Vacation Bible School

Dear Parents,

We’re excited about your child joining us at SonSparks Labs VBS!

Please complete a registration form for each child attending and send it, along with any donation, to Trondhjem Church, 7525 Garfield Ave., Lonsdale, MN  55046 no later than JUNE 17th, 2015. Any questions regarding registration, or for additional forms, contact Kim Smisek at 744-2310.

Registration form

This year’s event will be held Wednesday, June 24th thru Friday, June 26th at Trondhjem Lutheran Church.  The times are as follows for Kindergarten through 5th Grade:

Wednesday, June 24th 9:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday, June 25th 9:00am – 3:00 pm

Friday, June 26th 9:00am – 12:00pm (Closing Program to follow)

PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Your Preschooler (age 4 or older) can attend the morning OR afternoon session:

Morning Session:          Wed. & Thurs. 9:00am -11:30am;    Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session:      Wed. & Thurs. 12:30am – 3:00pm;  Friday: arrive for program @ 11:30

On Friday, there will be a Closing Program at 12:00pm for all grades, including Preschool, followed by refreshments.  Moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, neighbors and friends are all welcome!!!

There is no charge for VBS however the cost to the church for materials and supplies is about $18.00 per child (family cap of $50.00). A donation of any amount would be appreciated. Please make checks payable to Trondhjem Lutheran Church.

Any questions or if you would like to volunteer, please email the church office at

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A Celebration of Life for Deone Ward

Funeral Service for Deone Ward is Friday, May 22nd at 11am at Trondhjem Lutheran Church. Visitation is Thursday, May 21st, from 6-8pm and 1 hour before the service on Friday, also at Trondhjem Lutheran Church, 7525 Garfield Avenue, Lonsdale, MN 55046. (more…)

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Funeral for David Oertel

Visitation for David Oertel will start at 10 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday May 21, at Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Lonsdale. A luncheon will immediately follow.

David Erhardt Oertel, 73, of Lonsdale passed away May 9, 2015, in Northfield, Minn., surrounded by the love of his family. (more…)

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Road Clean Up

This Saturday, May 2nd will be sunny and 75 degrees. What better way to spend that beautiful day, than cleaning up God’s beautiful world. The world is a bit much to tackle in a day, so let’s just start with our section of highway 19! Meet at the church at 3 pm on Saturday, May 2nd if you can help. Contact the Pankows or the church office if you have any questions.

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Vision & Mission Conversation

Join us tonight at 6:30 for continued conversation about who we are as we create our Vision and Mission statement. We’d love to hear from you!
Here is what you’ve said Trondhjem is:

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Maundy Thursday: April 2nd: 7:00PM Worship;  Children will receive their first communion

Good Friday: April 3rd: 7:00PM Worship

Easter Sunday: April 5th

8:15 & 10AM Easter Worship

9 – 10:00AM Easter Breakfast

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Sign Up for the Church Directory!

Dear Members and Friends,

We need YOU to make our directory complete! To celebrate our church family and strengthen the bond within our congregation, we welcome you to be a part of our upcoming new directory.

A new directory:

•  Preserves this special time in the life our church

•  Becomes a lasting record of our current membership

•  Introduces our church to friends, the community and new members

•  Enhances fellowship by helping us connect faces with names

We are partnering with Lifetouch for this important project. Lifetouch is providing the directory at no cost to our church. Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory and an 8×10 portrait. You can sign up for photography at our church beginning March 22, 2015 or you may go to

If you sign up online you will receive a link to coupon for $10 off your portrait order.  You may also call the office at (507) 744-2310 for assistance.


Tuesday-Saturday, April 21-25

Hours of photography are 2:00-9:00 all days.  For your convenience, our photography and portrait viewing will take place at our church with NO sitting fee. You will have a variety of poses taken. One pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to your complimentary 8×10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits on the day of your portrait session.  Lifetouch’s portrait price lists are available in the church office for those who would like them prior to photography.

This professional photography session is a great opportunity to invite your extended family and get portraits with everyone together.  In addition, it’s a great reason to invite friends and neighbors to our church. Each visiting family will receive their own complimentary 8×10 portrait.

Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to be professionally photographed. Lifetouch offers so many ways to capture the memories. Your portraits are sure to become valued family keepsakes.  Also Lifetouch is partnering with our church so that anyone who would like to donate $5 or more to our youth ministry will receive $5 off their portrait order through the Lifetouch Gives Back program.

We are looking forward to seeing you in our directory.  I am encouraging 100% participation!

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First Communion Classes

To 2nd graders and parents:

It’s a great thing in the church to welcome our second graders to the Lord ’s Table!  We want our children to experience the same forgiveness and grace as the rest of our assembly.  We are pleased to offer communion classes to these young people!

Here’s the schedule:

March 22  after the 10:00 worship  (for students only)

March 29 after the 10:00 worship (for students and parents)

First Communion:

April 2,  Maundy Thursday, 7:00 pm.

After becoming children of God in the sacrament of Holy Baptism, it’s important to realize that it is in the Sacrament of Holy Communion that they are nourished and sustained.  Holy Communion is a very specific and very direct way through which the children of God are nurtured in the faith.

Welcome to the table, Second Graders!

Yours, Pastor Erik

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A date has been set of our Annual Spaghetti Dinner with Silent and Live Auctions!

Drum roll please…

… March 21st, 2015!

The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:00

  • Silent Auction from 4:30—7:00
  • Live Auction will start at 7:15.

If you have not yet attended this fun, action packed event, now is the time! You will not want to miss what we hope will be the best year ever! And of

course, see who wins the bid on the most sought after ham in the county!

The funds raised this year will help kids attend bible camp and also help send our J-Walkers to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit.

We are looking for donations for the auction. Be creative, some of those can be the best things to be auctioned off.

Thank you!

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Prayer Shawl Gathering

The Prayer Shawl Ministry group will be meeting Tuesday, February 24th.

In an effort to save on heating at the church during these cold months, we will be meeting at Kim Smisek’s home.

Light appetizers will begin at 6:00 PM, but come whenever you can.

This ministry brings prayers and comfort to many people dealing with illness, loss and difficult times. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet this is a wonderful way to learn!

To get directions to Kim’s home or a supply list, please contact Kim in the church.

Everyone is welcome! Pick up your needles, hooks and yarn and join us!

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