Psalm 119:105

YOUR WORD IS A LAMP FOR MY FEET, A LIGHT ON MY PATH. Psalm 119:105

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Middle School Christmas Chapel

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The chapel began with the middle school/upper elementary ensemble. They sang What Child is This? and Let it Snow, featuring a solo by Kate. We then all sang O Little Town of Bethlehem, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Joy to the World. To introduce the Scripture reading we watched an Andrew Peterson video: https://youtu.be/snURV57_tjo. Mr. Lundeen read the Gospel according to Matthew’s version of the Christmas story. Check out the choir video below!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Singing and Prayer

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: We had a Christmas chapel with singing. Then “Linus” (Austin) from Charlie Brown’s Christmas visited us to recite Luke 2, the real meaning of Christmas.

Thursday: Timothy’s choirs sang: the Mixed Choir, Chamber Choir and Concert Chorale.




MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: We had an advent prayer time. Students spread out to pray and also visited “prayer stations”: writing down prayer requests & praying for those requests, drawing/journaling and reading the Bible. The students rose to the occasion and treated the prayer time as sacred.

NEXT WEEK: Middle school Christmas singing on Wednesday

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Lindloff, Smith & Small Groups

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Mr. Lindloff and his family led us in an advent chapel. We pretended we were in the Lindloff living room to watch how they celebrate advent. Their table was made into a sacred space. With the lights off, the first advent candle was lit. Mr. Lindloff then told a Bible story using small wooden figures. It was a story of hope and expectation that Jesus will come again! To watch the chapel CLICK HERE

Thursday: Small group chapel today. After answering the question ”what are you looking forward to over Christmas break (besides sleeping)?”, we read from Romans 12:9-16. Then each student was challenged to think of someone who could really use a note of encouragement. Then they wrote that person a note. It was a small, but meaningful way to live out our faith.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Timothy dad, Kevin Smith, was our speaker. He shared his testimony of coming to faith in Christ and shared about how he was called to ministry. One of his avenues of ministry is to share the gospel through luncheons for people of influence in the Chicago area.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Singing & prayer, Thursday: Choirs

Middle School: Advent prayer
Below, enjoy TC artwork!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Sharing

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: After a responsive reading of Psalm 118, we had an open mic on the stage and one in the back available for students to share thanks. This chapel is a yearly tradition, and this year was one of the most meaningful. It is encouraging and community building to hear so many students share from their hearts.

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: We had a special singing time. Enjoy the video below. Then we had open microphones on the stage for students and teachers to share what they are thankful for. Many students came forward to share!

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Lindloff family, Thursday: Small Groups
Middle School: Mr. Smith

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cochran, Timothy W. & Small Groups

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Small group chapel with the focus on thanksgiving. We started with the opener questions of "what was your favorite childhood toy?" and "what is the one question you wish you knew the answer to?". Our Scripture passage was Psalm 100. We discussed complaining and thankfulness.

Thursday: Devin Cochran spoke. He is the youth pastor of the Chicago Church of Christ (they hold services in the Timothy auditorium!). Devin answered the question: “what is the best way to be prepared for each day? By using the armor of God passage in Ephesians 6, he spoke about the necessity of God’s Word and prayer for our daily lives. He used a student volunteer, specially prepared clothes, and water & ketchup to help make his point.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: My son, Timothy, spoke! After an engaging introduction, he shared about God's amazing love and work in this world. He drove the point home with Scriptures, comments and captivating missions stories. Timothy also shared about his own call to missions.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Thanksgiving sharing

Middle School: Singing and thanksgiving sharing

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mr. Quist & Chapel Band

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Our very own, Dan Quist spoke. He is Timothy's director of admissions and student recruitment. His theme was community. He talked about all the types of communities we have in our lives. Then he winsomely discussed the blessing and the beauty of Timothy's community. We were all challenged to be community builders at our school. To watch the chapel, click here: NOVEMBER 10

Thursday: The chapel band led us. We sang O Praise Him, You are My Vision, Good Good Father and Sinking Deep. Thanks to Nate, Andrew, Rachelle, Jack, Arianna and Olivia! To watch the chapel, click here: NOVEMBER 12

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: We had a special Veterans Day assembly with 50 veterans in attendance! Additionally the 5 & 6 graders joined us. It was a special time of learning about our veterans and honoring them. 7th grade social studies teacher, Ross VanDerBill, spoke. He is a veteran himself. He spent six years in the Minnesota Army National Guard and completed a 16 month tour in Iraq from 2006-2007. Click here to see photos from the event: VETERAN PHOTOS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHAPEL
Friday: I spoke in the K-6 chapel with the theme of Loving Kindness. Enjoy the video clip of the students singing!


NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: small groups; Thursday: Devon Cochran
Middle School: Timothy Wiener

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Julianna Faber & Hymn Sing

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Julianna Faber, an '09 Timothy alum, spoke. She is currently doing The Work in Asia. Julianna is showing Dad's Love to the students that she is teaching and to her co-workers. If you are interested in hearing more, check out her blog at JLFaber.weebly.com or you can email her at JLFaber@highrange.org.

Thursday: Hymn Chapel at Faith CRC, the church across the street. Mrs. Eerdman and Mrs. Slinkman (their grandkids go to Timothy) played the organ and piano. We sang 5 popular hymns: Praise to the Lord the Almighty; Holy, Holy, Holy; And Can It Be, My Jesus I Love Thee and To God Be the Glory. It was a special time of worship as we sang (and many learned) these time-tested songs of spiritual depth and wisdom.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Julianna came back and also spoke to the middle school!

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Dan Quist; Thursday: Chapel Band

Middle School: Veterans Day Assembly

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pastor Jason Turner & MS Small Groups

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Jason Turner, pastor of Faith Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elmhurst, spoke. He began by discussing our fears and the truths in Psalm 27:1, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Pastor Jason then spoke of how God has lead him to reach out to people with disabilities. He gave us a wonderful challenge to not let fear hinder us from ministering to people, especially those with great needs. Watch the whole chapel here: OCTOBER 27

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: A different kind of chapel. Students split up into small groups based on grade and birth month. After answering "where in the world would you like to go and why?", the groups thought about Micah 6:8. Each student answered the question, "what is a specific way you can show mercy, be kind, to others?".

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Julianna Faber; Thursday: hymn sing at Faith CRC

Middle School: Julianna Faber

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Chapel Band & Mr. Wiener on Micah 6:8

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: The student chapel band led us in worship. We sang Rooftops, Give Me Faith, Great are You Lord, Lead Me to the Cross & 10,000 Reasons. Watch the whole chapel here: OCTOBER 20

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Mr. Wiener spoke on Micah 6:8, framing the talk with questions we ask ourselves everyday. We usually ask questions that are self-focused. Micah 6:8 challenges us to ask questions where the focus is on how to honor God and bless others.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Pastor Jason Turner; Thursday: no chapel due to half day of school
Middle School: Small Groups

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Micah 6:8: skit, sharing & more, and MS service project

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Student skit & student sharing. With peppy music and lots of humor, the skit showed how not to live out Micah 6:8 in school. After the skit, the whole school "memorized" Micah 6:8. Chapel ended with four students (Andy, Joe, Stephanie and Ellie) sharing what Micah 6:8 meant to them. You can watch the whole chapel here: OCTOBER 13
The sound is not good for the video below, but it will give you a good idea of the skit.

Thursday: We met in our small groups with the focus on Micah 6:8. Opening questions were "What is the hardest thing you have done so far this school year?" and "If you had a day all to yourself, where would you go and what would you do?". We then read Micah 6:6-8. Students discussed how to apply "act justly, love mercy, walk humbly" to school life. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Service project chapel. After singing, students spread out throughout the auditorium and made cards for cancer patients. The cards will be distributed through the Phil's Friends ministry.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Singing with the chapel band; Thursday: no school
Middle School: Mr. Schutte

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Peace Chapel & Phil Zielke

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Peace Chapel. We began with a duet with Mrs. Favela & Mr. Pelt singing A Mighty Fortress is Our God. We spent 10 minutes in silent prayer. Students then read Scripture & prayed. We closed by singing together Blessed Be Your Name. To watch the whole chapel, click: OCTOBER 6. The duet is at about 1:50.

Thursday: no chapel due to the RENEW Showcase

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: Phil Zielke of Phil's Friends spoke. With an attention-getting opener about "seeing", "knowing" and "loving" the Chicago Cubs, Phil spoke about the eternal truths that Jesus sees us, knows us and loves us. Here's the link to find out more about Phil's ministry: PHIL'S FRIENDS 

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Students lead with the theme of Micah 6:8; Thursday: Small Groups
Middle School: Service project! Making cards for Phil's Friends

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Student Chapel Band & the 1st Graders

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Our student-led chapel band led worship for the first time this year. We sang This is Amazing Grace, Christ Be All Around Me, Lord, I Need You, Holy Spirit, and How He Loves. Check out the video below. To watch the whole chapel, click: SEPTEMBER 29


Thursday: We invited the first graders to join us. We sang If You're Happy and You Know it, This LIttle Light of Mine, and Awesome God. Mr. Wiener shared a story based on the animals on the Octoberfest set. The first graders led us in the Lord's Prayer. Click here to watch the chapel: OCTOBER 1

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Tuesday: The high school chapel band led us. See the description above & be sure to check out the video.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Peace Chapel; Thursday: Students lead with the theme of Micah 6:8

Middle School: Phil Zielke of Phil's Friends

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stan Guthrie, Mr. Mitchell & Small Groups

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Our first small group chapel of the year! All students were divided according to grade, gender and alphabetical order according to first name. Some of the questions asked were "what do you like to do outside of school?" and "what do you want to accomplish this year?". The Scripture passage was Philippians 3:8-9.

Thursday: We had a guest speaker, Stan Guthrie. He is a speaker, editor, writer and literary agent; his website: http://stanguthrie.com/.  His talk centered on the walk to Emmaus story found in Luke 24. Jesus fills the deepest longings of the human heart. Jesus satisfies our longing for something lasting and hopeful, ultimately our longing for heaven. Click here to watch the chapel: September 24

Links to last week’s chapels
Mr. DeKoekkoek’s mission talk, click: September 15
Senior Homecoming Court Interviews, click: September 17

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: The high school principal, Mr. Mitchell, spoke on the year's theme verse: Micah 6:8. What does it mean to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly? Mr. Mitchell clearly answered that question!


NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Singing; Thursday: with the 1st graders
Middle School: Singing on Tuesday

Saturday, September 19, 2015

DK & Burkholder, Homecoming Interviews, MS Students Share

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: We continued chapels in the Homecoming theme of “Around the World”. Former TC Spanish teacher, SeƱora Burkholder, sent a 5 minute about her mission work in Guatemala. For the rest of time, Mr. DeKoekkoek shared about his call to and ministry in Japan. He spent 2 1/2 years there before he came to Timothy.


Thursday: Mr. Snoeyink and Mr. Roelofs interviewed the seniors on homecoming court. Their questions ranged from “if you could make any animal ridable, which one would you choose?” and “what's an ideal date?” to “what do you like best about Timothy?” and “how is God currently working in your life?”.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: After singing, students were invited to the stage to share about their summer spiritual highlights. It was wonderful to hear the students speak of God's good work in their lives! A slideshow was shown that featured student summer photos.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: First small group chapel; Thursday: Stan Guthrie

Middle School: Mr. Mitchell

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mission Trips, McMamara, MS Teachers


HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Students from Elmhurst CRC reported on their summer serve trip to Mexico and students from Bethel OPC spoke of their gospel work among an Indian tribe in northern Wisconsin. Student Council also announced homecoming week activities which will include a ministry component this year. There will be collection drive of craft project supplies for the RENEW Rehoboth trip and collection of gently used sporting equipment.
Click here to watch: Tuesday's Chapel

Thursday: Joelle McNamara spoke. She is married to TC alum, Corey. When Joelle was in high school God gave her a burden for the hurting and hungry of the world. And so she started a non-profit at age 17. God has used her and the organization in wonderful ways. Joelle went to Honduras with TC students last January for the RENEW trip. Find out more about her missions work here: badala.org 
Click here to watch: Thursday's Chapel

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: Watch the video and especially listen to the students singing. It was a special time of worship! Part 2: we continued with guessing what teacher went with what summer photo. After students made their guesses, the teachers had additional photos to share while they talked about their summers and walk with God.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: Ryan DeKoekkoek & surprise guest; Thursday: Seniors on homecoming court share
Middle School: Students share about their summers

Friday, September 4, 2015

Teacher Summer Photos & Student Summer Mission Trips

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: The four science teachers and four new high school teachers shared pictures from their summers and a word of encouragement. Students had to guess what teacher went with what picture. Congrats to FM & Alexis for winning. Click here to see the photos: Summer Teacher Photos
Watch the entire chapel here: Tuesday's Chapel

Thursday: Students shared about summer mission/serve trips. The churches represented were Immanuel Lutheran, Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, Lombard Christian Reformed Church and 4th Presbyterian in Chicago. Students shared about what they did, an interesting story and how God worked in their lives. Watch the entire chapel here: Thursday's Chapel



MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: We also had a contest guessing what teacher went with what summer photo. After students made their guesses, the teachers had additional photos to share while they talked about their summers and walk with God.

NEXT WEEK
High School Tuesday: More students sharing about summer mission trips; Thursday: Joelle McNamara
Middle School: Teacher sharing with summer photos continued

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mitchell, Songs & Prayer, 1st MS Chapel

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPELS
Tuesday: Our principal, Mr. Mitchell, spoke. His talk focused on our theme verse for the year, Micah 6:8, "...And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." With clarity and conviction, he simply explained what this verse means and how we can apply it to our lives. Watch the whole talk here: Tuesday's Chapel


Thursday: Mr. Davidson opened chapel with encouraging and challenging words from our year's theme verse. Nate and Andrew led us in two songs of worship. We were also blessed by three moms from the Moms in Prayer group that meets every Friday to intercede for the school. Mrs. Venhousen, Mrs. Mattox, Mrs. Stefanik each prayed and then in unison prayed a Scriptural blessing over us. Watch the whole chapel here: Thursday's Chapel


MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Wednesday: We had a mixer game where each 8th grade homeroom introduced themselves to a 7th grade homeroom. There was one 7th grader in each homeroom with a dollar. The first 8th grader to introduce themselves to that student won the prize. Mr. Lundeen was back with us leading our singing time. Finally Mr. Wiener went through the top 10 list of what every middle schooler needs to know.

NEXT WEEK:
High School Tuesday: Summer Teacher photos & sharing; Thursday: Student summer mission share
Middle School Wednesday: Summer Teacher photos & sharing