Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
Seventh Sunday of Pentecost
July 28, 2019
8:30 & 10:00am
Nursery available at both services.
Hospitality from 9-10:30am in Fellowship Hall
Click on one or both of the above to view or download the service bulletin(s) for Sunday, July 28, 2019. Click on the Live Stream Event logo below to access our YouTube "Live" channel. It won't be showing a live stream until the day and time of the service.
Altar flowers this Sunday are given by Kris Augdahl & Scott Church in celebration of their wedding at TLC on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Sunday's Gospel
Luke 11:1-13
Co-Pastor Ed Treat
Lord, teach us to pray.
Teach us to discern all the voices that aren’t yours.
Teach us to surrender to your ways and not ours.
Teach us to trust you will always give us what we need.
Guide our feet in your paths. Direct our lives to your love. Draw our hearts to your wisdom.
In our homes and workplaces, in our families and friendships, in our churches and schools—teach us to pray.
May our lives become daily prayer, offered to you.

If praying the Our Father prayer isn’t a daily practice for you, make it one for the next week. See how it changes your eyes for the world and God.
-TAKING FAITH HOME-
WEEK OF JULY 28, 2019
 Use this friendly tool to enrich your family times with conversation, rituals, prayer, blessings, and service ideas. [Click Here] for this week's edition.
DURING WORSHIP SERVICES, VISIT THE PRAY-GROUND IN OUR SANCTUARY

TLC welcomes children and parents to worship together in the newly created pray-ground space on the south side of 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.
The nursery is also available at both services.
"Pink Flowers"
ELC Photographer: Nolan
Nolan is 10 years old and this is his 3rd year in Photo Club. Nolan took this picture at the Sunken Garden part of the Conservator y at the Como Zoo.

Nolan is an ambitious young photographer. "I liked these flowers," he said, "but I was trying to take a picture of everything."

Remember Maple Manor?
(Good Samaritan)
“Maple Manor Sing-along next Monday” said the Sunday bulletin's announcement page every so often. At first I wondered what that meant, but quickly found out. Lois Nornes told me how once each month a group of women would drive to the local nursing home, help the residents in singing familiar songs and hymns and even telling jokes! She asked if I would join the group “next time” and so I went along...Sounded good to me.

I was so nervous, as I didn't know what to expect. Couldn't be too difficult, as we had a captive audience, they were mostly in wheel chairs, and seemed happy to see us too. I was put to work distributing the hymnals, walking from chair to chair and trying to be upbeat and friendly.

“Want a hymnal?” I'd ask, and they quickly took one.

Now everyone knows that at 10:00 each morning “The Price is Right” is on TV, and is a real favorite of many people, including these nice old people.
I can picture them in their room
looking forward to watching the show, and then an aid would come and quickly take them to the large day room and our sing-along! This may explain my first encounter with an older gentleman, kind of a loner sitting by the window, and decided to see if he wanted a hymnal too.

What happened next? Well I was told immediately where I could put the hymnal!
Use your own imagination...not much needed, is there? I could only think to reply, “Okay” and move on to the next wheelchair.

In not too many years, Lois had gone back to teaching and I found myself the leader of the group. We decided to use butcher paper and print out the words to the hymns making them much easier to read....two of us holding the words up as a large scroll. It was a challenge to find more than hymns, and to use the songs they remembered from their younger days. We used some instruments for fun...a train whistle for one... I still have that in my piano bench. For Christmas we passed out jingle bells, and although the carols made the residents “tear up,” they didn't want to give back those bells.

There is much more to tell, as we went to Maple Manor/Good Samaritan home for about 30 years. Next week I'll complete the story. We would always come from our sing-along's having been given much more than we gave... a pleasant surprise for volunteers who may have felt nervous at first!

-Bloomington Bird Lady
TLC People Chose.
The Council Voted.
Now read the reasoning
behind the selections.
July 2019, the TLC Council voted to approve having two Sunday Worship services year round. The results from a series of recent congregational surveys, both online and paper ballot, overwhelmingly favored the current 8:30 and 10:00am worship times.

There was an online form available, as well as a paper ballot at TLC. 
The proposals were as follows:

[Click Here to Read] OPTION 1 pdf COMMENTS
CONTINUE SUMMER WORSHIP TIMES ALL YEAR: Sundays at 8:30 & 10:00am (Children's Education during the 10:00 service).

[Click Here to Read] OPTION 2 pdf COMMENTS
KEEP CURRENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE (SEP-MAY): Sundays at 8:15, 9:30 (+Children's Education) and 11:00am

Each option asked for comments regarding:
Gains, Losses, Challenges, and Additional Comments.

Note: The pdf font format is small. Use your +/- keys to enlarge the view
2019
Capital Campaign
Update
A letter from the Campaign Committee
Transfiguration Lutheran Church
TEAM TRAINING MANUAL
Completed & Finalized
[Click Here] to access the manual on TLC's website

This document outlines the training material that should be used for small groups at Transfiguration Lutheran Church (TLC). It will be updated as needed to meet the needs of TLC, its members, and church staff. Updates will be done by the Leadership Development Team. 
Emergency at the BWCA
Wilderness Canoe Base
TLC youth and adults went on a six day
camping and canoeing adventure this July.
Who was evacuated and why?
By Ben Cherland, Youth & Family Minister
Sunday, July 14, we set out with our Wilderness Canoe Base guide, Quintin, and swamper Neil, after choosing a lengthy and quite ambitious route that was going to be a significant push to finish in six days. We were all really excited. Paddling and portaging that first day went quickly. We were halfway through our second-to-last lake of the day, having made great time, when we got caught on the water by a serious lightening and rain storm. Huddling under a tarp on a tiny peninsula delayed us 1½ hours, causing us to change plans slightly and make camp on the lake we were on. After finding a good camp site, setting up and starting dinner, Quintin began displaying signs of an allergic reaction. After communicating with the Base (via satellite phone), it was decided that Quintin needed to be evacuated.
[Read the conclusion in next month's TRANSCRIPTS publication - coming soon to subscriber's mailboxes]
Pool Party!!! All high schooler's entering 9th through 12th grade: You’re invited to a pool party and grill-out at Sandy and Paul’s house at 2815 Overlook Dr., Monday evening, August 19, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. We’ll have food and drinks, time to reconnect after the summer and make some plans for the fall.

RSVP to Ben at bcherland@tlcmn.com by Friday August 16.
NEW!!! - TLC Saturday Work Group
All are welcome to help with big and small church repairs and upkeep on designated Saturdays at TLC. Watch this space for updated information on what projects this group will be doing and how you can get involved.
REMEMBERING

A celebration of the life of long-time TLC member, John Hudson, was held at TLC this past Thursday, July 25.

Please visit his tribute page on our TLC Memorial Garden website by [clicking here] . There you will find his obituary, photo montage video memorial, the complete live-stream archive of his service, the bulletin, service homily, collection of family photos, and a place to leave a personalized message.
Thought it would be fun to include some TLC Member recipes that can be cooked in an hour or less. 
If you have a favorite tried and true recipe that you're willing to share, please forward it to Norma Macdonald-Ockwig at weeyin57@aol.com to be included in a future weekly "Quick Fixin's" article.
This week's recipe is:
MEXICAN FUDGE
Submitted by TLC Member, Diane Sorum

Preheat Oven to 350
 
You'll Need:
 
4 cups of shredded Colby-Jack Cheese
1 cup of Pace Picante (medium or regular)
3 eggs
 
Directions:
 
  • Grease a 9 X 13 pan. 
  • Sprinkle 2 cups of the shredded cheese over the bottom of the pan.
  • Whisk the 3 eggs and picante sauce together. 
  • Pour eggs and picante sauce mixture over cheese in pan.
  • Top with the last 2 cups of cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 40 minutes until the edges are brown and bubbly. (I have found that 30 minutes usually is enough cooking time- so be sure to check it at 30 minutes.)
  • Remove from oven. 
 
Let pan set for 10 to 15 minutes, at room temperature, then cut into fudge size pieces (about 3 X 4)
 
Serve cut pieces with Tostito chips or the chips of your choice.
 
Blessings!
Make Note of Our New
"Live-Stream" Web Address
Easy to remember. Easy to access.
It also includes our "On-Demand" link to the TLC playlist.
The "live" link on the TLC website will remain.
Mashed Potatoes Supreme
By Mrs. Wayne Lee
Combine:
4 cups warm mashed potatoes [or two prepared pkgs of instant mashed potatoes]
3 cups cottage cheese
¾ cup sour cream
2 ½ tsp salt
1½ Tbsp grated onion
½ tsp pepper

Put in 2 qt. casserole.
Top with ½ cup slivered almonds and melted butter.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Serves 8
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.
Sunday's Gospel
Luke 11:1-13
Jesus Teaches about Prayer

1) Fill in the blank. "Our Father in heaven, _______ be Thy name.
  1. Hallowed
  2. All known
  3. Magnificent
  4. Forever



2) And lead us not into temptation; _______
  1. for we are weak.
  2. but lead us to thy will.
  3. for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
  4. but deliver us from evil.



3) And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be _______; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
  1. answered
  2. given you
  3. provided
  4. heard



4) If a son asks for bread from any father, will he give him a _______? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
  1. sword
  2. stone
  3. burning coal
  4. wild gourd



Quiz answers can be found near the end/bottom of this newsletter.
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Bloomington Organic
Drop-off Sites

According to the city of Bloomington, about 30% of our waste is organic material (such as food & garden waste). Creating compost material from our organics reduces the need for chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides, and it helps conserve water. Many have chosen to recycle their organics for use on their lawn and garden. The city of Bloomington also has 2 organic waste drop-off sites that accept food waste and non-recyclable paper. One is by the city pool on 90th street, and the other is in the park on the west side of Bush Lake (near shelter 1). You can find out more at BloomingtonMN.gov, and search for 'organics drop-off'.
Missing Your Wednesday Evening Worship?
Come join your friends and neighbors at Atonement Lutheran Church for
WEDNESDAY EVENING CAMPFIRE WORSHIP!

Gather at the outdoor campfire at 6:00pm to roast hotdogs and marshmallows; free-will offering to benefit VEAP. 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.
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[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 tlcmn.com/tlcweekly
ELECTRONIC GIVING HELPS SUPPORT TLC
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 [Click Here] to start the process, or contact the church office.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
ALTAR FLOWERS
ONLINE ORDERING
There are still spots available
in August through December.
See the chart online.

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 www.tlcmn.com later and look for the "Purchase Altar Flowers" button at the bottom of any page.
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ANSWERS FROM QUIZ EARLIER IN THIS ISSUE


1) Fill in the blank. "Our Father in heaven, _______ be Thy name.
Answer #1: Hallowed
Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2. The "Lord's Prayer" or "Our Father" was Jesus' model of a prayer presented to God in the right spirit.
By the way, "Hallowed" is an adjective meaning: made holy; consecrated. Greatly revered and honored.


2) And lead us not into temptation; _______
Answer #4: but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 6:13, Luke 11:4. We ask for the strength to resist temptation and evil.



3) And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be _______; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
Answer #2: given you
Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9. God answers prayer requests in His own way in His own time (Psalms 40:1-3), and will not grant requests that are against His holy and wise purposes (1 John 5:14-15), are selfish in nature, are not in our best long-term interest, or those made with impure motives. (Psalms 66:18, Proverbs 28:9, Isaiah 29:13, Isaiah 59:2, Hebrews 11:6, James 4:3). Often, we must be persistent in prayer (Luke 11:5-13, Luke 18:1-8). Sometimes, the answer must come from within ourselves and persistent prayer will help us find that answer. We may need a new attitude or a different way of looking at things, or we may need to make amends with somebody.



4) If a son asks for bread from any father, will he give him a _______? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
Answer #2: stone
Matthew 7:9-11, Luke 11:11-13. God promised to answer our prayers and give us everything we need and more (Mark 11:24, John 15:7). But a wise parent will not give a child everything he or she wants. Similarly, prayer is not a magical trick to get anything we want or a "quick fix" for problems that we should be solving ourselves.
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