Sunday 9:00 am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus

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Live Stream worship on YouTube – Sundays 10am
Recorded Worship Services at RD Mize

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend:
The Shepherd

Once again, Jesus uses an image that His contemporaries would have been familiar with: shepherds caring for their sheep. He says that He is the Shepherd. He is the Door. He is the one who opens the way for us to join His flock and He is the one who watches over and protects us.
The Blessing of Being RootedThe alarm is set to seven in the morning, but my body listens to the sun waking up over the horizon and together we start the day. I fumble around for my glasses, slow-motion my way out of bed and tiptoe into the darkness of the house. It’s quiet and still, and I breathe in the peace of the morning with a deep sigh. I’m genuinely content and, dare I even say, happy. I have a good life, but also I decided to be rooted where I am, to choose to love the place I’m in and the people I do life with inside and outside my home.

I think of Jeremiah 29:4-7: “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: ‘Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.’”

Perhaps these words were difficult to comprehend for the exiles who were displaced in Babylon. “How, God?” they may have pleaded. And this is what we hear the Lord saying to them, to us: “One thing at a time – build, plant, settle in. Be rooted where you are. Live your life, and invest in the flourishing of the place you’re in, of the people you’re with.”

We can wake up and go through the motions of a very ordinary day and see that the seeds of flourishing we have sown are blooming into an abundant garden of life and joy right where we are. Stay rooted.

Youth Call-Up Nights

Middle School Call-Up Night is TOMORROW, Saturday, April 29th, from 5:30-7:30pm at  RD Mize. All 2022-23 school year 5th-8th graders are welcome to join us for this night of hiding and seeking.  There will be games, food, and a devotion to boot! Shout out to our 5th graders!!

Senior High Call-Up Bonfire Night is Wednesday, May 3rd, from 6:30-8pm at Wyatt Road.  All 2022-23 school year 8th graders are welcome to join the rest of our senior high kids as we welcome them into the group!  We will have hot dogs, s’mores, a devotion, and some hang-out time. Shout out to the 8th graders!

 2023 Timothy Confirmands

“God’s blessings as you continue on your faith journey“

 Alia Brown, Morgan Brown, Jonah Doering, Laney Hilden, Hannah Hinkle, Marlee Hogan, Molly Hyden, Izzy Kephardt, Madelynn McGhee, Abe Moennig, Cameron Mullins, Cailyn Murray, Emily Storck, Eli Taggart, and Langdon Wulff
Timothy Lutheran Confirmation Class of 2023

Live Well Community Fair

Saturday, May 6, 2023


RD Mize Campus

FREE event provides resources to enhance physical, spiritual, and mental wellness from more than 30 organizations mas-sages, ballroom dancing by Midwest Dance, photo opportunities with members of the 501st & Rebel Legion Star Wars Costume Club, and fun activities for the children!

Featured Presenters:

The Pierson Project: A Mother’s Fight to Change the Story
10:15 am & 1:15 pm

Wichita State University Associate Professor
“Mindfulness-Based Skills for Mental Wellbeing”
10:30 am & 1:00 pm

Crisis Intervention Trained Officers (Blue Springs Police Dept)
“De-escalation: Individuals in Crisis and How to Respond”

National Alliance on Mental Illness “A Magician Tells His Story”
12:15 pm

Additional Participating Organizations:

Adam’s Army Blood Drive

Al Anon

Archwell Health

Beacon of Hope Hospice

Blue Springs School District

Boy Scouts

Care Patrol of KCMO

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District

CenterWell Senior Primary Care

CJ Cares, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District

501st & Rebel Legion Star Wars Costume Club

Gautreaux Martial Arts Center

Highway 7 Chiropractic

Hillcrest Transitional Ministires

Humana Insurance

If Not for Grace Ministries

Jessy & Thomas (Comfort Dogs)

KC Shepherd’s Center

Lutheran Urban Mission Agency

Midwest Dance

Novus Life Care Home Health & Hospice

Oak Street Health

Paths Law Firm

Paws & Pals (Therapy Dogs)

Prime Health Care (St. Mary’s)

Resource Health

Vesper Hall Senior Center

Walmart Vision Center

WellSpring School of Allied Health

Topics and Activities:

Magician & Balloon Animals

Blanket-Tying Service Project

Free Chair Massages

Ballroom & Line Dancing

Star Wars Costume Club Demonstrations & Photo Ops

Emergency Vehicle Tours (fire truck, ambulance, patrol car)

Mindfulness Sessions

Hands-only CPR Training

Food Trucks (meals and dessert for purchase)

Jadabay’s Tasty Kitchen and KC Whip & Company

Face Painting

Sidewalk Chalk Art


National Day of Prayer

May 4, 2023
Timothy’s sanctuary and Prayer Room at RD Mize will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm on May 4 for quiet prayer and reflection time. In addition, the Blue Springs Ministerial Alliance has teamed with the City of Blue Springs to host an event on May 4 from noon-1pm at Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main.  All churches in the Blue Springs and surrounding area are invited and encouraged to attend and pray together for our neighborhoods and nation. Prayer guide brochures will be available.

Senior High Summer Mission Trip Update

THANK YOU, TIMOTHY!  The senior high youth group has a full crew ready to head to Tulsa from June 10 – 16! The trip is now fully funded, thanks to the generosity of Timothy through fundraisers (Adopt-a- Missionary, ribs sales, Lenten Dinner) and personal donations. Now that fundraising is accomplished, they are super excited to continue the rest of the preparations. Thanks for being a part of the team as we seek to transform lives through Christ.  Please keep this trip in your prayers!

Immersive Prayer Journey Rescheduled

The GROW Commission has rescheduled Timothy’s Immersive Prayer Journey for Saturday, May 13, from 10am-4pm at the RD Mize Campus.

Through a path of nine self-guided stations of the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, you will engage in prayer and reflection, Scripture readings, and simple activities, all intended to deepen your connection with our Savior, so make plans to come experience the prayer Jesus Himself taught us to pray.

The prayer journey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, but the pace is up to you. Couples and families with small children are welcome to take the journey together, if desired. Sign-ups are necessary for people to move smoothly through the journey. We are excited about the impact this will have on our lives.

Please go to this “PRAYER LINK”  or church app (Events) to sign up for one slot per family. If there are more than three in the group, please sign up for an additional slot.  Thank you! And please keep this experience in your prayers!

Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary

All Timothy women are invited to the next LUMAA meeting on May 17th to enjoy fellowship and an opportunity to help with hands-on projects. It will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home in Belton, MO. Registration begins at 9am; opening service is at 9:30am. Donations of medium-sized, adult hygiene items may be placed in LUMAA plastic bins at both campuses between now and May 14th.  Contact Lois Domsch ( with questions and for your lunch reservations by May 10th.

JourneyMen Pickelball
All skill levels are invited to JourneyMen’s first Pickleball event – beginners welcome too! Join us Thursday, May 11, 6-8pm, at the Grain Valley Community Center for an evening of fellowship, pickleball, and a short devotion. Don’t have a paddle? That’s OK, we have some to share. Our first event is FREE. All guys 16 and older are invited! Feel free to invite a friend. Visit the JourneyMen webpage for additional information

Worship Attendance April 23:  RD Mize 204, Wyatt 183

Weekly General Contributions:  Actual $ 15,038.00 vs. Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions:  Actual  $ 170.00 vs. Budgeted $2,075

April 30th Communion will only be at Wyatt Rd.

Save the Date: 2023 VBS July 10-14, 9am-noon, RD Mize campus.

Donations Requested: Clean plastic bags and reusable cloth or plastic bags, if available, are appreciated for the staff at Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary(LUMA) to package food for its clients. Please place donations in clear tube in RD Mize mailbox area. Thank you very much!

Volunteers Needed Can you offer some time on Sat., May 6th, to be a Timothy Ambassador for the annual Live Well Community Fair at RD Mize. Tasks include sharing the love of Jesus by greeting the public, escorting vendors/organizations to their table in the Family Life Center, directing visitors to various areas inside the building (lower floor only) and outside the building (food trucks & emergency vehicles), answering questions, helping with set-up or clean-up, etc. The event is from 10am-2pm. Available shifts include 9-11am, 10-noon, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm.  Contact Sandy Gregory ( or Diane Mayfield ( if you can help. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!

Men’s Bible Study: “The book of 1 Peter| Life by God’s Word”. Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday – 8am-9am, RD Mize Campus – Fellowship Hall .Starts Saturday, May 13th..

Scholarships are submitted through the online portal at Truman Heartland Community Foundation. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2023 (no exceptions).
Direct all questions to Christy Yager (816.820.4730).

OPPORTUNITY: The Timothy Lutheran School Board has openings for this upcoming school year. If you have an interest in serving our school in this capacity, please reach out to Christy Yager at 816.820.4730 or to talk about the process, qualifications and expectations.

Experience Israel: Imagine Tour & Travel in November 2024? Timothy member Janna Huddleston, serving as a Timothy contact person for this trip, is eager to share about this trip of a lifetime! Contact her at with questions and details. Check out Imagine Tour & Travel at . The host for this tour is Pastor Dennis Heiden from Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mankato, MN

Food Donations during April will be delivered to Hillcrest.  Cereal, pasta, Hamburger Helper, jello, pudding, cake mix, and  pancake mix are always appreciated..  May food donations will go to El Buen. The need for food continues to be great.  Thank you, Timothy, for continuing to be generous.

GriefShare meets on Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize

DivorceCare meets on Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize

Card Club meets second Fridays, 7pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Next date is May12th. Contact Art MacLean (660.641.1974) with questions.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts—The Birth of Christianity”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag & Dale Russell

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study NEW  BOOK Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study The Book of Luke; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302); led by various men

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “Confirmation Review”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study (Women of Thursday) Book study; 6:30-8pm, Room 109, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt; contact Becky for current book

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, 4 G’s Wyatt; led by Kaye Gray

Do You Have A Story To Share?
If you have an article or celebration you would like to share with the members of Timothy, please submit it to
Diane Mayfield (click on either) or
Doug Fleck 

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.