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September 2021

Timothy eNotes Thursday, September 9, 2021

By |2021-09-09T08:21:56-05:00September 9th, 2021|ENotes|

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

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

THEME: “Unraveled: Rizpah’s Mourning”

CREATIVE TENSION: Rizpah, Saul’s concubine, cried out when her sons were killed. Her mourning caught the attention of the king himself, who set things right. So how do we grieve in the wake of injustice and loss? Sometimes the loss we experience can be unraveled to bring about powerful change and a blessing to others.

WORDS: A DEVOTION

                         
I open my computer, and I am met with extreme opinions something like this:
Caption: Look at this cinnamon roll! (Photo of a bakery item the size of the moon, next to a hot cup of coffee, flower arrangement, and open Bible)
Comment 1: Yum!
Comment 2: LOL, gluten is bad for you!
Comment 3: I ate a donut last week, and it gave me an infection in my big toe. Look at this (photo attached).
Comment 4: My Aunt was a donut maker, and she’s also a (insert political affiliation), so we don’t eat them anymore. No thanks, can’t be associated with them!
I close the computer and think about it: Why are people like this?

As believers, we should be people marked not by fear, hatred, or murderous words but by peace. We should have a desire for unity instead of desiring and actively seeking out division with our words.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:32-33
Read that verse again. Notice how your body responds to the truth. It’s quite different from scrolling through a social media feed. God is our Good Shepherd. He actively looks to bring us back to Himself, reorient our hearts toward Him, and give us the peace of His guidance, care, and protection. When we see ourselves and others with the right perspective, we remember that our words, whether written in a comment or spoken out loud, have the power to give life and speak truth.

Attn Men – JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge Invite

JourneyMen 40-Day Challenge
Monday Evenings 6:30PM-7:30PM
Starting September 13, 2021 – 7 Weeks
R.D. Mize Campus – Room 501 (2nd Floor)
www.TimothyLutheran.com/JourneyMen

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – 40-Day Red Letter Challenge

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

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

SIGN UP BEFORE SEPT 8th AND RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT. Information and registration for the JourneyMen Red Letter challenge is available on the web at www.TimothyLutheran.com/JourneyMen/

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Pastor Rod Lindemann

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes—Youth Need More!

Thank you, Timothy, for supporting the Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Fundraiser! To date, 33 bags of 25 pairs each are ready to send off, but that is 1/3 of desired goal of 100 bags ($1,000 for upcoming youth trips). The sponsoring company has agreed to extend the deadline until Sept. 30.

So spread the word to family & friends! Drop off in bins at each campus! Let’s try very hard to reach this goal. Thank you!

Steak Burger Booth Volunteers


Timothy’s Festival Committee thanks the congregation for its support of the annual Steak Burger Booth at the BS Fall Fun Fest on Sept. 17-19 at 11th & Main Streets in Downtown BS. More volunteers are needed for the various tasks during all shifts.  Please call Kathy Wilbers (816.365.6483) or go to steakburgers@timothylutheran.com to sign up for your favorite shift and job.

According to current sign-ups, at least 60 additional volunteers are needed to fill all jobs in one side of the booth.  Your help is urgently needed for both sides of the booth to be open this year. Thank you!

MinistryOne  APP Coming Soon


A change is coming! It is not daylight savings time but will be here before that happens. It’s for your tablets and smartphones.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon, powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app check-in and giving — all your church needs soon at your fingertips!

2021 Firsts Fruits totals $162.661.92 as of Sept. 5. Thank you very much!

Adopt-a-Light Project totals $8,014.60 as of Sept. 5. Thank you very much!

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers Drive from donations through Timothy totaled $578.00 (free-will offering, online donations). This does not include any that may have been sent directly by individuals to the MO District office.  Thank you very much!

Wyatt Celebration Chorus rehearsals have begun.  Please join us on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at Wyatt. Contact Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) to sign up and additional info.  Thanks!

GodConnects Discovery Class Next session began this week but not too late to join in! Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with additional questions. Bring friends!

Youth Ministry Breakfast Debrief THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 11, 10-11:30am, Blatt home (306 NW Chateau Dr., BSMO 64014). Pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, warm syrup! For senior & middle school youth. RSVP to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com) or talk to him at church.

Women of Hope Fellowship Event Thurs., Sept. 23, 5-7pm, Stone Haus Farms Winery, 24607 NE Colbern Rd., LSMO 64086. Appetizers provided; rain date, Sept. 30. RSVP to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040).

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

DivorceCare meets Mondays, starting NEXT MONDAY, Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

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

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) Meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 9:30am, Messiah Lutheran. Independence. In-gathering: family-sized hygiene products & cleaning supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, Depends, laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, wash cloths, bars of soap, tooth paste, full-sized tooth brushes). Guest speaker:  Lindsay Chadwick, administrator at Mother’s Refuge, a home for pregnant teens & new moms & their babies living in Indep. Contact Lois Domsch (lois.domsch@gmail.com) with questions.

Girls on the Run registration extended till Sept. 14; go to www.gotr.org; for 3rd-8th grade girls; meet at Timothy RD Mize & St. Mary’s track; Tuesdays, starting Sept. 14 (4:30-5:45pm) and Sundays (3:30-4:45pm); scholarships available. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

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

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

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, September 3, 2021

By |2021-09-07T09:03:24-05:00September 3rd, 2021|ENotes|

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: Unraveled: Sarah’s Laughter

CREATIVE TENSION: Sometimes God has the last laugh. When He told Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son in their old age, both Abraham and Sarah responded with laughter. They had been waiting for so long and faced disappointment so many times that it seemed impossible. But their lack of knowledge about how powerful God is unraveled into joy and faith as their son was born.

Baby STEPS
Supporting Timothy’s Expectant Parents


Baby Steps is a ministry that supports and celebrates the new life with which God blesses our Timothy families. This support may come through a variety of personal contact opportunities, such as phone calls, cards, prayers, and a home-cooked meal upon arriving home from the hospital. In addition, each Timothy baby receives a new pair of booties, handmade by a volunteer, as a gift from the church. The booties are white to remind them of being washed clean at their baptism of becoming a Child of God.

Timothy’s LWML Elizabeth Circle coordinates the Baby STEPS ministry. Support throughout the pregnancy is available and encouraged as families prepare for a new loved one. If you would like to be a Baby STEPS recipient or volunteer, please contact Kaye Gray (816.585.6530 or kgray1024@outlook.com).

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart.” Jeremiah 1:5

Wednesday Education Activities in Full Swing

CrossWalk, Confirmation, and Senior High Youth kicked off a new year in grand style Wednesday evening from 6:30-8pm at RD Mize. King Rodnae, Pastor Ryan, teachers, and group leaders welcomed students to a new year.

Kids in Crosswalk savored ice cream sundaes and then broke out their markers to illuminate the beautiful name of Jesus. They were reminded that they are all connected and growing in JESUS. Be on the lookout for their artwork around RD Mize.

Confirmation revved up again with a packed house of 26 students for the first week, and it’s not too late to start next week. Timothy’s Confirmation is intended to involve heart, mind, spirit, and family. There was time to react to Pastor John’s lesson, ask questions, learn lifelong spiritual tools, and talk in small groups about the highs and lows of “life.” Please pray for the Holy Spirit to continue stirring in our young people.

Senior High students was rocking with 10 kids creating craziness and creativity as they began building an altar of stone in the youth room. Each stone represents one of our youth and also reminds them of WHOM they worship, and where they stand (on the Lord’s side!)

If you could not attend the kickoff this Wednesday, plan to join the activities next week. Bring your friends!

Confirmation Prayer Pals


Interested in supporting a Confirmation student (6th-8th grader)? This ministry is resuming after taking a break in 2020 due to COVID.

As a prayer pal, high school youth and adults are encouraged to pray for and support a Confirmation student throughout the school year by praying for your assigned student, leaving notes of encouragement (approx. once a month), and attending your Confirmand’s faith story in worship (8th graders). You do not need to already know your student.
If interested, pick up a flyer at either Information Center or contact Mary Low (k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net) or church office for more details. Timothy’s Prayer Pal ministry is a great way to share your faith and to help Confirmation students on their faith journey.

Staffed Nursery Resumes

The nursery at both campuses will again be staffed on Wednesday evenings at RD Mize (6:15-8:15pm) and Sunday mornings at Wyatt (9:45-11:15am) for children under 3 years old. The RD Mize nursery will be open on Sunday mornings for families but not staffed until warranted. Please contact the church office if child care is requested for other activities during the week.

It’s not too late to start next week! Bring your friends!

Next Generation Update

Timothy’s leadership continues to prayerfully discern God’s will in moving forward with the Next Generation process. The Construction Task Force and other leaders have met recently with Mantel Teter Architects to view and discuss potential floor plans for expansion at Wyatt. Timothy’s leadership is genuinely excited about the potential for improving and expanding all ministries at Timothy, fulling believing God is faithful as we look forward to seeing how He blesses our ministry expansion efforts.

Financial Update

Timothy’s leadership also continues to balance excitement about moving forward with ministry expansion with funding support for it. While weekly worship attendance is slowly trending upward again, giving is steadily decreasing. Based upon the July financial report, there will be a projected shortfall of $300,000.00 by Dec. 31. Please be a part of the solution for a balanced budget by year end.

MinistryOne APP Coming Soon


A change is coming and it is not daylight savings time but will be here before that happens, and it is for your tablets and smartphones.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon. Powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app check-in and giving, all your Church needs soon at your fingertips!

2021 First Fruits totals $161,451.92, as of Aug. 29th. Thank you!

Adopt-a-Light Project totals $8,014.60 since start of the project. Thank you!

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers Drive totals $578.00, as of Aug. 29. Timothy’s total effort for this Missouri District drive will be mailed after this weekend’s services. Thank you!

Church & School Offices will be closed on Mon., Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Effective next week, eNotes will distribute once weekly, on Thursdays.

Steak Burger Volunteers needed for Fall Fun Fest, Sept. 17-19, Downtown BS. Contact Kathy Wilbers (816.365.6483) or Becky Blatt (816.291.5418) to sign up for your favorite task and shift. At least 300+ volunteers needed to operate two sides of the booth. Thank you!

Wyatt Celebration Choir Rehearsals on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 7, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt Campus. Contact Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) to sign up and ask questions.

GodConnects Discovery Class starts next session next Wednesday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; child care available. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with additional questions. Bring friends!

Youth Ministry Breakfast Debrief Sat., Sept. 11, 10-11:30am, Blatt home (307 NW Chateau Dr., BSMO 64014). Pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, warm syrup! For senior & middle school youth. RSVP to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com ) or talk to him at church.

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

DivorceCare meets Mondays, starting Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) meets Thursdays in Oct. (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge starts Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, Room 501, RD Mize. Sign up today! Information & registration is on the web at www.timothylutheran.com/journeymen/men. Contact Pastor Rod with questions.

Women of Hope Fellowship Event Thurs., Sept. 23, 5-7pm, Stone Haus Farms Winery24607 NE Colbern Rd., LSMO 64086. Appetizers provided; rain date Sept. 30. RSVP to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) by Sept. 19.

LUMAA Meeting Sept. 15, 9:30am, Messiah Lutheran, Indep. In-gathering: family-sized hygiene products & cleaning supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, Depends, laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, wash cloths, bars of soap, tooth paste, & full-sized tooth brushes). Guest speaker: Lindsay Chadwick, administrator at Mother’s Refuge, a home for pregnant teens & new moms & their babies living in Indep.

Girls on the Run registration extended till Sept. 14; go to www.gotr.org; for 3rd-8th grade girls; meet at Timothy & St. Mary’s track; Tuesdays, starting Sept. 14 (4:30-5:45pm) and Sundays (3;30-4:45pm); scholarships available. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.
Youth Ministry Shoe Collection thru NEXT SUNDAY, Sept. 12; gently worn or new shoes (no holes, tears, rips, excessive wear); drop in bins at both campuses. Thanks for your support!

Save the Date All-Church Potluck, Sun., Oct. 10, 4:30-6:30pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize; more details soon.

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

Sunday Evening Senior High Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

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

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

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

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

August 2021

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, August 31, 2021

By |2021-08-31T14:06:29-05:00August 31st, 2021|ENotes|

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

Stepping Aside or Stepping Up

     No one expected winter in October. The trees were filled with their fall celebration, painting the world with oranges and yellows and reds. Then, the temperature dropped and a light rain turned into a thick and heavy snow. Layer after layer of heavy, wet snow piled up on trees and I heard a loud crash. A large branch had broken under the weight of the snow. The problem wasn’t the storm or the temperature — it was the timing.
I’ve never been much good at waiting. When I want something, I want it now. In short, I want to skip over the uncomfortable process and get to the satisfying results. But to skip over the waiting means to risk crashing. But I trust in you, LORD; I say, ‘You are my God. My times are in your hands’ . . Psalm 31:14-15a
As a church we are waiting for “the promised transformation”. We don’t know what that will look like or where we will end up, today we wait. Perhaps waiting isn’t as unproductive as it seems. At times, what happens during the fall is precisely what needs to happen to get us through the winter and to the spring.
We trust God knows the desire of our hearts. He’s a master of the process. Enjoy the slow fall of leaves and the sweet savoring of what is yet to come. Embrace the wait, slow as it may be, and trust that the One who paints the leaves and sends the snow knows precisely how to turn our waiting into a rewarding spring.

CrossWalk Starts Tomorrow

Timothy’s Wednesday evening children’s ministry program, CrossWalk, resumes tomorrow, Sept. 1, at RD Mize from 6:30-8pm for a fun-filled Kickoff Event! We welcome new and returning students to the Fellowship Hall for ice cream sundaes, team-building games & activities, and a special visit from King Rodnae!! You do not want to miss this!

Special Note:  Masks will be worn when in large-group activities but are optional when in smaller groups.

Steakburger Volunteers Urgently Needed

Timothy’s Festival Committee needs US! Timothy’s Steak Burger ministry, a long-standing outreach and in-reach fellowship opportunity, is famous for Timmy Burgers that “fly out of the steak burger booth” after festival goers wait in long lines for their burgers during the annual BS Fall Fun Fest in Downtown Blue Springs every September. This year’s festival is Sept. 17-19, and Timothy’s big red tent is always set up in front of Overhead Door at the corner of 11th & Main Streets. If you are new and have not yet been a part of this “well-oiled” process, it’s time to find out! And, veterans, now is the time for you to sign up as well! The Festival Committee relies on 300+ volunteers each year for this important ministry. To date, less than 100 people have volunteered. Please review the info below to select what will work for you.

If you prefer to remain “behind the scenes,” maybe cutting onions in the garage under the Overhead Door storefront on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6-8pm appeals to you. Maybe you prefer to remain “behind the scenes” in this garage preparing “fixin’s,” such as trays of sliced cheese or containers of tomatoes or raw onions, during one of the shifts on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Or maybe you would enjoy working in the booth on the “assembly line.” Order takers, cooks, runners, and cashiers are also in high demand.

Please check out the shifts below. (Did you know your “compensation” for volunteering, in addition to feeling good about spreading the love of Jesus with the community, is a coupon for a free burger??)

Shifts at the booth in Downtown Blue Springs:
Friday, Sept. 17:

  • 8:45am-noon
  • 11:45am-4pm
  • 4pm-7:30pm
  • 7:30-pm-10:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 18:

  • 10am-1:30pm (great place to watch the parade!)
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • 7:30pm-10:30pm

Sunday, Sept. 19:

  • 9:45am-1pm
  • 1pm-4:15pm
  • Clean up & take down (start at 3pm)

Each year, proceeds from the Festival Committee’s Steak Burger Booth support many church  non-budgeted needs, such as narthex roof repair, replacement of sanctuary carpeting & tile, playground/drainage improvements, just to name a few of the most recent projects. In addition, the annual tithe from the proceeds has supported Timothy’s ministries in the areas of youth group events and support for seminarians.

Please contact Kathy Wilbers (816.365.6483) or Becky Blatt (816.291.5418) or email steakburgers@timothylutheran.com NOW to volunteer your time. Thank you!

Attention: Ladies
Women of Hope Invitation

Ladies, you are invited to the Women of Hope kickoff event for the coming year! Please join us for an evening of fellowship on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Stone Haus Farms Winery, 24607 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64086, from 5-7pm.

We will meet at the outdoor shelter where appetizer trays will be provided. Please RSVP your attendance and any questions to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) by Sept. 19. Rain date: Sept. 30

Attention: Men
Join the JourneyMen Red Letter Challenge

Join me in the JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge. Too many followers of Jesus read the Bible but never put those words into practice. Likewise, there are many who do good works but aren’t sure why they are doing them.

Putting God’s Word into practice is much more effective when you are not alone. Commit to participate in the JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge with a group of men as we use each other as accountability partners walking together in this journey. Stretch your faith by getting involved and doing the things God is asking you to do. When you feel ill-equipped and unprepared, God will use those moments to give, shape, and form your faith life.

SIGN UP TODAY! Information and registration for the JourneyMen Red Letter Challenge is available on the web at www.TimothyLutheran.com/JourneyMen/

Food Collection Update

Thank you, Timothy, for always embracing its non-perishable food and home supplies drives for the BS Community Services League, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Each agency is always thrilled to receive Timothy’s donations.
Please note the following schedule for the remainder of 2021:

  • Due to the high demand for food, the September donations will also be designated for Hillcrest. Vanessa at Hillcrest reports that residents currently would appreciate donations of paper towels, toilet paper, tooth paste, individual bars of soap, shampoo, and after-school snacks for the kids.
  • Since CSL receives a huge amount of donations from the BS Community Unity Week initiative in October, Timothy’s donations in October AND November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen. This will include the traditional brown-bag food collection for Jesu parishioners to prepare a holiday meal.
  • Donations in December will be delivered to BS Community Services League.

Thank you to Carol Ready, Joe Sauter, Gary Flandermeyer, Dan Sbisa, and others who so generously give of their time to organize these drives and deliver them every month.

News from LUMAA

A big thank-you to Timothy for the special donations of socks, T-shirts, and undergarments to send kids back to school! 216 items were donated by our very generous congregation!

The next LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) meeting will be Sept. 15, 9:30am, at Messiah Lutheran in Independence. Lunch will be available for those wishing to stay longer. Reservations are required for lunch and due to Lois Domsch (816.809.5846) or to Carol Haesemeier (816.591.1169) by Sept. 12. The guest speaker will be Lindsay Chadwick, administrator from Mother’s Refuge, a home for pregnant teens and new moms & their babies located in Independence.

The in-gathering will be family-sized hygiene products & cleaning supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, Depends, laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, wash cloths, bars of soap, tooth paste, and full-sized tooth brushes). These may be dropped in the bins in both lobbies until Sept. 12. Contact Lois Domsch (816.809.5846) with questions. Thank you!

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K thru 5th graders; Sunday mornings at both campuses; dismisses during offering; pick up in classrooms after service.

Confirmation Classes start TOMORROW, Sept. 1, 6-8pm, Room 501 and break-out rooms at RD Mize. Contact Pastor John (johno@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Wyatt Celebration Chorus needs you! Rehearsals will be Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt Campus, starting Sept. 7. Contact Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) to sign up and ask questions.

GodConnects Discovery Class starts again on Wed., Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; child care available. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery/class. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Bring friends!

Church and School Offices will be closed next Mon., Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Effective next week, eNotes will distribute once weekly, on Thursday, rather than twice weekly unless additional volunteers can help with the process. Contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for further details.

Youth Ministry Breakfast Debrief Sat., Sept. 11, 10-11:30am, at the Blatt home (307 NW Chateau Dr., BSMO 64014). Pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, warm syrup! For senior and middle school youth; debriefing about beginning of school & other topics of interest. Please RSVP to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com) or talk to him at church.

Girls on the Run registration at www.gotr.org is now open for girls in grades 3-8. Practices on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 14, from 4:30-5:45pm, and Sundays (3:30-4:45pm) thru mid-Nov. Meet at RD Mize; will also use St. Mary’s track; scholarships available.  Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Fundraiser thru Sun., Sept. 12; gently worn or new shoes (no holes, tears, rips, excessive wear); drop in bins at both campuses. Thanks for your support!

DivorceCare meets weekly on Mondays starting Sept. 13; 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions & to register.

GriefShare meets weekly on Thursdays starting THIS THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions & to register.

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training meets Thursdays in Oct. (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions & to register.
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Senior High Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; child care available; led by Pastor Rod.

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

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

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms of any age children; 9-10am, Wyatt 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 at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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

Stepping Aside or Stepping Up

Sometimes stepping aside to care for ourselves and let other people step into their callings can be humbling and hard. But this is exactly the kind of radical humility Jesus modeled for us.
So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. John 13:4-5
On that night when He bent low to wash the grimy feet of His disciples, He was communicating a deep love and profound lesson about leadership. Jesus washed His disciples’ feet to prepare them for the future. In a short time, He would be going to the cross — the ultimate act of humility — and then eventually returning to the Father. He washed their feet to equip them so they could step out into ministry too.
“And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:14-15

Jesus is clear that He wants His disciples to follow His example. He hopes for them to lead with humility. He longs for them to love lavishly by serving others. He eventually commissions them to bring the good news to the world. As this year begins, prayfully consider where your time and service is spent. Is it a time to step aside or step up.

Nursery Ministry

 Staffed nurseries at both campuses are resuming on a part-time basis. Starting Wed., Sept. 1, the RD Mize Nursery will be staffed from 6:15-8:15pm for children under 3 years old. The RD Mize nursery will be open for parents to use on Sunday mornings but not staffed for the immediate future and until more use warrants it. Starting Sept. 5, the Wyatt nursery will be staffed on Sunday mornings from 9:45-11:15am.
Please call the church office (816.228.5300) if child care for other events is requested. We look forward to providing this ministry again! Thank you!

Children’s Ministry Update

Children’s Ministry leaders are excited to share that CrossWalk classes resume on Wednesday evenings, starting Sept. 1 for all children ages 3 to 5th grade from 6:30-8pm at RD Mize!  Go straight to the Family Life Center for a fun night of reconnecting with friends, playing games, and meeting your teachers—all while enjoying ice cream sundaes! Pre-register at www.timothylutheran.com/childrens-ministry/ Don’t delay! Bring your friends!

The need for additional teachers/helpers still exists. Child care in the nursery will resume on Wednesdays, and we hope that ministry helps you as a volunteer. If interested, please contact Pastor Ryan at ryanh@timothylutheran.com very soon!

It’s Steakburger Time Again

Timothy’s Festival Committee is once again actively soliciting volunteers to serve in a variety of ways for its Steak Burger Booth during the BS Fall Fun Fest on Sept. 16-19.  Stop by the table in both lobbies on Sunday mornings to sign up to work your shift(s) to help with “set up,” “fixin’s,” “booth,” “cook,” and “clean up.” You may also email steakburgers@timothylutheran.com to volunteer. Some prep occurs in the Family Life Center at RD Mize; other work occurs at the booth in Downtown Main Street in front of Builders Overhead Door at 11th & Main. Thank you for volunteering your help as we reach into the community to transform lives through Christ!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Fundraiser

Timothy’s youth packed 17 bags of 25 pairs of shoes in each bag. The goal is 100 bags of 25 pairs of shoes which will result in $1,000 for the out-of-town trips next year (Youth Quake and National Youth Gathering).  The collected shoes are sent directly to third world countries. All new or gently worn shoes are welcome (no tears, rips, excessive wear, holes). You can drop shoes in the bins located in both lobbies through Sept. 12th. Thanks for your support!

Youth Ministry Breakfast Debrief

 Pancakes, hash brown, biscuits, gravy, warm syrup—that is what dreams are made of! Middle and Senior High Youth are invited to our Breakfast Debrief at the Blatt home (307 NW Chateau Dr, BSMO 64014) on Sat., Sept. 11, 10-11:30am. We will separate into senior and middle school groups to debrief about the beginning of school and other topics on our minds. Please RSVP to Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com) or talk to him at church.

Girls on the Run Fall 2021 Program


Registration for the fall season of Girls on the Run starts this Saturday, Aug. 28th! All girls in grades 3-8 in Eastern Jackson County are welcome to join Timothy’s group as the only community-based site for this program. At the first practice (Tues., Sept. 14), girls will receive their GOTR practice kit which includes a drawstring backpack to keep all materials together, a beautiful keepsake journal to use at each practice, GOTR water bottle, and materials to use at both in-person & virtual practices.

Coaches for both the 3rd-5th grade team and the 6th-8th grade team are members of our Timothy family—ready to teach, train & mentor girls from Timothy and the community as they gather at the RD Mize Campus and also utilize the St. Mary’s track.

Parents, if you have a girl interested in the program or if you would like to volunteer as an assistant coach/substitute coach, please visit www.gotr.org for more information or contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com).

Practices at Timothy will be on Tuesdays (4:30-5:45pm) and Sundays (3:30-4:45pm), beginning Sept. 14. The final 5K will be Sat., Nov. 6, at Swope Park.

Financial assistance grants have again been awarded to Timothy’s team, reducing tuition for all interested girls to as little as $20 per girl for the season, based on need. In addition, Adidas has again offered to send brand-new shoes to Timothy for all registered girls needing new running shoes.

eNotes Update

Beginning the week of Sept. 6 (Labor Day), eNotes will be distributed weekly on either Thursday or Friday rather than semi-weekly, unless additional volunteers offer help with the process. Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) if you can help. Thank you!

Wyatt Celebration Chorus

The adult Celebration Chorus for the Wyatt worship service is resuming! They need YOU! Practices will be Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Wyatt Campus, starting Sept. 7th. Please contact Sandy Logan (slogan1954@gmail.com) or Sandy Sauter (sautersandy5@gmail.com) to sign up or ask questions.

 FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K thru 5th graders; Sunday mornings at both campuses; dismissed during offering; pick up in classrooms after service.
Confirmation Classes begin Wed., Sept. 1, 6-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Pastor John with questions.

Steak Burger Booth sign-ups for the BS Fall Fun Fest are in progress! Stop by the Festival Committee table in both lobbies or visit steakburgers@timothylutheran.com to reserve your favorite shift! Contact Kathy Wilbers (816.365.6483) with questions or to sign up.

LWML Society Event All Women Welcome! THIS SAT., Aug. 28, 9am brunch, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; Guest speaker: Dr. Dawn M. Callahan Dennis, CCC-SLP (wife of School Administrator Ken Holland). Program: Supporting Our Children As They Return to School: Challenges of Learning During an Pandemic. Gifts of the Heart: monetary donations to TLS Scholarship Fund (checks payable to Timothy Lutheran Church). Bring friends!

GodConnects Discovery Class Next session starts Wed., Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (Room 302), RD Mize. Childcare available. Register at timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Church and School Offices will be closed on Mon., Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. The Tuesday eNotes newsletter will not be emailed on Sept. 7.

Job Opportunity Nursery assistants for Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings; contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for more details.

Volunteer Opportunity Additional help to produce eNotes newsletter. Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) for further details.

Volunteer Opportunity Sharing trivia about Timothy’s history with the congregation in various formats. Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040).

Food Collection for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Thank you!

DivorceCare meets weekly on Mondays starting Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, Rd Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

GriefShare meets weekly on Thursdays starting Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training NOTE DAY CHANGE:  MEETS THURSDAYS in Oct. (714, 21, & 28), RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) to register and with questions.

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 young men & women being trained in LCMS colleges and seminaries. Take advantage of free-will offering in lobby aa both campuses THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 29, or visit online at www.timothylutheran.com in the Give link. Gifts may also be made online at www.mo.lcms.org/donate or mailed to Missouri District LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., St. Louis, MO 64141. Thanks for your support!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:115am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.
Sunday Evening Senior High Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Bible Study Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; next session starts Sept. 8.; childcare available; led by Pastor Rod.

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

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

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms of any age children; 9-10am, Wyatt 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 at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, August, 20 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME:  The Heart of the Matter

CREATIVE TENSION:  We seem to have a love/hate relationship with the law.  On the one hand, we hate feeling boxed in by rules and expectations, but on the other hand, we love having goals, agendas, and standards set out that we can strive to achieve.  However, sometimes we become so distracted by our agendas, our dreams, and fulfilling the law we forget about our relationship with the Lord.  God’s people have always struggled with that as we will see in the readings today.  So what does our Lord have to say about all that and what has He done about it?

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala

 What a tremendous experience! Last night, 18 Timothy members joined over 400 others at Arrowhead Stadium for Hillcrest’s annual gala. As a Silver Sponsor, Timothy is the only church in this category annually committing $5,000 for the gala. In addition, Timothy is one of 25 churches sponsoring one of the Hillcrest apartments. Thank you, Timothy, for supporting this valuable ministry. To God Be the Glory!

Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski offered the invocation last night, and a video featured Timothy member Dan Sbisa as he shared the success story of Jennifer, Timothy’s recent Hillcrest graduate.

Pictured above are Tom & Nancy Nowiszewski, Lois Warren, Cathy Althoff & Doug Spilker, Jon & Vicki Kraft, Barb Kalbfleisch, Mel & Koko Falk, Pam Lund, Steve & Janel Schild, Angie Jones, Dan & Pam Sbisa, and Daryl & Becky Fowler.

Attention Men: 
Join the JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge
7-Week Study Coming Soon

Jesus-Centered:  Jesus is the greatest disciple-maker in the world. Putting His words into practice helps men discover the life God designed them to live. By staying focused on Jesus and the simple command to “hear and do” His words, we ensure a unifying experience for every man, beginning to end.

Practical Daily Challenges for Everyone:  All men 16 and older are personally invited to join the challenge. Our 40-Day Red Letter Challenge offers practical, clear, yet challenging next steps to help men of all ages and walks of life to grow their faith. Watch momentum, energy, and excitement build as we encourage and support one another in the pursuit to follow Jesus.

Discipleship Driven:  Christians can have good intentions all day long, but intentions without precise aim at exactly the One we are trying to like, Jesus, will always lead to unintended consequences. God has been gracious to all, and being compelled by that grace, we believe that following Jesus is the single greatest opportunity of our lifetime! By God’s grace and through our baptism, we begin each day new in Christ.

Mark your calendars: 7-Week Study starting Monday, Sept. 13, thru Monday, Oct. 25
Visit the JourneyMen webpage for details & registration: www.timothylutheran.com/JourneyMen/
Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann if you have any questions; rodl@timothylutheran.com

Next Generation Update

Members of the Construction Task Force and other church leaders met with Mantel-Teter Project Manager Skyler Phelps earlier this week to receive two site plan options for Timothy’s review.  Before the next meeting on August 30, the group will discuss details of each option. Please continue to keep this process in your prayers!

MinistryOne  APP Coming Soon


Get ready for the new, MinistryOne app for Timothy.
It’s something to get excited about.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon. Powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app giving are just a few of the exciting features. Stay tuned for more information.

RD Mize Altar Flowers this Sunday are provided by Sharon Philipscheck in praise and thanksgiving to God for the 97th birthday of her mother, Shirley Schrodt.

2021 First Fruits now totals $161,106.92 as of Aug. 15th! Thank you very much for continuing to support First Fruits giving over and above regular general contribution. To God Be the Glory!

Adopt-a-Light Update Thank you for continuing to support this need. To date, a total of $7,545.00 has been contributed.  Next goal is $20,000 for RD Mize interior lights, excluding sanctuary and Family Life Center. Please use a pew envelope or visit www.timothylutheran.com (Give link) to contribute. Thanks!

FaithRoots Classes have resumed at both campuses on Sunday mornings! Pre-schoolers thru 5th graders are dismissed during the offering and may be picked up in their classrooms at end of the service.

Annual Backpack Blessing THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 22, at both services, for all students in all grades anywhere. Make plans to attend, and don’t forget your backpack! God’s blessings upon the new school year!

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke & Re-Dedication of TLS Staff THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 22, at Wyatt 10am service. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Job Opportunity Nursery Coordinator and assistant(s) for Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm at RD Mize and Sundays 9:45-11:15am at Wyatt; contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

Volunteer Opportunity Additional help to produce eNotes newsletter. Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) for details.

Volunteer Opportunity Sharing trivia about Timothy’s history with the congregation in various formats. Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for details.

Food Collection for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Fundraiser thru Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes of any type (no tears, holes, excessive wear); drop in bins at each campus; approx. 400 pairs collected so far.

LWML Society Event All Women Welcome! Sat., Aug. 28, 9am brunch, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Guest speaker: Dr. Dawn M Callahan Dennis, CCC-SLP (wife of School Administrator Ken Holland). Program:  Supporting Our Children As They Return to School: Challenges of Learning During a Pandemic. Gifts of the Heart:  donations to TLS Scholarship Fund (checks payable to TLC). Bring friends!

CrossWalk Classess on Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize, begin Sept. 1. Visit www.timothylutheran.com to registger.

Confirmation Classes on Wednesdays, 6-8pm, RD Mize, begin Sept. 1. Contact Pastor John with questions.

GodConnects Discovery Class Next session starts Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; child care available. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/. Contact Pastor Rod with questions.

DivorceCare meets weekly on Mondays starting Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext.8042) with questions and to register.

GriefShare meets weekly on Thursdays starting Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training Tuesdays in Oct. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions or to register.

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 young men & women being trained in LCMS colleges and seminaries. Take advantage of free-will offering in lobby at both campuses on Sun., Aug. 29, or access online at www.timothylutheran.com in the Give link. Gifts may also be made online at www.mo.lcms.org/donate or mailed to Missouri District LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., St. Louis, MO 64141. Thanks for your support!

Girls on the Run registration for fall session open Aug. 28 at www.gotrkc.org. Timothy will once again serve as host for Eastern Jackson County. Sept. 12 thru mid-Nov. for 3rd – 5th grade girls. Sundays 3:30-4:45pm & Tuesdays 4:30-4:45pm. Meets at RD Mize & uses St. Mary’s Med Center track. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

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

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; steak & lobster at 6:30pm; Bible Study 7pm; come enjoy & learn! Led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; next session starts Sept. 8; led by Pastor Rod; child care available.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study resumes Aug. 25; 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker, Carrie Hochgrebe, Becky Blatt.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-08pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray; RESUMES TOMORROW, Aug. 21.

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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

Stuck? Or Slow and Steady Growth?

With all of life’s ups and downs, have you ever felt stuck? I do a great job at coaching other people on how to get unstuck and yet when it comes to my own life, I have the hardest time figuring anything out. I tend to want a perfect solution that’s wrapped in a perfect bow. The Lord gave me some ways out, as He kindly does. And then He graciously encouraged me that progress will always win out over perfection. God is not interested in perfection. His heart is for us to constantly grow and become like Him. His Holy Spirit gently reminded me of a truth I easily forget.

     I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. John 15:1-2

The Lord is in the fruit-bearing business. Often, when we don’t see fruit, we panic and worry. It is in those times that He prunes us. He could be breaking some toxic thoughts or establishing new habits. He could be teaching us to rely solely on Him as our source. He could be stripping away pride and self-reliance. He prunes us because He loves us. He prunes us because He is a good Father. He always has our best in mind. Sometimes His best comes in the form of stuck. All we need to do is stay connected to the vine and the vine dresser will do what He does best — nourish and strengthen branches that produce much fruit.

Timothy Trivia

Do you know how many pastors have accepted a divine call to serve at Timothy over the past 60 years? (Answer: 12) Have you ever noticed portraits of Timothy’s pastors on the brick wall outside the sanctuary at RD Mize? Check it out soon, as Pastor Ryan’s portrait is ready to include.

Speaking of Timothy’s history, it was 60 years ago (Aug. 6, 1961) that a group of Missouri Synod Lutherans (31 communicant members & 15 children) met for the first time to begin planning a new Lutheran congregation in Blue Springs. The first worship service was held on Nov. 5, 1961, at Blue Springs Junior High School (aka Hansel Lowe School), and Timothy was officially chartered a year later on Nov. 18, 1962.

If you are interested in volunteering with other Timothy members to share some Timothy Trivia as “Did you know. . .” opportunities, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) as soon as possible. How will Timothy’s “next generation” learn Timothy’s rich history if we don’t keep it in front of everyone?

Thank You, Timothy!


Timothy received the following thank-you note yesterday from Resource Health, formerly Rachel House, for recent financial donations from Timothy members.
“We sincerely thank you for your generous gifts to the ministry of Resource Health. Your on-going support continues to LEAD the way for us to love, educate, advocate and disciple the families who come through our doors. Please accept this small gift (magnet pictured here), showing just a few of the children who have been given the chance to live out their lives because of your kindness!
On behalf of all those we serve, thank you!
Rejoicing in Christ,
China Arbuckle”

It’s Steakburger Time Again

Timothy’s Festival Committee is once again actively soliciting volunteers to serve in a variety of ways for its Steak Burger Booth during the BS Fall Fun Fest on Sept. 16-19.  Stop by the table in both lobbies on Sunday mornings to sign up to work your shift(s) to help with “set up,” “fixin’s,” “booth,” “cook,” and “clean up.” You may also email steakburgers@timothylutheran.com to volunteer. Some prep occurs in the Family Life Center at RD Mize; other work occurs at the booth in Downtown Main Street in front of Builders Overhead Door at 11th & Main. Thank you for volunteering your help as we reach into the community to transform lives through Christ!

Officially a Centenarian


She made it! Officially 100 years old! Tudy Dotson enjoyed a wonderful birthday yesterday. She thanks her Timothy family for their love, support, cards, and well wishes. To God Be the Glory!

FaithRoots Classes have resumed at both campuses on Sunday mornings! Pre-schoolers through 5th graders are dismissed during the offering and may be picked up in their classes at the end of the service.

Job Opportunity Nursery Coordinator and assistant(s) for Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm at RD Mize and Sundays 9:45-11:15am at Wyatt; contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 8116.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

Annual Backpack Blessing for all students in all grades anywhere will occur during worship service at both campuses THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 22. Make plans to attend, and don’t forget your backpack! God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke and Re-Dedication of TLS Staff THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 22, during 10am service at Wyatt. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year.

CrossWalk Classes for pre-school through 5th graders begin on Sept. 1, from 6:30-8pm on Wednesdays. Watch for registration to open soon!

Confirmation Classes for 6th through 8th graders begin Sept. 8, from 6-8pm on Wednesdays. Contact Pastor John with questions.

Girls on the Run Registration for fall session will open on Aug. 28 at www.gotrkc.org Timothy will once again serve as a host for Eastern Jackson County from Sept. 12 thru mid-Nov.; for girls 3rd-8th grade; Sundays from 3:30-4:45pm & Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45pm. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions. Invite your friends to sign up with you!

GodConnects Discovery Class Next session starts Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; child care available. Go to www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for information and online registration. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with any additional questions.

DivorceCare meets weekly on Mondays starting Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

GriefShare meets weekly on Thursdays starting Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Thrivent Worship for Families: Healthy Money Habits for Children THIS THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 7pm, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Pkwy, LSMO. Call 816 .894.5830 or visit connect.thrivent.com/james-yanez for reservations.

Congregational Care Ministry Training (CCM) Tuesdays in Oct. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 young men & women being trained in LCMS colleges & seminaries; take advantage of a free-will offering at both campuses on Sun., Aug. 29, or access the online opportunity on church website (www.timothylutheran.com) in the Give link. Gifts may also be made online at www.mo.lcms.org/donate or mailed to Missouri District LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., St. Louis, MO 631141. Thanks for your support!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala THIS THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothyluitheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Pastor Malone’s 41st Ministry Anniversary Celebration THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 22, 4pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO. Call Deb Rinella at 816.540.5150 for additional info.

LWML Society Event All Women Welcome! Sat., Aug. 28, 9am brunch, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; Program: Supporting Our Children As They Return to School: Challenges of Learning During a Pandemic. Guest speaker: Dr. Dawn M. Callahan Dennis, CCC-SLP (wife of School Administrator Ken Holland). Bring friends!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Fundraiser thru Sept. 12; drop in bins at each campus; new or gently worn shoes of any type (no tears, holes, excessive wear); goal is 2,500 pairs; proceeds from organization sending shoes to third world countries to benefit youth ministry trips in 2021-2022, including National Youth Gathering next July. Your help is appreciated! Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunity  Additional help is needed with the eNotes process. Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) for further details.

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

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm. Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; steak & lobster at 6:30pm; Bible Study 7pm; come enjoy &learn! Led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; next session starts Sept. 8; led by Pastor Rod; child care available.

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

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

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. RESUMES THIS SATURDAY, Aug. 21.

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, August 13, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME:  Homecoming

CREATIVE TENSION:    In the book of Proverbs, we have a lot of advice. Most of the book is pithy little sayings intended to give people guidance in how they should live and how they should behave. But occasionally, we find interesting pictures like this: Lady Wisdom building a house, setting her table for guests, and then inviting everyone in to eat and drink, to learn from her and grow in wisdom. We all understand the need for wisdom. But we also should remember the source of wisdom: it begins with the Lord. Where else can we go? He is the one who gives us life and light and wisdom.

Missions Outreach

The following letter was emailed to Kay Lieb this week! We praise God for Timothy’s connection with Carol Halter and her ministry. Please continue to keep all missionaries around the world in your prayers.

“Dear Kay and Members of Timothy’s LWML.
Praise the Lord! The lovely 433 crosses have now arrived—just yesterday! How exciting to receive these crosses. We do so appreciate them. Thank you so very, very much!

Quite often I hold seminars in different areas of Asia. Before COVID-19, I held a Discipleship Training Program for a large number of ladies. When I told about how the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of people, I mentioned that a new lady came to that church for the first time last week. She was very much interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. Her friend who had invited her to the worship service had not shown up—but she came anyway. Just as I was saying this, one of the women who was attending the Discipleship Training Program raised her hand and said, “The lady right across the aisle from me is the one you are talking about.” The Holy Spirit moved in her heart not only to come to church that Sunday but to attend the week-long training program as well. Her actions reflect the words in Psalm 119:103, “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Do pray for this lady that she will believe and be baptized.

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified (II Thess. 3:1).

With gratefulness to each of you for the lovely Gospel crosses.
Deaconess Carol Halter”

Moving Ministry Forward Through COVID-19

With each passing day and week, all of us learn of new recommendations and mandates regarding best ways to personally and communally stay safe from infection of COVID-19 and the variants.

The most recent conversations with regional governmental authorities have prompted Timothy to follow the CDC guidelines for the next 30 days or until revised. Staff and leadership urge everyone to respect each other’s perspectives, all the while carrying out Timothy’s ministries to transform lives through Christ. Timothy is committed to showing Christian care and concern so that each and every member and visitor can experience weekly, in-person worship.  According to the CDC guidelines, masks are strongly recommended. Thank you for your cooperation.

Adopt-a-Light, Round Two

Thank you, Timothy, for such generous support of the initial plea to fund LED lighting in rooms prior to VBS at RD Mize. Those contributions totaled $7,500, of which $2,700 covered the cost of the first 50 light kits (following discounts and rebates). Please stroll down the 400 hallway to appreciate the improved lighting in the hallway and classrooms.
Your financial support is again appreciated as Round Two of this project kicks off. The approximate $4,800 remaining from the initial drive is a jumpstart for the amount needed (approximately $20,000) to install LED lighting in all interior areas at RD Mize, except the sanctuary and Family Life Center. The opportunity to donate is still on the church website, and offering envelopes will again be included in the bulletin on Sunday. Thank you very much for your support!

A Message from Executive Board

At its regular monthly meeting this past week, the Executive Board reviewed Treasurer Gary Flandermeyer’s financial reports. While the “typical summer slump” is nothing new, the board urged communication to the congregation about a significant shortfall in general contributions beyond a summer slump.

As of the end of June, the last audited report, year-to-date (YTD) general contributions were 76% of budget. The YTD actual general contributions (where we are) are $572,248 compared to a YTD budget value (where we should be) of $755,230, indicating that general contributions are about $183,072 short of YTD budget. A look at general contributions as of 08/01/21 shows general contributions are approximately $222,500 short of budget. The Executive Board asks that you prayerfully consider how you can help reduce this shortfall of general contributions before it grows to an unmanageable level. Thank you very much!

Copies of the June 2021 financial reports can be found at the Information Centers as well as on Timothy’s website.

MinistryOne  APP Coming Soon

Get ready for the new, MinistryOne app for Timothy.
It’s something to get excited about.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon. Powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app giving are just a few of the exciting features. Stay tuned for more information.

2021 First Fruits totals $123,550.92, as of Aug. 8th. Thank you!

God’s Blessings on the birth of a daughter, Brielle Sophia, to Bob & Audrey (Embree) Rose on July 14. Grandparents are Greg & Martha Embree, and great-grandparents are Dale & Phyllis Embree.

Altar Flowers at RD Mize this Sunday are provided by Walt & Marilyn Lindemann in praise and thanksgiving to God for their 50th wedding anniversary.

FaithRoots Classes have resumed in-person at both campuses! Pre-K thru 5th grade students are dismissed during the offering and may be picked up after the service in their classrooms.

Happy 100th Birthday to Tudy Dotson on Monday, Aug. 16! Address: 500 NW Lakeview Rd., BSMO 64014.

Job Opportunity REVISED:  Nursery Coordinator and assistant(s) for Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm at RD Mize and Sunday mornings 9:45-11:15am at Wyatt; starting Sept. 1; minimum wage; contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

National Youth Gathering meeting for interested students & parents; THIS SUNDAY, Aug. 15, 11:30am, Music Room (1206), Wyatt.

Pairs & Spares for August is canceled. Watch for details about the Sept. gathering. See you then! Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com).

GodConnects Discovery Class Next session starts Wed., Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302); child care available. Go to www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class for information and online registration. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with any additional questions.

DivorceCare meets weekly on Mondays starting Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

GriefShare meets weekly on Thursdays starting Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Thrivent Workshop for Families: Healthy Money Habits for Children Thurs., Aug. 19, 7pm, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Pkwy, LSMO. Call 816.894.5830 or visit connect.thrivent.com/james-yanez for reservations.

Annual Backpack Blessing for all students in all grades anywhere will occur during the worship service at both campuses on Aug. 22. Make plans to attend, and don’t’ forget your backpack! God’s blessings for the upcoming school year!

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke and Re-Dedication of TLS Staff Sun., Aug. 22, during the 10am service at Wyatt. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Care 201 Congregational Care Ministry Training Tuesdays in Oct. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 young men & women being trained in LCMS colleges & seminaries; take advantage of a free-will offering at both campuses on Sun., Aug. 29, or access the online opportunity on church website (www.timothylutheran.com) in the Give link. Gifts may also be made online at www.mo.lcms.org/donate or mailed to Missouri District LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141. Thanks for your support!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala NEXT THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 6-9pm Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Pastor Malone’s 41st Ministry Anniversary Celebration Sun., Aug. 22, 4pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO. Call Deb Rinella at 816.540.5150 for additional info. Thanks!

LWML Society Event All Women Welcome! Sat., Aug. 28, 9am brunch, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; Program: Supporting Our Children As They Return to School: Challenges of Learning During a Pandemic. Guest speaker: Dawn M. Callahan Dennis, Ed. D, CCC-SLP (wife of School Adminstrator Ken Holland). Bring friends!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Fundraiser thru Sept. 12; drop in bins at each campus; new or gently worn shoes of any type (no tears, holes, excessive wear); goal is 2,500 pairs; proceeds from organization sending shoes to third world countries to benefit youth ministry trips in 2021-2022, including National Youth Gathering next July. Your help is appreciated! Thank you!

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

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) Next session (Aug. 16) topic: “The Prayers of Jesus” Session 3: “The Lord’s Prayer” highlighted by Dr. Michael Wilkins; steak & lobster at 6:30pm; Bible Study 7pm; come enjoy & learn! Led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; next session starts Sept. 8; led by Pastor Rod; child care available.

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

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

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray; resumes Aug. 21.

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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

Planted on Purpose by Our Creator

This summer I was hanging out with a friend and she shared about her job and how she keeps googling these ideas she has and wondering why the methods she uses don’t already exist. She was looking for confirmation she wasn’t crazy. Instead of seeing the opportunity to be the one to bring her idea to the table, she assumed she was wrong because it hadn’t been done before. I found myself saying to my friend, “You are equipped because you’re called by our Father. And we need your kind of special, no matter how different you think it is.”

To me, it was obvious that my friend had gifts no one else had, but it was hard for my friend to see and accept her calling.

God has called plenty of women just like us to do things that have never been done before by a woman. They were each the first. No one had ever been a(n):

  • Mother like Eve
  • Worship leader like Miriam
  • Judge and prophet like Deborah
  • Queen-to-the-rescue like Esther
  • Evangelist like Mary Magdalene
  • Business leader funding missions like Lydia
  • Teacher of the gospel like Priscilla

None of these women were crazy. Each of them were simply called and empowered by God to do what He had already planned for them to accomplish with Him.
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:26-27

We’re not weird. We’re the ones called to do the thing we’re passionate about — those desires planted on purpose by our Creator. Timothy needs our kind of special talent, and many will be blessed by it.

TLS Hosts Lutheran Educators’ Day

Here it is again—Back-to-School Time! Last Wednesday, Timothy Lutheran School hosted the annual Lutheran Educators’ Day (LED) for metro area Lutheran educators to gather for fellowship and to start their year off right! Last year this event was canceled due to COVID, so everyone appreciated the chance to resume this important event.

One hundred fifty educators and administrators came to Timothy for a worship service officiated by Pastor Ryan and a message delivered by Pastor John. They also appreciated information about benefit plans shared by a representative from Concordia Plan Services. Guest speaker Dr. James Pingel Dean of
Education at Concordia University—Mequon, WI, spoke to the teachers and administrators about reconnecting with staff, students, and families. Everyone was refreshed and appreciative of time well spent with each other.

Special thanks to Karron Wands for all the organization and time spent by her and the many volunteers to make the program special. Glory be to God!

LWML Society Event

Women Welcome!

Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday, August 28
RD Mize Fellowship Hall
Brunch begins at 9am
Special Program:  Supporting Our Children As They Return to School:  Challenges of Learning During a Pandemic
Guest Speaker:  Dawn M. Callahan Dennis, Ed. D., CCC-SLP

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has turned what we know as “normal” on its head. Our children have experienced nothing but constant change with virtual school, hybrid school, in-person school with masks and social distancing, loss of activities, and loss of time with friends and family. Dr. Callahan, wife of Timothy School Administrator Ken Holland, is a Speech & Language Pathologist and Educational Consultant, and she will discuss how we can best support our children academically and socially during these times. Make plans to enjoy food, fellowship, and a timely discussion topic! Bring your friends!

TLS Playground Mulch Spread

Starting school includes spreading mulch on playgrounds! Last Saturday, thirteen volunteers donated their time to spread playground mulch on the two TLS playgrounds. The mulch had bleached itself and looked light brown at best!

This year’s volunteers were slightly fewer in number but still scooped, dragged, wheel-barrowed, and spread 80 cubic yards of baby mulch in less than three hours total! Thank-you very “mulch” to everyone who donated their time and talent for this project!

If Not for Grace

Timothy is pleased to share information with the congregation from one of its tithe organizations, If Not for Grace. In Springfield, MO, during the weekend of Aug. 27-29, If Not for Grace will host its Reconciliation Weekend.  It is a powerful timed for those hurting from the pain of an abortion decision.

Whether 3 months or 30 years, this three-day experience brings healing and reconciliation. If you are interested in attending, serving, or donating to the If Not for Grace Reconciliation Weekend, contact Paige at plucas@infg.org  Thank you!

100th Birthday Correction: PLEASE NOTE that Tudy Dotson’s 100th birthday is Monday, Aug. 16, not Aug. 19. Mailing address: 500 NW Lakeview Rd., BSMO 64014. Thank you!

Care Ministries Correction:  PLEASE NOTE that DivorceCare meets WEEKLY on Mondays, with next session starting on Mon, Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize.  GriefShare meets WEEKLY on Thursdays, with next session starting on Thurs., Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Please contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Job Opportunity Nursery Coordinator at RD Mize; part-time, Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm, starting Sept. 8; minimum wage; contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions.

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Thrivent Workshop for Families:  Healthy Money Habits for Children Thurs., Aug. 19, 7pm, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Pkwy, LSMO. Reservations called in to 816.894.5830 or visit connect.thrivent.com/james-yanez. Register by Aug. 12 to receive free Thrivent Piggy Bank.

Care 201 Congregational Care Ministry Training will occur on Tuesdays in Oct. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions and to register.

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 young men & women being trained in LCMS colleges & seminaries; take advantage of a free-will offering at both campuses on Sun., Aug. 29, or access the online opportunity on church website (www.timothylutheran.com) in the GIVE link. Gifts may also be made online at www.mo.lcms.org/donate or mailed to Missouri District LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141. Thanks for your support!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala NEXT THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Pastor Malone’s 41st Ministry Anniversary Celebration Sun., Aug. 22, 4pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO. Call Deb Rinella at 816.540.5150 for additional info. Thanks!

GodConnects Discovery Class Next class starts Wed., Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302); child care available; Go to www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for information and online registration. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with any additional questions.

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke and Re-Dedication of TLS Staff Sun., Aug. 22, during 10am Wyatt service. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Annual Backpack Blessing for all students in all grades attending school anywhere will occur during the worship service at both campuses on Aug. 22. Make plans to attend, and don’t forget your backpack! We pray God’s blessings for the upcoming school year!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection  thru Sept. 12; drop in bins at each campus; new or gently worn shoes of ant type (no tears, holes, excessive wear); goal is 2,500 pairs; proceeds from organization sending shoes to third world countries to benefit youth ministry trips in 2021-2022, including National Youth Gathering next July. Your help is appreciated! Thank you!

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

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.
Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) Next session (Aug. 16) topic: “The Prayers of Jesus” Session 3: “The Lord’s Prayer” highlighted by Dr. Michael Wilkins; steak and lobster at 6:30pm; Bible Study starts at 7pm; Come enjoy and learn! Led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; current class concludes Aug. 18; next session starts Sept. 8; led by Pastor Rod; child care available.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (505), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker; resumes in Sept.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug; contact church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray; resumes Aug. 21.

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

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Timothy eNotes Friday, August 6, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: The Broom Bush’s Shadow

CREATIVE TENSION:   Have you ever wanted a broom bush? Not in your garden, but to just collapse under. After a particularly exciting experience, the prophet Elijah crashed and burned, collapsing under a broom bush and wanting everything to stop. That may sound familiar to us. We have days where we want our own broom bush, too. But, thankfully, God didn’t leave Elijah there. And He doesn’t leave us there either. Instead, He urges us on to be in His presence.

Tudy Dotson Turns 100


Timothy joins long-time member Tudy Dotson and her family in praising and thanking God for her 100th birthday on August 19th! Birthday cards and notes filled with blessings may be sent to her home address:  500 NW Lakeview Rd., BSMO 64014. Happy 100th Birthday, Tudy!

COVID Update


Until further notice, Timothy will follow the Jackson County public health order issued yesterday, Aug. 5, requiring universal mask-wearing inside public places for those 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, effective 12:01am this coming Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.  Please follow this order when inside either campus. Thank you!

Thrivent Workshop for Families:
Parents, Kids and Money Matters


Are you looking for ways your kids can learn healthy money habits, other than your individual instruction and mentoring at home?  Thrivent will host a workshop on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7pm at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Pkwy, Lee’s Summit. You can reserve your spot by calling 816.894.5830 or visit connect.thrivent.com/james-yanez. If you register by Aug. 12, your child will receive a Thrivent Piggy Bank at the workshop!

The workshop is geared to provide tools for parents to help their kids learn about three important choices they can make with their money: share, save and spend.

  • Reflect on the values you want your children to learn.
  • Use the concept of stewardship to teach your kids how to take care of the resources God has entrusted to them.
  • Explore four tools to make teaching smart money habits easy and fun for everyone.

Feel free to stop by the Information Centers at each campus to pick up a Thrivent flyer about this workshop. Thanks!

Timothy All-Staff Retreat

Timothy’s church and school staff gathered yesterday for an All-Staff Retreat led by Pastor Marty Hasz from the LCMS Missouri District. Much of the discussion centered around the Book of Ephesians to encourage & strengthen others by using the Gospel to build closer relationships.

Fall Fun Fest Steakburger Booth

Mark your calendars! Save the dates! The Timmy Burger booth is back! Fall Fun Fest will be Sept. 17-19 in Downtown Blue Springs. Come join the fun, fellowship, and community outreach at the Festival Committee Steakburger Booth. Sign-ups start next Sunday, Aug. 15, in the lobbies at both campuses or call Kathy Wilbers at 816.365.6483 or email steakburgers@timothylutheran.com.  Watch for updates next week!

MinistryOne  APP Coming Soon


Get ready for the new, MinistryOne app for Timothy.
It’s something to get excited about.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon. Powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app giving are just a few of the exciting features. Stay tuned for more information.

2021 First Fruits totals $123,465.92 as of Aug. 1st. Thank you very much!

Altar Flowers at RD Mize this Sunday are provided by Brad & Diane Mayfield in praise and thanksgiving to God for their 47th wedding anniversary.

TLS Mulch Party TOMORROW, Aug. 7, starting at 8am! Come early to beat the heat and enjoy donuts! Lots of hands make quick work! Contact School Administrator Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) if you have questions. Thank you!

Attention All Men: Timothy’s JourneyMen ministry is looking for men to join the JourneyMen Leadership Team. Check it out at www.timothylutheran.com/journeymen/. Come to a gathering THIS COMING MONDAY, Aug. 9, 6:30-8pm, in Room 501, RD Mize. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with additional questions.

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Care 201 Congregational Care Ministry Training will occur on Tuesdays in Oct. (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 men & women being trained in LCMS colleges & seminaries; take advantage of a free-will offering at both campuses on Aug. 29, or access the online opportunity on church website (www.timothylutheran.com) in the Give link. Gifts may also be made online at mo.lcms.org/donate or sent to Missouri District LCMS, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141. Thanks for your support!

GriefShare resumes on 1st Thursdays, starting Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowsizewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

DivorceCare resumes on 2nd Mondays, starting Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) for tickets.

LUMAA Back-to-School Clothing Collection thru Aug. 22 at both campuses. Special requests include new t-shirts, a-shirts, undergarments, shirts, pants for boys and girls, pre-school thru high school. Pantry items needed are red pasta sauce and white alfredo sauce. Contact Lois Domsch (lois.domsch@gmail.com) with questions. Thank you!

Pastor Robert Malone’s 41st Ministry Anniversary Sun., Aug. 22, 4pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO . Call Deb Rinella at 816.540.5150 if you need additional info. Thanks!

GodConnects Discovery Class Next class starts Wed., Sept. 8, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize. Go to www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for information and online registration. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with any additional questions.

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke and Re-Dedication of TLS Staff Sun., Aug. 22, during 10am Wyatt service. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Annual Backpack Blessing for all students in all grades will occur during the worship service at both campuses on Aug. 22. Make plans to attend, and don’t forget your backpack! We pray God’s blessings for all students in all schools everywhere!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Pilgrims Come to America”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell & Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1sts & 3rd Mondays) Next session (Aug. 16) topic: “The Prayers of Jesus” Session 3: “The Lord’s Prayer” highlighted by Dr. Michael Wilkins; steak & lobster at 6:30pm, Bible Study starts at 7pm. Come enjoy & learn!

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; current class concludes Aug. 18; next session starts Sept. 8; led by Pastor Rod.

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

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug; contact church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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

Your Freedom is Worth It

“You laugh weird.”

I was ten years old, on the school bus, when a girl told me this. I don’t know if she meant the words to be mean, but the words sunk like a rock. For years I was self-conscious about the way I laughed. I wanted to laugh. As I sit next to my husband and share in his laughter over a silly movie, I enjoy the feeling of laughter. Sometimes it takes doing the very thing you swore you’d never do to feel freedom.

Jesus freed us a long time ago, when He died and took all of our sin onto His very body. But we don’t always live in the freedom He died — and conquered death — to give us. Sometimes, instead, we choose to believe the words people have spoken over us — allowing those words to form our identity, instead of choosing to believe who God says we are.

Whatever words someone spoke over you — seventeen years ago or maybe yesterday — don’t need to have power anymore. Your identity is formed by who God says you are — and you are made in His good image. Jesus has freed you. You are free.

FaithRoots Resumes This Weekend


The Sunday morning FaithRoots ministry resumes this Sunday, Aug. 8, at both campuses! Parents, the kids will be dismissed from the worship service during the offering and remain in FaithRoots until the services ends. Watch for details in Friday’s eNotes about specific locations to pick up your kids after worship. Please note:  Teachers will have child-sized masks available if you wish your children to wear them.

Discover the True Light —  Jesus

At some point, it confuses and distracts us. We face the absence of light. When we can’t see anyone or anything, we feel isolated and alone. Walking proves difficult because we can’t see the path that lies ahead. Although we’re usually safe, our imaginations run wild with the dangerous possibilities that surround us becoming very real.

We all lived in darkness at one point, the darkness of sin. Unable to see and believe in God, we lived with a constant sense of loneliness and separation from our Heavenly Father. Uncertain of where to walk or where to turn, we did things we would probably rather not admit.

As unpleasant as it is, we often prefer to stay in the darkness rather than enter the light. The light exposes who and what we are. We think darkness helps hide the mistakes we don’t want anybody to see. We think if people knew the truth about us, they would judge us. But Jesus tells us it is safe to confess our sins. He promises that He did not come condemn us for our sins, but to save us from them. God makes a bold promise, “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”Heb. 8:12

Because Jesus took our punishment, we receive complete forgiveness when we expose our sin to the light—the true Light, Jesus. In fact, God can use our mistakes for good if we are willing to confess them. When people see God doing great things through imperfect people, He looks even greater.

If you are asking, “God, Are You There?” join us in the next Discovery Class-GodConnects and discover the foundations and promises of the true Light—Jesus! Our next class starts Wed., Sept. 8, 6:30-8pm, in the Fireplace Room (302) at RD Mize. Visit www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for more info.

Let’s Pray:
Lord of the Harvest, we pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, You will bless the word that will be proclaimed in the approaching adult membership class—Discovery Class—as we help connect people to You. Open the hearts of the men and women who will soon be contacted that they may receive us graciously and be willing to attend the class. Lead us to be bold witnesses of Your love as we are blessed to transform lives through Christ. Amen.

Sharing the Love of Jesus, together,
Pastor Rod Lindemann

TLS Playground Mulch Spread

It’s that time of year again to spread new baby mulch on the two TLS playgrounds. Can you volunteer your time this coming Sat,, Aug. 7, starting at 8am? Check out the overflowing mulch party late last fall in the photo below. Lots of hands make for quick work! Your help will be greatly appreciated! Need incentive (aka, bribe! J)?  Doughnuts and bottled water will be provided! Contact School Administrator Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) if you have questions. Thank you very much!

School Supplies for Community Services League


Blue Springs CSL is collecting school supplies for local families through Aug. 11, especially the following items: ultra-fine black sharpies, colored pencils, composition books, Crayola Classic colored markers, Crayola crayons (24-count), Kleenex tissues, 8-count notebook dividers, protractors, 5” pointed scissors, 2.7-oz toothpaste, wide-lined notebook paper, #2 pencils (pre-sharpened), 2”-wide-lined spiral notebooks, 12” rulers, index cards, red pens, and large 3-ring binders. Donations should be delivered to the CSL office at 200 SW 10th Street, Downtown Blue Springs. Thank you very  much!


Girls on the Run Update

The Girls on the Run organization appreciates Timothy’s willingness to host its program because of our strong participation with our members as well as with the community.  Timothy hosts the only community GOTR team in Eastern Jackson County! Please support this ministry in prayer, and if you can help as a coach, please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) or call church office soon! Here are the details for this fall:

  • Participants are girls in grades 3-8
  • Start date:  Sun., Sept. 12; ending mid-Nov.
  • Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45pm; Sundays, 3:30-4:45pm
  • RD Mize “classroom discussions”; walking/running at St. Mary’s Med Center track/trail
  • Needed:  1-2 junior coaches (high school girls) for both days each week
  • Needed: 1-2 adult coaches for Sundays only

Once coaches are added, registration may begin, so do not delay!

Attention All Men:  You are invited to join Timothy’s JourneyMen Leadership Team. Check it out at www.timothylutheran.com/journeymen/. Come to a gathering on Mon., Aug. 9, in the Fireplace Room (302), Rd Mize, from 6:30-8pm.  Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) if you have additional questions.

Care 201 Congregational Care Minister Training rescheduled for the four Tuesdays in October (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th). Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816. 228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO-District Drive to support tuition costs for 48 men & women being trained in LCMS colleges & seminaries; take advantage of a free-will offering at both campuses on Sun., Aug. 29, or access the online opportunity on church website (www.timothylutheran.com) in the Give link.  Thanks for your support!

GriefShare resumes on 1st Thursdays, starting Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

DivorceCare resumes on 2nd Mondays, beginning Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection thru Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes of any type (no tears, holes, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds from organization sending shoes to third world countries to benefit Timothy’s youth group trips in 2021-2022, including National Youth Gathering next summer. Goal is 2,500 pairs of shoes! Your help is appreciated!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala Update If you plan to still create a gift basket for the silent/live auction at the gala on Aug. 19, Hillcrest requests delivery of the gift baskets before Aug. 6, so if you can bring your donated gift basket(s) to Timothy by THIS THURSDAY, Aug., 5, that would be greatly appreciated.  Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions about gift baskets or to reserve tickets for the gala.  It will be held at Arrowhead Stadium from 6-9pm on Aug. 19.

LUMAA Back-to-School Clothing Collection thru Aug. 22 at both campuses. Special requests include new t-shirts, a-shirts, undergarments, shirts, pants for boys & girls, pre-school thru high school. Pantry items needed are red pasta sauce and white alfredo sauce. Contact Lois Domsch (lois.domsch@gmail.com) with questions. Thank you!

Next GodConnects Discovery Class starts Wed., Sept. 8, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize, 6:30-8pm. Go to www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for information and online registration. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with any additional questions.

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke and Re-Dedication of TLS Staff will occur during the Aug. 22 worship service at Wyatt. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Annual Backpack Blessing for students in all grades will occur during the worship service at both campuses on Aug. 22. Make plans to attend, and don’t forget your backpack! We pray God’s blessings for all students in all schools everywhere upon the upcoming school year!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Pilgrims Come to America”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell & Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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

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

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

Wednesday Evening GodConnects Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; current class concludes Aug. 18; next session starts Sept. 8; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug.; contact church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
DougF@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

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