Community Church for April 25, 2021

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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

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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

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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

Community Church for April 4, 2021

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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.

Lenten Worship for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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Wednesdays in Lent we will again use Holden Evening Prayer. In addition to the liturgy and music, speakers will share reflections on the theme Emerging Anew during each of the Wednesday services. This week’s service includes a powerful interview with member Mark Symchych.


Community Church Newsletter for March 28, 2021

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The Community Church Newsletter for March 28, 2021, is now available. Holy Trinity’s Equity Team has provided an update. They have done lots of work around institutional racism and have created ways to (start to) address racism at Holy Trinity.

In the newsletter, you’ll see a small picture with our new Black Lives Matter flag. Here’s a video that’s waaaayyyy better. (Thanks, Katie Schroeder!)

The Public Voice and Organizing Committee has put out their spring newsletter. You can read it here.

Worship for Sunday, March 21, 2021

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In our worship we stand in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the ELCA Conference of Bishops, as we lament the violence perpetrated on Asian Americans this week in Atlanta.