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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Journey Together Faithfully

Pastor Erik will lead a study called “Journey Together Faithfully:  The Church and Homosexuality” beginning on Wednesday Feb. 25 following the Lenten service, about 7:45 pm.

We will examine in four Wednesday evening sessions the passages in the Old and New Testaments that deal with homosexuality and discuss what this means for our church as we make decisions about how we want to approach this issue in the future.

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Lenten Soup Suppers

Our Wednesday night suppers take a simpler form during Lent, February 25th—March 25th and includes the whole congregation!

Enjoy a simple yet delicious meal of soup and bread. Everyone is invited to our Lenten worship following the meal.

Serving Times- 5:45pm – 6:45pm

We hope that you will join us for food, fellowship, learning, and worship in this season of Lent!

The sign-up sheet to provide food and also to serve and clean up is posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.

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Lenten Schedule

Lent: A Time for Reflection

Throughout Lent, we will gather on Wednesday evenings for Simple Soup Suppers and Lenten Worship.

Lent can be a yearly opportunity to remember who we are. It can remind us that we are sinners greatly loved by God. A love so profound that put our Savior, dying, on a cross for us.  Make your Lenten journey meaningful this year and join us in worship.

Here is the schedule for Lent, Holy Week and Easter:

Ash Wednesday, February 18th: 7 pm Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion

*There will be no choirs, supper or education classes held at Trondhjem that evening.

Soup Supper: Every Wednesday during Lent, service 5:45—6:45pm

Lenten Services

  • Wednesday, February 25 Holden Evening Prayer, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, March 4 Holden Evening Prayer, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, March 11 Holden Evening Prayer, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, March 18 Holden Evening Prayer, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, March 25 Holden Evening Prayer, 7 pm

Holy Week

  • Thursday, April 2   Maundy Thursday Worship, 7pm
  • Friday, April 3    Good Friday Service, 7pm

Easter: Sunday, April 5 Easter Worship

Confirmation students are expected to attend Lenten Services.

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40 Days of Lent Challenge

Excited about taking our Lenten devotions to social media with our 40 days of Lent challenge!  Share a photo, quote, prayer or verse on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  #TLCLent2015

For 40 days we’ll give you a word or phrase, then you share your interpretation with us! I’m excited to be inspired, challenged and motivated by your participation.  There are no right or wrong responses to these words, just your own contemplative view. Please enjoy the self-reflective opportunity provided by this challenge and share as you would like.

Day 1:             A joy

Day 2:             A sorrow

Day 3:             Something lost

Day 4:             Something gained

Day 5:             Something loved

Day 6:             Family

Day 7:             Success

Day 8:             Failure

Day 9:             Peace

Day 10:           Longing

Day 11:           Hope

Day 12:           Journey

Day 13:           Community

Day 14:           A friend

Day 15:           A stranger

Day 16:           A place of healing

Day 17:           Quiet

Day 18:           Tolerance

Day 19:           Holy Communion

Day 20:           Talent

Day 21:           Somewhere alone

Day 22:           Somewhere important

Day 23:           Who am I?

Day 24:           Faithful

Day 25:           Somewhere distant

Day 26:           Somewhere close

Day 27:           A prayer

Day 28:           A verse

Day 29:           A thought

Day 30:           A promise

Day 31:           Something humble

Day 32:           Something strong

Day 33:           Something weak

Day 34:           Something known

Day 35:           Something unknown

Day 36:           Something treasured

Day 37:           Injustice

Day 38:           Listening

Day 39:           Compassion

Day 40:           A Cross

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