THIS WEEK AT TRINITY APRIL 30, 2017 – MAY 7, 2017 SUNDAY: Third Sunday of Easter 8:15 a.m. Traditional Worship Service with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. Education Hour 10:30 a.m. First Communion for 5th Graders & Worship Service w/Holy Communion 6:00 p.m. AA Meeting MONDAY: 12:00 noon Kiwanis Meeting/F.H. 4:45 p.m. Sons of Norway Bussiness Mtg. 5:45 p.m. Gospel Voices rehearsal 6:00 p.m. Cub Scouts Den Mtgs. 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts TUESDAY: 9:00 a.m. Trinity Quilters 4:00 p.m. Girl Scouts/Rm. 12 7:00 p.m. AWE Team rehearsal WEDNESDAY: 9:00 5:00 6:00 7:45 a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Trinity staff mtg. Wednesday Night Meal Worship Service Trinity Bells THURSDAY: 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild 6:00 p.m. Cub Scouts Den Meetings FRIDAY: 9:30 a.m. Men’s Group/Gathering Area 6:30 p.m. AA Meeting SATURDAY: SUNDAY: Fourth Sunday of Easter/New Member Sunday 7:30 a.m. Trinity Bells rehearsal 8:15 a.m. Traditional Worship Service with Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service w/Holy Communion 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES ARE BEING BROADCAST on 1340 KVBR on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., and are also being telecast at 1:00 p.m., Sunday on Charter Cable Channel 181 OR if you are a CTC customer, Channel 8. Past Sunday sermons are available on our website www.trinitybrainerd.org for you to watch and enjoy! ANNOUNCEMENTS As we open our hearts to God, may we extend our hands in friendship to one another. May all who have come to worship know that they’re sincerely welcomed in this house of God. Be of good cheer! ALTAR FLOWERS THIS MORNING: ➢ Are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Dennis & Joyce Sands which they celebrated this past Thursday, April 27th. Flowers are given by their children; Jodie, Mike, Natalie, Amy and their families. Coffee and cake will be served in their honor this morning between services in the Gathering Area. Happy Anniversary Dennis & Joyce!! ➢ Are given to God’s glory by Don & Nealna Gylling and in honor of Alma Miller’s 92nd Birthday which she celebrated yesterday, April 29th. Happy Birthday Alma!! IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ▪ Our love, sympathy, and prayers go out to Sarah Francis as she grieves the death of her father, Bruce Francis, who passed away this past Wednesday, April 26th in Duluth. God bless and comfort the family and their memories of their loved one. ▪ Please keep Linda & Werner Nelson in your prayers as the mourn the passing of Linda’s daughter Melissa Ann Gammello who passed away on Sunday, April 23rd in Nisswa. Funeral services for were held this past Friday. God bless the memory of Melissa Ann Gammello. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the Moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements. Buzz Aldrin FIRST COMMUNION SUNDAY - We rejoice with the following 20-Fifth Grade students who will celebrate their First Communion TODAY, during our Traditional Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to celebrate the event with cake, coffee, and lemonade which will be served immediately following the service in the Gathering Area. Abigail Malea Caron daughter of Brian Caron Olivia Grace Dehning daughter of Kurt & Kelly Dehning Blake Anthony DeShaw son of Adam & Jessica Deshaw Sophia Marie Dewey daughter of Adam & Britt Dewey and Lisa Dewey Annika Lorraine Gearey daughter of Greg & Libby Gearey Talan Joshua Goble son of Josh & Sara Goble Mackenzie Elizabeth Gropper daughter of Paul & Liza Gropper Andrew Joseph Haugene son of Jeff & Jill Haugene Levi Ray Jillson son of Paul Jillson and Dayna Jillson Lauren Elaine Kline daughter of Nate & Annie Kline Simon Christopher Long son of Chris & Alissa Long Hannah Marais Moddes daughter of Daniel & Megan Moddes Alyssa Michelle Peterson daughter of Ben & Jennifer Peterson Spencer John Porter son of Jeffrey & Minto Porter Brady Charles Rushin son of Chad & Jennifer Rushin Abby Louise Skinner daughter of Michelle Skinner Cole Ciro Sposito son of Sal & Carrie Sposito Hailey Alexis Sunderland daughter of Kevin & Jennifer Sunderland Aden James Vavrina son of Laura Larson Gabrielle Shannon Wentzel daughter of Matt & Shannon Wentzel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A special thank you to the 5th grade teachers and helpers this year for a great year of class! Rev. Bruce Miller Annie Kline Sandee Haugene Laura Larson BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Adult Education - NOOMA! Led and facilitated by Jake Mongan and Mike Angland - What is NOOMA? Come check it out on Sunday Mornings between services in Room #1. 10-minute video and intriguing, bible-based discussion topics for lively small group time. When? Every Sunday thru May 21st! What Time? 9:30-10:15 Who is it for? All adults! NEW MEMBER CLASSES!! – Interested in becoming a member of Trinity? Want to know more before you join? Today is the final class from 9:3010:20 a.m. in the church main office. Though these classes are not required to join, we hope you can be in attendance and enjoy some lively conversation. New members will be received during worship services next Sunday, May 7th. Questions? Contact Pastor Dave, Pastor Hans or Sherry Grabouski or call the church at 218-829-5147. PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE MEMBERS & FRIENDS Known Hospitalized: Essentia – Shirley Nelson Recuperating: Carol Newman, Gladys Pederson, Caroline Norquist, Jim Mark, Gayle Anderson, Connor Dehen, Andrew Mehr, Marion Carter, Rev. Steve Ellerbusch, Wayne Dryburgh, Doug Keran, Al Kilgore, Myrna Dyrdal (Melissa Nelson’s mother) Tom Phelps With Ongoing Special Needs: Joan Muellenbach (Anne Niklaus sister) Norma Denniston, Julie Hoppe, Nora Jabas (Darlene Jillson’s sister-in-law) Cindy Moberg (Norma Denniston’s daughter), Daisy Grams, Evelyn Matthies, Dwayne & Ardith Peterson SO GOOD - At the communion rail, a man held out his hand to receive the bread. His curious toddler by his side loudly asked, “Is it good, Daddy?” He smiled and nodded yes. Indeed, communion is a good gift from Jesus, who wants us to remember his sacrifice for us. The next time you receive communion, remember to “taste and see that the LORD is good!” (Psalm 34:8, emphasis added). SAVE THESE DATES TO HELP WITH TRINITY'S ANNUAL GARAGE SALE!! Sunday, June 18th - Saturday, June 24th - You can start dropping off your clean, gently used items after 10:30 on Sunday May 21st in room 12. SPRING CLEANING and the GARAGE SALE - As you do your Spring Cleaning, please remember to set aside your gently used items for Trinity's Annual Garage Sale. We will take clothing (clean with no tears or buttons missing), shoes, toys with all the pieces, housewares, preferably not electronics unless you have tested them and made sure they work. Also, we take outdoor items, books, linens and bedding. Please donate only items in good shape. If they are not in good shape, please just throw them, do not donate them. If you have any questions, contact Anne Niklaus 8259059. Please do not call the church office with your questions. If you have a hard time getting your items to church, we can arrange to have someone come and get them. Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA A community committed to Christ through caring, sharing, and outreach. Phone: (218) 829-5147 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: www.trinitybrainerd.org Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Trinity Children’s Center (TCC): (218) 829-1385 Worship Schedule: Wednesday Worship Service - 6:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship – 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion Education Hour – 9:30 a.m. Trinity Staff: Senior Pastor - David P. Holte Associate Pastor - Hans Anderson Christian Ed. Director - Jordan Gades Office Manager - Joe Niklaus Bookkeeper: Linda Harris Custodian - Matt Daley Organist & Director of Music – Ellen Holte Children Center’s Director – Becky Dryburgh “Dollars for Scholars” Silent Auction Continues The 2017 “Dollars for Scholars” campaign continues today. Over the next few weeks several exciting new items will be auctioned to the highest bidder in a Silent Auction setting. The items up for auction are located in the Gathering Area. Not only will you be getting some fun items but your donations will go to help raise dollars for the Trinity Scholarship fund. Items will change every two weeks. The fourth auction features two areas: “Dine Locally” and “Kitchen Magic”. Items in “Dine Locally ” includes $25 gift cards to Pizza Ranch; Applebees; Olive Garden and Starbucks and the popular Trinity Cookbook with a value over $100. The “Kitchen Magic” collection includes the “Ninja Prep Professional” food processor along with cookbook and a $25 Best Buy Gift Card along with the Trinity Lutheran Collectable Cookbook with a value over $125. The silent auction items will be on display and open for bidding in the Gathering area today and the auction will end on these items on Sunday, April 30th at 11:35 a.m. Items not picked up by May 3rd will go to the next highest bidder. Stop down and bid generously. Thank you for supporting the Trinity Scholarship fund and the “Dollars for Scholars” program. Please check your church mailboxes as your “First Quarter” giving statements are there for you! Thank You! CRUNCH OR MUNCH - Do you want to help support the Good Samaritan Bowl? Candy bars are available at the Visitor’s Welcome Center for $1.00 each. All proceeds go towards the fundraising efforts of Good Samaritan whose motto is “Touching Lives – Lifting Spirits.” THANK YOU! Trinity Christian Education Trinity Christian Education Sunday School classes meet this morning at 9:30 in the following locations: Beginners Class: Rm 16 Pre K: Rm 9 Kindergarten: Rm 11 1st thrgh 4th - 9:30 – Music in Sanctuary 9:45 move to… 1st – Room 14 Bible Max Theater 2nd – Rm. 12 Thou Art Studio 3rd – Rm. 6 Sunday morning Live 4th – Room 2 Faith Quest 5th grade meets in rooms 4 and 5 at 9:30am 6th-8th grade classes – 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall 9th-12th grade classes - 9:30 a.m. and meet in the Office Conference Room SEDER MEAL THANK YOU!! Every year we have a Seder meal for our 5th graders and their families. It was a lot of work and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the many MANY people that helped out in making this year’s meal happen! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Adult Education - NOOMA! Led and facilitated by Jake Mongan and Mike Angland What is NOOMA? Come check it out on Sunday Mornings between services in Room #1. 10minute video and intriguing, bible-based discussion topics for lively small group time. When? Every Sunday thru May 21st! What Time? 9:30-10:15 Who is it for? All adults! Today’s Lesson! - We are in the midst of our last rotation of the Sunday School year on the 10 Commandments! Talk to your child(ren) about what they learned today! What Are You Interested In? We are looking for input as to what other things you would be interested in doing to engage your faith life here at Trinity! Did you like the Nooma series? Would you like to see more studies like that? Are there different things you would like to see? Is there anything you would be interested in leading? Let’s talk about it! Stop by and talk to Jordan or call him at 218-829-5147 or email [email protected] VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - VBS this year will be a BLAST! Our theme is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built with a Purpose! The Dates are August 7th through 11th. Pick up a sign up today! Also, Please think about volunteering at VBS as well! It is a great week with an amazing bunch of kids! The Last day of Sunday School and Teacher Appreciation Sunday! On May 21st, we will be celebrating the end of an amazing year of Sunday School! We will also be having a special ceremony during both worship services that will be honoring all of the incredible people who worked so hard as a part of Trinity’s Christian Education program this year. Parent/Confirmation discussion question – “What do you remember about your “First Communion?” Reflect with a parent. SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER FOR LILI - A planning committee (Team Lili ) from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is organizing a spaghetti dinner benefit May 6th in Pequot Lakes to raise funds for Liliana Grace Carey and her medical expenses. Lili is the cousin of Steve & Becky Dryburgh. Lili’s Story: Lilian Grace Carey; born on November 17, 2016 daughter of Alvin & Cassie (Evenson) Carey was born with a condition called “Gastroschisis”. Lili’s abdomen had a hole in it, consequently she was born with 95%of her intestines and (bowel) outside of her body. She spent the first 5 weeks of her life in the Children’s NICU in Minneapolis, MN, where she had her surgery to repair the hole in her abdomen and put her intestines back inside her body. Lili now continues to have liver complications and concerns. Lili will continue to go back and forth to Children’s hospital and clinics in Minneapolis for her checkups. The benefit will be a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, May 6th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4-7 pm. Cost will be $10.00 per adult, $ 5.00 per child. There will also be a silent auction, and bake sale. If you would like to make a donation. You can drop off donations to any Wells Fargo Bank or Mail to: Wells Fargo Bank, Lilian G Carey Trust Benefit Account P.O. Box 398 Pequot Lakes, MN 56472. Or Contact Becky Dryburgh, 218-821-2125. All proceeds will go toward Lilian’s medical expense! TRINITY CIRCLES The Galilee Circle will meet Wednesday, May 17th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Area for Bible Study lead by Connie O’Brien. The group will go to Northern Cowboys for lunch at 11:30 a.m. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE AT 10:00 A.M. All are welcome! The Nazareth Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd in Trinity’s Gathering Area to continue their study of Romans. We will be studying Romans 6:1-23, “Buried and Raised with Christ” (Session 8). Hostess is Mary Shaw. Marian Severt is the Bible Study leader. TRINITY QUILTERS MEET TUESDAY MAY 2ND! Quilting Warmth and Love - We gather from 9:00 a.m. to around 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We continue to accept cotton fabrics (no stretchy fabric!) that we can use to cut 6 1/2, 10 1/2 and 20 1/2 inch squares for making tops. We accept colored cotton, cotton/polyester and flannel sheets which we use to make quilt backs. Please, no fabric with stains or holes. You can leave these items in the quilter’s closet in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you "sew" much for your continued support. Questions, please call Darlene Jillson at 218-829-1361. ☺ TODAY–April 30th WORSHIP SERVICE HELPERS Reader – 8:15: Jodie Dahl Ushers – 8:15: ???? 10:30: Joni Hill, Carol Lujan, Troy Schreifels Communion Servers-8:15: Darlene Jillson, Jo Moores, Janice Oakley 10:30: Dorothy Adamson, Jan Femrite, Joni Hill, Julie Keran, Pat Madison Altar Care: Sandy Pederson, Jackson Bluth, Zachary O’Connell Coffee Servers: Del & Jodie Dahl & Family ☺ NEXT SUNDAY–May 7th WORSHIP SERVICE HELPERS Acolytes: 10:30: Emma Gropper Ushers- 8:15: Jo Moores, Paul Larsen, Ken Pederson, Sandra Pederson 10:30: Troy Schreifels, Steve Suer Communion Servers- 8:15: Clem Belcher, Ben Haugene, Jill Haugene 10:30:Sue Dudding, Joni Hill Altar Care: Jo Moores, Julie Kletcher, Emily Haug, Ella Kline Coffee Hour Servers: Jean Smith, Sharon Yde THE POWER OF PRAYER! WE’LL PRAY FOR YOU! BECOME A MEMBER OF TRINITY’S PRAYER WARRIORS! We and/or our families will all go through tough times whether it is physical or emotional pain. Why not have a group of “Prayer Warriors” praying for you or your loved ones. When you request prayers; you can be as “specific” or as “general” as you want concerning your need for prayer. Maybe you want to become one of Trinity’s “Prayer Warriors”? To be a part of the Trinity Prayer Warriors or if you would like prayers, please call, e-mail or see Joe in the church office. 218829-5147 or [email protected] NEW ONLINE OR AUTOMATIC PAYMENT GIVING!! – We have been notified that the Simply Giving program is no longer being offered as a means of automatic payments to Trinity. Those individuals currently using it may continue but new applications will not be accepted. The Vision Council has selected two new electronic giving (e-giving) programs. These are exciting new opportunities for all members and visitors to financially support our church family using electronic means either for a one time payment or reoccurring payments. Yes, cash and checks can still be used. In the next few weeks watch your home mailbox for an information packet describing these opportunities. STEWARDSHIP REPORT - We give thanks to God and to each one of you for your faithfulness in giving. We praise God for continually providing all that we need. Let each of us prayerfully consider our pattern of giving and seek God's direction so that we are offering Him and what He desires. Sunday Offerings: Building Fund: April 2nd $11,685.00 $775.00 th April 9 $11,039.00 $390.00 April 16th $13,280.00 $356.00 rd April 23 $7,675.00 $430.00 Each week $10,889.23 is needed for general fund expenses and $2,087.77 is needed for the mortgage payment. 2017 Benevolences: Synod $12,000 Paid in full for 2017! Luther Crest $3,000 Paid in full for 2017! Bridges of Hope $500.00 Paid in full for 2017! Lutheran Social Services $2,500 Paid in full for 2017! Attendance for Sunday morning April 23rd - 291 Attendance for Wednesday evening, April 26th – 26 “If we are not planted in Christ, we’ll be uprooted in crisis.” —Unknown UPDATE ON THE SOUP KITCHEN SIGN-UP- We now have 5 of our 12 months filled for serving at the Soup Kitchen. With our mission of caring, sharing and outreach; please consider signing up and you will find out how special it is to serve others who are hungry and in need and depend on a hot meal. Here is some information about the Soup Kitchen. • Third Sunday of every month, 11:30-2:00 p.m. • Laurie Boran is the coordinator and can coach you in on the process! • The Soup Kitchen is located just east of the Triangle gas station on Oak Street. • Please sign-up to be a captain and you can serve with your family, invite personal friends, extended family, or serve with Trinity members and friends; OR I can help you get a crew. Please sign up. Name & Cell # April 16th (Easter) _____Laurie Boran & Crew___________ May 21st _____Karen Johnson________________ June 18th _________________________________ th July 16 _________________________________ th August 20 _______Tracy Mongan______________ September 17th _______ Tracy Mongan _____________ th October 15 _________________________________ November 19th _________________________________ th December 17 _________________________________ st January 21 2018 _________________________________ February 18th 2018 _________________________________ March 18th 2018 ____Pastor Hans & Sr. High Youth_____ Thank you so much in advance! I can’t tell you how many people I have asked… “Have you served at the Soup Kitchen?” and they say… “No, but I have been meaning to…” Here is your chance to serve! THANK YOU!! Pastor Hans ><> ><> “To a hungry person, every bitter food is sweet. When the preferable is not available, the available becomes preferable!” ― Is raelmore Ayivor The Jolly Freetimers will meet on Tuesday May 9th at 12:00 Noon in Trinity’s gathering area. The program will be announced at a later time. Who are the Jolly Freetimers? We are an adult organization for retired members of Trinity. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at approx. 12:00 noon at various sites in the Brainerd Lakes area and enjoy good food, fellowship, and an entertaining program of some type. Interested in joining this group or want more information? Contact Pat Howitz at 829-5891. NEXT SUNDAY IS NOISY CAN SUNDAY!! - Every first Sunday of the month, we will have a “NOISY CAN SUNDAY” for the purpose of collecting some coins for the ELCA World Hunger program. At the beginning of our worship service, several metal cans will be passed through the congregation to collect the loose change in your pocket. It is surprising how pocket change adds up! Thank You!! DRIVERS AND HELPERS WANTED FOR OUR BUS!! – We have started our transportation on Sunday mornings with our Bus. We have discovered from our trial runs that it would be nice to have TWO volunteers each Sunday. One to drive, and another person to help with the loading of our passengers. Our ongoing goal is to have enough drivers and helpers so they only have to help out once a month. Drivers DO NOT need to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). So, please consider being a driver or helper. Let’s make it happen! See Joe in the Church Office to sign up or if you have questions. THANKS!!! WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS –Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall to hang out from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and enjoy a meal together and fellowship. Wednesday Night Worship Services begin at 6:00 p.m. Prayer at a Child's First Communion - Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Eucharist You left us the outstanding manifestation of your limitless love for us. Thank You for giving our child the opportunity to experience this love in receiving the Sacrament for the first time. May your Eucharist presence keep him/her ever free from sin, fortified in faith, pervaded by love for God and neighbor, and fruitful in virtue, that he/she may continue to receive You throughout life and attain final union with You at death. Amen. NEXT SUNDAY IS FOOD SHELF SUNDAY!! –Trinity's Food Shelf is being used by more people who are in need. Please consider bringing a food item or making a monetary donation to Trinity's Food Shelf. The CHILDREN’S NURSERY is available for children up through 36 months from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. every Sunday. The Nursery is located in Room #8 in the lower hallway across from the library and is adult supervised. ☺ CHRISTIAN HUMOR IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL ☺ THE MONKEY - One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the monkey was reading two books - the Bible and Darwin's The Origin of Species. In surprise he asked the ape, "Why are you reading both those books?" "Well," said the monkey, "I just wanted to know if I was my brother's keeper or my keeper's brother." LOCKED OUT - Two Washington politicians had locked themselves out of their car, and unfortunately some important papers they needed for a meeting were inside. "Let's use a coat hanger to pull up the lock," suggested the first. "Oh, no," argued the second. "Someone might see us and think we were trying to break in." "Then we could use my pocketknife to cut away the rubber around the window and stick our fingers through to pull up the lock." "No, no! People would think we're too stupid to know how to use a coat hanger to open cars." "Well, we'd better do something fast. The top's down and it's starting to rain." Trinity Lutheran Church Vision Council members want your input and are there for you if you have ideas, suggestions or questions. The Council members are: Pastor David P. Holte Pastor Hans Anderson Dave Johnson Pam O’Rourke Doug Johnson Bob Nibbe Matt Qualley Troy Schreifels Don Wennberg David Lust Paul Larsen You can find their phone numbers in your Church Directory or call the Church Office. GREETERS AND READERS NEEDED!! We are need of volunteers to sign up to be Greeters and Readers on Sunday mornings. Please consider signing up on the Greeter and Reader Charts located on the bulletin board by the church office. Thanks!! DID YOU KNOW? Many of you might not be aware that Trinity does have their own cemetery east of Brainerd. The cemetery is called Vaale Cemetery and is a very beautiful well maintained cemetery. We currently have plots for sale at $500.00 each. If you would like to know more about Vaale Cemetery including directions, rules and regulations, choosing a plot, etc. please contact Joe in the church office @ 218829-5147. HEARING ASSISTANCE AVALIABLE – For those who have a hearing deficiency and would like to make their worship experience more meaningful; we have receiver hearing assistance packs available. Stop by the Sound Booth and one of Trinity’s great technicians will help you with one of 3 different types of hearing assistance. Please give it a try!!
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