July 2021

Timothy eNotes Friday, July 30, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: “What Really Matters”

CREATIVE TENSION:   The people who sought out Jesus after the feeding of the 5,000 seemed to be doing it for the right reasons. We might even pat them on the back. After all, they were looking for Jesus! They wanted to be with Him! But they were motivated by the wrong reasons. They were looking for Him for another handout. Their priorities were all wrong. Jesus called them back to what really mattered: Him. Rather than offer them more bread, He offered them Himself, the Bread of Life

– Discovery Class –
Refer A Family Member or Friend


We all know someone who is lost and needs to hear the Good News of Jesus as our Savior. The first steps can be the most difficult. God calls each of us to, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Perhaps you know someone who needs to experience God’s love? Take a moment to pray about this person(s) and consider filling out a referral card. We have a team of people ready and willing to reach out and invite them to the upcoming Discovery Class. You can make the difference in a person’s life by helping someone take the first step in following God’s desire to save all.
Please pray and consider filling out the referral information at this link: www.TimothyLutheran.com/Discovery-Class/
Join me in prayer:
Holy Father, we pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit You will bless the Word that will be proclaimed in the approaching adult membership class starting on September 8th. In Your boundless love for the world, You sent Your only Son as Savior. Bless our efforts to reach out to the men and women in our community and give them willing hearts to hear Your Word. Amen.
Pastor Rod Lindemann
RodL@TimothyLutheran.com
816-228-5300 (8010)

COVID Update


Following recent CDC guidelines, Timothy’s staff and leadership recommend that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks while inside Timothy’s facilities. There will be masks available at both Information Centers for those who wish to pick one up. Thank you for your cooperation and please be safe.

Thank You, Otis Turner

Timothy wishes God’s blessings to Communication Services Otis Turner as he begins retirement today. His service to Timothy over the past 16 years has often gone unnoticed due a large amount of behind-the-scenes work to produce communication pieces, such as worship bulletins, funeral bulletins, power point slides for worship, computer issues, newsletters, bulk mailings, to name just a few. Thank you, Otis, and we pray your retirement adventures will be blessed. Pictured below is the Turner family, L-R: daughter Caroline, son Matthew, wife Pat, grandson Bennett, and Otis.

Next Generation Update

NEXT GEN
Members of the Construction Task Force and church leaders met with Mantel Teter Architects President David Evans and Project Manager Skyler Phelps earlier this week to review preliminary drawings and needs prepared by church leaders.  The architects will return on Aug. 17 to share site plan options for review. Please continue to keep the Next Generation process in your prayers

MinistryOne  APP Coming Soon


Get ready for the new, MinistryOne app for Timothy.
It’s something to get excited about.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon. Powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app giving are just a few of the exciting features. Stay tuned for more information.

2021 First Fruits totals $118,305.92 as of July 25. Thank you very much!

Altar Flowers at RD Mize this Sunday are provided by Gary & Viv Hough and Amber Soendker in loving memory of Sydnee Soendker.

FaithRoots Classes for Pre- thru 5th grade students resume NEXT SUNDAY, Aug.8, during worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to get connected.

Attention All Men:  You are invited to join Timothy’s JourneyMen Leadership Team. You’ll find out more when you attend an invitation meeting on Mon., Aug. 9, in the Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize, 6:30-8pm. Go to www.timothylutheran.com/journeymen/ for more info.

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks for your ongoing support!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) about tickets or donating live/silent auction gift baskets.

LUMAA Back-to-School Clothing Collection thru Aug. 22 at both campuses. Special requests include new t-shirts, a-shirts, undergarments, shirts, pants for boys & girls, pre-school thru high school. Pantry items needed are red pasta sauce and white alfredo sauce. Contact Lois Domsch (lois.domsch@gmail.com) with questions. Thank you!

Next GodConnect Discovery Class starts Wed., Sept. 8, Fireplace Room (302), 6:30-8pm. Go to www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for information and online registration.

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection thru Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes/boots/sandals (no tears, holes, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceed from organization sending shoes to third world countries to benefit Timothy’s youth group trips in 2021-2022, including National Youth Gathering next summer! Goal is 2,500 pairs of shoes! Your help is appreciated!

Installation of TLS Rostered Teacher Beckie Rathke and Re-Dedication of TLS Staff will occur during the Aug. 22 worship service at Wyatt. We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Backpack Blessing for all students in all grades will occur during the worship service at both campuses on Aug. 22.  Make plans to attend! We pray God’s blessings upon the upcoming school year!

Girls on the Run Timothy will host a session again this fall. Coaches for 3rd-5th grade girls are needed. If you can help, please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com). Thanks!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Pilgrims Come to America”; 10:15-11:15, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell & Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; RESUMES TOMORROW, Aug. 2.

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

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

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

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker; resumes in Sept.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray; resumes Aug. 21.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday July 27, 2021

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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 (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

Respond in Grace: A Devotion


I could feel the anger rising. We were having an informal brainstorming session and sharing ideas as a group, but after I shared my idea, another immediately shot it down in a very unkind way. By God’s grace, though, I held my tongue. My mind was racing and, though the conversation was moving along, I tried to stop and pray, Holy Spirit, I am angry. What do I do?

Philippians 2:3-4 came to mind: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of others.” I began to think, What if this person is just saying what they think is best?

Because each of us has experienced hurt and trauma, it can be all too easy to overlay our past experiences onto present realities. We can often assume we know why people did what they did. We can’t control their words and actions, but we can challenge ourselves to gather all the information, have the conversations, and better understand what is motivating the other person.

Let’s ask God to help us not assume the worst of people. We can keep showing grace, even when others don’t show grace to us. Let’s value people, showing understanding, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to connect with others in a way we didn’t think was possible.

2021 VBS Wrap-Up


What a fabulous ministry this year’s VBS was for all involved, even if for only three days! So much engagement by young and old to grow closer to Jesus’ love and strength to pull through all kinds of situations!

  • King Rodnae, Engineer Ryan, and Cabin Fever pumped up everyone’s energy level at openings and closings.
  • Bible Adventure was new this year which was interactive in large groups. The kids enjoyed a cinema experience which reflected their personal relationship with Jesus.
  • Snack time was simpler, allowing more time for outdoor games, including water fun.
  • Monetary donations for Resource Health (formerly Rachel House) totaled $727.50, an outstanding effort that would have certainly surpassed the $1,000 goal for the entire week.
  • Household items, personal hygiene items, & a few pantry items for Hillcrest Transitional Housing were boxed and crammed into a Ford Explorer with only room for the driver to deliver the goods.

We are nearing one week out from when we first learned that one of the VBS kiddos tested positive for COVID. Through it all, leaders and volunteers have been fantastic in getting everything accomplished related to winding down another year of VBS as well as keeping updated on the COVID situation. THANK YOU!

Timothy’s facilities were cleaned, disinfected and prepped each day after VBS and again after we learned about the positive COVID test, so please rest assured that sanitizing and other precautions are in place to protect our Timothy family.

As hard as it has been, decisions have also been made to cancel or postpone youth events for the rest of this current week at least, which provides another layer of protection. Next week’s events will be decided as that time draws closer, so watch for updates.

We also have continued care for the VBS families and volunteers by regularly keeping them updated. Each and every time we hear from a family about a positive COVID test, the kids and leaders in that group (those within 6’ for 15 minutes or more) have been confidentially notified. Families with individuals testing positive are also being contacted this week for prayer and to learn an update.

As a church, we are mandated reporters of COVID cases to Jackson County, and we are in communication with the health department to determine protocols.

Please join us as we continue to pray for those who have been impacted and as VBS taught us:  Jesus’ power is pulling us through this difficult time. Thank you!

Care Support


Timothy provides support for those coping with a loss, whether through death or a divorce. You are encouraged to participate in and spread the word to family and friends about GriefShare and DivorceCare. We know it hurts, and we want to help.

GriefShare begins a new series of 13 sessions on Thursday, Sept. 2, 6:30-8pm, in the Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize Campus. If you’ve lost someone close to you or know someone who has, please call us to find out more information about this weekly support group.

DivorceCare Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, 6:30-8pm in Room 102 at RD Mize, a weekly seminar and support group meets for those who are separated or divorced. If you know someone going through a divorce, make sure they know about DivorceCare. It might just be the best thing you could do to help.

Celebrating 40 Years in Ministry

Timothy is invited to celebrate Pastor Robert Malone’s 40th (plus one) anniversary in the ministry in a special worship service of praise and thanksgiving, followed by a reception, on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 4pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Parkway, Raymore, MO. (This service was canceled last year due to COVID.) If you plan to attend, please RSVP to pmalone41anniverary@comcast.net or 816.540.5150 by Aug. 15. If you are unable to attend but would like to send a card or letter of congrats, please mail it to 313 Cedar St., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080. Thank you!

“Dear Timothy Care Ministry, We wanted to thank you all for the love and support that you gave to Annita Theroff throughout her prolonged illness. The cards, prayers thru the prayer chain, and the prayer shawl were so uplifting for her during very difficult times. The personal visits from Pam Lund, Pastor Lieb, and Pastor Ryan were so comforting. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for all your work passing on the grace and peace of God. Thank you, Marv, Erin & Eric Theroff”

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K thru 5th grade students resume on August 8th (NOT AUGUST 1ST), during worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to get connected.

Families of 2021-2022 College Students are encouraged to connect with the MO District Campus Ministry Network (www.molcms.college). There is a simple process in place to submit referral information through this network to keep college kids connected with the body of Christ while they are away at school. Each referral goes directly to the designated contact person for the local campus ministry. Check it out!

Food Donations for August will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Thanks for your ongoing support!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) about tickets or donating live/silent auction gift baskets.

Children’s Ministry Skate Party for tomorrow, July 28, is CANCELED.

LUMAA Back-to-School Clothing Collection thru Aug. 22 at both campuses. Special requests include new t-shirts, a-shirts, socks, undergarments, shirts, pants for boys & girls, pre-school thru high school. Pantry items needed are pasta sauce and alfredo sauce. Contact Lois Domsch (lois.domsch@gmail.com) with questions. Thank you!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection thru Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes/sandals (no tears, holes, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds from organization sending shoes to third world countries to benefit Timothy’s youth group trips in 2021-2022, including the National Youth Gathering next summer. Goal is 2,500 pairs of shoes! Your help is appreciated!

Girls on the Run Timothy will host a session again this fall. Coaches for girls in 3rd-5th grade are needed. If you can help, please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com). Thanks!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Pilgrims Come to America”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell & Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Resumes Aug. 2.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study NEW TOPIC: “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

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

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Class “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug.; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, July 23, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: JESUS PULLS US THROUGH

CREATIVE TENSION: We often try to be “Little Engines That Could,” relying on our own strength and abilities to get through whatever life throws at us. But sometimes, our best isn’t enough and we may feel like we’re stuck. Thankfully, Jesus gives us the power we need to pull through the difficult times as long as we rely on His grace and love.

VBS A HUGE SUCCESS . . . Even if only 3 days!


What a tremendous week of growing closer to Jesus! Check out the collage of photos below and look for a total wrap-up of this ministry in next week’s eNotes. Thank you to all of the wonderful, willing volunteers, and a special thanks to the VBS Cabinet for its leadership in planning every year. The congregation and friends are invited to a VBS Celebration on Sunday, July 25. AVBS video during both services, but the kids will not perform. Thank you for sending your kids to Timothy’s VBS, and hope to see you all next year for another exciting week!

Timothy Continues to Sanitize and eMist

Timothy’s leadership wants the congregation to know that eMisting and sanitizing continue daily at both campuses. Everyone’s safety is very important. While masks are not mandated as of now, feel free to wear one and social distance. Thank you for your patience and respect for others.

GodConnects—Discovery Class


Everyone, at some point, asks this question: “God, if You are there, why don’t You show Yourself to me?” It can come at moments of sterile, academic reflection or in times of deep despair. In this confusing world where authority is so elusive, it seems like we cannot connect to God.

In truth, we can’t—but the good news is that God connects with us. Our adult instruction class tells this unique, unequaled story. Wherever you may find yourself, we will help you explore what the Bible says about this remarkably loving God, and how this love gives direction and meaning to your life today and forever.

This class is designed for those who are interested in learning or reviewing the foundations of the Christian faith. Attendance at the class may lead to membership in our church, but there are no obligations. Please visit www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ for information about our next session.

Join us in prayer: Lord Jesus, bless Your people as we reach out to our families, friends, and community with Your Good News. We ask that You will bless the Word that will be proclaimed in the approaching adult membership class starting on Wednesday, September 8th. Gather the men and women You have chosen to hear Your saving Gospel. Do not let the evil one hinder them. Prepare this congregation to receive those You will gather around us. Amen!

Teacher Accepts Divine Call


Last Sunday, the Voters’ Assembly unanimously approved extending a divine call to Beckie Rathke to serve as a LCMS-rostered teacher at Timothy Lutheran School. We praise God that Beckie accepted that call this week, and we look forward to her joining the TLS staff. As the next school year approaches, we look forward to introducing all of the new TLS teachers to the congregation.

Next Generation Update

NEXT GEN
At its meeting on Monday, the Construction Task Force and church leaders reviewed three bids for Master Plan Services for the Wyatt expansion and found all of them to be acceptable. The group determined the best choice to be Mantel & Teter, the original designer of the Wyatt Campus. The next step is to negotiate a contract with M & T, followed by scheduling initial meetings with the project manager. Please continue to keep the Next Generation process in your prayers

Outreach Opportunity


The Lutheran Urban Mission Agency is conducting a drive to send kids (preschool thru high school, both boys & girls) back to school with new socks, undergarments, t-shirts/a-shirts (tank tops), shirts & pants. Timothy’s LWML will participate in this drive and appreciates any donations dropped off in the LUMA bins at both campuses from July 25 through August 22. Additionally, the LUMA food pantry currently needs red pasta sauce & white alfredo sauce which may also be left in the same bins. Contact Lois Domsch (lois.domsch@gmail.com) with questions. Thanks for your support!

MinistryOne APP Coming Soon


Get ready for the new, MinistryOne app for Timothy.
It’s something to get excited about.

Stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app coming soon. Powerful features like audio and video streaming, push notifications, and in-app giving are just a few of the exciting features. Stay tuned for more information.

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

“Dear Timothy Care Ministry, We wanted to thank you all for the love and support that you gave to Annita Theroff throughout her prolonged illness. The cards, prayers thru the prayer chain, and the prayer shawl were so uplifting for her during very difficult times. The personal visits from Pam Lund, Pastor Lieb, and Pastor Ryan were so comforting. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for all your wok passing on the grace and peace of God. Thank you, Marv, Erin & Eric Theroff”

2021 First Fruits total $117,645.92 as of July 18. Thank you very much!

Families of 2021-2022 College Students are encouraged to connect with the MO District Campus Ministry Network (www.molcms.college). There is a simple process in place to submit referral information through this network to keep college kids connected with the body of Christ while they are away at school. Each referral goes directly to the designated contact person for the local campus ministry. Check it out!

Food Donations for July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) about tickets or donating live/silent auction gift baskets.

Children’s Ministry Skate Party Wed., July 28, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz; $5 donation; bring your friends! Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection thru Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes/sandals (no shoes, tears, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds from organization sending the shoes to third world countries to benefit Timothy’s youth group trips in 2021-2022, including the National Youth Gathering next summer. Goal is 2,500 pairs of shoes! Your help is appreciated!

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K thru 5th grade students resume NEXT SUNDAY, Aug. 1, during worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact church (816.228.5300) to get connected. Thanks!

Timothy’s Women of Hope Ministry is eager to plan upcoming coffees & special events, but additional women of all ages are needed to help. If you would like to explore this opportunity (no commitments, really!), contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). It’s time we got back together!

Girls on the Run Timothy will host a session again this fall. Coaches for girls in 3rd-5th grade are needed. If you can help, please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com). Thanks!

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers MO District fundraiser may be supported on Timothy’s website under Give or by using a pew envelope with proper designation for this drive under “Other.” A free-will offering will also be available on Sunday, Aug. 29, at both campuses. Thanks for your support! (A letter from President Hagan about this fundraiser was published in the July 20 eNotes.)

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Pilgrims Come to America, Part II”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell & Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Resumes Aug. 2.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various women.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study NEW TOPIC: “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men.

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

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Class “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru August; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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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 (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

How Do You Measure Up?  A Devotion 

Sometimes, regardless of my age, when preparing for VBS I still feel as insecure as a teen on the first day of school. Stepping into the role of leader makes me uncomfortable with myself.

Like most of us, we are success-oriented and pride ourselves on exceeding expectations. But we constantly compare ourselves to others, we look at opportunities to succeed also as opportunities to fail, and unfortunately—although we may understand the unconditional nature of God’s love—we believe our value is tied to what we achieve. Here’s what the Bible says about that in Titus 3: 5-6: “he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

My heart knows my identity is in Christ. However, sometimes I live like my identity is rooted in what I do or can produce. Thankfully, God’s definition of success and mine are very different. He reminds us that our value comes from WHOSE we are and God’s love is given, not earned. God’s love is bigger than our successes, our failures, our gifts, or our limitations. We may rank ourselves by our achievements or how we measure up compared to the rest of the world, but God loves us unconditionally based on the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ. So we can say yes to the challenges set before us, knowing we are fully loved no matter what.

VBS IS ROCKIN’ & ROLLIN’


Day one (yesterday) of the 2021 Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through VBS was exciting and energizing, with 142 students and anticipating more today! Feel free to stop by RD Mize at 9am any morning this week to join the fun! You won’t want to miss King Rodnae and Cabin Fever as they pump up the kids for a morning of praise to Jesus! And make plans to attend the VBS Celebration Sunday at Wyatt this coming Sunday at 10-am!

Donations of items for Hillcrest Transitional Housing and cash for Resource Health (formerly Rachel House) are off to a great start. It seems the competition between girls and boys for donating the most cash to Resource Health has resulted in the girls ($95.18) out-distancing the boys ($13.57) so far, so we will monitor the race to the total goal of $1,000 as the week progresses. Collecting a total of $108.75 for Day One is super! Thank you!

Middle School and High School Swim Talks are back! High school youth meet Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-7pm. Middle school youth meet Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-7pm. Check with Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com) or Ryan Kuecker (kueckerryan@gmail.com) for locations. Bring a snack to combine with either the pizza or BBQ provided, and don’t forget to bring friends!

Worship Service Volunteers Needed


There is an increasing need for more volunteers to serve in current worship services as well as if additional services can resume.  If you can help in any of the following areas, please call the church office. The more available volunteers, the more “teams” can be developed to spread out the time commitment. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  • Musicians
  • Sound techs
  • Ushers
  • Donuts & Coffee
  • Greeters

 

A Message from Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan
President, MO District

“For this upcoming academic year, 48 men and women from our state will receive educational scholarships from the Missouri District to help defray tuition costs at our colleges and seminaries. These beneficiaries were selected because they have declared their intention to prepare for church work vocations. Praise God for raising up this next generation of leaders!

The scholarships were all made possible because of strategic decisions and generosity that happened many years ago when donors established an endowment to aid students from Missouri. These donors were forward thinking—making plans and preparations for the spiritual care of generations they would never meet this side of Heaven. That type of planning is a true testament to their faith in our Lord . . . and worth some reflection.

The LCMS is currently experiencing a shortage of church workers—pastors, deaconesses, DCEs, and teachers. The good news is that together we can help support those who are preparing to serve our congregations and schools in the future. Encouraging men and women to enter church work vocations and alleviating the financial burden that comes with higher education are two strategic decisions that can be made now so that an impact will be felt later. It’s the very same thought process those generous donors had when establishing the student aid endowment years ago.

For this reason, the Missouri District is launching Tomorrow’s Teachers &Preachers—a campaign dedicated to building awareness of church work vocations and an effort to strengthen our scholarship endowment so that even more financial assistance can be provided to those students on the path to ministry. Today, I would like to invite your congregation to be involved in the effort.

Sunday, August 29, is the day we’re encouraging congregations to celebrate Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers by collecting an offering that will be added to the Missouri District Church Worker Student Aid Endowment. We invite everyone to remember current and future church workers in your prayers and thank God for the many ways He is and will be using these leaders to care for His flock. May God use these gifts for His glory.

This year we celebrate the 48 students who will one day be workers in the harvest field. By God’s grace, and with His guidance, we will take steps today so that the number of students entering church work will continue to rise. Thank you for your forward-thinking ways and caring for generations to come.

Peace in Christ,
Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan
President, Missouri District”

PLEASE NOTE:  Timothy will collect a free-will offering on Sunday, August 29, at both campuses in support of this initiative. You may also contribute prior to Aug. 29 by using an offering envelope & designating Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers on the “Other” line or donating online on the church , also choosing the “Other” category and specifying Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers. We praise God that Timothy support future church workers just as we did for our own recent church worker graduate, Jake Bellinghausen. Thank you!

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

“Thank you, Timothy, for holding a diaper and wipes drive! The amount you collected was outstanding! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so blessed to have you as a community partner who continues to support IMPACT ministry through the years so that others may see the love of Jesus.  Kim Danley, Director of IMPACT Ministry”

Food Donations for month of July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Children’s Ministry School Supplies What a tremendous response! The Children’s Ministry staff & volunteers report that an AWESOME outpouring of support for this request has filled their need. Any additional donated supplies will be shared with the BS Community Services League with the food items collected for this month. Thank you, Timothy, for your generosity.

Children’s Ministry Skate Party Wed., July 28, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz; $5 donation; bring friends! Contact Sarah Hinkle (sarah80@yahoo.com) with questions.

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade students resume in-person on Aug. 1 during worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to get connected. Thanks!
Timothy’s Women of Hope Ministry is making plans for upcoming coffees & special events, but additional women of all ages are needed to help. If you would like to explore this opportunity (no commitments, really!), contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). It’s time we got back together!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection through Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes (no shoes, tears, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds to benefit Timothy’s Youth Group trips in 2021-2022, including the National Youth Gathering next summer. Your support is appreciated!

Girls on the Run will resume fall session in Sept.; coaches for girls in 3rd-5th grades are needed. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@yahoo.com) about details.

Next Generation Update The Construction Task Force and leadership met yesterday to review bids from three architectural firms for Master Plan Service for the Wyatt expansion. Conversations with the firms will continue over the next couple days, with the goal to still select one by this Friday, July 23. Thank you for continuing to keep this process in your prayers.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Pilgrims Come to America, Part II”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell & Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; resumes Aug. 2.

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.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru August; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday July 16, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: “Shepherds and Sheep”

CREATIVE TENSION:   Nobody likes being called a sheep. That term has come to be considered incredibly insulting, because it implies that a person lacks critical thinking skills or is easily duped into believing something false. And yet, as much as that term may rankle, it can be an accurate description of the way we behave. Like the people that the prophet Jeremiah described, we wind up following the wrong shepherds all the time, those who claim to have our best interests at heart but are really trying to bring us hurt and harm. But thankfully, God sent Jesus to be our Good Shepherd, who lays down His life for the sheep so that we can safely be a part of His flock.

VBS Is Here!

Months of praying, planning, and preparing the Timothy’s 2021 Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through is now only 2 days away! If you haven’t enrolled your kids or made plans to attend the Kickoff this Sunday from 4-6pm, there is still time.  Check out all details on the church website!

This year’s daily VBS mission donations will benefit two local organizations:

  • Cash donations (goal of $1,000) are designated for Resource Health, formerly Rachel House which is a local non-profit offering compassionate care to men & women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and holistic empowering the family unit through advocacy, education, mentoring & discipleship.
  • Hillcrest Transitional Housing will receive the following donated items:
  1. Monday:  Toiletries (toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairspray)
  2. Tuesday:  Kitchen Supplies (dishwasher detergent, dish soap, laundry detergent, kitchen-size trash bags, batteries – any size)
  3. Wednesday:  Boxed Goods (pancake mix, rice, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti sauce, cake mix, cookie mix)
  4. Thursday:  Cleaners (bathroom cleanser, window cleaner, dusting supplies, floor cleaner, disinfecting wipes)
  5. Friday: School Supplies (pencils, crayons, rulers, glue, markers, spiral notebooks, scissors, pencil pouches, folders, erasers)

Middle School and High School Swim Talks are back!
•    High School:  Mon. & Wed., July 19 & 21; 5:30-7pm
•    Middle School: Tues. & Thurs., July 20 & 22; 5:30-7pm
Join us for swimming, snacks, & devotion. It’s a great way to relax and reconnect with friends during VBS Week.  Pizza or BBQ provided each night; please bring snack to share. Contact Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com) or Ryan Kuecker (kueckerryan@gmail.com) for locations & other details. Bring your friends!

You won’t want to miss taking in the lobby decorations at RD Mize! And make plans to attend the big VBS Celebration on Sunday, July 25, during the Wyatt 10am service!  Adopt-a-Student envelopes are available at the Information Centers if you would like to financially support this valuable children’s ministry. Thank you!

School Is Really Right Around the Corner?

School Logo
The 2021-2022 school year is only weeks away! Timothy Lutheran School continues to take phone calls and email inquiries concerning enrollment and conducts tours to interested families. Here are a couple events to place on your calendars:

  • New-Student Ice Cream Social:  Mon., August 16, 7pm; for new students & their families
  • Back-to-School Night:  Mon., August 23, 5:30pm; food trucks available in west parking lot to purchase food/snacks; bring lawn chairs & blankets
  • First Day of School: Tues., August 24, 8:30am; Chapel at 9am

Updated Contribution Statements Emailed

Charity Donations
On Monday, July 12, statements reflecting contributions from Jan. 1 – June 30, 2021, were emailed to 332 giving units at Timothy. If you did not receive it and feel this is an error, please contact Membership Services Sandy Gregory in the church office (816.228.5300 Ext. 8035 or sandyg@timothylutheran.com). If you have questions regarding the accuracy of your statement, please contact Financial Services Chris Krenz (816.228.5300 Ext. 8013 or chrisk@timothylutheran.com).  If you know of other members whose email addresses may be inaccurate, please urge them to contact Sandy Gregory.

Next Generation Update

NEXT GEN
Ministry staff and church leaders met with LCEF representatives yesterday, July 15, to prayerfully begin planning for the upcoming Capital Campaign, focusing on Eph. 3: 20-21 for direction. On Monday, July 19, the Construction Task Force and church leaders will review bids submitted by three architectural firms for Master Plan Services for the Wyatt expansion. Thank you for keeping this process in your prpayers!

New Church APP Coming Soon

Church APP

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits total $117,435.92 as of July 11.  Thank you!

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting This Sun., July 18, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium; for sole purpose of extending a divine call to TLS teacher candidate. Quorum of 40 communicant members required. Please attend! Thank you!

21st Annual Transitional Housing Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancym@timothylutheran.com) about tickets or donating live/silent auction gift baskets.

Food Donations for July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Children’s Ministry School Supplies gratefully accepted through Aug. 8. Special needs include glue sticks, washable markers, crayons, mini-staplers, staples, rubber bands, sanitizers, & 8-oz water bottles. Thank you!

Children’s Ministry Skate Party Wed., July 28, 5-7pm, $5 donation; bring friends! Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com).

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade students resume in-person on Aug. 1 during worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome & appreciated. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to get connected. Thanks!

Timothy’s Women of Hope Ministry is making plans for upcoming coffees & special events, but additional women of ages are needed to help. If you would like to explore this opportunity (no commitments, really!), contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). It’s time we got back together!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection through Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes (no holes, tears, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds to benefit Timothy’s Youth Group trips in 2021-2022. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Girls on the Run will resume fall session in Sept.; coaches for girls in 3rd-5th grades are needed; contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) about details.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; topic for July 18: “The Pilgrims Come to America”; led by Dale Russell.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; resumes Aug. 2.

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.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm; offsite thru August; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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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 (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

Seen Fully Right, in the Midst of It:  A Devotion

I can picture the paragraph in my seventh-grade yearbook. The message from my friend made a rounded square. After the expected, “I hope you have a great summer,” she wrote, “I knew you were cool the day you told so-and-so to shut up.”

I read it, feeling smug over being described as cool and regretful as I remembered the cost of my quick words. It would be easy to shrug this little incident off to the dark hole of junior high school years, but the thing is, I still remember it. Snippets of that memory after all this time: my friend’s face after the words came out of my mouth. Even at that age, I felt it deep down. It was the way I tried to move myself into a place of power and remove myself from being the friend I always had been.

The prophet Isaiah’s description of Jesus in Isaiah 53 both sobers me and gives me hope. Isaiah described Jesus as a tender shoot surrounded by hard ground and so unattractive that people would look away from him. He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:2

What I’ve needed most is a place where the One that was worshipped could look like Isaiah’s description and be the One we all bowed down to. What I’ve always needed to know is that there’s a place for someone who comes in last, for the ones who are passed over, for the one who is still struggling, for the girl who was mean in an attempt to prove herself strong. I see my imperfections—but find Jesus standing there, arms wide, reminding me that weakness is the place where we are all made strong.

I find Jesus in the mess of our family relationships, I find Him at the well of my need when I try to go it alone again, I find Him in the person I least expect:  my junior high school friend who later told me she had already forgiven me. I find Him, when I reach down deep, trying to get under the surface of my meanness, telling me that I am seen fully right in the midst of it and met with love.

VBS Excitement Continues to Build

Excitement is definitely building as VBS Week approaches!  Look for a transformed lobby at RD Mize when you arrive for worship this Sunday. It’s not too late to register kids in classes or to volunteer as a helper, so go to the church website NOW! Adopt-a-Student envelopes for the VBS ministry are available at the table in the lobbies. Thank you for your contributions of time, talents, and treasures for this vital ministry!

The VBS Family Kickoff is this Sunday, July 18, from 4-6pm in the Family Life Center and outdoors in parking lot and grassy areas. This overlaps with the Youth Shoe Collection Drive intentionally so you can tell your friends to stay after dropping off their donated shoes!

Indoor fun includes VBS registration, t-shirt pick-up, face painting, and balloon animals.  Outdoor fun includes purchasing food/snacks from food trucks (Ate 1 Six Bar-B-Que, Deez Nachos, and Rolling in the Dough KC), followed by a fire truck arriving at 5:30 to spray the kids before the “pastor splash” (so dress appropriately!). Kids are encouraged to bring their own water squirters. They will also enjoy GIANT slip & slides to add to the biggest “pastor splash” yet!

The Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through VBS Week starts Monday morning at 8:45am, so plan on attending each day next week until noon.  Exciting music from Cabin Fever and other music leaders will reverberate throughout the sanctuary. Bible storytelling, crafts, and snacks/games will add to the celebration of growing in Jesus! Don’t miss out! Sign up now on the church website!

Middle and Senior High Youth will enjoy Swim Talks (swimming, snacks, & devotion) once again on Monday through Thursday evenings next week from 5:30-7pm at various members’ pools.  Contact Ryan Kuecker (kueckerryan@gmail.com) or Pastor Ryan (ryanh@timothylutheran.com) where to show up each night.  New this year:  either pizza or barbecue provided (with youth still bringing a snack to share, please)! Don’t miss it!  Bring your friends!

Urgent Need for Volunteers

Can you offer assistance on a team of volunteers to ensure that the Coffee & Donut ministry continues at RD Mize?  With several people/families volunteering, no one person/family would be responsible for every weekend.  Please contact the church office for details. Thank you!

If you have a servant heart to help with indoor light housekeeping/cleaning or outdoor weeding of flower beds at RD Mize, please contact the church office. Thanks!

On Sunday mornings, if you and/or your family can serve as greeters before and after services at both campuses, please contact Bob Logan for RD Mize (blogan1516@gmail.com) or Mary Taggart for Wyatt (octobermom810@gmail.com). Thanks!

Community Drop-Off for Shoes

Timothy is urged to invite their friends and neighbors to drop off new or gently worn shoes of all styles and sizes to the Youth Ministry Shoe Collection Drive on July 18, 25, and Aug. 1 from 5-6:30pm on the north side of the Family Life Center at RD Mize.

The shoes will be donated to people in need in third-world countries. In turn, Timothy’s youth group earns money for anticipated trips in 2021-2022.  The goal is to gather 2,500 pairs of shoes, so clean your closets and spread the word!

The youth welcome help from their parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, or anyone in sorting, collecting, and bagging the shoes. You can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faea62aa2f58-tlcyouth.  Stop by the table in the lobbies this Sunday or next Sunday to pick up a flyer to distribute to family and friends. Shoe donations are also accepted at the tables before/after services at both campuses.

Hand Bell Choir

After two years of leading the Hand Bell Choir at Timothy, Ruth Sunderman is stepping down as director in order to take advantage of an opportunity to pursue a Master’s Degree out of state. We thank Ruth for her years of dedication and service to Timothy in many areas and wish her God’s blessings in her new endeavors.

If you are interested in leading the Hand Bell Choir (mostly youth but also several adults/parents), please contact the church office. Ruth has a full 2-3 octave choir in place, plus sheet music, gloves, etc. In short, all the new director needs is to show up! Thank you for considering to serve in this ministry!  Contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Facility Reservations

As various areas of both campuses continue to open up, please remember that gatherings/functions of any and all Timothy ministries/activities/events or reservations for personal events need to be included and kept current on the church calendar, EVEN IF MEETING OFFSITE.  The church office and other employees often receive calls as to locations and times of various activities. If that info is not on the church calendar, and if the employees do not happen to personally know the information, it is challenging to answer callers’ questions. This information is also necessary to avoid scheduling conflicts for the various areas at each campus. Thank you very much!

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., July 18, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium; for sole purpose of extending divine call for TLS teacher. Quorum of 40 communicant members required. Please attend! Thank you!

Next Generation Update Three architectural firms submitted bids for Master Plan Services for Wyatt expansion by last Friday at 5pm. Church leaders are in the process of reviewing and evaluating these bids. Please continue to keep the Next Generation process in your prayers. Thanks!

21st Annual Transitional Housing Annual Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) about tickets or live/silent auction gift baskets.

Food Donations for July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Thank you!

Children’s Ministry School Supplies gratefully accepted through Aug.8. Special needs include glue sticks, washable markers, crayons, mini-staplers, staples, rubber bands, sanitizers, & 8-oz water bottles. Thank you!

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade students resume in-person on Aug. 1 during the worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome & appreciated. Contact the church office (816.228.5300) to get connected! Thanks!

Timothy’s Women of Hope Ministry is making plans for upcoming coffees and special events, but we need more women of all ages to help. If you would like to explore this opportunity (no commitments, really!), contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). It’s time we got back together!

Youth Ministry Shoe Drive through Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes (no holes, rips, tears, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds to benefit Timothy’s Youth Group trips in 2021-2022. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Girls on the Run will resume fall session in Sept; coaches for girls in 3rd-5th grades are needed; contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) about details.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room, RD Mize; Topic for July 18: “The Pilgrims Come to America”; led by Dale Russell.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus” 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; resumes Aug. 2.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Living by Faith”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room, 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.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8;m, offsite thru Aug; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt; no class on July 15.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray; NOTE: Resumes Aug. 21.

Timothy eNotes Friday, July 2, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: Marching Orders

Jesus wasn’t the only one who was on a mission during His earthly ministry. At various points, He sent out His disciples to spread the Good News that the kingdom of God was near. This mission meant that Jesus and His disciples couldn’t just hang out at home. They had to go! We are under similar marching orders. And while ours may not match up completely with the instructions that Jesus gave His disciples then, we can learn a lot about the urgency that drives us forward.

A Message from Pastor Bellinghausen


“To all the saints at Timothy,

Thank you so much for your support over these last four years and for the incredible outpouring of love you’ve given me during my Ordination. The gifts I received are wonderfully well-timed, considering the expenses of moving to New York and starting a new life there. Actually, you all have been so generous that I think I can afford to celebrate a little, too! I just wanted to send this little note to thank you for every gift left for me last Sunday, and everyone who has been a part of my family and my life here at Timothy. You all are the reason that I am looking forward to the ministry because I know that God works through even the smallest of words or gestures to touch hearts and to transform lives. Thank you all so much!

God Bless,
Pastor Jake Bellinghausen”

SPECIAL NOTE:  Timothy welcomes PASTOR Jake Bellinghausen as guest preacher this Sunday, July 4th, before he heads to Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal, New York, early next week. Please join your brothers and sisters in Christ on Sunday as we look forward to his message about “Marching Orders.” See you Sunday!

A Message from the Reed Family

“To Our Timothy Family: Thank you so much for supporting the Adam’s Army Blood Drive again this year. It means a great deal to all of us to be able to honor Adam’s memory in a way that also helps others. We appreciate all you do to keep the drive going! This year we collected 43 pints, which is especially important because of the current blood shortage in the KC area. This will undoubtedly be a blessing to others! With much love, Jeff and Mary Reed & family.” 

Greeter Ministry Volunteers

The Sunday Morning Greeter Ministry is ready to officially resume! Is this an area in which you could serve? Could your entire family be available on Sundays that fit your schedule to greet worshippers as they arrive? Please contact Mary Taggart (octobermom810@gmail.com) to serve at Wyatt and/or Bob Logan (blogan1516@gmail.com) to serve at RD Mize. Thank you!

Successful Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive

Thank you, Timothy, for once again generously supporting the annual Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive and to LWML Elizabeth Circle for organizing and delivering the diapers to Blue Springs Impact Ministries. This year, Elizabeth Circle chair Kaye Gray dropped off a total of 1,366 diapers; 2,196 wipes; and 53 pull-ups for Impact Ministries to distribute to the community.  A tremendous blessing to many needing this help!

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits totals $117,040.92, as of June 27th. Thank you very much!

Adopt-a-Light Fundraiser Update Thank you, Timothy, for your generous support of this opportunity! As of June 27th, your response totals $2,725.00! This is an awesome start! An envelope will be available again in this Sunday’s bulletin, or you can donate on Timothy’s website. It is all very much appreciated!

Women of Hope is making plans for upcoming coffees and special events, but we need more women of all ages to help. If you would like to explore this opportunity (no commitments, really!), contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com). It’s time we got back together!

Vacation Bible School is only 3 short weeks away (July 19-23 with kickoff on Sun., July 18, at RD Mize)! Are your children registered? Can you volunteer some time to help? Go to the www.timothylutheran.com NOW to sign up according to your availability and interest and to register your children. This year’s theme is Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through. A few tags noting suggested donations remain on the trees in both lobbies; stop by soon to choose one(s) you can provide so that Timothy’s VBS can continue to be FREE to all children. Adopt-a-Student envelopes are also available on the VBS table. Thanks for your support!

21st Hillcrest Transitional Housing Annual Gala Have you contacted Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) for tickets ($75 each) at Timothy’s tables yet? This year, the gala is Thurs., Aug. 19, from 6-9pm at Arrowhead Stadium. Checks (payable to Timothy) due by Aug. 5. Contact Nancy or Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com) about donating a basket (minimum $50 value) for the silent & live auctions (due by Aug. 10). Thank you!

Food Donations for month of July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. As always, thanks for your ongoing support!

Children’s Ministry School Supplies gratefully accepted July 4 through Aug. 8; drop off in bins at both campuses. Special needs:  glue sticks, washable markers, crayons, mini-staplers, staples, rubber bands, sanitizers, & 8 oz. bottled water. Thank you!

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade students resume in-person on Sunday, Aug. 1, during the worship service at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact the church office to get connected!

Church & School Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no eNotes emailed on Tuesday, July 6. Thank you!

Youth Ministry Shoe Drive July 11-Sept. 12; new or gently used shoes (no holes, rips, tears, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds to benefit Timothy’s Youth Group trips in 2021-2022. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Community Shoe Drive July 18, 25, & Aug. 1, from 5-6:30pm at RD Mize; youth volunteers will collect bags of shoes from donors’ cars. Spread the word among your family, friends, & neighbors. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Defending Your Christian Faith: Are You Ready, Willing, or Able?” 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize. NOTE:  No meeting on July 5th.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood. NOTE: Next class on Aug. 2.

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.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the  Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. NOTE: next session on Aug. 21.

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.

June 2021

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday June 29th 2021

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

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

God Is the Hero: A Devotion

I used to keep a mental highlight reel of my worst offenses. Although I confessed those sins to God and asked for His forgiveness, I couldn’t seem to forgive myself. Did I believe my sins were so enormous and unique that they were beyond His ability to forgive? In spite of the magnitude of God’s mercy and of the sins I know He’d forgiven, why did I act like He couldn’t handle mine?  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

We see divine forgiveness in the story of King David, who took what wasn’t his in Bathsheba and then orchestrated her husband’s death by sending him to the front of the fiercest battle. David did not recognize the scope of his sin until it was exposed to him by the prophet Nathan. David repented and then followed the Lord the rest of his days, serving and honoring Him. David’s story comforts me. We can dwell on our sins, but surely God prefers we take Jesus’s advice to “go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). God’s grace and capacity for forgiveness are beyond comprehension. When we give in to guilt and focus too much on our role as the villain in our own life story, we forget that God is the hero who has redeemed us.

Adam’s Army Blood Drive Follow-Up

Thank you, Timothy, for once again supporting the Adam’s Army Annual Blood Drive! A total of 43 usable pints (including four first-time donors—awesome!) was donated which was greatly appreciated by the Community Blood Center, as shared yesterday in an email message to Mary Reed and Nancy Nowiszewski:  “I want to thank you for all your continued support by hosting a drive in memory of Adam. We are privileged to honor his life by receiving donations to save other lives in our community. We had an amazing turnout during these different times, and EVERY unit counts as we are in a deficit right now. It is dedicated blood drives like yours that have helped us get through this pandemic, so for that, we are forever grateful. Thank you, Dawn Eblen (Donor Recruitment Account Manager)

New Volunteer Work Day Opportunity

Drain pipes atop the Fellowship Hall at RD Mize will be removed to a new location THIS FRIDAY, July 2, starting at 7am, rain or shine, in preparation for roof replacement. Louie Wilbers and Don McGhee could use your help! Please bring ladders and cordless drills. Questions? Contact Louie Wilbers after 5pm at 816.988.6059 or Don McGhee at 816.810.4701 during church business hours (8:30am-4:30pm). Thank you!

Children’s Ministry Supplies

Even though it’s still summer, the days & weeks are flying by! Starting another school year is right around the corner, so it won’t be long before local stores advertise school supplies sales.

Timothy’s in-person FaithRoots and CrossWalk classes are gearing up to resume in early August, and Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers appreciate donations. While donations of all types of supplies are appreciated, the following are especially helpful:  glue sticks, markers, crayons, mini-staplers, staples, rubber bands, sanitizers, and 8 oz. bottled water.

Starting this Sunday, July 4, and running through Sunday, Aug. 8, you can drop off donations in bins clearly marked Children’s Ministry Supplies at both campuses. It will all be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Are you looking for a new home for some of your shoes? Timothy’s Youth Ministry has connected with a fundraiser organization to collect new or gently used (free of holes, rips, tears, & excessive wear) shoes of all sizes and shapes. Proceeds will benefit Timothy’s Youth Group trips for 2021-2022.

Collection period will be for 2 months (July 11-Sept. 12) in lobbies of both campuses. Stop by the tables at both campuses on July 11, 18, & 25 to learn more details, drop off shoes, and to volunteer (both students & adults) to help with a community drop-off opportunity at Timothy on July 18, 25, & Aug. 1 (see below). After July 25, you can drop off shoes in the bins at both campuses (no tables set up).

A Community Shoe Drive will occur on July 18, 25, & Aug. 1 from  5-6:30pm at RD Mize, so spread the word among your family, friends, neighbors, etc about this opportunity. Youth and youth leaders will collect bag of shoes from the donors’ cars. Your support is greatly appreciated!

If Not for Grace

The If Not for Grace ministry, one of Timothy’s tithe organizations, is expanding and looking to fill a new part-time position, Ministry Coordinator. Position description:  “Coordinate day-to-day operations and the various ministry services & deadlines (Abortion Recovery Groups, Reconciliation Weekend, and Next Steps Studies & Events). Work with Executive Director to develop systems & processes for efficient operations. Collaborate with ministry leaders to recruit & train volunteers.”  If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, please contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) or Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) for more information

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

Adopt-a-Light Fundraiser Update Thank you, Timothy, for your support! Look for a financial goal update in Friday’s eNotes.  As a reminder, there will be envelopes for this opportunity in the bulletin on Sunday, and you can donate on Timothy’s website as well. Your donations are very much appreciated!

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party TOMORROW, June 30, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz; $5/skater includes skate rental, open skate & fountain drink. Children 5th grade & younger should be accompanies by parent/guardian. Adult volunteers/leaders will attend; snacks provided. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

Church & School Offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.  There will be no eNotes emailed on Tuesday, July 6. Thank you!

Women of Hope Leadership Team Timothy’s WOH Leadership Team is eager to bring additional women on board to plan activities for this women’s ministry group. Any time available (once a quarter, once annually, more often, less often) is gratefully appreciated. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) or Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Thank you!

FaithRoots classes will resume in-person learning on Sunday, Aug. 1, during the worship service at both campuses.

Food Donations for the month of July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Vacation Bible School July 19-23 (9am-noon) with kickoff on July 18, RD Mize; Theme:  Rocky Railway:  Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through; register NOW (volunteers & Pre-K thru 5th grade) on church website. Stop by lobbies to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance for all children. Thank you!

21st Hillcrest Transitional Housing Annual Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) to purchase tickets ($75 each) to site with Team Timothy. Checks payable to Timothy & left at church office by Aug. 5. Contact Nancy or Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com) about donating a basket (minimum $50 value) for the silent & live auctions (due by Aug. 10). Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Defending Your Christian Faith: Are you Ready, Willing, or Able?” 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302); led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood. NOTE: Next class on Aug. 2.

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.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, offsite thru Aug; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. NOTE: next session on Aug. 21.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Timothy eNotes Friday, June 25, 2021

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: The Next Generation: …through Christ

CREATIVE TENSION: When we speak of transforming lives, it’s important to remember where the power to do that comes from. It’s not from ourselves. It’s not from our good intentions. It’s not something that we generate on our own. Instead, this transformation of lives comes from and through Christ. He is the one who does the work through our efforts. And so we dedicate ourselves, both as individuals and as a congregation, to His wisdom and guidance, trusting that He will guide us to decisions that are pleasing to Him.

Join us for our final online FaithRoots this week. We begin in-person FaithRoots on Sunday mornings starting in August! See you there.

Ordination Service This Sunday

Don’t forget to join your Timothy family in witnessing and celebrating Jake Bellinghausen’s ordination this Sunday at 6pm in the sanctuary. We look forward to a powerful service of inspiring music by Timothy’s music ministry, Pastor Lieb’s heartfelt message, Pastor John’s ordination ceremony, and blessings offered by visiting pastors. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall for Timothy to congratulate Jake and his family.

Paycheck Protection Program Update

We praise God for wonderful news from Commerce Bank about Timothy’s status with loan forgiveness from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for our PPP loan! On Tuesday, June 22, we learned that this loan is totally and fully forgiven!

As reported in April 2020, Timothy applied for the PPP loan in the amount of $272,400 to assist with payroll checks for eight weeks to furloughed employees, mortgage interest, and utility costs at the outset of the pandemic.  Through the hard work of Treasurer Gary Flandermeyer, Financial Services Chris Krenz, and Trevor Westcott at Commerce Bank, Timothy’s loan was properly completed by the deadline, approved by Commerce Bank, and then sent to SBA for approval.

This financial assistance was greatly appreciated as the church began transitioning and adjusting to the effects of the pandemic. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Adopt-a-Light

Thank you, Timothy, for early donations to improve lighting in RD Mize rooms! The new LED kits will be installed soon in the areas most occupied with VBS activities next month. Donations of $75 per kit are greatly appreciated! Facilities Manager Don McGhee researched costs to purchase & install the “old system” ballasts & lamps and costs to purchase & install “new system” LED lights, learning that the figures are almost a “wash” which doesn’t include energy efficiency & cost savings in the future.

Worshippers will receive a special envelope for this fundraiser with the bulletin this Sunday, and donations can also be accepted on Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com). Go to Timothy’s home page and click on the Adopt-a-Light image.  Thank you very much!

Next Generation Updates

Timothy’s leadership, after meeting with Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) representatives on June 14, agreed to extend our current relationship with LCEF in a new capital campaign. Leadership will begin planning with LCEF to propel God’s Kingdom forward in our midst.

The Construction Task Force, chaired by Gary Flandermeyer, prepared final Request for Proposal (RFP) documents which were emailed this Wed., June 23, to four interested architectural firms for master plan services. An opportunity for the architect reps to review scope of work, observe site conditions, and ask questions will be available at 10am next Wed., June 30. Bids are due by 5pm on July 9, 2021. You can access the Request for Proposal on Timothy’s website on the Next Generation page. Leadership will keep you updated as the process moves along. Please keep the Next Generation process in your prayers as we seek God’s will to extend Timothy’s ministries.

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

Important Update:  RD Mize Playground Work Day will be rescheduled. It WILL NOT occur tomorrow due to muddy conditions after recent rains.

2021 First Fruits totals $116,880.92, as of June 20th. Thank you!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive is THIS SUNDAY, June 27, from 9am-3pm in the Family Life Center at RD Mize. To register, go to www.savealifenow.org; group code is CB3C. You may also register at Timothy’s home page (www.timothylutheran.com). If you can’t pre-register but find you are able to donate on Sunday, just walk in to the blood drive. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen is THIS SUNDAY, June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards for Jake to use as he relocates to Vestal, NY! Thank you!

FaithRoots classes will resume at both campuses starting Sunday, Aug. 1. The video will air during the worship service for the final time this Sunday, June 27.  Watch for opportunities to donate necessary supplies for FaithRoots and CrossWalk classes moving forward this fall!

Food Donations for month of June will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. Special requests include sugar, cooking oil, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Donations in July will be earmarked for Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party Wed., June 30, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz; $5/skater includes skate rental, open skate & fountain drink. Children 5th grade & younger should be accompanied by parent/guardian. Adult volunteers/leaders will attend; snacks will be provided. This is a private party just for Timothy kids & their friends. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with questions.

Vacation Bible School July 19-23 with kickoff on Sun., July 18, RD Mize. Theme: Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through; register NOW (volunteers & Pre-K through 5th grade) on church website. Stop by lobbies to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance for all children. Thank you!

21st Hillcrest Transitional Housing Annual Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) to purchase tickets ($75 each) to sit with Team Timothy. Checks payable to Timothy and left at church office by Aug. 5. Contact Nancy or Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com) about donating a basket ($50 minimum value) for the silent & live auctions (due by Aug. 10).

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Defending Your Christian Faith: Are You Ready, Willing, or Able?” 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (506), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study Lord, I want to Know You; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood. NOTE: Not meeting in July; next class on Aug. 2.

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.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review the foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm; offsite through August; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt
Saturday Morning Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting through any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4’s; led by Kaye Gray.

Timothy eNotes Update June 22, 2021

By |2021-06-22T13:33:48-05:00June 22nd, 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)

Community:  A Devotion

For many of us, when we were young, church was a fertile place to grow—not only in our faith but, overall, in life. Our church family pointed us to Jesus. We were loved, nurtured, and cared for. We were partners to God’s transforming work in our lives.

Having a community of faith at every stage in life makes the kind of difference that matters. These are the people we need around us when we have questions, face uncertainty, or when life’s curveballs come hurtling toward us. When we’re wrestling and wandering in our faith, we need those who’ll point us to Jesus. It may sound cliché, but people really do need people.

Friends, we need to reconnect back to our people, especially our faith communities. We need to remind each other of what we already know—the truths that ground us and give us hope. Hebrews speaks to a ministry where we all give and receive: And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another. Hebrews 10:24-25a. Is there anything more lovely than friendships founded on Christ? There’s a forever quality about them that I cherish. As things continue to open up, let’s love, serve, meet, and encourage one another—a near-perfect definition of community.

Blood Drive At RD Mize on Sunday

Are you registered to donate yet?  It’s not too late to sign up for the 16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive in the Family Life Center on Sunday, June 27, from 9am-3pm.  Go to www.savealifenow.org; group code is CB3C. You may also go to Timothy’s website to register.  If you can’t pre-register but find you are able to donate on Sunday, just walk in to the blood drive. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Timothy thanks the Reed family for keeping their son Adam’s legacy alive by hosting this annual blood drive. The eldest son of Jeff and Mary Reed, Adam was diagnosed with leukemia just before his 13th birthday, endured 2 ½ years in treatment with two bone marrow transplants and many rounds of chemo & radiation, and entered his eternal heavenly home in May 2005, at the age of 15.

The Timothy family was a huge support to Adam and the Reed family throughout his fight. “Adam’s Army” started as a group of church friends and family who faithfully lifted him up in prayer, sent cards, visited, provided meals, organized fundraisers, and performed countless other acts of kindness and support.

After Adam went to heaven, his sister Jenna suggested that the family host a blood drive in his memory since blood and platelet transfusions were so vital during Adam’s treatment. It is a way to remember Adam while helping others in need. The first blood drive was held in May 2006, and the 2021 drive marks the 16th anniversary. May God be glorified as we strive to save lives through our blood donations!

A Special Sunday for Two Pastors

This Sunday will be a special day at Timothy as it is the 50th anniversary of Pastor Fran Lieb’s ordination and Jake Bellinghausen’s ordination as a new Lutheran pastor!

Pastor Lieb was ordained on June 27, 1971, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Lotts Creek (Lone Rock), Iowa, his childhood church home where he was baptized, confirmed, and attended eight years of school in the adjoining two-room Lutheran School. He served four plus years at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wentzville, MO, where he was highly involved in youth ministry. He was then called by the MO District as a missionary at large for a newly formed church, Redeemer Lutheran, in Rolla, MO. While there for almost 11 years, he joyfully baptized several graduate students from Taiwan and enjoyed community ministry. In April 1987, Pastor Lieb was installed as Senior Pastor at Timothy, enjoying 29 years of team ministry with many gifted people on staff and in the parish! In all three congregations, he enjoyed serving with teachers in our Lutheran School system. Since his retirement in 2016, he has continued to lead worship and preach in various area churches as needed. He also enjoys volunteering to bring Holy Communion to Timothy’s home-bound members, and he continues to volunteer as a chaplain at the Ignite St. Mary’s care center. His wife Kay has faithfully supported him during these 50 years. To God be the glory!!

Jake’s faith journey to become a Lutheran pastor began at his baptism on Oct. 11, 1994 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lawton, OK. After several family moves around the country, Jake’s family returned to Blue Springs and Timothy. He was confirmed in 2008 and enjoyed helping in Sunday School, especially with pre-school classes. It wasn’t long before his musical skills were put to use at Timothy, and he also became an active participant and leader in youth group activities. After graduating from BSHS in 2013, Jake enrolled at UCM in Warrensburg, earning an undergraduate degree in Dec. 2016. God then led him to enter the seminary at St. Louis in summer of 2017.  His ordination on June 27, 2021, is another step in his faith journey to bring the Gospel to others.

The congregation is invited to celebrate with both of these gentlemen this weekend. Pastor John will ordain Jake in a special service at 6pm this Sunday, and Pastor Lieb will deliver the message. On July 11, Pastor John will install Jake at his first parish in Vestal, NY.

It has been Timothy’s honor to support Jake throughout his journey to become a Lutheran pastor, and we celebrate with Pastor Lieb at this 50th anniversary ordination milestone. Timothy is blessed to call both their own!

Adopt-a-Light

New LED lighting to replace inoperable ballasts in RD Mize rooms is an urgent need before VBS next month. For the immediate future, a total of 48 LED kits is needed for the rooms in use for VBS activities.

Starting this weekend, the congregation is invited to participate in a “quick” fundraiser to fund the purchase of these 48 kits, at a cost of $75 per kit.  Timothy’s staff and volunteers will install the kits. An opportunity to contribute on Timothy’s website will be available by the end of this week, and a special envelope will be available this Sunday in worship.

Thank you, Timothy, for your support! It will be great for the kids to praise God with “This Little Light of Mine” with new, bright light leading them to Jesus!

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala

The 21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala will be Thursday, Aug. 19, 6-9pm, at Arrowhead Stadium. Join Timothy’s Hillcrest Team as we celebrate one of our former apartment residents whose success story will be shared with guests. Timothy’s Hillcrest Team leader, Dan Sbisa, will also be featured in the video as he shares how Jennifer worked the Hillcrest program during her time in our apartment.

Tickets for the gala are $175, but you can purchase them through Timothy, as a gala sponsor, for $75. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) to reserve your spot. Checks are payable to Timothy and left at the church office by Aug. 5. If you are unable to attend but want to support this important ministry, you are invited to donate an item for the live or silent auctions (with a minimum $50 value). Auction items are due by Aug. 10 to the church office or by making arrangements with Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com). Thank you!

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) training on Tuesdays in August (3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th) from 5-7pm, RD Mize; register with Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) by July 26. Thanks!

Food Donations for the month of June will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Special requests include sugar, cooking oil, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Donations in July will be earmarked for Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

RD Mize Playground Work Day, Round Two is THIS SATURDAY, June 26, starting at 7am. Please bring shovels, rakes, & wheelbarrows. Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help. Thanks!

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party Back by popular demand! Wed., June 30, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz; $5/skater includes skate rental, open skate & fountain drink. Children 5th grade & younger should be accompanied by parent/guardian. Adult volunteers/leaders will attend; snacks will be provided. This is a private party just for Timothy kids and their friends. Contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.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; register NOW (volunteers & Pre-K through 5th graders) on church website. Stop by lobbies to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance for all children. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Defending Your Christian Faith: Are You Ready, Willing, or Able?” 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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. NOTE:  Will not meet on Tuesday, June 29.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, meets offsite in summer; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt; contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) for details.

Moms of Children Any Age & Moms-to-Be Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s, Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray.

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

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