Timothy Lutheran Church
6704 Fyler Ave. / St. Louis, MO 63139 / 314-781-8673
Worship: Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. / Monday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School & Bible Class 9:30 a.m. / Monday School 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Ron Rall / Pastor Bill Wilson / Pastor Chau Vo
DCE Mark Thompson / Vicar Cyril Loum
See all the news on our website www.timothystl.org
Front of Timothy
NEWSLETTER September 30- October 6, 2018
Attendance Last Week:
Sunday:  8:00 a.m.:  78
10:45 a.m.: 134
Monday:  10
Tuesday:  5
Guests :  14
Education Hour:  28

Scripture for Next Week:
(click the links below to read the Bible verses.)
Old Testament:   Genesis 2:18-25 Psalm:   Psalm 128 Epistle Hebrews 2:1-18 Gospel:   Mark 10:2-16

Prayer Requests:

Our Shut-ins:  Art Kruger, Nora Lautner, Virginia Meinholtz, Jane Noyes

Hospital:  Lisa Schafer, Larry Tiemann

Hospice:  Joyce McCoy, Norma Kramer,

Pregnancies:  Melissa Bergholt, Lorenda Bolling, Tarja Murrell, Andrea Mutka

Recuperating:  Art Young

Mourning:  Phil Taylor, son of Bret and Myra Taylor

Other:  Rev. Andrew Dinger as he considers the call to Timothy, the Ralls as they travel, Lily Iverson with a severe dairy allergy, Steve Seward having heart tests.

Happening This Week:

Sunday, September 30
8:00 a.m. – Divine Service
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School, Bible Class
9:30 a.m. – Adult Instruction Class, Vietnamese Worship
10:45 a.m. – Divine Service
11:00 a.m. Church at Lindenwood Park
12:00 p.m. Church Picnic at Lindenwood Park

Monday, October 1
7:00 p.m. – Worship & Monday School

Tuesday, October 2
6:45 p.m. – Elders Meeting

Wednesday, October 3
10:00 a.m. – Koinonia @ Panera Bread
4:15 p.m. – Confirmation Class, 6:15 p.m. – Bell Choir Practice
7:15 p.m. – Choir Practice

Thursday, October 4
6:15 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study @ Panera Bread, 9:00 a.m. – Food Pantry
10:00 a.m. – Genesis Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. – Lutheran Women in Mission

Friday, October 5
6:30 p.m. Volleyball

Saturday, October 6
Prayer Vigil @ Planned Parenthood, LinFest

Save the Date :

October 7 th – WOL Blood Drive
October 13 th – Fall Clean Up Day
December 1 st – Christmas Market

At Timothy:

Change in Men’s Bible Study Men’s Bible Study immediate change. Men’s Bible study has been moved from Tuesday mornings at 6:30 a.m. to Thursday mornings at 6:15 a.m., still at Panera Bread. The first study is October 4th at 6:15 a.m.  We will join the Ascension men’s group study. Please come and join us.

LWML Sunday October 7th is Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) Sunday. The congregation is encouraged to bring their "mites for missions" to be collected during the services. There are extra Mite Boxes in the Narthex.

 Notes from Council's September meeting:
1. A motion was made to add Jerry McCoy to the church's custodial staff. Jerry is a new member to our community, lives near Timothy and will be a great asset providing late night and weekend custodian services including light cleaning, setting up and tearing down tables and chairs, etc., as well as providing a "second" eye on our church campus making sure locks are secured and lights in the buildings are off. Please congratulate Jerry on his new position!
2. Please welcome another person to Timothy leadership, Scott Smithson was installed last Sunday in the 10:45 a.m. service are our newest Council member. Scott will replace Ed Ewertowksi who has asked to leave his position on Council. If you see Ed, please thank him for his service to Timothy's leadership team. Ed will remain active as our Property manager.
3.  Council wants to extend sincere gratitude and thanks to Marjorie Schmeerbauch, the church treasurer. Marjorie has spent countless hours on revamping policies and procedures related to church finances. We appreciate Marjorie because her reports are detailed yet streamlined to meet the needs of our church's financial reporting systems. If you see Marjorie please congratulate her on a very hard job that has been well done!
4. Council voted and approved a new financial policy and procedure involving the donation of Designated Gifts and Memorial Gifts. The new policy specifically states that monies donated to Timothy will be used only for the item that the donation was designated. The other new ruling, related to monetary donations to Timothy, was that all new restricted funds will now need approval of the finance team before that line is created in the budget. If you need more information regarding this new policy, there are copies of the policy in the narthex.

Congratulations Pastor Zeigler who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel United States Air Force on Friday, September 28, 2018 .

Painting Help Needed! Very soon we are going to roll out a new sewing ministry at Timothy, "Common Thread". We have a nice space we are going to utilize across the street from the church, on the second floor, that used to be part of the Superior company. We need help painting the walls. Please join us Saturday, October 6, starting at 9 a.m.  Please feel free to bring your favorite painting tools. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. If you can help us in any way, please call Carla Hagan at 314-708-0027 OR email - carla.hagan@gmail.com.

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 to encourage everyone to sign up to pray for Pastor Wilson, Pastor Vo, Pastor Rall & Mary Anne in Papua New Guinea, DCE Mark Thompson, Vicar Cyril Loum and the call process on the calendar in the Narthex. Let our ministry team know via e-mail or tell them in person how you prayed for them. You can also ask them for special prayer requests. There is no greater way to support and encourage our ministry team than uplifting them in prayer.

Caring Ministry is in need of volunteers to help input their contact list into an excel document. If you are able to help please contact Cyril Loum or the church office.

  Purchase space at Timothy Lutheran’s Christmas Market!  Timothy Lutheran Church is hosting the 3rd annual Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 . Booths are $15.00 and all proceeds made at your booth are kept by you as the operator. The market itself will run from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 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
Around Town:

Information on Education Savings Plans Thrivent and Word of Life are hosting an evening meeting for interested parents to learn about Missouri 529 Education Savings Plans. The meeting is taking place this Thursday, October 4, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Ascension Lutheran Church. Please register at https://529workshop.eventbrite.com if you would like to attend.

LINFEST Fall Festival at Lindenwood Park, Saturday Oct. 6, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. , Entertainment, food from area restaurants, crafts, vendor Booths, artisan booths & more! Bike Parade @ Noon, decorating bikes @ 11:30. Pup Parade @ 1:30 w/costume contest. Come out and enjoy the day!

CFNA Golf Benefit Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA). Golf Benefit, October 9 , Norwood Hills Country Club, Deli Lunch, 18-Hole Scramble, Silent Auction, Hospitality Hour, Dinner and Entertainment. Hospitality Hour/Dinner only is $30. Your generosity funds: After School Tutoring, Adult ESL, Driver’s Ed, Health Screenings, furniture distribution, scholarships in Lutheran schools, Bible studies, and much more. We see the blessings of baptisms, confirmations, and active church memberships in our local churches. More information www.cfna-stl.org/golf or call (314) 517-8513.

Choir Concerts at LHSS The Lutheran High School South choral department will present two concerts this month. On Sunday evening, October 14 , the Lancer Singers and Concert Choir will perform their fall concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Kuhlmann Center at the school on Tesson Ferry Road. The choirs are directed by Greg Gastler. On Tuesday, October 16 , middle school students from across the region will gather for the annual Lutheran Youth Choral Festival hosted by LHSS. The students and their school directors rehearse all day with Dr. Charles Brown from Concordia University Chicago, and then perform in concert that evening at 7:00 pm in the Kuhlmann Center at LHSS. Also featured on the program are the LHSS Lancer Singers and Junior Singers. All are welcome to enjoy these performances. Freewill offerings will be received and cookie receptions will follow each concert.

LUNCH & LEARN: MEDICARE Join us on Thursday, October 18th at 11:30 am for the next installment of our Fall Lunch & Learn series. We’ll be joined by Ron Weisguth of Midwest Medicare for a brief overview of how plans work and the difference between a Medicare Supplement and an Advantage Plan. Ron will review the guidelines for Medicare’s open enrollment period and attendees will have the opportunity to review a specific plan with Ron. If you’d like to take advantage of this, please bring a complete list of your current medications. A free lunch will be served. We’ll gather in Memorial Hall of Southwest Baptist Church, 6401 Scanlan. Please RSVP to the LASM Office at 314-647-4591 or lasmdirector@gmail.com.
At Timothy Lutheran we:
Welcome the Lost
Embrace Unified Diversity
Practice Authentic Worship
Empower Servant Leaders
Inspire Individual Outreach