St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Dear friends,

We are living today in an in-between time—the time after what was

“normal” and the time before what’s “next.” The Coronavirus changed

everything for us—from how we relate to people, to how we worship,

to how we work. It makes us wonder if this is really our life and how

we got here.

The time of Epiphany is also an in-between time—after Christmas, yet

before Lent and Easter. It is a time of revelation. The word “epiphany”

means unveiling or revealing. The observance of Epiphany is always

on January 6, celebrating the three kings coming to see the Christ

child, yet we are still in the church season of the time after Epiphany.

Have you ever experienced a sudden understanding or deeper

knowing of your faith? Perhaps you knew a quiet peace during a

difficult time that you just couldn’t explain. Somehow you knew you

would be ok and everything would work out.

For us as God’s people, it all boils down to relationship: relationship

with God, relationship with one another and relationship to our world.

It is only out of relationship that we can carry on day after day. The

last couple of years have been exhausting on so many levels. Life is

hard. I don’t know about you, but I just cannot manage without the

love of Christ to carry me through.

The best part is, we don’t have to go it alone. We have the family of

God to journey with us. I don’t mean simply the members of

St.Timothy, or other Lutherans, but all of God’s family that accompany

us on the journey.

Together we can impact our world with the good news of God’s love:

in our praying, in our giving, in our doing. I want to thank each and

every one of you for who you are and all that you do. Together we are

church for the life of the world.

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Ivy

Pastor's Message

February 2022

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