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Community Church for April 25, 2021

By Community Church

The Community Church Newsletter for April 25, 2021, is now available.

Today’s newsletter highlights Kaia Ellis, the financial director at Holy Trinity. She’s one of our newest staff members, and it’s fun to learn more about Kaia and her family.

The Creation Care Team has created a brochure that I’ve attached to this email. It can be printed and brought to the store when you’re shopping for replacement LED bulbs. Read about the 10,000 LED Light Bulb Campaign and other Earth Day opportunities in today’s newsletter.

Holy Trinity’s new website is live! Lots of time and planning went into this (and it’s still being tweaked). Check it out when you have a chance:

Community Church for April 18, 2021

By Community Church

The Community Church Newsletter for April 18, 2021, is now available.

Today we kick off a new segment in which you can learn more about the staff at Holy Trinity. Staff members have been asked to write about themselves, including information that isn’t available on our website. In today’s newsletter, Ann Schrooten provides stories from her past that you will all enjoy.

The Creation Care Team reminds us that Earth Day is April 22, but there are events happening prior to that day. We will highlight some over the next few weeks.

Worship for April 11, 2021

By News, Worship

As a gift to the whole synod, the staff of the Minneapolis Area Synod and Church Anew created a powerful worship service for all of us to share. Many thanks to those involved in the service:

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
  • Children’s sermon: preacher Rev. John Hulden
  • Presiding minister: Bishop Ann Svennungsen
  • Assisting minister: Rev. Wondimu Sonessa
  • Musicians: Hans Peterson, Rev. Steve Thompson, Michele Crowder, Rev. Jeff Engholm, and Rev. Matthew Ian Fleming.
  • ASL interpreters: Wendy Devore and Mary Catherine
  • Twin Cities Sound specialist: Adam Voreis

Worship for Easter Vigil, April 3, 2021

By Worship

Keeping vigil on Easter eve is an ancient practice for the church. For centuries Christians have come together in vigil in darkness as night falls. The liturgy is multifaceted, rich, and playful. Twelve readings are appointed, not all of which are read each year, but as a whole they lift up some of the greatest moments of the history of God’s salvific work. This year, we hear: Creation told by the Olsen-Biebighausers; the Ark by the Liedholm household; Deliverance at the Red Sea told by the Aldrich duo; Isaiah 55 by the Weiss-Lunds; and the Valley of Dry Bones told by the Rodriguez family. And we’re also adding in a bonus story: David and Goliath told by Mike Mann. The evening will end with Peter and Amy Johnson telling the Resurrection story.

Worship for Good Friday, April 2, 2021

By Worship

The Three Days continue with tonight’s Good Friday liturgy, which tells the story of Jesus’ Passion. Tonight we meet Jesus at the foot of the cross. As we grieve his death, we voice our lives’ laments: Asian American and Pacific Islander violence and discrimination; policing and the criminal justice system; growing economic inequality; gun violence; and COVID deaths. Even in the sorrow of this day, we trust in the resurrection promises given to us. We end tonight’s service in silence.

Community Church for April 4, 2021

By Community Church

The Community Church Newsletter for April 4, 2021, is now available.

Kris Christians shares her personal Palm Sunday procession in today’s newsletter. It’s really moving.

You’ll also find the schedule for Holy Week. The Zoom link for the service on Maundy Thursday was sent Saturday to all who receive worship video links and updates from Ingrid. She will send the information again prior to Thursday’s service. If you do not receive emails with worship video links from Ingrid, and you would like to, contact me and I’ll add you to that list.

The worship staff has worked hard to create worship videos for Holy Week. I hope you all get a chance to worship with Holy Trinity throughout this most holy of weeks.