October 2017  
Upcoming Events




Senior Lunch
12:00 PM
Trinity Ringers
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Bible Study
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Worship Service with Communion
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Click the link below to access our service live.
Bible Search

Reformation 500
October 31, 1517-October 31, 2017

Is also
Taught among us
That we cannot obtain
Forgiveness of sins and righteousness
Before God by our own merits, works, or satisfactions,
But that we receive forgiveness of sin and become righteous before
God by grace, for Christ’s sake, through faith, when we believe that Christ suffered
For us and that for His sake our sin is forgiven and righteousness and eternal life are given
To us. This faith God imputes to us for righteousness in His sight (Romans 3 & 4).
Augsburg Confession, Article IV - Justification

The doctrine of justification by God’s grace through faith apart from the works of the Law is the central teaching of the Christian faith. Salvation from sin is a free gift given us by a gracious and loving God. During this year, the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation we rejoice that our God loves sinners like us enough to sacrifice His Son Jesus on Calvary’s cross to redeem us from all our sins. So we pause to give thanks and praise to our God and Savior Jesus Christ for this free gift of salvation. May that free justifying gift of salvation move us to share this love of Christ with others that they too would be saved by grace through faith as we are, and have a share with us in everlasting life.

                                        Happy 500th Anniversary of the Reformation!
                                                            Pastor Boehme


A Day To Be Remembered!
What has been the most IMPORTANT event in your life---a day to be remembered and treasuredd???  Most of us don’t even remember this day; the day we became a member of God’s Kingdom, THE DAY OF OUR BAPTISM!!
In an effort to help Trinity members reflect and “remember,” the Trinity Mission Board is honoring the baptismal birthdays of our members.  On the last Sunday of each month, members, young and old, who were baptized during that month can sit together, enjoy a treat and, perhaps, share stories during the fellowship hour.
We do have the dates of baptism for most of our members; but, if we missed yours, please let us know so we don’t miss it again. Any questions and/or dates, please contact the church office:  645-4438.
Arise and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.  Acts 2:16
Baptism doth also now save us.  I Peter 3:

October Baptisms

Jean Bakken

Judy Boehme

Jeffrey Ciffra

Elda Ann Frauenshuh

Diane Frederick

Emily Frederick

John Frederick

Jason Gorr

Ken Greene

Barbara Greenfield

David Greenfield

Nathan Greeenfield

Joshua Grieser

David Habermas

Ella Halverson

Margaret Johnson

Lois Kodada

Ken Kopischke

Darlene Larson

Noah Malecha

Rudy Maurer

Lu Morson

Rodney Nelson

Bryce Skaar

Kara Voigt

Sheldon Volkert

Nicholas Wagner

Elizabeth Winter

Brandon Young

Lori Young


After service on Sunday, October 29, there will be a reception in our Fellowship Hall to celebrate these Baptism Birthdays!
We hope to see you there!!



Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal
We provide a hot meal each Wednesday night during the school year from 6:00 - 6:30 pm for a free will donation.  Any and all are welcome!  See the schedule below for what we are serving each week.



September 20:  ham, scalloped potatoes, peas        March 21:  Lent Dinner - groups sign up
September 27:  Hot dogs, fries, baked beans            March 28:  No Meal, Holy Week
October 4:         Roast and potatoes                    April 4:       Breakfast for supper
October 11:       Tator Tot casserole                             April 11:     Hot beef sandwiches
October 18:      No Meal, MEA Break, no classes     April 18:      Chef salads
October 25:       Meatloaf and mashed potatoes       April 25:    Hot Dog Roast (outside if nice!
November 1:     Chicken nuggets, mac n cheese       May 2:        Pizza, End of Year!
November 8:     Swedish meatballs, potatoes                                  Witness Service at 7:00 pm
November 15:   No meal, Thanksgiving service
November 29:   Advent soup dinner                                      END!    END!   END!
December 6:      Advent soup dinner
December 13:    Advent soup dinner
December 20:    Advent soup dinner
December 27:    No meal, Christmas break
January 3:           Pastor’s chili
January 10:         Hot ham & cheese sandwiches
January 17:         Spaghetti, corn, garlic bread
January 24:         Tacos, rice, and refried beans
January 31:         Meatball subs and salad
February 7:         Pizza bake and garlic bread
February 14:       Ash Wednesday-potluck
February 21:       Lent Dinner - groups sign up
February 28:       Lent Dinner - groups sign up
March 7:              Lent Dinner - groups sign up
March 14:           Lent Dinner - groups sign up

Quilt Tying                                                                                                                                                   
There will be quilt tying on Tuesday afternoons at 2 pm starting on October 3rd.  We invite anyone to join us, your help is needed, and you only need to know how to ties a know.  Also fabric is available, if you would like to sew quilt tops at home.  If interested call Mary at   507-645-7777.  A big THANK YOU to all who have donated fabric.  Come and join us for Christian fellowship and fun as we serve the Lord by helping provide for those in need.          LWML  Mission Service

Catechism Resources
We have been compiling different resources to help study the catechism this year.  You can find these at a table in the narthex, online, or on Trinity’s website under the Sunday School ministry tab.  
Luther’s Small Catechism – if you don’t have one, pick one up today! ($14.50)
My First Catechism – all the Sunday School aged kids at Trinity will get one as part of Sunday School, but if you have someone else in your life that would like one, sign up for one and we’ll get it for you. ($13)
Illuminated Catechism – these are a great resource that teaches the catechism via an adult coloring book.  ($9)
Videos: www.worldvieweverlasting.com (search for Grappling, then the part of the catechism you want)

Van Drivers
Trinity is looking for people to help drive the van on Sunday mornings to pick up college students at St. Olaf and Carleton.  This person would need to get the van at 8:30 am on Sunday morning, pick up St. Olaf students first then head to Carleton then back to church.  The students would then be taken back after worship and coffee time.  Anyone interested in helping the college students in this way please contact the church office.  

Hurricane Harvey Relief                                                                                                                                                                            The Board of Missions has decided to give $500.00 for Hurricane Harvey relief.  We will be sending the money through the LCMS relief fund.  If you would like to contribute to this, use the special mission envelope (white with blue trim).  Be sure to indicate, either on the envelope or the check, that it is for hurricane relief.  We will be collecting until September 24th.  If you prefer donating directly to the synod, you can send a check marked for Hurricane Harvey Relief to:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
        Mission Advancement
        P.O. Box 66861
        St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
If you would prefer an online donation, there is a form at: https://www.lcms.org/givenow/hurricane that will allow it.  Thank you, Board of Missions

Wednesday Evening Meals Resume
There are many great reasons to eat dinner once a week at Trinity. Maybe you’d love to have a night off from cooking and cleaning up your kitchen. Maybe you’ve rushed home from work to get your kids to confirmation class or a youth group meeting, or get yourself to choir or tone chime practice, and didn’t have time to eat. Perhaps you enjoy learning about the Scripture readings for the coming Sunday, joining others for conversation and fellowship, or having a good, home-cooked meal.  Beginning on September 20th at 6:00 p.m., please come to the Fellowship Hall for all of the above! Everyone is welcome and there is no cost, although you may give a free-will offering if you wish. The schedule of meals is on Trinity’s website if you’d like to know what’s being served.  Bring your whole family or a friend, or maybe both!

Trinity Craft Fair
Instead of a Silent Auction this fall, Trinity is going to host a Craft Fair in the Fellowship Hall on November 11th and 12th. Anyone can participate as a seller – Trinity members, friends, family members, and local artisans. Everything offered for sale must be homemade (arts, crafts, canned goods, baked goods, etc.) and no commercial products will be allowed. Seller fees are $20/table for Saturday and then church members that keep their table up to sell on Sunday can donate whatever of their proceeds they want. The fair will be open to the public on Saturday the 11th, with seller fees to benefit Destiny Rescue, an organization to help stop trafficking of women and girls. The fair will be open to Trinity buyers and sellers after church on Sunday the 12th, with seller donations to benefit Congregation Chai v’Shalom in St. Louis. Pastor Kevin Parviz from that church will be preaching and giving a Bible study at Trinity that Sunday. To reserve a table or get more information, talk to either DCE Jackie or Barb Anderson.

First Friday Game Nights At Trinity
Do you like to play card or board games but can’t always get enough people together? On the first Friday of every month, come to Trinity to play your favorite games and enjoy free pop and snacks. You can bring a game or deck of cards, or simply show up and try something new. Settlers of Catan, Euchre, and Cribbage are always available. You can even challenge Pastor Klein to a game of Bible trivia, but don’t expect to win! Everyone is welcome and you’re especially encouraged to bring friends. The next game night is Friday, September 1st, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Catechism Resources
We have been compiling different resources to help study the catechism this year.  You can find these at a table in the narthex, online, or on Trinity’s website under the Sunday School ministry tab.  
    Luther’s Small Catechism – if you don’t have one, pick one up today! ($14.50)
    My First Catechism – all the Sunday School aged kids at Trinity will get one as part of Sunday School, but if you have someone else in your life that would like one, sign up for one and we’ll get it for you. ($13)
    Illuminated Catechism – these are a great resource that teaches the catechism via an adult coloring book.  ($9)
    Videos: www.worldvieweverlasting.com (search for Grappling, then the part of the catechism you want)

Book Club
Anyone is welcome for a lively discussion!  Join us at Kihldal Park Point at 9:00am on these days.  You can also find this information on our website under ‘Board/Groups’.  
Oct 2 – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Nov 6 – Snow Flower and Secret Fan by Lisa See
Dec 4 – Wintering by Peter Geye

God’s Girls
A community Christian girls club is meeting at Trinity twice a month to do things similar to a girl scout club would.  They will meet the 1st and 3rd Monday’s at Trinity from 4:00-5:30pm.  If you know a girl that would like to participate or if you’d like to volunteer/help in any way, pick up a brochure on the youth bulletin board.

Northfield Women’s Center Banquet
The Northfield Women’s Center is holding a banquet to celebrate and raise funds for their ministry.  It is a pro-life, Christian ministry here in Northfield aimed at helping women and families.  The banquet is on Oct. 26th at St. Olaf, starting at 6:15pm.  If you want to attend the banquet talk to DCE Jackie to reserve a spot at our Trinity table.  More information about the banquet can be found on the poster in the hall.  

Reformation 500 Celebration
“Join us in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The focal event for Reformation 500 is a festival worship service in the Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University, St. Paul on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, drama, music, and dance.”  If any Trinity members would like to go to this event, plan to meet at Trinity at 1:00pm to leave in time to find parking, view the art work and other things going on and then be at the worship service at 4:00pm.  We will return to church after the service is done.  Sign up on the bulletin board.  

Christmas Program
FYI: The children’s Christmas program this year will be on Sunday, December 17th at 10:30am with a potluck to follow.  
College Student/Servicemen Addresses
If you have a child in college this fall or a friend/relative in the military, please submit their address to the church office so the youth can send him or her a care package.  If you have a name of someone that is not a member but would like to send them a care package, please submit $5 with the address to help cover the cost of shipping.  Please get the addresses to the church office or DCE Jackie by Oct. 22nd.  Thanks!

Harvest Party
The board of education will be hosting a Harvest Party on Sunday, Oct. 30th from 3:00-4:30pm.  Come dressed in costumes ready to play games and then end with a trunk or treat in the parking lot.  We will be looking for church members to have their car in the parking lot around 4:30pm with candy to hand out for that.  Talk to the Board of Education if you have any questions.  

Please Take One!
In the narthex you will find a new display filled with booklets on various topics.  These booklets are designed to meet the needs of today’s adults and families.  Please feel free to stop by and visit the display today!
Each topical booklet covers real-life issues written from a Christian perspective.  To help support our booklet ministry you will find offering envelopes located on the display.  Please place the envelope in the offering basket.  Thank you.

Congregational Budget Meeting
There will be a budget review meeting at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 22 for the congregation to attend and ask questions about the proposed 2018 budget.  Ice cream and toppings will be served after the meeting this year.



Trinity Lutheran Church
Sept. 7,2017
Council Meeting Minutes

President Kurt Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m.
Pastor Klein opened with Prayer.
Approval of Aug. Council Meeting Minutes; A motion was made to accept Council Minutes as written seconded; carried.

Financial Statement: David reported that the Scrip fund is up, but the Home Fund is down.

Old Business: Requests for funds: There was a request for $200.00 to cover the cost of the games used for National Night Out. These games can be used for future events throughout the years.

Website statistic:  Google analytics tracks and reports web site traffic, in order to break down web site statistics, and see where and how long anyone visits our website.

New Business:  The new copier is here, however the cost was a little more than expected do to a folding feature, the cost overall is
$300.00 for for the lifetime of the copier. A motion was made to either accept the feature it provides, or look into cancelling that option. The motion to accept the extra folding feature was seconded; carried.

The Constitutional Ammendment needs to be renumbered due to the rewording and addition to the Ammendment. A Committee is needed to look into this.

Pastors Report: Approval of added feature to the new copier.

DCE: Ordered informational phamphlets. Teaching Catechsim for ages 3-adult.

Missions: Missions is looking into who they could sponser for next year.  Shalome visit is coming up, in need of volunteers for housing, meals, transportation.
$500.00 was donated to operation backpack.
The pill bottles collected by the Board of Missions will be shipped out at the end of October. They will no longer be collecting them.
$300.00 to the Preschool.
$300.00 Donation to LCMN for Hurricane Harvey.
Going over the minutes of the Missions Board Meetings it was determined that spending was coming out of the Missions Board account without the knowledge of present Boards Members.  The Mission Board will go over the Bylaws to determine the responsibility of each board, and have a draft prepared to bring to the Council. This will ensure funds that are being dispersed are current, and have the appropriate paperwork needed to keep all board members aware of what is being used from their accounts.

Trustees:  Paper towel dispenser in janitors closet that needs to be disposed of.
Stewardship:  Working on budgets, In need of all Boards to have their budgets ready for the Budget meeting.
Ice cream social for Budget Review Meeting on Oct 22.
Education:  Working on budget.

Elders: Working on budget. New Baptism Banner that needs to be hung up.
Preschool: Started the school year with 13 children enrolled both part time and full time.
Back in the saddle theme float for the DJJD parade.
New painting up upstairs by Holly Ciffera.
A motion was made to adjourn the Meeting seconded; carried.

We closed with Luther's Evening Prayer.

Doreen Ohmann, congregational Secretary


Board of Missions
September 5, 2017, 9:00 am

Members present: Elda Ann Frauenshuh, Mary Vogt, Lynn Weber, Linda Frederick, Barb Greenfield
Call to order/ Elda Ann opened with a prayer
Liz Blanchard from the Northfield Women’s Center led off the meeting with a presentation on the work of the Northfield Women’s Center.  The Northfield Women’s Center is located at the corner of Second and Division.  NWC provides materials for women.  It is a life-affirming organization.  It offers pregnancy testing, and has a program called Earn while you Learn.  This program allows women to attend classes on pre-natal care and baby care while earning money to purchase baby needs such as diapers, wipes, blankets, toys and books from their store.  They continue to offer support after the birth.  Trinity can help by making the program known to the congregation, and they have a “Baby Bottle” campaign.  It is funded entirely through donor support.
Financial Review: No updates on finances.  
Mission Project Status (Check the Mission Bulletin Board for recent updates).
Lutheran Bible Translators – We sent $500.
Gail Ludvigson – no update
Chai v’Shalom – We sent them $500.  At the October meeting, we will discuss housing, meals and travel expenses for the guest pastor.
Community Action Center – We received a Thank You from Operation Backpack for our recent support.
LAMP – No update.
Medicine Bottles – We will be collecting through the end of October, then shipping.
Trinity First – no update.
Preschool – We gave $300 to the Little Lambs preschool.
Hurricane Relief – We will be sending $500 to the LCMS-Hurricane Harvey relief.  In addition, we will be accepting donations from the congregation.

Other Items – There was discussion about people spending money from the Mission Board’s budget without prior approval.  Going forward, we will not allow any spending from our budget without prior authorization from the board chair.
We need to have better communication about Baptism Birthdays, and need a more accurate list.
The next meeting will be October 3rd at 9:00 am.
Adjournment/Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted
Barbara Greenfield



Winston Churchill reportedly said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” According to Churchill, our lives are defined less by what we have gotten, and more by what we give away.

Jesus gave completely of Himself for us. He became human for us. He taught the truth of God’s Word. He healed those with many and various diseases. He died the death we deserve because of sin. He gave of Himself in order to save us from sin, death, and hell.

As it was for Jesus, so it is also for us. We get more from giving than we do from simply getting. Giving softens our hearts and frees us from the grip that the worries of this world and making a living have on us. When we are singularly focused on making a living, we are singularly focused on what we get. That mindset affects all areas of our lives, especially our relationships with friends and family, neighbors and coworkers, and God. It shifts our focus from asking how we can be servants to others to asking what they have done for us. We become more selfish instead of selfless.

When we give, we do not have less. We have more because we join in the bond of service to those around us out of love for them. Love is the fulfillment of the Law. It is the nature of God Himself, for God is love. As Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)



October 2017 Reading List

October 1 – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Philippians 2:1-18
Matthew 21:23-32

October 8 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 5:1-7
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46

October 15 – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 25:6-9
Philippians 4:4-13
Matthew 22:1-14

October 22 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 45:1-7
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22

October 29 – Reformation Sunday
Revelation 14:6-7
Romans 3:19-28
John 8:31-36




PLEASE NOTE:  If these times do not work for you, please remember that it is your responsibility to find a replacement or someone to switch with.   (Other services are in bold, italics.)
SEPTEMBER Volunteer Schedule


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS_____________________           USHERS______________________________

1  Bobbi Schmidtke                                                  Group H:   Craig and Kathy Schuster, Jim Grieser,
                                                                                            Dan Scheffler, Norm Webber
8  Kurt Anderson                                                      Group I:   Dan Wett, Bryce Skaar, Bruce Young
                                                                                            Rudy Maurer
15  Barbara Greenfield                                               Group A:   Milt Berg, Dave Downhour, Ray Larson,
                                                                                            Bob Quam                                                                            22   Bryce Skaar                                                       Group B:   Jim Frederick, Jeff & Jeffrey Ciffra,                                                                                                                                      Jackie Ohmann, Tom Pumper, Sheldon Volkert
29   John Pfeiffer                                                      Group C:   Larry Pralle, Kraig Niebuhr, Cliff Roberts,
                                                                                             Karl Thomforde, Fred Vivant


ALTAR GUILD                                                   COUNTERS ______

Darlene Larson, Mary Ozmun                        Darlene and Ray Larson
Mary Vogt, Brenda Niebuhr                            Susan and Cliff Roberts



NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY - October 25, 2017  

June Volkert, Becky Grieser, Ella Halverson, Joanne Dohrman, June Rado



September 25 - October 1 - Larry Pralle
October 2 - 8  Dan Wett
October 9 - 15  
October 16 - 22  Bruce Young
October 23 - 29  Todd Criswell
October 30 - November 5  Larry Pralle




 Bible Study Opportunities


Available at Trinity

Sunday Morning— 10:30 am, Catechism Study 

Tuesday Evening—6:30pm, Parables

Bible Study—Wednesday Evening - 6:30 pm

Der Lutheraner—2nd & 4th Saturday, 7:30 am, Men’s Bible Study - Augsburg Confession/Breakfast



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