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New home for the Roden family
Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
Clara Erickson
Samantha Luther
Kathy Goeggel
Kris Bowers
Phil Taylor
Betty Zera
Linda Ford
Patty Brockmeier
Joanne Baehr
Eric Trickey
Tim Todd
Larry M.
Janice Schneider
Mark Novy
Susan Bussen
Joyce Kuhl
Megan Blose
John Sailors
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
Vashti Mooney
Gil Reinke
Shirley Simon
Charles Ford
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Sao Kosia
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Mary Ellen Hagan
Dorthy Groeteke
Dennis Lewandoski
Hannah Loum
Shirley Jeude
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Pastor Rall
Elsie Kruger
Pat Diehl
Marilyn Jennings
Josh Smith
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Blessing Jardia
Larry Tiemann
Erich Kaelberer
Brianna Lindsey
Norma Baccot
Joyce McCoy
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
Kristen Dattoli
Rick Thomas
Kurt Buckingham
Claire Emerson
John Diehl
Marilyn Fredrickson
Peggy Alexander
James Southard
Mary Jo Becker
Our Shut-ins:
Shirley Simons
Betty Troutt
Lois Vahle
Leta Valendy
Rev. Kenneth J. Gerike
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Sgt. Charles Enderle deployed to Iraq
Josh Smith & family for housing
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This Week @ Timothy
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
Sunday 8 a.m.: 76
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 151
Monday: 12
Guests: 17
Education Hour: 36

Week of  Jan. 28th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,544.58
General Fund: 
Dedicated Fund:  $955.00
Scripture Readings this Week:
Old Testament Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm:  Psalm 50:1-6
Gospel:   Mark 9:2-9
Hymns next week:
"O God of God, O Light of Light", "Beautiful Savior", "Alleluia, Song of Gladness"
Feb. 4 -Feb. 10, 2018
Front of Timothy


A Note From Pastor Rall: Renewing Your Strength
The Old Testament reading for this week, Isaiah 40:21-31, begins a new section of Isaiah's prophetic message with a powerful affirmation of what God has done and can do.  His great power, which is unlimited and undiminished, provided comfort and hope for God's people who had been experiencing His judgment in the exile in Babylon.
Isaiah assures those who doubt God's promises or His power that there is no other god who is comparable to Yahweh.  He is the very One who "stretches out the heavens like a curtain," who "brings princes to nothing."  He weighs the mountains on a scale, holds the crust of the earth in a basket, and measures out the waters in the hallow of His hand.  To Him the nations are like a drop in a bucket and the islands like fine dust.  He is the Creator, who created the starry host, called them all by name, and who can wither powerful nations with the breath of his nostrils ...continue reading
Call Committee Update
The Call Committee has conducted five SKYPE interviews with candidates from Connecticut, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington.  These five were selected from a list of 18 candidates nominated either by members of Timothy or our District President.
The next step is follow-up SKYPE interviews with these candidates during February.  The Pastors and Mark Thompson will observe these interviews.
The goal of the committee is to bring a recommendation to the Voters Assembly in early March.
Voters' Assembly
February 11, 2018, 
9:30 am
Multi-Purpose Room
The Council recommends that the Voters Assembly approve the following motions:
1.         Approve the refinancing of a $510,000 loan on the commercial property for 15 years, at an interest rate of 4.5%.
2.         Approve a loan of $90,000 on the small house on Fyler Street for 15 years, at an interest rate of 4.5%.
3.         Approve a $50,000 line of credit to be used, if necessary, for unexpected maintenance expenses; interest rate is floating but currently 3.875%.
The parking lot is basically paid off, so it is not part of the commercial property loan, except as collateral for the loan.

Since 2010, over $370 million has been distributed to thousands of churches, schools, and other nonprofits just like yours through Thrivent Choice®. Through this program, eligible members can recommend where Thrivent donates millions of charitable outreach dollars each year.
We are excited to share, based on member recommendations, Timothy Lutheran Church received $6,148 in charitable outreach funding in 2017. We hope this gift helped to further support your incredible work.
All 2017 Choice Dollars® have been made available for members to direct. Encourage your supporters to direct now. Use the free promotional materials available in the Promote Thrivent Choice section on Thrivent.com to easily remind your supporters about Thrivent Choice and the positive impact that can be made by directing Choice Dollars to your organization. As a reminder, 2017 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2018.

LWIM Rummage Sale. Saturday, March 24th.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
for shopping at the Women in Mission Rummage Sale!  Also, please start saving donation items for the sale."

Tree of Life
Have you noticed our "Tree of Life" in the narthex?  It is a beautiful memorial tree created by Diane Young.  I f you have a name you would like added to this memorial tree, please give first names only to Diane.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil on March 25th
In conjunction with Lutherans for Life, Timothy volunteers are needed to participate in a Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood on Saturday, March 17th. Prayer Vigil volunteers are needed for one hour time slots between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Register your desired hour to pray through Cynthia Rice, who is coordinating Timothy's participation. Please contact Cynthia no later than March 11th 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.
Tax Benefits for Lutheran School Families!
As Lutheran schools throughout the country celebrate 2018 National Lutheran Schools Week (Jan. 21-28), schools in Missouri are hoping to benefit from a new tax measure. 
Under the new federal tax overhaul, Missouri families who invest in the Missouri MOST 529 education savings plan program can now use those accounts to pay for private K-12 tuition up to $10,000 per year per student without state tax consequences. The tax benefits for Lutheran school families are two-fold. In addition to withdrawing earnings from the MOST 529 plans tax-free, they can also deduct up to $8,000 a year in contributions from their state taxes. (For more information, contact MissouriMost.org or your tax professional.)
"This is welcome news for so many families in Missouri," said Sue Nahmensen, CEO of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA), which administers scholarships and support to Lutheran schools in Missouri. "So many of our families struggle and sacrifice to pay that tuition bill because they believe in quality faith-based education for their children. This will hopefully ease that burden."

Part-Time Position Available
Word of Life is actively looking for a part-time person to fill a bookkeeping-type role.  If you or someone you know is good with accounting and programs like Quickboos and would like part-time work, please refer them to Alicia Klug at aklug@wordoflifeschool.net .  

Handicap Parking
Please be respectful of our handicap spots on our church parking lot!

Share Your Gifts-Egg Hunt Leadership Needed
Holly Feldman has agreed to help direct the 2018 Egg Hunt.  We need a number of volunteers to help make this day special.  Please talk to DCE Mark Thompson if you have questions.  Please contact Holly (ivyholly@hotmail.com) to volunteer or sign up on the registration website once it is up and running.  The date for EGG HUNT 2018 is March 24.  We are seeking someone who would like to lead the 2019 Egg Hunt who can learn with Holly this year.  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.  
Sunday School Notes for week of February 4
Paul & Timothy - Acts 15:1-16:5
This Sunday School lesson teaches children about serving by looking at the lives of Paul and Timothy.  Just as many in Paul's day thought, we think we must do something to be saved. Yet the answer is always Jesus, Jesus, only Jesus, whose resurrection from the dead sealed our salvation and absolved the world. Questions for discussion can include "How are you like Timothy?" and "How are we saved from our sin?"
Memory Verse:
We believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus. Acts 15:11
Sr. Youth Fellowship Nights
As participation has declined on Wednesday Nights - we are moving to a once a month fellowship night.  We are also looking for a better day of the week.  Please let the Sr. Youth Team know which day is more available for you on a regular basis this winter/spring: 
4th Tuesday of the month
- 4th Thursday of the month. 
4th Friday of the month
For more information contact DCE Mark and/or Sr. Youth Team.

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 Alisa Woods @ alisamwoods@gmail.com.
Winter Lay Bible Institute
Saturday, Feb. 10,
 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sieck Hall 202; Registration: $20
Registration deadline: Jan. 26, 2018.  Early African Christianity.  Presenter:  Dr. Joel Elowsky
Professor of Historical Theology
Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts.

St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 7100 Morganford, St. Louis, is searching for interested candidates for the newly formed Director of Music position.  This part-time position, up to nineteen hours per week, reflects one of St. Lucas' key vision priorities.  Responsibilities include worship planning and leadership for both traditional and contemporary worship. The full job description and information on how to apply is found at www.stlucaslcms.org/musicdirector.
Save the Date    
Feb. 11th                   Voter's Meeting
Feb. 14th                  Ash Wednesday
March 24th                LWIM Rummage Sale
March 24th               Easter Egg Hunt
March 27th               Seder Meal @ Concordia
Saturdays in April    Scrap Metal Drive...start collecting!

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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