TLC offices and the ELC will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. TLC offices will also be closed on Friday, July 5, ELC will be open.
Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
Third Sunday of Pentecost
June 30, 2019
SUMMER WORSHIP TIMES
8:30 & 10:00am
Altar flowers are given this Sunday
by Sue Hansen
in memory of her sister,
Karen Settevig.


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.
10:00am
"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.
Follow Me
Pastor Ed Treat
Here are some excuses parents gave for their children missing school:
  • "Please excuse Josh for being absent. I forgot to wake him up and I did not find him until I started making the beds -- by then it was too late for him to go to school."
  • "John didn't come to school yesterday because he was feeling like he was going to be sick. Thankfully, he wasn't!"
  • "Please excuse Janet's absence from school. It was Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Since I don't have a job, I made her stay home and do housework."
  • "Please excuse Ricky from school yesterday. He spilled gasoline on his stomach and I was afraid he might explode."
This one is my favorite:
  • "Please excuse Mary for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch and when we found it on Monday, we thought it was Sunday."

Making excuses is not new. One day, Jesus was walking along the road with a group of people. Jesus turned to one of the men and said to him, "Follow me."

The man answered, "First let me go and bury my father."

Jesus answered him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You go and proclaim the kingdom of God." Jesus then turned to another man in the crowd and said, "Follow me."

The man answered, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go back home and say goodbye to my family."

Jesus said to him, "No man who starts to plow and then looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." Jesus was calling for followers but got excuses.
Jesus is calling now, "Follow me!"

Father, we hear the call to follow and we too have our excuses. We are sorry. Make us more willing to follow. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.
Welcomed and blessed this past Sunday, June 23
Matthew, Alexander, Kayla and Henry Bell
Angela Burla
Josh Day
Andy, Melissa and Charlotte Ebli
Martha Grindeland
Butch Lupkes
Grey, Becca and Griffin Myslivecek
Tim, Jordan and Brekken Zahrte
~ ~ ~
Not pictured: Janice Milford.

For those that have the 2017/2018 Church Directory, new insert pages containing photos of the new members will be available in the Narthex this Sunday, or stop by the TLC office.
NEW!!! - TLC Saturday Work Group
All are welcome to help with big and small upkeep and repairs in the church on Saturday July 13th starting at 8:00am. Childcare will be provided from 9:00am to Noon. Contact Erin at epommeranz@hotmail.com to RSVP for childcare or Keith Olson at olsonmk@hotmail.com for information on what projects this group will be doing and how you can get involved.
Getting Your Ducks in a Row?
Getting your ducks in a row. If you've never heard that expression, just imagine a mama duck taking her babies across the street to the pond. One little “quacker” in the group can't make it over the curb and traffic has to stop while mama gets her baby back in line. Okay, now think of your own little problems as “curbs” to be gotten over so life can get back to normal... at least for a while.
Something will always go a bit wrong: the bathtub drain clogs... get the plunger, pour boiling water a few times down to where the problem lies, and voila!

The microwave decides to “hum” even when it's not being used, so it needs to be unplugged. Just wondering if an electrical storm caused that or not. Call Warners’ Stellian, where the estimate for repair equals the cost of a new microwave. It felt almost like a funeral for the dying microwave would have been good, as it was only three years old and we loved it. The new one is even better than the old one, so “the little duck is now back in line.”
 
What next? You'll never know, and that's what's fun with the ducks! Land line giving up? TV signal disappearing? (oh please, not that—it's not even raining!)

The power going off as it did last winter during bitter cold weather—sudden darkness, and where is the flashlight that will probably need batteries? Will we freeze before the furnace comes back on? Shall we leave a faucet dripping so the pipes won't freeze? Light some candles... first find the matches; and why did the power go off for no apparent reason?
 
Deep down you know that all will turn out okay, but be prepared, as these pesky little events pop up so fast, just when you thought you had it all together! Ha! Prayer always helps, but I always think that God gave us brains to use and we should try our best when the ducks get out of line, and that “one little quacker” always will.

Darn ducks anyway!
 
-Bloomington Bird Lady
Is God Calling You North?
[Click Here] or above to watch a short video of TLC Youth
and their canoe adventure in the BWCA last year.
TLC Youth and Adults! If you love camping and canoeing or would love to learn how, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!
Our scheduled trip through the BWCA with Wilderness Canoe Base is happening the week of July 14-20 and we have 3 open spots! Get word to Ben Cherland by July 9 and prepare to spend the best week of your summer eating well and playing in this amazing place.

Is God calling you North?

Bcherland@tlcmn.com || 952.884.2364 ext. 12
"The Family"
ELC Photographer: Anna
  
Anna is 7 years old and this is her 3rd year in Photo Club. This picture was taken at the Cancer Survivors Park in Minneapolis, across from the Minneapolis Public Library. Anna decided to make this picture black and white, saying, "I think that making it black and white makes it cool looking."
TLC’s Activities Group for Seniors and Friends

July 10 @ 2pm
BIRTHDAY BASH! COME CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY, NO MATTER WHAT THE MONTH. WE'LL HAVE CAKE AND ICE CREAM AND SOME FUN THINGS TO DO AND TALK ABOUT. NO COST.

August 14 @ 5pm
TLC'S NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY! COME FOR FOOD, MUSIC, FUN, CONVERSATION, AND EVEN SOME PRIZES.

Contact Renee Jefferson for further information:
952-884-2364 or RJefferson@tlcmn.com
AFTER HOURS
Make a simple change so you do all your energy-heavy chores off peak hours. Do your laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cooking, etc. at night. Doing so will cut your energy bill and help prevent your home from heating up unnecessarily during the day.
REMEMBERING

A celebration of the life of Jerry Vick was held at TLC this past Monday, June 24. 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.
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.
VISIT THE PRAY-GROUND IN TLC'S SANCTUARY

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.
Global Health Ministries procures and ships donated medical supplies and equipment to “help the hands that heal” in mission hospitals and clinics in low-resource countries. Most of these hospitals lack important medical equipment and even the most basic supplies, from bandages to exam gloves. Medical personnel are always in need of examination gloves to treat patients safely. You can help!
 
How can I help?
You can support the examination glove drive by purchasing and donating exam gloves and bringing them to TLC. Examination gloves can be purchased at any drug store or retail store like Target or Walmart for a cost of $6.00-$10.00 a box. Gloves should be nitrile, in sizes medium, large or universal fit.
 
Where will these gloves go?
Global Health Ministries sends a 40-foot container overseas every month. Shipments planned for the second half of 2019 include containers bound for Tanzania, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and the Central African Republic. All of the gloves donated by TLC will go directly to Phebe Hospital in Liberia, West Africa – also the location of TLC sponsored CCLL (Center for Changing Lives-Liberia) and home to Liberian native Philip Nushann.
 
[Click Here] to visit the Global Health Ministries website.
One More Time
View past issues of the TLC Weekly.
[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
-TAKING FAITH HOME-
WEEK OF JUNE 30, 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.
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 contact the church office.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Scalloped Corn Ring
By Mrs. George Furney

1 cup soft bread crumbs
2 Tbsp butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp celery salt
1 can whole kernel corn
2 eggs
Optional: pimentos

Brown bread crumbs in butter.
Add slightly beaten eggs, corn, soup and seasonings.
Pour into greased ring mold.
Pimentos may be placed in bottom of mold.
Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until firm.
Unmold on plate and fill center with buttered green vegetable.

Serves 6-8
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.
Noah's Ark
1) Why did the Lord decide to destroy mankind in a flood?
  1. They had become wicked and had evil in their hearts.
  2. They had built idols to false gods.
  3. The number of men was too great for the land to support.
  4. They had broken the Ten Commandments.


2) How old was Noah when the flood began?
  1. 80 years
  2. 120 years
  3. 200 years
  4. 600 years

3) Where did the ark come to rest after the flood?
  1. Mount Sinai
  2. The Mount of Olives
  3. Mount Zion
  4. The mountains of Ararat

4) God made a covenant with Noah and his sons to never again send a flood to destroy the earth. What was the sign of this covenant?
  1. A dove
  2. A rainbow
  3. A cloud
  4. A star

Answers in the last/bottom section of this issue.
ALTAR FLOWERS
ONLINE ORDERING

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.
Free Subscriptions, sign up to be a volunteer, request care ministry and more!
Subscribe a friend to this newsletter, TLC Weekly, or subscribe yourself and others to the bi-monthly Transcripts. Interested in TLC membership? Sunday school? Our renowned TLC music program, volunteering and more are choices on this easy online TLC Request Form. Just [Click Here] or the "Sign Me Up" button on the left.

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.
ANSWERS FROM QUIZ EARLIER IN THIS ISSUE

Noah's Ark

1) Why did the Lord decide to destroy mankind in a flood?
Answer #1: They had become wicked and had evil in their hearts.
Genesis 6:5-7


2) How old was Noah when the flood began?
Answer #4: 600 years.
Genesis 7:6


3) Where did the ark come to rest after the flood?
Answer #4: The mountains of Ararat.
Genesis 8:4


4) God made a covenant with Noah and his sons to never again send a flood to destroy the earth. What was the sign of this covenant?
Answer #2: A rainbow
Genesis 9:8-15

Changes in TLC's Transcripts publication.
There have been several discussions in recent months regarding changes to the format and production of TLC's printed publication, "Transcripts." Because our e-newsletter, "TLC Weekly" is now providing more timely and accurate information, along with links to videos and several interactive polls and surveys, we are repurposing Transcripts into a quarterly magazine publication. It will still feature articles by TLC staff, along with information pertinent to the church liturgical year, and continue to be mailed (USPS) to subscriber's home or business address.

The remainder of this year will have an August/September/October issue, and a special November/December issue focusing on the holiday season. There will be no July issue, normally in your mailboxes next week.

Thank you for your continued support, comments and suggestions for all of TLC media. 
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