August 2013 Newsletter - Trinity Lutheran Church

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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER 501 s. Washington Ave., Albert Lea MN 56007 Web Site: www.tlc-al.org (507)373-2466 E-Mail: [email protected] WORSHIP 9:00 AM Sundays 5:30 Wednesdays Holy Communion at all services. Nursery provided Sunday for worship. Bus provided Sunday for worship. Call the church office by noon on Friday to get a ride. Bring a friend to church. This is a way you can share your love for Christ and for all people. The following August Newsletter article is a reprint of a letter sent to our Sunday school families in July. It’s reprinted here for your information. Dear Parents of Trinity Youth, Peaceful greetings. This is my special invitation to you to encourage you and your whole family to be at worship on Sunday, July 28 th (9:00 AM worship). But, before I tell you why, I need to give you some background. (If you want to skip directly to the invitation, see the boxed area on the next page of this letter.) As you are undoubtedly aware, the retirement of our long-time and beloved Christian Education director, Coreen Johnson, has left us with a huge void in our church staffing. Our Family Faith Formation Team (3FT , formerly known as our Christian Education Committee) has been, for almost a full year now, diligently, deliberately and carefully studying what to do next. Some worthwhile ideas have been pursued but have not worked out for us. This, naturally, has created some sense of urgency and “what next” questions for our congregation, especially since Coreen is now officially retired as of this past June. As your 3FT we have intentionally followed the advice that “We do not want to rush into failure.” Consequently, we have committed ourselves to learning more about the dynamics of how a deep, lasting and consequential faith is formed in us from birth through our growing years and into deep adulthood. Working with Karen Gieseke, our Southeastern Minnesota Synod’s Youth & Family resource staff person, this is what we have learned (from a National Study of Youth and Religion): Most American teenagers have religious beliefs Organized religion doesn’t matter much to most teenagers For a significant minority of teenagers, faith does matter Adolescents are incredibly inarticulate about their faith Highly religious teenagers fare better than less or non-religious teenagers (in terms of risky behaviors, quality of family and adult relationship, moral reasoning and behavior, community participation, media consumption, sexual activity, and emotional well-being) Teenager mimic the religious devotion of their parents This discovery has served to further energize us as leaders of our congregation on our Church Council and our Family Faith Formation Team. In our conversations we learned that two of our sister Lutheran congregations in Albert Lea – Salem and Ascension -- are also in something of a transition point in their development of their Christian faith formation needs. Entering into mutual conversation, again being led by Karen Gieseke, we are exploring the possibility of something intriguing and exciting that we want to share with you and your family. An introductory information article was distributed on Sunday, June 30 th at worship and a copy is posted on the bulletin board by the church office. (continued on other side)

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Microsoft Word - August.docTRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER 501 s. Washington Ave., Albert Lea MN 56007 Web Site: www.tlc-al.org (507)373-2466 E-Mail: [email protected]
WORSHIP 9:00 AM Sundays 5:30 Wednesdays Holy Communion at all services. Nursery provided Sunday for worship.
Bus provided Sunday for worship. Call the church office by noon on Friday to get a ride.
Bring a friend to church. This is a way you can share your love for Christ and for all people.
The following August Newsletter article is a reprint of a letter sent to
our Sunday school families in July. It’s reprinted here for your information.
Dear Parents of Trinity Youth,
Peaceful greetings.
This is my special invitation to you to encourage you and your whole family to be at worship on Sunday, July
28th (9:00 AM worship). But, before I tell you why, I need to give you some background. (If you want to skip
directly to the invitation, see the boxed area on the next page of this letter.)
As you are undoubtedly aware, the retirement of our long-time and beloved Christian Education director, Coreen
Johnson, has left us with a huge void in our church staffing. Our Family Faith Formation Team (3FT, formerly known
as our Christian Education Committee) has been, for almost a full year now, diligently, deliberately and carefully
studying what to do next. Some worthwhile ideas have been pursued but have not worked out for us. This, naturally,
has created some sense of urgency and “what next” questions for our congregation, especially since Coreen is now
officially retired as of this past June. As your 3FT we have intentionally followed the advice that “We do not want to
rush into failure.” Consequently, we have committed ourselves to learning more about the dynamics of how a deep,
lasting and consequential faith is formed in us from birth through our growing years and into deep adulthood.
Working with Karen Gieseke, our Southeastern Minnesota Synod’s Youth & Family resource staff person, this is what
we have learned (from a National Study of Youth and Religion):
• Most American teenagers have religious beliefs
• Organized religion doesn’t matter much to most teenagers
• For a significant minority of teenagers, faith does matter
• Adolescents are incredibly inarticulate about their faith
• Highly religious teenagers fare better than less or non-religious teenagers (in terms of risky behaviors, quality of family and adult relationship, moral reasoning and behavior, community participation, media consumption, sexual activity, and emotional well-being)
• Teenager mimic the religious devotion of their parents
This discovery has served to further energize us as leaders of our congregation on our Church Council and our
Family Faith Formation Team.
In our conversations we learned that two of our sister Lutheran congregations in Albert Lea – Salem and Ascension --
are also in something of a transition point in their development of their Christian faith formation needs. Entering into
mutual conversation, again being led by Karen Gieseke, we are exploring the possibility of something intriguing and
exciting that we want to share with you and your family.
An introductory information article was distributed on Sunday, June 30th at worship and a copy is posted on the
bulletin board by the church office.
(continued on other side)
Now, at our 9:00 AM worship on July 28th, a more developed announcement will be presented by a team of
folks from our three congregations.
As parents of our Sunday School children, you and your family (and your extended family of grandparents,
aunts, uncles and significant adults in the lives of your children) will be most directly affected by the
conversation that develops from this presentation and what happens next in our Family Faith Formation
Ministry.
We are eagerly looking forward to this presentation and anticipate that you will bring many thoughts and
ideas that will lead to further conversation. So, a follow-up conversation is scheduled for Sunday, August
25th in all three of our congregations. We will meet in air conditioned Trinity Hall following our 9:00 AM
worship (refreshments provided).
Your presence and participation is vital to what happens next.
This is a unique opportunity to shape and influence the faith development in your children and family’s life.
Please make every effort to be at worship on July 28th for the brief introductory presentation (about 7
minutes) and August 25th for more in-depth conversation (about 1 hour).
In Christ’ love, and on behalf of our Family Faith Formation Team, I wish for you all …
Joy & Peace,
s/ Pr. Curtis ZieskePr. Curtis ZieskePr. Curtis ZieskePr. Curtis Zieske
Trinity’s 3FT: Allan Halvorson, chairperson; Hanna Kingstrom, Michelle Sorenson, Annette Hanson, Sonya Zieske,
and Corky Stanley
P.S., Trinity’s Family Faith Formation Team is always open to welcoming new participants. You do not need to be on
the Church Council to serve on this (or any of our standing committees). Our next 3FT meeting is August 26th at
6:30 PM at Trinity.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America church-wide assembly
will be convening August 12-17 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Our Trinity Lutheran Church is invited to pray for those attending – for wisdom in discernment as decisions are made, for joyous celebrations as we worship and minister together in Christ, and for safety in travel. Sonya Zieske will be attending as a voting member and Pastor Zieske as a visitor.
Those of you who wish to be a part of this community in Christ through prayer are encouraged to do so. The following is a suggested prayer to guide your devotions:
“Almighty God, grant to your Church your Holy Spirit and the wisdom which comes down from heaven, that your word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve you and in
the confession of your name may abide to the end; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Synod-Wide Installation Choir is being
formed for the installation of Pastor Steve Delzer as Bishop to our Southeastern Minnesota synod of the ELCA Saturday, September 7, 2:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna.
There will be an organizational rehearsal of the choir Sunday evening, August 11, 6:30 PM, at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea under the direction of Robert Tewes. Please attend this rehearsal if you are interested in being part of the choir.
The Synod Council invites all members of
the synod to a dinner August 22 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rochester to celebrate 12 years of ministry of Rev. Harold (Huck) Usgaard as bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod. A reception will be at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM, and program at 7:30 PM. The cost is $25 per person. RSVPs are requested by August 16o and can be completed at semnsynod.org/bishops-dinner or by calling 507-280- 9457 or 800-426-6376 in Minnesota with name(s) of those attending, phone number, and menu choice (pork, fish, or vegetarian, ask for details or see the Synod webpage, semnsynod.org/bishops-dinner.
You are invited to contribute to a SURPRISE gift to the synod’s First Call Debt Retirement Fund in honor of Bishop Usgaard and his wife Lynette. This fund helps new pastors and other rostered leaders pay off their seminary debt and is a fund very dear to the bishop and his wife. Checks should be made out to the “Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA,” memo: “Usgaard honorarium” and mailed by Aug. 16 to:
First Call Debt Fund Attn: Deborah Ann Norrie Southeastern Minnesota Synod Office 1001 14th St. NW Suite 300 Rochester MN 55901
You can also give through Trinity. Be sure and mark your gift clearly.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT TRINITY?
Boundary Waters Youth Trip
is coming August 2014.
We will be having an informational picnic on Sunday August 11, 2013. This
trip is for 7-12 grade students. Anyone interested should attend. The picnic will be at Jeff and Kim Nelson’s home, 24168 770th Ave., starting at 5 pm. Meal will be provided. Bring your parents and find out more
about this fantastic opportunity.
There will be a fundraiser for the BWCA trip on Sunday August 4th. We will need 20 volunteers to sell concessions at the Demo Derby. This is a great fundraiser for the trip. Any Trinity member can help sell pickles, pop, popcorn, and blizzards. Times and shifts will be determined. Sign up to help on the “Opportunity Table” by the church office.
s/ Kim Nelson
Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 PM You are invited to be part of a discussion of Trinity's Faith Milestones program. The goals and components
of the program will be explained and current leaders will share the content of their presentations. Everyone interested in learning more about this exciting program, please join us in the confirmation center on August 27th at 6:30 PM.
s/ Sonya Zieske
Trailblazers”?
Come Mondays, 6:30 PM, to the Brookside boat landing. All are welcome. Join in the fun and get exercise at the same time.
Trinity Fellowship
Wednesday, August 28 12:00 PM meal with program following.
Ben Mortensen with the police department will be presenting a program on “Identity Theft and Protection.”
Make your reservation by calling Pastor Marcia Hall, 373-6318, Harold & Pat Hanson, 373-7721, or the church office, 373-2466 by noon on Monday, August 26
s/ Pastor Marcia Hall
a Cookbook.
August is the month to submit breads and rolls recipes. There are two ways to submit your recipes.
1. Put them in the drop boxes near each door or in the church office.
2. e-mail them to [email protected]
If you have a short story or memory about this recipe(s) please include that. Sign your name and include your phone number.
Here is an opportunity to help. Call Darcy Rice, 402-7886.
s/ Darcy Rice
A Challenge has been Made by Life & Missions Committee
• To fill the box as you exit the sanctuary with school supplies for school kits for Lutheran World Relief.
• To fill the Pak ‘n Play with baby items for Lutheran World Relief.
Bring items by September 30. Help reach the goal.
Lists of items are on the Opportunity Table by the office. (See Lutheran World Relief article)
LKING AHEAD
Breakfast resumes Saturday,
Registration for Sunday school follows worship.
There will be a Central Park Celebration with a great picnic lunch and lots of fun games and prizes. (see green insert in this newsletter)
Music Appreciation Sunday is Sunday, September 22.
New Members will be Received
Sunday, Sept. 29. They will be
received by confirmation,
church. This is a special time for
baptisms as well. Please see Pastor
Zieske, or call
Bev Jackson Cotter and Erna Berthelsen
“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that
you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance
for every good work.” II Corinthians 9:8
Please join us on Wednesday, August 21 at 2 PM in Jacobsen Hall as the
combined Circles share the Bible Study presented by Pastor Zieske.
These summer studies give us the opportunity to deepen our understanding of scripture and to enjoy the fellowship of women from Circles other than the one we usually attend. Hope to see you there.
In an interesting conversation with a representative of the Salvation Army
following last year’s UNDIES SUNDAYS, we learned that in
addition to helping needy families who are having trouble with back to school costs, the children’s underwear that we donate goes to special needs classes, school social workers, and after school programs. It is our understanding that Trinity is the only church in the area that has this much needed program. On Sundays, August 18
th and 25
th there will be a basket in the back of the church where you can drop off your donation, and do keep in mind, we hope to collect an equal amount of undies for boys and girls of elementary school age.
The Southeastern Minnesota Synodical Women’s Organization
Convention will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea on Saturday, September 21. The theme this year is “Celebration of Many Generations: Past, Present and Future.” Registration/coffee is from 8 to 9 AM and the convention runs to 4 PM with a keynote speech by Kimber Schletty on Mission 21, Bible study with Pastor Tammy Dahlvang, breakout sessions, music, lunch and worship. This is your opportunity to learn from and fellowship with women from churches throughout Southeastern Minnesota. Registration is $25 and will be covered by the TLCW for anyone wishing to participate. Contact Erna Berthelsen , 373-7725 or Bev Jackson Cotter, 373-4748 for registration info. TLCW is one of the area women’s groups that are helping with the hosting and lunch that day.
We have been invited to the Ascension Lutheran Salad Supper on
Tuesday, August 20 at 6 PM. The program will be Shirley Gangstad from Spring Valley who presents portrayals of women in the Bible. It promises to be an interesting evening.
If there were no Trinity Lutheran Church Women, who would…
14. Sponsor the Pioneer Day Luncheon honoring our women over 80
years who have dedicated so many years of service to our church?
15. Provide the delicious salads for our Spring Salad Luncheon?
16. Clean the church kitchens - each and every cupboard and drawer?
ITEMS ESPECIALLY NEEDED FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS
Baby Kits A Baby Care Kit from LWR is like a promise. It says to that baby, Your needs will not be neglected by this world. You matter to us. When you send Baby Care Kits, you provide encouragement by welcoming these little ones into an international community that cares.
• kimonos - pants & shirt sets - sleepers without feet
• baby socks
• hand towels – medium or light weight, dark colors preferred
School Kits
Why school supplies? To the children who receive School Kits, these supplies mean the
difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford.
• notebooks 8 ½ x 11”, 70 sheets each
• pencil sharpeners
We have plenty of rulers, pencils, erasers & colors.
Personal Care Kits When LWR distributes Personal Care Kits, it’s often to people who have lost everything. In the wake of an earthquake, or having fled from violence as their homes were overtaken, they clasp a towel from a faraway place, with a bar of soap, a toothbrush…and washing up, they know that they have not been forsaken by the world.
• wide tooth combs
• metal nail clippers
• tooth brushes
A challenge has been made by the Life and Missions Committee to fill the box and Pak ‘n Play near the pulpit by September 30.
ARE YOU STRESSED???
Once again I was torn what to write about. I am assuming that Allan our
Family Faith Formation Committee chair will be informing you about our
ongoing conversation regarding collaboratively sharing a fulltime Family
Faith Formation Coordinator with two other churches. And hopefully he
will share how the Education Committee along with congregational
members will take on the responsibilities of that position until a decision is
made and we have someone on staff. It is an exciting time!!! I do invite
and encourage you to participate in the discussion regarding Family Faith
Formation. Be part of the conversation….
I looked over my past newsletters and found that at least once every year I
devote one newsletter to stress relief and it just so happened that I received a
timely email from a friend regarding stress in our lives and some helpful
things to do. So I am sharing it with you.
A Woman’s Spin on Stress
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, “half empty or half full?” She fooled them all. "How heavy is this glass of water”, she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8-20 ounces.
She replied , "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrow.”
• Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!
• Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
• Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
• If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
• If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
• It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
• Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
• Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
• Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
• Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
• Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
• We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names; and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
• A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
• Have an awesome day, and know that someone has thought about you today.
• Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate! Author – Michele Vanskiver
Just remember through it all God is with us. Where would we be without
fellowship? I know I look forward to worshipping every Sunday (you are
my support team); it is a great way to start the week…. And for those of
you who enjoy Wednesday
secret stress reliever!!!
in church.
friend!!!!!!!!!!!!
what you were worrying about
one year ago today.”
* Allan Halvorsen .............2016
Kim Nelson ....................2015
Sarah Jensen ...................2015
* Lance Skov.....................2014
Corky Stanley.................2014
Bob Yaw.........................2016
Worship & Music
Cheryl Enderson.............2013
LIFE AND MISSIONS
stayed busy in July. We would like to thank everyone who came out and played Volleyball or if you just came out to be a Cheerleader. It was good to see everyone having fun.
We would also like to say THANK YOU to
everyone who helped with our July Brunch. All the proceeds will go to the RELAY FOR
LIFE. Hopefully someday no family will have to hear the words “you have CANCER”. We will continue to help fight to find a CURE . If we can help one person we have made it all worth while.
Your Life and Mission Gang has put out a CHALLENGE TO YOU !! We want to help the TLCW get donations for the Baby Care Kits, School Kits and Personal Care Kits. Please help us fill the box and the play pen with items for these kits. If you don't want to go shopping you can contact Darcy @ 402- 7886 and I will do the shopping for you. There are lists on the table by Mary's office of what is needed.
Shinefest is coming up there will be more in the bulletins as it gets closer.
If anyone wants to be a Welcome Minister just let one of the Life and Mission Gang know and we will let you have your time to SHINE!!
For our Church Cookbook for the month
of August we are looking for Recipes for
Breads and Rolls. So please share one or two of your recipes drop them off in the drop boxes or put them on the church website.
Hope Everyone had an AWESOME SUMMER
The Fab 4 s/ Darcy Rice Sarah Jensen, Jean Pestorious, Carla Johnson
“Make Someone SMILE whenever you can, YOU never know how much of a
difference YOU could be making in their life at that
MOMENT !! :)
and members to contribute their offerings to our
church.
1. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from either your checking or savings account. Please contact one of the finance committee members or the office if you are interested in EFT. The finance committee will provide you with the EFT authorization form and answer any questions you may have.
2. Going to the church website at www.tlc-al.org and clicking on the Online Giving link
WORSHIP AND MUSIC
I sat in Church a couple weeks ago and was blown away by our Gospel singers. Under the direction of our Nancy Halvorsen, these people were awesome. Both Mike and I felt the same way. It moved you and opened you up to the wonderful message delivered by Pastor Ken Jensen, who has filled in so well for Pastor Z., while he took a well deserved respite. If you have not been able to be at Church lately, try to make it there soon as it will definitely be worth it in so many ways. Some churches downsize in the summer months. Well, I think we tend to kick it up. Another thing you might have missed was the angelic voice of Taylor Peek singing solos. We are truly blessed to have her as part of our Trinity family!
There is still another month or so before we really gear up for the Fall season, with all that entails. We are getting ready for the “Musician Appreciation Coffee” on Sept. 22nd, which is always a fun event.
If you are interested in becoming a Communion Assistant or a Home Communion Assistant or maybe you would like for someone to bring you Communion as you are not able to come to Church, please call myself at 373-0245, or Mary in the Church office at 373-2466. We do know there are people not able to come and we have a very willing and capable group who would love to come to you the first Sunday of the month. Most of us are not great at stating our needs or even that we would like to volunteer, but please just let someone on this committee know, and we will direct you where you are needed. I am sure we can find you the right fit.
Our next meeting is Sunday Aug. 4th following the service in the Confirmation Center, please join us with any positive ideas.
God’s Blessings,
s/ Andrea Jensen, Chair Cheryl Enderson Kelly Gleason Verlaine Williams
‘I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart’ Psalm 138.1
Thrivent Choice Dollars
Thank you to Trinity’s Thrivent members who have contributed to Trinity through the Thrivent Choice Dollars program. This has provided a tremendous amount of funds ($8,342 last year) to use in our church that have benefited many people and programs. In 2013 you again have to designate Trinity as the organization you want your “Choice Dollars” to go to. (This must be done each year.) If you have not done this yet this year, it can be done by simply calling Thrivent (1-800-847-4836) and saying “Thrivent Choice” when prompted. It takes less than two minutes. Thank you for supporting Trinity through this valuable program.
MEMORIALS GIVEN
Office Equipment
Allen Berg by Clarence & LaVonne Eggers Alma Halvorsen by Russ & Mary Roozenboom
Berthelsen Scholarship
Alma Halvorsen
40 th
40 th
Anniversary of Ordination
by Barb Larson by Dick & Phyllis Tavis by Friends Sarah Clark by Mike & Andrea Jensen Alma Halvorsen by Mike & Andrea Jensen
Memorials received after July 16 will be in the September newsletter.
JUNE & JULY RECORDS
Average Worship Attendance
Sundays 132 (June) 127 (July) Wednesdays 18 (June) 15 (July) Baptisms
Jonathan David Sprunt Jorja Louise Stitt Babies Connor William Possehl to Jon & Krista Possehl Ethan Owen Jackson to Chris & Mindy Jackson Paul Aaron Michael Biggins to Alex Biggins & Corwin
Johnson Hadie Sue Colby to Charlie Colby and Leiha
Grunzke Weddings
Bauleke Funeral Sylvia Lindahl Sharon Johnson Hospitalized (those known) Linda Bergland Ione Varenhorst Sue Johnson Marlene Jensen Carol Lundblad
You made my day special! The beautiful embroidered
afghan, the family farm from God's Global Barnyard given in my honor and
all the cards and best wishes will always be close to my heart. God's
blessings to all of you!
s/ Coreen Johnson,
Retired “Youth & Family Ministry” at Trinity
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Matt Judd, his family and friends
for the new “Trinity Lutheran Church” sign between the parking lots. This was an Eagle Scout Project for Matt. Tell him “thank you” when you see him.
4 Money Questions
By Annette HansenAnnette HansenAnnette HansenAnnette Hansen
Church Council : Family Faith Formation Committee
Trinity Church Councilors and other Leaders respond to “4 Money Questions.”
What has been your experience, or struggle about giving?
God has always provided. The prophet Malachi, chapter 3 states, “God says test me in this. See I am good.” Take away from God and he takes away from you. God has always come through even when I have not deserved it.
What have you seen happen in the church with money given?
The bills get paid. Sunday school offerings go to support four students over seas. During Lent when we bring in the “barns” for God’s Global Barnyard that goes toward animals for families that are poor in other countries. Otherwise I don’t see much money helping needy people in our community.
What are your hopes for the church’s and members giving?
Instead of “getting by” we could be out reaching so many more and doing so much more good. Jesus said, “Be the hands and feet!”
What do you want the congregation to know about giving.
As people (we) cannot out give God! Saturday, August 10, Community Sew Day …
Bring your sewing machine to the Senior Center at the Skyline Mall. Come anytime between 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM. Materials will be provided. Bring your own sack lunch. Coffee, water and cookies provided. They will sew quilts that will be given to community members after the picnic.
Saturday, August 17, 8:15 AM – 1:15PM – Red
Cross Blood Drive, Fairlane Building at the fairgrounds. Sign-up to give blood.
Saturday, August 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Oil
Change for people in need, 4-H Building at the fairgrounds. Sign-up to help.
Saturday, August 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Kid’s Clothing Shop, Floral Hall at the fairgrounds. Clothing is given away free.
-- Bring gently used clothing for children (size 6 through high school) to the church for this “Back to School Clothing Drive” Bring items by Monday, August 12.
-- Cash donations are welcome, too. Sign-up to help.
Saturday, August 17, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – ShineFest Neighborhood
Block Party -- at Frank Hall Park -- From 2:00 – 4:00 PM, there will be a neighborhood walk. Meet at the park. -- Family Games from 4:00 – 5:30 PM -- Hog Roast from 5:30 – 6:30 PM -- Worship from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Sign up on opportunity table to help. Get involved.
BEREAVEMENT / EDUCATION SUPPORT SERIES will be held Wednesdays beginning August 28 – October 2, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, at the Hospice Office in the Health Reach Building, 1705 SE Broadway, Albert Lea. For more information and/or to preregister call Marietta Stein or Jenny Westerlund @ 377-6393. This is held by mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea Hospice. The 28th Annual Good Earth Village QUILT AUCTION is 2:30 PM, Saturday, August 17, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 805 S. Broadway Ave., Spring Valley, immediately following the Spring Valley Ag Days parade. Pre-viewing of the quilts is available at the church 10 AM to 2 PM Saturday. The 26th Annual QUILT AUCTION for Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps Friday, Aug. 2 Quilt Viewing, 5-7:00 PM Scandinavian Feast, 5:30–7:30 PM Sat., Aug. 3 Quilt Viewing, 9:30 AM – 1:00 Lunch, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Afternoon, Pie & Ice Cream Quilt Auction: begins 1:00 PM Check out this year’s quilts at: www.okoboji.org. Directions: West side of W. Lake Okoboji (Miller’s Bay), follow quilt signs. TRINITY IS INVITED TO JOIN CENTRAL FREEBORN FOR A TWINS GAME
Twins vs. Cleveland Indians
• Coach bus, leaves 4:00 PM, behind Slumberland in Albert Lea
• Home Plate View
• One person per bus will be drawn to go on the field to lead in singing the National Anthem.
• Drawings for gifts on bus
• DQ & KFC Coupons
• Your name on the scoreboard if your birthday is August 12
• Bus parked nearby
• A $5.00 cash back per person if the bus you are on is full – 56 tickets per bus
Call Bob & Genie Hanson, 507- 373-8655 or Wayne & Bev Indrelie, 507-826-3267.
SERVICE MINISTERS
Ushers To help, call Randy Holland, 373-6775.
Wally Fink Mark Jensen Bob Hamsund Mike Jensen Marlin Herfendal Tony Segura Dale Jensen
Altar Guild To help, call Carla Johnson, 383-6735.
Ione Varenhorst Barb Larson
Flower Committee To help, call Joyce Hoium, 373-4196.
Aug. 4 Marlin & Sharon Herfendal Aug. 11 Adeline Biedermann Aug. 18 Barb Larson & Ione Varenhorst Aug. 25 Bob & Pat Goldman
Communion Assistants To help, call Cheryl Enderson, 373-4828.
Aug. 4 Virginia Plantage, Tim Malepsy, Lorraine Malepsy Aug. 11 Jan Drews, Lyle Hinz, Adeline Biedermann Aug. 18 Richard & Karen Nelson, Joan Mattick Aug. 25 Jan Drews, Lyle Hinz, Adeline Biedermann
Greeters To help, call Shirley Kallberg, 373-1250.
Aug. 4 Myron & Marlys Jensen Mike & Andrea Jensen Aug. 11 Marlin & Sharon Herfendal Cathy Bock & Annabelle Christenson Aug. 18 Ralph & Eleanor Wangen Tim Malepsy & Lorraine Malepsy Aug. 25 Marlin & Sharon Herfendal Clarence & LaVonne Eggers
Acolytes To help, call Kelly Gleason, 369-3467.
Aug. 4 Hunter Lowman, Halie Anderson, Cheyenne Severtson Aug. 11 Andrea Minehart, Sondra Ness, Alysia Ness Aug. 18 Bailey Vinge, Lily Vinge Taysia Sternhagen Aug. 25 Adam Nelson, Sydney Nelson, Gavin Lawrence
Nursery To help, call Mary Roozenboom, 377-1374 (church, 373-2466)
or Laurie Hovendick, 256-7649.
Aug. 4 Jennifer Nelson, Miya Lembke Aug. 11 Grace Andersen, Suzanne Andersen Aug. 18 Andrea Jensen, Mike Jensen Aug. 25 Valerie Taylor, Jason Taylor
Rides to Trinity Given By To help, call the church office, 373-2466.