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

Shared Pastor Position Description



Trinity’s High School Seniors will be lifted up today during the 9 a.m. worship service. The congregation is invited to attend a reception in their honor in the Fellowship Hall immediately after worship. 
Please keep these members of the Class of 2016 in yo
ur prayers:
Bailey Bealer             Casey Kelly
Harrison Bjorgo                    Dean Kostrzewski
Kelsey Durbin     Spencer Luckow
Alyssa Fee               Karlee Meyer
Marietta Geist   Madison Ringdahl
Nicole Goosen            Haley Roed
Quentyn Haglund                   Elisa Samuelson
Adam Huglen        Isaac Westlake


Today’s Radio Broadcast
is given in loving memory of John’s grandparents,
the Honorable Bernard & Petra Sampson; parents, Harold B. & Alma E. Sampson;
brother, Harold M. Sampson and our son, Greg Sampson
by John V. & Beverly Sampson of Thief River Falls, MN


Weekly Bulletin Announcement Deadline is Noon on Wednesday.


Crookston Men’s Christian Fellowship

meets at noon, Tuesday, May 24 at RBJ’s restaurant. 
The speaker will be Eric Morrow of East Grand Forks, regional director of the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


“Everyone Should Walk in Their Own Shoes”
Monetary donations accepted now through August 2016
to help purchase shoes for Crookston
​ kindergarten through 3rd grade children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to have new shoes for the 2016-2017 school year.
Whatever your donation, big or small, it will be greatly appreciated by a child who needs appropriate footwear for running and playing. If you are not in a position to donate, please offer us your prayers. All shoes will be delivered during the week of Oxcart Days – just in time for school preparations in the fall.
Please send your gift to:
SHOE ANGEL, P.O. Box 598, Crookston MN 56716


The last day of J.A.M. is this Sunday, May 22
Beginning May 27, the church office will close at 12 noon on Fridays
Our summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, May 28:
8:30 a.m. in town
10:30 a.m. at Trinity Point
The church office will be closed
on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.

The ELCA Northwestern Minnesota Synod will meet in Assembly on
May 20-21 at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.  
Delegates representing Trinity will be
Pat Thomas, Jerry Knutson, Dave Davidson, Chuck Larson, and Pr. Isaacson. 
Keep the Assembly in your prayers this week.  


Noon Book Study
“The Way of the Heart” by Henri Nouwen
Cost:  $8.00
Every Wednesday, April 13 – May 25 
First Presbyterian Church

Service Work Group #7 will serve the next funeral. Thank you for your service.

Weekly Bulletin Announcement Deadline is Noon on Wednesday.



Lift our 2016 Confirmands in your prayers

Thank you to these mentors who have been working with the confirmands:
Jeff Durbin, Leah Winjum, Eric Roed, Dennis Johnson, Marti Newquist,
Liz Thompson, Travis Ross, Shellie Fischer, Ellie Morlan, Chris Ross,
Kim Ringdahl, Nate Smith, Breanna Rasmusson, Brian Ringdahl, Dan Crane



Vacation Bible Adventure
is just around the corner   
June 26 -30th 
Watch for registration forms as they will be sent
home with your children in the next few weeks.


"The Blessing of the Handlebars"
In an effort to increase awareness and safety, Trinity is
offering a time to bless your motorcycles, bicycles, tikes,
motor scooters, motorized wheelchairs, etc. on
Sunday, May 29th
following the 8:30 am service at Trinity in town and then
head out to Trinity Point for the 10:30 worship service.




Parents of Elementary Students 
Grades K-6:
We encourage you to consider sending your children to camp this summer! This would make a wonderful birthday or even an early Christmas gift for your child! Elementary Bible Camp scholarships are available to PATHWAYS Bible Camp. Please contact Jo Johnson in the church office if you need scholarship assistance in order for your child to attend and experience the wonder,
adventure and fun of bible camp!

Registration information/brochures are available in the Fellowship Hall, narthex, church office and online at www.pathwaysbiblecamps.org




1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 
“Forgiveness & Fresh Starts”

Services at First Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7 pm
In the Sanctuary


Wandering Vine is offering an opportunity for
a Contemplative Worship gathering on
Wednesdays in the months of
April and May. 
We would love to have you join us


Wandering Vine Noon Study Group
Where: First Presbyterian Church
Date: Every Wednesday 

April 13  through  May 25
Time: Noon – 1 pm  - Cost $8:00
What: "The Way of the Heart" 
Henri Nouwen’s “Beloved” Series




 Trinity’s Mission Endowment Team
is offering scholarships

to Trinity students attending Christian affiliated
colleges in their first four years of higher education.
Scholarship Applications are available in the church office. 
Deadline to apply is June 1, 2016 

Scholarship Applications are available in the church office.  


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.
Call Tri-Valley Bus Services at 281-0700 on Monday – Saturday
to book your ride for Sunday morning.



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

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.  

 Please consider helping with our 
Sunday morning worship serv

We need a steady flow of volunteers to help usher, serve communion, 
 , 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


       Thank you for your help! 
 for the CARE and SHARE
where they were in dire need of BED PILLOWS.

35 Bed Pillows were collected and donated
to our neighbors at the Care & Share.



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
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.

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

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

Please us the new campaign number.


Thanks for your support of our youth!


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-



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