from Sherry Willmschen,
Saint Timothy Lutheran Church Council President,
March 31, 2022
We have been blessed in many ways with members and staff coming forward to help with the daily tasks of St. Timothy. We are blessed by Pastor Hamada as he leads us forward in the transition process and we are blessed to have Bishop Laurie to help us.
When you read this, we will have met with Bishop Laurie. My hope is that our discussion together helps us move to the next step of the transition team. If you were unable to attend, please contact me or the church office at 503-761-8202 with thoughts and past memories and what you think should happen. If interested in being part of the transition team, please contact me as well at 503-760-6819.
Food Pantry The community has found us and food is flowing out of the pantry. Fortunately we still have gift cards from the Portland Food Project to supplement our pantry until food is received April 9th. Volunteers are needed on the 9th at 9:30 at the distribution center. Ask Tim or myself about what is required. We get more food when we volunteer and it is part of our commitment. Other volunteers that day are needed to put the food away. We have cleaned out the back storage area to allow for more storage of food and hope to organize more before the 9th. Contact me if available to help.
Snow-Cap We continue to support this organization with excess non-perishable foods, used clothing and egg cartons. Thanks for the donations.
Habitat for Humanity Your council decided to support this organization for our benevolence for 2022. We specifically are supporting the housing development at 136th and Foster. You can see it as you drive on Foster.
Fifth Sunday Giving for May We have begun early to allow for support of Lutheran Disaster Response (ELCA) for Ukraine and contiguous countries. We will be sending donations monthly through May.
Health Ministry Karen Olomua continues as our Parish Nurse and is available by phone or at worship. She is also our consultant regarding COVID protocols. She and I act as Care Coordinators and can be approached at any time. Prayer chain requests can begin with either of us. We will be planning for health emphasis for May for women and June for men.
Holy Week Events We anticipate Holy Week and Easter. At this moment it feels like some normalcy is coming. We will worship together on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Easter Jubilee, our event for the community on April 16th has many of us very excited. Come to volunteer from 10 to 4 (any time you can) and promote the fun event with family, friends, businesses. Promote it as well with your neighbors! Chacha the clown is coming, our bunny rabbit and so much more. The event is from 1 to 3. On that day as well we will be decorating our flower cross at 10 am. Come and join the fun.
Easter Sunday promises to be exciting with a continental breakfast and an amazing service.
Please join us one and all.