Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Ave. S. - Bloomington, MN 55431
Office: (952) 884-2364 (Also 24 hr Pastoral Emergency Service)
Office Open Monday-Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Appointments Appreciated
The hand holding the cross represents the grip I now have on my faith after questioning it for a long time.
-Makien Wenge
Being Confirmed Sunday
Sara Ebli
Leila Elouardighi
Sawyer Haaland
Mallory Herron
Breanna Latzke
Anders Linden
Bennett Lindman
Maria Torp
Makien Wenge
Weather Permitting
Ushers in green safety vests, masks and gloves, will greet your vehicle at the Harrison Avenue entrance. They will offer you a bulletin (with liturgy and hymns), and self-contained communion wafer & juice. They will then direct you to a parking spot.

Or, you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and park your vehicle on the side streets or in TLC's east parking lot. Then walk-up to TLC's west parking lot to sit in designated areas.

If you exit your vehicle or choose to sit in a lawn chair near others, we ask that you practice social distancing and wear a face mask.
Drive-In / Walk-Up on Sunday, May 2
Come and Worship in the Fresh Air!
Rob Reid,
Director of Music
Nine young people from our church are getting confirmed this Sunday at the 10:00am Drive-In/Walk-Up Service, so come on over to TLC and help us celebrate them as we worship in God’s Natural Cathedral! If you are fairly able-bodied, please park in the East Lot or on the street and bring your lawn chair to the West Lot. Please wear a mask as the CDC is still recommending for large outdoor gatherings.

Several of the students will be sharing Faith Statements, reading scripture, singing songs, and playing bells, and three of our Senior High Peer Ministers will be leading us in the Prayers of the People. Members of the Praise and Worship Team will be leading our hymns and songs, which include “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry,” “Alleluia, Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?” by Robin Cain, and “Take my Life, that I May Be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.”

Pastor Arthur will preach, Pastor Eva will preside over communion, and Interim Youth and Family Minister Pete Erickson will assist in worship.
Hope to see you on Sunday!
Live-Stream Viewer Data
Sunday, April 25, 2021
170+ viewers of the 10:00am service

Percent watching on specified device:
  • Computer 52.0%
  • Smart TV 24.5%
  • Mobile phone 14.3%
  • Tablet 9.2%
If you are in need of prayer or have the name of someone you would like to add, please ask permission from that person first. Then, contact Marilyn Erickson, Care Ministry at 952-884-2364 ext. 10, or
Dave Merrill
Jane Kinyon
Joel Wigstadt
Larry Granger
Barb Halverson
Irene Johnson
Kevin Erickson
Jerry Hanson
Jean Nyberg
Walt Thomsen
Irene Amon
Dunwiddie Family
Don Jacobson
Carol Robbins
Judy Hanson
Ron Schultz
Ron Schroeder
Prayers of Sympathy to:
Jody Beach and Mark Wagner (former members) and families, on the death of their mother, Audrey Wagner (current member).
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The Penguins (younger toddlers - 1-year-olds turning 2) talked about transportation this week. They made a school bus out of a box and then “drove” it around the playground.
When you trust us with your family, you become like our family. At TLC Early Learning Center (ELC), we are committed to providing high quality care, specializing in educating children while nurturing their spiritual growth. TLC-ELC is a nationally-accredited, Christian childcare and preschool program in Bloomington, MN, with college-educated and trained teachers in early childhood education, assuring that your children will be left in very capable hands. If you’re ready to experience a safe, supportive, and fun environment for your child and a partner who cares about your family, we’re ready to meet you!
Our sweet Turtles (infants) had a fantastic week exploring the mini ball pit and playing peek a boo!
TLC is a church that supports its young people spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. An ongoing tradition at TLC is awarding a scholarship to a student who has engaged at church, in the community and the classroom.
This is a benevolent annual gift from the Kevin & Diane Erickson family. If you are TLC high school senior and would like to be considered for this scholarship, please download, complete and submit the form by May 28th.
COVID Response Team Update
April 29, 2021
Latest update from the COVID-19 Response Team
We continue in Phase 2 due to large increase in case counts per 10,000 in Hennepin County.

Here’s the latest from the team on how Covid-19 is impacting TLC ministries:

-4/29/21 Current Hennepin County Case Count/10,000 people: 45.1 (Was: 47.9)

-4/19/21 City of Bloomington Case Count: 53.3/10,000

-4/25/21 City of Bloomington COVID Cases: 8,652 Deaths:143
The cases/10,000 people in Hennepin County have dropped slightly from 47.9 to 45.1 which means we are in Phase 2 of our Covid Re-entry Plan (See plan here)
-In-person, Indoor worship is pushed out to May 16
-All in person Confirmation programming will happen in hybrid mode
-All building use for internal and external groups is on hold for now until the numbers are consistently lower.
Note: Phase 5 is the best case scenario, with Phase 1 being very restrictive in daily operations at TLC.

View the daily case count at the following:
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Last Sunday we celebrated one of the most beloved of all Psalms... Psalm 23. If you ever wonder about why we celebrate "shepherding" as a special Sunday, just think of all the people you know who have helped you throughout your life.. Parents, teachers, mentors of all kinds.  Everyone needs shepherding, and probably more often than we realize. We have a good example to follow, don't we? After all, who is the Good Shepherd?

Pastor Eva, in her "Time for Children" segment, had a photo of her sweet little dog, Ollie, as an example.  Our pets have their own likes and dislikes... Usually their favorite toys. We saw maybe six or more little fuzzy lambs that her dog really cared for. Each lamb would have a special place to be... probably so it wouldn't get lost, and that shepherding dog was responsible. My former pets could have used lessons from Eva!

One other reason to celebrate Psalm 23 is the music that has been written for choirs, and hymns that we all would know from memory. Choir rehearsal, when we'd see what Good Shepherd Sunday would use, was always greeted by, "Oh, I know that one!" and it felt good to sing an old favorite.

Today [Tuesday, 4/27] it is rainy and cold, so I looked to see what we could expect for this Sunday's confirmation service... all of which will be outdoors this year. No, not quite as warm as Easter services were, but still do-able. If you would like to bring a lawn chair and not be in your car for the service, please do. It works well... everyone sitting where they'd prefer, and hopefully close to the front where they can hear and sing with everyone else.

A special thanks to those who put services like this together.  It takes time to set up equipment outside, and so we pray there is decent weather for all the "putting it together and making it work well."

See you Sunday!

-Bloomington Bird Lady
Summer Youth Volunteer Program
VEAP is launching a summer-time volunteer program called, FUTURE LIGHT.
Students will get to learn about and support their community, meet other engaged program participants and gain valuable skills through hands-on non-profit experience. VEAP has 3 info sessions coming up via ZOOM. To learn more, sign up today!

Thoughts by Pastor Al Dungan

Pastor Al is taking time off this week. His column will return next Friday, May 7.
Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Addiction Awareness

-Our Mission-
This ministry exists to provide a safe environment for those seeking hope and restoration from addiction and codependency.
Hope Lives!

Last year, when a group of us from the Addiction Awareness team attended the Faith Partners training to refresh and re-establish the addiction and recovery ministry at TLC, we were asked to share thoughts about a name for our group. Hope Lives! was a name suggested by one of our members and everyone readily agreed. Hope Lives! fully describes how those who have known the despair of addiction feel when they enter recovery and journey down a new path. A simpler, honest, hopeful way of life.

Romans 5:3-5
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 

Everyone in this world will experience trials and tribulations. God knows that we can become stronger through conflict. God’s ultimate love is our redemption from the suffering we experience as we navigate through the difficult times in our lives. Our moment of rejoice comes when we realize that no matter how bad our lives became, no matter how long we suffered with our addiction, there is always hope and a chance for a new life. God’s love is always there and we can find hope, courage and strength throughout our recovery if we remember this one simple fact. Hope Lives!

Beth Rahn
Team Member
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To learn more about this ministry, or if you or someone you care about is in need of support, please visit our page on TLC's website here or reach out to one of us directly or send a confidential email to:
  • Chris Campo
  • Dave Dickson
  • Al Dungan
  • Mary George
  • Griffin Myslivecek
  • Louise Olson
  • Beth Rahn
  • Rick Zeidler
Calling ALL TLC paddlers! BWCA Trips are Coming Up!
Good news! It’s getting to be that time of year again! We are hoping for three BWCA trips as usual this summer.

  • June 16-20 –Our annual TLC guided trip out of Ely, Minnesota. Suggested contribution is $200 per paddler. Open to youth finished 6th grade and up; Adults; Younger kids with a parent accompanying.
  • Early August – dates TBD. Middle and High School trip through Wilderness Canoe Base. Suggested contribution is $300 per paddler. Open to youth finished 7th grade and up; Adults.
  • August 28-31 – Family Mission Camp at Wilderness Canoe Base. Approx. cost $100 per person. Open to all ages and abilities.

Please contact Pete Erickson ( or Pastor Arthur ( for more information or to hold your spot for any of the trips.
June 6
Drive-In / Walk-Up
Worship Service
On Sunday, June 6th, at the 10:00am outdoor service, Transfiguration Lutheran Church will celebrate a milestone in the life of this congregation and the lives of all graduates. This is a moment in time when we close one door and open another while we honor our graduates and families – blessing their next chapter of life. We are excited to celebrate this important moment together, in-person (with masks and social distancing)

ALL Seniors – see your email from Pete Erickson with more details including info about the TLC Scholarship. Download the TLC Scholarship Form here. The deadline for applications is May 28th
7045 Lyndale Ave So
​Richfield, MN 55423
1st & 3rd Sundays/domingos
5:00 p.m. worship/servicio de alabanza
Tapestry is a bilingual (Español/Inglés) and multicultural community that works to not only build bridges, but to cross them, too. We are working together to reach out and weave together the diversity of people living in our communities into what it means to be una comunidad de fe. We engage in deep listening to build compassion and trust. We intentionally enter into conversations with people different from ourselves. We are transformed through our relationships and through the work of the Holy Spirit.
TLC Memorial Garden
A place of peace and reflection, honoring and remembering those close to our hearts. Please click here to visit our website dedicated to those who have passed on -- from 2012 to the present. Each person -Saint- has a page with their obituary, video photo collage, the funeral service bulletin, homily, photo album, and in more recent years, a video of the entire funeral service that was held at TLC.
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Considering the season of golf already underway, along with the welcome reduction of COVID restrictions on the course, the new item to go back and find is a golf ball. In the rough? The water hazard? Where could it be? Well, it's hiding somewhere within the articles, pictures and stories in this issue of the TLC Weekly. By the way, all of the hidden items are in this newsletter. They are not part of an external click-thru link.
When you find it, email us, telling where the golf ball was located. In next week's TLC Weekly we'll post the top names of those who contacted us first.
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Only three of you sent email after discovering the Robin's location in last week's TLC Weekly (April 25 issue) Pictured on the left, the Robin was hiding within the Black Eyed Susan's - part of the flower bed garden from the west side of TLC. Admittedly, it was a bit of a visual challenge.

Those three that found the Robin in order of email timestamp:

  1. Karen Daniels
  2. Sharon Briest
  3. Sue O'Reilly
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