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 Mission”

Jesus calls all of His people to join Him on His mission. But what is that mission exactly? It’s the same one that He entrusted to His disciples: to follow Him and fish for people. As we begin this series looking at how we may join Jesus on His mission, may He open our eyes to see the opportunities all around us to go fishing.

Finding Pockets of Joy When Life Is Overwhelming

As I watch my daughter schedule, plan and run her crazy agenda trying to keep up with the sports, school and personal events of their family, I breathe a sigh of relief at my own schedule.

Caregiving takes many forms. Our seasons of life may differ, but the effect of caregiving often looks the same: full calendars, limited margin, and bags under our eyes. We can begin to feel alarmed when we can’t identify moments in our daily lives that bring us personal joy. Doesn’t the book of James say. “count it all joy”?

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sister, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2

Maybe God is calling us to reframe our Joy. (Not in some sort of spiritual bypassing way, where we need to pretend everything is okay, but in a simpler sort of way, to extend compassion to ourselves in the midst of challenging times.)

Demands are great and respite is often scarce – but even in these truths, there are still ordinary joys to be found, inviting us to breathe and remember that as we care for others, God cares for us.

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.

Teen Promotes Servitude

Timothy thanks Macy Pegram, Fran and Kay Lieb’s granddaughter, of Lincoln, NE, for donating six flannel, twin tie-blankets to be shared with Mother’s Refuge in Independence. Pictured here are Macy and Sandy Gregory, Timothy’s Care Coordinator. Thank you, Macy, for your generous, servant heart to transform lives through Christ, one blanket at a time.

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 Pickleball
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
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

Timothy thanks the Reed family for keeping their son Adam’s legacy alive by hosting this annual event. The eldest son of Jeff & Mary Reed, Adam was diagnosed with leukemia just before his 13th birthday, endured 2 ½ years in treatment with two bone marrow transplants and many rounds of chemo & radiation, and entered his eternal heavenly home in May 2005, at the age of 15.

The Timothy family was a huge support to Adam and the Reed family throughout his fight. “Adam’s Army” started as a group of church friends & family who faithfully lifted him in prayer, sent cards, visited, provided meals, organized fundraisers, and performed countless other acts of kindness & support.

After Adam went to heaven, his sister Jenna suggested that the family host a blood drive in his memory since blood and platelet transfusions were so vital during Adam’s treatment. It is a way to remember Adam while helping others in need. The first blood drive was held in 2006. May God be glorified and lives transformed through Christ as we strive to save lives through donating blood.

Next Generation Update

Smooth progress continues for the TLS Trailer #2 process! In addition to the City of Blue Springs issuing the construction permit on April 12th, Project Manager Gary Flandermeyer reports that the refurbishing of the unit began the last week of April, and the Timothy Trailer Team is tentatively scheduled to inspect the unit today, May 5th. All contractors have assured us that there are no material availability issues. The unit is scheduled to be delivered to Wyatt the week of June 5th.

Progress also continues on the sale of RD Mize. The real estate appraisal was submitted to leadership on May 1 in the amount of $3.3 million. A real estate task force, the Executive Board, and staff are moving forward with discussions among interested buyers. Please keep this process in your prayers. To God Be the Glory!

Worship Attendance April 30:  RD Mize 290, Wyatt 198 

Weekly General Contributions:  Actual $18,339.92  vs. Budgeted $28,868
Weekly First Fruits Contributions:  Actual  $495.00  vs. Budgeted $2,075

Live Well Community FairTOMORROW, May 6, 2023, 10am-2pm, RD Mize Campus. Everyone welcome, bring your friends. Please contact Sandy Gregory or just stop by if you can volunteer some time during the event. More volunteers needed!

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!

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

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

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 Saturday, 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.