Sunday, October 14 thru Saturday, October 20
Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
Worship Services at
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00am
[Download service bulletins below]
Altar flowers this Sunday are given by
Sandy Stooke & Paul Kern in honor of
Jim Stooke's Birthday
Fellowship Hall
Join your friends and make new friends. Enjoy our fresh brewed coffee (regular and decaf), lemonade and treats.
The All Hallows Eve outdoor event scheduled for
Wednesday, Oct 31 has been cancelled.
There will be no community meal or Oasis service.
Please visit the online TLC Youth Wish List! Some of the items listed are “extras” – they would enhance the already excellent experience we offer TLC Youth. But some of these items are essential as well (The Lutheran Study Bibles and Luther’s Small Catechism, for example). All of these things would be useful and would enrich the experience our kids have here at church.The TLC Youth program has created a wish list in hopes of getting some needed things that are not possible in their budget. Can you help? Look at the list, which is continuously updated, and consider donating a used or new item.
[Click Here] to visit our TLC Youth Wish List.
TLC Council Meeting Minutes of September 2018 are now available online.
[CLICK HERE] to view the webpage.

The September 2018 Church Financial Report from the Council Treasurer is now available online.
[CLICK HERE] to view the webpage.
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! If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one caregiving ministry, contact Stephen Ministry Leaders: Erin Pommeranz, Bob Riley or Becky Woll at today.
Information Sessions will be held this Sunday, October 14 in
Fellowship Hall from 9:00 to 10:30am

[Click Here] to visit their TLC webpage
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.
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.
Boy Scout Troop 446 is selling wreaths and popcorn in Fellowship Hall on Sundays October 14, 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.

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
New additional information and recap of the successful event and its future.
By Corrine Cheever (Karen Daniels' mother)
1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon mixed pickling spice
A few pieces of cinnamon sticks (broken up)

Wax Beans (whole or cut up)
Whole green onions
Carrots (cut up)
Cauliflower pieces

Uniodized salt (typically, Kosher salt is uniodized)
Canning jars

  • Cook vegetables (separately) in uniodized salt water until tender.
  • Drain and put in brine made of first five ingredients; bring to boil.
  • Pack in sterilized jars.

Meanwhile you have been boiling lids and rings. With tongs lift lid to jar top, hold in place and screw ring on (not too tight). Let stand until cool. Tighten later when lids have indented, signifying that jars have sealed.

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Cultivating Resources for This Generation and the Next

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to, but legally separate from, Transfiguration Lutheran Church and the Board of Directors operates independently, including establishing and carrying out its policies. Gifts to the Foundation are OVER and ABOVE regular pledging or tithing in support of the annual budget. Income from the Foundation fund is used to expand the ministries of Transfiguration Lutheran Church, which would not be possible within fiscal limits of the regular church budget.
Please [CLICK HERE] to visit the webpage for more information.

National Lutheran Choir

Friday, Nov 2, 7:30pm
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
Plymouth, MN
Sunday, Nov 4, 4:00pm
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
Mahtomedi, MN
The National Lutheran Choir reignites our signature choral service at All Saints featuring Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul , a tour-de-force for string quartet, piano, and choir. Central to the All Saints service is the recitation of memorial names, and all are welcome to share the name of a loved one with our community for a d eeply moving remembrance of those who are no longer with us.
 Our own Rob Reid and wife Jill are performing members of this prestigious choir.
Tickets & Information
Call 612-722-2301 or [Click Here]

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.
Pancake Breakfast
There will be a Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Lamont Thompson – October 21, 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.
Oasis Wednesday Community Meal
There will be no meal this Wednesday, October 17 due to the MEA Convention
October 24: Chili, Cornbread, Fruit, Coffee, Water.
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, if you are interested. Tickets for Oberammergau do sell out fast so early decisions are essential.
Monday, October 15
TLC Adult Ed. Room
Free. No RSVP needed. Coffee & cookies during the film. Discussion afterwards.
The first of three films this October & November, "A Time for Burning" tells the true story of an all-white Lutheran Congregation in Nebraska as their pastor works to build a relationship with an African American congregation.
A classic touchstone that captures the awakening of the civil rights movement.

For the second year the TLC Racial Justice team is conducting three evening offerings designed to inform the 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.                                
We, the Racial Justice Team of Transfiguration Lutheran Church, believe that God's creation enfolds one single humanity made up of multiple ethnicities, all members of an earthly realm. We believe that racism -- a mix of power, privilege, and prejudice -- is a violation of God's intention for humanity. We seek to stand together in raising our voice against racism and combating it in any form. We seek to foster acceptance and welcoming of all people at Transfiguration and in the broader community.
PERFORMANCE at Theatre 301 - 301 County Road 19 - Excelsior, MN 55331

Oct 14 2:00pm
Tickets: $18 Adults || $8 Students || $13 Group (10 or more)

The Laramie Project is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.
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.


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