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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
Linda Meyer
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
 
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
 
Hospital:
Max Baker
 
Hospice:
Shirley Simon
Tom Weir
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
Jill Hohman
Peggy Alexander
Kathy Willhite
 
Sick:
Josh Smith
Marcia Bello
Jenna Weinstein
Blessing Jardia
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Thomas Evans
Brian Healy
Nancy Weir
Roy Hesser
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
 
Our Shut-ins:
Jeffrey Black
Erwin Brunsch
Vickie Connours
Dorthy Groeteke
 
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Jessica Reich pregnant with twins
Pastor Jacob and Deaconess Elizabeth Wagner
Jenna Lutz pregnancy
The people of Las Vegas
 
Mourning
Ketema

Bible Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament:  Isaiah 25:6-9  
Psalm:Psalm 23 
Epistle :   Phil.4:4-13
Gospel: Matt.22:1-14
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This Week @ Timothy
Stewardship:
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
 Attendance
Sunday 8 a.m.: 79
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 168
Monday: 19
Education Hour: 43

Giving
Week of Oct. 1st
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
 $10,489
Dedicated Fund:
 $998.45
NEWSLETTER
Oct. 8- Oct. 14 2017
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A NOTE FROM PASTOR BILL: THE CALL
As a pastor considers a divine call, he will listen to the opinions of others. He will listen to people or groups of people in his current congregation and the calling congregation, his family, trusted colleagues, circuit visitors and district presidents.  We pray for the pastor considering the call to keep himself open to the council of others. 
When a pastor receives a call he should announce a "target date" for reaching a decision.  Normally three to four weeks is the recommended amount of time for prayerful consideration and discussion with others.  We  don't want to tie the hands of God's Spirit in this matter, so we keep this open to the pastor and look to him to make his decision in a reasonable and responsible manner.  The pastor considering the call will pray and struggle with questions about where the Lord wants him to serve. He will need to weigh carefully where his gifts and abilities are best used in the work of the Lord's ministry.  If he cannot decide and has doubts, normally he will decline the call.  His work and commitments to his current congregation should prevail.  If he does accept the call, then he puts his hand to the plow and looks forward and not back.
Once a call has been accepted, the pastor usually works on implementing a quick process of transition. The exact way this works is not only the pastor making the decision but the family, two congregations and two district presidents also get involved.  Be patient; he and his family are coming soon...Continue Reading
CONN ECT AT TIMOTHY
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.
 
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.

Voters' Assembly to Call Senior Pastor
TODAY 12:30 pm
The Call Committee is bringing two candidates to the Congregation for discussion and consideration on Sunday, October 8:
David Brighton, Pastor of Mount Calvary, Warner Robins, GA
Joel Sarrault, Pastor of St. Johns, Adrian, MI
The meeting will be preceded by a light luncheon, supported by a Thrivent Action grant.

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.
GROWING TOGETHER
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.

Ladies Bible Study
The next meeting of the Ladies Bible Study will be at the Rall's (6949 Pernod Avenue) on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 1:00 p.m. .

MISSION EFFORT UPDATE!
Thank you, Timothy members, for walking alongside the almost 300 other congregations of the Missouri District of the LCMS. Through your prayers and support, you're keeping church workers and their families healthy, making Lutheran education a possibility, and sharing the Gospel in unique and challenging environments statewide. Next Sunday, Leah Sieveking (TLC member and district staff), will give an update on district mission efforts during the Bible class hour. 

24 Hour Prayer Vigil October 12, 2017
Psalm 90 says, "Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.....teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." 
The wisdom God has given us in Psalm 50 "Call upon Me in the day of trouble and I will rescue you."
In our City, Nation and World we have many troubling events and issues that need our prayers.
Pray that our leaders, present and future will be given wisdom to manage the days ahead.
1 Timothy 2:1-2, "I urge...that requests, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
How this will work
*          We set aside 24 hours for our congregation to be in prayer. 
*          We will open the church from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday October 12th. 
*          We ask that you sign up for a prayer slot. 
*          Then come to church at that time and pray.
*          The other times to complete the 24 hours can be done at home.  But we want you to sign up for a time so we know each hour of the day is covered. 
The Christ candle will be lit reminding us Christ is still the Light of this world.  There will be devotional suggestions and materials. The side door to the church on the Ivanhoe side will be unlocked.  You can invite others to participate.
Sign up today!
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Sunday School Connection for week of October 8
Bible Story - Naaman and Elisha - 2 Kings 5:1-14
In Sunday School today, students learn the story of "Naaman and Elisha." The Word of God spoken by the prophet was in and with the water of the Jordan to restore the flesh of Naaman. The Word of God spoken by the pastor is in and with the water of Baptism to cleanse us of our sin and restore us as children of the heavenly Father. Consider discussing, "What was Elisha's unusual 'prescription' for Naaman's condition? How have you been healed with water?"
Memory Verse: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. - Ephesians  2:8-9

  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
Donor Advised Fund
Establish a Donor Advised Fund at the LCMS Foundation. Pass your stewardship values to the next generation by involving children in generosity decisions to favorite ministries.  Contact Kirk Mueller 314-704-4389
 
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.
AROUND TOWN
WOL News!
October 16th: Smoking Barrels (Kingshighway)
*This event takes place All Day and be sure to mention WOL.
November 14: Culver's on Big Bend from 5-8pm. Mention WOL.

SAVE-THE-DATE: Trunk-or-Treat is back!  Mark your calendars for October 27th at St. Lucas.  More details to come.

Get your tickets now for a Rockin' kid's night!
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park in Shrewsbury and WOL PTL are partnering for a fundraising night Thursday October 19th.  Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Please contact WOL for tickets at 314-832-1244. Tickets can be used for any hour between 4-8 p.m. on October 19th.  $10 one hour jump per child; $20 two hour jump per child. Waiver must be completed and $2.50 jump socks required before child can participate.  Waivers can be found at https://Shrewsbury.rockinjump.com

EX-MORMONS TO SHARE THEIR TESTIMONIES AND MUSIC
Adams Road Ministry, composed of ex-Mormons, will share their testimonies about how they came to know Christ and why they left Mormonism on Friday, October 13 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Missouri. They will also share their music. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Family Shield Ministries. There is no charge to attend, but a free will offering will be taken. Learn more at: www.familyshieldministries.com or witnesstofamily@gmail.com.

The Lutheran Prayer Breakfast
Join 400+ area Lutherans at the Lutheran Prayer Breakfast on October 11, 2017 at the Orlando Events & Conference Center in Maryland Heights. Rev. A. Trevor Sutton will speak on Seeing Jesus Clearly: Five hundred years after the Reformation. Sutton is the author of Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World (co-authored with Dr. Gene Veith), Being Lutheran and Why Should I Trust the Bible?, all published by Concordia Publishing House. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved at http://lcms.regfox.com/2017-lutheran-prayer-breakfast For more information, contact Annette Woehlke at annette.woehlke@lcms.org.
Save the Date    
Oct. 20-22nd         Confirmation Retreat
Nov. 2                    LWIM "Meet & Greet" the Field Workers
Dec. 2                    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.

Learn more at 
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