St. Timothy Lutheran Church


October 6, 2022

                                                2 Timothy 2:8-15               





Scripture readings

for Sunday, Oct. 9

2 Timothy 2:8-15

Psalm  111

Luke  17:11-19

          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, their families, essential workers, doctors, nurses, aides, those working in nursing homes, etc.

          For:  Karen Johnson, Mary Peterson, Kay Marker Magneson, Roy Pihl, George Balcom, Trudy Fetzner, Thom Shagla, Norm Wolff, Sarah VanStaalduin Stephen Gilboy, Charlene Hunter, Joe Gauvin, Emerson Allaby, Karen Brown, Tom West, Eileen Beichner, John Gingrass, those serving in the military and law enforcement and their families, including Ben Wickerham, those caught up in violence and war who have no safe home in which to live. 

          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.


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.


Pastor Ivy

The first word of this passage is “Remember.” The second paragraph begins with “Remind.” And the poetic part is about relationship.


Timothy is to “remember” the gospel: “Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David. “ That’s it in a nutshell. As Paul goes on we come to a neat contrast–Paul is chained up in prison, but God’s word is not chained, but free.


Years ago, before I was Lutheran, we had become acquainted with a couple who had a ministry whose tagline was, “But the word of God is not chained.” I just couldn’t understand it. I think it’s taken this long for it to sink in, especially when we see it in its context. Even though God’s messengers may be imprisoned, God is still at work through God’s word.


Paul tells Timothy to “Remind them of this [the gospel].” So, first Timothy and us, are to remember Christ’s death and resurrection, the gospel. Then Timothy is to remind the other disciples of that gospel and how it plays out in their lives and their community. That way, they and we can proclaim the life-saving good news to our neighbors.


Out of our relationship with Christ, we remember what he has done for us, and we remind others of this by our witness.


Let us pray. Almighty God, your Holy Spirit equips the church with a rich variety of gifts. Grant that we may use them to bear witness to Christ in lives that are built on faith and love. Make us ready to live the gospel and eager to do your will, so that we may share with all your church in the joys of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.






Rates remain medium for our area.  No masks required to worship indoor.


This Week:  

Oct. 0 & 12  Healthy Bones

Oct. 13         Tai Chi 9:30 am and 12:00 pm

Oct. 13         Choir 5 pm                                                 

Oct. 14           Ellery Senior Citizens   11:30 am

5 & 2 Ministry

September brought with it the start of a new school year for area students.  Excitement for new teachers, new friends, and maybe new back to school clothes.

Many area families cannot afford many new clothes along with the school supplies.  5 & 2 Ministry knows that there are families in our area without the resources to purchase new items for school and also adequate food and snacks for their children.  We're here to help.

Every Friday, a bag of food is placed in the backpacks of students whose family has accepted receiving the bag.  This food helps throughout the weekend with fruit, healthy snacks and even the ever popular mac and cheese.  It also serves as a  source of snacks to bring to school for snack time.

***We continuously collect food items for the 5 & 2 Ministry.  Check the list below (and sizes) and bring your donations to St. Timothy and place in the black bin in church narthex or the bin in the front entryway. Lists detailing items needed are also available in the narthex.  Monetary donations are also welcome!

If you would like to help us pack these bags, we get together every 3rd Tuesday of the month between from 7-8.  We can always use help!  Contact Gale Svenson-Campbell at:

***5 & 2 Ministry Food Bins Donated to Date: 101

Tammy Haas and Ledger will be performing for the

congregation after church on Sunday, October 30. 

  Thrivent has CANCELLED their visit to St. Timothy Lutheran Church on October 20th.

Public response period: Social message on climate care

We need your help! A draft of the ELCA's forthcoming social message on climate change and how we are called to respond has been posted, and the public comment period is open through Friday, Dec. 2. The draft will be edited in response to your feedback and brought to the ELCA Church Council for a vote this spring. To read the draft and provide your input through our online form, go to

Our pets and animal helpers are like parts of the family. On Sunday, October 9, we will have the opportunity to pray together and give thanks for our furry friends. Immediately after worship, we will gather in the parking lot for our Blessing of the Animals

Pastor Ivy


*** Trudy Fetzner wants the women of St. Timothy have “first dibs” on clothes that will be donated to charity.  If you are interested, they are in the Fellowship Hall this week…sizes 12 and 14.  Skirts, jackets, pants….



Good News!

Please put on your calendar that we will have the Honduras Auction, after a 2 year hiatus, on Sunday, November 6th, viewing at 5:30 p.m., auction at 6 p.m.


Take a look around your homes to see if you have any new (or like new) items that you could donate to the auction. If you feel like buying something new, and donating it, that would be great.

As in the past, we will also ask local businesses to donate to the auction, and we will have baskets, baked goods, and so many more items to bid on.

We hope you will attend, and bring your friends! 


***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.

8Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, 9 for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11The saying is sure:

     If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; relationship

     if we deny him, he will also deny us;

13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.


14 Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.