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Please join us this weekend for worship.
Sunday 9am, RD Mize Campus
Sunday 10am, Wyatt Campus 

Worship info on Timothy’s website (www.timothylutheran.com/worship/)
Live Stream worship on Facebook – Sundays 10am on Facebook page (www.facebook.com/timothylutheran
Recorded Worship Services | FaithRoots (www.YouTube.com/TimothyLutheranMinistries)

No Strings Attached:  A Devotion

Restore us again, God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us. Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through the generations? Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation. Ps. 85:4-7

“How many times have I told you? I’m done! I mean it. This is it. I can’t take anymore.”

I’ve said these words. Clearly, word arrows strike their targets and initiate repentance and change. Right? Not so much. I’ve realized that I am guilty of loving conditionally. I’ve been forced to face some of the challenges I bring to my most dear relationships—and one of the biggest is the ball of strings I have tied to my love.

We all struggle with conditions of our love. That realization stings, doesn’t it? In Psalm 85, the author begs God for forgiveness, for another chance, for one more redemption story. He’s remembering all the times God has forgiven His people completely, and he’s believing that God will do it once again. And He will. He promises that. Our God is faithful, he will forgive us every time because all our sins have already been paid for by Jesus. No matter what, He will love us with an unfailing love. No strings attached.

As we journey to the cross together, I am overwhelmingly thankful for God’s faithful love and the example He gives us in loving unconditionally. God never shouts in exasperation, “How many times have I told you?” And He never, ever says, ‘I’m done.” Thank God for His faithful love as we ask Him to teach us to love faithfully, too.

Confirmand’s Faith Story

God’s blessings to Payton O’Donnell who shared his faith story this past Sunday, drawing on his chosen scripture, Proverbs 3: 5-6. Click on the picture below to see his story.

Lenten Season Update

Wednesday Lenten Service continues this week at 5:30pm (also livestreamed on FaceBook and recorded & posted to YouTube) as we journey through the Book of Job. This week’s homework asks us to read Job 4:1-14 and consider these questions: It is part of our sinful nature to look for hope in all the wrong places. How do you self-medicate when you are hurting? Why does Job say that there is hope for a tree? If there is hope for a tree, then there is hope for me! What does this look like in your life?

The Lenten Non-Dinner Free-Will Offering will be hosted by GIVE Commission to assist local people in need by purchasing gift cards to Walmart, Aldi’s and Price Chopper with the congregation’s generous donations.

During Holy Week, there will be two services (4 & 5:30pm, RD Mize) for both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services on Maundy Thursday. Easter Sunday services will be held at 9 & 11am at RD Mize and 10am at Wyatt.

Adult Bible Studies Update

Sundays, 10:15-11:15am:  HOPE FOR THIS PRESENT CRISIS: The Fall of Christendom in America and the Call to True Truth,” Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Fritz Barlag and others

1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30-8pm: “The Parables of Jesus,” Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; March 15 session: “The Grace of the Kingdom”; led by Roxanne Kerwood. Social time, 6:30-7; study from 7-8pm. Come and enjoy the conversation!
Tuesdays, 10am: Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, RD Mize; led by Pastor John
Thursdays, 6:30pm: Women’s Bible Study, Room 102, RD Mize; led by Miriam Lindemann and Becky Blatt

Successful National Lutheran Schools Week at TLS

In conjunction with National Lutheran Schools Week, our third quarter mission project was held January25-February 5. Mrs. Jill Otte and Mrs. Rhonda Krekel coordinated a most successful mission in which over $2,000 was collected for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

The classrooms engaged in a friendly competition to determine which classroom could collect the most money. Mrs. Krekel’s 2nd grade classroom, collecting over $900, won the competition and will enjoy a movie in class as the prize.

TLS raised money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society last year as well. This mission focus has become significant as we have learned of journeys taken by others who have encountered and been treated for leukemia and lymphoma. We pray this fundraising effort brings relief and opportunity for those who are in need. I am so very proud of the TLS family for understanding and knowing that giving and sharing the blessings bestowed upon us gives glory to God.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

In His Service,
Ken Holland School Administrator

Children’s Ministry:  Dig in at Home

During FaithRoots last Wednesday, the kids enjoyed a special visit from Pastor Ryan Hochgrebe as he considers Timothy’s call as Children & Youth Minister. He joined our large-group lesson as students learned God created people in His image. As God’s most treasured creation, people were in charge of the garden, and God tasked Adam to name the animals in His creation. God created Adam first but then created a helper just for him: Eve. Bible Point: We are God’s masterpiece.  For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

Suggestions for Family Together Time:  Write names of all family members on slips of paper. Each person draws a different family member’s name and writes nice words about that family member on a simple drawing of that person. Little ones who do not write words yet may say the words while another family member writes them. Hang your “family photos” as an art gallery and thank God for creating you all as masterpieces!

Be sure to check out the new Kids Bulletins on Sunday mornings, beginning March 21. You may also take home a bag of goodies and crayons with the bulletins.

Mark your calendars for March 27 at 2pm at Wyatt for our special outdoor Easter Event as we celebrate “He Is Risen!”  The Children’s Ministry leaders appreciate your donations of candy and Easter prizes in the collection bin at each campus.

Youth Ministry Update

Attention all youth! In observance of Sabbatical Sunday, middle school youth will also give our volunteer youth leaders the night off on March 14! (Many thanks to Ryan Kuecker and Melissa Westermann for their dedicated commitment to the youth.) However, students are still invited to meet in the Youth Room from 5-6:15pm Sunday, March 14, for an egg-stuffing party. Parents are welcome to stay to join the fun, but not required.

Senior high youth (grades 9-12) are invited to meet from 6-10pm at RD Mize on Friday, March 19, for a movie night. The evening will start with making our own personal pan pizzas, followed by a night of movie fun! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Looking ahead, save the date of April 10 for an online LCMS gathering for students in middle school through high school. We will offer an at-home, individual sign-up as well as a large-group option. Some of the large-group activities include pizza, outdoor games, and leader-led discussions. More details soon!\

Monthly Food Donations Always Strong

Last Friday, Joe and Sandy Sauter delivered a truck-bed full of groceries to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Thanks to all who so generously donate to these food drives! The food donations for the month of March will be delivered to Jesu el Buen in Kansas City.

Sabbatical Sunday is this Sunday, March 14. No in-person services at either campus will occur for this weekend only. There will be a premiere video on both FaceBook and YouTube at 10am. In-person services will resume next Sunday, March 21.

Update to President Hagan’s Letter Please be advised that the letter regarding The Equality Act from MO District President Hagan lists incorrect email addresses for Missouri’s senators. You are encouraged to visit the website listed below to share your thoughts which will go directly to the senators. Thank you!
https://www.hawley.senate.gov/

https://www.blunt.senate.gov/contact/contact-roy

Special Voters’ Meeting Sun., March 21, 11:30am, Wyatt Auditorium. Agenda includes adoption of Vision & Mission Focus Areas document and proceeding with development of plans and related matters to move to Wyatt Campus. Please plan to attend.

Egg My Yard youth ministry fundraiser; sign up on Mar. 21 or 28 in lobby of either campus or visit the Student Page on church website. GO HERE

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 dianelmayfield@comcast.net,
OtisT@TimothyLutheran.com or
Pastor Rod at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Please keep your submission between 200-250 words.