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November 2021

Timothy eNotes Thursday, November, 18th, 2021

By |2021-11-18T11:35:06-06:00November 18th, 2021|ENotes|

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)

What Is Money?

CREATIVE TENSION: It’s considered impolite to talk about money, but God doesn’t shy away from that taboo topic at all. As a matter of fact, money is one of the most discussed topics in the Bible. It’s good for God’s people to remember what money is: not a master to be served, but a form of stored service. How we use money reflects our priorities, and so it’s good for us, as we make an impact with our gifts this weekend, to ask, “What are we investing in?”

Thanksgiving Food for Your Soul

Can you reminisce about last Thanksgiving and Christmas season? Knee deep in the unknown impacts of the pandemic, many of us still experienced the slowest, most simple holiday season in years. We contemplated how to maintain this simple rhythm. So as the temptation looms to rush and ready ourselves for upcoming festivities, let’s push back against packed calendars filled with unnecessary stress and savor the celebratory moments we are creating.

  1. Feed gratitude.
  2. Feed flexibility. Our best laid plans may not happen.
  3. Feed patience (lots of it).
  4. Feed contentment. It’s difficult to remember the balance of need vs. want. We truly have everything we need.
  5. Feed encouragement. We’re fragile. A blessed word makes hearts soar.
  6. Feed forgiveness. This is the year. Extend forgiveness; experience freedom.
  7. Feed hospitality. Loneliness and isolation thrive. Be that solution for one person.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
When the turkey is gone and the mashed potatoes are cold, all that is left are the shared moments and memories of doing life together sharing Christ’s love.

Impact Sunday

 This Sunday, Nov. 21, is Impact Sunday at Timothy. These gifts from your heart can be contributed on Timothy’s website, mailed to the church office, or placed in the offering plate. Please identify your gift as 2021 Impact Sunday. Timothy’s leadership appreciates your help in reducing the current deficit. Thank you!

Gratitude from LUMAA

Thank you, Timothy, for donating a total of 249 items of winter necessities, ranging from coats to caps & gloves to blankets and even a pair of boots, for the recent LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) in-gathering. In addition, monetary donations totaling $73 as well as 26 baby receiving blankets were all packed into a CRV van. Timothy’s generosity is always gratifying and much appreciated!

Ministry Fair at Wyatt

The Ministry Fair at each campus over the past two weeks generated awareness and interest in some of Timothy’s ministries. The Executive Board thanks the volunteers from the various ministries and the congregation for participating. We pray God’s blessings as you share the homeless kits when the opportunity arises.

Timothy Ministry One App  

Have you downloaded Timothy’s new app yet? Please contact Sandy Gregory in the church office (816.228.5300 Ext. 8035) with questions.  All modules except Check In (allowing for recording attendance at worship) and Discover (Timothy mission and information) are now available.

2021 First Fruits total $163,636.92, as of Nov. 14th. Thank you!

Church Offices will be closed on Nov. 25 & 26. eNotes will not be emailed next week. A blessed Thanksgiving to all!

Youth Ministry Thanks Timothy The check has arrived! Your participation in the shoe drive this past summer/fall brought in 1,447 pounds (YES, pounds!) of shoes. While the original goal was not met, we were able to raise $328.80 for youth trips, and even more importantly bless many folks in need of shoes!

LWML Nut & Candy Sale runs through Nov. 28 at each campus. Stop by the tables in either lobby to pick up an order form or order online at church website. Products will be available for pick-up the following Sunday through Dec. 5. Proceeds will be donated to mites for missions and to Timothy youth attending the 2022 National Youth Gathering next summer. Thanks for your support!

Food Donations through November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always welcomed and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Thank you!

Holiday Meals for the Needy Brown grocery sacks with attached food lists are now available in the lobby grocery carts. Please return filld sacks any weekend in Nov. (please use two sacks). Thank you for continuing this tradition of sharing with Jesu el Buen Pastor Lutheran Church in KC.

Thanksgiving Eve Service with Communion Wed., Nov. 24, 5:30pm, at WYATT. Please note the change of location from past years. The Thanksgiving Eve offering will again fund Timothy’s Emergency Assistance Ministry. Thank you for your support!

Giving Trees will be displayed at both campuses on Nov. 24. Thank you for choosing tags from the trees and returning the gifts, with tags attached, on Dec. 12 for Timothy’s annual Journey to the Manger ministry.

Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Cost: $5. Reservations due by Nov. 29 by either calling church office (816.228.5300) or emailing Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). Payment may be left at RD Mize church office or payable at the breakfast. All ladies welcome! Bring friends!

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Ministry Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders, Approval of 2022 Budget, Next Generation Update. Please plan to attend! A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business.

Donor Match Program New recurring online giving is encouraged to help Timothy to receive a matching gift from its church management system in the first quarter of 2022. Every gift started until Dec. 31 will be matched up to a maximum total of $1,000. More than one installment must be set up. You may set up your recurring gifts through Shelby Giving on the church website or through Timothy’s new ministry app. Thank you for considering this easy, generous & secure opportunity.

Offering Envelopes for 2022 will be available on tables in the lobby of each campus beginning Nov. 24 for those who want them. A sheet of labels for the special services during the year will be available in lieu of being included in the box. Loose envelopes will also be available.

Advent Services Theme: Come, Lord Jesus, Be Our Guest; Dec. 1 & 8 at 5:30pm at RD Mize; Dec. 15 at 5:30pm at Wyatt (TLS Christmas Program).

Christmas Eve Services RD Mize: 5:30, 7:30, & 10pm (with Holy Communion); Wyatt: 5:30pm.

Christmas Day Service (with Holy Communion) 10am, RD Mize.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Child care available. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Staff Christmas Gift donations appreciated through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plate, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell. This Sundays Topic: Biblical Prophecy

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-5:30pm, Youth Room  (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Elijah”; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30 fellowship, 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk for preschool through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. NOTE:  No class on Nov. 24.

Wednesday Confirmation 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Room 501, RD Mize. NOTE: No class on Nov. 24.

Wednesday Senior High Youth Revolution 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker, Carrie Hochgrebe, and Becky Blatt. NOTE: No class on Nov. 24.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt. NOTE: No class on Nov. 25.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms, 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, November, 12th, 2021

By |2021-11-12T09:51:05-06:00November 12th, 2021|ENotes|

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)

Making an Impact

CREATIVE TENSION: As we approach our Impact Sunday, we remember what an impact giving can have. Obviously, it has an impact on the church, but more than that, it’s a way for us to make an impact in other people’s lives because what is given can help facilitate transforming lives through Christ. But giving also has an impact on us as well, helping us to rely on God and trust Him to continue making an impact in us.

God Shows Up in Every Moment:  A Devotion

Okay, here’s what I need to know:  “What do I do when it feels like one partner in a relationship isn’t meeting my expectations, but He hasn’t done anything wrong?”   For the record, I am not talking about my husband, but looking at my relationship with Jesus and His partnership with Timothy Church and our current struggles.

Psalm 117:2 says, “For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord is everlasting.”

God’s love for us is neither passive nor shallow. That word, “lovingkindness,” is committed and an eternal love. While Jesus brings perfect love and kindness and mercy to the table, He’s also doing it knowing we’re broken humans who get fussy and frustrated. Jesus isn’t shocked watching us not trust Him. Rather, He shows up, moment after moment, ready to keep moving forward with us to the very end.

There are days we need to walk in faith that God really is close and He really is for our good. But when we reflect on how He has carried us and we see the ways His character is revealed, we can trust He’s here to stay. And we can respond with a life of service and sacrifice.

Cookie Walk

The youth attending the 2022 National Youth Gathering will host a Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10am-1pm in the Family Life Center at RD Mize. More details about the walk will be shared soon, but we need your help for a successful Cookie Walk. Simply put, we need cookies!

If you can make a large patch of cookies to donate to the walk, please call the church office.  Please drop off all cookies at the RD Mize church office by Friday, Dec. 3rd. Please contact Pastor John (johno@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Ministry Fair at Wyatt

Thank you to those who gathered in the RD Mize lobby last week to connect with Timothy ministries, fellowship with each other, and assemble kits of essential items for the homeless. The same opportunity will occur at Wyatt this coming Sunday.  Please take the kit with you to keep in your car so it’s handy when you encounter someone in the community who would appreciate these items.

Veterans’ Day Program

Timothy Lutheran School hosted its annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday November 11th.  We had a packed gym of our students along with families and veterans from all 5 branches of the military service in attendance.  We appreciated singing, music, prayers, and moments of reflection. Our youth made cards, posters, and banners which provided the décor for the event.  We are thankful for Timothy Lutheran School which teaches the Gospel so richly but also acknowledges what it means to be a good citizen and honor those who have served our country.

Timothy Ministry One App  

Have you downloaded Timothy’s new app yet? Please contact Sandy Gregory in the church office (816.228.5300 Ext. 8035) with questions.  All modules except Check In (allowing for recording attendance at worship) and Discover (Timothy mission and information) are now available.

This Sunday, worshippers will receive a brochure inside the worship bulletin which explains the benefits of utilizing the Giving module. There is also an informative video on the church website (www.timothylutheran.com).

Proposed Slate of 2022 Lay Leaders

Thank you to Joe Sauter, Sandy Logan, and Mary Low for serving on Timothy’s Nominating Committee this fall. Listed below is the proposed slate of lay leaders for voters’ approval at the annual meeting on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Wyatt Auditorium after the 10am worship service. Some on the list will start a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2022 while others will finish the second year of a two-year term started on Jan. 21, 2021. Thanks to all who have agreed to serve!

Executive Board:  Dave Domsch, Gary Flandermeyer, Doug Hick, Charlie Johnson, Diane Mayfield, Joe Sauter, Doug Spilker, Louie Wilbers
Commission Leaders:  Bob Logan (Interim GATHER Leader), Mary Reed (GROW Leader), Becky Ryan (GIVE leader), Emily Wilson (GO leader)
Board of Elected Elders:  Charlie Cronkhite, Mel Falk, Tary Krahenbuhl, Rick Little, Kyle Oelkhaus, Ben Ryan, Steve Schild, Gary Williams, Buddy Young
School Board:  Charlie Bock, Lois Domsch, Kate Force, Aimee Gorrow, Tyler Hutton, Dave MacLean, Trent Yager

When in Our Music God Is Glorified

Timothy congregation is invited to an Organ Recital at Peace Lutheran Church, 8240 Blue Ridge Blvd, KCMO 64138 on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3pm. Edward Poston, Music Director & Organist at Peace, will be featured in the recital, with an organ & keyboard duet, soprano soloist, choir music and special instrumentalists as part of the event. Refreshments will be served in their Fellowship Hall after the recital.

2021 First Fruits totals $163,456.92, as of Nov. 7th. Thank you!

Did You Know . . . Watch for this “column” about Timothy’s history in various formats during the next year, the first of which will appear in this Sunday’s worship bulletin.

Thank you, Timothy, from the students attending the National Youth Gathering. The Price Chopper coupon fundraiser has netted $1,175 so far! If you are still interested in supporting this fundraiser, please contact a student attending the National Youth Gathering and turn in before Dec. 15. The coupons expire on Dec. 31. Thanks for your support!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) ingathering for this month is new or gently used winter necessities (adult coats, long underwear, blankets, socks, caps & gloves). Please place donations in the LUMAA collection bin in lobby of either campus by THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 14. Please contact Lois Domsch (816.809.5846 or lois@domsch.com) with questions about the ingathering or the LUMAA meeting on Nov. 17 at Peace Lutheran in KC. Everyone is welcome!

Impact Sunday Nov. 21, 2021 If you did not receive the recent mailing from Pastor John concerning this initiative, pleased contact the church office. Thank you to those who have already contributed! The congregation is reminded to identify your Impact Giving intention on the offering envelope (if you use a different one than was mailed) or through online contributions through the church website so that accurate totals can be calculated as separate from normal offerings. If you have already contributed to Impact Sunday initiative but did not make this specification, please contact Chris Krenz in Financial Services (816.228.5300 Ext. 8013). Thank you very much!

Food Donations through November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always welcomed and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Thank you!

Holiday Meals for the Needy Brown grocery sacks with attached food lists are now available in the lobby grocery carts. Please return filled sacks any weekend in Nov. (please use two sacks). Thank you for continuing this tradition of sharing with Jesu el Buen Pastor Lutheran Church in KC.

Pairs & Spares will meet THIS TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 11:30am in the Family Life Center, RD Mize. Come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com).

Thanksgiving Eve Service Wed., Nov. 24, 5:30pm, at WYATT. Please note the change of location from past years. The Thanksgiving Eve offering will again fund Timothy’s Emergency Assistance ministry. Thank you for your support!

Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast will be Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30-11am, in the Fellowship Hall at RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Cost: $5. Reservations due by Nov. 29 by either calling the church office (816.228.5300) or emailing Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). Payment may be left at RD Mize church office or payable at the breakfast. All ladies welcome! Bring friends!

Advent Services Theme:  Come, Lord Jesus, Be Our Guest; Dec. 1 & 8 at 5:30pm at RD Mize; Dec. 15 at Wyatt (TLS Christmas Program.

Christmas Eve Services RD Mize:  5:30, 7:30, & 10pm (with Holy Communion); Wyatt:  5:30pm.
Christmas Day Service (with Holy Communion) 10am, RD Mize.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Child care available. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Surviving the Holidays workshop is THIS MONDAY, Nov. 15, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize.

Staff Christmas Gift donations appreciated through Dec. 5. Pleases drop off in offering  plate, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Cancel Culture”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-5:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30 fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Elijah”; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk for preschool through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm; starts in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Senior High Youth Revolution 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker, Carrie Hochgrebe, and Becky Blatt.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms, 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Thursday, November, 4th, 2021

By |2021-11-04T16:09:01-05:00November 4th, 2021|ENotes|

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)

“How Happy!”

CREATIVE TENSION: As we look back and remember those brothers and sisters who have died in the faith, “happiness” might be far from our minds. But when we remember that “blessed” can mean “Oh, how happy!” we see how God fills us with joy in the most unlikely of circumstances. And that gives us hope that can only come from Him.

How Does It Look


Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I knew how to hide my true feelings because I needed everything to look good for a world that was watching and judging me. Here is the problem, no one is good. I am capable of doing good things, but I am not wholly and completely good all the time. I mean, when I compare myself to some people, I may seem good in my own eyes, but when Christ is my standard, I fall short every time. On the outside, I might look the part of a good Christian, but deep inside I struggle with pride, envy, and anger.
We can be focused on how we look to others, that we can’t see how dirty our heart is. It’s like when we have company and we make sure to clean the main areas, but our closets are a hot mess. Only Jesus can clean our hearts and change us from the inside out.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

When we truly understand grace and the love of God, we will no longer be satisfied with merely avoiding bad things. Jesus calls us to a life of abundance, not avoidance. We don’t simply choose to do good things to avoid shame or for the external perception of holiness but because we have been made holy by the blood of Jesus. His love compels us to pursue His goodness and extend His grace to others, impacting lives for Christ.

All Saints Sunday
In Memory of Our Departed Faithful


This Sunday we celebrate All Saints Sunday in both services. We pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ departed during the past year rest in peace in the hands of Jesus.  You are welcome to access the video in their honor by clicking on this link:  https://youtu.be/SezGNLQGqYA
Gene Bond                          Eunice Myres                      
Kaye Holsten                      Wilma Mueller
C
arol Vochatzer                  Norman Lee
Wes MacLean                     Shirley Brinkley                          Jim Bush
Janet Coffman                    Bill (Robert) Skinner                   Daisy Crone
Annita Theroff                    Mary Kalthoff                               Cherri Wellner
Penny Russell                    Marj Fields                                    Trudy Hayes
Kay Stockdell

CrossWalk Update:  God Talk at Home

Younger Kids (Pre-K – 1st grade) learned that God used Esther to save the Jews.
Take Home Point:  God is powerful—God’s power saves.
Read the Event: God uses Esther to save the Jews, from an early reading Bible, or read & summarize the event from Esther 2-9.
Prayer Power: Ask family members tell Jesus about some sins they have committed. Thank Him for dying on the cross to save them from those sins.

Older Kids (2nd – 5th grades) learned about Jeremiah’s warning to the people.
Take Home Event:  God is patient—come back to Him.
Read the Bible:  This lesson covers the book of Jeremiah. You may read about the prophet Jeremiah from a Story Bible or any available Bible. Key verse: 2 Peter 3:9, “…he is patient for your sake. He …wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act.”
Prayer Power:  Ask all family members to think of how they have disobeyed God or made bad choices. Confess your sins. Then thank God that he is patient and sent Jesus to die for our sins so that w3e can turn back to him.

Ministry Fair


Be sure to stop by the Ministry Fair tables in the lobbies (RD Mize this Sunday, Wyatt next Sunday) to find out how you can connect with several serving opportunities at Timothy as well as participate in the assembling of homeless kits in Ziploc bags to take into the community to spread the love of Jesus with those in need.  You will receive a Ziploc bag already containing a devotional tract, a list of community resources, and Timothy contact information for the public to enjoy. Each of the ministry tables will have the items to place in the bags. Thank you very much for your generous donations for these kits!

Veterans’ Day Program

The congregation is invited to the Timothy Lutheran School Annual Veterans’ Day Program next Thursday, Nov. 11, in the auditorium at Wyatt. Coffee and donuts will be available at 8:30am, and the special program will begin at 9am. Everyone is welcome as we honor all those who have served in the military to defend and protect our country!

Appreciation from Jesu el Buen

Thank you, Timothy, for your ongoing support of food donations for BS Community Services, Hillcrest Transitional Housing in LS, and Jesu el Buen in KC! This project has been a staple form of outreach for many years!  Thanks to Gary Flandermeyer for delivering Timothy’s October donations to Jesu el Buen this week! Gary reports that a brimming truck load was very much appreciated by the JEBP staff, as pictured here. They look forward to receiving our filled brown sacks for holiday meals later this month.

2021 First Fruits totals $163,266.92, as of Oct. 31st.  Thank you!

GO Commission Interest Survey will roll out this Sunday in both services. Thank you for participating!

Youth Ministry Price Chopper Coupon Fundraiser continues this weekend at both campuses. You’ll find the RD Mize table for this in the Ministry Fair set-up. Thanks so much for your tremendous response last weekend! Please remember the coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale starts this Sunday and ordering runs through Nov. 28. Stop by the tables in the lobby at either campus to pick up an order form or order online at www.timothylutheran.com. Products will be available for pick-up the following Sunday through Dec. 5. Proceeds will be donated to mites for missions and to Timothy youth attending the National Youth Gathering next summer. Thanks for your support!

Timothy’s New Ministry Mobile App Have you installed this yet? An installation video on the church website home page will be helpful or feel free to call Sandy Gregory, Member Services, at the church office (816.228.5300) for assistance. Thanks!

Donor Match Program New recurring online giving is encouraged to help Timothy receive a matching gift from its church management system in the first quarter of 2022.  Every gift started between now and Dec. 31 will be matched up to a maximum total of $1,000. More than one installment must be set up. Between now and Nov. 14, please set up your recurring gifts through Shelby Giving on the church website. Starting Nov. 15, you may also sign up for your recurring gifts through Timothy’s new ministry app. Thank you for considering this easy, generous & secure opportunity.

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) ingathering for this month is new or gently used winter necessities (adult coats, long underwear, blankets, socks, caps, & gloves. Please place donations in the LUMAA collection bin in lobby of either campus by Nov. 14. Please contact Lois Domsch (816.809.5846 or lois@domsch.com) with questions about the ingathering or the LUMAA meeting on Nov. 17 at Peace Lutheran in KC. Everyone is welcome!

Impact Sunday Nov. 21, 2021 If you did not receive the recent mailing from Pastor John concerning this initiative, please contact the church office. Thank you to those who have already participated! The congregation is reminded to identify your Impact Giving intention on the giving envelope (if you use a different one than was mailed) or through online contributions through the church website so that accurate totals can be calculated as separate from normal tithes and contributions. If you have already contributed to the Impact Sunday initiative and did not make this specification, please contact Chris Krenz in Financial Services. Thank you very much!

Food Donations through November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always welcomed and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap.

Holiday Meals for the Needy Brown grocery sacks with attached food lists are now available in the lobby grocery carts. Please return filled sacks any November weekend (please use two sacks). Thank you for continuing this tradition of sharing with Jesu el Buen Pastor Lutheran Church in KC.

Pairs & Spares will meet Tuesday, Nov. 16, 11:30am in the Family Life Center at RD Mize. Come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com).

Thanksgiving Eve Service Wed., Nov. 24, 5:30pm at WYATT. Please note the change of location from past years. The Thanksgiving Eve offering will again fund Timothy’s Emergency Assistance Fund. Thank you for your support!

Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast will be Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30-11am, in the Fellowship Hall at RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Cost: $5. Reservations begin this Monday, Nov. 8 by either calling the church office (816.228.5300) or emailing Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). Payment may be left at RD Mize church office or payable at the breakfast. All ladies welcome! Bring friends!

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Surviving the Holidays workshop will be Nov. 15, 5:30-8pm, at RD Mize.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda:  Annual Ministry Reports, Next Generation Update, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Proposed Slate of Lay Leaders, 2022 Operating Budget. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Please plan to attend.

Staff Christmas Gift donations appreciated through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plate, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Globalism;” 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-5:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk for preschool through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Senior High Youth Revolution 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker, Carrie Hochgrebe, and Becky Blatt.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms, 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com)

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

October 2021

Timothy eNotes Thursday, October, 28th, 2021

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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)

“Reformation Sunday”

CREATIVE TENSION: Each and every year we set aside this day to remember the Reformation.  A  time and place in history where the church got called out on some of their errant ways and then invited to get “re-rooted” back in the Gospel.  While this firestorm is often connected with the words of Luther which were nailed to the castle church in Wittenberg, the real crisis and centrality of the conversation revolved around the Word of God.  As we gather today, there are many different voices and words swirling around.  The question is, “Are we grounded in the most important Words of  all, God’s?”

Time Driving Behind a Combine 

Fall means harvest time. And harvest time means huge, slow, farming equipment on the move. More than once, cars flew around me and the farming equipment in no-passing zones, just barely missing oncoming traffic.
Why are we all in such a hurry? Where is our patience? I am guilty of this as well. I don’t like the anxiousness it brings. I don’t like the feeling that a fast forward button was pushed on my life or that I am missing out on what’s most important. The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. Proverbs 21:5
Although I think I’ll accomplish more, help more people, basically be a super woman when I hurry, I can’t do any of those things. Hurry robs us of what God has given to us in this beautiful life, the one He intends for us to use well. Hurry has no place here, when living our best life. With God’s grace, we can slow down and connect with Him and others.

Timothy Harvest Party Fun

Timothy Lutheran Church & School together hosted a Harvest Party last Friday at Wyatt from 5:30-7:30pm with approximately 105 kids plus parents, joining in to play carnival games, cash in on some candy, slap bracelets, bouncy balls, and more! Snacking on some pizza was mixed with lots of chatting and laughter. Praise God for a successful gathering of Timothy’s next generation and their friends!

   

CrossWalk Update:  God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K – 1st Grade) learned about Daniel and the Lion’s Den.
Take Home Point: God is powerful. God tames our fears.
Read the Event: Daniel and the Lion’s Den from an early reader Bible, or read & summarize the event from Daniel 6:1-28.
Prayer Power: Write “Jesus” on a large paper sack. Help your child wad up newspaper to make several newspaper balls. Throw the balls in the bag one at a time while naming fears. Explain that you are giving your fears to Jesus. Say a prayer, asking Jesus to use His power to take away your fears.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about Josiah and the Forgotten Book.
Take Home Point: Never forget that God speaks to you through His Word.
Read the Event: 2 Chron. 34-35
Prayer Power: Thank God that He cares enough about us to speak to us in His Word. Thank him that His Word gives us wisdom to lead godly lives in obedience to Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to help us know Jesus more and more by reading the Bible.

Timothy’s MinistryOne App 
Connect & Engage with Your Church 

If you have not installed the new church app, please go to Timothy’s website home page to view the installation video. A huge thank-you to Steve Schild for preparing this video! This app is a quick, easy, and secure way to connect and engage with all things Timothy! Pictured is Pastor Lieb who stopped by the table in the lobby last Sunday to confirm he had installed the app correctly. A huge thank-you to IT Services Doug Fleck and Member Services Sandy Gregory for helping members get registered!

Donor Match Program Reminder

We’re only a few days away from taking advantage of an exciting opportunity! Timothy’s church management system offers a Donor Match Program to encourage new recurring donors.

Every first gift between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, from a new recurring donor will be matched up to a total maximum of $1,000. To be eligible for the matching gift, more than one installment must be set up. Timothy will receive the matching gift in the first quarter of 2022.

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14, please set up your recurring gifts through Shelby Giving on the church website. Starting Nov. 14, you can sign up for your recurring gifts through Timothy’s new ministry app. Thank you for considering this easy, generous & secure opportunity!

Surviving the Holidays

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 4, from 6:30-8pm in the RD Mize Fireplace Room (302). This workshop features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics include Why the Holidays Are Tough, What to Expect, How to Prepare, How to Manage Relationships & Holiday Socials, and Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays will be presented on Mon., Nov. 15, from 6:30-8pm in Timothy’s at RD Mize. This workshop features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Topics will Why the Holidays Are Tough, What Emotions to Expect, How to Plan and Prepare, How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations and Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.

LUMAA Update
(Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary)

Ingathering this month:  Winter Necessities for Warmth (adult coats, long underwear, blankets, socks, caps, gloves.  Please drop off donations in the LUMAA collection bin in lobby of each campus by Nov. 14.

The next LUMAA meeting will be Wed., Nov. 17, at 9:30am at Peace Lutheran Church in KC. Everyone is welcome! Contact Lois Domsch (816.809.5846 or lois@domsch.com) with additional questions.

News from Missionary Carol Halter

Timothy received an emailed letter from Carol Halter earlier this week, excerpts from which are below;
“I have received the good news from the LCMS office of International Mission that you continue regularly to donate to help support me as a missionary here in Hong Kong. I do so appreciate this as it helps make it possible for me to tell Chinese people about the one true God Who loves us all so much. Especially during COVID with all its problems, I am ever so grateful for your remembering me with your generous support.”

Thank you, Timothy, for continuing to support Timothy’s tithes for reaching others locally, regionally, and globally!

And Another Appreciative Outreach Ministry. . .

Timothy received a letter of appreciation this week from The Apple of His Eye Mission Society for contributing year-to-date mission giving in the amount of $930.86. Excerpts from the letter include, “May the Lord bless you abundantly as you have bless us through your prayers and sustaining mission support! We praise the Lord for another baptism of a new believer in Israel and three more on the way by Thanksgiving. The Lord is calling people to Himself, and we celebrate that our mission can join in the harvest.”

2021 First Fruits totals $163,081.92, as of October 24th. Thank you!

Youth Ministry Fundraiser Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, both campuses; Price Chopper coupons available for $5 each (or whatever donation you wish to offer) which can be applied to the expressed purchase of sheet cakes, deli party trays, bakery pies, rotisserie or fried chicken, and $5 off total purchase of $50 or more. Coupons expire Dec. 31, 2021. Proceeds applied toward July 2022 National Youth Gathering expenses. Contact any youth, Pastor Ryan, or church office if you have questions.

All Saints Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday, Nov. 7, in both services. God bless the memory of Timothy’s members who have now rest in the hands of Jesus.

Interest Survey, created by Timothy’s GO Commission, will roll out next Sunday, Nov. 7, in both services.

Ministry Fair Nov.7 at RD Mize; Nov. 14 at Wyatt. Be sure to stop by the tables to learn more about Timothy’s four commissions, School Ministry, and LWML and how you can be connected to various ministries. In addition, you will receive a Ziploc bag upon leaving the worship service to fill with items for homeless kits located at the Ministry Fair tables. Thank you for participating!

Speaking of homeless kits, the most recent inventory of donated items shows the following items are greatly appreciated (please drop off in bins by this Sunday, Oct. 31): small bottles hand lotion, small cans deodorant, small hair brushes/combs, disposable razors, small cans shaving cream, & granola bars. Thank you very much for tremendous support of donations thus far!

Giving Tree Submissions due by Nov. 3. Submit name, address & phone number of the person/family in a sealed envelope and leave at church office or email Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com).

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Nov. 7-Nov. 28, both campuses and online. Last day to pick up is Dec. 5. Proceeds will be distributed to 10% mites and 90% National Youth Gathering expenses for Timothy’s youth.

Pairs & Spares will meet Tues., Nov. 16, 11:30am, Family Life Center, RD Mize; come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com).

Food Donations through November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always welcome and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap.

Holiday Meals for the Needy Brown grocery sacks with attached food lists available this weekend in the lobby grocery carts. Please return filled sacks any November weekend. Thank you for continuing our tradition of sharing with Jesu el Buen Pastor Lutheran Church in KC.

Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast Save the date: Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Reservations begin Nov. 8.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Adult Choirs Please join us as we prepare songs for Advent & Christmas worship services. Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium.

Staff Christmas Gift donations welcomed through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plate, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-5:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302); led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk for preschool through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Room 501, RD Mize.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms, 9-10am, Wyatt, 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Thursday, October, 21st, 2021

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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)

“Open Our Eyes!”

CREATIVE TENSION: Bartimaeus had just one wish: to see. When he heard that Jesus was approaching, he called out to Him to ask for healing. We, too, need that healing touch because far too often, we go through the world blind to the realities of what is going on around us. So, like Bartimaeus, we pray for Jesus to have mercy on us and open our eyes, too.

The Value of the Land in the Graveyard 

Some years ago, I read a story in a book called Die Empty by Todd Henry. In the book, the author recalls a story in which his friend asked this question at a meeting: “What do you think is the most valuable land in the world?” Several people made their guesses: Manhattan. The gold mines of South Africa. The oil fields of the Middle East. But the friend said that all those answers were wrong. He said that the most valuable land in the world is the graveyard. Because in the graveyard are buried all the unwritten novels, businesses that never launched, unreconciled relationships, and all of the other things that people thought, “I’ll get around to that tomorrow.”

There’s a brand-new week right around the corner, and some of us have a pocketful of dreams and plans, but something might try to stop us from taking the next step. Maybe it’s fear of failure, possible rejection, time, or some other uncertainty. As a church we feel that too, So many questions, what’s coming next, are we ready…. But what if we each decided that this was the week we to take one small step toward progress? It could be a way of saying, “This is important. Our dreams are important. God’s call is still alive and well at Timothy.”

You may think you’re too old or too young, that what you have to give is insignificant, that people aren’t listening, and there are no blueprints for how to build what we feel led to build. But God is working, and the author of Hebrews has some encouragement for us, by offering a way to move forward with perseverance.
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

These verses were a rousing call to early Christians to persevere. The call relates to our faith, of course, but it’s also a reminder to keep moving forward with the hopes and dreams that God has placed inside of us. It’s time to be a part of that dream again.

Timothy Celebrates Senior Adult Ministry


Timothy’s Senior Adult Ministry will be celebrated at both campuses this weekend! Take a minute to thank our seniors for their commitment to Timothy for many years as well as the many ways they continue to serve today and will continue to serve in the future. Timothy’s rich heritage is due in large part to these faithful servants, and we thank God for each and every one of them.

Timothy’s youth ministry is thanking Timothy’s senior adults this Sunday at both campuses by providing cupcakes and homemade posters with heartfelt messages, so all seniors are encouraged to stop by the table after the service to enjoy the accolades and yummy cupcakes.

CrossWalk Update:  God Talk at Home


Younger kids (Pre-K-1st grade) learned about the Three Men in the Fiery Furnace.
Take Home Point: Trust God’s power. Cool!
Read the Event: The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace from an early reading Bible or read/summarize the event from Daniel 3.
Prayer Power:  Think of times when God has used His power to help your child or family. Say a prayer together, thanking God for His powerful help.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about Good King Hezekiah.
Take Home Point:  Who’s on your side? We’re on God’s side.
Read the Event: Read from a Bible storybook about Hezekiah in 2 Chron. 29:1-31 or 2 Chron. 29:3-6, 35-36, or 2 Chron. 32: 20-22.
Prayer Power:  Thank God that He has chosen us and given His Son, Jesus. Thank God that He gives us victory as we face battles. Ask Him to help remind us that we are on His side.

Timothy’s MinistryOne App
Connect & Engage with Your Church

The Ministry One installation directions and help can be accessed now on the home page of Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com). You are encouraged to view that information before services this weekend and then, if additional help or explanation is needed, there will be people available in the lobbies after the services. We look forward to enhanced member connection and engagement all things Timothy! Thank you!

New Opportunity:  Donor Match Program


Check out this exciting opportunity! Timothy’s church management system is offering a Donor Match Program to encourage new recurring donors.

Every first gift between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, from a new recurring donor will be matched up to a maximum of $1,000.  To be eligible for the matching gift, more than one installment must be set up. Timothy will receive the matching gift in the first quarter of 2022.

Once the giving module is released on the new church app, this will be very easy to set up and link to your checking account or debit/credit card. Please note that the giving module on the new church app will not be released before Nov. 1. Thank you for considering this easy, generous opportunity!

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Update


Timothy’s apartment has new residents! Dan Sbisa reports that April and her two-year-old son, Hunter, moved into the apartment this past Sunday afternoon. They had been living in a motel recently, and Hillcrest will be a huge help to them.

Thank you to Daryl & Becky Fowler for cleaning and stocking the apartment with groceries prior to Sunday. They were also able to meet April and Hunter who are very excited for this opportunity.

Thank you, Timothy, for your support of this ministry. We pray that April and Hunter will “transform their lives through Christ.”

Intentional, Missional Community

We’ve all been feeling it, haven’t we? The need for connection and community?

This pandemic has shown many of us how God created us to be in relationship with others. But it has been a hard task for the past year-and-a-half.

Timothy’s GO Commission wants to help reduce those barriers that keep us from being together and reaching out into the community.

On November 7th, you’ll be asked to complete a survey (the simple, fun kind!). Do any of these sound like a good time to you?

  • Visiting a winery
  • Exploring new hiking trails
  • Watching the game at the local brewhouse
  • Delving into a new book
  • Swapping comics
  • Celebrating different cultures

And there are more options—just not listed here! Be on the lookout for more details and exciting opportunities to live in an intentional, missional community.

Love from your sister in Christ,
Emily Wilson
GO Commission

Greetings from Pastor Bellinghausen

To all the Saints at Timothy,

It has been just over three months since I left you all to serve the Church in Vestal, NY. And by the grace of God, I have already had the pleasure of baptizing two infants and welcoming multiple people into the congregation. While there have certainly been hard moments as well, God has greatly blessed me in this place, and I trust that He is working all things for the good of those who love Him.

You all are often on my heart and in my prayers. As we face various challenges and opportunities, my time at the seminary and, of course, my experiences with you, have shaped my thoughts and words. I am very hopeful for my time at Grace Lutheran Church and for the work that God will accomplish in this place. I want to thank you all again for all the kindness and support that you’ve shown me throughout the years.

I am well settled here and getting to know the community more every day. And I think fondly of you all. I hope to visit you next summer. While there are many things that make a trip home difficult, I think we all know that my mother won’t let me wait any longer than that. May God bless you all as we look forward to Reformation Day and the start of Advent.

Pastor Jake Bellinghausen

2021 First Fruits totals $162,921.92, as of Oct. 17th. Thank you!

Children’s Harvest Party TONIGHT, Oct  22nd, 5:30 to 7:30, Wyatt; All Timothy children invited for lots of fun and fellowship.

“Thank you, Timothy, for always being there when people need you, in our case with the passing of my mother, Trudy Hayes. We are glad to call Timothy our church home. Tabitha & Travis Martin”

Cancer Prayer Service is THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 24, at 3pm in the Wyatt Auditorium. Fellowship &refreshments will follow in the 4 G’s at 4pm. Come hear Norman and Anna Bannister share how faith brought them through Norman’s battle with cancer. Invite friends & family to join you as we pray for one another and praise God in the storm.

Youth Ministry Fundraiser Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, both campuses; Price Chopper coupons available for $5 each (or whatever donation you wish to offer) which can be applied to the expressed purchase of sheet cakes, deli party trays, bakery pies, rotisserie or fried chicken, and $5 off total purchase of $50 or more. Coupons expire Dec. 31, 2021. Contact any youth, Pastor Ryan, or church office if you have questions.

Operation Paperbacks Collection has ended; organizer appreciated tremendous early support and no longer needs additional books. Thanks to all who donated!

Ministry Fair Nov. 7 at RD Mize; Nov. 14 at Wyatt. Be sure to stop by the tables in the lobbies to learn about ministry opportunities and to pick up items for homeless kits. Speaking of homeless kits, the most recent inventory of donated items shows that the following items would be greatly appreciated by Oct. 31:  small bottles hand lotion, wash cloths, small cans deodorant, small hair brushes/combs, disposable razors, small cans shaving cream, & granola bars.  More details about Ministry Fair next week!

Giving Tree Submissions due by Nov. 3. Submit name, address & phone number of the person/family in a sealed envelope and leave at church office or email Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com).

Pairs & Spares Save the date! Tuesday, Nov. 16, 11:30am, Family Life Center, RD Mize; come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com).

Food Donations through November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always welcome and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Brown grocery sacks with food lists for holiday meals will be available on Sun., Oct. 31.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Nov. 7 through Dec. 5, both campuses and online at church website (www.timothylutheran.com).

Reformation Sunday Next Sunday, Oct. 31, choirs will enhance worship, both campuses.

Adult Choirs Please join us as we prepare songs for Advent and Christmas worship services! Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium.

Staff Christmas Gift donations welcomed through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plate, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302); led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk for pre-school through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.
Wednesday Confirmation for 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt, 4’G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@#yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Thursday, October, 14th, 2021

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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)

“Our Hearts in HIS Hand”

CREATIVE TENSION: What does it mean when we say that we have our heart in our hand? We might mean that literally, like when a surgeon is holding a person’s heart during surgery. It could mean that we’re trying to be fully honest with a person about our feelings. But when we speak of God holding our hearts in His hand, we’re saying that He is the one who gives us life and He is the one who reveals His heart to us through His Son.

The Myth of “Practice Makes Perfect” 

I started piano lessons when I was in second grade. My piano teacher was patient, but my dedication was less than stellar. Her sending words each week were the secret of every great pianist: “Practice makes perfect!” These three words were loaded with promise. But it was also a phrase loaded with pressure, especially to a seven-year-old girl. Perfection? It was an impossible target—one I could never seem to hit, and my disappointment in myself was real.

I’ve discovered the same to be true in my spiritual life. I read my Bible and go to church. I try to do what is right and live in such a way that would please God. But no sooner do I close the pages of my Bible and say, “Amen,” I find myself tripping on my pride or impatience. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7: 21-25

We all feel the weight of sin and trying to live like Jesus, but we fail time and time again. And yet, we can see evidence of His transforming in spite of ourselves. Although we are not yet whom we want to be, we are no longer whom we once were. And when we fall on His grace in recognition of our great need, we find His power waiting for us. It is there we can leave our hard work and determination behind and, instead, rest in His work—His saving work on the cross. It is His performance that matters, not mine.

“It is finished,” He said (John 19:30). Yes, it is. The real work is already done. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me . . . and You.

Timothy Celebrates LWML Sunday

This Sunday we observe LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE. Approximately 90 Timothy ladies belong to one of three Circles (Elizabeth, Mary Martha, or Ruth), joining together for devotion, fellowship, and bring their mites for missions.

A video during Sunday worship will highlight some of the activities and events held throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the table in the lobby to meet some of the members and get more information. All ladies in Timothy are welcome to visit and/or join. Call Susan Ready, President, 816.328.2201 with questions.

All-Church Potluck

Thanks to Timothy’s GATHER Commission for organizing and implementing Timothy’s first potluck dinner since the onset of COVID about 18 months ago! Although smaller in attendance than normal, it was a start to “returning-to normal” fellowship opportunities. Always good food and good friends to enjoy! “Thinking-of-You” cards were signed for Timothy’s shut-in members. Thanks to members of the Wyatt Celebration Chorus for leading a sing-a-long session of familiar songs. Pictured are L-R, Mitch Leakey, Bob Logan, Joe Sauter, Terry Calvin, Sandy Sauter (pianist, seated) and Sandy Logan leading a rousing rendition of “This Little Gospel Light of Mine.”

Timothy’s MinistryOne App
Connect & Engage with Your Church

Timothy’s Ministry One App rolls out at the end of the services on Sunday, Oct. 24! Don’t forget to bring your cell phone (but keep it muted, please, until end of service!) There will be people available to assist as needed.

Successful TLS Walk-a-Thon


What a blessing! On Friday, Sept. 24, all students, pre-school through 8th grade, participated in the 2021
TLS Walk-a-Thon, raising funds to support the first quarter TLS Mission Project. Here are some fun facts:
•    2,305 laps around the parking lot were completed
•    Teachers, parents & family  members assisted students with motivation by walking with them
•    A total of $6,162 was raised to purchase classroom equipment
•    Thank you, Kim Brunkhorst and Becky Barnett, for organizing and leading the event!
•    Thank you to all who contributed and sponsored our students. Our success is your success!

The TLS mission comes from Matt. 20: 28, Sent to Serve. In a world that values self-promotion and
winning, we choose to share Christ’s Word and proclaim His good name. Our gifts, our talents, and our
purpose are to serve others as we come together as one body in Christ. I could not be prouder, nor
more blessed, than to witness the giving and call to serve in the TLS community.

In His Service,
Ken Holland
Principal—Timothy Lutheran School

Cancer Prayer Service “Faith Over Fear”

In the eye of a storm, our faith can be challenged as fear sets in. Every day, believers and unbelievers face the impact cancer has on the life of the afflicted and in the lives of family and friends. It is without a doubt one of the toughest roads we can travel, and we don’t have to travel it alone. The word cancer brings with it heartbreaking news that creates anger, depression, loneliness, and the list goes on. Cancer threatens the gift of life God provides. Life is still a gift, so we journey forward together as God’s family.

The first Cancer Prayer Service was held in 2019 to help support and encourage cancer patients, along with their family and friends. We gathered as brothers and sisters in Christ in worship, song, and prayer as we praised God in the midst of our storms. Timothy Lutheran Ministries will host its fifth Cancer Prayer Service to support, encourage, and pray for those impacted by cancer.

Together, we praise God in the storm of life through community in God’s family—no one is ever alone in God’s family. We look forward to Norman and Anna Bannister share how faith brought them through Norman’s battle with cancer.

Please join us by inviting those you know to gather with us as we pray for one another. The event and Cancer Prayer Pack are available to anyone by request.

God’s blessings as we praise God in the storm.
Pastor Rod Lindemann

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/cancerprayercommunity
Web: www.cancerprayerservice.com
Email: info@CancerPrayerService.com

Cancer Prayer Service
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Timothy Lutheran—Wyatt Campus
3pm Worship Service
4pm Fellowship & Refreshments

Order Cancer Prayer T-Shirt to support ongoing services
T-Shirt Link: https://rods-cps.itemorder.com/

CrossWalk Update: God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K-1st grade) learned about Josiah hearing God’s Word.
Read the event:  Josiah hears God’s Word from an early reading Bible or read/summarize the event from
2 Chron. 34: 14-33.
Take-Home Point:  God is our King. God’s Word rules.
Prayer Power:  Say a prayer to thank God for His Word. Ask God to help you learn His Word more each
day.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about King Josiah’s good start but bad finish.
Read the event:  2 Chron. 21 – 24
Take-Home Point:  Be faithful to God now and your whole life.
Prayer Power:  Thank God that He sent Jesus to die for our sins and a perfect example for us to follow.
Pray that even when we mess up, we can remember to repent and ask for forgiveness. Thank God for
Jesus living in our hearts and giving us the power to finish strong.

Youth Ministry Fundraiser

Timothy’s youth thanks the congregation for participating in its various fundraisers to attend the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX, next July. The recent Shoe Drive netted 57 bags of 25 pairs each which will add approximately $450 to the NYG fundraising effort! Thank you!

On October 31 and November 7 at both campuses, youth will be selling Price Chopper coupons for $5 each (or whatever donation you care to offer) which can be applied to the expressed purchase of sheet cakes, deli party trays, bakery pies, rotisserie or fried chicken, and $5 off total purchase of $50 or more. What a deal! Five different opportunities to save a total of $18 if all individual discounts are used! Even though these coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2021, they are timely for the holiday seasons approaching quickly!

If unable to purchase your coupons on Oct. 31 or Nov. 7, you can contact any of the youth, Pastor Ryan, or the church office. Thanks for your support! It is a tremendous blessing for the youth to have Timothy’s spiritual and financial support for this life-changing week!

Homeless Kits Update

Donations for the homeless-kit project at Timothy’s Ministry Fair on Nov. 7 (RD Mize) and Nov. 14 (Wyatt) are going well! The bins/boxes for drop-off of items are in lobby of both campuses. Items will be collected through Oct. 31. Thank you!

For now, the most-needed items are small bottles mouthwash, small tubes tooth paste, small bottles hand lotion, wash cloths, small bottles hand sanitizer, small cans deodorant, small hair brushes/combs, disposable razors, small cans shaving cream, and granola bars.  A sufficient amount of Ziploc bags, tooth brushes, and dental floss has been collected. Please watch for updates each week! Thank you!

We look forward to the congregation learning about Timothy’s ministries as well as assembling simple homeless kits when they visit the tables in the lobbies. Be sure to take advantage of this dual purpose opportunity!

Busy Times at Timothy

To recap the many activities and celebrations occurring over the next few weeks, be sure to mark your calendars and watch for updates:

  • Sunday, Oct. 17:  LWML Sunday; Collection for homeless kits & paperback books
  • Oct. 24:  Senior Adult Sunday, recognition by Timothy’s youth; Introduction of Timothy’s Ministry One App; Cancer Prayer Service (3pm, Wyatt); Youth Ministry Price Chopper coupon fundraiser; Collection for homeless kits & paperback books
  • Oct. 31:  Reformation Sunday; Youth Ministry Price Chopper coupon fundraiser; Collection for homeless kits & paperback books
  • Nov. 7:  All Saints Sunday; GO Commission Interest Survey; Ministry Fair (RD Mize); LWML Nut & Candy Sale; Youth Ministry Price Chopper coupons fundraiser
  • Nov. 11:  TLS Veterans’ Day Program (9am, Wyatt)
  • Nov. 14:  Ministry Fair (Wyatt); LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Nov. 21:  Impact Sunday
  • Nov. 24:  Thanksgiving Eve Service (5:30pm, Wyatt); Giving Trees displayed; LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Nov. 28:  LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Dec. 1, 8, & 15:  Advent Services (5:30pm; Dec. 1 & 8, RD Mize; Dec. 15, TLS Christmas Program at Wyatt)

Giving Tree Submissions

Now is the time to think about families who may be able to use some extra help during the holidays. If you know of an individual or family from our congregation or school who would be a candidate for Timothy’s Giving Tree, please contact our Care Minister.

ust submit the name, address and phone number of the person/family in a sealed envelope and leave at the church office or email Nancy Nowiszewski, nancyn@timothylutheran.com, by Nov. 3. Thank you for your generous support in past years—we look forward to another successful season of giving!

2021 First Fruits totals $162,836.92 as of Oct. 10th. Thank you!

“Thank you, Timothy, for your partnership with Lutheran Bible Translators so that others may have scripture in a language they understand. Your friends in Christ, Lutheran Bible Translators”

Collegiate Care If you know of a college student whom you think would appreciate a note & small gift from Timothy, please email his/her name & college mailing address to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com). If you’d like to contribute or write a card, let him know that also. Thanks!

Senior Adult Sunday Oct. 24, both campuses; Timothy’s youth will offer cake and messages of appreciation on posters.

Operation Paperbacks Collection through end of Oct. of paperbacks for Lutheran High School alum to send to deployed soldiers, veterans & military families prior to Veterans’ Day. Most requested include action, suspense, true crime & history (please no romance, political, or religious). Drop off in bin at either campus by Oct. 31. Thanks!

LWML MO District KC South Zone Fall Rally, Tues., Oct. 26, St. Matthew Lutheran, 700 NE Chipman Rd., LS; theme: “Sharing Love, Sharing Life; 9am registration; 9:30am devotion; cost $5 (includes lunch); program: Julie Ball from The Light House; Gifts from the Heart: diapers (size 3-6), baby wipes, or monetary donations for the Light House. RSVP to Susan Ready (816.328.2201 or sready2@comcast.net) by Oct. 15.

Third Quarter Contribution Updates were emailed to the congregation on Oct. 11. If you did not receive it but expected to, please contact church office (816.228.5300). Your email address for receiving eNotes is not always the address on file for other communication from Timothy. If you denote errors or have questions, please also call church office. Thank you!

Food Donations for October and November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always needed and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Please note that the brown grocery sacks with food lists for holiday meals will be available on Sun., Oct. 31.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Adult Choirs Please join us as we prepare songs for Advent and Christmas worship services! Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023; Next Generation Update, 2022 Budget. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Please plan to attend. Thanks!

Staff Christmas Gift letter was emailed this week. Donations will continue through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plates, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; next class on Oct. 17.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study I Want to Know by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.
Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk for pre-school through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation for 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Room 501, RD Mize.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt, 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Thursday, October, 7th, 2021

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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)

“Unraveled: Exiles’ Dreams”

CREATIVE TENSION: The Judean exiles had a dream: to home, and to go home soon. And they had “prophets” who were telling them that their dreams would come true. It was Jeremiah’s job to bring them back to reality. Their exile wouldn’t be short. They should settle in, raise families, buy houses. But in the midst of this bad news, God reminds them that He is still there. They still have a future with Him. And He makes the same promise to us when our dreams unravel, too.

Hard on Yourself? Try Curiosity Instead of Criticism

Elyse, my two-year-old granddaughter, recently got a haircut. The stylist handed her a small mirror and told her to look into it. It was an attempt to help her sit still, and it worked. Elyse leaned toward the mirror until she was so close her breath made fog on it. She was intrigued by her own face. Watching her, I was struck by how differently she and I look into mirrors.
Sometimes we pause and take a closer look at our lives. We reflect on the past and look forward to the future. We often do so with a harsh eye. We remember our mistakes, the goals we didn’t meet.
But what if we try Elyse’s approach instead? What if, instead of looking with criticism, we look with curiosity? Criticism condemns; curiosity invites us to learn. Criticism holds us back; curiosity inspires us to grow. Romans 8:34 says, “Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us.” When we choose curiosity rather than criticism, we’re more aligned with the heart of God toward us. Curious questions sound like What am I learning? – How am I growing? – In what ways am I getting stronger?
Let’s hold a mirror up to our hearts and lives sometimes. Let’s find ways to keep learning, growing, and becoming stronger. As we do, let’s also remember that curiosity is more helpful than self-criticism. Let’s resolve not to use condemnation as motivation when the God we serve only uses grace.

All-Church Potluck
This Sunday, Oct. 10 4:30-6:30pm Family Life Center, RD Mize

The GATHER Commission has all plans in place and hopes to see you Sunday for food and fellowship with family and friends! Table service and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. The Wyatt Praise Team will provide entertainment. See you Sunday!

Timothy’s MinistryOne App
Connect & Engage with Your Church

Timothy’s Ministry One App rolls out at the end of the services on Sunday, Oct. 24! Don’t forget to bring your cell phone (but keep it muted, please, until end of service!) There will be people available to assist as needed.

Cancer Prayer Service “Faith Over Fear”

In the eye of a storm, our faith can be challenged as fear sets in. Every day, believers and unbelievers face the impact cancer has on the life of the afflicted and in the lives of family and friends. It is without a doubt one of the toughest roads we can travel, and we don’t have to travel it alone. The word cancer brings with it heartbreaking news that creates anger, depression, loneliness, and the list goes on. Cancer threatens the gift of life God provides. Life is still a gift, so we journey forward together as God’s family.

The first Cancer Prayer Service was held in 2019 to help support and encourage cancer patients, along with their family and friends. We gathered as brothers and sisters in Christ in worship, song, and prayer as we praised God in the midst of our storms. Timothy Lutheran Ministries will host its fifth Cancer Prayer Service to support, encourage, and pray for those impacted by cancer.

Together, we praise God in the storm of life through community in God’s family—no one is ever alone in God’s family. We look forward to Norman and Anna Bannister share how faith brought them through Norman’s battle with cancer.

Please join us by inviting those you know to gather with us as we pray for one another. The event and Cancer Prayer Pack are available to anyone by request.

God’s blessings as we praise God in the storm.
Pastor Rod Lindemann

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cancerprayercommunity
Web: www.cancerprayerservice.com
Email: info@CancerPrayerService.com

Cancer Prayer Service
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Timothy Lutheran—Wyatt Campus
3pm Worship Service
4pm Fellowship & Refreshments

Order Cancer Prayer T-Shirt to support ongoing services
T-Shirt Link: https://rods-cps.itemorder.com/

CrossWalk Update: God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K – 1st grade) learned about King Hezekiah praying to God and hearing His answer.
Read the event: King Hezekiah prays and God answers. Suggestion to read from an early reading Bible or summarize the event from 2 Chron. 32:1-22.
Take-home point to remember: God is our King. Pray to the King.
Prayer Power: Ask each family member to share a problem needing prayers from the rest of the family. As each person shares, the rest of the family put their hands on that person and prays for him/her.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about Jehoram’s awful death.
Read the event: 2 Chron. 21: 4-20
Take-home point to remember: If you ignore God, you’ll go out of control.
Prayer Power: Encourage family members to confess areas in their lives that are out of control and urge them to ask for God’s control.

MO District Thanks Timothy

On August 29, Timothy participated in a MO District initiative to raise funds for the Tomorrow’s Teachers and Preachers program, collecting $578 as a free-will offering for this purpose. The thank-you note below arrived late last week:
Dear Members of Timothy,
Your forward-thinking generosity is a blessing! Thank you for your gift to the scholarship endowment of the Missouri District. We may not know who the next generation of church workers will be, but God certainly does. You’re already a source of encouragement to these men and women. It’s great to be about this work in God’s Kingdom with you all.

Missionary Appreciates Timothy’s Support

Timothy’s Executive Board is planning a Ministry Fair in the lobby of both campuses Timothy received a thank-you letter this week from Barb Rebentisch, serving as a LCMS missionary in
As I reflect on the past year of career missionary work with the LCMS, I’m extremely grateful for your support. I’ve been able to edit Chinese translations of several books, interpret for six sacred music seminars, and further develop the lutheranchinese.org website. None of this would have been possible apart from your support. I hope next summer to visit you sometime between June and September.
God’s peace,
Barb

More Appreciation for Timothy’s Tithe

Timothy received a thank-you letter from Lutheran Church Charities for our support. The mission of LCC is to share the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ, drawing upon Matthew 25 to serve others: Our Lord said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” …”The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” Matt. 25: 35-40.
In part, President/CEO of LCC expressed his appreciation of Timothy’s support as follows: I want to personally thank you for your faithful support to Lutheran Church Charities and for your gift of $3,000 to the Lutheran Church Charities Disaster Relief Fund—Hurricane Ida. Dollar per dollar, EVERY dollar given goes directly to your chosen cause. Your support allows Lutheran Church Charities to continue to touch lives with the presence of Christ.

2021 First Fruits totals $162,776.92 as of Oct. 3rd. Thanks!

Ministry Fair Nov. 7 at RD Mize; Nov. 14 at Wyatt. Stop by the tables in the lobbies to learn about Timothy’s ministries and also to pick up an item for a homeless kit. During the month of October, donations for the kits are greatly appreciated: gallon-size Ziploc bags, tooth brushes, small tubes tooth paste, dental floss, small bottles mouthwash, bars of soap, wash cloths, small bottles hand sanitizer, small cans deodorant, small bottles hand lotion, small hair brushes/combs, disposable razors, small cans shaving cream, granola bars. Drop off in the containers in each lobby. Thanks!

Collegiate Care If you know of a college student whom you think would appreciate a note & small gift from Timothy, please email his/her name & college mailing address to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com). If you’d like to contribute or write a card, let him know that also.
Thanks!

LWML MO District KC South Zone Fall Rally, Tues., Oct. 26, St. Matthew Lutheran, 700 NE Chipman Rd., LS; theme: “Sharing Love, Sharing Life,” based on 1 Thess. 2: 7-8; 9am registration, 9:30am devotion; cost $5 (includes lunch); program: Julie Ball from The Light House; Gifts from the Heart: diapers (size 3-6), baby wipes, or monetary donations for The Light House. RSVP to Susan Ready, 816.328.2201 or sready2@comcast.nete by Oct. 15.

Updated Contribution Statements for first three quarters of 2021 will be emailed on Monday, Oct. 11. If you do not receive it but expect to receive it, please contact the church office. Your email address for receiving eNotes is not always the address on file for other communication from the church. If you denote errors or have questions, please also call the church office (816.228.5300). Thank you!

LWML Sunday Oct. 17, both campuses; mark your calendars for Nut & Candy Sale to start Nov. 7.

Senior Adult Appreciation Sunday Oct. 24, both campuses; Timothy’s youth ministry thanks senior adults; enjoy cake and hand-made posters.

King of Kings Lutheran Church invites Timothy to its Annual Homespun Holiday Bazaar & German Lunch THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 9, shop 10am-3pm, lunch 11am-2pm; proceeds benefit tuition assistance for students at King of king Early Learning Center, Martin Luther Academy, & KC Lutheran High. Email questions to kok.tuition@gmail.coom or call 816.436.7680. FB Event: https://bit.lv/2Y5ylWh

Volunteers Needed for RD Mize front desk during business hours (8:30am-4:30pm M-Th; 8:30am-1pm F) according to your availability, especially during months of Oct. and Nov. Please contact church office (816.228.5300) if you can help. Thanks!

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Adult Choirs Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions.

Nominating Committee for 2022 -2023 lay leaders requests name of interested volunteers to serve on Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Commission Leaders, or School Board. Contact Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com), Mary Low (k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net) or Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for details. Thank you! (Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Oct. 15). Thanks!

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023, Next Generation Update, 2022. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Please plan to attend. Thanks!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; next class on Oct. 17.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.
Wednesday CrossWalk for pre-school through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation for 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

September 2021

Timothy ENotes Thursday, September 30, 2021

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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)

“Unraveled: Zacchaeus’s Invitation”

CREATIVE TENSION: Zacchaeus was living the dream. He had reached the pinnacle of his career, he was wealthy beyond measure, and yet his life was missing something important, something that he thought he might find in Jesus. But he got more than he bargained for. Jesus’ invitation to lunch unraveled his sin and comfort and brought him to a new life, one of repentance and service.

A Taste of Heaven

A terrible condition has now become the norm in our kitchens: Dinner must be made in thirty minutes and consumed in even less time. I remember as a child using the kitchen as a place to enjoy and bake with anticipation, searching through Betty Crocker for a new recipe. With Rod’s new health challenges, we are taking more time to search for recipes, read labels and prepare foods to balance his needs. It could be a terrible time, but I have found it to be a wonderful time we spend together with a unified goal. It refocuses my heart and brings me back to a place I have always loved.
Jesus cooked! Our Lord, in His resurrected body, made His disciples breakfast. Heaven came down, stoked the coals, scaled the fish, and used all His senses. Cooking is an invitation to join God in the joy of creation. So enjoy the thrill of stripping away the peel on a sweet potato or the happy scent of a freshly cut lemon — God programmed those moments of delight into every creation. Those moments are His delight, too, and possibly it sheds light on God’s delight in creating us.
Perhaps that’s what Paul meant when he wrote the verse: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.” 1 Corth. 10:31
And if there is holiness in the kitchen, I’d wager there’s probably holiness in the laundry room or in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Inviting Jesus into our day can convince us of a simple truth: A taste of heaven is in every earthly bite.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
NEEDED!

The New “MinistryOne” App needs the most current information. If you have recently changed primary email address or phone number, please update by completing a Communication Card/Slip and place in offering plate, give to an usher, or contact church office! This is a crucial first step prior to installing this app on October 24th for easier engagement with your church.

Cancer Prayer Service “Faith Over Fear”

In the eye of a storm, our faith can be challenged as fear sets in. Every day, believers and unbelievers face the impact cancer has on the life of the afflicted and in the lives of family and friends. It is without a doubt one of the toughest roads we can travel, and we don’t have to travel it alone. The word cancer brings with it heartbreaking news that creates anger, depression, loneliness, and the list goes on. Cancer threatens the gift of life God provides. Life is still a gift, so we journey forward together as God’s family.

The first Cancer Prayer Service was held in 2019 to help support and encourage cancer patients, along with their family and friends. We gathered as brothers and sisters in Christ in worship, song, and prayer as we praised God in the midst of our storms. Timothy Lutheran Ministries will host its fifth Cancer Prayer Service to support, encourage, and pray for those impacted by cancer.

Together, we praise God in the storm of life through community in God’s family—no one is ever alone in God’s family. We look forward to Norman and Anna Bannister share how faith brought them through Norman’s battle with cancer.

Please join us by inviting those you know to gather with us as we pray for one another. The event and Cancer Prayer Pack are available to anyone by request.

God’s blessings as we praise God in the storm.
Pastor Rod Lindemann

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/cancerprayercommunity
Web: www.cancerprayerservice.com
Email: info@CancerPrayerService.com

Cancer Prayer Service
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Timothy Lutheran—Wyatt Campus
3pm Worship Service
4pm Fellowship & Refreshments

CrossWalk Update: God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K –1st grade) learned about God winning the battle for King Jehoshaphat
Read the event:  God wins a battle for King Jehoshaphat from an early reading Bible, or read and summarize the event from 2 Chronicles 20:1-29.
Take-home point to remember:  God is our king. God will help us win.
Prayer Power:  Pray to God and tell him your problems. Ask God to help you with your problems.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about Jehoshaphat’s army of praise.
Read the event:  2 Chronicles 20:1-30
Take-home point to remember:  When discouraged, pray and praise.
Prayer Power:  Thank God that just like Jehoshaphat and his people, we can take our troubles to the Lord and then be encouraged that God will see us through. Encourage family members to pray specifically for any area in which they are struggling.

Happy 90th Birthday, Joy!

The family of Joy Mueller invites Timothy congregation to an open house at Homestead Financial Mortgage, 8585 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS, THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, from 1-4pm in honor of Joy’s 90th birthday.

If you would like to send a card, Joy’s mailing address is 7605 S. Buckner Tarsney Rd., Grain Valley, MO 64029.  Happy Birthday, Joy, from your Timothy family! God’s blessings for many more!

Ministry Fair

Timothy’s Executive Board is planning a Ministry Fair in the lobby of both campuses, Nov. 7 at RD Mize and Nov. 14, at Wyatt.  In addition to learning about opportunities associated with Timothy’s various ministries, worshippers will pick up one item at each table for a homeless kit and take the kit to keep in their car for someone in the community.

The goals are not only internal outreach to learn more ways to serve at Timothy, but also external outreach to offer a helping hand. Timothy’s Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski shares the following story about this type of community outreach:

“I carry one of the bags in my car to give to a homeless person, whom I usually see at corners in the city or near the interstate in BS. I had to take a second look a few weeks ago when I spotted a thin man and his dog walking through the Target parking lot. I knew I needed to give him the kit I had with me, so I quickly got into my car and headed in the direction he had gone. I couldn’t see him anywhere so I said a quick prayer that I would see the man, if I was meant to help him. As I looked down the street, I saw him in the distance, backpack on his back, walking with his dog. I pulled up alongside him and rolled down my window to tell him I had a little help for him. He walked over, and with a toothy grin, thanked me for the bag with some essentials and papers. I pointed out that the papers included information on how to get help finding a job and a little cash would buy him a sandwich. As I turned the car around to go home, I saw that he had found a tree to sit under to escape the hot sun and was going through the homeless kit to discover the contents. I pray he read the Christian tract and saw the invitation to visit Timothy. He continues in my prayers.”

With this story in mind, listed below are items to donate for this project (travel sizes are great!). If you can help, please drop off in Ministry Fair bins in each lobby during month of October.  Timothy’s leadership & staff will provide contact info about our ministries & helpful community resources. Thank you very much!
  • Ziploc bags (gallon size)                                
  • Tooth brush
  • Small tube of tooth paste
  • Small bottle of mouthwash
  • Dental floss
  • Bar of soap
  • Wash cloth
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small can of deodorant
  • Small bottle of hand lotion
  • Small hair brush/comb
  • Razor
  • Small can of shaving cream
  • Granola bars
  • Small amount of cash ($3-$5—added personally to your completed kit–optional)

Collegiate Care

Fall is in the air, and while we may be savoring a pumpkin spice latte, our college students are in the midst of another crazy semester and perhaps even facing midterms! So Timothy’s GROW Commission and Pastor Ryan plan to ship out cards and a small gift to our college students, reminding them that their Timothy family is thinking and praying for them.
If you have a college student in your family whom you think would appreciate receiving this mailing, please email his/her name and college mailing address to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com). If you’d like to contribute or write a card, let him know that also. Thank you!!

 Lutheran High School Paperback Book Drive

During the month of October, a LHS alum, Alex Helmer, is sponsoring a book drive for Operation Paperback. In remembrance of 9/11, Alex’s goal is to send 911 paperbacks to deployed soldiers, veterans, and military families by Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.

Any gently used paperbacks may be donated, but the most requested are action, suspense, true crime, and history (please no romance, political, or religious). You can drop off your donations in the Operation Paperback bins at either campus prior to Nov. 1. The books will be sorted, labeled, packed and mailed by Veterans’ Day.  Thanks!

Food Donations Update

As previously published, collection of non-perishable food in October and November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always needed and appreciated, their current specific needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Please note that the brown grocery sacks with food lists for holiday meals will be available on Sun., Oct. 31.

 LWML News

The LWML MO District 2021 KC South Zone Fall Rally is Tuesday, Oct. 26, with the theme “Sharing Love, Sharing Life,” based on 1 Thess. 2: 7-8, at St. Matthew Lutheran, 700 NE Chipman Rd., LSMO.

Program: Julie Ball from The Light House will speak about their community outreach services, including an adoption program and maternity home for young pregnant ladies.

Gifts from the Heart: Diapers size 3-6, baby wipes, or monetary donations for The Light House.

Registration begins at 9amm; opening devotion at 9:30am. Cost: $5 (includes lunch). Childcare available upon advanced request. RSVP to Susan Ready (816.328.2201 or sready2@comcast.net) by Oct. 15.

Timothy’s LWML Nut & Candy Sale:  Nov. 7- 28 for orders & last day to sell is Dec. 5.

 Youth Ministry to Recognize Timothy’s Seniors Ministry

Seniors Ministry Appreciation Sunday will be October 24 at both campuses. Timothy’s youth ministry is eager to participate by displaying posters and serving cake in the lobbies after the services! Be sure to say “thank you” to Timothy’s seniors for all they do at church and in the community! What a tremendous example they set for our young people!

2021 First Fruits totals $161,991.92, as of Sept. 26. Thank you!

Adopt-a-Light Project totals $8,274.60, as of Sept. 26. Thank you!

“Thanks to God for a successful knee replacement operation & recovery and to the many members for their prayers, cards, calls and emails during my recovery. You have been a blessing to me. Sincerely, Lois Domsch”

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection LAST DAY THIS SUNDAY, OCT. 3! Current totals are approximately 50 bags of 25 pairs each. Bring those last-minute donations this weekend to either campus. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for RD Mize front desk during business hours (8:30-4:30 M-Th; 8:30-1pm F) according to your availability, especially during the months of October and November. Contact church office (816.228.5300) if you can help. Thank you!

Congregational Care Ministers (CCM) Training Register with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) by Oct. 4 (Monday). Sessions meet on Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 5-7pm at RD Mize.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/JourneyMen. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Adult Choirs Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions and to sign up.

All-Church Potluck NEXT SUNDAY, Oct. 10, 4:30-6:30pm. Bring a dish to share, visit with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy entertainment by Timothy members!

Nominating Committee for 2022-2023 lay leaders requests names of interested volunteers to serve on Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Commission Leaders, or School Board. Contact Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com), Mary Low (k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net), or Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for details. Thank you!

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023, Next Generation Update, 2022 Budget. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Thank you!

TLS Annual Scholarship Fund Auction Mark your calendars! Note rescheduled date: Sat., Feb. 19, 2022, 6-10pm, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence. More details soon!

Advent Services  Please note correction of location for Dec. 1 & 8:  RD MIZE.  Dec. 15: Wyatt (TLS Christmas Program). All begin at 5:30pm.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; next class THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 3.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.
Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk 6:30-8pm, pre-school through 5th grade; begins in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6-8pm, 6th through 8th grade; begins in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Thursday, September 23, 2021

By |2021-09-23T12:27:59-05:00September 23rd, 2021|ENotes|

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)

“Unraveled: Paul’s Destination”

CREATIVE TENSION: Paul knew where he was going. He was headed to Damascus to bring down those heretics who claimed that Jesus was the Messiah. His zeal for God’s truth drove every step. But then he encountered Jesus on the road, a confrontation that changed his destination. He was still headed for Damascus, but with a new purpose: to proclaim the Gospel of the Christ who confronted Him. Sometimes we need to let our destinations unravel so that we arrive where God wants us to.

When Difficult Change Makes You Scared to Be Happy Again

Sometime ago, a couple of big changes clobbered into me, and seemed to drag on and on and on. And while I went about taking care of my family, fixing meals, cleaning house, buying the birthday gifts and doing the next thing that needed to be done, I didn’t have the same joy I had before. I felt guarded and suspicious and so, so tired. Even after positive resolution finally came, my heart couldn’t shake that worn-out feeling.
So I carried this heavy feeling that wasn’t depression yet wasn’t my normal self, and eventually I mentioned it to my friend. “Why can’t I snap out of it?” I asked. She helped me name the message I’d internalized inside:
If I become happy, something bad will happen again.
I prayed and prayed, and one day as I was reading scripture, I read John 10 verse 10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullI knew God wanted me to know that whatever changes come, He would not dole out crumbs to me.
He doesn’t dole out crumbs to any of us. His Son Jesus is proof that He moves behind the scenes to set us up for the abundant life — even when what stands in plain sight seems anything but. God moves. He will use this change for good because His presence — and His love — are here to stay.

Festival Committee Thanks Timothy

Timothy’s Festival Committee would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all who joined us in support of our annual Steak Burger event at the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest this past weekend.

Understandably, the volunteer participation was lower than normal this year, prompting a plea for enough help to support one of the two lines throughout the ten-shift event. The response was heartwarming, and we were able to do that and also support both lines during the heaviest periods of the event. We are grateful for all who support the effort, on and off the booth, behind the lines running supplies, taking orders, preparing food in the kitchen, working the condiment “assembly line,” and especially with the demanding set-up and take-down work.

Many were first-time volunteers, and some worked multiple shifts to fill the need. Your support lifted our spirits and made this year’s event a success and a Sunday sell-out!

It’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the impact that this work has on our community, but being in the line and hearting firsthand the gratitude from people who have looked forward to celebrating the season with a Timmy Burger is a strong reminder that our ministry in the community matters. Many were not just thanking us for the great burger tradition, but also just for being there.

We thank you and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Blessings,    Chris Hruska

CrossWalk Update: God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K-1st grade) learned that Solomon’s wisdom is God’s wisdom.
Read the event:  Want to talk about this more with your family? Read about the event from an early-reading Bible: God gives King Solomon wisdom. 1 King 3: 6-10 and 10: 1-10.
Take home point to remember:  “God is our King. Use your mind to serve the King.”
Prayer Power:  Ask God to help you be wise and make wise choices.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned ab out Bad Kings—Merciful God. Children learned from King Rehoboam’s mistake. Don’t pretend to make yourself greater than God or act like you don’t need Him. Humble yourself before Him, admit your need, and follow His ways!
Read the event:  2 Chronicles 12: 9-16.
Take home point to remember:  Be humble before the Lord and receive His mercy.
Prayer Power:  Thank God that he is bigger than us and can turn bad things into good things. Pray to give God our pride so we can receive His mercy. Acknowledge that we need God and ask Him to reign in our hearts and give us the power to rely on Him.

Next Generation Update

The Next Gen Construction Task Force and church leaders have continued conversations with Mantel Teter Architects regarding Master Plan, Floor Plans, and Exterior Building Elevations of the Wyatt Campus expansion. Once complete, the Next Gen committee looks forward to sharing these exciting drawings with the congregation. To God Be the Glory!

All-Church Potluck

Be sure to make plans to attend the All-Church Potluck, organized by Timothy’s GATHER Commission on Sun., Oct. 10 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Family Life Center at RD Mize! Drinks & paper products/utensils will be provided. Entertainment will be provided by Timothy members. No need to RSVP—just show up!

If you are wanting to catch up with old friends as well as make new friends, this is the place to be!

 Hillcrest Transitional Housing Update

The Hillcrest staff reports that the new residents in Timothy’s apartment are doing well and embracing the Hillcrest community. They also report that our residents were awarded the “clean apartment” award! If you are so inclined, please send Jammie, Martica & Jamya a note of encouragement as they proceed through the program. Address is 501 SW Mission Rd, Apt. 507C, LSMO 64063. Thank you!

 Ministry One APP Coming Soon


Mark your calendars! Sunday, Oct. 24, is the day that the Ministry One APP for Timothy Lutheran Ministries will roll out to the congregation. Bring your tablets and/or phones that Sunday for a simple tutorial. You will be able to stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app, taking advantage of powerful features like audio & video streaming, notifications, attendance at worship& events, online giving—all your church needs soon at your fingertips!

Mark Your Calendars for several ministry opportunities/events this fall/early winter (more details soon):

  • Oct. 17:  LWML Sunday, both campuses
  • Oct. 24:  Seniors Appreciation Sunday, both campuses
  • Oct. 31:  Reformation Sunday, both campuses
  • Nov. 7:  All Saints Sunday, both campuses; Ministry Fair at RD Mize
  • Nov. 11:  Veterans’ Day Program at TLS
  • Nov. 14:  CCM Commissioning at Wyatt; Ministry Fair at Wyatt
  • Nov. 24:  Thanksgiving Eve Service, 5:30pm, Wyatt; Giving Trees displayed, both campuses
  • Dec. 5:  Stephen Ministry Commissioning, Wyatt; Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting, 11:30am, Wyatt
  • Dec. 1 & 8:  Advent Service, 5:30pm, Wyatt
  • Dec. 15:  Advent Service/TLS Christmas Program, 5:30pm, Wyatt
  • Dec. 19:  Children’s Ministry Christmas Program, 4pm, Wyatt

JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge Wednesdays, 6:30-7pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/JourneyMen.  Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.
Adult Choirs Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions and to sign up.

Birthday Card Shower (SURPRISE) for former pastor, Howard Hilsabeck, in celebration of his 90th birthday, before Oct. 1 to Heidi Perkins, 1919 Candlelight Place Dr., Houston, TX 77018. Questions mayu be directed to Heidi at 713.203.8619 or heidiperkins321@gmail.com.

Nominating Committee for 2022-2023 lay leaders requests names of interested volunteers to serve on Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Commission Leaders, or School Board. Contact Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com), Mary Low (k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net), or Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for details. Thank you!

Confirmation Prayer Pals are still needed for a few Confirmands. Please contact Mary Low (k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net) if you are interested in this ministry.

CrossWalk for Pre-K through 5th grade; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize; starts in Fellowship Hall.

Youth Ministry Shoe Drive is extended to the end of Sept, so it’s not too late to drop off your gently worn or new shoes at either campus. To date, 625 pairs of shoes have been sorted and packed. Proceeds will offset expenses for youth trips in 2021-2022. Thank you!

Food Donations through end of Sept. will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include paper towels, toilet paper, tooth paste, full-sized tooth brushes, bars of soap, shampoo/conditioner, and after-school snacks for kids. Donations in Oct. and Nov. will be designated for Jesu el Buen in KC. Thanks!

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training meets Thursdays in October (7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th), 5-7pm, Room 107, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Save the dates! Nov. 7-28 for orders & last day to sell is Dec. 5.

Seniors Ministry Appreciation Sunday Oct. 24, cake served at both campuses; Timothy’s youth of all ages thanking Timothy’s “senior” for all they do.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023, Next Generation Update, 2022 Budget. A quorum of 40 communicant members required to conduct business. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; next class on Oct. 3.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm Bible study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk 6:30-8pm, pre-school through 5th grade; begins in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6-8pm, 6th through 8th grade; begins in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302),
RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, Rd Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@yahoo.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, September 17, 2021

By |2021-09-17T10:49:30-05:00September 17th, 2021|ENotes|

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)

“Unraveled: Job’s Lament”

CREATIVE TENSION: Sometimes it all comes crashing down around us and for little or no reason we can discern. That’s what Job experienced: a complete disaster, a loss beyond anything he had ever experienced. So as he tries to piece together the reasons, he leans on God for wisdom and understanding. And faith is the lens that helps us see God working when everything unravels around us, because we know that, in our weakness, He is strong. And He has overcome the world.

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, No Matter What

I like to look at the bright side of a situation. But I also need to realize that most of our life is not wild swings of really good or really hard. Most of the time, the good and the hard come nestled together with an “and” tucked in between.

The world teaches us to look at ourselves and others as either victims or overcomers. But our lives are so much messier than that. Our stories are complicated and chaotic. We have contradicting and complex emotions that sit right next to each other and demand to be recognized and dealt with.

We see this in the Old Testament story of Job. If anyone had earned the right to paint himself as the victim, Job did: the death of his ten children, the loss of everything he owned, all in one day. And here is what I love about Job’s story: he fell on the ground and declared to God: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1: 21

Praising God doesn’t mean we ignore all the hard. We feel our feelings. We experience joy and anguish. Then we take the difficult, holy step of saying, “Not only do we trust God, but we bless His name.” As I begin my day, looking at the challenges I know about, I pray I recognize the hand of God and say, “May the name of the Lord be praised, who both gives gifts and sometimes takes them away.”

Prayers for the Otte Family

Earlier this week, three members of Pastor Otte’s family, including Pastor John, tested positive for COVID -19. Pastor John plans to return to his office and activities next Thursday if all goes well. He reports that they are improving and appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you!

Attn Men – JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge Invite

JourneyMen 40-Day Challenge
Monday Evenings 6:30PM-7:30PM
Started September 15, 2021 – 7 Weeks
R.D. Mize Campus – Room 302 | AKA: Fireplace Room
www.TimothyLutheran.com/JourneyMen

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – 40-Day Red Letter Challenge

PLEASE NOTE DATE AND ROOM CHANGE…. Started this past Wednesday but you are still welcome to join…

Join me in the JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge. Too many followers of Jesus read the Bible but never put those words into practice. Likewise, there are many who do good works but aren’t sure why they are doing them. Putting God’s Word into practice is much more effective when you are not alone.

Commit to participate in the JourneyMen 40-Day challenge with a group of men as we use one another as accountability partners walking together in this journey. Stretch your faith by getting involved and doing the things God is asking you to do. When you feel unequipped and unprepared, God will use those moments to give, shape, and form your faith life.

SIGN UP BEFORE SEPT 12th AND RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT. Information and registration for the JourneyMen Red Letter challenge is available on the web at www.TimothyLutheran.com/JourneyMen/

I can’t | Jesus Can | Jesus Can Through Me!
Pastor Rod Lindemann

YOU WILL RECEIVE TEXT /EMAIL UPDATES AND REMINDERS via FockNotes.

NO SPAM – NO ADS – NO SHARING OF INFORMATION!
If you were formally registered, you will need to register again.
To join FlockNotes text the keyword journeymen to the following number: 84576

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – 40-Day Red Letter Challenge

2021 Fall Fun Fest

Timothy will once again reach into the community this weekend with the annual Steak Burger booth at 11th & Main in Downtown BS. Thanks for supporting this outreach opportunity by volunteering and/or purchasing the delicious burgers and spreading the love of Jesus with everyone you see.

A special treat will be cheering for the TLS float in the parade Saturday morning! The float will be #53 and will be eager to wave as it passes by the steak burger booth. Go Rams!

Children’s Ministry Update

Children’s ministry is looking forward to a year of fun and excitement, learning about our faith and the love of Jesus through His Word.

Last week, children in Pre-K through 1st grade learned about David dancing with joy before the Lord in 2 Samuel 6:11-15. Family devotions may focus on the story by asking your children these questions: 1) What does God give you that makes you happy? 2) What good things has God done for you? 3) How can we praise God? Prayer Power: Pray to God and tell him why you think he is wonderful. Ideas from older siblings or parents may include reminders that He is loving, He is the Creator, or He always forgives.

Children in grades 2-5 learned about Esther. Key Verse: Ps. 18:17 He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me. Suggested Family Time Options: God used Esther to help rescue His people. God can use us to help rescue people when we share the love of Jesus with them. Think of ways the family can share the love of Jesus with others in the community. This is God using you to rescue them.

We look forward to seeing your family on Wednesdays at RD Mize from 6:30-8pm.

10,000 Reasons


We are called to worship.

It’s like that song “10,000 Reasons” says: “Bless the Lord, O my soul…Worship His Holy Name. Sing like never before. . . I’ll worship Your Holy Name.”

We are called to worship the Great and Glorious God who brings the sun up each day and provides an escape plan from sin and death to eternal life.

Music enhances our worship, and you are invited to join us in choir. Currently, the contemporary choir practices on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 at the Wyatt Campus; the sanctuary choir will practice on Wednesday evenings, starting Wed., Sept. 22, from 7-8pm in the sanctuary.

Hope you can be a part of bringing praises to our worship. Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) with questions and to sign up.

“Breakfast Debrief”

Fifteen of Timothy’s middle school and senior high youth, including a non-member from TLS, connected last Saturday, Sept. 11, for a “Breakfast Debrief.” They enjoyed a “splendiferous” breakfast buffet of biscuits & gravy, pancakes, sweet bread, bacon, sausage, egg casserole, fruit salad, along with milk, juice, & coffee! All prepared by amazing youth leaders Becky & Erick Blatt, Carrie Hochgrebe, Ryan Kuecker & Melissa Westermann.

The “debrief” included laughs about personal, random factoids about the start of this school year and how the school year has started in general. The morning concluded in 1 Kings 19:2-8 with a reminder that God cares for us in our highs and lows. Thanks for supporting our NEXT GENERATION!

Hillcrest Gala Update

Timothy learned this week that the 21st Annual Gala & Auction on August 19th raised $250,000 in support of its housing programs for homeless families in our community. Praise God!

Timothy’s recent graduate, Jennifer, entered Hillcrest’s program in need of direction to get her finances and life back on track to provide a stable home for her children. Her goal was to leave behind her old life of addiction, become the mom she knew she could be, and provide a place of stability for her children by owning her own home. With Jennifer’s determination, a lot of hard work and the help and support of her case manager, Jennifer succeeded. She obtained each of her goals. In Jennifer’s words: “I want to thank everyone at Hillcrest. I was able to achieve my goals that I worked hard for; and, with the support of the program, I have a home now that is my own—and I am not going to be homeless again.”

Hillcrest thanks Timothy for its support in making a real difference for Jennifer and her children, and the hundreds of other families, individuals, youth and children they are privileged to serve. Thank you, Timothy!

Former Pastor Turns 90

Pastor Howard Hilsabeck, who served as associate pastor at Timothy from 1978-1982, will celebrate his 90th birthday in October. His family is reaching out to friends from his former congregations to participate in a SURPRISE birthday card shower, sending a note or card to his daughter, Heidi Perkins, before Oct. 1. Address: 1919 Candlelight Place Drive, Houston, TX 77018.
Questions may be directed to Heidi at 713.203.8619 or heidiperkins321@gmail.com

Ministry One APP Coming Soon


Mark your calendars! Sunday, Oct. 24, is the day that the Ministry One APP for Timothy Lutheran Ministries will roll out to the congregation. Bring your tablets and/or phones that Sunday for a simple tutorial. You will be able to stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app, taking advantage of powerful features like audio & video streaming, notifications, attendance at worship& events, online giving—all your church needs soon at your fingertips!

Nominating Committee for Lay Leaders

The Executive Board approved the formation of a Nominating Committee to fill possible vacancies on the Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Commission Leaders, and School Board. If you would like to serve or know of someone to nominate, please send that information to any on the committee: Chair Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com), Mary Low (k2lmlow@nosa.gov), & Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com). Thank you!

2021 First Fruits totals $161,846.92 as of Sept. 12th. Thank you!

Adopt-a-Light Project totals $8.014.00 as of Sept. 12th. Thank you, Timothy, for supporting this project. A second round of 50 LED lights is in process & will be installed soon in additional indoor areas at RD Mize.

Confirmation Prayer Pals if you interested in being a Confirmation Prayer Pal, please contact Mary Low at (k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net)

CrossWalk for Pre-K thru 5th grade; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize; starts in Fellowship Hall.

Youth Ministry Shoe Drive is extended to the end of September, so it’s not too late to drop off your gently worn or new shoes at either campus. Proceeds will be applied to expenses for trips in 2021-2022, including the National Youth Gathering in July. Thank you!

Food Donations through the end of September will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include paper towels, toilet paper, tooth paste, full-size tooth brushes, bars of soap, shampoo/conditioner, and after-school snacks for kids. Donations for October & November will be designated for Jesu el Buen in KC. Thanks!

Adult Choirs are starting again! The Wyatt Celebration Chorus rehearses on Tuesdays at Wyatt from 6:30-7:30pm. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at RD Mize, starting next Wed., Sept. 22.

Women of Hope Fellowship Event is next Thursday, Sept. 23, 5-7pm, at Stone Haus Farms Winery, 24607 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. Appetizers provided; rain date, Sept. 30. RSVP to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) by this Sunday, Sept. 19.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training meets Thursdays in October (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), 5-7pm, Room 107, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Girls on the Run registration extended to Sept. 21; for girls in 3rd-8th grade; go to www.gotr.org for information. Meets at RD Mize & St. Mary’s track; Tuesdays (4:30-5:45pm) and Sundays (3:30-4:45pm). Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

All-Church Potluck Mark your calendar! Sun., Oct. 10, 4:30-6:30pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize. More details soon!

LWML Sunday Save the date: Sunday, Oct. 24th! Time to wear your purple!

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Save the date: Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023, Next Generation Update, 2022 Budget.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm Bible study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Wednesday CrossWalk 6:30-8pm, pre-school through 5th grade; begins in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6-8pm, 6th through 8th grade; begins in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Wednesday Evening JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (kgray1024@outlook.com).

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

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