Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
Sunday, June 16, 2019
8:30 & 10:00am
Altar flowers are given this Sunday by Becky Woll
from the Zeidler children, in loving memory of
dearly loved Pearl (Pat) Zeidler.
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And by Linda Meyer,
in memory of
her Dad's birthday & Father's Day

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.

Please note:
There is no Wednesday evening Oasis worship service during the summer schedule. It will resume this fall.
Happy Father's Day
Pastor Ed Treat
Take a moment to [click on the above and] watch this fun tribute to fathers, I think you will enjoy it.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for our earthly fathers. Bless them and help them to be the best they can be and heal those who may not have had a good father to learn from. We are forever grateful that you call yourself our Father and that we are members of your family forever. Amen

God Bless,
June 16 is Trinity Sunday AND Father’s Day!
Rob Reid
Director of Music
This coming Sunday, come sing some beloved hymns that remind us of our “Blessed Trinity,” i.e. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (“Holy, Holy, Holy;” “Father, Most Holy;” “Santo, Santo, Santo”) and honor the loving fathers and father-figures in our lives (“Faith of Our Fathers”), and enjoy our TLC Men’s Chorus singing two songs for us!

If you would like to join the Men’s Chorus, please come to the Music Room at 9:15am for practice, and we will sing for the 10:00am service. Wear a Polo Shirt or Golf Shirt and Khakis. All voice parts are welcome, and the music is familiar enough to learn that morning. The More the Merrier – hope to see you there!
Colorful Greetings at TLC
Changing of the Seasons
-By Karen Daniels, church organist

The TLC Church Pots by the west doors were recently replanted for the summer season.

Seven plants are in each pot: The two “thrillers” are a Blue Mohawk Juncus Grass (middle back) that will grow 24” or more and a Blue Angelface Angelonia (middle) that will reach about 18”.

The “filler” is a Laguna Compact Blue with Eye Lobelia (middle front) that should reach 8-12”.

The four “spillers” (front & back, 2 on each side) are a White Bacopa, a Supertunia Pink Star Charm, a Supertunia Bordeaux, and a Supertunia Royal Magenta, all of which will grow from 6-10”. Because they are prolific bloomers, they can also be considered “fillers”. (Hope you understand my plant jargon!)

Because it takes awhile for the plants to grow, birch sticks and dogwood branches are also in the arrangements to provide height. You may also notice some plastic cutlery mixed in among the plants. They are there to deter the critter who started digging shortly after the pots were planted. So far they are working!

I am certainly no expert ... just love mixing plants of many colors, never knowing how they will turn out. If a plant doesn’t enjoy being with the others, it will be replaced. Such fun! I hope the flowers brighten your walk into TLC.
My Own Memories
of Pastor Jim Anderson
James R. Anderson
August 27, 1938 -
May 21, 2019
During Jim Anderson's years at TLC we had a few instances of vandalism, which would
invariably be carried out on a Saturday night. The building almost needed a night watchman.

Early one Sunday we got a call that someone had opened a fire extinguisher in our worship
area, covering the folding chairs with yellow dust, and would we come and help clean up
before the service started. So...there we were, as fast as possible cleaning and maybe thinking a few bad words as we struggled with the yellow stuff. Jim came and gave us what we needed – a pep talk!
More recent memories that happened several times lately: Jim and Diane would always come to one of our Christmas Eve candlelight services. Such fun to see them in the congregation.. Also, they have been coming to all the funerals of the old members they knew back in the day. Comforting to all, just seeing them there, greeting everyone at visitation time. He will be missed a lot just for doing that. Hopefully he's taught us a few things that are really just kindnesses we could all think to do.

Birdman says the Men's Golf League was started when Jim was here. I'm not sure of all who started it, only that Curt Emberson and Roy Shemanek were two of them.

Jim loved having the young fledgling pastors who needed internship time come to TLC. We in the choir, which was situated right behind the altar, got to see close -up how nervous the nice young men would be as they chanted the liturgy. The text would say, “Help, save, comfort and defend us, Gracious Lord” and with always a pause right after “Help” we'd nudge each other and say “Yes, this one needs it!” Guess we all do!

-Bloomington Bird Lady
Meals on Wheels recipient, Dave, chatted with volunteer Bob Riley during his mid-day meal delivery.

Nutritious meals and a friendly greeting help our neighbors live independently thanks to TLC Volunteers with Meals on Wheels.
On a warm, sunny Thursday morning at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers were busy preparing the mid-day meals for delivery to nearly 140 residents of Bloomington and Eden Prairie unable to manage their own meal preparation. Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers these meals Monday through Friday all year long.

And “delivery” is a vital component of the non-profit’s service.
Kitchen manager, Les Koob, packs the meals for Thursday's deliveries.
Thursday's meal was toast, Chicken Caesar Salad (lots of chicken!), sliced apples, broccoli spears, vanilla pudding, and lowfat milk.
Every six weeks TLC provides volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels, delivering the packaged hot and cold meals to local homes and apartments of those in need. Each driver uses their own vehicle and will typically have a route of eight to ten destinations, taking about an hour to complete. The driver is provided with recipient names, addresses and location directions.

Being a volunteer driver fulfills a valuable need in the community, helping to keep our neighbors happy, healthy and living in their home, where they want to be. TLC, along with other church and community volunteers, makes an immediate difference in someone’s life the moment they knock on their door.

Not only do these volunteers deliver a healthful meal, they provide a warm smile, friendly greeting and cursory safety check – a caring connection with the world outside the front door, helping the recipient cope with possible hunger, isolation and loss of independence.
Both hot and cold meals are kept at safe temperatures during delivery in these insulated food delivery bags.
TLC volunteer, Bob Riley, goes over the delivery with Meals on Wheels Program Director, Nita Hughes (center) and Operations Director, Mary Donohue.
Deliveries to apartments and homes takes about an hour to complete.
This month of June, Meals on Wheels is TLC’s Mission of the Month. Your financial support is needed and appreciated. Please contribute with a check made out to Bloomington Meals on Wheels and place it in the Life at TLC envelope in the sanctuary pew racks. 

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering through TLC, please contact Ingrid Swanson at 952-944-5696, Nancy Dahlof at 952-831-1961, or Jo Benson at 952-835-1665.

[Click Here] for more information about Bloomington/Eden Prairie Meals On Wheels.
TLC’s Activities Group for Seniors and Friends

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.
TLC Scholarships
Ryan Meany
Will Titus
-By Ben Cherland, Youth & Family Minister
Congratulations to high school seniors, Ryan Meany and Will Titus, who were each awarded a $1,000 TLC Scholarship to use toward their college educations! Through their academic excellence, extra-curricular accomplishments and faithful involvement in worship and youth ministries here at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, they have each witnessed to the power of God’s work in the life of the church. Thank you both for the blessing you have been to us. We wish you all the best in your college studies.

The money for the TLC Scholarship is given by Kevin and Diane Erickson in loving memory of Kevin’s grandmother, Martha Kaphingst, a long-time pastor’s wife who had a passion for educating and helping the youth of the churches where she and her husband served through the years.
Brought to you by the
TLC Environmental Group
Plant a tree in your yard as a family project. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, the long list of health- and environment-improving benefits of having trees around include reducing your air-conditioning costs by providing shade; possibly raising the property value and resale appeal of your home; pulling carbon dioxide out of the environment and creating oxygen; improved water quality; and providing you with calming surroundings.
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
Annual Family Picnic a Success
-By Barb Wigstadt, ELC Director
TLC-ELC had it's annual family picnic at Moir Park, Friday evening, June 7. There were over 100 staff, family members and children who came out for the fun and activities. 

Staff members, Karen Wenge and Kelli Harris were in charge of the entire event, which was a success. We ran out of food (which was purchased based on the numbers who signed up) but had 90 hot dogs, 2 large watermelon, 2 large boxes of chips and 2 cases of water. Many new families came out as well as families who have been with us for over a decade.
ELC Staff, Karen Wenge and Kelli Harris were in charge of the annual picnic event at Moir Park.

TLC welcomes children and parents to worship together in the newly created pray-ground space in the sanctuary. It features a soft throw rug area with floor pillows, foam building blocks and more. There are two "pint size" tables and chairs - perfect for coloring activities and puzzles, all provided in the area. Families are encouraged to play and pray together during the service.
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A look back...
View past issues of the TLC Weekly.
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WEEK OF JUNE 16, 2019
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VBS & Kids!

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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.
By Mrs. Bob Swanson

2 lb. round steak
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 can mushrooms (drained)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 lb. can diced tomatoes, drained (keep juice)
½ cup tomato juice (from above)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut steak into serving pieces. Arrange in pan slightly overlapping each piece.
Cover with onion soup mix, mushrooms, green pepper, and tomatoes.
Mix tomato juice with corn starch. Pour over the meat and vegetables.
Cover pan.
Bake at 365 for 2 hours.
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) Abel is the son of...
  1. Abraham
  2. Adam
  3. Isaac
  4. Jesse
  5. Zebedee

2) King David is the son of...
  1. Abraham
  2. Adam
  3. Isaac
  4. Jesse
  5. Zebedee

3) Jacob is the son of...
  1. Abraham
  2. Adam
  3. Isaac
  4. Jesse
  5. Zebedee

4) Ishmael is the son of...
  1. Abraham
  2. Adam
  3. Isaac
  4. Jesse
  5. Zebedee

5) The apostles John and James are the sons of...
  1. Abraham
  2. Adam
  3. Isaac
  4. Jesse
  5. Zebedee

Answers in the last/bottom section of this issue.

The TLC website has a new and easier online form to order Chancel/Altar Flowers for any Sunday in 2019.
[Click Here] to access the form now, or visit later and look for the "Purchase Altar Flowers" button at the bottom of any page.
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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) Abel is the son of...
Answer #2: Adam. Genesis 4:1-2. Abel and Cain were sons of Adam and Eve. Cain and Abel both brought offerings to God, but God rejected Cain's offering because he was leading a sinful life. Cain became jealous and murdered Abel (Genesis 4:3-8).

2) King David is the son of...
Answer #4: Jesse. Matthew 1:5-6. Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king.

3) Jacob is the son of...
Answer #3 Isaac. Genesis 25:24-26. Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebekah, and the grandson of Abraham and Sarah. The Jews trace their ancestry to Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, and the twelve tribes of Israel were named after Jacob's twelve sons. Jacob dreamed one night of a stairway or ladder to heaven with angels going up and down.

4) Ishmael is the son of...
Answer #1: Abraham. Genesis 16:15-16. Ishmael was the son of Abraham (formerly Abram) and Hagar. The Arabs trace their ancestry to Abraham through Ishmael.

5) The apostles John and James are the sons of...
  1. Answer #5: Zebedee. Mark 1:19-20. Zebedee was a fisherman at the Sea of Galilee. His sons, James and John, were working with him when Jesus called them to be disciples.


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