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Thanksgiving:
Healthy baby girl, Vashti Mooney, born to Elizabeth Tarley
 
Cancer:
Carol Hassbaum
Rhonda Bartow
Joan Castellano
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.
Karen Keller
Janice Schneider
 
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
 
Hospice:
Shirley Simon
Tom Wangerin
Charles Ford
 
Recuperating:
Sao Kosia
Silas Jeffries
Rolland Kegley
Barb Smith
Marcia Bello
Kathleen Hallenbeck
Art Kruger
Becky Benz
Peggy Alexander
Mary Ellen Hagan
Karen Turner
 
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
 
Our Shut-ins:
Jane Noyes
Gladys Paschall
Gil Reinke
John Rosenberg
 
General Concerns:
Lindsey
Dennis Lewandoski
Karen Keller
Bible Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament:   Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm: Psalm 126

Hymns:
"Emmanuel" by M. W. Smith, "E'en So Come" by Chris Tomlinson and "Hallowed Manger Ground" by Chris Tomlinson
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Because We are Abundantly Blessed
Vital Signs
 Attendance
Sunday 8 a.m.: 82
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 184
Monday: 16
Wednesday: 76
Guests: 13
Education Hour: 34

Giving
Week of Dec. 3 
General Fund Needed Each Week $9,758.48
General Fund: 
$14,409.50
Dedicated Fund:  $9,491.36
NEWSLETTER
Dec. 10 - Dec. 16, 2017
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A Note From DCE Mark: Wait
One of the commands for Noah Comfort Dog is "wait."  This is used when he comes to a door.  His doggie instinct is to be the first one through it.  He wants to be first into a room.  He wants to be first outside.  He can't wait to see who is there and smell everything.  As a handler, I am taught to be in charge.  He must know that when I say wait, I mean it.  Noah learns to trust in my consistency and care.  He trusts that I help him do what he has been trained to do.
Waiting is a hard thing, not only for dogs, but for people.  From early on we learn to hate waiting.  Our first days in school we must first accept the fact that the teacher is in charge, and that means we line up at the door, and follow.  Later on we hopefully maintain this lesson by not cutting in line at the store or amusement park.  While the stoplight is often frustrating, we wait until we have permission to proceed or suffer the consequences. .. Continue Reading
CONN ECT AT TIMOTHY
Gift & Card Tree
We now have a Christmas Gift and Card tree in the Narthex.  Help brighten the Christmas season for one of Timothy's shut-ins by choosing a name and send a Christmas card or take them a gift.  If you are unable to take the give yourself, someone from the church will do it for you.

Prison Ministry
We have two members who are incarcerated.  In addition to Christmas cards (their names are on the card tree), we would like to take up a monetary collection.  They only receive $8.50 per month.  When they were at the same prison in the same cell they were able to pool their resources.  They are now in two separate facilities.  With your donation they will be able to purchase phone time and a few extras that they would not normally receive like snacks, reading material, etc.  Please mark your donation "Prison Ministry".  Thank you for your consideration!

Together We Care Gift Cards
Are you planning to give gift cards for Christmas presents?  We have some of the favorites:  Walmart, Target, Panera, restaurants, Shop 'N Save, Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, and Amazon.  Please stop by the table after first service by the kitchen, or send an email to Glenn Nielsen ( nielseng@csl.edu ) or give him a call or text at 314-651-4274.

Advent by Candlelight
Thanks to all who participated in this year's Advent by Candlelight. More than 80 women were blessed by an evening of fellowship, song and devotion, not to mention lots of delicious desserts! A special thank you to those who served as greeters, table hosts, bakers and musicians. And, most of all, thanks to Noks Shabalala, whom the Lord used to share a timely message of expectation, anticipation and hope!
 
Thank You!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of the Weihnactsmarkt committee members, financial contributors and volunteers that made Timothy Lutheran's second annual market such a success!! We greatly appreciate the contribution of savory suds from Adrian Bordeleau, Steve Meyer, Gray Krekow, Zach Sommermeyer and the Petrus family. Thank you to Diane Kelly for the use of her beautiful 100+ year old sleigh. Save the date for Saturday December 1, 2018.
GROWING TOGETHER

Welcome New Members
This morning we welcome new members received after adult instruction.  Received by confirmation are Susan Alexander and her son Ivan, Melvina Jloah, Jenneh Kakpata, Naomi Massalay, and Patricia Massalay.  Received through affirmation of faith are Antoinette Brewah, Jestina Brewah, and Jerry McCoy.  Please join us for lunch after late service.

German/Advent Service Today!
Dr. Robert Kobe will preach at the German Christmas Vesper service at 2:30 p.m. today.  The service is at Peace Lutheran Church at 737 Barracksview.
 
bible.jpg Ladies Bible Study
The Bible study will meet at NOON on December 19, at Louise Tiemann's. Bring a dish to share. Soup and beverages provided.

Mission Trip to Gambia
Pastor Loum is going on a mission 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.
 
Yarn Requested!
Julia, a member of Hope Lutheran Church makes afghans for local police departments to distribute to those in need.  She requests donations of yarn.  If you can donate, please bring it to the church office and she will pick it up.  Thank you!

Second Round
The Call Committee will be meeting in the next several weeks to resume the process of identifying the pastor whom God intends to be our new senior pastor.  The first step in that process is to secure nominations of potential candidates from the congregation.  In the narthex of the church, you will find a bulletin board with a ministry description for our new senior pastor.  You will also find pastoral nomination forms.  All members of Timothy have the opportunity to nominate or re-nominate LCMS pastors whom they feel meet the ministry description. Even if you submitted a nomination last spring, you should resubmit that name if you prayerfully believe that he fits our ministry description.  To assist in the nomination process, you may refer to Timothy's web site.  Just click on the "New Senior Pastor Call Process" tab.  You will find a link to a list of LCMS rostered pastors, including other essential information for completing the form.  Once you have finished the form, you may place it in the box on the bulletin board or turn it in to the church office.  Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, December 17.  Those nominations, along with those from the Call Committee, will be turned in to President Hagan of the Missouri District, who will vet those nominees as well as those whom he has identified.  Hopefully, by mid-January, the Call Committee will be able to begin screening approved nominees to evaluate their fit with Timothy's needs.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Sunday School Connection for week of December 10
Lesson 2 Bible Story - 
Peter and John Heal the Lame Man - Acts 3
This Sunday School lesson teaches children how each of us is like the lame beggar as we stand before God (Acts 3). Yet through the Means of Grace, God's Word and Sacraments, God bestows on us what Christ accomplished on the cross: forgiveness of sins. In your family discussions, talk about what it means to have the "forgiveness of sins.".
Memory Verse:
There is no other name . . . by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

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.
STEWARDSHIP
Today, we are especially thankful for: 
...Adrian Bordeleau, for his work on video testimonies for the confirmands and his beer making for the Christmas market
...Frank Kohn, for serving as lector, operating the power point, and ALWAYS being willing to fill in at the last minute!
...Philip Perschbacher, for using both his artistic and musical gifts to enhance worship
...Becca Gadeken Oschwald, for playing her cello for special services 
...Shirley Jeude, who sings in the choir and works tirelessly in the Food Pantry
...Sue Thomas, president of LWIM, who volunteers countless hours whenever asked-especially for funeral dinners and special celebrations 
...Jane Cauchon, Nanette Dost, Anne Mangels and Judith Meyer who coordinate and teach our Stephen Ministers
...Abby Wuerffel, who directs the choir, brass and small music groups, bringing all kinds of joy to the congregation!
...Ted Wuerffel, who is always available to help with Bible Class, transportation, heavy lifting, and most importantly- music,!
...David Maxwell and Aaron Schmeerbauch, organists on call and ready to play!
...Erik Herrmann, Bible Class, Sunday School, and Confirmation teacher.  In his spare time he teaches at the Seminary.
Thanks to all of you for sharing your awesome gifts with the Timothy congregation!
YOUTH
Thank You for the Cushy Chairs!
A BIG thank you to Jerry Foster for donating some wonderful chairs for our Sr. Youth Room.  They look great, are very comfortable to sit in, and allow our youth room to be set up in a variety of different ways to promote learning, fellowship and teambuilding.

Sr. Youth December Fellowship Nights
Join us Wednesday December 6 and December 20 for Sr. Youth/College Age Fellowship Night.  We will meet at 5:30pm and get food from the Advent Meal in the gym.  After our fun and fellowship time - we will worship together in the Advent Service at 7:00pm.

Jr Youth Advent Meal - December 13
The popular cornucopia of casseroles is back - join us Wednesday Dec. 13 at 5:30 to enjoy a variety of hot dishes and fellowship.  This is also a fundraiser for our Jr. Youth.
AROUND TOWN
   
WOL Restaurant Night
Mark your calendars because on December 11th, from open to close, the PTL will be sponsoring yet another EAT-and-EARN at Raising Cane's on Hampton (4320 Hampton Ave.).  Please make sure to mention WOL at the time of purchase. 
Save the Date    
Dec. 11th               WOL Fundraiser at Raisin' Canes on                                           Hampton
Dec. 17th, 9:30 & Noon Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal
Dec. 24th, 10:45a.m. Children's Christmas Program
Dec. 25th, 10 a.m. Christmas Day Service
Jan. 1st, 10 a.m.     New Year's Day Service

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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