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SUNDAY, February 17
**Registrations due for next Sunday’s Youth Craft Event
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
6:30 PM Scout Committee Meeting/Library
Monday, February 18: PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY

Church building closed today.
9:00 AM Quilting/Fellowship Hall
NO JR/SR High Quilting Connection today
6:30 PM Lions Den/Happy Hollow
NO “Wintering in Wisdom” Bible Study tonight.
NO Congregation Council meeting tonight. (Council will meet next Monday, Feb. 25 @ 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 19
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 Holy Communion
4:15 PM Praise Singers/Library
5:30 PM Men’s Chorus
6:00 PM Arrow of Light Den/Happy Hollow
Wednesday, February 20
9:00 AM Team Devotions
2:15 PM Villa Bible Study
3:00 PM Half-Time/Youth Room
4:15 PM Jubal’s Joy/Youth Room
6:00 PM ALPHA/Youth Room
7:00 PM Worship & Music Team Meeting/Library
Thursday, February 21
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12 NOON “Compassion” Book Study @ FPC
TBD Mary Guild/Gathering Place
6:30 PM Tiger & Wolf Dens/Happy Hollow
Friday, February 22
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 NOON Al-Anon/ Room 1A
Saturday, February 23
3:30 PM Boy Scout Blue & Gold Banquet/FH
SUNDAY, February 24
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:10 AM 10th Gr. Mentor Connection (Full Group)/YR
11:00 AM J.A.M Teacher-Leader Gathering/Rm 1A
2:00 PM Conference 3 Gathering/Fellowship Hall
2:00 PM YOUTH Craft Event (6th-12th Gr)/Youth Room
4:45 PM Crookston Area Organ Crawl/Sanctuary

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


Junior & Senior High

The Youth Event
“Quilt Connection with the Trinity Quilters”
scheduled for tomorrow morning has been



Our Church Photo Directory has Arrived!
Trinity Photo Directories are available today in the Fellowship Hall following each worship service. Directories are also available for pick-up in the church office during regular business hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 12 noon & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Online Bible Study Opportunities
for Lent
Pastor Isaacson is coordinating two separate Bible studies to coincide with our weekly Sunday scripture readings during Lent. The study format will be online using Google classroom. This is a free service, but you will need a Google account/email in order to participate. Pr. Isaacson has set up a preliminary study for you to test out using our current Sunday Epiphany lessons.
If you would like to participate in these Lenten bible studies, please send a Google email request to gregoryi279@gmail.com to be included. There will be questions, space for reflections and comments, videos, and other items in the studies. Everything you need for the studies can be found in the Google classroom.  
If you prefer not to use the online resource, worksheets will be available each week at the church.
Living with Jesus
(Gospel Themes in Lent)
                           March 10:      Luke 4:1-13                                 Living with Temptation
                      March 17:      Luke 13:31-35                  Living with Lament
                      March 24:      Luke 13:1-9                                 Living with Repentance
                      March 31:      Luke 15:1-3, 11-32             Living with Grace
                      April 7:           John 12:1-8                                 Living with Blessing
The Gospel readings in Lent 2019 cause us to think on what it means to “Live with Jesus.” We are reminded of the cross’ ability to carry our burdens and to free us from the things that tend to weigh us down in life. Come and explore the meaning of Christ as we live as His disciples in today’s world. We will live with each Gospel the remainder of each week.
Practicing Faith
(Paul’s Letters in Lent)
                      March 6:        Romans 10:8b-13                   Confessing Christ
                      March 13:      Philippians 3:17 – 4:1                 Finding Role Models
                      March 2:        1st Corinthians 10:1-13             Being Tested
                      March 27:      2nd Corinthians 5:16-21             Becoming a New Creation
                      April 3:           Philippians 3:4b-14                     Press on Towards Christ
                      April 10:         Philippians 2:5-11            Same Mind as Christ
Lent is about putting faith into practice. We begin with Ash Wednesday, when we are given the blessing of starting over, of asking God to enter in and help us to grow. We will explore faith practices through the letters of the Apostle Paul which we will read on Sundays in Lent 2019. Each Wednesday, the sermon will be on the upcoming 2nd lesson on Sunday.


Monday, February 18th 
10:30 a.m. – 12 NOON

 6th – 12 Graders- SPRING CRAFT EVENT 
w/Crafter & Etsy Gal Melissa Groven

Sunday, February 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please add March 20th & 27th to your calendars for additional meetings sessions
due to recent weather cancellations. Thank you!


w/Crafter & Etsy Gal , Melissa Groven
for 6th – 12 Graders!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Look for flyers with more information about cost, registration process, etc.
You ABSOLUTELY MUST pre-register for this event by Sunday, February 17th.

Please see Leah Winjum if you have questions!
Check out Melissa’s “stuff” at melissaannecompany.com


Papa Murphy’s Pizza Fundraiser for SUMMER BIBLE CAMP!
7th & 8th Graders will be available from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for the next two Sundays to take your orders for FRESH Papa Murphy’s Pizza!
The last day to order is Sunday February 17 and pizzas will ready for pick up at the church on Wednesday, February 27th. Coupon cards are also available for just $5 and the card offers incredible savings on a variety of pizzas – plus free items, too!
THANK YOU for supporting Trinity’s youth Bible Camp experience!



Are you, your family, group of friends or ministry group
(ex: bible study, youth group, women’s group, leadership team, etc.)
interested in hosting

Wednesday night Lenten Suppers?

Please stop by or call the church office at 281-4276 to indicate your interest and
we will answer any questions you may have about this hospitality opportunity


North Country Food Bank

 Service Opportunity

Wednesday, February 20 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
All 7th-12th graders & their families are encouraged to come out to North Country Food Bank (Industrial Site – across from New Flyer) on this Wednesday, to back food boxes and help with other tasks; NCFB is behind in their work due to the recent winter weather. Come to NCFB between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for as long (or little) as you can – any amount of time will be a BIG help!
Thanks to Michelle Helgeson for serving as Trinity representative for this service event.
Please let Leah know by Monday, February 18 if your youth and/or family is able to assist!


J.A.M. Teacher-Leader Gathering

next Sunday, February 24

at 11:00 a.m. in Room 1A.



(Full Group)
Next Sunday, February 24
at 10:10 a.m. in the Youth Room
10th Graders will meet with their mentors for a lesson on Baptism

Trinity’s Congregation Council meeting
scheduled for February 18 has been
rescheduled to

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 7:00 p.m.


The Trinity Youth and Family Ministry team would like to invite all ages to join us on Wednesday, February 27 starting at 7 p.m in the sanctuary to hear his story  (Refreshments to follow in Fellowship Hall)


Community Pipe Organ Crawl
Sunday, February 24 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • 2:45 p.m. - Mount St. Benedict
  • 3:15 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church
  • 4:00 p.m. – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
  • 4:45 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church
  • 5:30 p.m. – University of MN Crookston Practice
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner in Brown Dining Room,
  • University of MN Crookston

This event is open to the public: you are invited to take part in some or all of the Pipe Organ Crawl. At each location there will be a mini-recital demonstrating the organ, along with an opportunity for participants to play the instrument. 
For more information, call George French at 289-1283

Are you a parent to a child under the age of five? Do you enjoy delicious food and friendship?
There’s a new Christian parenting group, open to families at Trinity Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches,
led by Pr. Elise Pokel and Brenda & Madison Crane.
We’ll dive into Scripture and two fabulous books:
Faithful Families and Little Steps, Big Faith;
books are provided free of charge!
Come and enjoy a monthly meal, wonderful conversation and fun! Children are welcome!

WHERE:  Kelsey & Matt Torgerson’s home
                820 Eickhof Blvd in Crookston
WHEN:    February 28th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
 Please all Trinity Lutheran at (218) 281-4276 to RSVP or email Pr. Elise at pastor.e.pokel@gmail.com


Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston is seeking a full-time, seasonal Trinity Point Site Director for May 24 – Sept. 2, 2019.  This position, for an individual or couple, will provide management, maintenance and hospitality at Trinity Point’s summer ministry on Maple Lake, Mentor, MN. 
The position requires working on the weekend.

A complete position description is available below 
or you may request a copy in the church office during regular business hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Compensation for the summer is $5,000 and includes housing and utilities at Trinity Point. 
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to
Rev. Gregory Isaacson, at gregoryi279@gmail.com





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!


All are welcome!

Join us for

book study

When: Thursdays at Noon

Dates: Feb. 7 – March 28 (8 weeks)

Where: First Presbyterian Church
Leader: Pastor Elise Pokel
More Information/Questions:
Contact: Ruth Sanders @ First Presbyterian
Phone: 218-281-4853
e-mail: crxpres@midconetwork.com
We hope to hear from you by Jan. 30th to ensure book arrival before first study date.  (Book: $16)

Where do we place compassion in our lives? These authors place compassion at the heart of a Christian life in a world governed far too long by principles of power and destructive control. Compassion, no longer merely an eraser of human mistakes, is a force of prayer and action -- the expression of God's love for us and our love for God and one another.

Compassion is a book that says no to a compassion of guilt and failure and yes to a compassionate love that pervades our spirit and moves us to action.


“If we don’t shape our kids,
 they will be shaped by outside forces
 that don’t care what shape our kids are in.”

-Dr. Louise Hart

“Don’t worry that your children never listen to you;
worry that they are always watching you.”

-Robert Fulghum 

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. The time you spend with them today shapes who they will become tomorrow. Successful children are the result of responsive, nurturing, and engaged parents. Foster their development through nurturing experiences, teachable moments and time spent together. 


Monday Night Bible Study
6:00 p.m. @ Trinity Lutheran Church

“Wintering in Wisdom”

Cozy up with the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs & Job together! 
This study is led by Pr. Elise. 
All are welcome! See you tomorrow night!
NOTE: Bible study will NOT February 21

For information call:  Ruth Sanders 218-281-4853 (FPC) or Pr. Elise at 218-281-4276 (Trinity)


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.

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.
  • __________________________________________________________________________

    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
  • _____________________________________________________________

  • Planning to be away from Crookston
  • on Sunday?

    We offer several giving options, so you may continue your support of Trinity’s ministries.
    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!


  • The next issue of Table Talk will include important dates
  • for confirmation ministry, J.A.M. and youth events.
  • Please carefully read the information that pertains to
  • you and your family. Watch for updates each week in the
  • Sunday bulletin, on our website and through social
  • media to keep informed!


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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