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Week of
November 29, 2015
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Verse of the Week

And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out."  Luke 19:39-40











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Pastor's Message
Dear Friends In Christ,

When Jesus entered into Jerusalem He was surrounded by the praises of his disciples.  "Blessed the Coming One, the King, in the name of the Lord!  In heaven peace, and glory in the highest!"  There was great celebration and joy as the disciples worshiped Jesus laying their cloaks before him.  For the King of glory had come, humble and riding on a donkey.
But when Jesus' entered into Jerusalem on Palm  Sunday, not everyone was shouting His praises and glorifying God.  There were Pharisees and others who had rejected him in his ministry who rebuked Jesus' disciples.  Having refused to believe in him, they were now actively opposed to him and trying to silence the disciples praises.  But Jesus rebuked them and warned them.  If the disciples were prevented from announcing his arrival and glorifying him, even stones would announce it for them.  These very stones which have no life in them, would announce Jesus' coming and shout his glory if the disciples would not.
Those who refuse to worship Jesus still have time to repent and believe in the Good News of His love and mercy.  When Jesus came into Jerusalem, he came to bring the blessings of the Kingdom of God.  Among these blessings is the peace that comes from heaven.  The peace that surpasses all human understanding.  Jesus comes to Jerusalem to bring peace with God, pardon for sin, joy of our salvation and assurance that He will answer our prayers.  This peace is a gift of God created by His Holy Spirit in our hearts in our baptism.  And this peace that removes fear and guilt on account of Jesus' sacrifice and rules in our hearts and minds, is sure to continue.  For Jesus, who comes in the name of the Lord, comes with great glory and great might.  And he has promised to come again to bring us into our eternal rest with Him in heaven.  As we worship the Lord  this Sunday, the coming one, the King, fill our hearts with his peace, and may our praises be heard by Him who saved us.
Pastor James L Kroonblawd

Event Highlights
Gather for Worship

Thanksgiving Eve
Worship with Holy Communion

Thanksgiving Day
Worship with Holy Communion

Emphasis update  
Encouragement is given to return your promise card for the Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow appeal to the church office. This is a wonderful opportunity to unite together with brothers and sisters of the faith in supporting our building remodeling and ministry plans. We invite those who have not returned a card to do so in the coming week. To date, 65 promise cards have been returned and over $288,000 has been promised for our project, and we have been able to pay down $25,000 of our line of credit.  What a wonderful response from God's people! May God continue to bless the important work of our ministries!
Food drive through Thanksgiving
Social ministry is proud to bring back the long standing tradition at TLO that we have a food drive over the week of Thanksgiving.  We are asking each family to bring in a donation for the Food Group which supports food banks throughout the twin cities area.  Blue barrels in the Narthex are ready for your donations.
(note the new time)
PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE. Make it your personal mission to set aside the first Saturday of the month to respond to the blessings we have received from God by serving our congregation and community.  People Serving People is one of the largest homeless shelters in the twin cities, learn more at   We will be packing personal care kits for people just arriving to the shelter so that they may take a shower and brush their teeth.  Donations of toothbrushes, and travel size toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and soap needed.  

Quarterly Voters Meeting December 6
There will be a Quarterly Voters Meeting December 6 following the second service  (appx.11:45am).   Come and hear updates on finances, the Yesterday, Today and Forever Campaign, Board and Officer reports.  Child care and snacks will be provided.  Click for full agenda.  See you there!
Keep your whole family focused on Christ this Christmas with this 
interactive Advent calendar. Assemble the poster-size calendar, 
and then print out the Story Guide, which contains a heartwarming tale for each day. As you read these narratives, encourage your kids to search for the calendar pictures that relate to the stories. Don't stop there! You can make it even more fun for your kids by creating easy-to-fold booklets for each story.
Click here to download the Advent Calendar from Focus on the Family!
Bible Studies
Find a group or start a group where you can be led and fed! Click here for listing that will also be permanently linked to our sidebar.
Monthly Notes
TLO Disciple, with a topical study in each issue, is distributed primarily via email on the first of every month.  Print copies are available by contacting the TLO Church office at  651-454-7235 or the  Church Office via email.

TLO Together, primarily lists news and notes that keep us connected as a congregation. The TLO Together is also mailed upon request.   On the last Wednesday of the month, look for calendars, volunteer information, serving groups and more, as below:
In Our Prayers
Please praise God with Donald and Connie Lee as they welcome their first grandchild, Alice Margaret, born November 22.  What a wonderful new blessing to celebrate this Thanksgiving Season!
Sunday School Scoop
  • This Sunday, November 29, all PreK - 8th grade Sunday School Classes will meet in the Sanctuary for rehearsal during the Sunday School hour. 
  • If you know that your child will NOT be participating in the service on December 16, please let Carrie Larson know as soon as possible.
Serving in His Kingdom

Click here for TLO's interactive SignUpGenius for worship scheduling or the pdf of December 'Serving this Month." 
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