Special Timothy Update | COVID-19

Greetings from a “Distance” 

Hello, Timothy family! By now, we have navigated through changes to our normal routines for several days, but that does not mean it has been easy for any of us. Timothy’s staff and leadership want you to know that we pray for our members, our ministries, and our mission to Touch Lives for Christ, knowing God is in still in control and will not leave us. We pray that you are well and staying safe, and we want to stay in touch regularly until we can all physically gather again for worship, Bible study, ministry opportunities, and fellowship.

This initial message will outline some logistical information as well as opportunities to serve as a volunteer and to provide you the opportunity to seek help. We know our Timothy family is eager to stay in contact with each other, so listed below is what you need to know now, with regular updates, hopefully daily, so that we can help you.

The Board of Executive Elders will soon roll out a plan for Executive Elders and Appointed Elders to contact members. If your phone number(s), email address, and mailing address have changed and you have not shared your current contact information with the church office, please call the church office as soon as possible at 816-228-5300 or email us at info@timothylutheran.com.

How to Contact Timothy During Stay-At-Home

The RD Mize church office will be open from 8:30am until noon Monday through Friday. The Wyatt school office is open from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. If you want to contact staff, the following extensions will be helpful if you need to leave a message:

  • RDMize Office/Front Desk/Member Services   —  8035
  • Senior Pastor John Otte  —  8041
  • Associate Pastor Rod Lindemann — 8010
  • Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski  —  8042
  • Financial Services Chris Krenz  —  8013
  • Building Services Don McGhee  —  8052
  • Communication Services Otis Turner  —  8012
  • TLS Administrator Ken Holland  —  8015
  • TLS Office  —  Ext. 8017
  • ECC Director Mary Beth Self  —  8046
  • Pastoral care/emergency assistance/crisis assistance (especially after office hours)  —  8011

Contact Info for Special Needs

Do you have any needs that Timothy can help you with? Do you know of others who could benefit from some assistance? Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please call Timothy’s church office or email any of the following people:

As you hear stories of how people are coping with the coronavirus pandemic and how God is being glorified, please share with any of the above people. We want to stay connected!

Online Worship Schedule

Lenten Services (7pm Wednesdays) and Weekend Services (9:30am Sundays) will continue online at the church website (www.timothylutheran.com) until further notice. The Maundy Thursday Service and Good Friday Service will air on the church website at 7pm each of those evenings. Holy Communion resumes when we can physically meet again.

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!

Pastor John’s Online Bible Study

Pastor John’s And I Feel Fine Bible Study will still occur Facebook Live from 3-5pm this Saturday, March 28 at www.facebook.com/timothylutheran. We will study what Lutherans believe about the end of the world and Jesus’ second coming. You can also access this Bible Study on the church website later if more convenient. If you have questions, contact Pastor John at johno@timothylutheran.com.