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~

Children of the Light of Christ;

 

Some one new comes across our path and we collect impressions inside, formulated from our past experiences of life, body language, on how they look and carry themselves. In some cases, we have already heard what others have said about that person from their perspective or encounter. Then with eye contact we are drawn into their presence, and they open their mouth and speak.

And our perception changes within, for good, or for ill, or somewhere in between, as they express themselves. It changes even further as we reciprocate, and enter the conversation. We move from knowing about the person, to knowing the person in a real way. And the journey of discovery begins in relationship, which will affect both people, for good, or for ill, or somewhere in between.

An encounter in the flesh where one is made known, Epiphany!

At one point the woman across the room, became an acquaintance, then my friend, and now my wife, Laura. Now, I dont just know about her, I know who she is, in this mysterious journey of commitment, and mutual discovery, that unfolds over a lifetime.

In confirmation, we have taken to having brothers and sisters in our church community, share a little of their faith in confirmation worship on Wednesdays.

One spoke of their lifelong involvement in the church. They spoke of their childhood memories of the bricks and mortar, and the various programs and functions they participated in. As life progressed, and the buildings and people changed, they continued to participate in similar programs and functions within the institution. Maybe thinking, this is what we are supposed to do, Right? Maybe because it brought them comfort and connected them to the pleasant childhood memories, of what church people do.

 

Then, they shared, how a door opened and the fresh air of the Holy Spirit came cascading in to awaken their heart to Jesus. It was by opening the scriptures, and pouring over them in prayer. Not a book about the Bible, or what someone else had to say about it, but a sincere engagement in a conversation with the living God, that began to change their perception.

They started to move from knowing about Jesus, to knowing Jesus.

 

The Lord is our only God. Love God with everything youve got.

Keep his words today, in your heart. Teach your children. Talk about Gods words,

at home, away from home, when you lie down, and when you get up.

                                                                                          (my paraphrase of Deuteronomy 6:4-7)

Scripture and prayer are like listening and speaking as we discover the heart of God, and our own. Gods great desire is that we know Him! That is why Jesus came, and sent the Holy Spirit. That we might know the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, that the world cannot give us.

 

Jesus said, If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7) Can you hear the intimacy of relationship in those words,

that come from abiding, remaining, staying connected to Christ Jesus?

(Like a child who has grown to discover that God always knows best, Jesus has taught me when contemplating the whatever you wish part, its best to ask for Gods will to be done.)

The invitation is always open, engage in the conversation with Jesus, open the scriptures, and pray. Get to know Jesus!  

 

 A complete beggar before God, in the abiding hope of the open tomb!

 

                                                                                                    Pastor Curt