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 (

“Unraveled: Job’s Lament”

CREATIVE TENSION: Sometimes it all comes crashing down around us and for little or no reason we can discern. That’s what Job experienced: a complete disaster, a loss beyond anything he had ever experienced. So as he tries to piece together the reasons, he leans on God for wisdom and understanding. And faith is the lens that helps us see God working when everything unravels around us, because we know that, in our weakness, He is strong. And He has overcome the world.

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, No Matter What

I like to look at the bright side of a situation. But I also need to realize that most of our life is not wild swings of really good or really hard. Most of the time, the good and the hard come nestled together with an “and” tucked in between.

The world teaches us to look at ourselves and others as either victims or overcomers. But our lives are so much messier than that. Our stories are complicated and chaotic. We have contradicting and complex emotions that sit right next to each other and demand to be recognized and dealt with.

We see this in the Old Testament story of Job. If anyone had earned the right to paint himself as the victim, Job did: the death of his ten children, the loss of everything he owned, all in one day. And here is what I love about Job’s story: he fell on the ground and declared to God: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1: 21

Praising God doesn’t mean we ignore all the hard. We feel our feelings. We experience joy and anguish. Then we take the difficult, holy step of saying, “Not only do we trust God, but we bless His name.” As I begin my day, looking at the challenges I know about, I pray I recognize the hand of God and say, “May the name of the Lord be praised, who both gives gifts and sometimes takes them away.”

Prayers for the Otte Family

Earlier this week, three members of Pastor Otte’s family, including Pastor John, tested positive for COVID -19. Pastor John plans to return to his office and activities next Thursday if all goes well. He reports that they are improving and appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you!

Attn Men – JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge Invite

JourneyMen 40-Day Challenge
Monday Evenings 6:30PM-7:30PM
Started September 15, 2021 – 7 Weeks
R.D. Mize Campus – Room 302 | AKA: Fireplace Room

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – 40-Day Red Letter Challenge

PLEASE NOTE DATE AND ROOM CHANGE…. Started this past Wednesday but you are still welcome to join…

Join me in the JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge. Too many followers of Jesus read the Bible but never put those words into practice. Likewise, there are many who do good works but aren’t sure why they are doing them. Putting God’s Word into practice is much more effective when you are not alone.

Commit to participate in the JourneyMen 40-Day challenge with a group of men as we use one another as accountability partners walking together in this journey. Stretch your faith by getting involved and doing the things God is asking you to do. When you feel unequipped and unprepared, God will use those moments to give, shape, and form your faith life.

SIGN UP BEFORE SEPT 12th AND RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT. Information and registration for the JourneyMen Red Letter challenge is available on the web at

I can’t | Jesus Can | Jesus Can Through Me!
Pastor Rod Lindemann


If you were formally registered, you will need to register again.
To join FlockNotes text the keyword journeymen to the following number: 84576

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – 40-Day Red Letter Challenge

2021 Fall Fun Fest

Timothy will once again reach into the community this weekend with the annual Steak Burger booth at 11th & Main in Downtown BS. Thanks for supporting this outreach opportunity by volunteering and/or purchasing the delicious burgers and spreading the love of Jesus with everyone you see.

A special treat will be cheering for the TLS float in the parade Saturday morning! The float will be #53 and will be eager to wave as it passes by the steak burger booth. Go Rams!

Children’s Ministry Update

Children’s ministry is looking forward to a year of fun and excitement, learning about our faith and the love of Jesus through His Word.

Last week, children in Pre-K through 1st grade learned about David dancing with joy before the Lord in 2 Samuel 6:11-15. Family devotions may focus on the story by asking your children these questions: 1) What does God give you that makes you happy? 2) What good things has God done for you? 3) How can we praise God? Prayer Power: Pray to God and tell him why you think he is wonderful. Ideas from older siblings or parents may include reminders that He is loving, He is the Creator, or He always forgives.

Children in grades 2-5 learned about Esther. Key Verse: Ps. 18:17 He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me. Suggested Family Time Options: God used Esther to help rescue His people. God can use us to help rescue people when we share the love of Jesus with them. Think of ways the family can share the love of Jesus with others in the community. This is God using you to rescue them.

We look forward to seeing your family on Wednesdays at RD Mize from 6:30-8pm.

10,000 Reasons

We are called to worship.

It’s like that song “10,000 Reasons” says: “Bless the Lord, O my soul…Worship His Holy Name. Sing like never before. . . I’ll worship Your Holy Name.”

We are called to worship the Great and Glorious God who brings the sun up each day and provides an escape plan from sin and death to eternal life.

Music enhances our worship, and you are invited to join us in choir. Currently, the contemporary choir practices on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 at the Wyatt Campus; the sanctuary choir will practice on Wednesday evenings, starting Wed., Sept. 22, from 7-8pm in the sanctuary.

Hope you can be a part of bringing praises to our worship. Contact Miriam Lindemann ( or Sandy Sauter ( with questions and to sign up.

“Breakfast Debrief”

Fifteen of Timothy’s middle school and senior high youth, including a non-member from TLS, connected last Saturday, Sept. 11, for a “Breakfast Debrief.” They enjoyed a “splendiferous” breakfast buffet of biscuits & gravy, pancakes, sweet bread, bacon, sausage, egg casserole, fruit salad, along with milk, juice, & coffee! All prepared by amazing youth leaders Becky & Erick Blatt, Carrie Hochgrebe, Ryan Kuecker & Melissa Westermann.

The “debrief” included laughs about personal, random factoids about the start of this school year and how the school year has started in general. The morning concluded in 1 Kings 19:2-8 with a reminder that God cares for us in our highs and lows. Thanks for supporting our NEXT GENERATION!

Hillcrest Gala Update

Timothy learned this week that the 21st Annual Gala & Auction on August 19th raised $250,000 in support of its housing programs for homeless families in our community. Praise God!

Timothy’s recent graduate, Jennifer, entered Hillcrest’s program in need of direction to get her finances and life back on track to provide a stable home for her children. Her goal was to leave behind her old life of addiction, become the mom she knew she could be, and provide a place of stability for her children by owning her own home. With Jennifer’s determination, a lot of hard work and the help and support of her case manager, Jennifer succeeded. She obtained each of her goals. In Jennifer’s words: “I want to thank everyone at Hillcrest. I was able to achieve my goals that I worked hard for; and, with the support of the program, I have a home now that is my own—and I am not going to be homeless again.”

Hillcrest thanks Timothy for its support in making a real difference for Jennifer and her children, and the hundreds of other families, individuals, youth and children they are privileged to serve. Thank you, Timothy!

Former Pastor Turns 90

Pastor Howard Hilsabeck, who served as associate pastor at Timothy from 1978-1982, will celebrate his 90th birthday in October. His family is reaching out to friends from his former congregations to participate in a SURPRISE birthday card shower, sending a note or card to his daughter, Heidi Perkins, before Oct. 1. Address: 1919 Candlelight Place Drive, Houston, TX 77018.
Questions may be directed to Heidi at 713.203.8619 or

Ministry One APP Coming Soon

Mark your calendars! Sunday, Oct. 24, is the day that the Ministry One APP for Timothy Lutheran Ministries will roll out to the congregation. Bring your tablets and/or phones that Sunday for a simple tutorial. You will be able to stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app, taking advantage of powerful features like audio & video streaming, notifications, attendance at worship& events, online giving—all your church needs soon at your fingertips!

Nominating Committee for Lay Leaders

The Executive Board approved the formation of a Nominating Committee to fill possible vacancies on the Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Commission Leaders, and School Board. If you would like to serve or know of someone to nominate, please send that information to any on the committee: Chair Joe Sauter (, Sandy Logan (, Mary Low (, & Diane Mayfield ( Thank you!

2021 First Fruits totals $161,846.92 as of Sept. 12th. Thank you!

Adopt-a-Light Project totals $8.014.00 as of Sept. 12th. Thank you, Timothy, for supporting this project. A second round of 50 LED lights is in process & will be installed soon in additional indoor areas at RD Mize.

Confirmation Prayer Pals if you interested in being a Confirmation Prayer Pal, please contact Mary Low at (

CrossWalk for Pre-K thru 5th grade; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize; starts in Fellowship Hall.

Youth Ministry Shoe Drive is extended to the end of September, so it’s not too late to drop off your gently worn or new shoes at either campus. Proceeds will be applied to expenses for trips in 2021-2022, including the National Youth Gathering in July. Thank you!

Food Donations through the end of September will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include paper towels, toilet paper, tooth paste, full-size tooth brushes, bars of soap, shampoo/conditioner, and after-school snacks for kids. Donations for October & November will be designated for Jesu el Buen in KC. Thanks!

Adult Choirs are starting again! The Wyatt Celebration Chorus rehearses on Tuesdays at Wyatt from 6:30-7:30pm. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at RD Mize, starting next Wed., Sept. 22.

Women of Hope Fellowship Event is next Thursday, Sept. 23, 5-7pm, at Stone Haus Farms Winery, 24607 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. Appetizers provided; rain date, Sept. 30. RSVP to Diane Mayfield ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) or Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) by this Sunday, Sept. 19.

GriefShare meets Thursdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training meets Thursdays in October (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), 5-7pm, Room 107, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Girls on the Run registration extended to Sept. 21; for girls in 3rd-8th grade; go to for information. Meets at RD Mize & St. Mary’s track; Tuesdays (4:30-5:45pm) and Sundays (3:30-4:45pm). Contact Sarah Hinkle ( with questions.

All-Church Potluck Mark your calendar! Sun., Oct. 10, 4:30-6:30pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize. More details soon!

LWML Sunday Save the date: Sunday, Oct. 24th! Time to wear your purple!

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Save the date: Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023, Next Generation Update, 2022 Budget.

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

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

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm Bible study; Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Roxanne Kerwood.

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

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.

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

Wednesday Confirmation 6-8pm, 6th through 8th grade; begins in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Wednesday Evening JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge 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, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann & Becky Blatt.

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study (1st & 3rd Saturdays) for all moms; 9-10am, Wyatt 4 G’s; led by Kaye Gray. Contact Kaye if interested in receiving or volunteering in the Baby STEPS ministry (

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.