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 (

“Reformation Sunday”

CREATIVE TENSION: Each and every year we set aside this day to remember the Reformation.  A  time and place in history where the church got called out on some of their errant ways and then invited to get “re-rooted” back in the Gospel.  While this firestorm is often connected with the words of Luther which were nailed to the castle church in Wittenberg, the real crisis and centrality of the conversation revolved around the Word of God.  As we gather today, there are many different voices and words swirling around.  The question is, “Are we grounded in the most important Words of  all, God’s?”

Time Driving Behind a Combine 

Fall means harvest time. And harvest time means huge, slow, farming equipment on the move. More than once, cars flew around me and the farming equipment in no-passing zones, just barely missing oncoming traffic.
Why are we all in such a hurry? Where is our patience? I am guilty of this as well. I don’t like the anxiousness it brings. I don’t like the feeling that a fast forward button was pushed on my life or that I am missing out on what’s most important. The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. Proverbs 21:5
Although I think I’ll accomplish more, help more people, basically be a super woman when I hurry, I can’t do any of those things. Hurry robs us of what God has given to us in this beautiful life, the one He intends for us to use well. Hurry has no place here, when living our best life. With God’s grace, we can slow down and connect with Him and others.

Timothy Harvest Party Fun

Timothy Lutheran Church & School together hosted a Harvest Party last Friday at Wyatt from 5:30-7:30pm with approximately 105 kids plus parents, joining in to play carnival games, cash in on some candy, slap bracelets, bouncy balls, and more! Snacking on some pizza was mixed with lots of chatting and laughter. Praise God for a successful gathering of Timothy’s next generation and their friends!


CrossWalk Update:  God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K – 1st Grade) learned about Daniel and the Lion’s Den.
Take Home Point: God is powerful. God tames our fears.
Read the Event: Daniel and the Lion’s Den from an early reader Bible, or read & summarize the event from Daniel 6:1-28.
Prayer Power: Write “Jesus” on a large paper sack. Help your child wad up newspaper to make several newspaper balls. Throw the balls in the bag one at a time while naming fears. Explain that you are giving your fears to Jesus. Say a prayer, asking Jesus to use His power to take away your fears.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned about Josiah and the Forgotten Book.
Take Home Point: Never forget that God speaks to you through His Word.
Read the Event: 2 Chron. 34-35
Prayer Power: Thank God that He cares enough about us to speak to us in His Word. Thank him that His Word gives us wisdom to lead godly lives in obedience to Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to help us know Jesus more and more by reading the Bible.

Timothy’s MinistryOne App 
Connect & Engage with Your Church 

If you have not installed the new church app, please go to Timothy’s website home page to view the installation video. A huge thank-you to Steve Schild for preparing this video! This app is a quick, easy, and secure way to connect and engage with all things Timothy! Pictured is Pastor Lieb who stopped by the table in the lobby last Sunday to confirm he had installed the app correctly. A huge thank-you to IT Services Doug Fleck and Member Services Sandy Gregory for helping members get registered!

Donor Match Program Reminder

We’re only a few days away from taking advantage of an exciting opportunity! Timothy’s church management system offers a Donor Match Program to encourage new recurring donors.

Every first gift between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, from a new recurring donor will be matched up to a total maximum of $1,000. To be eligible for the matching gift, more than one installment must be set up. Timothy will receive the matching gift in the first quarter of 2022.

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14, please set up your recurring gifts through Shelby Giving on the church website. Starting Nov. 14, you can sign up for your recurring gifts through Timothy’s new ministry app. Thank you for considering this easy, generous & secure opportunity!

Surviving the Holidays

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 4, from 6:30-8pm in the RD Mize Fireplace Room (302). This workshop features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics include Why the Holidays Are Tough, What to Expect, How to Prepare, How to Manage Relationships & Holiday Socials, and Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays will be presented on Mon., Nov. 15, from 6:30-8pm in Timothy’s at RD Mize. This workshop features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Topics will Why the Holidays Are Tough, What Emotions to Expect, How to Plan and Prepare, How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations and Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.

LUMAA Update
(Lutheran Urban Mission Agency Auxiliary)

Ingathering this month:  Winter Necessities for Warmth (adult coats, long underwear, blankets, socks, caps, gloves.  Please drop off donations in the LUMAA collection bin in lobby of each campus by Nov. 14.

The next LUMAA meeting will be Wed., Nov. 17, at 9:30am at Peace Lutheran Church in KC. Everyone is welcome! Contact Lois Domsch (816.809.5846 or with additional questions.

News from Missionary Carol Halter

Timothy received an emailed letter from Carol Halter earlier this week, excerpts from which are below;
“I have received the good news from the LCMS office of International Mission that you continue regularly to donate to help support me as a missionary here in Hong Kong. I do so appreciate this as it helps make it possible for me to tell Chinese people about the one true God Who loves us all so much. Especially during COVID with all its problems, I am ever so grateful for your remembering me with your generous support.”

Thank you, Timothy, for continuing to support Timothy’s tithes for reaching others locally, regionally, and globally!

And Another Appreciative Outreach Ministry. . .

Timothy received a letter of appreciation this week from The Apple of His Eye Mission Society for contributing year-to-date mission giving in the amount of $930.86. Excerpts from the letter include, “May the Lord bless you abundantly as you have bless us through your prayers and sustaining mission support! We praise the Lord for another baptism of a new believer in Israel and three more on the way by Thanksgiving. The Lord is calling people to Himself, and we celebrate that our mission can join in the harvest.”

2021 First Fruits totals $163,081.92, as of October 24th. Thank you!

Youth Ministry Fundraiser Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, both campuses; Price Chopper coupons available for $5 each (or whatever donation you wish 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. Coupons expire Dec. 31, 2021. Proceeds applied toward July 2022 National Youth Gathering expenses. Contact any youth, Pastor Ryan, or church office if you have questions.

All Saints Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday, Nov. 7, in both services. God bless the memory of Timothy’s members who have now rest in the hands of Jesus.

Interest Survey, created by Timothy’s GO Commission, will roll out next Sunday, Nov. 7, in both services.

Ministry Fair Nov.7 at RD Mize; Nov. 14 at Wyatt. Be sure to stop by the tables to learn more about Timothy’s four commissions, School Ministry, and LWML and how you can be connected to various ministries. In addition, you will receive a Ziploc bag upon leaving the worship service to fill with items for homeless kits located at the Ministry Fair tables. Thank you for participating!

Speaking of homeless kits, the most recent inventory of donated items shows the following items are greatly appreciated (please drop off in bins by this Sunday, Oct. 31): small bottles hand lotion, small cans deodorant, small hair brushes/combs, disposable razors, small cans shaving cream, & granola bars. Thank you very much for tremendous support of donations thus far!

Giving Tree Submissions due by Nov. 3. Submit name, address & phone number of the person/family in a sealed envelope and leave at church office or email Nancy Nowiszewski (

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Nov. 7-Nov. 28, both campuses and online. Last day to pick up is Dec. 5. Proceeds will be distributed to 10% mites and 90% National Youth Gathering expenses for Timothy’s youth.

Pairs & Spares will meet Tues., Nov. 16, 11:30am, Family Life Center, RD Mize; come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. Contact Janet Masters (

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

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

Women of Hope Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast Save the date: Sat., Dec. 4, 9:30-11am, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize. Theme: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus. Reservations begin Nov. 8.

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 & 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.

Staff Christmas Gift donations welcomed through Dec. 5. Please drop off in offering plate, 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) 4:30-5:30pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize.

Monday Evening Adult 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); 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.

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.