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Thursday, December 6
9:00 AM DAC Cleaning/Sanctuary
9:00 AM Team Devotions
9:00 AM Polk County Social Services Meeting/FH
11:00 AM LSS Caregiver Discussion & Support 
Friday, December 7
9:00 AM Team Devotions
10:00 AM Foster Grandparents & Caring Companions/FH
12:00 PM Al-Anon/ Room 1A 
Saturday, December 8
10:00 AM 15th Annual Presbyterian Women’s Christmas 
                 Brunch @ First Presbyterian Church

Sunday of Advent, December 9
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

Monday, December 10
Church building closed today. Call ahead for
key if needed.
10:00 AM Food Basket Committee Mtg/FH
6:00 PM “Wintering in Wisdom” Bible Study
7:00 PM Property Resources Team/Kitchen
Tuesday, December 11
9:00 AM Team Meeting
4:15 PM Praise Singers/Sanctuary
5:30 PM: Men’s Chorus/Sanctuary
6:30 PM Bears Den/Happy Hollow
7:00 PM Boy Scouts/Happy Hollow
Wednesday, December 12
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:45 PM 7th & 8th Grade Release Time
1:00 PM 2W Early Release After School Ministry (Meet at the Armory to help with food baskets)
4:15 PM Jubal’s Joy/Youth Room
6:30 PM An Evening of Carling, Cocoa &
                Conversation”/Meet in the Fellowship Hall
Thursday, December 13
9:00 AM Team Devotions
10:00 AM
RiverView Care Center Holy Communion
2:00 PM Villa St. Vincent Holy Communion
Friday, December 14
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 PM Al-Anon/ Room 1A
6:00 PM Food Basket Packing/Crookston Armory
Saturday, December 15
8:30 AM Food Basket Delivery/Crookston Armory
Third Sunday of Advent, December 16
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship with “STAR of WONDER” Intergenerational Advent Presentation
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:10 AM Children’s Christmas Store/Youth Room
4:00 PM Care & Share Progressive Dinner

6:30 PM Cub Scout Leaders/Library

For further calendar information please go to the
Home Page and click 
on "Calendar".


Sunday, December 23
9:00 a.m. Worship with
Holy Communion
(NO adult supervised childcare, J.A.M. or rolls)
 Christmas Eve Worship
with Holy Communion
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
 9:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
Sunday, December 30
9:00 a.m. Worship with
Holy Communion
(NO adult supervised childcare, J.A.M. or rolls)
Trinity’s 9:00 a.m. worship service in broadcast live over KROX 1260 AM Radio
and televised live on local Cable TV Channel 3

The Church Office will be closed:
Monday, December 24
 Tuesday, December 25
In case of emergency, call 289-0353
for the pastor on call or
281-4276 and follow the voice prompts
The church office will be open
from 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Monday, December 31


Communion Servers Needed

At Christmas Eve worship services, we will serve Holy Communion by intinction.  Volunteers are needed at the 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. services.  If you are willing to serve at either service, please call the church office at 281-4276.      
Greeters Needed
Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters at the Christmas Eve worship services. If you are willing to serve at either service, please call the church office at 281-4276

Important Bulletin Deadline!
Information for the Sunday, December 23rd 9:00 a.m. bulletin, Christmas Eve 3:00 & 5:00 p.m. bulletins AND Sunday, December 30th 9:00 a.m. bulletin must be in the church office
no later than 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18th.

THANK YOU for helping us to use our time efficiently during this busy
Advent & Christmas season!


Join us for an

“Evening of Christmas Carols,
Cocoa & Conversation”

Wednesday, December 12th
6:30—8:30 p.m.

Folks of ALL ages (individuals, families, children, youth, friends, neighbors, etc.) are invited to come out for an old-fashioned night of caroling. Please meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.to divide into singing groups before we disperse into the community. Song sheets and jingle bells are provided! Bring a dozen of your favorite Christmas treats to share and of course, your vocal chords!

Half Time and Jubal’s Joy
 Wednesday, December 12
Early Release Day
Parents: Please bring your child to the Armory at 1:00 p.m. on this Early Release Day.  We will help with preparation of the Community Christmas Food Baskets.  We will continue our afternoon of Christmas Cheer by going to the Villa to share in some caroling with the residents.
We need a few more parents to help with transportation for the group around the community and back to Trinity on this day. Please call Leah at 281-4276 if you are able to help. Thank you!


~Holiday Food Baskets~

Many hands will be needed to help prepare the Crookston Christmas Food baskets for needy families in our community. 
Donation boxes for non-perishable food items are located by the church entrances. 
Cash donation are appreciated to help with this effort!
Your gift may be dropped off in the church office, placed in the offering plate,
or mailed to P.O. Box 598, Crookston MN 56716.
Please mark your gift "Christmas Food Baskets."

Volunteers are SO appreciated!
Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m. to pack Food Boxes
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m.  to deliver Food Boxes
See you at the Crookston National Guard Armory!

   “Star of Wonder”
      Sunday, December 16 9:00 a.m. Worship Service
Hear the Christmas Story as it is seen through the eyes of “The Wonderer.” 
You will experience the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem through narration and special music. 
 Perhaps you will begin to “wonder” as well! 


Honor someone with a poinsettia for the church sanctuary this Christmas.
Order forms are available in the church office, Fellowship Hall and narthex.
 Submit the completed form with payment ($1500/plant) and place in the offering plate, bring it to the church office or mail it to P.O. Box 598, Crookston, MN 56716
no later than Tuesday, December 18th.
Phone orders will not be accepted.


“If we don’t shape our kids,
 they will be shaped by outside forces
 that don’t care what shape our kids are in.”

-Dr. Louise Hart

Junior & Senior High Youth Nite
(for 7th – 12th Grade)

Christmas Escape Room!

Wednesday, December 19
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a memorable evening as you work together with friends to
solve and reveal what matters most at Christmas. Our
will happen in Room 1A and will follow with devotions and
conversation with our pastors in the Youth Room.
Christmas treats will be part of the evening, too
Sign-up in the church office by Friday, December 14 so we can plan accordingly!


Children’s Christmas Store

THANK YOU for the many great gift items that have been donated for the Children’s Christmas store! It’s exciting to see new things coming in daily
We are still accepting donations of NEW or “like new” items for our store…
Gift items, household items (no vases, but coffee mugs are great!), decorative items.
Christmas decorations, children’s toys, stuffed animals, jewelry, NEW gloves/mittens,
Men’s items (no clothing, please),

 gift bags, tissues & tags of ALL sizes and tissue.
Place your donations in the boxes located in the parking lot entrance.
The store will be open for all Trinity children (ages 3 yrs. old through 6th grade)
Sunday, December 16th.


The Christmas Story 
A Classic Carol Celebration
Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 510 N. Broadway, CrookstonChoral selections performed by the Greater Crookston Community Women’s and Men’s Choruses. Special music from the First Presbyterian’s handbell choir. Refreshments to follow concert in the Fellowship Hall. Free will offering will be taken to benefit the choruses. 


 In order for your contributions and gifts to be tax-deductible for 2018, they must be received in the church office or postmarked no later than December 31, 2018. 

Information on how you can share in your abundance this holiday season is coming soon! Many hands will be needed to help prepare the Crookston Christmas Food baskets for needy families in our community.  More information on how you can help will be shared in upcoming Sunday announcements, December's newsletter, by Crookston's local news outlets and on social media.

Cash donation are appreciated to help with this effort!
Your gift may be dropped off in the church office, placed in the offering plate,
or mailed to P.O. Box 598, Crookston MN 56716.
Please mark your gift "Christmas Food Baskets."


Monday Night Bible Study
6:00 p.m. @ Trinity Lutheran Church

“Wintering in Wisdom”
Pr. Elise will lead us in this study as we skate into the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs & Job together!  Let’s cozy up with God’s word in these wintry months to come.

All are welcome! Bring your curiosity.
NOTE: “Wintering in Wisdom” Study WILL NOT meet on Monday, December 24 or Monday, December 31
For information call:  Ruth Sanders 218-281-4853 (FPC) or Pr. Elise at 218-281-4276 (Trinity)


Each year, Trinity’s J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Ministry requires a LOT of supplies to make our time together interactive, meaningful & FUN! Check out our “Apples for Education” tree located in the parking lot entrance. Select an apple, purchase the listed supply and drop it off in the church office.
God’s blessings to you and thank you for supporting Jesus and Me in this essential way!


Items for the Sunday bulletin must be in the church office
no later than 12 Noon each Wednesday


Service Work Group #4 will serve the next funeral.

Thank you for your service.


Our dear friend, Chuck Larson would enjoy
hearing from you while he is “rehabbing” in Fargo.

Notes of care & encouragement may be sent to:
Charles Larson
3225 51st St South
Fargo ND 58104
Or you may call Chuck at (701) 478-1543
 or (218) 281-0949 (cell).



    Lutheran Social Service on MN will offer a NEW monthly support group for Caregivers at Trinity Lutheran Church the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. beginning September 6th.
    This group offers comfort, support and education to caregivers during tough seasons. This group is for those caring for an older adult or anyone an early onset memory related disorder.
    CAREGIVER SUPPORT & RESPITE: Are you stressed and in need of extra support while caregiving? LSS of MN offers a variety of services to help those in need. Caregiver’s can receive individual support, attend educational classes, gain respite support, and even gain support with and through their electronic devices.
  • __________________________________________________________________________

    Lutheran Social Services of MN is seeking volunteers for their Caregiver Support programs. Volunteers provide companionship to elderly and veterans in their community. AmeriCorps offers modest compensation for their volunteers.
    For more information or questions about any of these opportunities, contact Ashlee Grussing, Lutheran Social Service Caregiver Support & Respite Program, for more information.
    Call Ashlee at (701) 330-1681 or email ashlee.grussing@lssmn.org
  • _____________________________________________________________

  • Planning to be away from Crookston
  • on Sunday?

    We offer several giving options, so you may continue your support of Trinity’s ministries.
    Simply Giving allows for regular contributions to be made right from your checking account. See Jean in the church office for more information about the Simply Giving program.
    Online Giving is available and may be accessed by visiting our website at www.trinitycrookston.org You can make a safe and secure one-time or recurring gift to Trinity via credit card.
    Traditional: Using the US Mail service is always an option or you can stop by the church office to drop off your gift. Pick up a bulletin to stay informed of all the happenings at Trinity!


  • The next issue of Table Talk will include important dates
  • for confirmation ministry, J.A.M. and youth events.
  • Please carefully read the information that pertains to
  • you and your family. Watch for updates each week in the
  • Sunday bulletin, on our website and through social
  • media to keep informed!


Help us keep our church contact information current. If you have had a change in your phone number or address, please contact the church office with these changes. Call 281-4276 or email:  jean@trinitycrookston.org


Carrying the message of the gospel through the streets of Crookston
can feel intimidating but through Trinity’s Radio and TV Ministry,
we are reaching out to those who may not step into our church building
to hear the message. 
This vital outreach touches lives well beyond Crookston’s city limits.  

Gifts to the Radio Fund can be given to honor or remember a loved one. 
Recognition of the weekly radio broadcast sponsorship can be scheduled
to coincide with a memorable date. 
The cost of each weekly broadcast is $126.00
If you would like to sponsor a broadcast,
contact the church office at 281-4276 to schedule a dtate.  

Up-to-the-minute calendar and ministry information about Trinity
is available just by clicking your mouse!


Click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page!



Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Trinity Quilters every winter, Monday and Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please prayerfully consider joining this important ministry and share in the quilting and fellowship. Many hands are needed to prepare the warmth these quilts provide for those in need.
For information call Beth at 891-3938.

        For Your Information



Has your home phone number changed????


We understand there have been changes to phone service providers in our area.

Please notify the church office if your home phone number has been changed or if you would prefer to use a cell phone as your primary contact number.
Please call 218-281-


     Giving Opportunities  



                  Those who are considering making a 
                non-monetary gift
to Trinity Lutheran Church, should consult with the
Worship & Music Team prior making their donation.  

 Please call the church office at 281-4276  for further information.


Trinity Rhubarb Festival Cookbooks
The Trinity Rhubarb Festival Cookbook published by WELCA in 2012 has been reprinted and now includes a “Bonus Section” of new rhubarb recipes!
Books are $10.00 each and available in the church office.


“Everyone Should Walk in Their Own Shoes”
Monetary donations accepted 
Please send your gift to:

 P.O. Box
 598, Crookston MN 56716



Take the hassle out of having
to remember to write a weekly check for offering. Consider
"Simply Giving" Program.
This program is endorsed by Thrivent Federal Credit Union
and is simple to use. Just click the

"Giving a gift or offering online"
at the bottom of this section and follow the directio
to set up your easily accessible online account.
If you have any questions, please stop in
or call our office at 281-4276 .

Would you like to dedicate a
"Radio Ministry Broadcast" 
in memory of your loved one?
For a $126.00 donation, and by picking a date
of your choice, our Sunday’s Radio Broadcast will
be especially dedicated to your loved one.
For more information contact the church office.


Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Team (NYG) is raising funds for their trip to Houston in 2018. When you order food items from Schwan’s Home Delivery service, either online or by telephone, a portion of your purchase will go directly into our NYG account. 

Please use campaign #37521 when you place your order with Schwan’s. REMEMBER: You must order online or by phone! We don’t get credit for orders placed at your door! Order at www.schwans-cares.com or call 1888-724-9267

Thank you AGAIN for supporting our NYG-Houston Team, financially and with your prayers!


Radio Ministry

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