St. Timothy Lutheran Church

In the past few weeks, the scriptures have emphasized our relationship with

God and our neighbors near and far. As we did last year, this year, in the

month of August, we will make a slight shift from the regular lectionary

readings. Instead, we will be celebrating the Season of Creation: The

Wisdom Series. In so doing, we will be exploring together our relationship

with God’s good creation.

August 4 is Ocean Sunday, August 11 is Animal Sunday, August 18 is

Storm Sunday and August 25 is Universe Sunday.

explains it this way, “Wisdom is a deep Wisdom…impulse within all parts of

creation, designing their mysteries, guiding their purposes, and mentoring

their functions. The Wisdom series correlates with the Luke series of the

church year.” A new piece to this resource that is being made available is

handouts that offer reflections and action steps for each Sunday.

Considering our relationship with creation, Ray and I would like to thank

each of you who was able to attend the memorial service for Amity. Some of

you were unable to come, yet you expressed your thoughts and best

wishes. As hard as this time has been, we have felt the support and love of

this wonderful community of faith. I know we’ll be thinking of her on Animal


We give thanks for each of you and pray that the summer pace ensures a

greater time of reflection in your relationship with your heavenly Father. In

my personal prayer life, I have been praying for open eyes, open ears, an

open heart to be closer to God and an open mouth to “ proclaim the mighty

acts of him who called [us] out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter


God has good things in store for the people of God at St. Timothy. May we

allow God to use each of us to God’s glory so that “ They will not hurt or

destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of

the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9).

God’s peace,

Pastor Ivy

Pastor's Message

August 2019

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