Greetings in Christ’s name. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
As I think about this past month and next month, I give thanks. It is such
a privilege to be your pastor. Both St. Timothy and St. Mark have such
wonderful, caring people in the congregations. You are so encouraging.
Thank you for being who you are and who you will become as we grow
together in God’s love.
One of the highlights of April was participating in the joint worship
service at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown on April 17. It is the first
time most of us have heard Bishop Macholz preach. It was a joy to hear
his message, hear the large combined choir and to fellowship together
afterward during coffee hour.
Later in the afternoon, we had the Conference Spring Assembly, where
Bishop Macholz shared quite a bit with us during an open forum. We
also selected a person from the conference to receive the Discipleship
Award. Sylvia Lipsey, from St. Timothy was chosen. Sylvia is one of
the quieter members of St. Timothy who likes to do things behind the
scenes. The things she does are an extension of the ministry of St.
Timothy and are a blessing to many in the church and community. (Ed.
note: please see accompanying article on page 10. )
In May, we will be winding up the season of Easter with Pentecost on
May 15, as we celebrate the giving of the Holy Spirit to all God’s people.
It is often described as the birthday of the church.
Also this month, we will be asking you to share with us your favorite
praise songs and hymns. We will use them throughout June, July and
August. It’s always fun to see what songs are most significant to
I would ask for your continued prayers for my back and feet situation. I
am scheduled to see the orthopedist on June 3, or sooner if someone
cancels. While on vacation, I had very little trouble with symptoms,
because we did a lot of relaxing during our “stay-cation.”
May the Lord bless and keep you always. Please know you are in my
In Christ’s love,