Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church!

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

 

Announcement






“Following Jesus Today”


Ash Wednesday

February 10th, 2016 – 6:30 pm

Please plan to join us!


There will be a supper at 5:30 pm. before this
Lenten Service.  Your Council Member will
be serving a delicious meal just for you. 

Plan to attend!



 



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CANCELED for 7:00 PM tonight!

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Lent 2016 – Following Jesus Today
 
Wednesday evening services will begin February 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. with our traditional Ash Wednesday worship.  We will be focusing on a series that centers on the question, “What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus today?” The series will challenge us to grow deeper in our Christian faith and encourage us to ask further questions on what God is calling us to be. We will be watching video segments with noted authors and speakers who will guide our discussions.  The series will challenge us in some of our traditional thoughts and ask us to risk our comfortable attitudes by taking our faith into the reality of the world.
 
February 10, Ash Wednesday
What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus today?
 
February 17, Who was Jesus?
Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”
Jesus calls us to articulate who Jesus is.
 
February 24, Teachings of Jesus
Jesus calls upon the Jewish tradition of storytelling to convey Godly lessons.
 Through the use of parables, Jesus teaches with an open-minded grace.
 
March 2, Jesus and the Kingdom of God
Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God is here, NOW!  Jesus calls us to change directions
 so we can participate in this kingdom’s coming.
 
March 9, Jesus’ Ministry of Compassion
The radicalness of Jesus’ compassion calls us to “love our enemies” and adds,
 “expecting nothing.”
 
March 16, The Resurrection of Christ
What are the “tombs” from which we need to be released?
How do we “live” resurrection?
 
We will be encouraging small group discussions following the worship service.  We would like to invite anyone in the community to join us for worship and discussion. You are encouraged to bring a friend.  For those who find attending weekend worship difficult, consider attending this midweek opportunity. 
 
Lenten Suppers
The weekly Lenten Worships will be preceded by our evening Lenten Suppers.  Each Wednesday at 5:30 PM a Lenten Supper will be prepared and served by a different board from our congregation.  Please join your parishioners for fellowship and conversation before you enjoy the “Following Jesus Today” Lenten Services.  Proceeds for the supper will be a free will offering to the Trinity General Fund.

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Wandering Vine will meet tomorrow night, Tuesday,

February 9th, at 7:00 PM in the Andy Oman

State Farm location


Please plan to join us.

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Our February/March issue of the

Table Talk

is now available here, online.

Just click on the word TABLE TALK in the column at 
the left. Then click on Feb/March, and get all of the 
latest news from your home church.
ENJOY!

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WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY

 AT TRINITY!



Monday February 8th

9:00 AM Quilting 

9:00 AM Team Devotions

10:00 AM LSS Caregiver Sup. Group/Lib.

5:30 PM Altar Guild Supper/FH

6:00 PM Wolves/HH 

7:00 PM Prop. Resource/Kit. CANCELED

 


 

Please check our online calendar for

any upcoming events, time changes

and any cancellations! 

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GREETINGS TO THE MINNESOTA





A Great BIG HELLO from your

 HOMETOWN FRIENDS at TRINITY

IN CROOKSTON.


Thanks for keeping informed on 

what is happening in your church
 
while you are away.  

Check back often and keep yourself

up to date on the latest information

regarding upcoming changes and

important events.

You can also
 go onto our FACEBOOK PAGE, 
 
 like us, and then you can  
watch the previous

Sundays' messages and also any other

additional information.

Enjoy your winter and know that someone

back home is missing you!

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Coming up February 12th!
 Plan a fun evening out for the kids.

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Join us for worship and fellowship

You can join us for 
“Living the Questions
DVD-based small group exploration of a credible Jesus
for the third millennium will give us a foundation to 
explore
and then engage in lively discussion around
this “Jesus” and who He is in our lives!

 
Gathering Time:    7:00 pm February 9th, 2016
First & Third Tuesday of each month
Gathering Place:  Andy Oman State Farm    
Come Join Us – All Are Welcome

 



 

Volunteer Opportunities

 




Trinity Volunteer Opportunities
 
With the approval of the 2016 budget came some changes to our staffing.  We are moving to a shared associate pastor with First Presbyterian Church in Crookston.  We are also eliminating the paid Receptionist and Financial Secretary positions.  This opens up some opportunities for people to volunteer as we transition into a new staffing configuration which calls on more volunteers to assist in the total ministry of Trinity Church.  Listed below are some volunteer openings we are hoping to fill as we live into a new reality that has us working together as staff and volunteers. 
 
Tuesday morning receptionist:                   
answer phones, greet people, take messages, other work as available
 
Wednesday morning receptionist:             
answer phones, greet people, take messages, other work as available
 
Thursday morning receptionist:                 
answer phones, greet people, take messages, other work as available
 
On-Call receptionist:                                         
for anticipated and emergency absences
 
Memorials Secretary:                                   
receive copies of financial memorials, sending
acknowledgements and thank you cards, prepare list of
memorials for newsletter
 
Web page and Facebook:                            
weekly maintenance for internet information
 
Sound Board Technician:                             
shared with a team to provide audio services for worship
and other events
 
Multi-Media Technician:               
shared with a team to provide broadcast and projection services for worship and other events
 
 
This new staffing structure may result, on occasion, with there being only one staff person or volunteer in the church building.  For security purposes the east parking lot doors may be locked but a portable door bell will be available to ring into the office to let someone in.  If you have a need to stop in the office, please call ahead to ensure someone is there. Phone calls will be answered as staff are available.  Phone messages will be retrieved and returned at earliest possible time.  Pastoral emergencies can call the emergency phone number (218.280.3588) or follow the voice prompts on the office phone. 
We appreciate your patience as we work through this time of transition at Trinity Church.  


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 Please consider helping with our 
Sunday morning worship serv
ices!

We need a steady flow of volunteers
to help usher, serve communion, 
 read 
scriptures
 , greet people, 
and share their musical talents with 
our church family.  Please put
some prayerful thought into giving
of your time and talents!


Contact the church office if you
are willing to serve.
 You are very much appreciated!

 
 












 

Giving Opportunities

 
 
Start the new year out right!
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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The newest SCHWAN'S catalog is now available at Trinity. 
They are Located in the office or around the church. 
Thanks for your interest in helping with the on-going
"Trinity Youth" Campaign. When you place an online order to


Schwan's

for delivery, 20% of that amount goes to the
"Trinity Youth" Campaign.

Please us the new campaign number.

#23672

Thanks for your support of our youth!

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Trinity's "Quilting Group" is meeting 
every Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 AM to Noon
unless otherwise posted.
Please consider sharing your talents with others
and enjoy the great fellowship with your church friends.
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            Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting or have you always wanted to learn but just never found the time or found someone to teach you? 
Then come and gather with oth
ers from
our community and this congregation for

"Trinity's Prayer Shawl Ministry"
 6:30 p.m. last Monday of each month. 

 
The Prayer Shawl ministry gathers for a time
to connect, work on shawls and other projects.
We spend time in prayer for those who will

receive the new shawls we've created, as well as those
individuals who recently received a prayer shawl.  Currently,
we need to replenish our Prayer Shawl cupboard so please prayerfully consider creating and gifting a shawl or two for this ministry.  For more information contact JuaNita Samuelson or the ch
urch office.
 
Our next gathering will be
​February 29th, 2016, 6:30 PM

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DID YOU KNOW?
 
The installation of the Chancel lighting in the
Sanctuary is completed!

Come and experience the newest addition to our church, helping to serve our congregation's
and our community's needs.
Thank you to all those who have helped in
 any way to make this wish a reality.  
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