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Cancer:
Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
Joan Castellano
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.
 
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum

Hospice:
Shirley Simon
Tom Wangerin
Charles Ford
 
Recuperating:
Sao Kosia
Silas Jeffries
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Peggy Alexander
Mary Ellen Hagan
Marcia Bello
 
Sick:
Josh Smith
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Blessing Jardia
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Thomas Evans
Roy Hesser
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
Aniken infant having heart surgeries
Kristen Dattoli with auto immune deficiency
 
Our Shut-ins:
Vickie Connours
Dorthy Groeteke
Carol Hassbaum
Marilyn Jennings
 
General Concerns:
Lindsey-actively being solicited by the Jehovah Witnesses, struggling with her faith
Nicole Woods last weeks of pregnancy
Bible Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament: Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7
Gospel: Mark 13:24-37

Hymns:"Wake, Awake for Night is Flying", "O Savior Rend the Heavens Wide", "Jerusalem, O City Fair and High"
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This Week @ Timothy
Stewardship:
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
 Attendance
Sunday 8 a.m.: 91
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 135
Monday: 21
Guests: 19
Education Hour: 39


Giving
Week of Nov. 19th 
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
$361.00
Dedicated Fund:  $1,100.00
(Sunday offering not counted)
NEWSLETTER
Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2017
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A Note From Pastor Wood: For You
The Gospel Lesson for this morning is haunting. The note of judgment sounds over the sheep and the goats, the righteous and the unrighteous. A lot has been said and written about concerning this judgment. It may strike our Lutheran ears as odd. The Son of Man says nothing about faith or grace. When the sheep are ushered in he points to works: feeding, welcoming, clothing, and visiting. These are the works of the righteous, it can hardly be denied. Likewise with the unrighteous, they are ushered out and they go away into eternal punishment for not doing the works of the righteous. This parable is terrifying because it reminds us that Christ will care about what he finds when he returns. It reminds us that he is concerned about our works.
That's not the only thing this parable does, however. Look closely at the words of the Son of Man, "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.. . Continue Reading
CONN ECT AT TIMOTHY
Budget and New Policy Information Available Today!
A final draft of Timothy's 2018 Budget is now available in the Narthex. This copy will also be provided at the December 10 Voter's Meeting. If you'd like more information, please contact Judith Meyer.
A final draft of Timothy's Tuition Assistance Policy for Word of Life School is also available in the Narthex. This copy will also be provided at the December 10 Voter's Meeting. If you'd like more information, please contact Judith Meyer.
 
Gift & Card Tree
We now have a Christmas Gift and Card tree in the Narthex.  Help brighten the Christmas season for one of Timothy's shut-ins by choosing a name and send a Christmas card or take them a gift.  If you are unable to take the give yourself, someone from the church will do it for you.

2nd Annual Weihnachtsmarkt
Purchase space at Timothy Lutheran's Christmas Market!
Timothy Lutheran Church is hosting the 2nd annual Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) on Saturday, December 2.
To encourage more people to purchase booth space at the Christmas market, we have reduced the fee to $15.00 per space!
Contact your vendor friends!
The market itself will run from 11 am - 6 pm in the gated parking lot at Timothy Lutheran, 6704 Fyler Ave. There will be food & drink for all to purchase. The purpose of this event is to engage all ages in our neighborhood and surrounding areas. Timothy's beer brewers will once again create a variety of savory suds to sample in your purchased stein. Send your request for an application for a booth to Marla Steenbock at mjsteenbock@gmail.com.

*Roasters to borrow
*Large mobile fire pits to borrow
*Firewood- Donations
*Cash Donations
Please notify Marla Steenbock at mjsteenbock@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Cookie Sale!
It's that time again!!  As the weather has turned colder, why snowflake-cookies.jpg not turn on the oven and bake some cookies for our Cookie sale at the Christmas market!  We have sold out the last two years, so I know shoppers really appreciate home-baked treats.  If you bake early, simply freeze; cookies should be brought to church by Friday, 12/1.  Questions?  Call Cheryl O'Neill, 314-352-9309.
GROWING TOGETHER
Advent by Candlelight just around the corner!
Signup sheets 
for Advent by Candlelight are in the narthex.  In case you're not familiar with this tradition, the event is for the women of Timothy (scho
ol age and into retirement!).  On Sunday, December 3rd, the first Sunday of Advent, we will meet in the gym at 6:00 p.m. for dessert and a short devotional program.  In the past, we have had women host tables of eight.  The hostess brings her fancy Christmas dishes and decorates with items from home and, of course, candles!  She also makes a dessert and provides a small, inexpensive memento (a bookmark, ornament or the like). This year, you will still be able to host a table, but we will also have many open tables which volunteers will "dress up"; we will also provide the dishes, dessert and favor. The signup sheet will have "OPEN" instead of a hostess' name. We will sing a few Christmas carols, enjoy a yummy dessert and hear a presentation by Noks Shabalala, a graduate student from South Africa studying at Concordia Seminary. We'll share more of Nok's topic in the next couple of weeks, but we wanted to be sure that you would put December 3rd on your calendars!  Hope to see you then!  Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Ebeling or Mary Anne Rall.

Blessings to Ministry
Transferring blessings to ministry in thanksgiving expresses gratitude to God for His provision of all of life and life's resources. It witnesses faith to family and beyond.   Contact Kirk Mueller 314-704-4389 kirk.mueller@lfnd.org.

MDO Parent's Night Out
Friday, December 8th, 2017 from 5 - 9 p.m
 Your child(ren) enjoy a fun-filled night of pizza, crafts, games, movies, and fun with children of all ages (2 years and up).  $30 per child ($50 maximum per family).  Payment must be received to reserve your spot.  Contact Kara Emerson at  mdo@timothystl.org.  Please RSVP by December 1st.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Sunday School Connection for week of November 26
Lesson for Sunday School -  Bible Story - God's People Go Home - Book of Esther
This week we study Esther.  In her actions, we see the pattern of deliverance that God sketches throughout the story of Israel, a pattern that finds its fulfillment in Jesus, our Savior.  Consider discussing, "How did Esther preserve the Jewish people?  Why is the story of Esther important?"
Memory Verse:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
STEWARDSHIP
Notes from the November Council Meeting
1.  Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget which is to be presented on December 10 to the congregation at the semi annual meeting.  If you would like to review the budget, copies of the documents will be placed in Constant Contact and the narthex of the church starting Sunday, November 26.  Included will be the church budget and the tuition revision.
2.  Nominations for leadership positions were approved by Council.  Board of Elders:  Rick Myers, Rev. Tedy Workeneh, Rudy Bertarelli and Jim Rice.  Word of Life School Board members:  Priscilla Williams is entering her second year of service to the board, Gina Hawkins and Amanda Bello agreed to begin a second year term.  Returning to Council for 3 more years include Amanda Myers and Ed Ewertowski.  Please congratulate all volunteers who offer their time to lead our church family!
3.  The Board of Elders and Council are reading and discussing Built on a Rock, the Healthy Congregation, by Ted Kober.  

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.
YOUTH
Word of Life Musical Helpers
This spring Word of Life students will perform a musical called "Echoes of the Hammer"  We have thirty kids who already have scripts in their hands and are eager to portray the life of Martin Luther in acting and song on March 15th.   In order to have a successful musical we will need help in the areas of costumes, set (and props) and tech (sound, projection, etc.).  We would like supporters of our school at Timothy to consider helping, especially people who can work out costumes or are handy with sets.  For more information contact DCE Mark or Laura Thompson (lthompson@wordoflifeschool.net).

Sr. Youth December Fellowship Nights
Join us Wednesday December 6 and December 20 for Sr. Youth/College Age Fellowship Night.  We will meet at 5:30pm and get food from the Advent Meal in the gym.  After our fun and fellowship time - we will worship together in the Advent Service at 7:00pm.
AROUND TOWN
WOL PTL News
The Word of Life PTL would like to thank each of you who has come out to support us at the recent Restaurant Nights.  The money raised allows the PTL to support Word of Life teachers by adding educational materials and resources within each of the classrooms, as well as, providing learning experiences for the entire school.  We wholeheartedly thank you for your continued support!!!
 
WOL Restaurant Night
Mark your calendars because on December 11th, from open to close, the PTL will be sponsoring yet another EAT-and-EARN at Raising Cane's on Hampton (4320 Hampton Ave.).  Please make sure to mention WOL at the time of purchase. 

Lindenwood Community Blood Drive
There will be an American Red Cross blood drive in our neighborhood on Monday, December 4th .  Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and the holiday season is an especially critical time.  All members of the Lindenwood Park Community and beyond are invited to support this special drive.  Monday, December 4th, 2:30-7 p.m., St. Michael's Temple - Fellowship Hall, 6520 Arsenal Street.  Register on-line at redcrossblood.org or contact  Libby Crofts at 636-346-7762 for assistance in making an appointment.

Gift Your Time to An Older Adult This Holiday Season
The holiday season is fast approaching and what a wonderful time to make the difference in the life of an older adult.  You could volunteer at a Christmas party, gather a group of friends to go caroling, or "adopt" seniors who are less fortunate.  Contact Kristy Bull at 314.262.8206 or visit Lutheran Senior Services website, LSSLiving.org, for more information.
Save the Date    
Dec. 2, 11-6p.m.    Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)
Dec. 10th              Congregational Meeting, New Member 
                             Welcome, and Advent by Candlelight
Dec. 24th, 10:45a.m. Children's Christmas Program
ABOUT US

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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