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

“The Feast”We like to picture heaven as a big party, and that’s straight from the Bible! In the Old Testament lesson, we hear what that party is going to be like: a never-ending celebration for God’s people where His praises ascend forevermore. But it’s important for us to remember who this feast is for: not just a few, but for everyone.
Join the gang as they discover that God’s desire for us is to be thankful and not jealous. This weekend the students will journey through the Bible Event of Jacob and his brothers.

A Devotion to Share

As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. Gen. 8:22

The sticky, hot days of summer stretch into October, and early morning air gives way to a chill. And that’s when the trees know winter is coming. They prepare for it from the inside out. How do the leaves know when to drop their guard of green and give into the process of dying to themselves? What we think of as death—the leaves giving in to the coming cold and dying—is actually them revealing their truest selves.

Maybe in the middle of our own everyday struggles, God is preparing us for something. Maybe He wants us to choose to take hold, to dig deeper into His Word, to become the best version of ourselves, to reflect with unquestionable certainty the glory hidden in our hearts where God first chose to take up residence. Let’s yield to living color, the kind that shines brightest when dying to self has happened first.
(Otis, maybe a pretty fall scene could go with this devotion.)

Worship Update

Beginning this Sunday, Oct. 11, worship at RD Mize (9am) will include removing the blue tape from most of the pews. However, the middle pew on both sides of the family section at the rear of the sanctuary will continue to be unavailable. Worshippers are reminded that wearing masks is still required, and social distancing should be followed as much as possible. Therefore, when choosing a pew, please avoid sitting directly in front of people and please move to the center of pews whenever possible to accommodate more space for worshippers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Drive-Thru Communion (11:30am-12:15pm) will be available again next Sunday, Oct. 18, at Wyatt. Stay tuned for updates concerning November and beyond as well as details pertaining to Advent and Christmas worship services.

Lutheran High Handbell Choir
to Perform at Timothy

Timothy welcomes the Resounding Joy handbell choir from Lutheran High School—Kansas City, directed by Paula Meier, as they perform this Sunday, Oct. 11, as part of the 10am worship service at Wyatt. Worshippers will have the opportunity to donate a free-will offering to the handbell choir as they leave the service. Just look for the smiling faces of teens holding baskets at the auditorium entrance!

At Lutheran High, Resounding Joy is a music elective class for upperclassmen. Worshippers will hear approximately 60 years of combined ringing experience! This handbell choir plans to travel to Texas in March for its Music Tour, and offerings will defray costs for that trip. This year’s Resounding Joy choir includes Timothy Lutheran School graduates, Ian Gannan and Aden Becker.

FaithRoots Has Launched!

Wednesday evening FaithRoots (pre-school through 5th grade, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize) is off and running after a great start this Wednesday! Kids, if you couldn’t attend this week, be sure to ask your parents to take you next week because you are bound to have the same response as Avery and Harrison Gregory after the first week, “We had so much fun! We can’t wait till next Wednesday!”  If you are not enrolled yet, no worries! Just go to Timothy’s website NOW to sign up! And, parents, while you’re at it, please sign up yourself as a volunteer in this amazing program!

Hillcrest Appreciates Timothy’s Tithe
and Gala Support

Below is an excerpt from a letter Timothy received this week from the Vice President of Development at Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Cotton Sivils.

Thank you, Timothy, for your support of Hillcrest Transitional Housing’s 20th Annual Gala, The Virtual Experience, on October 1. For more than 40 years, Hillcrest has helped families get back on their feet. Your gift ($2,500) enables us to provide homeless individuals, families, and youth with the skills and tools they need to lead sell-sufficient lives and to leave behind the cycle of homelessness forever.

Middle School Youth Ministry

October is a time for falling leave and a chill in the air, but would you believe Timothy’s youth have been thinking about this season since summer when they started expressing concern for those who have no place to call home. What exactly happens to the homeless when temperatures drop? What can we do to help? Their immediate answer:  PRAY! Then, almost as immediately:  let’s collect fleece to make extra warm blankets!

So the students began slowly watching the ads to gather 2-yard pieces of fleece for blanket-making in October. Thanks to the overwhelming response by Timothy members to also donate fleece, the youth are on track to make at least 10 blankets on October 18 during their monthly workday. They will continue to collect fleece at both campuses through next Sunday, Oct. 18. If you have questions or would like to assist in preparation for the workday, please contact Deanna Cross (816.807.6778). Thans for your support!

All work and no play are no fun, so all 6th-12th grade youth are invited to the Timothy Youth Falloween, a fall party, on Friday, Oct. 23, from 4-7pm. You will enjoy a pumpkin-carving contest, food, and an epic nerf fight. Check out the Timothy Student Ministry Page on the church website for details.

LWML Ingathering for LUMAA

Timothy’s LWML is collecting winter necessities for the Lutheran Urban Agency Auxiliary (LUMAA). Items especially appreciated include coats, caps, scarves, gloves/mittens, long underwear, sweaters, sweatshirts, blankets/quilts (full and queen), and warm socks (both adult & children—new or gently used). These items will be donated to the Lutheran Food Pantries for distribution in the KC Metro area. Collection bins will be in lobby at both campuses through Nov. 15. Monetary donations (checks payable to LUMAA) are also appreciated and may be dropped off at the church office or mailed to Lois Domsch, 3349 S. Scott Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Thank you for your support!

October Food Donations

Thank you, Timothy, for your continuing support of food drives to assist food pantries at BS Community Services League, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and Jesu el Buen in downtown KC.

The October ingathering placed in the grocery carts at both campuses will be delivered to Jesu el Buen. Pastor Frank Eberhart reports that Timothy’s donations are always very much appreciated. The following items are in highest demand at the present time:  sugar, flour, cooking oil, cereal, spaghetti sauce, canned beans (black, pinto, navy), toilet paper, and laundry detergentPlease note that they are well-stocked with pasta, mac & cheese, rice, dry beans from Harvesters as well as canned tuna and canned chicken.  Thank you very much!

Care Ministry Updates

Care 101 is a one-time workshop offering basic care-giving tools that will occur on two different dates in October—Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, and Thursday evening, Oct. 15. Topics include what to say during difficult times, how to respond to homeless or other people in need, and spiritual resources. To sign up, contact the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 81.228.5300 Ext. 8042). If you prefer to attend via Zoom on your computer, please contact Nancy to receive the link to attend.

Coming Oct. 27—Care 201 (a prerequisite for Stephen Ministry training) will be offered Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, with commissioning on Nov. 22. Topics include care skills of listening, prayer, visitation guidelines, boundaries as well as opportunities to serve at Timothy. Please register with the church office or Timothy’s Care Minister, Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042). These sessions WILL NOT be available on Zoom.

2020 First Fruits totals $202,078.00, as of Oct. 4, 2020. Many thanks!

Friends’ Café Ladies, time is running out to reserve a spot for the Women of Hope Friends’ Café at Rae’s Café on Sat., Oct. 24, from 9:30-11am. We will welcome Timothy’s Laurie Milbrodt as she shares a faith story. Cost is $5; limited to 20 ladies due to social distancing. Contact Diane Mayfield ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) by Oct. 19 to RSVP and choose your breakfast preference.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Both printed copies of order form and online orders begin Nov. 1. No display of nut & candies on tables this year; all sales by pre-orders. More details soon.

Attention:  Woodworking Enthusiasts Timothy urges you to contact Diane Mayfield ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8040) if you can share your woodworking talents in its Faith Chest ministry.

Job Opportunity TLS Before-School Supervisor/Pre-school Teacher (6:30am-noon) and substitute teachers. Contact Ken Holland ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8015) or Kristen Anderson ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8017) for more details.

Volunteer Opportunity  Timothy’s Confirmation Ministry needs an adult small-group leader. Contact Pastor John ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8041) for more details.

2021 Lay Leadership Opportunities Are you interested in serving in a leadership capacity at Timothy? Has God been nudging you in that direction? Stay tuned for an opportunity that fits your skills, interests, and availability. Timothy needs you!

  • Every Sunday:  In-person Worship (9am, RD Mize; 10am Wyatt; 10am also live-streamed)
  • Oct. 18:  Holy Communion in-person worship (both campuses) and drive-thru at Wyatt, 11:30am-12:15pm
  • Every Sunday 5:45-7pm:  Middle School Youth 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, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize
  • Every Wednesday 6:30-8pm:  FaithRoots, Confirmation, and Senior High Youth, RD Mize
  • Oct. 11 & 18:  Middle School Ministry fleece material collection; lobbies, both campuses
  • Oct. 12:  Executive Board Meeting, 6pm, Room 302 (Fireplace Room), RD Mize
  • Oct. 13:  Care 101, 2-4pm, RD Mize
  • Oct. 14:  Next Generation Steering Committee Meeting, 7pm, Room 501, RD Mize
  • Oct. 15:  Care 101, 6-8pm, RD Mize
  • Oct. 15:  Call Committee Meeting, 7pm, Room 501, RD Mize
  • Oct. 18:  LWML Sunday
  • Oct. 18:  Middle School Workday to make fleece blankets
  • Oct. 23:  Middle School Ministry Falloween Party, 4-7pm
  • Oct. 24:  Friends’ Café, 9:30-11am, Rae’s Café, 1605 SW Highway 7, BS 64015
  • 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. 2:  Election Day (RD Mize is polling place)
  • Nov. 2:  GO Commission Meeting, 7pm, Room 103, RD Mize
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.