Welcome to St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone
We invite you to visit with us - all are welcome! We proclaim a belief in the triune God and share God's love with one another, in the community and in the world. St. Timothy offers opportunities for Worship, Bible studies, fellowship and projects to help others in the Hyde Park area.
Pastor Wayne Olson
Who We Are
We are a small and active congregation eager to welcome you to the family of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We offer a tranquil sanctuary nestled in a woodland setting that is conducive to a comfortable worship experience away from the activities and stresses found in work and everyday life. Enjoy air-conditioning during the summer months.
Sunday Adult Bible Class begins at 9am. Divine Worship Service with Communion begins at 10am.
Wednesday Bible Classes at 2:30p and at 6:30p. (Check Worship page for exceptions and current schedules) All welcome.
Interested in becoming a member? See Pastor Wayne.
Verse of the Week
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. - ESV
God's Hand Leading Martin Luther - by Rev. Wayne Olson
21 May through 19 November Pastor Olson provides weekly information about the life and work of Martin Luther.
Sept. 17: The Peasants War
During the time Luther was in hiding a Peasants War had broken out and it was raging from 1521 to 1525. It was led by reformers, not all of whom agreed with Luther. So, while Luther was victorious in Wittenberg at restoring the core teachings of the reformation, that was not true outside of Wittenberg. The war was violent and included the burning of convents, monasteries, bishops’ palaces, and libraries. While Luther was sympathetic to some of their demands, he opposed the rebels on three grounds. 1) they were ignoring Christ’s counsel to “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars, 2) the violence, and 3) the blasphemy for still calling themselves Christian. Many of those rebelling laid down their weapons because they did not have Luther’s backing. The remainder were defeated on May 15, 1525.
Sept. 24: Surprise, A Wedding
On June 13, 1525 Luther surprised everyone by marrying Katharina von Bora a former nun who was one of twelve nuns he had helped escape from the Nimbschen Cistercian convent in 1523. While it was true that Luther had opposed the Roman Catholic vows of celibacy on Biblical grounds and some priests had then married, he had indicated that we would not marry. Part of his reasoning was his fear of being killed as a heretic. At the time of his wedding, many reformers opposed it because they saw it as the downfall of the reformation. However, it was a happy and successful marriage and they had six children, one of which, Elizabeth, died within a few months.
Check the News and Events page for calendar listing of parish events. (Printable)
St. Timothy will have a table at the Hyde Park Fall Festival at Hackett Hill on Saturday 23 September, 1-5 p. There will be a drawing for a "Tea for Two" gift basket, and a "Guess the number of hats in the container". Winner will receive a hand knitted winter hat. Drop by to see us!
Attention Choir Members: Rehearsal Sunday 01 October following the Divine Service.
RB-500! Read the Bible in two years with insights provided by Atlantic District Pastors. Go to www.Lutherantools.org to get started. The website will provide various ways for you to participate.
Take note - If you knit or would like to learn a new and easy technique, join the Round Loom Knit group on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month beginning at 2p and concluding at 4p. This group provides hats for those in need. The Group is seeking donations of yarn, especially bulky yarn but regular yarns are also appreciated. Community members welcome.
Mid-Week Bible Classes Wednesdays at 2:30p and 6:30p in Pastor's Office. All welcome to join at any time. (No classes on 20 September.)
A labeled box is located on the shelf above the coat rack for an ongoing donation of used eyeglasses.
We continue to collect stamps too - an open envelope is located on the bulletin board for your donations. Leave at least 1/8" border around the cancelled stamps. We do not need nonprofit stamps. Flag and Bell stamps are also excluded for collection. See Julia A. if you have any questions.
Site Update: 17 September 2017
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