News and Events
Guys Baseball Trip
Pastor Jim invites guys and dads to join him and his son, Ben, at Target Field to watch the Twins play the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, June 29. Game time is 3:10 P.M. Tickets are $30. Our group will be sitting in the US Bank Home Run Porch Terrace near the main concourse level in left field. Group size is limited to 30 people.
We'll meet at Trinity, depart at 11:45 A.M. and caravan to Fort Snelling. From the Fort Snelling station, we'll take the light rail train to the Target Field Station.
To register, email the Trinity office with your name, phone number, and the number of tickets you need. Payment is due in our office on Tuesday, June 4. Checks can be made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church, memo: Twins Game.
Come on guys...let's go see the Twins!
Sojournor House Volunteers Needed
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a sojourner and you welcomed me" Matthew 25:35
Join fellow Trinity members in our next work night at the Sojourner House, Friday, May 17. We are in neeed of six more workers, age 18 and over. The hours of work are 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M. The Sojourner House is located at 618 South Barstow Street. Come and join the team!
If you have any questions, please call Phyllis Grohn at 715-836-7055. Sign up at Clipboard Central or by contacting the Trinity office via email or phone 715-832-6601.
Join us in supporting weekend meals for Flynn Elementary students through the "Load-a-Lunchbox" drive ending this Sunday! Your financial donations (checks made payable to Trinity, memo: Load-a-Lunchbox) or your donations of kid-friendly food (soup, ravioli, or fruit) will help provide food to students who struggle with hunger when school meals are not available. Look for the big lunch box in the lobby. Thank you!
Annual Church Picnic
Trinity's Annual Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, May 19. Food will be available beginning at 10:30 A.M. Carnival games and inflatables start at 10:45 A.M.
Volunteers are needed to help with setting up, serving food, leading the games, and making cakes for the cake walk (25-30 cakes are needed). If you are willing to help, contact Mary Schoenknecht.
See you there!
Grace Lutheran ELCA Restart
The NW Synod of WI ELCA is working with the leaders of Grace ELCA to re-start the ministries of that congregation which recently endured a divisive effort led by former Grace pastors and those who wanted to affiliate with a start-up church association, the Lutheran Church in Mission for Christ.
Last Sunday, the Grace TV-18 (at 10:30 am) and radio broadcast continued with Pastor Kurt Jacobson providing the sermon. Plans are underway to re-start Grace ELCA worship at Grace on May 12 and an interim pastor will be named in the near future.
Many people have asked questions about the legal proceedings of Grace. The former Grace pastors and those sympathetic to their views have been heard speaking in the media in recent weeks. They share information that is puzzling at best and often completely inaccurate and untrue. Please read the Question/Answer piece the NW Synod has prepared.
Your prayers for the people of Grace ELCA are important as they begin to heal and regain strength for carrying out the mission of Christ.
Read Pastor Kurt's letter here.
High School Recognition Sunday
Seniors! You made it! You are FINALLY graduating, and we want to help you celebrate this wonderful transition in your lives. Please join us on Sunday, June 2, at either 8:15 a.m. or the 9:45 a.m. services to celebrate this incredible accomplishment with your community of faith. We are so proud of you!
New Pastors Called
Good news! Pastors Sarah and Brahm Semmler Smith have officially signed the Letters of Call to serve as Associate Pastors of Trinity! They were called by the congregation on April 3 after being interviewed and recommended by the Call Committee in May. The Semmler Smiths plan to move to Eau Claire next month and will be installed as pastors of Trinity on Sunday, June 9.
Read more about these pastors and our process here.
Summer Stretch 2013
GATHER together to learn from the Bible and one another; SERVE our community with our time and presence, PLAY together with activities and fellowship. Summer Stretch is a Faith centered approach to connecting community service learning and youth. Summer Stretch gives incoming 6, 7, 8, & 9 grade youth a safe, healthy place to belong where they can contribute to the community along with socializing with their peers. Participants will meet on June 20, 27 and July 11,18 from 9:00 A.M.- 3:30 P.M. and spend a day at Valley Fair on August 1. Registration fee of $125.00 includes a t-shirt, all activities, four lunches and snacks,Valley Fair admission and transportation. Brochures and registration materials are available at the Tool Bench. Registration deadline is May 1st. Summer Stretch counts as a camp experience for confirmation students. Contact Cassie at email@example.com or check out the youth webpage for more information.
For more news from the ELCA Nationwide Church, check out the ELCA News Service.
For news from our Synod, including their weekly e-newsletter and our synod's quarterly insert into The Lutheran Magazine, visit their News and Events page.
Join the Tech Team!
If God has given you the interest and ability in technology, then your church has a place for you and a need for you to serve! We’re currently building a team for our tech booth in the Worship Center. Camera operator are needed to record worship services for You Tube and project live action on the screens. We also are looking for those who want to learn how to mix sound and operate the board. Training for all these aspects will be provided in a friendly, group experience.
If you want to share your abilities, or if you’re not sure but are willing to explore these areas for service, please sign up at the Information Center or email Kirk Myhre firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll contact you about options and training sessions coming up next month.