St. Timothy Lutheran Church

 

Worship services:


Saturday Worship:

5:30 PM

(Every 5th Saturday is a Healing Worship Service)

 

Sunday Worship: 

8:00 AM & 11:00 AM 

 

Sunday school:

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Holy Communion

at each worship service, 
except on the 5th Saturday Healing Worship

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 3 PM

Closed 
Friday - Sunday

A Caring, Church sharing Jesus Christ with the World offering

Help, Hope and Home.

Pastor's Page





A message from
Pastor Curt~

 

      

We who journey together to the promise of God!

 

My wife, Laura, really enjoys her coffee, rarely does a morning go by without at least a cup somewhere in the wake-up routine. You could say that it is one of those little pleasures in life that she has grown accustomed to, and would rather not part with. To do so would border on minor sacrifice.

 

When we we’re expecting our first child she gave up anything that would be harmful for the new life within her, many things that she cherished, including coffee. This went on for one year and three months through the pregnancy, and nursing.It was amazing to watch her overcome temptation, give up the things she enjoyed, all for a child she had never seen face to face. Add to that, discomfort to her own body as the months progressed, and I was humbled to witness such a display of the sacrifice of love. She proceeded to do this two more times for each of our children. Her fasting, giving, and prayers for our children have become a way of life for her over these past Seventeen years, and has transformed her in love. And I know she wouldn’t trade it for anything, for the healthy life it has afforded them, and the love they share, which continues to grow into a lifetime together.

 

Our children may never completely grasp what she has given up for them. But, she has given me a greater glimpse into the love of Jesus who has shown us that, sacrifice given for the other, is greater than that which we would keep for ourselves. And that somehow, when we give ourselves away in love for others, we receive something priceless, beyond selfish gain.

 

Jesus willingly enters the suffering of this world to bring new life and healthy relationships to all of us, even when we don’t know him yet. As Jesus is preparing to lay down his life for us on the cross he says;

             

“I tell you, I will never drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new  with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matt. 26:29

 

Jesus will forgo his own pleasure and satisfaction for all his children. And He confidently proclaims a time, beyond the pain, when we will be together in a kingdom we can’t understand or imagine. Jesus will fast, give, pray, suffer and die on a cross for the new life of all His children. In this we witness true love.

 

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of birth pangs.” Matt. 24:8

 

The joy of new life is ahead, the promise is beyond the pain. Just as God’s people passed through the wilderness, with God’s word that the land of promise was ahead of them. We also head through this broken and sinful life with God’s word that the fulfillment of His promise is ahead of us. Jesus taught us,

“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.” Luke 9:24

 

As we engage in the season of Lent we have an opportunity together to give ourselves away for love, in the ancient “disciplines” (practices that teach & transform us), of Fasting, Giving, and Prayer. As we do we find that love expressed in the mystery of relationship takes us to a place we never could have dreamed, Resurrection. We are taken beyond death to new life, now and into the kingdom.

“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm118:23

 

May we let go, and die to ourselves this Lent and sacrifice for love, and let God guide us to the surprise of love, resurrection!

 

 

                                                     In the abiding hope of the open tomb…

                                                                                              Pastor Curt