October 14, 2021
for Sunday, Sept. 12
35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
41When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
• 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 victims of wildfires, flooding and earthquakes.
• For Family and friends of Matt Isaacson, Pastor Ivy Gauvin, Gene Heil, Roy Pihl, George Balcom, Beverly Klang, Trudy Fetzner, Thom Shagla, Dave Bentley, Joe Gauvin, Tom DiMatteo, Emerson Allaby, Karen Brown and Sarah Van Staalduinen, 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.
This Saturday – October 16th
Adopt a Highway – 9:30 am Meet at the church. Will be rescheduled in case of rain.
Sunday – October 15th
Worship w/holy communion – 10:00 am
Church Council Meeting 10:45 am
Tuesday October 19th
5&2 Packing – 7:00 pm
A Note from Pastor Ivy
The Southwestern Conference of the Upstate NY Synod will take place Sunday, October 17, 3:00 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Olean.
Pastor Ivy Gauvin
St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Vaccinated – no mask required, 6’ social distancing not required, hymnals available
Unvaccinated – masks remain mandatory, social distancing recommended
We continue to have our offering plate at the back of our church and not pass the plate. We will also continue to remain at our seats during communion with individual cups.
Just a reminder that 5 & 2 Ministry is starting up for the new school year. This Sunday is God’s Work/Our Hands Sunday, so bring an item of food listed to fill up those bins! (Of course, monetary donations will be appreciated!)
October 17 – Frann Wilson (Communion)
24 – Pastor Ivy
31 - Pastor Ivy
We continuously collect food items for the 5 & 2 Ministry. Bring your donations and place in the black bin in church narthex. Lists detailing items needed are also available in the narthex. Monetary donations welcome! Contact Gale-Svenson-Campbell for details .
*** 5 & 2 MInistry Food Bins Donated to Date: 94
Adult Bible Study
Off the the summer. Will resume in the Fall.
***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.
Time Capsule Event Postponed Until
June 11, 2022
Due to a number of factors related to the continuing pandemic, the Time Capsule Event has been postponed until June 11, 2022. Stay tuned for more details including combining the event with a pre-camp Open House for summer campers. Hopefully by then we can celebrate a clear-cut ending to the pandemic.
Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center
Pastor Ivy has returned to work for 15 hours a week. She can be reached at the following numbers for all your pastoral needs.
Cell - 716-904-0855 and church office – 716-386-7820
I don’t know about you, but I kind of side with the disciples who were incensed with James and John. The two really had some nerve asking Jesus to give them, “whatever we ask of you.” If I was Jesus, I would have told them off. Thank God I’m not Jesus. He is much more patient in explaining the realities of the life of discipleship. Instead of kicking them out of the group, Jesus issues invites them into a very special group. Welcome to the “suffer” club! Sharron Blezard describes this:
as part of faithful and radical discipleship, to realize that in following him and in being part of the reign of God here and now, we open our eyes, our minds, and our hearts to the realities of this beautiful yet broken world. No one gets out of life on earth alive, and suffering is a part of the fabric of life. ()
Isn’t that a joyful thought? Sharron reminds us too that there is beauty and joy in serving others. Don’t we experience that joy as we pack bags for 5 & 2, as we send cards for birthdays, or to the sick or just to let someone know we’re thinking of them? When we give to our congregation, we also give to our synod and to the larger church, affecting change throughout our world. There are innumerable means of service all around us, even if we’re unable to leave our homes.
What do you say to Jesus’ invitation to the “suffer” club? I hope we all say, “Yes, Lord,” trusting in the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the ability to do what Jesus is calling us to do.
On a personal note, I want to thank all of you for the many cards of encouragement, for your thoughts and prayers while I was recuperating. They have meant so much to me. Again, thank you.
In the midst of the busyness of our lives Lord, let us see the needs of others. May your Spirit support and enable us to answer your call to help our neighbors and to so glorify You. Amen.