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~

 

You who are known by Christ and know Christ;

 

 

A child receives a longed-for gift at Christmas. The gift brings them joy. It is, however, a complex gift that will take time to discover in order to use it to its’ potential. In many ways it is a mystery. Amidst all the other gifts and festivities, it gets pushed aside until a quiet moment arrives to begin to read the instructions. The child also waits until their parent is able to come and help.

 

Before long the promised gift becomes a part of their daily life and receives a place of honor in their room.  They become more familiar with the gift until they could teach others how to use it. The joy for the parent is seeing that the gift is regularly used and that it delights their child to have it.    

                                          

 …And Christmas transforms into Epiphany.

 

A couple receives the long expected gift of a child. It brings them joy. In many ways the baby is a mystery. It becomes a part of their daily lives. Through the years the parents are transformed by the gift, they discover more about themselves and come to know, in an intimate, way the gift of this grown child that they have loved.         

        

 … And Christmas is transformed into Epiphany.

 

 

Jesus is born in Bethlehem as a baby, a gift to the whole world that brings joy.

It is a mysterious gift that will take time to discover. Amidst the distractions of the world it easily gets pushed aside, perhaps until a quite moment arrives to read & hear the word of God. We wait for the Holy Spirit to come and help us unpack this gift and learn to use it. As we rest in this gift of Jesus, we come to know Christ, our Savior who receives a place of honor in the room of our heart. God delights in our regular use of the gift and that it brings joy to His children.

 

The Christmas of our Baptismal gift turns to the Epiphany of discipleship,

that directs us to follow the truth we have come to know in Jesus.

                                     

One great thrill for me in ministry is seeing the Holy Spirit at work awakening people to the greatest gift they have received in Christ Jesus, coming to know him more intimately, and discovering how to walk with Him each day.

 

It is amazing to watch God at work delivering people from impossible darkness, to the hope of resurrection light and life.

 

Indeed, this is a great purpose and work of the Holy Spirit through our daily relationships as a congregation. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had described the work of the congregation as “motherhood”. He said to have a child baptized and not participate in the life of the congregation, is like giving birth and leaving your baby in a dumpster. It is in the life of the congregation, gathered around God’s word and sacraments, where we make disciples, carrying, and teaching those in the faith through worship, fellowship, bible study, and acts of service. Not unlike a child who learns love by growing up in the daily life and relationships of a loving family.

 

This is Epiphany, Jesus being “made known” to us a living Messiah and Savior, who desires to be intimately involved in our daily life into eternity. So that we may share in Christ’s mission and teach others how to use the gift we have come to know, that they too might have joy and bring delight to the Father.

 

 

May Christ continue to be made known in our hearts and community.

 

                                                                                              

                                                                                                                        Pastor Curt