The Community Church Newsletter for September 19, 2021, is now available.
Today’s newsletter includes a letter from Cantor David Sims. He has announced his resignation from his job at Holy Trinity. His last service will be Sunday, September 26. I plan to email all of my hymn requests to him later this week. (Not true—I don’t think he’s taking requests, but it’s fun to think about.)
Many climate groups, including MN Interfaith Power and Light and Climate Generation, are hosting a mayoral candidate Zoom webinar on local energy and climate justice tomorrow, September 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link.
Children and youth choirs begin rehearsing this week. The forecast for Wednesday is 75 and sunny—a perfect day to sing outside!
The Community Church Newsletter for September 12, 2021, is now available.
Now that Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, we can look forward to the start of the new church year. Adult choir starts rehearsing this week, and the youth choirs begin rehearsing next week. And the youth will begin meeting in person this Sunday! Deacon David is looking forward to welcoming youth to a new year of learning. He writes about it in today’s Community Church.
Also, note that the fall retreat has changed to a small program online.
The Community Church Newsletter for September 5, 2021, is now available.
Ann Schrooten is preparing for year three of the Communities of Calling Initiative. She explains it in today’s newsletter. There will be more information and opportunities to participate in future publications.
Because of the Labor Day holiday, there will be one service only this coming Sunday, September 5. The service will be held at 10:00 a.m. There will be no adult forum that day.
The following Sunday, September 12, is when Sunday School and Confirmation begin for the season. It signifies the end of summer (sad face), and the countdown to Christmas (I just made that up, but it’s 117).
Bob Hulteen has an excellent post on his Minneapolis Area Synod blog. He’s called it “The Care and Feeding of Pastors.” You can read it here.
Many of you may remember David Preus, who served as presiding bishop of the American Lutheran Church for 15 years, leading the church into the merger that created the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He died earlier this month. Read what the Star Tribune said about him here.
To view the livestream from the ONE SERVICE on September 5, go to vimeo.com/594832643 at 10:00 a.m.
The Community Church Newsletter for August 29, 2021, is now available.
Don’t forget about the outdoor worship service on Wednesday, August 25, at 7:00 p.m. The Martin family steel pan band will be performing.
In today’s newsletter, you can read a message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. It was published in the most recent issue of Living Lutheran.
Reminder that we will have one service only on Sunday, September 5, and there will be no adult forum that day. This is due to the Labor Day holiday.
If you wish to watch the livestreamed 11:00 a.m. service from home, the link is here. (https://vimeo.com/event/1226877). You can also find it on the Holy Trinity Facebook page, and a link will be emailed on Saturday.
Community Church newsletter for August 22, 2021
Dear Holy Trinity,
In today’s newsletter, you can read an article by Pastor Angela Khabeb. It was originally published in the Living Lutheran Magazine.
The link to last Sunday’s livestream worship service didn’t work. For Sunday, August 22, you can use this link (https://vimeo.com/588013943) or go to Holy Trinity’s Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. and view it from there.
The option to watch the service from the front lawn is being discontinued. It involved a lot of effort, and the interest was not there. You can still livestream from home and/or worship in person at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m.
Join us Sunday as we recognize students who graduated from high school this past year.
Have a great week!
The Community Church Newsletter for August 15, 2021, is now available.
In today’s newsletter, I’ve reprinted a blog post by Bishop Anne Svennungsen about prayer. She’s a very thoughtful writer.
September is a busy month. Sunday School, choir rehearsals, and confirmation begin in September, and there’s a retreat at the end of the month. More information is in the newsletter.