Weekly News

WEEKLY FOR JUNE 12, 2022

Sunday, June 12
8:30 - 8:45 am Individual Confession
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Fellowship/Youth Bake Sale
5 - 7:00 pm Youth Shoe Drive -Thru
6:00 pm Trinity Softball, Sechlar 2

Monday, June 13
5:30 - 6:30 pm Individual Confession
6:30 pm Bible Class

Thursday, June 16
5:00 - 5:30 pm Individual Confession
6:00 pm Worship

Friday, June 17
9:00 am - Noon Pastor Boehme’s Office Hours
5:00 pm Fellowship Hall reserved

Saturday, June 18
3:00 pm Church reserved

Sunday, June 19
Father’s Day
8:30 -8:45 am Individual Confession
9:00 am Worship
10:30 am Bible Class
8:20 pm Trinity Softball, Babcock

 


STEWARDSHIP PRAYER
O Lord God Almighty, who has given Your servants diverse and singular gifts of Your Holy Spirit, do not leave us without Your many gifts, but grant us the grace to use them always to Your honor and glory.  Bless Your congregation, strengthen our faith, and grant us the spirit of Christian stewardship so that we may give generously of our time, talent, and treasure to the spreading of Your kingdom here and throughout the world; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

YOUTH BAKE SALE & SERVING TREATS
Trinity youth will be selling baked goodies today after Worship.  The bake sale is to help raise funds for the youth/adults to attend the 2022 National Youth Gathering in July.  The youth are also sponsoring the treats being served during Fellowship Time this morning.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS
There will be NO Bible class today.  Next week (June 19), Pastor Klein will lead a study of how we got the New Testament.  The following Sunday (June 26), he will lead a discussion on the subject of suicide.  If there is a subject that you would like to know more about, please let Pastor Klein know.  Also, as a help to parents of young children, there will be babysitting available during Bible class time to allow parents to attend.  

SHOE FUNDRAISER DRIVE THRU
Trinity Youth will be hosting one last Shoe Drive-Thru this evening.  
Gather all your gently used shoes you would like to donate and just drive through the church parking lot.  The youth will take them out of the vehicle for you; you don’t even need to get out of the car!  The drive through will run from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  But you can also drop off your shoes at the church any other time.  Thank you so much for your donations toward our 2500 pair goal.

INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
Pastor Klein is now offering Individual Confession and Absolution for those who are interested.  For now, Pastor 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.

MISSION NEWS
Thanks to your generous giving, we were able to send $600 to each of our missions we are sponsoring for this year:  Community Action Center; Sudanese in Southern MN; Kazakh’s in Mongolia; Chi v’ Shalom; and Adopt-a-Student from Concordia Seminary.  Thank you for your willingness to support these organizations.  Soon we will be re-visiting the missions that we support as a congregation so please be thinking of charitable organizations you would like us to consider supporting, we will be seeking suggestions in the coming months.

BOOK CLUB
Please join us for book club!  We will be meeting the second Monday of the next three months to discuss the following books:
The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michelle Richardson - July 11
Two Old Women by Velma Wallis - Aug. 8
Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark - Sept. 12

BLESSINGS AND CHALLENGES
During the worship service, I would like everyone to take a look around at the many blessings we have here at Trinity.  There are many familiar faces, people who have been around Trinity for many years.  But there are also many less familiar faces – new members who have joined us in the last couple of years.  While we still have many older members, we now also have several families with little children.  It’s great to see them laughing, crying, running around, and generally doing kid things.  Over the last several months, we have celebrated with two members who have turned 100 and have also had 4 baptisms.  Several weeks ago, we celebrated with our newest confirmand.  The following week we celebrated with two high school and a college graduate.  As a congregation, we have been and continue to be very blessed.
Along with these blessings, we also face some challenges.  Last November, the congregation passed a budget for this year in which we knew our expenses were going to exceed what we predicted would be our income.  We have now reached a point where our home fund is getting very low.  Our checkbook still has money, but those funds are designated for other purposes such as capital expenditures (replacing furnaces and the like) or memorial funds.  However, our day to day spending comes from the home fund.  That pays the Pastors’ and DCE’s salaries, pays the gas and electric bills and generally keeps the church running.
On May 16, the Board of Stewardship, the Board of Elders, the Pastors, and I met to discuss this challenge.  For the near term, we can borrow from other funds.  The church council will also be asked to find any areas where spending can be cut or delayed.  However, to get us through the Summer and Fall, we are asking that you members of the congregation to prayerfully consider increasing your contributions to help us until we can more fully address this on our Fall Stewardship drive.
As Paul wrote to the church at Corinth in his second letter:
7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

NOONTIME ORGAN RECITALS
The Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals will return for it’s 15th Season this summer.  The recitals will be on Wednesdays from 12:15 - 12:45 pm at various locations.  The 1st recital of the summer is on July 6 and the season wraps up with the last recital on August 17, which is being played by Noah Klein at First United Church of Christ here in Northfield.  The schedule will be posted on the bulletin boards around Trinity.
 

THANK YOU
Thank you to the singers, ringers and praise team members and accompanists for your dedication this past 2021-2022 church musical season. You are all such a blessing to Trinity, as you praise and thank the Lord with your music. To Him be the glory! See you all in September, God willing.

SUMMER SINGING OPPORTUNITY
There is a sign up sheet posted on the hallway bulletin board. If you would like to add music to our summer services, please sign the sheet with your name and your song you choose. See Judy Boehme if you’d like song suggestions; and David Greenfield if you’d like him to accompany you. The microphone works well and all you need to do is plug it in.


 

 


 

   Attendance              

       

Thursday, June 2
                  3

   Sunday, June 5
                 103

        

 

 


       


Scripture Readings

June 19
The Second Sunday of Pentecost
Isaiah 65:1-9
Galatians 3:23-4:7
Luke 8:26-39

 

 


 

 

People Serving at Trinity

 

This Week - June 12
       Pastor - Rev. Dr. Brent Klein
       Communion Assistant - Barbara Greenfield
       Ushers - Group C
       Softball - 6:00 pm at Sechlar 2
       Lawn Mowing - June 12 - 18 - Russell Kraft

   Next Week - June 19
       Pastor - Rev. Dr. Brent Klein
       Communion Assistant - John Pfeiffer
       Ushers - Group D
       Softball - 8:20 pm at Babcock
       Lawn Mowing - June 19 - 25 - Tom Pumper

 

 


 

 

Phone:  507-645-4438        
                       Website:  www.trinitynorthfield.org
Emails:
Rev. Dr. Brent Klein, Pastor - pastor.klein@trinitynorthfield.org
Rev. Dr. Armand J. Boehme - pastor.boehme@trinitynorthfield.org
Lisa Martinson, DCE - dce.lisa@trinitynorthfield.org
Dana Criswell, secretary - secretary@trinitynorthfield.org

 


Church Office Hours -  Monday through Thursday
                                  9:00 am to 2:00 pm  

                             Friday       
                    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

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