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The baptism of Abigail Hastings in Lawrence, KS., daughter of Bill and Kirstin (Oschwald) Hastings
Pastor Rall's good test results
Carol Hassbaum
Clara Erickson
Samantha Luther
Kathy Goeggel
Kris Bowers
Phil Taylor
Betty Zera
Linda Ford
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
Tim Todd
Janice Schneider
Mark Novy
Susan Bussen
Joyce Kuhl
Megan Blose
John Sailors
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Henry Wirth
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Becky Benz
Shirley Jeude
Pat Diehl
Josh Smith
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
Kristen Dattoli
Rick Thomas
Kurt Buckingham
Claire Emerson
Marilyn Fredrickson
Peggy Alexander
James Southard
Mary Jo Becker
Our Shut-ins:
Henry Wirth
Doris Bayuk
Jeffrey Black
Erwin Brunsch
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Gil Reinke
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Sgt. Charles Enderle deployed to Iraq
Josh Smith & family for housing
Sondra Harrison having surgery
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 95
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 184
Monday: 13
Guests: 10
Education Hour: 36

Week of  Feb. 11th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,544.58
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $680.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm:  Psalm 25:1-10
Epistle:   James 1:12-18
Gospel:   Mark 1:9-15
Feb. 11 -Feb. 17, 2018
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A Note From the DCE
This coming week we have the convergence of two calendar events - Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day.  While one might initially say flowers and chocolates don't mix well with ashen cross shaped smudges on the forehead, they both point to demonstrating love.     
"And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean."  - Mark 9:9-10
Jesus revealed glory and power on the mountain with His transfiguration in the presence of three disciples.  Certainly they felt honored to be there, stunned to the point they did not know what to say, and Peter stammered out some nonsensical sentence.  We see love starting out that way.  A glamorous proposal with light dazzling through a diamond engagement ring leads to an embrace, words of love, and plans for a life together.  What comes next is the hard part.  Real life hits with all the challenges mixed up with joy, and suddenly you remember you promised to love in sickness and in health, in wealth and in poverty, for as long as life endures.  Love that endures is less dazzling and more drudgery as it goes along ...continue reading
Call Committee Update
The Call Committee has conducted five SKYPE interviews with candidates from Connecticut, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington.  These five were selected from a list of 18 candidates nominated either by members of Timothy or our District President.
The next step is follow-up SKYPE interviews with these candidates during February.  The Pastors and Mark Thompson will observe these interviews.
The goal of the committee is to bring a recommendation to the Voters Assembly in early March.
February 11, 2018, 
9:30 am
Multi-Purpose Room

Since 2010, over $370 million has been distributed to thousands of churches, schools, and other nonprofits just like yours through Thrivent Choice®. Through this program, eligible members can recommend where Thrivent donates millions of charitable outreach dollars each year.
We are excited to share, based on member recommendations, Timothy Lutheran Church received $6,148 in charitable outreach funding in 2017. We hope this gift helped to further support your incredible work.
All 2017 Choice Dollars® have been made available for members to direct. Encourage your supporters to direct now. Use the free promotional materials available in the Promote Thrivent Choice section on Thrivent.com to easily remind your supporters about Thrivent Choice and the positive impact that can be made by directing Choice Dollars to your organization. As a reminder, 2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018.

LWIM Rummage Sale. Saturday, March 24th.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
for shopping at the Women in Mission Rummage Sale!  Also, please start saving donation items for the sale."

Noah Receives Thank You
Last Sunday, Sue Nielsen spoke about her trip with Noah to Marshall County High School in Kentucky. The school had a shooting where two students died and almost 20 were wounded. Noah joined 11 other dogs for this deployment, and spent two days there. The school staff and students were so appreciative for the comfort the dogs brought as they entered parts of the school where the shootings took place. This week Noah received this thank you letter from a student.
Noah, Thank you for giving us a sense of comfort at our school. Traveling all this way really means a lot to all of the MCHS students. We all love you and all your buddies. Thank you for giving your time to us.  With lots of love, Elli English

The food pantry no longer needs egg cartons.
Thank you for saving them.

This Lenten season we will focus our attention on Jesus' words spoken while He was suffering on the cross.  We will call this CROSSWORDS.  When someone is dying we pay close attention to the final words they speak.  These words convey important messages for us to contemplate.  Our midweek services allow us time to prepare for the central acts of our salvation - the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus, which we celebrate during Holy Week.  Come and join in the fellowship of a light supper at 5:30, participate in the hymn sing that begins at 6:40, and the service that starts at 7 p.m.  There will also be a service at 11:00 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study
February 20th , 1:00 p.m. at Louise Tiemann's house

Altar Flowers Alatra Flowers
Altar flowers are needed for Sundays!  To provide flowers, call the church office or fill out the form in the newsletter.  The cost is $20.00 and checks should be made payable to the Altar Guild.  You are welcome to take the flowers after Monday evening service.  Thank you!
Tax Benefits for Lutheran School Families!
As Lutheran schools throughout the country celebrate 2018 National Lutheran Schools Week (Jan. 21-28), schools in Missouri are hoping to benefit from a new tax measure. 
Under the new federal tax overhaul, Missouri families who invest in the Missouri MOST 529 education savings plan program can now use those accounts to pay for private K-12 tuition up to $10,000 per year per student without state tax consequences. The tax benefits for Lutheran school families are two-fold. In addition to withdrawing earnings from the MOST 529 plans tax-free, they can also deduct up to $8,000 a year in contributions from their state taxes. (For more information, contact MissouriMost.org or your tax professional.)
"This is welcome news for so many families in Missouri," said Sue Nahmensen, CEO of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA), which administers scholarships and support to Lutheran schools in Missouri. "So many of our families struggle and sacrifice to pay that tuition bill because they believe in quality faith-based education for their children. This will hopefully ease that burden."

Part-Time Position Available
Word of Life is actively looking for a part-time person to fill a bookkeeping-type role.  If you or someone you know is good with accounting and programs like Quickboos and would like part-time work, please refer them to Alicia Klug at aklug@wordoflifeschool.net .  

Handicap Parking
Please be respectful of our handicap spots on our church parking lot!
Sunday School Notes for week of February 11
Lesson 11 Bible Story - Lydia - Acts 16:11-15
The Sunday School students study learn about the account of Lydia. Just as God worked His miracle beside the river, clothing Lydia with Christ in Baptism, so God works His miracles in pulpits and fonts around the world today, destroying the work of Satan, ripping believers from the jaws of death, washing away sins in water tinged with Jesus' blood, and clothing believers with His righteousness. Parents could ask, "How did God use water to save Lydia and us? Who does God use to reveal His Word to us today?""
Memory Verse:
How are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? Romans 10:14
Word of Life Trivia
The annual Word of Life Trivia Night with Silent Auction will be held on February 24th at WOL in the main campus gym.  Doors will open at 6:30 and trivia will begin at 7:00pm.  It will be $20 per person with 8 people per team.  Individual registrations are welcome as well.  Outside food and drinks are welcome. Adult beverages allowed.  Soda and water will be provided. The theme is Under The Big Top (Circus) and a table decorating contest will take place. 
To register or for more information please email Alisa Woods @ alisamwoods@gmail.com.
Spring Fling 2018!
Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Place: Epiphany of Our Lady Catholic Church
Preparations for our ministry's 12th Annual Spring Fling: A Wild West Celebration are underway. This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 4:30-8pm at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church. Dinner, fellowship, dancing and live music by Larry Hallar. Tickets will go on sale March 17th so begin recruiting a table of your family and friends for a fun night out!
In the meantime, help LASM make this year's Spring Fling the best yet. We are seeking sponsors for the event as well as silent auction and attendance prize donors. All funds generated by the Spring Fling go to the direct support of LASM's programs and services for older adults.
Contact the LASM Office at 647-4591 to inquire about lending your support in these areas.
Save the Date    
Feb. 14th                  Ash Wednesday
March 4th                 Thrivent Sunday
March 24th                LWIM Rummage Sale
March 24th               Easter Egg Hunt
March 27th               Seder Meal @ Concordia
Saturdays in April    Scrap Metal Drive...start collecting!
April 28th                  LASM Spring Fling
May 25th                   Shine the Light Event


Timothy Lutheran Church is a congregation of the The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod established in 1925. We are a culturally diverse St. Louis City church serving as a bold witness to the saving grace of God through Jesus.  We welcome the lost, embrace unified diversity, practice authentic worship, empower servant leaders, and inspire individual outreach.

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