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As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: “Peter’s Path: Measuring Trust”

CREATIVE TENSION: We’ve all heard the phrase, “I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him.” That’s an odd way to measure trust, but we understand it. How do you measure trust? How do you determine how far you’re able to trust someone in any given situation? Maybe one way to measure trust is by seeing how far you’re willing to go on the basis of trust. Peter once trusted Jesus enough to step out of a boat in the middle of the night and that allowed him to do the seemingly impossible. May God fill us with that kind of trust too!

Join the FaithRoots gang this week as we continue our journey with Moses and the two spies. This week’s take home point: Be a Winner… Trust God for Victory!

Next Generation Update

The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) held its first meeting this past Monday to begin discussions about incorporating the valuable recommendations submitted on the Vision Review Task Force and Ministry Review Task Force final reports. Committee members include Dave Domsch, Cathy Althoff, Charlie Cronkhite, Gary Flandermeyer, Sandy Logan, Dave MacLean, Diane Mayfield, Pastor John, Susan Ready, Ben Ryan, Dale Russell, Louie Wilbers, Gary Williams, and Trent Yager.

After extensive discussion concerning vision, mission, and goals, the committee crafted “Transforming Lives Through Christ” as a possible vision statement and three mission focus areas: 1) dynamic youth involvement /education; 2) expanded outreach to the community; and 3) increased engagement of members in ministry. A brief verbal report will be shared this Sunday at the end of worship services.

The congregation is invited to share opinions and questions as this process moves forward. Next Tuesday’s (Jan. 12) eNotes will provide information about that. The SPC’s next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 12. Thank you!

Children’s Ministry Update

As 2020 slips away, it can be easy to say “good riddance” as we look forward to 2021. However, as any parent can confirm, the winter months still ahead can be long, cold, and, to put it bluntly—boring. This year Timothy’s children’s ministry leadership invites you to take a look at any of our children’s programs to bring more fun and faith into what may otherwise be a bleak winter.

Did you know a new curriculum from Group Publishing is now utilized for Wednesday evening FaithRoots classes? It greatly resembles Timothy’s VBS programs, offering an amazing curriculum to bring some summer fun to all children, ages 3 through 5th grade. Every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8pm, children meet with teachers and friends to experience Jesus through video, song, and Bible time called “Digging Deeper,” learning important lessons from the Bible through hands-on activities, including game and crafts. Take-home sheets go with the kids to continue the lesson at home with an adult.

Want more? Timothy’s FaithRoots ministry includes a weekly online video for kids to meet up with some familiar faces from Wednesday evening as well as some new friends.

If you know of kids who could use some VBS summer fun this winter, bring them to church for in-person Wednesday classes which resumed this week. See you at 6:30pm on Wednesdays in the FaithRoots Hallway at the RD Mize Campus!

LUMAA In-Gathering

The Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary (LUMAA) is collecting school supplies for needy students for the second semester of this school year. Donations of lined notebook paper, pencils, pens, colored pencils, erasers, construction paper, etc. would be appreciated. You’ll find a donation bin in the lobby of both campuses. Monetary donations are also appreciated and may be mailed to LWML’s Mission Servants VP Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Checks are payable to LUMAA. Deadline for all donations is Jan. 24. Thank you for your generosity!

Middle School Youth Fundraiser

Timothy’s middle school youth often attend the Lutheran Youth Quake at St. Louis over Presidents’ Day weekend each year. It’s a great opportunity for students to gather with Lutheran youth from the region to grow in their faith and make new friends. It’s fun to travel in vans or a bus, stay in a hotel all weekend, and basically leave behind parents and siblings for a couple days!

You can probably guess how COVID has impacted Youth Quake this year! Yes, it is VIRTUAL! Timothy’s youth will camp out in the Family Life Center to participate virtually. Even though travel and hotel expenses are not included in this year’s total cost, each participating student is responsible for approximately $75 in fees for registration and materials.

Here is how the congregation may help:  On Youth Sunday (Jan. 24), middle school youth will “man” a table in each lobby to provide information about Youth Quake and accept free-will donations to offset the cost of the Youth Quake weekend. They would also appreciate donations of bottles of water, cans of soft drinks, and individually wrapped snacks for the weekend in the Family Life Center. Thank you very much! Questions can be directed to Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) or Becky Blatt (ebblatt99@yahoo.com).

2020 First Fruits total $214,869.26, as of the end of the year. Praise God for your very generous contributions to surpass the 2020 goal of $208,000.00! We look forward to another successful First Fruits campaign in 2021. This Sunday we will hear the second in a series of three sermons called Peter’s Path. First Fruits Sunday for 2021 will be Jan. 17.  Thank you for your continuous support!

Annual Contributions Statements will first be emailed on Monday, Jan. 11, to help in checking for accuracy of the statements. The statement will go to the primary “head of household” in Timothy’s computer system and only if that email address is listed with the primary name. Contributors who do not receive email messages may call the church office for that information. Printed annual statements will be mailed through USPS (first class) the week of Jan. 25, as occurs every year at the end of Jan. Questions concerning either statement may be directed to Sandy Gregory (Member Services) or Chris Krenz (Financial Services). Thank you!

Care Training 201 will connect your spiritual gifts with care ministry volunteer opportunities. This class meets for two hours on four Tuesdays, Jan. 26 through Feb. 16. Care 201 is a prerequisite for Care 301 (Stephen Ministry). Register for both Care 201 and Care 301 with Timothy’s Care Minister at nancyn@timothylutheran.com. Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) begins Feb. 23.

Altar Flowers at RD Mize this Sunday are offered in praise and thanksgiving to God for the 90th birthday of Verna Lohman. Her family thanks the congregation for prayers and cards celebrating this milestone.

Caring for God’s House As more and more groups resume evening activities at both campuses, leaders of the groups are reminded to turn off lights in the meeting rooms and hallways when leaving. Please also remember to clean the rooms of trash, sanitize table surfaces, and turn in a sign-in sheet listing participants’ names for contact tracing, if it may be necessary. The RD Mize Campus no longer utilities a cleaning service. Thank you for your help and cooperation!

“Thank You to all who helped me during a medical incident at church this past Sunday morning. I appreciate the care, concern, and prayers of my Timothy family. Continued prayers are also appreciated as I am still being monitored to find a cause.” Lois Warren

Food Donations through the end of January will be delivered to BS Community Services League. While all donations are appreciated, please note the following items are currently a particular need: spaghetti; pasta sauces; canned tomato products; sides/rices/potatoes; cereal; and canned fruit. Please drop off your donations in the grocery carts in both lobbies. Thank you!

Job Opportunity Full-time Children & Youth Ministry Director; position description can be found on church website (www.timothylutheran.com). Please send resume to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com).

Friendship Club, for those with different abilities, has been unable to meet during the pandemic. They are starting a PEN PAL CLUB to keep in contact with other members. Volunteers are needed to send a card or letter to Friendship Club members each month to encourage them while the club cannot meet. Please contact Diane Knowlton, dianesingsforjoy@comcast.net, and she will send some names and addresses. Thank you!

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 dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.