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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Saturday, June 16
No events scheduled.

Sunday, June 17 
Happy Father’s Day!
8:30 AM Worship in town
10:30 AM Worship at Trinity Point

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


 Items for the Sunday bulletin must be in the church office
no later than 12 Noon on Wednesday. Thank you!



The church office and building will close early or will be closed all day on the following dates:
Thursday, June 28
Office closing at 12 NOON
Friday, June 29
Office/Building closed.
Wednesday, July 4
Office/Building closed.
 In case of emergency, call (218) 289-0353
for the pastor on call or the church office at (218) 281-4276 and follow the voice prompts.


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!


A Gift of Sacred Art

Please join us and experience the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition.
Weekdays: NOW through June 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Special presentation:

Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT Chapel
516 Walsh St., Crookston
You will be able to enjoy and learn more about The Saint John’s Bible and its mission to “Ignite the spiritual imagination of people all over the world of all faiths.”
The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago. The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition is a full-size fine art edition of the original manuscript created under the direction of Donald Jackson, the artistic director of the original manuscript. Each volume received finishing treatments by hand,
and only 299 sets of the Heritage Edition were created.


Come learn and explore more…
Refreshments will be served on
Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. only
For more information or to schedule a special
group showing, call Pastor Bill Humiston, Spiritual Care Director at 218-280-0908
Shown above: Jesus with Mary and Martha, Donald Jackson with contributions from Aidan Hart and Sally Mae Joseph, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved. The Heritage Edition Saint John’s Bible is brought to your community with support from Benedictine Health System and Benedictine Health System Foundation.
Learn more at: www.villastvincent.org



We are looking for “lots and lots” of items made with rhubarb – pies, cakes, breads, cookies, bars, jams, jellies, etc. Although the focus is on rhubarb, other kinds of baked goods are also welcome!
FRESH RHUBARB (cut up or not) is also needed for the festival!
Items should be brought to the church library no later than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20th so they can be priced and ready for display to an eager crowd of shoppers.


SLOW CHURCH: Cultivating Community in the Patient way of Jesus
If speed kills, is it possible that slowness saves? Christopher Smith and John Pattison contend that it does in this moving new book. On the level of atoms, motion is relative, but in our rushed and hectic lives, fast has become code for “controlling, aggressive, hurried and stressed,” while slow signifies the opposite: “calm, careful, reflective, still.” Fast is good in emergencies, but don’t we all want to slow down, especially on the weekends? Smith and Pattison think the church should help us do exactly that.
Please join us for this new six-week book study:
            When:       Thursday at 12 Noon
            Dates:       June 7 – July 12
            Where:      First Presbyterian Church
            Leader:     Pr. Elise Pokel
For more information/questions: contact Ruth Sanders at (218)281-4853 or email cxpres@midconetwork.com
We hope to hear from you by May 29th to ensure book arrival before the first study date.


The church office closes at 12 NOON on Fridays.
Trinity Point opened for the season Memorial Day Weekend
Trinity’s Summer worship schedule 
8:30 a.m. in town
10:30 a.m. at Trinity Point


Sunday, May 20th 
Baccalaureate Sunday

Our Trinity Family 
Graduating Seniors

Please keep these members of the Class of 2018 in your prayers:
Makenah Bingham                                          Ethan Magsam
Karlie Brekken                                                   Ellie Morlan
Drew Dragseth                                                 Sarah Pahlen
Michael Durbin                                                 Gunnar Roed
Amy Follette                                                     Baily Seibel
Clair Frydenlund                                            Jackson Seibel
Cameron Harren                                         Melissa Smulan
Brelee Jobe                                              Dylan Stahlecker
Jaeden Lizakowski                                              Jared Theis


Mark Your Calendar and don’t forget to invite your friends for:

Trinity’s Annual Rhubarb Festival
Luncheon & Bake Sale!
Thursday, June 21
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
More information coming soon!
This fundraising event is hosted by Trinity’s Women of the ELCA


“This Changes Everything!”
June 10-14, 2018


Trinity’s Rite of Confirmation Worship Service

 SUNDAY, MAY 6 at 11:00 a.m.


Twelve young people reaffirmed their Baptismal Promise

this morning and receive a bible as a gift from their Trinity Church Family.

Please lift our 2018 Confirmands in your prayers:
Blaine Asman                                     Cameron Hulst
Joseph Doda                        Michelle Pahlen
Elizabeth Erdman                       Kelsey Roed
Ashlyn Genereux                  Gretchen Theis
Emily Gillette                       Quinn Westlake
Audrey Harbott                      Walker Winjum
Thank you to these mentors who have been working with the confirmands: Dennis Johnson, Lori Hoerner, Trent Fischer, Liz Westlake, Adrianne Winger, Anne Rasmusson, Corey Chapman, Kim & Madison Ringdahl, Shellie Fischer, Chris Reynolds, Mike Theis, Justin Cameron

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

The red carnations on the altar today are given in honor of the confirmands.




N.Y.G. Houston Fundraiser!
Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Crew (NYG) is raising funds for their
trip to Houston in 2018. When you order food items from
Schwan’s Home Delivery service,

either online or by telephone,
a portion of your purchase will go directly into 
our NYG account.
Now through May 12, we will receive 20-40% of sales
in our account based on your Schwan purchases.

From May 13—August 10 we will receive 5%;
that will help with this year’s trip and begin
“re-seeding” the account for the next Gathering in 2021!

Please use campaign #37521 when you place your order with Schwan’s.
REMEMBER: You must order online or by phone!
We don’t get credit for orders placed at your door!
Order at www.schwans-cares.com
or call 1-888-724-9267.
Thanks for your continued support of Trinity’s Youth!



The Book of Revelation:
Where Is Your Allegiance?
A 6-Week Bible Study

Come—join Pastor Elise Pokel
​ on a six-week adventure into the
book of Revelation!
Come and see that the book of
Revelation can refresh,
disturb, and inspire. 
Be prepared to be surprised and sing!

May 7 – Revelation 1-3
May 14 – Revelation 4-6
May 21 – Revelation 7-9
June 4 – Revelation 10-13
June 11 – Revelation 14-18
June 18 – Revelation 19-22
MONDAY NIGHTS from 6:00—7:00 PM at TRINITY


Parents of Elementary Students (K-6):
We encourage you to consider sending your child/ren to camp this summer! 
Elementary camp scholarships are available to PATHWAYS Bible Camp.
Please contact Leah Winjum in the church office (281-4276) if you need financial assistance
for your child/ren to attend and experience the wonder, adventure and fun of bible camp!

Registration information/brochures/forms are available in the
Fellowship Hall, narthex, church office and online at



Please keep our N.Y.G. Crew and  their adult leaders in your prayers as they prepare for their trip to the
National Youth Gathering in Houston
in the summer of 2018.

Our 2108 N.Y.G. Crew includes: 

Jacob Miller, Karsten Isaacson, Sophia Rezac, Makenah Delage, Lucas Winger,
Linnea French, Kenzee Epema, Carter Bruggeman, Ashlyn Genereux,
Walker Winjum, Quinn Westlake, Joey Doda, Elizabeth Erdman, Cameron Hulst,
Caleb Sannes, Gretchen Theis, Elise Erdman, Blake Fee:
Shawn Rezac, Leah Winjum, Rev. Gregory Isaacson.
Gathering Volunteer Corp Member: Easton Meyer


Items for the Sunday bulletin must be in the church office
later than 12 Noon each Wednesday


Service Work Group #4 will serve the next funeral.
Thank you for your service.


  • 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


Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Trinity Quilters every winter, Monday and Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please prayerfully consider joining this important ministry and share in the quilting and fellowship. Many hands are needed to prepare the warmth these quilts provide for those in need.
For information call Beth at 891-3938.

        For Your Information



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-


     Giving Opportunities  




This year’s J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) weekly offerings will be directed to Hurricane Relief efforts. J.A.M. offering is collected each Sunday and all grade levels are included.

 “Hurricane Relief”  Sunday
Water pitchers will be available at the sanctuary entrances for loose change & designated checks; your gifts support the Lutheran Disaster Response’s Hurricane Relief Fund. 


                  Those who are considering making a 
                non-monetary gift
to Trinity Lutheran Church, should consult with the
Worship & Music Team prior making their donation.  

 Please call the church office at 281-4276  for further information.


Trinity Rhubarb Festival Cookbooks
The Trinity Rhubarb Festival Cookbook published by WELCA in 2012 has been reprinted and now includes a “Bonus Section” of new rhubarb recipes!
Books are $10.00 each and available in the church office.


“Everyone Should Walk in Their Own Shoes”
Monetary donations accepted 
Please send your gift to:

 P.O. Box
 598, Crookston MN 56716



Take the hassle out of having
to remember to write a weekly check for offering. Consider
"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.


Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Team (NYG) is raising funds for their trip to Houston in 2018. When you order food items from Schwan’s Home Delivery service, either online or by telephone, a portion of your purchase will go directly into our NYG account. 

Please use campaign #37521 when you place your order with Schwan’s. REMEMBER: You must order online or by phone! We don’t get credit for orders placed at your door! Order at www.schwans-cares.com or call 1888-724-9267

Thank you AGAIN for supporting our NYG-Houston Team, financially and with your prayers!


Radio Ministry

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