Please join us this weekend for worship.
Sunday 9am, RD Mize Rd, Campus
Sunday, 10am, Wyatt Campus 

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As We Gather For Worship This Weekend

“Kingdom People Produce Kingdom FruitIn Jesus’ parable of the vineyard, He tells the story of a group of people who should have been producing a harvest of good works but weren’t. While this story was focused on the religious leaders of Jesus’ day and age, it’s a good reminder to us that kingdom people produce kingdom fruit. But we don’t do this to save ourselves. Instead, it’s done as a response to the good that God has already bestowed on us, first and foremost our salvation in Christ..
This week’s Bible Event celebrates LWML
and the theme Kingdom People Produce Kingdom Fruit. It’s heavy on the purple!

A Devotion to Share

When I was in high school, I was voted most individualist. It loved it. I was a girl who happily (and confidently) marched to the beat of my own unrhythmic drum. Somewhere along the way I stopped wanting to be seen for exactly me, and I started striving to please others. Instead of weird, I wanted to be beautiful. Instead of unique, I wanted to be accepted, influential, admirable, successful. And even deeper than that, I started forgetting who God said I am—perfectly and wonderfully made—and I tried to cram myself into a mold that wasn’t made for me.

It’s natural for our childhood selves to mature with age-appropriate inhibitions. But that doesn’t mean shoving down the parts of ourselves that make us stand out. If you’re a dreamer, don’t cram yourself into the box of an analytical thinker. If you’re loud, don’t let the world stifle your voice. If you’re vibrant, don’t dull your edges. If you’re intellectual or artsy or stoic or outdoorsy, don’t let an outside voice tell you that another personality or strength is more valuable and attractive. The amazing thing about God is that He receives glory when we’re living out of the fullness of whom He’s made us to be.

For it was you who created my inner parts; you knit me together in my mother’ womb. I will praise you because I have been remarkable and wondrously made. Your works are wondrous, and I know this very well. Psalm 139:13-14

The way God made us is wondrous! We are distinct. Set apart. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece! What would happen if we lived like it? Walk with the assurance that we are God’s beloved—holy and chosen and wonderfully made—we can confidently march to whatever kind of rhythm He gives us.

Support for College Students During COVID

Timothy’s Middle School Youth Ministry asks for the congregation’s help again for its November monthly service project. During this time of COVID, the students want to support college students of Timothy members away from home as they manage COVID protocols, online classes, physical distancing in dorms, and upcoming semester finals.

Between Oct. 25 and Nov. 8, members who would like to send a kit to their college student may stop by the table in either lobby to provide the student’s name, address, and $10, most of which covers shipping  with some left over for kit goodies. Timothy’s middle school students will be available at a table at the Wyatt Campus on Sunday mornings and at the RD Mize Campus on Wednesday evenings to show what a “finals kit” looks like to those interested in helping with this project.

Members who do not have a college student but are still interested in supporting this project may donate granola bars, beef jerky, powdered Crystal Light drink mix, chap stick, and/or a note of encouragement. There will be blank cards available at the tables.

The middle school students will meet on Nov. 14 to assemble and pack the finals kits with the donated items and a Bible verse. The kits will be shipped on Nov. 16. Questions should be directed to Deanna Cross at 816.807.6778. The youth thank you for your support!

Next Generation Update

“See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:19

Please plan to attend the Next Generation Town Hall Meeting next Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11:15am in the Wyatt Auditorium. It will be recorded, but not live-streamed, for viewing on the church website.

In the months since the July 29 Town Hall Meeting shared results of the congregational survey and formed the various Next Generation Task Forces, much has been accomplished, but much is still in progress. It will be an important opportunity to learn what has been discovered so far as well as the complexity of the process.

Next Generation Volunteer contacts
Submit a Next Generation Question

Wyatt Worship Leader

Timothy thanks John Nigro for his valuable expertise in serving as the Wyatt Campus Worship Leader since online worship services began on March 22. His energy and enthusiasm to serve in this capacity is greatly appreciated.  As he transitions back to Wyatt service musician, Timothy is pleased to announce that Sandy Sauter is currently training to assume the Wyatt Worship Leader duties by Nov. 1.

Sandy’s talents and experience in leading contemporary worship will ensure a smooth transition between John and herself. Her skills as a contemporary musician at Wyatt will complement the expectations already in place. Welcome aboard, Sandy!

2020 First Fruits total $202,428.00 as of Oct. 11. Thank you very much!

Timothy’s Financial Reports for July and August have been posted to the Resources/Church Manuals, Reports and Positions directory under “Church Reports” on Timothy’s website. A few printed copies are at Information Centers. Please call Treasurer Gary Flandermeyer with questions.

LWML Sunday Ladies, please stop by the LWML table in both lobbies this Sun., Oct. 18, to find out about Timothy’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. It’s no coincidence that many LWML sisters will be wearing purple. Find out why!

2021 Lay Leaders The congregation is invited to nominate members for the open 2021 lay leadership positions of GATHER Commission Leader, GIVE Commission Leader, GO Commission Leader, and Vice-President on the Executive Board.  Nominations should be sent to members of this year’s Nominating Committee:  Joe Sauter (, Allison Spencer (, Mary Taggart (, Diane Mayfield (, and Gary Williams ( Nominations are due by Nov. 1.

Volunteer Request Correction Please note that the Hillcrest Thrift Store in Lee’s Summit needs helpers in all departments, including cashiers, all weekdays, not just Thursdays. Volunteers can set their available hours. For more information, please call 816.272.1976. Thank you!

Confirmation Small-Group Leader is needed. Please contact Pastor John ( if you can volunteer your help. Thank you!

Friends’ Café Ladies, only 3 days remain to reserve a spot for Friends’ Café on Oct. 24, 9:30-11am, at Rae’s Café, 1605 S. Highway 7, Blue Springs. Cost: $5. Contact Diane Mayfield (816.228.5300 Ext. 8040 or by Mon., Oct. 19. Thanks!

October Food Donations for Jesu el Buen in KC will be collected at both campuses, especially needing sugar, flour, cooking oil, spaghetti sauce, canned beans (black, pinto, navy), toilet paper, and laundry detergent. Thank you!

Middle School Youth Fleece Donations Sunday is the last day to drop off 2 yards of fleece material for the middle school blanket project for homeless veterans. You’ll find a bin in each lobby. Thanks!

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) Ingathering through Nov. 15 at both campuses includes winter necessities, especially coats, caps, scarves, gloves/mittens, long underwear, sweaters, sweatshirts, blankets/quilts (full & queen), and warm socks (both adult & children, new or gently used). Monetary donations (checks payable to LUMAA) are also welcome and may be dropped off at church office or mailed to Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thanks for your support!

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Online orders or printed order forms located on LWML table in each lobby starts Sun., Nov. 1.

Save the Date Sun., Dec. 20, 10am Wyatt service:  A Children’s Christmas Program, performed by FaithRoots students and youth handbell choir, is back! More details soon.

  • Every Sunday: In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am, Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
  • Oct. 18: Drive-Thru Communion, 11:30am-12:15pm, Wyatt
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm: Middle School Bible Study, Room 506 (Youth Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30am: Men’s Bible Study, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Every Tuesday 10am: Adult Bible Study, 10am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday Evening 6:30-8pm: FaithRoots, Confirmation, Senior High Youth, RD Mize
  • Oct. 18: LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 23: Middle School Ministry Falloween Party, 4-7pm, RD Mize
  • Oct. 24: Women of Hope Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 South Highway 7, BS
  • Oct. 25: Reformation Sunday
  • Oct. 25: Next Generation Town Hall Meeting, 11:15am, Wyatt Auditorium
  • Oct. 26: GIVE Commission Meeting, 6pm, Room 303, RD Mize
  • Oct.26: GROW Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17: Care 201, RD Mize
  • Nov. 1: All Saints Sunday
  • Nov. 2: GO Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 103, RD Mize
  • Nov. 3: Election Day (RD Mize is polling place)
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.