September 2008 Newsletter by pengxuezhi


									                 This Fall on Wednesday Evenings
                                                                                                                                          A Holzner                Bilala. Marcos describes the future translation
There are many ways to get involved on Wednesday evenings at
Triumph. If you are familiar with some of our programs, you                                                                               Update                   work in Chad in the following way, "We have a            C
                                                                                                                                                                   potentially very good set up for translation, with
know that Wednesdays during the school year are buzzing with
activity at our Moorhead campus. From getting plugged in to a
                                                                                                                                          BY JARVIS BROSZ          a group in Ati and another in Lawas, a village in        O
                                                                                                                                                                   the bush, that are very excited about getting
Life Group, to hanging with the youth, to holding babies in the
nursery or teaching kids about God, there is a spot for
                                                                                                                                        It has been a busy         God's Word in their own language. Extra prayer           R
                                                                                                                                        summer for Marcos          will be needed to get all the groups and people
everyone! Is God calling you to get involved this fall?                                                  and Kirsten Holzner, missionaries to the Bilala           working together well".                                  N
                                                                                                         people group of Chad, Africa. They spent two
Club 3:16 is a Wednesday evening program designed for kids,                                              months at the Summer Institute of Linguistics             Marcos and Kirsten and their children; Lucas,
ages three through fifth grade. It is designed to be kid friendly     FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS       (SIL) in Grand Forks where Marcos has been learn-
and high energy. The purpose of this program is to encourage a                September 7th              ing more about linguistics and translation.
                                                                                                                                                                   Hans, Betsy and Katie will be returning to Chad in
                                                                                                                                                                   September. Please pray for them as they travel
relationship with Christ to grow in each student and flow into      Moorhead Campus • 9:00 & 10:30 AM                                                              and as they settle back into Chad, a country that
his or her everyday life through interaction with others in              West Campus • 10:30 AM          Marcos, in a recent e-mail message said "the SIL          is still politically unstable.
prayer, memorization, learning, music, recreation and hands-                                             program will directly impact the ministry to the          Pray also, as Marcos re- MISSIONS POTLUCK &
on-activities.                                                           GET CONNECTED SUNDAY            Bilala. One course is related to creating writing         quested, that all groups and
                                                                             September 7th               systems, which I hope will help me answer some                                              HOMESPUN CONCERT
                                                                                                                                                                   people involved would work
In Club 3:16, we will have so much activity the students will            Come & see how you can          of the questions that I have concerning writing           well together to translate             FUNDRAISER FOR
not only get the sense that God is loving, but that He is a fun        connect this year at Triumph!     Bilala in Roman and Arabic script. The other              God's Word. 2 Timothy 3:16        JEFF & KIRSTEN LANGNESS’
God too, after all, he gave us the desire to play, laugh, and                                            courses are Semantics, Discourse Analysis and                                                    MISSIONS TRIP TO
                                                                                                                                                                   says, "All Scripture is God-
make friendships! Children will grow in the grace and knowl-                                             Translation of Texts, which will help make more                                                CAMEROON, AFRICA
                                                                          SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS                                                                     breathed and is useful for
edge of who Jesus is in their lives everyday 24/7. Club 3:16 is                                          accurate translations". Marcos was challenged
a goal orientated program that gives students motivation to
                                                                             September 14th                                                                        teaching, rebuking, correcting       SEPTEMBER 21ST
                                                                                                         during the course work, describing the time as            and training in righteousness".
work on projects, memorize scripture and feel success! We                                                                                                                                                  6 PM Potluck
                                                                        HIGH SCHOOL IMPAKT BEGINS        trying to take a drink out of a fire hose.                Let's pray that His Word would
want to meet the needs of each child spiritually, physically,                                                                                                                                              7 PM Concert
                                                                        September 10th • 7:00 PM                                                                   have a powerful impact on the
mentally and emotionally.                                                                                We are grateful that Marcos and Kirsten have a            Bilala people as they begin to hear and read the
                                                                                                         heart to bring the message of salvation to the            Word in their own language.
If you are interested in reaching out to kids at Club
                                                                       WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES BEGIN
                                                                     September 10th & September 11th
3:16,    please    contact    Belinda     Christianson     at or call our church office at 218-233-
4048 to find out what other ways you can plug in and help out       CLUB 3:16 & HUNGRY HEARTS BEGINS
                                                                             September 17th
                                                                                                             MINISTRY FOCUS
on Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone!
                                                                                                        Women’s Bible Studies BY JENNIFER LIEN                      Fall Women’s Bible Studies
                                                                        CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION                                                                     S EE W OMEN’ S I NSERT FOR M ORE I NFORMATION
                                                                                                        I started going to Heart to Heart seven years ago right
                                                                        (6th-8th graders & parents)
                                                                                                        after my son, Andy, was born. Since that time, Thurs-      BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
LIFE GROUPS B                        EGIN SEPTEMBER      21ST
                                                                         September 17th • 7:00 PM

                                                                            LIFE GROUPS BEGIN
                                                                                                        day mornings at Triumph has been my favorite morn-
                                                                                                        ing of the week! It’s been so good to bring my kids to
                                                                                                                                                                     & THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
                                                                                                        the children’s program knowing that they’ll be cared for and taught from God’s Word while I get to fellowship
   Sermon Series Study on Colossians                                         September 21st             with ladies of all ages and life stages. I have learned more about the scriptures through the insights and per-
                                                                                                        spectives of other women as we talk through various passages and it has been a place where I have felt safe to
                                                                                                        share what is on my heart. The group changes a little bit each year but the wisdom and encouragement that
      TRIUMPH WEST                                                                                      is shared remains consistent. It’s a very welcoming, friendly environment so I would encourage anyone who is
                                                                                                        looking for a women’s group to consider coming to Heart to Heart or any of the Women’s Bible Studies!
             A huge thank you to all who helped out at Triumph West’s Power Lab VBS.
                              We couldn’t have done it without you!

                                                                                                                                             Stewardship                      JULY 2008
                                                                                                            Sunday Offering YTD.........................$232,968         General Fund Cash...........................$129,130
                                                                                                            Sunday Offering YTD Budget...............$244,407            Other Ministry Cash..........................$ 92,786
                                                                                                            YTD Gen Fund Actual Expenditures.......$253,852              Outstanding Loan Balance..................$438,357
                                                                                                            YTD Gen Fund Expenditure Budget........$272,625           Avg. Weekly Attendance to Date (Both Campuses): 562
                                                                                                                                                                            Moorhead Campus: 404/West Campus: 158
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SEPTEMBER 2008
                                                                                                              TRIUMPH’S                                     R E ACH O UT          T HI S   F ALL
                                                                                                           SUNDAY MORNING
                                                                                                                                                             B Y PASTOR JEFF SEAVER
                                                                                                           WORSHIP SCHEDULE
                                                                                                             MOORHEAD CAMPUS                               Belinda Christianson, our Children’s Ministry Director, was
                                                                                                               9:00 & 10:30 AM                             heading out the door yesterday with her arms full of Vacation
                                                                                                                WORSHIP SERVICE                            Bible School supplies for the August outreach at our West
                                                                                                               9:00 & 10:30 AM                             Campus shelter. Her eyes brightened as she described how
                                                                                                                SUNDAY SCHOOL               the “can do” volunteers pitched in to make connections with the many fami-
                                                                                                                                            lies who brought their kids to learn about Jesus and have fun on our new
                                                                                                                WEST CAMPUS                 property.
                                                                                                                 10:30 AM
                                                                                                               WORSHIP SERVICE              I just heard a fun story yesterday of how God is stirring a family to make a
                                                                                                                  9:30 AM                   creative gift to Triumph’s Reach Out Ministry Expansion Project through their
                                                                                                               SUNDAY SCHOOL                business. It’s been so encouraging to see this spirit of outreach and generos-
                                                                                                                                            ity in our midst. Thanks to all who are giving as God prompts you!

                                                                                                                                            I’m thinking that some of us may have a unique opportunity to invite an
                                                                                                         SEPTEMBER                          unchurched or dechurched friend to “church” this fall. Four Sundays this fall
                                                                                                                                            our West services will be held at West Acres Cinema. Look at the church cal-
                                                                                                               at a glance...               endar for our “Sundays at the Cinema” and pray about inviting a friend to
                                                                                                                                            join you. The first one is September 14.
                                                                                                           GET CONNECTED SUNDAY &
                                                                                                         FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS       As we “reach out in Jesus’ name and watch what God will do” it is so vital
                                                                                                                SEPTEMBER 7TH               that we keep our lives centered in Christ. After all, when we reach out we
                                                                                                                                            are ultimately pointing people to Jesus himself. With that in mind, Pastor
FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS                                                                                SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS
                                                                                                               SEPTEMBER 14TH
                                                                                                                                            Vern and I are preparing a fall series on the book of Colossians we’re calling
                                                                                                                                            “Back to the Center”. We’ll be focusing on all that Christ is for the child of
                                              SEPTEMBER 7TH                                                   CHECK THE CALENDAR
                                                                                                           FOR OTHER EVENTS AND TIMES
                                                                                                                                            God and how this impacts our daily living.

                                                                                                                                            Please be thinking and praying about opportunities at Triumph this fall. God
MOORHEAD CAMPUS • 9:00 & 10:30 AM                                                                                                           may be nudging you to volunteer in Children’s Ministries as a small group
                                                                                                                   Jeff Seaver              leader on Sunday morning or Wednesday night. Perhaps this is the year you’ll
                                                                                                                  Senior Pastor
WEST CAMPUS • 10:30 AM                                                                                                                      participate for the first time in a Life Group (Triumph’s small groups that
                                                                                                                   Kirk Militzer            meet during the week to discuss life with God with others.) Any of us on staff
                                                                                                         Pastor to Youth & Their Families   would love to help you “get connected” and find a place to grow and serve.
                                                                                                                  Jim Osvold
                                                                                                          Pastor of Volunteer Ministries
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Glad to serve with you,
          (S   EE   P   AGE   2   FOR   M    ORE    F   ALL   S   TART   D   ATES   )
                                                                                                                  Ed Strom
                                                                                                          Congregational Care Pastor
               SUNDAYS AT THE CINEMA                                SUNDAYS • 10:30 AM
                                                                                                                Vern Baardson
                                     TRIUMPH WEST SUNDAY WORSHIP AT WEST ACRES CINEMA
                                                                                                           Lead Pastor West Campus                           SUNDAYS AT THE CINEMA SUNDAYS • 10:30 AM
                        SEPTEMBER 14TH, OCTOBER 12TH, 19TH, & 26TH                                            Belinda Christianson                                           TRIUMPH WEST SUNDAY WORSHIP AT WEST ACRES CINEMA
                                                                                                               Children’s Ministry
                                                                                                                 Kathy Hovey
                                                                                                                                                                     SEPTEMBER 14TH, OCTOBER 12TH, 19TH, & 26TH
                                                                                                              Church Administrator                          WEST ACRES 12 IS LOCATED AT 4107 17TH AVENUE SW IN FARGO (ACROSS FROM THE RAMADA)
      ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                    September 2008

                                GRIEFSHARE                     SEPTEMBER EVENTS                Are you over 55 years old
CLUB 3:16
                                MONDAYS • 7:00-8:30 PM         SEPTEMBER 10TH                  and interested in Bible
TEACHER TRAINING                                                                               Study, social events and
                                SEPTEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 8      7:00 - 8:45 PM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH                                                                         other outings with this age
                                 A 12 week video seminar       Impakt Welcome Back Party
6:00-7:30 PM Pre-K - Kind                                                                      group? Please join us for
7:30-9:00 PM 4th-5th Grade      and support group for          SEPTEMBER 14TH                  fun, food, and fellowship.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH       people who are grieving        6:00 - 9:00 PM                  The more the merrier!
6:30-8:00 PM 1st-3rd Grade      the death of someone           Youth Ministry
                                close to them. At Grief-       Volunteer Staff Training        SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY SCHOOL                   Share,      yo u’ll    learn
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14TH                                                                          SEPTEMBER 3 - No Meeting
                                valuable information that      SEPTEMBER 17TH                  Rest from your hard work!
KING’S KIDS & CLUB 3:16         will help you through this     7:00 PM
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17TH           difficult time in your life.   Confirmation Orientation        SEPTEMBER 10 - 2:30 PM
                                                               6th - 8th Grade                 Refreshments & Bible Study
     HUNGRY HEARTS MENU         If someone you know is         Parents & Students
                                hurting, tell them about       are required to attend.         SEPTEMBER 17 - 2:30 PM
Join us on Wednesday            GriefShare or if you are                                       Refreshments & Bible Study
evenings from 5-6:15 PM.        interested in attending,       SEPTEMBER 21ST
$3 per Person                   please contact Pastor Ed       8:00 PM                         SEPTEMBER 24 - 12:00 PM
$2 for Kids ages 5 & under      Strom, 233-4048 or Marilyn     High School Bible Study         Potluck & Singspiration
Everyone is welcome!            Martinson, 235-1043.           begins at Doug and Jane
SEPTEMBER 17                                                   Rogness’ home.
                                Registration cost of $13
Pizza Casserole                 includes the workbook.         SEPTEMBER 24TH
SEPTEMBER 24                                                   SEE YOU AT THE POLE prayer
Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes     DIVORCECARE                    gatherings at various schools
                                TUESDAYS • 7:00-8:30 PM
                                SEPTEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 9      LIKE FREE COOL STUFF?
                                                                                                TRIUMPH YOUNG ADULTS
                                If you have recently gone      Tired of all the rising costs
                                through a divorce, or are      of everything? Wish some-       TWINS TRIP TO THE CITIES
                                contemplating doing so,        thing would be cost friendly?   SEPTEMBER 27TH & 28TH
                                this class is for you. We       As a parent of pre-teens or
                                will examine the myriad of     teenagers, a great resource     Join us for a trip to the
        PARISH NURSES                                          is a click of mouse away.
                                feelings that accompany                                        cities: Twins game, shop-
FOOD TIPS: FUN, FAST &          such an event, and numer-      Sign–up for a free newslet-     ping, food, and fun! For
FABULOUS FOR YOUR HEALTH        ous implications of such an    ter sent to you each month      more information or to sign
                                action.                        with helpful articles on        up, contact Darren at
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM                                            raising kids, learn about       (
                                Registration cost of $13       what is happening in the        by Wed., September 3rd.
With Speaker                    includes the workbook.         youth culture that impacts
Deb Haugen, Dietitian                                          your home, and be linked to
                                WINTERIZE YOUR CAR                                             NOT ON THE EMAIL LIST??
Come see that nutritious                                       podcasts      and     other     If you would like to sign-up
                                THE WEEKENDS OF                resources all from a Chris-
food can be good! A light                                                                      for the Young Adults Email
                                SEPTEMBER 27 & OCTOBER 4       tian perspective. Pastor Kirk
lunch will be served. Tickets                                                                  list so that you can be up-
are $5.00 and are available     Forms will be at the           highly recommends!              dated on upcoming events,
at the Moorhead and West        Information Centers at                                         shoot     an    email     to
                                both campuses beginning
campus Information Centers.                                                          
                                in September.                  Newsletter/
Space is limited. Sign up
  Triumph                                    Women’s Ministries
                                                                     2901 20th Street South, Moorhead, MN
         SEPTEMBER 2008                                                                        218.233.4048

                                                  T H U R S D AY , S E P T E M B E R 2 4 T H · 7 : 0 0 P M
LADIES NIGHT OUT IS held every 4th Thursday of the month at Triumph - Moorhead Campus
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.. It provides an opportunity for women of all ages to come together
to praise and worship our Lord through music, listen to an inspirational message, and build
relationships together over dessert. We hope you’ll join us!

                LIZ BARTON speaks on...                                DAWN HANSON presents...
                            GOD’S FAITHFULNESS                               SCHOOL SPIRIT: SUCCESSFUL
                                                                             TIPS FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES
                 I am a native of the East Coast,
                 born in Long Island, New York and                      This past school year marked my
                 grew up in Florida until I moved to                    20th year in the classroom. It is
                 Fergus Falls, Minnesota to attend                      hard to believe that this many
                 Hillcrest Academy when I was 16.                       years have gone by so quickly
I graduated from Arizona State University with a       since I started my teaching career! I taught for
degree in Human Communication in 2005 and then         seven years in rural southwestern Minnesota be-
moved to the Midwest and have lived up here            fore moving to Moorhead. I have been with the
since then. I worked with Lutheran Brethren            Moorhead Public School District since 1995 and
Youth Ministries through high school and college.      currently teach at Ellen Hopkins Elementary in
In 2007, I served as the Journal Reporter in the       Moorhead. I recently had a request from an MSUM
North Dakota House of Representatives while the        education major to fulfill her 30 hours of required
House was in session. Currently, I am the office       classroom observation in my classroom. This col-
manager at Goldmark Schlossman Commercial Real         lege student had once been a first grade student
Estate in Fargo.                                       of mine and is now pursuing her elementary teach-
                                                       ing degree! Now that made me seem OLD!
I have been at Triumph for two years and was in-
volved in starting the Young Adults group last fall;   On a personal note, Scott and I just celebrated our
I helped with the Reach Out Ministry Expansion         16th wedding anniversary in August and have two
Project this spring. I have specifically been drawn    children. Britta will be starting fifth grade and
to the Triumph West campus because I find church       Nate will be a second grader. I feel fortunate to
planting and outreach exciting. I enjoy outdoor        have them come to school with me each morning
activities (most recently canoeing), volleyball,       and share in their school activities whenever pos-
crafts, making jewelry and pottery, working with       sible. I serve on the Children's Ministry Board at
photographs, organizing anything I can get my          Triumph and feel so blessed to take part in the
hands on, and getting to know people.                  ministry opportunities at Triumph.

                                             RUBBER STAMPING
  ALSO IN                                    Saturday, September 6th • 11:00 AM

    September                                SCRAPBOOKING
                                             Saturday, September 20th • 10:00 AM

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES ARE a wonderful opportunity for women of all ages and walks of life
to get plugged in and experience God’s Word on many different levels. If you are looking
for fellowship, friendship, and a chance to dig into God’s Word this is for you!

LIVING   A   LIFE   OF   BALANCE A Women of Faith Bible Study
Thursday Mornings at 9:00 AM - Moorhead Campus (Childcare is available)
Heart to Heart Study: Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship & Encouragement
Cost: $7.50

Do you long for a life of balance? “When we consider the life of Jesus and the example He left us, would
you say He was balanced? You will remember He sometimes moved away from the clamoring needs of
the crowd so that He might be alone; that meant many needs went unmet. God means for you to live in
equilibrium and balance.” –Marilyn Meberg. Only God can guide us toward the balance we desperately
desire. It starts with our hearts, this study will help get us there.

JESUS, THE ONE           AND   ONLY By Beth Moore
Thursday Mornings at 9:00 AM or Thursday Evenings at 7:00 PM - Moorhead Campus (AM Childcare is available)
Intensive Study: 5 Days of Homework, Meet to Share Lesson & How God is Working in our Lives
Cost: $15.00
Embark on a life-changing spiritual journey which will lead you on an up-close look of Christ; through the
hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and, finally, on the road with the Sav-
ior - His face set toward the cross.

Thursday Mornings at 9:00 AM or Thursday Evenings at 7:00 PM - Moorhead Campus (AM Childcare is available)
Intensive Study: 5 Days of Homework, Meet to Share Lesson & How God is Working in our Lives
Cost: $13.50
Carol knows what it means to live with an unthinkable circumstance that will never change---and to still
make hope-filled choices. She will use their own story, the story of Mary mother of Jesus, and stories of
women who have experienced their own "new normal" to share how God has led them to choose life,
gratitude, vulnerability, involvement, forgiveness, trust, and action.

SEEKING HIM By Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Tim Grissom
Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM - Deb Hasse’s Home: 205 Sheyenne St, West Fargo (Childcare is NOT available)
Intensive Study: 5 Days of Homework, Meet to Share Lesson & How God is Working in our Lives
Cost: $12.00

Do you feel "stuck" in your spiritual journey? Are you ready to set sail for personal revival? You'll be
renewed and revitalized through this study. Each week there will be a short teaching video and you’ll
explore topics including honesty, humility, repentance, grace, obedience, and others. "You who seek
God, let your hearts revive". Psalm 69:32

      SIGN UP FOR A WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY at both the Moorhead and West Campus Information Centers
          or call Deb Haugen (233-8870) or the church office at (233-4048 if you have questions.

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