JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

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

Worship info on Timothy’s website
(www.timothylutheran.com/worship/ )
Live Stream worship on YouTube – Sundays 10am
and
Recorded Worship Services at RD Mize
(www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

As We Gather for Worship This Weekend:
Prayers of the Passion: No Fear

Fear seems like such an odd thing to talk about at Easter. This is supposed to be a happy occasion, filled with light and joy. But the earliest followers of Jesus felt just that: fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. While technically not a prayer, the angel the women encountered at the empty tomb called them out of their fear and uncertainty to a life of peace and faith.

REFLECT

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

I found some old photographs from a lifetime ago. In each photo, I saw my younger self. I reflected on the times I was simply filling the gap, using entertainment, relationships, and busyness looking for anything or anyone to fill the gap inside of me.

For most of life, we are trying to fill this gap. We are pressing forward. Finish school, get the job, get the guy, get the house, get the baby, get the security, get the peace, get the stuff. We think to get to the next thing we must hurry up.

One of the greatest disciplines we can do in our spiritual lives is reflect. Reflection slows us down, helps us see, and allows us to remember God. Reflection might just be one of the most undervalued disciplines in the Christian life. We fail to make the connection that our past is the pathway for us to the future. By remembering God’s faithfulness, contemplating God’s goodness, and recalling the miracles God has done in our lives, we then have the ability to trust God with today and tomorrow.

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday Service:  April 6 at 6pm, RD Mize  (with Holy Communion)
Good Friday Service:  April 7 at 6pm, Wyatt (with Holy Communion)
Easter Sunday Services:  April 9; 9am at RD Mize;  10am at Wyatt  (normal schedule)

Upcoming Discovery Class

The next Discovery Class will start Next Sunday, April 16, 6:30-8 pm in the Fireplace Room at RD Mize and continue through Sunday, May 21, led by Pastor John. Childcare is provided in the nursery. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at http://www.timothylutheran.com (Click on I’m New). Contact Pastor John (click) with questions.

Baby STEPs Ministry
Supporting Timothy’s Expectant Parents

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5

Is your family growing? Or do you know someone whose family is growing? Timothy’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. The homecoming of a new infant is also celebrated with a home visit and meals provided by “meals for Moms” volunteers. Each Timothy baby receives a new pair of white booties, handmade by a volunteer, as a keepsake from the church, symbolizing being washed clean and made God’s child at baptism.
If you would like to be a Baby Steps recipient or volunteer, please contact Kaye
gray at 816.585.6530 or kgray1024@gmail.com.

Immersive Prayer Journey Rescheduled

The GROW Commission has rescheduled Timothy’s Immersive Prayer Journey for Saturday, May 13, from 9am-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!

Joining Jesus | He’s Calling!
So how is Jesus messing with you? What is He inviting you to notice, believe, or wrestle with?  What is He inviting you to do?
The truth is Jesus is already on the loose all over the place, bringing hope, offering peace, restoring the broken. And He has invited us to JOIN Him in this life-changing work. That is what it means to be followers of Jesus. But that can feel rather intimidating and leave us wondering how.
This year our ministry focus at Timothy involves walking together as we learn how to JOIN JESUS ON HIS MISSION every day. We start this journey by diving into a book written by Pastor Greg Finke called Joining Jesus on His Mission. The leadership at Timothy has already begun, and now we are inviting you to join us. Come and meet the author! We have an incredible opportunity to spend some time with Pastor Finke on Saturday, April 29th to offer us encouragement and hope that we really can be a part of what Jesus is doing in our neighborhood and community. Together, we can make an eternal difference, and it isn’t as difficult you might think.
Timothy and other local Lutheran churches will collectively host Pastor Greg Finke at Point of Hope Lutheran Church on April 29th 9 am-noon, where we will join with our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the Kansas City area to grow in our calling to be everyday missionaries in all the places we already are. We strongly encourage you to join us! Register today at
 http://www.TimothLutheran.com/joining-jesus . We can’t wait to spend this time with you and see how God will use it. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Ryan @ ryanh@timothylutheran.com
Join us for our Joining Jesus Event!
Watch the video to learn more about Joining Jesus on His Mission. 
SHINE – Serving our Community

Join over 10,000 other LCMS members across the state of Missouri during SHINE week as we let our light SHINE in our community. You, along with family and friends, are invited to join us as we gather to help Agape Pamoja share in fellowship and express the love of Jesus with students on Saturday, April 15th, 1 pm – 5pm, Meet at Timothy Wyatt Campus.

Camp Twende, a Bible camp for Agape students, is a highlight for K-6th graders in this Agape Pamoja program. The camp includes games, food, a Bible lesson, and much more fun. It will be held in the Agape Pamoja event center in KC. There will be loud music and highly energetic kiddos, much like Timothy VBS openings and closings. Volunteers will sit on the floor and engage with the kiddos during games and in small groups. Typically, 80+ kiddos attend this event. If you enjoy seeing kids have fun while learning about God, sign up for this event!

For more information and to register visit http://www.TimothyLutheran.com/shine

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).

LWML MO District KC South Zone Spring Rally
The spring rally will be Saturday, April 22, 2023, with the theme “Mite y Medicine” (Matthew 9:35), at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7500 Oak St, Kansas City, MO. Program: Jane Mayden & Robin Eggerman will speak about their medical mission trip to Tanzania. Gifts from the Heart: Monetary donations for the Mercy Medical Care for Tanzania Program (check payable to LWML MO District KC South Zone). Registration begins at 9am; opening devotion at 9:30am. Cost is $5 (includes lunch). RSVP to Rita Bryant at 913-488-2855 / mrbryant5@kc.rr.com by April 14th. Hope to see you there!
2023 Live Well Community Fair

Plan now to attend the 5th annual Live Well Community Fair at Timothy Lutheran Church, on Saturday, May 6th, 10am-2pm, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs 64014. This free event with more than 30 community organizations provides resources to enhance physical, spiritual, and mental wellness. Be sure to check out all the giveaways from the organizations as well as freebies to local businesses.

Moving Forward Update

On Monday, April 3rd, Timothy’s Executive Board learned that the need to begin replacement of the Wyatt HVAC units is now immediate. There is a split in the heat exchanger, necessitating turning off the gas for safety. Heat in the school office areas, conference room, hallway bathrooms, and classroom 1100 was affected. Until the new control module and Roof Top Unit (RTU) 6 are replaced, space heaters may be needed if any cold snaps occur yet this spring. Previous bids are being updated ($40,000 for control module, $24,500 for RTU 6). The board authorized up to $70,000 from the designated fund at Truman Heartland Community Foundation for the HVAC units to fund this part of the projectPlease keep this need in your prayers. If you wish to financially support the total effort of replacing HVAC units at Wyatt, please designate your contributions as “Wyatt HVAC Unit Replacement.” Contributions can be made on Timothy’s website (Give tab) or by check payable to Timothy. Thank you very much!

The Next Generation Site-to-Site Task Force, Site & Space Planning Task Force, and Real Estate Task Forces are being tapped again for help carrying out plans started three years ago. Additional volunteers are always welcome! Please contact Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) if you can help.

The RD Mize Campus appraisal process will begin next week with initial discussions with the appraiser who  conducted all previous Timothy appraisals and market summaries. Two organizations are interested in touring the facility soon.

Stay tuned for future updates as they are available. Thank you for your support! To God Be All the Glory!

Worship Attendance Mar 26:  RD Mize 298, Wyatt 215

Weekly General Contributions:  Actual $ 44,379.15  vs. Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions:  Actual  $ 130.00  vs. Budgeted $2,075

TLS will be closed for Easter Break from April 6 through April 10th.
Church Office will be closed Good Friday, April 7th.

LADIES, SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday afternoon, May 7..  LWML has planned a fun event.  More info coming

Pairs & Spares Seniors Ministry meets again on Tuesday, April 18, 11:30 am, Family Life Center, RD Mize. Bring a dish to share for the potluck luncheon and enjoy fellowship with friends. Contact Janet Masters (jlmasters44@gmail.com) with questions.

RD Mize Greeters Timothy’s GATHER Commission is organizing a Greeters Ministry for the RD Mize worship service. It’s easy and fun! Contact Karron Wands (bbklwands@gmail.com) or 816.616.6502 if you’re interested in learning how to get connected as a greeter.

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

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 Christy.yager@edwardjones.com 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 April 14. 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.