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             NEWSLETTER                                                                   JUNE / JULY 2009
      211 Arnold Avenue North
     Thief River Falls, MN 56701                      Servicios en Espanol
       Phone: 1-218-681-3855                               Domingo
        Fax: 1-218-681-3955
      E-Mail:               Oracion 1:00 PM        Culto 1:30 PM
       Website:             Alabanza, Adoracion, Palabra de Dios, Oracion

                                                     Starting Wednesday June 3rd at 7:00 PM

Announcements,                     2-3     These times of gathering will include times of corporate prayer,
News & Information                          Bible instruction from our Pastors, Elders and other leaders,
                                                as well as singing hymns and familiar praise songs.
Women’s Ministries                 3              New this summer - air conditioning in the chapel!
June/July Birthdays &              4-7
Anniversaries, Volunteer
                                                             CHILD DEDICATIONS
                                           A moment for the dedication of children has been scheduled for
   NEWSLETTER and                             Father’s Day, June 21 at the 10:30 worship service.
                                           (other scheduled dates: July 5, September 6, November 29, & December 27)
 BULLETIN DEADLINES                              Please contact the church office if you would like to
   Items for the August Newsletter
     must be turned in by: July 15                        include your child in this service.

  The Weekly Bulletin Deadline is:
      Noon on Wednesdays                                      BAPTISM SUNDAY
                                                                   July 19 @ 10:30 am
                                          If you are interested in being baptized during the worship service
 Adult Summer Sunday School               on July 19 please indicate so on your Sunday registration card or
 Meet in the Chapel @ 9:15 a.m.                            call the church office @ 681-3855.
June 7     Joel 2-3
June 14    Jonah 1-2
June 21    Jonah 3-4                          Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class
June 28    Steve Austvold
July 5     No SS                                  to Begin at the Free Church in August!
July 12    Amos 1-5                      Over 750,000 families have already benefited from this life-changing
July 19    Amos 5-9                      program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your
July 26    Hosea 1-3                     money and empowers you with the practical skills and confidence to
Aug. 2     Hosea 4-14                                         achieve financial peace!
Aug. 9     Steve Torgerson                      Watch the Sunday Bulletins for more information!
Aug 16     Micah
Aug. 23    Kevin Kompelien
Aug. 30
Sept. 6
           China Report
           No SS
                                                   CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING
Sept. 13   Fall Kick-off                                 SUNDAY, JULY 12 after Worship
 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.’” 2 Corinthians

                                                                                     Erick & Casey Trontvet
                    THANK YOU
  We would just like to give a big thank you for the
ability to use your facility for the Denal Grahn Benefit.
Your contribution helped make it a successful benefit
     for Denal and his family. You as a church and
 congregation are always there for anyone in need
 and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you for all that
  you do. ~ Shane, Becky, Zac and Parker Heinle

   We would like to thank everyone who made our
   move to Thief River Falls so easy by providing us
 with a beautiful place to stay, a furnished house, full
cupboards, and a huge welcome. We also thank you
for your prayers. We are looking for God to do great                 Directions:
  things through the Hispanic ministry. Blessings! ~                 South out of TRF
                                                                      to County Rd 7/140 St;
    Rev. Kevin, Sylvia and Joshua Rosendahl and
                                                                     NW (appr. 3 miles) - Turn
                      Manuel Solis                                   right, go 5 miles—Turn left
                                                                     on 120 Ave NW-go until
The Facilities Commission would like to thank all who                dead end-take right 1/4
   helped make the Men’s Work Day on May 9th a                       mile-house will be on the
 success. We had eleven volunteers show up and                       right.
     were able to cross several items off our to-do
   list. Without your help we would not be able to
  accomplish all that is needed to keep our church
        building looking its best. Thanks again!                                                CONGRATULATIONS
                                                                                             Our congratulations go to proud
                                                                                             grandparents Gary & Rachel
                                                                                             Tveiten! Marshall Truman was
                Encouraging                                                                  born to Troy and Stephanie
                                                                                             Myhrer on Friday, May 1, at 9:16
                Our Service Men                                                              p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 5 oz. and
                                                                                             measuring 19.5 inches long.

   Please pray for those serving in the military                                        Our congratulations go to proud
                                                                                        grandparent Kathy Erickson!   Addy
        Esther Gallagher and Deb Hanson’s                                               Grace was born to Luke & Jenny
   Brother-in-law, Frank Whitcomb - Serving in Iraq.                                    Erickson on Thursday, May 14,
                                                                                        weighing in at 6 lb. 13 oz. and
      John Hiebert’s grandson, Matthew Varnes -
               Serving in Afghanistan.                                                  measuring 22 3/4 inches long.

     Mark & Audrey Hanson’s son-in-law, Brent -                                    Our congratulation go to Michelle &
              Serving in Afghanistan.                                              Joaquin Westerman on the birth of their
                                                                                   son, Carsten William Westerman.
            Anthony Bolduc - Serving in Iraq.                                      Carsten was born on Sunday, May 17,
                                                                                   at 1:41 am, weighing in at 8 lb. 11.4 oz.
      Shon Beito - Training with the National Guard.                               and measuring 10.25 in.           Proud
                                                                     grandparents are Steve & Shari Westerman.
  Malvin Peterson’s nephew, Jessie - Serving in Iraq.

             SPORTS CAMP                                                               Saturday, August 15
    at Thief River Falls Free Church
                  AUGUST 3-6                                                              TRF Free Church
                 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.                                                        4:00 PM - Hispanic Concert
                        6:30 - 8:30 p m

                                                                                           (Concierto en Espanol)
                                                                                          7:30 PM - English Concert
All kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade
                                                                                            Appreciation Offering
are invited to join in on four fun nights of games,
    snacks, and prizes; huddle time with Bible
                lessons and music.                         ♦   Ministered with: Billy & Franklin Graham Crusades, Greg Laurie Harvest
                                                               Crusades, Promise Keepers.
  We are looking for helpers for this event.               ♦   Alumnus of Guinness Book of Records: fastest flat picker!
There are sign up forms located on the table in            ♦   Christian Country Music Association Musician & Entertainer of the year -
   the foyer. If you have any questions….                      repeatedly.
     Call the church office @ 681-3855.
                                                           ♦   Appearances: Grand Ole Opry, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm &
                                                               Hollywood Bowl.
                We hope to see you                         ♦   Performances with: Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Gaithers, Paul
                     there!                                    Overstreet, and Michael W. Smith.
                                                           ♦   14 recordings released.

                                                           “What does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God,

 WOMEN’S MINISTRIES                                        to walk in all his ways, to love him, to SERVE the Lord your God with
                                                           all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 10:12

                                                                                    Join us in celebrating the birth
     The Wednesday Night Ladies Bible Study
      is getting together at Church for monthly                                         of one special little boy!
     Pot-Lucks. All ladies are invited to join in!
     Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
         June 10       July 7     August 19
 If you need childcare, contact Lisa Hinrichs @ 681-1664                  Carsten William Westerman
                                                                                  Baby Shower on
              Library Work Nights                                             Thursday, June 18, 2009
      Mondays, June 15 & July 13 at 6:30 pm
          All welcome to come out and help!                                    7:00 pm in the chapel
    Questions, contact Kathy Erickson @ 681-7283
                                                                           at the Evangelical Free Church
                   White Cross
    Thursday, June 11 and July 9 at 10:00 am
  White Cross will meet as usual with a potluck noon                             Carsten is the son of
  meal. We will work on clothes for the Congo, and
              cutting squares for quilts.
                                                                            Joaquin and Michelle Westerman.
                                                                              He arrived on May 17, 2009
   Monthly Women’s Ministries Meeting
             Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 pm                                    and weighed 8 lbs, 11.4 ounces.
                  We will meet at church.
            All ladies are welcome to attend.
                           June Birthdays & Anniversaries
        Sun                           Mon                              Tue                             Wed                            Thu                          Fri                              Sat
                            1 Elise Row                     2                               3 Joey Zaviska                 4                             5                              6
                            Trevor Johnson                  Nick Beito                      Gerrit Bjornstad               Diane Torblaa                 Gloria Barth
                            Blaize Steenerson                                                    Howard & JoAnne Rokke                                   Brook Redd
                                                                                                 Jason & Lacey Simoneau
                            Cory & Maria Helm Anniversary                                          Troy & Shellie Skime
                                                                                                  Duane & Penny Unruh

7                           8                               9                               10 Ruth Sodon                  11 JoAnne Rokke               12                             13
Joaquin Westerman           Philip Olson                    Maria Qualey                    Randy Barth                    Darwin Anderson               Hannah Edwards                       Al & Sharon Paggen
                                                            Ethan Edwards                   Maren Espe                     Roger Skime                       Corey & Julie Skjerven
                                                                                                                                                                                              Kurt & Erika Nelson
  John & Sharon Stacknik         Gary & Sandra Anderson                                         Rob & Mary Almquist        Audrey Hanson                                                          Anniversary
                                                                  Tom & Donna Harlow                                                                        Ernest & Donna Manges
       Anniversary               Greg & Cindy Bengtson                                          Kent & Janell Hudson
                                                                     Anniversary                                            Randy & Mary Fran Twistol            Anniversary
                                       Anniversary                                          Joaquin & Michelle Westerman
                                                                                                                               Ryan & Karen Griffin
                                                                                                                            Steve & Merrilee Torgerson

14                          15                              16                              17                             18                            19                             20
Jenna Hinrichs                                              Jon Carlson                                                                                  Dennis Anderson                Ernest Manges
Nathan Hinrichs                                                                                                                 Jason & Tammy Branden                                   Roy Blomker
   Tim & Tawnya Panek                                            Douglass & Kay Steiger                                                                     Ehren & Ester Hanson        Mary Fran Twistol
   Shane & Becky Heinle                                               Anniversary                                                                           Kevin & Heidi Senum
  Howard & Marge Nelson                                                                                                                                         Anniversary

21                          22                              23                              24                             25                            26 John Hiebert                27
Christy Stigen              Douglass Steiger                Clifford Eggen                  John Krankkala                                               Daniel Hodny                   Jacob Lundstrom
                            Jan Trontvet                    Ron Rustan                      Beth Fortier                                                 Rick Stigen
   Paul & Geno Johnson      Hunter Barth                                                          Curt & Lin Christensen                                 Melannie Lundstrom                  Roy & Lauretta Blomker
   Nate & Sarah Larson                                                                             Shon & Kristal Beito                                                                           Anniversary
        Anniversary                                                                               George & Ruth Sodon                                    Lisa Gunderson
                                                                                                    Jeff & Missy Koski                                       David & Elise Row
                                                                                                        Anniversary                                         Jon & Melissa Bushy
                                                                                                                                                            Russell & Inez Coenen

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Gary Anderson
   Keith & Judy Anderson
                            Mona Loe
                            Jeff Zewas
                                                                                                            Attention:                                                                Italics denote
        Anniversary                                                         If your birthday or anniversary is not listed, or is incorrect,
                            Peter Samuelson
                            Gunner Zutz
                                                                                    please notify the church office at 681-3855.                                                       Missionaries

                                                                                       SERVING in JUNE
                                                          June 7                                       June 14                                   June 21                                    June 28
          Children’s Church                   Brett & Julie Anderson                      Jason & Lacey Simoneau                           Shane & Mya Zutz                    Josiah & Millie Westerman
                                                                                                                                                                                    Miko Westerman
  Sunday School Greeter                             Marge Nelson                             Nancy Hendrickson                                    Jan Lee                              Mary Almquist

             Worship Service                 Anthony & Julie Bolduc                              Heidi Senum                             Bill & Connie Stock                     Rob & Mary Almquist
                   Greeters                  Wilford & Phyllis Sletten                    Brian & Debbie Steenerson                    David & Nana Stromlund                       David Trontvet
                                             Robert & Shirley Sorvig                          Doug & Kay Steiger                      Lowell & Lona Trochmann                   Dan & Janeece Trontvet
                 10:30 Nursery                Ehren & Ester Hanson                          Jon & Tiffany Edwards                        Nate & Sarah Larson                     Robert & Mary Almquist
                                                 Donna Harlow                                     Mona Loe                               Thane & Jenelle Espe
                    Sound Tech                   Steve Westerman                                   Ehren Hanson                                Bob Hultgren                            Chris Shulstad

                     Visual Tech                    Shane Heinle                                     Jeff Zerwas                                Cory Helm                       Jeff & Aaron Fagerstrom

                           Ushers           Jon Bushy, Bob Hultgren,                       Jon Bushy, Bob Hultgren                    Tom Schafer, Thane Espe,                Tom Schafer, Bob Hultgren,
                                                 Rod Hinrichs                                                                              Rod Hinrichs                             Rod Hinrichs

                                                           June 2009
    Sun                 Mon                 Tue                Wed                Thu                Fri       Sat
                    1                   2                  3                  4                  5         6
                    1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s    7:00 pm Mid-Week     6-9 pm TRF Lead-             8:00 am
                                        Prayer Breakfast Worship Service      ership Summit                Men’s Bible Study
                                        6-9 pm TRF Lead-                      7 pm Women’s
                                        ership Summit                         Ministry Meeting

7                   8                   9                  10                 11                 12        13
9:15 am Sunday      1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s      6:30 pm Ladies   10 am White                    8:00 am
School              7 pm Finance        Prayer Breakfast   Bible Study Pot- Cross                          Men’s Bible Study
10:30 am Worship    Commission          6:30 pm Commis-    luck
1:00 pm Hispanic                        sion Meetings      7:00 pm Mid-Week
Worship                                 8 pm Elder Mtg     Worship Service

14                  15                  16                 17                 18                 19        20
9:15 am Sunday      1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s      7:00 pm Mid-Week 7:00 pm                        8:00 am
School              6:30 pm Library     Prayer Breakfast   Worship Service  Westerman Baby                 Men’s Bible Study
10:30 am Worship    Work Night                                              Shower
1:00 pm Hispanic

21                  22                  23                 24                 25                 26        27
9:15 am Sunday      1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s      7:00 pm Mid-Week                                8:00 am
School                                  Prayer Breakfast   Worship Service                                 Men’s Bible Study
10:30 am Worship
1:00 pm Hispanic
 FATHERS DAY                             EFCA Leadership Conference in Minneapolis
Child Dedications

28                  29                  30
9:15 am Sunday      1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s
School                                  Prayer Breakfast
10:30 am Worship
1:00 pm Hispanic

                             July Birthdays & Anniversaries
            Sun                         Mon                               Tue                              Wed                         Thu                          Fri                           Sat

      Italics denote Missionaries                                                               1                               2                        3                               4
                                                                                                Mariah Barth                    Darlis Anderson          Bob Hultgren                    Ashley Szigety
                                                                                                Kara Stigen                     Tammy Vant Hof                                           Jen Szigety
      Attention:        If your birthday or anniversary is not
                                                                                                      DeeJay & Cay Donlin
listed, or is incorrect, please notify the church office at 681-                                          Anniversary

5                               6                             7                                 8                               9                        10                              11
                                Kristal Beito                 Christy McCauley                                                  Sharon McCullough        Steve Nordhagen
                                Rachel Routa                  Mark Lehrer                            Clifford & Doris Eggen     Sarah Larson             Kayla Kennedy                        Mel & Karen Sich
                                                                                                           Anniversary                                                                          Anniversary
                                    Randy & Patti Barth                                                                            Ross & Glenda Olson
                                       Anniversary                                                                                     Anniversary

12                              13                            14                                15                              16                       17 Orville Ellingson            18
Joshua Anderson                 Tammy Branden                 Gregory Anderson                                                  Scott Hutton             Rodney Twistol                  Val Hauert
Annika Senum                                                                                         Kim & Sara Rosendahl       Kayla Nelson             Carolyn Trontvet                Wendy Fagerstrom
     Keith & Ruth Christensen                                        Bill & Connie Stock                                        Steven Reese             Lillian Hanson
      Randy & Jan Pederson                                                Anniversary                                                                                                        Kevin & Bonnie Barth
     Steve & Shari Westerman                                                                                                                                                               Kevin & Becky Kompelien
                                                                                                                                                              Brian & Beth Fortier
           Anniversary                                                                                                                                                                           Anniversary

19                              20                            21                                22                              23                       24                              25
DeeJay Donlin                   Doug Torblaa                  Pastor Mel Sich                   Jason Simoneau                  Sydney Barth             Pastor Bruce Fischer
Jeremy Sich                     Greg Bengtson                 Duane Langness                    Jack Rosendahl                  Elena McCauley           Devin Hutton
      Bob & Nona Hultgren            Mike & Julie Clark
                                                              Joel Carpenter                                                                             Jaelyn Lundstrom
      Ted & Sharon Leister              Anniversary           Michelle Westerman

26                              27                            28                                29                              30                       31
                                Christine Bjornstad                                             Denise Nordhagen                Cassie Gunderson         Bill Wightman
                                Andrew Blacklance                  Michael & Stacy Barnhart     Mary Almquist                   Jacob Wightman           Krista Phillips
                                Kiarra Johnson                                                      Josiah & Millie Westerman                                 Tom & Marijo Schafer
                                  John & Cindy Krankkala
                                                                                                           Anniversary                                           Anniversary

                                                                                           SERVING in JULY
                                                            July 5                                         July 12                                  July 19                                July 26

             Children’s Church                   Paul & Sharon Gregor                           Thane & Jenelle Espe                          Karis Antikainen                         Joan Abercrombie
                                                                                                                                              Lona Trochmann                             Krista Phillips
     Sunday School Greeter                      NO SUNDAY SCHOOL                                       Jenelle Espe                           Lona Trochmann                           Joan Abercrombie

                Worship Service                 Corey & Julie Skjerven                        Randy & Mary Fran Twistol                  Terry & Tammy Vant Hof                Josiah & Millie Westerman
                      Greeters                  Ron & Carolyn Trontvet                          Jeremiah & Holly Vad                        Joaquin & Michelle                     Shane & Mya Zutz
                                                Gary & Rachel Tveiten                          Rodney & Arlyce Twistol                          Westerman                        Russell & Sue Zaviska
                                                                                                                                          Jeff & Roxanne Zerwas
                     10:30 Nursery               Chris & Val Shulstad                           Brook & Kristin Redd                     Kevin & Bonnie Barth                           Elisa Anderson
                                                Kim & Sara Rosendahl                           Michal & Stacy Barnhart                 Randy & Mary Fran Twistol                     Brett & Julie Anderson

                        Sound Tech                   Mark Trochmann                                   Ehren Hanson                               Bob Hultgren                           Chris Shulstad

                         Visual Tech                      Shane Zutz                                 Michael Barnhart                            Shane Heinle                             Jeff Zerwas

                                Ushers                    Earl Hanson                         Earl Hanson, Randy Barth,                 Earl Hanson, Randy Barth,              Earl Hanson, Randy Barth,
                                                                                                     Thane Espe                                Thane Espe                             Tom Schafer

                                                           July 2009
     Sun                Mon                 Tue                Wed                Thu             Fri             Sat
                                                           1                  2               3               4
                                                           7:00 pm Mid-                                       8:00 am
                                                           Week Worship                                       Men’s Bible Study

5                   6                   7                  8                  9               10              11
No Sunday School 1:30 pm Staff Mtg      7:30 am Men’s      6:30 pm Ladies     10 am White                     8:00 am
10:30 am Worship                        Prayer Breakfast   Bible Study Pot-   Cross                           Men’s Bible Study
1:00 pm Hispanic                                           luck
Worship                                                    7:00 pm Mid-                                       1:30 pm
Child Dedications                                          Week Worship                                       Hendrickson
                                                           Service                                            Wedding

12      9:15 am     13                  14                 15                 16              17              18
Sunday School       1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s      7:00 pm Mid-                                       8:00 am
10:30 am Worship    6:30 pm Library     Prayer Breakfast   Week Worship                                       Men’s Bible Study
11:30 am Congre-    Work Night          6:30 pm Commis-    Service
gation Meeting      7 pm Finance        sion Meetings      NEWSLETTER                                         4:30 pm
1:00 pm Hispanic    Commission          8 pm Elder Mtg      DEADLINE                                          Guidry Wedding
    COMMUNION                                                                  Youth @ Sonshine Festival

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9:15 am Sunday      1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s      7:00 pm Mid-                                       8:00 am
School                                  Prayer Breakfast   Week Worship                                       Men’s Bible Study
10:30 am Worship                                           Service
1:00 pm Hispanic
 Baptism Sunday

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9:15 am Sunday      1:30 pm Staff Mtg   7:30 am Men’s      7:00 pm Mid-
School                                  Prayer Breakfast   Week Worship
10:30 am Worship                                           Service
1:00 pm Hispanic
  China Team                                                                      China Mission Trip (July 30-August 11)