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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.


    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!



    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.


    8/5 General Fund: $4402.00 + Electronic Giving: $2555.00 + Mobile App: $25.00 =

    Total: $6982.00

    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

    join us.

    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)


    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.


    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


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