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 (

“How Happy!”

CREATIVE TENSION: As we look back and remember those brothers and sisters who have died in the faith, “happiness” might be far from our minds. But when we remember that “blessed” can mean “Oh, how happy!” we see how God fills us with joy in the most unlikely of circumstances. And that gives us hope that can only come from Him.

How Does It Look

Growing up as a pastor’s kid, I knew how to hide my true feelings because I needed everything to look good for a world that was watching and judging me. Here is the problem, no one is good. I am capable of doing good things, but I am not wholly and completely good all the time. I mean, when I compare myself to some people, I may seem good in my own eyes, but when Christ is my standard, I fall short every time. On the outside, I might look the part of a good Christian, but deep inside I struggle with pride, envy, and anger.
We can be focused on how we look to others, that we can’t see how dirty our heart is. It’s like when we have company and we make sure to clean the main areas, but our closets are a hot mess. Only Jesus can clean our hearts and change us from the inside out.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

When we truly understand grace and the love of God, we will no longer be satisfied with merely avoiding bad things. Jesus calls us to a life of abundance, not avoidance. We don’t simply choose to do good things to avoid shame or for the external perception of holiness but because we have been made holy by the blood of Jesus. His love compels us to pursue His goodness and extend His grace to others, impacting lives for Christ.

All Saints Sunday
In Memory of Our Departed Faithful

This Sunday we celebrate All Saints Sunday in both services. We pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ departed during the past year rest in peace in the hands of Jesus.  You are welcome to access the video in their honor by clicking on this link:
Gene Bond                          Eunice Myres                      
Kaye Holsten                      Wilma Mueller
arol Vochatzer                  Norman Lee
Wes MacLean                     Shirley Brinkley                          Jim Bush
Janet Coffman                    Bill (Robert) Skinner                   Daisy Crone
Annita Theroff                    Mary Kalthoff                               Cherri Wellner
Penny Russell                    Marj Fields                                    Trudy Hayes
Kay Stockdell

CrossWalk Update:  God Talk at Home

Younger Kids (Pre-K – 1st grade) learned that God used Esther to save the Jews.
Take Home Point:  God is powerful—God’s power saves.
Read the Event: God uses Esther to save the Jews, from an early reading Bible, or read & summarize the event from Esther 2-9.
Prayer Power: Ask family members tell Jesus about some sins they have committed. Thank Him for dying on the cross to save them from those sins.

Older Kids (2nd – 5th grades) learned about Jeremiah’s warning to the people.
Take Home Event:  God is patient—come back to Him.
Read the Bible:  This lesson covers the book of Jeremiah. You may read about the prophet Jeremiah from a Story Bible or any available Bible. Key verse: 2 Peter 3:9, “…he is patient for your sake. He …wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act.”
Prayer Power:  Ask all family members to think of how they have disobeyed God or made bad choices. Confess your sins. Then thank God that he is patient and sent Jesus to die for our sins so that w3e can turn back to him.

Ministry Fair

Be sure to stop by the Ministry Fair tables in the lobbies (RD Mize this Sunday, Wyatt next Sunday) to find out how you can connect with several serving opportunities at Timothy as well as participate in the assembling of homeless kits in Ziploc bags to take into the community to spread the love of Jesus with those in need.  You will receive a Ziploc bag already containing a devotional tract, a list of community resources, and Timothy contact information for the public to enjoy. Each of the ministry tables will have the items to place in the bags. Thank you very much for your generous donations for these kits!

Veterans’ Day Program

The congregation is invited to the Timothy Lutheran School Annual Veterans’ Day Program next Thursday, Nov. 11, in the auditorium at Wyatt. Coffee and donuts will be available at 8:30am, and the special program will begin at 9am. Everyone is welcome as we honor all those who have served in the military to defend and protect our country!

Appreciation from Jesu el Buen

Thank you, Timothy, for your ongoing support of food donations for BS Community Services, Hillcrest Transitional Housing in LS, and Jesu el Buen in KC! This project has been a staple form of outreach for many years!  Thanks to Gary Flandermeyer for delivering Timothy’s October donations to Jesu el Buen this week! Gary reports that a brimming truck load was very much appreciated by the JEBP staff, as pictured here. They look forward to receiving our filled brown sacks for holiday meals later this month.

2021 First Fruits totals $163,266.92, as of Oct. 31st.  Thank you!

GO Commission Interest Survey will roll out this Sunday in both services. Thank you for participating!

Youth Ministry Price Chopper Coupon Fundraiser continues this weekend at both campuses. You’ll find the RD Mize table for this in the Ministry Fair set-up. Thanks so much for your tremendous response last weekend! Please remember the coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale starts this Sunday and ordering runs through Nov. 28. Stop by the tables in the lobby at either campus to pick up an order form or order online at Products will be available for pick-up the following Sunday through Dec. 5. Proceeds will be donated to mites for missions and to Timothy youth attending the National Youth Gathering next summer. Thanks for your support!

Timothy’s New Ministry Mobile App Have you installed this yet? An installation video on the church website home page will be helpful or feel free to call Sandy Gregory, Member Services, at the church office (816.228.5300) for assistance. Thanks!

Donor Match Program New recurring online giving is encouraged to help Timothy receive a matching gift from its church management system in the first quarter of 2022.  Every gift started between now and Dec. 31 will be matched up to a maximum total of $1,000. More than one installment must be set up. Between now and Nov. 14, please set up your recurring gifts through Shelby Giving on the church website. Starting Nov. 15, you may also sign up for your recurring gifts through Timothy’s new ministry app. Thank you for considering this easy, generous & secure opportunity.

LUMAA (Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary) ingathering for this month is new or gently used winter necessities (adult coats, long underwear, blankets, socks, caps, & gloves. Please place donations in the LUMAA collection bin in lobby of either campus by Nov. 14. Please contact Lois Domsch (816.809.5846 or with questions about the ingathering or the LUMAA meeting on Nov. 17 at Peace Lutheran in KC. Everyone is welcome!

Impact Sunday Nov. 21, 2021 If you did not receive the recent mailing from Pastor John concerning this initiative, please contact the church office. Thank you to those who have already participated! The congregation is reminded to identify your Impact Giving intention on the giving envelope (if you use a different one than was mailed) or through online contributions through the church website so that accurate totals can be calculated as separate from normal tithes and contributions. If you have already contributed to the Impact Sunday initiative and did not make this specification, please contact Chris Krenz in Financial Services. Thank you very much!

Food Donations through November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always welcomed and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap.

Holiday Meals for the Needy Brown grocery sacks with attached food lists are now available in the lobby grocery carts. Please return filled sacks any November weekend (please use two sacks). Thank you for continuing this tradition of sharing with Jesu el Buen Pastor Lutheran Church in KC.

Pairs & Spares will meet Tuesday, Nov. 16, 11:30am in the Family Life Center at RD Mize. Come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. Contact Janet Masters (

Thanksgiving Eve Service Wed., Nov. 24, 5:30pm at WYATT. Please note the change of location from past years. The Thanksgiving Eve offering will again fund Timothy’s Emergency Assistance Fund. Thank you for your support!

Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast will be Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30-11am, in the Fellowship Hall at RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Cost: $5. Reservations begin this Monday, Nov. 8 by either calling the church office (816.228.5300) or emailing Nancy Nowiszewski ( Payment may be left at RD Mize church office or payable at the breakfast. All ladies welcome! Bring friends!

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

DivorceCare meets Mondays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski (816.228.5300 Ext. 8042 or with questions. Surviving the Holidays workshop will be Nov. 15, 5:30-8pm, at RD Mize.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda:  Annual Ministry Reports, Next Generation Update, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Proposed Slate of Lay Leaders, 2022 Operating Budget. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Please plan to attend.

Staff Christmas Gift donations appreciated through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plate, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “Globalism;” 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Dale Russell.

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-5:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study (1st & 3rd Mondays) “The Prayers of Jesus”; 6:30pm fellowship; 7pm 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 for preschool through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

Wednesday Confirmation 6th-8th grades; 6-8pm, starts in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Senior High Youth Revolution 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker, Carrie Hochgrebe, and Becky Blatt.

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.