Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church!

Discovering and sharing the hope of Jesus.
Where our faith calls us to explore, engage and expand.

 

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"SHARED PASTOR

CALL DOCUMENT LINKS"




Trinity Lutheran Ministry Site Profile


Shared Pastor Position Description


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 Pastor Isaacson's blog.  

http://northcountrypreacher.blogspot.com/


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WHAT'S HAPPENING?

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

           
Wednesday, December 7
9:00 AM Team Devotions
3:00 PM Half-Time/Youth Room  
4:00 PM Jubal’s Joy/Youth Room
4:00 PM Praise Singers/Sanctuary
7:00 PM Advent Event: “Christmas with The Overtones”
Thursday, December 8
9:00 AM Team Devotions
9:00 AM DAC Cleaning/Sanctuary
6:00 PM WELCA Christmas Party/FH
6:00 PM Wolf Den/Happy Hollow
Friday, December 9
9j:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 PM Al-Anon/1A
7:00 PM Blue Christmas Recovery Worship/WUMC 
Saturday, December 10
10:00 AM “Music of Christmas” Women’s Brunch/FPC
Sunday, December 11    Third Sunday of Advent 
“Walk for Water Sunday
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
3:00 PM “Let There Be Peace on Earth” Christmas Cantata
4:00 PM Cub Scout Comm. Leaders Mtg/HH

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Trinity’s Women of the ELCA invite you to their annual Christmas party this
Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Casserole/warm entrée is provided; you are asked to bring a salad, bread, or dessert/goodie. 
The program is presented by the Praise Singers and “Gifts for Baby Jesus,”
in the form of (unwrapped) infant clothing, blankets, stuffed toys, etc. are suggested.
Donated items will be given to Polk County Victim’s Assistance.

 
Our friends from First Presbyterian Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
have been invited to join us for the evening.
YOU are invited to bring a friend, too!
We look forward to having you join us!

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 important DEADLINE!
Information for the Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve and Sunday, Dec. 25,
Christmas Day bulletins must be in the church office
no later than 12:00 Noon on Monday, December 19

(but if you get your information in earlier than that, we wouldn’t mind it at all!)

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The Overtones Quartet
Sharing Christmas, Country & Gospel Music for the Advent season!
Wednesday, December 7
at 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church Sanctuary
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“Bethlehem Speaks”
By Rochelle Pennington
(produced by special arrangement with Christian Publishers, Inc.)
 
Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Mary, Joseph, the Innkeeper’s wife, the Angel, a shepherd, and a Wise Man
all share their personal story of that holy Christmas night in Bethlehem when
Jesus was born during Trinity’s annual congregational Christmas program on
Wednesday, December 14.
As their stories unfold, slowly the picture of Bethlehem is revealed.
Be prepared to have your heart touched as you experience Bethlehem on Christmas night.

 
Supper, hosted by the Trinity Point Campers,
will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

A free will offering will be taken with proceeds used for Trinity Point improvements.

 
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Trinity Lutheran Church’s
 
 ANNUAL MEETING
is scheduled for
Sunday, January 29, 2017
at 10:15 a.m.
 
 in the Fellowship Hall
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  The Community Food Basket Committee
is preparing for delivery of the
2016 Christmas food Baskets.
 We continue to need YOUR financial

assistance and spiritual support!
Monetary donations may be dropped off in the church
office or mailed to P.O. Box 598, Crookston MN 56716.
Please designate your gift to “Trinity Food Baskets.”

 If you know of someone who needs a basket or if you
need one yourself call the church office at 281-4276.
Calls will be taken now through December 9 during regular office hours:
Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am - 12 noon & 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
 Please DO NOT leave voice mail regarding food baskets,
we are unable to return those messages.


Boxes are available at church entrances
for your donations of non-perishable food items. 

 
Mark these dates on your calendar to help with basket assembly
and delivery at the Crookston National Guard Armory:
Friday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m
. to help pack the baskets and
Saturday, December 17 starting at 8:30 a.m. to begin delivery.

 
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
to assist with answering the phones during the time we
receive requests for the community food baskets:
November 29 – December 9 during regular office hours:
Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
 

 
Stop by the church office or call 281-4276 to volunteer!

Community Christmas Food Basket Committee
Alan Dragseth, Paul Dwyer, Pete & Ann Graham, Greg & Marlene LeBlanc,
Ray & Terry Dusek, Bill & Kim Gillette, Chuck Larson, Gerry & Jackie Lindsay

 
 

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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

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GUIDED MEDITATION – LECTIO DIVINA
Praying the Scriptures
 
First Presbyterian Church – Fireside Room

The first Tuesday of each month

December 6 at 7:13 p.m.
 
Focus is on the prayer practice of Lectio Divina
​ where a section of scripture is read and prayed.
The Narrative Lectionary will be used in preparation
for the coming Sunday’s worship. Ruth Sanders guides this group.

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2nd Annual “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
 
Next Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m.
 at Trinity Lutheran Church
 
This event features the Greater Crookston Area Men’s and Women’s Choruses
(individually and combined) presenting “Appalachian Winter,”
under the direction of Jim Kent

 
First Presbyterian Church Bells of Praise will also perform music of the season
 
This musical event is sponsored by Wandering Vine

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Wandering Vine
is a collaborative ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church and the
University of Minnesota Crookston-Campus Ministry
 
Seeking to provide a loving atmosphere for spiritual exploration and growth.
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Villa St. Vincent Auxiliary
Invites you to
“Light Up a Life”
Everyone are invited to the Villa’s Annual
“Light Up a Life” tree lighting ceremony and reading of names on
Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
at the Villa St. Vincent new entrance.
Your gift of $5.
00/name will light a bulb on the tree this holiday season.
Consider donating in memory or in honor of someone special;
donation envelopes are available at the Villa or The Summit. 

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Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.
and
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.
at
 University of MN Crookston—UTOC

 
Come experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas story
and Jesus’ birth! See Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Angels, live animals,
Wise Men & Shepherds and more!

 
*Date/Time of this event is subject to change and/or cancelation without notice

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Friendly Reminders:

«Due to safety reasons,
ALL children must be accompanied by an adult while in the Youth Room.

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The Sunday Bulletin Announcement Deadline is 12 Noon on Wednesday.

 

Service Work Group #3 will serve the next funeral. Thank you for your service.
 
   



  
 
 
  
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve Worship
with Holy Communion
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day
9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
(No adult supervised childcare, J.A.M. or rolls)
 
Sunday, January 1
New Year’s Day
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

 
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The Church Office will be closed
Friday, December 23
and Monday, December 26
 
In case of emergency, call 280-3588
for the pastor on call or
281-4276 and follow the voice prompts
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In order for contributions to be tax-deductible for 2016,
they must be received in the church office
or postmarked no later than December 31, 2016.

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Honor or remember someone with a poinsettia for the
church sanctuary this Christmas.
Order forms are available in the narthex, Fellowship Hall
and church office. Submit the completed form with
payment and place it in the offering plate,
bring it to the church office or mail it no later than
Sunday, December 18.

Phone orders will not be accepted.

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Trinity Lutheran Church’s

ANNUAL MEETING
is scheduled for

Sunday, January 29, 2017
at 10:15 a.m.

in the Fellowship Hall
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When you have filled your
Walk for Water coin bottle,
please return it to the church office.
Thank you!

Jesus said,
 “but whoever drinks of the water I give him,
 will never thirst…” John 4:10
 

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 It’s not too early to begin gathering items to donate to the Children’s Christmas Store!
Help us stock the shelves! Please donate gently used/like new items for
our store. We are looking for….
 
Gift items, household items (no vases, please), decorative items, Christmas decorations, children’s toys, stuffed animals, jewelry, men’s items
(no clothing, please) and gift bags.
A donation box is located at Trinity’s parking lot entrance.

 
Wrapping paper is not needed but donations of gift bags & tissue are greatly appreciated!
 
This is a great opportunity for Trinity’s children to purchase gifts
for their family. Thanks for your donations to the Children’s Christmas Store!


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 Friendly Reminders:

Due to safety reas
ons,

ALL children must be accompanied by an adult
while in the Youth Room.


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We have a NEW Schwan’s Cares Fundraising campaign number!

Please use campaign #29571

when you place your order with Schwan’s - either online or by phone –
now through November 27th.  

Thank you for your continued support of
TRINITY YOUTH
as they prepare for the

2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX!

 


Sunday morning
Worship at Trinity Lutheran Church
Winter Hours 

Regular/Fall Worship Schedule Resumes


7:45 a.m. – Traditional Worship

9:00 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
(Televised live over Cable TV Channel 3 and
broadcast live on KROX 1260 AM Radio)


10:10 – J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) 
For kids ages 3 through 10th Grade

10:30 a.m. – First Presbyterian Church



Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 8-noon & 1-5 pm

 


Service Work Group #3 will serve the next funeral.Thank you for your service
 

Weekly Bulletin Announcement Deadline is Noon on Wednesday.
 

Need a Ride to Church???
 
Trinity members needing a ride to church on Sunday
have two great options for rides to Trinity at NO COST.
 
Call Ampride Taxi at 281-2000 on Friday or Saturday and make a
reservation to be picked up on Sunday morning.
OR
Call Tri-Valley Bus Services at 281-0700 on Monday – Saturday
to book your ride for Sunday morning.


 
 
 


 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

 
 
 



 

Giving Opportunities

 
SHOE ANGEL
 
“Everyone Should Walk in Their Own Shoes”
 
Monetary donations accepted 

Please send your gift to:

SHOE ANGEL
 P.O. Box 598, Crookston MN 56716

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Take the hassle out of having
to remember to write a weekly check for offering. Consider
The "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
ns
to set up your easily accessible online account.
If you have any questions, please stop in
or call our office at 281-4276 .
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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.
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​Our Schwans Cares campaign number
is now

#29571
Please update your Schwans account
to continue to support Trinity Youth!!



Schwan's
Thanks for your support of our youth!

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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-
4276

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