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Community Church for February 13, 2022

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The Community Church Newsletter for February 13, 2022, is now available. In this week’s newsletter we’re running statements from Bishop Ann Svennungsen of the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod and from the Minnesota Council of Churches on the police killing of Amir Locke. There are also numerous announcements about a variety of this and that going on at the church and elsewhere, and a link to the video of the funeral service for little Tove Ann Kjeseth.

In honor of the recent anniversary of Langston Hughes birth on February 1, 1901, we wanted to share a very short passage from his debut novel, Not Without Laughter, published in 1930:  “Ever’thing there is but lovin’ leaves a rust on yo’ soul. An’ to love sho ‘nough, you got to have a spot in yo’ heart fo’ ever’body – great an’ small, white an’ black, an’ them what’s good an’ them what’s evil – ‘cause love ain’t got no crowded-out places where de good ones stay an’ de bad ones can’t come in. When it gets that way, then it ain’t love.”

Community Church for January 30, 2022

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 30, 2022, is now available. Bishop Ann Svennungsen writes about the faith practice of apologizing. “May God grant us wisdom and compassion in the practice of saying we are sorry.” Her words are inspirational.

Also, learn more about upcoming events and learn about the history of stained glass windows.

Information about AARP Tax Aide (people who help seniors and low-income taxpayers prepare their taxes) is included in the newsletter. Phone numbers are listed. Church staff cannot help with taxes or with appointments.

Have a great week!

 

Community Church newsletter for January 23, 2022

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 23, 2022 is now available.

In this week’s Community Church newsletter, we feature our new candidates for the Church Council, whom we will be voting on at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 30 at noon (via Zoom).  There are updates, and a fun picture of a frozen Deacon David (remember, he LOVES snow!). One piece of news that didn’t make it into the newsletter this week: You can now find a collection box in the coat room where you can bring old and unused eyeglasses and hearing aids. For 80 years, Lions Clubs’ have collected unwanted eyeglasses for redistribution to the poor in developing countries. We’ll run more information on this next week.

Community Church newsletter for January 16, 2022

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 16, 2022 is now available.

In this week’s Community Church newsletter the Stepping Out in Faith Our-Shared Home group offers an update and invites you to join them in upcoming forums about Holy Trinity’s stained-glass windows. You’ll also find a number of timely announcements, including info about a family retreat next month, and summer camp for kids at Lake Wapo!

Community Church newsletter for January 9, 2022

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 9, 2022 is now available.

In this issue of the Community Church, you’ll find a piece about Sunday’s service, “Solar Sunday at Holy Trinity” as we dedicate and bless the new solar panels now functioning on the church building’s roof!  We have some timely announcements, but not all of them made it into this issue, so please read on…

Due to the rapid increase in COVID cases, some events that had been planned for January are being postponed:

-The film that the Palestine-Israel group was going to screen in the Bartsch Rom on January 19, The Present, has been postponed.

-The Racial Justice Retreat has also been cancelled for now. An email was sent today to survey new dates.

-Godly Play and Trinity Village will not be taking place for at least the rest of this month in an abundance of caution for the youngest among us who have not yet had access to vaccinations.

-Confirmation classes for fully vaccinated students and staff can still meet in person, or join via Zoom, as preferred.

I’m sure there will be additional updates as we ramble our way through another COVID January, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, if you are in need of a blessing or a prayer, or if you can use help finding a COVID test or a booster, call us at church. We’re here for you with love and care!

Community Church newsletter for January 2, 2022

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 2, 2022 is now available.

In this issue of the Community Church, Pastor Angela Khabeb shares her and her family’s heartfelt gratitude for their new home; read about an opportunity for a few member-volunteers to learn how to run the video for the livestreaming of the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service; there’s a Prayer for the New Year from Rev. Marcy Sheremetta; a new COVID data table from Hennepin County; various save the date announcements for 2022; and finally, a John O’Donohue poem, Beannacht – A New Year Blessing. Enjoy!

Community Church for December 19, 2021

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The Community Church Newsletter for December 19, 2021 is now available.

In this week’s newsletter, we introduce you to some of our newest members; tell you about U.S. Bank’s gift to help rebuild the community; and we announce some big news: Holy Trinity’s solar panels are ON! Installing solar panels on the church roof has been a dream of our Caring for Creation team and many of us for years and its finally come true! There’s lots more in here, too, check it out!