TLC E-Transmissions - Sunday, November 25 thru Saturday, December 1
Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
"Is that your own idea," Jesus asked, "or did others talk to you about me?"
"Am I a Jew?" Pilate replied. "Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?"
Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place."
"You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."
John 18:33-37
Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
THIS SUNDAY - November 25
Worship Services at
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00am
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TLC Members and Friends Help Bring Warmth to the Homeless
Blankets and sleeping bags donated at TLC were delivered by Erin Pommeranz and her two sons this past Tuesday to the MN Indian Women's Resource Center.
We were asked to provide and we did. Sixteen blankets and two sleeping bags spilled out of the donation box at TLC this past Tuesday, all donated by members and friends of the church to aid homeless Minneapolis residents, primarily of Native American descent, at the Franklin/Hiawatha homeless encampment. Since mid-September there have been nearly 200 people living in tents due to a lack of shelter beds, unemployment, and affordable housing. With winter upon us, the homeless were (and still are) in need of warm clothing, blankets and sleeping bags. The call went out, TLC provided and Erin Pommeranz with the Women's Cafe group delivered.

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The current encampment will need to be winterized to protect the residents from frostbite and hypothermia.
Photo courtesy MPR News
Outdoor conditions range from cold to dangerously frigid. Blankets and sleeping bags still remain a high priority. The TLC collection box is next to the office inside the west entrance of the church. Any size clean blanket or sleeping bag is appreciated. TLC's Women's Cafe Group will be delivering your gifts to the resource facility responsible for distributing to the encampment.
It's especially important to start off cold winter mornings with a good breakfast. Consider helping fill the VEAP box with hot cereal mix, oatmeal, pancake mix, Bisquick, canned fruit, muffin mix, cocoa mix and juices. The VEAP box is located just outside the church office.

Your donation of $50 to VEAP will purchase $500 worth of food for families in our community! 

Write a check if you are able, to TLC with VEAP on the memo line. Monetary donations and food donations both help to alleviate hunger in our own neighborhoods. WE CAN HELP!
Martin Luther calls baptism “a daily dying and rising.” How do you do that? One way is to pray.

TLC's youth and family minister, Ben Cherland, is praying at 11:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday in the TLC Chapel, and you’re invited to join him.

We pray the Morning Prayer from the Cranberry Hymnal, we read the daily readings, and we share the peace. Before long, you might find that it’s beginning to work on you
TLC's Altar Guild along with Pastor Ed and Pastor Arthur recently gathered for a "Thank You" luncheon provided by Church Administrator, Michelle Reber.
Upper row, L-R: Pastor Ed, Gaylen Pirri, Marilyn Rundberg, Louise Olson, Pastor Arthur.
Bottom row: Judy Lindman, Diane Sorum, Kirsten Boehne, Irene Bjerke, Nadine Grabanski.
Not pictured: Beth Rahn, Judy Hanson.
Below: Marilyn Rundberg and Diane Sorum were on Altar Guild duty the Friday prior to the November 18 Sunday Services.
They dust the altar, pulpit and baptismal font.  Check the Christ Candle and other candles for oil levels. Make certain the parament colors coordinate with the Liturgical Calendar. Launder and press the linens. Fill the Communion cups and prepare the Communion bread every week. And after services there are cleanup duties. Yes, even in church there are behind the scene activities that ensure and maintain the esteem of our worship services.

Meet the Altar Guild: servants of God, God's people, the liturgy and the worship space. All are volunteers reliable in duties and attention to every detail in the TLC Sanctuary. Some have been with the guild for 30 years, while others just a short time.

Michelle Reber, Church Administrator, recognizes their dedication. "The women of the Altar Guild are a dedicated, faithful and conscientious group," she said. "Many people have no idea how vital their role is to worship and the sacredness of com-munion. Preparing the altar for the Lord’s feast is a responsibility they are honored to do and take great care to make sure all is as it should be," adding, "each one is a joy to work with!"

"We're doing it because we like to have everything look nice," said Marilyn Rundberg, "to know we're serving God."

Are the tasks without mishap? Not according to Diane Sorum. "Back when Pastor Vern was here, just before the 9:30 service I was in front of the altar pulling on the parament to lay it flat. It pulled faster than I planned and the wine chalice came with it." Rundberg continued, "The wine went everywhere; on the paraments, the carpet and the altar wood under the plastic covering. And then here comes Pastor Vern to begin the service while we're still mopping up." Sorum adds, "Vern said to just take our time, it has to be done, just continue while I'm talking. He actually began the service right then and there."
By Mrs. Kenneth Snede and Mrs. Dennis Benson
Cranberry Salad
1 pkg raspberry Jello
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water or pineapple juice
1 can cranberry sauce (jellied type)
1/2 cup crushed pineapple

Dissolve Jello with boiling water. Add cold water or pineapple juice. Add cranberry sauce and crushed pineapple. Refrigerate.

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Joyce's Lime Jello Salad
2 pkgs lime Jello
1 cup hot water
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup cherries
1/2 cup nuts
1 #2 can (2 1/2 cups) crushed pineapple

Add sour cream to Jello and hot water. Add other ingredients and set.
Bible, Beer and Burgers Group – Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:15-8:00pm at Shantytown Grill, 8512 Pillsbury Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420. We eat together and then discuss the reading and message from the previous Sunday's worship services.
To be added to the list just [ Click Here ] to email Pastor Arthur or just show up.
The sounds of bells, angels, and mystery abound as the National Lutheran Choir captivates with the annual Christmas Festival , December 7 & 8. A family-favorite celebration of the Holidays for more than three decades, the Christmas Festival is the Choir’s signature program of poetry, communal singing, and exquisite music over three performances at the awe-inspiring Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. Come see and hear TLC's own Rob and Jill Reid perform with the choir.

Basilica of Saint Mary
88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Friday, December 7
4:30pm and 8:00pm

Saturday, December 8

For ticket information and purchase, please visit:
Holiday Gift Giving
The ELC is selling SCRIP gift cards again!  SCRIP is Christmas shopping made easy. SCRIP gift cards make wonderful Christmas gifts for family, friends, co-workers, teachers, coaches, anyone.  SCRIP order forms are available in the Sunday bulletins, in the ELC office or online through mid-December.  Questions contact Renee G or Barb at (952) 884-7955. Thank you for your support!
November Mission of the Month:
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) was founded in 1987, and is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children in over 70 countries throughout the world. TLC has supported FMSC efforts over the last several years through benevolence in giving and volunteering.

FMSC offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to our incredible partners, working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.

Two packing sessions are scheduled in November at the Eagan site: 990 Lone Oak Rd #136, Eagan, MN 55121 . THE LAST PACKING SESSION in November is Wednesday, Nov. 28, 9:30 to 11:30am . To carpool, meet at TLC a half hour before. Sign up on the Life@TLC yellow insert or c ontact Bob Riley for more info
The College Ministry Team wishes to again send the “Daily Text Devotional” book to each of our TLC college students. In order to do that, we need sponsorships from the congregation. The books are $7.00 each and will be delivered before Christmas. Please stop by our table in the Narthex this Sunday (Nov 25) and a member of our team will help you. You may also purchase the devotionals for personal use.
With Deacon Renee Jefferson

TOPIC: Let Hope Find Me (a companion to our Advent theme)

TOPIC: Let Courage Find Me

TOPIC: Let Joy Find Me

TOPIC: Let Love Find Me

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Christmas Party December 19
Gift Exchange, Cocoa Bar, Games and More!
9-12th Graders: We need to decide where we are going next summer for our Annual Mission Trip! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 5 Youth Room @ 8:00pm (right after confirmation). Keep an eye out for an email this week detailing possibilities. Mission Trips are life changing experiences! We want your input whether you end up going or not!

5th and 6th Graders: Advent is coming! What does that mean? Start looking forward to December 2 and expect a different sort of fun during Club 56 time. 9:30am Service – Bring friends!
Information about Advent, Holden Evening Prayer, Christmas Services and other activities will begin in the next issue of E-Transmissions. You may also reference the most recent issue of Transcripts for dates and times of December services.
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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.
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