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Doreen Pivirotto is in remission
Birth of Emmie Charlotte Danback
Birth of Abigail Dawn Hastings
Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
Clara Erickson
Samantha Luther
Kathy Goeggel
Kris Bowers
Phil Taylor
Betty Zera
Linda Ford
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
Tim Todd
Larry M.
Janice Schneider
Mark Novy
Susan Bussen
Joyce Kuhl
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Vashti Mooney
Kathleen Hallebeck
Norma Kramer
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Reva Barrett
Sao Kosia
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Mary Ellen Hagan
Dorthy Groeteke
Dennis Lewandoski
Steve Emerson
Hannah Loum
Shirley Jeude
Josh Smith
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Blessing Jardia
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
Kristen Dattoli
Rick Thomas
Kurt Buckingham
Claire Emerson
John Diehl
Our Shut-ins:
Marilyn Jennings
Art Kruger
Nora Lautner
Marie Leuchtmann
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 90
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 156
New Year's Day: 17
Guests: 20
Education Hour: 43

Week of  Jan. 7th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,544.58
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $155.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament:    Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Epistle:   1 Peter 3:15-22
Gospel:   Mark 4:1-9, 26-32
Hymns next week:
"Nineveh", "Life Song", "While You Were Sleeping"
Jan. 14 -Jan. 20, 2018
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A Note From DCE Mark
[Jesus] found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."   - John 1:43-46
It is a special honor to be the one to share some really good news.  On Facebook and YouTube you can find countless examples of this.  Families often share videos capturing that moment that are viewed by hundreds or thousands or even millions of people.  You can see soldiers coming home early, a new baby announcement, and many more moments of someone surprised by some good news.  One called Soldiers Coming Home has over 7 million views.  It is fun to watch their surprise, disbelief, and dawning realization of the truth, to the obvious delight of family members who get to be there to share in this moment.  Once you start watching a few of these it is sort of addicting. 
I always liked reading this part of John where Jesus calls His disciples, in particular the brother disciples.  It was the best good news ever to be shared ...continue reading
Donut Team volunteers needed!
Would you be willing to help out with donuts and coffee on Sundays? Time commitment is 7:45-9:30am once a month. Please email Lauren Butz (butz.lauren@gmail.com) for more information."
Fear Anxiety and Wellness: Journey to a Heart at Peace
Join us January 28 and February 4 at 9:30 to learn a simple, powerful way to help those who experience fear in their lives. We'll be studying the book Fear Anxiety and Wellness: Journey to a Heart at Peace written by Dr. John Eckrich, M.D, founder of Grace Place Wellness Ministries. This book draws on both the professional and personal experience of a physician who has traveled that same fear filled journey. He offers powerful and practical guidance from a medical, behavioral, and most important, a Christ-directed perspective to help you on the journey to a heart at peace. To pick up a book before the class starts see Nanette Dost, Jane Cauchon, or Judith Meyer.

Book Drive- Mother's Day Out
We received a Thrivent Action Team grant aimed at upgrading our book collection for our Mother's Day Out program.  If your child received too many books or duplicates at Christmas, consider donating for our MDO.  We are looking specifically for Jesus books and those which share about Christian/Bible teachings.  MDO is part of our overall Christian Education ministry at Timothy, and that includes chapel attendance and books that interest and teach this age range.   Books should be new or in like-new condition, sturdy and appropriate for ages 4 and under.   Contact DCE Mark or Cheryl O'Neil for more information on books needed.  Thanks for your support!

Rummage Sale. Saturday, March 24th. "One Person's Junk is Another Person's Treasure."

Ladies' Bible Study 
will meet Tuesday, January 16, 1:00 at Shirley Jeude. We will discuss pages 65-78. See you there.

Adult Instruction Class
We will soon be starting up another adult instruction class.  The classes will take place on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.  Please let Pastor Bill know if you would like to attend.

Lutheran Witness
The Lutheran Witness Subscriptions are due on February 1st, 2018.  They are $16.00 this year.  Use the envelope in your new offering envelope box, or send $16.00 with name and address of the person to receive the magazine. 
The new subscription will begin in April of 2018.

Mission Trip to Gambia
Pastor Loum is going on a Medical Trip to Gambia in March, and is inviting interested members of the congregation to go along.  For more information please see Pastor Loum.

Gambia Mission
Some remote congregations in Gambia have been unable to hear the Word of God because the evangelists have been unable to travel to worship with them.  Support for this ministry would be $100.00/month.  If you should wish to help support this important ministry, mark your gift to Timothy with the word "Gambia".  Pastor John Loum.

Installation of Officers
Today we install the officers of our congregation.  They are:
Church Council:
Phil Ebeling,  Ed Ewertowski,  Carla Hagan,  Hannah Loum,  John Loum Sr.,  Judith Meyer,  Amanda Myers,  Greg Poppitz,  Ted Wuerffel
Appointed:  Jennifer Petrus, Marjorie Schmeerbauch
Rudy Bertarelli,  Ronald Danback Sr.,  Matt Gerzevske,  John Hagan,  Larry Hawkins,  Horst Herrmann,  Rick Myers,  Timothy O'Neill,  Jim Rice,  Brian Rush,  Aaron Schmeerbauch,  Teddy Workeneh
Word of Life School Board:
Amanda Bello,  Gina Hawkins,  Priscilla Williams
Thank you for your service!
Share Your Gifts-Egg Hunt Leadership Needed
Our annual Egg Hunt outreach is an important annual event for our children and young families.  It is a great opportunity for our church to serve our neighbors and be visible in our community.  We need a leader or team of leaders to help make this day special.  Please talk to DCE Mark Thompson if you are interested and/or have questions.  The date for EGG HUNT 2018 is March 24.

This cold weather has hit a lot of families.  Our food pantry has distributed food to a lot of individuals this past month.  Therefore, the pantry has been hard hit, and our 'cupboards' are almost bare.  We are in dire need of a number of items including canned fruit, canned chili, canned spaghetti sauce, toilet paper, canned tuna and chicken, soups, and many other items.  Please consider purchasing some of these items and placing them in the box in the Narthex of the church.  Our food pantry is open the first and third Thursdays of each month.  Thanks.  The Pantry Committee.
News from the Council

1. Council voted to help support Rev. John Loum on his Gambia projects.  He stated the country of Gambia is heavily Muslim, however the Lutheran Church has been in existence there for 50 years.  One of the Lutheran churches he is closely associated has not held services for the past 3 years.  This church is in need of monetary assistance for the travel of evangelists.  The second ministry Council agreed to help out financially is St. Martha, a Christian group providing assistance, giving hope for girls and young women sold into slavery and prostitution. The girls will be trained to be productive in domestic skills such as sewing.  Council approved a donation of up to $2,000 from the mission outreach designated account but hopes that members will also contribute to Gambia ministry.


2. Election of Council officers was held to serve in 2018.  They include Judith Meyer, President; Greg Poppitz, Vice President, Carla Hagan, Secretary.  Appointed Marjorie Schmeerbauch, Treasurer and Jennifer Petrus, Financial Secretary.  Please pray for your officers as they seek to guide and lead Timothy Lutheran Church into the new year.


3. Council approved a policy concerning minors alone on church property.  Timothy was informed by our insurance company the need to have a policy directed at the protection of minors, the "Minors and Volunteer Safety Policy".

Sunday School Notes for week of January 14
Lesson 7 Bible Story - Dorcas - Acts 10
This Sunday School lesson teaches children the story of Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10) and how the Good News comes to us as it did to them. Talk about how in church we receive the Good News that, although we are judged unrighteous and deserving of death, God mercifully declares us holy, righteous, and innocent because of Christ. "What does this mean for our daily lives?" is a good question to discuss as a family.
Memory Verse: Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
Sr. Youth JANUARY Fellowship Nights
Join us Wednesday January 17 for Sr. Youth/College Age Fellowship Night.  Those recently graduated from high school AND youth in grades 9-12 are invited to join us at church in the Youth Room from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Timothy Lutheran Church in the youth room. FOOD & FUN!   Grow in your faith and in your friendships.  For more information contact DCE Mark and/or Sr. Youth Team.
Open House at all WOL campuses. Sunday, January 21 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Enrollment at Word of Life Lutheran School for preschool 3 year old's to grade 8 is now open! For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Megan Arnold at 314-832-1244 ext 112 or marnold@wordoflifeschool.net

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.
Save the Date    
Jan. 22-26th             Lutheran Schools Week
Feb. 14th                  Ash Wednesday
March 24th                LWIM Rummage Sale
March 24th               Easter Egg Hunt
March 27th               Seder Meal @ Concordia

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