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Discovering and sharing the hope of Jesus.

Where our faith calls us to explore, engage and expand.



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Sunday, January 20
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:30 AM Worship & Music Team Meeting
Monday, January 21

Church building closed today. Call ahead for key if needed.
9:00 AM Quilting/Fellowship Hall
6:00 PM “Wintering in Wisdom” Bible Study
6:30 PM Lion’s Den/Happy Hollow
7:00 PM Congregation Council/Library
Tuesday, January 22
9:00 AM Team Meeting
9:00 AM Quilting/Fellowship Hall
1:30 PM Martha Guild/Library
2:00 PM Oak Court Holy Communion
4:15 PM Praise Singers/Library
5:30 PM Men’s Chorus
6:00 PM Arrow of Light Den & Webelos/Happy Hollow
7:00 PM Boy Scouts/Happy Hollow
Wednesday, January 23
9:00 AM Team Devotions
3:00 PM Half-Time/Youth Room
4:15 PM Jubal’s Joy/Youth Room
6:00 PM ALPHA/Youth Room
Thursday, January 24
9:00 AM Team Devotions
6:30 PM Tiger & Wolf Dens/Happy Hollow
Friday, January 25
9:00 AM Team Devotions
12:00 PM Al-Anon/ Room 1A
1:00 – 3:00 PM Lion’s Group/Kitchen
Saturday, January 26
No events scheduled.
Sunday, January 27
7:45 AM Traditional Worship
9:00 AM Contemporary Worship
10:10 AM J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)
10:15 AM Annual Congregational Meeting/Sanctuary
11:00 AM “Taste of Trinity” NYG Fundraiser/FH


For further calendar information please go to the
Home Page and click 
on "Calendar".


 There may be limited staff coverage
in the church office 
Tuesday, Jan. 29th through Tuesday, Feb. 5th.

Please call ahead (281-4276) to make sure someone is available
if you need help in the church office or building.
As always, in case of an EMERGENCY, call (218) 289-0353.


Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT


THIS Friday, January 25
At the Crookston National Guard Armory
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour
7:00 p.m. Fashion Show Begins
Local area businesses will display their fashionable, chic merchandise & creative designs
TICKETS: $25 in advance/$30 at the door
Tickets can be purchased during regular business hour
at the Villa St. Vincent Business Office, Montague’s Flower Shop, Erickson’s Embroidery-Second Street Boutique, Wonderful Life Foods and Rejuv Salon & Spa


Soup Supper & Movie Night
Sunday, January 27th
5:00 p.m. @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
St. Paul’s Fellowship Committee invites YOU
to this FREE community event!
A simple meal of soup (there will be two choices), bread, bars or cookies, along with coffee & lemonade will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The featured movie is  I Can Only Imagine,
the inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved chart-topping song
that brings ultimate hope to so many.
This movie is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

ALL ARE WELCOME and remember - there is absolutely no charge for this event!

Are you a parent to a child under the age of five? Do you enjoy delicious food and friendship?
There’s a new Christian parenting group, open to families at Trinity Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches, led by Pr. Elise Pokel and Brenda & Madison Crane, starting at the end of January. We’ll dive into Scripture and two fabulous books: Faithful Families and Little Steps, Big Faith; books are provided free of charge!
Come and enjoy a monthly meal, wonderful conversation and fun! Children are welcome!

WHERE:  Kelsey & Matt Torgerson’s home
                820 Eickhof Blvd in Crookston
WHEN:    January 31st from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
(Future dates to be determined)
 Please all Trinity Lutheran at
(218) 281-4276 to RSVP or email Pr. Elise at pastor.e.pokel@gmail.com


Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston is seeking a full-time, seasonal Trinity Point Site Director for May 24 – Sept. 2, 2019.  This position, for an individual or couple, will provide management, maintenance and hospitality at Trinity Point’s summer ministry on Maple Lake, Mentor, MN. 
The position requires working on the weekend.

A complete position description is available below 
or you may request a copy in the church office during regular business hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Compensation for the summer is $5,000 and includes housing and utilities at Trinity Point. 
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to
Rev. Gregory Isaacson, at gregoryi279@gmail.com



9th GRADERS: ALPHA begins Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m.
and continues each Wednesday night through March 13.

This 8-week ministry series is a 9th grade confirmation expectation.
Through special guest speakers, small group conversations on faith questions and connecting in new meaningful ways, we will take a giant leap toward making the personal choice of being confirmed.
9th graders must register prior to January 23
(contact Leah in the church office ASAP if you have not registered).
Cost of $40 will cover the pizza meal that is served from 6:00-6:30 p.m. each week.




Join the Trinity Quilters each Monday & Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
 in the Fellowship Hall for quilting and fellowship. 
 Please prayerfully consider joining this important ministry;
many hands are needed to prepare the warmth these quilts provide for those in need!



Wednesdays, January 23—March 13: ALPHA for 9th Graders from 6:00—8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27: “Taste of Trinity” Youth Fundraiser @ 11:00 following the annual meeting



Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 10:15 a.m.
In accordance with Trinity’s Constitution and
by-laws, the main agenda items for this meeting are approval of the 2019 budget and elections.
Join us for “Taste of Trinity” in the Fellowship Hall following the meeting (11:00 a.m.). Sample tasty eats & treats created and served by the National Youth Gathering Team. Free will offering and $1.00/recipe (if you choose). 
Proceeds go toward for the trip to the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis! 

“If we don’t shape our kids,
 they will be shaped by outside forces
 that don’t care what shape our kids are in.”

-Dr. Louise Hart

“Don’t worry that your children never listen to you;
worry that they are always watching you.”

-Robert Fulghum 

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. The time you spend with them today shapes who they will become tomorrow. Successful children are the result of responsive, nurturing, and engaged parents. Foster their development through nurturing experiences, teachable moments and time spent together. 


Monday Night Bible Study
6:00 p.m. @ Trinity Lutheran Church

“Wintering in Wisdom”
Pr. Elise will lead us in this study as we skate into the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs & Job together!  Let’s cozy up with God’s word in these wintry months to come.

All are welcome! Bring your curiosity.
NOTE: “Wintering in Wisdom” Study WILL NOT meet on Monday, December 24 or Monday, December 31
For information call:  Ruth Sanders 218-281-4853 (FPC) or Pr. Elise at 218-281-4276 (Trinity)


Items for the Sunday bulletin must be in the church office
no later than 12 Noon each Wednesday


Service Work Group #4 will serve the next funeral.

Thank you for your service.



    Lutheran Social Service on MN will offer a NEW monthly support group for Caregivers at Trinity Lutheran Church the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. beginning September 6th.
    This group offers comfort, support and education to caregivers during tough seasons. This group is for those caring for an older adult or anyone an early onset memory related disorder.
    CAREGIVER SUPPORT & RESPITE: Are you stressed and in need of extra support while caregiving? LSS of MN offers a variety of services to help those in need. Caregiver’s can receive individual support, attend educational classes, gain respite support, and even gain support with and through their electronic devices.
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    Lutheran Social Services of MN is seeking volunteers for their Caregiver Support programs. Volunteers provide companionship to elderly and veterans in their community. AmeriCorps offers modest compensation for their volunteers.
    For more information or questions about any of these opportunities, contact Ashlee Grussing, Lutheran Social Service Caregiver Support & Respite Program, for more information.
    Call Ashlee at (701) 330-1681 or email ashlee.grussing@lssmn.org
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  • Planning to be away from Crookston
  • on Sunday?

    We offer several giving options, so you may continue your support of Trinity’s ministries.
    Simply Giving allows for regular contributions to be made right from your checking account. See Jean in the church office for more information about the Simply Giving program.
    Online Giving is available and may be accessed by visiting our website at www.trinitycrookston.org You can make a safe and secure one-time or recurring gift to Trinity via credit card.
    Traditional: Using the US Mail service is always an option or you can stop by the church office to drop off your gift. Pick up a bulletin to stay informed of all the happenings at Trinity!


  • The next issue of Table Talk will include important dates
  • for confirmation ministry, J.A.M. and youth events.
  • Please carefully read the information that pertains to
  • you and your family. Watch for updates each week in the
  • Sunday bulletin, on our website and through social
  • media to keep informed!


Help us keep our church contact information current. If you have had a change in your phone number or address, please contact the church office with these changes. Call 281-4276 or email:  jean@trinitycrookston.org


Carrying the message of the gospel through the streets of Crookston
can feel intimidating but through Trinity’s Radio and TV Ministry,
we are reaching out to those who may not step into our church building
to hear the message. 
This vital outreach touches lives well beyond Crookston’s city limits.  

Gifts to the Radio Fund can be given to honor or remember a loved one. 
Recognition of the weekly radio broadcast sponsorship can be scheduled
to coincide with a memorable date. 
The cost of each weekly broadcast is $126.00
If you would like to sponsor a broadcast,
contact the church office at 281-4276 to schedule a date.  

Up-to-the-minute calendar and ministry information about Trinity
is available just by clicking your mouse!


Click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page!




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