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Last Updated 9.18.17

Wednesday Evenings -- 7:00 p.m.
Please Join Us!

We will focus on the devotional booklet, 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther.

Guys for God
6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26th
Evan Collins, TLC Member, will share about his year in South Africa. Sign up at the display in the Narthex.

October (date to be announced soon)
Daniel Thomas shares his experience

Thursdays @ 8:00 a.m.
TLC Lower Level - Adult Ed. room
All men are invited to attend. Get set for an enjoyable discussion of the upcoming Sunday Service Bible verses & passages. On Thursday, September 14th we'll be discussing the bible verses for the upcoming Sunday services: Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:8-13; Romans 14:1-2; and
Matthew 18:21-35.


Race: The Power of Illusion - The Racial Justice team is sponsoring a viewing and discussion of the PBS video, "Race - The Power of an Illusion.". Three sessions will be held on Mondays, September 25, October 23, and November 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. All are welcome. The one-hour video will be followed by optional small group discussion. Click here to contact Jerry Olson for more information or sign up in the TLC Narthex: Life at TLC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 @ TLC - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Episode 1- The Difference Between Us examines the contemporary science - including genetics - that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ TLC - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Episode 2- The Story We Tell uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as "natural."

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 @ TLC - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Episode 3- The House We Live In asks, If race is not biology, what is it? This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions "make" race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.

Center for Changing Lives -- Liberia
Please RSVP and join others for an evening of inspiring hope and changing lives on October 12th.  
Click here for the TLC Liberia webpage.
All are welcome!
1st & 3rd TUESDAYS
10:00 a.m. TLC Conference Room
 This special Sunday school experience is designed for children K thru Grade 4
 With Club 56 (Grades 5-6) assisting in leadership

Began Sunday, September 10th and continues each Sunday through October 30th.
Start at 9:30 a.m in Fellowship Hall
At Reformation Walk, during the 7 weeks that lead up to the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation, Sunday school kids will:
●  Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of life during the time of Martin Luther.
●  Visit with special people and places from the life of Martin Luther.
●  Work on a mission project
●  Experience the basics of Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, and Grace Alone through song, games, stories, creative stations.
●  Prepare for a Reformation Celebration for Oct 29 at 10:30 for parents
●  Be dismissed at 10:15 each week to join parents in worship for communion.

Children will receive a “passport” to use throughout the weeks. Filled passports will get a special commemorative coin on Oct 29th.
(Ages 3 and 4 will meet in their classrooms.)

We live in a divided countrywhere issues easily become contentious. We don’t know how to engage in true conversation about things that deeply matter. What if learning to have respectful conversations could change our country, one dinner at a time? What if there were a way to learn to talk about the biggest concerns we face?
All are welcome to this ecumenical, ongoing event.

October 2: “Human Sexuality”
- Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Ave, Bloomington

November 6: “Church and Politics”
- Minnesota Valley Unitarian
10715 Zenith Ave, Bloomington
TLC -- Mondays @ 12:30 pm
Deepen your spirituality.  Join with others as we seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious  contact with God as we understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His  will for us and the power to carry it out.  
Open to all.  Drumming participation is optional and no drumming experience is required.
Recovery Yoga
All are welcome!
Those seeking recovery, family and friends.
No prior experience with yoga or the 12 steps required.
When: Wednesday at 7:00pm
Where: TLC in East Fellowship Hall
$10 suggested donation
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel

Small Group Reignite
A shoutout to all TLC’s small group leaders - present & future!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
TLC Fellowship Hall
Potluck Dinner
Conversations to inspire each other and explore new small-group possibilities so we can continue to grow this exciting ministry in the TLC community.


Sock it to Homelessness

Bring in one or more pairs of new socks for kids and teens by September 24th
Sunday school children will sort
Lutheran Social Services will deliver
Lutheran Social Services helps youth and teens experiencing homelessness.  One way we can help?  SOCKS! Children are encouraged to bring socks to Sunday school or drop them in the Narthex display box by September 24, 2017.

Let's collect 500 pair in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation that formed the Lutheran Church.

By Pat McMullen, TLC Parish Nurse

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over a lifetime. The five year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90% when caught early.
No matter your age, take action to protect your breast health now. Practice routine breast health screening. Maintain a healthy weight. Engage in moderate exercise daily. Reduce alcohol intake. If considering the use of hormone therapy, discuss the risks and benefits with your health care provider.
September 2017

In 1865, Swedish Lutheran Pastor Eric Norelius of Vasa Lutheran Church, near Red Wing, heard about four orphaned, immigrant children in need of care with no one to provide it. Pastor Norelius drove a wagon to St. Paul, brought them to his home and thus began something that has spread throughout every corner of Minnesota, known today as Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

LSS has an annual budget of more than $98 million, received from individuals, congregations across the state and funding by the State of Minnesota.

A total of 25 different programs reach out in the name of Christ, to provide loving care and concern for people in all kinds of situations.

TLC will hear from Kathryn Tiede, LSS Director of Church Partnerships & Philanthropy, Sunday, Sept.10 (Rally Day) at all services and Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the evening Oasis worship service. We are truly blessed to have this program, dedicated to serving “the least of these”.

Pastor Al Dungan is TLC's Lutheran Social Service Ambassador.

The Mission Bazaar will be held again in the fall at TLC. This popular event will take place on Sunday, November 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. There will be a book sale, plus we have added a craft sale to this year’s Fair happenings. We are encouraging crafters to start planning and crafting now to donate beautiful items! Think about things that will make good stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or just fun things for yourself. Knitters, quilters, artists of all kinds! We are asking you to price your own items. This is a good way to help defray the costs of our youth Mission trips, camperships, confirmation costs, and the Early Learning Center. If you have questions, please check with Renee Jefferson.

TLC Volunteers are a dedicated group that joyfully serve in so many ways.

The 2017-2018 Worship Volunteer Schedule is being compiled. If you are currently volun-teering, check the bulletin or watch for emails to sign-up. If you were not on the current schedule, but would like to volunteer, please sign-up on the Life at TLC page in the bulletin or contact Michelle at or 952-884-2364, ext. 15.

Altar Guild
Audio/Video Techs
Communion Assistant
Sunday Hospitality
Pew Crew
All are welcome to serve, whether it is weekly, monthly, quarterly or even seasonally. Substitutes are also appreciated.

TLC Finances & Stewardship
JUNE 2017 Financial Update
Council Meetings Resume in September
By Gerard Olson, TLC Treasurer
Click here to view a pdf of the report

Text to: 952-777-8909

We appreciate your gifts.  Here's how you can help.
Your financial gift should be an amount with a dollar sign in front.  
Enter Msg: $100
Text to: 952-777-8909

To designate your gift to a specific fund, following the dollar amount add a space and the following initials for the appropriate fund: BF = Building Fund, GM= Gifts and Memorials, FF= Foundation Fund, SO= Special Offering
Example: $500 BF Would be five hundred dollars to the Building Fund
(Dollar amount with no designation will go to the General Fund.)
First time users will be asked to complete a one-time registration.
A 10 Day Tour of the Holy Land with Pastor Ed
January 30 - February 8, 2018

Click here to view and download a detailed brochure and registration form.

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