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Sunday, November 18
Junior High Youth Gathering at Luther Crest/Alexandria
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:10 AM Elementary Age “Money Matters” Workshop for Parents, Caregivers & Students/Sanctuary
10:10 AM Young Adult Ministry
11:00 AM Worship & Music Team Mtg/Library
4:00 – 6:00 PM WELCA Bazaar & Meatball Dinner Bake Sale opens at 3:30 p.m.!
6:30 PM Cub Scout Leader Meeting/Happy Hollow

Monday, November 19
Church building closed today. Call ahead for key if needed.
12:15 – 6:00 PM BLOOD DRIVE/Fellowship Hall
6:00 PM “Wintering in Wisdom” Bible Study
6:00 PM Congregation Council/Library
Tuesday, November 20
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM BLOOD DRIVE/Fellowship Hall
9:00 AM Team Meeting
1:15 PM Nimens Apts Holy Communion
2:00 PM Oak Court Holy Communion
3:30 PM Summerfield Apts Holy Communion
4:15 PM Praise Singers/Sanctuary
5:30 PM Men’s Chorus/Sanctuary
6:30 PM Arrow of Light Den/Happy Hollow
6:30 PM Webelos/Happy Hollow
Wednesday, November 21
9:00 AM Team Devotions
2:15 PM Villa St. Vincent Bible Study
NO Half-Time today.
NO Jubal’s Joy today.
Thursday, November 22
Happy Thanksgiving – Church office closed.
Friday, November 23
Holiday – Church office closed.
12:00 PM Al-Anon/ Room 1A
Saturday, November 24
No events scheduled.
Sunday, November 25 Christ the King Sunday
9:00 AM One Worship Service only today.  

NO supervised childcare, J.A.M. or cinnamon rolls today. 

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


Service of Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 18

7:45 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.
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
Sunday, November 25
Worship at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity
No adult supervised childcare, J.A.M. or cinnamon rolls
Trinity's 9:00 a.m. worship service is broadcast live over KROX 1260 AM Radio and televised live on local Cable TV Channel 3

In case of emergency, call 289-0353
for the pastor on call
or 281-4276 and follow the voice prompts.


Information on how you can share in your abundance this holiday season is coming soon! Many hands will be needed to help prepare the Crookston Christmas Food baskets for needy families in our community.  More information on how you can help will be shared in upcoming Sunday announcements, December's newsletter, by Crookston's local news outlets and on social media.

Cash donation are appreciated to help with this effort!
Your gift may be dropped off in the church office, placed in the offering plate,
or mailed to P.O. Box 598, Crookston MN 56716.
Please mark your gift "Christmas Food Baskets."


4th, 5th & 6th Grade Families:
All 4th, 5th & 6th grade students and their parents have confirmation classes
in November with the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 28     6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This Wednesday, November 14

7th & 8th Grade Release Time  
2W Early Release After School Ministry for 1st -6th Graders beginning at 1:00 p.m.  
Jubal’s Joy at 4:15 p.m.  
4th, 5th & 6th Grade Confirmation at 6:30 p.m. ___________________________________________________________________

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

“Wintering in Wisdom”
Pr. Elise will lead us in this study as we skate into the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs & Job together!  Let’s cozy up with God’s word in these wintry months to come.

All are welcome! Bring your curiosity.
NOTE: “Wintering in Wisdom” Study WILL NOT meet on Monday, December 24 or Monday, December 31
For information call:  Ruth Sanders 218-281-4853 (FPC) or Pr. Elise at 218-281-4276 (Trinity)


Trinity’s Women of the ELCA are planning for their annual fundraiser
and are seeking donations for the

Fall Bazaar Bake Sale
next Sunday, November 18th. 
Items needed are:
pies, breads, bars, cookies, candies, cakes, lefse, canned goods and any fun items you would like to share. 
Please bring your items to the church next Sunday morning or by 2:00 p.m. that afternoon so they can be priced before the sale begins! Call Patti Malme at 281-2595 if you have questions or would like to help.
Thank you for your donations and support of WELCA Mission projects!

Items for the December/January issue of Table Talk
must be in the church office by

Senior High Youth Nite
(9th – 12th Grade)
THIS Wednesday, November 14
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. in the Youth Room
Meet in the Youth Room (top floor) for snacks, games and devotional time! Bring a friend!

Presented by Garret Kollin, Thrivent Financial
“Parents, Kids and Money Matters”
Sunday, November 18
(10:10 – 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary)

This interactive workshop is designed for parents/caregivers and their kids (1st6th grade)
to learn about money and values. You will be encouraged to talk about influences,
choices and responsible money habits.


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 the VFW Auxiliary/Trails to Treatment community blood drive
Monday, November 19 from 12:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or
Tuesday, November 20 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.

To make an appointment, call Pam Delage at 281-5546
go to wwww.bloodhero.com Sponsor code: crookston


 (We Are the)
“Justice League”
JR HIGH Youth Gathering
               (for 7th & 8th Graders)
November 17-18 at Luther Crest in Alexandria
Want to register for the event? Stop by or call Leah Winjum at the church office (281-4276).
                   Registration Deadline: OCTOBER 25th @ 5 PM
                                             (including $100 fee/$120 for non-Trinity friends)

 “INSPIRED: Slaying Giants,
Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again”
BOOK STUDY Continues…

12:00 PM @ First Presbyterian Church
Reading Schedule:

Nov. 1: All Saint’s Day: The Letter – p. 191-198, Church
            Stories, p. 199-214, Epilogue, p. 21-221



It’s not too early to begin gathering items
to donate to the 2018 Children’s Christmas Store!
A donation box is located at Trinity’s parking lot entrance.

The store will be open December 16th!



Operation Christmas Child

Share the joy and hope of Christmas with a needy child in a troubled country like Afghanistan or Sudan by taking part in Operation Christmas Child! Empty shoeboxes are available in the Fellowship Hall and Narthex along with packing guidelines & labels.
Please bring your filled shoebox gifts to the church office. We will bless the boxes during the 9:00 a.m. worship on Sunday November 11 and they will go to Grand Forks on Monday morning, November 12 to start the next leg of their journey!

Thank you for helping us continue this awesome global ministry
– sharing the love of Jesus around the globe!

Thanks for sharing!


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!


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.


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
  • _____________________________________________________________

  • 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  



                  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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