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 (

“Unraveled: Paul’s Destination”

CREATIVE TENSION: Paul knew where he was going. He was headed to Damascus to bring down those heretics who claimed that Jesus was the Messiah. His zeal for God’s truth drove every step. But then he encountered Jesus on the road, a confrontation that changed his destination. He was still headed for Damascus, but with a new purpose: to proclaim the Gospel of the Christ who confronted Him. Sometimes we need to let our destinations unravel so that we arrive where God wants us to.

When Difficult Change Makes You Scared to Be Happy Again

Sometime ago, a couple of big changes clobbered into me, and seemed to drag on and on and on. And while I went about taking care of my family, fixing meals, cleaning house, buying the birthday gifts and doing the next thing that needed to be done, I didn’t have the same joy I had before. I felt guarded and suspicious and so, so tired. Even after positive resolution finally came, my heart couldn’t shake that worn-out feeling.
So I carried this heavy feeling that wasn’t depression yet wasn’t my normal self, and eventually I mentioned it to my friend. “Why can’t I snap out of it?” I asked. She helped me name the message I’d internalized inside:
If I become happy, something bad will happen again.
I prayed and prayed, and one day as I was reading scripture, I read John 10 verse 10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullI knew God wanted me to know that whatever changes come, He would not dole out crumbs to me.
He doesn’t dole out crumbs to any of us. His Son Jesus is proof that He moves behind the scenes to set us up for the abundant life — even when what stands in plain sight seems anything but. God moves. He will use this change for good because His presence — and His love — are here to stay.

Festival Committee Thanks Timothy

Timothy’s Festival Committee would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all who joined us in support of our annual Steak Burger event at the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest this past weekend.

Understandably, the volunteer participation was lower than normal this year, prompting a plea for enough help to support one of the two lines throughout the ten-shift event. The response was heartwarming, and we were able to do that and also support both lines during the heaviest periods of the event. We are grateful for all who support the effort, on and off the booth, behind the lines running supplies, taking orders, preparing food in the kitchen, working the condiment “assembly line,” and especially with the demanding set-up and take-down work.

Many were first-time volunteers, and some worked multiple shifts to fill the need. Your support lifted our spirits and made this year’s event a success and a Sunday sell-out!

It’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the impact that this work has on our community, but being in the line and hearting firsthand the gratitude from people who have looked forward to celebrating the season with a Timmy Burger is a strong reminder that our ministry in the community matters. Many were not just thanking us for the great burger tradition, but also just for being there.

We thank you and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Blessings,    Chris Hruska

CrossWalk Update: God Talk at Home

Younger kids (Pre-K-1st grade) learned that Solomon’s wisdom is God’s wisdom.
Read the event:  Want to talk about this more with your family? Read about the event from an early-reading Bible: God gives King Solomon wisdom. 1 King 3: 6-10 and 10: 1-10.
Take home point to remember:  “God is our King. Use your mind to serve the King.”
Prayer Power:  Ask God to help you be wise and make wise choices.

Older kids (2nd-5th grades) learned ab out Bad Kings—Merciful God. Children learned from King Rehoboam’s mistake. Don’t pretend to make yourself greater than God or act like you don’t need Him. Humble yourself before Him, admit your need, and follow His ways!
Read the event:  2 Chronicles 12: 9-16.
Take home point to remember:  Be humble before the Lord and receive His mercy.
Prayer Power:  Thank God that he is bigger than us and can turn bad things into good things. Pray to give God our pride so we can receive His mercy. Acknowledge that we need God and ask Him to reign in our hearts and give us the power to rely on Him.

Next Generation Update

The Next Gen Construction Task Force and church leaders have continued conversations with Mantel Teter Architects regarding Master Plan, Floor Plans, and Exterior Building Elevations of the Wyatt Campus expansion. Once complete, the Next Gen committee looks forward to sharing these exciting drawings with the congregation. To God Be the Glory!

All-Church Potluck

Be sure to make plans to attend the All-Church Potluck, organized by Timothy’s GATHER Commission on Sun., Oct. 10 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Family Life Center at RD Mize! Drinks & paper products/utensils will be provided. Entertainment will be provided by Timothy members. No need to RSVP—just show up!

If you are wanting to catch up with old friends as well as make new friends, this is the place to be!

 Hillcrest Transitional Housing Update

The Hillcrest staff reports that the new residents in Timothy’s apartment are doing well and embracing the Hillcrest community. They also report that our residents were awarded the “clean apartment” award! If you are so inclined, please send Jammie, Martica & Jamya a note of encouragement as they proceed through the program. Address is 501 SW Mission Rd, Apt. 507C, LSMO 64063. Thank you!

 Ministry One APP Coming Soon

Mark your calendars! Sunday, Oct. 24, is the day that the Ministry One APP for Timothy Lutheran Ministries will roll out to the congregation. Bring your tablets and/or phones that Sunday for a simple tutorial. You will be able to stay connected with your Timothy family anywhere with our new mobile app, taking advantage of powerful features like audio & video streaming, notifications, attendance at worship& events, online giving—all your church needs soon at your fingertips!

Mark Your Calendars for several ministry opportunities/events this fall/early winter (more details soon):

  • Oct. 17:  LWML Sunday, both campuses
  • Oct. 24:  Seniors Appreciation Sunday, both campuses
  • Oct. 31:  Reformation Sunday, both campuses
  • Nov. 7:  All Saints Sunday, both campuses; Ministry Fair at RD Mize
  • Nov. 11:  Veterans’ Day Program at TLS
  • Nov. 14:  CCM Commissioning at Wyatt; Ministry Fair at Wyatt
  • Nov. 24:  Thanksgiving Eve Service, 5:30pm, Wyatt; Giving Trees displayed, both campuses
  • Dec. 5:  Stephen Ministry Commissioning, Wyatt; Annual Voters’ Assembly Meeting, 11:30am, Wyatt
  • Dec. 1 & 8:  Advent Service, 5:30pm, Wyatt
  • Dec. 15:  Advent Service/TLS Christmas Program, 5:30pm, Wyatt
  • Dec. 19:  Children’s Ministry Christmas Program, 4pm, Wyatt

JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge Wednesdays, 6:30-7pm, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize. Register at  Contact Pastor Rod ( with questions.
Adult Choirs Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Sanctuary, RD Mize; Celebration Chorus rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Wyatt. Contact Miriam Lindemann ( or Sandy Sauter ( with questions and to sign up.

Birthday Card Shower (SURPRISE) for former pastor, Howard Hilsabeck, in celebration of his 90th birthday, before Oct. 1 to Heidi Perkins, 1919 Candlelight Place Dr., Houston, TX 77018. Questions mayu be directed to Heidi at 713.203.8619 or

Nominating Committee for 2022-2023 lay leaders requests names of interested volunteers to serve on Executive Board, Board of Elected Elders, Commission Leaders, or School Board. Contact Joe Sauter (, Sandy Logan (, Mary Low (, or Diane Mayfield ( for details. Thank you!

Confirmation Prayer Pals are still needed for a few Confirmands. Please contact Mary Low ( if you are interested in this ministry.

CrossWalk for Pre-K through 5th grade; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, RD Mize; starts in Fellowship Hall.

Youth Ministry Shoe Drive is extended to the end of Sept, so it’s not too late to drop off your gently worn or new shoes at either campus. To date, 625 pairs of shoes have been sorted and packed. Proceeds will offset expenses for youth trips in 2021-2022. Thank you!

Food Donations through end of Sept. will be delivered to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Special needs include paper towels, toilet paper, tooth paste, full-sized tooth brushes, bars of soap, shampoo/conditioner, and after-school snacks for kids. Donations in Oct. and Nov. will be designated for Jesu el Buen in KC. Thanks!

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

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

Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) Training meets Thursdays in October (7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th), 5-7pm, Room 107, RD Mize. Contact Nancy Nowiszewski ( or 816.228.5300 Ext. 8042) with questions.

LWML Nut & Candy Sale Save the dates! Nov. 7-28 for orders & last day to sell is Dec. 5.

Seniors Ministry Appreciation Sunday Oct. 24, cake served at both campuses; Timothy’s youth of all ages thanking Timothy’s “senior” for all they do.

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 required to conduct business. Thank you!

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study “The Exodus”; 10:15-11:15am, Fireplace Room (302), RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag.

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

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

Wednesday Confirmation 6-8pm, 6th through 8th grade; begins in Room 501, RD Mize.

Wednesday Evening Senior High Revolution Bible Study 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (506), RD Mize; led by Ryan Kuecker.

Wednesday Evening JourneyMen 40-Day Red Letter Challenge 6:30-8pm, Fireplace Room (302),
RD Mize; led by Pastor Rod.

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.