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June 2021

God’s Care Is Rock Solid

By |2021-06-16T06:25:00-05:00June 18th, 2021|GodConnect|

Hebrews 13:1-8 | Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. -Matthew 7:25

During my four years at college, I found lifelong friends and mentors. But one of my most formative experiences was participating in a historically Black church through the “watch care” program it hosted for students. Being under “watch care” meant I could temporarily enjoy full membership privileges at the congregation during my studies to help me grow in my faith.

That Mississippi church became a haven of wisdom and support to me and many of my classmates. The foundation of love and mentorship I found there reflected many biblical examples of God’s people offering support and encouragement.

For example, when Mary learned she was pregnant with Jesus, she found encouragement through the faith of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39–56). Wife and husband Priscilla and Aquila, who served as spiritual leaders in their community, grew in faith through developing a close relationship with the apostle Paul. They went on to share God’s truth with Apollos (Acts 18:24–26), who went far and wide to teach others the gospel.

What my watch care experience taught me, and what any of our experiences of being sustained and nurtured by fellow Christian believers can offer us, is a reminder that God often extends His care, healing, and guidance through fellow believers (Hebrews 13:1–8). Wherever we are, God is our solid anchor—with us, within us, always watching over us.

Stacy Hawkins Adams

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Asking God

By |2021-06-16T06:26:27-05:00June 17th, 2021|GodConnect|

Psalm 6:4-9 | Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave? I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes. Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping. The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. -Psalm 6:9

When my husband, Dan, was diagnosed with cancer, I couldn’t find the “right” way to ask God to heal him. In my limited view, other people in the world had such serious problems—war, famine, poverty, natural disasters. Then one day, during our morning prayer time, I heard my husband humbly ask, “Dear Lord, please heal my disease.”

It was such a simple but heartfelt plea that it reminded me to stop complicating every prayer request, because God perfectly hears our righteous cries for help. As David simply asked, “Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love” (Psalm 6:4).

That’s what David declared during a time of spiritual confusion and despair. His exact situation isn’t explained in this psalm. His honest pleas, however, show deep desire for godly help and restoration. “I am worn out from my groaning,” he wrote (v. 6). Yet, David didn’t let his own limits, including sin, stop him from going to God with his need. Thus, even before God answered, David was able to rejoice, “the LORD has heard my weeping. The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer” (vv. 8–9).

Despite our own confusion and uncertainty, God hears and accepts the honest pleas of His children. He’s ready to hear us, especially when we need Him most.

Patricia Raybon

What is your plea?

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When One Hurts, All Hurt

By |2021-06-16T06:17:22-05:00June 16th, 2021|GodConnect|

1 Corinthians 12:14-26 | Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. -1 Corinthians 12:26

When a coworker called in sick due to extreme pain, everyone at the office was concerned. After a trip to the hospital and a day of bed rest, he returned to work and showed us the source of that pain—a kidney stone. He had asked his doctor to give him the stone as a souvenir. Looking at that stone, I winced in sympathy, remembering the gallstone I had passed years ago. The pain had been excruciating. Isn’t it interesting that something so small can cause a whole body so much agony?

But in a way, that’s what the apostle Paul alludes to in 1 Corinthians 12:26: “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.” Throughout chapter 12, Paul used the metaphor of a body to describe Christians around the world. When Paul said, “God has put the body together” (v. 24), he was referring to the entire body of Christ—all Christians.

We all have different gifts and roles. But since we’re all part of the same body, if one person hurts, we all hurt. When a fellow Christian faces persecution, grief, or trials, we hurt as if we’re experiencing that pain. My coworker’s pain drove him to get the help his body needed. In the body of Christ, someone’s pain ignites our compassion and moves us toward action. We might pray, offer a word of encouragement, or do whatever it takes to aid the healing process. That’s how the body works together.

Linda Washington

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From Wailing to Worship

By |2021-06-14T04:49:40-05:00June 15th, 2021|GodConnect|

Psalm 30| I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit. Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” Lord, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.” You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

You turned my wailing into dancing; you . . . clothed me with joy. -Psalm 30:11

Kim began battling breast cancer in 2013. Four days after her treatment ended, doctors diagnosed her with a progressive lung disease and gave her three to five years to live. She grieved, sobbing prayers as she processed her emotions before God for the first year. By the time I met Kim in 2015, she had surrendered her situation to Him and radiated contagious joy and peace.

Though some days are still hard, God continues to transform her heart-wrenching suffering into a beautiful testimony of hope-filled praise as she encourages others. Even when we’re in dire circumstances, God can turn our wailing into dancing.

Though His healing won’t always look or feel like we’d hoped or expected, we can be confident in God’s ways (Psalm 30:1–3). No matter how tear-stained our path may be, we have countless reasons to praise Him (v. 4). We can rejoice in God, as He secures our confident faith (vv. 5–7).

We can cry out for His mercy (vv. 8–10), celebrating the hope He’s brought to many weeping worshipers.

Only God can transform wails of despair into vibrant joy that doesn’t depend on circumstances (vv. 11–12). As our merciful God comforts us in our sorrow, He envelops us in peace and empowers us to extend compassion toward others and ourselves. Our loving and faithful Lord can and does turn our wailing into worship that can lead to heart-deep trust, praise, and maybe even joyful dancing.

Xochitl Dixon

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Choose Joy

By |2021-06-14T04:45:59-05:00June 14th, 2021|GodConnect|

Psalm 33| Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

The earth is full of his unfailing love. -Psalm 33:5

I was taking yet another walk by myself on yet another day during the COVID-19 quarantine when words written on a driveway caught my attention.

Choose joy. Write down here what you’re thankful for. A container of sidewalk chalk sat nearby. Among others, these answers had been scribbled down by passersby: food, a home, my dad and mom, my dog, candy, and God’s love. The driveway was filled with words of gratitude. Filled with words of gratitude.

The unknown writer of Psalm 33 had a heart like that. In this psalm, he thanks God for His character and “unfailing love” (vv. 4–5), His majesty in creation (vv. 6–7), and His blessing on His people (v. 12). He praises God for His knowledge, His care, and His power (vv. 13–19). The psalmist saw that the earth was full of God’s goodness, and he reminded his fellow Israelites: “He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name” (vv. 20–21).

Charles Spurgeon wrote about these verses: “Our soul, our life, must hang upon God; we are to trust him . . . with all we have and are.” God gives us many reasons to have a heart like the psalmist’s that’s filled with gratitude. May we trust Him, give Him the praise He deserves, and “shout for joy” (v. 3).

Anne Cetas

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Praising Through Problems

By |2021-06-08T06:36:21-05:00June 11th, 2021|GodConnect|

Job 1:16-22 | One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? -Job 2:10

“It’s cancer.” I wanted to be strong when Mom said those words to me. But I burst into tears. You never want to hear those words even one time. But this was Mom’s third bout with cancer. After a routine mammogram and biopsy, Mom learned that she had a malignant tumor under her arm.

Though Mom was the one with bad news, she had to comfort me. Her response was eye-opening for me: “I know God is always good to me. He’s always faithful.” Even as she faced a difficult surgery, followed up by radiation treatments, Mom was assured of God’s presence and faithfulness.

How like Job. Job lost his children, his wealth, and his health. But after hearing the news, Job 1:20 tells us “he fell to the ground in worship.” When advised to curse God, he said, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” (2:10). What a radical initial response! Though Job later complained, ultimately he accepted that God had never changed. Job knew that God was still with him and that He still cared.

For most of us, praise is not our first response to difficulties. Sometimes the pain of our circumstances is so overwhelming we lash out in fear or anger. But watching Mom’s response reminded me that God is still present, still good. He will help us through hard times.

Linda Washington

Compassionate God, encourage us in our praise.

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“Yes, But . . .”

By |2021-06-08T06:31:58-05:00June 10th, 2021|GodConnect|

Psalm 78:40-55 | How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the wasteland! Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember his power— the day he redeemed them from the oppressor, the day he displayed his signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan. He turned their river into blood; they could not drink from their streams. He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them. He gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust. He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet. He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning. He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility— a band of destroying angels. He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague. He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham. But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness. He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies. And so he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken. He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

He settled the tribes of Israel in their homes. -Psalm 78:55

In strange days of “shelter in place,” nationwide quarantines and vaccinations, people are finding creative ways to build community. Now more than ever, online chat sessions have become a place where people can share their hearts. Some are making the helpful suggestion to remember God’s goodness and thank Him for it. Others, however, tend to say, “Yes, but . . .”

Which approach is right? Should we count our blessings? Or recount worst-case scenarios?

God’s songbook, the Psalms, employs both approaches. Many of the psalms are laments. They tell God exactly what is going wrong, often in angry, desperate terms. Other psalms recall the good things God has done without saying “yes, but.”

Psalm 78 occurs in the same section as many of the “lament” psalms, yet it pointedly remembers the great things God has done. Despite Israel’s disobedience, “He brought his people out [of slavery in Egypt] like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness” (v. 52). The psalm recalls how “He guided them safely, so they were unafraid” (v. 53)—even as the sea literally swallowed their enemies. Ultimately, “He settled the tribes of Israel in their homes” (v. 55).

This life remains uncertain. The one constant is God, who promises one day to settle us at home with Him. Accepting this great truth will help us become agents of God’s peace, instead of purveyors of panic.

Tim Gustafson

How do you tend to respond in a crisis, and what effect do you think your response has on others? What laments might you need to share with God today? What can you praise Him for?

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It Pays to Give

By |2021-06-08T06:25:45-05:00June 9th, 2021|GodConnect|

Proverbs 11:24:25 | 24One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. 25A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

The rent was due, but the landlord’s tenants couldn’t pay. The husband had lost his job and his wife couldn’t find extra work. The COVID-19 pandemic struck, with everyone in their area ordered to stay home. Thus, they all—including the landlord—faced bills. But no one could leave home to earn money.

After praying, however, the landlord waived his tenants’ rent payment. As he said, “Sure, I had bills to pay, too. But I’d hate to see my tenants get sick trying to go out and make money to pay me.” Grateful to God for providing for his own family, the landlord passed on practical love to his tenants.

The result? “Total peace and joy,” the landlord said. “Helping my tenants gave me great contentment.” Even more, “my faith in God has grown,” he said. “When it comes to this year’s bills, I’m no longer worried. The Lord will provide.” The Bible promises such refreshing faith for those who give loving, compassionate help to others. “One person gives freely, yet gains even more,” says Proverbs 11:24. The contrast? “Another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”

This life lesson goes against logic. But simply helping others always benefits the giver.  “Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” (v. 25). It’s such a simple Bible principle. But when we reach out to help those in need, as with the landlord, we can find that God provides the faith and provision we truly need.

Patricia Raybon

Who in your life needs your practical, loving help? How would your faith in God grow if you offered your loving help to others?

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Hope Blossoms

By |2021-06-08T06:22:19-05:00June 8th, 2021|GodConnect|

Isaiah 35:1-4 | The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. -Isaiah 35:1

In the city of Philadelphia, when weedy vacant lots were cleaned up and brightened with beautiful flowers and trees, nearby residents also brightened in overall mental health. This proved especially true for those who struggled economically.

“There’s a growing body of evidence that green space can have an impact on mental health,” said Dr. Eugenia South, “and that’s particularly important for people living in poorer neighborhoods.” South, a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, is coauthor of a study on the subject.

The downtrodden people of Israel and Judah found fresh hope in the prophet Isaiah’s vision of their beautiful restoration by God. Amid all the doom and judgment Isaiah foretold, this bright promise took root: “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy” (Isaiah 35:1–2).

No matter our situation today, we too can rejoice in the beautiful ways our heavenly Father restores us with fresh hope, including through His creation. When we feel down, reflecting on His glory and splendor will bolster us. “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way,” Isaiah encouraged (v. 3). Can a few flowers rekindle our hope? A prophet said yes. So does our hope-giving God.

Patricia Raybon

What is your hope in God today?

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Timothy eNotes Friday, May 28, 2021

By |2021-06-04T10:15:43-05:00June 4th, 2021|ENotes|

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME:  “Behind the Seens”

Often times, what’s going on behind the scenes is just as important as what we can actually see. Sometimes, it’s even more so! The apostle Paul touches on this idea in our reading from 2 Corinthians. Outward appearances can be deceiving. What’s going on in the unseen world is what really matters. And Paul encourages us to keep our hearts and minds fixed on what we can’t see, because when we do, we have strength to face the world that comes through faith in our unseen God.

Timothy Lutheran FaithRoots | Bible Event

Please Join Us for Live Well!

Once again, Timothy will host the Live Well Community Fair TOMORROW, June 5.  Please join us at the Wyatt Campus from 10am-2pm to get connected with resources that help us live healthy lifestyles.

New this year is Colonial Market with a display on growing your own vegetables, plus St. Mary’s Medical Center will provide blood pressure screening and have physicians available to answer questions. Other attractions include a fire engine, patrol car, members of the 501st Storm Trooper Legion, and let’s not forget Timmy Burgers!

But why should YOU attend?? Because you might learn of a resource that you or someone you know could use, and you will have fun in the process! This is a fantastic opportunity to explore community resources, so come on out tomorrow and see what you can learn—and buy a Timmy Burger to go!

Be sure to check out the complete listing of participating organizations and activities on Timothy’s website:  www.timothylutheran.com.

In His Service,
Pastor John

Worship Update Reminders

Beginning this Sunday, please be reminded of the following worship procedures:

  • Worshippers will receive a new communication piece as they enter worship center (Today at Timothy/This Week at Timothy)
  • All tape removed from pews at RD Mize
  • Attendance communication cards/offering envelopes in pew racks at RD Mize; distributed by ushers at Wyatt
  • Offering plates distributed during worship service; FaithRoots video to play during offering
  • Holy Communion at the altar at RD Mize; processional communion at Wyatt; Drive-Thru Communion no longer available
  • Donuts/bagels & drinks in Family Life Center at RD Mize and in 4 G’s at Wyatt

We look forward to seeing you Sunday! Thanks for your patience!

Special Services in June

Pastor Ryan Hochgrege
This Sunday, June 6, will be special at Timothy as we praise and glorify God for the installation of Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe as Children & Youth Minister.  Pastor Marler, 1st Vice-President of MO District, will deliver the message and install Pastor Ryan, with Pastor John serving as worship leader. Please plan to stop by the Family Life Center after the 3 pm service to welcome Pastor Ryan and his family to Timothy.

Jake Bellinghousen
On Sunday, June 27, Timothy will celebrate with Timothy’s own Jake Bellinghausen as he is ordained as a Lutheran pastor. Please plan to stop by the Fellowship Hall after the 6pm service to offer congratulations to Jake and his family. Pastor Lieb is honored to share the message at the ordination service, and Pastor John is honored to travel to Vestal, New York, to install Jake as the new pastor of Grace Lutheran Church on July 11.

Timothy Welcome Technology Services
Doug Fleck

Please join Timothy staff in welcoming Doug Fleck to the recently revised position of Technology Services on Mon., June 7.  The months of June and July will be devoted to training with Communication Services Otis Turner, retiring on July 31 after serving 16 years at Timothy. We wish God’s blessings to Otis as he looks forward to this next chapter in his life!

As both a Navy retiree and AT&T retiree, Doug looks forward to applying his various background experiences to Timothy’s ministries. Welcome aboard!

Children & Youth Ministry Update

Mark your calendars! Due to multiple parents’ requests, another Skate Night (private skate, just for Timothy) is scheduled for all Timothy children, youth, and families on Wednesday, June 30, from 5-7pm at Rink Ratz!  Cost is $5/skater (donation) which includes open skate, skate rental, and fountain drink. Children in 5th grade and younger should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth & Children’s Ministry teachers/leaders will attend, and snacks will be provided. See you then!

Wrapping Up Another School Year

This spring saw the wrapping up of the twentieth year of Timothy Lutheran School serving students and their families! Through the grace of God and the support of staff, students, parents, and Timothy church, we not only survived this past year of COVID-19, we THRIVED!

  • Thank you, staff! You demonstrated grace and patience while isolating in classrooms, keeping masks on while teaching, sitting with students during lunch, giving up instructional time to practice or record a performance, all while maintaining a team effort!
  • Thank you, students! You did an awesome job wearing masks as required, isolating in classrooms, working through all the changes to our day, respecting that we must keep everyone safe and continued to learn throughout.
  • Thank you, parents! You set the example by following changes in protocol while dropping off students and picking them up, helping your children at home with their work, and supporting the four mission projects throughout the year.
  • Thank you, Timothy Lutheran Church! Your unyielding support of TLS through this uncertain period gave us the strength to thrive.

A Year in Review: 

  • Completed the $109,000 playground project through donations and fundraising.
  • Purchased 20 new student laptops with Cares Act Funds and donations.
  • Achieved record enrollment with 95 students in K-8 and 28 students in pre-school.
  • Achieved record pre=-enrollment for 2021-2022 with 102 students in K-8 and 24 students in pre-school.
  • Completed National Lutheran School Accreditation on-site review with a positive team evaluation.
  • School Ministry is “in the black” for the first time ever!
  • TLS Scholarship Auction:  A grand total of $29,000  was deposited into TLS Scholarship Fund!
  • PTL (Parent Teacher League) Restart event was well-attended with a PTL picnic during the last week of school.

Thank you to all who made a difficult year one that was blessed, humbling, and fruitful.
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:20.
In His Service,
Ken Holland
School Administrator

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots
Altar Flowers This weekend, altar flowers at RD Mize are provided in praise and thanksgiving to God by Bob & Bev Hormann in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.  The flowers at Wyatt are provided by Terri McLain in loving memory of her mother. Thank you!

“Thank you to my Timothy family for your cards, phone calls, and especially your prayers at the recent deaths of my mother and sister. It’s such a blessing to be surrounded by caring people during difficult times in life.”  Sandy Galvin

Appreciation for Prayer Shawl “The shawl is way beyond what I expected. It is beautiful and beautifully made. Thank you, Prayer Shawl Ministry volunteers! I am happy and humbled by the thought and prayers that are already in and around it. God bless you, one and all.” Annita Theroff

2021 First Fruits totals $115,675.92, as of May 30. Thank you!

Discovery Class with GodConnect resources begins THIS WEDNESDAY, June 9, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; continues for 12 weeks. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ so materials can be prepared for you. Invite your friends! Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Thank you!

Food Donations for the month of June will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Pastor Eberhart reports that special needs include sugar, cooking oil, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap.  Thanks for your ongoing support!

Special Voters’ Meeting NEXT SUNDAY, June 13, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium; 2 motions from Executive Board: 1) approval of Phase 1 expansion plan and conceptual site plan; 2) approval to begin new Capital Campaign. Quorum of 40 communicant members required to conduct business. Please plan to attend!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize. Sign up now at www.savealifenow.org/group;  the group code is CB3C. You can also access the link on home page of Timothy’s website. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.  Thanks!

Pairs & Spares Summer Picnic Tues., June 15, 11:30am-2:30pm, Shelter House #1 at Blue Springs Park, 2204 SW Avenue, off Highway 40 & 19th St. Meat, drinks, & table service provided; bring a side dish and friends! Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com) with questions.

Vacation Bible School July 19-23 (9am-noon) with kickoff on Sun., July 18, RD Mize; Theme: Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through; registration for both attendance & volunteers now online on church website; stop by displays in lobbies to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance for all children. Thank you!

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive continues through Father’s Day; all sizes appreciated, plus wipes; drop off in tub in lobbies; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries; contact Kaye Gray (kgray1024@yahoo.com), LWML Elizabeth Circle Chair, with questions. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Sin of Tolerance” (new topic), 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “Released to Forgive”; 6:30 social time w/ light snacks; 7-8pm Bible study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Everyone welcome! We’ll be glad to see you!

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Living by Faith”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Bob Downs.

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

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

Moms of Young Children and Soon-to-Be-Moms Bible Study & Fellowship 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9-10am, 4 G’s area, Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray. Note: Not meeting on June 5th.

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