11 08, 2020

Timothy eNotes Update August 11, 2020

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In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mise
10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

What’s Happening with Next Generation?

“See, I am doing a new thing!”
Isaiah 43:19

Volunteers continue to lend their willingness to serve on the Next Generation Task Force teams! Thank you! The list below identifies those who have stepped up to contribute to the process of determining next steps for Timothy’s future. It will be a focus of the task force teams to determine if the goals approved by the congregation in Timothy’s 2020 Vision document are still viable.

While some teams show more volunteers than others, we are thankful all ten teams can start soon. If anyone is still out there with interest in Budgeting, Capital Campaign, Technology & Security, Real Estate, and Communication, we welcome you! Please contact any of the three coordinators. Similarly, if you are interested in serving on potential “sub-task force teams” under any of the ten teams, we welcome that as well. You can find the document below on Timothy’s website under the Next Generation link. The Volunteer Form will be removed from the website at the end of the day on Friday, August 14.

Look for regular written and verbal updates, and we ask for your continued prayers in moving forward to listen to God’s direction for Timothy’s future of touching lives for Christ into the next generation.

Next Generation Task Force Teams (as of August 10, 2020)

Coordinators:
Dave Domsch     dave146@gmail.com   816.461.7529
Diane Mayfield   dianelmayfield@comcast.net   816.898.8772
Louie Wilbers     louis.wilbers@att.net    816.988.6059

Review of 2020 Vision
Charlie Bock   chbock1@gmail.com   816.674.3648
Aimee Gorrow   mamagorrow@gmail.com   816.419.7196
Eric Gerken vvspj@aol.com     816.876.7798
Tyler & Tracy Hutton  hutton5785@gmail.com  816.356.2999 (Tyler)
Mary Beth Self  marybeths@timothylutheran.com  913.963.8204
Gary Williams (chair)   18gdub@gmail.com   816.810.9181

Ministry Review
Bob Downs (chair)   bob@mandselectric.net   816.739.4472
Eric Gerken    vvspj@aol.com    816.876.7798
Sandy Logan  slogan1954@gmail.com  816.668.8213
Nancy Nowiszewski    nancyn@timothylutheran.com   816.678.6557
Dan Sbisa   dan.sbisa@gmail.com  816.872.2676
Sandy Sauter  sautersandy5@gmail.com  816.550.5450

Site & Space Planning
Kristen Anderson (chair)  kristena@timothylutheran.com  262.902.3964
Viv Bradshaw  vivbradshaw@aol.com   816.694.9856
Lois Domsch   lois.domsch@gmail.com 816.809.5846
Sharon Erikson   eriksonsharon7@gmail.com 816.678.3340
Kate Force       kate@twitchetts.com   816.872.2676
Margaret Hick    hickster40@sbcglobal.net 816.805.9286
Bob Logan    blogan1516@gmail.com   816.668.8139
Don McGhee  donm@timothylutheran.com  816.810.4701
Shirley Meineka  sameineka@yahoo.com   816.520.8203
JL & Shirrell Routon   routon2299@gmail.com   816.678.2299

Construction
Sharon Erikson  eriksonsharon@gmail.com   816.678.3340
Gary Flandermeyer  gflande@yahoo.com      816.809.7916
Dale Russell  ss328russell@gmail.com    816.716.7138
Ben Ryan (chair)  ben@mandselectric.net   816.365.6306
Tyler Shaffer  shaffertyler92@gmail.com    816.217.2249
Gary Storck  garystorck@att.net  816.590.3546

Budgeting
Gary Flandermeyer (chair) gflande@yahoo.com    816.809.7916
Dave MacLean   dmaclean@odessa7.net    816.288.9055
Trent Yager  trent@asisaves.com     816.820.7187

Capital Campaign
Kristen Anderson    kristena@timothylutheran.com    262.902.3964
Diane Mayfield (chair)  dianelmayfield@comcast.net  816.898.8772
Donna Nissen  donnaj.nissen@gmail.com 816.516.3332
Joe Sauter  joesauter5@gmail.com  816.516.9060

Technology & Security 
Wes Borchers (chair)  fishhawk19@gmail.com   816.809.4833
Tyler Shaffer shaffertyler92@gmail.com  816.217.2249
Dustin Spencer dspencer@bssd.net 816.914.9193
Otis Turner    otist@timothylutheran.com  816.885.5445
Louie Wilbers  louis.wilbers@att.net 816.988.6059

Real Estate
Tyler Shaffer   shaffertyler92@gmail.com    816.217.2249
Gary Storck (chair)  garystorck@att.net     816.590.3546

Site-to-Site Move
Kristen Anderson  kristena@timothylutheran.com  262.902.3964
Sharon Erikson    eriksonsharon7@gmail.com    816.678.3340
Margaret Hick   hickster40@sbcglobal.net   816.805.9286
Janna Huddleston  jhuddl1@comcast.net   816.442.0751
Bob Logan   blogan1516@gmail.com  816.668.8139
Don McGhee   donm@timothylutheran.com   816.840.4701
Louie Wilbers (chair)  louis.wilbers@att.net   816.988.6059
Cindy Wiles neaneaof8@gmail.com   816.769.2314

Communication
Nancy Madden   nancy.rom826@sbcglobal.net   816.228.3404
Diane Mayfield (chair)  dianelmayfield@comcast.net    816.898.8772
Donna Nissen donnaj.nissen@gmail.com   816.516.3332

Willing Servants
Terri McLain (no email)   816.813.2441
Penny Russell    pahrussell@gmail.com   816.277.5989
Cindy Wilkinson    niemann.cindy@gmail.com    816.304.8522

Another Successful “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Day

Thank you, Timothy, for your ongoing support for agencies receiving grocery and household items through our collection drives! Last Saturday, we again filled three pickup beds with boxes and sacks of needed items for Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit.  As summer transitions into fall, we will keep everyone posted about upcoming ways to touch lives for Christ through similar projects. It is always appreciated very much!

Reminders:

Mondays 9am-noon and Wednesdays 1-4pm:  Assist Community Services League personnel distribute food to community; 200 SW 10th Street, Downtown Blue Springs

Aug. 12:  Welcome Inn distribution of boxes of pizza, 11:30am-12:30pm; contact Chris Hruska (cdruska@sbcglobal.net) to help

Aug. 12:  Middle School Skating Party, 7-9pm, Rink Ratz Skating Rink, Blue Springs; contact Jonathan or Gwendolyn Meyer (816.786.6977) with questions.

Aug. 16:  In-person worship (9am, RD Mize, with Holy Communion), In-person Worship (10am, Wyatt, with Holy Communion), Live-stream of Wyatt service

This Week thru Sunday, Aug. 16:  Middle School Ministry School Supplies Collection for Hillcrest Transitional Housing students, both campuses

Aug. 18:  First Day of School at TLS

7 08, 2020

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

 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

We’ve heard the call, time and again, to share the good news. We’ve heard the call, time and again, that our neighbors need what God offers freely through Christ. But how can they come to faith if they don’t hear the message? How will they hear? Thankfully, God doesn’t just provide the call. He fills us with the Spirit so we can be bold witnesses and many people can hear the Good News through us.

Two In-Person Worship Opportunities Start This Sunday

9am RD Mize
10am Wyatt
10am service also live-streamed

A 9am service at RD Mize will resume this Sunday, Aug. 9th!  The same protocols apply as at Wyatt: practice social distancing as much as possible, wear face masks or shield, and be sure you sign in to register your attendance. An additional consideration to remember is that the only doors to enter and exit at RD Mize will be the 5th Street Worship Entrance doors on the west side of the church.  All other outside doors will be locked, including the west doors going directly into the Family Life Center. We praise God for more worship opportunities!
Join the gang this week as they embark on the Bible Event – Noah and the Ark. Learn about God’s promise he gave to Noah and you.

Next Generation Update

“See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

Praise God for your wonderful responses to join a Next Generation Task Force team! As of August 6th, 35 different people have volunteered to serve on one or more task force teams. It’s not too late to offer your assistance, so please consider one of the following areas to share your gifts and talents:  Review of Timothy’s 2020 Vision, Ministry Review, Communication, Site & Space Planning, Construction, Real Estate, Site-to-Site Move, Technology & Security, and Capital Campaign. Feel free to email Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net) or click on the link below to complete the simple Next Generation Volunteer Form. Volunteers will be contacted soon about getting started! Thank you!

The task force teams will work together to determine if the following goals in Timothy’s current 2020 Vision document, as affirmed by the congregation in 2013, are still current:

  • create a plan to reduce current debt
  • assess current property for disposition and/or end use
  • create a transition plan for one campus ministry on Wyatt Road

At every step along the way, the congregation will be updated and asked to contribute ideas. Your input is vital and encouraged. As you raise questions, leadership will supply answers to the best of their ability, communicating such to the entire congregation.

Make plans now to enjoy a special sermon series in September to hear God’s Word about building a firm foundation for the Next Generation with themes of “Get to the Point,” “God’s Still the Same,” “For the Next Generation,” and “Where Do You Invest?”

Please keep the Next Generation process in your prayers as we seek God’s direction to continue Touching Lives for Christ into the future! Thank you!

Reaching into the Community to
Touch Lives for Christ

Don’t forget the following opportunities to reach into the community with the love of Jesus!

  • “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection tomorrow (Aug. 8) for Hillcrest Transitional Housing from 10am-noon, both campuses. How many pickup truck beds can we fill? Especially needed items include paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, body wash, shampoo, box dinners (Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc), canned tuna, Spaghetti-O’s, Ravioli-O’s, ketchup, mayo, and syrup. Thank you very much!
  • Middle School Ministry School Supply Collection for students living in the Hillcrest Transitional Housing apartments, Aug.9-16th, both campuses. Catch the Tax-Free Weekend sales this weekend for better bang for your buck! In addition to typical school supplies, other suggested needs include toothbrushes, toothpaste, non-perishable food & snacks, face masks, and back packs. Thank you!
  • Welcome Inn Pizza Distribution  Wed., Aug. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm. Contact Chris Hruska (cdhruska@sbcglobal.net) to help distribute boxes of pizza to Welcome Inn residents.
  • Blue Springs Community Services League Contact Melodie Chrisman (chrismanm@cslcares,org or 816.229.0033) if you can volunteer on Monday mornings (9am-noon) or Wednesday afternoons (1-4pm).

TLS Playground Update

Praise God for generous donors and appreciative shoppers at the ECC Clearance Sale, proceeds from both totaling $12,541.00! If you haven’t had the opportunity to donate yet, please click on the link below. Every donation, no matter the amount, is very much appreciated, and just imagine how appreciative the kids will be when everything is installed in September! This fundraiser wraps up at the end of August, so do not delay! Proceeds from previous playground fundraisers and an anonymous sizeable donation from a local foundation are also very much appreciated.  Let’s fill in every square on the Rams grid! Thank you!

Donate Now – Timothy Playground

School Starts Soon

TLS in-person classes for pre-school through eighth grade are set to start on August 18! Enrollment is steady, with phone calls and tours occurring every day! As of August 6th, preschool enrollment is 21, and elementary enrollment is 71. Praise God for this great news!

A New Student Social is planned for August 10. A  Back-to-School visit prior to August 18th will be by appointment only this year. There’s still time to enroll, so spread the word! Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) for pertinent information.

2020 First Fruits totals $199,148.00 through August 2nd! Thank you very much!

Postponement: The Celebration of Pastor Malone’s 40 Years in the Ministry has been postponed until 2021, but cards and congratulatory letters are still welcome. Please mail them to Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 313 Cedar Street, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080. Thank you!

Ladies Save the date!  Women of Hope Friends’ Café, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, BS, 9:30-11am. More details after Labor Day!

Middle School Skating Party Wed., Aug. 12, 7-9pm, Rink Ratz Roller Skating Rink. Bring mask & signed parent waiver. Sign up at https://signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BA8AAF85-back. Contact Jonathan or Gwendolyn Meyer at 816.786.6977 with questions.

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call the church office (816.228.530). We are here to help!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated from their spouse. Timothy facilitators guide participants through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers, and people who have gone through a divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions which will begin Sept. 14 at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office, 816.228.5300.

GriefShare provides support for those who have lost a loved one; the DVD-based program features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare will resume on Thurs., Sept, 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Training Opportunities Care 101 (Tools for Caring) will be offered Oct. 13, 6-8pm, and again on Oct. 14, 2-4pm. Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, & 17, 6-8pm, with commissioning either Nov. 21 or 28. Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood will offer Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training beginning in Jan. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to register.

TLS Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) if you are interested in volunteering to administer temperature checks or employment as After-Care Supervisor, Part-time Pre-school teacher, or Pre-school or TLS substitute teachers.

RD Mize Front Desk Volunteers If you can volunteer at the RD Mize front desk for general office duties on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11am till 2pm, please contact Members Services Sandy Gregory (sandyg@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035).  Thank you!

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield at dianelmayfield@comcast.net or
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.
4 08, 2020

Timothy eNotes Update August 4, 2020

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In-Person Worship
9 am – RD Mise
10 am – Wyatt Campus
10 am Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

RD Mize Worship Resumes This Sunday

Starting this Sunday, August 9th, a 9am worship service will resume at RD Mize! Look for more details in Friday’s eNotes. The 10am service at Wyatt and the live streaming of the Wyatt service will continue as well. Thank you for your patience as services at both campuses resume with consideration for COVID regulations.

More Info about Middle School Skating Party

If you’re entering 6th through 8th grades this fall and have not signed up yet for Timothy’s Middle School “Back-to-School Skating Party,” it’s time to do that at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ba8a628aaf85-back or by calling Jonathan Meyer at 816.786.6977. Plan to join friends for this social event at the Rink Ratz Skating Rink in Blue Springs on Wednesday, August 12, from 7-9pm. Cost is $4 per student. Parents, please bring your child into the rink wearing a mask and carrying a signed parent waiver. Our group will enjoy VIP seating to partake of individual pizza slices and other snacks.  See you next Wednesday!

Next Generation Update


Many thanks to everyone who served on the Next Generation Readiness Study steering committee! Co-chairs Diane Mayfield and Louie Wilbers thank the entire committee for hard work and commitment to seeing this study come to fruition in the midst of a pandemic: Ben & Becky Ryan, Dave Domsch, Bob Downs, Mark Meyer, Tyler Shaffer, Don McGhee, Gary Flandermeyer, Gary Williams, Ken Holland, Angie Mundt, Pastor John and Pastor Rod. The work of this committee is completed since the survey results were shared with the congregation last week. Reminder that the summary report and Town Hall video can be accessed on Timothy’s website.

It is exciting to report that members are responding well to serving on the Next Generation Task Force teams. There is certainly room for more, so please click on the Volunteer Form below to express your willingness to serve. The goal of this next step is to study and analyze various areas important for determining Timothy’s future.

It is even more exciting to share that the Executive Board has approved the appointment of Dave Domsch (pictured with wife, Lois) to the board to not only serve as an additional Vice-President in carrying out church business in general but also to lead the overall Next Generation effort moving forward.  He joins the board with vast experience in church leadership at the individual parish level as well as with Synod initiatives.  Please thank him for his willingness to serve! Welcome aboard, Dave!

After tomorrow’s initial date for volunteer sign-ups, leadership will report more specifics in Friday’s eNotes. In the meantime, submit your Volunteer Form as soon as possible. We look forward to lots of participation. Thank you!

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

And Then There Was . . . . MUCH LESS!

What began as a very full Family Life Center a couple months ago is now almost empty of ECC toys, furniture, and equipment or at least ready to be donated to charities. Additional items were sold this weekend to a local liquidation company, bringing the total sale proceeds to just over $6,600. If anyone knows of someone who would still like to shop, please let Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net) know as soon as possible. Thanks!

Urgent Plea from Community Services League

Yesterday Timothy received the following request from the Blue Springs Community Services League: “We are headed into our 6th month of this pandemic, and we still do not have all of our staff back. On Friday mornings from 9-noon, we need two volunteers. On Wednesday afternoons from 1-4, we need one volunteer. Please contact Site Manager Melodie Chrisman (chrismanm@cslcares.org or 816.229.0033; website is www.cslcares.org) if you can assist us. We are super busy every day we are open, and we learned the hard way last Friday with only three people and 60 families needing help. I so appreciate all of you so much and thank you always for being here for CSL.”  The CSL address is 200 SW 10th Street, one block south of Main Street in Downtown Blue Springs. Thanks for your help!

Opportunities for Volunteerism and Employment at Timothy Lutheran School

Please contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (Kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) if you are interested in any of the following school ministry opportunities:

  • Volunteers for Temperature Checks:  M-F, during school day and After Care hours, take temperature of individuals entering facility
  • After-Care Supervisor: M-F, 3:30-6pm; supervision of elementary students until parents pick up their children
  • Part-time Pre-school Teacher:  Qualified, loving individual; 60 college hours or teaching certificate recommended, not required
  • Pre-School Substitute Teachers: Available as needed; neither college hours nor teaching certificate required
  • TLS Substitute Teachers:  Available as needed; minimum of 60 college hours required
31 07, 2020

Timothy eNotes Email July 31, 2020

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

 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

We know what it is to be thirsty. After a hot day’s work, we long to drink deeply of water and refresh our bodies. Our souls can grow thirsty and weary as well, something we’ve become all too aware of as we’ve taken an unintentional fast from the Lord’s Supper. But today, God calls us back to the altar to receive Jesus’ body and blood in, with, and under the bread and wine so that our souls can be refreshed and love can overflow within us.
Join the gang this weekend as they discover what God’s Word has to teach us. This week’s Bible event takes us back to Cain and Abel. We learn to not let sin be a master over our lives. This week’s take-home point:  Don’t Let Sin Be Your Master – Follow God.

Next Generation Update

As a follow-up to yesterday’s congregational email, please visit the Next Generation link on Timothy’s website NOW to complete a simple volunteer form for one of the Next Generation Task Force groups. We need your expertise and interest in serving as we move forward with next steps in determining Timothy’s future. The identified task force groups to date are Review of Timothy’s 2020 Vision, Ministry Review, Site & Space Planning (short- and long-term), Budgeting, Capital Campaign, Site-to-Site Move, Real Estate, Construction, and Security & Technology. Thank you!

Prayer Shawls Provide Comfort

Timothy’s Prayer Shawl ministry is thriving during these challenging pandemic times. If you know of anyone needing to be enveloped with the love of Jesus by a shawl crocheted or knitted by Timothy’s prayer shawl volunteers, do not hesitate to choose one from the LWML closet in the RD Mize coat room (top two shelves). Many thanks to Lucy Johnson, Kathy Croson, Donna Nissen, Kathy Barnett, and Sherry Osiek who find joy and fulfillment in making the shawls. If you would like to join the group, contact Lucy Johnson (816.616.6901 or ljohnson509@yahoo.com). Typically, they admire each other’s handiwork and company on the second Saturday of each month from 9-11am at the RD Mize Campus.

Recently, a friend of a Timothy member awaiting an upcoming open heart surgery expressed her appreciation for a prayer shawl given to her this week: “It is beautiful and I will cherish it and the prayers and meaning behind it.”  What a great ministry provided by our faithful prayer shawl warriors who knit, crochet, and pray for those they may not even know!

“Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection


Don’t forget to drop off groceries for Hillcrest Transitional Housing next Saturday, Aug. 8, between 10am and noon at both campuses. The reported shortages include paper towels; toilet paper; hand soap; body wash; shampoo; box dinners (Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc); canned tuna; Spaghetii-O’s & Ravioli-O’s for kids; ketchup; mayo; and syrup. Thank you very much!

TLS Playground Update

During the past week, plans and bids for new equipment, picnic tables, and shading were gathered and authorized. The usable RD Mize equipment is scheduled to move to Wyatt during the week of Aug. 10. The new fence for the existing playground refurbished for the pre-school students will be installed in August as well. The new equipment chosen for both playgrounds will arrive approximately mid-September. Thank you to everyone for continuing to support this project, which runs through the end of August! The little squares on the Rams grid are filling up!

Donate Now – Timothy Playground

Middle School Youth Group
Collecting School Supplies

In-person worship at RD Mize is tentatively set to resume on Sunday, August 9th at 9am! We look forward to then offer two services for our worshipers, one at Wyatt at 10am (live-streamed) as well as the one at RD Mize. We pray that conditions with the pandemic do not interfere with this plan to expand our worship services!

Thank you to all who shared best wishes on my retirement from full-time ministry. I have been blessed to serve for the past 15 years, working alongside our caring members, as we have strived to meet the needs of not only our Timothy family, but those in the community in need of care. I am thankful to be able to return on a part-time basis beginning Aug. 31, and I look forward to the plans God has for our church as we move forward. Nancy Nowiszewski, Care Minister

Volunteers Needed for front desk help at RD Mize with general office duties on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm while Members Services personnel concentrate on computer files. Contact Sandy Gregory, sandyg@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035. Thank you very much!

TLS Employment Opportunities

  • After-Care Supervisor:  M-F, 3:30-6pm; supervision of elementary students until parents pick up their children
  • Part-time Pre-school Teacher:  Qualified, loving individual; 60 college hours required but teaching certificate not required
  • Pre-school Substitute Teachers: Available as needed; neither college hours nor teaching certificate required
  • TLS Substitute Teachers: Available as needed; both 60 hours and teaching certificate required

Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) with questions or to apply.

Middle School Roller Skating Party Wed., Aug. 12, 7-9pm, Rink Ratz Roller Skating Rink. Skates, pizza, and dessert provided. Sign up at https://signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BA8AAF85-back. Contact Jonathan or Gwendolyn Meyer at 816.786.6977 with questions.

Birthday Milestone Timothy member Tudy Dotson will celebrate her 99th birthday on Aug. 16. Congratulatory messages may be sent to her at 500 NW Lakeview Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64014. Happy birthday and God’s blessings, Tudy!

First Fruits offerings total $198,708.00 as of July 26th. Thank you, Timothy!

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. 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!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated from their spouse. Timothy facilitators guide participants through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers, and people who have gone through a divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions which will begin Sept. 14 at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office, 816.228.5300.

GriefShare provides support for those who have lost a loved one; the DVD-based program features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare will resume on Thurs., Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Care Training Care 101 (Tools for Caring) will be offered Oct. 13, 6-8pm, and again on Oct. 14, 2-4pm. Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, 6-8pm, with commissioning either Nov. 21 or 28. Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood will offer Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training beginning in Jan. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to register.

Reminders

  • Aug. 2:  In-Person Worship with Holy Communion, 10am, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  Drive-Thru Holy Communion, 11:45ish till -1pm, Wyatt
  • Aug. 8: “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, 10am-noon, both campuses
  • Aug. 9: In-Person Worship (RD Mize, 9am; Wyatt, 10am). Wyatt service also live-streamed
  • Aug. 12: Middle School Roller Skating Party, 7-9pm, Rink Ratz Roller Skating Rink (see note in Weekly Bulletin Announcement section for more details)
  • Aug. 12:  Welcome Inn hot lunch distribution; contact Chris Hruska (cdhruska@sbcglobal.net) to help distribute meals
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
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.
30 07, 2020

Next Generation Town Hall Update

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Next Generation Town Hall Update

At the Next Generation Town Hall Meeting last night, the steering committee shared results of the congregational survey through a PowerPoint presentation, a copy of the Next Generation summary report, and recommendations for moving forward, found at the end of the summary report. These documents can now be found on Timothy’s website under the Next Generation link. The Town Hall meeting can be viewed on Timothy’s website via YouTube.

Timothy’s leadership is ready to move forward with a plan to consolidate to Wyatt Road Campus. Task force groups will be formed immediately to plan for the various aspects of campus consolidation. The plan to move to Wyatt Road Campus will be presented at a Voters’ Assembly Meeting, hopefully in October.

Task force groups include, but are not limited to, Site and Space Planning (short- and long-term), Ministry Review, Budgeting, Capital Campaign, Site-to-Site Move, Real Estate, Construction, Security & Technology, etc. If you have a suggestion for other pertinent task force groups, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net) or Louie Wilbers (louis.wilbers@att.net). In addition, if you have expertise and/or interest in serving on a specific Next Generation Task Force, please also contact Diane or Louie by August 5, 2020.  Thank you!

28 07, 2020

Timothy eNotes Update July 28, 2020

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In-Person Worship
10 am – Wyatt Campus
Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/

Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow Night

It may seem so long ago that the Next Generation congregational survey opportunity collected members’ data, opinions and comments concerning Timothy’s future. After delays due to COVID concerns, sharing the results of the survey will occur tomorrow evening, July 29, at 6:30pm at the Wyatt Auditorium.

If you prefer to view the Town Hall meeting online, it will be live on Facebook and then available on YouTube on Thursday. A summary report of the data will be available at the end of the meeting; the same report will be posted on Timothy’s website on Thursday.

Emailing Contribution Statements

Timothy’s upgraded ShelbyNext software program provides the capability of emailing contributions statements. When implemented in February, one of the Board’s goals with this new software was sending emailed contributions on a quarterly basis rather than just at year-end. Then COVID hit, and the Executive Board voted to wait until Timothy was worshiping in person again.

Within the next month, the first attempt of this endeavor will occur for several purposes. It will allow a “practice run” to learn of quirks or glitches needing consideration before sending the year-end statement in January for 2020 tax purposes. It will include all contributions thus far to allow members the opportunity to determine if any record-keeping errors have occurred. In addition, it will be a tremendous savings of volunteer resources and mailing costs.

The Executive Board is aware that some members do not have email capabilities. If you know members in this category, please assure them that every effort will be made to send the updates through US Mail. In some cases, if members with no email addresses have family members serving as Durable Power of Attorney, perhaps permission could be granted to the church to email the contribution statements to that person(s).

As this process draws closer to implementation, the Executive Board will provide updates. Thank you!

Pastor Malone’s Celebration

Timothy is invited to attend a celebration for 40 years in the ministry for Pastor Malone, a dual pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church. A worship service of praise and thanksgiving for this milestone will occur at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Raymore, MO, on Sunday, August 23, at 3pm. Address is 310 Johnston Parkway, Raymore, MO.

If you plan to attend, your RSVP is requested to pmalone40thanniversary@comcast.net by August 20.

If you would like to send a congrats card, please mail it to 313 Cedar Street, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080. Thank you!

TLS Classes Start Soon

The 2020-2021 school year is only weeks away, and as of now, in-person classes will start on August 18, with a New Student Social on August 10 at 7pm and Back-to-School Night on August 17 at 6:30pm. Enrollment is ongoing for pre-school (ages 3 & 4) through 8th grade, all meeting under one roof at the Wyatt Road Campus. Contact Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson (kristena@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) today for more information.

Currently, the following employment opportunities at TLS are available (contact Ken Holland or Kristen Anderson with questions):

  • After-Care Supervisor:  M-F, 3:30-6pm; supervision of elementary students until parents pick up their children.
  • Part-time Pre-school Teacher:  Qualified, loving individual; 60 college hours required but teaching certificate not required.
  • Pre-school Substitute Teachers:  Available as needed; neither college hours nor teaching certificate required.
  • TLS Substitute Teachers: Available as needed; both 60 hours and teaching certificate required.

Fantastic ECC Clearance Sale

The Family Life Center was almost empty at 5pm this past Saturday! You can imagine Facilities Manager Don McGhee’s exhilaration! Many thanks to everyone who volunteered their time for its success!

It was heart-warming to touch lives of shoppers who appreciated the opportunity to take home excellent child-related toys, equipment, and furniture through a free-will, love offering. The two-day sale itself netted $2,217.00, with all proceeds applied to the TLS Playground Fundraiser. Pre-sale purchases by local daycares/pre-schools netted $3,335.00, for a total of $5,552.00. A final update will be available within a few days if any remaining merchandise is sold soon.  Thank you!

  • July 29:  Next Generation Town Hall, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  In-Person Worship w/ Holy Communion, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  Drive-Thru Holy Communion, noon-1pm, Wyatt
  • Aug. 8:  “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, 10am-noon, both campuses
24 07, 2020

Timothy eNotes Email 07-24-2020

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

 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

Oftentimes, when we think about the stories of the treasure in the field or the pearl of great price, we think we are the ones who found the treasure or we are the merchants who want to buy the pearl. We think that the parable is all about how we sacrifice and give to gain the kingdom. But in reality, it’s the other way around: God finds His treasure in us. He finds the pearl in us. And He gives up His Son to make us His.
Join the FaithRoot’s gang this week and learn about God’s first humans, Adam and Eve. We truly are the apple of God’s eye made in His image. Praise God for the gift of life and the forgiveness we have in Jesus.

Resuming In-Person Worship at RD Mize

In-person worship at RD Mize is tentatively set to resume on Sunday, August 9th at 9am! We look forward to then offer two services for our worshipers, one at Wyatt at 10am (live-streamed) as well as the one at RD Mize. We pray that conditions with the pandemic do not interfere with this plan to expand our worship services!

Next Generation Town Hall Meeting

Please make plans to attend the Next Generation Town Hall Meeting next Wednesday, July 29, beginning at 6:30pm in the Wyatt Auditorium. The steering committee will share data from the congregational survey through a PowerPoint presentation. At the end of the meeting, a summary report will be available for closer review of the presented data. This report will be placed on Timothy’s website on July 30.

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live on Facebook for live-streaming in the Timothy Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran.com). After the meeting, the file will be uploaded to YouTube for viewing later.

Care Ministry

Nancy Nowiszewski will end her full-time ministry as Timothy’s Care Minister on July 31; she returns Aug. 31 in a part-time capacity, working in the office on Mondays. You may reach her by email or voice mail message on her church phone (816.228.5300, ext. 8042). During August, please direct any care needs and prayer needs to Pastor John.

Below is a tribute to Nancy to remind us of her tremendous impact on so many people’s lives, both within Timothy and in the community. God’s blessings, Nancy!

The ABC’s of Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski’s Service to Timothy and Her Savior
(One Friend’s Perspective)

is for adoring wife, mother, and grandmother
is for her steadfast belief in Jesus as her Lord and Savior
C is for Copy and Production Editor of Better Homes and Gardens Books, 1981-1983
is for director and recruiter of volunteers to serve in Timothy’s DivorceCare, GriefShare,
Cancer Care, Congregational Care Ministry, and Stephen Ministry
is for her enduring advocacy for anyone needing someone to listen
is for founder of Iowa State Federation of Lutherans for Life, 1980-1990
G is for Giving Tree organizer for annual adoption of families at Christmas
is for heeding the Holy Spirit’s nudging to author and publish the book, Helping Women Recover from Abortion, 1988
is for her incredibly calm demeanor while coordinating efforts with staff, volunteers, and the community
is for her journalism degree which enhances Timothy’s publications and news releases
is for her kind-hearted approach to everyone even when she wants to scream at them! 😊
is for Live Well Community Event creator and organizer to provide resources for physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual well-being within the community
is for married to Tom for 47 years and counting!
is for agreeing to relinquish maiden name of Michels for Nowiszewski 47 years ago!
is for overseer of Timothy’s benevolence program for members and people in the community
P is for her Prayer Chain leadership and coordination with volunteers
is for her quintessential empathy to support those in need
is for resource contact for Timothy’s Break Time, Friendship Club, and the Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive
S is for staff liaison to Timothy’s Give Commission for care ministry and stewardship ministries
is for her ever-faithful Touching Lives for Christ philosophy
is for her undeniably penultimate skills as a certified lay minister at Timothy since 2013 but on staff since 2005
is for her volunteer leadership of Timothy’s Women of Hope ministry
is for “Who can ever fill Nancy’s shoes at Timothy?”
is for her extraordinary organizational and implementation skills in every endeavor
is for “Why in the world did we ever approve Nancy’s retirement from full-time service at Timothy?” but so thankful she remains in a part-time capacity
is for zealous servant of her Lord and Savior as she daily follows a favorite verse in Scripture, 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.

Congratulations, Nancy!

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Graduation

Timothy’s Hillcrest Team celebrated the graduation for our resident Sharrone and her son Willie from the Hillcrest Transitional Housing program this past Monday. Timothy members Janel Schild, Pam Lund, Esther Maxwell, Barb Kalbfleisch, and Dan & Pam Sbisa were on hand to hear her express gratefulness to both Hillcrest and Timothy for their support. Sharrone will transition to the graduate program which allows her to take advantage of low-cost housing through Hillcrest.

Sharrone shared a video of Willie playing with the small toy figures provided by Timothy, commenting that Willie spends hours setting them up and pretending with them. They are his favorite toys!

The team also met Timothy’s new Hillcrest resident, Vonzell. As shared last week, his apartment in the building next to Timothy’s building was destroyed in a recent fire. He moved into Timothy’s apartment after the fire and expressed his thanks for Timothy’s support. Please continue to keep Vonzell in your prayers for success in the Hillcrest program. Feel free to drop off cards of encouragement at the RD Mize front desk, as he lost everything in the fire.

Timothy Lutheran School Playground Fundraiser Update

Thank you for embracing the opportunity to enhance our TLS ministry through your donations to upgrade the existing playground for the pre-school students and construct a new one for the elementary students! To date, individual contributions total $6,809!! That fills in 68 squares on the Ram grid! We look forward to adding proceeds from the ECC Clearance Sale this weekend. In addition, TLS is blessed to accept a large, anonymous contribution from a foundation to apply toward this project. Every donation, no matter the amount, is very much appreciated! This fundraiser opportunity is available through the end of August. Thank you for your continued support!

Donate Now – Timothy Playground

Congratulations to Rev. Cliff and Carol Koenig who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 30. God’s blessings to Carol on her 80th birthday on July 27.

Timothy celebrates with Tudy Dotson as she turns 99 on Aug. 16! If you would like to send congratulatory wishes, her address is 500 NW Lakeview Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Happy birthday and God’s blessings, Tudy!

May 2020 Financial Reports may be accessed on Timothy’s website in the Resources/Church Manuals, Reports and Positions Directory.

2020 First Fruits offerings total $198,498.00 as of July 19th. Thank you, Timothy!

Middle School Back to School VIP Roller Skating Party Wed., Aug. 12, 7-9pm, Rink Ratz Roller Skating Rink. Skates, pizza, and dessert provided. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BA8A628AAF85-back. Contact Jonathan or Gwendolyn Meyer at 816.786.6977 with questions.

Volunteers Needed for front desk help at RD Mize with general office duties on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am-2pm while Members Services personnel concentrate on computer files. Contact Sandy Gregory, sandyg@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035. Thank you very much!

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. 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!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated from their spouse. Timothy facilitators guide participants through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers, and people who have gone through a divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions which will begin Sept 14 at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office, 816.228.5300.

GriefShare provides support for those who had lost a loved one; the DVD-based program features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare will resume on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Contact church office to register.

Care Training Care 101 (Tools for Caring) will be offered Oct. 13 and again on Oct. 14. Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, with commissioning either Nov. 21 or 28. Gary Williams and Roxanne Kerwood will offer Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) training beginning in Jan. More details soon.

Reminders

  • July 24-25:  TODAY AND TOMORROW!! ECC Clearance Sale, 8am-5pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize; come shop for outstanding items at this Christmas-in-July opportunity for toys for the young people in your life! Bring your friends!
  • July 26:  In-Person Worship, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
  • July 29:  Next Generation Town Hall, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  In-Person Worship w/Holy Communion, 10am, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  Drive-Thru Holy Communion, noon-1pm, Wyatt
  • Aug. 8: “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, 10am-noon, both campuses
  • Aug. 9:  In-Person Worship at RD Mize, 9am (target date)
  • Aug. 12:  Welcome Inn hot lunch distribution; contact Chris Hruska (cdhruska@sbcglobal.net) to help distribute meals
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
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.
21 07, 2020

Timothy eNotes Update July 21, 2020

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In-Person Worship
10 am – Wyatt Campus
Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/
Holy Communion Update

Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, August 2, during the in-person service at Wyatt (10am). If you are unable to attend the worship service, drive-thru communion will be available after the service from noon-1pm.  As announced in the service this past Sunday, the goal to resume in-person worship at RD Mize (9am) is mid-August, once important details are worked out. Thank you for your continued patience!

RD Mize Playground Looks Different

If you have driven along RD Mize since Saturday morning, maybe you noticed an “openness” about the RD Mize playground! Many thanks to Louie Wilbers and Don McGhee who tore down the wooden fence around the playground as part of the process to improve its eventual function as a possible “mini-park” or rest area, once the playground equipment is moved to Wyatt.

Since the shutdown in March, it became overgrown with weeds, so it can be “cleaned up” now with new dirt brought in to help with better drainage and water runoff away from the building. With autumn not far away, those improvements will be welcomed.

Attention:  Middle Schoolers Entering Grades 6-8

Mark your calendars now to attend the Middle School Back to School VIP Roller Skating Party at Rink Ratz Roller Skating Rink on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 7-9pm! Skates, pizza, and dessert will be provided. Please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BA8A628AAF85-back to reserve your spot! Questions? Contact Jonathan or Gwendolyn Meyer @ 816.786.6977.

  • July 24-25:  ECC Clearance Sale, 8am-5pm, Family Life Center. Outstanding items for a Christmas in July sale for the young people in your life!
  • July 26:  In-Person Worship, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
  • July 29:  Next Generation Town Hall, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  In-Person Worship w/ Holy Communion, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
  • Aug. 2:  Drive-Thru Holy Communion, noon-1pm, Wyatt
  • Aug. 8:  “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, 10am-noon, both campuses
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17 07, 2020

Timothy eNotes July 17, 2020

By |2020-07-17T16:10:50-05:00July 17th, 2020|ENotes|0 Comments

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

 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

We live in a world that is broken and groaning. We see evidence of the brokenness all around us and it’s not hard to hear it when the world groans. We groan with it, recognizing how wrong the world can be at times. Thankfully, though, we look forward to a day when those groans will be met with ultimate grace, when Jesus returns in glory with our full salvation. And that salvation is not just for us, but for the entire world and the pain it is in.
Join the FaithRoot’s gang this week as they teach the children their take home point “JOIN GOD’S FAMILY – BE KIND TO OTHERS” through the Bible Event. This week we learn about Lydia. We thank God for those who help us see Jesus. Albie, Gordy, Megan, Miriam and King Rodnae are ready to share this amazing story.

Prayers Needed

Timothy’s new Hillcrest apartment resident, Vonzell, was forced to move from one of the units that was destroyed in a recent fire. All his belongings were lost, including his ID, which he had just received to start looking for a job. Hillcrest is working with him to get a new ID so the job hunt can continue. Please keep Vonzell in your prayers that he would find a job. If you would like to provide a card of encouragement, you can leave it with Nancy Nowiszewski, Timothy’s Care Minister, in the church office.

Next Generation Study Update

The Next Generation Steering Committee looks forward to finally sharing results of the congregational survey, so please be sure to mark your calendars to participate. As a reminder, it will be held on July 29, 2020, at 6:30pm at the Wyatt Auditorium. Social distancing, wearing masks, and signing in upon entering the building will be followed. For those unable to attend in person, online opportunities to learn the information will be available. Look for details about that next week.

A PowerPoint presentation will explain the survey results, which will also be explained in the summary report available to attendees at the end of the meeting for further review. The summary report will also be posted on Timothy’s website on July 30.

Thank you

Timothy received the following thank-you message in a card from the Kansas City Bible Church this week as they were overjoyed to benefit from our clearance sale. To God Be the Glory!

To those at Timothy Lutheran Ministries,

From all of us at Kansas City Bible Church—THANK YOU!! We are so grateful

for your generosity and thoughtfulness. We love our beautiful new piano.

Rest assured it is being used to praise the Lord. 😊 Please convey to your
congregation that this was a huge answer to prayer and above and beyond
what we were imagining.
Once again, Thank You!
Kansas City Bible Church

A Note from Timothy’s Treasurer

It is no news to you that in mid-March this year, Timothy’s church services and ECC classes were stopped due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Timothy’s leadership was concerned how these developments may affect church finances. This was breaking new ground; none of us had experienced a pandemic, much less knew how it may financially affect the church.

In mid-March, I completed estimates of general contributions for March through May which indicated that we needed to prepare for a potential reduction of over $200,000 in contributions for this period, about 52% of budgeted values. However, we were again reminded that putting limits on God’s grace is futile because the actual general contributions for this period were about 91% of budget! In addition, a comparison of total giving this year as of May 31 to last year at the same date shows that giving as a percent of budget is essentially the same, about 87% of budget! Praise God!

In addition, your continued support of Timothy’s 2020 First Fruits is drawing closer and closer to the 2020 goal of $208,733. As of July 12, gifts total $198,148, only about $10,000 from our 2020 goal! Praise God and thank you very much!

All of this is great news, showing a positive response by Timothy members during a difficult time. Although the pandemic seems to be far from over, your continued financial support for Timothy’s ministries is greatly appreciated and needed. Timothy’s leadership wants to express our praise to God for your generous gifts and a huge “Thank You” as we always strive to touch lives for Christ at Timothy!

Gary Flandermeyer
Church Treasurer

ECC Clearance Sale Update

Pre-sales by Lutheran and local daycares/preschools are progressing well, with over $2,000 collected so far. The public will be able to shop the toys and equipment on July 24 and 25 from 8am-5pm. All proceeds will be applied to the TLS Playground Fundraiser. Many thanks to Mary Beth Self, Ken Holland, and Don McGhee for organizing the merchandise and assisting with sales so far. If you can volunteer time on July 24 or 25, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net) or Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com).

Timothy Lutheran School Playground Fundraiser Update

This opportunity is “off and running” so that TLS kids can be “off and running” in these playgrounds very soon! Thanks to all who have generously donated toward the total of $4,548.00, as of July 14! Very soon, the area will be prepared for the construction of a new playground for K-8 on the west side of the west parking lot and the existing playground refurbished for the pre-schoolers. As much playground equipment as possible from the RD Mize playground will be moved to Wyatt.

This week, Timothy received a touching note in the mail from an anonymous youngster who will hopefully enjoy fun times on the completed playground soon (right).  Inside the card was a donation of $1.00 to accompany the touching, heart-warming message and artwork. Again, to God be the glory, and praise God for our children!

Donate Now – Timothy Playground
 TLS- Blue Springs’ Best Kept Secret

Metro Voice News

Did you see the following article in the Metro Voice publication or see on Facebook this week? Metro Voice is a regional non-denominational, faith-based community newspaper.  Spread the word to your family and friends about our “Best Kept Secret in Blue Springs”! Read Article

Hillcrest Graduation Timothy’s current apartment resident will graduate from the Hillcrest program this Sunday, July 19. If you would like to congratulate Sharrone with a card, please drop it off at the RD Mize office by 4:30pm TODAY, JULY 17. Sharrone will enter the graduate program at Hillcrest and move into a graduate apartment with her son Willie, whose 5th birthday is also on the 19th.

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. 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!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated. Timothy facilitators guide participants through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers and people who have gone through the divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions which will begin Sept. 14 at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office, 816.228.5300.

GriefShare will host its final summer session on July 30, 7-8pm. If you would like to participate online via a Zoom session, contact Roxanne Kerwood to et the Zoom link: roxannekerwood@gmail.com. The full GriefShare program will resume on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize Campus.

Volunteers Needed for front desk help at RD Mize with general office duties  while Members Services personnel concentrate on computer files; Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11am-2pm; contact Sandy Gregory, 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035 or sandyg@timothylutheran.com.

Reminders

July 19:  In-Person Worship, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
July 24-25:  ECC Clearance Sale, 8am-5pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize
July 29:  Next Generation Town Hall Meeting, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium
Aug. 2:  Holy Communion celebrated in 10am service, Wyatt
Aug. 8: “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest, 10am-2pm, both campuses
Aug. 12:  Welcome Inn Pizza Distribution, 11am-12:30pm, contact Care Ministry office to volunteer

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
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.
14 07, 2020

Timothy eNotes for July 14, 2020

By |2020-07-14T19:37:42-05:00July 14th, 2020|ENotes|0 Comments

In-Person Worship
10 am – Wyatt Campus
Live Stream – www.facebook.com/timothylutheran/
Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Timothy’s worship service was celebrated by at least an estimated 1,000 people this past Sunday, July 12, 2020, as approximately 150 gathered for in-person worship at Wyatt and approximately 800 “screens” tuned in from homes, all of whom were reminded that the act of worshiping our Lord is always reason to celebrate.

Pastor Rod shares his joy of participating in the first in-person weekend service in four months at Timothy:

“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2

Words cannot describe the amazing feeling of gathering as one in the Body of Christ for worship with our brothers and sisters at Timothy following a four-month void. One could feel the joy and excitement of uniting together in song. Whether it was a hymn or contemporary song, I could hear the voices of the worshipers offering their praise to God—even through masks. Maybe we needed this void to remind ourselves of the gladness we experience gathering with joyful songs. We perhaps needed a void to desire that longing to worship our God. With nearly 150 worshipers gathered under one roof, we have taken our first step forward towards in-person worship. It is our prayer that God continues to open the opportunities for all to return.

I, like many, longed for the sacrament of our Lord’s Supper. While it was provided in a very untraditional way, my heart was filled seeing so many people and having the opportunity to share blessings with one another. With just under 100 vehicles passing through for Communion, God’s gift of forgiveness and the strengthening of faith was received by many. I’m excited to share we can all look forward to August 2nd, when we can once again partake in Christ’s body and blood either during our in-person worship or as a drive-through offering for those who are unable or not ready to gather.

TLS Class of 2020

Congratulations to the TLS 8th graders who were finally honored last Friday at the annual TLS Graduation! Alayna Borchers, Robert Fehr, Annabel Myers, Javier Sanchez, and Jantz Sullivan and their families waited an extra two months for this ceremony. The ceremony, the official first live-streamed event at Timothy, can be viewed on YouTube.

The Class of 2020 chose Romans 1:16 as its class verse: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” 

God’s blessings to the Class of 2020 as they take their faith into high school and beyond!

View the Class of 2020 Graduation.

TLS Playground Fundraiser

This fundraiser is off and running, with a strong start for the first week of $1,500 donated to fill 15 “squares” on the Rams grid. Will you help make the second week just as successful?

This fundraising project at Wyatt will develop a new K-8 playground space and improve the existing playground for Pre-K students. Work begins soon, so all dollars are greatly needed and appreciated

Donors can sponsor one or more of the 900 squares on our virtual playground grid through a $100 donation per square. Donations may be placed via PayPal via credit, debit, or electronic check. A PayPal account is not required. Donors may choose to include their names or designate in honor or memory of someone. Once completed, a list of the people will be recognized in a frame picture of the finished product. The virtual playground will be updated weekly to display donation progress. Thank you for your support of this project through your prayers and monetary donations.

Timothy School Playground Fundraiser – CLICK HERE

  • July 19 & subsequent Sundays:  In-person Worship, 10am, Wyatt
  • July 29: Next Generation Town Hall Meeting, 6:30pm, Wyatt
  • August 2:  In-service and Drive-Thru Holy Communion, Wyatt
  • August 8: “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Donations for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, 10am-noon, both campuses
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