St. Timothy Lutheran Church


  November 10, 2022

Luke 21:5-19


Scripture readings

for Sunday, Nov. 13

Malachi 4:1-2a

Psalm 98

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Luke 21:5-19

          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 Pastor Ivy Gauvin, Karen Johnson Kay Marker Magneson, Roy Pihl, George Balcom, Trudy Fetzner, Thom Shagla, Norm Wolff, Sarah VanStaalduin Stephen Gilboy, Charlene Hunter, Joe Gauvin, Emerson Allaby, Karen Brown, Tom West, Eileen Beichner, John Gingrass, those serving in the military and law enforcement and their families, including 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.

          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.


Beware and Trust

In an instant, documents are signed six thousand miles away, and suddenly you have no job. In an instant the walls rattle, the floors rumble, ceilings crack, and you have no home. In an instant the lights flicker, the signals weaken, the screens go blank, and you have no connections. In an instant a door slams, a voice shouts, a car screeches, and you have no one. In an instant the dam breaks, the fire blazes, the winds ravage, and . . . and what?

What is the world coming to? Shadowing every calamity, circling the grounds of every collapse, chasing every human tragedy, prophets and pundits are sure to announce that all is lost. They are eager to foretell all futures eroded, ready to broadcast that all hope is dead, all tomorrows canceled, all creation buried. But beware!

“Beware” hardly has the lilting tone of a glad good-news bell. “Beware” bites at our ears and strikes our heartbeat like the cold peal of a brass tongue slapping against a pitted funeral bell. “Beware” is the screech of the siren, the shout before battle, the shudder at the edge of lonely nightfall. “Beware” scarcely sounds like gospel, but it is the exact gospel word Jesus chooses to post like an iron stanchion into bedrock in the midst of uncertain and frightening times. Pay attention; listen closely to Jesus’ “beware.” It is not beware of wars and rising nations, plagues and earthquakes, arrests and persecutions. Jesus instead cautions: beware of those prophets and pundits, of their timetables of destruction, their signs of the end, and their oracles of despair. Beware of them. The world may tremble fiercely, you may be hated unjustly, you may know betrayal painfully, yet with the strength of iron in bedrock and the sound of the gospel bell ringing, Jesus encourages us: “Beware . . . do not be terrified” (Luke 21:8-9).



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Rates remains at high medium for our area.  No masks required to worship indoor. Use your best judgment for masks.


Nov. 14 &16   Healthy Bones   9 am

Nov. 15            5 & 2 Packing

Nov. 17            Tai Chi 9:30 am and 12:00 pm

Nov. 18             Choir  5 pm

We welcome Pastor Heather Allport-Cohoon as our guest pastor this Sunday.

It’s that time of year when we ask for you to support the Bemus Point Methodist Church Food Pantry so we can provide Thanksgiving bags for our friends in the community that need extra help.  I will be collecting monetary donations up until November 13th.  Please give your donations to me or any of the ushers.  I know there is a need in our community and in the past our church has been very supportive. Thank you in advance!  Spreading God’s love is something our church knows how to do!  Thanks Everyone!  Marty


In the event of an emergency, Pastor Mark Swanson will be covering for Pastor Ivy during her absence.

His cell number is 215-264-4180.

We continuously 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 and on our website.  Monetary donations always  welcome! Contact Gale-Svenson-Campbell for details.

5 & 2 Ministry Food Bins Donated to Date: 101 !!

*** THANK YOU to everyone who offered their Estimate

    of Giving for 2023.  If you have not done so yet, please

    ask the usher for a slip.  We greatly appreciate it!!


***MANY THANKS to all who participated and attended

    the Honduras Promise Children Mission Auction…We raised  

    over $6,000.00.  It was a fun evening and the children will

    be very grateful for our continued support and helping to

    equip the new computer lab.

Our Advent study begins Sunday, 11/27. It is four sessions, concluding on 12/18. You can either join us in our group Bible study or pick up a copy at church for personal study.  Advent calendars will also be available.

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

Helping combat food scarcity in our community.

Can you help pack on

Tuesday nights from 7-8?

Contact Gale Svenson-

Campbell at:



***ONLINE GIVING now available at St. Timothy for Debit/Credit cards.   3 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.