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Carol Hassbaum
Clara Erickson
Samantha Luther
Kathy Goeggel
Kris Bowers
Phil Taylor
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Linda Ford
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
Tim Todd
Janice Schneider
Mark Novy
Susan Bussen
Joyce Kuhl
Megan Blose
John Sailors
Sandy Adams
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Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Henry Wirth
Sondra Harrison
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Becky Benz
Shirley Jeude
Pat Diehl
Art Young
Anna Lincks
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:
Catherine Cheeks
Vickie Connours
Pauline Forester
Dorthy Groeteke
Jim Herd
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Sgt. Charles Enderle deployed to Iraq
Josh Smith & family for housing
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 67
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 162
Monday: 18
Guests: 31
Education Hour: 25

Week of  Feb. 11th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,544.58
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $1,323.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm:  Psalm 22:23-31
Epistle:   Romans 5:1-11
Gospel:   Mark 8:27-38
Feb. 18 -Feb. 24, 2018
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A Note From Pastor Bill
We're at a familiar place in the church year, the first Sunday in Lent. And so we hear from Scripture about the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Right after our Lord's Baptism Mark tells us, "The Spirit immediately drove Jesus into the wilderness. And He was in the wilderness for forty days being tempted by the Satan. And He was with wild animals, and the angels were ministering to Him."
Scripture leaves much for us to think about. Why would the Holy Spirit drive Jesus into this wilderness? How many temptations were there over the forty days? Did the wild animals try to hurt Him? What did the angels do to minister to Him?
So with all these questions did we forget Jesus was just baptized? Mark with his immediacies wants us to connect Jesus with fallen humanity. Mark wants us to see Jesus embodied, from the very beginning of the Gospel, Jesus Christ the Son of God is in our story. Jesus is living in the same world we live in. Jesus is totally identifying with what it means to be one of us, "bone of our bones and flesh of our flesh." He is fully experiencing the rhythm of our human existence through baptism and temptation ...continue reading
The office will now be closing at 3 p.m. daily. New hours, 8-3.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil on March 17th
In conjunction with Lutherans for Life, Timothy volunteers are needed to participate in a Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood on Saturday, March 17th. Prayer Vigil volunteers are needed for one hour time slots between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Register your desired hour to pray through Cynthia Rice, who is coordinating Timothy's participation. Please contact Cynthia no later than March 11th with your name and desired time slot so registration forms can be completed. You may also sign up to volunteer on the sign-up sheet in the narthex. To reach Cynthia, please call or text her at 314-270-0230 or email her at rice_cynthia@netzero.net .
Bring the best out of those you love the most! Based on the award-winning book, Grace Based Parenting is a refreshing new study that shows moms and dads how to love their kids the way God loves His - with grace! It gives parents a realistic job description for raising spiritually strong children who grow up with a sense of calm and a heart full of purpose and hope. Regardless of the health and dynamics of your family configuration, Grace Based Parenting works! This new Bible study group will run April 8 - June 10. Contact Marjorie at mschmeerbauch@gmail.com to sign up.

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."

Welcoming the Lost
Embracing Unified Diversity
Practicing Authentic Worship
Empowering Servant Leaders
Inspiring Individual Outreach

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
Flowers on the altar today were given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the 11th Wedding Anniversary of Larry and Gina Hawkins on February 24th.
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!
Lenten Meals
We need groups to sponsor Lenten Meals! If your group is interested, please call the church office for date availability.
Council Notes from the February 2018 Meeting:
1. There is a newly formed Property Committee. Please welcome Larry Hawkins, Bob Fisher, Sue Thomas and Tim O'Neil. All will be working along with Ed Ewertowski making sure our premises are well kept and up to code.
2. The method in which the church finance committee has used to report income and expenses has transitioned to Quickbooks. The new procedure is allowing the finance committee to produce clear and accurate information regarding our accounts. Please thank Marjorie Schmeerbauch and Kathy Whilhite for their efforts, including many long hours she has donated to TLC to prepare reports for the Council.
Sunday School Notes for week of February 18
Paul and Silas in Prison - Acts 16:16-40
We look at the incarceration of Paul and Silas the focus of Sunday School today. Just as God freed Paul and Silas from prison, granting them life out of death, so Christ by His crucifixion and resurrection frees me from the prison of my sins and grants me life eternal. Questions for discussion include "How is this event more than just a story about Paul's escape from prison?" and "How has God rescued us from the prison of sin?""
Memory Verse: [God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4
Youth Leadership Training this Weekend
Prayers for the four Sr. Youth attending the Peer Ministry Training event sponsored by the Missouri District LC-MS this weekend at the at the Sojourn Retreat Center in Dittmer, Missouri.   We appreciate their commitment as they grow in faith and serve God at church, youth group, school, family and community as growing leaders.  Attendees are:  Joseph Momoh, Mamie Passawe, Nathan Petrus, and Kalilou Doukily with Mark Thompson as chaperone.

Jr Youth Room Improvements - Sunday March 4th
Jr. Youth and helpers - we will be painting the Jr Youth Room and making some improvements to our space.  Pizza will be served and we will have some fun and games in addition to the painting project.  Bring some old painting clothes to change into after church.  We expect it to take a couple hours with enough help.  More information - contact Amanda Myers.
5th/6th Grade Early Communion for Students and Parents
At Timothy we have been providing the opportunity for young people who have been instructed in the doctrine of the Lord's Supper to receive Holy Communion before confirmation.  This special instruction has been given to our 5th and 6th graders.  After this instruction has been given, we invite these children to receive the Sacrament with the consent of their parents and the approval of the pastors. 
We are preparing to offer this instruction over 4 sessions for students and parent(s) Sundays during the education hour on: April 8, 15, 22 and 22nd. 
Please let us know if you are interested in attending by contacting the church office.  You can contact DCE Mark, Pastor Rall or Pastor Bill if you have any questions.
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.
What is LITURGY anyway??
Practicing Authentic Worship
Liturgy is a pattern or structure for our worship- our total response as God's people to our loving God. Liturgy is a means of enriching our worship; it is not established by Scripture, but it has developed and changed since the earliest days of the church. Many part of the liturgy have been in use for thousands of years. The sung liturgy with which we are most familiar includes the Lord Have Mercy (Kyrie), the Hymn of Praise (Gloria), the Responses between readings, the Alleluia, the Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus) and the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei).
At Timothy, the pastors and organists meet about every 6 weeks to go over the readings for the next several Sundays, talking about themes (according to which pastor will be preaching) and appropriate hymns for each Sunday. We want to make every Sunday a meaningful worship experience for everyone. That's a lofty goal and we may fall short, but we are making the effort! One part of our liturgy planning involves choosing a sung liturgy. Timothy usually stays with the same liturgy for 6-8 weeks; for example, we will use one liturgy for Advent, one for Christmas and Epiphany, another for Ordinary Time, one for Lent, and so on.
Most Lutherans are probably most familiar with the liturgies in the Lutheran Service Book-with the catchy names of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5! At Timothy we also use Marty Haugen's "Tree of Life" liturgy, Dan Schutte's "Mass of God's Promise," Matt Maher's "Mass of St. Timothy," and James Miller's "Jazz Liturgy." Sometimes, we use a Kyrie from one composer, a Sanctus and Lamb of God from another, depending on the style of music for a particular Sunday. At times, a part of the liturgy is included in one of the hymns of the day, but we usually keep all parts of the liturgy in one form or another. You can be sure that the organists and pastors know when there has been a total "fail" in choice. It happens-but so do wonderful, glorious liturgical celebrations!
Beginning with the 2nd Sunday in Lent, we will be using three hymns for our liturgy: # 944 for the Kyrie or Lord Have Mercy, #950 (vs, 1, 2) for the Sanctus and #434 (vs. 1,3) for the Lamb of God. We will also use a response between readings composed by David Maxwell entitled, "All Our Hope," and Christopher Walker's "Laudate, Laudate Dominum," in place of the Alleluia verse as Alleluia is not sung during the season of Lent.

Save the Date    
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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