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Trinity Lutheran Church 424 E. Gilman St. New York Mills, MN 56567
Pastor Kirk Douglas
Trinity Lutheran Church strives to connect people to Jesus by
demonstrating Gods unconditional love.
Love God boldly, Grow in faith continually, Serve others joyfully.
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST August 12, 2018
IN OUR PRAYERS: God invites us to cast all our cares and worries upon Him because
He cares for us. Today we cast upon God those who are sick, awaiting surgery or
recovering, especially Duane Castle, Gunard Heikkila, Randy Windels, Lillian Wallgren,
Yvonne Huttunen, Connie Wallgren, Kristine Barker, Ralph Schwartz, Gene Imsande,
Dan Cresswell, Paul Ebnet, Ron Ruther, Greg Mickelson, Jann Lee, Jim Wallgren,
Madella Siirila, Susan Hintzman, Connie Wallgren and Clarence Siebels. We pray for
Gods comfort for the families and friends of Lew Hanson, Sharon Munson and David
Meyer. We ask for Gods blessing upon Carol Hudalla and Brandon Bernu who were
united in marriage yesterday.
AS WE GATHER: There is a great dividea notable differencebetween what we were
before being given new life through Baptism and what we are now, recipients of Gods
forgiving love in Christ. In todays Epistle, Paul lists the characteristics of any Christian who
is reflecting that love. It is not a list commending our successful reflections of our new
nature, but a series of exhortations, writing, Let us . . . There is only one source of hope as
we struggleour Lord. We have been baptized into the Body of Christ, and at each
reception of the Lords Supper we are strengthened to show the new person He has called
us to be. As Elijah was strengthened by miraculous food and went on toward Horeb, the
mount of God, so we are assured of Gods forgiveness as we receive Christs body and
blood in the Lords Supper. He is the bread of life from heaven, who enables each of us to
discard our old ways, live in the new life of Gods forgiving love, and adorn ourselves with
READINGS: 1 Kings 19:18, Ephesians 4:175:2, John 6:3551
HOLY BAPTISM: This week at the 9:30 service we welcome into Gods family,
through the waters of baptism, Kolt Matthew Koehler. His father and mother are
Matthew and Stephanie. His sponsors are John Hendrickx, Kenneth Hendrickx and
Paul Lubitz. Welcome to the family Kolt!
This week after the 9:30 service, we welcome into Gods family, through the
waters of baptism, Finley Erwin Vaughan. His father and mother are Jordan and
kaylee. His sponsors are Mike and Melissa Owen and Kim and Leonard Stafki.
Welcome to the family Finley!
OUR AUGUST MISSION OF THE MONTH is for Stronghold
Cambodia. Tim & Diane Esala have served as missionaries since
2015 at Stronghold, Cambodia through Mission of Christ Network.
They will be here to speak at both services TODAY Sunday, August
. We invite you to partner with them in Gods exciting mission in
Cambodia through your prayer and financial support. You can find more info on poster
board located in the church narthex.
WELCOME TO PASTOR HOWARD ALEXANDER who is preaching at both the 8:00
and 9:30 a.m. services today!
SERVE THE LORD by Joining our Kingdom Quest Team! KQ is our user friendly,
exciting learning event at 9:15 to 10:15 on Sunday mornings September through May for
children ages 3 to grade 6. Our goal is connecting kids to Jesus and high impact
discipleship. Currently we need KQ servants to shepherd Grade 1 small group (1/2
time) and in our Pre-K/Kindergarten small groups. We meet on Tuesday, August 28
@ 6:30 p.m. to get started. Rally Sunday is September 9, when our Christian Education
Hour returns. Please contact DCE Gary Bach right away for more information.
C3 COFFEE has been operating since March of 2009 and continues to operate on
Sunday mornings through monies received from donations and the faithful members
that continue to staff it. I have noticed during the past couple months that offerings for
C3 coffee have gone down, especially during the summer months. I placed an order
for coffee this week and would like to encourage everyone to help give this fund a little
boost if you are able too. Donations may be put in wooden coffee box located on the
coffee cart in C3 area. Thanks! Kim
PAM EHNERTS SUMMER BIBLE STUDY Fruit of the Spirit will meet on August
at 6:30 p.m. We will do lessons 7 & 8 on Wednesday.
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Wednesday, August 15th. Please have your
newsletter items in by this date to have them included in the newsletter. Thanks!
LUTHERAN ISLAND CAMP SERVICE AND PICNIC: Everyone is invited to join us for
worship at Lutheran Island Camp on Sunday, August 19th at 10:30 a.m. for a worship
service with Holy Communion. A picnic meal will be served for a free-will offering, with a
suggested donation of $7. Please let us know if you need of a ride to LIC by calling the
church office (385-2450). There will be an 8:00 am service with Holy Communion at
Trinity that day as well.
2019 BUDGET REQUESTS: The 2019 congregational budget will be reviewed and voted
on at the Congregational Voters Meeting on Sunday, October 21st. We are asking all
committees, boards and staff to submit any budget requests for 2019 in by Sunday,
September 2, 2018. These requests can be given to Karin Erickson (Treasurer), Keith
Hepola (President/Bookkeeper) or dropped off in the church office.
RETURN OF BLESSINGS
8/5 General Fund: $4402.00 + Electronic Giving: $2555.00 + Mobile App: $25.00 =
Coins for Christ: $1.58 (Coins sent to help Seminarians)
Vacation Bible School: $175
C3 Coffee: $30
Stronghold Cambodia: $350
First Choice Clinic: $35
Perry Center: $60
We currently have a list of members who wish to remain anonymous in their giving
towards special funds and missions. If you DO NOT want your name listed in the weekly
bulletin, please let the church office know.
8/5/18 8:00 a.m. Attendance: 112 Communed: 104 9:30 a.m. Attendance: 101
WOMENS MINISTRY MEETING is on Wednesday, August 22nd. Reminder that we will
be meeting at Trinity at 5:30 p.m. to rideshare to Zorbaz in Perham. Please bring money
for supper. Bring your ideas for future events and fundraisers. All ladies are welcome to
Trinity Lutheran Preschool Still has Openings! We currently have openings in our
Monday & Wednesday Afternoon 3s group (12:30-3:00) and Pre-K group (12:00-3:00) for
the 2018-19 school year. Enrollment information packets are available in the church
office. To hold a spot, parents need to complete and return the enrollment form and pay the
$20 enrollment fee. Dont delay! Enroll today! Our parent orientation meeting is Monday,
August 27, at 6:30 p.m. On-site preschool childcare provided as we meet. Sessions begin
Monday, Sep. 10. Volunteer Helpers are always a blessing! Helpers must love kids, be able
to assist the staff and easily interact with young children. Contact us to apply.
Grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Confirmation Parents & Students - Please stop by August 26
September 2 to PICK UP important information, class assignment/schedules, retreat
dates, and learning materials in the Trinity Fellowship Hall. DCE Gary & Pastor Kirk will
be available to answer questions you may have on Wednesday evening Aug. 29 from
7:00-8:00 p.m. if you choose stop by after the school open house.
Confirmation Fall sessions will be on Wednesdays:
Sep. 5, 12 19, 26
4:45-6:00 p.m. Grade 7 & 8 Living Luther (Gr. 7 with DCE, Gr. 8 with Pastor)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Grade 9 Know the Bible NOW (with DCE)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Grade 10 Basic Bible Teachings (with Pastor)
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
3:45-5:00 p.m. Grade 6 The Bible and Me (with DCE)
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION RALLY SUNDAY IS SEPTEMBER 9th
Education Hour for ALL @ 9:15-10:15 a.m. Worship for ALL @ 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Kingdom Quest Sunday School Groups / Adult and Youth Bible Groups
Due to larger groups of younger children we are trying out.
NEW GROUP LOCATIONS:
PS 3s = Preschool Room (for children who turn age 3 by Sep. 1)
Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2, 3 = Education wing classrooms
Grade 4 = Library room
Grade 5 = Pastors office
Grade 6 = DCEs office (Gr. 5/6 Large group time = Sanctuary)
Youth Bible Group (Gr. 7-12) = Youth Room
Adult Bible Study = Fellowship Hall
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Stores have out their school supplies already! Now is
the time to pick up these items when they are on sale to put in your boxes! Operation
Christmas Child is not one of the Missions of the Month this year. The Womens Ministry
Team encourages everyone to fill a box or 2 or 3 or more this year! The red and green
boxes will be available for pickup starting on Rally Sunday. There is a tub to collect
individual items of new toys, clothing, hygiene items and school supplies that can be put
into boxes, but as of last week there have been no donations in the box this year. Please
note that NO CANDY OR TOOTHPASTE can be put in boxes in 2018. Your cash
donations are also welcome