Timothy Lutheran Church
6704 Fyler Ave. / St. Louis, MO 63139 / 314-781-8673
Worship: Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. / Monday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School & Bible Class 9:30 a.m. / Monday School 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Andrew Dinger / Pastor Bill Wilson / DCE Mark Thompson 
See all the news on our website www.timothystl.org
Front of Timothy
NEWSLETTER Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
Attendance Last Week:
 Sunday 8 a.m.: 85
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 200
Christmas Eve: 120
Candlelight: 67
Christmas Day: 110
Visitors: 62
Educational Hour:  27
Scripture for Next Week:
(click the links below to read the Bible verses.)
Old Testament : Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm: Psalm 72:1-15
Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

Prayer Requests:

Healthy baby boy, Levi Amadeo, born to Wes and Tarja Murrell
Eric Trickey
Tim Todd
Marcia Bello
Ziegfried Herrmann
Robert Wolf
Jan LaForest
Susan Mosley
Phyllis Wamsley
Lonnie Voschell
Our Missionaries:
The Hansons
The Schultes
Stephanie Lund
Pastor John Loum
The Ralls

Joyce McCoy
Ed Spiess
Carol Hassbaum
Pastor Ed Dubberke
Joe Vaccaro
Art Young
James Gayeyou
Armen Kayarian
Mamie Williams
Henry Wirth
Jessica Rechs
Josh Smith
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Larry Tiemann
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
Kurt Buckingham
Violet Martin
Catherine Cheeks
Our Shut-ins:
Jeffrey Black
Catherine Cheeks
Vickie Connours
Dorthy Groeteke
General Concerns:
Mark Fendler doctor appointments
Brian Healy having surgery
Jason Castellano having foot problems
Those traveling during the Christmas and New Year holidays
Mike Benally – Bell’s Palsy
Mike Duggar – Hip replacement

Happening This Week:

Sunday      12/30/18
8:00 a.m.    Divine Worship
9:30 a.m.    Sunday School & Bible Class
9:30 a.m.    Vietnamese Worship
10:45 a.m.  Divine Worship
Monday     12/31/18
6:30 p.m.    New Year’s Eve Worship
Tuesday         01/01/19
New Year’s Day
Wednesday    01/02/19
10:00 a.m.  Koinonia @ Panera Bread Co.
6:15 p.m.    Bell Choir Practice
7:15 p.m.    Choir Practice
Thursday          01/03/19
6:15 a.m.    Men’s Bible Study @ Panera Bread
9:00 a.m.    Food Pantry
10:00 a.m.  Genesis Bible Study in the Multi-Purpose Room
NO           LWIM
Friday      01/04/19
6:30 p.m.    Volleyball
Saturday       01/05/19

Save the Date :

January 13 th , 2019 – Voter’s Meeting

January 20 th , 2019 – Installation of Officers

March 17 th , 2019 – St. Paul Lutheran High School Choir from Concordia, MO

July 7 th Day of Praise and Thanksgiving for Pastor and Mary Anne Rall

New Year's Eve Worship Schedule

Monday, Dec. 31 st , 6:30 p.m. –
New Year’s Eve Worship

A Note From Pastor Dinger:
One of the simple yet more difficult things about starting a new year is that you have to get used to writing ‘2019’ instead of ‘2018’. I have had to correct myself already countless times and the year has just started. Writing ‘2018’ has become a habit that has been formed all year long and changing that habit will take a good deal of effort to break and begin to write the correct year.
I have developed my own habits of leading worship and ministry for the last decade in New Jersey, and it will take me a great deal of effort of to learn our way of doing things, but until then I will be sure to look foolish from time to time.  
Our lives are full of habits, lots of little things we do each day without much thought or concern because we have just learned to do them over time and with great repetition. Each of these things started as awkward activities but over time we have just become used to doing them, and now it would be more awkward to not do it.
For how many of us is daily reading of God’s Word truly a habit? At times, regrettably it’s not my habit. All of us would probably agree that it is good to read God’s Word, but for some reason, be it sinful negligence or simple laziness, we don’t. It is awkward at first, or we don’t know where to start or how to do it.
But here is some encouragement, research shows that it takes between 18 and 66 days to form a new habit. Also, most of us really want to be regular in prayer and in God’s Word. Finally, the Spirit of God wants to be with you there as well - and through it he brings great gifts of peace, comfort, and assurance of his forgiveness. 
Join me for the next 66 days (that’s until March 6, which is Ash Wednesday) to build a new habit of daily prayer and devotion. We have a great blessing here at Timothy to have a multitude of opportunities for group Bible studies, Sunday morning, Wednesday mornings, and two on Thursday mornings. Join us making God’s Word a habit worth keeping.
Pastor Dinger

At Timothy:
Thank you for the Poinsettias
Thank you to the following people who purchased poinsettias for the beautification of our altar this Christmas season: Bill & Cookie Brauer, Irma Herrmann, Diane Kelly, Sue Koch, Eileen Mueller, Tim & Diane Saleska, Rosalie Schmidt, Barbara Smith, Mark Thompson, and Pastor & Brenda Wilson.

Bible Study
New Bible Studies Starting…
·       Sunday Morning Bible Class in the Multi-Purpose Room will be studying the book of Colossians.

·       The Thursday morning Panera Bread Co Men’s Bible Study is beginning a new topic. They will be studying the book Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Return to the Lord.  Join them on Thursday morning at 6:15 a.m.

·       Hospitality: It’s History, Our Present Starting January 13 Kate Meadows will lead in an 8-week study that examines hospitality, from its rich history to how it fits into today’s harried and guarded culture. We’ll use Christine Pohl’s Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition as the basis for our study and discussion.
  Stephen Ministry Class begins Next Sunday
If you want to do more as a Christian caregiver, consider Stephen Ministry. A training class is starting on Sunday, January 6th . Contact Pastor Bill, Jane Cauchon, Judith Meyer, or Nanette Dost for more information.

Women in Mission will not meet in January. Our next meeting will be February 7th.

Around Town:

Dine out to support WOL
Tuesday Jan 8, 2019 at McDonald’s, 7259 Watson Rd Shrewsbury. 20% of sales from 4-8 p.m. will benefit WOL! 

Trivia Night
WOL PTL Trivia Save the Date Jan 26th Doors open 6:30 play 7-10 p.m. $20 per person. Table of 8. Sign up to start soon! Contact alisamwoods@gmail.com with any questions.

Big Band Swing
Lutheran South Bands will host a "Big Band Swing" featuring "The Ambassadors of Swing" on Saturday, January 26 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Kuhlmann Center. A $20 ticket includes beer, wine, and appetizers. Free swing dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. This event is limited to 200 guests, so purchase your tickets at Lutheran South as soon as possible.
At Timothy Lutheran we:
Welcome the Lost
Embrace Unified Diversity
Practice Authentic Worship
Empower Servant Leaders
Inspire Individual Outreach