St. Timothy Lutheran Church


                                                                      November 17, 2022

                                                         Christ the King Sunday


Scripture readings

for Sunday, Nov. 20

Colossians 1:11-20


Luke 18:9-14


          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.



Risk levels are at the medium level for our area.  No masks required to worship indoors.



 Sunday, Nov. 20 - Pr. Dan Rumfelt returns as Supply Pastor

Nov.  21 & 23  Healthy Bones

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.

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.

*** Articles for The Church Mouse are due by November.


  NOVEMBER 5 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME – Turn clocks back 1 hour.


  NOVEMBER 6 -  Christ the King Sunday

                               Stewardship Sunday

                               Honduras Auction 5pm

5 Loaves & 2 Fish Backpack Ministry

22/23 School Year

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.  Monetary donations welcome! Contact

Gale-Svenson-Campbell for details      


         5 & 2 Ministry Food Bins Donated to Date: 101

  We're always taking donations for our 5 & 2 Ministry.

Just place the donations in the front entryway in the bin.  


***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.


1. Only male turkeys gobble

2. Wild turkeys can fly

3. Wild turkeys sleep in trees

4. They can change colors

5. Their poop determines if they’re male or female

6. Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey to the bald eagle

7. Turkeys can see better than humans

8. Presidential pardons for turkeys started in 1989

9. Turkey snoods are for mating

10. 46 million turkeys are killed each year for Thanksgiving

The Cross as Hinge

We end the church year in an unconventional fashion: at the cross. Today’s gospel seems a strange capstone to the liturgical calendar, and that is intentional. This is because Christ the King Sunday is not a capstone at all, but rather a hinge that opens into the new year. We end at the cross because that is where we see most fully the great, culminating example of where God is willing to go to show love for humanity. We end at the cross because in the crucifixion we see Christ’s enthronement as the one that nothing, not even death, can destroy.

Christ’s kingship lies not in his exultation in glory but in his being raised upon the instrument of death from which God causes life to spring. The cross of Christ is the tree of life. But this life is hidden in what appears to be anything but life. Christ is not king because he conquers all in self-preserving might and force but because he conquers all in self-giving grace, and in doing so, he proves that he cannot be conquered even by violence.

Now we stand ready to step again onto Advent soil, where new life, hope, and possibility are germinating. We must remember, as we prepare to hear once again in the story of Jesus’ birth and life, that God’s glory is not found in power and might but in humility and sacrifice, in one willing to give his life for his friends, his enemies, and the criminal hanging beside him. That is the kingdom of God: that place where the friend, the enemy, and even the one rightly condemned receive the grace and forgiveness of Christ. For that, we praise Christ as king!




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