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OCTOBER 2019 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Cheerful Givers
 
Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.   (2 Corinthians 9:7-8).
 
When Amy and I lived in Virginia Beach twenty years ago, there was a large church in the area that had an unusual approach to stewardship.  At the worship services one Sunday, it was announced that before the service would be ended, everyone present had to pledge enough in offerings to meet the financial goals for the coming year.  I do not know if anyone tried to leave before the service ended (that would constitute false imprisonment, after all).  This church, however, did accomplish its goal that day.
 
Other churches have different approaches.  I know of several pastors who will take pledge cards that members have filled out and, if they believe that the amount pledged is too low, write in a higher number.  At my first congregation, it was the practice (this was over a century ago) to have congregational leaders visit the homes of members and, basically, inform them of the amount they were expected to give.
 
As long as we are in this world, money will be a part of our lives.  It will also be a part of our lives in the Church.  Paul, trying to raise money for the congregation in Jerusalem, asked for donations from the congregations he had started.  He did not try to “put them on a guilt trip” or pressure them in any way.  He wrote that God loves a “cheerful giver.”  God wants givers who give because they are happy to do so.
 
This is what the Gospel does to us.  As we learn more, through God’s Word, of the blessings that are ours because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we cannot help but be cheerful.  God is not angry with us because of our sins.  We have the guarantee of heaven when we die and eternity in the new creation that Jesus will give us at His return.  
 
In Christ,
Pastor Klein

 

 


 

 

A Day To Be Remembered!
What has been the most IMPORTANT event in your life---a day to be remembered and treasured???  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,”  Trinity 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 3:21

October Baptisms

Jean Bakken            Judy Boehme            Jeffrey Ciffra
Elda Ann Frauenshuh        Diane Anderson        Emily Frederick
John Frederick            Barbara Greenfield        David Greenfield    
Nathan Greenfield        David Habermas        Ella Halverson    
Margaret Johnson        Lois Kodada            Ken Kopischke    
Russell Kraft            Darlene Larson        Rudy Maurer III
Lu Morson            Rodney Nelson        Bryce Skaar
Kara Voigt            Sheldon Volkert        Nicholas Wagner
Lori Young



After service on Sunday, October 27, there will be a reception in our
Fellowship Hall to celebrate these Baptism Birthdays!
We hope to see you there!!


 

FROM THE TREASURER

 “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.”  Genesis 8:22

 
After the flood, God provided seasons for growing food and promised they would remain as long as the earth remained.  During the fall harvest, we are especially reminded of how God loves us and provides for our every need.
 
Trinity began 2019 with a Home Fund Surplus of $37,975.  Through the month of August, Home Fund expenses totaled $128,475, but Home Fund contributions (Designated and Loose Plate) totaled $115,655.  To keep the budget balanced during the year, Trinity has used a total of $12,820 from the Home Fund surplus, leaving a Home Fund balance of $25,155.
 
Giving to the District and Synod Missions through August was at 60% of the anticipated amount for 2019.  Giving to the Trinity Missions Fund for the 2019 designated special missions was at 83%.  Giving to the Capital Fund was at 70% of the amount anticipated to be given in 2019.
 
In August, Trinity used $10,392 of capital funds to make the final payment for the roof and second floor window repairs.  Consequently, the Capital Fund in the Community Resource Bank checking account totaled $1,513 at the end of August, and the Capital Fund in the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) account totaled $3,203.
 

 

 
 


 

LCMS Stewardship Ministry  – October 2019
 In the early morning hours of February 18, 1546, Martin Luther closed his eyes forever, and the hand that hammered the 95 Theses onto the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, penned its final words: “We are all beggars. This is true.” This is the truth that our Lord says makes us free. Ironic, isn’t it? In order to be free, we must be beggars, utterly dependent and reliant upon God. This makes us uncomfortable – the way we’re uncomfortable when people give us a Christmas or birthday present when we haven’t gotten them anything. We feel we owe them, and we don’t much like being in someone’s debt.
 
But what Luther would remind us is that we are all indeed beggars. Moreover, we are not just anyone’s beggars, we are God’s beggars. This is His legacy to the Christian Church. Christ came for sinners. He came to seek and save the lost. He came to heal the sick and raise the dead. He came for sinners, and He dwells only with sinners. If we are to be where He is, we must be willing to be counted among the lost, the sick, and the dead. We must be willing to be beggars. We must cry out for mercy, for grace, and for His undeserved love and kindness. We must be dependent solely on Him and what He gives.
 
On account of Christ’s death and resurrection, the Father forgives us, saves us, and is pleased with us. And we receive His love, His righteousness, His holiness, His acceptance, and His inheritance. We are all beggars. This is true. This is also the heart and soul of Christianity and the life-blood of the Christian Church. God justifies us, and He declares us innocent and righteous by His grace received through faith for the sake of Christ. This is not because of our works; this is because of His work on the cross. We, who once were enemies of God, are reconciled to Him and made to be His children.
 
We are beggars, but we are beggars of the God who does not ignore us, who doesn’t pass by us on the other side. We are beggars of the One who descended from heaven to make His dwelling with sinners. In the bread and cup that we bless, we share together with Christ and each other the riches of God’s grace. So inexhaustible are the riches of this grace – the Gospel in sermon and absolution, in Baptism and Holy Communion – that our cups overflow. We, who are God’s beggars, are not only inexhaustibly satisfied but have something to give back in thanksgiving and praise.
 
 

 


Church Council Minutes

September 5, 2019

Attendance:
Pastor Klein
Bobbi Schmidtke – President
Barb Greenfield – Missions
John Greenfield - Elders
Barb Anderson - Treasurer
Kurt Anderson – Stewardship
Todd Criswell - Trustee
Becky DeMann – Congregational Secretary
 
Meeting called to order by Bobbi Schmidtke@ 8:10 p.m.
 
Opening Prayer by Pastor Klein
 
Minutes from August meeting - Approved
 
Treasurer’s Report – Approved – Discussion regarding the spend of the roof and window replacement project – What portion was Trinity’s financial responsibility and which account funds were paid from - $3463.96 from Capital Fund and $6927.92 from Capital Fund in LCEF account.   
 
Old Business:
Part Time DCE position - Lisa Martinsen – There will be a special voters meeting on Sept. 29th for a recommendation for the DCE call.
Church Governance – meeting was held, constitution was reviewed and another meeting to make changes to the constitution.
Better Practice Ministry will be held in October - Indianapolis
 
New Business:
Thrivent Fund requests - $300 for VBS to cover the cost of ice cream – motion made-2nd and approved.  $200 for National Night Out to cover cost of meat-motion made-2nd and approved.
Discussion regarding rental property fund and where some of the payments should be applied.  Motion for a cap of funds to remain in Rental Property Fund (determine by Trustees) and the remainder to go the Home Fund. Motion made-2nd-and approved.
 
Pastor’s Report:
Statistics presented from hits to Trinity web page
 
Board Reports
Missions:
  $250 to each of the 4 missions
A form will be distributed – Support Proposal Application
Trustees:
Rental Property – some mold in areas of dry wall, gutters needed to be cleaned out.  Still looking for covers of window wells.
Need to replace emergency lights for church.
Stewardship:
Available funds were discussed with the call committee for DCE position
First Stewardship Drive mailing was placed on table 9/1, after several weeks what remains will be mailed
Stewardship Bible Study is 9/15-9/22
Education:
Reformation Party for 10/27 is being planned
Hot dog roast using fire pit as well as social time
Acolytes will start 9/15
Elders:
Worked on budget – turned into Stewardship board
Fellowship:
Wednesday Meals planned up until the Thanksgiving Dinner done by Jackie and Jim – neighbors will not be invited this year
Discussion to add a Men’s Christmas Breakfast    
 
 
Prayer – Luther’s Evening Prayer and Adjournment 9:01 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Rebecca DeMann, Congregational Secretary
 

 


 

 

Mission Minutes
September 5, 2019

 The Board of Missions met on September 5th, with Pat Carlson and Barbara Greenfield in attendance.
We gave our 2020 budget to the Stewardship Board.  We are not changing anything from this year.
The congregation will have an opportunity to make suggestions for missions for 2020.  There will be proposal applications in the narthex.  The board asks that you return these by the end of October.  We will be choosing the missions at our November meeting and presenting them to the congregation at the November Voters Meeting.
We were able to distribute $250 to each of our missions this month.  Each mission has now received $1000 from us this year.  Thank you for your support.
The Missions of 2019 are listed on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.  Updates and newsletters from our missions are on the bulletin board in the hallway by the parking lot entrance.
Mission Board

 


 

 


 TRINITY GREETER SCHEDULE

October 6 - Norm and Lynn Webber
October 13 - Ron and Elda Ann Frauenshuh
October 20 - Larry and Joan Pralle
October 27 - Kurt Anderson, Bryce and Molly Skaar

 


 

BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
AVAILABLE AT TRINITY

Sunday Morning - Every One His Witness, 10:30 AM
                                Sunday School, 10:30 AM  (Sept - May)
Tuesday Evening - Luke, 6:30 PM
1st Wednesday - LWML Bible Study at Parkview West Library Room at NRC,                        
           9:30 AM - Bible Study taken from LWML Quarterly Magazine
2nd Wednesday - LWML Bible Study, 1:30 PM
Wednesday Evening - Bible Study focused on the upcoming Sunday’s Bible
           Readings, 6:30 PM
Der Lutheraner - 2nd & 4th Saturday, 7:30 AM
          Men’s Bible Study/Breakfast - Angels and Demons

 


 

Usher schedule 

SEPTEMBER 1      Group D
SEPTEMBER 8      Group E
SEPTEMBER 15    Group F
SEPTEMBER 22    Group G
SEPTEMBER 29    Group H        

OCTOBER 6      Group I
OCTOBER 13     Group A
OCTOBER 20     Group B
OCTOBER 27     Group C

 

USHER GROUPS

 

Group A:                                                      Group F:
Leader –                                                         Leader – Jonathan Ohmann (507)663-0120
       Dave Downhour (507)645-9732                      Allyson & Alyssa Ohmann
       Ray Larson (507)645-4298                              David Nybakke (612)729-6428
       Bob Quam (507)645-8265                                 David Ohmann (507)645-7241
                                                                                        Ken Volkert (507)663-1136    

 

Group B:                                                        Group G:
Leader – Jim Frederick                                 Leader – Tony Schmidtke (507)663-0017
         Jeff Ciffra (507)645-8599                      
         Jeffrey Ciffra                                         Dale Nelson (507)645-4120
         Jackie Ohmann (507)645-7241            John Pfeiffer (507)645-2648
         Tom Pumper                                          Noah Malecha (507)645-0316

Group C:                                                           Group H:
Leader – Larry Pralle (507)663-0192            Leader – Craig Schuster (507)333-5634
         Kraig Niebuhr (507)645-9392                          Kathy Schuster
         Cliff Roberts (507)645-5588                          Jim Grieser (651)463-8817
         Fred Vivant (952)985-5877                        Dan Scheffler (507)291-0301
                                                                                  Norm Webber (507)301-3794

Group D:                                                                   Group I:
Leader –                                                                Leader – Dan Wett (507)645-4686
       Kurt Anderson (507)581-1644                                   Bryce Skaar (507)645-7872
       Kevin Bakken (507)645-6905                         Bruce Young (507)645-2285
       Brent Casmey (507)645-4760                          Rudy Maurer (507)380-8396
      

Group E:
Leader – John Greenfield (507)645-7705
       Todd Criswell (507)301-5187
       Jesse Hinz (507)663-0263
       Steve Norstad (612)859-1860


MIDWEEK MEALS
The Fellowship Committee will again provide Wednesday evening meals through November 13th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meals are open to everyone, not just those at church on Wednesdays for confirmation, music practice, and Bible study. There is no charge, although there is a free-will offering to help cover expenses.  Please come for dinner, and take a night off from cooking and kitchen clean up! There will also be a Thanksgiving dinner at church on November 20th and a Thanksgiving Eve service (with no meal) on November 27st. Advent soup suppers and church services will begin on December 4th. The Fellowship Committee members are Darlene Larson, Linda Hutton, Linda DeMann, and Barb Anderson.

BOOK CLUB
The book club has begun meeting again the first Monday of the month at 888 Kildahl Court.
October 7 - Snow Angel by Jamie Carie
November 4- Educated by Tara Westover
December 2- Saints for all Occasion - J. Courtney O'Sullivan
January 6 - Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson

BURNING BUSH GROUP UPDATE
In mid-August, the Burning Bush group at Trinity concluded its six-week study of Chapter 1, Judaism, in The Christian Difference: An Explanation & Comparison of World Religions.  This chapter, written by Pastor Kevin Parviz of Congregation Chai v’Shalom, gives an overview of Judaism and describes the challenges of witnessing to Jewish people.  During the study, Pastor Parviz joined the group by telephone to answer questions and offer additional insights.  At its last meeting, the group discussed options for future steps and additional study.
Going forward, the Burning Bush group will focus on five areas.  First, the group identified four unbelievers (two Jewish people and two Christians who have fallen away from their faith), shared their stories, and agreed to pray for them.  Second, the group will tour a synagogue in St. Paul to make connections and deepen understanding of the Jewish roots of Christianity.  Third, the group will provide non-spiritual help to a Jewish person or congregation with particular needs.
All of the Burning Bush group members have completed the “Everyone His Witness” core module, so as a fourth step they will complete the follow-up modules on Witnessing to Inactive Members, to be led by Pastor Klein, and Witnessing to Jewish People.  As a fifth step, the group will begin a monthly Shabbat Fellowship event, including a comparative Torah-Bible study and fellowship time – snacks, cards, board games, and conversations.  These Friday evening gatherings will be open to all Trinity members and anyone in Northfield who wants to come.For more information about the Burning Bush group and to become a member, please talk to either Kurt or Barb Anderson, and also read the Congregation Chai v’Shalom newsletters posted on the Board of Missions bulletin board in the hallway.

CONCORDIA RECRUITMENT VISIT
Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess?  If so, Rev. Scott Holder from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at your choice of 2 locations listed below.  Rev. Holder is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages ---elementary school age through adults.  Appointments are individual, informal, and family/friends are welcome to come with you.  Appointments are not necessary but encouraged.  If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Holder at 314.505.7225 or holders@csl.edu.
    Woodbury Lutheran Church                        Concordia St. Paul
          7380 Afton Road                                    1282 Concordia Avenue
                 Woodbury, MN  55125                              St. Paul, MN  55104
                       651.739.5144                       in a “Family Room” in Winget Student Life Ctr.
                  Tuesday, October 15                              Wednesday, October 16
                              4 - 8:00 pm                                             8:00 am - 2:00 pm     

 

 

QUILT TYING RESUMES
LWML Mission Service will begin quilt tying again on Tuesdays beginning October 1st at 2:00 pm.  Also fabric is available if you would like to sew a quilt top at home, which is simply sewing squares together.  Call Mary at 507-645-7777 if interested.  Come and join us whenever you can as we serve the Lord by providing a cozy quilt for those in need.

EVERYONE HIS WITNESS
Beginning on October 6th, during Bible Class, we will begin a new study on evangelism.  This time we will focus on reaching out to inactive members of our congregation (including family members who rarely, if ever, attend worship).  While it would be helpful if you participated in the basic course of the Everyone His Witness series, you need not to have been a part of that to attend this next series of classes.  We will begin this next course with a review of the first course and then proceed with the next course.  If you have questions, please ask Pastor Klein.

MISSION REQUESTS
Once again, the Board of Missions is asking for suggestions from the congregation to help decide which missions to support in 2020. There are forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please feel free to pick one up and fill in the necessary information.  Return them to the Mission mailbox in the Ushers’ closet by October 27.  The Board will make our decisions at the November Board meeting and present them to the congregation at the November Voters’ meeting.  Thank you for your input.

LWML QUARTERLY BIBLE STUDY
Trinity LWML will begin their first Wednesday of the month Bible Study on Wed., Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m.  This Bible Study will be held in Parkview West Library Room at the Northfield Retirement Community.  They will use the Bible Studies that are in the publication of the LWML Quarterly magazine.

EMERGENCY SHELTER NEEDS
The Emergency Shelter Houses of the Community Action Center has asked for some specific items that are needed for families in crisis who arrive at the shelter homes without these essential needs.  These items will be made into small kits for each family who comes in that needs one.  Please put your donations in the purple storage tub in the back of the fellowship hall. Thank you.
    1.  Bath soap        6.  Lotion
    2.  Hair brushes    7.  Shampoo
    3.  Combs        8.  Q-Tips
    4.  Toothpaste        9.  Sanitary Supplies
    5.  Toothbrushes    10. Gallon ziplock bags
 
  (From the Library)
Don’t forget to check out the church library!!

Youth Books
Historical Books on the Lives of:
•       Martin Luther
•     D. L. Moody - American Evangelist
•     Brother Andrew - God’s Undercover Agent
•     C. S. Lewis - Author of “Chronicles of Narnia”
•     And many more books of history
Devotional Books for Youth
After Graduation – What Next
Books about Teenager and Christian

Books for Parents to read to school aged children
Johnny Appleseed
The First Miracles
Moses, God’s Chosen Leader
God Can Do Anything

New Books
           Gospel Reset - Teaches how to evangelize and preach Christ in our culture today
                     Why Am I Joy:  Fully Lutheran - This book is on instruction, meditation, prayers on        
                             Luther’s Small Catechism
                     Joining Jesus on His Mission - How to be an Everyday Missionary
                     God’s No and God’s Yes - The proper distinction between Law and Gospel

Fiction Books
                      House of Living Stones - In the small Illinois town of Bradbury, change doesn’t                              
                              come often, and it certainly doesn’t come easily.  So when Pastor Fletcher  
                              hires Emily Duke as the new choir director at Zion Lutheran Church he un-
                              knowingly sets in motion a chain of events that turns the life of his con-
                              gregation upside down.
                       The Choir Immortal - Two of their very own are getting married, and everyone in  
                              the congregation are pleased as punch to be hosting Bradbury’s wedding of
                              the century.
(These books are authored by Katie Schuermann, Books 1 & 2 in the series.)
 

MAIN STREET LIVING CONTINUES
Main Street Living is an LCMS program that features pastors from the WFTC, channel 29/9-2, viewer area. The time for Main Street Living has changed and now airs from 9 - 10 am on Sunday mornings. This new program will be totally funded by viewers and others who want to keep the Gospel available to those who cannot or do not attend worship services on a regular basis.  The first half hour is a reproduction of This is the Life, a Lutheran Hour Ministries program made popular in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The second half hour is a modified Lutheran worship service, which is produced locally.
The schedule is as follows for October:
     October 6 - This Is The Life episode “The Missing Ingredient”.  Worship service  with Pastor Martin Schoenfeld of Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, cottage Grove, MN.  His message, “Guard the good Deposit”, will be based on 2 Timothy 1:1-14.
     October 13 - This Is The Life episode “The Visitation”.  Worship service with Pastor Jim Bender of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson, WI.  His message, “Is God Kind?”, will be based on Ruth1:19a.
     October 20 - This Is The Life episode “Happiness Is Dirty Hands”.  Worship service with Pastor Keith Brustuen of St. Paul Lutheran church in Montevideo, MN.  His message, “Faith Never Gives Up”, will be based on Genesis 32:22-30.
     October 27 information will be released after October 4.

LWML 2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION
The following article was written by Becky DeMann, after the trip to the LWML 2019 National Convention in Mobile, Alabama, which was attended by Lynn Webber and Becky DeMann.  The article was supposed to go in the August newsletter but was omitted by mistake.  I am including it in the edition of the newsletter.  Sorry Becky!
 
LWML 2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION
Wow, what an awesome experience!  For those that have never been to an LWML convention, as Rev. Dr. Gregory Walton stated on our final day of convention during the sermon, “This has been a mountaintop experience”!
Imagine: over 3000 participants (including ministers and some husbands) each day gathered together to share God’s Word, singing songs of praise and worship!  All of us in Mobile, Alabama, together, all God’s children, Christians!  It was an amazing week of meeting new people, being filled with the Holy Spirit, being renewed in our faith.
Our first two days were spent riding in a bus; there were 48 riders and 2 drivers.  Women from all over Minnesota - we had 7 women from Minnesota North and the rest were from Minnesota South.  Let me tell you, I met the most wonderful women on that bus!  We shared Bible Study and prayer each morning as well as a tiny bathroom at the back of the bus!  We talked and learned about each other’s lives, LWML meetings, children and grandchildren.  We found out we had 3 women in their 50’s, 21 women in their 60’s, 19 women in their 70’s, and 3 women in their 80’s.  Just in case you noticed, these numbers don’t add up to 48, several women forgot to raise their hands!   Oh, well.
Our first day at convention began with servant activities; in a large ballroom many tables were set up, we had numerous options to work: tying fleece blankets, boxing up quilts, writing encouraging notecards to be sent to missionaries, putting together braille books, coloring bookmarks and many other activities.  From there, we had lunch and then choir practice was held.  Three songs were practiced, two songs for the opening service and one song for the sending service.  It was amazing, there were over 250 women in the choir singing 4 part music!
We also had an opportunity to provide “Gifts from the Heart”.  Mom and I chose to bring gift cards for Walmart as they were the easiest to carry.  I must share with you that the LWML women and their churches are so thoughtful and generous.  At the end of day Sunday, the donations were: 8,436 Arch Books, 228 Baby kits, 262 sheet sets, 1,161 Hygiene kits, 926 Bibles, 43 boxes of miscellaneous supplies and $33,630 gift card donations. Amazing!
At our opening service on Thursday evening, there were 72 ministers performing communion!  It was an awesome experience!  We had Bible Study each day during the meetings.  Donna Pyle led the Bible Study and her teaching method was right to the heart.   She has written a number of different Bible Studies, which Concordia has published.  Each day we sang praises to the Lord led by Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, he was so full of energy and love, you couldn’t help but get to your feet, clap, dance, and sing your heart out!  And during our services of Worship each day we had different ministers provided the message.
 During the meetings, a number of different mission grant recipients shared their ministry with us along with pictures, it was amazing to hear how the money/mites are used and work within the recipients.  Jean Jaskierny shared highlights from Tanzania, where the $25,000 mission grant for a sewing center has breathed new life into the African village.  Mites in Action presenter, Stephanie Schulte, shared how God uses our mites for the Medical Mercy Team mission trips.  To see on video what the doctors and nurses deal with during their medical trips is amazing.  Lynn Corker, from Women of the Pearl in Uganda, thanked the women of the LWML for changing a nation for generations to come.  I went from laughter to tears as she shared with us.  And that is just naming a few of the speakers.
The convention verse was “Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.  Declare His Glory among the nations”.  1 Chronicles 16:23-24.  Banners were made from every district  in the nation and there was a parade of the banners.  It was wonderful to see all the beautiful designs that were created based on those verses.  Many different designs with varying colors and many hours of work, I am sure the banners will be enjoyed by home churches far and wide.
There was a Mission in Motions walk.  I had a number of people support me in the walk which was held at 6:45 a.m. Saturday morning.  We had an hour to complete the walk, which was laid out in a mile route.  You could walk the route as many times as you wanted in that hour.  We were led by the Excelsior Band, at the beginning of the walk and they were playing “When the Saints Come Marching In”.  There were 848 participants in the Mission Walk and $59,612.79 in pledges were raised for this mission walk.  These pledges went toward the 2019-2021 missions grants that were voted on at convention.
At our closing worship service, “…a mountaintop experience” was expressed by Rev. Dr. Walton of the days at LWML convention but he also added “now what”?  What were we to do with all that we had heard and learned?  Rev. Dr. Walton told us that the United States is the 3rd largest mission field in all the world.  We are behind China and India.  Other countries are now sending missionaries to the US!  Matthew 28: 19 – “Go therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”.  Right in our backyards, we have opportunities to share the gospel!  We have opportunities of fellowship. “ Listen to his voice, God is speaking”.

CARDS AVAILABLE
There are a variety of cards for sale in the fellowship hall, they are Christian based cards and are only $.50 each.  We have birthday, anniversary, wedding, baptism ,sympathy, get well, graduation and thank you cards. Stock up for the next couple months or even for the year!
 
 



    

 Trinity Communion Assistants
October through December 2019

 

October 6    Bobbi Schmidtke
October 13    Kurt Anderson
October 20    Tony Schmidtke
October 27    Bryce Skaar
November 3    John Pfeiffer
November 10    Barbara Greenfield
November 17    Pastor Boehme
November 24    Craig Schuster
November 27
(Thanksgiving Eve)    John Greenfield
December 1    Bobbi Schmidtke
December 8    Kurt Anderson
December 15    Tony Schmidtke
December 22    Bryce Skaar
December 24
(Christmas Eve)    John Pfeiffer
December 29    Barbara Greenfield

 

 


 

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
2019 MOWING SCHEDULE



SEPT 30 - OCT 6        Dan Wett
OCT 7 - OCT 13        Bruce Young
OCT 14 - OCT 20        Brent Casmey
OCT 21 - OCT 27        Todd Criswell

 


  October 2019 Reading List
 
October 6
The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Luke 17:1-10

October 13
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Ruth 1:1-19a
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Luke 17:11-19

October 20
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 32:22-30
2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5
Luke 18:1-8

October 27
Reformation Sunday

Revelation 14:6-7
Romans 3:19-28
John 8:31-36

 
 


 

                                    September Volunteer Schedule


WORSHIP ASSISTANTS___USHERS____________________________   
6       Bobbi Schmidtke                                 Group I:     Dan Wett, Bryce Skaar, Bruce Young,
                                                                                            Rudy Maurer
13    Kurt Anderson                              Group A:    Dave Downhour, Ray Larson,
                                                                                            Bob Quam, Buzz Cummins
20     Tony Schmidtke               Group  B:    Jim Frederick, Jeff Ciffra, Jackie Ohmann,
                                                                                            Tom Pumper
27     Bryce Skaar                                Group C:     Larry Pralle, Kraig Niebuhr, Cliff Roberts,
                                                                                            Fred Vivant    

                                                                                                                                                            
ALTAR GUILD                             COUNTERS    ______                                                 
Barbara Greenfield, Becky DeMann        Norm and Lynn Webber
Linda Hutton, Brenda Niebuhr                  Larry and Joan Pralle            
 


 GREETERS           
October 6 - Norm and Lynn Webber
October 13 - Ron and Elda Ann Frauenshuh
October 20 - Larry and Joan Pralle
October 27 - Kurt Anderson, Bryce and Molly Skaar
 

ACOLYTES
October 6       Olivia Voight
October 13    Grace Ohmann
October 20    Erin Nybakke
October 27    Myleen Maurer/Eli Hinz

 

 

 

 

 

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