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Prayers answered for Thomas Evans
Bertarelli's foster parents
Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
Clara Erickson
Samantha Luther
Kathy Goeggel
Kris Bowers
Phil Taylor
Doreen Pivirotto
Betty Zera
Linda Ford
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
Tim Todd
Larry M.
Janice Schneider
Mark Novy
Susan Bussen
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Vashti Mooney
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Reva Barrett
Sao Kosia
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Mary Ellen Hagan
Dorthy Groeteke
Kathleen Hallenbeck
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:
Charles Ford
Pauline Forester
Dorthy Groeteke
Carol Hassbaum
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 89
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 144
New Year's Day: 35
Guests: 25
Education Hour: 24

Week of Dec. 31
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $1,518.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament:  1 Samuel 3:1-20
Psalm:  Psalm 139:1-10
Epistle:   1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel:   John 1:43-51
Hymns next week:
: "Come, Follow Me", "Take My Life and Let it Be", "In Christ Alone"
Jan. 7 -Jan. 13, 2018
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A Note From Pastor Rall
Epiphany is a Christian feast day that celebrates the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus His physical manifestation to the Gentiles.  The date of Epiphany is January 6th, the 12th day after Christmas.  It appears from Matthew's account of the visit of the Magi that the baby Jesus could have been already a toddler.  He was dwelling in a house with His parents when the Magi visited Him, and Herod's attempt to kill this new king caused him to slaughter baby boys in the vicinity of Bethlehem who were two years old and younger, based upon when the Magi had first seen the star in the East.
The Christian Church commemorates the Baptism of Jesus on the first Sunday after the Epiphany, which this year falls on the very first day after Epiphany, so we remember both this Sunday.  Both of these events serve as revelations of the true nature of Jesus.  The Magi worship Jesus and present Him gifts that are befitting a king.  At the baptism of Jesus, the Father Himself pronounces Jesus as His Son and the Holy Spirit descends to dwell in Him ...continue reading
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."

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.
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.

Thrivent Choice Dollars
Don't forget to direct Choice Dollars®
Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice┬« program can help support organizations you care about. Don't let Choice Dollars expire.  Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 31, 2018, to direct any remaining 2017 Choice Dollars. Help support Timothy.  Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.
Sunday School Parent / Teacher Notes for week of January 7
Lesson 6 Bible Story - Dorcas - Acts 9:36-43
This Sunday School lesson teaches children the story of Dorcas. Discuss how Dorcas used her gifts and talents to support the mission of the Early Church. Who would you consider a Dorcas in your congregation?
Memory Verse:  Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
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.

Alumni Basketball Game and Happy Hour!
Are you a Word of Life Alumni? Join us on Saturday January 13 at 7 p.m. after the boys basketball tournament for a alumni game! For more information join the Word of Life Alumni Association group on Facebook.
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

Attention Word of Life Alumni and Friends:
The Word of Life Alumni Association has recently been formed with the goal of reconnecting alumni and their families to our alma mater. Our mission is to foster and renew friendships while reconnecting alumni to the school and church families that gave us our roots. 
We are working on alumni and school events for 2018 as well as sharing the '100 Alumni 100 Dollars' fundraising campaign for major gym improvements. If you are interested in getting involved and giving back, please contact: Rachel Roman / rachelroman23@gmail.com / 636-734-8161

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 Rachel Haywood at haywoodrachel@rsdmo.org.
Save the Date    
Sat., March 24th       LWIM Rummage Sale

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