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Document 6598068
5100 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Church (408) 264-3858
School (408) 265-0244
Fax (408) 265-0275
www.stlcsj.org
Good News!
November, 2014
PASTORS:
DAN SELBO, EXT. 114
JUDY BANGSUND, EXT. 105
VISITATION PASTOR
JIM BANGSUND, EXT. 138
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:
GAYLE RENKEN, EXT. 113
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY:
MARIA BONES, EXT. 120
DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES:
ELIZABETH SELBO, EXT 201
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES:
JOE HILL, EXT. 119
MUSIC MINISTRY:
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC:
ROXANN GALLAGHER, EXT. 122
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SUPPORT:
GEOFF SCHULLER
TRADITIONAL MUSIC:
JAMIE MULFINGER
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: BETH TKACHEFF
PUBLICATIONS: TAMMI HALL
ORGANIST: BILL MOWSON & JIM SKOOG
BOOKKEEPER: JEANETTE STAHLKE
WORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES
8:15 am
Sunday
9:45 am
11:15 am
Inside:
Calendar
Children’s Ministry
Discipleship
Education
Fellowship
Outreach
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Second, our Commitment Sundays are
set for November 16 & 23. At all three
services on those weekends, there will be
opportunity to make financial
commitments for the coming year to the
work of Christ’s Church through St.
Timothy’s. You will be receiving
information in the mail that will give more
detail. Be praying about your
commitments and the stewardship
choices God is calling you to make.
Third, our Thank Offering Sunday is
November 23. Our quilting groups will
have their blankets on display. The
shoeboxes from Operation Christmas
Child will be ready to be shipped. All of us
are encouraged to bring canned and
packed foods to be distributed through
local food pantries. Also, this year, we are
having a “Frozen Turkey & Chicken Drive.”
City Team Ministries will have bins in the
entryway. Let’s see if we can collect 100
frozen turkeys & chickens? What about
200? Maybe more? It is not about how
much we give, but about how generously
we respond to what we have been given.
Finally, beginning on Sunday,
November 23, 2014 and continuing
through Thursday, January 1, 2015, we
will share in a “40 Days of Prayer”
campaign. The goal is for all of us to be in
prayer for the coming year. The purpose is
to invite and challenge each of us to seek
God’s will for our lives. Prior to and
throughout these 40 days, we will be
offering ideas, sharing prayer concerns,
and providing opportunity for prayer to
happen. Watch the bulletins. Pay
attention to your emails. Listen for God’s
voice. Our prayer is that God will hear our
prayers and prepare us for what he will be
doing in us and through us in the coming
year.
In these weeks leading up to the New
Year, you have a choice. You can choose
to fit in or you can decide to stand out.
Jesus wants us to stand out. Start praying.
Stand out. Let’s be different together.
For the past few years we have been
laying a foundation for what we believe
God is leading us to do and to be as a
congregation of believers. We have talked
more about discipleship in the past two
years than perhaps in any other two-year
period in our congregational history. We
have introduced huddles. We have laid
the groundwork for Missional
Communities. We have read through “The
Story”, expanded and re-focused our
church staff, and are currently preparing
for what promises to be an exciting year
in 2015. Throughout this time, we have
been praying for the Holy Spirit to lead us
where God wants us to go.
As we move forward, we need to be
intentional in the steps we take. Following
Jesus does not just happen. It is a
conscious choice. It is a day after day
commitment. It is not a one-time event,
but a lifelong journey involving many
events, leading ultimately to an eternal
destination promised to us in Christ.
Until then, we make choices each day
to follow Jesus. We consciously choose to
live as followers of his. Our priorities are
different from what we see in the world.
Our commitments are not the same as
people around us. Even at times when we
find ourselves fitting in, our goal in life is
to always stand out.
This month, we have a number of
opportunities to make choices that will set
us apart from the world and help us stand
out as followers of Jesus. First, on Sunday,
November 9, from 4:30-7:00 pm, we have
our Annual Fall Fellowship. It is an event
designed to share fellowship with
members of our church family and to
reach beyond ourselves and make a
difference in the lives others. This year we
are collecting warm jackets and socks and
scarves to be given to the homeless. Along
with fun and games, making blankets, and
sharing food, we will be making a tangible
difference in the lives of those less
Pastor Dan
fortunate than us.
STATISTICS: Giving & Attendance
5-Oct
12-Oct
19-Oct
26-Oct
TOTAL OFFERINGS THIS
PERIOD
OFFERINGS to date
SPENDING to date
Excess/(Shortfall)
2014
General Fund
28,201
22,992
20,313
13,347
$
$
$
$
84,853
773,163
774,259
(1,096)
2014
Building Fund
3,774
4,032
2,370
1,442
$
$
$
$
11,616
135,321
117,228
18,093
TOTAL
$
31,975
$
$
22,683
14,788
$
$
$
$
69,445
908,484
891,487
16,997
Weekly
Attendance
429
366
377
388
3 Year
Capital Campaign
5,696
4,570
6,152
13,497
$
$
$
29,913
277,963
100,000
FELLOWSHIP
Please save the date!
A special Christmas
luncheon and program
is planned for
Thursday, December
18th, at noon. Details will follow
in the December newsletter.
Neighbors Unanimous Lunch
November 13 at 12:00pm
All seniors are invited to join
us for lunch at Mandarin
Gourmet. Please RSVP to
Dale Johnson at 408-2653811 by Nov. 6th. The cost is
$18.70 per person; checks
can be mailed to Dale.
2015 Offering Envelopes will be
available for pick up in the
Fellowship Hall on Nov. 23, Nov.
30, and Dec. 7. Help save the
church postage by picking yours
up. If you don't have envelopes
and would like some, contact
Beth at [email protected]
or 408-264-3858.
be showing “Pete’s Dragon,” snack on some yummy movie treats and enjoy
some special time in Storyland Adventures! All families are invited, the cost is
$2 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the “All For Books Program.”
Super Seniors
West Side Saints Christmas party
Saturday, December 6
at 4:00 pm at the
home of Brenda & Jim
Guise. Please bring an
appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to
share. Meat & drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to Betsy Grandey at
408-629-6093 by December 1st.
St. Timothy’s School Book Fair - November 2-7
Come visit “Storyland Adventures” to browse the vast selection
of wonderful books. The grand opening will begin Sunday,
November 2 after all church services. Also come join us for
these two fun events:
 Family movie night on November 2 from 5:30-7pm. We will
 Book Fair Family Night on November 6 from 5:30-7:30pm. Invite all your family
and friends. Rumor has it her Royal Majesty may come to greet thy loyal
servants. There will be snacks, entertainment, prizes and lots of fun!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
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Stacy Kornluebke and her children, Jakob,
Sean & James
Brian & Maeleen Hiatt and their children,
Aidan, Madeline
Laura Miri
Thank Offering Sunday
On Sunday, November 23 during all services,
St. Timothy’s will once again be celebrating
“thank offering Sunday” by inviting you to bring
food for FISH. This year, along with canned and
dry goods for FISH, we are also inviting you to bring a frozen turkey
or frozen chicken for Cityteam. By participating in the Cityteam
“When Help Meets Hope” campaign, you can assist them in
meeting their goal of collecting 1,300 turkeys and chickens to
help feed the hungry in our community. FISH and Cityteam , with
your help, the message of hope will begin changing lives
forever. Please mark this important day on your calendar.
Results from the 18th Annual St. Timothy’s Golf Tournament
St. Timothy’s 18th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, October 4th at Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose.
Our tournament is a best-ball scramble format that attracts all skill levels and all ages. This year, we had 28 golfers
who shared a wonderful day of fellowship and golf!
Congratulations to the winning team of Brian Durfey, Earl & Ilah Schmeiding, and Mark Smith who shot a score of 62,
six strokes under par! Second place was awarded to the foursome of Jim Leege, Bill Ries, and Dan & Mary Selbo with a
team score of 63, 5 strokes under par. Longest drive honors for the men went to Mark Smith. Longest drive honors for
the women went to Joyce Johnson. Closest to the pin honors on hole #3 went to Dan Selbo, hole #7 was won by Chip
Bronk and hole #16 honors went to Mark Smith.
A great time was had by all of the golfers! If you are one of those golfers who for whatever reason has been hesitant
to play in our tournament, please come and join us next year. You will have a great time and will be glad you did,
regardless of your final score! Hope to see you then!
Howard “Ole” Duane Olson
May 23, 1930 – September 25, 2014
Beginning with his receiving a diagnosis
of Pancreatic Cancer on Valentine’s Day
2013, Ole fought a valiant battle. When
he learned the treatments were no longer
effective, he decided to live out the time
he had left and enjoy a quality lifestyle.
With his wife of nearly 60 years they did
just that, immersing themselves in volunteer work and spending many hours reminiscing over the life they had lived. Their discussions included their family and how much they enjoyed their 3
children and 6 grandchildren. They remembered their 30
years of square dancing, accumulating 400 callers’ signatures, their winters in Arizona, their travelling years and
the many choirs in which they had sung.
The name “Ole” was put on him when he was in the Air
Force during the Korean action. He was a remote control
turret technician on the B29 bombers that flew combat
missions over Korea. He was stationed at Kadena Air
Force Base on Okinawa.
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during the Titan and Gemini era, plus process control computers in natural gas distribution, medical laboratories, oil
refineries and paper industries. He was fortunate to see the
electronic age grow from the use of vacuum tubes to solid
state and microchips. The computer became more powerful, faster and smaller during his career at IBM. He thoroughly enjoyed the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, conducting a tour there for Sunny View residents.
His marriage to Jeanette spanned nearly 60 years, beginning in a Minnesota snowstorm on February 19, 1955.
They were blessed with 3 children; Doriann (Douglas)
Shreve of Santa Clara, Larren (Jerilynn) Olson of Aloha,
Oregon and Allan (Shelly) Olson of Roseville, California,
and grandchildren Emily (David) Byars, Kathleen Shreve,
Jennifer and Jesilynn Olson, and Addison and Spencer Olson. He is survived by one brother, Roger Olson and his
wife Dorothy of Blair, Nebraska, and various nieces and
nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents, Fred and
Gladys Olson, two younger brothers, Paul and Philip, and
two grandchildren, William Shreve and Jessica Olson.
Ole was a Lutheran all his life, almost always singing in a
church choir. In Arizona, he wrote his life story and with
His full name was Howard Duane Olson, known as Duane Jeanette, led that class of writing. He served as light and
by his relatives and the Minnesota folks. He was born in
sound tech in the ballroom where they were living, meethis Grandma’s house near Brandon, Minnesota on May 23, ing and working with many famous and well-known enter1930. His parents were Fred H. Olson, a farmer, and his
tainers. He was an enthusiastic fan of John Deere; he colmother, Gladys P. Olson, a former teacher in a one-room
lected monkey wrenches and other interesting tools. He
country school. He grew up on a farm and was involved in was everyone’s handyman, responding to a call with “Have
all the action that takes place there – mainly milking cows, no fear, Ole’s here.”
field work, chopping wood and, of course, shoveling snow.
Having retired in 1987 he maintained his living standard in
His education was in a one-room school in Garfield, Min- Almaden Valley for 43 plus years, and then moved to Sunnesota, one mile from his home, and his high school was in ny View retirement community in Cupertino. He served on
our nearby “big town”, Alexandria, of 5,000 people. He
the resident council there for two years, the second year as
also attended Central Technical Institute in Kansas City,
President. Often he led the current event discussion group,
Missouri after which he was hired by IBM.
enjoying a good political argument. He and Jeanette served
His employment with IBM started as a customer engineer as co-amateur librarians in the Sunny View library.
With his caregiver Jeanette at his side, he passed away in
on the US Air Force SAGE (Semi-Air-to-Groundtheir apartment on September 25 in the early morning, just
Environment) computer. His first assignment was to Fort
as the rain began falling. Although we already miss him in
Lee, Virginia, then off to Glendale, Arizona to another
SAGE site. He transferred to Data Processing and moved this life, we look forward to seeing him again in God’s
to Littleton, Colorado. He worked on the IBM 7000 series kingdom.
Cosette Winter
June 19, 1939 – September 24, 2014
When Cosy was first diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2003, her comment to the doctors was
that they could do any aggressive treatment available because she had to be around for her (at
the time) 5 granddaughters! Cosy’s brave attack to her illness gave us all another 11 great
years, most of them disease free. Her battle was for many people in her life, but her rock was always the girls.
Cosy will always be a hero to us …. She lived her life with courage through suffering and joy! Her lessons are a legacy
that have been passed down through her many friends and family. She will be greatly missed, but I believe we all feel a
great debt of gratitude for the time that God did give her to us.
Cosy’s Battle was hard fought and she left this world just as she lived it …. Peaceful and Strong.
If you would like to submit an article to be included in Good News, please send
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GOOD NEWS DEADLINES:
December newsletter deadline is Friday, November 14
January newsletter deadline is Friday, December 5
February newsletter deadline is Friday, January 16
embers of our Church Family
Dee & Elmer Abeloe
Blake Bauman
Marilyn Bentson
Dick Betz
Gary & arin Mallet-Boegner
Chris & Joanne Brewer
Liz Brewer and Family
Doris Campagna
Norman Conrad
Loi Filo
elsie Hardin
athleen Hawley
Jackie Heimann
Bea Henrickson
John Lindquist
Micki Mowson
Pat Ovens
Roy Powers
Rosamund Suhr
Clare Switzer
Elsie West
elatives and Friends
Aaron, Jennifer, Justin, Jerry, Teresa &
Natalie children of arin Boegner
ubi
Catherine friend of Betsy Beech
Steve Borello friend of Bev ohr
Paul Browne father of aty Stamos
Joanna Campbell
Carmel Lutheran Mission House
Ann Filor and children
Cheryl Forden, relative of the Walters
Jessica Herrera
daughter-in-law of the Briggs
Carol acken ie friend of Bob Couper
enice Lee rend of Terri James
Jeane e Nil friend of Dan & ary Selbo
Bethany Owen daughter of Betsy Beech
Darlene Paulsen mother of Stacy
ethod and Lori aefer
Filonila Rosario
mother of Claudia Schalesky
Sharon Sabbatini mother of Lorie Moore
The complete prayer
list is emailed weekly
to the email prayer
chain. Send an email
to [email protected] to
receive the weekly
email prayer list.
Please call 408-264-3858 or send an email
to [email protected] if you would like to add
a prayer request, or if you would like to
Lee Steiner father of Maria Bones
Sarah Yousef friend of James Moore
The family of Steve ansen
friend of the Petersons
DISCIPLESHIP
Perform Desperately Needed Mission Work From The Comfort Of Your Own Cubicle!
Have you ever dreamed of caring for the poorest of the poor in a place like Haiti or Uganda? Does the prospect of that
opportunity seem pretty remote realistically? Perhaps, making a tremendous difference in the lives of your global family could be
much simpler than you might think...
The Walk for Water Corporate Sponsorship Team needs your help! We're asking you to introduce us to the contact person at your
company in charge of charitable donations or workplace volunteerism. That's it!! Quite simple; yet quite important.
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Contact BJ Bushur at [email protected] Cell: 408-930-0860. Thank you and God bless you for helping to bring clean, safe
water to a thirsty world!
OUTREACH
The following update is from Randy Drafts, one of the NALC seminary students we are supporting at Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Grace and peace to you from God our Father. I pray that
you are well as the leaves change color and the weather
changes from warmer to cooler temperatures, and amidst
the changes in our personal lives. I give thanks for the
declaration of Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday, today, and forever!
Since my last update, I have gone from a full-time student
working as a part-time intern to a full-time intern. (Well, I
am finishing up one class this semester but will not be
taking courses in the spring and summer of 2015 to focus
solely on my internship.) I’ll return to class full-time next
fall.
since I am able to focus (almost) solely on it and not on
academics as well. I also believe that the break from
classes will serve me well; when I return to the classroom
full-time, I think I will have my mental focus back and
energy renewed for further study.
I am grateful to God for his faithfulness in seeing me
through these changes and for his sustaining love and
grace. My internship site has also been very gracious and it
has made the transition from part-time to full-time a
smooth one.
I am also grateful for all of you and I thank God each time
I remember you. Your support, encouragement, financial
assistance, and continued prayers mean more to me than I
can put into words.
While this change was not something I envisioned, I have a
peace about it and I believe the move to full-time ministry God’s peace be with you all.
will be better for my formation as a pastor. It has become
Randy
evident, already, that I have much more energy for ministry
EDUCATION
Sharing the Story, Part 2: Just Walk Across the Room
Everyone knows that sharing the Story of Jesus is a vital part of what God calls them to do, but – it’s easier said than
done. Many Christians feel awkward and ill-equipped, for a variety of reasons. Bill Hybels (Willow Creek) helps us
address these concerns and signals the next era in personal evangelism with “Just Walk Across the Room.” Even if you
haven’t attended Part 1, you are welcome to join in now. Led by Pastors Jim and Judy with small group interaction.
Maybe you can be instrumental in changing someone’s life! Part 2 begins November 2.
Women’s Groups
Naomi Circle meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm in the Fireside Room. Contact Joyce at 408-723-2437.
Lydia Circle Book Club meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. Contact Diana at 408-264-3524.
Zest For Life meets Tuesday mornings from 9:45-11:30 am (Music Room.) Contact Marge at [email protected] or 408-356-9960.
Quilters and Cut-Ups meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday mornings (Music Room) from 9:00 am-noon. Contact Paula at 408-225-8626.
Pins & Needles meets weekly on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am (Library). Contact Danielle at [email protected]
MEN’S MATURITY OPPORTUNITIES:
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Every Tuesday morning from 6:30-7:30 am
at Coco’s restaurant (on Blossom Hill).
Fellowship, food and a good beginning to
the day as we work our way through various
books of the Bible. Start your day right with
God and breakfast! Have questions? Need
directions? Call Steve Hill at 408-531-5025.
Iron Men: Food, fellowship, discussion
Iron Men meets the 3rd Tuesday evening of
the month at 6:30 pm. November 18th is the
next opportunity. All men of the
congregation are encouraged to join us.
Questions? Call Dale Miller (408-371-5789)
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Sunday School
9:45-10:45 am
Classes for ages 3 yrs old—5th Grade
9:45-10:45am, every Sunday
Carter Building
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS
All offerings from the children will
go towards shipping costs for the
Operation Christmas Child project. We are
hoping to gather enough to sponsor 200 boxes,
which is $1400!
The mission of St. Timothy’s Children’s Ministry is to
grow children into disciples of Jesus Christ.
Nursery Corner
The nursery is open to all babies and toddlers (up
to 4 yrs old) during all Sunday morning Worship
services, and is located in Room B3, across from
the Sanctuary. Nursery care is provided by
church members on a volunteer basis.
Upcoming Events for Children
Gingerbread House Workshop
Sunday, Nov 30, 4:00 pm
Suggested donation: $15 per house
Volunteer sign ups at
http://sttimothys.ivolunteer.com/2014occ
OCC RELAY CENTER
Shoebox Drop off hours for the public:
Nov
Nov
Nov
Nov
17 (Mon) 9am-3pm
18-22 (Tues-Sat) 9am-12noon
24 (Sun) 1pm-5pm
25 (Mon) 9am-3pm
SHOEBOX PACKING PARTY
Sunday, Nov 16, 9:45am
Carter Great Room
All children are invited to join us for this handson service project, filling shoeboxes for
Operation Christmas Child!
Donations still NEEDED!
 EMPTY SHOEBOXES
 TOYS…Balls, Dolls, Cars, Stuffed
Animals, etc...

PERSONAL CARE… SOAP, combs,
brushes, etc... (No liquids)
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All proceeds from this event go
towards Operation Christmas
Child. Cost includes one preassembled gingerbread house,
decorating supplies and candies.
You are encouraged to bring
extra candy/edible decorations, and an apron.
Reserve your Gingerbread House online!
www.stlcsj.org
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
UNFROZEN “Do You Want to Meet a Savior?”
MUSIC The music for all
ages will be rehearsed
during Sunday School
beginning Nov. 2. A
practice CD, with
traditional carols will be sent home for you to
listen to, and sing along with your child.
CASTING All children of St. Timothy’s are invited
to participate in the Chorus. The casting of Bible
Readers and Bible Characters will be done
during Sunday School (3rd-5th grades). There will
be extra rehearsals for these roles...details to
follow.
SUNDAY, DEC 14
6:00PM PERFORMANCE
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OCC Relay Center Nov 17-24
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Confirmation Retreat
CALENDAR
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church & School
5100 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
NON-PROFIT ORG.
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
PERMIT NO. 291
LOS GATOS, CA
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
Fall Fellowship—Sunday, November 9th from 4:30-7pm
Enjoy food, fellowship, fun, and friendly, family-style competition
while learning about the bay area homeless population and some
ways our community can help as the holiday season
approaches. Please bring new or "like new" (washed please) warm
weather clothes, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. for our "Winter
Weather Drive!" Sign-up after services at the table outside.
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40 days
of prayer
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Nov 23, 2014 Jan 1, 2015
Please Join Us for our
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Service on Wednesday,
November 26 at 7:00 PM.

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