Special Message – Important St. Timothy Update

Special Message – Important St. Timothy Update

ST TIMOTHY IMPORTANT UPDATE

In light of current health concerns, St Timothy will be suspending ALL ON-SITE activities, including worship and regular office hours.

If you would like to speak to a pastor, feel free to call Pr. Dan at 717-599-2308, or Pr. David at 630-294-7002.  Kim Runge, Faith community nurse is also available by phone 708-856-1201.

You can always contact any staff member or council member via email.
All email addresses are on our website: https://sttimothylutheran.com/about-us/pastors-and-staff/

In lieu of worship services on site, please visit the website on Sunday morning and enjoy a video service

There will also be daily video check-ins posted on our Facebook page starting Monday, March 23.  https://www.facebook.com/sttimothylutheran/

We will send out a weekly email update, Thursday mornings, instead of the usual TIM-bytes.

Remember —
Reliable, updated information regarding the Corona Virus can be obtained at  https://www.cdc.gov/

From the Heart – Video Message – April 1

A  “Message from the heart” , short video messages from our Pastors Dan and David.  Checking in with us on a daily basis mid-day during the week.  Video footage will be posted on Facebook.  Please click through anytime after 1:00 p.m. each day and enjoy hearing from Pastor Dan or Pastor David.

 

Wednesday, April 1- Message from Pastor Dan

Wondering what to do in the month ahead as our time away from each other extends for another month? Pr. Dan has a suggestion.

https://www.facebook.com/sttimothylutheran/

 

Have Questions? Need to Talk?

If you would like to speak to a pastor, feel free to call
Pr. Dan at 717-599-2308, or Pr. David at 630-294-7002.

Kim Runge, our Faith Community Nurse is also available at 708-856-1201.

You can always contact any staff member or council member via email. All email addresses are on our website under the About Us menu.  https://sttimothylutheran.com/about-us/

Lenten Devotion – Day 36 – Listen  to  the  living

Lenten Devotion – Day 36 – Listen  to  the  living

Matthew  22:31-32

And  as  for  the  resurrection  of  the  dead,  have  you  not  read  what  was  said  to  you  by  God,  “I  am  the  God  of  Abraham,  the  God  of  Isaac,  and  the  God  of  Jacob”?  He  is  God  not  of  the  dead,  but  of  the  living.’ 

Listen  to  the  living 

At  the  Lord’s  Table,  I  am  often  aware  of  a  great  crowd  of  people  standing  back  of  me,  as  I  bless  the  bread  and  raise  the  cup.  They  watch  and  smile  their  approval,  although  no  one  can  see  them.

I  feel  their  presence,  and  they  lift  me  into  the  joy  of  knowing  I  belong  to  them  and  to  the  Love  who  joins  us,  even  as  I  know  that  someday  I  will  join  them.

For  they  are  every  soul  who  has  known  and  loved  this  Lord  we  receive  into  ourselves  at  that  holy  table.

Old  friends  are  there,  family  members  I  have  loved  and  laid  to  rest  in  the  soil  of  this  earth.  My  father  is  there,  and  I  feel  Grandma  Miller;  Bob  and  Fritz,  and  every  soul  who  has  ever  blessed  me.

As  the  years  go  by,  that  crowd  gets  larger,  including  faces  I  have  served  and  loved  at  St.  Timothy,  people  you  know  and  love,  too.

They  are  physically  gone  from  us,  yet  they  are  so  alive  in  our  hearts  and  in  this  great  cloud  of  witnesses  that  cheers  us  on,  especially  now.

Many  of  them  faced  greater  crises  and  fears  than  those  that  haunt  us  during  this  time.  And  to  a  person  they  all  say,  “Keep  on.  Keep  on.  This  time  will  pass.  But  Love  who  holds  you  never  will.”

Listen  to  them.  They  know.

—Pr.  David  L.  Miller

 


Prayer:  Open  our  ears,  Lord,  to  hear  the  wisdom  of  those  who  have  gone  before  us  that  we  may  trust  you  in  our  time  of  trial.

To ponder:  Whose  life  and  example  does  it  help  to  remember  during  this  time?