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March 2024

Timothy Connects Friday, March 22, 2024

By |2024-03-22T10:21:32-05:00March 22nd, 2024|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Holy Communion 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

Not Quite Right – Palm Sunday

As the recovery comes to an end, Israel is certain they never want to go down a dark road again, so they commit and make vows to the Lord. But despite the miraculous recovery, they stumble and fall back into the same habits. It’s true that on this earth, we have never fully arrived and so we are waiting for more.

Palm Sunday

As we prepare to celebrate Palm Sunday this week, we have some exciting updates to share with you! This year, we’re thrilled to announce that we will be distributing palm branches to all attendees during our Palm Sunday service.

Date: March 24th                                                    
Time: 9 am (Contemporary)
10:30 am (Traditional)

Let’s come together as a community to honor this sacred day and welcome Jesus into our hearts and homes. Timothy Lutheran can’t wait to see you there!

Holy Week Schedule

         Maundy Thursday (Communion) 6 pm
(Traditional Setting)

Good Friday 6 pm
(Contemporary Setting)

Easter Sunday
Contemporary Service 9 am
Traditional Service 10:30 am

Oasis Easter Egg Hunt Event 

Get ready for a fun-filled morning of Easter delights at Timothy Lutheran!
TOMORROW Saturday, March 23, 2024
9:30 AM – Breakfast (Pancake Breakfast served by Festival Committee)
10:30 AM – Easter Egg Hunt for Pre-K to 4th Grade and
Capture the Egg for 5th Grade and Up
Make sure to mark your calendars and spread the word! The Timothy Lutheran Egg Hunt promises to be a memorable event for the whole family. We can’t wait to see you there for a morning of eggcellent fun and faith-filled experience.
Click here to sign up

Easter Photo Op Courtesy of Gather Commission

Join us Easter Sunday for a unique opportunity to capture cherished memories with your loved ones! Our Easter photo op promises to add an extra layer of joy and celebration to your day as we commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Photo Op will be available before the first service and after the second service, due to large volumes of visitors on Easter!!!! Praise God!
Whether you’re attending our Contemporary or Traditional service, be sure to swing by our photo op area and strike a pose! Share your photos on social media, using our designated hashtag to spread the Easter joy with friends and family near and far. #TLCEaster

Celebrating Easter at Timothy

As you enter the auditorium on Easter Sunday, you’ll notice that the long Easter banners are hanging on the walls on either side of the stage. Thanks to Don and Gary for completing this process.

As Easter approaches, Timothy is excited to announce a new opportunity to enhance worshipers’ experience during this joyous season. Recognizing the parking challenges on busy church days, we are proud to introduce a convenient solution: a golf cart service to assist worshipers parking in the church lots or along either side of Lincoln Avenue. Please do not park any further west than 6th Street.

If our cart cannot be delivered by March 31st, our chosen vendor has promised a free loaner for Easter Sunday. We also thank Louie Wilbers for loaning his cart as a second vehicle for Easter Sunday. We are committed to enhancing the worship experience for our congregation and guests as well as providing a vehicle for staff to transport supplies to and from outdoor storage facilities rather than using their personal vehicles.

SHINE: Let Your Light Shine Brighter Than Ever!

Let Your Light Shine Brighter Than Ever!
Join us for SHINE! week, April 12-21, 2024, where we’ll spread God’s love and serve our communities across Missouri.                                           
Here’s what’s in store:
– Rock the red SHINE! T-Shirt
– Choose a service project close to your heart
– Connect with fellow believers and make a difference together
Register now and secure your spot! Don’t wait to shine brighter than ever before. Need funding? We’ve got you covered!
Register here: https://www.timothylutheran.com/shine/
Questions? Contact Pastor Rod at Rodl@timothylutheran.com.
Let’s SHINE! In our community,
Pastor Rod Lindemann

2024 Missouri District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention

Independence, MO

Although Independence is known as the historic departure point for the California, Oregon, and Santa Fe Trails; this summer our paths will converge in Independence for another great LWML Missouri District  Convention, June 7-9, 2024. Every two years, members gather to carry out the business of the organization and spend time together in praise, worship, Bible study, fellowship and laughter. An LWML convention is open to all ladies of the LCMS and many husbands attend too. The Kansas City area offers many great family activities, so consider making this convention a fun destination for family as well. This year’s theme, “He will make your paths straight.” is based on Proverbs 3:5-6. For additional details and online registration information, be sure to visit our improved District website at https://www.missourilwml.org/conventions.

Registration opens March 1st. Hotel reservations at Stoney Creek Hotel can be made by a phone call to 816-908-9600 select #2 Guest Services and give CODE LWML24 for a special room rate.

Consolidation & Other Updates

The City of Blue Springs Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, Mar. 25th, concerning Timothy’s building project. The Public Hearing Sign is erected at the Wyatt Road entrance.

As the consolidation process moves forward, leadership and staff encourage members to express their One Campus Questions as well as Consolidation Success Stories.  Click here for One Campus Questions. Click here for Consolidation Success Stories.
Thank you!

Worship Attendance March 17 9am 210, 10:30 am 159

Lent Service March 20 – 6 pm: 145

March 17, 2024:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $24,038)
Actual General Contributions: $22,231.00
2024 First Fruits Budgeted Goal: $100,000.00    (1st $12,000 to NYG expenses)
Total to date: $36,301.13

Next week, Timothy Connects will be distributed on Wednesday, March 27. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 26, by noon. We look forward to seeing everyone during Holy Services and Easter Sunday. Thank you!

2024 Flower Chart for Sunday worship service is now located at the front desk in the lobby. Arrangements cost $45 each. Thank you!

Timothy Lutheran School closed from March 28th through Monday, April 1st.
Church office will be closed Friday, March 29th.

Thank you to my Timothy family for all the prayers, cards, calls & texts following my recent surgery & ongoing recovery.  Your care & concern is greatly appreciated. Lois Warren

Food Donations Thank you for continuing to support this vital ministry! The grocery cart sits in the lobby just outside the Administrative Offices. Donations for March will be delivered to the Community Services League. Your donations are truly transforming lives through Christ. Donations during April will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing.

Thrivent Choice Dollars. Thrivent members are reminded to allocate their accumulated Choice Dollars to charitable organizations of their choice by March 31. Thank you for considering Timothy Lutheran Church and School. In 2023, the total received for church and school was $10,884.00. Thank you!

OASIS Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on April 10 and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Women’s Book Club All women and their friends are invited! Meets third Thursday (excluding summer) at 6 pm at Novel Place, 1001 South Highway, just west of Price Chopper South in BS. The next gathering is on March 21. The current book is At the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Amy Joy Stout. Contact Barb Kalbfleisch (816.807.7575) with questions.

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR POSITION – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Grandview, MO is currently searching for a Director for the church Preschool’s 2024-25 school year. The Preschool educates children 3-4 years old and 5-year-olds preparing for Kindergarten. It operates 3 days per week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to noon. The Director position would include teaching as well as creating a curriculum and managing day-to-day activities. For more information, please contact the church office at 816-763-3211, to apply please email your resume to churchofficeholytrinity@gmail.com.

Web Designer Timothy is seeking a volunteer to help with web design. Contact Mary Taggart (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

GriefShare Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, Music Room. Sign up on GriefShare website https://www.griefshare.org/groups/180907/registrations/new

DivorceCare Mondays, 6:30-8pm, Library. Sign up on DivorceCare website https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/183166/registrations/new

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9-10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, Music Room; led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Rediscovering Israel (Cristy McLelland); 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study 10-11am, I & II Kings; Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Jon Kraft

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution 7-8 pm during Lent; Mobile Classroom 4

Wednesday Confirmation 7-8 pm during Lent; Music Room

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book Study 6:30-8pm; Library; led by Miriam Lindemann (Not meeting March 28th during Holy Week)

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 (click on either) or Mary Taggart. Please send it by Thursday at noon to be published on Friday.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

February 2024

Timothy Connects Friday, February 9th, 2024

By |2024-02-09T09:21:11-06:00February 9th, 2024|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Holy Communion 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend

“Down the Mountain”

We all love the mountaintop. We love the thrilling rush we feel when things are going good and it’s obvious that God is with us. But what about when we go down the mountain? What waits for us down there? The disciples were once faced with a similar experience. Peter wanted to stay on the mountain, and little wonder. But Jesus leads His disciples—and us! —back down the mountain and promises to be with us every step of the way.

Devotion: “Quieting the Chorus of Your Self-Doubts

I am looking forward to snorkeling when we are in Roatan, Honduras. But there is always a little apprehension, too. It’s a big ocean off a foreign country. As I think about that initial plunge off the side of the boat and go deep into the water, it’s a little eerie. I make the decision to believe that I can do this.
Too often, it’s our fear that keeps us from stepping out in courage or faith. What would you like to do that you’ve never done before? What’s been stopping you from saying “yes,” whether it’s to something big or small? Inside our heads is a chorus of self-doubt that wants us to believe that it’s best not to put ourselves out there.
I believe that God has a great adventure of faith and purpose for our lives. Stepping out in faith doesn’t require perfection. Stepping out in faith IS success. Part of the adventure is that God gives us the grace of each day to keep figuring things out!
“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:23
Every day, God gives us a chance to try again. God’s faithfulness isn’t blocked by our fears or failures. The brilliance of God is that He can, even when we cannot. No matter how many times we’ve doubted ourselves or failed, God offers a divine do-over. He promises that as we let His Spirit guide our lives, freedom and victory are waiting for us.

Thanking Pastor John for His Service to Timothy 

The congregation is invited to visit with Pastor John and Jill this Sunday in the 4 G’s area during the morning as he is available. Feel free to enjoy cookies & donuts in the lobby and place cards, notes, and gifts in baskets on a nearby table. We thank God for Pastor John’s service as one of Timothy’s associate pastors from 2016 – 2024 and pray for continued blessings for him and his family!

Early Communion Class

Maybe the time is right for your 5th-8th grader to receive the Lord’s Supper.  If that is stirring in their heart, we encourage you to join us for Early Communion Class. This 4-week class, starting next Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4pm in the Music Room, preps our young people to receive this beautiful gift. One parent/guardian/mentor is expected to attend with the kiddo. Please contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

Lent 2024

Please join your brothers and sisters in Christ on Ash Wednesday, February 14, at 6pm for a traditional service with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes (no Ash Wednesday dinner). Then for the subsequent Wednesdays during Lent (Feb. 21 through Mar. 20) and Holy Week, you are invited to join us in the Auditorium for Dining with Jesus meals (6-6:30pm) followed by family-oriented, interactive worship (6:30-7pm) for worship, fellowship, and a snippet of what Jesus has for us.

Why around a table? Because that’s where Jesus often did His most important ministry. As a matter of fact, throughout Scriptures, we see meals being a beautiful place where God does some amazing stuff. So we are going to dive into the Gospel of Luke where we will find Jesus not only sitting with those who loved Him but also with those who hated Him. We will hear some powerful red letter words, and we will wrestle with what it means to be sustained by God’s Word. This series will carry us through Lent, Holy Week, and Resurrection Sunday.

  • Feb. 21, 6pm:  Provided by LWML (menu: chicken tenders; potato casserole, jello salad, cookies and brownies) freewill offering to support mites (10%) and Hillcrest (90%), and LWML will match total freewill offering.
  • Feb. 28, 6pm:  Provided by Women of Thursday Bible Study (menu: ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, desserts); freewill offering to support Timothy’s operating fund
  • Mar. 6, 6pm: Provided by TLS (menu: pizza); freewill offering to support TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 13, 6pm:  Provided by GATHER Commission (menu: pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice, & water); freewill offering to support upgrades to the gathering area in the 4G’s
  • Mar. 20, 6pm: Provided by TLS 7th & 8th (menu: tacos); freewill offering to support 2024 spring class trip

Please be aware that west doors and parking lot are not available until 6pm due to TLS AfterCare.

FaithRoots 10:30 service teachers NEEDED:

As the adjustments continue in our new configuration, there is also a new need.  We do not have enough teachers for FaithRoots at our 10:30am service!  Do you enjoy children?  Would you be willing to teach just one Sunday a month?  Materials are ready each week for approximately  10 kiddos  and 2 teachers.  Would you prayerfully consider volunteering for this important ministry?  We will train and support you along the way.  If interested, contact Pastor Ryan soon.

Upcoming Sermon Series

It seems like every time we blink, something is changing at Timothy lately. Not only that, but there is a lot of hurt, loss, concern, and grief stirring within many of us. And we are left in a heap of confusion. Let’s be honest—there are those who are disgruntled, those who are saddened, those who have stopped supporting ministry at Timothy, and those who are thinking about leaving. So what do men and women of faith do? We turn towards the God who loves and cares for us. We turn toward the one who promises renewal and restoration. That’s what we will do together on Sundays in worship between February 18th through March 24th. We will tune into the books of Ezra and Nehemiah to be reminded that we worship a God who restores His people in the midst of their confusion, chaos, and grief. We will also ask the Lord to restore us: restore our hope, restore our focus, restore maybe even our faith. We invite you to join us and even come prepared! Here’s a suggested reading plan for our season of Lent:

  • Prior to February 18:       Ezra Chapter 1
  • Prior to February 25:       Ezra Chapter 3
  • Prior to March 3:              Nehemiah Chapters 1&2
  • Prior to March 10:            Ezra 4:21-5:2 & Nehemiah 4:10-15, 5:1-12, & Nehemiah 6:10-14
  • Prior to March 17:            Nehemiah 8:9-18
  • Prior to March 24:           Nehemiah Chapter 10
 

Singing Saints


Singing Saints, a nationally acclaimed choir from Saint Paul Lutheran High School, will sing during both worship services this Sunday, February 11th. It is a great opportunity to enjoy amazing music and see how God is leading the young people of our Lutheran faith. Please come, invite your friends, bring your neighbors, and appreciate God’s gifts to these young people.
 

Annual TLS Auction

TLS invites the congregation to attend the Annual TLS Auction for an evening of fun and entertainment on Sat., Feb. 24, from 6-10pm at the Adams Pointe Conference Center! All proceeds benefit the TLS Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 per person and include access to the live and silent auction, dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine.

The 2023 auction raised more than $140,000 to bless TLS families with scholarship support. This major fundraiser goes a long way to enable every child who wants to attend TLS the assistance to do so. With the congregation’s support, even more assistance for TLS families can be available in 2024.

Scan the QR code on the image or visit https://event.auctria.com/983406c2-5d74-4720-b5e0-23a3f4321da4/ to purchase tickets. Don’t delay! Contact Clancy Heisel (816.830.1582) with questions.

Timothy’s Tithes Appreciated

Thank you, Timothy, for your commitment to supporting Timothy’s general operating budget with your contributions, 10% of which, in turn, supports ministries beyond our walls. Below are excerpts from thank-you letters received recently from some of these organizations:

  • “God bless everyone at Timothy Lutheran Church for all your prayers and support of Hillcrest and the families and youth we serve. Thank you!” Tom Lally, Hillcrest CEO
  • “We at LAMP give thanks for your support of our missionaries as they share the joyful news of Jesus Christ to people who need it. You have been a blessing to us.” Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Exec. Dir., LAMP (a cross-cultural ministry sharing Christ with God’s people in remote areas of Canada)
  • “As we look towards the start of a new year, we want to thank you for your continued partnership in the LUMA ministry. We could not do what we do without your continued support and prayers.” Lutheran Urban Mission Agency, KCMO
  • “Thank you for your partnership and generous financial support toward our Gospel-motivated, life-affirming ministry. Your fellowship and uplifting encouragement are a blessing and honor to receive, and we are humbled by your support.” David Probst, Dev. Dir., Lutherans for Life
  • “Thank you for supporting Lutheran Bible Translators through the LCMS MO District. Your gift invests in the Bible translation movement around the world. It is more than words. Thank you for putting God’s Word in their hands.” Rev. Dr. Rich Rudowske, Exec. Dir., Lutheran Bible Translators
  • “Thank you for supporting Mission Central as we serve our Lord Jesus by representing the Office of National & International Missions of the LCMS. Every penny of your donations fund the work of missionaries as they go into lands of darkness where people have NEVER heard the name of Jesus. That’s why your gifts of love are so, so important.” Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor, Mission Central Foundation
  • “Just as Jesus is the light to the world, you are a light to the young moms and babies we serve. Thank you for helping us restore hope to homeless, pregnant and parenting young moms in our community. You are such a blessing to us!” Angie McDonald, Exec. Dir., Mother’s Refuge, Independence, MO
  • “For 140 years, Saint Paul High School has been supported by joyful, faithful servants in the “godly enterprise” of educating and lifting up those who are considering professional church work. Thank you for being one of these faithful servants.” Rev. Paul Mehl, Exec. Dir., Saint Paul HS, Concordia, MO.

 District Youth Gathering

Shout out to our junior high kiddos! We will make our way to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Missouri District Youth Gathering from April 5th – 7th. There will be worship, rec activities, large-group sessions, and break-out sessions. It will be a great getaway to recharge and connect with our Lord and others! Cost is $160 per person, with scholarship money available if needed. Contact Clancy Heisel (816.830.1582) or Pastor Ryan with questions.

 

Youth Going to Bump City

All Timothy youth and their friends are invited to our all-youth Bump City outing on Friday, February 23, at Bump City at GAGE. Two hours of playing, laughing, and fellowship will be good for our winter souls! Free pizza & snacks will be available. A $5 donation is requested, if possible. Hope you can join us! Contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

National Youth Gathering 2025

Calling all current 7th graders through juniors in high school! The LCMS National Youth Gathering will be held in New Orleans in July 2025. We’d love for you to join us as 20,000+ youth take over New Orleans to worship, grow, learn, serve, and more! Plan to attend a short informational meeting on March 10 at 11:45am in the Music Room to learn basic information and ask questions. If you have ANY interest in attending the NYG, you need to attend this meeting or send a representative. Contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

Consolidation & Other Updates

Timothy’s staff and leadership are blessed to utilize help from both Pastors Lieb and Rod to assist Pastor Ryan and other staff in moving forward with ministries. Details about their areas of help and the duties within those areas are being developed to share with the congregation soon. We thank Jon Kraft for leading the Tuesday morning Adult Bible Class through Easter as they delve into I & II Kings.

We praise God that Timothy received $300,000 in additional funds from the Bart Prather estate this week as a start of a reserve fund at Truman Heartland Community Foundation.

Worshipers are reminded to reserve the handicapped spaces and at least the first row of regular spaces along both the south and west sides of church for those with mobility concerns. Thank you!

A coat rack is available along the west wall of the lobby. A container in the vestibule entrance for umbrellas will be available soon.

Timothy’s Property Board is working hard on the various details of the storage building and auditorium changes  Currently, the site plan is under review by the City of Blue Springs. Steel for the building is scheduled for delivery on Feb. 29. Stage floor replacement work will start after worship on Sunday afternoon, July 7, and conclude before July 14. Large squares of commercial vinyl tiles will be laid. Volunteers are needed on July 7 to help remove equipment from the stage (piano will be moved by professional company). Volunteers are also needed on July 7 to paint the walls at back of stage (one on each side) from white to black. Please contact Louie Wilbers if you can help (816.988.6059).

As the consolidation process has unfolded over the past month and moves forward, leadership and staff encourage members to express their questions so that written and verbal updates can address those questions. Feel free to click here One Campus Questions to submit anonymous questions for responses in upcoming issues of Timothy Connects and after worship services as time allows.

The following question was asked this week:
“What will it take and how long will it take for the traditional service to be livestreamed? Is it volunteer-driven, equipment-driven, both or neither?”  Response:  This has been considered and will be useful in time. The current challenge not only involves training current sound techs about the traditional PowerPoint slides with the new sound board but also finding and then training additional techs to feel comfortable with the sound board. Anyone interested in serving as a sound tech should contact the church office.

Worship Attendance February 4th 9am – 188, 10:30 am  199
February 4. 2024:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $24,038)
Actual General Contributions:  $26,701.10
2024 First Fruits Budgeted Goal: $100,000.00\
Total to date: $19,028.00

New address: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Lobby Table Reservations: Leaders of Timothy’s various ministries need to contact Sandy Gregory (816.228. 5300 Ext. 8040) during the work week to reserve tables in the lobby for Sunday morning sign-ups for events and other reasons. Thank you!

2024 Flower Chart for Sunday worship service is now located at the front desk in the lobby. Arrangements cost $45 each. Thank you!

Thrivent Choice Dollars. Thrivent members are reminded to allocate their accumulated Choice Dollars to charitable organizations of their choice by March 31. Thank you for considering Timothy Lutheran Church and School.

Volunteer Opportunity: Transport members for local errands. Contact the Church Office if available. Thank you!

OASIS Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on April 10 and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Web Designer Timothy is seeking a volunteer to help with web design. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

GriefShare Next session starts on Feb. 29th, 6:30-8pm, Music Room. Sign up on GriefShare website https://www.griefshare.org/groups/180907/registrations/new

DivorceCare Mondays, Feb. 5th, 6:30-8pm, Library. Sign up on DivorceCare website https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/183166/registrations/new

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9-10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, 4G’s; led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study 10-11am, I & II Kings; Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Jon Kraft

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution 7-8 pm during Lent; Mobile Classroom 4

Wednesday Confirmation 7-8 pm; during Lent; Music Room

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book Study 6:30-8pm; Library; led by Miriam Lindemann

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study 
(1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10:am, 4G’s; led by Kaye Gray

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy Connects Friday, February 2nd, 2024

By |2024-02-02T10:17:53-06:00February 2nd, 2024|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Holy Communion 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend

“The Church Is Holy”

“Holy” that sounds like such a pious, pure, and fancy church word.  But it also seems like something that is unattainable.  However, as we continue our series “We Are Church” we are reminded today by the apostle Peter that we are in fact to be holy.  But how is that possible when we are such a mess? Join us as we dive into God’s Word and flesh this out.

Devotion: “Don’t Leave Before the Miracle

There are times I like to mindlessly watch TV movies. The other day I was watching one where the lead character was stuck in a time loop, a woman living the same day seven times. The man she’s fallen in love with gets his feelings hurt and storms out of the house. Or he tries to. As he’s trying to leave, his best friend attempts to convince him to stay and says, “Don’t leave before the miracle.”
There are times we may feel a bit like we are stuck in a time loop. Day after day, we wake up and go about our business only to be smacked in the face by some kind of difficulty. We need to remind ourselves, “Don’t leave before the miracle.” The words of Isaiah can sustain us through those difficult times. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The miracle is coming! Sometimes the miracle looks like a literal rescue with a change in circumstances. Sometimes the miracle is a friend to walk with you, and sometimes the miracle is simply knowing that the Lord is with you. He is the miracle, and He is here. Don’t leave before receiving the Miracle.

Thanking Pastor John for His Service to Timothy

The congregation is invited to visit with Pastor John and Jill on Sunday, Feb. 11, in the 4 G’s area during the morning as he is available. Feel free to enjoy cookies & donuts in the lobby and place cards, notes, and gifts in baskets on a nearby table. We thank God for Pastor John’s service as one of Timothy’s associate pastors from 2016 – 2024 and pray for continued blessings for him and his family!

Meet Timothy’s New Business Manager

Timothy is pleased to announce that Mary Taggart will join Timothy’s staff as the new full-time business manager on Feb. 12. A seasoned professional with a 22-year career in the corporate world, Mary has navigated the intricacies of the business landscape, accumulating a wealth of experience and expertise along the way.

Outside the workplace, Mary is a dedicated spouse to husband Josh and a loving mother to two vibrant boys, Eli and Nathan. The family shares a passion for exploration, having embarked on journeys that have taken them nearly half of the US. Their preferred mode of travel is the RV, allowing them to blend adventure with the comforts of home on the road.

In addition to her family and career, Mary is an active member of Timothy, where she has dedicated over a decade to fostering spiritual growth and community. Her involvement spans various roles, including contributions to the GATHER Commission, Vacation Bible School board, and Women of Thursday Bible Study.

Mary is not only a professional achiever but also a testament to the importance of balance, blending a successful career with a rich family life and a deep commitment to her faith and community. Welcome aboard, Mary!

Early Communion Class

Maybe the time is right for your 5th-8th grader to receive the Lord’s Supper.  If that is stirring in their heart, we encourage you to join us for Early Communion Class. This 4-week class, starting Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4pm in the Music Room, preps our young people to receive this beautiful gift. One parent/guardian/mentor is expected to attend with the kiddo. Please contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

LWML Winter Society Meeting

All women and friends are invited to Timothy’s LWML Winter Society Meeting tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 3, from 9-11am in the 4 G’s and Auditorium. Continental breakfast (coffeecake, sweet breads, and muffins) will be provided by Ruth Circle sisters. The guest speaker will be Jason Alvis, CEO of ReHope, which is a faith-based charity providing housing, treatment, and lifelong sustainment services for women and children victims of human trafficking. Gifts from the Heart will be monetary donations for ReHope. A short meeting will also occur. See you then!

Dining with Jesus During Lent

As our Lenten journey begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14 at 6pm), we invite you to join us around the table each and every Wednesday and through Holy Week to worship, fellowship, and catch a snippet of what Jesus has for us. Why around the table? Because that’s where Jesus often did His most important ministry. As a matter of fact, throughout Scriptures, we see meals being a beautiful place where God does some amazing stuff. So we are going to dive into the Gospel of Luke where we will find Jesus not only sitting with those who loved Him but also with those who hated Him. We will hear some powerful red letter words, and we will wrestle with what it means to be sustained by God’s Word. This series will carry us through Lent, Holy Week, and conclude on Resurrection Sunday. Meals WILL be served on the Wednesdays of Feb. 21 through Mar. 20. Join us as we dine with Jesus. The interactive service following the meal will conclude approximately 7pm.

To date, the information concerning the meals includes the following with more to share soon:

  • Feb. 21, 6-6:30pm:  Provided by LWML (menu: chicken tenders; potato casserole, jell-o salad, cookies and brownies ); free-will offering to support mites (10%) and Hillcrest (90%), and LWML will match total free-will offering). .
  • Feb. 28, 6-6:30pm:  Provided by Women of Thursday Bible Study (menu TBD); free-will offering to support Timothy’s operating fund
  • Mar. 6, 6-6:30pm:  Provided by TLS (menu TBD); free-will offering to support TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 13, 6-6:30pm:  Hosting ministry TBD
  • Mar. 20, 6-6:30pm: Provided by TLS 7th & 8th (tacos); free-will offering to support 2024 spring class trip

Any Timothy ministry interested in hosting the meal on Mar. 13 is urged to contact Diane Mayfield soon (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040).

FaithRoots 10:30 service teachers NEEDED:

As the adjustments continue in our new configuration, there is also a new need.  We do not have enough teachers for FaithRoots at our 10:30am service!  Do you enjoy children?  Would you be willing to teach just one Sunday a month?  Materials are ready each week for approximately  10 kiddos  and 2 teachers.  Would you prayerfully consider volunteering for this important ministry?  We will train and support you along the way.  If interested contact, Pastor Ryan soon.

Upcoming Sermon Series

It seems like every time we blink, something is changing at Timothy lately. Not only that, but there is a lot of hurt, loss, concern, and grief stirring within many of us. And we are left in a heap of confusion. Let’s be honest—there are those who are disgruntled, those who are saddened, those who have stopped supporting ministry at Timothy, and those who are thinking about leaving. So what do men and women of faith do? We turn towards the God who loves and cares for us. We turn toward the one who promises renewal and restoration. That’s what we will do together on Sundays in worship between February 18th through March 24th. We will tune into the books of Ezra and Nehemiah to be reminded that we worship a God who restores His people in the midst of their confusion, chaos, and grief. We will also ask the Lord to restore us: restore our hope, restore our focus, restore maybe even our faith. We invite you to join us and even come prepared! Here’s a suggested reading plan for our season of Lent:

  • Prior to February 18:       Ezra Chapter 1
  • Prior to February 25:       Ezra Chapter 3
  • Prior to March 3:              Nehemiah Chapters 1&2
  • Prior to March 10:            Ezra 4:21-5:2 & Nehemiah 4:10-15, 5:1-12, & Nehemiah 6:10-14
  • Prior to March 17:            Nehemiah 8:9-18
  • Prior to March 24:           Nehemiah Chapter 10

 Singing Saints

Singing Saints, a nationally acclaimed choir from Saint Paul Lutheran High School, will sing during both worship services on February 11th. It is a great opportunity to enjoy amazing music and see how God is leading the young people of our Lutheran faith. Please come, invite your friends, bring your neighbors, and appreciate God’s gifts to these young people.

 Annual TLS Auction

TLS invites the congregation to attend the Annual TLS Auction for an evening of fun and entertainment on Sat., Feb. 24, from 6-10pm at the Adams Pointe Conference Center! All proceeds benefit the TLS Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 per person and include access to the live and silent auction, dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine.

The 2023 auction raised more than $140,000 to bless TLS families with scholarship support. This major fundraiser goes a long way to enable every child who wants to attend TLS the assistance to do so. With the congregation’s support, even more assistance for TLS families can be available in 2024.

Scan the QR code on the image or visit https://event.auctria.com/983406c2-5d74-4720-b5e0-23a3f4321da4/ to purchase tickets. Don’t delay! Contact Clancy Heisel (816.830.1582) with questions.

 Hillcrest Graduation

On Tuesday, January 23, the Hillcrest Transitional Housing graduation ceremony included Cordell, Timothy’s most recent resident in its apartment at Hillcrest. Dan & Pam Sbisa and
Care Coordinator Sandy Gregory were pleased to attend in support of Cordell, who has moved to his own apartment and now works in the IT field. We pray God’s blessings to Cordell as he continues to grow in his faith and navigate independent living. Timothy looks forward to learning about our next apartment resident as that develops. Please keep this ministry in your prayers.

Thank You from Resource Health

Timothy recently received the following thank-you note from Resource Health (formerly Rachel House), one of Timothy’s tithes:
“As we begin a new year with a fresh start, we are so thankful for Timothy Lutheran Church and your faithful partnership for 14 years. Thank you for being a church family who treasures the precious lives of the unborn and the souls of their parents. Thank you for your amazing generosity.  His for Life, Debbie”

 District Youth Gathering

Shout out to our junior high kiddos! We will make our way to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Missouri District Youth Gathering from April 5th – 7th. There will be worship, rec activities, large-group sessions, and break-out sessions. It will be a great getaway to recharge and connect with our Lord and others! Cost is $160 per person, with scholarship money available if needed. Contact Clancy Heisel (816.830.1582) or Pastor Ryan with questions.

 Youth Going to Bump City

All Timothy youth and their friends are invited to our all-youth Bump City outing on Friday, February 23 at Bump City at GAGE. Two hours of playing, laughing, and fellowship will be good for our winter souls! Free pizza & snacks will be available. A $5 donation is requested, if possible. Hope you can join us! Contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

National Youth Gathering 2025

Calling all current 7th graders through juniors in high school! The LCMS National Youth Gathering will be held in New Orleans in July 2025. We’d love for you to join us as 20,000+ youth take over New Orleans to worship, grow, learn, serve, and more! Plan to attend a short informational meeting on March 10 at 11:45am in the Music Room to learn basic information and ask questions. If you have ANY interest in attending the NYG, you need to attend this meeting or send a representative. Contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

 Consolidation & Other Updates

Timothy’s ministries meeting at Pointe of Hope continues to be a blessing, and Timothy thanks our friends there for their generosity and cooperation in this partnership. Recently, an additional opportunity for partnership at Pointe of Hope occurred for the Festival Committee freezer truck to stay in their storage area until Timothy’s storage building is completed. We also appreciate Bill & Carol Ready’s offer of storage for this purpose on out-of-town property, if needed.

Beginning this Sunday, a moveable coat rack will be placed along the west wall in the lobby for worshipers’ convenience.

Worshipers are reminded to reserve the handicapped parking spaces and at least the first row of regular spaces along both the south and west sides of church for those with mobility concerns. Thank you!

Timothy received the following thank-you note from Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit this week:
“Dear friends at Timothy Lutheran, Thank you for your tremendous act of generosity by donating your organ to us at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. On behalf of our congregation, I cannot tell you how blessed we feel to have this instrument. Our traditional service is well attended, and our parishioners are enjoying the music.

Worship Attendance January 28th 9am – 177, 10:30 am  179
January 28th. 2024:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $24,038)
Actual General Contributions:  $15,537.72
(First Fruits Budgeted Contributions: $1,923)
Actual Weekly First Fruits Contributions: $1.720.00

New address: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

2023 Contribution Statements were mailed on Saturday, Jan. 27. It included a First Fruits letter and envelope. Please check the contribution statement for accuracy. Contact Chris Krenz, Financial Services (816.228.5300 Ext. 8013), with questions.

Thank you to my Timothy family for your kind words of encouragement and prayers for my family as we mourn the passing of my granddaughter Emily. Lynn MacLean

Lobby Table Reservations: Leaders of Timothy’s various ministries need to contact Sandy Gregory (816.228. 5300 Ext. 8040) during the work week to reserve tables in the lobby for Sunday morning sign-ups for events and other reasons. Thank you!

2024 Flower Chart for Sunday worship service is now located at the front desk in the lobby. Arrangements cost $45 each. Thank you!

Thrivent Choice Dollars. Thrivent members are reminded to allocate their accumulated Choice Dollars to charitable organizations of their choice by March 31. Thank you for considering Timothy Lutheran Church and School.

Volunteer Opportunity: Transport members for local errands. Contact the Church Office if available. Thank you!

OASIS Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on April 10 and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Web Designer Timothy is seeking a volunteer to help with web design. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

GriefShare Next session starts on Feb. 29th, 6:30-8pm, Music Room. Sign up on GriefShare website https://www.griefshare.org/groups/180907/registrations/new

DivorceCare Next session starts MONDAY, Feb. 5th, 6:30-8pm, Library. Sign up on DivorceCare website https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/183166/registrations/new

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9-10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, 4G’s; led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study 10-11am, Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Pastor John

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution 6:30-8 pm; Mobile Classroom 4
Wednesday Confirmation 6:30-8 pm; Auditorium, Library, 4 G’s, and Music Room

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book Study 6:30-8pm; Library; led by Miriam Lindemann

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study 
(1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10:am, 4G’s; led by Kaye Gray

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

January 2024

Timothy Connects Friday, January 26th, 2024

By |2024-01-26T08:52:49-06:00January 26th, 2024|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend

“The Church Gives – FIRST FRUITS”

One of the hallmarks of the Early Church was its generosity. Right from the beginning, the earliest Christians did everything they could to generously and joyfully give, knowing that they could put the many blessings that God had loaned to them to work for the Kingdom. So, too, we, the modern Church, put what He has loaned to us at work, storing up treasures for ourselves in heaven, motivated by God’s incredible love for us and for all people.

Devotion: “A Clean Sweep

As I sit looking out across a frozen, silent street, I think of the James Taylor song, “In a Bleak Midwinter.” It’s a Christmas song, but I can’t help thinking about it on this icy Monday.
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
We read in Scripture that with a bite, darkness fell. Eden was lost forever, and the world became bleak. Sometimes when we stumble on a horrifying news story, hear of another shooting, or think about the wars happening right now across the globe, we can be overcome in a way that feels like Eden’s fall. We may want to crawl into bed and hide under the blankets, blocking it all out. But even then, we couldn’t block it out of our hearts, and I don’t think Jesus was ever able to either.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Tim. 4:18
It’s love that pushes us through the bleakness of the midwinter seasons. If we look closely, we can see Christ’s beautiful face around every snowy corner, each bare tree, and even in the brown blades of grass peeking through the ice covering our bleak midwinter land. May we give Him our hearts. May He come and reign forever.

Thanking Pastor John for His Service to Timothy

The congregation is invited to visit with Pastor John and Jill on Sunday, Feb. 11, in the 4 G’s area during the morning as he is available. Feel free to place cards, notes, and gifts in baskets on a table near cake and donuts, as we thank God for Pastor John’s service as one of Timothy’s associate pastors from 2016 – 2024.

Early Communion Class

Maybe the time is right for your 5th-8th grader to receive the Lord’s Supper.  If that is stirring in their heart, we encourage you to join us for Early Communion Class. This 4-week class, starting Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4pm in the Music Room, preps our young people to receive this beautiful gift. One parent/guardian/mentor is expected to attend with the kiddo. Please contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

LWML Winter Society Meeting

All women and friends are invited to Timothy’s LWML Winter Society Meeting on Sat., Feb. 3, from 9-11am in the 4 G’s and Auditorium. Continental breakfast (coffeecake, sweet breads, and muffins) will be provided by Ruth Circle sisters. The guest speaker will be Jason Alvis, CEO of ReHope, which is a faith-based charity providing housing, treatment, and lifelong sustainment services for women and children victims of human trafficking. Gifts from the Heart will be monetary donations for ReHope. A short meeting will also occur. See you then!

Dining with Jesus During Lent

As our Lenten journey begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14 at 6pm), we invite you to join us around the table each and every Wednesday and through Holy Week to worship, fellowship, and catch a snippet of what Jesus has for us. Why around the table? Because that’s where Jesus often did His most important ministry. As a matter of fact, throughout Scriptures, we see meals being a beautiful place where God does some amazing stuff. So we are going to dive into the Gospel of Luke where we will find Jesus not only sitting with those who loved Him but also with those who hated Him. We will hear some powerful red letter words, and we will wrestle with what it means to be sustained by God’s Word. This series will carry us through Lent, Holy Week, and conclude on Resurrection Sunday. Meals WILL be served on the Wednesdays of Feb. 21 through Mar. 20. Join us as we dine with Jesus. The interactive service following the meal will conclude approximately 7pm.

To date, the information concerning the meals includes the following with more to share soon:

  • Feb. 21, 6-6:30pm:  Provided by LWML (menu TBD); free-will offering to support mites (10%), Hillcrest (45%), and TBD (45%).
  • Feb. 28, 6-6:30pm:  Provided by Women of Thursday Bible Study (menu TBD); free-will offering to support Timothy’s operating fund
  • Mar. 6, 6-6:30pm:  Provided by TLS (menu TBD); free-will offering to support TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 13, 6-6:30pm:  Hosting ministry TBD
  • Mar. 20, 6-6:30pm: Provided by TLS 7th & 8th (tacos); free-will offering to support 2024 spring class trip

Any Timothy ministry interested in hosting the meal on Mar. 13 is urged to contact Diane Mayfield soon (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040).

FaithRoots 10:30 service teachers NEEDED:

As the adjustments continue in our new configuration, there is also a new need.  We do not have enough teachers for FaithRoots at our 10:30am service!  Do you enjoy children?  Would you be willing to teach just one Sunday a month?  Materials are ready each week for approximately  10 kiddos  and 2 teachers.  Would you prayerfully consider volunteering for this important ministry?  We will train and support you along the way.  If interested contact, Pastor Ryan soon. Pictured here are kids in the 9am FaithRoots class this past Sunday as they watched their peers perform a skit as part of the lesson.

Timothy’s Ongoing Food Donations

Timothy praises God for the many years of service donated by Carol Ready for coordinating the weekly, non-perishable food donations at both campuses. Upon consolidation, we also praise God for Gary Flandermeyer’s willingness to continue these coordination efforts. Worshipers are invited to drop off items in the grocery cart just outside the Administrative Office near the church entrance. Feel free to pick up a half-sheet of suggested monthly donations attached to the cart. All January donations will be delivered to Hillcrest; donations in February are designated for Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Thanks to Joe & Sandy Sauter who will continue to help Gary in this ministry. If you would like to join this ministry to help with monthly deliveries to Hillcrest, Jesu el Buen, or Community Services League, please contact Gary Flandermeyer (816.809.7916) or Sandy in the church office (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). Thank you!

Junior High Outing

Calling all junior high crew! We will head to Jaegers Laser Tag for some good times TONIGHT, meeting at the church at 5pm and returning about 8pm.  Pizza will be served with a side of revenge. Cost is $20 per person (scholarships available, if needed). Grab a friend or 2 and join us!

Upcoming Sermon Series

It seems like every time we blink, something is changing at Timothy lately. Not only that, but there is a lot of hurt, loss, concern, and grief stirring within many of us. And we are left in a heap of confusion. Let’s be honest—there are those who are disgruntled, those who are saddened, those who have stopped supporting ministry at Timothy, and those who are thinking about leaving. So what do men and women of faith do? We turn towards the God who loves and cares for us. We turn toward the one who promises renewal and restoration. That’s what we will do together on Sundays in worship between February 18th through March 24th. We will tune into the books of Ezra and Nehemiah to be reminded that we worship a God who restores His people in the midst of their confusion, chaos, and grief. We will also ask the Lord to restore us: restore our hope, restore our focus, restore maybe even our faith. We invite you to join us and even come prepared! Here’s a suggested reading plan for our season of Lent:

  • Prior to February 18:       Ezra Chapter 1
  • Prior to February 25:       Ezra Chapter 3
  • Prior to March 3:              Nehemiah Chapters 1&2
  • Prior to March 10:            Ezra 4:21-5:2 & Nehemiah 4:10-15, 5:1-12, & Nehemiah 6:10-14
  • Prior to March 17:            Nehemiah 8:9-18
  • Prior to March 24:           Nehemiah Chapter 10

Bible Studies Gather at Pointe of Hope

The weather finally broke enough to allow the Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study and Adult Bible Study to meet at Pointe of Hope for their weekly studies! We again thank Pointe of Hope for welcoming a few of Timothy’s activities to use their Coffee House and meeting rooms during the school week. Pictured here are members of Pastor John’s study this past Tuesday, Jan. 23rd.

 Singing Saints

Singing Saints, a nationally acclaimed choir from Saint Paul Lutheran High School, will sing during both worship services on February 11th. It is a great opportunity to enjoy amazing music and see how God is leading the young people of our Lutheran faith. Please come, invite your friends, bring your neighbors, and appreciate God’s gifts to these young people.

 Annual TLS Auction

TLS invites the congregation to attend the Annual TLS Auction for an evening of fun and entertainment on Sat., Feb. 24, from 6-10pm at the Adams Pointe Conference Center! All proceeds benefit the TLS Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 per person and include access to the live and silent auction, dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine.

The 2023 auction raised more than $140,000 to bless TLS families with scholarship support. This major fundraiser goes a long way to enable every child who wants to attend TLS the assistance to do so. With the congregation’s support, even more assistance for TLS families can be available in 2024.

Scan the QR code on the image or visit https://event.auctria.com/983406c2-5d74-4720-b5e0-23a3f4321da4/ to purchase tickets. Don’t delay! Contact Clancy Heisel (816.830.1582) with questions.

 District Youth Gathering

Shout out to our junior high kiddos! We will make our way to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Missouri District Youth Gathering from April 5th – 7th. There will be worship, rec activities, large-group sessions, and break-out sessions. It will be a great getaway to recharge and connect with our Lord and others! Cost is $160 per person, with scholarship money available if needed. Contact Clancy Heisel (816.830.1582) or Pastor Ryan with questions.

Worship Attendance January 21st 9am – 321, 10:30 am  282
January 21st, 2024:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $24,038)
Actual General Contributions:  $25,703.33
(First Fruits Budgeted Contributions: $1,923)
Actual Weekly First Fruits Contributions: $45.00

New address: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

2023 Contribution Statements will be mailed by Monday Jan. 29. It will include a First Fruits letter and envelope. Thank you!

Lobby Table Reservations: Leaders of Timothy’s various ministries need to contact Sandy Gregory (816.228. 5300 Ext. 8040) during the work week to reserve tables in the lobby for Sunday morning sign-ups for events and other reasons. Thank you!

2024 Flower Chart for Sunday worship service is now located at the front desk in the lobby. Arrangements cost $45 each. Thank you!

Thrivent Choice Dollars. Thrivent members are reminded to allocate their accumulated Choice Dollars by March 31. Thank you for considering Timothy Lutheran Church and School.

Volunteer Opportunity: Transport members for local errands. Contact Church Office if available. Thank you

OASIS Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on April 10 and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Web Designer Timothy is seeking a volunteer to help with web design. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

Job Opportunity Timothy’s full-time Business Manager position remains open. If interested, please contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.
 
GriefShare  Next session starts on Feb. 29th, 6:30-8pm, Music Room. Sign up on GriefShare website https://www.griefshare.org/groups/180907/registrations/new

DivorceCare Next session starts, on Feb. 5th, 6:30-8pm, Library. Sign up on DivorceCare website https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/183166/registrations/new

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9- 10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood
 
Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, 4G’s;  led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study; 10-11am, Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Pastor John;  

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution; 6:30-8 pm; Mobile Classroom 4

Wednesday Confirmation 6:30-8 pm; Auditorium, Library, 4 G’s, and Music Room

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Library; led by Miriam Lindemann
  
Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10:am, 4G’s; led by Kaye Gray;

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy Connects Friday, January 19th, 2024

By |2024-01-22T07:38:16-06:00January 22nd, 2024|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend

“The Church Is Bold”

In the past we know that the Church was the center of our culture in the United States. It was the place people went to hang out, and it was often consulted when our nation was making decisions. But this time is different, isn’t it? We are silenced, threatened, and accused of being judgmental. Our society doesn’t care what we think or what we know, but Jesus calls us to go and make disciples anyway. And even in the face of pushback, the message of the cross has boldly continued. So how do we, the Church, continue to live out our faith boldly, despite all the changes?

Devotion: “A Clean Sweep

During the big, heavy, wet snow we got a couple of weeks ago, I heard the sound of a roaring engine outside my window. My neighbor was clearing my driveway with his snow blower. It might have been a man playing with a toy he doesn’t often get  to use, but to me it was a wonderful sound. Random acts of kindness are unexpected, and people like my neighbor inspire me to “go and do likewise.”
If you’re anything like me, the new year already has you thinking about resolutions, goals, or one word that will be your guiding principle for the months to come. What if we devoted our minds and hearts to knowing and loving God this year? 1 John 4:9-11 speaks to this –
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 
Knowing and loving God go hand in hand; the better we know God, the greater our capacity to love Him. And it shows. What better way to begin a year than by investing in the most important relationship in our lives.

Early Communion Class

Maybe the time is right for your 5th-8th grader to receive the Lord’s Supper.  If that is stirring in their heart, we encourage you to join us for Early Communion Class. This 4-week class, starting Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4pm in the Music Room, preps our young people to receive this beautiful gift. One parent/guardian/mentor is expected to attend with the kiddo. Please contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

2024 LENT

Make plans to participate in Timothy’s Lenten season observances this year. On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, a traditional setting with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes will start at 6pm in the Auditorium. There will be no Ash Wednesday meal this year. The Maundy Thursday service on March 28th (traditional setting with Holy Communion) will start at 6pm, and the Good Friday service on March 29th (contemporary setting, no communion) will start at 6pm. Services on Easter Sunday, March 31st, will be 9am (contemporary setting; no communion) and 10:30am (traditional setting; no communion).

The Wednesday Lenten opportunities will revolve around the theme “Dining with Jesus.” From 6-6:30pm each Wednesday (Feb. 21 through Mar. 20), a meal will be available for families in the Auditorium. At 6:30, the pastors will lead an interactive service based on various meals in the Bible where Jesus led or was part of a meal. Timothy’s LWML will offer a meal on Feb. 21, menu to be determined.
LWML will allocate donations from the free-will offering as to 10% for mites, 45% for Hillcrest, and 45% TBD. For the other four Wednesdays (Feb. 28, Mar. 6, Mar. 13, Mar. 20), ministry groups are invited to “sponsor” a meal, the free-will offering allocated to a ministry of their choice or the general operating fund. Leaders from interested ministries should contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) as soon as possible to sign up for your preferred date. The free-will offering for all the meals will be the only offering collected on Wednesdays during Lent; there will be no offering during the interactive service.

Be sure to mark your calendars to take in this creative approach to Lenten worship services!

 

National Lutheran Schools Week 

January 21-27- Timothy Lutheran School Book Fair and Activities
Monday Dress: Timmy Gear    Activity: Cards for homebound members
Tuesday Dress: Favorite Thing in Creation     Activity: Board Games
Wednesday Dress: Chapel Family Choice     Activity: Zoo Mobile
Thursday Dress: Bible Characters       Activity: Bible Bee
Friday Dress: Dress Your Best     Activity: Grandparent’s/Special Guest’s Day, and Talent Show

*3rd Quarter Mission Project (all week) Collecting non-perishable items for LUMA and partnering with Thrivent Matching Funds

Verse for the week:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” Matthew 28:19-20

FaithRoots 10:30 service teachers NEEDED:

As the adjustments continue in our new configuration there is also a new need.  We do not have enough teachers for Faithroots at our 10:30am service!  Do you enjoy children?  Would you be willing to teach just one Sunday a month?  Materials are ready each week and there are only around 10 kiddos with 2 teachers.  Would you prayerfully consider volunteering for this important ministry!  We will train you and support you along the way.  if interested contact Pastor Ryan soon.

Lobby Table Reservations

Leaders of Timothy’s various ministries need to contact Sandy Gregory (816.228. 5300 Ext. 8040) during the work week to reserve tables in the lobby for Sunday morning sign-ups for events and other reasons.

Junior High Outing

Calling all junior high crew! We will head to Jaegers Laser Tag for some good times on Friday, January 26th.  We will meet at church at 5pm and return about 8pm. Pizza will be served with a side of revenge. Cost is $20 per person (scholarships available, if needed). Grab a friend or 2 and join us! Please RSVP to Pastor Ryan. A few drivers are needed if any parents want to be a kid for the night! Pizza, lasers, and Jesus—how can you miss this??

 Singing Saints

Saint Paul’s Singing Saints is a nationally acclaimed choir from Saint Paul Lutheran High School and they will be singing during our worship services on February 11th at both services. It is a great opportunity to enjoy amazing music and see how God is leading the young people of our Lutheran faith. Please come, invite your friends, bring your neighbors and see the gifts God has blessed this group with.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Update

The Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting was held last Sunday, with 70 voting members present. Timothy’s leadership appreciates those who could attend and understands that many interested voters were not in attendance due to the frigid weather conditions. Having already postponed this meeting twice, it was important to conduct this meeting as soon as possible. The recording of the meeting can be accessed here  “VOTERS MEETING” or on Timothy’s website  on the Home page.

The Voters approved the proposed slate of lay leaders, LCMS-rostered call to TLS Principal Ken Holland,  and the 2024 proposed budget (found on church website under Church link). Copies of the 2024-2028 Strategic Plan pamphlet were available but will also be worship bulletin inserts. Consolidation and Next Generation updates were also provided.

Worship Attendance January 14th 9am – 90, 10:30 am- 103
January 14th, 2024:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $24,038)
Actual General Contributions:  $17,347.23
(First Fruits Budgeted Contributions: $1,923)
Actual Weekly First Fruits Contributions: $20.00

New address: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

2023 Contribution Statements will be mailed by Monday Jan. 29.

Volunteer Opportunity Transport Members for local errands. Contact Church Office if Available. 

OASIS in 2024 Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on April 10 and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Women’s Book Club All women and friends are invited to participate in Timothy’s Women of Hope Book Club on third Thursday (Sept. through May) at 6:30pm at Novel Place, 1001 SW Highway 7 (just west of South Price Chopper), at 6pm. The current book for discussion is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray. Contact Barb Kalbfleisch (816.807.7575) with questions.

Web Designer Timothy is seeking a volunteer to help with web design. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

Job Opportunity Timothy’s full-time Business Manager position remains open. If interested, please contact Diane Mayfield (816.2238.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.
 
GriefShare  Next session starts Feb. 2024

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9- 10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood
 
Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, 4G’s;  led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Book of Jonah”; 10-11am, Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Pastor John;  

 Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution; 6:30-8 pm; Mobile Classroom 4

 Wednesday Confirmation 6:30-8 pm; Auditorium, Library, 4 G’s, and Music Room

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Library; led by Miriam Lindemann
  
Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10:am, 4G’s; led by Kaye Gray;

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words. 

Timothy Connects January 12th, 2024

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JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend

“The Church Endures”

The Church has always faced persecution, conflict, and trauma from both inside and from outside its walls. Under the pressures and temptations of the world and the devil, some parts of the Church have had great loss and even crumbled. Peter, however, encourages us today and reminds us that the Church can and will endure.   But we’ve got to set our eyes and ears on the right focus. So are we there?

Devotion: “Take Heart, We’re in This Together

None of us are immune to the burdens and pains of this life. Though we have a God who loves us, we all experience loss, hardship, and disappointment. I entered this Sunday’s worship with great trepidation. But I found in the midst of it all, I was not alone. My faith family arrived and filled the chairs at our church. We sang, communed and I felt the Spirit bring us together as one Church.
In our most vulnerable moments, it’s great to have friends. Friends to share experiences and worship together assuring us all will be well. It is not over. Hard things will continue to happen in this world or in our lives, and that is okay. Because our suffering and pain connect us together in our humanity, but they also connect us to Christ, who bore it all on the cross. He held the tension between heaven’s holiness and the world’s brokenness, and though we all long for resurrection, we have a God who stayed in the tomb — in darkness, in death, in time suspended — before He rose again on the third day.
And these are His words to us: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Timothy Celebrates Worship at One Campus Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow January 7, 2024

WE ARE CHURCH! Two services under one roof again! We praise God for the enthusiasm and energy evident at church this past Sunday. All morning long, worshipers exchanged greetings with familiar faces as well as with some whom they haven’t seen in a while. Pastor Rod delivered a powerful message for unity to 223 worshipers in the contemporary service and 205 in the traditional service. Holy Communion was celebrated in both. The Adult Bible Class met in the Library near the 4G’s area, and FaithRoots started in the Music Room and moved to TLS classrooms for breakout sessions. Please join your brothers and sisters in Christ this Sunday as the WE ARE CHURCH sermon series continues.

Early Communion Class

Maybe the time is right for your 5th-8th grader to receive the Lord’s Supper.  If that is stirring in their heart, we encourage you to join us for Early Communion Class. This 4-week class, starting Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4pm in the Music Room, preps our young people to receive this beautiful gift. One parent/guardian/mentor is expected to attend with the kiddo. Please contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

Consolidation Update

Congregational President Diane Mayfield and Congregational Secretary Charlie Johnson signed the closing documents to sell the RD Mize Campus to Harvest Baptist Church yesterday afternoon, January 11, 2024, at 1pm, at a price of $3.25M. Funds will be wired to Lutheran Church Extension Fund ($2.25M to reduce debt) and to Timothy’s Commerce Bank account ($994,317.00) until Executive Board determines allocation of those proceeds. Timothy’s closing fees totaled $5,683.00.

The organ at RD Mize has a new home! On January 6th, it was moved to Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit, with organist Mary Burge sharing a beautiful sound through it for worship the next morning. The keyboard formerly sitting next to the baby grand piano in the sanctuary also has a new home at a Timothy member’s house.

Members are reminded again to mail all correspondence to Timothy to 301 E. Wyatt Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64014-5801. It is unknown how long USPS will forward mail from the 425 NW RD Mize Rd address.
Thank you very much!

LWML Winter Society Meeting

All women are invited to attend Timothy’s LWML Winter Society Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9-11am in the Auditorium. A continental breakfast will be available. A guest speaker from ReHope will share information about its ministry. Gifts from the Heart are monetary donations to ReHope or QuikTrip gift cards.

2024 LENT

Make plans to participate in Timothy’s Lenten season observances this year. On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, a traditional setting with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes will start at 6pm in the Auditorium. There will be no Ash Wednesday meal this year. The Maundy Thursday service on March 28th (traditional setting with Holy Communion) will start at 6pm, and the Good Friday service on March 29th (contemporary setting, no communion) will start at 6pm. Services on Easter Sunday, March 31st, will be 9am (contemporary setting; no communion) and 10:30am (traditional setting; no communion).

The Wednesday Lenten opportunities will revolve around the theme “Dining with Jesus.” From 6-6:30pm each Wednesday (Feb. 21 through Mar. 20), a meal will be available for families in the Auditorium. At 6:30, the pastors will lead an interactive service based on various meals in the Bible where Jesus led or was part of a meal. Timothy’s LWML will offer a meal on Feb. 21, menu to be determined.
LWML will allocate donations from the free-will offering as to 10% for mites, 45% for Hillcrest, and 45% TBD. For the other four Wednesdays (Feb. 28, Mar. 6, Mar. 13, Mar. 20), ministry groups are invited to “sponsor” a meal, the free-will offering allocated to a ministry of their choice or the general operating fund. Leaders from interested ministries should contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) as soon as possible to sign up for your preferred date. The free-will offering for all the meals will be the only offering collected on Wednesdays during Lent; there will be no offering during the interactive service.

Be sure to mark your calendars to take in this creative approach to Lenten worship services!

Junior High Outing

Calling all junior high crew! We will head to Jaegers Laser Tag for some good times on Friday, January 26th.  We will meet at church at 5pm and return about 8pm. Pizza will be served with a side of revenge. Cost is $20 per person (scholarships available, if needed). Grab a friend or 2 and join us! Please RSVP to Pastor Ryan. A few drivers are needed if any parents want to be a kid for the night! Pizza, lasers, and Jesus—how can you miss this??

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting

The congregation is urged to attend the Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting THIS Sunday, January 14th, immediately following the 10:30 service in the Auditorium. A minimum of 40 congregants is required to conduct business. Agenda includes approval of proposed slate of lay leaders; proposed 2024 general operating budget; approval of LCMS-rostered call to Ken Holland as TLS Principal; Consolidation Update; and Next Generation Update. The meeting will be recorded for posting on Timothy’s website next week, but not live-streamed.

Worship Attendance January 7th 9am – 223, 10:30 am- 205

January 7th, 2024:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $28,868)
Actual General Contributions:  $24,048.69.00
(First Fruits Budgeted Contributions: $2,075)
Actual Weekly First Fruits Contributions: $170.00

New address: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Volunteer Opportunity Transport Members for local errands. Contact Church Office if Available.

OASIS in 2024 Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on April 10, and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Women’s Book Club All women and friends are invited to participate in Timothy’s Women of Hope Book Club on third Thursday (Sept. through May) at 6:30pm at Novel Place, 1001 SW Highway 7 (just west of South Price Chopper), at 6pm. The current book for discussion is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray. Contact Barb Kalbfleisch (816.807.7575) with questions.

Web Designer Timothy is seeking a volunteer to help with web design. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

Job Opportunity Timothy’s full-time Business Manager position remains open. If interested, please contact Diane Mayfield (816.2238.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

GriefShare  Next session starts Feb. 2024

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9- 10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, 4G’s;  led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Book of Jonah”; 10-11am, Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Pastor John; Resumes January 16 

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution; 6:30-8 pm; Classes resume January 10, Mobile Classroom 4, Confirmation Classes Resume Jan. 17. 

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Conference Room; led by Miriam Lindemann

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray;

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy Connects Friday, January 5, 2023

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JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday Contemporary 9:00 am
Sunday  Traditional:   10:30 am
301 East Wyatt Road

Worship info on Timothy’s website

https://www.timothylutheran.com/worship/

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend
“The Church Is One”

Modern individualism and consumerism tells us that we should be all about ourselves. Seeking what we want, getting we want, and being whom we want. Yet our Creator God had a different plan for us. Instead of “me,” He teaches us that it is about “we.” Paul drives home this truth as he emphasizes “one” over and over in this text. So what does it mean for the church to be one, and how do we get there when the we really wants it to be all about me?

      Timothy Celebrates RD Mize Campus, Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

What a beautiful service, attended by 504 people, occurred on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 425 NW RD Mize Road for the final time before consolidating all Timothy ministries to one campus at 301 East Wyatt Road! God was glorified through inspiring Scripture readings and message; beautiful musical selections from hymns, choir, instrumental duets, handbells, organ and piano; and the redeeming sacrament of Holy Communion. Pastors John and Ryan were assisted by former Pastors Lieb and Steensma for the readings and distribution of Holy Communion. God’s presence was felt by all who attended! If you would like to view the service, click on this link:  https://youtu.be/y-aMfOWvXrU 

Following the service, many people gathered in the Family Life Center for lunch and fellowship—another wonderful opportunity to reminisce and catch up with friends. Special thanks to Pastor Rod and Miriam Lindemann for preparing the meal and to several LWML members and the GATHER Commission for serving it. The entire day was celebratory and uplifting as we await God’s plan for the days ahead.

Timothy welcomed former DCE Tom & Pam Nummela, DCE Steve & Michelle Pickel, and the entire Steensma family for the celebration. In addition, prior to December 31, the Board of Elders received several notes from previous called staff or members of their family who could not attend, as follows:

  • “Thanks so much for working to include us in this event. God’s blessings on the celebration and on Timothy’s ministry moving forward. We have wonderful memories of the people there and hope that sometime in the not-too-distant future we can get to Blue Springs and see you all. Blessings and peace in Christ, John & Ruth Gerike” (younger son of William Gerike, Timothy’s first called pastor)
  • “Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you have your final worship service in a space that meant so much to me and my family. We ask for God’s blessings for the whole congregation as you move forward in your mission in Blue Springs. Please give my warmest greetings to any who might still know me there. Paul & Mona Gerike” (older son of Timothy’s first called pastor)
  • “So good to hear from you! I guess it’s been a little over nine years. It’s great to hear that Timothy is celebrating what has happened over the past 60 years as well as looking forward to the future. Unfortunately, I have a conflict on the 31st and won’t be able to attend. Please give my regards to everyone there. Blessings to you as you serve our Lord and His people. Dave Frank” (former Executive Minister)
  • “Thank you for the invitation, Tary. Unfortunately, I am unable to participate as I will be in Iowa at that time. I am looking forward to having all Timothy members worshipping at one location. God’s blessings on the celebration. Nancy Nowiszewski” (former Care Minister)
  • “Thanks for reaching out—we moved to Vancouver, WA, about 7 years ago—so it’s a little out of our way. Hope the celebration goes well! Steve Jorgenson” (former DCE)

Devotion: “A Letter From God


Getting Christmas cards is like you are standing at my house knocking at the door.  The images and words warm my spirit as I enjoy the pictures and letters from those I love that are far away.
And so, here I am — here you are. We are standing at the precipice of yet another new year. And already it is ripe with opportunity and adversity. For all that we carry and all that we’ve yet to come across, sometimes we need more than just one picture, one card — we need a whole letter… a whole Bible full of promises to help us get through the year ahead.
May this letter remind us of all that is beautiful and enduring and true.
My dear child,
I see you. (Psalm 33:13-15)
I see you as you were, as you are, and as you will be. (
Psalm 139:1-10)
Look to Me; turn to Me. I am Your help. I am the Maker of the heavens and the earth, and I am the Maker of all your moments. Look to Me, for I am the only One, in all the heavens and the earth, that can hold you and help you. (
Psalm 121:1-2)
I hear you. I hear you when you pray and I hear you when you are in pain. (
1 John 5:14Psalm 118:5-6)
Do not look to yourself for answers, rather look to what you know is true of Me. (
Proverbs 3:5-6)
Trust in Me. (
Psalm 25:1-2) Delight yourself in Me. (Psalm 37:4)
Look to Me, and Me alone, for divine direction. (
Psalm 37:5)
I am He who leads you. (
Psalm 32:8)
I am He who loves you. (
Psalm 36:7)
My love is never far away.

Happy NEW Year!

 

WE ARE CHURCH:  January Sermon Series

Join your brothers and sisters in Christ this Sunday, January 7th, as the new worship schedule unfolds. Contemporary worship starts at 9am, and blended/traditional worship begins at 10:30am. Adult Bible Class, from 9-10am led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell, will meet in the Library, near the 4G’s. Donuts & coffee will be ready in the 4G’s by 8:30am and available until beginning of 10:30 service. If additional fellowship time is desired following the second service, volunteers to monitor and clean up are requested to contact GATHER Commission Leader Bob Logan (816.668.8139) or Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040). FaithRoots will occur during both services in the TLS classrooms. The nursery will be staffed during both services.

Please remember that worshipers may drive to the canopy area to unload passengers before parking in the lot. Leadership asks that physically able worshipers park in the middle to back of the lot to allow all handicapped and front-row spots for those with mobility challenges. If you are available to help worshipers enter the building or to serve as parking attendants, please contact Elder Director Tary Krahenbuhl (816.890.0941).

If you appreciate using a Bible or hymnal during worship, please feel free to take one from the cart close to the south entrance of the Auditorium. If you do not note your attendance online, please take an Attendance/Prayer Request card from an usher and drop in the offering plate during the service.

God’s blessings on your worship this Sunday and every Sunday!

 JourneyMen Bible Class Settles into New Meeting Space

 
Bright and early at 6:30am on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the JourneyMen Men’s Bible Class welcomed the new year and new meeting space in the 4G’s, the first Timothy ministry group to switch locations. They noted that the smaller space seemed to draw them closer, sparking a lively discussion and more close-knit conversations. Pictured here are L to R:  Jake Davis, Mark Meyer, Bob Downs, Josh Taggart, Jim Williams, Fritz Barlag, & Brad Elledge. Not pictured is Charlie Johnson (photographer). They welcome additional guys to join them and plan to bring out another table next week for you! Contact Bob Downs (816.739.4472) with questions.

Early Communion Class

 Maybe the time is right for your 5th-8th grader to receive the Lord’s Supper.  If that is stirring in their heart, we encourage you to join us for Early Communion Class. This 4-week class, starting Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4pm in the Music Room, preps our young people to receive this beautiful gift. One parent/guardian/mentor is expected to attend with the kiddo. Please contact Pastor Ryan with questions.

Consolidation Update

Worshipers who mail correspondence or contributions to the RD Mize address should send to 301 E Wyatt Road, BSMO 64014. Please also contact any financial institutions asap who may regularly mail in your contributions. USPS will forward RD Mize – addressed mail to the Wyatt address (for a short time).

There is a need to store the Festival Committee freezer truck in covered storage until the new storage building is constructed. If you can help, please contact Louie Wilbers (816.988.6059).

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting

The congregation is urged to attend the Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting NEXT Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 11:45 am in the Auditorium. A minimum of 40 congregants is required to conduct business.

The agenda includes the following: proposed slate of lay leaders (click here for slate); 2024 proposed operating budget; extending call to Ken Holland as LCMS-rostered principal of TLS; and 2024-2028 Strategic Plan.  A review and update about consolidation efforts will also be included.

Please plan to attend! Thank you!

WE ARE CHURCH – Volunteers Are Priceless!

Have you ever thought about serving as an usher either as an individual or a family? Perhaps as a worship assistant on Sunday to serve alongside the pastor, or maybe a front-desk volunteer during the weekdays? You may go to Timothy’s app or website to click on Volunteer or click on this link. 
Thank-you for your servant  heart.

Worship Attendance December 31: RD Mize 504;   Wyatt 82 

December 31, 2023:
(Budgeted Weekly General Contributions: $28,868)
Actual General Contributions:  $27,997.00
(First Fruits Budgeted Contributions: $2,075)
Actual Weekly First Fruits Contributions: $20.00

New address: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Volunteer Opportunity Transport Members for local errands. Contact Church Office if Available.

Card Club If you’re interested in a fun afternoon of 10-Point Pitch, make plans to attend the monthly gathering on Friday, Jan. 12, beginning at 1pm, at the home of Norm & Lois Kuecker. Contact Art MacLean (660.641.1974) with questions.

OASIS in 2024 Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on January 10, April 9, and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

GriefShare  Next session starts Feb. 2024

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 9- 10am, Library; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Music Room; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, 4G’s;  led by various men

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Pointe of Hope Library; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Book of Jonah”; 10-11am, Pointe of Hope Coffee House; led by Pastor John; No class January 9; Resumes January 16 

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution; 6:30-8 pm; Classes resume January 10, Mobile Classroom 4, Confirmation Classes Resume Jan. 17. 

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Conference Room; led by Miriam Lindemann

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray;

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

December 2023

Timothy Connects December 29th, 2023

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JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am, Wyatt Campus

Worship info on Timothy’s website

(www.timothylutheran.com/worship/ )
Live Stream worship on YouTube – 10 am Wyatt

Recorded RD Mize Worship Service
(www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend
“Joining Jesus: Remember…

Today is a hard day for so many of us.  We say goodbye to a facility that we have known for so long.  It’s a place we feel comfortable in; it’s a place that has meaning to us.   Change is a part of life which God’s people experienced in countless different ways throughout the Scriptures.  But with all the changes, God always calls His people to gaze back and “remember” all the blessings that He has given, and then He calls us to look forward to the blessings that He has promised ahead.

Devotion: “For When the Storm Just Won’t Let Up”

Panic hit like a freight train. I woke up realizing Christmas is over, and now is the big push to move from RD Mize to Wyatt. This year has been a tsunami, to put it mildly. Every time I think I see a break in the waves, the storm picks up, which would be laughable… if it weren’t so heartbreaking. I know it is God’s plan, but the work and the loss are real as we plan for the Worship of Remembrance this Sunday, December 31, at 10:00 am.

We, as a faith family, know this world is temporary. The dust will settle, the move will happen, and once again we can begin feeling content. Our hope doesn’t lie in the things of this world. One day, every storm will be permanently silenced. One day, chaos will be calmed for good. But for today: We don’t have to hold it together. There is One who is holding us, and He’s familiar with waves. Sometimes Jesus says, “Peace, be still” to the waters that rise, but sometimes, instead, He says those words to our overwhelmed hearts.

Celebration Service

Sunday, December 31:

  • Celebration Service, 10am with Holy Communion, RD Mize
  • Contemporary Service, 10am with Holy Communion, Wyatt

The Celebration Service at RD Mize on Sunday, December 31, at 10am will remember the many ways in which God has blessed Timothy at the RD Mize Campus and look forward to the many ways He will bless Timothy in moving forward at Wyatt as one campus. Former Pastors Lieb and Steensma will assist with Scripture readings and Holy Communion. Special music by choirs, handbells, solos & duets will enhance worship as well.

Following the service, the congregation is invited to a light lunch and additional time for fellowship in the Family Life Center.

Expected – Pink Tie Sunday

She was expected, but the plan changed. Now she is a memory. Our perfect little Maddy was expected, and now is a memory that we never want to forget. That is why you might see some pink ties on Sunday, December 31st. Pink ties, pink dresses, maybe even pink socks.

We celebrate PINK TIE SUNDAY the last Sunday of the year. It is a way to remember those little ones called to our heavenly home too soon. They were not with us long, but we longed for them, and on Pink Tie Sunday, we remember those little expectations that were with us for only a short time. Join Pink Tie Sunday if you have felt the loss of a little one through miscarriage, still birth or those who were with us for such a short time by wearing pink. Remembering those expected.

Thanks for joining us! -Pastor Rod and Miriam Lindeman

     

Generosity Through Charitable Giving 

As the year winds down, are you trying to think creatively as a generous charitable donor to move Timothy ministries forward? If you own an IRA, do you still need to meet your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year? Are you considering a year-end contribution to Timothy or other qualified charity? If you do it the smart way, you will save tax dollars and benefit your church.

The IRS allows you to make contributions directly from your IRA to a charity, and that contribution is NOT income to you, if your trustee writes the check directly to the charity. Your trustee knows how to do it correctly—just ask—and get a real tax break. You can make all contributions this way and save even more next year. Thank you for keeping Timothy in your prayers and plans as you consider these tax-saving opportunities!

Consolidation Update

*** Volunteers to pack Bibles and hymnals from the sanctuary pew racks on Tuesday, January 2, would be appreciated. Please call church office if you can help. Thank you!

*** Volunteers to help move remaining office furniture as well as smaller final items on Tuesday, January 2, would be appreciated. Please call the church office if you can help. Thank you!

Worshipers who mail correspondence or contributions to the RD Mize address should send to Wyatt address, effective January 1, 2024. That address is 301 E Wyatt Road, BSMO 64014. Please also contact any financial institutions who may regularly mail in your contributions. USPS will forward RD Mize – addressed mail to Wyatt address, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, for a short time.

There is a need to store the Festival Committee freezer truck in covered storage until the new storage building is constructed. If you can help, please contact Louie Wilbers (816.988.6059).

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting

The congregation is urged to attend the Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 11:45 am in the Auditorium. A minimum of 40 congregants is required to conduct business.

The agenda includes the following: proposed slate of lay leaders (click here for slate); 2024 proposed operating budget; extending call to Ken Holland as LCMS-rostered principal of TLS; and 2024-2028 Strategic Plan.  A review and update about consolidation efforts will also be included.

Please plan to attend! Thank you!

WE ARE CHURCH – Volunteers Are Priceless!

Have you ever thought about serving as an usher either as an individual or a family? Perhaps as a worship assistant on Sunday to serve alongside the pastor, or maybe a front-desk volunteer during the weekdays? You may go to Timothy’s app or website to click on Volunteer or click on this link.
The Elders have scheduled a training session for all current and new worship assistants and ushers wishing to serve in either service moving forward on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 6:30pm in the AuditoriumAttendance is strongly encouraged to learn procedures that will impact both services, such as distribution of Holy Communion, collecting offering & attendance cards, and welcoming people to worship.

LERT Training

Have you ever desired to assist victims of national disasters, such as the recent tornadoes in Tennessee? Are you willing to go to such areas but feel ill-equipped? On Saturday, Jan. 27, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit will host a Disaster Response Training workshop from LERT (Lutheran Emergency Responsive Teams) from 9am-3pm. LERT teams respond to local and national disasters. Once training is completed, you’ll be FEMA-badged and certified to serve in any community hit by a disaster in the United States. Please understand that serving doesn’t mean you are necessarily relegated to manual labor. A portion of the training will identify other ways to serve on the teams. LERT also provides numerous opportunities to serve your neighborhood in need during non-disaster times as well, such a building wheelchair ramps, updating homes for more accessible bathrooms, and much more. If interested in learning more, please visit https://www.lcms-lert.org/need/detail/?need id=869609. Please register by January 10, 2024, if possible. Questions can be directed to Tom Keel (816.213.5665 or twk500@gmail.com).

Worship Attendance December 24: 10 am RD Mize 207
Worship Attendance December 24: 4 pm: Wyatt  357
Worship Attendance December 24: 5:30 pm RD Mize 263
Worship Attendance December 24: 7:30 pm  RD Mize 115
Worship Attendance December 24: 9 pm  RD Mize 180
Worship Attendance December 25: 10 am  RD Mize 102

Dec. 24-25
Weekly General Contributions:
 Actual $28,600.89  vs  Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions: Actual $2,825.00  vs  Budgeted $2,075

New address beginning January 2024: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

THANK YOU to Timothy members who donated food items to the lobby grocery carts during this past year. Your donations put food on the table for many Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, and Kansas City.

Volunteer Opportunity Transport members for local errands. Contact church office if available.

OASIS in 2024 Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on January 10, April 9, and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell; No class December 31; Resumes January 7, Library 9am

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; Next class Jan 15, Music Room

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302); led by various men; Resume January 2nd, 4G’s

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies; No class January 2; Resumes January 9 at Pointe of Hope

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Book of Jonah”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John; No class January 2, or January 9; Resumes January 16 at Pointe of Hope

Wednesday Night Sr High Revolution; 6:30-8 pm, Resumes January 10mobile classroom
Confirmation; 6:30 -8 pm: Classes resume January 17, mobile classroom

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Youth room (506), led by Miriam Lindemann; Resumes January 4, Conference Room

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray; Next class January 6, 4 G’s

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy Connects December 22nd, 2023

By |2023-12-22T11:36:47-06:00December 22nd, 2023|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday, December 24, 10:00 am, RD Mize Campus
Worship info on Timothy’s website

(www.timothylutheran.com/worship/ )

Recorded Worship Services at RD Mize
(www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

Christmas Services

Come and Worship at Timothy

Sunday, December 24:

  • 10am at RD Mize with Holy Communion
  • 4pm at Wyatt—Live Worship and live-streamed on YouTube
  • 5:30pm at RD Mize
  • 7:30pm at RD Mize
  • 9pm at RD Mize, Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

The 4pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9m services will include candles as a part of the worship.

There are several special opportunities to worship at Timothy!

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend
“Joining Jesus: Prepared

There are so many preparations that go into Christmas.  But we seem to spend far more time preparing for the festivities than for the work of God. So on this Christmas Eve morning, we will spend some time preparing to celebrate the unexpected work of God at Christmas and beyond. Come and worship.

Devotion: “The Promise of Joy”

It’s Christmas! How is that strength holding out? With the challenges of balancing life, looking expectantly toward a time off, but having to prepare for that, too. Then the craziness of baking, wrapping, cleaning, planning… When I feel delirious from over commitment I think to myself, “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10 ), and His Spirit reminds me of what I needed — joy and strength, in that order.

“The joy of the Lord is your strength” is written by a guy building a wall, doing backbreaking work to secure his people from the enemy. God’s truth revealed to the people their true selves and their sin, and that they couldn’t rely on themselves, but the grace of God was more than enough. That called for joy.

True joy can only come from the Lord. It’s of Him. In turn, we are strengthened. We can have joy because we have Jesus. Joy is a miracle. Only the Holy Spirit can create it. Let us not grow weary or lose heart. The joy of the Lord truly can give us the strength we need to continue no matter the situation, not only fueling us to continue but allowing us to receive the true joy, peace, and hope our souls so desperately long for. To God be the glory in the beauty and the suffering.

Hope to see you at worship;
Christmas Eve Day 10 am (RD Mize only) with Holy Communion
Christmas Eve  4pm (Wyatt), – Will be live-streamed
                            5:30 pm (RD Mize)
                            7:30 pm (RD Mize)
                            9 pm Candlelight with Holy Communion (RD Mize)

Christmas Day 10am (RD Mize) with Holy Communion

Celebration Service

Sunday, December 31:

  • Celebration Service, 10am with Holy Communion, RD Mize
  • Contemporary Service, 10am with Holy Communion, Wyatt

The Celebration Service at RD Mize on Sunday, December 31, at 10am will remember the many ways in which God has blessed Timothy at the RD Mize Campus and to look forward to the many ways He will bless Timothy in moving forward at Wyatt as one campus. Former Pastors Lieb and Steensma will assist with Scripture readings and Holy Communion. Special music by choirs, handbells, solos & duets will enhance worship as well.

Following the service, the congregation is invited to a light lunch and additional time for fellowship in the Family Life Center.

Expected – Pink Tie Sunday

She was expected, but the plan changed. Now she is a memory. Our perfect little Maddy was expected, and now is a memory that we never want to forget. That is why you might see some pink ties on Sunday, December 31st. Pink ties, pink dresses, maybe even pink socks.

We celebrate PINK TIE SUNDAY the last Sunday of the year. It is a way to remember those little ones called to our heavenly home too soon. They were not with us long, but we longed for them, and on Pink Tie Sunday, we remember those little expectations that were with us for only a short time. Join Pink Tie Sunday if you have felt the loss of a little one through miscarriage, still birth or those who were with us for such a short time by wearing pink. Remembering those expected.

Thanks for joining us! -Pastor Rod and Miriam Lindeman

   

Generosity Through Charitable Giving 

As the year winds down, are you trying to think creatively as a generous charitable donor to move Timothy ministries forward? If you own an IRA, do you still need to meet your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year? Are you considering a year-end contribution to Timothy or other qualified charity? If you do it the smart way, you will save tax dollars and benefit your church.

The IRS allows you to make contributions directly from your IRA to a charity, and that contribution is NOT income to you, if your trustee writes the check directly to the charity. Your trustee knows how to do it correctly—just ask—and get a real tax break. You can make all contributions this way and save even more next year. Thank you for keeping Timothy in your prayers and plans as you consider these tax-saving opportunities!

MO Scholars Promotes Private Education 

MO Scholars was established in 2021 by the Missouri General Assembly to provide educational opportunities and resources to Missouri students and families. The program provides options for eligible families to seek an array of alternative educational services ranging from private or Christian schools, like Timothy Lutheran School, to therapeutic services. The law provides state tax credits for contributions to approved, non-profit Educational Assistance Organizations, such as the LCMS MO District, to award scholarships to Missouri students with Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) and students living in low-income households. Parents are encouraged to contact TLS Administrator Ken Holland to learn more about this program.

How can every Timothy member participate in this program? If you pay Missouri income taxes, you are eligible to participate and help low-income parents send their children to TLS. Visit mo.lcms.org/mo-scholars and complete the prompts, selecting “The Missouri District” for the EAO.  Mail your confirmation page and check to Missouri District, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141. Questions? Contact Leah at 314.590.6211 or leah.sieveking@mo.lcms.org. You must send in your contribution within 30 days of applying for Tax Credits. It will be a tax credit on your Missouri state income tax return. Feel free to also direct questions to TLS Administrator Ken Holland (816.228.5300 Ext. 8015), Stewardship Committee Member Mel Falk (816.686.6616) or TLS School Board President Christy Yager (816.820.4730).

Consolidation Update

*** Volunteers to pack Bibles and hymnals from the sanctuary pew racks on Tuesday, January 2, would be appreciated. Please call church office if you can help. Thank you! **

Worshipers who mail correspondence or contributions to the RD Mize address should send to Wyatt address, effective January 1, 2024. That address is 301 E Wyatt Road, BSMO 64014. Please also contact any financial institutions asap who may regularly mail in your contributions. USPS will forward RD Mize – addressed mail to Wyatt address beginning Jan. 1, 2024.

There is a need to store the Festival Committee freezer truck in covered storage until the new storage building is constructed. If you can help, please contact Louie Wilbers (816.988.6059).

Additional moving will occur during Christmas week (Dec. 26-29) for last-minute items. Leadership understands the timing of this is precarious with family celebrations and unknown weather conditions. If you can offer some hours anytime that week, please call the church office with your availability.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting

The congregation is urged to attend the Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 11:45 am in the Auditorium. A minimum of 40 congregants is required to conduct business.

The agenda includes the following: proposed slate of lay leaders (click here for slate); 2024 proposed operating budget; extending call to Ken Holland as LCMS-rostered principal of TLS; and 2024-2028 Strategic Plan.  A review and update about consolidation efforts will also be included.

Please plan to attend! Thank you!

WE ARE CHURCH – Volunteers Are Priceless!

The congregation is invited to again stop by the tables in either lobby this Sunday to visit with Elders about the transition to one campus. This is also another chance to learn more about volunteer opportunities to help with this transition. Have you ever thought about serving as an usher either as an individual or a family? Perhaps as a worship assistant on Sunday to serve alongside the pastor, or maybe a front-desk volunteer during the weekdays? You may go to Timothy’s app or website to click on Volunteer or click on this link.
The Elders have scheduled a training session for all current and new worship assistants and ushers wishing to serve in either service moving forward on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 6:30pm in the AuditoriumAttendance is strongly encouraged to learn procedures that will impact both services, such as distribution of Holy Communion, collecting offering & attendance cards, and welcoming people to worship.

LERT Training

Have you ever desired to assist victims of national disasters, such as the recent tornadoes in Tennessee? Are you willing to go to such areas but feel ill-equipped? On Saturday, Jan. 27, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit will host a Disaster Response Training workshop from LERT (Lutheran Emergency Responsive Teams) from 9am-3pm. LERT teams respond to local and national disasters. Once training is completed, you’ll be FEMA-badged and certified to serve in any community hit by a disaster in the United States. Please understand that serving doesn’t mean you are necessarily relegated to manual labor. A portion of the training will identify other ways to serve on the teams. LERT also provides numerous opportunities to serve your neighborhood in need during non-disaster times as well, such a building wheelchair ramps, updating homes for more accessible bathrooms, and much more. If interested in learning more, please visit https://www.lcms-lert.org/need/detail/?need id=869609. Please register by January 10, 2024, if possible. Questions can be directed to Tom Keel (816.213.5665 or twk500@gmail.com).

Worship Attendance December 17:  RD Mize 213, Wyatt 182 

Dec. 17
Weekly General Contributions:
 Actual $47,603.04 vs  Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions: Actual $3,020.00  vs  Budgeted $2,075

New address beginning January 2024: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

OASIS in 2024 Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on January 10, April 9, and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

GriefShare Last meeting of current session on Dec. 28, 6:30-8 pm, RD Mize, Fireplace Room. Next session starts Feb. 2024

Donations Requested: Clean plastic bags and reusable cloth or plastic bags, if available, are appreciated for the staff at Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary(LUMAA) to package food for its clients. Please place donations in clear tub in RD Mize mailbox area. Thank you very much!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell; No class Dec.24 or December 31; Resumes January 7, Library 9am

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; Next class Jan 15, Music Room

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302); led by various men; No class December 26; Resume January 2nd, 4G’s

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies; No class December 26 or January 2; Resumes January 9 at Pointe of Hope

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Book of Jonah”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John; No class December 26, January 2, or January 9; Resumes January 16 at Pointe of Hope

Wednesday Night Sr High; Youth Room(506); 6:30-8 pm; Confirmation; 6:30 -8 pm; Room 501; No class December 20, December 27; Classes resume January 10

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Youth room (506), led by Miriam Lindemann; No class Dec 21 or 28; Resumes January 4, Conference Room

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray; Next class January 6, 4 G’s

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 (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy Connects December 15, 2023

By |2023-12-15T12:13:46-06:00December 15th, 2023|Timothy Connects|

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Sunday 9:00 am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus

Worship info on Timothy’s website
(www.timothylutheran.com/worship/ )
Live Stream worship on YouTube – Sundays 10am
and
Recorded Worship Services at RD Mize
(www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend
“Joining Jesus: The Coming Christ Calls Us to Follow

As God’s amazing work of restoration begins with the coming of Christ, we also know it does not come to completion until He comes again. And there is a lot of work to be done.  So God calls and equips people to follow Him in this work.  We see this throughout the Christmas season as the Lord uses various people, including John, to “prepare the way.” So how is God calling each of us to follow not just during the holidays but daily?

Devotion: “Seeds at Christmas”

I have enjoyed spending time with a woman who has three small children. I remember those days in the middle of raising a house full of little ones and just trying to survive. Life felt chaotic, but I knew deep in my soul that there was nothing more valuable than knowing God myself and helping my kids to know who He really is and to connect to the heart of God — His character and His power in their lives.

God is working directly in our lives and in the lives of our families. This Christmas season as we spend time with the extended family God has given us, think about sharing our faith when the opportunity arises, no matter how ill prepared we feel. Scripture is full of beautiful examples of God calling and equipping flawed people, from Moses to David to the twelve disciples. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, Paul writes, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

As we go throughout our holidays, remember: God calls us to plant and water the seeds of our family, but it is He and He alone who grows. So, take the pressure off yourself. God is doing a good work in your lives; just share it and He will use even our smallest seeds!

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve Day Sunday service will be at 10am in sanctuary at RD Mize with Holy Communion. There is no service at Wyatt on Sunday morning, Dec. 24.

Christmas Eve Evening Worship, Sunday, December 24: 
Wyatt Rd Campus – 4 pm
RD Mize Road Campus – 5:30 & 7:30 pm
RD Mize Road Campus – 9 pm with Holy Communion

Christmas Day Worship, Monday, December 25:
RD Mize Road Campus – 10 am with Holy Communion

Expected – Pink Tie Sunday

She was expected, but the plan changed. Now she is a memory. Our perfect little Maddy was expected, and now is a memory that we never want to forget. That is why you might see some pink ties on Sunday, December 31st. Pink ties, pink dresses, maybe even pink socks.

We celebrate PINK TIE SUNDAY the last Sunday of the year. It is a way to remember those little ones called to our heavenly home too soon. They were not with us long, but we longed for them, and on Pink Tie Sunday, we remember those little expectations that were with us for only a short time. Join Pink Tie Sunday if you have felt the loss of a little one through miscarriage, still birth or those who were with us for such a short time by wearing pink. Remembering those expected.

Thanks for joining us! -Pastor Rod and Miriam Lindeman

Celebration Service – REMEMBER

The congregation and friends are invited to a special Celebration Service at the RD Mize Campus on Sunday, December 31, at 10am (please note different worship time). As we move into 2024, Timothy will not only look back at the many blessings God has showered on our congregation at this campus in the past but also prayerfully look ahead in anticipation of His many blessings still to come in our next chapter as a church family.

The service will include Holy Communion as well as special musical selections performed by choirs, organ/piano duets, and flute solos. Pastors Lieb and Steensma will assist with scripture readings and Holy Communion.

Following the service, the congregation is invited to gather in the Family Life Center for a light lunch and additional time for fellowship.

Timothy’s contemporary service will occur at normal time (10am) at Wyatt on Dec. 31st. Holy Communion will be celebrated.

LWML Ruth Circle Celebrates Birth of Jesus

Timothy’s Ruth Circle gathered yesterday for its annual Christmas celebration, catered meal, and silent auction. Over $100 was donated for Community Services League, and over $600 was raised from the silent auction to benefit Timothy’s ministries, as determined in the new year.  Praise be to God for the opportunity to gather with Christian sisters in Christ!
Another Successful Journey to the Manger
Thanks, Timothy, for your generous support of the Giving Tree and Journey to the Manger ministry. Once again, as the photo shows, the wrapped gifts and various monetary donations are heart-warming and very much appreciated as we Join Jesus on His Mission to transform lives. Thank you!

 Generosity Through Charitable Giving 

As the year winds down, are you trying to think creatively as a generous charitable donor to move Timothy ministries forward? If you own an IRA, do you still need to meet your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year? Are you considering a year-end contribution to Timothy or other qualified charity? If you do it the smart way, you will save tax dollars and benefit your church.

The IRS allows you to make contributions directly from your IRA to a charity, and that contribution is NOT income to you, if your trustee writes the check directly to the charity. Your trustee knows how to do it correctly—just ask—and get a real tax break. You can make all contributions this way and save even more next year. Thank you for keeping Timothy in your prayers and plans as you consider these tax-saving opportunities!

 

MO Scholars Promotes Private Education 

MO Scholars was established in 2021 by the Missouri General Assembly to provide educational opportunities and resources to Missouri students and families. The program provides options for eligible families to seek an array of alternative educational services ranging from private or Christian schools, like Timothy Lutheran School, to therapeutic services. The law provides state tax credits for contributions to approved, non-profit Educational Assistance Organizations, such as the LCMS MO District, to award scholarships to Missouri students with Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) and students living in low-income households. Parents are encouraged to contact TLS Administrator Ken Holland to learn more about this program.

How can every Timothy member participate in this program? If you pay Missouri income taxes, you are eligible to participate and help low-income parents send their children to TLS. Visit mo.lcms.org/mo-scholars and complete the prompts, selecting “The Missouri District” for the EAO.  Mail your confirmation page and check to Missouri District, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141. Questions? Contact Leah at 314.590.6211 or leah.sieveking@mo.lcms.org. You must send in your contribution within 30 days of applying for Tax Credits. It will be a tax credit on your Missouri state income tax return. Feel free to also direct questions to TLS Administrator Ken Holland (816.228.5300 Ext. 8015), Stewardship Committee Member Mel Falk (816.686.6616) or TLS School Board President Christy Yager (816.820.4730).

Consolidation Update

Worshipers who mail correspondence or contributions to the RD Mize address should send to Wyatt address, effective January 1, 2024. That address is 301 E Wyatt Road, BSMO 64014. Please also contact any financial institutions asap who may regularly mail in your contributions. USPS will forward RD Mize – addressed mail to Wyatt address beginning Jan. 1, 2024.

Leadership is seeking help with flooring options for the Wyatt stage. There is also a need to store the Festival Committee freezer truck in covered storage until the new storage building is constructed. If you can help with either, please contact Louie Wilbers (816.988.6059).

Additional moving will occur during Christmas week (Dec. 26-29) for last-minute items. Leadership understands the timing of this is precarious with family celebrations and unknown weather conditions. If you can offer some hours anytime that week, please call the church office with your availability.

Please note that the Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting will be Sunday, January 14, rather than the 7th. This will allow worshipers time to fellowship and take in some of the “newness” of two services under one roof again rather than gathering for a church business meeting.

WE ARE CHURCH – Volunteers Are Priceless!

The congregation is invited to again stop by the tables in either lobby this Sunday to visit with Elders about the transition to one campus. This is also another chance to learn more about volunteer opportunities to help with this transition. Have you ever thought about serving as an usher either as an individual or a family? Perhaps as a worship assistant on Sunday to serve alongside the pastor, or maybe a front-desk volunteer during the weekdays? You may go to Timothy’s app or website to click on Volunteer or click on this link.
The Elders have scheduled a training session for all current and new worship assistants and ushers wishing to serve in either service moving forward on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 6:30pm in the AuditoriumAttendance is strongly encouraged to learn procedures that will impact both services, such as distribution of Holy Communion, collecting offering & attendance cards, and welcoming people to worship.

LERT Training

Have you ever desired to assist victims of national disasters, such as the recent tornadoes in Tennessee? Are you willing to go to such areas but feel ill-equipped? On Saturday, Jan. 27, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit will host a Disaster Response Training workshop from LERT (Lutheran Emergency Responsive Teams) from 9am-3pm. LERT teams respond to local and national disasters. Once training is completed, you’ll be FEMA-badged and certified to serve in any community hit by a disaster in the United States. Please understand that serving doesn’t mean you are necessarily relegated to manual labor. A portion of the training will identify other ways to serve on the teams. LERT also provides numerous opportunities to serve your neighborhood in need during non-disaster times as well, such a building wheelchair ramps, updating homes for more accessible bathrooms, and much more. If interested in learning more, please visit https://www.lcms-lert.org/need/detail/?need id=869609. Please register by January 10, 2024, if possible. Questions can be directed to Tom Keel (816.213.5665 or twk500@gmail.com).

Worship Attendance December 10:  RD Mize 217, Wyatt  243
Worship Attendance December 6: RD Mize 64

Dec. 10
Weekly General Contributions:
 Actual $25,263.17 vs  Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions: Actual $5,418.95  vs  Budgeted $2,075

New address beginning January 2024: 301 East Wyatt Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Concordia Music Conservatory in Concordia, MO, is offering lessons in piano, organ, strings, winds, brass, guitar, and voice for all ages & levels of experience; group ensembles for children in guitar, handbells, and choir; and summer day camps for choir & orchestra. All led by highly qualified music instructors. For more info, visit cmc-music.org.

OASIS in 2024 Seeking volunteers to help serve catered meal from 6-6:30pm on January 10, April 9, and May 14. Minimal clean-up. Contact Pastor Ryan (816.228.5300 Ext. 8046) or Clancy Heisel (816.228.5300 Ext. 8047) with questions.

GriefShare Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm, at RD Mize, Fireplace Room.

Donations Requested: Clean plastic bags and reusable cloth or plastic bags, if available, are appreciated for the staff at Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary(LUMAA) to package food for its clients. Please place donations in clear tub in RD Mize mailbox area. Thank you very much!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Gospel of Luke”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell; No class Dec.24 or December 31. Resumes January 7, Library 9am

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

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Gospel of Mark”, 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302); led by various men; No class December 26; Resume January 2nd, 4G’s.

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 9-11 am, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies; No class December 26 or January 2; January 9 at Pointe of Hope

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Book of Jonah”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John; No class December 26, January 2, or January 9; Resumes January 16 Pointe of Hope.

Wednesday Night Sr High; Youth Room(506); 6:30-8 pm; Confirmation; 6:30 -8 pm; Room 501; No class December 20 or December 27; Classes resume January, 10

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm; Youth room (506), led by Miriam Lindemann; No class Dec 21 or 28. Resumes January 4, Conference Room

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray

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