January 13 Greetings
Dear Ones,

Warm greetings to you!

Today, we get the fun treat of learning about Tim Lowe. Yes, Pastor Tricia's husband and what an adventure we get to take with Tim today. Put on your ski boots, motorcycle helmet, or just some good walking shoes as we take this virtual adventure and learn more about Tim. All aboard!!
Tim Lowe - Who am I?
A bit about my background. Born in Lansing, MI while my father finished a degree in hotel management; my folks returned to Alaska (Fairbanks) where I spent my early years. To Anchorage following the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.  Had a paper route to fund my early years’ downhill skiing; followed by first job as a camp janitor (where I met camper Tricia Reimer (Lowe) – age 14); followed by work as a ski instructor (11th and 12th grade) and in the bike shop of the local sporting goods store.  
One year of college in architecture at the University of Colorado (Boulder). A return home and return to the sporting goods store, followed by an effort (at age 17) to buy my first piece of real estate (which I did). That led to my getting my real estate salesman license a week after turning 19, and that led to my first employment as a real estate appraiser at age 21 (and I’ve done that ever since). To San Francisco for new work as a Chief Appraiser in 1987, followed by relocation to Los Angeles for work with Deloitte in their real estate consulting practice in 1990. Opened my own practice in 2000, which continues to this day.
I’ve had wonderful experiences in my work as an appraiser: visits to Diomede Island in the middle of the Bering Straits, valuation of signature properties such as #2 Wall Street, the Stratosphere Casino tower in Las Vegas, a light rail system in Buenos Aires, the right of way of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, and a 5 million acre portfolio of educational trust lands in Washington State. In each case, and in so many of my assignments, there is an unusual property, appraisal or consulting problem or some other form of challenge. I have been greatly blessed to have a wonderful, challenging career as an appraiser and consultant, and have worked with great professionals and great clients.
My interests are pretty simple and have been with me for a long time. I began playing guitar in elementary school and it remains a strong interest of mine. I began skiing at age 13 and have been on ski patrol, worked as a lift attendant and snowmaker, and have taught skiing to kids and adults (one of my kids ended up on the US Ski Team!). I ride a motorcycle and enjoy long-distance trips. I have ridden from Los Angeles to Anchorage, and round trip from LA to Minneapolis and back, as well as several trips to the Northwest. It is among my favorite things to do. (I presently have 3 motorcycles, with a 4th on the way!). Other interests and hobbies include cooking, projects around the home, and I aspire to more art and photography.
The Lowe family over the years.
Lastly, I’ll admit how very, very lucky I am (and have been). I have two fine sons, a wonderful wife, and far more blessings than I have earned or deserve. My hope today is to be able to continue to work in my field, make contributions from time to time to my community and my church, and to enjoy the beauty of living in Prescott Valley with all of you! I am so glad to be a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Prescott Valley; a wonderful church with great, active members.
Look for your copy of the 2020 annual report coming in the mail to church members after Saturday in preparation for our Annual Congregational Meeting on January 30 at 2:30pm on Zoom.
A request from Emmanuel’s kitchen: Please collect empty plastic containers with lids (like from sour cream or sandwich meats) and drop them off in the church. The containers allow us to store leftovers and serving-sized portions for those helping cook as well as the clients we serve.
Emmanuel Lutheran has been invited to be a beta-test site for a study guide for the ELCA social statement Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action, adopted at the Churchwide Assembly in August 2019. There are five sessions, beginning on Wednesday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. Please let me know if you are interested; there are handouts for each session, and I want to get them out to everyone beforehand. I look forward to hearing from you!
Vitalant blood drives scheduled for our area:

  • Friday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: AZ Dept of Economic Security (3262 Bob Dr.)
  • Saturday, January 23, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Prescott YMCA (750 Whipple St.)
  • Thursday, January 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.: St. Germaine Catholic Church (7997 E Dana Dr. Prescott Valley)
  • Wednesday, February 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Prescott Valley Library

The need is great; donate if you can.

Make an appointment at vitalant.org, or call 1-877-258-4825. Vitalant is including COVID-19 antibody testing for all blood donations.
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Please make good choices regarding your safety and others’. Wear your mask, keep your distance, stay at home if you are at risk or not feeling well, and wash your hands. Precious ones, choose love, to care for your neighbor and yourself by staying safe!
The church office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; don’t hesitate to call me (310-890-9785) or the church office (928-772-4135) if you need something, and email emmanuelelca@gmail.com if you have something to share.
A Bible verse for today: 

God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called to His purpose.
Romans 8:28
Thank you for sharing today, Tim!

Yours in Christ,
Beth Parknowitz (lending a hand while Kimberly takes time off!)
Member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church; Prescott Valley, AZ
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

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