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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
Sandy Adams
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum

Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Becky Benz
Shirley Jeude
Pat Diehl
Art Young
Anna Lincks
Henry Wirth
Sondra Harrison
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:
Carol Hassbaum
Marilyn Jennings
Norma Kramer
Art Kruger
Gayla O'Connell
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Sgt. Charles Enderle deployed to Iraq
Josh Smith & family for housing
Hanna Poulo in refugee camp in Ethiopia
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 82
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 189
Monday: 18
Wednesday: 84
Guests: 29
Education Hour: 46

Week of  Feb. 18th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,544.58
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $995.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm:  Psalm 19
Epistle:   1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Gospel:   John 2:13-25

Hymns Next Week:
  "Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow", "Built on the Rock the Church Shall Stand", "In the Cross of Christ I Glory", "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross".

Feb. 25 -Mar. 3, 2018
Front of Timothy


A Note From Pastor Bill
"Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return; 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall confess to God.' Isaiah 45:22-23


"So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."      Philippians 2:10-11

Everyone will be behind Christ one way or another. The story of God has always been leading in this direction and has been making this promise from the very beginning. Our Gospel lesson for the Second Sunday in Lent declares the same. Jesus begins by asking the disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" The disciples reply with the various and wrong answers. "But you, who do you say that I am?" Peter speaks up for the group of disciples and answers, "You are the Christ."...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.

Lenten Meals
We need groups to sponsor Lenten Meals! If your group is interested, please call the church office for date availability.

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!
Sunday School Notes for week of February 25
Paul Sails for Rome - Acts 27
Our lesson looks at Paul's travels and evangelism in the midst of trials.  As Christ was with Paul and His companions, so He is with me, holding me up, keeping me with Him in the ship of the Church, and casting all my sins into the depths of the sea. Parents could ask, "Who and what did God use to keep Paul safe? How does God keep us safely with Him?"
Memory Verse:
[God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4
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 Spring Musical
Mark your calendars for Word of Life Lutheran School's Spring production of Echoes of the Hammer.   Students from K-grade 8 will take you back 500 years ago in Germany, as the Renaissance made its way into the Holy Roman Empire.  A man named Martin Luther dared to influence the Church to its own rebirth.  When his hammer struck the church door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, posting his 95 Theses, Martin opened the door to the spread of God's Word to all people.  You can catch this live performance on Thursday, March 15 at 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM.   Good news; Salvation is free, but musical productions are not.  A free-will donation (suggested amount - $5/adult, $2/child) will be gladly accepted to help defray the costs of this wonderful production.   

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    
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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