About Otis Turner

On Ministry Support Staff at Timothy Lutheran Church where he is a part of Communication Services.

April 2021

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, April 6, 2021

By |2021-04-06T13:10:34-05:00April 6th, 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)

Waiting for Spring to Come:  A Devotion

It’s that time of year when life is emerging from the earth. My excitement gets the better of me, and often I roam the outside, anxious to see if anything has begun to pop through the dirt yet. I have faith. The flowers I planted in hope will emerge, busting through that dirt. The time will come. And I know there is absolutely nothing I can do to make those flowers come up any sooner. It is hard to wait, and I would love to put a rush on them, but they need their time deeply buried. So I wait.

It is no different with the seasons in life. We know after long, hard seasons, the time will come for that season to end and for a new one to begin. But the wait is so hard. No matter what we are waiting for, it’s hard. We want to speed things up instead of allowing the time needed. We want to fix it. We want to heal it. We want to force it. But God calls us to be faithful and to trust Him and His timing.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

Trust and hope come in the middle of waiting on God. When we move our focus from what we are waiting for to Him, we can find a sense of peace in His plans and hope in Him. God is always at work. Just like the work being done in those seeds, bulbs, and roots that we cannot see, we can know and trust that God is working on our behalf. Even when we can’t see it, even if it seems to be taking forever, even if we don’t understand, the seasons will change, the plants will burst forth, and God will come through

Cancer Prayer Service
Guest Speaker, Robin Hochgrebe

Timothy welcomes Robin Hochgrebe as a guest speaker at the Cancer Prayer Service on April 18, at 3pm in Wyatt Auditorium. Well acquainted with health trials, Robin is familiar with navigating the medical system for a variety of reasons. She spent many years working as a medical assistant, then later earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri, intending to practice medical social work. In May 2013, she married Ryan Hochgrebe, Timothy’s most recent addition to the pastoral staff, which changed the direction of her life from a working, single-parent household to walking alongside her husband and congregation in Folsom, CA, as the pastor’s wife and stay-at-home mom and homeschool teacher.

Robin’s health began showing signs of deterioration in 2016, just two years after Heidi Grace was born. She was admitted to the hospital for jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, but the doctors could not explain the cause after a litmus of blood tests and scans. After a second hospital stay in San Francisco, the specialists diagnosed symptoms as a rare condition called Autoimmune Hepatitis. Two years after this diagnosis, under the supervision of her physician, Robin discontinued medication for the autoimmune disease. In November 2018, she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), a rare subtype of breast cancer which only affects 15-20% of women with breast cancer. The “triple negative” translates to negative for three hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and Her2). Most breast cancers are driven by at least one, if not all three, hormones. In July 2020, Robin learned she has metastatic breast cancer, spreading to her lungs.

Much research is still needed to learn what actually drives TNBC. This diagnosis equates to less treatment options for Robin as well as makes immunotherapy a gamble due to the history of autoimmune disease.

While health has certainly been a challenging obstacle to navigate, the Lord wastes nothing! Through this journey of health trials, the Lord has used it all to reveal His ever-present hope and peace in the midst of life’s biggest storms. Robin will share how the Lord has walked with her family through the storms of life in hopes that it may encourage and impart hope to those who face their own storms, no matter how big or small.

Robin will speak with us and share her story through the valleys as well as the heights where God’s love meets us. Inspired by the following verses, come hear what the Lord can do in the midst of our difficulties…
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 NLT
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Pastor Ryan and Robin Hochgrebe have two beautiful daughters, Carmen (20) and Heidi (6). For the past eight years, they have served at Mount Olive Lutheran Church—LCMS in Folsom, CA. They will soon join Timothy and enjoy closer proximity to family in Missouri and Illinois.

Additional Information about the Cancer Prayer Service:  Sunday, April 18, 3pm, Wyatt Auditorium
www.CancerPrayerService.com
www.facebook.com/cancerprayercommunity/
Email:  info@cancerprayerservice.com
Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann:  rodl@timothylutheran.com

Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Thank you, Timothy, for not only donating  time, talents and treasures for Timothy’s various ministries but also readily assisting family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and whomever needs you outside of Timothy’s ministries. You share the love of Jesus in so many ways! Volunteers are certainly priceless!

If you are looking for ways to serve at Timothy, please know there is a place for you, now more than ever. Please call the church office to find out how you can connect to a ministry that interests you.

Worship Update

Until further notice, worshippers need to continue proper 6’ social-distancing guidelines and wear masks as well as complete the attendance slips available at the table in each lobby. The attendance slips and offering envelopes will continue to be collected at the table. At RD Mize, the pews in both side sections will be taped for every other pew availability. Worshippers in both middle sections are asked to continue courteous respect with social distancing. If proper social distancing can occur by self-monitoring, tape will not block every other pew in the middle sections. At Wyatt, some chairs will be removed and also spaced further apart. As explained in the next article, as worshippers volunteer their time and talents by completing the survey link, more room will be available through the offering of additional services. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

Volunteers for Additional Worship Services and FaithRoots

As the world around us begins to open up, Timothy’s staff and leaders are in the process of seeking volunteers to serve in the areas of worship services and our Sunday morning children’s program, FaithRoots. Over the course of the past year of the pandemic, several volunteers stepped away from serving due to COVID concerns, requiring staff and leaders to recruit others to serve for the limited offerings of services and children’s classes (which were moved to Wednesday evening). Resuming more opportunities is contingent upon increasing available volunteers again.

Is God calling you to serve? As we gather names of those willing to serve, we can continue the process of re-opening as mandates are reduced and more people return to in-person worship, Bible studies, and children’s classes. During the next 2-3 weeks of gathering names, we can better determine when and how additional opportunities can be resumed. Without sufficient volunteers, we will not be able to do so. Please follow the link below to mark how you can serve! Thank you in advance for your willingness and dedication to serve.

Volunteer Survey

Adult Volunteers Needed for Youth Event

Adults—we need you! Have you been wanting to get involved with student ministry? We welcome you to complete the following sign-up form to join us in leading the LCMS Take Heart Virtual Youth Gathering Event on Sat., April 10, from 7-10pm in the Youth Room at RD Mize. Please visit Timothy’s Student Page to sign up! This will be an opportunity to not only support Timothy’s youth and their friends but also a chance to experience some amazing guests provided by LCMS. Questions?  Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) or Ryan Kuecker (kueckkerryan@gmail.com). Thank you!

Spring Workday

A work party on Saturday, April 17, from 8am-noon is forming to landscape the RD Mize playground. Your help is needed and appreciated! Please bring shovels and rakes to help spread dirt and grass seed. Please contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) to sign up and for additional details.

LWML Spring Rally

The LWML MO District KC South Zone 2021 Spring Rally will be Saturday, April 24, with the theme “Sing unto the Lord” (Col. 3:16) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO. Program: Societies will present a hymn or Christian song. Gifts from the Heart: monetary donations for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church to purchase food vouchers (make checks payable to “KC South Zone LWML”). Registration begins at 9am, opening devotion at 9:30am. Cost is $5.00 (includes breakfast refreshments); bring your own sack lunch if you want fellowship with others after the rally. RSVP to Susan Ready (sready2@comcast.net) or to Donna Scholtes (Bethlehem) at 816.550.5790 or dsscholtes@comcast.net by April 12. Masks and social distancing required.

Youth Ministry “Egg My Yard” Fundraiser a Huge Hit

Thank you, Timothy, for your tremendous support of this new youth fundraiser! If you are a stats person, you will appreciate these numbers:  30 youth, accompanied by 12 different drivers, visited a total of 34 different homes, spreading 1,880 plastic eggs (with one egg per yard containing a He Is Risen message and invitation to Timothy’s services, approximately half going to non-Timothy members). And, by the way, a total of $890 was raised for youth ministry events/projects, but that is secondary to the fun, fellowship, and outreach opportunities in proclaiming that Jesus Is Risen!

Sunday Evening Youth Bible Study times will change to 5-6:30pm for the spring/summer months, starting April 11 until August 31.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Hall, starting this Sunday, April 11 from 10:15-11:15am, continuing with the topic “What Is God’s Truth?”

Rachel House Community Outreach Opportunity Stop by the table in church lobby on April 11 & 18 to support this pregnancy resource center. If contributing by check, donors are encouraged to make checks payable to Rachel House. Donations may also be dropped off at the church office during normal business hours. Gift cards will be purchased with donations for moms who receive support from Rachel House. Contact Sandy Galvin (sgalvin@kc.rr.com) with questions. Thanks for your support!

Recycling Plastic Eggs Timothy’s youth group will gladly accept any plastic eggs that families wish to recycle, in anticipation of needing more next year for its Easter activities. You’ll find a collection tub in church lobby for the next 2 Sundays, April 11 & 18.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) training starts April 13 for 4 Tuesdays; contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions and to register.

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 April 1, 2021

By |2021-04-01T10:14:50-05:00April 1st, 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: “I Know That My Redeemer Lives!”

Job needed a strong hand guiding him and a tender heart loving him. And that’s exactly what God gives him—and us. Resurrection joy is ours through Job’s most famous words: “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

BLESSED EASTER GREETINGS!

During Lent, we journeyed through the Book of Job, a challenging journey in that it required us to take a hard look at some of our assumptions of whom we are and how God works. But now, as we come to Easter, we can boldly proclaim with Job, “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

Even in the midst of the chaos of life, Job declared his faith that God would redeem him and resurrect him. After all, that’s what our God is all about. He takes what is broken and heals it. He finds what once was lost and rescues us from sin, death, and the devil. He redeems us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. We can confidently proclaim, “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

I look forward to celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with you this year, maybe more so than in previous years. If you’re able to and comfortable, please do join us on Sunday morning at 9am or 11am at RD Mize or at 10am at Wyatt. If you’re not able to or not quite ready to rejoin us yet, please join us via the livestream on Facebook at 10am.

Leading up to Easter Sunday, remember that in-person Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services today and tomorrow will be at 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize with the 5:30 services livestreamed. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services tonight with drive-thru communion available after the second service (6:30-7pm) at the north entrance to the sanctuary.

May the joy of this season fill our lives as we celebrate that He is risen! He is risen, indeed!

Altar Flowers at both campuses this Sunday are provided by Pastor Rod and Miriam Lindemann in praise and thanksgiving to God for their 23rd wedding anniversary.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study will not meet on Easter Sunday. It will resume on April 11 from 10:15-11:15am in the Fellowship Hall, continuing with the topic, “What Is God’s Truth?”

Rachel House Community Outreach Opportunity April 11 & 18 in church lobby. If contributing by check, donors are encouraged to make checks payable to Rachel House. Donations may also be dropped off at the church office during normal business hours. Gift cards will be purchased with the donations for moms who receive support from Rachel House, a pregnancy resource center. Contact Sandy Galvin (sgalvin@kc.rr.com) with questions. Thanks for your support!

Church Office will be closed tomorrow, Good Friday. A blessed Easter to all!

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) training starts April 13 for 4 Tuesdays; contact Care Ministry Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions and to register.

Cancer Prayer Service Sunday, April 18, 3pm, Wyatt Auditorium.  Watch for more updates next week. Invite family and friends!

Rite of Confirmation Sat., April 24, 3pm, at RD Mize for families and invited guests of the 2021 Confirmation Class. God’s blessings to Timothy’s Confirmands as they continue their faith journey.

LWML MO District KC South Zone 2021 Spring Rally Sat., April 24, 9am registration, Bethlehem Lutheran in Raymore; watch for more details next week.

Save the date!  TLS Spring Musical, “In God We Trust”; Friday, April 30, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium. More details soon!

March 2021

Timothy eNotes Update, March 30, 2021

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

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

Holy Week Prayer:  A Devotion

“A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matt. 21:8-9 (NIV)

Dear Jesus,
Sunday we waved palm branches in Your honor. We sang “Hosanna in the highest!” We shouted Your name to the heavens. I want to stay there, Jesus—on the streets with the palm branches, where everyone is cheering for You, hands to the sky.

But this parade doesn’t end on the streets. It’s headed straight to the cross. Soon, the “Hosannas” will be a faint echo. People will cry out, “Crucify him!” You knew that, didn’t you? Even as the palm branches brushed against Your arms, You knew where this road was leading. You had determined from the beginning that You would love us to Your death, so that we could truly be given life.

When You came into Jerusalem, the whole city asked, “Who is this?” Today, I answer with all my heart: You are my Savior and Lord. You are my Friend and my Redeemer and the reason my life has meaning. You are my purpose and my passion and my pathway to peace. You are the one true King.

May You always see my branch waving high for You. May You always hear my voice exalting You above everything else in my life: “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

Holy Week Services Reminder

  • Maundy Thursday services:  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize; 5:30pm livestreamed; Holy Communion at both; Drive-Thru Communion available 6:30-7pm at north entrance to sanctuary
  • Good Friday services:  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize; 5:30pm livestreamed
  • Easter Sunday services:  9 & 11am RD Mize; 10am Wyatt; 10am livestreamed.

Have you replied yet with your worship attendance plans for the above services? Below is the link again, or please call the church office (816.228.5300). Thank you!

RSVP Onlline NOW

Worship Service Update

Starting Friday, April 9, Jackson County guidelines allow gatherings to resume at 100% capacity. Therefore, the tape will removed from the remaining pews in the sanctuary and additional chairs will be set up at Wyatt for the April 11 worship services. Wearing masks and practicing courteous social distancing are still required. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

Early Communion Class of 2021

It is with great joy that I share with you and congratulate the five students who completed their Early Communion studies and are now ready to receive the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner.
This week during Timothy’s Maundy Thursday service at 5:30, our students, along with their immediate family, will commune together for the first time: from left to right, Lily Pierce, Addison Cross, Hannah Hinkle, Cameron Mullins, and Jake Taylor.
Timothy’s annual Early Communion class is offered to students in 5th-8th grade with an attending parent. Our next Early Communion class will be next year during Lent with the goal of Maundy Thursday being when the students’ first experience in receiving the Lord’s Supper.

Men’s Bible Study Starting Thursday, April 15—DREAM BIG

All of us have ambitions and long to do more in this life. But we also have all kinds of distractions, misunderstandings, and assumptions blurring what we need to do to bring our dreams to life. In order to tap into our deepest passions and unleash the purpose God has for us, we must assess our understanding of whom we are and find our truest ambitions. This includes looking at disappointing areas of our lives as well as those we perceive as failures.

Dream Big is a five-week study in exploring your hopes, dreams, ambitions, and the real purpose God has implanted within us. Each session will explore a different aspect of what it means to dream big through the teachings of Bob Goff. There will be an opening question, a brief Bible reading, and then we will watch a short video by Goff on the evening’s topic.

The good stuff, however, comes after the video, when we dig deeper into each topic in a guided small-group time. This makes space to process the message and get practical about what it means in your life. We will discuss your responses, ask questions, and hear more about the dreams that God is revealing in the lives of others.

So, are you ready? Then it’s time to rediscover how to dream big. Dream Big will be co-led by Steve Schild and Pastor Rod. Visit the JourneyMen web page at www.TimothyLutheran.com/Journeymen/ for additional information.

Session 1:  Get Ready to Dream Big
Session 2:  Set Absurd Expectations
Session 3:  Clear the Path
Session 4:  Push Through Setbacks
Session 5:  Land the Plane

Men’s Bible Study—Dream Big
Starts April 15
Thursday evenings, 6:30-8pm, in Room 501, RD Mize Campus

Youth Paint Party Success

Twenty-five youth enjoyed a very productive, fun evening last Friday to paint canvas pictures depicting the cross at Calvary as well as assembling 16 birdhouses which were delivered to Heit’s Point over the weekend. Be sure to stop by the credenza in the RD Mize lobby this week to view this beautiful artwork!

Children’s Ministry “He Is Risen!” Event

No rain date needed this past weekend with the beautiful weather on Saturday for the “He Is Risen” Easter Event for Timothy’s kids! The sun shone brightly as over 140 kids enjoyed age-appropriate games and egg hunts. It was a glorious day to celebrate “He Is Risen!”  Many thanks to all of the volunteers who planned this special event!

April Food Donations

Blue Springs Community Services League thanks Timothy in advance for our generous donations with this note accompanying their ongoing greatest needs:  “Please let everyone know that we are so thankful for their service.”  All donations are appreciated, with the following list especially helpful:  cereal, peanut butter, jelly, Ramen noodles, mac & cheese boxes, jello, Hamburger Helper meals (really need!), Jiffy corn muffin mixes, cake mixes, frosting, canned green beans, meal in a can (ravioli, etc.), canned tuna/chicken, canned fruit, pasta sauce, pasta, and kids’ snacks.

Girls on the Run . . .

Starts next Tuesday, April 6, 4:15-4:45pm (meet first in Room 103, RD Mize, due to Family Life Center being a polling site for election) and then be ready to head outdoors! The Sunday sessions are from 3:30-4:45pm. Not too late to register (https://www.gotrkc.org/Register-Now). Coaches for 3rd-5th graders are Erin Beerman and Shay Champion. Coaches for 6th-8th graders are Janelle Kephardt, Julie Storck, Sandy Gregory, and Sarah Hinkle.  Thank you, lades!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study for this coming Sunday, Easter Sunday, will not meet. The topic, “What Is God’s Truth?” will continue on April 11.

2021 First Fruits totals $108,475.92 as of March 28! Thanks so much!

Drive-Thru Communion will be offered on Sunday, April 18, at Wyatt from 11:15-11:45am.

Cancer Prayer Service will be April 18, 3pm, at Wyatt. Invite friends & family! Fellowship and refreshments to follow.

Rachel House Community Outreach Opportunity April 11 & 18 in church lobby. Gift cards will be purchased with donations for moms who receive support from this pregnancy resource center. Contact Sandy Galvin (sgalvin@kc.rr.com) with questions.

Take Heart Virtual LCMS Youth Gathering Spring Event April 10, 5-10pm, RD Mize; for students in grades 6-12; contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) or Ryan Kuecker (kueckerryan@gmail.com) with questions.

Rite of Confirmation Sat., April 24, 3pm at RD Mize for families and invited guests of the 2021 Confirmation Class. God’s blessings to Timothy’s Confirmands as they continue their faith journey.

Church Office will be closed this Friday, April 2 (Good Friday).  The normal Friday eNotes issue will be emailed on Thursday, April 1. A blessed Easter to all!

Reminder Timothy has a limited supply of walkers, crutches, commodes and an electric wheelchair to loan, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040).

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 March 26, 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: “Prisoners of Peace and Hope”

God’s people were looking for a military solution. They longed for a warrior to kick down the doors and shatter their enemies. They were willing to take their stand with them. But Zechariah delivered a different promise: a king riding in peace. A victory that was won by God. Freedom for prisoners that would be won through peace and hope. And that is what we look forward to as well as we prepare to celebrate this Holy Week. We, too, are prisoners of peace and hope, which God gives us freely through Christ.

Join the gang as they continue to journey to the open tomb. Jesus is the King… who died for us!

Holy Week Update

  • Maundy Thursday services,
    4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize; 5:30pm livestreamed; Holy Communion at both; Drive-Thru Communion available 6:30-7pm at north entrance to sanctuary
  • Good Friday services,
    4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize; 5:30pm livestreamed
  • Easter Sunday services: 
    9 & 11am RD Mize; 10am Wyatt; 10am livestreamed. Have you replied yet with your worship attendance plans for the above services? Below is the link again, or please call the church office (816.228.5300). Thank you!
RSVP Online NOW

Pastor Hochgrebe Update

Timothy looks forward to the Hochgrebes moving to Blue Springs soon. Currently, their plan is for Robin and younger daughter Heidi to arrive during the week of April 11. Pastor Ryan will conclude pastoral duties at Mt. Olive on April 23 and then arrive in Blue Springs the last week of April.

During the month of May, Pastor Ryan will attend worship; settle into his new office; meet more people; acclimate to Timothy life, including attending a few meetings; and vacation with his family before officially joining staff on June 1.

Pastor Ryan’s Installation Service as Timothy’s newest associate pastor will be Sunday, June 6, at 3pm in the sanctuary. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center. Mark your calendars and look for more details soon.

Please keep the Hochgrebes, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, and Timothy in your prayers as transition plans continue.  May the Lord of the Church continue to work among us to transform lives.

Care Ministries Need You

Timothy’s Stephen Ministry provides support to those who are coping with a loss, struggling with a life change or on a health journey. Our new Stephen Ministry training begins in Sept. We ask that you prayerfully consider if God is leading you to serve in this way. Our current group number is low while the demand is high—for both men and women! Please contact the church office (816.228.5300) for more information and to sign up for Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry), the 8-hour class which is a prerequisite for Stephen Ministry training. It will be offered beginning April 13 and again this summer.

Sunday Morning Bible Study Update

As of this Sunday, Mar. 28, the weekly title will change but continue with same time and location (10:15-11:15am, Fellowship Hall RD Mize). This Sunday’s study will be “What is God’s Truth?”  Led by Fritz Barlag.  Watch for upcoming topics! See you there!

2021 First Fruits totals $106,165.92 as of March 21. Thank you, Timothy! This represents half of the goal of $210,000.00 for 2021. First Fruits contributions moving forward through the remainder of 2021 will be designated for children & youth ministries’ programs/expenses and additional mortgage payments to Lutheran Church Extension Fund. May God be glorified!

Food Donations for March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. Pastor Eberhart reports that special needs include cereal, canned milk, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, canned fruit, and toilet paper. April donations are earmarked for BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Drive-Thru Communion will be offered at Wyatt on Sun., April 18, from 11:15-11:45am.

Take Heart Virtual LCMS Youth Gathering Spring Event April 10, 5-10pm, RD Mize; for students in grades 6-12; contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com ) or Ryan Kuecker (kueckerryan@gmail.com) with questions.

Cancer Prayer Service, in conjunction with the MO District Statewide Servant Event, will be at 3pm on April 18 in the Wyatt Auditorium.  Fellowship and refreshments following the service.

Rachel House Community Outreach Opportunity April 11 & 18 in church lobby; donations will purchase gift cards for moms who receive support from this pregnancy resource center. Contact Sandy Galvin (sgalvin@kc.rr.com) with questions.

Rite of Confirmation Sat., April 24, 3pm at RD Mize for families and invited guests of the 2021 Confirmation Class.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) training Tuesdays, Apr. 13, 20, 27, May 4; RD Mize; register with church office (816.228.5300).

Stephen Ministry training Tuesdays, beginning in Sept; contact church office (816.228.5300).

Youth Paint Party TONIGHT, Mar. 26, 5-8pm, Family Life Center; for middle & senior high students. Look for their artwork in RD Mize lobby throughout Holy Week and Easter Sunday! (More Info)

Children’s Ministry “He Is Risen” Event TOMORROW, Mar. 27, 2-4pm, Wyatt (rain date: Sun., Mar. 28, same time & location). Bring your own basket. Lots of outdoor games and activities. Thanks to all who donated plastic eggs, candy, and Easter prizes.

Youth Ministry “Egg My Yard” Fundraiser Last day to register is Sun., Mar. 28. Thanks for your great support of this fundraiser! Click HERE to Register!

Church Office will be closed on Good Friday, Apr. 2.  The normal Friday eNotes issue will be emailed on Thursday, April 1 (Maundy Thursday). A blessed Easter to all!

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 March 23, 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)

Do That Thing You’re Not Good At:
A Devotion

I high school, I remember rushing into the kitchen to share the great news with my family. “Guess what? I made it! I got a spot in the musical!” My young teenage heart was pumping with pride and excitement.

My brothers looked at each other and then back at me. “Mrs. Burns thinks you can sing and dance?” They burst into laughter.

It makes me wonder, “What is lost when we hide our expressions of love, art, and creativity because they don’t measure up to the world’s standards? What unexpected blessings are we forfeiting because we’re afraid to offer our less-than-stellar efforts?”

Maybe you love painting, but your creations don’t compare to those that get thousands of likes on Facebook. So you think, “Why bother?” Maybe you feel drawn to dance, but you believe you’re too old or awkward and others would just laugh. Maybe there is a poet inside you, but somewhere in the past you were told words weren’t your forte.

When it comes to God, He doesn’t judge your offerings by the world’s talent criteria. He’ll never boo you off stage or unfollow you for not meeting some invisible standard. He looks at your heart. He receives your contribution as someone who delights in you.

The Bible is full of imagery, not only of people worshipping God through singing and dancing, but of God Himself singing over His people. For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zeph. 3:17

Imagine it—you are so loved! Let that love bubble up and overflow today in whatever expression brings you joy. Don’t worry about what others will think of it. God is already cheering you on.

Lenten Season Update

Tomorrow, March 24, is the final Lenten Service (5:30pm) which concludes our journey through the Book of Job. To prepare for this service, here is your homework:  “Read Job 38:11 and answer these questions: 1) Why do you think God waited so long to answer Job? 2) Job and his friends were curved in on themselves. How do these verses broaden their horizon? How do they impact your perspective? And 3) How has God spoken to you in your storms?”

Don’t forget to stop by the Senior Adult Ministry display in the lobby tomorrow evening and/or Sunday, March 28, to support the Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering for the Adopt-a-Family project at Christmas. Thanks for your support of Timothy’s various ministries as they apply the free-will offerings to reaching into the community with the love of Jesus. After Easter, look for a summary of all generosity shown during the entire Lenten season for all of the free-will offerings.

Palm Sunday is this Sunday, March 28! We look forward to celebrating Jesus’ triumphant ride into Jerusalem by distributing palms to worshippers in preparation for Holy Week.

Reminder:  FaithRoots and Confirmation classes will not meet on Wed., Mar. 31.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will occur at 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize (5:30 will be livestreamed). Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday. Drive-Thru Communion will be available at the RD Mize Worship Center entrance from 6:30-7pm after the second service on Maundy Thursday. Easter Sunday services will be at 9 & 11am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt.

Worshippers at the Maundy Thursday 5:30pm service will enjoy a youth hand bell choir performance as well as rejoice with the Early Communion Instruction Class and their families as they partake of Holy Communion with their families for the first time. Both Maundy Thursday services will be enhanced by skits performed by Timothy’s youth. The hand bell choir will also perform in both RD Mize Easter Sunday services. He Is Risen!

Many thanks to those who have replied with their worship plans for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. If you have not yet replied, please click on the button below or call the church office (816.228.5300). Please do so NOW to help staff plan accordingly.  Thank you very much!

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A Confirmand’s Faith Story

God’s blessings to Cameron Dierking, one of Timothy’s 2021 Confirmands, who shared his faith story this past Sunday, drawing upon his chosen verse, Philippians 4:4, as a confident child of God. Click on the video below to see it.

Cameron Dierking Faith Story 2021 Timothy Lutheran Church Confirmation Verse: Philippians 4:4

ANNOUNCING ….
SHINE!  The Missouri District’s First Ever Statewide Servant Event!
April 16-25, 2021

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16

Timothy will join brothers and sisters in Christ in the Missouri District in support of the Shine! statewide servant event by hosting a Cancer Prayer Service on Sunday, April 18, at 3pm in the Wyatt Auditorium, followed by fellowship and refreshments at 4pm provided by the GO Commission. Pastor Rod, Gary Williams, and Audra Pirch will lead the service. Stephen Ministers will be available to offer one-on-one prayer and participate in the anointing of oil for those who desire it. Please read the following thoughts from Pastor Rod:

“It’s time to be honest—I’ve traveled the cancer journey with several families who have faced the realities and impact cancer has on the life of the inflicted and the lives of family and friends. It is without a doubt one of the toughest roads we can travel. The word “cancer” brings with it heartbreaking news that creates anger, depression, and the list goes on. Cancer robs the very life out of us as we journey forward. On March 6, 2020, the full impact of cancer became very real with the passing of my mom.

In 2019, Timothy’s first Cancer Prayer Service was held to support cancer patients along with their family and friends. As part of the Missouri District-LCMS community servant event week, Timothy will host its fourth Cancer Prayer Service, in-person and livestreamed, to help those impacted by cancer through prayer and worship.

Together we can praise God in the Storm of Life through community in God’s family. As a part of our event, we will send out Cancer Prayer Packs to offer encouragement in God’s Word, prayer, and community. Please join us by inviting those you know to gather with us as we pray for one another. The event and Cancer Prayer Pack are available to anyone by request.”

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

Next Generation Update

Next GenerationOn March 11, reps from the Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Next Generation Committee, and Timothy’s pastors attended a meeting to discuss steps in moving forward.

The consensus was that a Master Plan is required to share with the congregation to illustrate the scope and vision of the new construction in facilitating consolidation to one site at Wyatt. The Master Plan will include building drawings and an architectural rendering to give us a picture of the proposed expansion at Wyatt and approximate cost.

To initiate this effort, three architectural firms have been identified and contacted to determine their interest and availability to submit proposals to prepare the Master Plan. The Next Generation Construction Task Force continues to meet to coordinate development of the necessary documents for obtaining proposals from the architectural firms. In addition, a timeline for delivery of the Master Plan is being developed. We will continue to update you as this process moves forward. Please keep Timothy’s Next Generation process in your prayers. Thank you!

Senior High Youth Update

Ten members of the Senior High Youth Group gathered Friday night to make pizzas, play games, and watch a movie! It was a relaxing end to a rainy week of Spring Break.

Children’s Ministry:  Dig in at Home
God Made Us and Knows Us (Ps. 139:1-4)

Here’s what happened at FaithRoots last week! David writes a song about how God knows everything about us. God knows when we sit or stand, what we think about, when we travel, when we’re home, and what we’re going to say. There’s nothing about us that’s hidden from God!
Bible Point: We are known by God. “And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole clock of sparrows.” Luke 12:7

 

“Egg My Yard” Youth Ministry Fundraiser Update

As of Monday morning, 25 yards are registered to be “egged” on Sat, April 3. There is room for 5 additional yards (based on available parent volunteers), so delay no longer to sign up! Once a total of 30 yards are registered, registration will close. You can sign up at the Student Page on church website (Click Below) or visit the table in the lobby this Sunday, Mar. 28, to check remaining availability. Thanks, Timothy, for supporting this fundraiser!

Register to “Egg My Yard”

Youth Paint Party

Attention all middle and senior high students:  Come to the Family Life Center, RD Mize, this Friday, March 26, 5-8pm, to paint birdhouses for Heit’s Point and canvas pictures depicting the cross with Kreeayt Art. Pizza will be served from 5-6pm; cost for all supplies is $7.50 each student.

A few notes to pass along:

  • All pictures will be displayed on the credenza in RD Mize lobby during Holy Week (unless otherwise directed by parents); may be taken home after Easter Sunday services
  • Wear old clothes and shoes
  • In order to provide adequate supplies and teachers, please visit the following link to register and pay in advance. If you do not pay in advance, supplies are not guaranteed on a walk-in basis on Friday. Link to Registration When following this link, there is a calendar displayed at the bottom of the page. Click on the highlighted March 26 date. From there, you will be instructed to enter student’s name and email address, etc. for confirmation before completing your secure payment.
  • This will be a professional paint party—all pictures will be on canvas with permanent paints. Christian instructors from Kreeayt have designed a very special project for Holy Week just for our youth group.

As always, friends are welcome! Just make sure they also follow the link to preregister. See you Friday!

Children’s Ministry:  He Is Risen Event

  Join Us for a Day of Celebration and Fun

Don’t forget the He Is Risen Easter Event at Wyatt Campus this Saturday, March 27, 2-4pm (rain date: March 28, same time & location). Bring your Easter basket! Be ready to enjoy outdoor games, a dessert truck, and egg hunts throughout the afternoon.

Volunteer Opportunity Timothy’s Hillcrest Transitional Housing Team welcomes volunteers from the congregation to help paint Timothy’s Hillcrest apartment the week of April 5-11. If interested and available, please contact Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com or 816.229.8287).

Attention Senior High Students:  Students interested in considering Valparaiso University, a Lutheran college in Valparaiso, IN, for a college education may check out promotional materials on the youth bulletin board in RD Mize hallway across from receptionist’s desk.

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

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) training starts on April 13; contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski with questions and to register.

Church Office will be closed on Good Friday, Apr. 2.

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 March 19, 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: “Pass the Cup!”

When Jesus asked James and John if they could drink from His cup, they probably thought that He was offering them a jewel-encrusted goblet, something fit for the second- and third-in-command of a mighty king. We often expect that kind of cushy treatment from God as well. But in reality, Jesus was inviting them to participate in His servant life, a call that He extends to us as well.

FaithRoots | Join the gang this week as they learn about this week’s Bible Event – Jesus reinstates Peter. Jesus is faithful, even when we are not.

Lenten Season Update

The final Lenten service next Wednesday, March 24 (5:30pm) will conclude our journey through the Book of Job. To prepare for the service, here is your homework: “Read Job 38:1-11 and answer these questions: 1) Why do you think God waited so long to answer Job? 2) Job and his friends were curved in on themselves. How do these verses broaden their horizon? How do they impact your perspective? And 3) How has God spoken to you in your storms?”

Be sure to stop by the Senior Adult Ministry display in the lobby Wednesday evening and/or Sunday, March 28, to support the Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering for the Adopt-a-Family project at Christmas. Thanks for your support of Timothy’s various ministries. After Easter, look for a summary of all generosity shown during the entire Lenten season for all of the free-will offerings.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will occur at 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize (5:30 will be livestreamed). Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday. Drive-Thru Communion will be available at the RD Mize Worship Center entrance from 6:30-7pm after the second service on Maundy Thursday. Easter Sunday services will be at 9 & 11am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt.

Worshippers at the Maundy Thursday 5:30pm service will enjoy a youth hand bell choir performance as well as rejoice with the Early Communion Instruction Class and their families as they partake of Holy Communion with their families for the first time. Both Maundy Thursday services will be enhanced by skits performed by Timothy’s youth. The hand bell choir will also perform in both RD Mize Easter Sunday services. He Is Risen!

Many thanks to those who have replied with their worship plans for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. If you  have not yet replied, click on the button below or call the church office (816.228.5300). Please do so NOW to help staff plan appropriately. Thank you very much!

RSVP Online NOW

Being a Disciple of Jesus Starts With Being in God’s Word

The Bible tells us, “The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s Word is alive, giving us faith and connects us to be a disciple of Jesus.

If you lack being in God’s Word, we invite you to grow in your relationship with God by reading His Word regularly. Take time to see the wonders of His work as God leads us to an everlasting hope. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”  2 Corinthians 1:3-4.

As we enter the spring season, it is easy to become distracted. God’s Word brings us hope and comfort; it is a guide to living our lives to His glory as we seek His will and plan. Make a commitment to grow in your discipleship with Jesus; connect  by joining GodConnect Devotions. Sign up for GodConnect Daily Devotions at https://timothylutheran.com/email-sign-up/ and check the box for GodConnect Devotions.

Pastor Rod Lindemann

Girls on the Run

Girls needs Girls on the Run now more than ever because it gives girls in 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades a place where they can belong, have fun, and thrive. Girls on the Run establishes livelong healthy habits and instills critical social/emotional skills at a time when girls need it most. The program will provide a safe and interactive space for girls to connect with each other, learn valuable skills such as how to cope when things get difficult and practice positivity, and most importantly, have fun!

As a Girls on the Run host, Timothy’s team will meet at RD Mize on Tuesdays (4:15-5:30pm) and Sundays (3:45-4:45pm) and utilize the track at St. Mary’s Medical for the outdoor activities. First practice is Tuesday, April. 6. An assistant coach for the 3rd-5th grade group still needs an assistant coach; contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) to sign up and ask questions. The number of participants will be limited this year to ensure social distancing, so interested girls should sign up ASAP. Scholarships are readily available on the GOTR participant’s application. The culminating 5K run will occur on June 5 in conjunction with Timothy’s Live Well Community Fair at Wyatt Campus

Register NOW

2021 First Fruits total $104,705.92 as of Mar. 14th (reflects online contributions since last update due to Sabbatical Sunday on Mar. 14). Thank you very much, Timothy!

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

FaithRoots and Confirmation Classes will not meet on Wed., Mar. 31.

Worship Reminder Starting this Sun., Mar. 21, two middle sections in sanctuary will be free of tape (two side sections will remain taped), and additional chairs will be set up at Wyatt.  Wearing masks is still required, and please be respectful and courteous of worshippers’ comfort levels. Thank you!

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

Senior High Movie Night TONIGHT, Mar. 19, 6-10pm, RD Mize. Evening starts with preparing personal pan pizzas, followed by a night of movie fun! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Egg My Yard youth ministry fundraiser; have you signed up yet? Visit the table in lobby on Mar. 21 or 28 or go to Student Page on church website. GO TO STUDENT WEBPAGE

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

Save the Date:  Cancer Prayer Service, Sun., April 18, 3pm, RD Mize. More details soon next week.

Care 201 Training starts April 13; contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski with questions and to sign up.

Church Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 2.

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.

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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)

A Life Worthy:  A Devotion

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

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

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

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

Lenten Season Update

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

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

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

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

RSVP Onlline NOW

Care Ministry Updates

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

Stamps for Missions

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

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

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

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

Dig in at Home with FaithRoots

 “God Washes Us Clean”  Psalm 51

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

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

Youth Ministry LCMS Event

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

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

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

Girls on the Run Update

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

Church Worker Study Grants Available

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, March 12, 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: “Snake on a Stick!”

CREATIVE TENSION: On their way to the Promised Land, the people of Israel started grumbling. They probably felt justified in doing so. Life had been so difficult. But that grumbling led them to a bad end. Thankfully, God in His mercy gave them relief in a very odd way: by having Moses put a bronze serpent on a pole. That “snake on a stick” was the cure for what ailed them. In the same way, God responds to our broken spirits in an unusual way: by putting His Son on the cross. It is Jesus’ death that gives us relief from our sins.

Join the gang as they begin the Easter journey. This week they see Jesus as a servant washing His disciples’ feet.

Worship Update

Starting next Sunday, March 21, the two middle sections of pews in the sanctuary at RD Mize will be free of tape, but the pews in the two side sections will continue to be taped with every other pew available for seating. The chairs in the Wyatt Auditorium can be spaced closer together. All worshippers are asked to continue being courteous and respectful of people’s comfort levels, and wearing masks is still required. Timothy’s leadership and staff are excited to welcome more people back to worship as we move forward into spring.

As Holy Week approaches and families look forward to more in-person worship, Timothy’s staff and leadership encourage members to complete a simple survey regarding anticipated attendance at Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday services. Please click on the following link: CLICK HERE Thank you!

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are at 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize, with Maundy Thursday services celebrating Holy Communion. The Easter Sunday services at RD Mize are at 9 & 11am; the Easter Sunday service at Wyatt is at 10am.

Please remember that a Sabbatical Sunday will be observed this Sunday, March 14. No in-person worship services will occur for this weekend only. There will be a premiere video on both FaceBook and YouTube for a 10am worship service. In-person services will resume next Sunday, March 21.

Lenten Season Update

Wednesday Lenten Service continues next week at 5:30pm (also livestreamed on FaceBook and posted to YouTube) as we journey through the Book of Job. Next week’s homework asks us to read Job.23:1-17 and answer these questions: 1) Job 23:10 states, “When he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Why does God test His people? What is your current test? 2) What qualities does gold have that God wants for you? and 3) How does God redeem suffering and pain in your life?

The March 17 Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering will benefit Timothy’s Children’s Ministry, specifically its Vacation Bible School program for July 2021. Thank you for your generous support of all free-will offering opportunities!

Next Generation Update

The Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting scheduled for next Sunday, March 21, is postponed. During the first quarter of 2021, Timothy’s elected leaders developed a new vision statement, Transforming Lives Through Christ, to replace Touching Lives for Christ, as well as established mission areas on which to focus our time, attention, and energy for the next 3-5 years (CLICK HERE)

One outgrowth of the new priorities is the creation of a Children & Youth Minister position. Timothy recently extended a divine call to Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe for that position, and we eagerly await his decision regarding that call. We ask that you continue to lift him in prayer as he deliberates.
As the leadership considered the upcoming Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting, it became clear that more work is needed regarding plans to present to the congregation about moving forward in this process, including conceptual architectural drawings to help us clarify what additional facilities and their costs are needed at Wyatt.

Since we do not yet have that information, the Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting is postponed until a later date. Once accurate information is ready to share, the meeting will be rescheduled so that we, as a congregational family, may discuss what Timothy’s next steps can be.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support as we work to transform lives through Christ!

Timothy’s Tithes Appreciated

Timothy’s commitment to tithing 10% of its general contributions is truly appreciated by the many receiving ministries, especially during the pandemic. Over the past few weeks, Timothy has received letters of appreciation from such organizations as Rachel House, Mother’s Refuge, Lutheran Bible Translators, Mission Central (Barb Rebentisch’s missionary work in Taiwan), LAMP (Lutheran Association or Missionaries & Pilots), Poblo International Ministries (sharing the love of Jesus with Muslims and other immigrants & refugees in the US), Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and Lutherans for Life. Each letter always includes a hand-written thank-you for the blessing impacted by Timothy’s support. Your general contributions are far-reaching with the love of Jesus! Thank you!

Speaking of One of Timothy’s Tithe Beneficiaries . . .

On April 11 and 18, worshippers will have the opportunity to extend Timothy’s support of Rachel House, a pregnancy resource center, by offering monetary donations for purchasing $5 Quik Trip gift cards. The Rachel House staff offers the gift cards to each person who comes to the center (many need gas money) as well as offer baby supplies to moms who attend the 20-week education program.

Stop by the table in the lobby to learn more about this pregnancy resource center and to offer your monetary support! Contact Sandy Galvin (sgalvin@kc.rr.com) if you have questions. Thanks!

Youth Ministry Update

Attention all 6th-12th graders:  Mark your calendars to join in the fun at a very special Paint Party on March 26, 5-8pm, in the Family Life Center at RD Mize! The first hour will be devoted to painting birdhouses for Heit’s Point, and the next two hours will find students panting canvas pictures depicting the cross with Kreeayt Art (be sure to wear old clothes and shoes). There will be time for pizza from 5-6pm (only).

Cost is $7.50 per painter, payable on the Timothy Student Page at www.timothylutheran.com/student-ministry/. You must sign up by March 24 to ensure that adequate supplies and social distancing are available.

After the paintings are displayed at church during Holy Week, students may take them home after services on Easter Sunday. Thank you, youth, for sharing your talents with the congregation!

Timothy Chosen as Girls on the Run Host

Girls on the Run, a national organization serving over 200,000 girls annually, is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional, and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. Curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities.

What does all this mean for Timothy? Timothy’s youth leaders were approached by the Girls on the Run organization to be a host site for Blue Springs in which girls in grades 6-8 gather at Timothy to learn, develop skills, and build friendships through physical activity. This opportunity is open to all Timothy girls as well as their friends in the community.

This two-month program will run from April 5 through Memorial Day Weekend with practices on Tuesdays (4:15-5:30pm) and Sundays (3:30-4:45pm), starting in Room 405 at RD Mize and then going outside for “activity-based learning” (jogging!) on the sidewalks/streets close to RD Mize Campus. Girls stay in groups accompanied by a coach/additional adult. At the conclusion of the two months, a 5K run is planned. Cost is $165 per girl, but scholarships are readily available for those needing financial assistance.

Timothy’s volunteer coaches are Julie Storck, Sandy Gregory, and Sarah Hinkle. Coaching opportunities are available for all girls/women ages 16 & up. Please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) to sign up as a coach for grades 3-5 (currently not offered, but available with coaches) or grades 6-8 (currently offered). Here is the specific link to register for Girls on the Run—Timothy Lutheran RD Mize location: CLICK TO REGISTER

2021 First Fruits totals $104,545.92 as of March 7th!  Praise God that the first benchmark of $105,000.00 designated for the operating budget is less than $500 from that goal! This is a wonderful blessing! Thank you, Timothy! We look forward to achieving the second benchmark of an additional goal of $105,000.00 designated for Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and additional payments to Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) to retire debt. To God Be the Glory!

January Financial Reports are available as printed copies at the Information Center at both campuses and on the church website.

Food Donations for March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City! Thanks for your ongoing support!

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

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

Senior High Youth (grades 9-12) Movie Night Next Friday, March 19, 6-10pm, RD Mize. Evening starts with preparing personal pan pizzas, followed by a night of movie fun!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Rite of Confirmation Service for Timothy’s 2021 Confirmands, their families, and invited guests will be Sat., April 24, at 3pm in sanctuary at RD Mize. We pray God’s blessings on the Confirmation Class of 2021!

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, March 9, 2021

By |2021-03-09T11:30:34-06:00March 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)

No Strings Attached:  A Devotion

Restore us again, God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us. Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through the generations? Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation. Ps. 85:4-7

“How many times have I told you? I’m done! I mean it. This is it. I can’t take anymore.”

I’ve said these words. Clearly, word arrows strike their targets and initiate repentance and change. Right? Not so much. I’ve realized that I am guilty of loving conditionally. I’ve been forced to face some of the challenges I bring to my most dear relationships—and one of the biggest is the ball of strings I have tied to my love.

We all struggle with conditions of our love. That realization stings, doesn’t it? In Psalm 85, the author begs God for forgiveness, for another chance, for one more redemption story. He’s remembering all the times God has forgiven His people completely, and he’s believing that God will do it once again. And He will. He promises that. Our God is faithful, he will forgive us every time because all our sins have already been paid for by Jesus. No matter what, He will love us with an unfailing love. No strings attached.

As we journey to the cross together, I am overwhelmingly thankful for God’s faithful love and the example He gives us in loving unconditionally. God never shouts in exasperation, “How many times have I told you?” And He never, ever says, ‘I’m done.” Thank God for His faithful love as we ask Him to teach us to love faithfully, too.

Confirmand’s Faith Story

God’s blessings to Payton O’Donnell who shared his faith story this past Sunday, drawing on his chosen scripture, Proverbs 3: 5-6. Click on the picture below to see his story.

Lenten Season Update

Wednesday Lenten Service continues this week at 5:30pm (also livestreamed on FaceBook and recorded & posted to YouTube) as we journey through the Book of Job. This week’s homework asks us to read Job 4:1-14 and consider these questions: It is part of our sinful nature to look for hope in all the wrong places. How do you self-medicate when you are hurting? Why does Job say that there is hope for a tree? If there is hope for a tree, then there is hope for me! What does this look like in your life?

The Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering will be hosted by GIVE Commission to assist local people in need by purchasing gift cards to Walmart, Aldi’s and Price Chopper with the congregation’s generous donations.

During Holy Week, there will be two services (4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize) for both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services on Maundy Thursday. Easter Sunday services will be held at 9 & 11am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt.

Adult Bible Studies Update

Sundays, 10:15-11:15am:  HOPE FOR THIS PRESENT CRISIS: The Fall of Christendom in America and the Call to True Truth,” Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag and others

1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30-8pm: “The Parables of Jesus,” Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; March 15 session: “The Grace of the Kingdom”; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Social time, 6:30-7; study from 7-8pm. Come and enjoy the conversation!
Tuesdays, 10am: Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John
Thursdays, 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann and Becky Blatt

Successful National Lutheran Schools Week at TLS

In conjunction with National Lutheran Schools Week, our third quarter mission project was held January25-February 5. Mrs. Jill Otte and Mrs. Rhonda Krekel coordinated a most successful mission in which over $2,000 was collected for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

The classrooms engaged in a friendly competition to determine which classroom could collect the most money. Mrs. Krekel’s 2nd grade classroom, collecting over $900, won the competition and will enjoy a movie in class as the prize.

TLS raised money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society last year as well. This mission focus has become significant as we have learned of journeys taken by others who have encountered and been treated for leukemia and lymphoma. We pray this fundraising effort brings relief and opportunity for those who are in need. I am so very proud of the TLS family for understanding and knowing that giving and sharing the blessings bestowed upon us gives glory to God.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

In His Service,
Ken Holland School Administrator

Children’s Ministry:  Dig in at Home

During FaithRoots last Wednesday, the kids enjoyed a special visit from Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe as he considers Timothy’s call as Children & Youth Minister. He joined our large-group lesson as students learned God created people in His image. As God’s most treasured creation, people were in charge of the garden, and God tasked Adam to name the animals in His creation. God created Adam first but then created a helper just for him: Eve. Bible Point: We are God’s masterpiece.  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

Suggestions for Family Together Time:  Write names of all family members on slips of paper. Each person draws a different family member’s name and writes nice words about that family member on a simple drawing of that person. Little ones who do not write words yet may say the words while another family member writes them. Hang your “family photos” as an art gallery and thank God for creating you all as masterpieces!

Be sure to check out the new Kids Bulletins on Sunday mornings, beginning March 21. You may also take home a bag of goodies and crayons with the bulletins.

Mark your calendars for March 27 at 2pm at Wyatt for our special outdoor Easter Event as we celebrate “He Is Risen!”  The Children’s Ministry leaders appreciate your donations of candy and Easter prizes in the collection bin at each campus.

Youth Ministry Update

Attention all youth! In observance of Sabbatical Sunday, middle school youth will also give our volunteer youth leaders the night off on March 14! (Many thanks to Ryan Kuecker and Melissa Westermann for their dedicated commitment to the youth.) However, students are still invited to meet in the Youth Room from 5-6:15pm Sunday, March 14, for an egg-stuffing party. Parents are welcome to stay to join the fun, but not required.

Senior high youth (grades 9-12) are invited to meet from 6-10pm at RD Mize on Friday, March 19, for a movie night. The evening will start with making our own personal pan pizzas, followed by a night of movie fun! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Looking ahead, save the date of April 10 for an online LCMS gathering for students in middle school through high school. We will offer an at-home, individual sign-up as well as a large-group option. Some of the large-group activities include pizza, outdoor games, and leader-led discussions. More details soon!\

Monthly Food Donations Always Strong

Last Friday, Joe and Sandy Sauter delivered a truck-bed full of groceries to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks to all who so generously donate to these food drives! The food donations for the month of March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City.

Sabbatical Sunday is this Sunday, March 14. No in-person services at either campus will occur for this weekend only. There will be a premiere video on both FaceBook and YouTube at 10am. In-person services will resume next Sunday, March 21.

Update to President Hagan’s Letter Please be advised that the letter regarding The Equality Act from MO District President Hagan lists incorrect email addresses for Missouri’s senators. You are encouraged to visit the website listed below to share your thoughts which will go directly to the senators. Thank you!
https://www.hawley.senate.gov/

https://www.blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy

Special Voters’ Meeting Sun., March 21, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda includes adoption of Vision & Mission Focus Areas document and proceeding with development of plans and related matters to move to Wyatt Campus. Please plan to attend.

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

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 Friday, March 5, 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 

Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran
Recorded Worship Services | FaithRoots (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)
Live Stream worship on Facebook
Worship Videos

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: God’s Foolishness

CREATIVE TENSION: People don’t like to be called foolish. One ’80s icon even pitied the fools. And yet Paul tells us that God is all about foolishness. That’s because God is all about flipping the world on its head. What He sees as wise is often out-of-step with the rest of the world and doesn’t seem to work. But God, in His foolishness, continues to transform the world through His grace.

Join the gang this week as we begin taking the Easter journey to Jerusalem, the Cross, and Jesus’ resurrection. Jesus prepares to give his life for us.

Lenten Season Updates

The Wednesday Lenten service continues each Wednesday at 5:30pm at RD Mize as we journey through the Book of Job. Please remember that the service is livestreamed on FaceBook and recorded and posted on YouTube. Here is our homework for next Wed, Mar. 10: “Read Job 4:1-14 and answer these questions: 1) It is part of our sinful nature to look for hope in all the wrong places. How do you self-medicate when you are hurting? 2) Why does Job say that there is hope for a tree? And 3) If there is hope for a tree, then there is hope for me! What does this look like in your life?” (Please be sure this is the homework you picked up, as a few homework sheets for last week (Chapter 3) were mistakenly available after the service.)

The Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering will support the GIVE Commission’s goal to collect donations for purchasing gift cards for local people in need. Your donations are always appreciated, so stop by the table in the lobby before or after the service (or drop off/mail your donations at the front desk during the week). Thank you!

Pastor Hochgrebe and Family Visit Timothy

Timothy welcomed Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe and his family this week. He observed children and youth activities Wednesday evening at RD Mize. On Thursday and Friday, he met with staff at both campuses, observed TLS activities, and met with reps from Board of Elected Elders and Executive Board. The congregation is invited to a “meet-and-greet” opportunity in the Wyatt Auditorium this Sunday, Mar. 7, from 11:30am-12:30pm. Please continue to keep this divine call process in your prayers.

He Is Risen Easter Event

Families are encouraged to attend Timothy’s 2021 version of the Children’s Ministry Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 27, from 2-4pm, at Wyatt Campus (rain day is March 28, same time).

This year, outdoor activities for the entire family, such as Giant Connect 4, Frisbee toss, sidewalk chalk drawing, individual crafts, Resurrection eggs, and other yard games, will accompany egg hunts throughout the afternoon, divided into age categories. So don’t forget to bring your Easter basket (and your face mask!) As an additional treat, Rolling in the Dough KC will be on hand with a dessert truck to serve delicious scoops of cookie dough! Please remember that wearing mask

Looking for a way to help this year? Children’s Ministry leaders are accepting donations of Easter candy or Easter prizes all in anticipation of sharing the reason to celebrate Easter: HE IS RISEN! (Donations may be dropped off in the lobby at each campus before March 21. Thank you!)

Timothy Lutheran School Update

Question:  What happens when you combine TLS teachers and staff, parents, supporters, student artwork, great food, better conversation, items for bid, and KC Wolf?
Answer:  You get the 5th Annual TLS Scholarship Fund Auction!!

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 100 hundred people gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence for a fabulous night of fellowship, fundraising, and celebration. The TLS Auction was an unexpected and amazing success! There was an energy in the air that transcended all of the challenges of the year. With the help and encouragement of KC Wolf, we raised a new all-time record of over $31,000 for the TLS Scholarship Fund! This is such a blessing; our hearts are full. We cannot thank you, our supporters, enough. A special thank-you to Aimee Gorrow, TLS Auction Chair, and all of her volunteers, who spent countless hours making this night possible.
You can be assured that this scholarship money will be needed and used for our students. We are again blessed in that, currently with our early enrollment opportunity for our families, 81 students are already re-enrolled for 2021-2022! That is more than a 90% return rate! While we get ready to graduate our 8th graders, we look forward to welcoming new incoming students next year.

Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.  Deuteronomy 15:10

In His Service,
Ken Holland
School Administrator

Appreciation of Tithe

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Blue Springs,

Thank you very much for your generous donation toward my work in Taiwan. I am humbled and grateful by your ongoing support in finance and prayer. I pray that God will restore to you a hundredfold all that you do for me.

If any of you would like to receive my newsletters by personal email, or if you have special prayer requests that I could pray for you, please email me at barb.rebentisch@lcms.org.

God’s peace,
Barb Rebentisch
Chinese Theological Resource Developer
Asia Regional Office Building
SF-1 #167 Gongyuan Street
East District, Chiayi City
TAIWAN

2021 First Fruits totals $99,760.92 as of Feb. 28. Praise God! Thank you!

Altar Flowers at both campuses this weekend are provided by the Lindemann family in memory of Donna Lindemann.

HOPE FOR THIS PRESENT CRISIS: The Fall of Christendom in America and the Call to True Faith” Adult Bible Study starts THIS SUNDAY, March 7, 10:15-11:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag and others. Based on a new book by Michael Youssef.

Drive-Thru Communion THIS SUNDAY, Mar. 7, 11:30am-noon, Wyatt.
Sabbatical Sunday will be observed at Timothy NEXT SUNDAY, Mar. 14, with only an online, full worship service at 10am as a premiere video on both FaceBook and YouTube.

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun, Mar. 21, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda includes adoption of Vision & Mission Focus Areas document and proceed with development of plans and related matters to move to Wyatt Campus. Please plan to attend.

Food Donations for March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Thanks for your generosity!

Egg My Yard youth ministry fundraiser; sign up on Mar. 7, 21, & 28 in the lobby at either campus or visit the Timothy Student Page on church website.

Early Communion Preparation Instruction for 5th-8th graders continues on Sundays, 5-6pm, Room 501, RD Mize; final class on Maundy Thursday with first communion in 5:30pm service; contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

DivorceCare continues on Mondays, 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Christine Shaffer and Kathy Wildschuetz.

GriefShare continues on Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize; led by Pam Lund and Roxanne Kerwood.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) Tuesdays for 4 weeks, April 13 through May 4. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

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.

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