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Discovering and sharing the hope of Jesus.

Where our faith calls us to explore, engage and expand.



Trinity Lutheran Ministry Site Profile


 Pastor Isaacson's blog.  




Friday, September 15
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 NOON Al-Anon/1A
5:30 PM Wedding Rehearsal/Sanctuary
Saturday, September 16
4:00 PM Turner/Roue Wedding
Sunday, September 17
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship w/First Grade Bible Presentation
10:10 AM First Grade Family Baptism Class/1A
10:10 AM 10th Grade Families & Mentors Mtg/YR
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

Monday, September 18
Church building closed today. Call ahead for key if needed.
12:30 PM Tri-Valley Meeting/FH
5:30 PM Altar Guild Supper/FH

Tuesday, September 19
9:00 AM Team Meeting
1:00 PM Hannah Guild @ Lois Bagley’s
1:00 PM Nimens Apts Holy Communion
2:00 PM Oak Court Holy Communion
3:30 PM Summerfield Holy Communion
7:00 PM Boy Scouts/HH

Wednesday, September 20
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12 NOON Wandering Vine Book Study @ FPC
12:45 PM 7th & 8th Grade Release Time
6:00 – 8:30 PM Jr/Sr High Youth Nite/Highland Courts

Thursday, September 21
9:00 AM DAC Cleaning/Sanctuary
9:00 AM Team Devotions

Friday, September 22
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 NOON Al-Anon/1A

Saturday, September 23
9:00 AM PEO Meeting/FH
Parkin/Engel Wedding (off-site)

Sunday, September 24
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship w/3rd Grade Bible Presentation
10:10 AM 3rd Grade Bible Basics Class/Room 1A
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) 

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


First Graders

Receive Bibles Sunday, Sept. 17th


First Graders receive the SPARK Story Bible during the 9:00 a.m. worship service today. Please keep these children in your prayers as they continue to grow in God’s Word.
Katelyn Delzer              Lily Olmstead
Jacob Doda                  Axl Page
Kasey Fritz                   Natalie Perala
Marshall Hanson          MaKenna Peterson
Blair Johnson               Emma Pierson
Brynna Kopecky           Jaelynn Ross
Dustin Krause              Brady Samuelson
Kenzie Lindo                Carson Smith
Chase Michaelson       Lydia Thaemert
Andrea Morales           Masen Wendt

Third Graders receive their bibles during the 9:00 a.m. worship service NEXT Sunday, September 24. Children & their parents will meet for a Bible Basics class at 10:10 a.m. that morning. 


Todd Ellingson joined us in worship on Sunday, September 3 (8:30 a.m. in town and 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Point) to give an update on the mission work and building progress at City of Joy- Rwanda. We were delighted to have the opportunity to see and hear what’s happened this past year at City of Joy and with the Ellingson family. For more information about their mission work, visit www.cityofjoyrwanda.org or look for City of Joy on Facebook.

  • The Fall 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!


Holy communion is offered each week at Trinity and
ALL are welcome to the Lord’s Supper.

7:45 a.m.—Traditional Worship
9:00 a.m.— Contemporary Worship (Televised live over local Cable TV Channel 3 and
broadcast live on KROX 1260 AM Radio)
10:10 a.m. J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
for kids ages 3 through 10th Grade
10:30 a.m.—Worship at First Presbyterian
                   Church— 510 N. Broadway


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”


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.


Annual Fall Supper

@ Faith Lutheran Church, Mentor
Sunday, September 10
  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable, Buns, Dessert, and Coffee.
Adults $10.00 -  Kids 6 to 11 - $5.00
 Kids 5 & Under are free

Confirmation Orientation @ 7:00 p.m
JR HIGH (7th & 8th Grade) Family



Connecting Campus to Our Community
UMC Host Family Program

Building a home away from home for University of MN Crookston students is the objective of a new program launching this fall on campus. The purpose of the Community Host Program is to facilitate informal friendships and networking for first-year students at UMC with local community members. The program starts with an application process where hosts are matched with students who may share similar interests. An occasional dinner, a day at the lake, or attending and event on campus or in the community together allows the opportunity for the student and host to learn more about one another that could result in a lifelong friendship.
If you are interested in participating or learning more about the Community Host Program, contact: Aaron Meyer (acmeyer@crk.umn.edu) or Alysa Tulibaski (hauge450@crk.umn.edu) or call 218-281-8570


Trinity’s Women of the ELCA are collecting donations for Personal Care and School Kits. Note the very specific guidelines from Lutheran World Relief (www.lwr.org/getinvolved/kits) on what can be included. Your donations of new items only are needed and greatly appreciated. Contributions may be placed in the collection boxes located at church entrances.
For Personal Care Kits:
*            Light-weight bath towels (dark colors recommended)
*Bath-size bars of soap in original wrapping
*Sturdy combs
*Metal nail clippers, attached file optional.
For School Kits:
*70-sheet notebooks, wide or college-ruled
*Rulers (30-centimeters, or with centimeters on one side, inches on the other)
*Small pencil sharpeners
*Ball point pens (black or blue ink)
*Erasers (2 ½”)
*Boxes of crayons (16 or 24 ct size only)
*Blunt scissors (Safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
*Unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers

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


“Be Kind…”

“Be kind to one another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
as God 
in Christ has forgiven you.”

                                     – Ephesians 4:32
30th Annual Northwestern Minnesota Synodical Women’s Convention
September 14 - 15
Fair Hills Resort - Detroit Lakes, MN

  • Contact Judy Dragseth at 281-2550

 if you are interested in attending
and/or ridesharing.


10th Graders and their mentors meet next
Sunday, September 17 at 10:10 a.m.
in the Youth Room (South End).



First Graders will receive their bibles during the
9:00 a.m. worship service next
Sunday, September 17.
Following worship, first graders and their parents
will meet in Room 1A at 10:10 a.m. for a Family Baptism Class



THANK YOU to the J.A.M. leaders and teachers who are sharing their faith with our young people this ministry year: Marcia Haglund, Francine Olson, Janise Dorman, Jaclyn Martin, Sarah Olmstead, Meagan Michaelson, Jess Bengston, Elise Erdman, Kylie Solheim, Karlie Brekken, Clair Frydenlund, Andy Pokel, Tiffany Samuelson, Derek Martin, Sandi & Monte Koshel, Erica Allrich, Stephanie & Corey Harbott, Madison Crane, Adrianne Winger, Stacey Brekken, Brenda Crane, Kristi Nelson
Please lift these people in your prayers as they teach, lead and share their faith in God’s fellowship

Blood is a natural resource within each of us.
By donating blood we can share our joy in life
and God’s love with others.
Please donate at
Crookston’s community blood drive
on Monday,
September 18 from 12 Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19 from 7:45 a.m–12:45 p.m

at First Presbyterian Church, 510 N. Broadway.

To make an appointment, call Deb Peterson at 218-289-2026 or go to wwww.bloodhero.com Sponsor code: crookston


Wednesday, September 20

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Meet at Highland Tennis/Basketball Courts
Wear your tennies!
Equipment is provided or
feel free to bring your own!

All 7th -12th grades are invited to come to our time together!
For more information, call Leah at 281-4276.

Mark Your Calendars


Sunday, October 1
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
in Trinity’s
 Fellowship Hall


JUNIOR HIGH (7th & 8th Grade)  LOCK-IN

Friday, October 6 @ 8:00 p.m.

Games, food, devotionals, great memories,
sleep deprivation! Great fun for ALL!
Friday, September 29th!
Forms are available in the church office.
Call Leah Winjum at 281-4276 for more information/questions!


“Under His Wings”
He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings
you will find refuge.    -Psalm 91:4


Pine to Valley Cluster 3
for Women of the ELCA

Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston MN

Saturday, October 14     8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon

The speaker is
Kathy Lessard
“Promise for Haiti” Medical Mission Trip.

Registration fee for the day is $10 (you may register at the door), which includes lunch.


Holy Land Heritage Tour

January 29 – February 7, 2018
Pr. Karla Mickelson is sharing her leadership skills on this tour. For more information and details about the tour,
see the flyers located on the tables in the Fellowship Hall, narthex and in the church office. 

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.



Giving Opportunities


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.


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.


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
“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
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.


We will have a NEW Schwan’s Cares Fundraising campaign number!
Please use campaign XXXXXX when you place your order with
Schwan’s - either online or by phone beginning
The next campaign number will be posted soon.  

Thank you for your continued support of TRINITY YOUTH as they prepare for the
2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX!



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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