St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Dear St. Timothy family, How the summer has flown! The

end of October was Reformation Sunday (yes, and also

Halloween). Then November is chock-full of good church

stuff: All Saints Sunday and Advent.

Well, I was going to write more, but just found out this

afternoon that I need to be at the hospital in Niagara Falls at

6:30 am instead of 10 am!!! Yikes! I had to make

arrangements (thank you!) to spend the night at a hotel near

the hospital, so I could make it there in time. It’s almost 10

pm, and I’m sitting in my hotel bed typing away as I think of

all of you.

None of us could be who we are today without the people

around us and those who went before us. In a nutshell, that’s

what All Saints Sunday is about, what being church is about;

a reminder of our sisters and brothers around us in God’s

family and the saints who went before us. One day we will

be those saints upon whose shoulders others will stand.

There is an old song that often comes to mind. It’s entitled

“Find Us Faithful.” The chorus especially speaks to me.

     Oh, may all who come behind us find us faithful.

     May the fire of our devotion light their way.

     May the footprints that we leave lead them to believe And

     the lives we live inspire them to obey.

     Oh, may all who come behind us find us faithful.

Amen. May it be so for us as families and as the church


Pastor Ivy

Pastor's Message

November 2022

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