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: The Advocate

Before He died, Jesus promised that after His death and resurrection, God would send “the Advocate” to His followers, a promise that was fulfilled when God poured out His Holy Spirit on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. This is the Holy Spirit’s big day in the Church, a day when we remember how He created the Church in the first place. But Jesus makes it clear that the Holy Spirit doesn’t just work with the Church as a whole. He also works within and through us. So who is our Advocate and what does He do?

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Hillcrest Apartment Blessing

This past Wednesday afternoon provided a special time for Pastor John to bless the Timothy-sponsored apartment at Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit. Joining Pastor John (pictured below) were Pam Lund, Tom & Nancy Nowiszewski, Cotton Sivils (Hillcrest), Joe and Sandy Sauter, and Vanessa Hickman (Hillcrest).

Even though Timothy has sponsored the apartment for ten years, we wanted to have it blessed because it is totally remodeled with laminate flooring throughout and freshly painted walls. In addition, “new” furniture from the Hillcrest Thrift Store and a donated television add to the fresh start that future residents will enjoy as they work through the Hillcrest program. The flooring was made possible through donations contributed to Timothy’s Hillcrest fund.  Thanks to everyone for your support of this ministry!

Live Well Community Fair Is Almost Here

Excitement is mounting as we are just two weeks away from our 3rd Annual Live Well Community Fair on Sat., June 5, from 10am-2pm at Wyatt Campus.

In addition to providing information and fun activities, this event will offer opportunities to give back to the community as we collect food items for Community Services League, cleaning supplies for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and cat & dog food for the KC Pet Project, who will bring along a canine friend plus information about pet adoption. Another canine visiting throughout the fair will be Jessy, the Comfort Dog.

So plan to spend time at the fair—and invite your friends and neighbors. It will be a great way to introduce them to Timothy and our ministries, which will also be featured in the lobby that day.

Introducing Timothy’s New Logo

As part of the Next Generation process, Timothy’s leaders developed a new mission statement for our church, transitioning from Touching Lives for Christ to Transforming Lives Through Christ. This new mission statement will be the focus of a sermon series in June, with June 13 unpacking “Transforming,” June 20 unpacking “Lives,” and June 27 unpacking “Through Christ.”

In the meantime, Pastors John and Rod have brainstormed ideas for a new logo to accompany the new mission statement. They reached out to Chris Roth, a college friend of Pastor John’s, who helps many churches in Minnesota with graphic design work.

After learning about Timothy, Chris created a great design, explaining its relevance this way: “Instead of thinking outside the box, this design thinks ‘outside the circle,’ and the negative space cross shape extends slightly beyond the circle. The arrow point at the end of the right side of the cross suggests movement and transformation, and the angle of the cross reinforces this idea, as does the sequence of colors in the circle.”

Next Generation Town Hall

Please plan to attend the Next Generation Town Hall meeting this Sunday, May 23, at Wyatt Auditoriumimmediately following the 10am worship service. The meeting will also be livestreamed.

The PowerPoint presentation will explain plans for moving forward with ministry growth, with the opportunity for discussion after the presentation.  A few hard copies of the presentation will be available to take home after the meeting, and it will also be posted to Timothy’s website on Monday.

Stream of Living Water: A Poem

 By Dolores Hecht
The sleeping earth awakes to spring
And life to flowers and trees God brings,
The plants burst forth with the sun and rain,
Splashing color galore in field and plain.
The Christian dies and is laid to rest
Till God call him forth from the tomb,
His body now glorified ascends with the Lord
Who has prepared in His mansion a room.
More beautiful is he who awakes in Jesus
Than all the flowers of springs,
For he wears Christ’s robe of righteousness,
The adornment of the King of Kings.
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2021 First Fruits totals $115,355.92, as of May 16th. Thank you!

High School & College Graduates DEADLINE TODAY to complete form & submit photo(s). CLICK HERE or on The graduation video will be part of the May 30 worship services. Questions? Contact Otis Turner ( 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 for qualifications and application process. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021. Contact Christy Yager (816.820.4730) with questions.

Job Opportunity Technology Services, 40 hrs/wk with varying hours dependent upon the needs of the church and school; view position description (CLICK HERE) or go to church website; email resumes to Diane Mayfield ( by May 28; start date July 6, 2021.

Children & Youth Ministry Skate Party Wed., May 26, 6:15-9pm, Rink Ratz, $10/skater. Grab a friend and let’s celebrate summer!

RD Mize Playground Work Day Fri., June 4, starting at 7am, to remove mulch and spread new dirt. Please bring shovels, rakes, and gloves. Your help is very much appreciated! Contact Louie Wilbers ( if you can help. Thanks!

Installation Service & Reception for Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe and his family will be Sun., June 6, at 3pm at RD Mize, with reception immediately 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 such as Target; Walmart; Quik Trip; Menard’s; Lowe’s; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Home Depot, etc. Thank you very much!

Ordination Service & Reception for Jake Bellinghausen will be Sun., June 27, at 6pm at RD Mize, with reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested congratulatory gestures include Visa gift cards for Jake to apply to expenses as he settles in Vestal, NY, at his first parish, Grace Lutheran Church. To assist staff and leadership in planning, please indicate your attendance by CLICKING HERE. Thank you!

GodConnects Discovery Class weekly on Wednesdays for 12 weeks, starting June 9; Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize, 6:30-8pm. Register online at so materials can be prepared for you. Contact Pastor Rod Lindemann ( with questions.

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

Pairs & Spares Summer Picnic Tues., June 15, 11:30am-2:30pm, Shelter House #1, Blue Springs Park, 2204 SW Avenue, off Highway 40 & 19th Street. Meat, drinks, & table service provided. Bring a side dish and friends! Contact Janet Masters ( with questions.

Vacation Bible School Week July 19-23 (9am-noon) with kickoff on Sun afternoon, July 18; RD Mize; Theme: Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through; registration for children & volunteers now online on church website; stop by displays in either lobby to choose items you wish to donate to ensure FREE attendance. Thank you!

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

16th Annual Adam’s Army Blood Drive Sun., June 27, 9am-3pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize; online registration available soon.

Church & School Offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.  eNotes will not be emailed on Tuesday, June 1. 

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

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

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

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) Next session: June 7; “Released to Forgive”; social time 6:30pm, study 7-8:30pm; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; light snacks, conversation; everyone welcome; we will be glad to see you; bring a friend!

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study “Living by Faith”; 6:30-7:30am, Fireplace Room, 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.