Timberwood Church

Outreach, Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Timberwood Church is a Bible-based, outreach-oriented church designed to help people experience

God’s goodness in their lives. Through teaching and worship, we seek to make the timeless

truth of the Bible relevant for everyday life.  

The purpose of Timberwood Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.

Worshipping, serving, celebrating—together.


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August 5, 2020 Letter

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble… for he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things” (Psalm 107:1-2 & 9). 


  • What Do You Want?

    The great theologian sang, “It’s not having what you want it’s wanting what you have”  (Sheryl Crow).   What do we want?  What things do our eyes seek?  Alternatively when is enough enough?  The writer of Ecclesiastes waxes poetically, “Again, I saw vanity under the sun:  one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches… He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.” (Eccl. 4:7-8a & 5:10).  


    What does it mean to be satisfied?  I remember grade school in ISD #1, Aitkin Public Schools.  The lunchtime discussion was lawn mowers and it was the one area where I had a distinct advantage.  Other kids, (in my memory, the jocks and the rich, whatever that means) were holding court.  I held back.  I had an ace.  My Dad owned the Lawn and Garden dealership in Aitkin for none other than John Deere.  I mowed with 212’s and 318’s, 48 and 54 inch mower decks!  Boom!  Discussion over, I had the lunch table eating out of my green hand.  The crazy thing, I still exaggerated and said I mowed with a 60” deck, which was possible but not true.

  • Contentment (#trust)

    Can we even be satisfied? Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton would suggest it’s not possible.  Paul in Philippians offers this rebuttal:  “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me.  You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know now to abound.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  (Phil 4:10-13).


    What would be more surprising, if Paul wrote this passage in a time of peace and plenty or in a time of want?  Often we can be quite philosophical about what we need when we have enough.  But that is a luxury that has often eluded followers of Jesus and yet the cause of Christ has continually moved forward through many empires and nations, pandemics and war.  Paul writing from prison, perhaps facing death, talks about contentment.  He tells the church at Philippi, “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus”  (Phil 4:19).


    To modify Ms. Crow’s song title by one vowel, we need to “Soak up the Son.”

  • Baptism this weekend

    I’m looking forward to this weekend.  We hold our baptism service outside.  If you would like to participate it is not too late to get on the docket, simply contact the office.  For map and info see the website.    


    Contentment.  Seek it.

    Peace to you, I miss you.


    John

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Annual Report

Timberwood's Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, February 2nd

2020 Annual reports are available at the Information Desk or

you may request a digital copy from: joy.walter@timberwoodchurch.org