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 Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2019
Attendance Last Week:
 Sunday 8 a.m.: 73
Sunday 10:45 a.m.: 181
Monday: 17
Education Hour: 41
Scripture for Next Week:
(click the links below to read the Bible verses.)

Old Testament : Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm: Psalm 128
Gospel: John 2:1-11
Prayer Requests:

Bob Kolb’s successful eye surgery
Eric Trickey
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
John Renken
Art Young
Mamie Williams
Henry Wirth
Mike Duggar
Kathleen Phillips
Josh Smith
Jenna Weinstein
Sarah Vandeveer
Larry Tiemann
Bev Thomas
Molly Benally
Kurt Buckingham
Violet Martin
Catherine Cheeks
Tsvetelina Kostadinova

Our Shut-ins:
Joyce McCoy
Virginia Meinholtz
Jane Noyes
Gladys Paschall
Larry Tiemann’s mother, Ruth
Carla Hagan’s niece, Megan
General Concerns:
Mark Fendler new medicine will work
Brian Healy having surgery
Mike Benally – Bell’s Palsy
Stephen Ministry Class
Happening This Week:

Sunday         01/13/19
8:00 a.m.    Divine Worship
9:30 a.m.    Sunday School & Bible Class
9:30 a.m.    Stephen Ministry Training
9:30 a.m.    Vietnamese Worship
10:45 a.m.  Divine Worship
12:00 p.m.  Voters Meeting
12:30 p.m.  Confirmation Class
1:30 p.m.    Stephen Ministry Training
Monday       01/14/19
6:30 p.m.    Worship
Tuesday      01/15/19

Wednesday    01/16/19
4:00 p.m.    Confirmation Class
6:15 p.m.    Bell Choir Practice
7:15 p.m.    Choir Practice
Thursday      01/17/19
6:15 a.m.    Men’s Bible Study @ Panera Bread
9:00 a.m.    Food Pantry
10:00 a.m.  Bible Study in the Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 p.m.    Praise Team Practice
Friday        01/18/19
6:30 p.m.    Volleyball
Saturday     01/19/19

Save the Date :

January 20 th , 2019 – Installation of Officers

January 27 - Voter's Meeting

February 3 rd . 2019 – Life Sunday, special guest Mike Duggar LCFS

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

Saturdays in April – Scrap Metal Drive

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

A Note From Pastor Dinger:
Part of the human experience in this Fallen World involves temptation. And there are countless temptations in life. It can feel like at every turn there is a temptation from the world to turn us from God. What are we to do when we face temptation?
We can be like Mae West who said that whenever she had to choose between two evils, she picked the one she hadn't tried yet. Or we can follow the adage: "If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late." Or we can go the way of the client who says to the lawyer, "The question of right and wrong is very clear. I want you to cloud it up for me."
Temptation is all around us. What are we to do? The Good News is that Jesus came and lived as one of us – he fully experienced what it is to be human. He experienced our feelings, emotions and temptations – yet he never gave in – he always worshiped the Father and did His will.
But that’s not all he did. Jesus isn’t just an example of how not to give in to temptation – a perfect person to make us all feel guilty because we aren’t like him. No, Jesus stood in our place, did what we can’t do, died to sin and so that we might live in Him. So when we face temptation we don’t have to try to defeat it ourselves, we simply turn to Jesus and in the Spirit of God we let him fight the battle for us. And the Good News is – He already won. Yes, there is temptation all around us, but we don't have to give in because we are in Christ Jesus our Lord.
until January 27 at 12:15 pm
At Timothy:
Giving Statements
Your giving statements are in the entry way and available for pick up. If there are any discrepancies, please let us know as soon as you can. Thanks!
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.
Word of Life Fundraiser
Support the Word of Life 8th graders on their trip to Chicago. Join us at Smoking Barrels, 5641 S. Kingshighway, on Tuesday, January 22 . A portion of the entire days sales goes towards their trip. Restaurant hours are 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, perfect for lunch, dinner or carry outs. The more the merrier!

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.

Box Tops for Education
We now have a box for Box Tops for Education in the entryway. Please collect your box tops, and bring them with you to church on Sunday. Word of Life gets 10 cents for each donation. There are hundreds of participating products. See the list at https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Alatra Flowers
Altar Flowers
There is a NEW Altar Flower chart in the narthex. If you would like to reserve a date simply write your name on the blank space on the calendar, send an email to office@timothystl.org , letting Kathy know the person you are honoring, or what you are thankful for. You may write a check to Timothy for $25, with a note that it is for altar flowers. (You will not get credit on your giving statement.) Then feel free to take the flowers home after Monday evening service.
Lutheran Witness
There is NO envelope for Lutheran Witness in your contribution box this year. If you would like the Lutheran Witness delivered to you, just let Kathy in the office know.
Around Town:
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.

Here Am I ... Send Me to Joyfully Serve
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 , Registration: 11:30 a.m. in Koburg Hall, Lunch: Noon. Program: Laura Hemmer, Director, Financial Aid; Adopt-A-Student Recipients
Ingathering: Food items for the Concordia Seminary Food Bank. The cost is $10.00 per person. Please make check payable to Concordia by Jan. 25, 2019.
Please mail reservations with your check to: Mary Jane Autry, 7609 Fleta St., St. Louis, MO 63123
Visitors and new members are always welcome! You can find the Seminary Guild at http://www.csl.edu/friends/seminary-guild/ and Facebook - Concordia Seminary Guild.

At Timothy Lutheran we:
Welcome the Lost
Embrace Unified Diversity
Practice Authentic Worship
Empower Servant Leaders
Inspire Individual Outreach