St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Oh my, is it September already? The cues I once had, like back to

school shopping, are long gone. This time, the only one getting ready

for school was my granddaughter, Grace. We saw her and her mom on

their way to Charlotte, NC. Grace is all settled now, and Sarah

returned home a few days later. The built-in reminders are gone.

Ready or not…everything ramps up in September, even at church. Tai

Chi, Healthy Bones and other groups will once again be using our

facilities for the community’s health. As part of our program, Sunday

Bible study will resume following worship. Look in later pages of the

Mouse for more information. Even though my kids, like many of yours,

are grown, there is still a more relaxed pace during the summer. Now

those days are nearly gone as we relish the last few weeks of summer

with the warmth that allows fresh air to flow through our homes. As

we are still able to be out and about in nature, can we learn to slow

down as we take in our surroundings? ELW #513 is a song that speaks

God’s truth in a simple, yet profound way.

The refrain is, “Listen, listen, God is calling, through the Word inviting,

Offering forgiveness, comfort and joy.”

God speaks to us in many ways, one of which is through nature. The

psalmist writes, “The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the

firmament proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1) and elsewhere, “The

heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples behold his

glory” (Psalm 97:6). Take in the coming days and listen to God’s


May God’s peace be yours,

Pastor Ivy


Pastor's Message

September 2022

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