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

 Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship-online/) or
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran

Live Stream worship on Facebook

As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

We live in a world that is broken and groaning. We see evidence of the brokenness all around us and it’s not hard to hear it when the world groans. We groan with it, recognizing how wrong the world can be at times. Thankfully, though, we look forward to a day when those groans will be met with ultimate grace, when Jesus returns in glory with our full salvation. And that salvation is not just for us, but for the entire world and the pain it is in.
Join the FaithRoot’s gang this week as they teach the children their take home point “JOIN GOD’S FAMILY – BE KIND TO OTHERS” through the Bible Event. This week we learn about Lydia. We thank God for those who help us see Jesus. Albie, Gordy, Megan, Miriam and King Rodnae are ready to share this amazing story.

Prayers Needed

Timothy’s new Hillcrest apartment resident, Vonzell, was forced to move from one of the units that was destroyed in a recent fire. All his belongings were lost, including his ID, which he had just received to start looking for a job. Hillcrest is working with him to get a new ID so the job hunt can continue. Please keep Vonzell in your prayers that he would find a job. If you would like to provide a card of encouragement, you can leave it with Nancy Nowiszewski, Timothy’s Care Minister, in the church office.

Next Generation Study Update

The Next Generation Steering Committee looks forward to finally sharing results of the congregational survey, so please be sure to mark your calendars to participate. As a reminder, it will be held on July 29, 2020, at 6:30pm at the Wyatt Auditorium. Social distancing, wearing masks, and signing in upon entering the building will be followed. For those unable to attend in person, online opportunities to learn the information will be available. Look for details about that next week.

A PowerPoint presentation will explain the survey results, which will also be explained in the summary report available to attendees at the end of the meeting for further review. The summary report will also be posted on Timothy’s website on July 30.

Thank you

Timothy received the following thank-you message in a card from the Kansas City Bible Church this week as they were overjoyed to benefit from our clearance sale. To God Be the Glory!

To those at Timothy Lutheran Ministries,

From all of us at Kansas City Bible Church—THANK YOU!! We are so grateful

for your generosity and thoughtfulness. We love our beautiful new piano.

Rest assured it is being used to praise the Lord. 😊 Please convey to your
congregation that this was a huge answer to prayer and above and beyond
what we were imagining.
Once again, Thank You!
Kansas City Bible Church

A Note from Timothy’s Treasurer

It is no news to you that in mid-March this year, Timothy’s church services and ECC classes were stopped due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Timothy’s leadership was concerned how these developments may affect church finances. This was breaking new ground; none of us had experienced a pandemic, much less knew how it may financially affect the church.

In mid-March, I completed estimates of general contributions for March through May which indicated that we needed to prepare for a potential reduction of over $200,000 in contributions for this period, about 52% of budgeted values. However, we were again reminded that putting limits on God’s grace is futile because the actual general contributions for this period were about 91% of budget! In addition, a comparison of total giving this year as of May 31 to last year at the same date shows that giving as a percent of budget is essentially the same, about 87% of budget! Praise God!

In addition, your continued support of Timothy’s 2020 First Fruits is drawing closer and closer to the 2020 goal of $208,733. As of July 12, gifts total $198,148, only about $10,000 from our 2020 goal! Praise God and thank you very much!

All of this is great news, showing a positive response by Timothy members during a difficult time. Although the pandemic seems to be far from over, your continued financial support for Timothy’s ministries is greatly appreciated and needed. Timothy’s leadership wants to express our praise to God for your generous gifts and a huge “Thank You” as we always strive to touch lives for Christ at Timothy!

Gary Flandermeyer
Church Treasurer

ECC Clearance Sale Update

Pre-sales by Lutheran and local daycares/preschools are progressing well, with over $2,000 collected so far. The public will be able to shop the toys and equipment on July 24 and 25 from 8am-5pm. All proceeds will be applied to the TLS Playground Fundraiser. Many thanks to Mary Beth Self, Ken Holland, and Don McGhee for organizing the merchandise and assisting with sales so far. If you can volunteer time on July 24 or 25, please contact Diane Mayfield (dianelmayfield@comcast.net) or Ken Holland (kenh@timothylutheran.com).

Timothy Lutheran School Playground Fundraiser Update

This opportunity is “off and running” so that TLS kids can be “off and running” in these playgrounds very soon! Thanks to all who have generously donated toward the total of $4,548.00, as of July 14! Very soon, the area will be prepared for the construction of a new playground for K-8 on the west side of the west parking lot and the existing playground refurbished for the pre-schoolers. As much playground equipment as possible from the RD Mize playground will be moved to Wyatt.

This week, Timothy received a touching note in the mail from an anonymous youngster who will hopefully enjoy fun times on the completed playground soon (right).  Inside the card was a donation of $1.00 to accompany the touching, heart-warming message and artwork. Again, to God be the glory, and praise God for our children!

Donate Now – Timothy Playground
 TLS- Blue Springs’ Best Kept Secret

Metro Voice News

Did you see the following article in the Metro Voice publication or see on Facebook this week? Metro Voice is a regional non-denominational, faith-based community newspaper.  Spread the word to your family and friends about our “Best Kept Secret in Blue Springs”! Read Article

Hillcrest Graduation Timothy’s current apartment resident will graduate from the Hillcrest program this Sunday, July 19. If you would like to congratulate Sharrone with a card, please drop it off at the RD Mize office by 4:30pm TODAY, JULY 17. Sharrone will enter the graduate program at Hillcrest and move into a graduate apartment with her son Willie, whose 5th birthday is also on the 19th.

During This Time of isolation due to COVID-19, please know that support is available through Care Ministry. If you are unable to get out and need something picked up for you, call the church office. (816.228.5300). We are here to help!

DivorceCare provides support to those who are divorced or separated. Timothy facilitators guide participants through 13 DVD-led sessions featuring professional therapists, Christian ministers and people who have gone through the divorce experience. Participants may attend any of the weekly themed sessions which will begin Sept. 14 at 6:30pm for one hour. Register through the church office, 816.228.5300.

GriefShare will host its final summer session on July 30, 7-8pm. If you would like to participate online via a Zoom session, contact Roxanne Kerwood to et the Zoom link: roxannekerwood@gmail.com. The full GriefShare program will resume on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room, RD Mize Campus.

Volunteers Needed for front desk help at RD Mize with general office duties  while Members Services personnel concentrate on computer files; Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11am-2pm; contact Sandy Gregory, 816.228.5300 Ext. 8035 or sandyg@timothylutheran.com.

Reminders

July 19:  In-Person Worship, 10am, Wyatt (also live-streamed)
July 24-25:  ECC Clearance Sale, 8am-5pm, Family Life Center, RD Mize
July 29:  Next Generation Town Hall Meeting, 6:30pm, Wyatt Auditorium
Aug. 2:  Holy Communion celebrated in 10am service, Wyatt
Aug. 8: “Drive-By-And-Drop-Off” Grocery Collection for Hillcrest, 10am-2pm, both campuses
Aug. 12:  Welcome Inn Pizza Distribution, 11am-12:30pm, contact Care Ministry office to volunteer

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 dianelmayfield@comcast.net or
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com.
Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.