Sunday, October 21 thru Saturday, October 27
Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
THIS SUNDAY - OCTOBER 21
Worship Services at
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00am
[Download service bulletins below]
Altar flowers this Sunday are given by
Hildred & Al Dungan in honor of
Pastor Arthur Murray
THIS SUNDAY - OCTOBER 21
Starts at 9:00am
Pancake Breakfast
Benefit
There will be a Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Lamont Thompson from 9:00am-12:30pm. 
Lamont is the husband of one of our ELC teachers, Dawn. He suffered a debilitating stroke in August. Dawn and Lamont have four children, two of whom are in elementary/middle school. Come for breakfast, bring a friend! Free will donation.


TLC Halloween RETURNS!
It's not canceled.
Boo, it's true! Wednesday, October 31, ALL HALLOWS EVE has been rekindled at TLC. We'll be having Oasis Worship at 6:15pm AND you are encouraged to attend wearing a Halloween costume and/or makeup. This means you -- adults, youth and kids!
Following worship, enjoy S'mores and a campfire outside (weather permitting) -- tell your best scary, campfire story or listen to others.
There is no Confirmation or other regularly scheduled Wednesday night programming this night.
October TLC is sponsoring the Annual Winter Coat Event to benefit Bloomington children. Gently used or new winter coats or snow pants – preschool to adult sizes – will be collected at TLC. Please have the items here by October 24.
 
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
The sounds of bells, angels, and mystery abound as the National Lutheran Choir captivates with the annual Christmas Festival, December 7 & 8. A family-favorite celebration of the Holidays for more than three decades, the Christmas Festival is the Choir’s signature program of poetry, communal singing, and exquisite music over three performances at the awe-inspiring Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.

Friday, December 7, 4:30pm and 8:00pm
Saturday, December 8, 8:00pm
Basilica of Saint Mary
88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403

TLC Members are encouraged to sign-up for the National Lutheran Choir Drawing. Simply fill out the entry blank and place it in the box on the Welcome Desk. Drawing will take place on Sunday, October 28 . Winner will receive one NLC Season Pass. Money will be refunded if winner has already purchased a Season Pass. 

TLC YOUTH WISH LIST
The TLC Youth program has created a wish list in hopes of getting some needed things that are not possible in their budget. All of the wishes would be useful and help enrich the experience our kids have here at church. Please visit the list online by [Clicking Here] . Your considerations and gifts are welcome.
Represent TLC!
Men, Women & Family Volunteers Needed
Your warmhearted personality is welcome at all services. Minimal training required. Please indicate interest and preferred service on the Life@TLC yellow bulletin ins ert or [Click Here] for our On-Line Signup.
WREATHS & POPCORN SALE
Boy Scout Troop 446 is selling wreaths and popcorn in Fellowship Hall on Sundays October 21, and 28. To make ordering and delivery simpler, the Scouts ask that payment be made at the time of order. Pickup will be November 18.
TASTY LIVER SPREAD
By Addie Zuehl
Great on Ritz or Club Crackers

8 oz Braunschweiger Liver Sausage (Oscar Mayer is common)
1 Three oz. Package cream cheese
1 Tablespoon grated onion
2-3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 Teaspoon prepared horseradish
2 Tablespoons sour cream

Open package of liver sausage (some require you remove casing) and mix together with cream cheese. Combine remaining ingredients and work to a spreading consistency. Store covered in refrigerator.

Become a Stephen Minister: An Opportunity to Learn, Serve, and Grow
Stephen Ministers are members of  TLC  who go through 50 hours of caregiving training and then work alongside our pastors in providing emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. We’ll be training a new class of Stephen Ministers January 6th 2019.  To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders:  Erin Pommeranz, Bob Riley or Becky Woll at StephenMinistry@tlcmn.com  today.
Following dinner we will be presenting out 2019 TLC Stewardship Goals
and inviting your feedback.

Please choose on of the following dates to attend:

Nov. 4 - Hosted by the Dungan's - 7100 Metro Blvd., Edina 55439
Nov. 11 - Hosted by the Ekholm's - 16917 East Lake Dr., Lakeville 55044
~RSVP~

THE COURTESY OF A REPLY IS REQUIRED BY OCTOBER 26.
Respond via text or call 952-237-2919
Please include your name(s) and date requested in your message.


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We are inviting you to complete the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), an on-line instrument that will help leaders gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in our church. The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping us, as members of church council, as we make decisions about the future of TLC.

In a few days, you will receive an email with a unique link to the CAT. Beginning next week, we are asking you to go online by clicking on the link provided and tell us about your experiences in and priorities for our church. Please do not discuss the survey or your answers with others as this may influence their answers. If you need a paper copy, please come to the office, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope. All answers are strictly anonymous. We have no way of matching any assessment to a particular person, so please feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions and experiences.

Our future together is dependent on your participation and honest answers. If you have questions, please contact Beth Mercer at buddyjoos@hotmail.com .
Meet Your Church Council
[Click Here] to visit their page on the TLC website.
Oasis Wednesday Community Meals
Oct 24: Chili, Cornbread, Fruit, Coffee, Water
Oct 31: No Meal. Halloween campfire and S'Mores in parking lot.

TLC has been given a purple candle by the Isaiah Domestic Violence Task Force which is now placed on the sanctuary altar . Lighting a purple candle during our Church service lets people in the congregation know that, as people of God we stand with the sacredness of each person’s body. The purple candle symbolizes the hope that each person who has been hurt by verbal, emotional or physical violence in an intimate relationship has a place of safety in the Body of Christ.

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the lord – plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Take & Provide
Is it time for you to take your Required Minimum Distribution withdrawal from you IRA, Simple IRA, SEP IRA? 
You could use this withdrawal as a donation to TLC, but it must be requested to go directly to TLC, not to you.
Some rules may change this year, please contact your financial planner. 
The TLC Strategic Planning Team has been working hard to form the teams who will be responsible for implementing the Six Key Area Goals and Objectives identified in TLC’s Five Year Strategic Plan, “The Journey Continues.”
Watch the campaign video co-produced by the late Jim Stooke; read the September 2018 Team Update: [CLICK HERE]
Just about one year ago, TLC began live-streaming with multi-camera coverage at all services and many special events taking place in the sanctuary. Can't make it for Sunday or Wednesday worship? Out of town? Spending winters in a warmer climate? You can watch the TLC live-stream from a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone media device. Our "displays" are responsive to screen sizes. [Click Here] for the live-stream as it happens. Watch later? See the On Demand section below.
In addition to watching TLC services and events live, we also have an on-demand YouTube playlist of hundreds of TLC videos, from the most recent live-stream to archived streams of the past. Click here or the above "On Demand" logo to be brought to our YouTube playlist.
Openings in the ELC
The Early Learning Center (ELC) currently has 4 openings in the 4 year olds room. If you or someone you know are looking for an accredited, Christian based, early learning center with a ratio of 1 teacher for every 6.5 children, contact Barb or Karen at 952-884-7955 or [Click Here] to visit their website.
Confirmation Retreat November 3-4: If you are in Confirmation this year, start planning to attend our annual retreat. This is an important part of the confirmation year (and it’s just a great time). We’ll be up at Camp Onomia from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. You are expected to be there and, unless we hear from you , we’re planning on it!

Club 56 is back! 5 th and 6 th graders are invited to hang out with Ben during the 9:30am service Sunday mornings downstairs in the Youth Room. Come ready to have a good time with your post-Sunday School peers! And remember, friends are always welcome.

10-12 th Graders! You’re invited to join Peer Ministry! Come hang out with your post-confirmation comrades on Wednesday nights from 8-9 p.m. in the Youth Room. Peer ministers will be VOTING on a Mission Trip destination Wednesday night, October 24 . If you’ve even got just a little bit of interest in going on the Mission Trip next summer, show up and have some input on where we go! BE THERE and bring a friend!
Treasures of Italy
Pastor Ed is leading a once-in-ten year opportunity to see the longest running play in the world—the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany in July of 2020. This is an 11-day spiritual pilgrimage, beginning in Rome, touring throughout Italy, and concluding in Oberammergau. This rare event should be on your bucket list. It won’t happen again until 2030.
 
Click the link below to download a copy of the Brochure or pick one up at the information desk at TLC. More info can be found on TLC's website 

Contact pastor Ed Treat, pastored@tlcmn.com if you are interested. Tickets for Oberammergau do sell out fast so early decisions are essential.
 
TLC September-October Transcripts now available online
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TLC Foundation Memorial Garden—
Featuring memorial services from 2012-2018.
Remember and honor loved ones no longer with us.

 

Did You Know:
Depending upon the tree's species and age, a mature, healthy tree
can have from 100,000 to 200,000 leaves.
Source: USDA Forest Service

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