Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
June 9, 2019
8:30 & 10:00am
Altar flowers are given this Sunday by John and Dave Thomson,
in loving memory of Elaine Thomson.
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And by Cindy Toms, in gratitude for 15 years of
cancer free living.
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Description of Summer Services

First and Third Sundays of June, July, August
8:30 am & 10:00am
Traditional worship using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal.

Second and Fourth Sundays of June, July, August
8:30 am
Traditional worship using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal.
"The Gathering" using a musical variety led by the Praise & Worship music team.

There is no Wednesday evening Oasis worship service during the summer schedule. It will resume this fall.
The Advocate
Pastor Ed Treat
On the last night of his life, as Jesus tells his disciples he is leaving, he shares with them the news that he will be sending them a mentor to guide them. He announces the Spirit of truth is coming to be with his followers forever. He calls this spirit of truth the “Advocate.”
This “Advocate,” he says, will do many things for us. God has placed his Spirit, the Advocate, within us to focus us on the truth. It will remind us of the things Jesus has taught us. It will produce fruit in our lives. The Advocate will convict us when we fall short. The Advocate will talk to us about Jesus and challenge us to talk to others about him too.

The Spirit is there with us every day, able and willing to guide us day by day without our having to schedule an appointment. All we need to do is open our hearts to hear God’s Word and allow the Advocate to lead us. If we can get out of the way, the Advocate will do the heavy lifting of reshaping our lives.

Are you allowing the Spirit to mentor you and shape your life? Is there someone in your life who could use some reminding of God’s truth in Scripture? Follow the Spirit’s lead to bear fruit and testify about Jesus. The Spirit will do amazing things, transforming you and others, and even the world.

Come and Feel the Spirit!
Rob Reid
Director of Music
June 9 is Pentecost Sunday – Wear RED!

Red is the Liturgical Color for Pentecost Sunday – a day when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples and to all people, coming like a dove from heaven, like flames of fire to energize us, causing people to speak in many languages, yet still understand one another. Come and feel the Spirit!

8:30am service – The Chancel Choir will sing “Spirit of God, Bright Wind” for their anthem, and will lead us in several moving and uplifting hymns, concluding with their rousing ending for “O Day Full of Grace.”

10:00am service – The Praise and Worship Team leads us, singing “Send Down the Fire of Your Love,” “Spirit of the Living God” and “Spirit of Gentleness.”
A Different Kind
of Church Pew
Experiencing Church through the Children's Pray-Ground
There are two sets of children's tables and chairs on opposite ends of the back row.
-By Erin Pommeranz
Have you noticed the "Reminder" in the Sunday bulletins:  The noises of children are the sounds of the future. Your children are welcome to worship

And now, TLC, along with the Tuesday Night Women's Cafe Group, take that reminder to heart with the development of the new Children's Pray-Ground on the south side of the sanctuary.
The Children's Pray-Ground is located along the back wall of the south side of the sanctuary.
The children's area in the sanctuary was created to provide a visual welcome sign to young families and encourage children to play and pray with our community. We have provided puzzles, coloring books, foam blocks, and a comfortable area for kids to sit and worship. This will be a permanent area in the sanctuary, however the arrangement of the pews may change over time to accommodate the needs of families. All items were donated by the Tuesday night Women's Cafe Group. 
Our Westwood
Pen Pals
TLC adults make acquaintances with 4th graders through letters
Does anyone write personal letters any more? It's a dying art these days, and about 10 years ago now, a third-grade teacher over at Westwood Elementary decided to teach her class how to actually write a letter, even to someone they did not know at all, and receive a lettter in return! The two; one adult and one third grader, would become “Pen Pals” and in the process the child would learn some writing skills and be able to send a letter to grandma, perhaps, thanking her for the birthday present.  

Now, each fall, TLC puts out the call for adult “pen pals” to eventually receive the name of a fourth grader (third-grade turned out to be a bit young) who would become their pen pal. I've had all sorts of nice kids who were excited to learn “letter writing.” Many needed help just to think of something to write about.  Their teacher offered ideas of what to say in their very first letter: “What's your favorite food?” was always there, and, “Do you have any pets?” followed by, “What's your favorite color?” These kids needed to use simple English, proper spelling, and some punctuation before branching out to more interesting subjects. The children loved to include art work with their letter, and I still have this year's pen pal art on my fridge.  We rely on Marilyn Erickson [TLC Care Ministry], who has become our “mail lady” and brings the letters back and postage needed. She is perhaps, more reliable than the U.S. Mail!

This year, June 3 was our final “Pen Pal Tea” held at Westwood Elementary School [where TLC was born]. Their lunchroom was full of TLC's adult pen pals, and outside the door was a very large group of excited kids waiting to meet us for the first time. As they came in and searched for their pal, the noise level grew considerably, and would not recede at all until the principal made a few
remarks, and thanked TLC for being willing to take on this project at all.  It's fun to get to ask questions in person and get to know these kids better.  There were games to play and some written questions to discuss to get the conversations going. With everyone talking at once it was hard to hear well...the kids being a bit reticent and the adults with hearing problems of their own!

Next fall, when you see the Sunday Bulletin asking for Pen Pals for Westwood, think about helping this already successful project. Those kids get so excited to receive our letters, and we are glad to make a new friend each year too!

-Bloomington Bird Lady
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Remembrances of
Pastor Jim Anderson
James R. Anderson
August 27, 1938 -
May 21, 2019
Last week, Bird Lady asked her readers to email thoughts about their time with Pastor Jim when he served TLC from 1968 to 1979.
Judy Verplank writes:
I joined TLC in 1978 when our daughter started Sunday School. We didn't know Pastor Anderson for long but I remember he and his wife Diane as being very kind and always had a smile when greeting you. When our twin boys were born in January 1979, he came to visit us at home, and he and Pastor Martinson baptized them. He made it very special for us. My prayers go out to Diane and family.

Lois Nornes writes:
Pastor Jim Anderson arrived TLC on his 30th Birthday. I had been the Director of Music for several years before he came. We both had an appreciation for choral music inspired by our Sister Colleges (Gustavus Adolphus, Concordia, St Olaf, Augsburg, Luther and Augustana). We worked together for ten years. He was always “the great encourager” and believed that each person was of value and capable of contributing to the mission of the church.
God bless his memory.
TLC’s Activities Group for Seniors and Friends

June 12 @ 2pm

July 10 @ 2pm

August 14

Contact Renee Jefferson for further information:
952-884-2364 or
Missing Your Wednesday Evening Worship?
Come join your friends and neighbors at Atonement Lutheran Church for

Gather at the outdoor campfire at 6:00pm to roast hotdogs and marshmallows; free-will offering to benefit V.E.A.P.. Worship at 6:30pm with guitar-led hymns and songs. It's a multi-church worship service with guest preachers. Come as you are!

Every Wednesday through August 28 at Atonement Lutheran Church, located at the intersection of 98th St. & Portland Ave. in Bloomington.
Sunday Potluck
Celebrated Graduates
A Potluck luncheon was served in Fellowship Hall last Sunday, honoring recent graduates.
Paul & Delores Hugo staffed tables and attended to the cake celebrating the graduates.
-By Beth Rahn
About 50 members attended the potluck on June 2nd where we celebrated graduates, young and old… from preschool to doctorate programs! Jane Voss entertained us with her emceeing talents, the children enjoyed picnic games, and all enjoyed the good food and conversation. Look for the announcement next Fall when we will schedule our next potluck!
-The Potluck Crew
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TLC Environmental Group
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Our next New Member Welcome will be Sunday, June 23. New Members will be blessed at the 10:00am service and welcomed at a brunch following the service. If you are interested in becoming a new member or volunteering as a new member mentor, please sign-up on the Life@ TLC yellow insert in the Sunday bulletin.
June 23 - 10:00am Service
Deja Vu All Over Again
View issues of the TLC Weekly.
[CLICK HERE] to visit the TLC web page where you can choose to read from the past nine months of weekly E-newsletters from Transfiguration Lutheran Church. This is also a great way to share TLC Weekly with those that don't receive it in email. Tell them to visit
Recent and past Celebration of Life services at TLC are part of a departed loved one's tribute page. Please take a moment to remember them by visiting the TLC Memorial Garden at

David Paul Mann
Age 55
Service on June 3, 2019
[Click Here] to visit his tribute page.
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Romans 8:38-39
WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2019
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Dancing with the Stars
(of ELC)
-By Barb Wigstadt, ELC Director
TLC-ELC children have been having dance lessons through Eleve' for the past 6 years. Every year they put on two recitals, one at Christmas time and one in the spring. This past Friday, May 31, almost 100 parents and grandparents came to watch the 48 Penguins, Chipmunks, Aardvarks, Duck Tails and KinderPlus students put on a Barn Yard Dance.
Help Needed at VBS

You can help (please?) at one or more Vacation Bible School days at TLC, Monday through Friday, June 17-21.

  • Opening "drama partner" with Rob Reid; 9:00am

  • Small Group Leader, especially for K-3rd grade & 4th-6th grade

  • Activity Areas- ART, SCIENCE, GAMES (art instructions & materials supplied)

CONTACT Renee Jefferson ASAP.
952-884-2364 or
It’s important to know that we can depend on financial support from TLC members during the Summer months. Electronic giving is fast, secure, and reduces administrative costs, allowing more of every dollar to support the important work we are called to do. You can give anytime, anywhere to specific funds with our GivePlus Mobile app (free from the app store). You can also schedule and manage recurring donations by visiting our website and clicking on TLC ONLINE GIVING icon at the bottom of any page, or contact the church office.
(with RED Tabasco Sauce, RED tomato soup & RED pepper)
By Mrs. James Zuehl

1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 medium onion, chopped and sauteed (or cook with ground beef)
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can condensed tomato soup
½ tsp Tabasco sauce
½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Dash of red pepper (optional)

1 pkg spaghetti (16 oz.) cooked & drained

Mix together all but the spaghetti and simmer at low heat for 30-45 minutes. Serve over platter of spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Leftover sauce makes tasty sloppy joes.
Discussion has started regarding Sunday morning worship times for September through May. Your opinions and suggestions are needed. Please [CLICK HERE] to participate in an online survey regarding the change in worship times.
Seeking Female Personal Care Assistant (PCA) – Will Train
Seeking a female personal care assistant (PCA) to assist us in caring for our daughter Amelia. Amelia (and her sister Madeleine) suffer from a rare genetic condition whose symptoms mimic those of Parkinsons. Experience, while helpful, is not required. We will train you. And until you are up to speed, we will not leave you alone with Amelia. If you are considering a healthcare career or if you enjoy helping those less fortunate, PCA work can be a good start.
This is schedule that we would like:
Monday: noon to 4:00pm; Tuesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm; Wednesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm; Sunday: off
We live in an area of Bloomington that is not well-served by public transportation. It’s not required, but if you don’t have a car, you may find that just getting to and from our house is more trouble than it’s worth. Finally, we have two small dogs, so if you are uncomfortable with dogs, this probably isn’t for you. Think about it and give us a call. Will & Rebecca Dunwiddie, 952-835-1725
For adults, youth and children. Test your knowledge of the Bible in each issue of TLC Weekly.
Answers can be found on the last section of this issue.

1) Pentecost shows...
  1. the coming of the Holy Spirit
  2. a mighty wind that will fill the outside
  3. a day of fasting
  4. the bible doesn't mention such a thing

2) Peter had said, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin; and you shall receive the gift of the _____ (Acts 2:38)."
  1. food
  2. promise
  3. Holy Spirit
  4. Easter

3) After Jesus' death, the Apostle Paul still kept Pentecost. Fill in the following scripture (Acts 20:16): "For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at __________, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost."
  1. Corinth
  2. Ephesus
  3. Israel
  4. Jerusalem

4) The Feast of the Firstfruits is also another name for Pentecost. In Revelation 14:4, "These are the ones who ______ the Lamb wherever He goes."
  1. slaughter
  2. object
  3. follow
  4. deny

Answers in the last/bottom section of this issue.

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Treasures of Italy
Pastor Ed is leading an 11-day tour of Italy and Germany the summer of 2020. Sites include Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Salzburg, and Munich. The trip concludes in Oberammergau, Germany, to see the longest running theatrical production in the world--the Passion Play at Oberammergau. This is a rare opportunity to see an amazing and powerful spectacle.

For more information, pick up a brochure at the welcome desk or [Click Here] to visit the special page on TLC's website.

1) Pentecost shows...
Answer #1: the coming of the Holy Spirit

2) Peter had said, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin; and you shall receive the gift of the _____ (Acts 2:38)."
Answer #3: Holy Spirit

3) After Jesus' death, the Apostle Paul still kept Pentecost. Fill in the following scripture (Acts 20:16): "For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at __________, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost."
Answer #4: Jerusalem

4) The Feast of the Firstfruits is also another name for Pentecost. In Revelation 14:4, "These are the ones who ______ the Lamb wherever He goes."
Answer #3: Follow


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