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Alternative Giving Fair

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Trinity is hosting an Alternative Giving Fair on Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, and 17. A variety of gifts are available to purchase that will provide food, education, health and medical services, and environmental sustainability for those in need around the globe. Alternative Giving Catalogs will be available in the Fellowship Hall, the sanctuary entrances and the office. Consider giving gifts that will make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Trinity Boutique

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Looking for unique, homemade gifts? Shop at the Trinity Boutique located in the Fellowship Hall! 

WELCA members have put their talents to task and have created many unique items. A great place to find gifts for Christmas, birthdays, baptisms, and anniversaries!

Adult Forum: Understanding Islam

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The first session today on Islam will be focused on defining some terms, articles, and basic history of the Islamic faith. We will do so in an attempt at unpacking some terms, developing a familiarity where one might not exist in an effort to overcome simplistic, monolithic media portrayed versions of this interesting, diverse religion. Questions to bring to the forum: what is/are your first perceptions, apprehensions of Islam? Why? We can hopefully attempt to answer these questions, and grow in our awareness.

This class is taught by Mark Schroeder who Mark Schroeder holds a Masters Degree from Luther Seminary in Islamic Studies which he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Roland Miller, Dr. Mark Swanson, and Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali. Mark wrote his Masters Thesis on the prose and poetry writing of Sir Muhammad Iqbal, an early 20th century Indian Muslim philosopher and political thinker who sought to modernize Islam and end colonialism, desiring political self-determination for India's Muslims, and India as a whole.

These sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, 26, and Dec. 3.

 

Holiday Worship Services

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Christmas Programs (Sunday, December 17)
11:00 a.m. Sunday School Christmas program, "B is for Bethlehem"
 7:30 p.m. Trinity Choir Christmas program, "Joyous Light"

Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24)
9:15 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols
3:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve service
5:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve service

Christmas Day (Monday, December 25)
 10:00 a.m. Worship

 

 

 

Organ Recital

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Dr. Gregory Peterson will present an Organ Recital, Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation through Music, on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Peterson is an internationally acclaimed recitalist having performed in many venues local and international. He is Professor of Music and College Organist at Luther College.

Dr. Gregory Peterson

Dr. Gregory Peterson

Following the recital, enjoy Katie's Table reception featuring Reformation era foods and beverages that Martin Luther's wife, Katie, would have shared with her many house guests.

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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We will hear the Voices of the Reformation….

                          
October   1 — The Voice of Phillip Melanchthon
                        Pastor Lane Zaffke preaching

October   8 — The Voice of Katharina Schϋtz Zell
                        Dr. Wanda Deifelt, Professor of Religion focusing on Luther
                        and Lutheranism at Luther College, preaching and leading
                        Adult Forum following worship

October 15 — The Voice of John Calvin
                        Pastor Jim Scaife preaching

October 22 — The Voice of Martin Luther
                        Pastor Jim Scaife preaching

       — 3 p.m. Organ Recital: Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation                 
                        through Music with Dr. Gregory Peterson, Professor of Music
                        and College Organist at Luther College

                         Followed by Katie’s Table reception serving Reformation Era      
                         foods and beverages.

October 29 — The Voice of the Holy Spirit
                         Affirmation of Baptism for the 2017 Confirmation Class

 

Sunday School starts this week!

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Children young and old are invited to Trinity to learn!

Preschool - 6th grade children -- meet at 10:30 a.m. at the back of the sanctuary to sing before heading off to class.

7th-12th grades -- head to the cozy belfry room for Babel in the Belfry at 10:30 a.m. It's a time for casual conversation about a variety of topics. Have a question about a world event and how to look at it through Christian eyes? Bring it along and let's chat!

Meatball Supper

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Join us for a delicious meal Wednesday, September 20 serving from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Menu: meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, lefse, dinner roll, rommegrot, beverage.

Adults and Carry-outs $10
Ages 5-12 $5
Under 5 free

WELCA Salad Luncheon and Auction

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Trinity's WELCA group invites everyone -- male and female!! -- to their Salad Luncheon and Auction this Saturday, July 22.

A tag sale and bake sale will begin in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m., followed by a “free-will luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The luncheon features a variety of cool summer salads, meat/cheese trays, rolls, bars and beverages. The live auction with Greg and Jacque Wennes begins at 12:30 p.m. Come join in the fun!!

Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, July 16 there will be a Special Congregational Meeting immediately following worship. Stay and enjoy coffee and treats in the sanctuary and be a part of the meeting!

We will be electing members of the Call Committee.

Call Committee appointees from the Council are: Jan Kraabel and Dean Wiste.

Call committee nominees right now are: Fred Arnold, Chris Deck, Dana Kjome, Willy Leafblad, Len Myrah, Stewart Storlie, and Mark Udstuen.

Nominees from the floor will also be accepted.

We need your vote! See you Sunday morning!

 

Review of the Ministry Site Profile

Following the Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, July 16, Pastor Susan Miller, Assistant to the Bishop, will lead a review of Trinity's Ministry Site Profile (MSP) that was prepared by the Transition Team.

This document describes our congregation's history, ministry, membership, community, and leadership needs.

Congregation members are encouraged to stay on Sunday and provide input to the MSP!

Homecoming at Trinity

Spring Grove's Homecoming Celebration is this week and Trinity has a full Sunday of celebrating!

Sunday, June 25
8:30 a.m. -- Pick-Up Choir rehearsal. All are welcome to join! Come share your singing talents and help fill the sanctuary with music!

9:00 a.m. -- Hymn Sing

9:15 a.m. -- Worship with Holy Communion, guest Pastors Ken Knutson and Kevin Doely

10:15 a.m. -- Fellowship

10:45 a.m. - noon -- Open House at Parsonage on Maple Drive
         Come tour the parsonage and learn more about the Prayer Shawl Ministry and plans for updating the parsonage in preparation for the new pastor.

3:00 pm. -- Luren concert

Register now for Day Camp and VBS!

Save the date for summer fun at Trinity!

July 17-20 will be an active week at Trinity!
Day Camp (for children entering grades 1-6) will be lead by counselors from Sugar Creek Bible Camp. Click here for registration form for Day Camp.
Vacation Bible School (children ages 3-5) will be a partial day activity. Click here for registration form for VBS.

Please register by July 2 to reserve your spot!

Assistance will be needed in several ways including providing snacks and meals for counselors. Would you like to help out in some way? Great! Please contact Youth & Family Coordinator Bekah Leafblad, bekah@trinitysg.org or the church office. Thank you!

Senior Recognition Sunday

On Sunday, May 21, Trinity's high school seniors will receive a special blessing during the service. A special reception honoring them will follow worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Our seniors are Grace Edgington, Benjamin Gray, Chase Grinde, Kelsey Hermanson, Jordan Jaster, Breanna Lee, Noah Myrah, Stine Myrah, Brock Schuttemeier, and Kohl Vickerman.

Dear Heavenly Father, 
We ask for your almighty hand to be upon these graduating high school seniors. Bless their lives with goodness and love. Help them to stay true to their dreams, to use their gifts wisely, and to walk into the future with faith, hope, and great love. Amen

Community Baccalaureate Service

The Community Baccalaureate Service, will be Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity. All are invited to attend, as we ask God’s blessing on our local high school graduates. Pastor Neal Solomonson, Wilmington Lutheran Church, will be speaking.

Luther College Ringers in concert!

Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. the Luther College Ringers will present a concert at Trinity. This is an auditioned ensemble of 13 students drawn from all classes and majors at Luther College. Our very own Youth & Family Coordinator, Bekah Leafblad, is a member of this group.

The Trinity Handbell Choir will join for the final piece, I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light.

There is no admission fee, a freewill donation will be collected.

Everyone is invited to the concert and the reception following in the Fellowship Hall.

Input for Transition Team

Please click on the link below to open the document with the questions that the Transition Team would like to have answered by the congregation.

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions!

Printable version of Transition Team questions

Transition Questions, online submission
Please help our Transition Team by giving us your input in the box below. What 3 trends have you seen occur in Trinity's congregation in the last 3-5 years? What is the congregation really excited about right now? Thank you!

World Day of Prayer

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World Day of Prayer is Friday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity. All are invited!

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year.

Carol Van Brocklin, a missionary to the Philippines, will share her stories and love for the country. 

A salad luncheon will be served at noon.

Winter Weather Policy

Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday unless conditions are so severe around Spring Grove that travel is unsafe.

Announcements about the Sunday service will be made by 7:30 a.m., and broadcast on KVIK-FM (104.7) and KQYB (98.3), as well as KTTC Channel 10, from Rochester. Also check www.kttc.com for information.

Decisions about the Saturday service will be made by 3:30 p.m. that day and broadcast on the above stations.