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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
Fred Remmert
Linda Ford
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
 
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
 
Hospice:
Shirley Simon
Diane Mees
Tom Wangerin
 
Recuperating:
Sao Kosia
Silas Jeffries
Mamie Williams
Ed Yoswig
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Peggy Alexander
Max Baker
 
Sick:
Josh Smith
Marcia Bello
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Blessing Jardia
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Thomas Evans
Brian Healy
Roy Hesser
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
 
Our Shut-ins:
Joyce McCoy
Virginia Meinholtz
Jane Noyes
Gladys Paschall
 
General Concerns:
Jessica Reich pregnant with twins
Jenna Lutz pregnancy
Pastor Brighton's call to Timothy
Those at the Junior Youth Retreat
Pastor Wagner accepted call to Minnesota
 
Mourning:
Tom Weir
Bible Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament: Revelation 14:6-7
Psalm: Psalm 46
Epistle : Romans 3:19-28
Gospel: John 8:31-36
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This Week @ Timothy
Stewardship:
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
 Attendance
Sunday 8 a.m.: 72
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 144
Monday: 23
Guests: 13

Giving
Week of Oct. 15th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund:  $7,611.00
Dedicated Fund:  $399.00
NEWSLETTER
Oct. 22- Oct. 28 2017
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So Many Reasons for Gratitude, So Many Options for Generosity
During the season of Thanksgiving, leading to the season of celebrating Christ's birth, believers relish thoughts of God's goodness. Faith-filled hearts recognize that gratitude to God for the many blessings given is important. Each blessing, whether recognized or not, gives reason to share and spread God's infinite generosity to others.
For an unbelieving heart, it is difficult to see such cause for thankfulness. However, the believer recognizes that all material, mental, physical and spiritual blessings come from God the Father of Creation. Immortality comes from the redemptive life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. All comfort and assurance of peace comes from God's Holy Spirit. From such good news or Gospel blessings flow the myriad reasons to live in joyful gratitude. This motivates a response of generosity ... Continue Reading
CONN ECT AT TIMOTHY
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Let's celebrate our ministry team by thanking God for their dedication and commitment at Timothy Church!  Women in Mission would like you to sign up one day to pray for Pastor Rall, Pastor Wilson, Pastor Vo, DCE Mark Thompson, Vicar Cyril Loum and the call process on the calendar in the narthex.  Let the pastors and Mark know via e-mail or tell them in person how you prayed for them.  You can also ask them for special prayer requests.  Check out the prayer idea sheet on the easel. There is no greater way to support and encourage our pastors and DCE than uplifting them in prayer.

Maker's Fall Fest
We are extending the VBS fun with Maker's Fall Fest.  Families are invited to an event filled with fun, crafts, and togetherness.  Please join us on Sunday October 29th from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the gym for this brand new event.  Families will check-in when they arrive and then rotate together through various stations around the gym.  Snacks will be available for both kids and adults.  Child participants will be limited to Pre-K through 6th grade.  Preregistration is encouraged for planning purposes.
In order to make our Maker's Fall Fest a success, we're looking for volunteers to help at the various stations.  Instructions and supplies will be provided for each station.  Volunteers will interact with the families and help the children with the activity at that station.  Volunteers will need to register at the link provided and can select which station to help out at.  Any help is appreciated.
Please contact Holly Feldman at ivyholly@hotmail.com or 314-753-1577 with any questions.  Registration for participants and volunteers is available at:

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. Booths are $25.00 and all proceeds made at your booth are kept by you as the operator.
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-
Please notify Marla Steenbock at mjsteenbock@gmail.com if you are able to help.
CALL PROCESS UPDATE
Pastor David Brighton Called to be New Senior Pastor  
On Sunday, October 8, The Voters Assembly voted unanimously to call Pastor David Brighton of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robins, GA to be our new senior pastor.
Pastor Brighton graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1982.  He served two other congregations before he was called to serve as the sole pastor of Mount Calvary in 1999.  His congregation is similar in size and church attendance to Timothy.  He has a Director of Christian Outreach, part-time directors of Music and Children's Ministry, two SMP vicars and a retired chaplain who helps serve the Karenni (Burmese) immigrant community.  Mount Calvary does not have a school, but does run an after-school tutoring program. 
The Call Committee unanimously recommended that the congregation call Pastor Brighton for a variety of reasons:
Relational approach to ministry
Achieves congregational consensus before moving forward with new initiatives, focusing on Connecting People to Jesus
Traditional and contemporary worship experience
Preaching style that speaks to a range of listeners
Experience with New Americans (Karenni fellowship worships separately but also together with traditional congregation)
Very energetic, plans to continue in fulltime ministry for 8-10 years
We have invited Pastor Brighton and his wife to visit Timothy in the next few weeks.  More information about that visit, which may not happen until early November, will be provided as soon as possible.  At this time, please pray for Pastor Brighton, Timothy and Mount Calvary.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Sunday School Connection for week of October 22
Lesson 8 Bible Story - Hezekiah Prays - 2 Kings 18-19
This week in Sunday School
Sunday School students study the story of "Hezekiah Prays" this week. Hezekiah prayed in faith to God and was delivered. Jesus, our mediator and advocate with the Father, intercedes for us, granting us deliverance from sin, death, and the devil. Parents could ask, "Why did Hezekiah go to God in prayer? In what ways does God answer our prayers today?"
Memory Verse:
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16

Trunk or Treat!
Get your costumes ready because
Trunk-or-Treat is back on October 27th from 6-8pm at St. Lucas on Morganford.  There will of course be trick-or-treating and a Chili Cook-off.  The PTL is currently looking for volunteers to decorate their trunks as well as participate in the Chili Cook-off contest.  If you are interested in volunteering your trunk or chili please contact Rachel Haywood at haywoodrachel@rsdmo.org. 
We are also looking for general volunte ers for the night of the event.  Any and all help with this event is always appreciated!!! seasonal_pumpkins.jpg
YOUTH NEWS
Youth Summit - November 19th
Timothy youth will be attending the Youth Leadership Summit at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arnold along with other area churches on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:30am-3pm.  There will be great speakers,an opportunity to meet other youth, good food and snacks, spiritual growth and leadership building.  Talk to DCE Mark for more information.  If you sign up in advance - there will be no charge for you to attend.


Chick-Fil-A Calendars
Senior Youth Group selling Chick-Fil-A calendars.  They are $8.00 each and have a card that you register and you will receive a free food item each month.  If you have any questions see Mark Thompson or Tiffany Wohlstadter
STEWARDSHIP
Business Succession
Business Succession generosity is usually only an after-thought. However, when integrated into the transfer plan comprehensively, charitable strategies can produce surprising benefits for the owner.  Contact Kirk Mueller 314-704-4389 kirk.mueller@lfnd.org .

Notes for your Council from the October meeting:
  1. Council passed a motion to create a Facilities Committee to help with maintenance and upkeep of all church properties.  This group will be led by Ed Ewertowski.  Do you like to paint, plumb, fix electrical, heating/air conditioning?  Please contact the church office.
  2.  Rev. David Brighton and his wife Marcia have scheduled a trip to visit Timothy Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8.  Look for more information about his visit, including a congregation dinner!
  3. Timothy's Budget Committee is reviewing the Word of Life Tuition Policy including the offering of tuition support.
AROUND TOWN
WOL News!
Word of Life has openings in the Pre-K 3's class at Timothy! Part time and full time are available. If you are interested please call 314-832-1244 ext 12.
If you'd like more information on Kindergarten at Word of Life please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Join us at 6535 Eichelberger in the Kindergarten classroom for a presentationf rom Mrs. Moormann and information on financial aid.

October 16th :  Smoking Barrels (Kingshighway)
This event takes place all day.  Be sure to mention WOL.
November 14 : Culver's on Big Bend from 5-8pm. Mention WOL.

500th Anniversary Reformation Service
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Concordia Seminary.  The music-filled evening will feature two Seminary choirs, and singers and musicians from Lutheran High School South and other area Lutheran schools and congregations.
Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer will give the closing meditation. Attendees will receive a commemorative 500th Anniversary Reformation Service program that will include the meditations on each of the solas - Latin for "alone."
The service is free and open to the public and will be live streamed at www.csl.edu/live .

National Author and Speaker, Deb Burma "Living a Chocolate Life: Savoring God's Sweet Grace"
Friday, November 10, 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Weldon Springs, MO.  Pianist, Stephanie Dwyer; Menu: Chocolate Desserts, Wine, and Water; Ages 21+.
Please register for this enjoyable evening this Fall at www.messiahnetwork.org The entire event is open seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to be a host, register as a hostess. Hostesses are encouraged to be welcoming for a table of eight and bring wine (or two) to share with the table. Hostesses can invite a table of guests or simply show up and be assigned a table. Hostesses arrive at 6:00 p.m.
Save the Date    
Nov. 2                    LWIM "Meet & Greet" the Field Workers
Nov. 19, 3-6p.m.   Steve Meyer Thank you at Stellar Hog                                           Restaurant
Dec. 2, 11-6p.m.   Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)
Dec. 10th              Congregational Meeting
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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