September 2020

Timothy eNotes August 18, 2020

By |2020-09-18T11:38:06-05:00September 18th, 2020|ENotes|

JOIN US 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: One of the charges that God has always given His people is to work with and for the next generation. We are told that we should pass along what He has revealed to us. We are to raise our children in the faith. It’s good for us to remember that our focus can be on those who will follow us so that the Church will endure in God.

This week the gang discovers the Bible Event of Jacob’s Ladder. Even when our families are not perfect, God still loves and forgives us.

Just for the Ladies . . .

Ladies, mark your calendars for upcoming Women of Hope opportunities and invite your friends!

  • Friends’ Café:  Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30-11am, at Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, Blue Springs 64014. Please RSVP to Diane Mayfield anytime before Oct. 19, either via email (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or calling 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040. At the time of the RSVP, details of two breakfast options will be shared, and ladies’ choices will be noted to pass along to Rae’s in advance. Restaurant space is limited to 20 ladies, so do not delay in signing up! Please note that Rae’s can accommodate gluten-free diets.
  •  Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast:  Save the date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 9:30-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Watch for more details soon.

“Showering” with Gifts and Gratitude

If you still need to pick up “thank-you” card or dropped one off for local police officers, it’s not too late! Representatives from the Blue Springs Police Department will come to Timothy this coming Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 5:45pm to collect our warmest thanks along with the sports drinks and snacks that you donated.

All middle schoolers are invited to a pizza “work” party at 5pm in the Youth Room (506) at RD Mize that day to gather all the donated supplies and prepare to bring them outside to greet the officers, after which all students will be dismissed to their Confirmation classes from 6-8pm.

All RSVP’s and questions should be directed to Julie Storck at 816.213.5631.

Next Generation Update

The 2020 Vision and Ministry Review Task Teams continue to gather information and interview members regarding vision and ministries. The Site & Space Planning Task Force met on Sept. 14. Discussion focused on a priority of children’s and youth ministries, in particular identifying pros and cons of consolidating these ministries to one site in general as well as pros and cons of consolidating either at RD Mize or Wyatt. For the next meeting on Sept. 29, task force members will research feasibility of specific conditions if consolidation occurs at either campus.

The following questions were submitted this week:
When will another service be added at RD Mize since we are almost at capacity following social distance guidelines?  The Board of Elected Elders and ministry staff are monitoring the attendance at RD Mize. While some of the weeks have been fuller than others, adequate space for interested worshipers appears ample at this time. However, incorporating changes in the seating arrangement while retaining social distancing guidelines is under review for potentially more available seats. Therefore, there are no plans to add an additional service at RD Mize at this time. If the situation changes, elders and ministry staff will implement the best possible solution, keeping in mind some limitations brought on by COVID conditions, such as availability of willing volunteers, cleaning facilities between services, and staffing.

Could a recording of the RD Mize service be added to our website for those who prefer that worship setting? The Board of Elected Elders and ministry staff are aware that the Wyatt service format is not everyone’s preference. Staff and volunteers have learned much about live streaming and recording Timothy’s services during the past months. One lesson learned is that the Wyatt auditorium is much more conducive, in terms of technology, setup, and execution, to record the service due to the way the auditorium is set up physically. Limitations in equipment make a livestream of the RD Mize service impossible. The layout of the sanctuary makes it challenging to capture a complete worship experience due to camera angles and the position of the altar, pulpit, lectern, and screens. So, unfortunately, at this time, this is not something that we can offer.

Next Generation Volunteer contacts

Submit a Next Generation Question

2020 First Fruits now totals $201,343.00! So close to the goal of $208,000.00! Thank you very much!

A Note of Gratitude: “Dear Timothy family, Words are so inadequate to fully express our deep gratitude for all of the prayers lifted on behalf of Matthew . . . before and after his heart transplant. He is doing SO much better than before the transplant and continues to gain strength every day. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking time to bring our needs before the Father. He is so much more than good, and He hears our prayers and answers them all in His time.  Your brother and sister in Christ, Matthew and Laurie Milbrodt”

Small Group Leader Needed:  The Confirmation ministry needs one adult to lead a small group at the end of classes each Wednesday. The time commitment is 6:30-8pm. Please contact Pastor John if you are interested.

Community Services League Food Drive Today (noon-7pm) and tomorrow (noon-3:30pm)! Drop off your donations at the RD Mize parking lot.  Thank you!

Outdoor Clean-Up Day Saturday, Sept. 26, 8am-noon, both campuses. Visit the church website (www.timothylutheran.com) NOW to sign up for courtyard clean-up at RD Mize or repairing potholes, painting tables/benches, and mowing the ditch at Wyatt.  Thank you for your help!

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.

Middle School Youth Card & Snacks Shower for BSPD THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 20, is last day to add a thank-you card and/or snacks/drinks for this service project. Visit the table set up in each lobby to show your support for Timothy’s youth and the Blue Springs Police Dept. Thank you!

As COVID 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. 18 & 19 (today & tomorrow):  CSL Food Drive (noon-7pm today; noon-3:30pm tomorrow), RD Mize parking lot
Sept. 20:  In-person worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Sept. 20:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
Every Sunday evening:  Middle School Bible Study, 5:45-7pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize
Every Tuesday: Tuesday Morning Bible Study, 10am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
Sept. 22: Men’s Bible Study, 6:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize
Sept. 26:  Outdoor Clean-up Day, 8am-noon, both campuses
Sept. 27:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Oct. 1: Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala, virtual
Oct. 4:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Oct 7 & every Wednesday evening:  FaithRoots, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize
Oct. 13:  Care 101 (Tools for Caring), 2-4pm, RD Mize
Oct. 15:  Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry), 6-8pm, RD Mize
Oct. 18:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt, 10am also live-streamed)
Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, Blue Springs
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

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 15, 2020

By |2020-09-15T15:16:46-05:00September 15th, 2020|ENotes|

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

Say “Yes” to Volunteer Day

Timothy’s Property Board could use your help on Saturday, Sept. 26, 8am-noon, for a Volunteer Outdoor Cleanup at both campuses. At RD Mize, the courtyard will be cleared of weeds and sprayed with Roundup. At Wyatt, mowing the ditch, painting playground benches and tables, and repairing potholes in parking lot will be on the “agenda.” Please click on the link below to sign up NOW! Your volunteerism is very much appreciated!

Sign Up Here

Thank You, Scouts, Once Again

Last Saturday, Scouts from Troop 813 once again volunteered their time and energy to pull weeds at RD Mize in the former playground area and landscaped area outside the front office. With frequent rains, the grass (and weeds!) grow so fast that it is challenging to keep on top of the cleanup, just like at home! Many thanks to the Scouts and to the volunteer mowers who work tirelessly to keep the grounds looking nice.

Middle Schoolers Begin Sunday Bible Study with Swim Party

This past Sunday evening was the kickoff of the weekly Middle School Bible Study for the book Wonderful: The Truth About Who I Am. Many thanks to Pastor Rod and Miss Miriam for opening their home and pool for this kickoff. Future Sunday sessions will occur in the Youth Room (506) at RD Mize from 5:45-7pm. It’s not too late to join the group, so contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) soon.
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Call Committee Update

Timothy’s Call Committee reconvened on Sept. 1 for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions impacted the timeline for moving forward. The committee agreed to authorize Chair Steve Schild to contact Pastor Andrew Becker to ask if he was open to a second call to serve as Timothy’s Senior Pastor. The initial contact on Sept. 3 was followed by an additional conversation on Sept. 8 after Pastor Becker was provided with information about Timothy’s Next Generation progress and additional staffing since January.

After reviewing the Next Generation information, Pastor Becker praised Timothy’s efforts for moving in this direction; however, due to COVID concerns and some personal reasons, he does not feel the time is right for a call but will continue to lift us up in prayer. Therefore, Timothy’s Circuit Visitor, Pastor Gary Stolle, will contact MO District President Rev. Lee Hagan for a new list of candidates.

Please keep Timothy’s divine call process in your prayers as we continue to seek God’s guidance in finding the man He has already chosen to serve as Timothy’s next Senior Pastor.

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  • Church Job Opportunity:  Facilities Manager Assistant; full-time; Sunday thru Thursday; hours may be split to meet church needs; contact Don McGhee (donm@timothylutheran.com) with questions; send resume to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com).
  • 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 substitutes.
  • Care Ministry Volunteer Team Meeting:  Sept. 15 (TONIGHT!), 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.
  • CSL Food Drive:  Friday, Sept. 18 (noon-7pm) and Saturday, Sept. 19 (noon-3:30pm), RD Mize parking lot.
  • Middle School BSPD Thank-You Card & Snacks/Drinks Shower:  Concludes this Sunday, Sept. 20, both campuses
  • Men’s Bible Study:  Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:30am, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize

Timothy eNotes September 8, 2020

By |2020-09-08T11:46:07-05:00September 8th, 2020|ENotes|

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

 Next Generation Update

During the course of this week, various task forces will meet to share updates. Members of the Communication Task Force have begun asking members the following three questions with initial responses also noted below:

 What excites you about consolidating to one campus?

  1. More fellowship with all members
  2. Not as expensive as maintaining two locations
  3. Saving money with just one location
  4. Unity with worship at one location. I miss seeing people I know and miss not getting to know some new people.
  5. Nothing; not excited
  6. Nothing

What scares you or makes you apprehensive about consolidating to one campus?

  1. Afraid some people will not go south
  2. Will want to have a traditional service
  3. People might leave
  4. Afraid we won’t be offered a traditional service
  5. The auditorium won’t feel like a sanctuary which I’m used to.

What is the best way to share updates?

  1. eNotes, emails, announcements at church services
  2. Sharing has been good.

What are your questions and comments? What are your responses to those offered above? The Next Generation Task Forces need to hear from you.  Thank you!

Lutheran Bible Translators Thanks Timothy

Late last week, Timothy received a thank-you postcard from Lutheran Bible Translators, another organization receiving a portion of Timothy’s tithe. Thank you, Timothy, for continuing to support tithing so we can reach out to others with the love of Jesus. The message on the postcard from LBT is as follows:
“Thank you for your donation to LBT. You are helping us make God’s Word available to many people in their heart language.
Janelle V.”
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.” Romans 1:8

Updates About Care Ministry Training Opportunities

Please note the following changes to upcoming training opportunities:

  • Care 101 (Tools for Caring):  On Oct. 13, time changes from 6-8pm to 2-4pm
  • Care 101 (Tools for Caring):  On Oct. 14, session is canceled
  • Care 101 (Tools for Caring):  On Oct. 15, session offered from 6-8pm
  • Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry):  Commissioning scheduled for Nov. 22
Sept. 13:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)

Sept. 13 & 20:  Middle School Youth Ministry Thank-You Card Shower& Snacks/Drinks for BSPD, both campuses

Sept. 14:  DivorceCare, 6:30-7:30pm, RD Mize

Sept. 15:  Care Ministry Volunteers Meeting, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize

Sept. 18-19:  Food Drive for CSL (Friday, noon-7pm; Saturday, noon-3:30pm); RD Mize

Sept. 20:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)

Sept. 20:  Drive-thru Holy Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt

Sept. 22:  Men’s Bible Study, 6:30am, Fireplace Room (Room 302), RD Mize

Sept. 27:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)

Oct. 7:  Wednesday Evening FaithRoots, 6:30-8pm, 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. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, Blue Springs

Timothy eNotes September 4, 2020

By |2020-09-16T13:08:08-05:00September 4th, 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

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

When we’re in a difficult or complex discussion, we might be tempted to ask the speaker to “get to the point.” It’s a reminder to get to what’s really important, what really matters. And sometimes, it’s good for us to get the point and remember what really matters for the Church. What’s the point of God’s Church? As we look through the Bible, we see what God’s intentions have always been for his people: to be united in mission, to share His Word, to be a light to those around them.
Join the gang this week as the children learn how God provides through the Bible Event, Isaac and Rebecca. God provides Isaac a wife.

Men’s Ministry – Tuesday Bible Study Update

After nearly a five-month break, JourneyMen’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study leaders are ready to gather for fellowship and study of God’s Word. Yes, it is going to look a little different than before. Starting Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30am, we will meet in Room 302 (Fireplace Room) at RD Mize.

For now, the study will be BTOC (Bring Your Own Coffee). Also, unless you have a health reason, we ask that you follow the Jackson County guidelines to wear a mask while entering and leaving the building. We are all trying to do our best and yet provide a comfortable atmosphere for gathering.

The first series, Living by Faith, is timely as we face the chaos our world currently encounters. In the short book of Habakkuk, God provides us with an answer of how we must live even when it seems the whole world is crashing down upon us: the just shall live by faith. Faith is the secure anchor to hold us firm through the tumultuous tempest.

Mark you calendar, bring your coffee, and join a group of men ready to gather, grow, and encourage one another in God’s Word.

Receive update text messages via Flocknotes. If you were formerly registered, you will need to register again. To join Flocknotes, text the keyword journeymen to the following number: 84576

In His Service,
Pastor Rod Lindemann

Next Generation Update

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

The 2020 Vision Review Task Team is formulating questions for interviews with previous and current Timothy leaders. The team meets again on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to finalize and develop a plan for the interviews.

The Ministry Review Task Team continues to gather information as task team members visit with Timothy members, friends from other churches, and ministry leaders & volunteers. Everyone is encouraged to contact Bob Downs (816.739.4472) or any Ministry Review Task Force members to share ideas, thoughts, or suggestions. The task force meets again on Tuesday, Sept. 8, to compile and organize notes for starting to form recommendations for ministry focus.

The following question was submitted this week:
Why are we employing a facility manager assistant? Is the facility manager assistant replacing the professional cleaning service that once worked at RD Mize? What is the rationale?

Response: Timothy’s only full-time facilities manager currently works at least 55 hours per week, compensated for 40, over and above the help of dedicated property volunteers, even during the pandemic. He is a joyful servant but can only accomplish so much by himself. Since July, implementing and overseeing the COVID regulations has increased the workload. The professional cleaning services at both campuses will continue for now, as eliminating their duties would add even more hours to Timothy’s staff. The situation will be monitored over the next few months to determine if that arrangement continues.

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question

Friday Morning Bible Study on a Tuesday??

That’s right! The former Friday Morning Bible Study has changed days! Pastor John will lead a Bible Study on Tuesday mornings from 10-11am in the Fellowship Hall, starting this Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The first topic will be the Gospel of Luke to see what it can tell us about Jesus and His life and ministry. Please join us! Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends!

We ask that you wear a mask, unless you have a health reason, while entering and leaving the building and during the study hour if desired. Social distancing will be followed as well.

No Timmy Burgers This year??
That Doesn’t Mean “No Food!”

Timothy’s Festival Committee will host a non-perishable food drive as part of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce “Un-Festival” on September 18 (Noon -7pm) & September 19 (Noon-3:30pm) at RD Mize, benefiting the Blue Springs Community Services League food pantry. When the annual Fall Fun Fest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival Committee began brainstorming alternate ways to reach into the community this year and continue our long-standing support of our local CSL, all the while looking forward to 2021 when the Steakburger Booth can gear up again (hopefully!).

Please consider donating any of the following items and spread the word to others to join our efforts: Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix; cereal; oatmeal; Hamburger Helper meals; canned green beans, corn, or mixed vegetables; meals in a Can (Spaghetti-O’s, etc); canned fruit; canned tuna/chicken; pasta; pasta sauce; canned tomato products; jello; dried beans (any kind); instant potatoes; peanut butter; jelly; snacks for kids (chips, fruit snacks, jello, fruit cups; granola bars, etc); Ramen noodles; mac & cheese; cake mixes and frosting.

2020 First Fruits totals $200,668.00 as of August 30th! Thank you very much!

TLS Volunteer & Job Opportunities Contact Ken Holland (816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) to volunteer to administer temperature checks or work as After-Care Supervisor, Part-time Pre-school Teacher, or Pre-school /TLS substitute teachers.

Church Job Opportunity Facility Manager Assistant: full time, Sunday thru Thursday; hours may be split to meet church needs; questions to Don McGhee (donm@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8052); resume to Carol Cronkhite (816.284.8625 or ccronkhite47@yahoo.com)

Care Ministry Training Opportunities Contact church office to register (816.228.5300):

  • Care 101 (Tools for Caring):  Oct. 13, 6-8pm or Oct. 14, 2-4pm
  • Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry): Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17; commissioning either Nov. 21 or 28
  • Care 301 (Stephen Ministry): begins in Jan. 2021; led by Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood

During This Time of isolation due to COVID -19, 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 participants 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 which begin on Sept. 14, at 6:30pm for one hour. 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. GriefShare resumed last night, but it is not too late to join in. Contact the church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Sept. 4 (TONIGHT!):  Middle School Movie Night, 6-8pm, Room 506 (Youth Room), RD Mize
Sept. 6:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt) with Holy Communion; 10am also live-streamed
Sept. 6:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
(Please note: Drive-Thru Communion will occur on Sept. 6 and 20; TBD if continued in Oct.)
Sept. 6, 13, & 20:  Middle School Thank-You Card Shower & Snack Treats for BSPD; lobby of both campuses
Sept. 7:  Labor Day (church offices closed)
Sept. 13:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt); 10am also live-streamed
Sept. 14:  DivorceCare, 6:30-7:30pm, RD Mize
Sept. 15:  Care Ministry Volunteers meeting, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
Sept. 18-19:  Food Drive for CSL; Friday, noon-7pm; Saturday, noon-3:30; RD Mize
Sept. 20:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt) with Holy Communion; 10am also live-streamed
Oct. 7:  Wednesday Evening Faith Roots, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize
Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, Blue Springs

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 or
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

JourneyMen Tuesday Morning Bible Study

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Men’s Bible Study – Living By Faith

Join a group of men for fellowship and Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings – 6:30am-7:30am
Starting Tuesday, September 22
R.D. Mize Campus – Room 302 (AKA: Fireplace Room)

All men 18 and older are invited to attend.

God, in the short book of Habakkuk, provides us with an answer on how we must live even during moments when it seems that the whole world is crashing down upon us: the just shall live by faith. Faith is the secure anchor that will hold us firm through the tumultuous tempest.

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Timothy eNotes Update September 1, 2020

By |2020-09-01T13:37:27-05:00September 1st, 2020|ENotes|

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

 Next Generation Update

Conversations continue among the task forces and congregation.  The following question surfaced recently:
Is financial consideration the primary reason to consolidate ministry to the Wyatt Campus?
Response:  The primary reason to consolidate to one campus is to unify all ministries under one roof again. With declining worship attendance and reduced general contributions over the past few years, Timothy’s leadership understands that financial consideration is one important component because it is increasingly more costly to operate two campuses. The aging condition of the RD Mize Campus and the necessary costs for its repairs and upgrades are important considerations. Another important consideration is more acreage for future growth at the Wyatt Campus. However, these are not the only considerations. It is the goal of the Next Gen Task Forces to gather as much information as possible to inform the congregation before it votes on the sale of either campus.

Thank You, Troop 13

Timothy is very grateful to the Boy Scouts of Troop 13 for weeding the Wyatt playground this past Sunday as a volunteer service project! Thank you, Scouts, for partnering with Timothy to keep the playground well-maintained. It is much appreciated!

Thank You, Blue Springs Police Dept.

Don’t forget to stop by the Middle School Youth Ministry table in the lobby at either campus this weekend to drop off your well-deserved Thank-You cards for the officers of the Blue Springs Police Department or pick up a blank one from the youth! The tables will be set up for the first three Sundays of September. The officers would also appreciate bottles of water/Gatorade and individually wrapped bags of snacks for the department break room. Thank you to Timothy’s youth for organizing this project!

BreakTime Blesses Families and Timothy’s Volunteers

For the past 17 years, one of Timothy’s special care ministries has provided respite care to more than 200 adults and their families. It is with regret that, due to COVID uncertainties, the program is ending, but we pray a similar program may be possible in the future.

Many thanks to dedicated BreakTime leaders Linda Merrell, Janell Gramlich, and June Schubkegel, assisted by many willing volunteers over the years, who provided this ministry on Wednesdays for 4-6 hours year-round in the Fellowship Hall. Family members knew their loved ones enjoyed games, cognitive enhancement activities, crafts, snacks, and a monthly luncheon while they appreciated a weekly “break.” May God bless all of you as you have blessed so many over the years through your commitment to the BreakTime program.

 Church Job Opportunity

Facility Manager Assistant:  Full-time, Sunday thru Thursday; hours may be split to meet needs of the church; questions to Don McGhee (donm@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8052; resume to Carol Cronkhite (816.284.8625 or ccronkhite47@yahoo.com) by September 11, 2020.

TLS Volunteer and Job 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 volunteer to administer temperature checks or work as After-Care Supervisor, Part-time Pre-school Teacher, or Pre-School/TLS substitute teachers.

Sept. 4:  Middle School Movie Night, 6-8pm, Room 506, RD Mize
Sept. 6, 3, & 20:  Middle School Thank-You Card Shower & Snack Treats for BSPD, lobby of both campuses
Sept. 7:  Labor Day (church offices closed)
Sept. 14:  DivorceCare, 6:30-7:30pm, RD Mize
Sept. 15:  Care Ministry Volunteers meeting, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
Sept. 18-19:  Food Drive for CSL
Oct. 7:  Wednesday Evening Faith Roots, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize
Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, Blue Springs45

August 2020

Timothy eNotes August 28, 2020

By |2020-09-16T13:08:05-05:00August 28th, 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)
Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

It’s an odd picture, this idea of heaping burning coals on another person’s head. But while this sounds like some torturous way to get revenge on someone, it’s actually a referece to overcoming evil with good. God calls on His people to be coal-throwers, people who repay evil with good, showing mercy and kindness to those who we may not think deserves it.
Join the gang this week as we welcome our newest team member. The children discover how we can place our complete trust in God as the Bible Event of Abraham and Isaac is shared.

Wednesday Evening
Children’s Ministry 
Faith Roots

As the world continues to change and adapt to our new normal—whatever that is—the same is true at Timothy and its Children Ministry. Over the past few months, staff and leaders have discussed at length the best next steps about sharing Jesus with our students. By God’s grace, we have provided energetic, Gospel-filled lessons online through our Timothy webpage, YouTube, and Facebook. Your response has been tremendous!

We have now reached a time to plan and initiate our next opportunity, in-person Children’s Ministry opportunities. Since Sunday morning Children’s Ministry gatherings cannot resume effectively due to social distancing challenges, it is with joy to announce a new ministry opportunity for children on Wednesday evenings at RD Mize, “Wednesday Evening FaithRoots.” The former ECC classrooms provide space for a fun-filled, social distance-oriented Bible event opportunity for children. When God closes one door, He makes way for new opportunities.

However, there is a catch! We need volunteers to help coordinate, assist, and teach our children because Timothy does not have the staff to accomplish this alone. While we have a tentative starting date set for Wednesday, October 7th from 6:30-8pm, it can only occur if enough volunteers share their time and desire to help. We need you, and we need you to contact us with your willingness to be a living sacrifice in serving God and His children. God has provided the space; now we need you to fill it with children and volunteers.

If you are available and interested in being a volunteer on Wednesday evenings, please contact Miriam Lindemann at miriaml@timothylutheran.com or Sarah Hinkle at shinkle80@hotmail.com.

Thank you for supporting Timothy’s Children Ministry!
Pastor Rod Lindemann

Next Generation Update

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

This week, task forces, especially the 2020 Vision Review Task Force and Ministry Review Task Force, started digging into preliminary activity, specifically preparing to “interview” a wide range of Timothy worshippers, as well as people in the community and members of other churches, to gain both internal and external perspectives of “who Timothy is” and “what Timothy does to reach the lost.” Are Timothy’s 2020 Vision and current ministries working well? Are Timothy’s vision/mission and any of its ministries not as effective as in the past? Which ministries do you feel should receive more focus? Are there any ministries that you feel should no longer be a focus? Do you feel Timothy should start any new ministries? If so, what kind? In other words, what do you, the members of Timothy Lutheran Ministries, want to focus on and continue to do well and build upon for even greater connection with members as well as with the community? What do you want Timothy “to look like” for the next generation?

Thank you in advance if you can participate in an “interview.” You may also share your ideas on the Next Generation Q & A section on the church website or call/email any of the coordinators, 2020 Vision TF members, and Ministry Review TF members. An updated Volunteer Contact List is now posted on the church website; a few revisions occurred this week.  Keep your eyes open for other ways to participate soon!

It is exciting to engage in fruitful conversations about Timothy’s future to touch and transform lives for Christ! Thank you for your input! We want to hear from you.

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question

A Letter from Seminarian and Timothy Member
Jake Bellinghausen

Greetings from the Seminary,

It’s been a while. I spent the last year in Gainesville, Florida, as Vicar at First Lutheran Church. For those who might not remember, I was initially placed at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, but about a week before I was supposed to start there, the pastor took a call. So I was very quickly moved to a new congregation, in a new city, in a new state. Needless to say, this was a complicated year.

I want to apologize for not keeping you updated as perhaps I should. I ran a campus ministry at the University of Florida, which meant a lot of fun and serious need for flexibility. It was wonderful to see some of the students grow over the course of the year and see them come to Christ when they were struggling, even without being prodded. I very much enjoyed this part of my duties, but I don’t think that campus ministry is a good for me in the long term.

However, there was a part of ministry that I was surprised to find very fulfilling: visitation. I was able to do quite a lot of hospital visitation, but what I found so fulfilling was shut-in visitation. To provide care and guidance and to deliver the sacrament to people whose lives are as difficult and confined as shut-ins often are felt important. Perhaps because these people were unable to receive the car that a baptized child of God deserves, shut-in visitation quickly showed me that I was indeed supposed to be in this ministry. Nothing seems more important to me than delivering God’s Word to people in need.

I am now back in St. Louis, Missouri, for one final year of instruction at the seminary. I’ll keep you updated as this year continues. God bless you all.

Jake Bellinghausen

Note:  You can still view a visual display about Jake in the RD Mize lobby.  Timothy is proud to contribute part of its tithe toward Jake’s expenses in becoming a Lutheran pastor.  Thank you, Timothy, for your support.

A Review and Update about
Food Collections for Community Agencies

Timothy has always generously participated in donating non-perishable food for the Blue Springs Community Services, Jesu el Buen in Kansas City, and Hillcrest Transitional Housing. We probably took the grocery carts in each lobby for granted until COVID hit. No longer could we “drop off” sacks of goods as we came to worship or other activities, but that didn’t stop our resolve to continue helping those in need.

The resulting “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Food Drives since March at each campus were so well supported! Dan Sbisa, Joe Sauter, and Gary Flandermeyer graciously filled their truck beds at each of those Saturday food drives and then drove the goods to the benefiting agency for that month. Timothy recently learned that Jesu el Buen in Kansas City closed its food pantry due to COVID-19 complications, but we hope to help them again when they can re-open. The Community Services League has been inundated with 1400 families coming through their drive-thru parking lot for food. Anyone who needs help with more food for their families can come through, and many of these people have never needed help before.

Now that in-person worship has resumed, worshippers are again encouraged to continue bringing food to the grocery carts at each campus, but Timothy’s Festival Committee is organizing a HUGE (hopefully!) food drive as part of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce virtual 2020 Fall Fun Fest. Yes, COVID stole our Timmy Burgers but not our goal to reach out to the community! On Sept. 18-19, Timothy will host a community-wide “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” non-perishable food drive for the Blue Springs Community Services League, so start watching for items on sale in the grocery ads. Also watch for more specific details about this food drive next week. Thank you!

Playground Fundraiser Update


Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  Matthew 7:7

These words have never been truer at Timothy Lutheran School (TLS).  In June 2020, as we prepared for the 2020-2021 school year and the possibility of consolidating all TLS programs to the Wyatt Rd. Campus, it became clear that attention to the playground was evident.  With the broad range of student ages (PreK – 8th grade) and the need to move equipment from the RD Mize Rdl Campus to the Wyatt Rd. Campus, a new playground plan was put in place. The needs were big and the price tag even bigger.  It was questioned if our aspirations were out of reach and unreasonable.  But, in faith, we moved forward and humbly asked for your support and financial gifts to make plans on paper become a reality.  In true TLS fashion, it happened!

We have raised $111,200.00 in total funds!!!  Praises to you and deep gratitude for your generous and overwhelming support.

Here is how it happened: 
$6,300.00 Squares Fundraiser
$5,600.00 Garage Sale
$80,000.00 Foundation Donation
$19,300.00 Previous Fundraising and Gifts

What will these monies bring? Materials purchased/services provided:

  • Black metal fence: 243’ of 6’ tall Montage Majestic Fence around preschool playground
  • Uprooting and moving K-8 playground equipment across the west parking lot
  • Moving Preschool playground equipment From RD Mize to Wyatt Rd
  • Removing the wood mulch from preschool playground
  • Install 105 boarders around preschool playground
  • Scrape and remove grass from a 90’ x 90’ K-8 playground site
  • Install a (NEW) looped play unit in K-8 playground
  • 4 ADA portable expanded metal tables
  • 20’ x 20’ canopy for shade at preschool playground

Our staff, students, families and community thank you for investing in our children.  It is this show of faith and generosity of spirit that keeps us growing; grounded in love and gratitude.  You are TLS Heroes!

In His Service,

Ken Holland
TLS School Administrator

Weekly Bulletin Announcements

2020 First Fruits contributions have reached the $200,000.00 mark! As of August 23rd, First Fruits totals are $200, 078.00! Praise God! Thank you very much!

Job Opportunity Facility Manager Assistant; full-time, Sunday thru Thursday; hours may be split to meet needs of the church; questions and resume by September 11, 2020 to Carol Cronkhite (816.284.8625 or ccronkhite47@yahoo.com).

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 volunteer to administer temperature checks or work as After-Care Supervisor, Part-time Pre-school Teacher, or Pre-school/TLS substitute teachers.

Care Ministry Training Opportunities Contact church office to register (816.228.5300):

  • Care 101 (Tools for Caring):  Oct. 13, 6-8pm or Oct. 14, 2-4pm
  • Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry):  Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17: commissioning either Nov. 21 or 28
  • Care 301 (Stephen Ministry:  begins in Jan. 2021; led by Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, 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 participants 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 which begin on Sept. 14, at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office (816.228.5300).

GriefShare provides support for those who have lost a loved one; the DV-based program features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare resumes on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Aug. 30:  In-person worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed; all services include Holy Communion
Aug. 30:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:30pm, Wyatt
Sept. 3:  GriefShare, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize
Sept. 4:  Middle School Movie Night, 6-8pm, Room 506, RD Mize
Sept. 6, 13, & 20:  Middle School Thank-You Card Shower & Snack Treats for BSPD, lobby of both campuses
Sept. 7:  Labor Day (church offices closed)
Sept. 14:  DivorceCare, 6:30-7:30pm, RD Mize
Sept. 15:  Care Ministry Volunteers meeting, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
Sept. 18-19:  Food drive for CSL as part of BS Chamber of Commerce virtual Fall Fun Fest
Oct. 7:  Wednesday Evening Faith Roots, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize
Oct. 24:  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, Blue Springs

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 or
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update August 25, 2020

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

 Next Generation Update

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

This week began with a letter emailed to the congregation yesterday, reviewing progress from last fall prompting the Congregational Readiness Study, coping with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what is happening now. While leadership is not totally sure which of our members do not have email addresses or are not signed up to receive church email messages, approximately 25 of the letters were mailed to members via USPS this morning. If you know of anyone not receiving church emails, please urge them to contact the church office to get signed up.

Please remember you may submit questions related to Next Generation on the church website. The following question came in this week:
“Why was there no Voters’ Assembly Meeting to decide the future of ECC since it is a significant part of Timothy’s ministry?”
Response:  The Voters’ Assembly charges its Executive Board to serve as a policy-making body in overseeing the general business of the church and allocating available funds for the operation of the church. Restructuring a ministry does not require Voters’ approval. For example, when the ECC infants/toddler program started in fall 2012, staff and the GROW Commission (School Board not formed yet) coordinated with the Executive Board to expand the ministry but did not require Voters’ approval. In the recent example of the ECC restructure, the Executive Board took a hard look over several months’ time to evaluate the effectiveness of all of Timothy’s children’s ministry opportunities in relationship to the resources God entrusts to the Executive Board to manage. Pruning the ECC program has already helped the growth of that ministry as part of the entire school ministry as well as encouraged the growth of children’s ministry for the entire church. Another example is the restructuring of Timothy’s Confirmation Ministry three years ago, approved by the Board of Elders but not requiring Voters’ approval.

More Appreciation for Timothy’s Tithe

The Apple of His Eye Mission Society is another mission supported by Timothy’s tithe. Below is a message from them sent this week. Thank you for your ongoing support for Timothy’s tithes.

Shalom Chaverim:  Thank you for your sustaining mission support! We continue to witness to people who have come into our house for work being done. Jeff came to speak with us about replacing our soft-water system. Jeff’s wife is Jewish and it gave us an opportunity to share how we are Jewish and believers in Jesus. Do you know someone Jewish? We would like to help you in inviting them to consider the Gospel. Please see our site: www.appleofhiseye.org. Your prayers for all of us at The Apple of His Eye means so very much as we near the start of our 25th year on August 1. May God bless you richly as you have us!
Your co-laborer in Christ,
Steve Cohen


COVID-19 Update from the
Jackson County Health Department

Updated Mask Order & Employee Information

The following information is shared with our members to provide updates concerning recent changes in the mask order. You can also find this information on Timothy’s website.

Updated Mask Order & Employee Information

Mask Order

The Jackson County Health Department amended the mask order to reflect changes regarding persons with exemptions. The amended order goes into effect today, August 21. The order states that businesses may allow entry and serve customers with exemptions. Exemptions include:

  • Those who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Children younger than five years old; and
    • Children who are younger than two years old should never wear face coverings due to the risk of suffocation.
    • Children who are two, three, or four years old, with the assistance and close supervision of an adult, are strongly recommended to wear a face covering at all times in settings, like grocery stores or pharmacies, where it is likely that a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained from non-household members and vulnerable people must go.
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.

Due to this change in the mask order, we’ve updated our blog regarding how businesses should handle the mask order.
If a customer enters your business without a mask, you can ask them:

  • Is (not wearing a mask) an accommodation?
  • Are you not wearing a mask due to a disability or valid medical exemption?

If the answer is affirmative, the customer may enter. If their answer is negative, the business may provide an accommodation or they must refuse service. Your employees MAY NOT inquire as to the nature of the person’s disability, request documentation of a medical condition or disability, or require that a person state their disability.
The mask order will still be enforced in Eastern Jackson County. The standard of a businesses’ compliance is whether they are actively checking with customers who come in without a mask. The business will not be penalized for letting customers with exemptions in without a mask as long as employees are actively checking that they have an exemption.

TLS Blessings

Quick update from busy TLS folks:  Praise God from whom all blessings flow! As of August 24th, pre-school enrollment is 26 and K-8 is 87! Receiving two-three inquires each day. Capped the 3rd/4th grade classroom. Two first grade classes total 22!  Blessings to all as we see many good things happening in our ministry!

Aug. 26:  Confirmation Parent/Confirmand meeting, 7pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize
Aug. 26:  Next Generation Coordinators/Chairs meeting, 7pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize
Aug. 30:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am live-streamed)
Aug. 30:  Drive-Thru Holy Communion, 11:45am-12:45pm, Wyatt
Sept. 3:  GriefShare, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize
Sept. 4:  Middle School Movie Night, 6-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize
Sept. 6:  In-person Worship with Holy Communion, (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am live-streamed)
Sept. 6, 13, 20:  Middle School Thank-You Card Shower & Snack Treats for BSPD, lobby of both campuses
Sept. 7:  Labor Day (church offices closed)
Sept. 14:  DivorceCare, 6:30-7:30pm, RD Mize
Sept. 15:  Care Ministry Volunteers meeting, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize

 

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Timothy eNotes August 21, 2020

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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

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

It’s an odd picture, this idea of heaping burning coals on another person’s head. But while this sounds like some torturous way to get revenge on someone, it’s actually a reference to overcoming evil with good. God calls on His people to be coal-throwers, people who repay evil with good, showing mercy and kindness to those who we may not think deserve it.

Join Gordy and the gang as they learn how God can do anything. This week’s Bible Event: The promise of a son, Isaac, to Abraham and Sarah.

Calling All Students:  Time for Backpack Blessing

As students of all ages return to school this fall, Timothy prays for them and their families. The annual Backpack Blessing will occur this Sunday in worship, both in-person and live-streamed, so bring your backpack to worship with you. May you have a blessed school year in the Lord!

Appreciation for Timothy’s Tithes

Recently, Timothy received a thank-you letter from Pastor Gary Thies of Mission Central, associated with the office of National & International Mission of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, for a one-time monetary donation of $386.59 in direct support of Missionary Barbara Rebentisch.

Barbara serves the Lord through the LCMS in Taiwan, based in ChiaYi. She translates and interprets between Mandarin and English to facilitate the communication of the Gospel in this part of the world. She is daily and regularly involved in the ongoing work to develop faithful resources in the Chinese language, intended to serve the entire Chinese-speaking world.

Barb’s specific gifts have allowed her to be heavily involved with youth ministry and serve as an evangelistic social worker while working in counseling services and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in various cities throughout Taiwan.

Please pray for Barbara and all missionaries and charitable organizations supported through Timothy’s tithes. We give thanks to God for our commitment to serve Him in the mission field, whether near or far.

Next Generation Update

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

The Next Generation Task Force teams began their initial work this week. Below is another question that has surfaced. Leadership urges members to submit additional questions either on the church website (www.timothylutheran.com) or by contacting a task force member. The updated list of task force volunteers can be found at the Next Generation link on the website.

Question:  What ministries do we hope to strengthen or begin following the consolidation?

Answer:   This question is exactly an important focus for the Ministry Review Task Force. We look forward to sharing updates from this task force as well as the others. Bob Downs (bob@mandselectric.net), chair of the Ministry Review Task Force, welcomes input from the congregation. Please contact him soon to share your thoughts.

There is much initial gathering of information and ideas among all of the task forces after Monday’s meeting.  Next week, they look forward to sharing preliminary plans for developing an analysis and plan for moving forward.

We look forward to a special sermon series in September to hear God’s Word about building a firm foundation for the next generation with the four weekly themes, “Get to the Point,” “God’s Still the Same,” “For the Next Generation,” and “Where Do We Invest?”  Please keep the Next Generation process in your prayers as we seek God’s direction to continue impacting lives for Christ. Thank you!

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question

 Card Shower for the Blue Springs
Police Department officers

Timothy’s middle school students invite the congregation to join them in sharing prayers and support to all the front-line workers in our community. As prayers were lifted up for all who face these uncertain times, a few prayers remain constant with the youth, one of them being for support and protection of our police officers, which is why they thought of the idea of a “thank-you” card shower. They plan to shower our local police officers with prayers and thanksgiving through thank-you cards and pre-packaged snacks/waters. Stop by the tables in each lobby from Sept. 6-20 to either drop off a card or treat you brought from home or pick up a blank one at the table, courtesy of the youth. The youth will do the rest! Any middle school student wanting to get more involved is invited to the Youth Room (506) at RD Mize on Sept. 20 from 1-3pm as we eat a snack lunch and make personalized cards of our own.

Welcome Inn Residents Enjoy Pizza

Thanks to generous monetary donations to support Timothy’s outreach to the Blue Springs Welcome Inn residents, boxes of large pizzas were distributed to 40 family units last Wednesday for lunch. Both Timothy and the residents “welcomed” the opportunity to try this alternative approach for assistance. As we move into fall, stay tuned for updates.

Care Ministry Volunteers

All Care Ministry Volunteers are invited to a special meeting on Sept. 15, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall at RD Mize, to hear an update on Care Ministry as Nancy Nowiszewski serves in a part-time position as well as meet others who serve in a Care position. Those who are not current Care volunteers but are interested in learning about new Care opportunities are welcome and urged to attend. Please RSVP your attendance by Sept. 13 by emailing Nancy, nancyn@timothylutheran.com, so if we need to move to the Family Life Center to respect social distancing, we can arrange to do that. Thanks!

Middle School Movie Night Update

Hopefully, Timothy’s middle schoolers have Friday, Sept. 4th marked on their calendars for a Movie Night at the RD Mize Campus in the Youth Room (506)! This is a FREE event! Bring your friends to watch the movie Overcomer from 6-8pm. Come ready to hang out with friends and bring individually wrapped snacks to share. Individual servings of popcorn, bottled water and Root Beer floats will be provided. Please contact Jonathan Meyer, 816.786.6977, if you have questions.

Timothy Lutheran School Update

August 18, 2020 saw the start of another school year at Timothy Lutheran School.  It felt a little different but then again, it felt somewhat the same.  In the wake of Covid-19, the staff, students and families of TLS had to follow new protocols so we could safely open our doors.  Temperatures are taken at the door.  Parents cannot walk their student to class.  Lunch tables are now spread across the gym and not just clustered in one half of the space.  Students must wear masks while moving in the hallways.  Staff must wear masks at all times. The number of people in a room at one time is limited and social distancing guidelines are followed.  Supplies are not shared, and we wash our hands regularly.

With all this change, one would expect sad faces, loud complaints, and limited compliance to the rules.  But not at TLS!  In the spirit of community, family and protecting each other, there has been nothing but cooperation, respect, understanding and sincere effort to make this work.  The message, “If we do a bit more now, we can continue to do more later!” has been heard. The spirit of the Word is alive and well at TLS.  We have come together to support each other, be safe in our community and learn all we can as we move forward.  I personally am blessed to lead such a dedicated group of students, staff and families.

I want to sincerely thank you all for embracing the change and appreciating that to be safe, keep our doors open and care for each other, we must follow a new normal.  So what hasn’t changed?  We are still a strong, faith-centered family who learn about and share the love of Christ daily.  We still greet each other with smiles.  We still enjoy each other’s company.  We still respect and care for each other fully. We still show grace and mercy in times of difficulty.  In the spirit of our school year theme, “Sent to Serve” (Matt. 20:28), we have pulled together doing our best to make each day a good day.

I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.   Philippians 4:13

In His Service,
Ken Holland
TLS Principal

Weekly Bulletin Announcements

2020 First Fruits total $199,943.00! So close to $200,000.00 and our goal of $208,733.00 for 2020!! Praise God! Thank you very much!

Job Opportunity Business Coordinator; responsible for coordination of all business functions of the church; 20 hrs. per week; reports to Executive Board; resumes or questions to Carol Cronkhite (816.284.8625 or ccronkhite47@yahoo.com) by August 28, 2020.

TLS Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Contact Ken Holland (816.228.5300 Ext.8015) or Kristen Anderson (816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) if you are interested in volunteering to administer temperature checks or employment as After-Care Supervisor, Part-time Pre-school Teacher, or Pre-school/TLS substitute teachers.

RD Mize Front Desk Volunteers If you can volunteer at the RD Mize front desk for general office duties on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11am-2pm, please contact Members Services Sandy Gregory (sandyg@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035). Thank you!

Ladies Save the date! Women of Hope Friends’ Café, Sat., Oct. 24, 2020, at Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, BS, 9:30-11am. More details after Labor Day!

Care Ministry Training Opportunities Contact church office to register (816.228.5300):

  • Care 101 (Tools for Caring):  Oct. 13, 6-8pm or Oct. 14, 2-4pm
  • Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry):  Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17; commissioning either Nov. 21or 28
  • Care 301 (Stephen Ministry):  begins in Jan. 2021, led by Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, 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 participants 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 which will begin Sept. 14, at 6:30pm for one hour. 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. GriefShare will resume on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Aug. 23:  In-person worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
Aug. 23:  Backpack Blessing in services
Aug. 23:  TLS Staff Dedication in services
Aug. 30:  In-person worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed); includes Holy Communion
Aug. 30:  Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:30pm, Wyatt
Sept. 3:  GriefShare, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize
Sept. 4:  Middle School Movie Night, 6-8pm, Room 506, RD Mize
Sept. 6, 13, & 20:  Middle School Thank-You Card Shower & Snack Treats for BSPD, lobby of both campuses
Sept. 7:  Labor Day (church offices closed)
Sept. 14:  DivorceCare, 6:30-7:30pm, 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 or
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update August 18, 2020

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

Timothy Continues to Impact Lives
Through Tithing

One of the local charities receiving a portion of Timothy’s tithe is Mother’s Refuge in Independence. Below are excerpts from a recent letter sharing their appreciation for Timothy’s July 2020 donation. Thank you for supporting Timothy’s tithes through your general contributions. It means a lot!

Thank you for your donation of $257.73 on July 23, 2020. With thoughtful gifts like yours, the young moms and babies at Mother’s Refuge continue to receive the housing and parenting help they need.
We have a full house with four moms and babies, and five pregnant young ladies—and one is due in the next few weeks! She is excited and a little nervous, but we will be there with her every step of the way. Last month was very busy with one mom graduating from high school, one graduated our residential program, and another gave birth to a healthy baby girl. That makes 3 baby girls and 1 boy—poor little guy is definitely outnumbered, but he is loving being the king of our castle.

Thank you so much for investing in the lives of those we are blessed to serve. We are truly grateful that you are a part of our village to help our girls.

Sending you my best,
Angel McDonald
Executive Director, Mother’s Refuge

Happy 99th Birthday, Tudy Dotson!

Happy birthday to Tudy Dotson, a long-time Timothy member who turned 99 years young this past Sunday! Many thanks to Pastor Fran and Kay Lieb for visiting her, brightening her day with a balloon and singing “Happy Birthday” with Tudy’s son, Bruce, joining in the fun, all at a proper social distance, of course!  Tudy is blessed to be in good spirits and feeling well.  God’s richest blessings to you, Tudy!

Next Generation Update

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

The Next Generation Task Force teams learned firsthand at last night’s organizational meeting how the verse in Isaiah applies to the use of technology to enhance communication among the task forces. As each task force begins its work, look for regular updates and understand that the committee is definitely “doing a new thing” combined with more familiar forms of communication. The goal is to unite us in focus and faith as we move forward with the ministry God has for us in the next generation.

What questions are on your mind? Below is one that you may have heard. Please remember that you can submit your questions online or contact any task force member who will ensure that answers are found and communicated to the congregation.  An updated Volunteer Contact List, as of August 17, is on the Next Generation link of Timothy’s website: www.timothylutheran.com. Thank you!

Question: “At the Next Generation cottage meeting, I think I heard that a congregational survey in 2015 indicated that 86% preferred a single site. Did it specify the Wyatt campus?”

Answer:  In 2013, as part of the process to fine-tune the 2020 Vision, several cottage meetings were scheduled for February and March to gain input from the congregation about the future of Timothy’s ministries. These cottage meetings were well-attended and provided valuable input concerning Timothy’s core values, goals, and steps to achieve the goals. Timothy then adopted the final draft of the 2020 Vision, which included consolidating its ministries to one location at the Wyatt Campus, in May 2013. There does not appear to be any records concerning the 2015 congregational survey referenced above.

The Restlessness Remains

If you are a parent of a middle schooler, you can relate to this title. Our once social kids, who ran from sports to music to school, have spent the past five months alone and sitting still. OK, sitting still is never true, but restless is a great way to describe our kids.

We may not be totally sure when school or activities will resume, but what a great opportunity to build our church family stronger! Sarah Hinkle has started a Thursday evening Bible Study for middle school students. It includes activities with social distancing, and on August 12th, they invited every middle schooler for an evening of skating. What a great night to reconnect!

We are all part of the Body of Christ, and the Body of Christ is a family. When we talk about raising the kids of this church, it applies to us all, so take a moment to pray for our children and middle school ministries. Listen for that call to step forward and volunteer. Our children need great mentors like you!

Another project Timothy’s middle schoolers are eager to launch is Supporting the Blue Springs Police Dept. Starting Sept. 6 and wrapping up on Sept. 20, the middle school students will collect thank-you notes/cards from Timothy worshippers at both campuses. There will be blank thank-you notes/cards available at the tables for those who wish to write their appreciative comments at the tables. The officers would also appreciate snacks for the department break room, especially small, individually wrapped, store-bought bags of cookies or chips as well as bottles of water and Gatorade. Thank you!

TLS First Day of 2020-2021
Is Today!

Praise God for another school year! TLS opened its doors this morning at 8:30 with Chapel at 9am. As students continue to enroll, even as recent as yesterday and probably today as well, it is exciting to share record enrollment figures! At the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 14, preschool enrollment totaled 21 students and elementary school enrollment totaled 86 students, K-8.  Praise God! Look for a more detailed report in Friday’s eNotes.

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