Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church!

Discovering and sharing the hope of Jesus.

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

 
 
 
 



 

9:00 a.m.

Worship at Trinity

(NO 7:45 a.m. worship service at Trinity)

 
 
Please honor these safety guidelines:
 


Self-screening health assessment at the parking lot entrance. (Doors open @ 8:45 a.m.)

Please follow the guidance of our greeter & usher teams.

Hand sanitizing stations are available.

Facemasks that cover the mouth & nose are required.

 
If you are not feeling well or are in a high-risk category, please
do NOT attend worship in person: 
join us for worship at home!

 
Our Sunday morning broadcast worship is shared with
St. Paul’s Lutheran & First Presbyterian
LIVE over Crookston’s Cable TV Channel 3,
KROX 1260 AM/105.7 FM Radio,
and streamed LIVE on Facebook:  Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston MN



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This Week at Trinity
 

Trinity’s Church Office & Building are CLOSED until further notice!
 
Sunday, September 27
9:00 AM Limited “In-Person” Worship
Limited seating “in-person” in the sanctuary; our facility can safely social-distance at 25% capacity.

  • Self-screening health assessment at the parking lot door (Opens @ 8:45 a.m.)
  • Please follow the guidance of our greeter & usher teams.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • Facemasks are required.

 
PLEASE: If you are not feeling well or are in a high-risk category, please do not attend worship in person – join us for worship at home!
 
9:00 AM Broadcast Worship Collaborative worship service with First Presbyterian & St. Paul’s Lutheran LIVE over Crookston Cable TV Channel #3, KROX Radio 1260 AM/105.7 FM and streamed live on Facebook: Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston MN
 
11:00 AM Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation Service
1:00 PM Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation Service
ALL services will be live-streamed via Trinity Lutheran – Crookston Facebook page.
 
Wednesday, September 30
6:30 PM JAM Teacher-Leader Training/FH
 
Thursday, October 1
12 NOON Book Study @ First Presbyterian Church
 
Next Sunday, October 4 
9:00 AM Limited Seating “In-Person” Worship
9:00 AM Broadcast Worship
10:15 AM Semi-Annual Meeting/Sanctuary
10:15 AM TBD – J.A.M.


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Join us for Book Study led by Marsha Odom!

Thursdays:  12:00 Noon @ First Presbyterian

 
In this highly acclaimed and lyrical modern classic, bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor
reveals the countless ways we can discover divines depths in the small things we do and see every day. An Altar in the World reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in such ordinary occurrences as hanging out the washing, doing the supermarket shop, feeding an animal, or losing our way. It will transform our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.

 
For more information or if you have questions, contact the First Presbyterian Church office at 281-4853 or email: crxpres@midconetwork.com
 
The book can be purchased from Amazon for $11.00 or contact FPC at 281-4853 and we will  place an order for you.



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Please lift our 2020 Confirmands
in your prayers:
 
Jocelyn Brekken              Ellie Nesseth
Joseph Brule                 Travis Newquist
Bailey Cameron       Angelica Perala

Erik Coauette  Ally Perreault
Austin Crawford    Samantha Sanders
George French               Rylee Solheim
Brianna Kelly           Mallorie Sundeen
Hannah Lindemoen  Hayden Winjum
Hannah Loraas

 
Thank you to these mentors who have been working with our confirmands:
Tricia Sanders, James Coauette, Angie Smith, Bill Gillette, Eric Samuelson, Mark Huglen,
Marlys Johnson, Sarah Pester, Jackie Lindsay, Shellie Fischer, Brian Ringdahl, Madison Crane,
Sheri Solheim, Kristi Morris Leas, Katie Perreault, Kim Davidson, Brandi Nesseth.

 
Thank you to Diana & Daryl Thompson for the personal touch of embroidery to the confirmation stoles.

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Semi-Annual

Congregational Meeting


of Trinity Lutheran Church

Next Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:15 a.m.  in the sanctuary

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Half Time & Jubal’s Joy

After School Ministries
 
We are sad to announce that Halftime and Jubal's Joy
WILL NOT BE OFFERED
this Fall. It  would be too challenging to follow precautionary guidelines to ensure health and safety
for all involved. Thank you for understanding this decision. We pray this is only temporary!
😊
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7th and 8th Grade Release Time

is Wednesday, October 7th.

If this activity concerns your child/family, you should have or will receive information about release time from Leah.
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J.A.M.

(Jesus and ME)
is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday, October 4th


Leah Winjum will keep families informed via social media & text messaging with
announcements about the who, what and where with our J.A.M. classes for kids/ youth.
If you have questions, please contact Leah at 281-4276 or 289-3250 or
email her at
leah@trinitycrookston.org.


 
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September Campaign for Crookston’s

 Care & Share Emergency Assistance Fund

 
Trinity Lutheran is a ministry partner with Crookston’s Care & Share homeless shelter and New Hope Food Shelf.
We give regularly to the Emergency Assistance Fund that provides dollars to families
and individuals who have emergency expenses in difficult times.

 

In September, Trinity is challenging all of us to raise additional dollars for the Care & Share Emergency Fund. You may give a contribution through Trinity by designating your gift for “Care & Share.” You may also give directly to the Care & Share by sending your donation to 220 East 3rd Street, Crookston MN 56716.
 
The Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf is open every Monday & Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm. 
For more information, or to donate, call 218-277-0000.
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 If you plan to use any SPACE for any REASON
(ex: meeting, music run-thru)
in the church building during this time of pandemic
you MUST call ahead to make arrangements!

 
We need to make sure the area you are in is sanitized and safe before AND after your use!
Call 281-4276 to speak with Tyson. Thanks!

 
 
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Trinity’s Church Office & Building are
CLOSED
until further notice!


Church staff members plan to be in the office

 Tuesday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 Noon & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
 
Office staff will be limited on Friday.

Not all staff members will be available on all days;

some may be working at home.

 
Please call ahead if you need assistance.
 
NOTE:

Ring the doorbell during regular office hours for service

 or call us at 218-281-4276.


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 Worship services WILL BE PROVIDED for you on


Crookston Cable TV channel #3,

broadcast live over KROX Radio 1260 AM or 105.7 FM and

live streamed on Facebook: Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston MN


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Prayer of St. Francis
 
 
 Lord,
Make me an instrument of your peace.
where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
 
Grant that we may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
 
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that
we are born to eternal life.
Amen.


 
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 www.trinitycrookston.org 
 
Giving Directly through Your Smart Phone
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!

If you have questions about giving electronically, please contact the church office at 281-4276.

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Current calendar and ministry information about Trinity
is available just by clicking your mouse!

 
Visit us on Facebook also.



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“Faith is the assurance of things

hoped for, the conviction

   of things not seen.” 


 - Hebrews 11:1





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Spread the Good News!

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. 

 
 
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FOR EMERGENCIES: After office hours and on weekends call 218-289-0353
or the church office at 281-4276 and your call will be transferred to a pastor. 
 Please post this telephone number in your home.


 
HOSPITALIZED? The only way the church knows that you’re hospitalized is if you,
a loved one, or friend notifies us.  Please call the church office (281-4276) and let us know
so that Trinity can support you with prayer and with presence.

 
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2020 Ushers of the Month
 
9:00 a.m.
            
September                          Barb & Bob Anderson
October                              Carrie & Rich Clauson
November                        Karen & Robin Brekken
December                         Eric Samuelson Family
 
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National Youth Gathering 2021

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Keep your Contact Information Current!
As you are preparing to “come home” for the summer 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

 
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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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 Feeling Anxious, Scared, Hopeless, Angry, Confused?
 
Call the Crisis Line 
 
 
CALL: 800-282-5005

TEXT: MN to 741741

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






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!


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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!
 
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“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
 
 



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

 


Service Work Group #7 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.

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  • NEW CAREGIVER’S DISCUSSION GROUP
     

    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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  • AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
     

    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!
     
     
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  •  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. 
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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!
 
 
 

Volunteer 





 


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