St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Dearest friends,

I’m baaaaaacccckkk! It has been a long, long haul to say the least. Leading worship, communing with you and preaching was so wonderful for me on my first Sunday back. I thoroughly enjoyed attending worship with you, but it’s good to be back to work!

The doctor said everything is healing nicely and has allowed me to do a bit more. Now, I’m allowed to lift 20 lb. instead of just 10 lb. I can also drive farther. However, he is only allowing me back to work 20 hours a week. Last week was my first week back and boy do I understand why I’m not back full time. I was whooped.

You are all so very special to me. The many cards, notes, calls, rides etc. have made me feel so blessed and truly got me through the very hard times. While in the hospital, the staff was so impressed with the sheer number of cards I had received; and no two were alike.

We all know how important animals are in our lives. They lift our spirits when we’re down and share our joys as well. We will be praying for our beloved animal friends on Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 am, out in front of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Bring any kind of pets or working animals you like. Amity and our cat, Pokey will be there.

This month we also celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The revelation of the grace of God for us through no works of our own is a cause of great joy. All over the world, Lutherans, Reformed and other denominations will be celebrating. As a church, we owe so much to Martin Luther and the other reformers.

One of the legacies of the Reformation is care for those in need. There are so many who have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Our gifts through Thrivent will be matched, while 100% of our gifts through Lutheran Disaster Response will go to help victims of these hurricanes. We will not be paying for administrative costs, but money will

go completely for those impacted by these storms. Keep them in your prayers too.

All I can say is thanks be to God for his goodness and thank you to all of

God’s people at St. Timothy. God is good all of the time.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Ivy

Pastor's Message

October 2017

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