Children Bible Study
Faith Roots, Sunday School ages 3-5th grade released midway during 8:30 am (NC) and 10 am (SC) services. www.TimothyLutheran.com/Childrens-Ministry
High School Student and Middle School Bible Study
“Revolution” High School Bible Study, led by Ryan Kuecker and Pastor John, Room 506, Wednesday, 6:30pm (NC) Www.TimothyLutheran.com/Student-Ministry
Young Adult Ministry Bible Study
Young Adult Bible Study, (for 20s-30s, married and single) led by Pastor John, Room 506, 1st & 3rd Monday, 7pm (NC) www.TimothyLutheran.com/Young-Adults
Women’s Bible Study
“Keep It Shut” by Karen Ehman, begins April 19th, led by Becky Blatt & Miriam Lindemann, Youth Room, Thursday, 6:30pm (NC)
“A Woman’s Heart” by Beth Moore, will resume April 4, led by Annette Logan and Mary Reed, Room 102, Wednesday, 5pm (NC)
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Devo—Men of Integrity, contact Pastor Rod for information, Tuesday, 6:30am, Lobby Fellowship Area (SC)
Book of Galatians, led by Pastor Rod, Room 501, 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7pm (NC)
“The Colors and Seasons of the Church Year” led by Jon Kraft and David Escobar, Room 501, Saturday, 8am (NC) www.TimothyLutheran.com/JourneyMen
Adult Bible Study
The Journey Continues led by Larry Pennington. Fireplace Room Sundays 9:45 (NC)
“The Intersection of Church and State ” led by Roxanne Kerwood, Room 501, 1st and 3rd Mondays (NC)
Crossways led by Pastor John, Family Life Center, Tuesday, 6:30pm (NC)
Acts—Adult Bible Study led by Pastor Rich, Friday, 10am Fellowship Hall, (NC)
(NC) – North Campus , (SC) – South Campus
1 John 4:1-21
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. (NIV)
“Living in the Light—Live Out Love” – 1 John 4:7-21 – Pastor Rich Steensma
- We Want Love
- We Work for Love
- We Look for Love
- We Are Loved
- We Love
Last Week Financials
Weekly Budgeted Need: $52,118.54
Budgeted Income Received 4/23-4/29/18: $34,627.54
First Fruits gifts for March: $643.00
Attendance Last Week: 495
Girls Event Sunday, May 6; the “Hat Lady” really is a preacher’s wife—come hear her story; 2-4pm, Family Life Center. All ladies welcome!
Adam’s Army Blood Drive is scheduled for Sunday, June 3; ‘Be a lifesaver—donate blood!” in the Family Life Center, 9am-3pm; sign up on the Timothy website!
Pairs & Spares will gather for food & fellowship May 15, noon, Fellowship Hall. Bring a potluck dish! [Janet Masters, 229.8517]
Vacation Bible School—Shipwrecked on Celebration Island Save July 16-20 to volunteer at VBS; sign-ups to begin soon; “Life Savers” donated needs will be available this weekend; www.TimothyLutheran.com/vbs2018
Needed: Outgoing, Friendly People for all worship times to welcome worshippers. If you love hospitality, we need you! Greeters arrive 1/2 hr. before worship and stay shortly after worship. It’s an easy, low commitment way to serve. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Join Us For Prayer Monday mornings, 8:30am, Room 102, North Campus; prayers received during weekend services, prayers of the church and requests received for the prayer chain. PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens. [Pastor Rod Lindemann email@example.com]
Job Opportunity Early Childhood Center is EXPANDING! Thank you, Lord, for blessing us! We need a loving individual to teach Pre-K; contact Patty Koogler, ECC Director, with questions. [228.5300]
DivorceCare has moved to Mondays, 6-8pm; Room 102, North Campus; join at any weekly session!
Compassionate Care House welcomes a new resident, a mom with two children. Our house needs some good used furniture: living room chair, small table for the laundry room, table w/chairs for family room; also: plastic cereal bowls, large utensils and grocery gift cards; leave donations marked Compassionate Care in carts or contact Nancy, Care Minister [228.5300]
Groceries donated in May will be delivered to Jesu el Buen Pastor Lutheran church food pantry, 30th & Mercier, KCMO (LUMA). Cereal, spaghetti & sauce, canned fruit especially needed for summer months. Thank you!
Welcome Inn Volunteers needed to provide and/or serve food at the May 27 Welcome Inn meal; sign up on the church website. [Nancy Nowiszewski, 228.5300]
GriefShare invites all who are coping with the loss of a loved one to attend sessions on the first and third Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, Fireplace Room.
LUMAA Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary meets Wed., May 16, 9:30am, St. Matthew’s Lutheran, 700 NE Chipman Rd, Lee’s Summit 64063; mission of the month: family-sized hygiene and cleaning products. Pastor Steve Andrews will present. [Kathy Barnett, 835.3417]
School Ministries Silent Auction/Gala, Nov. 10, 6-10pm, Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs [Aimee Gorrow or Steve Patton]
WANTED: an eye for design. Looking for creative young adults or college students home for the summer. We need your talents to help with church promo materials, website pages and shooting video announcements. Great addition to your resume or portfolio!
Photo Did you take an Easter family photo? Please send it to Caryn for Timothy’s Instant Church Directory. Thanks! [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Invitation from St. Paul’s Lutheran LWML Annual Salad Supper, Plant & Basket Auction Ladies are welcome to join LWML-St. Paul’s Lutheran, Independence on Sun., May 6, 4:30-7pm, for this annual event. Please bring a friend and a salad; enjoy fellowship and fun! [Becky Thomlinson, 373.5290]