June 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: …Lives…

CREATIVE TENSION: Far too often, people forget that Christianity is for the whole life. It’s not just a matter of saving our “souls” and that’s it. Christianity is holistic and can’t be contained to just one corner of a person’s life. Instead, Christ breaks free into all corners of our lives and works His gracious transformation in them. And then this spills over into action so that we work to take care of our neighbors in a holistic way as well.

Ryan (AKA: JERRY) Dude Knows No Caution. Hebrews 3:12, “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.”

Youth Honor Dads

Dads, don’t forget to stop by the Youth Ministry table in the lobbies on Sunday to pick up your package of mini donuts! While donuts are always yummy in your tummy, the message and sentiment attached to the package from Timothy’s youth will warm your heart and send you out with blessings for the rest of the day.  Happy Father’s Day to all dads everywhere!

Adopt-a-Light

As reported briefly at the Special Voters’ Meeting last Sunday, there is an urgent need for replacing inoperable ballasts with LED lighting in several rooms at RD Mize. Leadership seeks the congregation’s help with a fundraiser NOW to replace those that are most critical in time for Timothy’s VBS program in just a few weeks. More specific details about this opportunity will be rolled out next week. In the meantime, please prayerfully consider if this is an opportunity you can support.

While the older kids may find dimly-lit rooms a fun part of the Rocky Railway VBS adventure, the little

Next Generation Update

The “Transforming Lives through Christ” sermon series continues this Sunday with Pastor Ryan sharing a message about “Lives.” Pastor John will wrap up the series next Sunday, June 27, with a message about “through Christ.”

Timothy is starting to receive questions concerning the status of the bid process for procuring the architectural design services for developing a master plan study. With voters’ approval last Sunday to move forward with this process, the Construction Task Force is finalizing the Request for Proposal document, with plans to issue it to interested architectural firms by next Wednesday, June 23

Another Reflection about Last Day of School

TLS teacher Kim Brunkhorst shared the following reflection with her students’ families as the 2020-2021 year came to a close:

“The kids and I had a heart-to-heart today as I shared the Memory Book with them, and we sang Brothers and Sisters in Christ, and we prayed together. We hugged Addie and Mackenzie goodbye yesterday and then hugged each other goodbye today—just for a few months. I have reminded them that I will always be here for them, no matter how old and sassy and mature and cool they get. I truly mean it.

I have to be honest and share that I am a product of a Lutheran elementary school, so please know that these years at Timothy will ALWAYS be with your child. We are a family, a family of believers, and that never goes away. My relationship that I STILL have with the kids (grown adults now!) that I attended grade school with is a bond that I don’t feel with anyone else, really. It is a shared bond with the Holy Spirit. It is the neatest thing—a true gift from Above. I have shared this with my 8th graders, who are now going out in all different directions. Please know that you and your kiddos always have a home here, and as I talked to the children about in this week’s Religion lessons, the CHURCH is not a place, it is a PEOPLE! You all are loved, cherished, lifted up, and always prayed for. Please know that and ALWAYS remember it!

Blessings,
Kim

LUMA Outreach:
From Africa to Platte Woods, MO

The Lutheran Urban Mission Agency (LUMA) supports the mission explained below, as do many congregational members individually through donations directly to them or through the MO District mission outreach program.

In 2015, elders from an Oromo refugee community church settling in North Kansas City came to Christ Lutheran Church to seek a place of worship and instruction for their children. From the start, Christ Lutheran was honest, open and intentional in their desire for the Oromo community to not just use their worship facilities but to also become one in faith with the church’s confession & beliefs. Since that was the Oromo elders’ desire also, they connected almost immediately with worshipping and Sunday School opportunities.

Thankfully, Christ Lutheran received help through the Oromo Evangelical Lutheran Mission Society (OELMS), a RSO agency based in St. Paul, MN, who then connected them with evangelist Abdi Megerssa Selbana, of the largest Lutheran body in Ethiopia, with over 10 million members. After meeting the Oromo body in 2016, he returned to Ethiopia for ordination & completion of proper documentation to return, the latter which turned into a laborious & slow process because Albi was unable to return until summer 2018.

In fall 2019, the first Oromo students enrolled at the nearest Lutheran elementary school, Martin Luther Academy, adding another milestone to the relationship between Christ Lutheran and the Oromo community.

In March 2020, Pastor Albi met with the MO Synod colloquy committee to become a pastor with the Synod, receiving unanimous approval for such in Oct. 2020. The Oromo community acted swiftly, and just last December submitted a constitution& bylaws to civil authorities & Synod to become a charter Synod congregation. Praise be to God!

LUMA praises God for your offerings that support the monetary needs of Pastor Albi and the Oromo community at Christ Lutheran. Please pray for Pastor Albi, the Oromo community, and Christ Lutheran as they work together to raise up a new Lutheran Worshipping Community in our midst.

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits totals $116,790.92, as of June 13th. Thank you!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive is NEXT SUNDAY, June 27, 9am-3pm, in the Family Life Center at RD Mize. Register NOW at www.savealifenow,org/group; group code is CB3C. Or access the link on church website. You can also stop by the table in the lobbies this Sunday to register. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen will be NEXT SUNDAY, June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize, with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. CLICK HERE if you plan to attend. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards to help Jake with expenses as he relocates to New York. Thank you!

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. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive concludes THIS SUNDAY, June 20. All sizes appreciated, plus wipes. Drop off in tub at both lobbies; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries. Contact Kaye Gray (kaye1024@yahoo.com) with questions. Thank you!

RD Mize Playground Work Day, Round Two NEXT SATURDAY, June 26, 7am. Bring shovels, rakes & wheelbarrows. Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help. Thank you!

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 b 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 grade students) on church website. Stop by lobbies to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance for all children. Thank you!

Pairs & Spares Seniors Ministry Mark your calendar: Next monthly gathering on Tues., Aug. 16, 11:30am-2pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize.

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 NOTE:  Will not meet this Sunday (Father’s Day), June 20.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study NOTE:  Will not meet this Sunday (Father’s Day), June 20.

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;
Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; first session on June 21 is titled “Watch and Pray.” 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, 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, meets offsite in summer; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt; contact Miriam Lindemann (miriaml@timothylutheran.com) for details.

Moms of Children Any Age & Soon-to-be-Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s, Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray. NOTE: Will not meet tomorrow, June 19.

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 June 15, 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)

Peace Holds Us When We Can’t Be at Peace:  A Devotion

IT’S ROAD CONSTRUCTION SEASON!! Destruction for the sake of construction happens all the time! That’s what I told myself with every truck blocking the road, dodging construction site debris, inching along the road, waiting for the signal man. . .Daily, tried not to let it bother me or make me anxious. I recalled the vision of peace and practiced Philippians 4:6: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” But where was the promise of Philippians 4:7? “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Do you remember the woman in the 80’s Wendy’s commercial who shouted, “Where’s the beef?” Well, Where’s the peace?? I imagine if this season were a peace test, I would have scored a D minus.

Fortunately, God does not evaluate us on the degree to which we are human. Though at times we may not feel peaceful, a life in Christ promises that peace is always there for us—always available for us to have. Peace is not a constant state of euphoria, nor is it obligated to keep us feeling carefree and free of stress. In Christ Jesus, peace simply must keep us, hold us.

Life under construction is stressful—literally and figuratively! In our muddy situations, peace holds us when we can’t be at peace. Even when we don’t have the capacity to calm our hearts and minds because of the chaos around us, God’s promised peace holds and carries us.

Next Generation Update

If you worshipped at RD Mize this past Sunday, did you notice the new lyrics to Lutheran Worship hymn 330, “The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace”? Pastor John composed these new lyrics, as noted on the last slide that was sung Sunday, to accompany the three-week Transforming Lives through Christ sermon series which started Sunday. The congregation sang verses 1, 3, & 5 this past Sunday and looks forward to singing more of them in the coming weeks.  The lyrics for the entire song are below:

Our God Invites Us

Our God invites us, follow Him
On paths unseen, adventures new.
Called out by faith, we hear Him say
“Come see the new things that I do.”

Do not conform to this world’s ways,
But be set free by grace and love.
Transformed into God’s children true,
We set our minds on things above.

We’re called to love our Lord and God
In mind and body, soul and all.
In ev’ry part of our whole life,
His grace transforms us through His call.

This transformation’s not from us,
Nor what we do or think or say.
Instead, a gift of God’s own grace,
New life from Christ is ours each day.

God sends us out into the world
So all may hear His mighty Word.
This generation and the next,
He transforms lives through Christ our Lord.

Thank you, Pastor John, for sharing these original lyrics for this song with us! Pastor Rod’s message focusing on “Transforming” started the sermon series this past Sunday, and Pastor Ryan will focus on “Lives” this coming Sunday, June 20, in his first message at Timothy. Pastor John will conclude the series on June 27 with a focus on “through Christ.”

Thank you, Timothy, for your support at the Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting this past Sunday, with 94 members signing the roster sheets. After discussion, both motions from the Executive Board were individually approved. Leadership and staff are starting discussions about Timothy’s upcoming capital campaign. Proposals for professional conceptual drawings will be sent to potential architectural firms within the next couple weeks. Please keep this process in your prayers and stay tuned for updates.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala

The 21st Annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing Gala will be held Thursday, August 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 Lutheran Church 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 of $50 value). Auction items are due by Aug. 5 to the church office or by making arrangements with Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com).

Timothy’s Youth Groups Honor Dads

On Father’s Day this coming Sunday, Timothy’s youth will offer packages of mini donuts, with a special message attached, to all dads attending worship at either campus. This Donuts for Dads service project recognizes the vital role dads fill in all our lives. Thanks, youth, for your servant hearts!

Volunteers Always
Welcomed and Appreciated

Never was a truer statement uttered:  Volunteers are not paid because they are ‘worthless’ but because they are ‘priceless.’ (author unknown)

Have you wondered how you can help care for God’s house? Do you have some free time during the week, either day or evening? This week, a few indoor tasks at RD Mize include vacuuming, dusting, washing windows, and cleaning bathrooms near the Fellowship Hall and Family Life Center. With the changes at RD Mize over the past several months, Timothy is not employing a cleaning service for that facility and always appreciates any help from volunteers. Supplies will be provided. Please call the church office (816.228.5300) to let us know your favorite “projects” and your availability. Thank you very much!

A Letter to Her TLS Students’ Families: A Reflection from Mrs. Vogt

“As I sit in our very quiet kindergarten room and reflect on our time together this year, I am happy and sad at the same time. What a whirlwind of a year it has been! Remember the excitement, anticipation, and yes, some tears, on that first day of school? It doesn’t seem that long ago, but we have grown so much in these quick nine months. We have gone from building block towe4rs which only went straight up to structures which include every possible shape in every imaginable configuration. We learned to wait our turn to speak and to listen to our friends (well, most of the time!) We conquered the alphabet and becoming confident readers and writers. We know that math is so much more than just counting, and we use it all day long. We are sure that Jesus is our Friend and Savior and He is always with us!

Although we were challenged as our time together at school was different, due to COVID, you and your children faced that challenge and handled it beautifully! We faithfully wore our masks, tried to social distance, and handled a stretch of learning at home, all without a single complaint! I thank you again for your support and grace as we worked together to keep learning vibrant.

Thank you for being such an amazing group of parents to work with. Your child is truly a most precious gift from God. Enjoy every minute of time you spend together; as a mother of four grown children, I can assure you it goes by much too quickly! Thank you for sharing your child with me and for choosing Timothy Lutheran School. Please pray that the Lord will continue to bless our school, its students, parents and staff.

If there is ever anything that Timothy Lutheran Ministries can do for you, please call upon us. I pray that you and your family have a safe, relaxing, and full-filled summer. God’s richest blessings always to you and your family!”

Volunteers for Additional Worship Service and Faithroots
Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen will be Sun., June 27, 6pm at RD Mize, with reception following in Fellowship Hall. Please CLICK HERE if you plan to attend. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards to help Jake with expenses as he relocates to New York. Thank you!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize. Have you registered yet?  Do so NOW at www.savealifenow.org/group; group code is CB3C. Or access the link on church website. You can also stop by the table in both lobbies this Sunday. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

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 month of June will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. Special requests include sugar, cooking, oatmeal, cereal and laundry soap. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive concludes this Sun., June 20. All sizes appreciated, plus wipes. Drop off in tub at both lobbies; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries. Contact Kaye Gray (kaye1024@yahoo.com) with questions. Thanks for your amazing support!

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party Back by popular demand! Wed., June 30, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz. Cost $5/per skater includes skate rental, open skate, & fountain drink. Children 5th grade & younger (pre-K welcome also) 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.

RD Mize Playground Work Day, Round Two Sat., June 26. Bring shovels, rakes & wheelbarrows. Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help. Thank you!

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 grade students) on church website. Stop by lobbies to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance for all children. Thank you!

Pairs & Spares is resuming its monthly gatherings. Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday each month from 11:30am-2pm in Family Life Center at RD Mize. Next gathering is Aug. 16. Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com) with questions.

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 & Fellowship NOTE:  Will not meet on Father’s Day, June 20. See you next week!

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship NOTE:  Will not meet on Father’s Day, June 20. See you next week!

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Mondays) “Released to Forgive”; 6:30pm social time w/ light snacks; 7-8pm Bible Study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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.

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

Moms of Children Any Age & Soon-to-be-Moms Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s area, Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray. NOTE: Will not meet on June 19.

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 Tuesday June 8, 2021

By |2021-06-08T12:27:10-05:00June 8th, 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)

The Small Things:  A Devotion

I have been praying for my friends, and sometimes it seems that all I notice are the hard things, the sad things, the struggles, the illness, the disappointments.

It really is hard not to focus on the struggle. It’s hard not to let our attention stay on the problems and issues and worries. And it’s especially hard when we’re in the middle of the struggle and it’s all we can see around us, but don’t let the struggle steal your joy. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that it’s okay to just let it go for a moment. Yes, it’s still important, and we can’t just ignore it, but we can set it aside and take a break from it. Turn our attention elsewhere. Enjoy every bit of something else—the sun on our skin, the smell of fresh air, the sound of birds, the feel of book pages, the taste of our tea or coffee. Find joy in the small things because God meets us there.

This is the day which the Lord has made; let’s rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Set aside the hard and have a moment of joy. God will help you handle what is ahead, but take the time to enjoy an incredible, soul-lifting moment with Him. God has made this day! Live full of His joys!

3rd Annual Live Well Community Fair

What a blessed event! Great weather; opportunities to gather wellness & ministry resources; Timmy burgers; greetings from Star Wars characters, Slugggerrr, & KC Wolf; and outdoor fun! Look for a complete wrap-up of the fair in Friday’s eNotes!

Installation of Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe

Timothy celebrated the installation of Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe this past Sunday. Rev. William Marler, MO District LCMS 1st Vice-President, shared the message, and area Lutheran pastors offered messages of welcome and blessings upon Pastor Ryan’s ministry at Timothy. Pictured below L-R are Rev. Cliff Koenig, Rev. Brad Zerkel, Rev. Rod Lindemann, Rev. John Otte, Rev. Ryan Hochgrebe, Rev. William Marler, Rev. Gary Stolle (Timothy’s Circuit Visitor), Rev. Scott Lemmerman, Rev. Mark Wenger, and Rev. Brian Hetzel.

Many thanks to Janet Masters, Mary Jane Fudge, Linda Gorski, and Gather Commission members Charlie Johnson, Joe & Sandy Sauter, Val Leakey, Bob Logan, and Kyle Oelkhaus for organizing and hosting the reception following the installation service and to Don McGhee and Gary Williams for setting up and taking down tables.

A Message from the Hochgrebe Family

“To our brothers and sisters here at Timothy,
The Hochgrebe family simply wanted to say thank you! It has been crazy over the past few months transitioning to Missouri and all that comes with a big move. However, we have seen the Lord faithfully walk with us and bless us along the journey. Many of those blessings have flowed from the hearts, hands, voices, and kindness from the members of Timothy.

My installation day was certainly emotional and special and what great joy to hear how excited so many of you are that we are here. Thank you for supporting us and loving us before we even knew your names. The outpouring of gifts and greetings has been special. May the Lord now lead us forth together learning, loving, and living in the salvation of Jesus. And we will together “Transform Lives through Christ.”

Peace,
Pastor Ryan”

Liebs Retiring As PALS Facilitators

The MO District PALS (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) ministry has been served well by Pastor Fran and Kay Lieb for the past 14 years. This past Thursday was the final session of their final year in this ministry, and the District will soon learn, if they don’t know already, that filling the Liebs’ shoes will be no small task!

The program, initiated by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, encourages and supports new pastors, specifically designed for those in the first three years of ministry. Meeting together in regions across the country (such as Western Missouri), the facilitators plan the all-day meetings (usually six per year) and host the event to include Bible study, worship, sharing ministry joys and concerns, and continuing education with materials provided by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod office.

As support for the entire family, wives and children are encouraged to attend when possible. After opening worship, Kay provided support to the pastors’ wives separately in discussions of various topics, concerns, and situations. Over the years, several Timothy volunteers provided wonderful support by caring for and entertaining the children while their parents met with Fran and Kay.

Since Fran and Kay are “retiring” from this support ministry, District President Dr. Lee Hagan will appoint new leadership. Last Thursday, the pastors presented gifts of a potted plant and a HUGE shepherd’s staff to the Liebs in appreciation for their 14 years of service in the PALS program. Pictured Left to Right are Jerod & Jennifer Koenig, Ozark; Daniel Clemons, Kansas City; Kay Lieb; Jerry Smith, Appleton City; Fran Lieb; Carl Wendorff, Warsaw; Jesse Schlie, Jefferson City; Andrew Lehenbauer, Concordia; and Joseph McCalley, Columbia.

Thank you, Fran and Kay, for your dedicated commitment to mentoring and supporting new pastors and their families!

As a side note, Pastor Ryan performed an impromptu magic show as end-of-the-day entertainment for the PALS children. Thank you, Pastor Ryan, for providing a new twist to their fun day!

RD Mize Playground Work Day

Last Friday, the RD Mize playground underwent the next step of its “makeover.” Volunteers soon learned just how many feet of mulch had been spread on that playground over the years as the heavy equipment operators thought they may be in quicksand!

Thanks to Dave Madden, Doug Spilker, Joe Sauter, Louie Wilbers, Don McGhee, Ben Ryan, Bob Logan, Gordon Thompson, and Chris Hruska for scooping, shoveling, raking, and hauling away the top layers in preparation for the next work day on Sat., June 26, to spread new dirt.  Please contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help that Saturday morning.

Timothy’s Girls on the Run Completes Inaugural Session

Timothy’s first experience as a GOTR “host” was very successful! Last Saturday, the culminating 5K was held in conjunction with the Live Well Community Fair but on the familiar St. Mary’s Medical Center trail. Over 50 participants, both runners and their supporters, enjoyed the run/walk in their commitment to physical exercise and wellness.  The girls were invited to attend the upcoming Skate Party on June 30, just as many attended the previous one on May 26.

The Girls on the Run organization is eager for Timothy to host another session this fall, so look for details soon about signing up! Girls in grades 3-8 are encouraged to participate. Many thanks to Timothy’s coaches for volunteering to help the girls reach their goals:  Sarah Hinkle, Sandy Gregory, Ruth Sunderman, Erin Beerman, Julie Stock, Shay Champion, Emily Poynter, and Janelle Kephardt.

Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen

Timothy’s own Jake Bellinghausen will be ordained as a Lutheran pastor in a special service on Sun., June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize. Pastor Lieb is honored to share the message at the service, and Pastor John is honored to share the message at Jake’s installation service at Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal, NY, on July 11. Plan to stop by the Fellowship Hall for a reception after the 6pm service to offer God’s blessings to Jake and his family. Please CLICK HERE if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards to help Jake with expenses as he relocates to New York. Thank you!

Volunteers for Additional Worship Service and Faithroots
Special Voters’ Meeting THIS SUNDAY, June 13, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium. Executive Board will present 2 motions for Voters’ approval:  1) Next Generation Phase 1 expansion plan and conceptual site plan; 2) new Capital Campaign. Quorum of 40 communicant members required to conduct business. Please plan to attend! Thank you!

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. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Discovery Class began last Wednesday but not too late to join the discussion! Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Meets for 12 Wednesdays in Fireplace Room (Room 302), RD Mize, from 6:30-8pm. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/.

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

RD Mize Playground Work Day, Round Two:  As noted earlier in this issue, volunteers are encouraged to help spread new dirt on the RD Mize Playground on Sat. morning, June 26. Please bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows. Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help. Thank you!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize. Sign up now at www.savealifenow.org/group; the group code is B3C. You can also access the link on home page of Timothy’s website. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Thanks!

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party Wed., June 30, 5-7pm, Rink Ratz in BS. Cost $5/skater (donation) which includes open skate, skate rental, and fountain drink. Back by popular demand! Children 5th grade & younger should be accompanied by parent/guardian. Adult volunteers/leaders will attend, and snacks will be provided. This is a private party just for Timothy kids and their friends! See you then!

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

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

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Why Biblical Christianity Is Intolerable in an Age of ‘Tolerance’”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moms of Young Children and Soon-to-be-Moms Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s area, Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray. NOTE:  Not meeting on June 19.

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, May 28, 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:  “Behind the Seens”

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

Timothy Lutheran FaithRoots | Bible Event

Please Join Us for Live Well!

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

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

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

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

In His Service,
Pastor John

Worship Update Reminders

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

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

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

Special Services in June

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

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

Timothy Welcome Technology Services
Doug Fleck

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

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

Children & Youth Ministry Update

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

Wrapping Up Another School Year

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

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

A Year in Review: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2021

Timothy eNotes Friday, May 28, 2021

By |2021-05-28T10:50:26-05:00May 28th, 2021|ENotes|

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME:  “Why Do We Do What We Do?”

What’s your motivation? What is it that motivates you to do what you do? God has given us a great task in going out and sharing the Good News. He commissions us the same way that He did Isaiah the prophet in the Old Testament reading. So why do we do what we do? Let’s break down what our motivation is for doing what we do as individual Christians and as the Church.

Timothy Lutheran FaithRoots | Bible Event

Live Well Community Fair

We are literally days away from our 3rd Annual Live Well Community Fair on Sat., June 5, 10am-2pm, at Wyatt Campus! The GIVE Commission is proud to organize this church-wide, outreach event that promotes opportunities for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. Thank you to all of the commissions, staff, and other volunteers for your help!

This year, in addition to all the indoor fun, you can explore outdoor activities—a fire engine, ambulance, patrol car, plus inflatable challenge courses for both youth and adults to test their athletic skills! Remember to bring a kite to fly with the help of our senior high youth. Take time to greet KC Royals Sluggerrr, KC Wolf from KC Chiefs, Jessy the Comfort Dog, and Storm Troopers (Members of the 501st & Rebel Legion Star Wars Costume Group) and—DRUM ROLL—Timothy’s Festival Committee will be on hand to sell (digital payments only) the always-popular Timmy Burgers to take home and enjoy after visiting the vendors in the auditorium!

Visitors are encouraged to give back to the community by bringing food items for the Community Services League, cleaning supplies for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and dog/cat food for the KC Pet Project. Thanks for supporting these efforts!

You do not want to miss this chance to attend a “fair” after enduring the isolation of COVID-19! Check out the Timothy website for a complete list of events and organizations (www.timothylutheran.com). Invite your neighbors and friends to attend with you! See you next Saturday!

More Worship Procedures
Resuming Next Sunday

As a reminder, beginning next Sunday, June 6, more pre-pandemic worship procedures will resume.

  • At both campuses, ushers will give worshippers a new “handout” that identifies “Today at Timothy” worship elements on one side and “This Week at Timothy” activities/events on opposite side.
  • At RD Mize, tape will be removed from side sections; at Wyatt, chairs will remain spaced as currently set up.
  • At RD Mize, worshippers will find attendance cards in pew racks; at Wyatt, ushers will give worshippers attendance slip, one per family, as they enter auditorium.
  • Plates to collect attendance slips/cards and offerings will be distributed during service.
  • At RD Mize, traditional communion procedures will return; at Wyatt, the current processional communion procedure will continue. Worshippers preferring common cup may indicate such to the elder. Drive-Thru Communion will no longer be available.
  • Donuts/bagels and coffee/tea/water will resume in Family Life Center at RD Mize and 4 G’s area at Wyatt.
  • FaithRoots video will play during the offering. FaithRoots classes will resume in Aug.

Thanks for your patience during the pandemic! We look forward to resuming more worship procedures as more volunteers come on board. Please contact the church office if you can provide assistance in any way to enhance worship and fellowship.

Next Generation Update

Timothy’s leadership thanks the congregation for participating in the Town Hall Meeting this past Sunday. Congregational Secretary Charlie Johnson captured the Q & A portion of the meeting very well, as listed below.  Thank you, Charlie!

  1. Where is Timothy’s standing for calling a Senior Pastor?  Answer:  The search for a Senior Pastor is on hold for now. Timothy expanded staff by adding Pastor Ryan as Children & Youth Minister to lead continued growth in that identified mission focus. The Board of Elected Elders is always looking at the Senior Pastor position and the best time to extend a divine call.
  2. Regarding the Phase 3 Worship Center and/or smaller chapel, will it be used for special services?  Answer:  Yes, an example would be blended worship services as occur in the sanctuary now.
  3. Regarding the original 2020 Vision created in 2008, how closely do those plans resemble what was built?  Answer:  The current Wyatt building does not resemble the drawings shown on the original master plan. Because of unforeseen financial issues during construction of that building, classrooms decreased in size from 900 sq. ft. to 300 sq. ft. which significantly impacted the number of students per classroom and also significantly impacts enrollment and teacher salaries today.
  4. Were architectural drawings used in today’s presentation?  Answer:  No, the drawings in today’s presentation were created by Timothy’s leadership team.
  5. Will the Worship Center in Phase 3 resemble the gym at Wyatt, or will a separate building be built like at RD Mize?  Answer:  The current goal is for the Worship Center to hold 350 worshippers on chairs rather than pews. The chairs will ensure flexibility in its use as multipurpose space for various functions.  It will not resemble a gym with basketball goals and school banners. It will be a dedicated space for worship.
  6. Are the Phase 1 building costs an estimate or firm costs?  Answer:  The costs are a rough estimate based on square footage. The architect will provide Level 2 cost estimates which are plus or minus 10%. Although cost of building materials has increased recently, it is hoped that costs will reduce post-COVID.
  7. Will we pay the architect to complete plans for Phase 1 only, or include Phases 2 and 3?  Answer:  The architect will be tasked to complete a master plan based on our conveyed needs and will design Phase 1 only. Phases 2 and 3 are not an emphasis at this time because when we are ready for them in the future, Timothy’s needs and situation may have changed.
  8. What is our current debt?  Answer: Approximately $6.5 million, and decreasing more in 2021 with additional monthly principal payments of $5,000.
  9. What about the rumors that a developer approached Timothy about purchasing 19 acres at Wyatt?  Answer:  The Executive Board reviewed the offer and decided not to sell the acreage because its sale would severely limit Timothy’s expansion plans at Wyatt.
  10. What is the current value of RD Mize, and will the added $500K for deferred maintenance projects increase its value?  Answer:  A market summary (not an appraisal) in the first quarter of 2020 identified a market value of approximately $4 million. Completing the deferred maintenance projects is not likely to increase the real value of the property.
  11. How will Phase 1 be financed?  Answer:  Leadership does not plan to incur additional debt because building will not start until pledged funds are in the bank. This should prevent cash shortages, unlike when Wyatt was built.
  12. What about using portable classrooms available from Odessa School District?  Answer:  After consulting the City of Blue Springs and Fire Protection District, the Executive Board voted not to pursue the acquisition of the portable classrooms due to numerous codes and restrictions.
  13. What is the seating for RD Mize compared to the proposed 350 seating in Phase 3 Worship Center, and will it be enough?  Answer:  RD Mize sanctuary can seat 400-450 people. When Phase 3 is ready to build, leadership will revisit this issue and adjust accordingly.
  14. Can some of the proceeds from sale of RD Mize be used for building costs at Wyatt?  Answer:  Leadership is hopeful that LCEF (Lutheran Church Extension Fund) will allow Timothy to reserve part of the proceeds for use at Wyatt. Timothy has a positive working relationship with LCEF and is confident this arrangement is possible.
  15. Will the architectural master plan and drawings be available in time for the June 13 Special Voters’ Meeting? Answer:  No. Interviews for selecting an architect will not begin until the Voters approve the Phase 1 expansion plan.
Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

RD Mize Altar Flowers for this Sunday are jointly provided in praise and thanksgiving to God by Ken & Jeanette Robbins for their 61st wedding anniversary and by Marvin & Dixie Droege for their 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you!

God’s Blessings to all of Timothy’s 2021 Graduates! CLICK HERE or go to Student Webpage to view the 2021 Graduates’ Video which replaces its viewing in church services this Sunday. Thank you!

First Fruits & General Contributions Updates Thank you, Timothy, for continuing to contribute a portion of your treasures to Timothy’s ministries. As a brief update, comparisons between 2020 and 2021 First Fruits giving for the first quarter indicate that 2020 First Fruits totals were $188,633.00, while 2021 First Fruits totals $115,355. 92, showing a decrease in first quarter of $73,277.08. Comparisons between the 2020 and 2021 general contributions indicate $519,383.07 in first quarter of 2020, while 2021 general contributions for first quarter total $465,136.42, showing a decrease of $54,246.65.  Please keep Timothy’s ministries in your prayers as we move forward. Thank you!

Reminders Church & School Offices will be closed Mon, May 31, is observance of Memorial Day. eNotes will not be emailed on Tues., June 1. There will be no youth group activities this Sunday, May 30. 

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High School—KC, or St. Paul’s Lutheran—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson Scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS THIS COMING TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Job Opportunity Technology Services, 40 hrs/wk with varying hours dependent upon needs of the church & school; CLICK HERE to view position description or go to church website; deadline to submit resume to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) is TODAY, MAY 28. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed to help at the Live Well Community Fair on June 5 at Wyatt.

  • Sign up to help at the two challenge course jump houses for a one-hour shift; no physical work required but ability to help children & youth maintain a line as they wait to try the courses. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) to sign up. Thank you!
  • Sign up to help direct traffic safely between 9:30am and noon. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) if you and/or a group can help with this.  Thank you!

 Hand Bell Choir Summer Session begins weekly rehearsals next Wed., June 2, from 6-7pm in the music room at Rd Mize. All youth (11 & up) and adults are invited! Please contact Ruth Sunderman (ruthsunderman@gmail.com). Youth do not need a parent in the choir, but parents, as well as all adults, are welcome to participate. Contact Ruth today!

Installation & Reception for Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe and his family is NEXT SUNDAY, June 6, 3pm, RD Mize, reception immediately following in Family Life Center. CLICK HERE to indicate your attendance or go to Worship page on church website. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses such as Target; Walmart; Quik Trip; Menard’s; Lowe’s; Home Depot; Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc. Thank you very much!

Ordination & Reception for Jake Bellinghausen and his family will be Sun., June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize; reception immediately following in Fellowship Hall. CLICK HERE to indicate your attendance. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards for Jake to apply to expenses as he settles in Vestal, NY, at his first parish, Grace Lutheran Church. Thank you very much!

GodConnects Discovery Class weekly on Wednesdays for 12 weeks, 6:30-8pm, starting June 9, in Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize. Register at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ so materials can be prepared for you. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Thank you!

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

RD Mize Playground Work Day Fri., June 4, starting at 7am, to remove mulch and spread new dirt. Please bring shovels, rakes, & gloves. Your help is very much appreciated! Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@at.net) if you can help. Thank you!

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

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

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

Food Donations for month of May will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Donations for month of June will be earmarked for Jesu el Buen in KC. Thanks for your ongoing support!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize. Sign up now at https://donate.savealifenow.org/coordinator/auth/signin. If this is your first time to use the new system, please use the ‘forgot username and password’ options on the login screen, or sign up as a first-time participant. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Thanks!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Sovereignty of God”; 10:15-11:15am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study & Fellowship “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize. Note:  Will not meet this Sunday, May 30.  See you next week!

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize. Note:  Will not meet this Sunday, May 30. See you next week!

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies. Note:  No class on Mon, May 31. New book study: Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur, starting June 7. See you next week!

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

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

Moms of Young Children and Soon-to-Be Moms Bible Study & Fellowship 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9-10am, 4 G’s Area, Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday May 25, 2021

By |2021-05-25T11:42:23-05:00May 25th, 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)

JOY and AMAZMENT

I have such few words when I pray these days, so I simply repeat the same words: Lord, be near. I ask for His presence to penetrate through hospital walls, isolated minds or tension-filled relationships, like the time Jesus showed up in the upper room to a group of frightened disciples. Many today are like those disciples—alone, unsure, and stuck. His nearness didn’t make sense to them, so Jesus invited them to touch and see His hands and feet, to give Him something to eat because He was real and not a ghost.

Luke 24:41 says, “[The disciples] still did not believe it because of joy and amazement,” and I wonder if they were like me these days. Squeezing the arms of the few friends I’ve seen in person, saying, “You’re real. You’re here. We’re here.”

It’s no wonder we long for nearness because God came near to us first. He walked in the Garden of Eden at the beginning of time and then sent His Son to be born as a baby. Being with each other is a taste of God Emmanuel. As we emerge into community and begin to worship and fellowship together, we are reminded that we are here, living not in fear, but in joy and amazement.

Next Generation Update

The Next Generation Town Hall Meeting this past Sunday was attended by approximately 100 people in person and many more via livestreaming. The PowerPoint presentation can be accessed on Timothy’s website, and there are a few printed copies at Information Centers at both campuses.  A summary of the Q&A portion of the meeting is being prepared and will be shared in Friday’s eNotes. Thank you to all for your participation and input!

A Special Voters’ Meeting is scheduled for Sun., June 13, 11:30am in the Wyatt Auditorium, for the sole purpose of voting on two motions from the Executive Board:

  • Approval of Phase 1 expansion and conceptual site plan
  • Approval to begin new Capital Campaign

Assuming COVID restrictions continue to ease, this meeting will occur as church business requiring a vote has always been conducted, with voting in person by a show of hands. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Please plan to attend! Thank you!

We look forward to the “Transforming Lives through Christ” sermon series in June.  “Transforming” will be the focus on June 13, “Lives” on June 20, and “through Christ” on June 27.

Resuming Worship Procedures Means More Volunteers Needed

Maybe you noticed that Bibles and hymnals (and sharpened pencils!) were returned to the pew racks this past Sunday. As we move closer to June 6, the date publicized for resuming additional procedures, such as revised attendance cards in the pew racks at RD Mize and current attendance slips continued to be distributed to worshippers when they enter the Wyatt Auditorium, there are other procedures that need more volunteers.

  • If you can help with the donut and bagel ministry at either campus, please contact Bob Logan (blogan1516@gmail.com), Joe Sauter (joesauter5@gmail.com), and Viv Bradshaw (vivbradshaw@aol.com) for details.
  • Previous ushers and new volunteer ushers are needed. Contact Doug Hinkle (dhinkle88@hotmail.com) for ushering at RD Mize and Chris Feldhaus (816.853.6896) for ushering at Wyatt.
  • If you are a family who would benefit from a staffed nursery at either campus, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com).

LWML Mission Outreach

Many thanks to members for donating greeting cards for mission outreach. Some of the cards were used to make crosses for the work of Carol Halter, one of missionaries supported by Timothy, in Hong Kong. Many LWML ladies have cut out many crosses from these cards. Kay Lieb, Gloria Schulz, Kathy Hollembeak, and Carol Ready (pictured below) met last Saturday to affix labels containing the John 3:16 Bible verse in Chinese to the back of over 400 crosses for Carol to use in her ministry.

When Kay emailed Carol to watch for their delivery within the next couple weeks, Carol’s enthusiasm and gratitude overflowed with the following reply: “I just put this picture on my PowerPoint that I will be using when I teach a group of 17 Sunday School teachers next Sunday. I will show them who is making these crosses as these students are some of the recipients of them. They will be thrilled to see who is making them RIGHT NOW. Thank you again and again. I can hardly wait to show this picture to my students. They are very receptive and earnest and listen attentively—most of them in their 30’s to 50’s. I am so grateful to you also for sending this picture. With much appreciation, Carol”

As a side note, there are many more crosses that have been cut. If anyone knows of any other project or event that could include a cross with scripture affixed on reverse side, please contact Susan Ready (sready2@comcast.net) or Donna Williams (williamsdonna60@gmail.com)

Bible Study for Moms of Young Children and Soon-to-Be Moms

Calling all moms with young children and soon-to-be-moms! Kaye Gray from LWML Elizabeth Circle hosts a Bible Study from 9-10am in the 4 G’s area at Wyatt monthly on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays, currently studying the Book of Ruth. Please join in for the fellowship and learning more about God’s Word. Please contact Kaye (816.585.6530 or kgray1024@gmail.com) with questions. (Occasionally the study doesn’t meet, so please contact Kaye so she can add you to her email communication for such changes.)

Volunteers for Additional Worship Service and Faithroots
God’s Blessings to all of Timothy’s 2021 Graduates! CLICK HERE or go to Student webpage to view the 2021 Graduates’ Video which replaces its viewing in church services this Sunday. Thank you!

“Thank you, Timothy, for your cards and prayers during this time of cancer treatment. Your thoughts and prayers have often come when our spirits needed lifting. May God continue to bless Timothy’s ministry.”  Pastor Mark and Pat Wenger

Hand Bell Choir Summer Session begins weekly rehearsals next Wed., June 2, from 6-7pm in the music room at RD Mize. All youth (11 & up) and adults are invited! Please contact Ruth Sunderman (ruthsunderman@gmail.com. Youth do not need a parent in the choir, but parents, as well as all adults, are welcome to participate. Contact Ruth today!

Special Voters’ Meeting Sun., June 13, 11:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium; see separate Next Generation article for details.

Reminders Church & school offices will be closed next Mon., May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. eNotes will not be emailed on Tues., June 1.  Thank you!

Children & Youth Group Reminders:

  1. Summer Skate Party TOMORROW, May 26, 6:15-9pm, Rink Ratz; $10/skater includes lessons, open skate, skate rental and fountain drink; snacks provided by Timothy; teachers/leaders will be on-site, but 5th graders & younger need a parent/guardian to attend also. Thank you!
  2. NO youth group activities next Sun., May 30, due to holiday weekend.

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High—KC, or St. Paul’s Lutheran—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson Scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Job Opportunity Technology Services, 40 hrs/wk with varying hours dependent upon needs of the church & school; CLICK HERE to view position description or go to church website; email resumes to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) by May 28; start date July 6, 2021.

RD Mize Playground Work Day Fri., June 4, starting at 7am, to remove mulch and spread new dirt. Please bring shovels, rakes, & gloves. Your help is very much appreciated! Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help. Thank you!

Installation & Reception for Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe & his family will be Sun., June 6, 3pm at RD Mize, reception immediately following in Family Life Center. CLICK HERE to indicate your attendance or go to Worship page on church website. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses such as Target; Walmart; Quick Trip; Menard’s’; Lowe’s; Home Depot; Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc. Thank you very much!

Ordination Service & Reception for Jake Bellinghausen will be Sun., June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize, reception immediately following in Fellowship Hall. CLICK HERE to indicate your attendance. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards for Jake to apply to expenses as he settles in Vestal, NY, at his first parish, Grace Lutheran Church.

GodConnects Discovery Class weekly on Wednesdays for 12 weeks, starting June 9pm in Fireplace Room (302) at RD Mize. Register online at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ so materials can be prepared for you. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions. Thank you!

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

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

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

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

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize; online registration available soon.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Sovereignty of God”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies. NOTE: No class on Mon., May 31. NEW BOOK STUDY:  Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur, starting June 7.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) Next session:  June 7; “Released to Forgive”; social time w/ light snacks 6:30pm; study 7pm; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; everyone welcomed to enjoy the conversation; we will be glad to see you; bring a friend! 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.

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

Moms of Young Children and Soon-to-Be Moms Bible Study & Fellowship 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s area; 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.

Timothy eNotes Friday May 21, 2021

By |2021-05-21T10:28:06-05:00May 21st, 2021|ENotes|

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

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

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: The Advocate

Before He died, Jesus promised that after His death and resurrection, God would send “the Advocate” to His followers, a promise that was fulfilled when God poured out His Holy Spirit on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. This is the Holy Spirit’s big day in the Church, a day when we remember how He created the Church in the first place. But Jesus makes it clear that the Holy Spirit doesn’t just work with the Church as a whole. He also works within and through us. So who is our Advocate and what does He do?

What is a Super Cool Christian?

Hillcrest Apartment Blessing

This past Wednesday afternoon provided a special time for Pastor John to bless the Timothy-sponsored apartment at Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Joining Pastor John (pictured below) were Pam Lund, Tom & Nancy Nowiszewski, Cotton Sivils (Hillcrest), Joe and Sandy Sauter, and Vanessa Hickman (Hillcrest).

Even though Timothy has sponsored the apartment for ten years, we wanted to have it blessed because it is totally remodeled with laminate flooring throughout and freshly painted walls. In addition, “new” furniture from the Hillcrest Thrift Store and a donated television add to the fresh start that future residents will enjoy as they work through the Hillcrest program. The flooring was made possible through donations contributed to Timothy’s Hillcrest fund.  Thanks to everyone for your support of this ministry!

Live Well Community Fair Is Almost Here

Excitement is mounting as we are just two weeks away from our 3rd Annual Live Well Community Fair on Sat., June 5, from 10am-2pm at Wyatt Campus.

In addition to providing information and fun activities, this event will offer opportunities to give back to the community as we collect food items for Community Services League, cleaning supplies for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and cat & dog food for the KC Pet Project, who will bring along a canine friend plus information about pet adoption. Another canine visiting throughout the fair will be Jessy, the Comfort Dog.

So plan to spend time at the fair—and invite your friends and neighbors. It will be a great way to introduce them to Timothy and our ministries, which will also be featured in the lobby that day.

Introducing Timothy’s New Logo

As part of the Next Generation process, Timothy’s leaders developed a new mission statement for our church, transitioning from Touching Lives for Christ to Transforming Lives Through Christ. This new mission statement will be the focus of a sermon series in June, with June 13 unpacking “Transforming,” June 20 unpacking “Lives,” and June 27 unpacking “Through Christ.”

In the meantime, Pastors John and Rod have brainstormed ideas for a new logo to accompany the new mission statement. They reached out to Chris Roth, a college friend of Pastor John’s, who helps many churches in Minnesota with graphic design work.

After learning about Timothy, Chris created a great design, explaining its relevance this way: “Instead of thinking outside the box, this design thinks ‘outside the circle,’ and the negative space cross shape extends slightly beyond the circle. The arrow point at the end of the right side of the cross suggests movement and transformation, and the angle of the cross reinforces this idea, as does the sequence of colors in the circle.”

Next Generation Town Hall

Please plan to attend the Next Generation Town Hall meeting this Sunday, May 23, at Wyatt Auditoriumimmediately following the 10am worship service. The meeting will also be livestreamed.

The PowerPoint presentation will explain plans for moving forward with ministry growth, with the opportunity for discussion after the presentation.  A few hard copies of the presentation will be available to take home after the meeting, and it will also be posted to Timothy’s website on Monday.

Stream of Living Water: A Poem

 By Dolores Hecht
The sleeping earth awakes to spring
And life to flowers and trees God brings,
The plants burst forth with the sun and rain,
Splashing color galore in field and plain.
The Christian dies and is laid to rest
Till God call him forth from the tomb,
His body now glorified ascends with the Lord
Who has prepared in His mansion a room.
More beautiful is he who awakes in Jesus
Than all the flowers of springs,
For he wears Christ’s robe of righteousness,
The adornment of the King of Kings.
Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits totals $115,355.92, as of May 16th. Thank you!

High School & College Graduates DEADLINE TODAY to complete form & submit photo(s). CLICK HERE or on https://www.timothylutheran.com/middle-high-teen-student/ The graduation video will be part of the May 30 worship services. Questions? Contact Otis Turner (otist@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8012).

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High—KC, or St. Paul’s Lutheran—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson Scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Job Opportunity Technology Services, 40 hrs/wk with varying hours dependent upon the needs of the church and school; view position description (CLICK HERE) or go to church website; email resumes to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) by May 28; start date July 6, 2021.

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party Wed., May 26, 6:15-9pm, Rink Ratz, $10/skater. Grab a friend and let’s celebrate summer!

RD Mize Playground Work Day Fri., June 4, starting at 7am, to remove mulch and spread new dirt. Please bring shovels, rakes, and gloves. Your help is very much appreciated! Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help. Thanks!

Installation Service & Reception for Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe and his family will be Sun., June 6, at 3pm at RD Mize, with reception immediately following in Family Life Center. Link to indicate your attendance on church website on Worship page or CLICK HERE. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses such as Target; Walmart; Quik Trip; Menard’s; Lowe’s; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Home Depot, etc. Thank you very much!

Ordination Service & Reception for Jake Bellinghausen will be Sun., June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize, with reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards for Jake to apply to expenses as he settles in Vestal, NY, at his first parish, Grace Lutheran Church. To assist staff and leadership in planning, please indicate your attendance by CLICKING HERE. Thank you!

GodConnects Discovery Class weekly on Wednesdays for 12 weeks, starting June 9; Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize, 6:30-8pm. Register online at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ so materials can be prepared for you. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with questions.

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

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

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

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

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize; online registration available soon.

Church & School Offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.  eNotes will not be emailed on Tuesday, June 1. 

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Sovereignty of God”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (Room 302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) Next session: June 7; “Released to Forgive”; social time 6:30pm, study 7-8:30pm; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; light snacks, conversation; everyone welcome; we will be glad to see you; bring a friend!

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.

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

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday May 18, 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)

What’s My Intention?  A Devotion

Recently, I became exhausted by the noise of Facebook, and I took a break from social media. Prior to my pause, I loved peeking through posts and images to get updates on my friends’ lives. But lately, social media has been overrun with miscommunication, fear, and disrespect. I’ve learned that the sound I put forth into the world speaks volumes about my Source and my intention.

In the story of the widow’s offering (Luke 21:1-4), Jesus turns His disciples’ attention to the people in the courtyard who are giving an offering. The rich would lift their loads of shekels up high so that their offering could be heard through the courtyard. When the poor widow enters the courtyard and puts in two, small copper coins, Jesus points her out to His disciples. He hears her coins clink, clink and Jesus sees and hears her heart. Her clink, clink wins His attention and admiration, and the sound of her worshipful offering—the motivation behind it– becomes the standard by which we should make noise.

Just as Jesus pointed out in the courtyard, the loudest, most boisterous acclamations in God’s name are not necessarily God-centered or Spirit-inspired.

Sarah Barber Accepts Call

 This past Sunday, a letter from TLS teacher Sarah Barber was shared with the congregation concerning her divine call as a teacher at Belvoir Christian Academy at First Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, TN.  After prayerful deliberation and discussions with trusted family and friends, Sarah will accept this divine call. Timothy thanks Sarah for her years of service at Timothy and wishes her God’s blessings at her new position.

Congregational Town Hall
Sunday, May 23, 2021

The congregation is urged to attend a Town Hall meeting this Sunday, May 23, in the Wyatt Auditorium, immediately after the 10am worship service, to hear updated plans for ministry expansion. Your input is very important. The meeting will also be livestreamed.

Resuming Pre-Pandemic Worship Procedures

Current worship procedures will continue through the end of May. Beginning Sunday, June 6, worshippers will observe the following:

  • Bibles and pencils will be place in the pew racks/chair pockets.
  • Tape on pews in side sections at RD Mize will be removed; chairs will continue to be spaced for more room at Wyatt.
  • Ushers will distribute attendance slips, one per family, as worshipers enter worship centers.
  • Collection plates will be distributed at pews/rows during the service for gathering attendance slips and offerings.
  • Traditional communion procedures will return at RD Mize; worshippers preferring common cup may indicate such to the elder. The current processional communion procedure at Wyatt will continue.
  • Drive-Thru Communion will be discontinued; worshippers may request private communion during the week if they prefer.
  • Donuts/bagels and coffee/tea/water will resume, as organized by the GATHER Commission.
  • FaithRoots videos will play during the offering. After VBS Week and into the fall (August), FaithRoots classes will resume.
  • Additional services:  The goal is to implement this fall. Additional volunteers, especially sound techs and musicians, continue as a determining factor. For now and probably into the summer months, worshippers still fit comfortably into two serves.

Discovery Class  —  God Connects

A Course in Christianity from a Lutheran Perspective

At some point, everyone 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 authenticity 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. Timothy’s adult instruction class tells this unique, unequaled story. Wherever you may find yourself, we will help you explore what the Bible says about our remarkably loving God, and how this love gives direction and meaning to our lives today and forever.

This class is designed for those interested in learning or reviewing the foundations of the Christian faith and/or joining Timothy Lutheran Church. Attendance at the class may lead to membership in our church, but there are no obligations. We welcome anyone 15 and older.

This twelve-week session begins on Wed., June 9, and will meet weekly from 6:30-8pm in the Fireplace Room (302) at RD Mize. Please register your attendance at www.timothylutheran.com/discovery-class/ so we can prepare materials for you.  You may contact Pastor Rod Lindemann (rodl@timothylutheran.com) with any questions.

Live Well Community Fair
Approaching Quickly

You won’t want to miss Timothy’s 3rd Annual Live Well Community Fair on Sat., June 5, from 10am-2pm at Wyatt Campus. This is a free event with no required registration! You’ll find the auditorium filled with various organizations offering resources about physical, mental, and spiritual wellness as well as information about Timothy’s ministries. There will be free giveaways! Outdoors, you’ll find new opportunities this year, such as the KC Pet Project (accepting food donations for dogs & cats), KC Royals Sluggerrr (before noon), KC Wolf (afternoon), two challenge jump houses for children & adults, and kite-flying, plus an ambulance, fire engine, and patrol car to explore. In addition, a limited number of Timmy burgers will be available for purchase after you visit the tables in the auditorium! Check out all details about this event on Timothy’s website. Invite friends & neighbors!

Ordination Service

The congregation is invited to attend the Ordination Service and Reception for Jake Bellinghausen on Sunday, June 27, beginning at 6pm in the sanctuary. A reception in his honor will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested welcoming gestures include Visa gift cards for Jake to apply to expenses as he settles in Vestal, New York, at his first parish, Grace Lutheran Church. To assist staff and leadership in planning, please indicate your attendance by CLICKING HERE.

Volunteers for Additional Worship Service and Faithroots
Hillcrest Apartment Blessing TOMORROW, May 19, 2pm, at the apartment (507C), led by Pastor John. Address is 501 SW Mission Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.  Congregation is invited to attend and tour the newly remodeled, refurnished apartment for its next residents. Contact Dan Sbisa (dan.sbisa@gmail.com) with questions.

Job Opportunity Technology Services, 40 hrs/wk with varying hours dependent upon the needs of the church & school; view position description (CLICK HERE) or go to church website; email resumes to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) by May 28, at which time position open to external applicants; start date July 6, 2021.

2021 Vacation Bible School “Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through”  Stop by the displays in the lobbies to choose items you’d like to donate for this year’s VBS (July 19-23). Thank you!

Youth Ministry “Celebrate Summer Skating Party” Wed., May 26, from 6:16-9pm at Rink Ratz; $10/skater—grab a friend and let’s celebrate summer!

RD Mize Playground Work Day Friday, June 4, starting at 7am, to remove mulch and spread new dirt. Please bring shovels, rakes, and gloves. Your help will be very much appreciated. Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) if you can help! Thanks!

High School & College Graduates: Deadline to complete form and submit photo(s) is this Friday, May 21. CLICK HERE or on https://www.timothylutheran.com/middle-high-teen-student/ The graduation video will be part of the May 30 worship services. Questions should be directed to Otis Turner at otist@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8012.

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High—KC, or St. Paul’s Lutheran—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive continues through Father’s Day; all sizes w4elcome, plus wipes; drop of in tub in lobby at either campus; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries; contact Kaye Gray (kgray1024@yahoo.comm), LWML Elizabeth Circle Chair, with questions.

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

Installation Service & Reception for Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe and his family will be Sunday, June 6, at 3pm at RD Mize, with reception immediately following in Family Life Center.  Link to indicate your attendance on church website on Worship page or CLICK HERE. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses, such as Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s Menards, Home Depot, Quik Trip, etc. Thank you very much!

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sunday, June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center; online registration available soon.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Sovereignty of God”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

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

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

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

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 May 14, 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: Poor Joseph!

CREATIVE TENSION: Poor Joseph-Barsabbas-Justus! A man so unremarkable people felt the need to give him three different names! And when the time came for a new twelfth disciple to be named, he was overlooked yet again. He had the qualifications, but he wasn’t chosen. He might very well have felt discouraged and downcast, but his story is a good reminder that God’s people don’t serve for a pat on the back or an atta-boy. We serve because God calls us to that life. We serve for His glory, not our own.

This week’s Bible Event – Just has the power… The Power To Save Us!

A Tribute to One of God’s Greatest
By Larry Pennington

Below is a tribute to Jim Bush whose visitation and funeral were held at Timothy yesterday.
“I walked into the Fireplace Room at Timothy for the first time in the fall of 1989, and there he was, dressed to the nines. He sprang from his chair, extended his hand, and gave me a firm shake along with, “Welcome! I’m Jim Bush, and this is New Member Orientation. Have a seat!” And so it began, a long friendship of many years of leading me by example in following Christ.

He managed to invite me to every adult class that he led, and it wouldn’t be long before I would follow directly in his footsteps of teaching and leading. I knew from the start that it was not by accident that our paths had crossed. God’s hand was in the midst of this.

My next step? Follow right in his footsteps to our heavenly home with Jesus.

Thank you, Jim, good and faithful servant, for listening and obeying the Lord for so many years.
In Jesus’ name,
Larry”

A Message from the Hochgrebes

“The Hochgrebes would like to thank you for the outpouring of care, concern and prayers after Robin’s most recent hospital stay last weekend when she learned that the breast cancer has spread to her brain. In helping everyone stay up-to-date with how things are going, what our needs are, and how you can be praying, we are opening up Robin’s Caring Bridge account and making the information public. You will find the link below. If you ever lose the link, you should be able to go to Caring Bridge and type in Robin Hochgrebe to find it again.

As you can imagine, it gets very overwhelming with all the personal inquiries about Robin’s health, and we understand it is out of love and care. Therefore, we decided it is best to provide you with up-to-date information so you don’t have to wonder and you can join us in prayer.

LINK:  https://www.caringbridge.org/public/robinhochgrebe

Many blessings to you all!
Pastor Ryan and Robin Hochgrebe”

Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen

Timothy is invited to attend the Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 6pm in the RD Mize sanctuary.  A reception for Jake and his family will follow in the Family Life Center. We pray for God’s blessings to shower upon Jake as he prepares to serve as sole pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal, New York.  His Installation Service will be Sunday, July 11, at Grace Lutheran in Vestal.  More details soon.

Otis Turner Announces Retirement

Timothy wishes God’s richest blessings to Communication Services Otis Turner on his upcoming retirement, effective July 31. Otis joined Timothy’s staff 16 years ago to oversee the areas of communication and technology. We wish him well as he enjoys a slower pace and more traveling with his family.

Hillcrest Apartment Blessing

The congregation is invited to attend a short ceremony to bless Timothy’s apartment (507C) at Hillcrest Transitional Housing next Wed., May 19, at 2pm, led by Pastor John. Volunteers on Timothy’s Hillcrest Team will be on hand and are eager to share the newly remodeled, refurnished apartment! The address is 501 SW Mission Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Thank you to everyone who contributed time, talent, and treasures to bring this project to fruition so quickly!

Live Well Community Fair Update

Make plans to attend Timothy’s 3rd annual Live Well Community Fair on Sat., June 5, between 10am and 2pm, at Wyatt Campus.  This is a free event with no registration required! In the auditorium, you’ll find many organizations sharing resources pertaining to spiritual, physical, and mental wellness as well as information about Timothy’s ministries, offering giveaways.  On the outdoor grounds, you’ll find new opportunities this year:  KC Pet Project (accepting food donations for cats and dogs), KC Royals Sluggerrr (before noon), two challenge jump houses for children and adults, and kite-flying, plus an ambulance, fire engine, and patrol car to explore! In addition, a limited number of Timmy burgers will be available for purchase! Check out all details about this event on Timothy’s website. Invite friends and neighbors!

Next Generation Update

Representatives from Timothy’s leadership groups met Wednesday evening in the sanctuary to offer feedback about proposed expansion plans at the Wyatt Campus. The congregation is urged to attend a Town Hall Meeting immediately after the 10am worship service at Wyatt Campus on Sunday, May 23, to also offer feedback.

We look forward to a three-week Next Generation sermon series in June. Timothy’s three pastors will prepare a message about Timothy’s new Vision Statement:  Transforming Lives Through Christ.  The June 13th message will focus on “Transforming,” the June 20 message on “Lives,” and the June 30 message on “Through Christ.”

Youth Bible Study Update

All Timothy youth are urged to check out Bible Study opportunities on Sundays this summer, starting this Sunday, May 16, and continuing through August. Bring friends and join us on Sundays (please note there will be no studies on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and Fourth of July). Please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with any questions.

For youth currently in 8th grade & up, an all-new The Chosen Bible Study will be the focus each week. From 5-5:30pm, plan to enjoy outdoor games and then move to Room 505 until 6:30pm for snacks and watching/discussing segments of the video. Parents are encouraged to download the free The Chosen app to follow along weekly with their students.

For youth currently in grades 5-7, plan to continue meeting in the Youth Room (506) from 5-6:30pm for planned activities from 5-5:30pm, following by Bible study and snacks until 6:30pm.

Current Financial Overview

Thank you, Timothy, for your continued support of its ministries. The past 18 months have seen some unusual scenarios at Timothy, such as adapting to virtual worship and then revising worship schedules and practices as some services resumed, but Timothy’s leadership appreciates your continued financial support and asks for your help in heading off a developing shortfall.

While reviewing recent financial data, the Executive Board determined it advisable to communicate to the congregation a few basic observations concerning a shortfall in general contributions. The general contributions for March 2021 were 90% of the March budget ($110,823 actual compared to $123,150 budgeted). The year-to-date (YTD) as of March 31st actual general contributions are $290,942 versus a budget value of $353,030, signaling $62,088 short of budget YTD.

With the summer months upon us, a historically challenging time in meeting budgeted giving goals, Timothy’s leadership asks that you prayerfully consider ways that you can return to God a portion of what is His and that you feel safe and secure in returning to in-person worship. It is so good to see people return to services! Thank you!

Job Opportunity

Upon Otis Turner’s retirement in July, the position description will change from Communication Services to Technology Services. Applicants may view the Technology Services position description by clicking this link  CLICK HERE or going to the church website. Resumes from members may be emailed to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) through May 28, at which time external resumes will be accepted until June 11, 2021. Expected date to start training is July 6, 2021. It is a full-time, 40-hr/week position, with varying hours dependent upon the needs of the church and school.

COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE

As of today, May 14, the Jackson County Health Department is complying with the CDC directive that fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask, indoors or outdoors. Timothy will follow this update but continue to tape pews in the two side sections of the sanctuary and space chairs in the auditorium for at least this Sunday as well as provide attendance slips and offering baskets at the entrance tables. Watch for additional former practices to resume during the next few weeks or summer months.

Please continue to respect fellow worshippers’ comfort levels for social distancing and wearing masks. We look forward to seeing you in worship as you feel comfortable in returning!

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits, as of May 9, totals $115,195.92. Thank you!

Drive-Thru Communion will be offered Sunday, June 5, 11:30-11:45am, at Wyatt Campus.

High School & College Graduates: Deadline to complete form and submit photo(s) is next Friday, May 21. CLICK HERE or on https://www.timothylutheran.com/middle-high-teen-student/  The graduation video will be part of the May 30 worship services. Questions should be directed to Otis Turner at otist@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8012.

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High—KC, or St. Paul’s Lutheran—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive continues through Father’s Day; all sizes welcome, plus wipes; drop off in tub in lobby at each campus; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries; contact Kaye Gray (kgray1024@yahoo.com), LWML Elizabeth Circle chair, with questions.

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

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Missionary Agency Auxiliary) meeting on May 19, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5901 E. 13th St., Grandview, MO 64030. Ingathering is monetary donations to support multiple urban food pantries. Drop off donations at RD Mize front desk, TLS school office, or mail to Lois Domsch at 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052 by May 17. Contact Lois if you plan to attend meeting or have other questions (lois.domsch@gmail.com or 816.461.7529). Thanks for your continued support!

Next Generation Upcoming Meetings Sun., May 23, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium—Congregational Town Hall Meeting; Sun., June 13, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium—Special Voters’ Meeting.

Installation Service for Pastor Hochgrebe Sun., June 6, 3pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; reception following in Family Life Center; link to indicate your attendance on church website on Worship page or CLICK HERE. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses. Thank you very much!

STEP UP 4 LIFE—the inaugural (virtual) walk for life to raise awareness and funds for Lutherans for Life. Set and track personal fitness goals for 8 weeks, while contributing to this life-saving organization. See lutheransforlife.org/stepup4life to register and for more details.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Providence of God”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Parables of Jesus: Released to Forgive” (May 17); 6:30pm social time with light snacks and conversation; study from 7-8:30pm; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Everyone is welcome! We will be glad to see you! Come and enjoy the discussion.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

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

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

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

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, Family Life Center, RD Mize.

Timothy eNotes Update Tuesday May 11, 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)

No Holding Back, No Turning Back:  A Devotion

I have two grandsons that will start high school next year. It’s a big step moving forward, new beginnings, big dreams. It’s fun to dream and share our dreams with others, but sometimes we forget that every new chapter in life, as amazing as it is, comes with a price tag. There are things we must give up in order to experience the fullness of what is ahead for us. Sometimes those things are bigger than new teachers or changes in classes.

This is true when we decide to follow Jesus. In Luke 9: 23, Jesus urges us to count the cost. He makes no compromise when it comes to discipleship. “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’”

Being a disciple means giving up your life for life. No holding back. No turning back. Jesus wants every part of our lives to be saturated by His love and to bring Him glory, but that requires sacrifice. It’s easy to go to church once a week, but it’s hard to read the Word daily or commit to tithing when the future seems uncertain. It’s easy to listen to a sermon, but it’s hard not to cuss out the crazy guy on the road or gossip about our neighbor. It’s easy to post a verse on social media, but it’s hard to live out its truth in the midst of pain and struggle.

The things we have to give up and sacrifice may seem huge at the moment, but when we see it through the lens of God’s love, we will understand that nothing compares to living a life walking with Jesus.

Timothy’s Youth Service Projects

Mother’s Day weekend provided a meaningful backdrop for youth to complete service projects which have been in the planning stages for weeks.

On Saturday, Timothy’s Girls on the Run teams decorated rocks with inspirational messages and placed them along the St. Mary’s track. In addition, the girls weeded and picked up trash from the Infant Loss Garden located near the track, rounding up 10 bags of weeds & debris in 90 minutes! When posted on Facebook, over 700 “likes” thanked the girls for their commitment to serve the community in this way.

On Sunday, Timothy’s youth offered long-stemmed silk flowers to all women at Timothy’s services to celebrate Mother’s Day, thanking moms for all they do.

What is Pairs & Spares?

No, it is NOT a bowling group, as some like to tease! Timothy’s Pairs & Spares is a senior adult ministry for seniors 60 & older to enjoy fellowship and luncheons. After a long time of not meeting due to COVID, Pairs & Spares is excited to resume their gatherings.

Pairs & Spares meets monthly on the third Tuesday at noon, generally in the Fellowship Hall, except in June. In addition to a potluck luncheon, they enjoy a devotion, games, and entertainment.

The first gathering in over a year is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, from 11:30am-2:30pm at Shelter House #1 in Blue Springs Park, 2204 SW Ave, off Highway 40 and 19th Street. Meat, drinks, and table service will be provided. Wear a mask, and bring a side dish and friends! Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com) with questions.

Thank You, McClains

Timothy thanks Robin and Randy McClain who volunteered time yesterday to trim shrubs, pull weeds, and in general beautify the landscaping on the south side of RD Mize Campus. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

Volunteer Opportunity

Another opportunity for volunteers to offer their time and talents is coming on Friday, June 4, starting at 7am, for the rescheduled work day at the RD Mize playground. Tasks include removing the existing mulch and then spreading new dirt. Bring shovels, rakes, and gloves. Contact Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net) with questions. Thanks for your help!

Gratefully . . .

Below are excerpts from Missionary Barb Rebentisch’s recent letter to Timothy:

Dear Timothy Lutheran,
I am very grateful for the gift you sent on behalf of my work in Taiwan. I am keenly aware that my presence and work here would not be possible without your prayer and financial support. Thank you for your participation in the mission! I pray that God will restore you one hundred-fold the blessings you share with me.

God’s peace,
Barb Rebentisch
Chinese Theological Resource Developer
Taiwan

More Gratitude . . .

Timothy received the following letter from Rachel House this week in response to Timothy’s recent donations totaling $500, which were applied to their Baby Bottle drive.  Thank you, Timothy, for caring!

“Baby Bottle drives demonstrate the body of Christ coming together to make right something that has gone very wrong in our culture. By participating in this fundraiser, you have taken a stand with Rachel House to empower moms and dads to choose life for their children. Because of partners like you, we can provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, resources and parenting classes for both moms and dads! Prepared parents make healthier choices for their children and strengthen the family unit, thereby having a positive impact in the communities where they live.

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Baby Bottle drive at your church. If you would like more information, please visit our website at www.rachelhousefriends.org.

His for Life,
Kathy Edwards
CEO/President”

Volunteers for Additional Worship Service and Faithroots
High School & College Graduates:  Timothy would like to recognize this milestone in your lives. Please CLICK HERE or on https://www.timothylutheran.com/middle-high-teen-student/ to complete the form and upload your photo(s). Deadline to submit is Friday, May 21.  The graduation video will be part of worship services on May 30. Questions should be directed to Otis Turner at otist@timothylutheran.coom or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8012.

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High—KC, or St. Paul’s High—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive continues through Father’s Day; preferred sizes 4,5, & 6 plus wipes; drop off in tub in lobby each campus; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries; contact Kaye Gray (kgray1024@yahoo.com) , LWML Elizabeth Circle Chair, with questions.

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

LUMMA (Lutheran Urban Missionary Agency Auxiliary) meeting on May 19, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5901 E. 13th St., Grandview, MO 64030. Ingathering is monetary donations to support multiple food pantries in the urban area. Drop off donations at RD Mize front desk, TLS school office, or mail to Lois Domsch at 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052 by May 17. Contact Lois if you plan to attend meeting or have other questions (lois.domsch@gmail.com or 816.461.7529). Thanks for your continued support!

Next Generation Upcoming Meetings TOMORROW, May 12, 6:30pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize—for church leaders to review updated Request for Proposal (RRP); Sun., May 23, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium—Congregational Town Hall Meeting; Sun., June 13, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium—Special Voters’ Meeting.

Live Well Community Fair Sat., June 5, 10am-2pm, Wyatt Auditorium & Outdoors; FREE, no registration required. Check out the participating organizations and activities on Timothy’s web home page. Sneak preview:  Timmy burgers available for purchase.

Installation for Pastor Hochgrebe Sun., June 6, 3pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; reception following in Family Life Center; link to indicate your attendance on church website on Worship page or CLICK HERE. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses. Thank you very much!

STEP UP 4 LIFE the inaugural (virtual) walk for life to raise awareness and funds for Lutherans for Life. Set and track personal fitness goals for 8 weeks, while contributing to this life-saving organization. See lutheransforlife.org/stepup4life to register and for more details.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Providence of God” (May 16), 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Parables of Jesus: Released to Forgive” (May 17); 6:30pm social time with light snacks and conversation; study from 7-8:30pm; everyone is welcome! We will be glad to see you! Come and enjoy the discussion.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

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 Class “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John.

Thursday Evening Men’s Bible Study “Dream Big”’; 6:30-8pm, through May 13, Room 501, RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod and Steve Schild.

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, Family Life Center, RD Mize

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

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

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