TLC Transmissions - Sunday, January 27 thru Saturday, February 2, 2019
-Stay Warm-
Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
Sunday Worship
8:15 & 9:30am

Annual Meeting
Altar Flowers this Sunday are given by the Olson and Solheim families
in memory of Jay Olson
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This past Sunday, new members were introduced, welcomed and blessed by Pastor Ed, Pastor Arthur and the congregation at the 9:30am service. Sponsors were also invited to join the group for recognition. All were guests at an afternoon luncheon in Fellowship Hall.
[Click Here] to view the new member welcome segment from the live-stream archive.
Jenna Andrews and Carter
The Lynch Family
L-R: Fletcher, Jessica, Wyatt, Matt
Front: Sophia
Helen Lyons
Jan Schmieding
Keith Senn
Full Pews
Soo....It's too cold out to do much except complain! Do you think that's why the
annual meeting is scheduled in January? Well, maybe not, but for those of us who
are not “snow birds” in Florida or Arizona, the responsibility of showing up and
listening, voting, and supporting our leaders is ours! I don't really like meetings
and never have, but we used to sign in and hope there'd be a quorum so the work
of the church could continue. Sometimes it was really close!

Let's hope to see the pews full, including recent confirmands...These young folks
are much more savvy than we were at that age. There should be no complaints
about “who knows what?” if people don't take time to listen and vote for what they
would like to see happen. Make your voice heard, but listen carefully to what is
said and put your phones away.

-Bloomington Bird Lady
11:00am - Sanctuary
Please plan to attend TLC’s 2018-2019 annual meeting being held this Sunday, January 27 at 11:00am in the sanctuary. Staff and members of TLC will be covering important and decisive issues. The Pastors will provide a response to the Congregational Survey, and the Pastoral Leadership Team will present the Co-Pastor proposal. Both these topics will inform the discussion of the 2019 budget which will be voted upon at this meeting.

Your input is vital in guiding the growth of Transfiguration Lutheran Church throughout this year and years to come. Please note that while the meeting will be live-streamed, only those TLC members who are physically present are eligible to vote. Your presence is requested.

The TLC Nursery will be open for this meeting. Also, the lower level Youth Room will be open and supervised. Coffee, lemonade and nourishing treats will be available in Fellowship Hall.
(click on any title to view a pdf)
By Mrs. Roger Robole
1 large onion, sliced
2 large potatoes, sliced
1½ lbs. ground beef
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups diced celery
1-2 lb. can kidney beans
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 can condensed tomato soup mixed with 1 can water

In a buttered baking dish, arrange in layers in order as given (from onion on the bottom to beans and seasoning on top). Pour tomato soup mixture over layers, cover and bake at 350 for 1½ hours or until potatoes are done.
Remove cover the last 15 minutes to brown. It is better to bake this too long than not long enough.
Courtney, now 16, spoke at all three services this past Sunday.
[Click Here] to watch that segment of the service, including her video story.
At age 4, Courtney was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Last Sunday, TLC welcomed guest speaker, Courtney Chase, at all three worship services. Courtney's family were once members of TLC (have since moved) and she still remains as a Sunday School teacher. She presented a short video that told the story of her as a four-year-old child being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Blood Cancer. While in the hospital courageously battling the cancer for over two years, Courtney told the congregation that TLC had been praying for her and visiting her. Tears welling in her eyes, Courtney added words of thanks, saying that without those prayers she didn't think she'd be here today.
Courtney came to TLC with humble gratitude and a goal: To raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thereby qualifying her as a LSS Student of the Year. Between worship services Courtney was at a table in the Narthex answering questions and accepting donations for her cause.
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Since last Sunday, Courtney has corresponded with TLC Media, asking to convey this message:

Hello TLC!
Thank you all for listening to my video and speech on Sunday. I appreciate all the support, prayers, and donations. The donations you are contributing will go a long way in my campaign and in cancer research. You are all such a blessing. Just on Sunday at the services, I raised over $2700, so that is amazing! God bless you all and thank you again. The link below is where you can continue to donate. Remember my goal is $60,000, which is very high, but all for an amazing cause. Your donations are also tax deductible!
Thanks and have a great day!

[Click Here] to visit Courtney's LLS Donation page.
Access recent back issues of TLC's online newsletter Transmissions.
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For adults, youth and children. Test your knowledge of the Bible each week in Transmissions.
Answers can be found on the last section of this issue.
1) In the parable of the lost sheep, how many sheep were NOT lost? (Luke 15:4)
  1. 12
  2. 1
  3. 3
  4. 99
2) Which of these parables did Jesus teach? (Luke 15:4)
  1. The hurt sparrow
  2. The wild lion
  3. The lost sheep
  4. The mighty bear

3) Why did Christ use parables when teaching? (Matthew 13:13-16)
  1. To make His teachings less boring
  2. To hide the meaning of His teachings from those who wouldn't understand
  3. To make it easier for the uneducated to understand
  4. To confuse the unbelievers

4) When the shepherd found the lost sheep, what did he do with it? (Luke 15:5)
  1. He tied a rope from his waist to the sheep's neck
  2. He broke its leg so it would not wander again
  3. He carried it on his shoulders
  4. He sacrificed it
Sunday - February 10 - 4:00pm
Carry on the Christmastime cheer and join the National Lutheran Choir’s live concert recording of Carols We Love to Sing , third in the popular Hymns We Love to Sing CD series. Audience members will have the opportunity to both listen to National Lutheran Choir perform special arrangements of carols, and participate in the recording session by singing along to popular congregational hymns.
Sunday, February 10, 4:00pm, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church,
9201 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington.
TLC People: Contact Karen Daniels for information on discounted tickets.
7:00pm at TLC
“What Guys Really Want” features true, heartfelt stories of masculinity told from the male perspective and portrayed through a series of gripping vignettes. The narrow definition of masculinity in our society creates a tremendous challenge for boys and men to be their true, authentic selves. Boys and men are inundated with negative messages from the media, movies, music, peers and family, as to how they should act and behave. Often these expectations contradict their true feelings. This production raises awareness and creates a conversation about how masculinity is shaped and formed amongst boys and men — too often in an unhealthy way — and how we as a community can change that. As with all productions, Chain Reaction Theatre Project is partnering with local social services organizations to spark discussion and inspire community action around the issues central to the play.

--Friday, February 15, 7:00pm at TLC--

Other Performance Dates and Locations:
Saturday, 2/9, 7 pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David’s Road, Minnetonka
Sunday, 2/10, 3 pm, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave. S., Minneapolis
Friday, 2/15, 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. S., Bloomington
Sunday, 2/17, 6:30 pm, ARTS-Us, 1221 Marshall Ave., St. Paul (in partnership with Breaking
Thursday, 2/21, 6:30 pm, Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie (in
partnership with the Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission)
Sunday, 2/24, 3pm, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Road, NW,
Prior Lake
Thursday, 2/28, 7 pm, Cornerstone Advocacy, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington
Friday, 3/1, 7pm, Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Church, 4180 Lexington Ave. S., Eagan
Sunday, 3/3, 3 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake

Pay-What-You-Can; $15 suggested. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door by cash, check or credit card. All seating is general admission.
Age Recommendation
Recommended for ages 13 and above, due to strong subject matter and some mild profanity. Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.
All venues are wheelchair accessible. Contact 612-405-2598 or email with requests or questions.
Providing free support and education for
adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Thursdays, Jan 3 to Feb 21, 4:30-5:00pm & 5:00-6:00pm
Coping with a death can result in stressful changes. Gaining an understanding of the grief process in a caring and supportive atmosphere increases coping skills and leads to personal growth.

There is an education time from 4:30-5:00pm and small group sessions from 5:00-6:00pm. If you are interested in attending and need more information, please pick up a brochure at one of the kiosks in the TLC Narthex.

for details and schedule of topics

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.
Please join us for an all-church potluck luncheon in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, February 10 at Noon.
There will be food, fun and fellowship for all to enjoy. Childcare and crafts/activities for children of all ages will be provided. Please bring a favorite main dish, salad, side dish or dessert to share – drinks will be provided. You may sign-up in the Narthex or on the Life at TLC insert. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fun gathering!
Men's Bible, Beer and Burgers Group
Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:15-8:00pm at Shantytown Grill, 8512 Pillsbury Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420. We eat together and then discuss the reading and message from the previous Sunday's worship services.
To be added to the list [ Click Here ] to email Pastor Arthur or just show up.
Everyone's Bible, Beer and Burgers Group
Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:15-8:00pm at Shantytown Grill, 8512 Pillsbury Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420. We eat together and then discuss the reading and message from the previous Sunday's worship services.
To be added to the list [ Click Here ] to email Pastor Ed or just show up.
Every Wednesday evening. Oasis worship service at 6:15pm.
Community meal at 5:30pm (suggested donation of $5 per).
January 30: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables.
February 6: Pizza, Caesar salad.
7th - 12th Grades
ALL YOUTH – LOCK-IN (grade 7 and up)

Come for movies, games (Sardines anyone?), snacks, tournaments (Ping Pong AND Dodgeball), sleeping bag races and more. Includes midnight service project – baking communion bread and making egg bakes for the TLC Sunday morning crowd.
Ends the next morning with the 8:15am Sunday morning service – YOUTH LED! (that's "led" as in leading, not L-E-D, as in the light emitting diode)
Youth who can’t do the sleepover are welcome to come for the evening and/or help serve the egg bake at 8:30am on Sunday morning. And (as always) your non-Transfig friends are invited too! Bring anybody you like!

Summer is Coming! Let’s get CAMPING! We’re offering summer adventures with Wilderness Canoe Base, Wapo Lutheran Bible Camp and TLC-BWCA guides. These three types of experiences promise to be life changing and we look forward to sharing them with you. Signups will be available starting Sunday, February 3 rd – It’s CAMP SUNDAY!! Also, EGG BAKE BREAKFAST for the WHOLE congregation from 9-11:00 (Free will offering).
Exodus Lending began in 2014 with a $50,000 grant at Holy Trinity Church on east Lake Street in Minneapolis. Their non-profit mission is to provide payday loan borrowers a pathway to financial stability.
Payday loans are small-dollar loans with interest rates as high as 450%. Unlike typical loans, lenders require payment on the next payday and borrowers often pay only the interest, and re-borrow, leading to “the payday loan debt trap”.
Exodus Lending will pay off these predatory payday loans. Program participants pay Exodus Lending back through manageable monthly payments over twelve months, with no interest or fees. In November 2017, they exceeded $103,000 in loans with a 95% repayment rate. As loans are paid off, they are able to make new loans to additional clients.
Through our Mission giving, TLC began supporting Exodus Lending in 2017. With your help we will be able to continue and possibly increase our involvement.
Contact Exodus Lending at 612-615-0067 or visit their website at:
Meets Tuesday mornings from 6:15-7:00am via group video call. Includes developmental time and discussion of the joys and challenges of parenting.
Contact Pastor Arthur at to be added to the video call list.
With Deacon Renee Jefferson


TOPIC: Heaven and Hell
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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.
January/February 2019
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1) In the parable of the lost sheep, how many sheep were NOT lost?
Answer: 99

2) Which of these parables did Jesus teach? (Luke 15:4)
Answer: The Lost Sheep

3) Why did Christ use parables when teaching? (Matthew 13:13-16)
Answer: To make it easier for the uneducated to understand

4) When the shepherd found the lost sheep, what did he do with it? (Luke 15:5)
Answer: He carried it on his shoulders
TLC Foundation Memorial Garden—
Featuring memorial tributes and services from 2012-2018.
Remember and honor loved ones no longer with us.
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