June 3, 2020
for Sunday, June 7
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
These four verses are chuck full of so many things, but I want us to look at the second half of verse 17, “they worshiped him; but some doubted.” Apparently, you can still worship even though you have doubts.
Something else I find interested concerning those who doubted. Jesus did not send them away. He did not reprimand them, but he commissioned them as well as those who didn’t doubt. Those who doubted were called to go make disciples, to baptize and to teach them to obey Jesus’ teaching. Those who struggled with doubt were still part of God’s mission to the world.
Where does this leave us? In these times of social unrest, pandemic and fear, do we sometimes doubt? Do we wonder what God is up to? Do we wonder if God even knows what’s going on? Even if we cannot see and understand it, God is with God’s people—supporting them, comforting them and using them to reach the world God loves so much.
And don’t you love the last few words of this passage, “And remember, I am with you always…”? I think that’s my favorite part. When we don’t know which way is up, Christ is with us.
Let us pray.
O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Names will remain of the Prayer List for a month - at which
time it will be taken off unless, or course, there is still a continued need
for our prayers and we’re asked to keep the name on.
No in-person services in the building
until further notice. Our Drive-In Serivce
is a wonderful way to 'see' everyone again
and worship as a congregation.
Interactive bulletins will still be available
until we return to regular worship services.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
***ONLINE GIVING now available at St. Timothy for Debit/Credit cards. 3 ways to give:
- Go directly to our website at
- Use our QR code with the QR reader on your smartphone
- Download the app ‘GivePlus Church’. Create an account.
For further information, see Kathy Carlson on Sundays or call her at 485-1316.
***5 & 2 Ministry Food Bins Donated to Date: 85
***We continuously collect food items for the 5 & 2 Ministry. Bring your donations and place in the black bin in the church narthex. Lists detailing items needed are also available in the narthex. Monetary donations welcome!
VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR
I have offered to take over the Zoom Virtual Coffee Hour (VCH) until we are able to begin fellowship in person again at St. Timothy.
I have a Zoom Pro account, so it will not shut down automatically at 45 minutes. This will allow us to have a little more time, and accommodate more people to join us.
I will be sending out an email VCH invitation to everyone we have an email for.
However, all you have to do is join my meeting at 11:00 am on Sunday by going to the ZOOM app, and putting in the following ID and Password numbers:
If you are not yet using ZOOM, feel free to call me and I can walk you through downloading the free app. It's pretty easy, even for me!
Keep on keeping on. We will go forward together!
St. Timothy Updates due to Coronavirus Pandemic. Heres the link:
LCLC Open to Hikes & Picnics
Enjoy the outdoors at LCLC.
While our summer youth camping season has been canceled due to COVID-19, LCLC remains open to individuals and families looking for a "nature park" in which to hike or picnic for the day. Overnighting, however, is not possible.
Options for enjoying yourself at LCLC this summer will continue to maintain all the current COVID-19 precautions. Including social distancing, wearing masks when needed, not visiting LCLC if you are ill, and not gathering in groups of 10 or more.
Individuals and families should plan to be completely self-sufficient during their time at LCLC. Similar to hiking in a state forest, visitors will need to bring their own food, beverages, charcoal, grill, refuse bags, and campfire wood, as needed.
Outdoor areas available for reservation include:
• 4 miles of hiking trails
• Pavilion with charcoal grill
• Wales Hollow Fire Circle
• RATS Village Fire Circle
• Waterfront Fire Circle (swimming is not permitted)
Interested visitors need to register with the office by calling 716-386-4125 or emailing The number of individuals and families on site at any one time will be strictly monitored and limited for the health and safety of all. Group gatherings of over 10 are not allowed at this time.
While hiking is free, the reservation of a Campfire Circle or Pavilion is $10.00 per site.
We look forward to safely seeing you soon!
For our community of faith as we seek to do God’s work in the world.
· For those in our congregation and community who suffer silently with illness, financial burdens, and family obligation.
· For people affected by coronavirus, essential workers, doctors, nurses, aides, those working in nursing homes, etc.
· For victims of wildfires, flooding and earthquakes.
• For: Hans Steen, Roy Pihl, Ally Saar, RoseJohnson-Prieur, Avis West, Dan Kelly, George and Janet Balcom, Maj-Britt Traynor, Beverly Klang, Trudy Fetzner, Thom Shagla, Matt Isaacson, Mabel Tranum, Lori Erickson, John Gingrass, David Johnson, Inara Ledder, Dick Starks, Tim O’Brien, Gretta Kettle, Pat & Maureen Kibbe, Sarah Van Staalduinen, Bryan Brown, , Jim Doherty, Karen Brown, and Bonnie Christoferson,.
· For people serving in the military, including Ben Wickerham and Jeffrey Clauson, and their families, those caught up in persecution, violence and war.
· For all children, that the love of Christ may reach them through all of us who have resources to love, protect, pray and provide for them.
· For: The ELCZ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe and ELCZa Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia.