Re-Opening Timothy Update

Yesterday, a core group of Timothy’s leaders met in an online meeting to discuss the plan for re-opening Timothy and its ministries.

Even though the Jackson County stay-at-home order will relax on Monday, May 11, we know there will be continued restrictions regarding the number of people allowed to meet in person. We also want to be good stewards of staff and volunteers’ time and the congregation’s financial resources.

Therefore, Timothy will continue with online worship at least through the end of May. The church buildings will also remain closed to all ministry activities during that time.

Timothy’s leadership will continue to monitor the situation, along with state and local regulations, in further discussions about when to re-open for in-person worship gatherings and events.

We thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We all long to be together again, but we also want to eventually gather safely.

In His Service,
Pastor Otte

Hillcrest Transitional Housing “Drive-By-and-Drop-Off” Grocery Drive a Tremendous Success

Thank you, Timothy, for your tremendous support for Hillcrest Transitional Housing last Saturday! Joe Sauter and Dan Sbisa report that two very full trucks (they even could have filled a third truck) pulled into the Lee’s Summit Hillcrest location Saturday afternoon to an overwhelmed Hillcrest staff. What a heartwarming and caring ministry!

This week, Joe Sauter, Dan Sbisa and Gary Flandermeyer put their heads together to plan another “drive-by-and-drop-off” grocery drive, this time to the Jesu el Buen food pantry in Kansas City. SO save the date of Saturday, May 30th, for that opportunity. Very soon a suggested list of grocery items will be available. Thank you very much!

Speaking of Another Heartwarming and Caring Ministry . . .

Check out a trio of Prayer Shawl “faithful” as they carry on with crocheting prayer shawls during a pandemic, observing physical distancing but not letting it inhibit their fun. Notice their creativity in setting up “camp” on the RD Mize grounds with their shawl supplies, lawn chairs and lunch! Thank you, Lucy Johnson, Donna Nissen and Kathy Croson, for staying faithful to making shawls for those needing the warmth of a shoulder wrap and the love from those who made them.

TLS School Staff Send Message to Their Kiddos

Check out this message on the Timothy Lutheran School Ministries Facebook page . . .
“We love you and miss you!”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

A Powerful Message for All of Us


  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Just a quick reminder that this Thursday, May 7, is the annual National Day of Prayer. Please remember to set aside time on this day to pray for our country, church and the ministries of our church.