Please join us this weekend for worship.
Sunday 9am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus 

Worship info on Timothy’s website (
Live Stream worship on Facebook – Sundays 10am on Facebook page (
Recorded Worship Services | FaithRoots (

“A Holy Name”

When we own something, we have a desire to label it as ours. Maybe this is done with markers on the bottom of a doll’s foot. Or it could be done with a label maker. Or by putting up signs to make sure our ownership is clear. But we mark our territory and declare that something is ours. God does the same thing for us, calling us by name, saying that we belong to Him. And the way He marks us and makes us His is through the miracle of water and the Word, Holy Baptism.

The Goodness of Our Creative Callings: A Devotion

In bearing God’s image, humans share God’s creative impulse. When God made the world, He put His creativity on display, breathing to life a colorful diversity in all things. Every plant, creature, and human is a testament to God, our Creator and King, who delights in us for whom we are and the ways we reflect His image in the world. After each day of creation in Genesis 1, we read that God surveyed all that He created and declared, “It is good.” God created for the purpose of beauty, goodness, and truth, and we can, too. In our skills and abilities and talents, God has planted the seeds for us to co-create good and beautiful things as a form of worship to God and for His glory.

Through our crafted creations, whether they be in word, object, or aesthetic, we have the ability to further God’s goodness in the world. This is how we create for both our own joy and the joy of the world. This year, let’s return back to our first creative loves. May we awaken to curiosity and delight, wonder and imagination, and join God in the cultivation of goodness, beauty, and truth as a way of worship to Him.

Psalm 8: 1-2 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Revised Worship Times

Starting Sunday, Feb. 6, Timothy will add the 8am worship service at the RD Mize Campus. The 9am service will move to 9:15am. At this time, the Wyatt 10am service will remain the same.

LUMAA Outreach

For the month of January, LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) will collect school supplies and monetary donations to replenish children’s supplies as they return to school for the second semester. Please drop off supplies in bin at either campus by January 16th. Checks are payable to LUMAA and may be left at the church office.

Everyone is invited to attend the LUMAA meeting on Wed., Jan. 19, 9:30am at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Independence. Contact Lois Domsch ( with questions.

LWML Society Meeting

Calling all Timothy ladies and friends! Mark your calendar for Saturday morning, Feb. 5, at 9am in the Fellowship Hall at RD Mize for some fun! Timothy’s LWML is hosting a Chair Yoga opportunity with guest Gwen Hall, followed by a brunch served by LWML and a short meeting (attendance during the meeting part is optional). Wear comfortable clothing and bring your smiles! Monetary donations will be accepted for Lutherans for Life. Contact Susan Ready (816.229.7688) with questions.

2021 First Fruits Since services were canceled on Jan. 2 and counters did not prepare a deposit this week, this information will be another week out.

“Thank You, Timothy, for the prayers, calls and notes for my recent knee replacement surgery. I am doing well as I go through the therapy. Jo Engel

Offering Envelopes are available on tables in lobby of each campus to use during the time designated for offerings in worship. A sheet of labels for the 2022 special services is also available and can be attached to the regular envelopes.

Office Hours Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski is in the church office on Mondays. However, she can be reached throughout the week by leaving a message on her phone (86.228.5300 Ext. 8042) or email ( Thank you!

Women of Hope “Elijah” Bible Study starts Wed., Jan. 12, 5-6:30pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize. Please RSVP to Annette Logan ( to register so adequate materials are ready for all participants. Study to conclude before Lent.

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Jan. 16, 11:30am, Wyatt. Please refer to congregational letter mailed this week for purpose of meeting. If you do not receive this letter by early next week, please call the church office. Voters will be asked to approve a resolution empowering the Executive Board to accept future reasonable offer for sale of Wyatt acreage along MO Highway 7. Please plan to attend.

January Food Donations will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Non-perishable food of all types is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Friends Café All ladies and friends welcome on Sat., Jan. 29, 9:30-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize! Timothy’s Women of Hope ministry welcomes Linda Meyer Nielsen who will share how God protected & healed her after a serious accident. Come enjoy complimentary baked treats & coffee, meet new friends, and take time to relax.

Valentine’s Dinner Date Night Sat., Feb. 5, 6pm at Family Life Center, RD Mize; Italian cuisine (lasagna, Caesar salad, bread sticks, dessert); gluten-free accommodations available; tickets ($15 per person) go on sale this Sunday through Jan. 30 at both campuses; proceeds benefit National Youth Gathering trip in July; free childcare provided upon request.

Job Opportunities

DivorceCare Next session begins Jan. 31, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize.

GriefShare Next session begins Mar. 3, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize.

LWML Bites for Mites Save the date! Sun., Feb. 13th, both campuses. More details soon.

TLS Annual Scholarship Auction Save the dat4e! Sat., Feb. 19, 6pm, Hilton Garden Inn, Independence. MO. More details soon.

Sunday Adult Bible Study “Biblical Prophecy”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Faith & Fire Elijah”; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) Various topics; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Titus: Good Doctrine & Good Living”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by various men

Tuesday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Book of Acts”; 10-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John; resumes Jan. 11

Wednesday Discovery Class 6:30-7:30pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod

Wednesday CrossWalk Pre-school through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, begins in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize

Wednesday Confirmation 6th-8th grades; 6:30-pm, begins in Room 501, RD Mize

Wednesday Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm; Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Carrie Hochgrebe, Becky Blatt & Ryan Kuecker

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study “Elijah”; 5-6:30pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Annette Logan; begins Jan. 12

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study For all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G;s area; 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
Pastor Rod at

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.