Nmg-Sqv-mmmtQdmwX4EtbO3X4WjDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Girls on the Run Update

Registrations are going well! Haven’t signed up yet? Here’s the link again: CLICK HERE Good news:  1) Our girls will use the walking/jogging track at St. Mary’s Medical Center; and 2) Erin Beerman has agreed to serve as a coach for girls in grades 3-5, so that age group will also participate on the same days/times as the middle schoolers (April 5 thru Memorial Day Weekend; Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30pm; Sundays 3:30-4:45pm;) . Thank you, Erin!  Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

Church Worker Study Grants Available

Attention High School Seniors and College Students Planning a Career in Church Work

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Missouri District ,has study grants available for the 2021-2022 school year. Men and women enrolled in a University or Seminary of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod that are preparing for full-time professional church work may apply. Applicants must be a member of a congregation located in the Missouri District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri District or of an English and SELC District congregation active in the LWML located in Missouri for 12 months prior to filing an application.

The Study Grant program is unique as recipients are chosen according to financial need and commitment to Christian service.

Applications and instructions may be downloaded from the Missouri District website at www.missourilwml.org (under forms/scholarships and grants) or from the CWSG chairman at lwmlmostudygrant@yahoo.com.

Completed applications must be received by April 15, 2021. No application will be considered if not complete. For more information, contact:
Donna Hecht
LWML, Missouri District, Church Workers Study Grant Chairman
10451 Highway C
Frohna, MO 63748
1.517.225.7556

THANK YOU!! The pastors, staff, and volunteers thank Timothy congregation for this past weekend’s Sabbatical Sunday. It was good for us to take a moment to catch our break and rest. We look forward to see you again in person this Sunday!

“Thank you for all the cards and phone calls after my recent stroke. I appreciate the concern. And a belated thank-you for the anniversary wishes for Wyan and me as we celebrated 67 years of marriage.” Kay Stockdell

No Special Voters’ Meeting this Sunday, Mar. 21, at Wyatt.

Concordia Seminary—St. Louis welcomes Dr. Thomas J. Egger as its 11th President, effective March 15. He has served at the seminary since 2005 as a professor of Exegetical Theology courses and academic advisor for first-year students.

Food Donations for the month of March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Pastor Frank shares that their food pantry especially needs cereal, canned milk, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, canned fruit, and toilet paper.  Thanks for your ongoing support!

Easter Children’s Event to celebrate “He Is Risen!” Sat., Mar. 27, 2-4pm, Wyatt. (Rain date: Sun., Mar. 28, same time & place). Bring your own basket. Children’s Ministry leaders appreciate your donations of candy and Easter prizes in the collection bins at each campus.

Senior High Movie Night THIS FRIDAY, Mar. 19, 6-10pm, RD Mize. Evening starts with preparing personal pan pizzas, following by a night of movie fun! (Register Here)

Egg My Yard youth ministry fundraiser; sign up on Mar. 21 or 28 in lobby at either campus or visit Student Page on church website. Student Webpage

Youth Ministry Paint Party Fri., Mar. 26, 5-8pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize, for all 6th-12th graders. Painting birdhouses for Heit’s Point and canvases for display at church through Easter Weekend. Cost $7.50 per painter. Pizza from 5-6pm. Wear old clothes and shoes. Sign up by Mar. 24 at Student Webpage

Rachel House Community Outreach Opportunity Save the dates of April 11 & 18 to donate $$ for purchasing gift cards for the moms who receive support from this pregnancy resource center. Contact Sandy Galvin (sgalvin@kc.rr.com) with questions.

Reminder Starting this Sunday, Mar. 21, the two middle sections in the sanctuary will be open for seating with no tape on the pews, but the pews in the two side sections will continue to be taped with every other pew available for seating until further notice. The chairs at Wyatt may be spaced closer together. Please continue to be respectful and courteous of worshippers’ comfort levels, and masks continue to be required. Thank you!

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,
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.