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 (

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: “Shepherds and Sheep”

CREATIVE TENSION:   Nobody likes being called a sheep. That term has come to be considered incredibly insulting, because it implies that a person lacks critical thinking skills or is easily duped into believing something false. And yet, as much as that term may rankle, it can be an accurate description of the way we behave. Like the people that the prophet Jeremiah described, we wind up following the wrong shepherds all the time, those who claim to have our best interests at heart but are really trying to bring us hurt and harm. But thankfully, God sent Jesus to be our Good Shepherd, who lays down His life for the sheep so that we can safely be a part of His flock.

VBS Is Here!

Months of praying, planning, and preparing the Timothy’s 2021 Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through is now only 2 days away! If you haven’t enrolled your kids or made plans to attend the Kickoff this Sunday from 4-6pm, there is still time.  Check out all details on the church website!

This year’s daily VBS mission donations will benefit two local organizations:

  • Cash donations (goal of $1,000) are designated for Resource Health, formerly Rachel House which is a local non-profit offering compassionate care to men & women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and holistic empowering the family unit through advocacy, education, mentoring & discipleship.
  • Hillcrest Transitional Housing will receive the following donated items:
  1. Monday:  Toiletries (toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairspray)
  2. Tuesday:  Kitchen Supplies (dishwasher detergent, dish soap, laundry detergent, kitchen-size trash bags, batteries – any size)
  3. Wednesday:  Boxed Goods (pancake mix, rice, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti sauce, cake mix, cookie mix)
  4. Thursday:  Cleaners (bathroom cleanser, window cleaner, dusting supplies, floor cleaner, disinfecting wipes)
  5. Friday: School Supplies (pencils, crayons, rulers, glue, markers, spiral notebooks, scissors, pencil pouches, folders, erasers)

Middle School and High School Swim Talks are back!
•    High School:  Mon. & Wed., July 19 & 21; 5:30-7pm
•    Middle School: Tues. & Thurs., July 20 & 22; 5:30-7pm
Join us for swimming, snacks, & devotion. It’s a great way to relax and reconnect with friends during VBS Week.  Pizza or BBQ provided each night; please bring snack to share. Contact Pastor Ryan ( or Ryan Kuecker ( for locations & other details. Bring your friends!

You won’t want to miss taking in the lobby decorations at RD Mize! And make plans to attend the big VBS Celebration on Sunday, July 25, during the Wyatt 10am service!  Adopt-a-Student envelopes are available at the Information Centers if you would like to financially support this valuable children’s ministry. Thank you!

School Is Really Right Around the Corner?

School Logo
The 2021-2022 school year is only weeks away! Timothy Lutheran School continues to take phone calls and email inquiries concerning enrollment and conducts tours to interested families. Here are a couple events to place on your calendars:

  • New-Student Ice Cream Social:  Mon., August 16, 7pm; for new students & their families
  • Back-to-School Night:  Mon., August 23, 5:30pm; food trucks available in west parking lot to purchase food/snacks; bring lawn chairs & blankets
  • First Day of School: Tues., August 24, 8:30am; Chapel at 9am

Updated Contribution Statements Emailed

Charity Donations
On Monday, July 12, statements reflecting contributions from Jan. 1 – June 30, 2021, were emailed to 332 giving units at Timothy. If you did not receive it and feel this is an error, please contact Membership Services Sandy Gregory in the church office (816.228.5300 Ext. 8035 or If you have questions regarding the accuracy of your statement, please contact Financial Services Chris Krenz (816.228.5300 Ext. 8013 or  If you know of other members whose email addresses may be inaccurate, please urge them to contact Sandy Gregory.

Next Generation Update

Ministry staff and church leaders met with LCEF representatives yesterday, July 15, to prayerfully begin planning for the upcoming Capital Campaign, focusing on Eph. 3: 20-21 for direction. On Monday, July 19, the Construction Task Force and church leaders will review bids submitted by three architectural firms for Master Plan Services for the Wyatt expansion. Thank you for keeping this process in your prpayers!

New Church APP Coming Soon

Church APP

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits total $117,435.92 as of July 11.  Thank you!

Special Voters’ Assembly Meeting This Sun., July 18, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium; for sole purpose of extending a divine call to TLS teacher candidate. Quorum of 40 communicant members required. Please attend! Thank you!

21st Annual Transitional Housing Gala Thurs., Aug. 19, 6-9pm, Arrowhead Stadium. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski ( about tickets or donating live/silent auction gift baskets.

Food Donations for July will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Thanks for your ongoing support!

Children’s Ministry School Supplies gratefully accepted through Aug. 8. Special needs include glue sticks, washable markers, crayons, mini-staplers, staples, rubber bands, sanitizers, & 8-oz water bottles. Thank you!

Children’s Ministry Skate Party Wed., July 28, 5-7pm, $5 donation; bring friends! Contact Sarah Hinkle (

FaithRoots Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade students resume in-person on Aug. 1 during worship services at both campuses. Additional volunteers are always welcome & appreciated. Contact church office (816.228.5300) to get connected. Thanks!

Timothy’s Women of Hope Ministry is making plans for upcoming coffees & special events, but additional women of ages are needed to help. If you would like to explore this opportunity (no commitments, really!), contact Diane Mayfield ( or Nancy Nowiszewski ( It’s time we got back together!

Youth Ministry Shoe Collection through Sept. 12; new or gently worn shoes (no holes, tears, excessive wear) may be dropped off in bins at both campuses; proceeds to benefit Timothy’s Youth Group trips in 2021-2022. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Girls on the Run will resume fall session in Sept.; coaches for girls in 3rd-5th grades are needed; contact Sarah Hinkle ( about details.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; topic for July 18: “The Pilgrims Come to America”; led by Dale Russell.

Sunday Evening Senior High Youth Bible Study “The Chosen”; 5-6:30pm, Room 505, RD Mize.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study 5-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study I Want to Know You by Ann Arthur; 6:30-8pm, Room 111, RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood; resumes Aug. 2.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Living by Faith”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Bob Downs.

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

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening Discovery Class Learn or review foundation of the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study “The Women of Easter”; 6:30-8pm; offsite thru August; call church office for location; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms (expecting thru any age children); 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Resumes Aug. 21.

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.