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									Trinity Times
Gather as God’s People...                                               OCTOBER
Grow in Faith, Family, & Service...
Go into the World as Disciples for Christ...                            NEWSLETTER
                                                                        Published by Trinity Lutheran Church
Jr High Synod Youth Gathering In                                        Saint Peter, Minnesota
Willmar Nov. 19-20 – “GRACEBOOK”                                        a congregation of the ELCA
This annual youth gathering for 7th – 9th graders is an absolute
favorite! The theme this year is a play on Facebook… GRACE-             Sunday School Teacher’s
BOOK. The speaker is a former LYO                                       Installed On September 18
Youth and the bands lead singer is

                                                                                                                          October 2011
                                                                        The following Teachers, Leaders, and Shep-
from MAINSTAY!                                                          herds for The A.R.K. for the 2011-2012 school
                                                                        year were installed at the 10:45am worship ser-
Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation
                                                                        vice on Sept. 18th, 2011. Please thank and pray
via school bus, lodging, programing,
                                                                        for the following people who have committed to
breakfast, & a t-shirt). Please fill out a
                                                                        leading our young people through our Education
registration sheet, if you want to attend.
We are going up with First Lutheran on
the buses…so we’ll have a big group going! Registration sheets
                                                                     Adult Volunteers Youth Volunteers
are found on the youth table in the narthex. We are also looking
                                                                      Meghan Bannick      Brianna Aretz

for adults to come along with us, please talk to Erika if interested.
                                                                      Bridget Cooke       Alina Bachman
Deadline is Wednesday Oct 5th. Don’t miss this event!
                                                                      Kristi Davis        Chloe Bachman
                                                                      Andy Elofson        Gregory Berry
Congratulations to Our Matriculating Julie Farlinger                                      Rebekah Berry
7 Grade Confirmands!                                                  Rick & Jenny Graft  Alexandra Biehn
To “matriculate” means: “to enroll as a member of a body, most        Marci Greisen       Cami Cummings

often a college or university.” This year we welcomed 21 7   th       Julie Gault         Alexandra Eberhart
grade students into our confirmation ministry. They were officially   Carmen Hanson       Taylor Graft
recognized at a special worship service on Sunday, September          Brenda Haugen       Katie Hanson
11, at the 10:45 am worship service. These young people will          Jodi Hillbeck       Kelli Hanson
celebrate their confirmation milestone after three years of prepara-  Lisa Hofferbert     Zeke Haugen
tion in May of 2013. Please pray for the following young people       Patty Kelly         Kelton Kelly
and their leaders as they begin the process of confirming their       Tracy Krakow        Lydia Kennedy
faith:                                                                Jeannie Liebl       Kayla King
         Devin Aretz                    Jordan Marquette              Cassie Lusty        Calli Sizer
         Derek Baca                     Trevor Ogren                  Lori Oachs          Ashlynn Schlueter
         Parker Baron                   Connor Prafke                 Lauren Pauley       Johanna Thompson
         Gregory Berry                  Daniel Rustman                Angie Rahman        Michaela Zachman
         Alex Biehn                     Ashlynn Schlueter             Becky & Tim Sievert
         Ryan Conlon                    Sam Schmidt                   Nancy Sizer
         Cami Cummings                  Parker Sisler                 Sara Southworth
         Alexandra Eberhart             Julia Stueven                 Janet Thompson
         Kelli Hanson                                                 Emily Travaille
         Signe Jeremiason               Guides:                       Tom Winsell
         Kayla King                     Dawn Eberhart                 Terri Winter
         Kaitlyn Kalstad                Lori Hanson                   Meredith Young
         Yaasi Lambert                  Jamie Farlinger               Joe & Shannon Zachman
                                                                                   . . . a "regular" camper for many years beginning in third grade.
                                                                                  Rachel graduated from Luther College with majors in Spanish
                                                                                  and Religion and will be spending a year with the Lutheran Vol-
                                         CORNER                                   unteer Corps (LVC) in Berkeley, California.
                                                                                  Rachel shared how her experience at camp impacted her faith:
                         Why A Campaign Against Malaria?                          "Camp helped me make the connection between faith, commu-
                                                                                  nity, fun, and creation. Faith is about caring for the earth and
                         GLLM raised $1,475.16 for the Lutheran Malaria           caring for people - God's not just in a building."
                         Campaign this summer. Since it costs about $10
                         to purchase a special malaria net that will save a       Taylor Hammerich, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, graduated
                         life, we saved almost 150 lives this summer. This        with a Biology degree from Luther College. He worked at
                                                                                  GLLM for several summers and will soon be serving in Ma-
October 2011

                         Fall, Trinity will be inviting it’s members to help in
                         the fight against Malaria.                               saelama, South Africa with "Young Adults in Global Mis-
                                                                                  sion" (YAGM) – a program of the ELCA which sends young
                         Here’s some information from the ELCA website:           people on service trips all around the world. Taylor will be
                         For a long time, the ELCA has been supporting            working at an HIV/AIDS Education Center doing outreach work
                         clinics and programs in Africa to provide health         with local congregations.
                         care. Now we’re focusing on malaria with a new
                                                                                  When asked why he was going, Taylor said that he enjoys serv-
                         intensity. Malaria kills 800,000 people each year,
                                                                                  ing others. When asked about how camp influenced his deci-
                         most are children under five. That’s a child every
                                                                                  sion, he said, "Camp encouraged my faith and gave me the
                         45 seconds.
                                                                                  experience of a Christian community. I felt invited and wel-

                         The ELCA, through the ELCA Malaria Campaign,             comed. It's a place unlike any place else - everyone is accept-
                         is joining hands with eleven Lutheran church bod-        ed here." Taylor shared a story about a young man in particu-
                         ies in Africa and becoming part of an historic glob-     lar who did NOT want to be at camp one summer. However,
                         al movement to say, “enough is enough!” No               after spending time together and sharing the same welcoming
                         child, no person, should die of a disease that is        presence, this young man came back to camp every summer
                         both preventable and treatable. Therefore the            for the next four years. Taylor said he hopes to bring this same

                         ELCA Malaria Campaign has committed to raise             spirit of hope to his work in Africa, saying, "I hope they see Je-
                         $15 million to help prevent, treat and educate           sus in me every day."
                         communities in Africa about malaria and eliminate
                                                                                  GLLM’s mission statement reads: "Green Lake Lutheran Minis-
                         deaths from this disease—for good.
                                                                                  tries presents the life-changing love of Jesus in the vibrant set-
                         Malaria Facts:                                           tings of camps and retreats." Thank you for supporting this
                          An African child has on average between 1.6            camp as it raises up a new generation of Lutheran leaders for
                             and 5.4 episodes of malaria each year.               God's church.
                          In countries with high rates of malaria, the
                             disease accounts for up to 60 percent of             Find Out What You Need To Know
                             health clinic visits and 50 percent of hospital      On Trinity’s Website!
                             stays.                                               Check the church’s online calendar, follow links to other
                          Almost 9 out of 10 of the 800,000 people               great sites, find information about our church and its minis-
                             who die from malaria each year live in Africa.       try that you might be looking for.

                         Green Lake Lutheran Minis-
                         tries raises up servant-                                              Contact the Pastors
                                                                                        Pastor Charles Christensen
                         leaders for the sake of the                                            Phone: 507-934-2620
                         Gospel of Jesus Christ.                                                Email:
                         Rachel Bruns, from Resurrection Lutheran in St.                Pastor Eric Natwick
                         Joseph, Minnesota, has served on summer staff                          Phone: 507-934-4095
                         at GLLM (Green Lake Lutheran Ministries) for sev-                      Email:
                         eral summers, although she was . . . . . . . . . . . 
New Member Classes Begin Nov. 3
If you are interested in joining our Trinity Family or know of some-    TRINITY
one who is, please plan to attend an orientation meeting on No-
vember 3 at 6:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to learn more
about Trinity and its ministries, as well as to have a time to ask
questions of your own. Set the following dates aside on your cal-
endar and plan to attend. We look forward to meeting you!               So the saying goes….
November 3 6:30 p.m. Orientation Meeting in Conference Room If life gives you lemons – make lemonade.
November 8 5:30 p.m. New Member Potluck                     If life gives you scraps – make a
November 13 9:30 a.m. Reception Service for new members     warm and comforting quilt.

Tired of Fighting about Finances?                                       Did you find a color paper patch in a

                                                                                                                             October 2011
Financial Peace University is a Biblically based, life-changing pro-    recent stewardship mailing? Make
gram that teaches you how to make the right decisions with mon-         sure you write your name on the patch and re-
ey. You'll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence        turn it to the church office as soon as possible.
needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true finan-       We want to count everyone in as part of the
cial peace! Each of the lessons deals with a different topic that       congregational quilts being made for Green
will change the way you think about personal finance, and about         Lake Bible Camp and the next Habitat for Hu-
biblical stewardship. Dave teaches about how to save money, live        manity house. Along with the color patch,
on a budget, communicate with your spouse about money (without          please also return your 2012 commitment sheet
the fights!), eliminate debt, as well as better understand insurance,   before November 20 (you can do this even if

real estate, and investing - and ultimately, to experience the joy of   you aren’t pledging.)
giving. Check out the FPU (Financial Peace University) preview
nights on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 pm or Wednesday, No-              Don’t be discouraged when times are hard.
vember 30 at 7:15 pm to see if these classes might be for you!          God, who is faithful and generous, gave us a
                                                                        creative spirit to overcome scarcity and make
                                                                        more out of what we have.
Fair Trade Coffees Featured At

Fellowship By Faithful Followers                                        Remember Jesus fed 5,000 with five loaves of
Many of you have discovered and enjoy the Fair Trade Cof-               barley bread and two fish, offered by a young
fee, Tea, Cocoa, and Chocolate that are available for sale at           boy. And after everyone was satisfied, they had
church. Consider sharing these products with fellow mem-                enough fragments of bread left to fill twelve bas-
bers of your church family by “sponsoring” Coffee Fellowship            kets. Praise be to God!
on a Sunday Morning. Simply purchase a bag or two of the                                    The Stewardship Committee
coffee of your choice and drop it off in the church office. We’ll
see that its used the following Sunday.                                 Sponsor an A.R.K. Room
  Fair Trade improves the lives of farmers, artisans, and their         We are looking for families/individuals willing to
families by increasing incomes, improving working conditions,           sponsor a classroom or rotation workshop. The
and promoting democratic principles. When you buy Fair                  money raised helps pay for the supplies that the
Trade products, YOU benefit from high quality goods and the             students and teachers use to learn about God’s
knowledge that you are shopping responsibly.                            love in creative ways or it can help transform a
  Check out the Fair Trade stand at church for Coffees, Teas,           workshop into a place where learning comes
Cocoa, Chocolate, and other items.                                      alive! When you make a donation, you and/or
                                                                        your family will get your name posted by a
Amazing Grey’s Meeting October 11 th                                    classroom. Donation slips and more details can
Amazing Grey’s will be meeting on October 11 th at 1:30 pm.             be found in the narthex. Leave your donation in
Lillias Harmer and Evelyn Schultz are the hosts.                        the church office.

                              for the November edition is Saturday, October 15th. Any committees or individuals
                              that have information for the November newsletter need to have it turned in no
                              later than Saturday, October 15th. Thank you so much!
                                          TRINITY                            WELCA Fall Gathering At Trinity
                                                                             Trinity women will be hosting our MN Valley Conference Fall Gath-

                                          WOMEN                              ering on October 8, 2011, with registration and coffee beginning at
                                                                             8:30 am. The theme for the day is “Ask, Thank & Tell” with Brenda
                                                                             Moore, from Trinity, as our speaker.
                         Report On Green Lake                                Brenda presented a workshop at the
                                                                             Triennial Gathering in Spokane which
                         Quilt Auction                                       was very well received. We will learn
                         Six women from Trinity attended the quilt auc-      about the work she does with the na-
                         tion in July to observe all that takes place. We    tional ELCA.
                         were impressed with how well organized and
October 2011

                         how efficiently the event is conducted. There       Following the Gathering Service a time
                         were 218 quilts and handcrafted items to be         is set aside for elected WELCA officers
                         auctioned off, which were beautifully displayed     from each congregation to meet together to share ideas, ask ques-
                         before the auction began. Silent auction items      tions and receive information pertaining to their office.
                         were displayed for bids in the dining room.
                                                                             As host church, we are responsible for the registration, to serve as
                         We enjoyed a morning cup of coffee when we
                                                                             ushers and to serve the lunch which completes the day. Your help
                         arrived and later a BBQ sandwich lunch. The
                                                                             will be greatly appreciated. Please call Kay at 934-3170 if you can
                         skies cleared after a morning rain and we sat
                         under a tent set up on the shore of the lake for

                         the auction.

                         The two hundred eighteen items were sold at
                                                                             The Church Basement Ladies
                                                                             The Church Basement Ladies have a new play “A Mighty Fortress
                         the live auction for $31,555. The total of all
                                                                             Is Our Basement” which opened in August. Trinity Women have
                         events generated total proceeds of $48,000.
                                                                             checked into sponsoring a bus trip for a group to enjoy the buffet
                         The hand stitched quilt “Crème Brulee” from
                                                                             lunch and attend a matinee performance. We found that the

                         First in Hector sold for $3,000. The second
                                                                             “group events” are sold out until after Christmas.
                         highest sale of $1,050 went to Gloria Dei of
                         Redwood Falls for the
                                                                             Shall we plan a bus trip in January or February? If enough people
                         machine stitched “The
                                                                             (men and women) are interested, we will do it. The cost per per-
                         Word in Patchwork”.
                                                                             son would be about $50. Please show your interest by signing the
                         The “Popcorn Throw”
                                                                             sheet on the women’s bulletin board., in the hall off the narthex.
                         submitted by Trinity
                         brought in $200. This
                         was the second spread/throw from the cro-           October Schedule
                         cheted blocks done by Kathleen Hamrum and               Oct 3      9:15        Quilting/potluck lunch
                         crocheted together by Harriet Rydeen.
                                                                                 Oct 4      6:30        Coordinating Board Meeting
                         Some beautiful quilts sold for bargain prices.          Oct 7      1:30        Martha Bible Study Circle
                         We plan to return to the auction again next July        Oct 8      8:30        MN Valley Conference Fall Gathering
                         and this time we plan to bid!                           Oct 9      9:00        Card/Napkin sales
                                                                                 Oct 10     9:30        Rebecca Bible Study Circle
                         Kingery Family Coming                                   Oct 17     1:30        Hope Bible Study Circle
                         Our December Advent event will be unique and
                         special this year. On December 10 the Kingery
                         Family, Mike, Chris and their eight children will
                         present a musical concert for us as they play
                                                                                     Love is the magnet
                         and sing together for the glory of God. You will            that draws believers together
                         be hearing more about them in the coming
                                                                                     and attracts unbelievers to Christ.
O2…With A TWIST!
Sr High Youth Group - O2 (Oxygen) “Everybody needs it!”                  YOUTH &
Grab your friends and head to our WEEKLY senior high youth
group which meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:00
pm, see the schedule below:
Oct 5: Meet at Waldo’s @ 7:30 pm…for coffee & discussion
Oct 12: Meet at Waldo’s @ 7:30 pm…for coffee & discussion                Youth & Family Dates To Re
Oct 19: NO O2—MEA Weekend                                                -member! Put These In Pen!
Oct 26: Meet at Trinity—for our new “Sabbath Chill Night!”                  30 Hour Famine: October 14-15, 2011
We know how stressed you are will school and all your activities!           10th Grade Milestone Event (Hot Wheels
Come and relax with us…we’ll have food, a quiet worship, light               Driver’s License): November 13, 2011

                                                                                                                               October 2011
some candles, have a prayer walk experience. Bring your friend              Jr High Synod Gathering (aka Willmar):
and chill out! We understand that your schedules are busy and                November 19-20, 2011
that sometimes you have tons of homework, but come when you                 R.O.C.K. Ski Trip: February 17-20, 2012
can! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!! If you have any questions,                        Guys-Only Event: GAMEDAY (in the Twin
please contact Erika and checkout our group on FACEBOOK!                     Cities): February 24-25, 2012
                                                                            Sr High Synod Gathering (in Mankato):
30 Hour Famine: Love Hungry –                                                March 30-31, 2012
Part 2! Is October 14-15, 2011
We’ve heard your requests to change this favorite youth event to         Y&F Calendar Notes

the fall, and so we’re offering our Love Hungry 30 Hour Famine           No Confirmation or Senior High Youth Group on
                   again for you, only updated and modified! Join        Wed. Oct. 19th and No GRAPPLE on Sun. Oct.
                   us as we fast for 30 hours, do service projects       23rd due to MEA weekend.
                   (ie - a food drive for The Kitchen), play games,
                   sleep in a cardboard city, and GO TO A THIRD          GRAPPLE IS….JR HIGH
                   DAY/TENTH AVE NORTH CONCERT (a bonus
                                                                         SUNDAY SCHOOL!!

                   for this event), plus much more!
                   Check out the details:                                9:30-10:30 am in the
Who: ALL 7-12 Grade Youth in St Peter                                    Youth Room! (New
What: R.O.C.K.’s 30 Hour Famine thru World Vision                        location this year)
When: FRIDAY Oct 14th from 5 pm – SATURDAY Oct. 15th at                  For Grades 7-9 (but we
           6pm. We’ll be going to a Third Day/Tenth Avenue               love it when 10-12th grad-
           North Concert Friday Night as part of our 30 Hrs!             ers come too!)
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 S 5th Street St Peter, MN            Join us for a 4-week Block of Topics
Why: Because youth can CHANGE THE WORLD!!                                Parents: we need your help leading Grapple this
Cost: $30 Registration Fee (checks made out to Trinity Luther-           fall! Please consider signing up for a 4 week
           an) includes: concert ticket, transportation, t-shirt, pro-   block…its fun, easy, and it’s a great way to con-
           gramming, & breakfast.                                        nect to your kids! Talk to Erika if you are willing
PLUS ask people to sponsor you…set a minimum goal of $10                 to help out.
(checks made out to World Vision) use the fundraising packets
(found on the youth table in the narthex) for info and receipts, or
have people go online (see card inside envelope for more info),
just ask everyone you know for $1! Register by Sunday Octo-
ber 9th!!

YoCo “Working Lunch” Meeting:
Wednesday Oct 19th @ Noon
(St Peter has early release!). We’ll meet from 12 – 1:30 pm.
Lunch will be provided. Please let Erika know if this date doesn’t
work for you. Thanks!
                                             SUNDAY                                           MONDAY                                   TUESDAY                        WEDNESDAY                                 THURSDAY                                FRIDAY                                SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Winter Coat Drive Collecting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9:00 am AA (Closed to the public)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4:00 pm Kala Buggert & C.J. Siewert

                          ELCA World Hunger Day 2                                                                    3                                    4                                     5                                     6                                      7                                             8
                          Winter Coat Drive Collecting Deadline                    8:30 am     Coats delivered to Com-       6:15 pm   Executive Board Meeting    7:00 am     Men’s Bible Study         5:00 pm    Al-Anon                   1:30 pm Martha Circle Bible Study 8:30 am        WELCA Fall Gathering-Trinity
                          8:00 am    Communion Worship Service                                 munity & Family Ed Office     6:30 pm   Trinity Women Board Mtg    9:30 am     Adult Bible Study         7:00 pm    AA (Open to the public)             at Mary Jacobson’s home                 Hosting Event
                          8:45 am    JOY! Choir Rehearsal                          9:15 am     Mission Quilters w/potluck                                         1:00 pm     Staff & Music Meeting                                          7:00 pm AA (Closed to the public) 9:00 am        AA (Closed to the public)
                          9:00 am    Coffee Fellowship Hour                        5:30 pm     “The Kitchen”                                                      2:00 pm     AA (Closed Meeting)
                                     Cards & Napkins for sale in Narthex-WELCA     6:00 pm     Daisy Girl Scouts Mtg                                              4:30 pm     Trinity Brass Rehearsal
                          9:30 am    Communion Worship Service                     6:30 pm     Beth Moore Bible Study                                             7:30 pm     Praise Bells Rehearsal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               October 2011
October 2011

                                     1st Communion Class-5th Graders-Youth Rm
                                     Adult Forum, Sunday School & Grapple          7:00 pm     Ew-nique Quilters Mtg                                                          O2 Senior High Youth at
                                     Celebration Singers Rehearsal                 8:00 pm     AA (Closed to the public)                                                         Waldo’s Coffee Shop
                         10:45 am    Contemporary Communion Worship Service                                                                                       8:00 pm     PraiseBAND Rehearsal
                         12:00 pm    Church Council Retreat at GAC
                                     Baptism for Bly Mettler
                          4:00 pm    GAC Youth Outreach Training Event
                          7:00 pm    AA (Closed to the public)

                                                                             9                                    10                                    11                                   12                                    13                                     14                                              15
                          8:00 am   Worship Service                                9:30 am    Rebecca Circle Bible Study     1:30 pm   Amazing Grey’s             7:00 am     Men’s Bible Study         5:00 pm    Al-Anon                    5:00 pm   30 Hour Famine
                          8:45 am   JOY! Choir Rehearsal                           5:00 pm    Resource Fair at the Com-                  Hostesses: Lillias H.    9:30 am     Adult Bible Study         7:00 pm    AA (Open to the public)              Sargent/Blaschko Wed-       Trinity Times Deadline
                          9:00 am   Coffee Fellowship                                           munity Center                            and Evelyn S.            1:00 pm     Staff & Music Meeting                                                       ding Rehearsal                      (for November newsletter)


                                    WELCA Card/Napkin Sales                        5:30 pm    “The Kitchen”                  5:30 pm   Girl Scout Leader Mtg      2:00 pm     AA (Closed Meeting)                                             7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)   9:00 am   AA (Closed to the public)
                          9:30 am   Worship Service w/Baby Sassenberg Baptism      6:30 pm    Beth Moore Bible Study         6:00 pm   Committee Meetings         4:30 pm     Trinity Brass Rehearsal
                                    1st Communion Class-5th Graders-Youth Rm                                                                                                                                                                                                        6:00 pm   30 Hour Famine Ends
                                    Adult Forum, Sunday School & Grapple           8:00 pm    AA (Closed to the public)      7:00 pm   Church Council Meeting     7:30 pm     Praise Bells Rehearsal                                                                                          Wedding for Dustin Sargent &
                                    Celebration Singers Rehearsal                                                                                                             O2 Senior High Youth at                                                                                           Michelle Blaschko
                         10:45 am   Contemporary Worship Service                                                                                                                 Waldo’s Coffee Shop
                          7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)                                                                                                     8:00 pm     PraiseBAND Rehearsal

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           MEA Begins                         MEA Weekend                                MEA Weekend

                          8:00 am   Communion Worship Service                      9:00 am      Mission Quilting w/potluck                                        7:00 am   Men’s Bible Study           5:00 pm    Al-Anon                    7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)   9:00 am   AA (Closed to the public)
                          8:45 am   JOY! Choir Rehearsal                           1:30 pm      Hope Circle Bible Study                                           9:30 am   Adult Bible Study           7:00 pm    AA (Open to the public)
                          9:00 am   Coffee Fellowship                              5:30 pm      “The Kitchen”                                                    12:00 pm   YoCo Working Lunch Mtg
                          9:30 am   Communion Worship Service w/Aubrey             6:00 pm      Daisy Girl Scouts Mtg                                             1:00 pm   Staff & Music Meeting
                                       Krakow Baptism                              6:30 pm      Beth Moore Bible Study                                            2:00 pm   AA (Closed Meeting)
                                    1st Communion Class-5th Graders-Youth Rm
                                    Adult Forum, Grapple, & Sunday School          8:00 pm      AA (Closed to the public)                                         4:30 pm   Trinity Brass Rehearsal
                                    Celebration Singers Rehearsal                                                                                                 7:30 pm   NO O2 Sr High Youth
                         10:45 am   Contemporary Communion Worship Service                                                                                        8:00 pm   PraiseBAND Rehearsal
                          7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)

                                End Of MEA Weekend                        23                                      24                                    25                                   26                                    27                                     28                                              29
                          8:00 am   Communion Worship Service                       5:30 pm     “The Kitchen”                                                    7:00 am      Men’s Bible Study       3:00 pm     Bread Baking-5th Graders    7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)   9:00 am   AA (Closed to the public)
                          8:45 am   NO JOY! Choir Rehearsal                         6:30 pm     Beth Moore Bible Study                                           9:30 am      Adult Bible Study       5:00 pm     Al-Anon
                          9:00 am   Coffee Fellowship                                                                                                            1:00 pm      Staff & Music Meeting   7:00 pm     AA (Open to the public)
                          9:30 am   Communion Worship Service                       8:00 pm     AA (Closed to the public)
                                                                                                                                                                 2:00 pm      AA (Closed Meeting)
                                    Adult Forum                                                                                                                  4:30 pm      Trinity Brass Rehearsal
                                    NO Grapple, Sunday School, or 1st Com-
                                      munion Classes (for 5th Graders)                                                                                           7:30 pm      O2 Sr High Youth meet
                                    Celebration Singers Rehearsal                                                                                                                at Trinity
                         10:45 am   Contemporary Worship Service                                                                                                 8:00 pm      PraiseBAND Rehearsal
                          7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)

                             Reformation Sunday 30                                                                31
                          8:00 am   Communion Worship Service                       5:30 pm     “The Kitchen”
                          8:45 am   JOY! Choir Rehearsal                            6:30 pm     Beth Moore Bible Study
                          9:00 am   Coffee Fellowship
                          9:30 am   Communion Worship Service                       8:00 pm     AA (Closed to the public)
                                    1st Communion Class-5th Graders-Youth Rm

                         10:45 am
                                    Adult Forum, Grapple & Sunday School
                                    Celebration Singers Rehearsal
                                    Contemporary Communion Worship Service
                                       w/1st Communion Service for 5th Graders
                         12:00 pm   Potluck Celebration for 5th Graders & Family
                          7:00 pm   AA (Closed to the public)
                                 CHILDREN                                         HARK FROM THE A.R.K.
                                                                                  Sunday School Has A New Name And
                                  & FAMILY                                        So Do The Kids...
                                                                                  The A.R.K. = Awesome Rotating Kids and the kids are the animals!
                           th                                                     Now your kids will be saying, “Mom, hurry up! I gotta find out where I’ll
                         5 Grade First Communion                                  be going on The A.R.K. today?” We unveiled the new names and the
                         Classes                                                  newly remodeled Education wing on Rally Day. If you haven’t seen it
                         Communion classes are on the following dates in          yet, please take a self-guided tour at anytime and let us know what you
                         October, with the culmination of those classes be-       think! We’d love to hear your comments and ideas on how to make it
                         ing the 5th graders celebration of their First Com-      better. Want to help us with our ongoing transformation? Contact your
                         munion on the last Sunday in October. Please put         Christian Education Coordinator, Dawn Eberhart by phone: 327-3783 or
                         these dates on your calendars. 5th Graders must
October 2011

                         be accompanied by their parents/guardians.               by e-mail: A simple explanation of how
                                                                                  The A.R.K. works can be found on the back of the parent calendar. Par-
                          Oct. 2nd, 9:30 am      Class in the Youth Room          ent Calendars can be found in the Education wing.
                          Oct. 9th, 9:30 am      Class in the Youth Room
                          Oct. 16th, 9:30 am     Class in the Youth Room
                          Oct. 23rd, 9:30 am     No Class - MEA Weekend           October 2nd - ELCA World Hunger Day
                          Oct. 27th, 3 - 4:30 pm Bread Baking in the              To support this event, we’re asking the children to bring in an item of
                                                 Gustafson Fellowship Hall        food as their offering. The food and money collected will be donated to
                          Oct. 30th, 9:30 am     Class & MEMORY TEST              the SPAF Food Shelf. We’ll need a few parent volunteers to hang out
                                                 in the Youth Room                with us until the end of music time to help load & deliver the food to the
                                    10:45 am     First Communion Service          Food Shelf.

                                                 in the Sanctuary
                                       Noon      Potluck celebration for 5th
                                                 Graders and their families
                                                                                  October 23rd - MEA Weekend
                                                                                  No A.R.K. or Grapple. Fun event for the whole family
                           th                                                     during education hour - TBD.
                         5 Graders First
                         Communion October 30th                                   Parents!

                            Joey Baron                 Kiki Krueger               We take the safety of your children seriously. For this reason, we ask
                            Anakin Chalin              Amari Lambert              that you bring your child to his/her classroom or Shepherd (no earlier
                            Caleb Dunker               Grace Penkert
                                                                                  than 9:15 am) and that you pick them up from their classroom or work-
                            Liliana Elofson            Emily Peterson
                            Lane Feder                 Hunter Pierson             shop. Children in K-4th grade rotate workshops every week so be sure to
                            Dylan Graft                Mikinley Prafke            check The A.R.K. bulletin board located in the Education wing to see
                            Brock Hanson               Isaac Sawyer               which workshop your child will be in so you know where to pick them up.
                            Rebecca Johnson            Tyson Sowder               Also, Teacher’s and Shepherd’s can only release Wee’s - 4th graders to
                            Carson King                Sophia Stueven             those people listed on their Student Information Forms.
                            Lydia Kisor-Conlon         Bailey Tolzman
                            Ian Krenik                 Jasmine Witty              Student Information Forms
                                                                                  Thank you to all the parents who took the time on Rally Day to update
                         Faith-4-Life                                             your Student Information Forms. If you still need to do this, please see
                         We need parent volunteers to host & help carry out       Dawn during the education hour. It is important that your contact infor-
                         social events for 5th and 6th Graders in a safe Chris-   mation is current incase of an emergency.
                         tian environment with FUN being the top priority!
                         Usually held a couple times a month on either Sun-       Receiving Bibles
                         days or Wednesdays. Some things they’ve done in          will be different this year. Instead of this milestone happening during
                         the past are: bowling, bon-fire at one of the            worship, the pastor’s will be offering three, age-appropriate classes
                         parent’s home, hay-rides, caroling, games at the         throughout the year for parents to participate in. Those that do will re-
                         church. The kids LOVE it, but without parent volun-      ceive a voucher to be used toward a Bible of their choosing at the re-
                         teers, nothing can happen. Thank you to Andy             source fair. Details and dates are TBD so stay tuned!
                         Elofson for volunteering to lead this ministry. Sign-
                         up on the parent message board and Andy will con-
                         tact you to discuss how easy it is to get involved       Welcome Back Students!!!
                         and/or help you organize your event. Contact Andy        Thanks so much to the Children & Families Committee & everyone who
                         Elofson at 507-995-7875 with questions.                  helped out with Rally Day!
                  October 2011
Lay Readers
                                                                       IN HIS
October 2nd
       8:00 am          Barbara Simpson                                SERVICE
       9:30 am          Nancy Beran
October 9th                                                            October Ushers
       8:00 am          Walt Grochow                                   October 2nd
       9:30 am          Ann Maland                                        8:00 am Carl & Bev Aanonsen and
October 16th                                                                         Dale & Kay Mowbray
       8:00 am          Justin Simpson                                    9:30 am Chad & Pam Fitterer and
       9:30 am          Kris Kracht                                                  Mark & Mary Oberlander

                                                                                                                October 2011
October 23rd
                                                                         10:45 am Feder Family
       8:00 am          Barb Berg
                                                                       October 9th
       9:30 am          Al Hewitt
                                                                         8:00 am Adrian & Pei-loh Lo and
October 30th
                                                                                     Dale & Kay Mowbray
       8:00 am          Dale Mowbray
       9:30 am          Jan Glimsdal                                     9:30 am Chad & Pam Fitterer and
                                                                                     Mark & Mary Oberlander
Altar Care
October 2nd       Helen Christianson & Wanda Kleschult                   10:45 am Feder Family
October 16th      Corrine Brenke & Jan Glimsdal                        October 16th
                                                                          8:00 am Carl & Bev Aanonsen and

Video Camera
 October 2nd            Pat Klubben                                                  Roger & Barb Nelson
 October 9th            Pat Klubben                                       9:30 am Tim & Tammy Poppen
 October 16th           Nancy Hanson                                                 and Jack & Marlys Burch
 October 23rd           Nancy Hanson                                     10:45 am Greisen Family
 October 30th           Marc Bachman                                   October 23rd

October Council Assistants                                                8:00 am Corney & Kathy Hauser
          8:00 am       Curt Stolee                                                 and Roger & Barb Nelson
          9:30 am       Eric Christensen                                  9:30 am Tim & Tammy Poppen
         10:45 am       Grey Lusty                                                   and Jack & Marlys Burch
Coffee Fellowship Hosts                                                  10:45 am Greisen Family
 October 2nd            Bob & Sandy Broeder                            October 30th
 October 9th            Jeff & Mari Feder                                 8:00 am Arlen & Roberta Krugerud,
 October 16th           Steve & Sue Myhra                                            Kathy and Irene Herberg
 October 23rd           Ione Nesheim & Bev Aanonsen                       9:30 am Don & Jan Glimsdal and
 October 30th           Rod & Cindy Bruce
                                                                                     Joel & Carolyn Darge
                                                                         10:45 am Scott & Deb Fichtner
Adult Forum October Agenda
Oct 2    Report from the Mission Planning Team. Wendy Bach-
         man and Tim Kennedy presenting.
Oct 9    Current and future plans for the city of St. Peter present-
         ed by Todd Prafke, City Administrator.                                  Addison Grace Sandry
Oct 16   Homeless youth in our community! Craig Hinkle is the             Daughter of David & Sherri Sandry
         LSS representative who deals with this situation.              July 17, 2011    September 18, 2011
Oct 23   Swedish Immigrants that came to Minnesota. Byron
         Nordstrom, retired professor from Gustavus, has written          Anthony Edward Schroeder
         several books on this subject.                                  Son of Matthew & Elizabeth Schroeder
                                                                         August 7, 2011 September 18, 2011
Oct 30   The bringing of Lutheranism to Minnesota. Mark Gran-
         quist, professor at Gustavus.
                                                                                All Trinity members share in food preparation and serving du-
                               SERVICE                                          ties for funerals and other church events throughout the year.
                                                                                The membership has been divided into 13 groups with desig-
                                 LISTS                                          nated coordinators for each month. This allows one group to
                                                                                have a month off each year. Groups move up one month each
                                                                                year as well, so that you are not serving in the same month
                                       October 2011                             each year. This list is also used to secure ushers. When your
                                                                                assistance is needed, a coordinator will contact you.
                             Food Coordinators:
                               Kathy Hauser              243-3970                                 November 2011
                               Bev Aanonsen              934-3858                    Food Coordinators:
                             Name:                                                        Jill Gatzke                  934-6399
                               Aanonsen, Carl & Bev                                       Charlotte Foss               931-3167
October 2011

                               Albers, Paul & Cary                                   Name:
                               Babcock, Marian                                                  Ballman, Judy
                               Bakken, Roger & Sharon                                           Beran, Rich & Nancy
                               Baron, Heather                                                   Bonham, Joan
                               Broeder, Robert & Sandy                                          Busse, Denise
                               Bruce, Rod & Cindy                                               Conlon, Vince & Betty
                               Burch, Jack & Marlyss                                            Cummins, Dan & Lisa
                               Christensen, Pastor & RoseMary                                   Elwood, Bob & Linda
                               Dobler, David                                                    Esser, Bill & Diana
                               Dunker, Erik & Casey                                             Evans, Doug & Deb
                               Dunphy, Deanna

                                                                                                Foss, Donald & Charlotte
                               Esser, Michelle                                                  Gatzke, John & Jill
                               Fahning, Wayne & Sandy                                           Healy, Barb
                               Feder, Jeff & Mari                                               High, Donald & Elisabeth
                               Ferguson, Scott & Londa                                          Kruger, Jim & Rita
                               Flowers, Jeff & Cathy                                            Kruger, Pauline
                               Frey, Harold                                                     Langan, Leona
                               Hauser, Corney & Kathy

                                                                                                Lange, Thomas & Elizabeth
                               Hillbeck, Jody                                                   Lesmeister, Peggy
                               Hoehn, Irene                                                     Lindemeier, Marlene
                               Link, Jay & Annie                                                Lindstrand, Millie
                               Maharry, Judy                                                    Madigan, Beverly
                               Mathwig, Brenda                                                  Mayo, Mike & Sherri
                               Mork, Vivian                                                     Meeks, Bob & Annette
                               Myhra, Steve & Sue                                               Mickelson, Rosemary
                               Nesheim, Donald & lone                                           Moreau, Duane & Marilyn
                               Paulson, Dorothy                                                 Nimmo, Doug & Ginny
                               Sanderson, Bob & Joy                                             Peterson, Carl & Kathy
                               Schultz, Tara                                                    Rustman, Steve & Rose
                               Sizer, Steve & Nancy                                             Scheff, Rita
                               Wilkins, Dennis & Julie                                          Stone, Gregg & Kari
                               Winter, Dean & Theresa                                           Witty, Shirley
                                                                                                Zust, Barbara
                         Metro Lutheran’s 2011 Annual
                         Dinner Scheduled
                         Metro Lutheran’s Annual Dinner will be held on Octo-
                         ber 23 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneap-
                         olis. The October issue of Metro Lutheran, on page
                         two, includes information about the Gold Pen Award-
                         ee, the Rev. Dr. Robert Holst, retired president of
                         Concordia University, St. Paul, and keynote speaker,
                         Kevyn Burger, a long-time local TV and radio person-
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Trinity Lutheran Church                                                                            Stamp
511 South Fifth Street
Saint Peter, MN 56082
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  Trinity Staff
  Pastors:                       Charles Christensen,      Trinity Choir Director:   Annette Meeks
                                 Eric Natwick
                                                           JOY! Director:            Nancy Sizer
  Office Coordinator             Bonnie L. Rieger
    / Publicist:                                           Youth & Family            Erika Durheim
  Financial Secretary:           Lynn Davey
                                                           Christian Education       Dawn Eberhart
  Organist / Pianist:            Judy Maharry                Coordinator:

  Praise Bells Director:         Ray Jacobson              Custodian:                Barry Wood

  Celebration Singers            Annette Meeks             Missionaries:             Rev. Eric Anspach-
    Director:                                                                        Hanson & Christie

Contact Information:                                       Office Hours:
  Phone:                   507 - 934 - 4786
  Fax:                     507 - 934 - 4562                Monday - Thursday:         9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Email:                Friday:                    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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