Sometime during October 31,1517, the day before the Feast of All Saints, Martin Luther had posted on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the 95 Theses in protest of the excesses and corruption of the Roman Catholic Church and its doctrine of indulgences. This was a catalyst in what we know as the Reformation and was the basis for the founding of Protestantism, one of the three major branches of Christianity.
TLC E-Transmissions - Sunday, October 28 thru Saturday, November 3
Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
Worship Services at
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00am
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Altar flowers this Sunday are given by
Nora Beall in memory of her mother,
Nora E. Winter who passed away this week.
Take a look and listen to a recent behind-the-scenes stream of the TLC music groups (Organ, Brass Choir, Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and more as they rehearse for their performance at TLC this Reformation Sunday . This unedited video is just an appetizer of the incredible music yet to come this Sunday. A lot of dedicated, hard work by all involved!
[CLICK HERE] to watch the 25-minute Sneak Peek.

Prayers for Pastor Vern
Former TLC pastor, Vern Christopherson, now with Zumbro Lutheran in Rochester, MN, fell recently while working on a roof. He suffered many injuries, some traumatic, and is in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. If you would like to send a card, address it to Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902.
We've had some donations of new items. Visit our wish list online to see what was gifted. Thank you to all for considering our needs.

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.

The National Lutheran Choir presents their All Saints Festival of moving music, readings, and hymn singing. This year there will be a special emphasis on those who have experienced losses from Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Our own Rob Reid and wife Jill are performing members with this prestigious choir.

Friday, November 2, 7:30pm
All Saints Festival
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran
Plymouth, MN

Sunday, November 4, 4:00 pm
All Saints Festival
St. Andrews Lutheran
Mahtomedi, MN

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
Christmas Festival
Basilica of Saint Mary
88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403

For ticket information and purchase, please visit:
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.
Volunteers: Appreciated and Needed
Thank you to all TLC volunteers. Your time makes ministry meaningful for all of TLC's faith family.
The Stewardship Team
Pastor Ed, Pastor Arthur, Chip Smith, Hildred Dungan, Bob Riley, Norma MacDonald-Ockwig

We're looking for volunteers to help with hospitality in Fellowship Hall and Lectors for Sunday worship services. Minimal training required. Please indicate interest in the "I would like to volunteer, tell me more" option in our online sign-up form [Click Here].

Pastor Ed's Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots.
Lady in red.
Oh what a night!
Boy Scout Troop 446 is selling wreaths and popcorn in Fellowship Hall on Sundays October 28. To make ordering and delivery simpler, the Scouts ask that payment be made at the time of order. Pickup will be November 18.
By Marilyn Dueffert
It's a lot like eating a deep fried Reuben sandwich
-Makes approximately 45 balls-

1 medium onion, minced
1/4 cup butter
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, crushed
1&1/2 cups ground ham (1/2 lb.)
1/2 cup ham broth or water
1/4 cup flour
1 lb. can sauerkraut, drained and chopped
1/4 cup flour (again)
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 cup soda cracker crumbs
Deep fat for frying

In a skillet, saute onion in butter. Add parsley, garlic and ham. Mix well and brown ham. Blend broth and flour by shaking together until smooth. Stir into ham mixture. Add sauerkraut. Stir and cook over low heat until it thickens and boils. Cool to handle. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in remaining flour and dip in a wash of combined egg and milk, then roll in cracker crumbs. Fry in deep fat at 350-degrees until golden brown - about 3 minutes. You can serve the balls with a side dip of Thousand Island, Russian dressing, or Cocktail sauce.

This Thursday, November 1
5:00-9:00pm at TLC
  • Each test is with your animal and is about 45 minutes in length.
  • Animals that can test: Dogs, cats, birds, rats, equine, pigs, llamas, rabbits, guinea pigs
  • Volunteers are also needed.
  • Please contact Jeanine Brown if you would like to participate either in the practice test or as a volunteer.
Deadline for contacting Jeanine is October 30. or 919-451-7585.
There Is a Need
Every day you see people who are hurting: those who have lost a job, have lost a loved one, have gone through a divorce, or are battling a terminal illness. Stephen Ministers strive to bring God's love to those who are hurting. God is waiting to make a difference in their lives through you! 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  today.
TLC Racial Justice Team
Presents. . .

For the second year, the TLC Racial Justice team is conducting three evening offerings (two remain, the first film was shown mid-October) designed to inform those interested about systemic racism in our society. We have chosen two films related to the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century. The third film is the story of oppression of the Native American population in the Dakotas.
Monday, Nov 12, 6:30pm
TLC Adult Ed. Room

We are taken deep into the world of an American Indian elder, journeying to a land where the majesty of the towering Dakota skies overtakes us and the whisperings of the wind speak of ancestral voices that will not be still.
Free. No RSVP needed. Coffee & cookies during the film. Discussion afterwards.
Monday, Dec 10, 6:30pm
TLC Adult Ed. Room

Martin Luther King rallied his followers and led them on the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in the face of violent opposition. This became a milestone victory in the civil rights movement.
Free. No RSVP needed. Coffee & cookies during the film. Discussion afterwards.
Following dinner we will be presenting our 2019 TLC Stewardship Goals
and inviting your feedback.

Please choose one 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


Respond via text or call 952-237-2919
Please include your name(s), number attending and date requested in your message.

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So many of you have shared your thoughts and feelings by completing the Church Assessment Tool. You have our gratitude. Rest assured that your responses are 100% confidential. If by chance you have not completed the assessment yet, you have one more week to make your voice heard.

How about today? Look through your recent email for our survey sent this past Tuesday, October 23, with the subject: This Important Survey Needs Your Input. Click on the link in that email to take the brief (approx. 15 minutes) survey.

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If you have questions, please contact Beth Mercer at .

A very special thanks to everyone who has participated in this process!

Your TLC Church Council

Oasis Wednesday Community Meals
Oct 31: No Meal. Halloween campfire and S'mores in parking lot.
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Confirmation! Get excited for our Fall Retreat at Camp Onomia in Onomia, MN next weekend, November 3-4! We’ll gather in TLC's West Entrance at 8:00am Saturday morning. We’ll be back Sunday afternoon by 4:00pm. [Click Here] to visit Camp Onomia's website to see what it's all about.

Club 56ers! Sunday, November 11 WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have mountains of cookies to bake-'n-plate for sale at the annual Mission Bazaar and we can’t do it without your hands and hearts! Come get a t-shirt and help Youth & Family minister, Ben Cherland, bake up a storm from 9:00 to 11:00am..

Treasures of Italy
Informational Meetings
November 4 & 7
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.

To learn more about this spiritual pilgrimage please come to one of two informational meetings, Sunday, November 4, at noon in the conference room, or Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the conference room. This will also be the time to register for those already planning to go.

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

TLC November-December Transcripts will be arriving soon in your home mailbox.
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TLC Foundation Memorial Garden—
Featuring memorial services from 2012-2018.
Remember and honor loved ones no longer with us.


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