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Trinity family - I have 4 reserved seats tickets to the Newsboys at the fair for this Saturday . We can’t attend.
I would like to give them away to someone else who would like to go . Message me and I’ll give them to you .
Are there still Wednesday church services?
Can’t find 3/29 service
Our son, Ethan Peek was a very special friend of Verlaine Williams. She thought the world of Ethan and he thought the world of her also. Ethan is stationed in the U.S. Army, active duty, at Fort Hood, TX. Ethan is not able to make it home for the funeral, but he did a ruck hike last night up this hill in remembrance of his good friend Verlaine.
Our son, Ethan Peek was a very special friend of Verlaine Williams. She thought the world of Ethan and he thought the world of her also. Ethan is in the U.S. Army and is not able to make it home for the funeral, but he did a ruck hike last night up this hill in remembrance of his good friend Verlaine.
The balcony was the perfect place to be tonight!
Bible 101 Class starts this Sunday the 20th. Gather in the Confirmation Center at 10:30. Third grade and parents mark you calendars, classes the next 4 weeks. Any one can join the class no matter what age, may be a great refresher class.
Tomorrow is Wednesday the 9th. There will be Confirmation and Pre-Confirmation classes at 6:30. Also Supper is served 5pm - 6pm, with Church service at 5:30 in Jacobson Hall.
Just a reminder "Sunday School" starts January 6th. Spread the word. We'll see you on the 6th
Reminder note....Sunday school Christmas program practice is tomorrow, Saturday the 15th from 9-11a.

Also hope all will come and hear the message about
"A Night in Bethlehem"
9:00am on Sunday the 16th.
There were 15 of us that went to Valley Scare. It rained the entire time but that didn't stop the fun. Haunted houses and rides were still great. Kids slept the whole way home.
I'm making popcorn. Come join us.

We are a fellowship of believers in Christ, sustained by God's Word, led by the Holy Spirit and committed to God's vision of caring.

Operating as usual

09/01/2021

Looking for volunteers! What a wonderful way to serve the community and God!

Looking for volunteers! What a wonderful way to serve the community and God!

08/29/2021
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Congratulations to Marlene for winning the basket at Farmers Market!!

Congratulations to Marlene Wright for winning the weekly basket giveaway from August 18.
Be sure to sign up Wednesdays at the market.

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Photos from St. John's Lutheran Community's post 08/09/2021

Congratulations Lance!

08/08/2021
08/06/2021

Public Health will be offering COVID vaccines for those 18 and older. First dose will qualify for $100 Visa gift card.

08/01/2021
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07/29/2021

Only a sleep away!

Only a sleep away!

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Sunday, July 25th and August 1st are Undie Sundays! We are collecting new underwear for the community.

Sunday, July 25th and August 1st are Undie Sundays! We are collecting new underwear for the community.

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Photos from Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp (IOLBC)'s post 06/29/2021

Day 2
Pick the boys up later today. I can't wait to hear about their adventure

06/28/2021
Photos from Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp (IOLBC)'s post 06/28/2021

Looks like a fun start

Photos from Trinity Lutheran Church's post 06/27/2021

3 excited boys at church camp
Pray for Dane, Martin, and Reid for a great week at camp

06/27/2021
Photos from Trinity Lutheran Church's post 06/24/2021

At our Heritage Luncheon hosted by TLCW, our oldest members enjoy each other. Erna Berthelsen and Eleanor Schou from 1942 to today. Sisters in Christ

Photos from St. John's Lutheran Community's post 06/23/2021

Congratulations MaChar! You must have been 5 when you started!
God bless your ministry

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[06/10/21]   Sunday, June 13, 2021
Lectionary 11, Year B

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.

GATHERING

Prelude

Bells

Opening Hymn * “We Walk by Faith” ELW 635
1 We walk by faith and not by sight;
with gracious words draw near,
O Christ, who spoke as none e'er spoke:
"My peace be with you here."
2 We may not touch your hands and side,
nor follow where you trod;
but in your promise we rejoice,
and cry, "My Lord and God!"
3 Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;
and may our faith abound
to call on you when you are near
and seek where you are found:
4 For you, O resurrected Lord,
are found in means divine:
beneath the water and the word,
beneath the bread and wine.
5 And when our life of faith is done,
in realms of clearer light
we may behold you as you are,
with full and endless sight.

Apostolic Greeting p. 147
P: The grace of our Lord  Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all!
C: And also with you!

Prayer of the Day
O God, you are the tree of life, offering shelter to all the world. Graft us into yourself and nurture our growth, that we may bear your truth and love to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

WORD

First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24
Tree imagery is used in a messianic prophecy to tell how the LORD will choose someone from Judah’s royal family (the cedar tree) to reign over all creation. This tree will be planted on Mount Zion, the location of the holy temple.
22Thus says the Lord GOD:
I myself will take a sprig
from the lofty top of a cedar;
I will set it out.
I will break off a tender one
from the topmost of its young twigs;
I myself will plant it
on a high and lofty mountain.
23On the mountain height of Israel
I will plant it,
in order that it may produce boughs and bear fruit,
and become a noble cedar.
Under it every kind of bird will live;
in the shade of its branches will nest
winged creatures of every kind.
24All the trees of the field shall know
that I am the LORD.
I bring low the high tree,
I make high the low tree;
I dry up the green tree
and make the dry tree flourish.
I the LORD have spoken;
I will accomplish it.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
Paul encourages believers to live by faith and not by sight. We do not consider Jesus from a human perspective but through the eyes of faith, believing he died for all and was raised. All who are in Christ are now in God’s new creation.
6So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—7for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.
14For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
16From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Jesus frequently uses parables to teach ordinary people as they are able to hear and understand. Images of sowing and growing show the vitality of God’s kingdom.
26[Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground,27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”
30He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

Sermon

Hymn of the Day “We Raise Our Hands to You, O Lord ” ELW 690
1 We raise our hands to you, O Lord,
like empty vessels.
Oh, come to us and give us life
from springs where living waters flow.
2 What good and blessing you bestow
are freely given.
Your pow'r will make the weakest strong
and barren branches start to bud.
3 Oh, make our barren trees to grow,
our hands to blossom,
and let our lives bring forth such fruit
that heals our neighbor's grief and pain.
4 As summer follows springtime's rain,
grace follows sorrow,
and grief and joy shall bear much fruit,
though hidden from our human eyes.
5 Through grace your new creation lies
in hands held open.
O Giver of all goodness, come,
dwell with us in our earthly home.

Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen

Prayers of Intercession
Let us come before the triune God in prayer.

Holy God, you plant the seeds of faith in every nation. Enliven your church, so that the good news of your grace may root and grow throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Creator, even the trees, shrubs, and flowers delight in your goodness. From the depths of the soil to the highest mountain, bring forth new plants. Restore growth to places suffering drought. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Judge of nations, we pray for our leaders and those in power. Grant them the ability to regard those under their charge with humility, dedicating their lives in service to others. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Divine comforter, you show compassion to those in need and provide relief to those who call on you. Bless all who suffer, especially people trapped in cycles of poverty and homelessness. Be with those in need physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We pray especially for Aryssa, Kim, Sawyer, Nadine, Annabelle, Dick, Dennis, Nyatat, Helen, Mona, Gloria, Cindy, Anita, Evie, Steven, Adam, Jay, Mike, Cheryl, Vanessa. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Sovereign God, this house of worship belongs to you. We give thanks and pray for our church musician(s) (especially Nancy, Patty, Gayle, and Dave). We give thanks for, Lance and Christ, who make it possible for others to worship with us remotely. We dedicate to you the joyful noise that comes from this place; the cries of children, the melody of voice and instruments, and the songs from our hearts. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Eternal God, we give thanks for our ancestors in the faith who are now at home with you (especially). We look forward to that day when we are reunited in your new creation. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.

Bless those marking anniversary and birthday milestones in these coming days. Happy anniversary to: Paul & Cheryl, Lowell & Pauline, Lowell & Darcy, Tom & Jody, Lowell & Marlene, Ryan & Sarah, Laura & Colby. Happy Birthday to: Ethan, Jennie, Emmalynn, Adam, Kyle, Adam, Sheila, Travis, Robert, Patti, Kennedy, Darryl, Kenny, Kris, Renee, Joyce, Luke.

We lift our prayers to you, O God, trusting in your abiding grace.
Amen.

Blessing of Fields and Gardens
Let us bless God, the creator of all things. God has given us the earth to cultivate, so that we might receive the bounty of its fruits. Just as the rain falls from heaven and waters the earth, bringing forth vegetation, so God’s word will flourish and will not return empty.

Prayer
Abundant God, we give you thanks for the fruitful earth, which produces what is needed for life. Bless those who work in the fields; grant favorable weather to all engaged in agriculture; and help us to ensure that all people share the fruits of the earth, rejoicing in your goodness; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Passing of the Peace

MEAL

Offertory Prayer
Jesus, Bread of life, you have set this table with your very self, and called us to the feast of plenty. Gather what has been sown among us, and strengthen us in this meal. Make us to be what we receive here, your body for the life of the world.
Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving p. 152

Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer
Together we pray as Christ himself taught us…
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

Distribution

SENDING
Communion Blessing

Post-communion Prayer
Jesus, Bread of life, we have received from your table more than we could ever ask.
As you have nourished us in this meal, now strengthen us to love the world with your own life. In your name we pray.
Amen.

The Benediction

Mission Statement
People of Trinity, what is our mission?
We are a fellowship of believers in Christ, sustained by God’s Word, led by the Holy Spirit and committed to God’s vision of caring!

Announcements

Dismissal
Go in peace. You are the body of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

Sending Hymn “For the Fruit of All Creation” ELW 679
1 For the fruit of all creation,
thanks be to God.
For these gifts to ev'ry nation,
thanks be to God.
For the plowing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth's safekeeping,
thanks be to God.

2 In the just reward of labor,
God's will is done.
In the help we give our neighbor,
God's will is done.
In our worldwide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God's will is done.

3 For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God.
For the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God.
For the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all, that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

Sending Prayer

Postlude

The Altar Flowers are in Memory of Wally Fink’s birthday which would have been June 7th, Our Anniversary was June 16th. By wife; Sue and family.

Trinity’s Happenings – June 13 to June 19, 2021

Sundays
9:00 AM Outside Worship Service during June

Wednesday, June 16th
 9:30 AM, Combined Bible Study Circles, Jacobsen Fellowship Hall

 5:00 PM, Church Picnic, Trinity Hall

Wednesdays
5:00 PM Wednesday Night Sack Meal
5:30 PM Wednesday Worship Service, Jacobsen Fellowship Hall.

Mark your calendars

Trinity Heritage Luncheon: Thursday, June 24th at Noon in Trinity Hall. Open to all Trinity women. We will be honoring our Trinity Lutheran Church heritage. Light lunch will be served. Program by Cindi Bartness.

Altar Guild Picnic, Monday, June 28, 2021, 5:00 PM at Edgewater Park Cottage
Bring a dish to share. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Feel free to bring a guest.

Dave Anderson & Roger Walcott will be in concert on June 15 @ 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran, Owatonna. There will be a freewill offering for Shepherds Canyon Retreat Center.

[06/09/21]   Due to the high temperatures the Sunday Worship services will be held in the sanctuary in June.

06/08/2021

Dave Anderson & Roger Walcott will be in concert on June 15 @ 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran, Owatonna. There will be a freewill offering for Shepherds Canyon Retreat Center in Arizona.

Dave Anderson & Roger Walcott will be in concert on June 15 @ 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran, Owatonna. There will be a freewill offering for Shepherds Canyon Retreat Center in Arizona.

06/06/2021

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