April 2020

Special Timothy eNotes April 21, 2020

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Message from Pastor John

Dear friends,

What a bizarre time we live in! When all of this started, we were hopeful that our time of physical distancing would be over by now. Or, if not, then we would be in the process of working toward reopening our buildings and planning on a happy reunion. But now, we are facing several more weeks of this “stay-at-home” time and, unfortunately, we are not entirely sure when we will be able to return back to normal, whatever that may turn out to be. But, even in this time of uncertainty, there are some things we want to share with you.

First of all, I want to thank all of your for your patience and understanding. I’ve shared this before, but this is not a situation they covered at the seminary. How to lead a congregation through a pandemic and the resultant stay-at-home orders is new territory for all of us. We have had some stumbles along the way and we’ve had to reevaluate some of what we were doing. But I truly do appreciate the way that all of you have continued to support Timothy through all of this.

Second, I want to thank the many volunteers who have stepped up to help with our online worship services. We shared their names in a previous eNote. We wouldn’t be able to continue to share the Good News during this time as effectively as we have without their help.

Third, I want to talk about Holy Communion. This has been one of the hardest parts of this time of separation. I think we are all hungering for the grace that we find in the Sacrament. And I know that there may be questions about why we aren’t doing this or that or some other thing like other congregations do (whether those congregations share our Lutheran understanding of communion or not). But while we may want to take communion together, we also want to be good neighbors. We remember what Jesus shared in Matthew 25, namely, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” [Matthew 25:40] We stay at home during this time and we are limiting our contact with each other as an act of service to our brothers and sisters and, in doing so, we are serving our Lord.

But here’s the thing we should also remember: while we may not be able to join together in Holy Communion, that is not the only Means of Grace that we have access to. We are still the baptized children of God and we can daily remember how God named and claimed us in those blessed waters. We are still able to be fed by and through God’s Word, either when we gather together virtually in worship or with our family in personal devotions.

We are not cut off from God’s grace during this time. Yes, we miss communion. We miss the opportunity to see each other face-to-face in our weekly worship services and in person Bible studies. But God is still with us. He continues to lavish His love and grace upon us. And His grace won’t fail us, even now. We are still His forgiven children and no pandemic or physical separation can change that.

As of now, we’re not entirely sure how or when this will end. We are monitoring the situation and having discussions about what our return to in-person worship and gatherings will look like. We continue to ask for your patience and prayers as we work together to continue to touch lives for Christ in such extremely unusual times!

Under the Mercy,
Pastor John

LWML Touching Lives Through Mites

Timothy’s LWML Society President, Susan Ready, learned this week that the KC South Zone LWML societies shared generous mite gifts over the past few months. Even though the Spring Zone Rally was canceled due COVID-19, the area churches’ LWML ladies collected a total of $10,704.00 plus $1,500 added from the Zone Operating Fund and $115 from memorials. Timothy’s LWML ladies contributed $2,315.95 of that total! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Just think how many lives this will touch for Christ through mission grants. Thanks to our Timothy ladies and to our various projects that helped contribute toward spreading His love to so many people! Those “little mite boxes” have a powerful impact!

Timothy Approved for Payroll Payment Program Through Small Business Association

Previously, Timothy’s leadership shared with the congregation that, due to the COVID-19 crisis and government requirements limiting gatherings to no more than ten people, Timothy was required to close ECC, transition Timothy Lutheran School to online learning, and conduct online worship services, resulting in the furlough of all part-time ECC teachers and other part-time personnel associated with worship services.

Timothy’s treasurer, Gary Flandermeyer, immediately conducted a cost impact projection which showed severe operating cost impacts to Timothy over the coming months. In an effort to respond to these future cost impacts to Timothy and many of its employees, Timothy’s Executive Board directed an investigation of the federal Small Business Association (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans, recently made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This loan is forgiven, at no cost to Timothy, if all employees return to work by June 30, 2020, subject to certain conditions. SBA offered a very narrow window of opportunity to qualify for these funds.

Timothy’s leadership extends a tremendous amount of thanks to Timothy’s Financial Services Chris Krenz and Treasurer Gary Flandermeyer for persistently and urgently working many long hours during the first week of April to ready an application for this PPP loan, which was submitted to Timothy’s bank, Commerce Bank, on Sunday, April 5. Last week, after submitting several addendums required by SBA, Timothy’s PPP loan in the amount of $242,700.00 was approved! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! (This loan carries a low interest cost of 1% annual rate on the unforgiven portion, if any, with a maturity date of April 20, 2022.)

Upon approval of the Executive Board, this loan was closed yesterday, April 20th, and funds were disbursed to Timothy today, April 21st, into a separate account at Commerce Bank to track disbursements according to SBA requirements.

Thanks be to God for this fortunate event to allow Timothy to soften the burden of the COVID-19 cost impact to the church and its employees. It is noteworthy to include that Timothy benefitted from an extremely helpful Commerce staff, as its loan department worked around the clock to create over 500 loan documentation papers daily. Timothy’s Commerce Bank rep, Trevor Westcott, personally worked with Chris to complete all paperwork and move the loan through very expeditiously. Trevor, in turn, was very intentional in thanking Chris “for all your help throughout this process. I appreciate your responsiveness and you’ve been a pleasure to work with.” Thank you to all involved!

Timothy eNotes April 19, 2020

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JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Please join us for Online Worship Services
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Sunday Morning 9:30 am
(All services available on the TImothy website)
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Praying Together

Even though we remain isolated in our homes, we can still come together as a church family through prayer. As you are able, please pray this prayer with your family in conjunction with your mealtime prayers, at 6pm: We thank you, Father, that you are always with us and care about what we are going through. We pray, Heavenly Father, that you would protect all people from COVID-19 that is impacting the world. We pray that many will come to know Jesus as their Savior during this time. In His name we pray. Amen.

Welcome Inn Revisited

Perhaps you remember a couple years ago when Timothy provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal, as well as other hot meals during the year, to the residents of Welcome Inn in Blue Springs until the opportunity was forced to curtail due to circumstances beyond our control. Timothy members generously provided the food and served it to the grateful residents.

Fast forward to now . . . Timothy has an opportunity to help Welcome Inn residents again during the current COVID-19 crisis. Under Nancy Nowiszewski’s leadership, the GIVE Commission is organizing a non-perishable food distribution to the residents of Welcome Inn, with permission and approval from hotel management. Through the generosity of a monetary donation from an anonymous Timothy family, we offer this service on Wednesday, April 22, and will continue weekly for as long as there is a need. Interested residents will sign up in “shifts” during a specified time schedule to select items for their family either in the hotel lobby or in the parking lot, weather permitting.

If you would like to help, volunteers (wearing masks and observing proper physical distancing) will place the food/supplies on tables or help residents select their items. Still others will dismantle the tables and, if any items are left over, deliver them to the Blue Springs Community Services League.

If you are interested in joining this opportunity, please email Nancy Nowiszewski now at nancyn@timothylutheran.com to learn more details. Praise be to God that we can again reach out to the Welcome Inn residents with the caring heart of Jesus! Thank you!

More Community Needs

The Community Services League is still looking for volunteers to distribute groceries at the Blue Springs location (200 SW 10th St.) during the month of May. Their distribution hours for the drive-through pickup are Monday and Wednesday (9am-noon and 1-4pm) and Friday (9am-noon). If interested, please contact Melodie Chrisman at chrismanm@cslcares.org. Thank you!

In addition, the Community Services League needs food items for their distribution to the community (those who can drive to the Blue Springs location to pick up the items). If you would like to donate, they need the following non-perishables: corn, green beans, spaghetti sauce, pasta, jello, Jiffy mix, mac & cheese, jelly and cereal. Thank you!

Reaching the Community

Are you and your family searching for ways in which to help others? Would you like to participate in Timothy activities that expand our ministry, either with successful efforts from the past or with ones that fall under a “think-outside-the-box” approach? Do you and your family have new and different church-wide efforts in mind to step up canvassing BS neighborhoods with new and exciting opportunities for Timothy? Would you like to participate in servant events? Are you a website-savvy person to help staff maintain a more visible, viable church website as an intentional outreach tool? Could you be a church website liaison to the BS Chamber of Commerce website to share what is happening at Timothy? Would you and your circle of family and/or friends like to grow your own faith as you involve yourselves in these kinds of efforts?

During this unique pandemic time, maybe God is pushing all of us to “think outside the box,” or maybe He is urging us to remember successful efforts in the past that reach out to others with the love of Jesus. Every Timothy member can do this. If the questions above spark an interest in pursuing any of these kinds of activities, please pray about what that looks like and how our Timothy family can join efforts to accomplish them. Or if it is a perfect opportunity for a small group of people to implement, that is great as well. Finally, if you and your family already “do” any of these things or something similar, please share.

Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net or dianem@timothylutheran.com or 816.229.6849) if you have any interest in these endeavors or if you have a current story to share. The intention is that once the pandemic is “over,” we can go forward with these kinds of efforts, but maybe something can start now in the midst of the storm? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Timothy Lutheran School’s HERO

As a school leader, I collaborate daily with teachers and students to ensure all needs are met. But what happens when students and teachers can’t be in our school building? What happens when distance learning becomes the norm, where teachers and students communicate through a computer? Who can pick up where we leave off? It’s the PARENTS! Our amazing phenomenal PARENTS. They are this week’s Timothy Lutheran School Heroes!

Here is what many of our teachers are saying about our Parents: “My parents are absolutely amazing! They have been so supportive and flexible in so many ways. All of them have created workspaces for their kiddos…so that they would feel like classrooms and facilitate learning. A couple have bought new computers and printers so that their children can feel some success with online learning. They have come to school to pick up packets and books. I had two parents in particular who helped me see things from “their end,” when I was initially putting together Google Classroom.” “I have had several families share their gratefulness and thankfulness for all the teachers are doing in this quarantine time. Their emails of appreciation seem to come at just the right time, whether I’m questioning my choices for effectiveness or considering new ways to bring connection and meaning to our lessons. Our parents are absolutely AMAZING, and they bring me to tears in the ways they fight for their families, advocate for their kids, and tirelessly support the teachers.”

One teacher shared this with me, “Here are a couple of parent texts and messages that have helped my fire stay lit: ‘They miss you so much!’ ‘Our girls are loving the track practices. We appreciate all that you do.’ ‘…It’s all coming together but we couldn’t have done that without you. So please, if there is
anything I can do to help you all or another family at Timothy, please let me know. I appreciate you all so much. My heart hurts seeing the tears my kids have daily because of not being able to go to Timothy right now. We love Timothy so much. This distance is going to bring us even closer together. So much love to each of your families.’ ‘I want to commend you for what you have done in the last 24 hours. You have handled a very stressful situation with class and have put your compassion and creative juices to work to get the kids through this as smoothly as possible…I just want to thank you.’”

While it is easy to become disheartened during these times, all I have to do is think about our Timothy Family and the amazing Parents that are keeping us moving forward and keeping our students engaged in learning. We truly are a Family. We are one family in God’s love, living out our education ministry, ensuring all we do for our children is Christ-centered. Our proclamation of love for Christ is not bound by the halls of school. It says in Deuteronomy 11:18-19, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you li down and when you get up.”

Thank you, Parents, for continuing this mission. For being our partners in learning. And for being such an integral part of the Timothy Lutheran Family. You are truly Timothy Heroes!

In His Service,
Ken Holland
Principal—Timothy Lutheran School

Are Your Family and Friends Staying Connected to Timothy?

If you know of Timothy members who do not receive church communications through email messages but would like to, please ask them to go to Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com) and click on “Signups”. And while you’re at it, if you or your family and friends have not submitted a family photograph for the online church directory, please email a photo to Sandy Gregory (sandyg@timothylutheran.com) NOW! Thank you!

Next Generation Congregational Study Update

Due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, there is more time to submit surveys. The congregation is encouraged to go to Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com) and click on Next Generation. Printed copies are also available at the Information Centers if you are comfortable with picking it up there. The committee needs input from all ages (over18); both genders; all longevity as members; and worshippers at both sites. Please provide your opinions and dreams for Timothy’s future. Thank you!

This Week’s Bulletin Announcements

First Fruits Update Praise God for your outpouring of support thus far for 2020 First Fruits. Those contributions for the week of April 6-12 were $450.00, making the 2020 total $186,173.00. Thank you for prayerfully supporting both First Fruits and General Offerings.

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you would like to have a weekly call from a Congregational Care Minister or Stephen Minister, just contact the church office. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call the church office (816.228.5300). We are here to help!

Resources Many helpful resources are available to help us prepare for and cope with COVID-19 in our community. One helpful website is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/checklist-household-ready.html

Card Showers for Timothy Members
Marj Fields turns 100 on April 26. If you would like to congratulate Marj, you can send a card to her at 500 NW Vesper St., Room 6 South, Blue Springs 64014.
Harold and Maurine Perdue will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 26; cards can be sent to them at The Groves/Rosewood, Room 435, 1600 W. White Oak, Independence, MO 64050.

Biblical References Free resources offering Biblical support on a range of life topics are available at RD Mize church office.

Prayer Room Remember that our Prayer Room is available at the RD Mize Campus any time the church is open. When you need a quiet place to pray and the sanctuary is too large, just stop by the Prayer Room, at the back of the lobby, where you can also leave a written prayer.

Save the Date for the 15th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive on Sunday, June 7!

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net or
Pastor Rod Lindemann at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.

Special eNotes Update April 7, 2020

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JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK
Please join us for Online Worship Services
 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Maundy Thursday at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Good Friday at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday at 9:30 AM

R.D. Mize Office Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wyatt Office Open :  8 AM – 4 PM

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE WORSHIP


ONLINE HOLY WEEK WORSHIP

As much as we want to gather in person for Holy Week, and especially for Easter, that is not possible this year due to the pandemic stay-at-home order. It is perfectly understandable to feel upset, angry or sad over our loss of worshipping together right now. Believe me, I am feeling the same range of emotions every day. How to adapt to a global pandemic was not a subject covered in any class at the Seminary!

However, at the same time, in many ways this year’s Easter celebration will be most like the original Easter centuries ago. On that first Easter morning, no large gatherings of believers gathered. The disciples were hiding in their own homes from fear of also being arrested by the Jewish leaders. While we may be in our own homes due to COVID-19 concerns, let us remember that, even though the disciples weren’t together in one place, Jesus still rose. Our church buildings may be empty this year, but that’s okay. The tomb was empty as well!

It is also important to remember that technically each Sunday is a “little Easter.” That is why we normally worship on Sunday mornings in the first place. When we come together again as a church family of faith, our worship will be a celebration of our Lord’s resurrection.

Until then, Timothy will offer online worship services. Please note there is an additional opportunity to worship on both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (4 & 7pm each day). Please join us on Facebook Live or the church website (www.timothylutheran.com).

Stay safe, everyone, and let’s remember that the victory is OURS through Jesus Christ, our Lord! He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Allejuah!

Timothy’s Leadership Meeting Remotely

A Letter from Timothy’s Church Treasurer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I pray that this message meets you with good health. Who would have thought on March 1st that we would experience what we are today with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? We must keep in the forefront of our minds that God is in control and will lead us through this difficult time, emerging at the other end even stronger and more faithful to Him! Amid all the negativity from the media, I see daily examples of so many positives to strengthen our relationship with God during this crisis.

I have been asked by many of you: “How is the church managing financially through this unusual situation?” I want to take this opportunity to inform you of action items and plans for future action approved by Timothy’s Executive Board to manage Timothy’s financials through the next few months.

In response to the March 16 Missouri state orders to close schools and limit gatherings to 50 people, Timothy’s ECC was closed, and all church group activities were discontinued on March 19. All part-time ECC teachers were furloughed that week. Timothy Lutheran School was closed but continued online distance learning, and TLS teachers continue to be paid.

During the week of March 16, the Executive Board requested that I conduct an estimate of projected changes in Timothy financials for March through June 2020, with the assumption that the church, ECC and TLS functions would return to “normal” by June 1. This estimate showed a projected income loss for this period in excess of $300,000 and a reduction in expenses of approximately $100,000. Unfortunately, the timing of this crisis is not good since, if we return to “normal” in June, we may not be prepared for July, which is, historically, the most challenging cash flow month of the year. While there is a small reserve of assets a Truman Heartland Financial Community Foundation, the Executive Board does not want to borrow from those assets since, due to the significant financial market decline, now would not be a good time to withdraw those funds.

In a special Executive Board meeting held via Zoom on March 30, the following financial actions were approved, including a report of the current status of each action:

  • Reduce tithes from 10% of general contributions to 6.9%, beginning with the March tithes. Tithes to Community Services League, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, LCMS MO District, LUMA, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rachel House, Mother’s Refuge and Heit’s Point will continue during this period.
  • Furlough all part-time and full-time ECC teachers. The MO District and LCMS directed us to urge these employees to apply for the special FEMA Disaster Unemployment Insurance Fund, as they normally do not receive unemployment benefits through the church.
  • Request Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) to approve interest-only mortgage payments for April, May and June. Application for this change was submitted and approved by LCEF on March 30.
  • Directed me to continue investigating the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) loans available to non-profit organizations under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These loans are at no cost to Timothy if all employees return to work by June 30, subject to certain conditions (see sba.gov for more details). A HUGE thank-you to Chris Krenz and Kristen Anderson for their tireless, persistent efforts from Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 5 to complete the ever-changing application to Commerce Bank in the amount of $242,000. This action was strongly encouraged by the MO District and LCMS. We currently await Commerce Bank approval of Timothy’s loan application.
  • The Executive Board, Chris Krenz (financial services) and I continue to monitor the weekly contributions and cash balance to assure all other bills can be paid during this crisis. Thank you, Timothy, for your continued support. It is encouraging to see increased online giving and contributions mailed or dropped off at the church. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Although we cannot gather for the time being, the Executive Board encourages you to view the online services. They are spectacular! Please continue with online recurring offerings to allow Timothy’s efforts to Touch Lives for Christ as we are able during this difficult time. With the above measures in place, the board feels that Timothy will remain financially capable to weather this storm and emerge on the other side even stronger! The Executive Board will provide updates as they occur. Blessings to you in the coming weeks, and please stay safe!

In His Service,
Gary Flandermeyer, Church Treasurer

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

Stay Connected on the Web for Ministry Updates and Online Giving

For the latest updates concerning Timothy’s worship, ministries and online giving options visit us on the web and stay connected at www.TimothyLutheran.com.

On the web you will find our online services, office hours, how to connect with staff and leaders, and the most current email updates.

We can praise God in the storm!

Timothy eNotes for April 3, 2020

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JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK
Please join us for Online Worship Services
 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Maundy Thursday, April 9   7pm
Good Friday, April 10   7pm
Easter Sunday, April 12   9:30am
HE IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN, INDEED! ALLEJUAH!
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE WORSHIP

This Weekend’s Children Bible Study

Are your kids missing FaithRoots and CrossWalk? Join Megan, Miriam, King Rodnae, and Gordy for an online Children’s Bible Study! The Triumphal Journey of Jesus – Palm Sunday

Get ready to start out with Pastor Rod’s favorite VBS song — The Power Shuffle!

Unload some energy to the POWER SHUFFLE! A VBS Favorite.

Timothy’s Leadership Meeting Remotely

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter normal routines, Timothy’s leadership now meets remotely to communicate about the spiritual care and business of the congregation. Both the Board of Elected Elders and the Executive Board met this week via Zoom conferences to address needs and implement ways to continue to Touch Lives for Christ among our members and beyond. Each day and week are full of new information to absorb and understand. Please continue to lift Timothy’s staff, ministries and members up in prayer as we all navigate these changes.

The Executive Board is taking the current crisis with COVID-19 very seriously, constantly evaluating ways to keep Timothy stable financially. Even through the uncertainty, the board is committed to honoring tithes to the Community Services League, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, the Missouri District, LUMA, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rachel House, Mother’s Refuge, and Heit’s Point. The goal is to focus on organizations that impact our immediate community and church affiliations that need our support now more than ever. The board will continue to monitor Timothy’s financial situation and greatly appreciates everyone’s continue support. The board is also investigating and applying for various types of financial assistance through both the Missouri District and federal government. As any of these efforts are finalized, the board will communicate to the congregation as soon as possible.

The Board of Elected Elders plans to check on all members soon through phone calls by all of Timothy’s elders. We look forward to learning how the church can help our members, their families, their friends or neighbors.

Stay Connected on the Web for Ministry Updates and Online Giving

For the latest updates concerning Timothy’s worship, ministries and online giving options visit us on the web and stay connected at www.TimothyLutheran.com.

On the web you will find our online services, office hours, how to connect with staff and leaders, and the most current email updates.

We can praise God in the storm!

A New Face in the Office 

Many thanks to Caryn Barbee for over four years of service in Timothy’s Member Services. It is often said that an organization is really “run” by those who answer the phones, meet the public, schedule meetings, complete necessary paperwork of all kinds, and know every detail that makes it “click.” This certainly describes Caryn, and Timothy wishes her the best in all future endeavors.

Timothy is pleased to welcome Sandy Gregory as the new Member Services support staff, effective Monday, April 6. Sandy is a KC-area native, life-long Lutheran, and a member of Timothy for over 30 years. Over the years she has served Timothy as an assistant teacher when TLS was housed in the Hansel Lowe building at 16th & Vesper, substitute teacher in ECC, and Midweek School (now known as Cross Walk) & VBS helper. She was trained as a Stephen Minister approximately 10 years ago. She fondly remembers participating in Bible studies and serving in a drama capacity during Lenten services under Pastor Ted’s tutelage.

Starting Monday, April 6, the RD Mize office will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. While we regret you may not be able to greet and welcome her in person for a while, we hope you will lend assistance in your familiar ministry areas when you call or email. Sandy’s email address will be sandyg@timothylutheran.com. Thank you, and Welcome Aboard, Sandy! May God bless your service at Timothy!

Timothy Lutheran School’s HERO

In an organization of many moving parts, there is usually a key person who wears multiple hats and supports everyone. For Timothy Lutheran School, that person is Kristen Anderson, the TLS Hero of the Week.

It would not be unusual for someone to become overwhelmed with the many duties that Ms. Anderson, the TLS Administrative Assistant, handles on a regular basis. She does everything with endless grace. Her passion to serve God, our church, and our school is fierce. Given that my office is adjacent to Ms. Anderson’s front desk, I often see and hear her greeting people, helping students, answering phones, completing daily paperwork, and maintaining the needs of many. She is consistently kind and helpful. As the ultimate ambassador of Timothy Lutheran School, she truly finds joy in helping others and exemplifies our school mission, “Joy Fully Lutheran,” daily.

Ms. Anderson is highly respected and appreciated by the Timothy Lutheran Staff. “Kristen is the glue that holds our ministry together. She has a huge heart, sharing love and grace with Timothy’s staff, students, and families. She knows and loves all the students, providing comfort when students are injured or not feeling well. Her easy smiles and laughter add joy to our days. Kristen has been challenged with a heavy and changing workload but embraces the challenges with a servant heart.” “Kristen is a very helpful and knowledgeable person and loves to be of service to others. She has a strong faith, loves the Lord, and is a witness to those around her.” “Kristen has been flexible in assisting wherever we . . . need help.” “She cares immensely about our school, its families, staff and children. . . . Her listening ear and helpful suggestions make her a wonderful friend.”

Psalm 100:1-3 says, Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Ms. Anderson approaches each day with joy and shares that joy with all. Even as we face new changes and challenges of these unusual times, she carries on with a joyful heart and “can do” attitude that motivates those around her.

Should you visit our school, be sure to greet Ms. Anderson and say, “thank you.” She is a vital member of our team. Thank you, Ms. Anderson. You truly are a Timothy Lutheran School Hero!

In His Service,
Ken Holland
Principal—Timothy Lutheran School

This Week’s Bulletin Announcements

Church Worker Study Grants through Missouri District LWML are available for both Seminary students and persons going into full time professional church work in the LCMS. Applications and additional qualification information are available online at www.missourilwml.org and search “Church Worker Grants”. Applications MUST be postmarked by April 15, 2020

First Fruits & General Offerings Updates Praise God for your outpouring of support thus for 2020 First Fruits. The First Fruits contributions for this week are $3,540.00, making the 2020 total $182,388.00.  Thank you for prayerfully supporting both First Fruits and General Offerings.

During This Time of isolation due to Covid–19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you would like to have a weekly call from a Congregational Care Minister or Stephen Minister, just contact the church office. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call Nancy Nowiszewski at 816.228.5300 (8042) or email NancyN@timothylutheran.com. We are here to help!

GriefShare and DivorceCare will not meet while church ministries are suspended during the spread of Covid-19.

Helpful Resource Free brochures offering Biblical support on a range of life topics available at church office, RD Mize Campus.

Prayer Room Just a reminder that our Prayer Room is available at the RD Mize Campus any time the church is open. When  you need a quiet place to pray and the sanctuary is too large, just stop by the Prayer Room, at the back of the lobby, where you can also leave a written prayer.

Kits for the Homeless are still available at the Information Centers; please keep one in your car to give away.

Save the Date for the 15th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive on June 7!

March 2020

Timothy eNotes for March 27, 2020

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Share Your Story

Are you hearing stories of how God is being glorified during these unusual times of navigating the COVID-19 crisis? Please email them to Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net) or call at 816.229.6849. Thank you

Good From Evil

Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, President LCMS-Missouri District

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:20

Perhaps you have also wondered, “Can anything good come from the internet?”  It has always proven to be a ceaseless cesspool of filth and hatred that never ceases to surprise eyes by revealing another level of the depravity of humankind.  But last Sunday, thousands upon thousands of the saints of God gathered around computer screens and tablets and all other manner of devices to hear the Word of God as it was preached, prayed, and sung.

Joseph had been sold into slavery and eventually thrown into prison all on account of the jealousy of his brothers.  But all of that took place so that God might lead Joseph to be able to serve Pharaoh for the good of the Egyptians and his own family during the widespread famine.  As Joseph speaks the word of absolution to his brothers, there is also the recognition that God meant to bring good from evil.  The patriarchs, the disciples, Jesus’ own genealogy all reveal how God specializes in bringing good from evil.  He has been doing that through each and every one of us and from all of our sinful ancestors who have gone before us.

Older members from my vicarage congregation would often reference one of their sainted pastors, Rev. Edward Stammel.  Pastor Stammel would often speak about life being like a tapestry though this side of heaven all we see is that random chaos of knots and strings going in different directions without any particular rhyme or reason.  But when we reach the new heavens and the earth, we will be able to see how God was at work through the chaos as He was accomplishing the good that He intended to bring.  During the hard days which we are currently facing, we can find solace that God can and does bring good from evil.  Now is the time for the Church to recognize that we are not simply a building, but those have been called by God and sent to love and serve our neighbors.  Even in this time of a global pandemic, God is working good as His Word fills Facebook and the Internet through Pastor’s sermons and daily devotions and Bible studies.  God is working good as Christians serve in their unique callings and by telling of Christ’s love.  God is working as families are slowed down from all of their activities and parents step forward to teach their children about Christ’s love in the home.  If the only good you thought could come from the internet were funny dog videos and cat memes, you’re wrong.  God is using the internet for good that many people should live eternally through faith in Christ Jesus!

Prayer – Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Fraternally in Christ,
President Lee Hagan

Stay Connected on the Web

For the latest updates concerning Timothy’s worship and ministries opportunities visit us on the web and stay connected at www.TimothyLutheran.com. On the web you will find our online services, office hours, how to connect with staff and leaders, and the most current email updates.

Online Children’s Ministry Bible Study 

We have an amazing team of volunteers in Children’s Ministry who are preparing an online version of FaithRoots for our young students to stay connected to Jesus and grow in faith.

Coming this Sunday our students with see the familiar faces they have grown accustomed to meeting on Sunday mornings. Our online FaithRoots will be available on the Timothy website and the Timothy Lutheran Children Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/timothychildrensministry.

Join this awesome opportunity as the students explore the Good Samaritan and learn how God desires we all help our neighbor!

Timothy’s Powerful Prayer Chain 

Talking to God in prayer brings us closer to Him and to each other. Its power is far-reaching in all circumstances, whether we praise and adore His Holy Name, seek His guidance, ask for His presence in our lives, submit specific joys and concerns, or just plain talk to Him.

Timothy’s Prayer Chain reaches many people every week. Are you one of the 142 people receiving prayer requests from Gloria Cundiff, Timothy’s Prayer Chain leader for the past 38 years? Do you know how simple it is to participate? Have you ever noticed the weekly bulletin message of how many prayers were lifted to God through Timothy’s Prayer Chain during the previous week? If you or anyone in your family has ever requested a prayer “go through” Timothy’s Prayer Chain, you have felt the love of God and your fellow Timothy family.

Timothy’s Prayer Chain has a rich history! Stay tuned until Timothy’s next eNotes issue to find out about it. In the meantime, let’s expand the Prayer Chain to be congregation-wide! Contact Gloria Cundiff (mgcundiff2@att.net) today to join this ministry. God’s blessings on all of your prayers, for we all know the Power of Prayer!

Timothy Lutheran School’s HERO

This week, we are blessed to honor Becky Barnett as our Timothy Lutheran School Hero. She has been a part of the Timothy Lutheran School family in many capacities, and we benefit greatly from her knowledge and expertise of more than 40 years in her teaching career. In addition to holding titles of “Greatest Chiefs Fan,” “Concession Stand Guru” and “Recycling Queen,” Mrs. Barnett is the middle school math and science teacher at TLS.

Always willing to volunteer her time outside the classroom, Mrs. Barnett’s generous servant heart extends to the leadership teams of Timothy’s Coffee & Donut Ministry and Timmy Burger Red-Shirt Ministry.

Mrs. Barnett’s colleagues truly appreciate her. “I love her sense of humor; her loud, boisterous laugh; and her love for teaching. She is a joy to be around. Always.” “She is such an amazing part of our team.” “She is wonderful at explaining math and makes sure the students really understand it before moving on to the next concept.” “She works hard to prepare her students for future grades!”

Mrs. Barnett is known to give her students every chance possible to succeed. They recognize this as evidenced in these comments: “She is amazing at math. She knows everything about it.” “I love her laugh.” “She makes learning fun.”

As a principal, I appreciate that Mrs. Barnett is always ready to take on a challenge. She approaches new situations with a positive attitude, supporting her colleagues through just about anything. Fellow teachers commented that, “Becky is fearless. Even if she is approaching a new task, she always says, ‘We will figure it out.’” “Becky has been a ROCK STAR with this whole remote teaching/teaching online stuff during this health crisis. She sets up a video class every day and has been talking one-on-one with the kiddos. She is amazing, and this shows her love for our kids and for our Lord immensely.”

Mrs. Barnett has announced that she is stepping away as a teacher at TLS at the end of this school year. We are sad to see her leave and know that our TLS Family will not be the same without her. She fills our halls with laughter, ensures high levels of learning, keeps us updated on the latest Chiefs stats and frequently volunteers to support the many TLS activities. When I turn to scripture, this passage speaks to her nature: God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10

Thank you, Mrs. Barnett, for your years of service, your generous heart and the gifts you have shared with us. May you be blessed in all your endeavors. You are a Timothy Hero!

In His Service,
Ken Holland
Principal, Timothy Lutheran School

Signing Up for Online Giving is Easy!

Just go to the Timothy website: www.timothylutheran.com

On the menu bar at the top of the page, select “Give”. In the box on the left side of the screen, select ‘Online Giving.’

You can designate your offerings for general operating costs, other (you designate), as well as options for our school ministry—all on the same form.

For online giving, the church is charged a 2% transaction fee. For example, on a $1,000 contribution, the church pays a fee of $20. For offerings made by check, the church pays 15 cents for each check deposited.
If you have questions about how to get started with online giving, contact Chris at 816.228.5300.
For those who want to use their Android or IPhone, there is an app in the App Store: Give+. Thank you for your support of Timothy ministries!

Please contact Chris Krenz with any questions concerning online giving.
Phone:816-228-5300 (8013)
Email: ChrisK@timothylutheran.com

Next Generation Congregational Study

The congregational survey deadline has been extended until a week after normal church services resume. This is EVERYONEs opportunity to share thoughts about Timothy’s future. Thank you to the 206 Timothy members for submitting their surveys so far.

You can access this survey online at https://surveymonkey.com/r/Y79RF5V or using the QR code below. Printed copies can be picked up at the Information Centers when the church is open. Completed printed copes should be placed in the drop box at the Information Centers.

Pastor John’s January letter to the congregation stated leadership’s belief that consolidation at the Wyatt Road site is the best option. That was the strategic conclusion reached in 2013 in the congregation-wide 2020 Vision process. That being said, it is important to assure you that NO DECISION has been made. This decision is critical to the future, and the thoughts of every member are important. Thanks for your input!

This Week’s Bulletin Announcements

Church Worker Study Grants through Missouri District LWML are available for both Seminary students and persons going into full time professional church work in the LCMS. Applications and additional qualification information are available online at www.missourilwml.org and search “Church Worker Grants”. Applications MUST be postmarked by April 15, 2020

First Fruits & General Offerings Updates Praise God for your outpouring of support thus for 2020 First Fruits. The First Fruits contributions for this week are $290.00 making the 2020 total $178,881.00.  Thank you for prayerfully supporting both First Fruits and General Offerings.

During This Time of isolation due to Covid–19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you would like to have a weekly call from a Congregational Care Minister or Stephen Minister, just contact the church office. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call Nancy Nowiszewski at 816.228.5300 (8042) or email NancyN@timothylutheran.com. We are here to help!

GriefShare and DivorceCare will not meet while church ministries are suspended during the spread of Covid-19.

Helpful Resource Free brochures offering Biblical support on a range of life topics available at church office, RD Mize Campus.

Prayer Room Just a reminder that our Prayer Room is available at the RD Mize Campus any time the church is open. When  you need a quiet place to pray and the sanctuary is too large, just stop by the Prayer Room, at the back of the lobby, where you can also leave a written prayer.

Kits for the Homeless are still available at the Information Centers; please keep one in your car to give away.

Special Timothy Update | COVID-19

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Special Timothy Update | COVID-19

Online Worship Schedule

Join us for online services at 10am Sundays and at our Wyatt Campus. They will continue online at the church website (www.timothylutheran.com) until further notice.

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW:
Timothy Webpage: www.TimothyLutheran.com/online-worship/
Facebook: www.facebool.com/timothylutheran

Volunteer Opportunities to Touch Lives for Christ

  • St. Mary’s Village needs additional masks and gowns for residents. Contact Susan Ready (LWML Society President, sready2@comcast.net) if you can sew these. Drop off at Timothy’s church office or contact Susan.
  • Timothy’s annual Diaper Drive (sizes 4, 5, & 6, also wipes) will start immediately rather than waiting until Mother’s Day. Drop off at Timothy’s church office or deliver to Blue Springs Impact Ministries (17th and Main, Blue Springs).
  • Blue Springs Community Services League needs additional non-perishable food. Drop off at Timothy’s church office or deliver to CSL at 200 SW 10th St., BSMO 64015. Volunteers are also needed to pack sacks of food and put in cars through drive-up (no contact). Hours are Monday and Wednesday 9am-noon and 1-4pm as well as Friday 9am-noon. Contact Melodie Chrisman, chrismanm@cslcares.org, to volunteer or to schedule a time to drop off your donated food.
  • Personal shoppers: If you are available to shop for Timothy members, please contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 228-5300, ext. 8042) for details.
  • Deliver worship service DVD’s to homebound: Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (nancyn@timothylutheran.com or 228-5300, ext. 8042).
  • Calling neighbors, friends, family: Take a few moments each day to check if the special people in your lives need anything and reassure them all they need is to ask for help.

Signing Up for Online Giving is Easy!

Just go to the Timothy website: www.timothylutheran.com

On the menu bar at the top of the page, select “Give”. In the box on the left side of the screen, select ‘Online Giving.’

You can designate your offerings for general operating costs, other (you designate), as well as options for our school ministry—all on the same form.

For online giving, the church is charged a 2% transaction fee. For example, on a $1,000 contribution, the church pays a fee of $20. For offerings made by check, the church pays 15 cents for each check deposited.
If you have questions about how to get started with online giving, contact Chris at 816.228.5300.
For those who want to use their Android or IPhone, there is an app in the App Store: Give+. Thank you for your support of Timothy ministries!

February 2020

Impacting Lives Through Creative Writing

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The gifts and talents of Timothy’s members are wide and varied. Sharing those talents with others draws us closer to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Did you know one of Timothy’s seniors, Helen Kranz, enjoys creative writing? The following is a story written by Helen. If you know of others whose talents can be highlighted in eNotes, please let us know!

“An Unscheduled Trip . . . or, To Dance the Fandangle”

This time when I go, I won’t even take a suitcase as everything will be furnished. Normally when I go, I have 2 or 3 suitcases, and I spend hours planning what to take. This time I was offered a prize: an all-expense-paid trip, everything furnished!

This is a lovely August morning. A group of women in the area met together and listened to a speaker very knowledgeable about Israel and surrounding countries.

Yesterday I had been out and about, and later in the afternoon with all the traffic, had to park my car on the side street. Four of us women planned to meet at 2:00. I was looking out my balcony window and saw a convenient space available for my car—so I had time before the meeting and went down the elevator from the second floor lobby, hurried over to my car, and grabbed the vacant spot. As I was congratulating myself on such good fortune, my cell phone slipped out of my left pocket to the floor on the driver’s side. I just picked it up and put it on the dashboard.

I then proceeded to my apartment and sat down to rest for a few minutes. Suddenly, it was 2:00, and I had to go. The women were waiting for me. I saw the electric cord out of place, but I remembered my cell phone on the dash and could just make it down the elevator again to retrieve it. The cord got in my way and stopped me.

Someone said, “If you are going to go, there is someone going the same direction you planned to go, you can catch a ride.” My friend offered to quickly go down to me car for the cell phone. I did not want to miss the first stage of my trip so quickly responded, “Wait for me!”

It was a pleasant ride to enjoy the scenery on the way. We drove up to a large three-story, brick building with flowering shrubbery near the entrance and well-maintained ground. We were courteously welcomed, and each of us had our own room. We were directed to the various treatment areas, meals were catered, TV was available. We settled in, but in three days were sadly informed, “Your room had been reserved, you will have to leave—however, not too far from here is a spacious complex. We have reserved space for you.”

We were taken in the middle of the afternoon into a high-ceiling, well-lighted, large newly decorated restaurant. People were eating or moving around. Just off the lobby was a beautiful high ceiling chapel with colored windows. The facility offered daily activities and had been highly renowned for its four-star restaurant. We each had our own room again, and mine overlooked the lovely manicured lawn and trees with a glimpse of the moving traffic.

I must tell you of one experience—my first shower. I thought in the fine exclusive place, a shower would be special! My attendant approached me with a half cup of orange shampoo—I was not ready for so much. I asked first about the ingredients in the shampoo. She knew nothing about what they were, did not know the brand, only that it was for hair and body. I thought she was ready to pour it on my head! I took some on my fingers as she started the warm water. Boy, that was—too much! My hair was so soapy, I rinsed and rinsed, there was no conditioner. She handed me a washcloth covered with soap, the same soap? No, not again! There was an alternate spigot to use. She also set her (still half cup of soap) on the bar below the shower head. When I stood up to dry, my hand swept the cup across the bar, and most of the soap fell to the floor beneath my feel. I had to hold on to the upright bars. I was glad when that was over!

All in all, even if everything was furnished, I did miss my favorite brand of vitamins!

On the premises was a clothes boutique displaying beautiful summer indoor and outdoor fashions. My friendly, caring assistant help me choose several colorful outfits.

My vacation was soon over, and I was headed for home! By the way, did I tell you I had broken my knee cap?

TLS Staff Hero Spotlight – Angie Mundt

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When one thinks of the Timothy Lutheran School Ministry, it is impossible to discuss its history or purpose without acknowledging this week’s Timothy Hero, Angie Mundt. Mrs. Mundt, whose career as a Lutheran School educator spans 22 years, devotes her career and calling to teaching children in the spirit of Christ. As school administrator, I rely on Mrs. Mundt to lead committees, organize information, share her creativity, and actively problem solve, all of which she demonstrates through the Lutheran School Accreditation Process among other initiatives involving TLS and Lutheran education in general. As a life-long learner, Mrs. Mundt is currently enrolled at Concordia University to complete her administrative certificate. She is one of those teachers that not only understand student needs but also sees the big picture in understanding the school’s needs.

In a world where immediate gratification is expected, Mrs. Mundt continually demonstrates the importance of hard work and devotion that lead to great outcomes benefitting her colleagues and students. Her fellow teachers say this: “Angie is always willing to help. She’s a great team player that strives not only to do her best, but to help all of us be our best.” “Angie is a hardworking teacher who is very devoted to her students, their families, our school, and to Timothy Lutheran Church.” “As a master teacher, . . . she is always prepared, knows her curriculum inside and out, . . . and loves her Lord and her students with such heart and passion. Angie is artistic, imaginative and has these wonderful ideas that she always brings to life. She is caring, patient, knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate and inspirational. Angie connects with her students and always strives to figure out what makes them tick and learn. She really does so much more than merely instruct. She is touching their lives for Jesus, and this is very evident in ALL that she does.”

TLS students offered these insights: “She was always fun and very supportive.” “She was kind and always had fun activities planned for us.” “She let us have these tiny little parties.” “She’s kind.” “She loves us no matter what.” “She’s nice.” “She’s always happy.” She’s funny, in a good way.”

As a school leader, I very much value Mrs. Mundt’s devotion to our ministry and calling. When I look at scripture, I Cor. 15:58 captures Angie’s faith and steadfast love for the Timothy Lutheran School Ministry: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Thank you, Angie Mundt, for being a Timothy School Hero. We are blessed to benefit from your knowledge, your hard work, your devotion and your continual love of Timothy Lutheran School.

In His Service,
Ken Holland
School Administrator

Timothy Lutheran School Staff Hero Spotlight

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Timothy Lutheran School Staff Hero Spotlight

As we continue to uplift our TLS teachers each week, I would like to spotlight Sarah Barber as our Timothy Hero of the Week. Sarah currently teaches first grade, but her diverse teaching talents have found her teaching multiple TLS grades over the years. It is rare to find a teacher who can easily transition among grade levels with total competence in all of them. Sarah is always supportive of all efforts and maintains a positive outlook even on the most daunting of days. She gives 110% daily to TLS students, always striving to achieve more and improve as a master teacher…   READ MORE

Sarah is the epitome of the message in Colossians 3:23-24: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

A fellow teacher said it best: “Sarah is an exemplary teacher . . . who has great range, successfully teaching in both middle and primary grades. She expertly identifies student needs and works tirelessly to meet them. It is a great honor to work alongside someone of such tremendous talent, dedication, and integrity.” She is also described by her fellow teachers as one who, “. . . has a quiet presence that helps to calm her class. She is very creative in the classroom and modifies lessons to best meet the needs of her students.” “Sarah has been blessed with so many amazing talents and has a huge servant heart! She sets an example for us all by always seeing the bright side of things and daily does her best, all the while giving credit to God.” One teacher, also a parent of former TLS students, commented, “Her love of literature and history helped my girls love those subjects as well. She challenged their young minds to think out of the box on so many occasions and helped them to become the remarkable young ladies they are today.” Another commented, “I love her laugh, her infectious smile, and her big heart.”

TLS students also appreciate the many talents of Mrs. Barber, as supported by the following opinions:  “She helps us when we need help,” “She makes us feel better when we’re sad,” “She’s beautiful and kind,” “She’s a nice teacher and we love her, “ and “She’s really nice at recess!”

Thank you, Sarah Barber, for sharing your joyful heart and hard work at Timothy Lutheran School. We are grateful for all you do. You are truly a Timothy Lutheran School Hero.

–Ken Holland, School Administrator

TLS AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

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Heroes is our theme and our emphasis in acknowledging and thanking those who continually strive to support and uplift the Timothy Lutheran School Ministry. This week, I want to focus on the student athletes, their coaches, volunteers and parents. Not only are they Ambassadors for TLS, but they are also splendid Ambassadors for Christ. It was sheer joy to receive the following letter recently:

Timothy Lutheran School Fans and Players and Coaches,

I just wanted to apologize again for the mix-up on the referee time at our game Saturday. I know many of you had things to do and I pray that this didn’t cause any issues for you. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

You all at Timothy are the most kind and gracious people and this shows in your players! They had the same happy and positive attitudes that the coaches had! What an amazing way to share God’s love to others. Our school absolutely enjoys having you at our facility and we enjoy when we get to play you guys in all sports!

I pray that you all had a wonderful rest of your weekend and if you had more games, that they went well! See you all at the tournament!

God’s Richest Blessings
Amy Wisneski
Athletic Director, St. Paul Lutheran School, St. Joseph, MO

This is our ministry at work. This is manifestation of the Living Christ in our youth. It is the example and role model of Christian adults taking the time and energy to instill character and integrity in our youth. These are the Heroes of TLS and testimony that our ministry is effective. Thank you to the coaches, students, parents and volunteers for making our athletic program successful. Our success is not about winning the game on the court; it’s about winning the game in life.

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness.Titus 2:7

In His Service,
Ken Holland
School Administrator