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

Worship info on Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship/)
Live Stream worship on Facebook – Sundays 10am on Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran
Recorded Worship Services | FaithRoots (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

THEME: Poor Joseph!

CREATIVE TENSION: Poor Joseph-Barsabbas-Justus! A man so unremarkable people felt the need to give him three different names! And when the time came for a new twelfth disciple to be named, he was overlooked yet again. He had the qualifications, but he wasn’t chosen. He might very well have felt discouraged and downcast, but his story is a good reminder that God’s people don’t serve for a pat on the back or an atta-boy. We serve because God calls us to that life. We serve for His glory, not our own.

This week’s Bible Event – Just has the power… The Power To Save Us!

A Tribute to One of God’s Greatest
By Larry Pennington

Below is a tribute to Jim Bush whose visitation and funeral were held at Timothy yesterday.
“I walked into the Fireplace Room at Timothy for the first time in the fall of 1989, and there he was, dressed to the nines. He sprang from his chair, extended his hand, and gave me a firm shake along with, “Welcome! I’m Jim Bush, and this is New Member Orientation. Have a seat!” And so it began, a long friendship of many years of leading me by example in following Christ.

He managed to invite me to every adult class that he led, and it wouldn’t be long before I would follow directly in his footsteps of teaching and leading. I knew from the start that it was not by accident that our paths had crossed. God’s hand was in the midst of this.

My next step? Follow right in his footsteps to our heavenly home with Jesus.

Thank you, Jim, good and faithful servant, for listening and obeying the Lord for so many years.
In Jesus’ name,
Larry”

A Message from the Hochgrebes

“The Hochgrebes would like to thank you for the outpouring of care, concern and prayers after Robin’s most recent hospital stay last weekend when she learned that the breast cancer has spread to her brain. In helping everyone stay up-to-date with how things are going, what our needs are, and how you can be praying, we are opening up Robin’s Caring Bridge account and making the information public. You will find the link below. If you ever lose the link, you should be able to go to Caring Bridge and type in Robin Hochgrebe to find it again.

As you can imagine, it gets very overwhelming with all the personal inquiries about Robin’s health, and we understand it is out of love and care. Therefore, we decided it is best to provide you with up-to-date information so you don’t have to wonder and you can join us in prayer.

LINK:  https://www.caringbridge.org/public/robinhochgrebe

Many blessings to you all!
Pastor Ryan and Robin Hochgrebe”

Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen

Timothy is invited to attend the Ordination Service for Jake Bellinghausen on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 6pm in the RD Mize sanctuary.  A reception for Jake and his family will follow in the Family Life Center. We pray for God’s blessings to shower upon Jake as he prepares to serve as sole pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal, New York.  His Installation Service will be Sunday, July 11, at Grace Lutheran in Vestal.  More details soon.

Otis Turner Announces Retirement

Timothy wishes God’s richest blessings to Communication Services Otis Turner on his upcoming retirement, effective July 31. Otis joined Timothy’s staff 16 years ago to oversee the areas of communication and technology. We wish him well as he enjoys a slower pace and more traveling with his family.

Hillcrest Apartment Blessing

The congregation is invited to attend a short ceremony to bless Timothy’s apartment (507C) at Hillcrest Transitional Housing next Wed., May 19, at 2pm, led by Pastor John. Volunteers on Timothy’s Hillcrest Team will be on hand and are eager to share the newly remodeled, refurnished apartment! The address is 501 SW Mission Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Thank you to everyone who contributed time, talent, and treasures to bring this project to fruition so quickly!

Live Well Community Fair Update

Make plans to attend Timothy’s 3rd annual Live Well Community Fair on Sat., June 5, between 10am and 2pm, at Wyatt Campus.  This is a free event with no registration required! In the auditorium, you’ll find many organizations sharing resources pertaining to spiritual, physical, and mental wellness as well as information about Timothy’s ministries, offering giveaways.  On the outdoor grounds, you’ll find new opportunities this year:  KC Pet Project (accepting food donations for cats and dogs), KC Royals Sluggerrr (before noon), two challenge jump houses for children and adults, and kite-flying, plus an ambulance, fire engine, and patrol car to explore! In addition, a limited number of Timmy burgers will be available for purchase! Check out all details about this event on Timothy’s website. Invite friends and neighbors!

Next Generation Update

Representatives from Timothy’s leadership groups met Wednesday evening in the sanctuary to offer feedback about proposed expansion plans at the Wyatt Campus. The congregation is urged to attend a Town Hall Meeting immediately after the 10am worship service at Wyatt Campus on Sunday, May 23, to also offer feedback.

We look forward to a three-week Next Generation sermon series in June. Timothy’s three pastors will prepare a message about Timothy’s new Vision Statement:  Transforming Lives Through Christ.  The June 13th message will focus on “Transforming,” the June 20 message on “Lives,” and the June 30 message on “Through Christ.”

Youth Bible Study Update

All Timothy youth are urged to check out Bible Study opportunities on Sundays this summer, starting this Sunday, May 16, and continuing through August. Bring friends and join us on Sundays (please note there will be no studies on the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and Fourth of July). Please contact Sarah Hinkle (shinkle80@hotmail.com) with any questions.

For youth currently in 8th grade & up, an all-new The Chosen Bible Study will be the focus each week. From 5-5:30pm, plan to enjoy outdoor games and then move to Room 505 until 6:30pm for snacks and watching/discussing segments of the video. Parents are encouraged to download the free The Chosen app to follow along weekly with their students.

For youth currently in grades 5-7, plan to continue meeting in the Youth Room (506) from 5-6:30pm for planned activities from 5-5:30pm, following by Bible study and snacks until 6:30pm.

Current Financial Overview

Thank you, Timothy, for your continued support of its ministries. The past 18 months have seen some unusual scenarios at Timothy, such as adapting to virtual worship and then revising worship schedules and practices as some services resumed, but Timothy’s leadership appreciates your continued financial support and asks for your help in heading off a developing shortfall.

While reviewing recent financial data, the Executive Board determined it advisable to communicate to the congregation a few basic observations concerning a shortfall in general contributions. The general contributions for March 2021 were 90% of the March budget ($110,823 actual compared to $123,150 budgeted). The year-to-date (YTD) as of March 31st actual general contributions are $290,942 versus a budget value of $353,030, signaling $62,088 short of budget YTD.

With the summer months upon us, a historically challenging time in meeting budgeted giving goals, Timothy’s leadership asks that you prayerfully consider ways that you can return to God a portion of what is His and that you feel safe and secure in returning to in-person worship. It is so good to see people return to services! Thank you!

Job Opportunity

Upon Otis Turner’s retirement in July, the position description will change from Communication Services to Technology Services. Applicants may view the Technology Services position description by clicking this link  CLICK HERE or going to the church website. Resumes from members may be emailed to Diane Mayfield (dianem@timothylutheran.com) through May 28, at which time external resumes will be accepted until June 11, 2021. Expected date to start training is July 6, 2021. It is a full-time, 40-hr/week position, with varying hours dependent upon the needs of the church and school.

COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE

As of today, May 14, the Jackson County Health Department is complying with the CDC directive that fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask, indoors or outdoors. Timothy will follow this update but continue to tape pews in the two side sections of the sanctuary and space chairs in the auditorium for at least this Sunday as well as provide attendance slips and offering baskets at the entrance tables. Watch for additional former practices to resume during the next few weeks or summer months.

Please continue to respect fellow worshippers’ comfort levels for social distancing and wearing masks. We look forward to seeing you in worship as you feel comfortable in returning!

Volunteer for Worship Service and FaithRoots

2021 First Fruits, as of May 9, totals $115,195.92. Thank you!

Drive-Thru Communion will be offered Sunday, June 5, 11:30-11:45am, at Wyatt Campus.

High School & College Graduates: Deadline to complete form and submit photo(s) is next Friday, May 21. CLICK HERE or on https://www.timothylutheran.com/middle-high-teen-student/  The graduation video will be part of the May 30 worship services. Questions should be directed to Otis Turner at otist@timothylutheran.com or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8012.

Scholarships for students in grades 2-12 attending Timothy Lutheran School, Lutheran High—KC, or St. Paul’s Lutheran—Concordia may apply for either the Schubkegel or Wilson scholarships. Timothy partners with Truman Heartland Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Please check out www.thcf.org for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Lutherans for Life Diaper Drive continues through Father’s Day; all sizes welcome, plus wipes; drop off in tub in lobby at each campus; will be delivered to BS Impact Ministries; contact Kaye Gray (kgray1024@yahoo.com), LWML Elizabeth Circle chair, with questions.

Food Donations for month of May will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Thanks for your ongoing support!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Missionary Agency Auxiliary) meeting on May 19, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5901 E. 13th St., Grandview, MO 64030. Ingathering is monetary donations to support multiple urban food pantries. Drop off donations at RD Mize front desk, TLS school office, or mail to Lois Domsch at 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052 by May 17. Contact Lois if you plan to attend meeting or have other questions (lois.domsch@gmail.com or 816.461.7529). Thanks for your continued support!

Next Generation Upcoming Meetings Sun., May 23, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium—Congregational Town Hall Meeting; Sun., June 13, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium—Special Voters’ Meeting.

Installation Service for Pastor Hochgrebe Sun., June 6, 3pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; reception following in Family Life Center; link to indicate your attendance on church website on Worship page or CLICK HERE. Suggested welcoming gestures include gift cards to area restaurants and/or businesses. Thank you very much!

STEP UP 4 LIFE—the inaugural (virtual) walk for life to raise awareness and funds for Lutherans for Life. Set and track personal fitness goals for 8 weeks, while contributing to this life-saving organization. See lutheransforlife.org/stepup4life to register and for more details.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Providence of God”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Parables of Jesus: Released to Forgive” (May 17); 6:30pm social time with light snacks and conversation; study from 7-8:30pm; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Everyone is welcome! We will be glad to see you! Come and enjoy the discussion.

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study “Gratitude”; 6:30pm, Room 111, RD Mize; led by various ladies.

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.

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

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, Family Life Center, RD Mize.