March 2021

Timothy eNotes Update March 2, 2021

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

Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship/) or
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Adventures with Jesus:  A Devotion

Being present isn’t always easy, and last year proved it. Like everyone else in the world, I felt like God was trying to slow me down, but I fought Him on it. I’m not good at being still or taking my time. I’m not good at resting and not producing. God reminded me that being present, enjoying leisure, soaking in the beauty of community, and laughing together are gifts of life—gifts from Him.

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”

We all crave connection with community, and we long for deeper fellowship. Our thoughts can weigh us down and keep joy and adventure at bay. Let this year be marked with letting go of every thought that keeps us from experiencing Christ’s fullness and be wide open to adventure with Him.

God is constantly restoring and freeing us to live more fully in Him, and He invites us into an abundant life when we say yes to Him. Go’s invitation awaits us—right now, today! He holds His hand out to us and asks us if we’d like to join Him on an adventure. What will be your answer?

Lenten Season Updates

The Lenten Service on Wednesdays at RD Mize (5:30pm) continues with our journey through the Book of Job. Please remember that the service is livestreamed on FaceBook and recorded and posted on YouTube. Here is a reminder of our homework for tomorrow’s service: “Read Job 3: 1-26 and answer these questions: 1) In Chapter 3, Job cries out, “Why?” five different times. How can you relate to Job as he cries out? 2) Say what you will about this chapter, but at least Job lets God know his feelings. How is this an important step toward healing? And 3) Job laments, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dread has happened to me” (Job 3:25). What was Job’s greatest fear? What is your greatest fear? How will God help you if your fears, like Jobs, become facts?”

The Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering this week with support the Timmy’s Boys goal to assist two of Timothy’s ministries:  Youth Ministry and Live Well Community Fair. Your donations are always appreciated, so stop by the table in the lobby before or after the service (or drop off/mail in your donations at the front desk during the week). Each week the donations table is available on Sunday mornings as well. Thank you!

Looking ahead to Holy Week, please note that Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services (4 & 5:30pm each day) will also be livestreamed on FaceBook (5:30 service) and recorded and posted on YouTube. The Maundy Thursday services will include Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday services will occur at 9 & 11am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt. Holy Communion will not be celebrated. The April Drive-Thru Communion opportunity will be available on April 18 at Wyatt from 11:30-noon.

Confirmand’s Faith Story

God’s blessings to Autumn Forcum who shared her faith story in worship this past Sunday, relying on her chosen Bible verse, Joshua 1:9, for bravery and courage as she follows Jesus on her faith journey.

Autumn Forcum Faith Story Timothy L:utheran Church

A Letter from Seminarian Jake Bellinghausen

Greetings from the Seminary,

I hope you all survived the snow and ice! February certainly was a cold and bitter conclusion to winter. I, for one, am looking forward to spring. I long to see the soft pink blossoming of the dogwoods and Easter rosebuds, the verdant fields, and maybe even the purple wildflowers that bloom ach year along the side of my parents’ house (I think they might be blazing stars). The beauty of a Missouri spring warms the cold and bitter heart, conditioned by the harshness of winter. I feel like I spent half the year looking forward to the days and weeks that lie ahead, hoping for the lively beauty of spring.

That small, simple, unimportant hope stands as an ever-present reminder of the much greater hope we have in our Lord Jesus Christ. After all, just look at the flowers! If the lilies of the field, which neither toil nor spin, continue to grow year after year, how much more will God provide for you, His beloved children? If even the grass of the field is so beautifully clothed, how much more wonderfully will God clothe you, His baptized? Certainly, the beauty of spring pales to the glory of God, with which you will be fully clothed in the bodily resurrection in the New Creation.

This spring, and even now as we eagerly wait for its full arrival, let’s all remember to slow down to take a deep breath of fresh air, smell the roses, and realize just how great is God’s creation. This world, our world, is the world that God created—and created well! So we should care for it, bask in its beauty, and gratefully remember what God has done to redeem this world that we have broken.

Yet this world is stained and corrupt because of our sins. Right now, there are plenty of reasons you might completely miss spring just by looking around and thinking we’re still in the bitter depts of winter. Between Washington and our own living rooms, we experience the result of our sins and the sins of all mankind in many inescapable ways. Even as I am preparing to serve Christians just like you, I am faced with uncertainty about where I will be sent and I will be doing after May has come and gone. In a literal sense, there is a very strong chance that I won’t always have a beautiful Missouri spring to remind me to hope, to remind me that my hope is not in weather or in legislation, but in our Lord Jesus Christ. So while we have this reminder, let’s look. Let’s enjoy it. Let’s remember God provides for our joy and our salvation even in the midst of injustice and uncertainty, that even when the grass withers and the flower fades, the Word of the Lord stands forever.

God bless,
Jake Bellinghausen

Dig In At Home With Children’s Ministry

This past week, children in FaithRoots learned about the Bible Event: God Goes Ahead of David’s Army (II Samuel 5:17-25). Here’s what happens: David is the new king, and his enemies are angry. Many years prior, David killed a giant named Goliath, and now people from Goliath’s country want to kill David. David asks God specific questions about battling these enemies, and God gives him guidance by telling him what to do. Bible Point: We need God’s guidance. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10).
Reminder: FaithRoots continues every Wednesday through Lent from 6:30-8:30pm, except March 31; no classes during Holy Week).

When you come to church Sunday, look for brand new bulletins—for your children. Ushers will have new activity bulletins for all kids plus a bag of crayons that is yours to keep. These will be available every Sunday starting March 7, the third Sunday in Lent. Be sure to check out the Bible readings on page 2 for your family.

Youth Ministry Update


This past weekend, Timothy’s Youth gathered for a “Screamin’ Good Time” as the only group at Great American Gymnastics Express to run, jump, climb, and have time to just be kids together in the Ninja Obstacle Course. On Sunday, students met again for First Communion class with Pastor Rod, Youth Hand Bells Choir with Ms. Ruth, and Bible Study with Ryan. The evening ended with a parent/student meeting to discuss our exciting new fundraiser! Looking for an opportunity for your students to plug in? They are always welcome! Check out Timothy’s Student Page for all upcoming events.

The “Egg My House” fundraiser recently became “Egg My Yard” instead. Have you ever wanted to egg your neighbor’s house? How about a friend or relative? Have you ever wanted to let them know how you really feed? Well, this new fundraiser gives you that chance. Students and parents from Timothy’s youth will take orders, starting March 1, to “egg your yard!” (or your neighbors’ or friends’, etc. “Egging yards” will occur on Easter Eve from 7-10pm by hiding plastic Easter eggs filled with candy, an important message about Jesus’s resurrection, and an invitation to Timothy’s worship services. Check out the Youth Ministry in the lobby on Sunday morning, starting March 7. Only a limited number of houses will be added to the list, based on adult drivers and supervision. To ensure your house is included, you will find an electronic sign-up opportunity and list of commonly asked questions on Timothy’s student page on church website.

Thank you for supporting Timothy’s Youth Ministry. This support makes this possible for our students and their friends. Check out the Timmy’s Boys Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering table tomorrow evening to add your name to our contact list so you never miss an opportunity

Pastor Hochgrebe and family will visit Timothy this week from tomorrow through Sunday. We welcome them and look forward to visiting with them about Timothy and our ministries. Please continue to keep the call process for Timothy’s Children & Youth Minister in your prayers.

“HOPE FOR THIS PRESENT CRISIS: The Fall of Christendom in America and the Call to True Faith” Bible Study starts next Sunday, March 7, 10:15-11:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Led by Fritz Barlag and others. Pick up a flyer about it on the table in lobby.

Drive-Thru Communion this Sunday, March 7, 11:30am-noon, Wyatt.

Sabbatical Sunday is next Sunday, March 14th, with no in-person services that day. Please plan to join the on-line service Sunday March 14,at 10am on Timothylutheran.com/worship. In-person Sunday services will resume on March 21st.

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sunday, March 21, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium; agenda includes adoption of Vision & Mission Focus Areas document and proceed with development of plans and related matters to move to Wyatt Campus. Please plan to attend.

Food Donations for March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City. Thank you for continuing support!

Donations of Easter candy and plastic eggs may be dropped off in the Youth Ministry colletion bin at each campus. Thank you for your support.

DivorceCare meets on Mondays, 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Christine Shaffer and Kathy Wildschuetz.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize; led by Pam Lund and Roxanne Kerwood.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) meets Tuesdays for 4 weeks, April 13 thru May 4. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

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.

February 2021

Timothy eNotes February 19, 2021

By |2021-02-24T16:44:02-06:00February 19th, 2021|ENotes|

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Sunday 9am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus 

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THEME: “Repent and Believe”

CREATIVE TENSION: “How does it work?” That’s often the question that we ask ourselves when we encounter a new device, a new process, a new game. We want things to be laid out in an easy-to-understand way. It seems like that’s what Jesus is giving us in the Gospel lesson, a two-step process for being part of God’s Kingdom. But it’s important to remember that “repent” and “believe” describe our response to what God does for us through Christ. These two words describe how we live out our identities. We repent of our sins, and then we believe that God’s grace sets us free.

Gordy learns what it means to be Salt and Light!

You Are Chosen:  A Devotion

In school, I remember being assigned as captain to pick teams. It was both a privilege and a curse because I was forced to make hard choices. A captain might first choose the most athletic if she really wanted to win, or she might consider her friends who may not be as athletic. There is a gift and a weight to being chosen.

Last week, I lamented with a friend about living through a pandemic, missing out on special trips and celebrations. Then I read Isaiah 43:10: “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.”

Perhaps God chose me, chose us, to live during this time of uncertainty. Perhaps we are chosen in the way Esther was chosen to be taken into the palace as the king’s young bride and eventually to save the Jewish people from annihilation. Perhaps we are chosen in the way Joseph was chosen to depart from his family and endure prison so he could eventually rise to a place of power that would save the nation and his brothers from famine.

We are chosen by God not by our own merit but because of His grace. We are chosen to bear witness to whom He is and how He is working. We are called to tell the story of His faithfulness to a weary world in 2021. We are chosen to be beacons of light in these times.

After all, we are chosen.

Lenten Season Updates

Ash Wednesday services started our journey into the Book of Job. If you attended in person or via the YouTube recording later, you know Pastor John challenged the congregation with a homework assignment for next Wednesday. In case you missed it or haven’t viewed the service yet, here is your homework: “Read Job 1:13-21 and answer these questions:
1) Can you relate with Job’s catastrophes? In what ways?
2) What is the first thing Job did when he learned about his tragedies?
3) Why did Job bless God’s name? What name of God gives you courage and strength in your trials? Will you bless that name?”

No excuses now! Get ‘er done! J

Thank you, LWML, for hosting the Ash Wednesday Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering to kick off our support of ministries that normally accompany a delicious ham dinner! Their display on the credenza in RD Mize lobby will continue through this Sunday, so if you were unable to drop off a donation and would still like to pick up a small treat (chocolate kisses or jelly beans), feel free to visit the display and the LWML ladies this Sunday, Feb. 21. You may also choose to drop off donations at the front desk (8:30am-4:30pm, M-F) or mail to 425 NW RD Mize Rd, 64014. Be sure to clearly mark envelopes and/or check memo lines with “Ash Wed. LWML” for their distribution to mites, the family of Aspen Deke, and Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Each ministry hosting a Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering may keep its display on the credenza through the following Sunday, if desired. Next Wednesday, Feb. 24, Timothy’s School Ministry will warmly greet donors and accept donations to its Scholarship Fund.

Ongoing Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
to Resume

The congregation is invited to attend a new Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study starting on SundayMarch 7, at RD Mize from 10:15-11:15am in the Fellowship Hall. Fritz Barlag is excited to resume his teaching skills on a new, timely topic:  “HOPE FOR THE PRESENT: The Fall of Christendom in America and the Call to True Faith.”  Mark your calendars and invite your friends!

Care Ministry Update

Stephen Ministry training will not begin next Tuesday, Feb. 23. The leaders are working on a new date which will be communicated in the near future. Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski will lead Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) classes beginning Tuesday, Apr. 13, and ending on May 4 to conclude the four weeks of training. More details soon.

Timothy’s current apartment resident at Hillcrest Transitional Housing will graduate from the Hillcrest program next week. Because Hillcrest cannot host a graduation ceremony at this time, they instead ask that we provide a Card Shower for Johnnie. If you would like to send a card of congratulations to him, and possibly a gift card, mail the card to Hillcrest Apartments, Attention: Johnnie, 501 SW Mission Rd.,  Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Thank you so much!

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting
Next Generation Update

Elected lay leaders and pastors met on Feb. 15 via Zoom to confirm approval from each group (Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, and School Board) to adopt the new Vision & Mission Focus Areas document. After discussion and slight revision, the group agreed it is ready to share with the congregation. The group then discussed next steps in moving forward to present two recommendations to the congregation. A Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting will occur on Sunday, March 21, after the 10am service at Wyatt, for that purpose.

Two motions will be presented for approval:

  • Adoption of Vision & Mission Focus Areas document for the next 3-5 years (click here to open or download)
  • Proceed with development of plans and related matters to move to Wyatt, as recommended by elected lay leadership. Activities at RD Mize Campus will continue until it is sold.

Accommodations will be in place and explained soon for voting remotely if unable to attend the meeting in person. Please continue to keep Timothy’s Next Generation process in your prayers.

Youth Updates

Lots going on these days for all of Timothy’s youth! After wrapping up the Valentine’s Day At-Home Bible Event by distributing a total of 51 packages to families, even in the midst of extreme cold temps impacting worship attendance, the youth are ready to enjoy upcoming activities. Don’t forget the Valentine’s Day Party for all youth and their friends on Feb. 21, 5-7pm. Please bring a snack to share (individually wrapped, single serve) with a $5 gift to exchange (boys for boys, girls for girls).

If you’re interested in joining the youth hand bells choir, contact Ruth Sunderman (ruthsunderman@gmail.com) soon! If your interests lie in all things drama, please contact Ryan Kuecker (kueckerryan@gmail.com).

With the anticipation of spring, plans are in progress for a simplified Easter activity and then a family skating party on a Sunday afternoon in April. Watch for more details soon!

Recently, a 75” TV and sound bar were generously donated and installed by two Timothy families for the Youth Room. Special thanks to Louie Wilbers’ son-in-law, Alex Fullerton, for volunteering his time on Super Bowl Sunday to help Louie, Property Board chair, mount the TV. Check out the volunteers, pictured left to right, who were lucky to enjoy the first opportunity to view it: Youth Leader Ryan Kuecker, Noah Hinkle, Youth Leader Sarah Hinkle, and Alex). Thank you to all who made this possible!

Midwest Christian College Expo

The Midwest Christian College Expo is Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10am-noon, at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO. This expo features 37 universities from 12 states, including Concordia University—Seward (NE) and Concordia University—River Forest (Chicago). College reps from all of the universities are excited to connect with students and parents.

This is a non-profit, community service, FREE event. There is a poster displayed on the Youth Bulletin Board at RD Mize listing all of the participating universities. Organizers will follow Jackson County Health Department’s guidelines for safety precautions.

2021 First Fruits total $94,590.92, as of Feb. 14th!  Thank you very much!

Thank you, Timothy, for praying for and supporting Aspen Deke and the entire Deke family over all these years. You will never know how much your prayers and support have meant to our family. And thank you to everyone that made her Celebration of Life Service perfect. We are blessed to be a part of Timothy’s family.—Sue Deke-Pennington

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction is TOMORROW, Feb. 20, starting at 6pm at Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO. Thanks to all for your support!

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting to call Children & Youth Minister is THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 21, immediately after 10am worship service at Wyatt. Please plan to attend! Thank you!

Food Donations for month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include canned pasta meals, kids’ snacks, bags of rice, condiments (ketchup & mustard), and paper products (paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper). Thank you!

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 February 16, 2021

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Sunday 9am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus 

Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship/) or
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Ash Wednesday

Timothy begins its Lenten journey tomorrow (Feb. 17) with Ash Wednesday services available, both in-person and online. In-person services, 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize, will offer Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes. This year’s theme for Lenten services is the book of Job. The service will be recorded and posted to YouTube later Wednesday evening. We prepare our hearts to journey with Jesus as He journeys to His death on the cross and resurrection from the grave.

In observing COVID guidelines, traditional Lenten Dinners will be observed as Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering opportunities for sponsoring ministries at Timothy. Even though the traditional LWML Ham Dinner will not be available this year, LWML will warmly accept free-will offerings for three designated charitable needs:  Mites, Family of Aspen Deke, and Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation. Stop by the credenza just outside the sanctuary before or after the services to show your support for these opportunities (or drop off/mail to the church office)! Thank you very much!

Thank You, Timothy!

The collection of Soup(er) Bowl cans of soup was delivered this past Sunday to Welcome Inn residents by Timothy’s own Nanooks of the North (a.k.a., GIVE Commission). Never has there been a colder delivery of food to our friends at Welcome Inn and Welcome Inn Extended Stay hotels!

The extremely grateful residents appreciated the soup, sleeve of crackers, a can opener, and a handout about various local agencies offering help to those who call:  Community Services League, Impact Ministries, Cornerstone Church, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Salvation Army Crossroads, Steppingstone, and City Union Mission. Pictured below, l-r, are Timothy’s Nanooks Diane Mayfield, Nancy Nowiszewski, Chris Hruska, and Rick Little. Thank you, Timothy, for donating over 150 cans of soup for this delivery!

Youth Ministry Update

All Timothy youth in 6th-12th grades and their friends are invited to the Valentine’s Day Party, rescheduled for Feb. 21, from 5-7pm, RD Mize. Please bring a snack to share (individually wrapped, single serve) and a $5 gift to exchange (boys for boys, girls for girls). The party will include a special Bible study as our friend, Gordy, shares how he and Miss Bev share their special, if not unusual, talents of spreading God’s love.

Looking to get involved with a smaller youth group? Two groups are preparing to meet soon: youth bells choir on Sundays and youth drama club on Wednesdays. For bells choir, please contact Ruth at ruthsunderman@gmail.com. For drama club, please contact Ryan at kueckerryan@gmail.com.

Great News from LCEF

Late last week, Timothy learned some great news from Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) to celebrate! The interest adjustment statement from LCEF received late Friday afternoon informed Timothy that its mortgage interest rate is reduced by 0.5% to 3.875%. That translates into an annual interest cost reduction of approximately $31,000! We praise our good and gracious God, from whom all blessings flow!

Children’s Ministry Update

Due to the cancellation of services this past Sunday, the Valentine’s Day family devotion and activity pack will be available through tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. Please visit the table in the lobby after services to grab your family’s take-home activity pack, and feel free to pick up one for a friend or family you’d like to invite to Timothy. Then urge them to visit Timothy’s Children Ministry Page for the link to the Candy Factory Challenges and Devotion.

Wondering what the kids have learned in FaithRoots on Wednesdays recently? Besides fun, games, and special activities, this past week they learned that “God Gives Gideon Strength” (Judges 6 & 7). Here is what happens . . . Gideon is hiding from his enemies when an angel appears, calls Gideon a mighty hero, and instructs him to go into battle. Although Gideon is weak in his own strength, he takes a large army into battle, but God whittles the army down to a very small one to show it is God’s power that wins the battle. Bible Point: We are strong with God“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

Reminder: No FaithRoots or Confirmation classes on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow)! See you again next Wednesday! Bring your friends!

Church Website Update

Thank you for submitting ideas for revising Timothy’s website. For additional input, please answer the following questions for the website team:  Are you finding what you need to know from the website? If yes, what is that information and why is it helpful/easy to find? If no, what makes it challenging to find what you want to know? Please email your comments to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) as soon as possible. Thank you!

Bible Study Correction:  The Adult Bible Study on 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall, is for all adults, male and female. Sorry for the error last Friday.

“From Invisible to Indispensable” Bible Class rescheduled for Sun., Feb. 28, 10:15-11:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski.

Drive-Thru Communion will occur next on Sunday, March 7, 11:30-noon, Wyatt. Mark your calendars for the first Sunday of each month until further notice.

Early Communion Preparation Instruction for 5th -8th graders; Sundays, 5-6pm, starting Feb. 28, Room 501, RD Mize; final class on Maundy Thursday (Apr. 1) with first communion in 5:30pm service; registration online only at www.timothylutheran.com; contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction THIS SATURDAY, Feb. 20, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence; only a few tickets remain; contact Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) at the TLS office for details and other ways to support. Thank you!

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Feb. 21, immediately following the 10am worship service at Wyatt, for the sole purpose of calling a candidate for Children & Youth Minister. Please plan to attend; a quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business.

Food Donations for month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include canned pasta meals, kids’ snacks, bags of rice, condiments (ketchup & mustard), and paper products (paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper). Thank you!

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training from Feb. 23 through May 18. Please apply as soon as possible with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Serving the Community Any ideas picking up steam out there for serving the community from April through the end of 2021? GIVE Commission is eager to partner with individuals, families, small groups, and various ministries to fulfill its goal of accomplishing a total of six projects during the year, the first two occurring at Welcome Inn this past Sunday and the March 10 Journey to the Cross collection of free-will offerings for purchasing Walmart & Target gift cards for local people in need. What are the possibilities for projects 3 through 6?? Contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) or Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). Thank you!

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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Timothy eNotes for February 12, 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 

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: The Shining Face

CREATIVE TENSION: When Moses came down from the top of Mount Sinai with the covenant, his face shone brightly because he had been in the presence of God. This shining face made the people around him uncomfortable to the point where Moses tried to cover it up. Unfortunately, we do the same thing. Rather than shine brightly, we try to hide God’s glory in our lives so that we blend in. But God calls on us to shine brightly so the world can see Him shining through us.

Join the gang this week as they share the story of Ruth in our Bible Event. We learn that God has redeemed us in Jesus.

Current In-Person Bible Studies

  • Sunday, Feb. 28, 10:15-11:15am: (Note rescheduled date“From Invisible to Indispensable,” Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski
  • Sundays starting Mar. 7, 10:15-11:15am: “HOPE FOR THE PRESENT CRISIS: The Fall of Christendom in America and the Call to True Faith,” Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag
  • 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood
  • Tuesdays 10am:  Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt

Previous Bible Studies and future ones are eager to meet when COVID protocols allow for greater participation. Stay tuned!

A New Session of DivorceCare

Coping with divorce or separation is difficult, no matter how long a couple has been together. Support is available through DivorceCare, which includes Biblical teaching on divorce and recovery topics. Each session includes a DVD seminar and group discussion; a workbook provides additional support information. Timothy’s next DivorceCare group will meet on Mondays, beginning March 1, from 6:30-8:30pm in Room 102, RD Mize. No cost for the program, but the workbook is $20. Please register with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski, nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042.

Appreciation from Lutherans for Life


“Thank you for your recent generous financial gift and for not ignoring abortion and physician-assisted suicide. Your offering testifies that the sanctity of life is not just a political controversy, public opinion, personal choice, or someone else’s problem. Thank you for not overlooking our unborn neighbors, the elderly ones, or persons with impairments as invisible. You are making it possible for us to proclaim how Almighty God creates, redeems, and calls every human life to be His precious treasure. Because of you, we get to put it into practice, seeing them each as a privilege and treating them as indispensable (1 Cor. 12:22).

In truth and love,
Pastor Michael Salemink
Executive Director of Mission & Ministry
Lutherans for Life”

Lenten Season Reminders

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17: 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes; LWML’s Non-Dinner free-will offerings to benefit mites, family of Aspen Deke, and Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Feb. 24: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; School Ministry’s Non-Dinner free-will offerings to benefit TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 3: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening), RD Mize; Timmy’s Boys’ Non-Dinner free-will offerings to benefit Youth Ministry & 2021 Live Well Community Fair
  • Mar. 10: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening), RD Mize; GIVE Commission’s Non-Dinner free-will offerings to benefit Journey to the Cross (for Walmart & Target gift cards for local people in need)
  • Mar. 17: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening), RD Mize; Youth Ministry’s free-will offerings to benefit 2021 Children’s Ministry VBS
  • Mar. 24: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening), RD Mize; Senior Adult Ministry’s free-will offerings to benefit 2021 Adopt-a-Family at Christmas
  • Maundy Thursday, Apr. 1: 4 & 5:30pm services w/Holy Communion (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening), RD Mize
  • Good Friday, Apr. 2: 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening)
  • Easter Sunday, Apr. 4: 9 & 11am services, RD Mize; 10am service (Wyatt)

Please note donations to any of the free-will offering opportunities may be included on members’ contributions statements since no goods or services are exchanged for the donations. If payable by check, please note name of ministry in memo line. Donations may also be dropped off (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm) or mailed to church office. Thank you!

2021 First Fruits totals $92,430.92, as of Feb. 7th! Praise God! Thank you, Timothy!

A Very Special “Thank You” to Nancy Nowiszewski and her committee for hosting a goodbye reception for us preceding our move to St. Joseph, MO. It was a combination of sadness and also of anticipation as we said, “So long until we see you again.” We were overwhelmed at all of your kind words and expressions of love. We will miss all of you and working with you in various ways, but we know God’s Kingdom work will continue to be done at Timothy. May God continue to bless all of you and also Timothy as His church in Blue Springs for many years to come. Love and Blessings, Mel & Gloria Cundiff

December 2020 Financial Reports were posted to Timothy’s website this week. Hard copies are also at the Information Centers at each campus.

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction Sat., Feb. 20, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO. Go to Timothy Lutheran School Website or stop by table in each lobby this Sunday to purchase tickets & learn other ways to support. Thank you!

Special Voters’ Meeting Feb. 21, after 10am worship service, Wyatt, for the sole purpose of calling a candidate for Children & Youth Minister. Please plan to attend; a quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business.

Church Website Improvement Please email ideas to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) as soon as possible.

Early Communion Preparation Instruction for 5th-8th graders; Sundays, 5-6pm, starting Feb. 28, Room 501, RD Mize; final class on Maundy Thursday (Apr. 1) with first communion in 5:30pm service; registration online only at www.timothylutheran.com; contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Food Donations for month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include canned pasta meals, kids’ snacks, bags of rice, condiments (ketchup & mustard), and paper products (paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper). Thank you!

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training from Feb. 23 through May 18. Please apply by Feb. 16 with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

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 February 9, 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 

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

When Everything Hurts, Sing Louder:
A Devotion

There will be two funerals in my life this week, and the breaking keeps coming. It’s cold, and I am trapped in the house once again. I want to pull the blanket back over my head. But the breaking keeps coming. Just when I think it’s done, it isn’t. Maybe when the vaccine is released to everyone or spring comes, then the breaking will stop. But the breaking will only stop when God allows it. So when the breaking comes, I let it. I ask God for eyes to see my sin, a voice to confess it, and a heart that is willing to bend into the character of Christ. One thing that helps me endure this season of suffering is worship.

I sing. I sing loud the songs of Jesus. I don’t belt out a tune to drown out my feelings, but as a way to feel my feelings with Christ. I sing louder to remind my own soul that Jesus is stronger, safer, and nearer in the breaking than ever before. God is about my healing—our healing. Isaiah 53:5:  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

The breaking isn’t to destroy us but to help us. We worship as a way to see through the dark and remember God is still on the throne. The music mirrors the longings of our hearts. When the world is fragile, we can sing. When relationships split and the church struggles, we can sing. When we spiral out of control, we can sing even louder. Songs keep our hearts fixed on truth, so we sing over and over again. We sing when we are breaking, but we are also being healed.

Confirmands’ Faith Stories: “A Two-Fer”

God’s blessings to twins Morgan and Malinda Anderson who shared their faith stories in worship this past Sunday. Morgan’s chosen Bible verse is Matthew 11:28 while Malinda’s is Romans 8:38-39. Click on their photos below to hear how this scripture applies to their lives today.

Morgan Anderson Faith Story 2021 Confirmation Verse: Matthew 11:28
Malinda Anderson Faith Story 2021 Confirmation Verse: Romans 8:38-39

A New Session of GriefShare

When a loved one dies, the grief that follows can often be confusing and overwhelming. Support is available through GriefShare, which features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each session includes a DVD seminar and group discussion; a workbook helps with note-taking, journaling and grief study.

Timothy’s next GriefShare session begins March 4; sessions are offered on Thursdays from 6:30-8pm in the Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize Campus. There’s no charge for this program, but the cost of the workbook is $20. To register, contact Nany Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or nancyn@timothylutheran.com).

Next Generation Update

At its regular monthly meeting last night, Timothy’s Executive Board set next Monday, Feb. 15, for the pastors and elected lay leaders to meet via Zoom. Each group has received the vision and mission focus document created and approved by the Next Generation Strategic Planning Committee. The purposes of the Zoom meeting are to garner a consensus from the entire leadership for the official adoption of the document and establish next steps moving forward to share with the congregation for its approval. Please keep this process in your prayers.

Appreciation from Missionary Partner

Dear Saints at Timothy, Blue Springs:

Thank you for your ongoing support of the work God has given me here in Taiwan. I’m grateful beyond words for your partnership in this ministry!

I finished editing the “What About” pamphlet series in Chinese. Last week, I finished converting some computer audio files and uploading them to the LutheranChinese.org website. Some of the Chinese audio files are study notes for the book of Matthew while others are a daily devotion series.

God’s peace,
Barb Rebentisch
Chinese Theological Resource Developer
Asia Regional Office Building
5F-1 #167 Gongyuan Street
East District, Chiayi City
Taiwan

A Note from Hillcrest

Dear Members of Timothy Lutheran Church,

Thanks so much for the gifts to Hillcrest and our work with homeless families. With your help, we are able to shine a light on the pathway to a brighter future.

Blessings,
Cotton Sivils
Vice-President—Development
Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Youth Ministry News

Have you heard the news? A new Family Resource wall is now on display just inside the east doors at RD Mize. This wall contains notices for upcoming events, schedules, take-home sheets, and announcements for all grades (pre-school through senior high). Looking to get plugged in? This is your go-to spot for all things youth and family. A big thank-you to Mary Taggart for heading up this project as well as the many volunteers for their hard work in completing it.

Looking for more family time? Make sure to visit the FaithRoots hallway or the tables in the lobbies this Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day! You will find everything you need to complete a fun, faith-filled family adventure both online and in the kitchen as you learn about God’s sweet love. Want a preview? Visit Timothy’s Children’s Ministry Page and follow the Valentine’s Day link to start your sweet adventure today.

Lenten Season Reminders

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17: 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes; LWML’s free-will offering to benefit mites, family of Aspen Deke, and Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Feb. 24: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; School Ministry’s free-will offering to benefit TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 3: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; Timmy’s Boys’ free-will offering to benefit Youth Ministry and 2021 Live Well Community Event
  • Mar. 10: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening), RD Mize; GIVE Commission’s free-will offering to benefit Journey to the Cross (for Walmart & Target gift cards for local people in need)
  • Mar. 17: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; Youth Ministry’s free-will offering to benefit Children’s Ministry VBS
  • Mar. 24: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; free-will offering to benefit Timothy’s Senior Adult Ministry’s 2021 Adopt-a-Family Christmas project
  • Maundy Thursday, Apr.1: 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize; Holy Communion
  • Good Friday, Apr. 2: 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube that evening), RD Mize
  • Easter Sunday, Apr. 4: 9 & 11am services, RD Mize; 10am service, Wyatt

Please note donations to any of the free-will offering opportunities may be included on members’ contribution statements since no goods or services are exchanged for the donations. If payable by check, please note name of ministry in memo line. Donations may also be dropped off or mailed to church office, M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm. Thank you!

Soup(er) Bowl Sunday cans of soup drive very successful! Over 130 cans delivered to Welcome Inn residents this week in the midst of a cold wave! Thank you, Timothy!

“From Invisible to Indispensable” Bible Study This Sunday, Feb. 14, 10:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Fund Auction Sat., Feb. 20, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO. Go to Timothy Lutheran School Website or stop by table in each lobby this Sunday to purchase tickets & learn other ways to support. Thank you!

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Feb. 21, after 10am service, Wyatt; approval to call candidate as Children & Youth Minister; please plan to attend; quorum of 40 communicant members required to conduct business

Church Website Improvement Please email ideas to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com).

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Resuming Mar. 7, 10:15-11:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag

Early Communion Preparation Instruction for 5th-8th graders; Sundays, 5-6pm, starting Feb. 28, Room 501, RD Mize; final class on Maundy Thursday (Apr. 1) with first communion in 5:30pm service; registration online only at timothylutheran.com; contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Food Donations for month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include canned pasta meals, kids’ snacks, bags of rice, condiments (ketchup and mustard), and paper products (paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper). Thank you!

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) is rescheduled for April. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training from Feb. 23 through May 18. Please apply by Feb. 16 with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

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 February 5, 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 

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: Training for the Games

When people prepare for a sporting event, they usually go into training. They monitor their diets, they do enough exercising, they rest regularly. All of that is done to keep them in their peak physical shape so they can compete to the best of their ability. So, too, Paul calls on Christians to live lives of discipline to run the race set out in front of us. We remain focused on what matters and press on ahead to the goal.

Join the gang this week as the students learn about God’s power through this week’s Bible Event discussing Samson.

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting

The Executive Board announces to the congregation that a Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting will occur on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, immediately after the 10am worship service at Wyatt. The sole purpose of the meeting is to call a candidate to fill the position of Children & Youth Minister. Additional details of the process will be explained at the meeting. Please plan to attend; a quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Thank you!

Church Website Improvement

The GO Commission is working with church staff to improve Timothy’ website. The congregation is encouraged to submit ideas of what you would like the website to look like/do/be. Please send your comments to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com). Regular updates to the congregation will be provided as improvements/revisions are incorporated. Thanks for your feedback!

Timothy Supports LUMAA

Timothy’s LWML has led the congregation in strongly supporting the Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary through various projects. Sewers Gloria Schulz, Susan Ready, Pat Bock, Jean McCormick, Lucy Johnson, Kathy Barnett, and Lois Domsch recently “wrapped up” another Baby Receiving Blanket collection for LUMAA. As pictured, they produced a wide assortment of playful designs for cuddling the new babies. Another recent project encouraged donations of school supplies for second semester. This drive collected 650 items and $185 for the LUMAA food pantries, providing food, winter necessities, and school supplies for low-income people. Thank you, Timothy!

Looking for an Opportunity to Serve?

Timothy’s Altar Guild has openings for setting up or cleaning up the sacrament of Holy Communion for one or two months during the year. No previous experience necessary! Contact Kathy Hollembeak at 816.228.6838 or 816.718.9685 to get connected with this important ministry. Thank you!

Lenten Season Updates

Wednesday service theme:  Book of Job
Service Dates & Lenten Non-Dinner Free-will Offerings:

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening); Holy communion and Imposition of Ashes; LWML’s free-will offering to benefit mites, family of Aspen Deke, and Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Feb. 24: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening); School Ministry’s free-will offering to benefit TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 3: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening); Timmy’s Boys’ free-will offering to benefit 2021 Live Well Community Fair and Youth Ministry
  • Mar. 10: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening); GIVE Commission’s free-will offering to benefit Journey to the Cross (applied to purchase of Walmart and Target gift cards for local people in need)
  • Mar. 17: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening); Children’s Ministry’s free-will offering to benefit 2021 VBS program
  • Mar.24: 5:30pm service (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening); free-will offering still open (contact Diane Mayfield, dianem@timothylutheran.com)
  • Maundy Thursday, Apr. 1: 4 & 5:30pm services; Holy Communion (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening)
  • Good Friday, Apr. 2: 4 & 5:30pm services (recorded & posted to YouTube later that evening)
  • Easter Sunday, Apr. 4: 9 & 11am services, RD Mize; 10am service, Wyatt

Please note donations to any of the free-will offering opportunities may be included on members’ contribution statements since no goods or services are exchanged for the donations. If payable by check, please note name of ministry in memo line. Donations may also be dropped off or mailed to the church office during business hours (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm). Thank you!

 Youth Ministry Update

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This past weekend, Timothy’s youth group teamed with some of Timothy’s LWML ladies to send homemade cards to Timothy’s homebound families. This was a time for fun and fellowship as students designed the perfect cards, thanks to the materials graciously donated by LWML.

Valentine’s Day, like all holidays over the past several months, may look a little different this year, but one thing remains unchanged: God’s Love. As children learned in FaithRoots this week, God’s love is FOREVER, which is why we encourage families to stop by the Youth Ministry table the next two Sundays, Feb. 7 & 14, in the lobby at each campus to pick up your very own Family Valentine’s Day kit. Each kit contains an online activity link to an interactive family adventure. Get ready to overcome fun challenges, solve puzzles, and learn about God’s love together. Then find the provided recipe and supplies for a delicious treat you can make as a family. The link to the site is also available on Timothy’s Children’s Ministry page. Kits will be available at the RD Mize office throughout the week for those unable to join us on the Sundays. Grandparents and parents alike are encouraged to join in the fun with their children of all ages! Please send photos of your family’s experience to otist@timothylutheran.com #V-day Event.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Drive-Thru Communion This Sunday, Feb. 7, 11:30am-noon, Wyatt. Please park at the curb and enter building one family at a time.

Financial Updates Thank you, Timothy, for your generous giving hearts! The 2021 First Fruits total, as of Jan. 31, is $86,380.92, and general contributions for the month of January are 93.3% of the $114,940.00 budget for the month! Glory be to God!

“From Invisible to Indispensable” Bible Study Sun., Feb. 14, 10:15 am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski.

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction Sat., Feb. 20, Garden Hilton Inn, Independence, MO. Go to Timothy Lutheran School Website or stop by table in each lobby this Sunday to purchase tickets ($50 per person) and learn other ways to support. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study, led by Fritz Barlag, will resume on Mar. 7 from 10:15-11:15am in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. More details next week!

Soup(er) Bowl Collection Thank for great support so far! Drop off your cans of soup in the Chiefs box near the grocery cart at each campus until this Sunday, Feb. 7. Thanks for your generosity! GO CHIEFS!

Early Communion Preparation Instruction for 5th-8th graders; Sundays, 5-6pm, starting Feb. 28, Room 501, RD Mize; final class on Maundy Thursday with first communion in 5:30pm service; registration online only at www.timothylutheran.com; contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Food Donations for the month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include canned pasta meals, kids’ snacks, bags of rice, condiments (ketchup & mustard), and paper products (paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper). Thank you!

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) is rescheduled for April. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training from Feb. 23 through May 18. Please apply by Feb. 16 with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

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 February 2, 2021

By |2021-02-02T10:57:44-06:00February 2nd, 2021|ENotes|

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

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

The Gift of God:  A Devotion

 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”  John 4:10

Many of you know her as the Samaritan woman, but I decided to start calling her Sam to make her feel more like the real woman she was. A woman just like me. A woman who struggled with hurt, rejection, and loneliness. A woman who needed to be pursued and loved, despite her failures and her flaws.
Jesus knew Sam. He knew, that while Sam was running an errand that day, she was also running from those who knew of her failures, shame, and imperfections. Pursuing her with His perfect love, Jesus timed it so she would run into Him.

Jesus intentionally pursued Sam in one of the loneliest parts of her day, and in the same way, He pursues us in the midst of our sometimes lonely and imperfect lives.
He is there when we’re just going through the motions. He is there during endless days filled with projects. He is there when we’re criticizing ourselves.
Jesus is pursuing us with the gift of His perfect love — love that is patient and kind, love that keeps no record of our wrongs, love that won’t give up on us. Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we are not alone. Jesus is there.

Additional Updates about Lenten Worship

Plan now to attend Timothy’s midweek Lenten services, either in-person or online. This year, we will take a journey through the book of Job to see what this ancient wisdom literature says to us as God’s people today. Ash Wednesday in-person services, with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes, will be at 4 & 5:30pm at RD Mize. The remaining Wednesday Lenten services will occur at 5:30pm, also at RD Mize. The Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in-person services, 4 & 5:30pm, will be at RD Mize. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Maundy Thursday.

For those who are unable to or uncomfortable with gathering in person, the services will be recorded and posted to YouTube that same evening.

Confirmand’s Faith Story

God’s blessings to Carson Mullins, one of Timothy’s 2021 Confirmands, who shared his faith story, based on Deuteronomy 31:6, this past Sunday. Click below to hear how his chosen Confirmation verse applies to his life today.

Early Communion Preparation Instruction:  Attention 5th-8th Grade Students

Students and parents are invited to attend Early Communion Instruction classes to prepare to receive the Lord’s Supper. Timothy will host a five-week session during the Lenten season.

Is your student ready? Talk it over as a family, and, if interested, please register by Wed., Feb. 22. At least one parent/guardian/mentor for students in grades 5-7 is required to attend the class—sorry, no exceptions.

The final class will be on Maundy Thursday, Apr. 1. Upon completion, the students will attend and participate in their first communion during the 5:30pm service commemorating the Lord’s Supper. This is an exciting opportunity for your family!

Classes will be Sundays, 5-6pm, starting Feb. 28, in Room 501 at RD Mize. Contact Pastor Rod (rodl@timothylutheran.com) or stop by Confirmation class locations on Wednesdays with any questions. Registration is online only—no exceptions—at https://www.timothylutheran.com/communion-class/

Update from Seminarian Jake Bellinghausen

Greetings from the Seminary,

It was a wonderful blessing to be with you all for the past two months. Timothy is filled with wonderful people who have incredible potential to reach out to their community. I loved getting to hear from many of you, how you hoped Timothy might be serving God now and in the future. While it may involve change, which concerns some of you, it is important to remember that God is the One who transforms His Church, transforms communities, and transforms lives. There may be some discomfort along the way, but I can’t wait to see what God is preparing for Timothy. May we always remember that God’s ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and He does not dwell in red bricks and fond memories but has promised to be wherever two or more are gathered in His name.

I cheated a little bit on this letter because I wrote it a few days early. By the time you read this, though, I’ll be back at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. I have one more semester of classes before I take a call in May. I am both excited and a little nervous because I have no idea what will be in that little envelope I receive in May. What I do know is that God is preparing me for something. Wherever that envelope sends me, I will go, trusting that God has prepared me and will continue to prepare me for His will. I don’t know if it will be a familiar place or in a church that is anything at all like the church I know, but I know that God’s ways are higher than mine, His thoughts high than my own, and He is with us, no matter where we go.

I won’t write it all out here, but I’d like to share Psalm 42 with you today. I suppose that I’ll give you a little teaser, a preview to show you why you should crack open your Bible of your hymnal or that app on your phone. It reads, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” As we all long to with God, let us keep focus on His Word. For the grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.

God Bless,
Jake Bellinghausen

Lady Rams Shine On and Off the Court:
Glory Be to God

Congrats to the 4th/5th/6th grade Timothy Lutheran Lady Rams! They earned a first-place trophy at the St. Paul’s Lutheran (St. Joseph) tournament this past weekend! Go Rams!  While proud of her team’s performance on the court, Coach Kim Brunkhorst especially appreciates the parents, players, and other coaches for their amazing sportsmanship, as noted by the Athletic Director at St. Paul’s in the following email message sent Monday morning:

Thank you for your kind words . . . we LOVE Timothy Lutheran! Your people are the MOST KIND people! Not only do I feel that way, but my principal made the comment, too, about how kind and respectful they were! There were, for sure, some sportsmanship issues from fans, players, and coaches throughout the tournament, and it was heartbreaking when we are all Christian/Lutheran schools. Your coaches, fans, and players NEVER had a single complaint and just kept rolling with everything that happened as well as some calls on the court. Feel free to pass that along to your people! Tell them I said THANK YOU!!

Amy Wisneski
AD, St. Paul Lutheran School, St. Joseph”

Outreach Efforts Appreciated

Please know that your generous donations of all kinds are greatly appreciated by the recipients. Below are two thank-you messages this week:

“Sending a very special THANK YOU for your amazing donation to Community Services League in Blue Springs during the holidays. We have so many families struggling during this time, and your generosity is helping us serve those in need. Your continued support is so appreciated and allows us to serve together.
Many blessings,
Melodie Chrisman
VP Income Support/Blue Springs Site Manager”

“Greetings and thank you for your support. Please pray for our new ministry in Tel Aviv as we muddle through the maze of COVID challenges and pivot to reach even more of the lost sheep of the house of Israel with the love of Y’shua.
Shalom,
The Apple of His Eye Mission Society”

Drive-Thru Communion will be offered this Sunday, Feb. 7, 11:30am-noon, Wyatt Campus. Please park at the curb and enter building one family at a time, to receive the sacrament. Thank you!

“From Invisible to Indispensable” Bible Study Sun., Feb. 14, 10:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study, led by Fritz Barlag, will resume on Mar. 7 from 10:15-11:15am in the Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. More details soon!

Soup(er) Bowl Collection Thanks for the great support so far! Please drop off your cans of soup in the Chiefs box near the grocery cart in each campus until this Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday. Thanks for your generosity! GO CHIEFS!

Food Donations Thanks to Bill & Carol Ready who delivered the January groceries to Blue Springs Community Services League this past Sunday afternoon. Donations in the grocery carts during the month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. All donations are greatly appreciated, but special requests include canned pasta meals (ravioli, spaghetti), kids’ snacks, bags of rice, condiments (ketchup, mustard), and paper products (Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels). Thank you!!

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction Sat., Feb. 20, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO. Go to Timothy Lutheran School website or stop by table in each lobby this Sunday to purchase tickets ($50 per person) and learn other ways to support. Thank you!

Lenten Non-Dinners:  Free-Will Offerings to Support Timothy Ministries

  • Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17): Hosted by LWML: proceeds to benefit mites; the family of Aspen Deke; and Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation (www.jacobskids.org) who provides therapy services during early stages of development to children with special needs (in memory of Roger & Donna Schmidt’s great-niece who was a therapist for this organization)(checks payable to LWML)
  • Feb. 24: Hosted by School Ministry; proceeds to benefit TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 3: Hosted by Timmy’s Boys; proceeds to benefit 2021 Live Well Community Fair & Timothy’s Youth Ministry
  • Mar. 10: Hosted by GIVE Commission; proceeds to benefit Journey to the Cross, a new opportunity to donate towards the purchase of gift cards for local people in need (collecting offerings through Mar. 29)
  • Mar. 17: Open (Contact Diane Mayfield, dianem@timothylutheran.com, to reserve)
  • Mar. 24: Open (Contact Diane Mayfield, dianem@timothylutheran.com, to reserve)

NOTE:  Dropping off or mailing in donations specified for any of these opportunities is possible. If payable by check, please note benefitted ministry on memo line.)

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) is rescheduled for April. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training from Feb. 23 through May 18. Please apply by Feb. 16 with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Job Opportunity Pre-school assistant teacher or substitute teachers. St. Matthews Lutheran, Lee’s Summit. Asst teacher position is M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. Substitute teachers needed M-F with varying hours. Duties include, but not limited to, helping with lessons, setting up class, cleaning; must be 18 years or older, pass background check & peer interview. Need to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. of giggles& love teaching and children. Experience preferred. Contact Interim Director Traci Waugh-Rinehart (stmatthewps@gracefaithlove.org or 816.524.4354).

Congrats to Barb Kalbfleisch and Angie Jones (great-grandmother and grandmother, respectively) at the birth of their new bundle of joy, Jonas, who lives in Rolla. God bless the little ones!

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.

January 2021

Timothy eNotes January 29, 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 

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: “An Idol Feast”

CREATIVE TENSION: While we may have never encountered food that’s been sacrificed to an idol, it was obviously a big deal in the city of Corinth. Paul dedicates three chapters of 1 Corinthians to the subject, after all. But at the heart of this seemingly obscure matter is a larger principle: how do we interact with our brothers and sisters who see things differently than us. The issue of idol feasts reminds us of a greater principle: we always watch out for each other rather than rest on our own understanding.

Join the gang this week as they discover that God wants to hear from us even in the little things. Bible Event: Joshua and the Promised Land

Ash Wednesday:  Imposition of Ashes

The Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 17 (4 & 5:30-pm) at RD Mize will include Imposition of Ashes. The pastors will use Q-tips (one per person). They will not speak the words since there will be more direct face-to-face interaction as the ashes are spread on forehead or wrist. However, the words will be on the large screen. Worshippers will approach the chancel area to receive the ashes from the center aisle and return to their seats up the side aisles. Upon returning to their seats, worshippers may read the screen and meditate and pray to special music.

Timothy’s Stephen Ministry Opportunity

Stephen Ministry training equips you to show God’s mercy, care and compassion to another who is hurting. Stephen Ministers listen, explore feelings, pray, and share God’s love while maintaining confidentiality in their care-giving relationships, leaving the results to God.

Do you want to learn how to become a Stephen Minister and plant the seed of hope in people’s lives? Timothy’s next class begins Tuesday, Feb. 23, meeting weekly through May 18. Please apply by Feb. 16 with Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski, nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042.

Youth Ministry Thanks Timothy

Timothy’s youth and youth leaders extend a huge thank-you to all who helped during Youth Sunday last week. The extra time that ministry staff and other leaders shared in including the students with various aspects of the worship services is very much appreciated.

To all of the generous donors, THANK YOU for your contributions of drinks, snacks, and nearly $500 in free-will donations. All of these donations will go a long way to make the Youth Quake (rescheduled for June 26) a special experience. Students will come to Timothy to plug in virtually to a national Christian event. Thank you for supporting and keeping the youth in your prayers.

Bible Study:  “From Invisible to Indispensable”

Abortion and physician-assisted suicide pull quite a sleight-of-hand trick. With the smoke of ‘quality of life’ and the mirrors of ‘personal choice,’ they pretend to relieve pain and resolve problems. But beneath these illusions, they really just remove persons. And they persuade by-standers to ‘pay no attention to that life murdered behind the curtain.’ These practices not only just take away the lives of their victims but also steal humanity and sanctity from us all.

In this one-hour class, participants will study I Corinthians 12:12-26 where the Apostle Paul diagnoses a vision deficiency that actually continues to affect us today. He reveals some pretty serious consequences and identifies a different and better superpower—invisible but invaluable—and available to everyone. The study, led by Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski, will be held in the Fellowship Hall, RD Mize Campus, at 10:15am on February 14, 2021.

2021 First Fruits totals $65,510.92 as of Jan. 24th! Thank you! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Drive-Thru Communion first Sunday each month, 11:30-noon, Wyatt Campus. Park at the curb and enter building one family at a time. Next opportunity is Feb. 7.

Soup(er) Bowl Soup Collection Drop off cans of soup in the Chiefs box near the grocery cart in each campus until Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7.  Thanks for your generous support! GO CHIEFS!

Food Donations through this Sunday, Jan. 31, will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Donations for month of Feb. will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks for your generous support!

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction Sat., Feb. 20, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO. Go to Timothy Lutheran School website or stop by table in each lobby this Sunday to purchase tickets ($50 per person) and learn other ways in which to support.
Lenten Services

  • Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion (Feb. 17): 4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Wednesday Lenten Services (Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24): 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion (Apr. 1): 4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Good Friday, 4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Easter Sunday (Apr. 4): 9 & 11am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt

Lenten Non-Dinners: Free-Will Offerings to Support Timothy Ministries

  • Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17): Hosted by LWML, proceeds TBD next week
  • Feb. 24: Hosted by School Ministry, proceeds to benefit TLS Scholarship Fund
  • Mar. 3: Hosted by Timmy’s Boys, proceeds to benefit 2021 Live Well Community Fair & Youth Ministry
  • Mar. 10: Hosted by GIVE Commission, proceeds to benefit Journey to the Cross, a new opportunity to purchase gift cards for local people in need (collecting offerings through Mar. 29)
  • Mar. 17: Open (Contact Diane Mayfield, dianem@timothylutheran.com to reserve)
  • Mar. 24: Open (Contact Diane Mayfield, dianem@timothylutheran.com to reserve)

 Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) is rescheduled for April. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

2020 Contributions Statements were dropped off at post office Wednesday afternoon.  Please contact Sandy Gregory, Member Services, or Chris Krenz, Financial Services, with questions.

Job Opportunity Pre-school assistant teacher or substitute teachers, St. Matthews Lutheran, Lee’s Summit. Asst teacher position is M-F 8:30am-2:30pm. Substitute teachers needed M-F with varying hours. Duties include, but not limited to, helping with lessons, class set-up, cleaning; must be 18 years old, pass background check & peer interview. Need to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. of giggles & love teaching and children. Experience preferred. Contact Interim Director Traci Waugh-Rinehart (stmatthewps@gracefaithlove.org or 816.524.4354).

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 January 26, 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 

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

Learning to See Beyond Me

I have a bad habit of moving too fast. This serves me well when I’m trying to get something accomplished. But it’s not helpful when I’m walking through my house while simultaneously talking on the phone, doing laundry, dusting…I’ve lost count of how many times this has resulted in a stubbed toe. Few things throb quite as strongly as a busted baby toe. Even so, I still catch myself moving too fast. And often I’m so focused on where I’m headed and what I need to accomplish that I fail to give attention to everything else around me. Problem is, I sometimes plow through more than table legs, including the people in my path, without a second thought.

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one 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 the others. Philippians 2:1-4 (NIV)

Philippians urges each of us to learn to see (and serve) beyond ourselves. This doesn’t mean beating ourselves to a pulp in constant, tireless service. But this does mean that we willingly and intentionally strive to see the real people all around us and that we seek to serve them with the same tender compassion we have received from the Savior Himself.

Learning to “see beyond me” isn’t about solving problems or fixing what’s broken. It’s about choosing to slow down, to lift our heads and see beyond our own agendas and stubbed toes, to make space, to listen and share life together.

National Lutheran Schools Week

Jan. 24-31     “Sent to Serve”

NLSW is in full swing at TLS! Each day is filled with fun activities. Check out the virtual
Scholastic Book Fair, which continues through Feb. 4, at www.scholastic.com/bf/tlsrams.
All proceeds directly benefit TLS.

Additional activities this week include daily all-school devotion, dress-up days, Leukemia Foundation third-quarter mission project, signing thank-you cards for volunteers, and student talent show. A pandemic may alter, but not thwart, efforts to recognize and celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week!

Youth Ministry Update

It was a big weekend for Timothy’s youth ministry. Over 40 youth gathered on Saturday at the skating rink to talk, laugh, and just be kids. Then on Sunday, they gathered to share their time and talents in both worship services through music, drama, readings, and technical assistance. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen and to the generous donors who offered free-will offerings to support Timothy’s youth participate in Youth Quake this summer. As a way to give back, students built in an extra day of service to make more blankets for the homeless.

GIVE Commission: Following God’s Call to Serve

At its meeting last night, the GIVE Commission outlined plans to roll out six projects in 2021, inviting the congregation to join in, to serve the community. The congregation is invited to not only participate but also organize opportunities later in the year. Please contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) or Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions. The commission is happy to assist and welcomes the opportunity to work together to transform lives through Christ!

Project #1:  Starting today (Jan. 26) and continuing through Soup(er) Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7 (GO CHIEFS!!), the commission will collect cans of soup for local people in need. Look for the Chiefs-decorated collection bins in the lobby at both campuses (near the grocery carts. Please note that this collection is separate from the regular collection for Community Services League and Hillcrest Transitional Housing.) Thanks for your support!

Project #2:  The GIVE Commission will host the March 10 Lenten Non-Dinner by accepting free-will donations for a new opportunity called Journey to the Cross (in celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter), patterned after Timothy’s long-standing Journey to the Manger during Advent. Gift cards to Walmart and Target will be purchased with the free-will offerings collected on March 10 and mailed or dropped off at the church office prior to March 29 (checks payable to Timothy with “Journey to the Cross” noted in the memo line). The gift cards will be distributed to local people in need during Holy Week. Thanks for your support!

Projects #3, 4, 5, & 6:  What are your ideas for community service projects that you’d like to see happen throughout the remainder of the year? The GIVE Commission is eager to partner with members, whether it be individuals, family groups, fellowship groups, Bible Study groups, commissions/committees/boards, etc.

Prayers from Sister Church Timothy received a “praying for you” note from Our Savior Lutheran Church, serving Platte City and Smithville, with the following message:  “We are praying for you! You are in our intercessory prayers. We pray God will bless you abundantly and will continue to provide you with guidance and peace. We also offer our gratitude for you and for the work He is doing in your community. May the Lord bless you always.”

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction If you haven’t reserved in-person tickets for the 2021 Auction (to be held on Feb. 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence), do not procrastinate any longer.  Go to the Timothy Lutheran School website to see how you can participate either in-person or virtually.  You can also find out more info on Sunday, Jan. 31 or Sunday, Feb. 7 at the TLS Auction table in both lobbies.

Lenten Services

  • Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion (Feb. 17):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Wednesday Lenten Services (Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24):  5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion (Apr. 1):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Good Friday (Apr. 2): 4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Easter Sunday (Apr. 4): 9 & 11am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt

Lenten Non-Dinners If your ministry wishes to participate in the free-will offering opportunity that replaces the traditional Lenten Dinners, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) soon. Two dates remain open at this time:  Mar. 17 & 24.  The Lenten Non-Dinner on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17) will be hosted by Timothy’s LWML (proceeds to be determined next week). The Feb. 24 Lenten Non-Dinner will be hosted by Timothy’s School Ministry for its Scholarship Fund. The Mar. 3 Lenten Non-Dinner will be hosted by the Timmy Boys for the 2021 Live Well Community Fair in June or Timothy’s Youth Ministry. The Mar. 10 Lenten Non-Dinner will be hosted by the GIVE Commission (see article above).

Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sat., Apr. 24, 3pm, RD Mize, for Confirmand families, small-group leaders, & invited close friends.

Drive-Thru Communion will occur on first Sunday each month after the 10am service at Wyatt (approx. 11:30-noon). Please park at the curb and enter building one family at a time. Next opportunity for the sacrament is Feb. 7.

2020 Contribution Statements will be mailed first class tomorrow afternoon, Jan. 27, weather permitting. If weather prohibits mail team from preparing the mailing, the statements will be mailed Friday, Jan. 29. Please contact Member Services Sandy Gregory or Financial Services Chris Krenz with questions.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) is rescheduled until April.  Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski with questions (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) will begin Tuesday, Feb. 23; Care 201 is prerequisite for Care 301. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski with questions (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Food Donations through this coming Sunday, Jan. 31, will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Donations gathered in month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing.
As always, thanks for your generous support!

2020 Thanksgiving Offering totaled $4,837.00! Thank you for supporting Timothy’s Emergency Assistance Fund going forward into 2021. Your caring and compassionate hearts mean so much to those seeking assistance.

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 January 22, 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 

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: “Prophet Motive”

While we often may hold up Jonah as a hero, he’s anything but. While he eventually shares God’s message of repentance with the people of Nineveh, it’s done grudgingly and only after he’s been forced to do so via a giant fish. His story is a good reminder for us, as God’s modern people, as to why we share the Good News of the Gospel: we do so because it’s a reflection of God’s love for everyone.

Join the gang this week as we join Joshua and the walls that come tumbling down. Gordy is all dressed and excited about the upcoming Kansas City Chiefs playoff game… Go Chiefs!

National Lutheran Schools Week

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod   •   Jan. 24–30, 2021   •   Matt. 20:28

National Lutheran Schools Week provides more than 1,900 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.

National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve.

Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

Ken Holland
Principal
Timothy Lutheran School Ministries

Annual Scholarship Auction

Join us in person or online!

Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, and entertainment as we raise funds for the Timothy Lutheran School Ministries scholarship fund. Strict COVID precautions, including guest limitations, social distancing, and sanitizing stations will be in place. All guests will be required to wear a mask.  A special “Run for the Roses” mask will be provided for each In-Person ticket holder.

In 2020, we were able to bless our families with scholarship support in excess of $79,000! We believe that every child who wants to attend Timothy Lutheran School should have the opportunity. With your help, we hope to provide assistance for even more families in 2021.

Tickets for in person or virtual participation may be purchased by going to the Timothy Lutheran School website.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school, 816-228-5300.

Worship Updates

Please note the following Lenten/Holy Week/Rite of Confirmation Services as approved this week by the Board of Elected Elders:

  • Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize; Holy Communion in all services
  • Wednesday Lenten Services (Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24):  5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Maundy Thursday (Apr. 1):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize; Holy Communion in both services
  • Good Friday (Apr. 2):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Easter Sunday (Apr. 4):  9 & 11am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt
  • Rite of Confirmation Service (Sat., Apr. 24): 3pm, RD Mize (for Confirmand families, small-group leaders, & invited close friends)

2021 Firsts Fruits total $48,950.92 as of January 17th! Praise God! Thank you, Timothy, for a strong start!

Drive-Thru Communion will now occur on the first Sunday of each month at Wyatt Campus after 10am service, approximately 11:30am-noon. Please park at the curb and enter the lobby, one family at a time. Thank you!

2020 Contribution Statements will be mailed first class the afternoon of Wed., Jan. 27.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) Training starts this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6-8pm, Room 103, through Tuesday, Feb. 16; prerequisite for Care 301 (Stephen Ministry). Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski, nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042.

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) Training begins Tuesday, Feb. 23. Contact Care Ministry Nancy Nowiszewski, nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042.

Youth Ministry Skating Party is tomorrow, Jan. 23, at Rink Ratz Skating Rink from 4:15-6:30pm. To ensure proper social distancing, the entire facility is reserved for Timothy’s group, which includes 30 minutes of skating lessons from 4:15-4:45pm. Pizza will be provided, but skaters should bring their own drink. Cost is $5 per skater; bring your friends!

Youth Sunday is this Sunday, Jan. 24. Thank you to Timothy’s youth for offering their talents and gifts to worship services this weekend. Please stop by the table in the lobby at both campuses to support the youth as they gratefully accept free-will donations for their eventual participation in the 2021 MO District Youth Quake (which has been postponed until June 2021). The youth ministry also appreciates donations of bottles of water, cans/bottles of soft drinks, and individually wrapped snacks for their various activities. Thank you!

Lenten Non-Dinners Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) if your ministry wants to sponsor a free-will offering in lieu of the traditional Lenten Dinner. Open dates are Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24. Thank you!
Youth Hand Bells Choir Rehearsals on Sundays in Feb.& Mar; Feb. 7 rehearsal will be from 1-2:15pm; others from 4-5pm; RD Mize Music Room. Performances in worship services on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. All youth welcome! Pick up form on youth bulletin board in each lobby or in music room. Return completed form to Sarah Hinkle by Feb. 7. Contact Director Ruth Sunderman with questions (ruthsunderman@gmail.com).

LUMAA This is the last Sunday to donate school supplies. Donations of lined notebook paper, pencils, pens, colored pencils, erasers, construction paper, etc. are appreciated. Drop off in donation bin in lobby at each campus. Monetary donations, payable to LUMAA, may be mailed to LWML Mission Servants VP Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thank you for your generosity!

Food Donations through the end of January will be delivered to BS Community Services League. While all donations are appreciated, please note the following items are currently a particular need: spaghetti; pasta sauces; canned tomato products; sides/rices/potatoes; cereal; and canned fruit. Please drop off your donations in the grocery cart in each lobby. Thank you! (Donations for the month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing.)

Ministering to Others, Despite a Pandemic How are you impacting lives with the love of Jesus, even during a pandemic, or especially during a pandemic? What is your Bible Study group discussing? To whom are you calling, emailing, texting, or sending cards to stay in touch? What “acts of kindness” have you shown to others or have been shown to you? In what instances have you seen the light of Jesus shining during these unusual times? Please send your thoughts or stories to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) to share with your Timothy family. Thank you!

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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