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Thanksgiving:
Karen Keller is cancer free
Cancer:
Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
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.
Janice Schneider
Mark Novy
Susan Bussen
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Hospital
Vashti Mooney
Hospice:
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Recuperating:
Sao Kosia
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Mary Ellen Hagan
Karen Turner
Dorthy Groeteke
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Dennis Lewandoski
Steve Emerson
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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
Kristen Dattoli
Rick Thomas
Kurt Buckingham
Claire Emerson
John Diehl
Sebastian
Our Shut-ins:
Jeffrey Black
Erwin Brunsch
Catherine Cheeks
Vickie Connours
Mourning:
Gahbi
Anna Paul
General Concerns:
Lindsey
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This Week @ Timothy
Stewardship:
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
 Attendance
Christmas Eve 8 a.m.: 67
Christmas Eve 10:45 a.m.: 210
Christmas Candlelight: 85
Christmas Day: 110
Guests: 42
Education Hour: 18

Giving
Week of Dec. 25
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
$15,593.11
Dedicated Fund:  $1,110.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament:  Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm:  Psalm 29
Epistle:   Romans 6:1-11
Gospel:   Mark 1:4-11
 
Hymns next week:
"Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning", "O God of God, O Light of Light", "Christ Be Our Light"
NEWSLETTER
Dec. 30, 2017-Jan. 6, 2018
Front of Timothy

 

A Note From the Staff
The celebration of Christmas, the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus, is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks for the wonder of God's gift and the amazing love He has shown in coming to be with us.  This Christmas is special for us in having all our own family home together.  At the same time, we rejoice in our Timothy family for all that you mean to us.  It is a blessing to be with you for this Christmas celebration, a blessing to partner in ministry with you, and we are surely blessed by your support and your love.  We pray that the peace and hope and joy of this season will continue to fill our lives in this coming new year ...In Christ's love, Pastor and Mary Anne
Thank you for your partnership this past year in ministry. The celebration of Christmas with all of you is always a true blessing for Brenda and me. We do have a great deal to be thankful for here at Timothy and with our partnership with Pastor Wood and Concordia.  We thank God for our staff, volunteers, members, visitors, school, Mother's Day Out and all who have entered our building this past year.  We have a great caring community of faith that reaches far beyond the walls of this Church. Brenda and I are so thankful to be part of this outreach to so many. Thanks to all of you for making 2017 a true blessing.  .  As you enter the New Year may the Lord be always with you. Have a blessed 2018! ...Pastor Bill and Brenda
"But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart." (Lk 2:9)  This is a good time of year to take a ponder.  As we reflect on many blessings, we see the people that God has connected in Christ as a real treasure.  Our connection to Timothy is a gift.  We treasure serving with you.  We treasure going through joys and challenges together.  We treasure our school and MDO.  We treasure the relationships where we share from life, hope and faith.  We treasure our church family and the place we have in this community.  May 2018 be another year of partnering in the Gospel and working for the Kingdom...all for Christ, the greatest treasure that changed our forever ...DCE Mark & Laura Thompson

CONN ECT AT TIMOTHY
Altar Flower
Poinsettias on the altar were given to the glory of God by Marcia & Amanda Bello, Bill & Cookie Brauer, Daniel & Erin Clemens, John & Carla Hagan, Erik & Aliesha Herrmann, Horst & Irma Herrmann, Sue Koch, Eileen Mueller, Pastor & Mary Anne Rall, Rosalie Schmidt, Sue Thomas, Pastor & Bill Wilson, Walt & Belva Winters.
GROWING TOGETHER

Lutheran Witness
The Lutheran Witness Subscriptions are due on February 1st, 2018.  They are $16.00 this year.  Use the envelope in your new offering envelope box, or send $16.00 with name and address of the person to receive the magazine. 
The new subscription will begin in April of 2018.

Mission Trip to Gambia
Pastor Loum is going on a Medical Trip to Gambia in March, and is inviting interested members of the congregation to go along.  For more information please see Pastor Loum.

Gambia Mission
Some remote congregations in Gambia have been unable to hear the Word of God because the evangelists have been unable to travel to worship with them.  Support for this ministry would be $100.00/month.  If you should wish to help support this important ministry, mark your gift to Timothy with the word "Gambia".  Pastor John Loum.
STEWARDSHIP
Share Your Gifts-Egg Hunt Leadership Needed
Our annual Egg Hunt outreach is an important annual event for our children and young families.  It is a great opportunity for our church to serve our neighbors and be visible in our community.  We need a leader or team of leaders to help make this day special.  Please talk to DCE Mark Thompson if you are interested and/or have questions.  The date for EGG HUNT 2018 is March 24.

AROUND TOWN
Word of Life 'Cougar Legends' Alumni Basketball Game and Reception
Saturday, January 13th  following the Annual Cougar Classic Championship Game at Word of Life

CHRISTIAN FRIENDS OF NEW AMERICANS -- 2018 ESL Launch Luncheon
You are invited for food, fun, and the opportunity to share Christ's love at the Peace Center, Saturday, January 6, 11:30 am.  Do you know a New American who wants help with their English?  Do you know someone who would like to tutor a refugee?  Please invite and bring them to our Launch Luncheon.  Call Pastor Stanish Stanley (314) 371-6312 to register. www.cfna-stl.org

Attention Word of Life Alumni and Friends:
The Word of Life Alumni Association has recently been formed with the goal of reconnecting alumni and their families to our alma mater. Our mission is to foster and renew friendships while reconnecting alumni to the school and church families that gave us our roots. 
We are working on alumni and school events for 2018 as well as sharing the '100 Alumni 100 Dollars' fundraising campaign for major gym improvements. If you are interested in getting involved and giving back, please contact: Rachel Roman / rachelroman23@gmail.com / 636-734-8161

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 Rachel Haywood at haywoodrachel@rsdmo.org.
Save the Date    
Jan. 1st, 10 a.m.     New Year's Day Service (no 7p.m. worship)
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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