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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.  





Sunday, September 23: New Members Sunday
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Cont. Worship w/ 3rd Gr Bible Presentation
10:10 AM Third Grade Family “Bible Basics” Class/Rm 1A
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:10 AM Young Adult Ministry
**Jr/Sr High Youth: TODAY is the deadline to register for Casting Crowns concert!
Monday, September 24
Church building closed today. Call ahead for key if needed.
6:30 PM Cub Scout Pack Mtg/Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, September 25
9:00 AM Team Devotions
1:00 PM Martha Guild/Library
6:00 PM Arrow of Light Den/Happy Hollow
7:00 PM Worship & Music Team Mtg/Library
7:00 PM Boy Scouts/Happy Hollow
Wednesday, September 26
9:00 AM Team Devotions
Thursday, September 27
9:00 AM DAC Cleaning/Sanctuary
9:00 AM Team Devotions
10:00 AM RiverView Holy Communion
12 NOON LSS Training/Library
12 NOON Book Study @ First Presbyterian Church
2:00 PM Mary Guild/Library
2:00 PM Villa St. Vincent Holy Communion
6:30 PM Wolf Den/Happy Hollow
Friday, September 28
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 PM Al-Anon/ Room 1A
Saturday, September 29
No events scheduled today.
Sunday, September 30
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Cont. Worship w/ 7th Gr Bible Presentation
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:10 AM Young Adult Ministry
10:15 AM Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting/FH
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Junior High Spaghetti Dinner/FH
(Free will offering taken to support Summer Bible Camp)

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


Operation Christmas Child

is just around the corner – think about things that can be placed in the boxes –
many are on sale NOW!  Think ahead for this wonderful global ministry opportunity!


New Members will be received into the Trinity church family on
Sunday, September 23.

Each year, Trinity’s J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Ministry requires a LOT of supplies to make our time together interactive, meaningful & FUN! Check out our “Apples for Education” tree located in the parking lot entrance. Select an apple, purchase the listed supply and drop it off in the church office.
God’s blessings to you and thank you for supporting Jesus and Me in this essential way!


to the J.A.M. teachers and leaders
who are sharing their faith with our
young people this ministry year!

We are blessed to have them
on our team:

J.A.M. Coordinator: Marcia Haglund
Pre-K Craft Leaders: Sarah Olmstead, Meagan Michaelson, Jessica Bengston, Melanie Wahl  

                                      Pre-K Music Leaders:
                                     Francine Olson, Janise Dorman
Pre-K Leaders: Audrey Harbott, Ashlyn Genereux, Gretchen Theis, Michelle Pahlen
Kindergarten: Kelsey Roed, Nikki Roed
1st—6th, Grade Opening Leader: Andy Pokel
Elementary: Karlie Brekken, Elizabeth Erdman, Tiffany Samuelson, Kylie Solheim, Courtney Lindtwed,
Sandi & Monte Koshel, Erica Allrich, Carrie Clauson
Junior High: Adrianne Winger, Stacy Brekken, Tina Leach
Senior High: Kristi Nelson,
Young Adult: Madison Crane

RiverView Health’s September Health Luncheon:
Ovarian Cancer 101”
featuring Dr. Kari Wessman, Gynecologist
Wednesday, September 26th
12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. in Meeting Room #1
There is no charge for the event.
Pre-registration is required by calling Holly Anderson at 281-9745.
A box lunch can be purchased for $3 but must be ordered at the time of pre-registration.

Did you miss the first rehearsal of the Bells last week?
You are still invited and encouraged to join the fun and get involved with this wonderful musical group!

The Bells are tentatively scheduled to play at worship on Sept. 23rd at Trinity and FPC
and will also play a couple of easy pieces at the “Sparkling Diamonds” event on Sept. 27th.

Call Sandy Perkins at 289-2601
 for more information.
“Clothe yourselves 
with the beauty 
that comes 
from within, 
which is so 
 to God!” 
I Peter 3:4

This is a FREE Inspirational Event that is meant to encourage women in their faith!
We have prepared a wonderful evening to bless you!
When:             THIS Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time:      7:00 PM
Where:         First Presbyterian Church
                                 510 N. Broadway
Inspirational Speaker, Phylis Harrington
 Prayer - Laughter - Singing –
FPC Bell Choir - Refreshments!
Questions or Additional Information: 
 Call Ruth Sanders:  218-281-4853

Mark Your Calendars for the


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

Semi- Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, September 30 @ 10:15 a.m.
 in the Fellowship Hall
For 7th – 12th Graders:
Friday, October 5:
Casting Crowns Concert @ Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
We will leave Trinity at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy supper together. You will need $$$ for supper.

***DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP with $10 (to cover ticket cost) IS TODAY!

Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 10:00 AM – 12 NOON
Trinity Lutheran Church - Crookston
Pre-registration required by Sept. 25

Wednesday, October 24: “Pretzels & Prayers from 6:00—9:00 p.m. (extended time due to activity). Learn how to make yummy homemade pretzels and share in a different type of prayer together utilizing Trinity’s Prayer Room!
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7th Graders: Next Sunday, September 30 at 9:00 a.m., you will receive you Bibles during worship. Remember to bring your bible with you each week to J.A.M. –
you will have time to be acclimated to your new bible during J.A.M. with your teacher.

2nd Graders: On Sunday, October 7 at 10:10 a.m. you will have a Family “Home Connections” Class in Room 1A. you will receive a mailing soon to remind you of this important family class!

Pine to Valley Cluster 3
for Women of the ELCA
Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile MN

Saturday, October 13     8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon
The speaker is Leah Winjum, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministry,
Trinity-Crookston, author of “Can You Hear My Voice?”.

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


“How to Help a Grieving Friend”

When a friend loses a loved one through death, we struggle to know what to do.
Working through grief involves accepting the loss, experiencing the pain of that loss and creating
a different bond or relationship with the person you have lost.
This presentation offers attendees ways to help a friend who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Monday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
 110 3rd Ave. E., Ada MN
Pre-registration required by Sept. 17
Call Hospice of the RRV at 1-800- 237-4629 and ask for the Bereavement Department to register.


Items for the Sunday bulletin must be in the church office
no later than 12 Noon each Wednesday


Service Work Group #7 will serve the next funeral.

Thank you for your service.


Our dear friend, Chuck Larson would enjoy
hearing from you while he is “rehabbing” in Fargo.

Notes of care & encouragement may be sent to:
Charles Larson
3225 51st St South
Fargo ND 58104
Or you may call Chuck at (701) 478-1543
 or (218) 281-0949 (cell).

Please call Francine Olson at 289-4180
if you would like to serve occasionally as a 

Scripture Reader
during worship services this year.




    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
  • ______________________________________________________________



    Dates for photography sessions at Trinity are scheduled for
    October 4 - and October 18 - 20.
    Watch your regular mail for more detailed information on how to sign-up for a portrait session and to get your photo in the new directory.

    We will schedule appointments beginning
     September 4th through September 23rd

    Volunteers will be needed to serve as greeters on the photography days.
  • If you feel called to serve in this capacity, please call the church office
  • at 281-4276 to reserve your time as greeter.
    Lifetouch if offering this service at no cost to Trinity and with no sitting fee for your family. You will receive a complimentary 8 X 10 portrait and church directory for participating.
  • You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional ‘Studio Quality’
  • portraits and greeting cards.
    It’s been seven years since our last pictorial directory and we are doing a new one to build a stronger sense of community and we want everyone to feel INCLUDED! We can’t wait to SEE all of our wonderful friends and family in the new directory!


    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 dtate.  

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!



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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