About Otis Turner

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October 2020

Timothy eNotes October 30, 2020

By |2020-10-30T11:31:25-05:00October 30th, 2020|ENotes|

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: The Unknown Future
There’s so much about the future that’s unknown. We’re even told that what we will be in the world to come isn’t fully known. But rather than despair because of a question mark hovering on the horizon, we focus on the promise that we have: Christ purifies us so that we will be like Him. And all this happens because God has lavished His love upon us.
God Promises if we trust in Him, He will keep us safe! In this week’s Bible event Joseph is protected by God.

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

Each year, Christians celebrate the ancient tradition All Saints Day on the first Sunday in November. It is a time for us, as Christians, to pause and remember our brothers and sisters in the faith who have fallen asleep in Jesus during the past year and to thank God for the example of these faithful witnesses in our lives. It is a good reminder to us to look forward to the day when faith will become sight as we are reunited with them in the new heaven and new earth.

This Sunday, November 1, Timothy will remember these brothers and sisters in the faith who went home to Jesus during the past year. Whether you join us in person or online, please take a moment to remember these saints who now rest with Christ.

Loren Knudson
Jack Welch
Roger Deterding
Tim Fabry
Paul Schnakenberg
Donna Lindemann
Judi Kaltenstadler
Sydnee Soendker
Sharon Wilson
Dick Kalbfleisch
Randy Henning

NG Update

The posts from the Next Generation Town Hall meeting last Sunday continue to be updated. The congregation will be informed when the documents and video are ready to view on the church website. Please watch for another congregational email dedicated solely to Next Generation. Thank you!

A Devotion to Share
I’ve Been Asking: Where Is God?

Listening to the findings of the Next Generation, I have more question than answers. I think about John 11 and Mary’s short, honest, and vulnerable question. In the middle of her deep sadness and disappointment, Jesus comes, and Mary asks, “Where were You?” In other words, why didn’t You come sooner? Why didn’t You change this, prevent this, fix this, heal this? Where were You when I needed You?

I’m saying those things now. I’m wondering where He is in this confusion. So I returned to John 11, this time reading the story aloud. My own voice reading “Where were You?” in a different tone. Still desperate, but eager. Still confused, but hopeful and expectant. Could it be? Maybe, instead of pointing a finger, Mary was looking for fingerprints.

What if we say those three words not as an accusation but as a hope-full question, asking Him to reveal to us where He is in the middle of the confusion? Where are You, Lord? I believe that You are always here, right here, present and faithful and good. Show us Your fingerprints. Give us eyes to see Your goodness running through. We can ask why, or we can ask where.

God is with us in the big and the small, leaving His fingerprints and forever reminding us: Remember My goodness here. Look around. Do you see Me? I hang the clouds in the sky and fling stars into the night, all so that you remember I’m with you always.
And so, we are asking, “Where are You?” even as we look for fingerprints, His leading and His plan. I’ll keep on watching. He’s already here, present and good, faithful and kind throughout the process.

Blessings,
Miriam Lindemann

Surviving the Holiday

The holidays can be difficult for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship. If you or someone you know is struggling, please share two opportunities to receive support. GriefShare will host a special Surviving the Holidays session on Thurs., Nov. 12, and DivorceCare will sponsor their survival workshop on Monday, Nov. 9. Cost is $5 for materials. Please call the church office for details or to register.

Youth Ministry Updates

  • Fleece Blankets:  Eleven blankets were donated to the Veterans Community Project on Troost Avenue in KCMO on Oct. 23rd. They were very appreciative! If you would like to help at the next youth workday on Nov. 15, 3pm, to pack college finals kits, please contact Deanna Cross (pictured, left) at 816.807.6778.
  • Calling All Youth:  Exciting news to share! Timothy’s youth are invited to participate as narrators in the upcoming Children’s Christmas Program on Dec. 20 during the 10am service at Wyatt. If you are interested in a speaking part, please pick up an informational handout at the Youth Calendar area at either campus (on bulletin board across from RD Mize reception desk or inside Wyatt entrance area). Mark your calendars as practice begins on Wed., Nov. 4, 5-6:30pm in the FaithRoots hallway at RD Mize. After practice, all youth will be dismissed to Confirmation classes. We look forward to seeing you there! Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

Food Donation Update

November Food donations will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Special suggestions are Thanksgiving meal items such as flour, sugar, vegetable oil, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pkgs of stove top dressing, cake/brownie mixes, and pkgs of jello.

Thank you, Timothy, for always stepping up to support the food donation ministry. On Wednesday morning this week, Gary Flandermeyer loaded food from four packed grocery carts into his 5’ pickup bed and put overflow bags into the back seat before delivering all of it to Jesu el Buen in KC. Upon his return and reporting to Carol Ready about the trip downtown, Carol’s response, “Timothy really cares!” was an understatement. Gary, in turn, expressed his agreement with, “Yes, they do care! Wonderful response . . . again and again!” May we never take your generosity for granted!

Thank You from Hillcrest for Supporting Hillcrest’s 20th Annual Gala “It was an unconventional event in an unconventional year, but you rallied around Hillcrest! Together, we raised more than $150,000 for Hillcrest’s work in solving homelessness in Kansas City. We are incredibly grateful for your support. Special thanks to all of our business sponsors, virtual table hosts, and to all who donated auction items.”

Thrivent Members  If any of Timothy’s Thrivent members are willing to donate their access to Thrivent Action Team funds to purchase the necessary supplies for Timothy’s baptismal faith chests, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040). Thank you!

2020 First Fruits contributions total $208,848.00 as of October 25th. Thank you very much!

TLS Playground Workday to Spread Mulch on Oct. 31 is postponed due to recent inclement weather. Watch for updates. Thank you!

Flowers at Service of Joy (10am, Wyatt) this Sunday are provided by Tom & Nancy Nowiszewski in memory of loved ones.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale is here! Order online at church website or pick up printed order form on tables in each lobby. Last day to order:  Nov. 29. Last day to pick up orders: Dec. 6. No merchandise displayed/for sale on lobby tables this year. Proceeds:  10% mites and 90% PALS (Post-Seminary Applied Learning & Support). Thank you!

Giving Tree If you know of a family or individual who could use some extra assistance this Christmas, please submit their name, address & phone number in a sealed envelope and place into Nancy Nowiszewski’s church mailbox or email her at nancyn@timothylutheran.com. We appreciate the generous support given in the past and look forward to another successful year. If you personally could use assistance, please contact Nancy.

2021 Lay Leaders This is the last weekend to nominate members for the open 2021 lay leader positions of GATHER Commission Leader, GIVE Commission Leader, GO Commission Leader, and Vice-President on the Executive Board. Please send nominations to Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Allison Spencer (aspencer2312@gmail.com), Mary Taggart (octobermom810@gmail.com), Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com), or Gary Williams (18gdub@gmail.com). Thank you!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) Ingathering of winter necessities continues through Nov. 15. Please drop off at either lobby. Monetary donations may be sent to Lois Domsch, 3349 S Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thank you!

Thanksgiving Eve Service Nov. 25, 5:30pm, RD Mize. Offerings will fund Timothy’s Emergency Assistance Program for 2021. Thank you!

Advent Services Theme: “The Songs of Advent” Mark your calendars to attend on Dec. 2 and 9, 5:30pm, at RD Mize; Dec. 16 service will be at Wyatt, 5:30pm, to enjoy the TLS Christmas Program. Theme: “The Songs of Advent”

Journey to the Manger Dec. 13, both services

Middle School Youth November Service Project Stop by the tables in lobbies to support the middle school youth with their “finals kits’ for Timothy’s college students. They welcome snack donations to fill the kits. Thanks!

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 6, 11:30am, Wyatt. Please plan to attend!

  • Every Sunday:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
  • Nov. 1 & 15:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm: Youth Bible Study, Room 506, RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30am:  Men’s Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am:  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Nov. 1:  All Saints Sunday
  • Nov. 1-Dec. 6:  LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Nov. 2:  GO Commission meeting, 7pm, Room 103, RD Mize
  • Nov.3:  Election Day (RD Mize is a polling location)
  • Nov. 22:  Welcome Inn meal at hotel
  • Nov. 23:  GIVE Commission meeting, 6pm, Room 303, RD Mize
  • Nov. 23:  GROW Commission meeting, 7pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Nov. 25:  Thanksgiving Eve service, 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Dec. 2, 9, & 16:  Advent services, 5:30pm; Dec. 2 & 9, RD Mize; Dec. 16, Wyatt (TLS Christmas Program)
  • Dec. 6:  Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting, 11:30am, Wyatt
  • Dec. 13:  Journey to the Manger, both services
  • Dec. 20:  Children’s Christmas Program, 10am, Wyatt
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, October 20, 2020

By |2020-10-30T11:32:31-05:00October 20th, 2020|ENotes|

In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mize | 10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

Next Generation Town Hall

“See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

Over the past three months since the July 29 Town Hall, over 50 members have been working diligently on the various Next Generation task forces to gather information. The entire process, in and of itself, has been “a new thing” at Timothy, such as asking questions about the current 2020 Vision Statement and current ministries and discovering preliminary considerations about possible consolidation to one campus or continuing to maintain two campuses. Much has been learned, but much is still in progress. No decision has been made. Please plan to attend the upcoming Town Hall this Sun., Oct. 25, at 11:15am in the Wyatt Auditorium. It will be an important opportunity to learn what has been discovered so far and what still needs to be accomplished. The meeting will be recorded for later viewing on Timothy’s website, but it will not be live-streamed.

Don’t Be Tardy for the Party

Who:  Students in grades 6-12
What:  Falloween
When:  Oct. 23rd, 4-7pm
Where:  Family Life Center, RD Mize
Join all your Timothy friends for a Falloween like never before! You will enjoy food, fun, pumpkins, and, or course, a nerf fight—with a twist!
Activities:

  • 4-5pm:  Pumpkin Carving Contest (outside, except for rain) Bring your own pumpkin!
  • 5-6pm:  Food, Fun, and Bible Study
  • 6-7pm:  Top Secret Mission—details to be announced on site (bring your own nerf shooter if you have one)

Register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ba8a628aaf85-falloween to reserve your free Falloween t-shirt
Register Now

Care Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

Have you considered volunteering in Care Ministry but weren’t sure what was available or how to get connected? A list of a variety of care opportunities is now listed on the Timothy website www.timothylutheran.com under Sign-Ups/Care Ministry Volunteers. Critical needs are noted but all areas need volunteers. Thank you for considering how you can help!

Blessed with Walk-a-Thon Success

On Sept. 25, all TLS students in grades K-8 (in separate classroom teams to mitigate for COVID and to keep us all safe) participated in the 2020 Walk-a-Thon, raising funds to support the first quarter TLS Mission Project. Here are some fun facts:

  • 1,876 laps around the parking lot were completed.
  • Students, teachers, parents & family members helped students stay motivated by walking with them.
  • $9,236 total was raised!
  • This is a huge increase from last year’s $6,000 total.
  • Funds will purchase classroom equipment & resources, including projectors, Smart Boards, & mobile wipe board.
  • Thank you, Kim Brunkhorst and Becky Barnett, for organizing and overseeing the event!
  • Thank you to all who contributed and sponsored our students. Our success is your success!

The TLS mission comes from Matt. 20:28, Sent to Serve. In a world that values self-promotion and winning, we chose to share Christ’s Word and proclaim His good name. Our gifts, our talents, and our purpose are to serve others as we come together as one body in Christ. Our students did just that, as they spent the day, sent to serve. I could not be prouder, nor more blessed, than to witness the giving and call to serve in the TLS community.
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.  Matt. 20:28

In His Service,
Ken Holland
Principal, Timothy Lutheran School

More Exciting News from TLS

The new playground equipment is on its way! The RD Mize playground equipment is heading to Wyatt!
These last 2 weeks of October will see lots of outdoor activity at TLS as the process to upgrade the playgrounds will come to fruition!

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the final touches will involve spreading rubber “baby” mulch on Saturday morning, Oct. 31, on both playgrounds. Can you volunteer some time that morning to help with this project? Here is a sign-up to join the fun:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4EA4AB22A57-spread
Please contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) if you have questions. Thank you!


Please let us know if you have any questions.

God’s blessings on your weekend.
Ken Holland

RD Mize Nursery during the Sunday worship service will be open, but not staffed, for families with young children.

2021 Lay Leaders The congregation is invited to nominate members for the open 2021 lay leadership positions of GATHER Commission Leader, GIVE Commission leader, GO Commission Leader, and Vice-President on the Executive Board. Nominations should be sent to members of this year’s Nominating Committee:  Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Allison Spencer (aspencer2312@gmail.com), Mary Taggart (octerbermom810@gmail.com), Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com), and Gary Williams (18gdub@gmail.com). Nominations are due by Nov. 1. Thanks!

October Food Donations for Jesu el Buen in KC will be collected at both campuses, especially needing sugar, flour, cooking oil, spaghetti sauce, canned beans (black, pinto, navy), toilet paper, and laundry detergent. Thank you!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) Ingathering through Nov. 15 at both campuses includes winter necessities, especially coats, caps, scarves, gloves/mittens, long underwear, sweaters, sweatshirts, blankets/quilts (full & queen), and warm socks (both adult & children, new or gently used). Monetary donations (checks payable to LUMAA) are also welcome and may be dropped off at church office or mailed to Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thanks for your support!

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Starts Nov. 1, both online and via paper order forms at both campuses. NO MERCHANDISE WLL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON TABLES ON SUNDAY MORNNGS. Sale ends Dec. 6, with last day to place orders Nov. 29. Orders will be bagged and ready for pickup on Sunday mornings at both campuses or contact Susan Ready (816.229.7688) or Lois Kuecker (816.868.5500) for other arrangements. Proceeds: 10% Mites, 90% PALS (Post-Seminary Applied Learning & Support). Thank you for your support!

Advent Services Dec. 2 & 9 at 5:30pm, RD Mize campus; Dec. 16, 5:30pm at Wyatt campus (The TLS Christmas Program).

Children’s Christmas Program & Youth Handbells Concert Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10am Wyatt service.

Timothy eNotes October 16, 2020

By |2020-10-16T13:03:56-05:00October 16th, 2020|ENotes|

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

“Kingdom People Produce Kingdom FruitIn Jesus’ parable of the vineyard, He tells the story of a group of people who should have been producing a harvest of good works but weren’t. While this story was focused on the religious leaders of Jesus’ day and age, it’s a good reminder to us that kingdom people produce kingdom fruit. But we don’t do this to save ourselves. Instead, it’s done as a response to the good that God has already bestowed on us, first and foremost our salvation in Christ..
This week’s Bible Event celebrates LWML
and the theme Kingdom People Produce Kingdom Fruit. It’s heavy on the purple!

A Devotion to Share

When I was in high school, I was voted most individualist. It loved it. I was a girl who happily (and confidently) marched to the beat of my own unrhythmic drum. Somewhere along the way I stopped wanting to be seen for exactly me, and I started striving to please others. Instead of weird, I wanted to be beautiful. Instead of unique, I wanted to be accepted, influential, admirable, successful. And even deeper than that, I started forgetting who God said I am—perfectly and wonderfully made—and I tried to cram myself into a mold that wasn’t made for me.

It’s natural for our childhood selves to mature with age-appropriate inhibitions. But that doesn’t mean shoving down the parts of ourselves that make us stand out. If you’re a dreamer, don’t cram yourself into the box of an analytical thinker. If you’re loud, don’t let the world stifle your voice. If you’re vibrant, don’t dull your edges. If you’re intellectual or artsy or stoic or outdoorsy, don’t let an outside voice tell you that another personality or strength is more valuable and attractive. The amazing thing about God is that He receives glory when we’re living out of the fullness of whom He’s made us to be.

For it was you who created my inner parts; you knit me together in my mother’ womb. I will praise you because I have been remarkable and wondrously made. Your works are wondrous, and I know this very well. Psalm 139:13-14

The way God made us is wondrous! We are distinct. Set apart. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece! What would happen if we lived like it? Walk with the assurance that we are God’s beloved—holy and chosen and wonderfully made—we can confidently march to whatever kind of rhythm He gives us.

Support for College Students During COVID

Timothy’s Middle School Youth Ministry asks for the congregation’s help again for its November monthly service project. During this time of COVID, the students want to support college students of Timothy members away from home as they manage COVID protocols, online classes, physical distancing in dorms, and upcoming semester finals.

Between Oct. 25 and Nov. 8, members who would like to send a kit to their college student may stop by the table in either lobby to provide the student’s name, address, and $10, most of which covers shipping  with some left over for kit goodies. Timothy’s middle school students will be available at a table at the Wyatt Campus on Sunday mornings and at the RD Mize Campus on Wednesday evenings to show what a “finals kit” looks like to those interested in helping with this project.

Members who do not have a college student but are still interested in supporting this project may donate granola bars, beef jerky, powdered Crystal Light drink mix, chap stick, and/or a note of encouragement. There will be blank cards available at the tables.

The middle school students will meet on Nov. 14 to assemble and pack the finals kits with the donated items and a Bible verse. The kits will be shipped on Nov. 16. Questions should be directed to Deanna Cross at 816.807.6778. The youth thank you for your support!

Next Generation Update

“See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

Please plan to attend the Next Generation Town Hall Meeting next Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11:15am in the Wyatt Auditorium. It will be recorded, but not live-streamed, for viewing on the church website.

In the months since the July 29 Town Hall Meeting shared results of the congregational survey and formed the various Next Generation Task Forces, much has been accomplished, but much is still in progress. It will be an important opportunity to learn what has been discovered so far as well as the complexity of the process.

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question

Wyatt Worship Leader

Timothy thanks John Nigro for his valuable expertise in serving as the Wyatt Campus Worship Leader since online worship services began on March 22. His energy and enthusiasm to serve in this capacity is greatly appreciated.  As he transitions back to Wyatt service musician, Timothy is pleased to announce that Sandy Sauter is currently training to assume the Wyatt Worship Leader duties by Nov. 1.

Sandy’s talents and experience in leading contemporary worship will ensure a smooth transition between John and herself. Her skills as a contemporary musician at Wyatt will complement the expectations already in place. Welcome aboard, Sandy!

2020 First Fruits total $202,428.00 as of Oct. 11. Thank you very much!

Timothy’s Financial Reports for July and August have been posted to the Resources/Church Manuals, Reports and Positions directory under “Church Reports” on Timothy’s website. A few printed copies are at Information Centers. Please call Treasurer Gary Flandermeyer with questions.

LWML Sunday Ladies, please stop by the LWML table in both lobbies this Sun., Oct. 18, to find out about Timothy’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. It’s no coincidence that many LWML sisters will be wearing purple. Find out why!

2021 Lay Leaders The congregation is invited to nominate members for the open 2021 lay leadership positions of GATHER Commission Leader, GIVE Commission Leader, GO Commission Leader, and Vice-President on the Executive Board.  Nominations should be sent to members of this year’s Nominating Committee:  Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), Allison Spencer (aspencer2312@gmail.com), Mary Taggart (octobermom810@gmail.com), Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com), and Gary Williams (18gdub@gmail.com). Nominations are due by Nov. 1.

Volunteer Request Correction Please note that the Hillcrest Thrift Store in Lee’s Summit needs helpers in all departments, including cashiers, all weekdays, not just Thursdays. Volunteers can set their available hours. For more information, please call 816.272.1976. Thank you!

Confirmation Small-Group Leader is needed. Please contact Pastor John (johno@timothylutheran.com) if you can volunteer your help. Thank you!

Friends’ Café Ladies, only 3 days remain to reserve a spot for Friends’ Café on Oct. 24, 9:30-11am, at Rae’s Café, 1605 S. Highway 7, Blue Springs. Cost: $5. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040 or dianem@timothylutheran.com) by Mon., Oct. 19. Thanks!

October Food Donations for Jesu el Buen in KC will be collected at both campuses, especially needing sugar, flour, cooking oil, spaghetti sauce, canned beans (black, pinto, navy), toilet paper, and laundry detergent. Thank you!

Middle School Youth Fleece Donations Sunday is the last day to drop off 2 yards of fleece material for the middle school blanket project for homeless veterans. You’ll find a bin in each lobby. Thanks!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) Ingathering through Nov. 15 at both campuses includes winter necessities, especially coats, caps, scarves, gloves/mittens, long underwear, sweaters, sweatshirts, blankets/quilts (full & queen), and warm socks (both adult & children, new or gently used). Monetary donations (checks payable to LUMAA) are also welcome and may be dropped off at church office or mailed to Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thanks for your support!

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Online orders or printed order forms located on LWML table in each lobby starts Sun., Nov. 1.

Save the Date Sun., Dec. 20, 10am Wyatt service:  A Children’s Christmas Program, performed by FaithRoots students and youth handbell choir, is back! More details soon.

  • Every Sunday: In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
  • Oct. 18: Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm: Middle School Bible Study, Room 506 (Youth Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30am: Men’s Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am: Adult Bible Study, 10am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday Evening 6:30-8pm: FaithRoots, Confirmation, Senior High Youth, RD Mize
  • Oct. 18: LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 23: Middle School Ministry Falloween Party, 4-7pm, RD Mize
  • Oct. 24: Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, BS
  • Oct. 25: Reformation Sunday
  • Oct. 25: Next Generation Town Hall Meeting, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium
  • Oct. 26: GIVE Commission Meeting, 6pm, Room 303, RD Mize
  • Oct.26: GROW Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17: Care 201, RD Mize
  • Nov. 1: All Saints Sunday
  • Nov. 2: GO Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 103, RD Mize
  • Nov. 3: Election Day (RD Mize is polling place)
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 October 13, 2020

By |2020-10-30T11:33:19-05:00October 13th, 2020|ENotes|

In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mize | 10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

The Church Versus the Sofa

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews: 10:24-25

As church attendance numbers move up and down across the nation and online services become convenient and accessible, it is important to recall why church attendance for you and your family matters as we continue to face challenging times.

You cannot have community of faith among believers on your sofa. You cannot experience the power of a room full of believers worshipping and singing together on your sofa. You cannot faithfully serve God and His people on your sofa with the gifts He has provided.

Christians are not meant to be consumers. We are contributors, doers of the Word, servants of Christ. We do not simply watch. We engage. We give. We sacrifice. We encourage. We do life together even if it is from a distance.

The church needs you, and you need the church. We are meant to be together.

If you are at risk—by all means, stay at home. If you find yourself being lazy, get out of bed, get dressed, and join the Body of Christ in fellowship. You and your family are a part of a community of believers, and God expects you to use your gifts and talents to advance the Kingdom and reach others.

God desires that we come alongside one another physically, not just through a screen when it may be convenient or comfortable. While I am grateful for the technology that keeps people safe and connected to those whom should not physically gather in a facility, it is nothing compared to being in church with others. It lacks what God desires in fellowship. It never replaces in-person worship. God did not intend for it to become a new normal.

Yes, church on the sofa is nice; it is safe for those needing protection. But it will never be the same as church where we gather for fellowship, worship, receiving Word and Sacrament, and praising God. If online worship has become an escape, it is time to make a change.

Pastor Rod Lindemann
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LWML Sunday

This Sunday, October 18, Timothy will salute the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Approximately 90 Timothy ladies Serve the Lord with Gladness in three “circles” as they share devotions, plan service projects for Timothy and the community, and always enjoy food. The main goal of LWML is to gather mites (loose change) for spreading the Gospel of Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally. Nearly $3000 in mites was donated for missions last year from Timothy LWML sisters. Be sure to stop by the table in either lobby this Sunday to learn more, or call Susan Ready, Chairman, at 229.7688. All Timothy ladies are invited to join, or just take a mite box. To see what Timothy’s LWML is about, go to YouTube and search for Timothy Lutheran LWML to see the video.

Are you looking forward to the annual LWML Nut & Candy Sale? With pandemic protocols in place, please be advised of this year’s details.  The sale starts Sun., Nov. 1 and ends Sun., Dec. 6 (last date to place orders is Sun., Nov. 29).  Orders may be placed online on Timothy website (coming soon at www.timothylutheran.com) or on paper order forms at tables in lobby at both campuses. No merchandise will be available for sale on the tables on Sunday mornings. Orders will be bagged and ready for pick-up on Sunday mornings at both campuses, or contact Susan Ready (816.868.5500) for other arrangements. This year’s proceeds: 10% Mites, 90% PALS (Post-Seminary Applied Learning & Support), a mentoring program for young Lutheran pastors and their wives.

FaithRoots Update

Have you heard the news? FaithRoots is back! All children ages 3 years through 5th grade are welcome to attend every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8pm in the new Children’s Ministry Hallway at RD Mize. Come join us every week for an exciting VBS-inspired adventure as we dive into God’s Word. You will enjoy a video, individual crafts, individually wrapped snacks, and, of course, small-group time to dive deeper into the lesson.

Register NOW on Timothy’s Children’s Ministry page, https://www.timothylutheran.com/childrens-ministry/ or complete a printed form at church when you arrive Wednesday evening.

Please note that everyone entering the children’s ministry hallway must first check in for a wellness check, and every student should plan to wear a mask during large-group activities.

Your teachers are eager to welcome you in person! As always, grab a friend and come check out all the fun activities! See you tomorrow night!


Seeking Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar Musicians
for Contemporary Service – Wyatt Campus.

Do you play the Acoustic, Electric, or Bass guitar? As we continue to grow our contemporary worship service, Timothy is seeking musicians who are interested in using their musical talents at our Wyatt Campus on Sunday mornings. Regularly scheduled musicians are compensated $75 per weekend for rehearsal and practice. Musicians are asked to serve a minimum of two Sundays per month and attend the scheduled worship rehearsal.

This is a great opportunity to worship and serve with others in providing a contemporary worship service. If interested, please contact Pastor Rod Lindemann by email at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com or leaving a message at 816-228-5300 X8010.

Timothy Youth Bell Choir

Calling all interested youth bell ringers! Exciting news to share:  Timothy is starting a handbell choir for students in grades 6-12. The bells have been polished, music has been selected, and the director is waiting for you!

Interested students and their parents should attend a brief meeting this Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5pm in Room 506 (Youth Room) at RD Mize. Student orientation will be on Oct. 25, and practices begin on Nov. 1 at 5:30pm. If you have questions prior to the meeting or cannot attend, please contact Ruth Sunderman at 712.542.7430.

Youth Ministry Falloween Update

Timothy youth in 6th-12th grades are invited to attend a Falloween Party just for them on Fri., Oct. 23, 4-7pm, at RD Mize. From 4-5pm, pumpkin carvers (bring your own pumpkin, please) will head outdoors to display their expertise in a carving contest, weather permitting. At 5pm, the party moves indoors for food, fellowship, and Bible Study. At 6pm, be prepared to engage in a nerf battle of epic proportions. If you bring a nerf shooter, please put your name on it. As always, please plan to wear a mask and bring a friend! More info can be found on Timothy’s Student Page at https://timothylutheran.com/student-ministry/ See you then!

“Thank you, Timothy family, for all the warm support you have given us during Dick’s long fight after his accident in 2000, even before we ‘officially’ joined Timothy. This meant so much to Angie and me.
With love to all of you,
Barb, Angie, and our whole Kalbfleisch family.”Friends’ Café Time is running out to reserve your spot for the next Friends’ Café on Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30-11am, at Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, Blue Springs. Cost: $5. Only a few spots remain. Timothy’s Laurie Milbrodt will share a faith story. RSVP soon to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040).

Next Generation Town Hall Meeting will be Sun., Oct. 25, 11:15am, in Wyatt Auditorium to provide updates and next steps to the congregation from the task forces. The meeting will be recorded but not live-streamed. More details Friday.

Volunteers Needed at Hillcrest Thrift Store in Lee’s Summit on Thursdays. Helpers needed in all departments, including cashiers, and can choose which Thursday(s) and number of hours. For more information, please call 816.272.1976. Thank you!

October Food Donations will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. Especially needed items are sugar, flourcooking oil, spaghetti sauce, canned beans (black, pinto, navy), toilet paper, and laundry detergent. Thank you!

Care 101 (Tools for Caring) will be offered Thursday evening, Oct. 15, 6-8pm, at RD Mize. To sign up, contact the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). If you prefer to attend via Zoom on your computer, please contact Nancy to receive the link.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry), a pre-requisite for Stephen Ministry training, will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, with commissioning on Nov. 22. Topics include care skills of listening, prayer, visitation guidelines, boundaries as well as opportunities to serve at Timothy. Please register with the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). These sessions will not be available on Zoom.

Middle School Service Project This Sunday, Oct. 18, is last day to bring 2 yards of fleece for the middle school students to make into warm, fleece blankets for homeless veterans. Please drop off your donations in the designated bin at either campus lobby. Thank you!

Timothy eNotes October 9, 2020

By |2020-10-30T11:34:05-05:00October 9th, 2020|ENotes|

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

“The Feast”We like to picture heaven as a big party, and that’s straight from the Bible! In the Old Testament lesson, we hear what that party is going to be like: a never-ending celebration for God’s people where His praises ascend forevermore. But it’s important for us to remember who this feast is for: not just a few, but for everyone.
Join the gang as they discover that God’s desire for us is to be thankful and not jealous. This weekend the students will journey through the Bible Event of Jacob and his brothers.

A Devotion to Share

As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. Gen. 8:22

The sticky, hot days of summer stretch into October, and early morning air gives way to a chill. And that’s when the trees know winter is coming. They prepare for it from the inside out. How do the leaves know when to drop their guard of green and give into the process of dying to themselves? What we think of as death—the leaves giving in to the coming cold and dying—is actually them revealing their truest selves.

Maybe in the middle of our own everyday struggles, God is preparing us for something. Maybe He wants us to choose to take hold, to dig deeper into His Word, to become the best version of ourselves, to reflect with unquestionable certainty the glory hidden in our hearts where God first chose to take up residence. Let’s yield to living color, the kind that shines brightest when dying to self has happened first.
(Otis, maybe a pretty fall scene could go with this devotion.)

Worship Update

Beginning this Sunday, Oct. 11, worship at RD Mize (9am) will include removing the blue tape from most of the pews. However, the middle pew on both sides of the family section at the rear of the sanctuary will continue to be unavailable. Worshippers are reminded that wearing masks is still required, and social distancing should be followed as much as possible. Therefore, when choosing a pew, please avoid sitting directly in front of people and please move to the center of pews whenever possible to accommodate more space for worshippers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Drive-Thru Communion (11:30am-12:15pm) will be available again next Sunday, Oct. 18, at Wyatt. Stay tuned for updates concerning November and beyond as well as details pertaining to Advent and Christmas worship services.

Lutheran High Handbell Choir
to Perform at Timothy

Timothy welcomes the Resounding Joy handbell choir from Lutheran High School—Kansas City, directed by Paula Meier, as they perform this Sunday, Oct. 11, as part of the 10am worship service at Wyatt. Worshippers will have the opportunity to donate a free-will offering to the handbell choir as they leave the service. Just look for the smiling faces of teens holding baskets at the auditorium entrance!

At Lutheran High, Resounding Joy is a music elective class for upperclassmen. Worshippers will hear approximately 60 years of combined ringing experience! This handbell choir plans to travel to Texas in March for its Music Tour, and offerings will defray costs for that trip. This year’s Resounding Joy choir includes Timothy Lutheran School graduates, Ian Gannan and Aden Becker.

FaithRoots Has Launched!

Wednesday evening FaithRoots (pre-school through 5th grade, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize) is off and running after a great start this Wednesday! Kids, if you couldn’t attend this week, be sure to ask your parents to take you next week because you are bound to have the same response as Avery and Harrison Gregory after the first week, “We had so much fun! We can’t wait till next Wednesday!”  If you are not enrolled yet, no worries! Just go to Timothy’s website NOW to sign up! And, parents, while you’re at it, please sign up yourself as a volunteer in this amazing program!

Hillcrest Appreciates Timothy’s Tithe
and Gala Support

Below is an excerpt from a letter Timothy received this week from the Vice President of Development at Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Cotton Sivils.

Thank you, Timothy, for your support of Hillcrest Transitional Housing’s 20th Annual Gala, The Virtual Experience, on October 1. For more than 40 years, Hillcrest has helped families get back on their feet. Your gift ($2,500) enables us to provide homeless individuals, families, and youth with the skills and tools they need to lead sell-sufficient lives and to leave behind the cycle of homelessness forever.

Middle School Youth Ministry

October is a time for falling leave and a chill in the air, but would you believe Timothy’s youth have been thinking about this season since summer when they started expressing concern for those who have no place to call home. What exactly happens to the homeless when temperatures drop? What can we do to help? Their immediate answer:  PRAY! Then, almost as immediately:  let’s collect fleece to make extra warm blankets!

So the students began slowly watching the ads to gather 2-yard pieces of fleece for blanket-making in October. Thanks to the overwhelming response by Timothy members to also donate fleece, the youth are on track to make at least 10 blankets on October 18 during their monthly workday. They will continue to collect fleece at both campuses through next Sunday, Oct. 18. If you have questions or would like to assist in preparation for the workday, please contact Deanna Cross (816.807.6778). Thans for your support!

All work and no play are no fun, so all 6th-12th grade youth are invited to the Timothy Youth Falloween, a fall party, on Friday, Oct. 23, from 4-7pm. You will enjoy a pumpkin-carving contest, food, and an epic nerf fight. Check out the Timothy Student Ministry Page on the church website for details.

LWML Ingathering for LUMAA

Timothy’s LWML is collecting winter necessities for the Lutheran Urban Agency Auxiliary (LUMAA). Items especially appreciated include coats, caps, scarves, gloves/mittens, long underwear, sweaters, sweatshirts, blankets/quilts (full and queen), and warm socks (both adult & children—new or gently used). These items will be donated to the Lutheran Food Pantries for distribution in the KC Metro area. Collection bins will be in lobby at both campuses through Nov. 15. Monetary donations (checks payable to LUMAA) are also appreciated and may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thank you for your support!

October Food Donations

Thank you, Timothy, for your continuing support of food drives to assist food pantries at BS Community Services League, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and Jesu el Buen in downtown KC.

The October ingathering placed in the grocery carts at both campuses will be delivered to Jesu el Buen. Pastor Frank Eberhart reports that Timothy’s donations are always very much appreciated. The following items are in highest demand at the present time:  sugar, flour, cooking oil, cereal, spaghetti sauce, canned beans (black, pinto, navy), toilet paper, and laundry detergentPlease note that they are well-stocked with pasta, mac & cheese, rice, dry beans from Harvesters as well as canned tuna and canned chicken.  Thank you very much!

Care Ministry Updates

Care 101 is a one-time workshop offering basic care-giving tools that will occur on two different dates in October—Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, and Thursday evening, Oct. 15. Topics include what to say during difficult times, how to respond to homeless or other people in need, and spiritual resources. To sign up, contact the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 81.228.5300 Ext. 8042). If you prefer to attend via Zoom on your computer, please contact Nancy to receive the link to attend.

Coming Oct. 27—Care 201 (a prerequisite for Stephen Ministry training) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, with commissioning on Nov. 22. Topics include care skills of listening, prayer, visitation guidelines, boundaries as well as opportunities to serve at Timothy. Please register with the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). These sessions WILL NOT be available on Zoom.

2020 First Fruits totals $202,078.00, as of Oct. 4, 2020. Many thanks!

Friends’ Café Ladies, time is running out to reserve a spot for the Women of Hope Friends’ Café at Rae’s Café on Sat., Oct. 24, from 9:30-11am. We will welcome Timothy’s Laurie Milbrodt as she shares a faith story. Cost is $5; limited to 20 ladies due to social distancing. Contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) by Oct. 19 to RSVP and choose your breakfast preference.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Both printed copies of order form and online orders begin Nov. 1. No display of nut & candies on tables this year; all sales by pre-orders. More details soon.

Attention:  Woodworking Enthusiasts Timothy urges you to contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) if you can share your woodworking talents in its Faith Chest ministry.

Job Opportunity TLS Before-School Supervisor/Pre-school Teacher (6:30am-noon) and substitute teachers. Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) for more details.

Volunteer Opportunity  Timothy’s Confirmation Ministry needs an adult small-group leader. Contact Pastor John (johno@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8041) for more details.

2021 Lay Leadership Opportunities Are you interested in serving in a leadership capacity at Timothy? Has God been nudging you in that direction? Stay tuned for an opportunity that fits your skills, interests, and availability. Timothy needs you!

  • Every Sunday:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
  • Oct. 18:  Holy Communion in-person worship (both campuses) and drive-thru at Wyatt, 11:30am-12:15pm
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm:  Middle School Youth Bible Study, Room 506 (Youth Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30am:  Men’s Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am:  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday 6:30-8pm:  FaithRoots, Confirmation, and Senior High Youth, RD Mize
  • Oct. 11 & 18:  Middle School Ministry fleece material collection; lobbies, both campuses
  • Oct. 12:  Executive Board Meeting, 6pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Oct. 13:  Care 101, 2-4pm, RD Mize
  • Oct. 14:  Next Generation Steering Committee Meeting, 7pm, Room 501, RD Mize
  • Oct. 15:  Care 101, 6-8pm, RD Mize
  • Oct. 15:  Call Committee Meeting, 7pm, Room 501, RD Mize
  • Oct. 18:  LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 18:  Middle School Workday to make fleece blankets
  • Oct. 23:  Middle School Ministry Falloween Party, 4-7pm
  • Oct. 24:  Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS 64015
  • Oct. 25:  Next Generation Town Hall Meeting, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium
  • Oct. 26:  GIVE Commission Meeting, 6pm, Room 303, RD Mize
  • Oct. 26:  GROW Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, & 17:  Care 201, RD Mize
  • Nov. 2:  Election Day (RD Mize is polling place)
  • Nov. 2:  GO Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 103, RD Mize
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, October 6, 2020

By |2020-10-06T12:06:26-05:00October 6th, 2020|ENotes|

In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mize | 10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

Update from Jake

“Greetings from the Seminary,
I hope you are enjoying the brisk weather of a Missouri fall. I really missed the seasons while I was in Florida, so this fall I think I’ll give myself a very clique experience.  I’ll seek out a farm that gives hayrides. I’ll join families and tourists in a hay-filled cart, pulled behind a tractor. I’ll hold a hot cup of cocoa ever so slightly below my nose for a couple reasons that I think I’ll leave to the imagination. And I’ll take in the beauty of nature: the trees with their colors, the crispness of the browning grass, and the fluffy, white clouds that sail across the cool, blue sky. It’s something small, it’s nothing really, but it’s a gift from God.

That’s why I’m telling you about my hopes for the fall. Because I want us all to see the world through that lens. To consider that everything we have and behold, everything that we love and hate is a gift from God. The squirrels in the trees and the chilly bite of the wind is a gift. The joy of friends and family and the stress of a busy season is a gift. Even the time I’m taking to write to you is a gift. And it’s a good gift. We read that in the beginning God created all things. That’s where we usually stop, but I’m trying to remember the next few words, too. I’m trying to remember that God created all things good.

Right now, I’m feeling a bit swamped. I’ve started the call process and that means paperwork. Lots of paperwork. But also a lot of meetings and interviews. And in the meantime, I still have classes to attend and a job to work. What I’m feeling is not special or new; in fact, many of you are probably feeling the same weight of busyness. We want to do everything that we do. We value it, but it can start to wear on us and make us weary. So now, more than ever, we should remember that God created all things good. That there is joy even in that “swamp.” This morning, or this afternoon, or whenever you read this, I hope you’ll do as I did when I wrote this. Take a moment to say a prayer. Thank God for these good gifts and ask for His help in the midst of our crazy lives. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

God bless,
Jake Bellinghausen”

Thank you, Jake, for staying in touch with your Timothy family. We enjoy your updates and continue to pray for you in your journey at the seminary at St. Louis.

Hillcrest Graduation

Timothy’s most recent Hillcrest resident, Vonzell, graduated from the Hillcrest Transitionall Housing program this past Sunday, Oct. 4. Timothy’s Hillcrest leaders, Dan & Pam Sbisa, attended the graduation and share that, due to COVID concerns, sending additional people to the celebration was discouraged. However, that didn’t dampen Vonzell’s appreciation for all that Hillcrest and Timothy has helped him accomplish.

Vonzell’s last day at Hillcrest was yesterday, Oct. 5. He is proud to now be employed by Fed-Ex and looks forward to moving back to Ohio in November.  The Hillcrest staff shared that while Vonzell lived at Hillcrest, he was able to provide some financial support for his two school-age children. He is very thankful for Hillcrest helping him get on track, especially as he was able to better care for his kids.

Vonzell appreciated Timothy’s graduation gifts:  Jesus Calling devotional, quilt, gift card, and brownies! He also appreciated prayers and Timothy’s support during his stay at Hillcrest. Please continue to pray for Vonzell. He has a big heart and clearly wants to change his life to help his kids in theirs.

Thank you, Timothy, for your continued support of Hillcrest Transitional Housing. While Team Timothy implements the logistical details of Timothy’s Hillcrest apartment, this ministry would not be successful without everyone’s prayers and financial support. We look forward to hearing about the new resident in Timothy’s apartment. Thank you, Team Timothy, for getting the apartment ready for the next family waiting to move in and get their lives “back on track.”

Celebrating Timothy’s Faith Chest Ministry

The sacrament of Baptism is always a special event at Timothy as families and the congregation witness each person becoming a Child of God. Families take home special mementos from the church to cherish as their special one’s faith in Jesus grows. For nearly 20 years, one of those special gifts is a Faith Chest which the family can establish as a small altar and special place to hold the baptismal candle and baptismal banner (also special gifts from Timothy!) as well as Christian books, Bibles, crosses, and other teaching tools.

Timothy thanks Lee Pryne, Gary Piercey, Cliff McCormick and Clint Johnson who, over the years, have quietly created these Faith Chests. Their “behind-the-scenes” work included everything from purchasing just the right kind of wood, cutting the wood, assembling the chests, and delivering them to church for the special presentation at the baptism ceremony during worship. They insist it is not hard work and a labor of love for each of them.

It is time to seek new volunteers for this ministry. Both Lee and Gary are stepping away, but Cliff and Clint are willing to stay on to meet new woodworking/carpentry enthusiasts so this ministry can continue for future baptisms at Timothy. They all insist it is not hard work, and they enjoy the opportunity to use their talents to honor God. We praise and thank God for their willingness to serve in this ministry for so long.

If you can offer your interest and skills to the Faith Chest ministry at Timothy, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) very soon. Thank you!

  • Every Sunday: In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
  • Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday:  Holy Communion in-person worship and drive-thru at Wyatt, 11:15am-noon
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm:  Middle School Youth Bible Study, Room 506 (Youth Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30am:  Men’ Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am:  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday 6:30-8pm: FaithRoots (pre-school through grade 5) and Confirmation (grades 6-8), RD Mize
  • Oct. 11 & 18:  Middle School Ministry fleece material collection, lobby at both campuses
  • Oct. 18: LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS; spaces filling up (limited to 20 for social distancing); reserve your spot NOW by contacting Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) by Oct. 19; cost $5.
  • Oct. 25:  Town Hall Meeting (Next Generation update), 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium
  • Nov. 3:  Election Day (RD Mize is a polling location)

Timothy eNotes October 2, 2020

By |2020-10-30T11:34:51-05:00October 2nd, 2020|ENotes|

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

“When Life Meets Death”: We like the saying that “opposites attract,” but in reality, it’s more like “opposites clash.” So what happens when death collides with life? What happens when death meets its match in Jesus? Death must retreat when it comes face-to-face with the Lord of Life, and that is good news for us, because it means that He can conquer all the “little deaths” that we face.
Do you know the things that are impossible?

FaithRoots Is Back!!

Be sure to check out the promotional video this Sunday for information about the return of FaithRoots on Wednesday evenings, starting this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8pm. Go to the church website to enroll NOW!

Sharing Devotions

Do you know of a devotion which others may enjoy reading in eNotes each week? Below is one to start this new feature.  We look forward to receiving others as they are submitted. Please send to Diane Mayfield at dianem@timothylutheran.com. Thank you!

“I have the joy of sharing two days a week with my granddaughter. She is so very observant and notices every bird as we walk around the neighborhood. She draws my attention to the movement in the sky, and I think of the prophet Isaiah. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

These words remind us that we are called to place our hope in the Lord. We are reminded that God holds all the details, all the decisions, and all the problems in this year in the palm of His hand. We cannot trust in our own sense of control over situations. God “renews our strength.” We cannot simply rely on our own strength because it is too often misguided and will eventually run out. We need to conserve energy and look with anticipation for that just-right wind the Holy Spirit provides. Stop striving and start soaring.”

Facilities Manager Assistant

Please join the Executive Board in welcoming Gary Williams as Timothy’s new Facilities Manager Assistant, effective Monday, Oct. 5. He brings a vast amount of experience in maintenance and repair of facilities, assisting Facilities Manager Don McGhee as they both approach the care of Timothy’s facilities as a ministry to glorify God and their fellow worshippers.

Next Generation Update

“See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

Next Generation Task Forces have been diligently working and continue to pray for guidance as they ask questions, gather information, and explore possibilities regarding God’s direction for Timothy moving forward. Please mark your calendars to attend a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, October 25, at 11:15 in the Wyatt Auditorium to hear updates from the various task forces since the last Town Hall meeting two months ago on July 29. No vote will be taken. The purposes are again to share information learned so far and answer questions. More details soon!

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question

Care Ministry Updates

Care 101 is a one-time workshop offering basic care-giving tools that will occur on two different dates in October—Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, and Thursday evening, Oct. 15. Topics include what to say during difficult times, how to respond to homeless or other people in need, and spiritual resources. To sign up, contact the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothyluheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). If you prefer to attend via Zoom on your computer, please let Nancy know to receive the link to attend.

Coming Oct. 27—Care 201 (a prerequisite for Stephen Ministry training) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 & Nov. 17, with commissioning on Nov. 22. Topics include care skills of listening, prayer, visitation guidelines, boundaries as well as opportunities to serve at Timothy. Please register with the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). These sessions WILL NOT be available on Zoom.

2020 First Fruits As of Sept. 27, First Fruits contributions total $201,893.00! Thank you very much!

 “Thank you, Timothy family, for your congratulations and prayers at the birth of our son/grandson, Ryland Charles Kuhn, on Sept. 23rd.  We are so blessed with this precious gift from God.  Blessings to all of you from Aaron & Jill Kuhn (parents) and J.L. & Shirrell Routon (grandparents).”

Girl Scouts Young ladies interested in forming a Girl Scout troop are urged to contact Gwendolyn Meyer (jgmeyer7071@gmail.com or 816.786.0031).

Middle School Youth Project Timothy’s Middle School Youth Ministry is collecting 2 yards of fleece material from Oct. 4-18 to tie into warm blankets for local homeless veterans. Please drop off at lobby of either campus. Thanks for your support!

Food Donations for October will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Please drop them off at either lobby during the entire month of October. Thank you for your continued support!

Job Opportunity Nursery attendant during worship, starting Oct. 18. Contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) for details.

Job Opportunity TLS After-Care Supervisor and Substitute Teachers for pre-school through grade 8. Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) for more details.

Volunteer Opportunity Timothy’s Confirmation Ministry needs an adult small-group leader. Contact Pastor John (johno@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8041) for more details.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Save the date! Sunday, Dec. 6, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium

Friends’ Café Ladies, it is time to place your reservation (deadline: Oct. 19) for the next Women of Hope Friends’ Café on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:30-11am at Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, Blue Springs. We welcome Timothy’s Laurie Milbrodt as she shares a faith story. Cost is $5; limited to first 20 ladies due to social distancing. Contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) to RSVP and choose your breakfast preference.

Attention:  Woodworking Enthusiasts Timothy urges you to contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) if you can share your woodworking talents in its Faith Chest ministry.  More details soon!

  • Every Sunday:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed); Nursery open starting Oct. 4)
  • Every First & Third Sunday:  Holy Communion in-person worship and drive-thru at Wyatt, 11:15-noon.
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm:  Middle School Youth Bible Study, Youth Room (506), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30am:  Men’s Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am:  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday 6:30-8pm, starting Oct. 7:  FaithRoots, pre-school through grade 5, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday 6:30-8pm: Confirmation, grades 6-8, RD Mize
  • Oct. 4-18:  Middle School Ministry fleece material collection, lobbies, both campuses
  • Oct. 18:  LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS
  • Oct. 25:  Town Hall Meeting, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium
  • Nov. 3:  Election Day (RD Mize is a polling location)
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.

September 2020

Timothy eNotes Update September 29, 2020

By |2020-09-29T14:05:53-05:00September 29th, 2020|ENotes|

In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mize | 10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

Timothy’s Tithe Supports Missions in Haiti

Below is a message from Pastor Chad Starfeldt in Haiti. Thank you for supporting missionaries near and far!

Dear Timothy friends,
You are supporting the ministry of First Lutheran Church in Jacmel, Haiti, with your tithe. The money provides jobs as they continue to build their permanent sanctuary. Your financial support also helps them to reach out into their community as they share the truth of God’s love and battle the false teachings of the Voo Doo priests. Haiti is in immense turmoil right now as the country continues to battle their corrupt government. They are very low on fuel which leads to being low on food and electricity and medical supplies. Please pray for Haiti and your brothers and sisters at First Lutheran in Jacmel. Your support means so much.

Pastor Chad Starfeldt

Successful Outdoor Workday

This past Saturday was a great day to be outdoors and Timothy sends a HUGE thank-you to those who volunteered their time, energy, and expertise to clean up parts of both campuses that morning.

At RD Mize, workers cut down and hauled away foliage, removed extra dirt, applied weed guard, and laid pavers in the courtyard as well as trimmed shrubbery on the south side of the building.  At Wyatt, the Highway 7 ditch was “brush hogged”, the field was mowed, and the grassy areas were mowed.

Thank you to Becky and Erick Blatt; Viv Bradshaw; Gary Flandermeyer; Alex Fullerton; Sandy, Hunter, Marisa, Avery, and Harrison Gregory; Shanna Hanson; Tary Krahenbuhl; Fran Lieb; Dave Madden; Don McGhee; Joe Sauter; Steve Schild; Gary Storck; Gordon Thompson; Louie Wilbers; and Trent Yager for combining efforts to accomplish all of this work! You are all very much appreciated!

LAMP Is Grateful

Timothy received a thank-you letter from Lutherans Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) this week for its recent tithe contribution of $181.23.  A handwritten message, “You are a blessing to LAMP!” supported the excerpt below:

“We all ponder what our new normal will bring. Only God knows what the next season will bring. During this time, LAMP’s missionaries have still been ministering to those who serve. We have dropped off essentials: masks, hand sanitizers, gloves. We have taken the opportunity to provide virtual VBS and to personally connect through multimedia. We have delivered blankets, clothing, Bibles, children’s books, youth magazines, and crafts so that local Christians can carry on ministering among their own people. We will not stop serving as this fall and winter proceed and as God opens doors and opportunities. At LAMP we cannot fix the problems plaguing our world; however, thanks to you, we can continue to do what God has called us to do.

Yours in Christ,

Ron Ludke
Executive Director, LAMP

  • Every Sunday In-person & Online Worship:  9am RD Mize; 10am Wyatt, 10am also livestreamed
  • Every First & Third Sundays:  Holy Communion– In-person Worship; Drive-Thru 11:15am-noon, Wyatt
  • Every Sunday 5:45pm:  Middle School Youth Bible Study, Room 506 (Youth Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6am:  Men’s Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am:  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Oct. 4:  Nurseries re-open during worship
  • October Food Donations:  Drop off either campus; delivered to Jesu el Buen, KCMO, end of month
  • Oct. 4-18:  Middle School Youth Fundraiser–Fleece for Blankets for homeless veterans; drop off either campus
  • Oct. 18:  LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café; 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS; cost $5; RSVP to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) by Oct. 19.
  • Coming Soon:  LWML Nut & Candy Sale details

Timothy eNotes September 25, 2020

By |2020-09-25T10:27:41-05:00September 25th, 2020|ENotes|

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

The Next Generation: Where Do You Invest?: What you invest in says a lot about what you value. Where you put your time, talent, and treasures reveals who you are as a person and what matters most to you. That’s why God often cautions His people about investing in the wrong things. Paul tells the Corinthians to be careful what they build on the foundation God has provided. Jesus tells the story of a rich fool who invested in himself rather than others. God’s people are called to invest themselves in the service of others, to build as God wants on the foundation of Christ.
Join the crew as guest Sammy is tricked by Gordy. This week’s Bible Event is the account of Jacob being tricked by Laban when he gives Jacob the oldest daughter Leah, and not Rachel, after serving for seven years. Even as people are tricked and things don’t go the way we plan, God makes things right.

Worship Update

Dear Friends in Christ,
We have made it to fall! While we may not like the “new normal,” I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we have tried to find the best possible solutions to meet for in-person worship for those comfortable doing so and provide online worship experiences for those who are not at this time.

For the time being, we will continue with in-person worship at 9am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt Road. The 10am service will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook and will be available on Timothy’s YouTube channel shortly thereafter. The pastors and elected elders are monitoring attendance at the services and, if additional services are necessary, we will find the best way to provide them.

Starting October 4, one part of the service check-in procedure will change. Elders will give each family (or individual, if worshipping alone) an attendance slip just like the slips that were part of worship bulletins in the past. Please list the name of each person in the family in attendance and place in an offering plate in the lobby. The reverse side of the slip will continue to provide space for prayers which will be collected by pastors during the service. This change allows for more accurate church attendance records and better records for contact tracing, as recommended by Jackson County health officials.

Another change starting October 4 is the re-opening of the church nurseries for families who might need them during worship. Both nurseries will be staffed (Gwendolyn Meyer & others at Wyatt and Sarah Hinkle at RD Mize) for consistent practice. If nursery is unstaffed, parents will supervise their children. Until Timothy’s eMist equipment arrives, adults using the nurseries will need to clean everything that has been touched. The nursery at Wyatt has moved down the lobby area closer to the 4 G’s due to record enrollment at TLS this fall.

We thank you for your patience during this challenging time. Please continue to pray, not only for Timothy but also for everyone affected by the pandemic. May God continue to be with us as we navigate through this uncertainty, knowing He is traveling with us through it all.

Under the mercy,
Pastor John

Church Property Workday Is Tomorrow

It’s not too late to sign up and/or show up at either campus tomorrow morning from 8am-noon to help with various outdoor projects! We need your help! Thanks for your support! Sign up NOW on church website. Thanks to those who have already volunteered!

Next Generation Update

“See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

In services this Sunday, Next Generation Chair, Dave Domsch, will share a brief update via a video message. The various task forces continue to gather data and input from congregants. The steering committee meets this week and looks forward to sharing even more updates soon.

 

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question
Hillcrest Gala Is October 1

Timothy’s “table” for the Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala will enjoy the gala virtually from 6-8pm in the Fellowship Hall at RD Mize to take advantage of the large screen mounted on the south wall. Cookies and snacks will be served. Please contact Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com or 816.229.8287) if you would like to join in the fun, and Dan can answer all of your questions about the auction items and donating online to support Hillcrest.

Timothy’s Middle Schoolers Lead Efforts to Thank Police Department

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Officer Heishman from the Blue Springs Police Department pulled into Timothy’s parking lot at RD Mize wondering if his vehicle could hold all the donated snacks and drinks! Over the past month, Timothy’s middle school students organized and implemented a service project with the congregation to thank the department for their protection and commitment to ensuring a safe environment for Blue Springs residents. The youth were proud to present over 50 thank-you cards, 250+ bottles of water/sports drinks, and various snacks for the department’s break room.

Before Officer Heishman arrived, the students made their own cards of appreciation while enjoying a pizza party to celebrate the success of their efforts, followed by scooting off to Confirmation classes to close out such a successful project.

The youth thank the congregation for its support, and so does the police department. As a last word, Officer Heishman of the Youth Outreach within the Blue Springs Police Department said, “Thank you for all of your donations. These gifts will not go to waste, I assure you. But more importantly, thank you for your prayers. They mean a lot, and that is what we really need most of all.”

And What Is the Next Middle School Ministry Service Project??

This group is dedicated to organizing monthly service projects. What’s next? Well, with Veterans Day right around the corner, they want to say, “thank you” and show their support for local homeless veterans by making warm blankets. They would like the congregation to bring in 2 yards of fleece which will be tied together to make one blanket. How many blankets will they be able to make?? You can drop off your donations of fleece material at either campus lobby from October 4 – 18. The middle schoolers thank you in advance for your help!

Attention:  All Students

You may attend school in person or virtually or a combination of both, but one thing remains the same: the hope and encouragement that God’s Word never changes! Isaiah 40:8: The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God shall stand forever.”

Timothy’s youth has been invited to sign up through Focus on the Family in a special Bring-Your-Bible-to-School Day on Thursday, Oct. 1.  Visit https://www.focusonthefamily.com/bring-your-bible-/byb-2020-registration/ to sign up and know you’ll be joining over 500,000 other students nationwide for this year’s event!

2020 First Fruits Update  As of Sept. 20, the total for 2020 First Fruits is $201,503.00. Thank you very much!

LWML Sunday will be observed on October 18.  Show your support for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League by wearing purple that day!

Girls, if you are interested in organizing a Girl Scouts group at Timothy, please contact Gwendolyn Meyer at jgmeyer7071@gmail.com or 816.786.0031.

Instant Church Directory Does Timothy have your individual or family photo in our Instant Church Directory?  Just take a selfie and email it to Sandy Gregory (sandyg@timothylutheran.com) TODAY!

Care 101 A one-time workshop that offers basic care-giving tools is offered on two different dates in October—Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, and Thursday evening, Oct. 15. Topics include what to say during difficult times, how to respond to homeless or other people in need, and spiritual resources. To sign up, contact the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Friends’ Café  Ladies, send in your reservation soon for the Women of Hope Friends’ Café on Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30-11am, at Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS. Cost: $5.00, includes breakfast, which will be explained when you RSVP to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) by Oct. 19. Gluten-free meals are available.

TLS Volunteer and Employment Opportunities Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) if you can administer temperature checks or work as After-Care Supervisor, Part-time Pre-school Teacher, or Pre-school/TLS substitute teachers.

As COVID-19 guidelines continue, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call the church office (816.228.5300). We are here to help!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated from their spouse. Timothy facilitators guide participation through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers, and people who have gone through a divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions. Register through the church office (816.228.5300).

GriefShare provides support for those who have lost a loved one; the DVD-based program features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Contact the church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Sept. 26 (TOMORROW!):  Outdoor Clean-Up Day, 8am-noon, both campuses
Sept. 27: In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Sept. 28:  GIVE Commission Meeting, 6pm, Room 303, RD Mize
Sept. 28:  GROW Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 302, RD Mize
Sept. 28:  GO Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 103, RD Mize
Sept. 29 & every Tuesday:  Tuesday Morning Bible Study, 10am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
Sept. 29 & every Tuesday: Men’s Bible Study, 6:30-7:30am, Room 302, RD Mize
Oct. 1:  Hillcrest “Virtual” Gala, 6-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
Oct. 4:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Oct. 4:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
Oct. 4:  School Board meeting, 11am, Room 1206, Wyatt
Oct. 7 & every Wednesday evening:  FaithRoots, 6:30-8pm RD Mize
Oct. 11:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Oct. 12:  Executive Board meeting, 6pm, Room 302, RD Mize
Oct. 13:  Care 101 (Tools for Caring), 2-4pm, RD Mize
Oct. 15:  Care 101 (Tools for Caring), 6-8pm, RD Mize
Oct. 18:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Oct. 18:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS
Oct. 25:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17:  Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry), RD Mize
Nov. 1:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Nov. 3:  Election Day (RD Mize is a polling place)

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 September 22, 2020

By |2020-09-22T10:47:55-05:00September 22nd, 2020|ENotes|

In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mize | 10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

Community Services League Food Drive

Many thanks to Timothy’s Festival Committee for organizing and implementing a very successful food drive for the Blue Springs CSL this past weekend. The two-day event brought in approximately 200 bags of food that filled four SUV’s!  In addition, an unanticipated highlight of $1196.00 in monetary donations to date capped off a tremendous weekend of reaching into the community to help those in need.

Many from the community expressed disappointment and sadness that the annual Timmy Burger experience was canceled this year, but both they and the Festival Committee look forward to those Timmy Burgers again next year.

Another unanticipated surprise was a visit from Stars Wars characters who brightened the event with additional outreach into the community. They were a great group of people who found genuine joy in offering their help for the cause.

Thank you to our Timothy family for supporting this outreach opportunity. As you continue to drop off non-perishables at either campus during the next month, please know that another Timothy partner, The Lutheran Church of Jesus the Good Shepherd (Jesu el Buen) in downtown KC, will appreciate your donations at the end of October.

Excerpts from a letter below shares their appreciation:
Dear Brothers and Sisters at Timothy,
You may remember that we had to close the pantry because of infection of some of our workers. We needed to protect our other workers and clients. But by the grace of God we reopened yesterday, Sept. 17. As soon as Gary Flandermeyer heard we were reopening, food donations were made available to use from Timothy. What a blessing!

It took a while to get the news out that we are reopening, but we served 48 families yesterday as families began to call other friends and relatives with the news that we were open. Each client received a bilingual devotion and a blessing (along with a temperature check).

We had more than enough food. Two volunteers and I took meat and other articles to distribute in our neighborhoods. I received permission at a local store to distribute from their parking lot. No preaching, no proselytizing. Just a Thrivent shirt that says, “Live Generously.”

On the other hand, God tells us to be ready to give an answer of the hope within you to those who ask. And when people asked, we shared the Good News. Whether they asked or not, each heard the words, “God bless you,” in either English or Spanish. Thank you for helping us witness that Jesus Christ is Lord.
God bless you,
Pastor Frank Eberhart

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala

As with so many events during the past six months, the Annual Hillcrest Gala on Thursday, Oct. 1 (postponed from August) will look different this year, but their virtual event will maintain the same enjoyable entertainment, heartwarming stories of Hillcrest’s work, auction items, and opportunities to show additional support. If you would like to join Team Timothy’s “table,” please contact Dan Sbisa (816.229.8287 or dan.sbisa@gmail.com) for details or to offer any gift baskets ($50 or more value) for the auction. As a proud sponsor of the gala, Timothy will provide a “hello” video featuring two of our volunteers for the gala.  You won’t want to miss it, so contact Dan today!

Care 101 Training

A one-time workshop offering basic care-giving tools will occur on two different dates in October—Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, and Thursday evening, Oct. 15. Topics include what to say during difficult times, how to respond to homeless or other people in need, and spiritual resources. To sign up, contact the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Job Opportunity: Wyatt Campus Worship Assistant

Timothy is currently seeking a part-time worship assistant, effective early October, at the Wyatt Campus to work alongside the pastors in developing and leading the contemporary service and band. Applicant must have worship knowledge of PowerPoint, Online Planning Center, and prior experience in leading a choir and worship team. Deadline to apply:  Oct. 1, 2020.  Send questions to Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com or 816.874-8010) and resumes to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com).

Next Generation Video Update:  Sunday, Sept. 27, both services

Worship Attendance Slips:  Resumes Sunday, Oct. 4, both services

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  • Outdoor Workday:  This Saturday, Sept. 26, 8am-noon, both campuses. Sign up on Timothy’s website. We need lots of help!
  • Wednesday Evening FaithRoots: Starts Oct. 7, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize
  • Men’s Bible Study:  Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30am, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Tuesday Adult Bible Class:  Every Tuesday, 10am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
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