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
“Joining Jesus: The Kingdom

Jesus once told Pontius Pilate that His kingdom was not of this world. And how important that is for us to remember! The kingdom of God, the one that is sent out on Jesus’ mission, is unlike anything the world has seen: a gathering of people from all tribes, nations, languages, and peoples, from every generation, called together to be a part of what Jesus started on the Cross.

To Love Is to Listen

After the Joining Jesus event, I have been acutely aware of the people around me and my interaction with them. It’s funny, but I find myself listening more.

Galatians 6: 2 teaches us to, “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

The most practical way to live this out is through listening. We cannot save people or change their circumstances, but we can listen. I think one of the reasons people were drawn to Jesus was because He was a good listener. When blind Bartimaeus cried out, everyone tried to silence him. “Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet” Mark 10:48. The Bible tells us when Jesus hears this blind beggar’s cry, He stops. He listens.

People wanted to be close to Jesus not just because He was a good teacher, but because He made space to listen to them. It amazes me that the God of the universe came to this world as a man to walk with us, talk with us, and listen to us.

We, in our love for others, should be quick to listen like Jesus and make space for others to bring their wounds and words so that their burden feels just a little lighter. It is true that we are the hands and feet of Jesus to go and do His work, but we are also the ears of Jesus to stop, wait, and listen.

Joining Jesus on His Mission

There’s some excitement and hope brewing after the amazing Joining Jesus event last Saturday, April 29th, at Pointe of Hope Lutheran Church. 65 Timothy members packed into the room with members from Pointe of Hope, Jesus el Buen, Messiah Lutheran, and St. Paul Lutheran.  Pastor Finke had us not only laughing but also thinking about the amazing invitation and calling Jesus gives us to love and create ripples of grace all around us. Best of all, it doesn’t mean changing our whole lives around, memorizing the entire Bible, or stepping way out of our comfort zone.

While you may not see it, there is a whole new group of Timothy members stepping into the mission field God has called us to! Those who are interested will catch up later this month to brainstorm what this looks like as we move forward and support one another as God’s people specifically here at Timothy. If you missed the event but want to connect, reach out to Pastor Ryan ( so you can join this brainstorming group.

Immersive Prayer Journey Rescheduled

The GROW Commission has rescheduled Timothy’s Immersive Prayer Journey for TOMORROW 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!

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive

Timothy’s LWML Elizabeth Circle is once again organizing and supporting the Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. This year’s donations are designated for the Happy Bottoms organization. They accept diapers, pullups/training pants, and wipes for children only. The most used sizes are 4, 5, & 6, but all child sizes are appreciated. Diaper packages can be new or partial packages that are open in a bag or box. The wipes should be new and unopened.  Online donations are also welcome at  Please drop off donations in the bins at either campus. Thanks for your support!

“Free to a Good Home”

Starting this Sunday, the congregation is invited to stop by the “free table” in the lobby at RD Mize to pick up usable items from storage areas that will not be stored elsewhere, moved, or discarded. As additional storage areas are cleaned, sorted, and organized over the upcoming weeks, there will be more opportunities for free items.  Contact the church office with questions.
The congregation is also invited to visit the Adult Library (Room 303) and Children’s Library (Room 304) to select books or other materials they would like to own.

Timothy Lutheran Ministries  Stewardship Team

We want to introduce you to the Timothy Ministries Stewardship Team. The team has one goal: To advance the fiscal steward effectiveness of Timothy Lutheran. The efforts of the group are aimed at increasing the giving of Timothy members through education and designed-giving programs.

The team will work on initiatives around planned giving and will sponsor educational sessions on various aspects of fiscal stewardship.

Later in 2023 we will introduce the Consecrated Stewarts Program from Lutheran Church Extension Fund, which is a program of planned Biblical giving. In additional to the Consecrated Stewards program, we will plan quarterly educational programs to assist our members to become better stewards of gifts God has provided.. The specific topics are being explored now, but we will start with a session on Tax-Advantaged Giving.

Tax-Advantaged Giving: Our first session will be led by members of Timothy’s Stewardship team and will be a short no-pressure, low-key education discussion on how to increase your giving by taking advantage of tax laws around your Required Minimum Distribution and Qualified Charitable Distributions. This is intended for individuals approaching 70 years of age or for those individuals caring for family members who are at that stage of their life.

Time and Place:

May 21st following services at both locations:
RD Mize: Fireplace Room (302)
Wyatt: Music Room (1206)

The team is putting together additional topics for our quarterly Fiscal Stewardship Sessions: Topics being considered include:
                         – The Role of Power of Attorney and Living Wills.
                         – Social Security Options and Strategies
                         – Bequests and End-of-Life Tax Planning
                         – Tax advantaged giving 2 – (Appreciated Asset Opportunities)
                         – Probate Options – (Asset Titling Strategies)

                         – Important Duties of an Estate Executor

The Stewardship Team is open to any other topics. Please contact one of the team members with your ideas or questions.

Members of the team: David Domsch, Gary Flandermeyer, Mel Falk, Doug Spilker, Joe Sauter, Doug Hick

Adam’s Army Annual Blood Drive

It’s time to put the Annual Adam’s Army Blood on your calendars! This blood drive, in its 18th year, will be Sunday, June 4th,, 9 am – 2 pm, in the Family Life Center at RD Mize.  Sign up at and enter code CB3C. Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to 800.668.0900. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome as well. If you are unable to donate on June 4, doing so at any Community Blood Center close to that date and specifying Adam’s Army Blood Drive will be credited toward this annual effort. For additional details, contact Sandy Gregory at 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Have you heard the news??  Timothy’s VBS is one week earlier than usual in July, so mark your calendar for July 10 – 14 from 9am-noon at RD Mize. Everyone is pumped for a “Stellar: Shine Jesus’ Light” great time! More details and registration/volunteer opportunities can be accessed at the Children & Youth tab at http://  Invite your friends and neighbors! Please check out the display at either campus and choose a “star” of requested supplies to help ensure Timothy’s VBS is a free ministry.  Your help is much appreciated!

Worship Attendance April 30:  RD Mize 183, Wyatt  187

Weekly General Contributions:  Actual $31,714.07  vs. Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions:  Actual  $255.00  vs. Budgeted $2,075

THANK YOU, Timothy, from the TLS Parent-Teacher League (PTL) for supporting the recent Giving Bean coffee & tea fundraiser. Your support contributed to proceeds of $1,400 to apply toward purchase of volleyball uniforms for the TLS volleyball team next year.

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 at 9:30 am. Contact Lois Domsch ( with questions.

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!

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).

Pairs & Spares Seniors Ministry meets on Tuesday, May 16, 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 ( with questions.

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:  May grocery donations will go to Jesu El Buen Pastor (The Lutheran Church of Jesus The Good Shepherd).  With school letting out this month, families could use groceries that kids love, especially Hamburger Helper and other boxed pasta meals,  canned ravioli, spaghetti and sauce, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, canned soup, and cereal.  THANK YOU for helping to feed those in need.

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

Card Club meets TONIGHT, 7pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.  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

Sunday Evening – Discovery Class: 6:30 pm – 8 pm in Fellowship Hall, at  RD Mize. Continue through May 21, led by Pastor John.

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

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

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.