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Trinity Lutheran Church
803 Winona St.
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Phone (507) 645-4438
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Office Hours

  • Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-2:00pm Friday, 9:00 am-Noon

Announcements

LUTHERAN BRAILLE PRINT SHOP

What does Lutheran Braille Workers and Medford, Minnesota have in common?  Printing the Word of God?  Trinity Lutheran - Medford and Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) have been working together to get a print shop in the parish house.  Large print Bibles have been greatly requested from LBW.  When Trinity - Medford discovered this, they set up a print shop along with the help from Southern Minnesota LWML.  This print shop was one of the missions voted on in the last biannual budget.
These Bibles will be sent to prisons and for individuals that are vision impaired.  The Bibles are free of charge, as well as the postage from the US Postal Service.  The print shop is volunteer based.  Right now, they have several crews that volunteer on a weekly basis for several hours.  They need people to print, collate, proof, and prepare for shipment.  The shop can hold about 8 people so a group of 2 - 8 is what they suggest when putting together a crew.
What a great way to “Serve the Lord” and share “God’s Word”!

 

CAN CAN CAN CHALLENGE

CAN you bring your aluminum CANS to church?  Trinity Youth have been challenged to fill our CAN recycling trailer three times by the end of June!  (On average the trailer is normally filled 1/month).  CAN you help?  No need to crush the CANS, just bring them in and throw them in the trailer!  Dancing is optional.
 

INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION

Beginning in June, Pastor Klein will offer something called Individual Confession and Absolution.  If you look up page 292 in the hymnal, you can see how this works.
This is a practice that our Lutheran fathers kept because it was one of the ways that forgiveness could be proclaimed to sinners who want to hear yet again that they are forgiven for the sake of Jesus.  It is not necessary to list every sin you have committed.  That is impossible (Psalm 19:12).  Rather, as we confess in the Small Catechism, “We should confess those sins only which we know and feel in our hearts.”
Yes, this is something that is new to most of you.  Here are a few things to consider.  Pastor Klein has had all sorts of sins confessed to him.  You are likely not going to surprise him.  Also, in both the ordination and goes as far as the pastor not being permitted to testify against you in court.
For now, Pastor Klein will be in the chapel at church on Monday’s from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Thursdays from 5:00 - 5:30 pm, and Sundays from 8:30 - 8:45 am.  You can also set up an appointment with him for a different time.  If you have any questions, please ask.
 

SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER

Do you have gently used slippers, shoes, and/or boots you want to get rid of?? How about new shoes that you just don't wear?  We are holding a shoe drive fundraiser through June 30, 2022 for Trinity Youth. Our goal is to collect 2500 pair and we can raise $1000!   After the shoes are collected, they are sent to developing countries to create job opportunities. According to the company, it’s estimated 300 million people don’t own shoes. Shoe drive fundraisers help provide inventory to over 4,000 micro-entrepreneurs who sell the shoes to support their families. In turn, they help themselves out of poverty with a hand up, not a handout.  Pass the word – the more people we have collecting shoes for us, the better we will do!  *If you would like a sign and/or a box to put at a local business or home, please let me know.  THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ALREADY BROUGHT SHOES IN!!! We only need about 2500 more pair!

QUILT TYING

The quilters have started meeting again on Wednesday mornings.  Please note that the time has been changed from 9:30 to 10:00 am every Wednesday for the month of April and May.  Please join us - these quilts are greatly appreciated as is the help of those that assemble them!

VBS AT TRINITY

Summer is almost here and it is time to register for HayDay VBS! VBS will be the last week in July, Monday-Thursday.  Kids will be up to their elbows in farmin' fun as they explore one simple Bible truth: Jesus will always love us! Children who are 3 years old (potty-trained) through 2nd grade are invited to attend this year's HayDay VBS.  Students entering 3rd grade and older are encouraged to volunteer.  Adults, we need your help too!  If you'd like to volunteer please contact Audry Hovland, Sherry Schwaab, or DCE Lisa.

The VBS team has yard signs available for you to put in your yard once again. Please pick one up after church. You may keep the yard sign for next year or return it in August. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

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