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Healthy baby girl, Adah Jane Kegley, born to Beth and Casey Kegley
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
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The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Vashti Mooney
Gil Reinke
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Sao Kosia
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Mary Ellen Hagan
Dorthy Groeteke
Dennis Lewandoski
Hannah Loum
Shirley Jeude
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Pastor Rall
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
Marilyn Fredrickson
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Kathleen Phillips
Gil Reinke
John Rosenberg
Ernie Rosenkoetter
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Timothy Call Process
Reva Barrett
Bud Nabe
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Sunday 8 a.m.: 98
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 163
Monday: 20
Tuesday: 8
Guests: 17
Education Hour: 46

Week of  Jan. 21st
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,544.58
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $1,195.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:21-31
Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
Hymns next week:
"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing", "Thy Strong Word", "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty", "Christ, Mighty Savior"
Jan. 28 -Feb. 3, 2018
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A Note From Pastor Wood: Fear, Love, and Trust
     Luther's Small Catechism teaches us to "Fear, Love, and Trust in God above all things." That is the meaning of the first commandment, and the meaning of rest begins with the words, "We should fear and love God..." It comes up in almost every confirmation class and Adult Bible Study. Even for pastors and church workers it can be difficult to articulate what it means to fear God. In our American context the fear of God is not often at the front of our minds. It is simply assumed that if there is a god, he is loving, accepting, and just really wants us all to be happy.
In Deuteronomy we see that the Israelites feared God. Moses quotes them, "Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die." They also trembled with fear when Moses went up to Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. Their problem was that they did not love or trust God. They all generally assumed that God wanted them dead. The people of Israel cry time and time again against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us out to the wilderness to die?!" In Numbers 14:4 they even try to elect a leader to lead them back to Egypt.
In our world today we have a trust and sometimes love but we lack fear. For the Israelites there was fear, but they lacked love and trust. What the Scriptures tell us is that we need to fear, love, and trust in God above all things ...continue reading
Adult Instruction Class
New class starting TODAY at 9:30 a.m.

Noah Away This Weekend
One of Noah's handlers is Lori Roberts. She began with Team Noah when she lived at the Seminary and her husband Bryan was a student there. They are now on his vicarage at Zion Lutheran in Pevely, MO. Everything looks like he will stay at the congregation after his vicarage is over this summer and become the pastor there. Since Pevely is not too far away, Lori has remained one of Noah's handlers. On Friday she took him, accompanying Esther Comfort Dog and her handler from Collinsville, to a Lutheran school in Frohna, MO. Lori has kept Noah this weekend to make visits with the members of that congregation and show them what the Comfort Dog ministry is all about. Noah will be back Sunday afternoon.

LWIM Meeting This Week!
Women In Mission meets this Thursday, February 1st, at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  All women of the congregation are welcome to attend. 
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."

Tree of Life
Have you noticed our "Tree of Life" in the narthex?  It is a beautiful memorial tree created by Diane Young.  If you have a name you would like added to this memorial tree, please give first names only to Diane.

Last Week to Sign Up!
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.

Welcome to the Family
We welcome this morning through the Rite of Holy Baptism, Adah Jane Kegley, daughter of Casey and Beth Kegley.  Serving as her sponsors are Josh and Virginia Vanderhyde.

Giving Statements
Your 2017 giving statements are available in the narthex.  As always if you notice any errors please call the church office right away so we can correct your statement and get it back to you.  If you have not picked up your envelopes yet, they are available in the narthex as well!

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.

Share Your Gifts-Egg Hunt Leadership Needed
Holly Feldman has agreed to help direct the 2018 Egg Hunt.  We need a number of volunteers to help make this day special.  Please talk to DCE Mark Thompson if you have questions.  Please contact Holly (ivyholly@hotmail.com) to volunteer or sign up on the registration website once it is up and running.  The date for EGG HUNT 2018 is March 24.  We are seeking someone who would like to lead the 2019 Egg Hunt who can learn with Holly this year.  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.  

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.
Sunday School Notes for week of January 28
Paul's First Missionary Journey - Acts 13-14
This Sunday School lesson teaches children about Paul and the start of his work as a missionary.  Just as God sent Paul and Barnabas to spread the Gospel, so today He sends pastors to preach the Gospel, baptize, and feed Jesus' body and blood to His children, against whom the gates of hell cannot prevail. Consider discussing, "Who gave Paul directions on where to travel? What was Paul's message?"
Memory Verse:
Turn . . . to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. - Acts 14:15
Sr. Youth Fellowship Nights
As participation has declined on Wednesday Nights - we are moving to a once a month fellowship night.  We are also looking for a better day of the week.  Please let the Sr. Youth Team know which day is more available for you on a regular basis this winter/spring: 
4th Tuesday of the month
- 4th Thursday of the month. 
4th Friday of the month
For more information contact DCE Mark and/or Sr. Youth Team.

We are looking to involve parents of students in Grades 9-12 in a quarterly meeting for your feedback and partnership.  Please let DCE Mark Thompson know which of these dates work best:  February 4 or February 11 - the meeting will be right after church.  This meeting we will also discuss plans for our summer servant event.
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 Alisa Woods @ alisamwoods@gmail.com.

"Sem Games"
Lutheran North - Lutheran South Hoops Classic (in the Tradition of the Sem Games)  Saturday, February 3rd at Missouri Baptist University.  Freshman Boys at 2:00 p.m., JV Boys at 3:30 p.m., Varsity Girls at 5:00 p.m., and Varsity Boys at 7:00 p.m.
Winter Lay Bible Institute
Saturday, Feb. 10,
 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sieck Hall 202; Registration: $20
Registration deadline: Jan. 26, 2018.  Early African Christianity.  Presenter:  Dr. Joel Elowsky
Professor of Historical Theology
Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts.
Save the Date    
Feb. 14th                  Ash Wednesday
March 24th                LWIM Rummage Sale
March 24th               Easter Egg Hunt
March 27th               Seder Meal @ Concordia
Saturdays in April    Scrap Metal Drive...start collecting!

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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