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

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As We Gather for Worship This Weekend

We normally don’t think of Jesus as an arrow, but that’s how Isaiah describes the Messiah in one of his servant songs. And this arrow is destined to do something amazing, not just for the people of Israel, but for all people on Earth.

May This Be a Year of Ripening: A Devotion

As a new year has begun, I’ve been reflecting on my younger self and all the unpleasant, imperfect versions of myself I used to be. I was very insecure and covered that by stating my opinion and thinking I was right or simply hiding from any confrontations. Through the years, I have learned to listen more, but those traits are still me.

I look at myself now, seeing how I have softened and grown through my life. This process reminds me of a persimmon. Persimmons need time for their hard flesh to become soft and sweet. Whether hanging on a tree or lying on the counter, the persimmon will only become enjoyable to the taste when it’s gone through the internal work of ripening, with the passing of time. So I’m seeing the year ahead as another twelve months of ripening.

We all need to embrace who we’ve been and to show ourselves the grace we now so generously extend to others. From that place of love, we can approach whatever this year holds for us with openness and gentleness, with no hurry or rush. We don’t have to aim for radical transformation or massive success or even making the most of every possible opportunity set before us. Instead, we want the maturity that comes with the slow, ripening of character and soul. We want wisdom and peace to mark our days.

I pray you know that, yes, He cares for where we’re headed this year, but He’s been patiently, lovingly tending to our growth all along. May this be a year of ripening.

I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6


As we continue our theme of prayer at Timothy, we have an opportunity over the next two months to allow our students and teachers at Timothy Lutheran School to pray for us!

Check out the Prayer Wall in the lobby at each campus, grab a colorful piece of paper near the Prayer Wall, and write a prayer request that our kids can be in prayer with you. Then roll it up and place on the Prayer Wall. Pastor Ryan will distribute them to classrooms so can pray without ceasing together!

Middle School “Cereal Bowl”

Calling all 6th – 8th graders to check out the details on the accompanying flyer for the next Middle School event! Invite your friends!

Contact Pastor Ryan (
Clancy Heisel (
with questions.

National Lutheran Schools Week at Timothy
“Making Disciples for Life”  January 23-27, 2023

It’s almost time to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week! This week provides our network of 1,800 LCMS pre-schools, elementary schools, and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.

National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.

This year’s theme, “Making Disciples for Life,” strongly aligns with the week’s associated scripture, Matthew 28:18-20, The Great Commission:  And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

The week starts with K-8 students singing in worship at RD Mize on Jan. 22 and ends with them singing in worship at Wyatt on Jan. 29. During the school days, they will enjoy a Bible Bee on Jan. 26, Grandparents’/Special Person’s Day and Talent Show on Jan. 27. Chapel will occur daily, and students will enjoy Spirit Days each day as well.

Your Compassion & Generosity Are Appreciated

Timothy received the following email last Friday from Pat Enomoto, Mission Board Chair at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in KC.  Please know that the 40 gift cards donated for our Giving Tree ministry and Journey to the Manger were very much appreciated. You are transforming lives through Christ!
“I know that gift cards are not as much fun on your end as an Angel Tree, but, believe me, they were fun on this end! Another church brought in four gift cards that were different from yours, so we had to change our plan at the last minute. Our former pastor always held a “raffle” with a lot of items that had no real purpose for our attendees. When the four new cards came in that afternoon, I pulled out our roll of raffle tickets and used them. We mixed all gift cards together; there was no favoritism involved. I had people stop me and thank me for the blessing of the food cards. One lady said, “I had no food for tomorrow. This had to be God’s plan!” He does always have a plan. Sometimes we get in the way, but not this time! Blessings and thanks to all who provided the cards.
Pat Enomoto.”

CSL Thanks Timothy

Timothy received the following note from the Blue Springs Community Services League this week:
“Sending a very special THANK YOU for your amazing donation to Community Services League Blue Springs during the holidays. We have so many families struggling during this time and your generosity is helping us serve those in need. Your continued support is so appreciated and allows us to serve together.
Many Blessings,
Melodie Chrisman
VP Income Supports
Blue Springs Site Manager”

“Back to the 80’s”
TLS Annual Scholarship Auction

The Annual Scholarship Auction/Gala for Timothy Lutheran School is right around the corner! Mark your calendars to attend this year! Tickets are $50 each which includes dinner, all beverages, and entertainment. Virtual bidding tickets are available for $10 each Scholarship packages are available for those who would like to promote their business. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

“2023 LENT”
Ash Wednesday Feb. 22; two services with Holy Communion (4pm & 6:30pm) at RD Mize

  • LWML Ham Dinner 5-7pm in Family Life Center; free-will donations designated for Missions (10%) and Timothy’s Church Worker Professional Development (90%)

March 1 one service (5:30pm) at RD Mize; Lenten Dinner (lasagna) 5-7pm in Family Life Center; hosted
by June 2023 Youth Mission Trip; proceeds designated for mission trip expenses
March 8 one service (5:30pm) at RD Mize; Lenten Dinner (pizza) 57pm; hosted by School Ministry;
Proceeds designated for TLS Scholarship Fund
March 15 one service (5:30pm) at RD Mize; Lenten Dinner OPEN
March 22 one service (5:30pm) at RD Mize; Lenten Dinner OPEN
March 29 one service (5:30pm) at RD Mize; Lenten Dinner OPEN
Contact Diane Mayfield ( to reserve one of the open dates for Lenten Dinners.

2023 First Fruits contributions total $35,095.00, as Jan. 8th. Thank you!
2023 Raise the Roof contributions total $27,650.00, as of Jan. 8th. Thank you!
Wyatt HVAC contributions total $88,026.54, as of Jan. 8th. Thank you!

Food Donations during January will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks for your ongoing support!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency) meets Wed., Jan. 18, at Ascension Lutheran, 4900 Blue Ridge Blvd, KCMO. Contact Lois Domsch ( with questions.

LUMMA Donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the urban food pantries may be placed in the plastic bin in the lobby of each campus through THIS SUNDAY, Jan. 15. Thanks for your support!

Offering Envelopes in bundles of 25 are available in the lobby of each campus through the end of January. If interested in giving online, go to (Give) to sign up or visit Timothy’s mobile app (Giving, then Special, then Give Now). Thank you for supporting Timothy’s ministries!

Pairs & Spares will not meet in January and February. Next gathering is Tuesday, March 21st.

Lost & Found There is a “Lost & Found” tub at each campus. Please contact the RD Mize front desk personnel or TLS Office personnel if you would like to look for lost items. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity on June 1st. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts—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 “Messy People (Imperfect Biblical Heroes); 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room, RD Mize; 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

Saturday Morning Moms Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; 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 at, or
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.