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

Worship info on Timothy’s website
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Live Stream worship on YouTube – Sundays 10am
Recorded Worship Services at RD Mize

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend:
Walking with Jesus

One of the most amazing stories to come out of Easter is the story of two disciples walking with Jesus, without realizing it, on the road to Emmaus. While we may be tempted to wonder what Jesus had to say about the Old Testament, it’s more important to realize that we are often in the same position as those two disciples. We travel a road and are often not aware that Jesus journeys with us. May He open our eyes to see His presence with us every day!

What We Think About Matters

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

It’s easy to get bogged down by the pressures or sorrows of daily life. To think about what is discouraging and disappointing fixating on what is painful, frustrating or half true.

God knows that in a broken world it’s easy to think about the brokenness; in a sinful world it’s easy call out the sin, or give into it. But sin and brokenness are not the end of the story! This is why Scripture is clear that what we think about matters.

God has our best interest at heart. So He invites us to dwell on what is pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. He invites us to rest in His peace. Enjoy peace today.

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 plus free vision screening, mas-sages, ballroom dancing by Midwest Dance, photo opportunities with members of the 501st & Rebel Legion Star Wars Costume Clubs 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

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


Free Vision Screening

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.

Academic Scholarships

Timothy families with students in grades 1-11 are encouraged to check out Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s webpage to determine if your children qualify for one of the academic scholarships below. All applications are submitted through the online portal at Truman Heartland Community Foundation. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2023 (no exceptions).

  • Theodore V Schubkegel Scholarship: Established in honer of Pastor Ted Schubkegel who served Timothy from 1998 until his death in 2014.Applicants must be Timothy members in grades 2-8.
  • Rosemary Thompson Scholarship: Established in honor of RoseMary  Thompson. Applicants must be in grades 2-8.
  • Betty Wilson Scholarship: A living memorial to Betty Wilson. Applicants must be students in grades 9-12 planning to or attending a Lutheran High School.
  • William Gerike Scholarship: Established in honor of Pastor Gerike who served Timothy from its beginning in 1962 until his death on January 1, 1981. Applicants must be college students preparing for full-time Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod church work as Pastor, Teacher, Director of Childhood Education or School Administrator. The priority is Timothy members, then Shepherd of the Valley-Oak Grove, then sister MO Synod congregations, then other Lutheran congregations.

Direct all questions to Christy Yager (816.820.4730).

Agape Pamoja Thanks Timothy

Thank you and the rest of the Timothy Lutheran volunteers for serving alongside us and for your generosity in providing snacks & cookies!  We hope you all had as much fun as we did.  This event is one our students look forward to each month – we appreciate teams like your for helping to make it happen.

If you haven’t yet, please check us out on Facebook where there is a recent post featuring Camp Twende including fun pictures of your group.

We look forward to serving alongside you again!
Lindsay Gieseke

Men’s Bible Study

The book of 1 Peter | Life by God’s Word

Wouldn’t it be great to be free of trouble? That’s what we sometimes think. But 1 Peter shows us that difficulties and hardships don’t have to wear us down. In fact, this letter teaches us that God can use difficulties to strengthen us. Knowing this can bring hope and reassurance that eternal life is God’s ultimate purpose. Read 1 Peter to discover how faith, refined by suffering, can help us see the Lord more clearly. This is valuable advice for holding firm in difficult times.
Peter, the apostle, saw that increasing hardship and persecution had caused some Christians to wonder if God had abandoned them. He wrote to encourage these believers, offering them hope and meaning in the midst of their suffering. Come and experience life by God’s Word.
Visit for more information. Open to all guys 16 and older. Led by Pastor Rod Lindemann.
Men’s Bible Study
2nd and 4th Saturday – 8am-9am
RD Mize Campus – Fellowship Hall
Starts Saturday, May 13th

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!

Lenten Dinners Support Timothy Ministries

Resuming the Lenten Dinners on Wednesday evenings was successful this year! Thanks to various ministries for preparing the meals and to the congregation for supporting them with free-will offerings as they enjoyed the food and fellowship. Below is a summary of the generosity shown for each ministry’s intended proceeds:
  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22—LWML (Ham Dinner); 10% to mites and 90% ($1,466.37) to Timothy’s Church Worker Professional Development
  • March 1—2023 Summer Youth Mission Trip-Praying Pelicans (Lasagna); $650.94
  • March 8—School Ministry (Pizza); $537.00 for TLS Scholarship Fund
  • March 22—Festival Committee (Sloppy Joe’s); $675.00 for RD Mize elevator repair
  • March 29—TLS 7th & 8th Grade Class Trip (Spaghetti & Meat Sauce); $721.00
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.

Next Generation Update

On Friday, April 12th, Gary Flandermeyer picked up the approved construction permit from the City of Blue Springs for the second trailer at Wyatt. The unit will be delivered the first week of June.

Thanks to Joe and Sandy Sauter for furnishing their time, talents, and treasures to refurbish some landscaping east of the Wyatt Campus entrance! Your efforts have enhanced the area, as shown by the “before” and “after” photos below. Timothy appreciates your willingness to serve in this project.  To God Be the Glory!

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

Experience Israel

Walking where Jesus walked . . .  Are you interested in a trip to Israel with 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. “The trip highlight for us is not only ‘walking where Jesus walked’ but also developing friendships along the way.” Janna traveled with Imagine Tour & Travel, with Pastor Heiden as host, to the Alps and then the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, in September 2022, reporting that she has developed wonderful, long-lasting friendships and looks forward to developing more relationships from this trip as well. Contact her now for all the details!

Worship Attendance April 9:  RD Mize 195, Wyatt 165

Weekly General Contributions:  Actual $ 13,553.79  vs. Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions:  Actual  $ 70.00 vs. Budgeted $2,075

April 30th Communion will only be at Wyatt Rd.

1st Quarter Contributions statements were emailed this week. Please check for accuracy.  Contact Financial Coordinator Chris Krenz (816.228.5300 ext. 8013).with questions.

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!

Coffee Fundraiser: April 23rd. Come try coffee from Giving Bean Company in the Narthex at RD Mize, and 4G area Wyatt Rd. PTL will be there to take your orders. Cost is $16 per bag.

LWML MO District KC South Zone Spring Rally tomorrow, Apr. 22, Calvary Lutheran, 7500 Oak, KCMO. Theme: “Mite y Medicine.” Program: Mission trip to Tanzania by Jane Mayden & Robin Egggerman. Gifts from the Heart: monetary donations for the Mercy Medical Care for Tanzania Program. Registration 9am; opening 9:30am; $5 includes lunch. RSVP: Rita Bryant (913.488.2855 or TODAY.

LADIES, LWML Fun Event:  Sunday, May 7, 2 – 4 PM, Fellowship Hall, for  ladies of Timothy and Friends.  Come spend a couple pleasant hours with us for  fellowship, refreshments, and a Colonial Gardens speaker about growing vegetables, all planned by LWML.  There will be a very short meeting.  No reservations required.  For more info, contact Chairman Susan Ready, 816-229-7688.

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.

Food Donations during April will be delivered to Hillcrest.  Cereal, pasta, Hamburger Helper, jello, pudding, cake mix, and  pancake mix are always appreciated..  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.

Baby Steps MinistryTimothy’s LWML Elizabeth Circle organizes the Baby STEPs ministry which supports and celebrates the new life with which God blesses our Timothy families. Volunteers offer personal contact through phone calls, cards, and prayers. If you would like to be a Baby Steps recipient or volunteer, please contact Kaye Gray at 816.585.6530 or

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.