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National Volunteer Week 2017 - April 23 thru 29
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize, celebrate,  and show our gratitude to those who choose to give selflessly at TLC.
So, what are your passions? What do you wish you could change? What  can you do to make this change happen? This week is used to bring awareness  to the contributions of volunteers and to encourage more people to  donate their time to a local, national, or global cause. Take advantage  of this week to thank someone for their volunteer efforts; share about your favorite cause on social media, and find an opportunity  to volunteer yourself!

The Story of Church Volunteers
A Fun Look at the Church Door Greeter

Transfiguration Lutheran Church welcomes all who seek to experience the joy of God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all: people of every race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationship status. Our unity is in Christ. Therefore we walk with each other through addictions, physical and mental illnesses, legal and socio-economic circumstances and other life challenges.
TLC Worship Services
Sundays and WednesdayEvenings
Live Streaming Audio & Text Support
Out of town?  Homebound?  Join us for worship no matter where you are.  Visit this website and click on the LIVE tab (above). Listen later?  The most recent services are available for playback on the same page.


Sunday, April 30th -
Luke 24:13-35 The Walk to Emmaus
8:15am Traditional Worship using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal
9:30am Celebration Worship led by the Chancel Choir and organ on the first, third and fourth Sundays of the month; and by the Praise and Worship Team on the second Sunday of each month.
11:00am The Gathering led by the Praise & Worship Team.
Communion served at each service. Nursery available at each service - staffed by TLC coordinators and volunteers who supervise children age 3 and under.

Wednesday Oasis, May 3rd at TLC you and yours can join others for our family-oriented, intergenerational worship service with a complete liturgy, Holy Communion and music by the TLC Youth Band & Singers.  
Plus. . .
5:30pm Meal in Fellowship Hall
6:15pm Worship in Sanctuary
7:00pm Education Activities
7:00pm Coffee & Conversation
8:00pm High School Hang

Sunday, May 7th -
John 10:1-10 Jesus the Good Shepherd

8:15am, 9:30am, 11:00am
RITE OF COMMUNION @ 11:00 service
Communion served at each service. Nursery available at each service - staffed by TLC coordinators and volunteers who supervise children age 3 and under.


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TLC Vacation Bible School 2017

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TLC Directory 2017

Appointments available for
Mid-May 2017
Steps of Martin Luther Tour... What is the traveling TLC group doing and seeing?  Click Here for the itinerary.

▶God's Work. Our Hands. Apr 30.
▶TLC Wednesdays: Homelessness
▶Mission of the Month: Oasis for Youth
▶Health & Wellness: Stroke Awareness
▶Donate Chancel Flowers
▶Pastor Arthur, Haiti Update
▶Pick-up a Park and Play
▶TLC Financial Updates
▶TLC Contributions via Text Msg
▶Graduation Sunday on June 4th
▶Lila Yoga on Mondays
▶Pilates on Tuesdays
▶Men's Golf League May 2nd
▶Coffee & Conversation 7pm Wed
▶Opportunities to Serve & Grow
▶VIDEO: Where does your offering go?
▶Adult Small Groups
▶Los Angeles Mission Trip for students
▶BWCA Canoe Trips this summer
▶CAMP WAPO Summer Registration
▶Liberia & Philip Nushann - Help?
▶Lucky 13 & TLC Young Adults
▶VBS 2017 Online Registration
▶Children's Ministry Schedule
▶Sunday School Teachers - Help?
▶Conscious Contact Drum Circle
▶Make beautiful music together
▶TLC Group doing the Martin Luther tour

Click here to read more or see the TLC News selection on the menu on top of this and every page.
The Wind is BLowing
By Pastor Ed  (other staff blogs can be found by clicking here)
Pastor Arthur recently preached on the Gospel of John where Jesus was having a conversation with Nicodemus about being “born again.” Nicodemus, a teacher of Jewish religion, was confused by what Jesus was telling him. In response to Nicodemus’ confusion Jesus says these interesting words:

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

The Holy Spirit is like the wind. You hear the sound of it but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going.
I am looking out my office window right now. I can’t see the wind but I know it’s there because the branches on that tree outside my window are moving steadily up and down and back and forth. There is wind blowing its obvious.

I saw the same sort of thing happening when I recently met with the steering committee for the “Journey with Jesus” Capital Campaign. I listened to the dozen people around the table talk about their enthusiasm for what we are doing as a church and there was a fresh and powerful energy that was flowing, an energy I have not felt here before—a new wind making things move.

Then we had this kick-off event and the Fellowship Hall was filled with more than 200 people—ON A SUNDAY NIGHT! And I saw and felt that same energy flowing and blowing through the room. There is a fresh wind blowing at TLC. God is moving here and doing some exciting things. I am thrilled to see where this wind might take us.

I had a personal visit from our campaign consultant, Andy Bygden, who told me that as the leader of the church I should be the first to make a commitment and it should be a strong one—that I shouldn’t be asking anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. I told him I was okay with that, but then he asked if I would consider pledging $25,000.

$25,000? I wanted to say, you know I already give a tithe to my church. We currently give almost $9,000 a year to the operating and the building fund. We have a daughter in college, a son going in next year, and another one after that. I wanted to say our income has gone down since my wife entered into the ministry. I wanted to say what you are asking me is not possible.
However, I didn’t say any of that. I just said, “Okay,” and I signed my pledge.

I don’t know how it’s going to happen, but I know it will. I have peace about that. Not only do I have peace about it, I have a new enthusiasm for what I see happening at TLC and in all of you.
God is doing something here. There is a strong wind blowing. It’s obvious because I can see what’s shaking. Can you see it too?

He is Risen!
Pastor Ed
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As disciples of Jesus we GATHER in grace, GROW in faith, and GO forth to serve.
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