use select getdate() on SQL and executescalar to get the value.
Assign the value to a var and use it in statusstrip or wherever.
I'm not sure what you are doing with the timer control though.
PS: Why does it has to be the SQL date/time and not the system running the code? Reading it from SQL will be way slower than locally. If you are planning on using the timer to refresh it - by reading it again - then it's gonna be way slow.