June 2020

Letter from Pastor John

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

A question on everyone’s mind lately is, “When will Timothy resume in-person worship?”  While we appreciate the hard work and dedication of numerous volunteers and staff to shift our services to an online format, we long for the chance to gather in worship together.

This question has weighed heavily on Timothy’s leaders for the past few weeks, especially as restrictions on in-person gatherings have relaxed. We want to strike a balance between our members’ desire to be together with the need to do so safely. We also want to resume public worship with as little change or disruption as possible so that, when we come together, our worship experience is as similar as possible before the pandemic.

After much deliberation and after studying suggestions from the Missouri District and guidelines from federal, state, and local governments, Timothy’s leaders plan to resume in-person worship on July 11 & 12, hoping that Jackson County will be in Phase 3 of its recovery plan by then.

There will still be changes to the worship services and times. Going forward, only three in-person worship services will occur each weekend: Saturday at 6pm at RD MizeSunday at 9am at RD Mize, and Sunday at 10am at Wyatt. This will allow adequate time to clean the worship spaces after each service. The 10am service at Wyatt will also live stream via Facebook and YouTube.

During these worship services, face masks will be encouraged but not required, and physical distancing between family groups will be encouraged as well. Offering plates will be stationed at the room exits.

Holy Communion will resume in August once the logistics of worship are in place.

Finally, it is important to note that these plans are dependent upon the assumption that Jackson County will enter Phase 3 of its recovery plan in July. If the county delays that transition, Timothy will delay the return to in-person worship as well. In addition, if another stay-at-home order is issued, Timothy’s services will immediately transition back to online worship for the duration.

This has been a difficult time, and we appreciate your patience and prayers. Please bear with us as we work to transition to a new normal of touching lives for Christ.

Under the mercy,
Pastor John

Thank You Letter From Jesús El Buen Pastor

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The Lutheran Church of Jesus the Good Shepherd
3007 Mercier Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Pastor F E Eberhart, Pantry Administrator, 913-707-3518 pastorfee@gmail.com ;

Timothy Lutheran Church
425 NW R D Mize Rd,
Blue Springs, MO 64014

June 1, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters at Timothy,

Thank you for your persistent love! You recently sent three pickup trucks loaded with a variety of groceries for the Food Pantry at Jesus El Buen Pastor Lutheran Church.

We are now regularly serving more than 100 client families a week. Because of Covid-19 our system has changed. God has not changed.

We have the chance to share the Gospel with a printed bilingual devotion and are never hesitant to proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, the very light of God shining in darkness. Our masked clients and masked volunteers cannot stop that light. We serve five families at a time. Only one person may enter for the family. Children must wait with a caregiver. No longer do we serve a dinner or give an embrace. Clients accept this and understand. Yet the Holy Spirit allows us to show His love and power as we do all things in the Name of Jesus.

But as funds dry up and groceries are hard to replace, we ask God to show us how we are to feed the multitude. Harvesters is great for fruit and vegetables but other items are also in demand, soups, sauces, oil, sugar, flour, all the standard groceries.

So God says to us through Gary Flandermeyer and Associates and Timothy Lutheran Church, “It’s under control. Before you ask or even think about asking, it is under control. Trust me!”

All four Gospel writers include miracle of the the feeding of the five thousand. But Luke’s version is my favorite.  The disciples come to Jesus and wonder how the multitude is going to get food. Our Lord’s first response to them was, “You feed them.”

Then they had to learn trust and obedience and Jesus showed them the way through thanksgiving and prayer and a love so deep that it is almost beyond comprehension.

“You feed them.”

And the saints of St. Timothy, Blue Springs, Missouri, said, Okay, Lord! And it happened! Thank you so much. God bless you and uphold you with His Spirit. It is my joy to serve with you.

Pastor Frank
Pantry Administrator

May 2020

Confirmation Class 2020

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Kassie Ann Berthelson
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Emma Louise Freeman
Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 Gretchen Elaine Freeman
Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Kaya Elizabeth Gorrow
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Allie Maree Gray
Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any
powers,
 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ella Grace Hogan
Psalm 30:2
Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

Jonathan Wesley Jackson
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

Brody Troy LaFrentz
Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Anthony David Lorek
Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Annabel Rose Myers
Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Jack Alexander Parker
Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Emily Grace Poynter
Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Alex Raelynn Taylor
Isaiah 43:18-19
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Aidan Thomas Trout
Isaiah 43:1
But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:  “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

Aniston Paige Wulff
Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Confirmation Class 2020

November 2019

Steve and Janel Schild in Nepal

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Steve and Janel Schild Travel Half Way Around The World To Build A Home With Habit In Nepal.

Steve and Janel in Nepal with Habitat.  The community is in the most southern part of country near India. Their team is the first team to enter the community where the people have not seen westerners. Once completed, there will be 54 houses for local families.

This past week Steve and Janell Schild arrived home from Kathmandu, Nepal after joining a team with Habitat to build a home in the east region of the country near Mount Everest. This area includes not only one of the world’s most beautiful tea gardens and wildlife reserves, but also families in need of better housing.

Habitat Nepal is serving homeowners from several caste systems and ethnic groups. Despite the fact that people of many different cultures live throughout the east region, there is unity in diversity. Agriculture is the main occupation for members of this community, and monsoon winds bring enough rainfalls in the summer to support the growth of food crops like paddy, wheat and maize.

Lodging was provided in a local hotel with volunteers sharing double-occupancy rooms. Breakfast provided at the hotel, with lunch, snacks and bottled water ready at the work site. The team had the opportunity to experience dinner either at the hotel or in local restaurants.

On the work site the team was led by local, skilled workers. They helped mix mortar and cement, carry sand and gravel, soak bricks and weave bamboo – all critically important tasks as Nepalese families start their journey towards building a safe home.

The Itinerary Included:
Friday and Saturday: Depart. Grab your packed bags and head for Nepal!
Sunday: Welcome. Welcomed in Kathmandu where the team was greeted at the airport by Habitat staff. They met up with the rest of the team and enjoyed dinner in Kathmandu.
Monday: Travel. The team headed towards the host community. Along the way they learned about Habitat’s innovative work in Nepal and the team’s project for the week. Habitat staff introduced the team to the community where they stayed.
Tuesday-Sunday: Build. The team headed out to the build site where they partnered with families recovering from an earthquake in 2015.
Monday: Explore. The team departed the host community and headed back towards the airport. There was time to explore the local area and participate in excursions.

September 2019

Bulletin Announcements September 15, 2019

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Job Opportunity Fulltime Business Manager to supervise & manage daily business of the church in collaboration with Executive Board. Open to members & nonmembers. Position description available on church website soon. Contact Carol Cronkhite, Personnel Committee chair, with questions. [ccronkhite47@yahoo.com]

JourneyMen Retreat All men invited to overnight retreat at Heit’s Point, Fri., Sept 27 at 7pm thru Sat., Sept 28 at 4pm with worship and Holy Communion; arrive early on Friday for fellowship! Cost $20 Register online at www.timothylutheran.com/journeymen/ [Pastor Rod rod@timothylutheran.com]

LUMAA Meeting Wed., Sept. 18, 9:30am, Calvary Lutheran, 7500 Oak, KC 64114; mission of the month: family-sized hygiene products & cleaning supplies [Lois Domsch,816-809-5846]

Confirmation Secret Prayer Pals If you are interested in supporting one of Timothy’s confirmands through prayer and encouragement this school year, please consider signing up.  [Mary Low, k2lmlow@sbcglobal.net]

Pairs & Spares Senior Adult Ministry starts again on Sept. 17, noon, Fellowship Hall, for a potluck luncheon & fellowship. Bring a side dish to share & enjoy the fun. [Janet Masters 816.229.8517 or jlmasters44@gmail.com]

Discovery Class for those interested in reviewing their Christian faith, what is unique to the Lutheran faith, and preparing to join Timothy. Please consider joining the 6-week fall session, beginning Sept. 22, 6-8pm, Room 302 [R.D. Mize.]

Food Donations for Sept. delivered to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your continued support!

Steak Burger Booth This Weekend Stop by the booth to see how you can help as you pick up your burgers!

Compassionate Care House Receiving applications for transition house. Adults must be employed full-time; applications available at Info Center or through Care Ministry.

Simply Singles meets after the worship service, Saturday, Sept. 21, Fellowship Hall.

Teen Club meets Friday, Sept. 27, 5:30pm, Fellowship Hall, for Super Hero Storytelling [dianesingsforjoy@comcast.net]

Save the date: Lights, Camera, Auction! School Ministries Silent Auction, Adam’s Pointe Conference Center, Sat., Nov. 16, 6-10pm. Contact Aimee Gorrow or Steve Patton for details!

Timothy’s Early Childhood Center is Seeking Openers available 6:30-8am, Monday-Friday and substitute teachers 8am-1pm or 1-6pm. Contact Mary Beth Self at 816.228.5300 x8046 or marybeths@timothylutheran.com.

Fishing Derby 3rd Annual J.R. Wiles Memorial Kids Fishing Derby, Sat., Sept. 21, James A. Reed Conservation Area.

DivorceCare begins this week, Sept. 16 for 13 weekly sessions; for those who are separated or going through divorce; sign up with Care Ministry [nancyn@timothylutheran.com]

Changes to GriefShare! Our group will now meet weekly, beginning Sept. 26, from 6:30-8pm (new time). 13 sessions plus a special holiday workshop on Nov. 14. Register with Care Ministry [nancyn@timothylutheran.com]

Job Opportunity Nursery workers, Wyatt Rd; age 18 or older, but assistants may be younger. Contact Nursery Coordinator, Gwendolyn Meyer, for details. [jgmeyer7071@gmail.com]

Wyatt Rd Campus Nursery would appreciate donations of baby toys (6 months & older), baby activity centers, rocker and small upright refrigerator. Contact Gwendolyn Meyer, Nursery
Coordinator [jgmeyer7071@gmail.com]

Volunteer Opportunity Timothy’s Property Board has volunteer opportunities for building & property projects. Contact Louie Wilbers for more information [816.988.6059 or
louisw@timothylutheran.com ]

Thank You to Chris Hruska for weeding the R.D. Mize ECC playground area recently. It is very much appreciated!

LWML Weekend Save the date: Oct. 5-6; all ladies invited to check out LWML opportunities to connect with & serve others!

July 2019

John 2:13-25 Worshiping God as He Desires

By |2019-07-01T06:15:55-05:00July 2nd, 2019|JourneyMen Email, Living God's Word, Uncategorized|

Living God’s Word

John 2:13-25 Worshiping God as He Desires
13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” o
18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”
19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.

Living God’s Word: 
Too many churches today do everything they can to make the time of worship convenient for people. And some people attend church because they see it as a place for personal contacts or business advantage. But worshiping God is not always convenient; it demands true devotion and self-sacrifice. Nor is it for our own earthly advancement. Our focus should be on God alone. We are to worship sincerely, reverently, and humbly. That is not to say we cannot be excited, even zealous, about God. But we are always to worship with reverence—recognizing and remembering who God is. Great speaking preachers, top quality musicians, gifted singers are all wonderful and gifts from God!  However, these are not be our focus for attending. Our greatest draw to church is Jesus who deserves our praises. It’s all about Christ who gave His life for you. “Come, let us worship Him.”

Making it REAL:
Does worship service have to fit your schedule, or is it the priority of your day? Why do you attend worship services; are your motives pure?

Words to Live By: 
With holy zeal, Jesus cleanses the temple, which has been turned into a marketplace, and He predicts His resurrection to those questioning His authority. When we disrespect God’s Word and sacred things, He calls us to repentance. Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection reveal God’s heart, which is zealous for those He loves.

Prayer:
Dear Jesus, give me a heart that fervently clings to You and Your Word. Cleanse the temple of my heart so that my desire is to offer my praise and worship to You alone. Help rid me of the worldly aspects of church and renew my Spirit to see and hear You as I gather with others to in You house of worship. Amen.

Are You Thirsty? Dave’s JourneyMen Devotion

By |2019-07-01T06:15:10-05:00July 1st, 2019|JourneyMen Email, Living God's Word, Uncategorized|

Dave Smith’s JourneyMen Devotion

“Are You Thirsty?”

JourneyMen,
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. –John 4:13-14

This is my 9th year of being a “Pool Boy.” We opened our swimming pool earlier this year, and despite cooler temperatures than normal until recently, we have been able to get in a good amount of swimming. Due to the early pool open and cooler temperatures, my ‘Pool Boy” maintenance has been easier than normal. This includes something I didn’t plan on, which is not needing to add water into the pool, not even once. I am sure the pool will need water added as the temperatures heat up and God stops sending the amount of rain He has provided since the pool opened. But for now, my pool continues to not be thirsty, being supplied with all of the water it needs. How about you? Are you thirsty? Are you being supplied with all the “water” you need? Or do you need to be filled up again?

In ways, I am like my swimming pool. When we (my pool and I) have enough water, we thrive. Having the water we need enables us to function and do our best. At times, the refilling of the water comes almost without notice. Over time, we can come to expect it to happen. And then it occurs. God’s rain providing us with the water we need slows down. The temperature heats up, draining us of needed water. We eventually reach the point that we don’t have enough water to properly function. We are no longer thriving. We are then surviving! We find ourselves in need, praying for more rain, and water. How about you? Are you like my pool and I? If so, then what is the solution? How can we quench our thirst?

Closing Thought: My swimming pool needs water. I need water. You need water. The water that you and I need is different than the water my swimming pool needs. My swimming pool will become thirsty again. It will need water added in. Usually I add water in through my home’s garden hose. By comparison, we will also become thirsty again, but the water we truly need we actually already possess!  This water is “living water.” Living water has already been given to us by Jesus himself. Even when we feel thirsty for water on earth, and we will feel thirsty a lot, we actually have the water we most need in us through Jesus amazing gift of “a spring of life welling up to eternal life!”  Are you thirsty? Then go to the well of living spring water that Jesus has already given you, through faith, and take a drink from the well of Jesus! Remember, only Jesus can truly quench your thirst, both now, and for eternity!

JourneyMen

June 2019

Bulletin Announcements June 23, 2019

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Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting June 30, 11:45am, Auditorium [Wyatt], to extend a divine call for Timothy’s Senior Pastor. Please attend!

 

Men’s Bible Study—Tuesday Will be moving to Sandy’s Restaurant on July 2, 6:30am. Join us for Bible Study and fellowship. [Rod Lindemann, rodl@timothylutheran.com]

Job Opportunity Part-time custodian, 29.5 hrs per week; contact church office [228.5300]

Vacation Bible School Student/Volunteer registration is online. Don’t delay! VBS week is July 15-19 [R.D. Mize] Invite friends! It’s free! [timothylutheran.com]

Vacation Bible School Donations are greatly appreciated! Pull tag from lobby display; return tag attached to the item by date on tag. Thank you!

Vacation Bible School Kickoff July 14, 4:30-6pm [RD Mize]; obstacle course, games, food, crafts; water shooters at 5:30pm.

VBS Decorating Days July 7, 1-4pm; July 8, 6-8pm; July 9, 9-noon; July 10, 6-8pm; July 11, 9-noon. Many hands needed; everyone welcome! [Angie Mundt, 665.1520 ; angiemundt@gmail.com]

VBS Decorations to Borrow large baskets; white or tan easy-up tent; vintage globe, cameras & lanterns; large wooden boxes, crates & barrels; African-style masks, shields & drums; vintage trunks & suitcases; burlap sacks; artificial dry grasses & plants; rubber snakes & lizards; bamboo or reed fencing; large stuffed lion; play binoculars & cameras; safari hats & vests; safari animal masks. Please deliver items to R.D. Mize by July 6; clearly label so they can be returned. Thanks! [Angie Mundt, 665.1520 ; angiemundt@gmail.com]

New Women’s Bible Study Wednesdays July 3-Aug. 7, 5pm, Rm. 102 [R.D. Mize]; “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed,” DVD-based study of life of David; all women welcome; led by Annette Logan [alogan330@gmail.com]

Faith & Family Night at the K Tickets can be picked up in both lobbies starting July 6 at weekend worship.

School Ministries Annual Rummage Sale Drop off July 28-30, 7am-8pm; sale Aug. 1-3, 8am-6pm Thurs. & Fri., 8am-noon Sat., Family Life Center [R.D. Mize].

Choir Director Needed If interested in directing the Sanctuary Choir [R. D. Mize], please contact the Worship Arts Minister for more details. Thanks to Gayl Calvin for all of her work with this choir over the past years. [kentb@timothylutheran.com]

J.R. Wiles Annual Kids Memorial Fishing Derby Save the date! Sat., Sept. 21, James A. Reed Conservation Area.

Education is one of the most important things you can provide for your child. When deciding on where to send your child from infant, kindergarten or those important middle school years, think about Timothy Lutheran School. Enrollment is happening now.

Cancer Companions for those dealing with cancer and any care-givers; 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm; Fireplace Rm [R.D.Mize]; next session: July 2 [Nancy Nowiszewski, 228.5300]

GriefShare meets on 1st/3rd Thursdays, 7-8:30pm; Fireplace Rm [R.D.Mize]; next session: July 18 [nancyn@timothylutheran.com]

Food Donations in June delivered to Community Services League. Thanks for your continuing support!

Compassionate Care House Receiving applications for transition house. Adults must be employed full-time; applications available at Info Center or through Care Ministry.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Timothy sponsors an apartment at the Lee’s Summit location. Interested in learning more about this ministry? Join the Timothy table at the Aug. 22 gala (early date this year!). To be held at Arrowhead Stadium; tickets only $50 per person.

Graduate Our current Hillcrest apartment resident (Jenn) will be graduating from the program this Sunday, June 23. If you’d like to congratulate her, please give a card to our Care Minister, who will deliver all greetings to her. Jenn will be entering the Hillcrest graduate program for one year!

Connect with Care Ministry Contact Care Ministry to register for opportunities to receive training to further your care giving:

Care 101—Tools for Caring This 2-hour workshop will provide specific ways to show care in situations where you aren’t sure what to do or say. Attend either Wed., July 24, 6:30-8:30pm, or Sat., July 27, 10am-noon, Fireplace Rm [RD Mize].

Care 201—Congregational Care Ministry  CCM’s provide care through a variety of opportunities based on your availability and interests; 4 sessions, 2 hours each: Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30-8:30pm, Rm 501, [RD Mize]

Care 301—Stephen Ministry Training to be offered Sept. 3-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30pm, Rm 501 [RD Mize]. Care 201 is a prerequisite for Stephen Ministry Training.

Ice Cream Social Save the date! Sept. 4, 6pm [RD Mize] hosted by Gather Commission. Everyone welcome!

March 2019

Bulletin Announcements March 10, 2019

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Lenten Dinners in Family Life Center, 4:45-6:15pm: Mar. 13, Potato Bar, Men’s Devotion Group; Mar. 20, Pizza, School Ministry: Mar. 27, Tacos, National Youth Gathering; Apr. 3, Chili, Gather Commission; Apr. 10, Italian Casserole, Senior Adult Ministry. Thanks for supporting these ministries with free-will offering.

Father-Daughter Dance March 9, 6-9pm [Wyatt Rd]; a night you won’t want to miss as you create memories to last a lifetime. To  register: https://www.timothylutheran.com/childrens-ministry/

Mary Martha Circle Mon., March 11, 6:30pm, Fellowship Hall [R. D. Mize]. All ladies welcome! [Donna Williams, williamsdonna60@gmail.com]

Pairs & Spares [senior adult ministry] meets Tues., March 12, noon, Fellowship Hall [R. D. Mize]; bring a side dish and enjoy the fellowship. [Janet Masters, jlmasters4@gmail.com]

Men’s Ministry Event All men invited for Take the Lead on Thurs., March 14, 6:30-8:30pm, dinner & Bible study. Special music, faith story, Bible study & great food! Family Life Center [R D Mize]. [https://www.timothylutheran.com/journeymen/]

Early Communion Class 5th-8th graders may participate in Early Communion Training beginning Sun., March 17; pre-registration required. [https://www.TimothyLutheran.com/communion-class/ or Pastor Rod, rodl@timothylutheran.com]

ENGAGE Worship & Praise Sat., Mar. 16, 7-8:30pm [Wyatt Rd.]; featuring New Bridge Worship (Alex Burns, Audra Pirch, Devin Strasser & crew). Join us for music, prayer, & inspirational stories!

March Food Donations go to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

DivorceCare began Feb. 11, 6:30-8pm, Room 102 [R. D. Mize]; join any week; open to the community.

Cancer Companions for those dealing with cancer & caregivers; 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm; Fireplace Rm, R. D. Mize]. DVD-based; next session: March 19 [Nancy Nowiszewski, 228.5300]

GriefShare meets on first and third Thursdays, 7-8:30pm; Fireplace Room [R. D. Mize]; open to all[nancyn@timothylutheran.com]

National Youth Gathering Arctic Plunge Update You did it! We raised $10,612.50 for National Youth Gathering trip. Thank you so much for your support—at the first opportunity, Pastor John, Ryan Kuecker, Nathan Burns, and a few youth will jump into a COLD pool! Video coming soon!

One-Day Retreat for Women Sat., Apr. 6, 9am-4pm; theme: Seaside Escape; ladies, be restored and refreshed with friends around you as we explore God’s love & plan for us; $25 includes all materials & unch; scholarships available. Register online or at information table next weekend. [Women of Hope]

School Ministries Trivia Night Fri., Mar. 22, 6-10pm [Wyatt Rd] ; a night of fun & trivia benefits School Ministries Scholarship Fund. Get your team of 8 together! Theme: Super Heroes!

Children’s Ministry Easter Carnival Sun., April 14, 4-6pm [R.D. Mize]. Free games, food, crafts, egg hunts. All welcome!

Easter Carnival Donations If you’d like to donate items for the Easter Carnival, pull tags from display in lobby & return donated items to collection bins—either campus by April 7. Thanks!

Spring Cleaning Day Apr. 6; both campuses; 8am-noon; raking, trimming, fertilizing, landscaping, etc; please bring gardening tools; rainout date is April 13. Thanks for your help!!

LHS Pancake Breakfast Sun., April 7, Family Life Center [R.D. Mize]  9-10am; support LHS students traveling to Germany in June! Free-will donations help offset costs; checks to EF Tours. Danke!

LWML MO District Church Worker Study Grants available; April 15 deadline to apply [Edie Turner, 314.846.4870 or l
wmlmostudygrant@yahoo.com
]

LWML KC South Zone Spring Rally March 30, 9am-2:30pm, hosted by Timothy, $5 [Susan Ready, sready2@comcast.net]

Lutheran Urban Mission Agency will meet March 20, 9:30am, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Parkway, Raymore 64083. Monthly mission will be monetary support of VBS at urban area schools; contact Kathy Barnett, 816.835.3417.

Teen Club welcomes Wonder Woman, Thor, Black Panther to their March 22 program; 5:30-8:30pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize Campus; dinner provided; bring toilet paper rolls to make super hero power bracelets [dianesingsforjoy@comcast.net]

January 2019