St. Timothy Lutheran Church


February 8, 2024


Mark 9:2-9



Scripture readings

for Sunday, Feb. 11

2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9

2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

9As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

  •     For our community of faith as we seek to do God’s work in the world.

          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, Tom Dellapenta, Myron Klein, Pastor Karen Larson, Adam Hull, 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 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.


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.



Sunday, Feb. 11    Worship 10:00 am



Feb. 12 & 14       Healthy Bones 9:00 am

                                 Ash Wednesday Service 5:00 pm

Feb. 15                  Tai Chi 9:30 am and 12:00 pm                    

                       Choir 5:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Service

 5:00 pm

Feb. 14




Journey through the Psalms- Sunday Adult Bible Study

                  During Lent     Beginning 2/18


1. Psalm 32-God Our Hiding Place

2. Psalm 121-“My help comes from the Lord,“ v. 2

3. Psalm 95-“For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all

     gods,” v.3.

4. Psalm 23-God Prepares a Table

5. Psalm 130-Watching and Waiting 





          Lenten Bible Study Program


Thursday 2/22 Week One What Is Lament?

Thursday, 2/29–Week Two: “Little” Laments

Thursday, 3/7–Week Three: Laments from the Depths

Thursday, 3/14–Week Four: Individual Lament

Thursday, 3/21–Week Five: Communal Lament

We will be meeting at 6 for worship and pizza. 


The Ashville Hewes Center has a new project brewing                                           - a Food/Clothing/Hygiene Closet! Whether it be a basic                             need for these items, an upcoming job interview, and upcoming                     school or personal event, a dress code concern, or a need for                  appropriate work attire for our vocational programs - we will have these                       resources on hand for all our students on the Hewes Campus to have their basic needs met. The students will create and vote on a name for the closet and make it their own!  It will also be run by the students as they learn basic work skills.  Alissa Rinaldo is our contact person here at St. Timothy, as well as the representative for the Hewes Center for 5 & 2 Ministry and Packing. 


Below is a list of items they are requesting.  For clothing, please keep in mind that these are middle/high school students ages 14-18 and what they would wear.  Any donations can be brought to church and placed in our bin or hung on the Fellowship Hall coat rack.  Alissa will pick them up when she comes to pack for the month.  THANK YOU.


Men’s & Women’s Clothing- casual, business & workwear

- t-shirts

- sweatshirts

- sweatpants

- leggings

- winter necessities- coats (casual & business), hats, gloves 

- jeans - work jeans

- shoes & boots - casual & work footwear 

- scrubs

- work outerwear - flannels, work coats, work gloves 

- business apparel for job interviews or formal school & personal events

- women’s and men’s undergarments 

- deodorant

- toothbrushes & toothpaste

- shampoo & conditioner

- body wash and soap

- hair brushes & combs & hair products

- lotion 

- laundry detergent - preferably pods or smaller bottles to be sent home

- laundry stain remover 

- feminine hygiene products

- reusable shopping bags

- backpacks

- travel bags (bags are for students to bring items home, discreetly) 

- cosmetic bags 

- clothing hangers


5 & 2 Ministry is have their 6th Annual 2024 Meat Raffle Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Stanley Hose Fire Hall in Sherman.  Tickets are $20 each.  Food and beverage included with the ticket purchase.  This is a fun raffle and the meat is really good quality from Neckers.  See Kathy Carlson for tickets. 

5 Loaves & 2 Fish Backpack Ministry

We are well into our routine each month packing 880 bags of food to be distributed to our elementary students.  We can always use more hands, so if you're able to give an hour once a month, we can use you.  

3rd Tuesday of the month

7-8 pm

Fellowhip Hall

Click this link to volunteer:


Fighting childhood hunger in our community one child at a time!



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.


¨  Mailing in your weekly or monthly offering would be greatly

   appreciated also..



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Pastor Ivy Gauvin

I like alliteration, when two or more words in a group start with the same letter or sound. “Sally sells seashells…,” for example. Thinking about this reading of the Transfiguration, the word that keeps coming to mind is transformation. I feel like I have a better handle on the meaning of that word.


As I dug deeper, I found out that the two words translated from Greek to English are the same. Who knows why translators long ago named this experience as Jesus’ Transfiguration instead of his Transformation. 


This is the same word used in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” and in 2 Corinthians 3:18, “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”


Jesus is transfigured, and we are transformed because of what God in Christ has done for us. This was a big, flash-bangy event. It was so exciting, that Peter didn’t want to leave! But this was leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. It would be all downhill after this.


Sometimes we need these “mountain-top” experiences in our lives. God knows what’s up ahead for us, our own crosses. I don’t know where this quote originates, but I have often heard these words, “Don’t doubt in the darkness what God has shown you in the light.” The Transfiguration with Moses and Elijah and the words of his Father about his belovedness preceded Jesus' darkness of the cross. And of course, we also have hints of Jesus’ resurrection here as well. Remember your own experiences in the light when you have dark days.