TLC E-Transmissions - Sunday, November 18 thru Saturday, November 24
The original thanksgiving celebration was held by the Pilgrim settlers in Massachusetts during their second winter in America in December, 1621. The first winter had killed 44 of the original 102 colonists.
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Gather in Grace • Grow in Faith • Go Forth to Serve
THIS SUNDAY - November 18
Worship Services at
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00am
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Experience Joy By Giving Thanks
Do you want to experience joy? Do you want to experience sense of pleasure and happiness? The way to experience these things is easily overlooked. It’s a trail often covered by the weeds of materialism, the lust of success, and a lack of awareness. You might be overlooking the key to having joy—even though it’s right there under your nose.

What is this hidden way to experience joy? By being thankful. Giving thanks. Not seeing what’s wrong, but rather celebrating all that is right. Being thankful and counting your blessings, practicing thankfulness every day is the surest way to experiencing joy.

Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you!

-Pastor Ed

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
--1 Thessalonians 5:18
Mission Bazaar Raises Over $2,000 dollars
Lois Nornes, left, won the handmade quilt raffle.
Renee Jefferson helped coordinate the Bazaar.
There isn't an official accounting yet, but money raised from the TLC Mission Bazaar totaled over $2,000 dollars. Proceeds from the Bazaar benefited TLC's Early Learning Center, receiving 90% of the total, and Bloomington's Oasis for Youth collecting 10%.

Through the sales of raffle tickets, participants had a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt by Holly Porter. Her granddaughter, Madeline, drew the winner's name, Lois Nornes, on the final day of the sale last Sunday.

Unsold children's books were being made available to Westwood Elementary school and their Reading Buddies program. Thanks to Louis Olson for arranging a gift from Thrivent Financial paying for the cookie-making materials used by TLC's Club 56 to bake cookies, also being sold this past Sunday.
63 dead.
600 people missing.
200,000 acres burned.
12,000 homes and buildings incinerated.
9,400 firefighters battling to save lives and property.
Dear friends,

As I write you this, several wildfires are raging across California. Already [63] people have died and [600] are missing, while hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes under evacuation orders.

I’m writing to ask you to give today to help people whose lives have been impacted by the wildfires in California. The road to recovery will be long, but we have an opportunity to accompany survivors and let them know they are not alone.

Through our partners in California, Lutheran Disaster Response has already begun addressing immediate needs, including providing food and other necessities to survivors. We are also preparing to address long-term needs which might include rebuilding of structures and emotional and spiritual care. The need will be great.

Stay connected to the latest events and our response to this and other disasters through our Facebook page. Join us in prayer and use this [E-news for] your congregation to help spread the word.

Please give now. [CLICK HERE]

With gratitude for your partnership in ministry,

The Rev. Daniel Rift
Director, ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Youth and Family Minister Welcomes All to Join Him in the TLC Chapel for Weekday Morning Prayers
Martin Luther calls baptism “a daily dying and rising.” But 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…
October Reports Published
[Click Here] to view a pdf of the October 2018 Church Council Meeting Minutes.

[Click Here] to view the webpage accessing past meeting minutes.

[Click Here] to view a pdf of TLC's October 2018 Financial Report.

[Click Here] to view the webpage accessing past financial reports.
By Mrs. Jerrauld Vick
- The size of this casserole determines the amount of vegetables needed-

Sliced Potatoes
Salt & Pepper
Sliced Carrots
Sliced Onions
1 or 2 Cans Condensed Tomato Soup
1 lb. Ground Beef (browned)
1 Can Mushrooms

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place layer of potatoes in bottom of a casserole dish, salt and pepper.
Add layer of carrots, salt and pepper, then layer of onions.
Top with ground beef.
Pour soup (undiluted) over top, add mushrooms plus mushroom liquid.
Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours.
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:
The TLC Youth program has created a wish list in hopes of getting some needed things that are not possible in their budget
There have been several "wishes" that have come true on our list and they're marked on our online list. Thank you to those that donated! All of the wishes would be useful and help enrich the experience our kids have here at church. Please visit the list online by [Clicking Here]

Your considerations and gifts are welcome.
Volunteers: Appreciated and Needed

We're looking for volunteers to help with Sunday morning hospitality in Fellowship Hall. There are two shifts and minimal training required. A new schedule starts this January. Please indicate interest in the "I would like to volunteer, tell me more" option in our online sign-up form [Click Here] .
Bring to TLC Collection Box in the Narthex
Native people make up a disproportionate number of the homeless population in Minneapolis. Causes of homelessness are related to economics, domestic violence, addiction, mental illness, and many other causes. Today, many people have joined together to create a safe encampment near the Franklin/Hiawatha corridor in Minneapolis. This community is comprised primarily of Native people, many with significant housing challenges.

We are now entering the winter season. Outdoor conditions range from cold to dangerously frigid. Blankets and sleeping bags remain a high priority.   TLC members and friends can help keep the homeless warm in this tent community with donated blankets and sleeping bags. There will be a collection box in TLC's Narthex this Sunday. 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.

For additional information, please [Click Here].

Please note, the Franklin/Hiawatha encampment is not the Cathedral Hill homeless camp in St. Paul shut down this past Thursday, November 15.
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 first is Tuesday, Nov. 20, Noon to 2:00pm and the second packing session 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
Thanksgiving Morning
Mall of America 5k Walk to End Hunger

The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly 5K fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company in partnership with VEAP and others. Held on Thanksgiving morning in the Mall of America, it's a meaningful way to be 'thankful' with family or friends - giving back before you give thanks!
Registration opens at 7:00am on floors 1 and 2 of the East side of Mall of America by Sea Life. Additional information can be found at:

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Help Fill The VEAP Box
It's especially important to start off cold winter mornings with a good breakfast. Consider helping fill the VEAP box with hot cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, Bisquick, canned fruit, muffin mix, cocoa mix and juices. Did you know that 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!
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Mark it Down!
No Confirmation this Wednesday, November 21

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!
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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At one point their daily food ration was down to five kernels of corn apiece, but then an unexpected trading vessel arrived, swapping them beaver pelts for grain, providing for their severe need. The next summer’s crop brought hope, and Governor William Bradford decreed that December 13, 1621, be set aside as a day of feasting and prayer to show the gratitude of the colonists that they were still alive.

These Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom and opportunity in America, gave thanks for God's provisions in helping them find 20 acres of cleared land; for the fact that there were no hostile Indians in that area; for their newfound religious freedom, and for God’s provision of an Indian interpreter named Squanto. Along with the feasting and games involving the colonists and more than 80 friendly Wampanoag Indians (who added to the feast by bringing wild turkeys and venison), prayers, sermons, and songs of praise were important in the celebration. Three days were spent in feasting and prayer.
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TLC Foundation Memorial Garden—
Featuring memorial tributes and services from 2012-2018.
Remember and honor loved ones no longer with us.
TLC Offices will be closed this week Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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