St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Dear friends,

We feel so very blessed to be part of God’s family at St. Timothy and St.

Mark. Doing God’s work with you gives me such joy. I am grateful for

all that each of you do. First, I’m going to give you a personal update. I

had an MRI and a nerve conduction study last week. Next, I just need to

wait until I’m scheduled to see the doctor in August.

Summer has officially arrived and what a glorious day today it is

weather-wise: bright sun, low humidity, comfortable temperatures. It

can’t get much better than that. As we are out and about, whether it’s on

a beach or work or some other kind of recreation, remember God is with

you. In the quiet times, commune with our heavenly Father and let him

lead you in finding ways to share God’s love with others.

Synod Assembly was wonderful, as always. It’s like old home week. Ray

and I enjoy seeing people that we only connect with a couple of times a

year. There’s normally at least one workshop that strikes my fancy and

that was the case this time. We are grateful for our voting members:

Kristie Bloomquist and Kathy Carlson (St. Timothy) and Kevin Ames

and Beth Starks (St. Mark). Thank you for giving of your time!

This month on July 3, I will be staying at St. Timothy after church, so

please take advantage of that so that we can chat some and become better

acquainted. Tara Eastman will be covering for me at St. Mark on that


In the second week of July, I hope to go to Gettysburg for the annual

Summer Institute of Ministry. Later in the month some family from Ohio

is hoping to come and visit. I will also be performing a marriage on July

9. I am enjoying this part of the ministry more and more. It is so

wonderful to see couples take their relationship as seriously as they do.

May the Lord bless each and every one of you. May you know our

Lord’s presence in all your activities throughout the coming days.

You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in

your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)

Pastor Ivy

Pastor's Message

July 2016

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