Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church!

Discovering and sharing the hope of Jesus.

Where our faith calls us to explore, engage and expand.



Trinity Lutheran Ministry Site Profile


 Pastor Isaacson's blog.  



Holy communion is offered each week at Trinity and

ALL are welcome to the Lord’s Supper.

 7:45 a.m. - Traditional Worship
 9:00 a.m. - Contemporary Worship
(Televised live over local Cable TV Channel 3 and
broadcast live on KROX 1260 AM Radio)
10:10 a.m. J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
for 3yrs. old thru 10th Grade
10:10 a.m. - Worship
at First Presbyterian Church - 510 N. Broadway


MONDAY: Church Building is CLOSED.
Call ahead for a key if needed.
8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 



Saturday, January 18
No events scheduled.
Sunday, January 19
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M (Jesus and Me)
10:15 AM Budget Forum/Fellowship Hall
Monday, January 20
Church building closed today. Call ahead for key if needed.
9:00 AM Quilting/Fellowship Hall
6:30 PM Congregation Council/Library (postponed from last week)
Tuesday, January 21
9:00 AM Quilting/Fellowship Hall
9:00 AM Team Meeting
1:00 PM Nimens Apts Holy Communion
2:00 PM Oak Court Holy Communion
3:30 PM Summerfield Apts Holy Communion
Wednesday, January 22
9:00 AM Team Devotions
3:00 PM Half-Time/Youth Room
4:15 PM Jubal’s Joy/Youth Room
6:00 PM ALPHA/Youth Room
Thursday, January 23
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12 NOON “Grateful” Book Study @ FPC
6:30 PM Bear & Wolf Dens/Happy Hollow
Friday, January 24
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 NOON Al-Anon/Room 1A
Saturday, January 25
No events scheduled.
Sunday, January 26
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M (Jesus and Me)
10:15 AM Annual Congregational Mtg/Sanctuary
11:00 AM “Taste of Trinity” NYG Fundraiser/FH

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

10:15 a.m. - Fellowship Hall
Come for an opportunity to review Trinity’s ministry expenses for the coming year and ask questions in preparation for the Annual Meeting next Sunday, January 26, 2020. 


Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 10:15 a.m.
In accordance with Trinity’s Constitution and
by-laws, the main agenda items for this meeting are approval of the 2020 budget and elections.
Join us for “Taste of Trinity” in the Fellowship Hall following the meeting (11:00 a.m.). Sample tasty eats & treats created and served by the 
2021 National Youth Gathering Team.
Free will offering taken for the tasty treats!
Proceeds go toward for the trip to the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis!  Yum! Yum! See you there!




2021 National Youth Gathering Fundraiser
Sunday, January 26
following the Annual Meeting!
Join us for “Taste of Trinity” in the Fellowship Hall following the meeting (11:00 a.m.). Sample tasty eats & treats created and served by the  2021 National Youth Gathering Team.


 Grateful Book Study
Thursdays - 12:00 PM @
First Presbyterian Church
Now thru February 27th 
 Study led by Pastor Kevin
If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? Many of us find it hard to sustain a meaningful life of gratefulness. With stories and examples from history and her own life, Diana Butler Bass helps us form a path through gratitude to greater connection with God, others and ourselves. Through gratitude we can be healed and thrive!
For more information or if you have questions, contact the First Presbyterian Church at 281-4853 or email: crxpres@midconetwork.com




Sunday, January 26: “Taste of Trinity” Youth Fundraiser @ 11:00 following the annual meeting

9th GRADERS: ALPHA continues each Wednesday  from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. now through March 4th.  6:00 p.m. and continues each Wednesday night through March 4.
This 8-week ministry series is a 9th grade confirmation expectation.


2020 Ushers of the Month
9:00 a.m.
             January                                Myles Bakken & Dave Nelson
February                                        T & Jeff Durbin
March                                  Suzy & Shawn Rezac
April                                          Amy & Mike Theis
May                           Chris Winjum & Rodd Olson
June             Peggy & Harley Stahlecker (8:30 a.m.)
                         Janet & Harvey Solheim (8:30 a.m.)
July                  Sandy & Ardell Knudsvig (8:30 a.m.)
August                 Jackie & Jerry Lindsay (8:30 a.m.)
September                          Barb & Bob Anderson
October                              Carrie & Rich Clauson
November                        Karen & Robin Brekken
December                         Eric Samuelson Family


Quilting Begins Monday, January 6, 2020
Join the Trinity Quilters each Monday & Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for quilting and fellowship.  Please prayerfully consider joining this important ministry; many hands are needed to prepare the warmth these quilts provide for those in need!




National Youth Gathering 2021
Hugo’s Coupon Book Fundraiser
Trinity’s NYG Crew is selling Hugo’s Coupon Books as a fundraiser
for their journey to the ELCA National Youth Gathering
 in Minneapolis. Coupon books are $10 each.
Contact any youth attending NYG 2021 to get your coupon book.
 A limited number of coupon books are available for purchase in
the church office during regular office hours. 
Thanks for your continued support of Trinity Youth!

Madison Crane will be commissioned as Director of Children Youth and Family Ministry for Redeemer & Zion Lutheran Churches in Thief River Falls, MN on
Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.

All are invited to attend this time of worship and celebration at Redeemer Lutheran Church,
1300 East Nora Street in Thief River Falls.



Keep your Contact Information Current!
As you are preparing to “go south” for the winter months, or are leaving for an extended vacation, please remember to inform the church office when you are leaving the Crookston area and when you plan to return. This will help us keep current with our mailing lists.
Let us know of any changes in your mailing address – new, temporary or “temporarily away” by calling the church at 281-4276 or emailing jean@trinitycrookston.org


If  you are interested in receiving the Table Talk newsletter in an electronic format vs. “snail mail,” please call Jean LaPlante at the church office (281-4276) or email her with your request at jean@trinitycrookston.org
Please note that “Table Talk” is also available on our website at trinitycrookson.org

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Serving Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau & Pennington Counties
Sponsored by the NW8 Adult Mental Health Initiative


  Trinity’s Women of the ELCA are planning to purchase new plates (2 sizes)
for the church kitchen. Before this project can start, new homes are needed
for the current dishes. If you of a place, charity or other entity where we
could donate our current plates, please call Judy Dragseth at 281-2550 with your ideas!


The Worship & Music Team encourages YOU in Trinity’s mission of

“Building a Bigger Table”

Please prayerfully consider your place at our table and how you can share your gifts, talents and service during worship. Worship Volunteer Opportunity (white half-sheet) forms are located throughout the church building; please complete the form and return it to the basket. Thank you!


Be the change! Give your time as a tutor!
Reading is the foundation of all learning – but in Minnesota, one in three third graders struggles to read. As a literacy tutor, you can help these students gain the skills they need to thrive.
Minnesota Reading Corps is currently recruiting tutors in our area. More information is available by calling 866-859-2825 or you may apply online at ReadingAndMath.net
Volunteers work full or part-time and receive a small stipend and other benefits depending on hours worked. All schedules are Monday – Friday.
An informational flyer about this position is located in the parking lot entrance.


A NEW Electronic Giving Opportunity!
Along with Trinity’s current on-line or electronic giving system that has been available to you for  many years,
we are now offering you an additional way to support Trinity— directly from your smart phone. 
Download the app “Give Plus Church” from Google Play or the App Store,
follow the instructions to find our church and enter your information.
Use your existing on-line giving sign-in, or create a new account, 

and your general fund donation amount.  It’s as simple as that!

“I Give Online”
Laminated cards are located in the sanctuary pews.
If you support Trinity Lutheran and its ministries by giving electronically, you may place this card in the offering as a way of participating in this act of worship.
If you are interested in giving electronically, please check the online giving options through our website www.trinitycrookston.org or use your smartphone to download the “GivePlus Church” app to set up your donation(s). If you have questions about giving electronically, please contact the church office at 281-4276

National Youth Gathering Family Gathering


Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston is looking for an individual to give leadership in planning, coordinating and enhancing a contemporary Sunday morning worship experience.  Position is approximately ten hours per week at $20 per hour. 
A complete position description is available upon request from Rev. Gregory Isaacson by emailing gregoryi279@gmail.com. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Isaacson via email.



at First Presbyterian Church
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY: 20 hours per week – schedule is flexible. Candidate must be proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Word. Good communication skills required. Experienced preferred. Wage is dependent upon experience.
Call (218) 281-4853 for more information.
Resumes may be sent to 510 North Broadway, Crookston MN 56716, Attn: Ruth.

Applications will be received until position is filled.           




Trinity has been blessed to offer rides to Sunday worship at Trinity FREE of charge via Ampride Taxi and Tri Valley Bus for several years. 
Due to limited funds, Trinity’s Congregation Council has decided
to discontinue ride services with Ampride Taxi 
but will continue to pay for rides to worship with
the Tri Valley Bus Transportation system.
These changes became effective July 1st.   



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.
You are in this group if your last name begins with the letters G through J. Co-chairs of SWG #2 are Diane Rood (218-4306) and Ruth Wilder (281-4179)

Thank you for your service.



    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.
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    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
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  • Planning to be away from Crookston
  • on Sunday?

    We offer several giving options, so you may continue your support of Trinity’s ministries.
  • Give Plus Church from Google Play or the App Store, follow the instructions to find our church and enter your information. Use your existing on-line giving sign-in, or create a new account, and your general fund donation amount.  It’s as simple as that!
    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!
  •  For Prayer Chain
    requests please contact Claudia Cirks at 281-1442
    or JoAnn Youngquist at 289-0008. 

    Want to join the prayer chain? Please call Claudia. 


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 date.  
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!



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