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Sunday 9am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus 

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Learning to See Beyond Me

I have a bad habit of moving too fast. This serves me well when I’m trying to get something accomplished. But it’s not helpful when I’m walking through my house while simultaneously talking on the phone, doing laundry, dusting…I’ve lost count of how many times this has resulted in a stubbed toe. Few things throb quite as strongly as a busted baby toe. Even so, I still catch myself moving too fast. And often I’m so focused on where I’m headed and what I need to accomplish that I fail to give attention to everything else around me. Problem is, I sometimes plow through more than table legs, including the people in my path, without a second thought.

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:1-4 (NIV)

Philippians urges each of us to learn to see (and serve) beyond ourselves. This doesn’t mean beating ourselves to a pulp in constant, tireless service. But this does mean that we willingly and intentionally strive to see the real people all around us and that we seek to serve them with the same tender compassion we have received from the Savior Himself.

Learning to “see beyond me” isn’t about solving problems or fixing what’s broken. It’s about choosing to slow down, to lift our heads and see beyond our own agendas and stubbed toes, to make space, to listen and share life together.

National Lutheran Schools Week

Jan. 24-31     “Sent to Serve”

NLSW is in full swing at TLS! Each day is filled with fun activities. Check out the virtual
Scholastic Book Fair, which continues through Feb. 4, at
All proceeds directly benefit TLS.

Additional activities this week include daily all-school devotion, dress-up days, Leukemia Foundation third-quarter mission project, signing thank-you cards for volunteers, and student talent show. A pandemic may alter, but not thwart, efforts to recognize and celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week!

Youth Ministry Update

It was a big weekend for Timothy’s youth ministry. Over 40 youth gathered on Saturday at the skating rink to talk, laugh, and just be kids. Then on Sunday, they gathered to share their time and talents in both worship services through music, drama, readings, and technical assistance. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen and to the generous donors who offered free-will offerings to support Timothy’s youth participate in Youth Quake this summer. As a way to give back, students built in an extra day of service to make more blankets for the homeless.

GIVE Commission: Following God’s Call to Serve

At its meeting last night, the GIVE Commission outlined plans to roll out six projects in 2021, inviting the congregation to join in, to serve the community. The congregation is invited to not only participate but also organize opportunities later in the year. Please contact Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) or Diane Mayfield ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) with questions. The commission is happy to assist and welcomes the opportunity to work together to transform lives through Christ!

Project #1:  Starting today (Jan. 26) and continuing through Soup(er) Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7 (GO CHIEFS!!), the commission will collect cans of soup for local people in need. Look for the Chiefs-decorated collection bins in the lobby at both campuses (near the grocery carts. Please note that this collection is separate from the regular collection for Community Services League and Hillcrest Transitional Housing.) Thanks for your support!

Project #2:  The GIVE Commission will host the March 10 Lenten Non-Dinner by accepting free-will donations for a new opportunity called Journey to the Cross (in celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter), patterned after Timothy’s long-standing Journey to the Manger during Advent. Gift cards to Walmart and Target will be purchased with the free-will offerings collected on March 10 and mailed or dropped off at the church office prior to March 29 (checks payable to Timothy with “Journey to the Cross” noted in the memo line). The gift cards will be distributed to local people in need during Holy Week. Thanks for your support!

Projects #3, 4, 5, & 6:  What are your ideas for community service projects that you’d like to see happen throughout the remainder of the year? The GIVE Commission is eager to partner with members, whether it be individuals, family groups, fellowship groups, Bible Study groups, commissions/committees/boards, etc.

Prayers from Sister Church Timothy received a “praying for you” note from Our Savior Lutheran Church, serving Platte City and Smithville, with the following message:  “We are praying for you! You are in our intercessory prayers. We pray God will bless you abundantly and will continue to provide you with guidance and peace. We also offer our gratitude for you and for the work He is doing in your community. May the Lord bless you always.”

“Run for the Roses” Annual TLS Scholarship Auction If you haven’t reserved in-person tickets for the 2021 Auction (to be held on Feb. 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence), do not procrastinate any longer.  Go to the Timothy Lutheran School website to see how you can participate either in-person or virtually.  You can also find out more info on Sunday, Jan. 31 or Sunday, Feb. 7 at the TLS Auction table in both lobbies.

Lenten Services

  • Ash Wednesday with Holy Communion (Feb. 17):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Wednesday Lenten Services (Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24):  5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion (Apr. 1):  4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Good Friday (Apr. 2): 4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize
  • Easter Sunday (Apr. 4): 9 & 11am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt

Lenten Non-Dinners If your ministry wishes to participate in the free-will offering opportunity that replaces the traditional Lenten Dinners, please contact Diane Mayfield ( soon. Two dates remain open at this time:  Mar. 17 & 24.  The Lenten Non-Dinner on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17) will be hosted by Timothy’s LWML (proceeds to be determined next week). The Feb. 24 Lenten Non-Dinner will be hosted by Timothy’s School Ministry for its Scholarship Fund. The Mar. 3 Lenten Non-Dinner will be hosted by the Timmy Boys for the 2021 Live Well Community Fair in June or Timothy’s Youth Ministry. The Mar. 10 Lenten Non-Dinner will be hosted by the GIVE Commission (see article above).

Rite of Confirmation will be celebrated on Sat., Apr. 24, 3pm, RD Mize, for Confirmand families, small-group leaders, & invited close friends.

Drive-Thru Communion will occur on first Sunday each month after the 10am service at Wyatt (approx. 11:30-noon). Please park at the curb and enter building one family at a time. Next opportunity for the sacrament is Feb. 7.

2020 Contribution Statements will be mailed first class tomorrow afternoon, Jan. 27, weather permitting. If weather prohibits mail team from preparing the mailing, the statements will be mailed Friday, Jan. 29. Please contact Member Services Sandy Gregory or Financial Services Chris Krenz with questions.

Care 201 (Congregational Care Ministry) is rescheduled until April.  Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski with questions ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Care 301 (Stephen Ministry) will begin Tuesday, Feb. 23; Care 201 is prerequisite for Care 301. Contact Care Minister Nancy Nowiszewski with questions ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042).

Food Donations through this coming Sunday, Jan. 31, will be delivered to BS Community Services League. Donations gathered in month of February will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing.
As always, thanks for your generous support!

2020 Thanksgiving Offering totaled $4,837.00! Thank you for supporting Timothy’s Emergency Assistance Fund going forward into 2021. Your caring and compassionate hearts mean so much to those seeking assistance.

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.