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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
Diane Mees
Tom Wangerin
 
Recuperating:
Sao Kosia
Silas Jeffries
Mamie Williams
Ed Yoswig
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith from surgery
Marcia Bello
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Jill Hohman
Peggy Alexander
 
Sick:
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
Nancy Weir
Roy Hesser
Bev Thomas
Milly Benally
 
Our Shut-ins:
Tom Weir
Henry Wirth
Reva Barrett
Doris Bayuk
 
General Concerns:
Timothy Call Process
Jessica Reich pregnant with twins
Those affected by Hurricane Harvey & Irma and the fires in the Northwest
Pastor Jacob and Deaconess Elizabeth Wagner
Jenna Lutz pregnancy
Bible Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament:   Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm:Psalm 80:7-19 
Epistle :   Philippians 3:4b-14
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Stewardship:
Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
 Attendance
Sunday 8 a.m.: 88
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 149
Monday: 21
Tuesday: 16
Guests: 15
Education Hour: 35

Giving
Week of Sept. 24th
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
 $10,058.28
Dedicated Fund:
 $3,962.64
NEWSLETTER
Oct. 1- Oct. 7 2017
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A NOTE FROM PASTOR WOOD: 125 YEARS
This week's Old Testament reading comes from the prophet Ezekiel.  He had been called by God during Judah's exile in Babylon to proclaim God's Word to the exiles in Babylon.  Many were lamenting what they felt was God's injustice in bringing judgment upon them for the sins of their fathers.  So they quoted the proverb, "The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge."  The Lord speaks through His prophet to demand an end to this kind of thinking.  Instead the prophet outlines a doctrine of individual responsibility and accountability.
Ezekiel challenges the exiles to recognize that their current predicament and suffering stem from their own unrighteous ways.  Yahweh says, "Is it not your ways that are unjust?"  God's people are challenged to stop blaming others for their plight and to recognize their own failures that account for God's judgement upon them ... 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.
 
LWML Sunday
The first Sunday in October is set aside for LWML Sunday.  Timothy Women in Mission is part of the Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML).  Women gather with a purpose - to be in God's Word, to be in fellowship with one another and to participate in servant opportunities.  We invite all women to join us the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. 
Thank you for bringing your Mite Box offerings today.  Mites have funded tens of millions of dollars in mission grants since the organization's inception in 1942.
 
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
Sunday, October 8   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.

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.

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.
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.

Welcome to the Family!
This morning we welcome through the Rite of Holy Baptism Ivan Dean Alexander, Jr., son of Suzanne Alexander.  Serving as his sponsor is Rick Rios.

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 1
Lesson 5 Bible Story -Elijah ls Taken to Heaven - 2 Kings 2:1-15
Today in Sunday School, we study "Elijah Is Taken to Heaven."
Elijah, like Enoch before him, was taken into heaven alive. Jesus, who is our great Elijah, ascended alive into heaven for us and our salvation. You might discuss, "Why was Elisha concerned about Elijah's departure from earth? In what way was Jesus' ascension into heaven different from Elijah's?"
Memory Verse: Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
YOUTH NEWS
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

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
 
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
Timothy wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church's bank account.
Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.
Online Giving lets you go to www.timothystl.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms and additional information are available from the church office.
AROUND TOWN
WOL News!
October 16th: Smoking Barrels (Kingshighway)
*This event takes place All Day and be sure to 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

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. 8th                 Congregational Meeting (tentative)
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 
www.timothystl.org.
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