Youthful Voices
Lead Us this Week
Rob Reid
Director of Music
As the summer winds down our Live Stream Worship is led this week by three of our Wednesday Oasis Worship Songleaders: Mallory Herron, Makien Wenge and Annabel Lindman, who sing songs old and new (Glory to God, Jesus Is A Rock, Seek Ye First) and bring energy and joy with percussion and movement.

Mary George plays piano for the hymns and shares a vocal solo for the Prelude. Director of Music Rob Reid joins on several of the songs as well.

Pastor Arthur will share a Time for Children, and will Preach, Pray, and Preside over Communion.

So, virtually join with your church family this Sunday at 10:00am and receive some of the youthful energy and joy that only young people can bring!

Rob Reid
Director of Music

THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 23,
AFTER THE SERVICE.
COFFEE & FRIENDS
11:30am
Meet and greet your TLC friends and neighbors on the north lawn of the church for coffee and conversation. Bring a lawn chair or blanket along with your own coffee or beverage.
We'll be gathering at 11:30am, plenty of time after the online service completes. Please note that the building restrooms are not available.
Live-Stream Viewer Data
Last Sunday, August 16, 2020
Estimated viewers: 310+
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155 Media Devices Linked
to TLC Live-Stream on Sunday

85 Views Sunday Live & Repeats
The Bloomington Bird Lady is off this week.
In Memory of
Donald Treat
March 29, 1928 ~ July 29, 2020

Pastor Ed's father, Don Treat, has joined our saints on the TLC Memorial Garden website. You may visit his page here, read the obituary, see a photo montage memorial video, watch the Zoom video of the memorial service conducted by Pastor Ed, see the bulletin, the homily and click through the family photo album.
Looking to support VEAP?
Here are our biggest needs.
Since the pandemic hit in March, operations at VEAP have dramatically shifted. We quickly transitioned to a drive-up food model system in order to limit the number of people in our building and moved all of our social services support to over-the-phone/email communication. To date, VEAP has experienced a 25% increase in demand for food and a 10-fold increase in those needing help paying their rent. With the end of the federal unemployment benefit boost, we expect these numbers to steadily rise.

As Minnesota moves into the cooler months of the year and with COVID-19 still an ever-present reality, VEAP is seeking your support. Outside of food and financial donations, there are many other ways to advance our mission. Below is a round-up of our greatest needs at this time:

• Household paper products (especially paper towels and toilet paper) and household/personal care items (laundry soap, shampoo, disinfectant wipes, hand/body soaps, face masks, sanitizer & vinyl gloves). Many of our visitors receive SNAP benefits to purchase food when they’re not using VEAP’s Pantry and unfortunately, SNAP cannot be used to purchase these basic need items. They always fly off our shelves and are consistently in high demand. ​To donate these products, please visit Door 4 behind our building anytime Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. No need to make an appointment.

• Cloth masks. VEAP counts on the support of 3,500 volunteers a year and we require all individuals within our facility to wear a mask. Many of our drive-up food visitors also request these face coverings. We are welcoming homemade, cloth masks at Door 2 of our building (Staff and Volunteer entrance) any time during regular business hours. TLC'ers, we're collecting your homemade masks for VEAP on Rally Sunday, September 13, at our Drive-In service and Ice Cream Social.

• Cold weather outdoor items. Come fall, we will be needing hand warmers and gloves for our volunteers, outdoor heaters for use in our tent, road pylons, comfortable chairs for exit/intake area volunteers and light throw blankets. We expect to utilize our drive-up model through at least the end of September and will need to keep our volunteers warm during their shifts. Please donate these items at Door 2 of our building.

If you have further questions about how to best support us at this time, please reach out! Email Caley, caleyl@veap.org, Marketing and Digital Manager, to start a conversation. Thanks for your support!
9600 Aldrich Avenue South
Bloomington MN 55420
952.888.9616
State Fair Film Now Playing
Pop Ups On a Stick
-By Brad Nolte

This has nothing to do with TLC. It's more of a summer's end treat for those of you who are missing the MN State Fair this year (like me). The link below will bring you a film I made a few years ago.
It's all about MN State Fair trivia, called State Fair Pop Ups On a Stick, non-stop fun in a 30 minute program. Sit back and test your knowledge of the Fair, while nudging fond memories of a visit there. Many of my favorites are covered, from the Midway to all the food; the Grandstand and Machinery Hill, the SkyRide, Horticulture Center, 4H Building, TV stations at the Fair, and even a two year look at Heritage Square, from it being a fun, active area to its demolition at the end of 2013.

I hope you enjoy it. I had fun experiencing and making it. Get a bag of cheese curds and a malt from the dairy building, then... Click here to watch
Let's celebrate Rally Day Sunday with Masks and Ice Cream! Come to Drive-In Worship at 10:00am and bring a lawn chair if you want to sit outside of your car. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Following the service, Ice cream will be served and we'll be collecting homemade face masks for VEAP. Also, if you need a mask yourself, you're welcome to take one home.

Can you spare some time and material to make masks? Mask makers, please deliver mask donations to the box located outside the west entrance of the church during daytime hours, Mon-Thu, beginning August 17.

Don't Forget to take TLC on Vacation
Summer always presents TLC with its biggest challenge each year to stay connected with everyone. Now, through our new media website, TLCGo.Live, you can watch "live" (or pre-produced) services each Sunday at 10:00am or browse through the OnDemand section and its playlist of over 600 TLC worship services and events. And there's a click 'n easy "Online Giving" tab providing a secure webpage for your offering or donations.

Blessings,
 
TLC Stewardship Committee
 
(2 Corinthians 9:7 - Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.)
The 2020 mid-year financial update for TLC was published and emailed this past week. If you missed it or didn't receive it, you can click here to view a pdf of the report.
Committees - Ministries - Small Groups
We want to hear from you! Share your stories with the TLC community.

Are you meeting?
How have you adapted your meetings to keep everyone safe?
What projects are you working on?
Send a brief description and some photos to tlcmedia@tlcmn.com and we will share your news in the TLC Weekly.
TLC is closed to all visitors unless by appointment. It's important that we maintain this rule during the pandemic crisis. Spontaneous visitors, regardless of well-meaning intentions, may cause complications in the church environment or compromise the health of church staff or ELC staff and children, and, vice-versa. Any questions or concerns, please contact the TLC office at 952-884-2364 or:
office@tlcmn.com
Financial Questions in Uncertain Times?
If you would like have a conversation, at no charge about your financial situation, please contact our Thrivent Financial Professional, Durk Peterson.

He can be reached at 612-702-5509 or Durk.Peterson@Thrivent.com.
THANK YOU! 

Since TLC's worship services have gone exclusively online, many of you have signed-up for online giving.
Besides being a great convenience for you, it supports and regulates the church budget.
If you have moved to online giving and normally receive envelopes, please let the church know so we can stop forwarding envelopes.
Bible Study
with Pastor Grace
Wednesday at 7:00pm on Zoom
Join Intern Pastor Grace and other fun folks for an in-depth Bible Study. Bring your bible and your favorite beverage. Feel free to jump in at any point during the series. Email Pastor Grace if you have any questions or want the PowerPoint from Wednesday night. GPardunAlworth@tlcmn.com
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 960 1654 7916
Password: 891335

BIBLE SCHEDULE
8/26/20 Romans 8:1-17 ... Life
9/2/20 Romans 8:18-39 ... God's Grip
Party Broccoli
Serves 8-10
By Mrs. James Anderson
  • 3 pkgs frozen broccoli
  • 1 roll garlic or bacon flavored cheese
  • 1/2 pkg (small) Velveeta cheese
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • buttered cracker crumbs
  • nutmeg and lemon juice (optional)

Cook broccoli according to pkg directions. Drain and add cheeses, soup and milk. Place in 2 qt casserole; top with crumbs. For extra flavor, add squirt of lemon juice and sprinkle of nutmeg. Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes.
Please Visit TLC's Memorial Garden
Since 2012, loved ones who had their funeral or memorial service at TLC now have a place and a webpage on our TLC Memorial Garden website. Please visit these saints, honor and remember them; read their obituary, the bulletin and homily, watch the live-stream archive of their service, browse their personal photo album, and, if so inclined, leave a personal message on their page.
Visit soon: www.tlcmemorial.com
Do you ever need an extra prayer for yourself, a loved one, or a dear friend? TLC has a prayer team that prays often for members, their families and friends of the congregation. Send your prayer requests to merickson@tlcmn.com or on the TLC website here. Your prayer needs are sent on to the Prayer Team and kept confidential – just between you, the pray-ers, and God. If you would like to be a member of the prayer team, please sign up on the yellow Life@TLC bulletin insert.
August 2020
On July 31, Sheridan Story reached a new milestone in its coronavirus response. Sheridan Story has been working extra hard to keep children fed, providing meals in these past four months. It maintained a 400% increase in meals, provided and surpassed the number of meals they usually provide in a whole year. The organization can’t stop! It needs our help to provide another 2,000,000 meals through the fall of 2020.

With Governor Walz’ announcement on July 30 on the safe learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year, many school districts will opt for distance learning or a hybrid approach when the school year begins. As a result, many children will lose the nutritional safety net of a school meal.

Sheridan story needs to raise $1.8 million to provide another two million meals (or 100,000 meals per week) to children across Minnesota his fall. If that funding is not reached, they will need to cut the food they provide by 70%.

It costs $250 to feed a child a year. Right now, every dollar you donate will be matched, up to $200,000 by the Otto Bremer Trust. Please consider making a gift today of any amount. Send to Sheridan Story, 2723 Patton Rd, Roseville, MN 55113 or place in the offering designated to Sheridan Story.

Reminder: Behind every meal that is funded, there is a child who does not have to worry about where the next meal will come from.

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ELECTRONIC GIVING HELPS SUPPORT TLC
It’s important to know that we can depend on financial support from TLC members. 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!
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