St. Timothy Lutheran Church


                                                            June 6, 2024

                                         Mark 3:20-35





Scripture readings

for Sunday,  June 9

Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm  130

2 Corinthians 4:13--5:1

Mark 3:20-35

[Jesus went home;] 20and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and the disciples] could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

28“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—30for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

31Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

          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 Ann Saar, Kay Marker Magneson, Roy Pihl, George Balcom, Thom Shagla, Father/Pastor Richard Elberfeld, Lois Rumfelt, Nick Johnson, Eileen Beichner, Tom Dellapenta, Pastor Karen Larson, Pastor Gerry Zimmerman (Bethel, Portville and Shepherd of the Valley, Wellsville), James Dieter, Joe Gauvin, Emerson Allaby, John Gingrass, those serving in the military and law enforcement and their families, including Sean Pecuch, and Ben Wickerham, those caught up in violence and war who have no safe home in which to live. 


          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.




June 9               Worship

June 10               Dog Lessons 4:30 pm

June 13               Tai Chi  9:30 am & 12:00 pm  




NEW June 10 through July 22 Dog Lessons with Chq. Dogs

Mondays at 4:30 pm

Contact Carly Davis at (716) 268-1421



Friday Night

at the Movies

We are going to take advantage of our new big-screen TV to have a monthly movie night. The first movie is “Jesus Revolution,” a true story of God moving in the lives of hippies in Southern California. This led to the Jesus Movement. Join us on Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.




Ladies Day Out Lunch at the

Bemus Inn on June 20th at 11:45 AM.


   *** Plastic cap and lid collection.  We have offered to help Love School collect plastic lids, container tops and pill bottles for a Buddy Bench designed by the students.  Please review the insert for what is acceptable and join in the effort to help out the students.  A container will be available in the Narthex and also in the entryway marked BUDDY BENCH PROJECT.  Thank you!

5 Loaves & 2 Fish Backpack Ministry

23/24 School Year

We contiuously 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

If you can volunteer, please contace Gale Svenson-Campbell at the link below.  Thank you!!




ONLINE GIVING at St. Timothy for Debit/Credit cards

Three 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.


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Pr. Ivy Gauvin

Has Jesus lost it? His family thought so. The disciples thought so, and the bigwigs from Jerusalem thought he was possessed by a demon.

It was all because of love. Jesus and the disciples couldn’t even get a meal in because of the crowd. Jesus saw their need, and his overwhelming love caused him to care more about them than about his meal. He considered the crowd as much his family as his own kin.

Doesn’t Jesus seem a bit harsh at the end of our reading? His family came to see him and he rebuffed them. “35Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” That’s the bottom line. God is creating a new family, the kingdom of God.

Lord, help us to make you and your priorities first in our lives. May our desires and actions honor you above all else. Amen.

Pastor Ivy Gauvin