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 (

“Our Hearts in HIS Hand”

CREATIVE TENSION: What does it mean when we say that we have our heart in our hand? We might mean that literally, like when a surgeon is holding a person’s heart during surgery. It could mean that we’re trying to be fully honest with a person about our feelings. But when we speak of God holding our hearts in His hand, we’re saying that He is the one who gives us life and He is the one who reveals His heart to us through His Son.

The Myth of “Practice Makes Perfect” 

I started piano lessons when I was in second grade. My piano teacher was patient, but my dedication was less than stellar. Her sending words each week were the secret of every great pianist: “Practice makes perfect!” These three words were loaded with promise. But it was also a phrase loaded with pressure, especially to a seven-year-old girl. Perfection? It was an impossible target—one I could never seem to hit, and my disappointment in myself was real.

I’ve discovered the same to be true in my spiritual life. I read my Bible and go to church. I try to do what is right and live in such a way that would please God. But no sooner do I close the pages of my Bible and say, “Amen,” I find myself tripping on my pride or impatience. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7: 21-25

We all feel the weight of sin and trying to live like Jesus, but we fail time and time again. And yet, we can see evidence of His transforming in spite of ourselves. Although we are not yet whom we want to be, we are no longer whom we once were. And when we fall on His grace in recognition of our great need, we find His power waiting for us. It is there we can leave our hard work and determination behind and, instead, rest in His work—His saving work on the cross. It is His performance that matters, not mine.

“It is finished,” He said (John 19:30). Yes, it is. The real work is already done. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me . . . and You.

Timothy Celebrates LWML Sunday

This Sunday we observe LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE. Approximately 90 Timothy ladies belong to one of three Circles (Elizabeth, Mary Martha, or Ruth), joining together for devotion, fellowship, and bring their mites for missions.

A video during Sunday worship will highlight some of the activities and events held throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the table in the lobby to meet some of the members and get more information. All ladies in Timothy are welcome to visit and/or join. Call Susan Ready, President, 816.328.2201 with questions.

All-Church Potluck

Thanks to Timothy’s GATHER Commission for organizing and implementing Timothy’s first potluck dinner since the onset of COVID about 18 months ago! Although smaller in attendance than normal, it was a start to “returning-to normal” fellowship opportunities. Always good food and good friends to enjoy! “Thinking-of-You” cards were signed for Timothy’s shut-in members. Thanks to members of the Wyatt Celebration Chorus for leading a sing-a-long session of familiar songs. Pictured are L-R, Mitch Leakey, Bob Logan, Joe Sauter, Terry Calvin, Sandy Sauter (pianist, seated) and Sandy Logan leading a rousing rendition of “This Little Gospel Light of Mine.”

Timothy’s MinistryOne App
Connect & Engage with Your Church

Timothy’s Ministry One App rolls out at the end of the services on Sunday, Oct. 24! Don’t forget to bring your cell phone (but keep it muted, please, until end of service!) There will be people available to assist as needed.

Successful TLS Walk-a-Thon

What a blessing! On Friday, Sept. 24, all students, pre-school through 8th grade, participated in the 2021
TLS Walk-a-Thon, raising funds to support the first quarter TLS Mission Project. Here are some fun facts:
•    2,305 laps around the parking lot were completed
•    Teachers, parents & family  members assisted students with motivation by walking with them
•    A total of $6,162 was raised to purchase classroom equipment
•    Thank you, Kim Brunkhorst and Becky Barnett, for organizing and leading the event!
•    Thank you to all who contributed and sponsored our students. Our success is your success!

The TLS mission comes from Matt. 20: 28, Sent to Serve. In a world that values self-promotion and
winning, we choose to share Christ’s Word and proclaim His good name. Our gifts, our talents, and our
purpose are to serve others as we come together as one body in Christ. I could not be prouder, nor
more blessed, than to witness the giving and call to serve in the TLS community.

In His Service,
Ken Holland
Principal—Timothy Lutheran School

Cancer Prayer Service “Faith Over Fear”

In the eye of a storm, our faith can be challenged as fear sets in. Every day, believers and unbelievers face the impact cancer has on the life of the afflicted and in the lives of family and friends. It is without a doubt one of the toughest roads we can travel, and we don’t have to travel it alone. The word cancer brings with it heartbreaking news that creates anger, depression, loneliness, and the list goes on. Cancer threatens the gift of life God provides. Life is still a gift, so we journey forward together as God’s family.

The first Cancer Prayer Service was held in 2019 to help support and encourage cancer patients, along with their family and friends. We gathered as brothers and sisters in Christ in worship, song, and prayer as we praised God in the midst of our storms. Timothy Lutheran Ministries will host its fifth Cancer Prayer Service to support, encourage, and pray for those impacted by cancer.

Together, we praise God in the storm of life through community in God’s family—no one is ever alone in God’s family. We look forward to Norman and Anna Bannister share how faith brought them through Norman’s battle with cancer.

Please join us by inviting those you know to gather with us as we pray for one another. The event and Cancer Prayer Pack are available to anyone by request.

God’s blessings as we praise God in the storm.
Pastor Rod Lindemann


Cancer Prayer Service
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Timothy Lutheran—Wyatt Campus
3pm Worship Service
4pm Fellowship & Refreshments

Order Cancer Prayer T-Shirt to support ongoing services
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CrossWalk Update: God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K-1st grade) learned about Josiah hearing God’s Word.
Read the event:  Josiah hears God’s Word from an early reading Bible or read/summarize the event from
2 Chron. 34: 14-33.
Take-Home Point:  God is our King. God’s Word rules.
Prayer Power:  Say a prayer to thank God for His Word. Ask God to help you learn His Word more each

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about King Josiah’s good start but bad finish.
Read the event:  2 Chron. 21 – 24
Take-Home Point:  Be faithful to God now and your whole life.
Prayer Power:  Thank God that He sent Jesus to die for our sins and a perfect example for us to follow.
Pray that even when we mess up, we can remember to repent and ask for forgiveness. Thank God for
Jesus living in our hearts and giving us the power to finish strong.

Youth Ministry Fundraiser

Timothy’s youth thanks the congregation for participating in its various fundraisers to attend the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX, next July. The recent Shoe Drive netted 57 bags of 25 pairs each which will add approximately $450 to the NYG fundraising effort! Thank you!

On October 31 and November 7 at both campuses, youth will be selling Price Chopper coupons for $5 each (or whatever donation you care to offer) which can be applied to the expressed purchase of sheet cakes, deli party trays, bakery pies, rotisserie or fried chicken, and $5 off total purchase of $50 or more. What a deal! Five different opportunities to save a total of $18 if all individual discounts are used! Even though these coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2021, they are timely for the holiday seasons approaching quickly!

If unable to purchase your coupons on Oct. 31 or Nov. 7, you can contact any of the youth, Pastor Ryan, or the church office. Thanks for your support! It is a tremendous blessing for the youth to have Timothy’s spiritual and financial support for this life-changing week!

Homeless Kits Update

Donations for the homeless-kit project at Timothy’s Ministry Fair on Nov. 7 (RD Mize) and Nov. 14 (Wyatt) are going well! The bins/boxes for drop-off of items are in lobby of both campuses. Items will be collected through Oct. 31. Thank you!

For now, the most-needed items are small bottles mouthwash, small tubes tooth paste, small bottles hand lotion, wash cloths, small bottles hand sanitizer, small cans deodorant, small hair brushes/combs, disposable razors, small cans shaving cream, and granola bars.  A sufficient amount of Ziploc bags, tooth brushes, and dental floss has been collected. Please watch for updates each week! Thank you!

We look forward to the congregation learning about Timothy’s ministries as well as assembling simple homeless kits when they visit the tables in the lobbies. Be sure to take advantage of this dual purpose opportunity!

Busy Times at Timothy

To recap the many activities and celebrations occurring over the next few weeks, be sure to mark your calendars and watch for updates:

  • Sunday, Oct. 17:  LWML Sunday; Collection for homeless kits & paperback books
  • Oct. 24:  Senior Adult Sunday, recognition by Timothy’s youth; Introduction of Timothy’s Ministry One App; Cancer Prayer Service (3pm, Wyatt); Youth Ministry Price Chopper coupon fundraiser; Collection for homeless kits & paperback books
  • Oct. 31:  Reformation Sunday; Youth Ministry Price Chopper coupon fundraiser; Collection for homeless kits & paperback books
  • Nov. 7:  All Saints Sunday; GO Commission Interest Survey; Ministry Fair (RD Mize); LWML Nut & Candy Sale; Youth Ministry Price Chopper coupons fundraiser
  • Nov. 11:  TLS Veterans’ Day Program (9am, Wyatt)
  • Nov. 14:  Ministry Fair (Wyatt); LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Nov. 21:  Impact Sunday
  • Nov. 24:  Thanksgiving Eve Service (5:30pm, Wyatt); Giving Trees displayed; LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Nov. 28:  LWML Nut & Candy Sale
  • Dec. 1, 8, & 15:  Advent Services (5:30pm; Dec. 1 & 8, RD Mize; Dec. 15, TLS Christmas Program at Wyatt)

Giving Tree Submissions

Now is the time to think about families who may be able to use some extra help during the holidays. If you know of an individual or family from our congregation or school who would be a candidate for Timothy’s Giving Tree, please contact our Care Minister.

ust submit the name, address and phone number of the person/family in a sealed envelope and leave at the church office or email Nancy Nowiszewski,, by Nov. 3. Thank you for your generous support in past years—we look forward to another successful season of giving!

2021 First Fruits totals $162,836.92 as of Oct. 10th. Thank you!

“Thank you, Timothy, for your partnership with Lutheran Bible Translators so that others may have scripture in a language they understand. Your friends in Christ, Lutheran Bible Translators”

Collegiate Care If you know of a college student whom you think would appreciate a note & small gift from Timothy, please email his/her name & college mailing address to Pastor Ryan ( If you’d like to contribute or write a card, let him know that also. Thanks!

Senior Adult Sunday Oct. 24, both campuses; Timothy’s youth will offer cake and messages of appreciation on posters.

Operation Paperbacks Collection through end of Oct. of paperbacks for Lutheran High School alum to send to deployed soldiers, veterans & military families prior to Veterans’ Day. Most requested include action, suspense, true crime & history (please no romance, political, or religious). Drop off in bin at either campus by Oct. 31. Thanks!

LWML MO District KC South Zone Fall Rally, Tues., Oct. 26, St. Matthew Lutheran, 700 NE Chipman Rd., LS; theme: “Sharing Love, Sharing Life; 9am registration; 9:30am devotion; cost $5 (includes lunch); program: Julie Ball from The Light House; Gifts from the Heart: diapers (size 3-6), baby wipes, or monetary donations for the Light House. RSVP to Susan Ready (816.328.2201 or by Oct. 15.

Third Quarter Contribution Updates were emailed to the congregation on Oct. 11. If you did not receive it but expected to, please contact church office (816.228.5300). Your email address for receiving eNotes is not always the address on file for other communication from Timothy. If you denote errors or have questions, please also call church office. Thank you!

Food Donations for October and November will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in KC. While all foods are always needed and appreciated, current needs are sugar, oatmeal, cereal, and laundry soap. Please note that the brown grocery sacks with food lists for holiday meals will be available on Sun., Oct. 31.

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.

Adult Choirs Please join us as we prepare songs for Advent and Christmas worship services! Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann ( or Sandy Sauter ( with questions.

Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting Sun., Dec. 5, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda: Annual Reports, Called Staff Housing Allowance, Election of Lay Leaders for 2022-2023; Next Generation Update, 2022 Budget. A quorum of 40 communicant members is required to conduct business. Please plan to attend. Thanks!

Staff Christmas Gift letter was emailed this week. Donations will continue through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plates, mail to church office, or contribute online at church website. Thank you very much!

Sunday Evening Middle School Youth Bible Study & Fellowship (1st & 3rd Sundays) 4:30-6:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; next class on Oct. 17.

Monday Evening Adult Bible Study I Want to Know 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 pre-school through 5th grade; 6:30-8pm, starts in Fellowship Hall, RD Mize.

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

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.