St. Timothy Lutheran Church

October 29th was the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the

beginning of the Reformation. I say beginning because reformation is

something the church continually strives for. We need to keep

reforming and being open to whatever God has for us.

Daylight Savings Time ends on the first Sunday of November. I have

so enjoyed the sunny days with it staying light until late in the

evening. However, now we see the sun setting earlier and earlier.

Before we know it, we will be going to work in the dark and coming

home in the dark.

The first Sunday of November is also All Saints Sunday when we

remember all those who have gone before us in the faith, such as the

reformers and dear friends and family. It is a bittersweet time of

sadness mixed with joy. In November, we bring one liturgical year to

a close with Christ the King Sunday and then begin another liturgical

year with the gospel readings from Mark and John.

I continue to give thanks for all of you. God uses you to encourage

me and give me strength when I am tired after worship. You help me

to carry on. However, there are so many of you that I miss so

desperately. Your absence makes me sad. We are all so very busy, but

will each of us please reexamine our priorities? We can worship God

alone, but collective worship is what we all need. When I am down,

another lifts me up, and so on. Please give corporate worship

preeminence in your life.

Because I miss you and want to catch up with you, I am

systematically making phone calls to everyone. This way I’ll know

what’s going on in your life and if there is anything that especially

needs prayer.

May the Lord continually bless and keep you.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Ivy

Pastor's Message

November 2017

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