Reminder… Giving Tree Gifts Drop Off

Reminder… Giving Tree Gifts Drop Off

Just a friendly reminder that all Christmas Giving Tree gifts need to be dropped off by Wednesday, December 2. 

St. Tim’s is again sponsoring 106 foster children from LSSI – Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Please remember that all gifts and gift cards should be UNWRAPPED and LABELED.

Click below for more details about the Christmas Giving Tree 

A is for Anticipation

A is for Anticipation

Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. (Mark 13:33)

Welcome to Advent reflections from St. Timothy Lutheran. Pastor Dan and I will be sharing our reflections and experience of the Advent season as it bears us toward Christmas, one day at a time.

I will share this week, Pastor Dan the next, and so on through Advent’s four weeks. During my weeks, I will offer a word each day, a single word to carry with you until evening comes and you lay the day to rest in God’s loving hands.

Today, the word is anticipation.

There are times it is hard to anticipate much of anything positive. Life hits hard and ‘knocks the wind out of our sails.’ We know that old saying and have felt it. You might be feeling it as this disappointing year winds to a weary close.

So many hopes we held for 2020 were dashed. Even more personally, as for me today, fears for loved ones you cannot help suck life from our lungs, and our hearts faint within.

But it is then, exactly then, Jesus speaks. So listen: Do not be downcast. Lift your heart, for I will not leave you desolate. I will come and fill the hole in your heart.”

Just so, we live with anticipation, looking to the next moment and then the next and the next, for he is always coming to us. We see him in a manger; we feel him in every breath of beauty and word of grace. We know him in every silent moment when the healing balm of great love flows through our hearts, making us new.

So we pray, with great anticipation, “Come, Lord Jesus.”

Pr. David L. Miller

Online Worship – 9:00 a.m. Advent 1, 11.29.2020

Online Worship – 9:00 a.m. Advent 1, 11.29.2020

We may not be able to worship physically together at St. Timothy Lutheran, but we can still worship together!  Please click below and experience our online worship today!  Sunday worship will be online and available at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday morning until we are able to share the peace in person once again! 

Peace be with you all!

Online Offering Options

One way to make a regular reoccurring offering to St. Timothy is to sign up for our Simply Giving Program, which is on our website, https://sttimothylutheran.com/giving/.
 
 
Or you can make a one time offering by visiting
and clicking on the PayPal option.
 
If you are used to giving to church in person these are good options to consider.
Online Worship – 5:00 p.m. Advent 1, Holden Evening Prayer, 11.28.2020

Online Worship – 5:00 p.m. Advent 1, Holden Evening Prayer, 11.28.2020

We may not be able to worship physically together at St. Timothy Lutheran, but we can still worship together!  Please click below and experience our online worship today!  Sunday worship will be online and available at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday morning until we are able to share the peace in person once again! 

Peace be with you all!

Online Offering Options

One way to make a regular reoccurring offering to St. Timothy is to sign up for our Simply Giving Program, which is on our website, https://sttimothylutheran.com/giving/.
 
 
Or you can make a one time offering by visiting
and clicking on the PayPal option.
 
If you are used to giving to church in person these are good options to consider.
“Live the Love” This Holiday Season – Mill Street Cares

“Live the Love” This Holiday Season – Mill Street Cares

Mill Street Cares

St. Timothy is helping 25 families in our neighborhood through our Mill Street Cares ministry, which provides food for children and their families during the Christmas break.

We will be collecting donations for two weeks: Tuesday, December 1 – Tuesday, December 15.  All donations can be dropped off at St. Timothy across the street from Mill Street Elementary School, Monday through Fridays between 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Visit our website to learn more about this ministry and how you can be part of it!