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Healthy baby girl, Hannah Elizabeth born to Marc and Jessica Maldonado.  Proud grandparents are Gary and Alice Paul
The marriage of Tim Nielsen and Katie Lowh

Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
Joan Castellano
Clara Erickson
Samantha Luther
Kathy Goeggel
Kris Bowers
Phil Taylor
Doreen Pivirotto
Betty Zera
Fred Remmert
Linda Ford
Linda Meyer
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr

Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund

Shirley Simon
Diane Mees
Tom Wangerin

Sao Kosia
Silas Jeffries
Nancy Weir
Mamie Williams
Ed Yoswig
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith from surgery
Marcia Bello
Jim Markowski
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Art Kruger
Max Baker
Becky Benz
Jill Hohman

Josh Smith
Marcia Bello
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Blessing Jardia
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Ketema Teklu
Thomas Evans
Brian Healy
Our Shut-ins:
Gladys Paschall
Kathleen Phillips
Gil Reinke
John Rosenberg

General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Jessica Reich pregnant with twins
Heather in treatment
Bev Thomas kidney disease
Molly Benally
Mary Jo Becker health concerns
Bill Brauer three weeks radiation
Those affected by Hurricane Harvey & Irma and the fires in the Northwest
Pastor Jacob and Deaconess Elizabeth Wagner
Karen Keller successful procedure
Kate hip repair
Mary Ann healing
Richard healing
Jenna Lutz pregnancy

John Saleska
Ken Reimer
Bible Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament:   Isaiah 55:6-9
Psalm:Psalm 27:1-9 
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 81
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 147
Monday: 21
Guests: 21

Week of Sept. 10th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:
Sept. 17- Sept. 23, 2017
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A Quiz was shared with me at a recent Circuit Visitor meeting.  The presenter was Ted Kober of Ambassadors of Reconciliation.   CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE QUIZ
Satan has invaded and tarnished the many blessings the new media of technology has brought us.  Many of us recognize the danger but have become desensitized, or somehow the new sexual culture has simply been normalized in many of our lives.
The explanation to the Sixth Commandment is clear.  "We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and descent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other."
We must all become aware of this sexual form of temptation.  We must be ready to help and restore others when we know or see this temptation.  We are children of hope because the Gospel changes everything.  "When we confess our sins, God - who is faithful and just - will forgive all our sins."  "God did not send Jesus into the world to condemn the world but to save." 
LASM Trivia Night
The 6th An nual LASM Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 .  It will be held at Timothy again this year.  A table of eight is $160.  Help put a table together. 

Budget 2018: Your input is needed!
If you are a ministry leader, you should have received an email from Treasurer Marjorie Schmeerbauch with a budget request form. If you have not, please contact Marjorie at mschmeerbauch@gmail.com or submit a Budget Request Form (found in the Narthex). Must be received by the office or Marjorie by Monday, October 9.

Church Picnic
The worship at Lindenwood Park begins at 11:00 a.m. TODAY! All are welcome!

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil on October 7th
In conjunction with Lutherans for Life, Timothy volunteers are needed to participate in a Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood on
Saturday, October 7th. Prayer Vigil volunteers are needed for one hour time slots between 7am and 1pm. Register your desired hour to pray through Cynthia Rice, who is coordinating Timothy's participation. Please contact Cynthia no later than October 1st 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.
Welcome to the Family
This weekend we welcome to the family, Graham David Haywood, son of Brian and Rachel Haywood.  Serving as his sponsors are Paul Cotton and Andrea Artz.
Thanks to our Sunday School Team
Jason Fluegge, Mustaphe Passawe, & Rich Roden

Transportation Team
We are looking for a team to coordinate Sunday morning transporta tion.  This is an important ministry as many of our members have no way to get to church, Sunday School or Bible class without a ride on Sunday morning.  
If you are interested, please talk to Pastor Bill or call the church office.
Parent Sunday School Connection for week of September 17
This Sunday, the Sunday School lesson studies "God Provides for Elijah." Just as God provided food and life for Elijah, the widow, and her son, so He provides food, forgiveness, and life eternal for us in Christ. Consider asking, "How did God provide food for Elijah? In what ways does God provide for us today?"
Memory Verse: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. James 1:17
Youth Summit - November 19th
  Youth Leadership Summit  - Saturday, November 18, 2017
* 9:30am-3pm
* St. John's Lutheran Church in Arnold
* Great speakers, meet other youth, good food and snacks, leadership building
Hurricane Harvey
Lutheran Foundation Matching Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief:
Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis' Board of Directors recognizes the efforts of Lutheran congregations in rapidly responding to this tragedy.  In recognition of this, the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis will match dollar-for-dollar the cash donations raised by St. Louis area Lutheran congregations of up to $400,000 ($10,000 per congregation) to approved organizations.
As a congregation, Timothy has selected to support the LCMS Texas District Disaster Relief Fund, which has been established to support the 100+ congregations, church workers, congregants, and community members from Corpus Christi to Beaumont, Texas that have been affected by this disaster.  100% of the funds received will be used to assist in disaster relief efforts.
To donate: make a check payable to: "Texas District, LCMS" and indicate in the memo line: "Hurricane Harvey Relief."  Please give your check to the church office, or put in the offering plate.  In order to qualify for the match, all funds must be received by October 1st, 2017.
You can make a personal donation on Thrivent.com to provide assistance to Texas hurricane victims. When you do, Thrivent will double the impact - up to $500,000.
This opportunity will run until the $500,000 match is met or until December 31, 2017, whichever comes first.
Any donations given to Timothy will be given to the Comfort Dog Ministry!
A Brief Note from Call Committee
The Call Committee will be conducting follow-up interviews with four candidates for our new senior pastor.  Hopefully those interviews will occur the week of September 24, and the Call Committee will be able to bring a recommendation to a congregation meeting on Sunday, October 8.
News from the Council, September 2017
1.    Council voted to buy out the lease of our solar program from Sunvest Solar Inc.  The lease was purchased four years ago with no payment until year four; the estimated solar production has been an average of $1,489 per year.  The buyout will cost $1,700 to purchase the program.
2.    The Call Committee gave Council an update on their progress.  During the month of August seven Skype interviews were conducted.  Their plan is to follow up with several of the seven with the hope of bringing their recommendation of candidates to the congregation in early October.
3.    Concordia Lutheran Church, Maplewood is celebrating their 125th anniversary September 23 and 24 with a concert and dinner.  Please see information in the TLC newsletter for additional information.
4.    Council wishes to announce special gratitude to two members. 
Marjorie Schmeerbauch is new to Council as treasurer.  She has done an excellent job getting familiar with Timothy's budgetary needs, meeting with staff involved in the budget process and communicating to leaders in charge of individual budget lines to promote stewardship of funds available.
Ed Ewertowski has been busy replacing lighting though out Timothy's campus improving safety.  He has taken an active role preparing his budget, accounting for all loans coming due in 2018, as well as forecasting ahead to provide funds for property improvement.  Please offer a word of "Thanks" to Ed and Marjorie!
5.    There will be two important congregation meetings in the future.  The first one will possibly be in October, to extend a call to a new Senior pastor.  The regular December meeting is scheduled for December 10, to pass the 2018 church budget.
6.    Timothy's Men's Ministry is paying for electricity to the parking lot to improve safety and in preparation for the Christmas Market.
7.    Council is accepting nominations for serving on the School Board and Council.  If you are thinking about becoming more active in leadership, please see Greg Poppitz or Phil Ebeling.
On Saturday S eptember 23rd Concordia members, family, friends, and members of the Maplewood Community are cordially invited  to Concordia's 125th Anniversary
Concordia Maplewood
Celebration Concert and Dinner. Times are still being worked out, but stay tuned!  If you plan to attend, please let Kathy know so she can RSVP for you!
On Sunday September 24th Concordia will give thanks to God by commemorating our 125th Anniversary with the Divine Service. Former Lutheran Hour speaker Wally Schultz will preach. After the Divine Service we will fill the time capsule with 2017 memorabilia.

WOL News!
Mark your calendars for the first restaurant night of the school year, all day on Sept. 25th at JJ Twigs on Hampton.  Bring your family and friends to eat, relax and cheer on the Cardinals as they take on the Cubs.  Just mention WOL at the time of purchase. 20% of the proceeds on all orders, all day long, go to the WOL PTL, even carryout orders. 
SAVE-THE-DATE: Trunk-or-Treat is back!  Mark your calendars for October 27th at St. Lucas.  More details to come.

Lutheran Older Adult Retreat
October 25-26, 2017
"In Christ Alone We Stand"- Redeemed, Reformed, Renewed - Growing in Christ XVII
This year's Lutheran Older Adult Retreat, sponsored by the Southern Ill District and Lutheran Senior Services will apply Reformation themes to your life in the beautiful surroundings of Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, IL on October 25-26. The retreat features 16 workshops, keynote presenter Rev. Ron Glusenkamp, and excellent presenters including Phyllis Wallace and Dr. Robert Weise. As Redeemed, Reformed and Renewed Christians you will experience how God's enduring and all-encompassing love enables you to live out God's calling in your everyday life. For information and registration information please contact Margo Wolf at 618-622-0264 or dmwvette74@gmail.com or go to www.sidlcms.org
Thank you!!  Many of you know that the offering from one of the Bible classes on Sunday mornings is used to support the needs of the Gutnius (Good News) Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea.  We thought you might like to know exactly what kind of support we were able to give during our visit:
*The electricity from the PNG power company is sketchy at best.  About 4 days after we arrived in New Guinea, Ron flew out to a bush station and was gone 6 days.  The PNG power was off almost the entire time; unfortunately, our generator broke at the same time.  It was a pretty dark and lonely time...but thanks to Timothy, we now have a new generator for the Papua New Guinea Mission Society house!  Thank you!
*Many of the pastors receive very little compensation for their work and are often in need of a little help for transportation or food.  We were able to help Bishop Nicodemus, Pastor Jeremiah, Pastor Philip, Bishop Iseta and others.  Thank you!
*Because of the books and papers for Ron's classes, many pairs of reading glasses and other small gifts of crosses, paraments and vestments, we were significantly overweight in the luggage department.  Timothy covered some of the excess luggage.  Thank you!
*Ron held a pastors' conference-2 days of classes-for more than 60 pastors from up and down the main valley.  We were able to provide sweet potato meals and even a final meal of pork, potatoes and greens for all who attended.  Some had walked for hours to get to the Seminary.  Thank you!
*Because many of the congregations are in the bush, inaccessible by road, there is a need for air transportation using MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship).  We were able to establish an account using US $2,000 (which translates into more than 6,000 kina) to enable Bishop Nicodemus to send pastors and evangelists out to these areas.  Thank you!
*Finally, the newest missionary is Dr. Martin Dicke, a musician who is teaching the Sem students to play the guitar.  Ted Wuerffel actually started this ministry last year on his visit!  Guitars are perfect for the hills of PNG and  "starter" guitars are relatively inexpensive.  We gave Dr. Dicke enough money to buy 7 or 8 guitars.  Thank you!
Most of all, we are thankful for all the prayers raised on our behalf while we travelled in PNG.  There were so many times when we actually felt God's protective hands surrounding us.  Thank you for your love and prayers!
Pastor Rall and Mary Anne

Save the Date    
Sep. 23rd             Concordia Maplewood 125th Anniversary                                   Celebration
Sep. 30th             LASM Trivia Night
Oct. 8th                Congregational Meeting
Oct. 20-22nd         Confirmation Retreat
Dec. 10th              Congregational Meeting

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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