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AUGUST Trinity Tidings Newsletter An Opportunity to Volunteer Good Shepherd Community is looking for individuals to volunteer in our Northern Delights Gift Gallery. Primary shifts are on weekends. They offer a flexible schedule. Volunteer shifts can be done solo or with a friend. Duties include running the iPad, making coffee, and making residents and tenants smile. Take a tour and see if this hidden gem is right for you! Northern Delights Store is also open to the public. Contact Jenny Zimmer, The Good Shepherd Community at 258-8661


Matthew 11:28-29

Upcoming Events: August 5—St. Cloud Singing

Saints at 8:00am worship “28 Come to Me, Good News Bible Study all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will August 8—Women’s Bible Study give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn August 9—LWML Lay Ministry Mtg. from Me, for I am gentle Leadership Team Mtg. and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your August 12 to 16— souls.” Vacation Bible School

Playhouse Child Care Center is excited to announce that we President: Jeff Cziok * have opened an infant [email protected] * room. We are now licensed to (320) 293-6660 serve children 6 weeks – 5 years Vice President: Jon Copeland * old. If you are looking for child [email protected] * (320) 267-4905 Secretary: Katie Dusing * care please contact Dawn at [email protected] * 320-230-9116 to schedule a (320) 761-5165 tour. Keep in mind that our misTreasurer: Mark Helgeson * sion states that we prepare each [email protected] * child for school readiness. If you (320) 259-7640 are looking for a positive Early Lay Minister: Justin Hackett * [email protected] * Childhood Experi(320) 249-3813 ence, we could be Lay Minister: Bob Koroll * right the fit for [email protected] * (320) 420-3651 your family.

August 20 – Good Shepherd Golf Event August 21—Brats and Hot Dogs at Prince of Peace, Free will offering August 26—POP Opening Service August 27—POP Golf Event August 27—GS Trip to State Fair

Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School August 12-16

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

LUTHERAN ISLAND CAMP Summer 2018 Program Highlight:

Rally Day Mission Festival

Trinity Lutheran Church is excited for Rally Sunday coming September 9th. Rally Sunday is the beginning of the Sunday School year, Confirmation, Discovery Camps Adult Bible study and many other groups we have 6-8 year olds who want the at Trinity. opportunity to learn about We are excited to announce that Rally Sunday this year is going to be a Mission Festival. We will have each group represented as well as food, fellowship, games and activities for children and families. We want everyone involved to make this a fun exciting day and a chance to get to know others at Trinity. The booths or tables will be set up outside the front door of Trinity (Weather permitting). We want everyone to feel welcome and excited to meet some new faces and maybe gain some new people for their group. Each group will have a table or booth with information about what they do, who is currently involved in the group as well as how others can get involved in the group (if they wish). You may also include any information or documentation that the group feels may be interesting or applicable to the congregation. Lastly, we are asking that each table have an activity (game, puzzle, coloring, trivia, project etc.) of some sort for children and families to engage in. We are looking forward for this to be an exciting day filled with lots of excitement along with food and fellowship with our entire Trinity family. We are asking that the booth be set up and available following the 8:00 service (9:00-10:30) and again following the 10:30 service (11:30 - ?) Lunch will be provided following the 10:30 service along with other activities for children and families of all ages.

summer camp will want to attend our Discovery Camp. Activities include swimming, pontoon ride, hiking, Bible Study, and lots more! Pony rides will be available this year, weather permitting. Ages: 6-8 Dates: August 10-12 Rates: $115. Deposit: $50 Confirmation Kick-off will be coming up in early September (7-8). This great event helps set the tone for confirmation instruction throughout the year. This year Dave Horn will be leading the retreat. More information will be available soon.

We are only a little over 2 weeks away from the 27th Annual Quilt Auction. We have been praying for great weather, an excellent turnout, and wonderful quilts. God has already answered on the quilts. We have already received over 200 quilts and they are beautiful. They are now available at our website as well as on our Facebook page.

Online bidding for quilts is not new but we have expanded it to all of the quilts this year. We have listed a minimum online bid for each quilt. You may bid less than that amount, however unless the bids hit that amount, the online bid will be carried over to the SaturIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out day Auction. For example. If the online minimum is to Lisa Hejhal at 320-980-0433 or $100 but the online bids only get to $80, then the initial [email protected] or Pastor Hinz at 320-815- bid on Saturday will be $80. If the bidding doesn’t go higher, that will be the winning bid. 2779 or [email protected]. WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Lutheran Island Camp and Retreat Center Lutheran Island Camp Foundation Christ Serve Ministries 218-583-2905

TIME: 9:00-10:30 and 11:30-?


Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

DCO CORNER This month I’d like to share a portion of an article written by our Synodical President, Pastor Matthew Harrison. It appeared in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Lutheran Mission. He mentions six areas of focus for our synod. “… I will note six important foci that must be taken seriously and acted upon by our pastors, laity, congregations, districts and the Synod. In fact, many of our clergy, laity and congregations are deeply involved in this kind of work already! 1. Evangelism and outreach. Synod’s new personal witnessing program, Everyone His Witness, is heating up. Our evangelism expert, the Rev. Mark Wood, is coming and going, training people across the Synod! See 2. Re-invigorating congregations. We’ve produced re:Vitality for congregations to have a good look at themselves and move to a better strategic position for outreach to the community. See revitalization. 3. Healthy workers. We must all concentrate on making sure our pastors and church workers are forgiven, healthy, supported and engaged in the work of their vocations! 4. Intentional outreach to immigrant populations. The LCMS may be overwhelmingly Anglo, but that is changing. It’s changing slowly, but it is changing. The nations are at our doors. It’s time to help them find a way in. Our schools and universities are gems in this regard! 5. Church planting. S y n o d ’s Mission Field: USA church planting-manual and other resources are now available for districts and congregations to use in reaching out to the diverse communities of our nation. See 6. Resolution of internal issues that cause conflict. We’ve come a long, long way. The 2016 con vention was unbelievably calm. Resolutions on controverted issues passed overwhelmingly. We’ve got a long way to go. God grant us repentance, patience and fidelity.” Let’s continue to look for ways to be healthy, unified and reach out to those in our community that do not share the hope we have in Christ! "Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." (John 4:35) Craig Cooper, DCO Church Contact Information Church Office: 252-3670 Church Fax: 202-1095 E-mail: [email protected] Website:

Additional Contact Information Admin. Assistant: Judy Rehwaldt Traditional Music : Daniel Reineke 656-0963, Contemporary Music: Ruth Immerfall 291-9293 Prayer Chain: Delores Volkers 252-2101, Parish Nurse: Jennifer Machula,

Office Staff Pastor David Hinz Pastor John Bakou DCO: Craig Cooper

Prince of Peace School Office: 251-1477 3

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

Festival of Nativities at Trinity On Friday, November 30th 5-8 pm and Saturday, December 1st 2-6 pm Trinity is hosting a Festival of Nativities. Over 40 nativity scenes will be displayed in the Fellowship Hall. There will be live musical performances in the sanctuary, a children’s area, a live historical nativity in the narthex and light refreshments. The festival is non-denominational, intergenerational and free for everyone in the community. Would you like to participate in this unique Christian outreach to bring focus to the birth of Christ? Are you a new member looking to meet other members of our church? Trinity family members, please join us in this relationship building, outreach opportunity in the Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud area. We have a wonderful group of volunteers, and we would like to enlarge the group -- we want and need YOU! There is a place for ALL members of Trinity to share their God-given talents to honor our Savior’s birth. If you have an hour or a day to share, we welcome your participation! Opportunities to share your time and talents: 1. Volunteer to help our communications committee deliver invitations for the festival to the neighborhoods near Trinity and/or posters to businesses that will display them. 2. Prepare the Fellowship Hall for displaying the nativity scenes. Moving tables and chairs into place. 3. Volunteers to staff the children’s area for a period of time. There will be a simple craft for the children to make, nativities to play with and refreshments. 4. Live historical nativity -- volunteer as Mary or Joseph. (This will be inside the church.)

5. Serve cookies and cider to our guests. We also need volunteers to bake Christmas cookies for the refreshments area. 6. Volunteer your time at 3 pm Friday to welcome guests from Good Shepherd and Country Manor to view the displays. 7. Welcome guests to Trinity Friday and Saturday, provide directions or answer questions about the festival or our church. Ask one of our committee members about volunteering: Barb Mingo, Karen Strohschein, Linda Kothman, Dee Tvrdik, Jan Sorell, Sharon Eickhoff, Kathy Stueve, Pastor Hinz, Judy Rehwaldt, Jennifer Kurash or Joanne Keck.

Good Shepherd Foundation 33rd Annual Golf Tournament Monday, August 20, 2018 Noon Start St. Cloud Country Club Registration forms available in the church office.

Prince of Peace Scholarship Golf Tournament Monday, August 27, 2018 Noon Start Wapicada Country Club Registration forms available in the church office. 4

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

Worship and Music Notes Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross; Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss; From victory unto victory His army shall he lead, Till every foe is vanquished and Christ is Lord indeed. Stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone; The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own. Put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer; Where duty calls, or danger, be never wanting there. I've included verses 1 and 3 of this wonderful hymn this month because it's based on Ephesians 6:10-17 (The Armor of God) and is the theme for the upcoming school year at Prince of Peace. Since the month of August brings about the start of our new school year, I thought I would share the theme with you (. . . probably because I just finished making the signs that will go up on my "Be Strong in the Lord" bulletin board and these verses have been going through my mind . . . ). During each month of the school year we will focus on a different "piece" of the armor of God. Every class looks forward to presenting their special "piece" when it's their turn to lead a chapel service. A special song as well as a scripture verse is also chosen each month to help the students remember which "piece" of the armor is being focused on. "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus" is one of the hymns that will be sung to remind us to "put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer." "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand firm." Ephesians 6:13 Lord, help us to stand firm in our faith, to keep our eyes focused on You and to be a light to others around us whether we are at home, at school, at work or at play. Amen Ruth Immerfall, Contemporary Worship Director 320.291.9293/[email protected] Spread the Good News about your business… Research has shown that church-going people are some the most loyal consumers when it comes to making a purchase from a fellow member or supporter of their church. You can make Trinity members aware of your business by placing your message in the Trinity newsletter 11 times each year. Each month the newsletter is delivered to the 350 member households and posted on the Trinity Lutheran website where it is viewed by hundreds more. The cost per insert is just $27 for 1-7/8” x 1 inch ad paid in advance with an 11-issue contract . The cost per insert is just $49 for 1-7/8” x 2 inch ad paid in advance with an 11-issue contract. Call 252-3670 to get started.


Memorials, Endowments and Thank Offerings Gordon and Delores Rehder in memory of LaVerne Skaja to the Building Fund Joann Kath in memory of Jared Lazer

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN


Trinity Lutheran Church August 12 – 16, 2018 6:00pm to 8:30pm (One form per child, please) Ages 3 to 5th Grade

*Student First Name: _________________________________________________________ *Student Last Name: _________________________________________________________ Nickname: _________________________________ Age: ______________________________________ Gender: Male Female Grade just finished: _____________________________ Home Church (if applicable): ___________________________________________________ Allergies: __________________________________________________________________ Medical Issues or Special Needs: ________________________________________________ Place my child in the same group as (child's name): ________________________________ *Parent Name (first and last): _________________________________________________ *Address: ________________________________________________________________________

*City: _____________________________________________________________________ *State:__________________________________________________________________________ *Zip: ______________________________________________________________________ *Email: ____________________________________________________________________ *Home Phone Number:_______________________________________________________ Cell Phone Number:__________________________________________________________ Other Phone Number: _______________________________________________________ Emergency Contact (first and last name): ________________________________________ Emergency Phone: __________________________________________________________ Alternate Pickup (first and last name): ___________________________________________ Alternate Pickup Phone: ______________________________________________________ General Information: ________________________________________________________ Medical Release: I give my permission for the VBS staff to administer basic first aid to my child (named above) in the event of an injury. I understand that the VBS staff will contact emergency services in the event of a significant injury and all expenses for such emergency services will be paid by me.

Photo Release: I hereby grant the above named church permission to copyright and use photographs/videos taken at VBS of the minor designated above in any manner or form for any purpose lawful at any time. I waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or written copy, that may be used in conjunction therewith, or the use to which it may be applied. Permission to Attend: I give permission for my child (named above) to attend the Vacation Bible School (VBS) listed above. I understand that the information I give for this registration will only be used by the VBS hosting church, and that all registration information will be removed from the hosting site by December 31 of this year. ________________________________________________________ Parent Signature



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“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod LCMS Stewardship Ministry When it comes to stewardship, a favorite Bible verse is the account of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1–4). It’s a moving account. Our Lord praises the seemingly small gift of two copper coins given by a poor widow above the abundance of gifts given by the rich, saying, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them” (Luke 21:3). And that is usually where we stop. But the text goes on. “For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on” (Luke 21:4). “She … put in all she had to live on.” She gave everything. She held nothing back. She trusted that the Lord who made her and all creatures, who gave her everything she had, who redeemed her from her own sin, from death, and the power of the devil, who called her by the Gospel and enlightened her with His gifts of Word and Sacrament, would continue to do this. He would provide her with all that she needed for this body and life because that is the character of the God she had. But this is not why we give small gifts. Her gift, though it appeared small, was actually large. When we are tempted to give small gifts it is precisely because we want them to be small! We don’t trust the Lord to provide for us. We give small gifts because we lack faith in the One who created us, redeemed us, sanctifies and keeps us in the one true faith. We give small gifts because we doubt that God will really give us what we need and desire. We give small gifts because we are not content with what God has already given. We are not slaves, children of the slave woman, under the Old Covenant (Gal. 4). We are adopted sons of the free woman. And since we are sons, we are also heirs. And heirs receive the inheritance. For everything is already ours in Christ. And thus, moved by the willing spirit of adoption, we do the will of God in financial matters far beyond all that done by those under the Old Covenant who were forced by legal demands. So what have you decided to give? How do I decide what to give? Let the Scriptures be your guide. We are to give proportionally to what we have received from God’s giving to us (Luke 12:48; 1 Cor. 16:12, 2 Cor. 8:12). But you have not been set free to give nothing. See that you excel in the grace of giving (2 Cor. 8:7). We are not free to live selfishly outside the Gospel, without regard for God who gives us all good gifts, without generosity for our neighbor who needs us and our gifts, without supporting the community of faith in which we live, without care for our spiritual fathers and those who teach and help raise our children in the faith, without resources for the poor and needy – in short, we are not free to live unto ourselves, hoarding what God has given us only for us. For love is the fulfillment of the law (Romans 13:10). And the sum of the law is this: Love God and love your neighbor (Matt. 22:34-.40). We love because He first loved us. We give because He has given to us. Luther once said, “Possessions belong in your hands, not in your heart” (LW 14:240). There is a reason your 10 fingers spread apart. With your hands you catch God’s gifts for what you need and let the rest fall through your fingers to your neighbors – your family, your friends, your community, your church. WESTSIDE LIQUORS Great prices - Great service 7 locations Waite Park, East St. Cloud, Little Falls, Sauk Centre, Albertville. Baxter, Rice

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“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

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Sauk Rapids, MN

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TRINITY TIDINGS Trinity Lutheran Church Our Mission: “Sharing the Caring Christ with all People” MITE WALK: Thank you for your contributions for the Mite Walk I participated in at the LWML District Convention. Around 40 ladies walked. We walked on a path from the Sanford Center where the convention was held around part of Lake Bemidji to the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues. It was about a mile and a half. Some of us also walked back. The generous donations of the members of Trinity totaled $323.80. The money is used to support the mission projects adopted at the convention. Examples of the 10 projects to be supported are scholarships for full-time church workers and seminary students, foreign missions in Haiti and Kenya, and sharing Christ with Muslims. The total raised by all who walked was $3673.83. The mission grant goal accepted at the convention was $139,000. This will be collected through mites over the next 2 years. Thanks again and God’s blessings to you. Sandy Machula


August 2018 Sun





1 7:00am Men’s Bible Study @ GS

5 St. Cloud Singing Saints 8:00am Worship (HC) Z4 10:30am Worship Z5 12:00pm Anyuak Worship (M,Y) 7:00pm Good News Study


12 8:00am Worship Z1 10:30am Worship (HC) Z2 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 4:00pm Creative Crafts

13 6:00pm Bev’s CC

7 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

14 9:00am Festival of Nat. Mtg. 7:00pm Friends in Harmony

6:00pm – 8:30pm 19 8:00am Worship (HC) Z3 10:30am Worship Z4 12:00pm Anyuak Worship (M,Y)

20 GS Golf Event- Noon

26 8:00am WorshipZ5 10:30am Worship (HC) Z1 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 4:00pm Creative Crafts 6:00pm POP Opening Service

27 9:00am Parish Workers NL 6:00pm Bev’s CC POP Golf Event - Noon

Room Reservation Key O=Overflow Room

W=Worship Space F=Fellowship Hall

8 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Women’s Bible Study

15 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS

22 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS

28 7:00pm Friends in Harmony

29 7:00am Men’s Bible Study @ GS

M=Music Room Y=Youth Room


3 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm

4 9:00am Altar Guild

9 1:00pm LWML (F) 5:30pm Lay Ministry Mtg. 6:30pm Leadership Team Mtg. (Lcl)

10 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm

11 9:00am Altar Guild 2:00pm Riehm/Koester Wedding

16 9:00am Sewing and Crafts (F) 6:30pm Worship Team Rehearsal

17 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm

18 9:00am Altar Guild

23 7:30pm Bible Study @ Benton County Jail 7:00pm Worship Team Rehearsal NL Deadline

24 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm

25 9:00am Altar Guild


31 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics

Narcotics Anon.

Narcotics Anon.

6:00pm Wedding Rehearsal

Narcotics Anon.

Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School

21 5pm @ POP Brat sale – free will offering 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

Scl=Small Class Room Lcl=Large Class Room


2 9:00am Sewing and Crafts 6:30pm Worship Team Rehearsal

Lcf=Large Conf Room Scf=Small Conf Room

6:30pm Worship Team Rehearsal

CM=Care Ministry K=Kitchen


Narcotics Anon.


August Birthdays Jack Abfalter Kirk Abraham Sadie Bartels Sue Bastian Keith Bauman Sherrie Beck Abigail Behrendt Madysen Boettcher Kim Boom Ingrid Brashear Brooke Butkowski Margaret Buttweiler Timothy Buttweiler Kara Cassen Abula Cham Ariet Cham Jon Copeland Angel Dohrmann Carol Durand Shirley Eisenlohr Cynthia England Audrey Fleck Robert Fleck Vera Forner Maggie Friedrichs Jon Fuchs Evie Gazett Alexandra Gerchy Ruth Gottschalk Pamela Hadley Eric Hansen Lisa Hejhal Christopher Helgeson Mark Helgeson Ruth Immerfall Whitney Jarnot Luke Johnson Janet Kardell

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Scott Kelm Levi Knafla Calvin Koehler Linda Kothman Jennifer Kranz Jennifer Kurash Chris Kutzorik Cordell Lazer Hailey Lyness Farrah Machula Lynn Machula Cham Medho Robert Michael Bobbi Jean Milner Joel Mousky Ryan Mousky Tyler Nack Lacey Nelson Riley Novak Grace Ojullu Georgiana Okello Ajwora Oman Darline Patton Amanda Petersen Lorie Pilantz Janice Putnam Nick Reberg Daniel Reginek Gail Reginek Mark Renn Aaron Rucks Ian Rucks Norbert Sadowski Amy Schaefer Carol Sova Eric Stuart John Sunstrom Steven Teders Brenda Thole Kelly Thole

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