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Worship


Worship is central to our lives together as followers of Jesus Christ. Within the Lutheran tradition, our understanding is that God is made known to us primarily through three ways: through the preached Word of God, the nourishment offered by Jesus’ own Body and Blood at the Table, and the mutual love and support of the gathered community. All who come are invited to participate fully. Note: those worshiping online are invited to join communion by providing their own bread and wine/juice.

 

Get Involved: Contact Michelle Reber at mreber@tlcmn.com

Lector: Reading during service. Family-friendly.

Usher: Assist with service guiding congregants, offerings & attendance.

Greeter: Welcoming all who come for service. Family-friendly.

Communion Assistant: Serve communion during service. 

Hospitality: Serve coffee and treats.  Family-friendly.

Altar Guild: Prepare the altar and set-up for communion.

Pew Crew: Organizing & stocking supplies in the pews. Family- friendly.
 

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Music


Music preaches and proclaims the word of God alongside the spoken Word in every worship service. The musical gifts of the community are invited and welcomed.
 

TLC Choir: Leads the congregation in worship. Contact Deacon Susan Wold Rohde at swoldrohde@gmail.com
 

Praise and Worship Team: Leads worship monthly. Rehearses Sundays at 8:30am for service at 9:30am. Contact Mary George at george3400@hotmail.com or Phetsamone Ekholm at danandsamone@gmail.com
 

Handbells: Offers special music monthly. Rehearses Mondays at 6:30pm. Contact Mary George at george3400@hotmail.com
 

Brass/Woodwinds/Strings: Adults and senior high students who love to serve God by playing their instruments. Contact Deacon Susan Wold Rohde at swoldrohde@gmail.com

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Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals

Get Involved: Assist with set-up and clean-up for funeral luncheons as-needed.

 

Weddings: TLC pastors and musicians are available for weddings for members and non-members. 
 

Baptisms: Baptisms can be scheduled on almost any Sunday. A meeting with a pastor will be arranged prior to the baptism. 
 

Funerals: TLC provides funeral services and memorial services for members and non-members. Prior services can be viewed on our YouTube Channel

For more information, contact Pastor Elise at pastorelise@tlcmn.com
 

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Adult Faith Formation


1st and 3rd Tuesday Bible Study: Using “The Greatest Story” Bible study which begins with Genesis and ends with Revelation. 10am at TLC. Contact Judy Pittelkow at jjpittelkow@comcast.net
 

Faith, Fact, and Fiction: Discuss a book, assist with library organization at church, and fellowship. Second Thursday of the month at 1pm at TLC. Contact Lois Nornes at (952) 240-0811 or lavernnornes007@gmail.com
 

Gib Lee Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study: Discusses Bible texts for the coming week. Thursdays 9am in the Conference room. Contact Bob Riley at patriley50@aol.com
 

Pastor-Led Bible Study: Every Sunday at 8:30am. Coffee and discussion in the narthex with the preaching pastor.
 

Women’s Bible study: There are several women’s circles that meet in homes or at TLC. Contact the office for more information.

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Missions & Outreach

TLC members actively volunteer with many of the following.
To get involved, Contact Michael Johnson at 
missionstlc@gmail.com

Mission and Outreach Team: Plans service projects in the community, collaborates with various outreach partners, makes recommendations to Council regarding possible mission partners. 
 

Mission Partners: All organizations listed receive financial support from TLC through our Benevolence giving. * indicates that TLC members actively volunteer at that organization. Contact the church office to get connected with an active TLC group.
 

Wilderness Canoe Base*: ELCA Canoeing outfitter and Family Mission Camp host. lakewapo.org
 

Every Meal*: Weekend feeding program at Westwood Elementary. 

everymeal.org
 

Tapestry Lutheran: Hispanic ELCA congregation in Richfield.

 tapestrymn.org
 

Meals on Wheels*: Providing home cooked meals to home-bound Bloomington residents. Bloomingtonmealsonwheels.com
 

VEAP*: Providing food and housing support for low income Bloomington residents. veap.org
 

TLC Early Learning Center*: TLC’s in-house Christian child care and pre-school. tlcelc.com
 

Beacon Inter-Faith Housing: Combating homelessness in Minnesota through construction of low-income housing. beaconinterfaith.org
 

Oasis for Youth: Outreach for youth experiencing homelessness in Bloomington. oasisforyouth.org
 

Exodus Lending Minneapolis: Freeing low income people from pay-day loan traps. exoduslending.org

Feed My Starving Children*: Global emergency feeding program. fmsc.org
 

Center for Changing Lives*: Liberia - school tuition and after school programs for Ebola and AIDS orphans in West Africa. pact-mn.co

 

N.E.O.N: Northside Economic Opportunity Network. neon-mn.org/

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Addiction Awareness Team: A 12-Step based group that meets to provide support and recovery resources to TLC’s members and community. Contact Beth Rahn at
952-393-9817 or
brahnfamily@comcast.net

 

Care Mail Crafters: Design, create, and mail cards to TLC members who are homebound or in need of a reminder that someone is thinking of them during a difficult time. Contact: Jamie Wannigman at jamie6255@outlook.com
 

Homebound Communion Ministry: Share communion with shut-ins who cannot get to worship or those in
long-term rehab. Contact Pastor Paul Rohde at
rohde@augie.edu

 

Memory Bears: The mission is to create Memory Bears that warm your heart, provide you with some comfort, and remind you of the special times shared with your loved one. Contact Linda Meyer at (612) 730-9696 or meyerlk29@gmail.com
 

Prayer Team: An e-mail-based group that prays confidentially for requests as they are sent in to the church. Emails are sent out with prayer requests by the pastoral staff on a weekly basis. Contact Brian Simonson at bsimonson@tlcmn.com
 

Prayer shawl ministry: K3P3– Knit or crochet prayer shawls and baby shawls. Contact Brian Simonson at bsimonson@tlcmn.com

Stephen Ministry: Ministry to people experiencing grief, illness, crisis, or difficult changes in life. Stephen Ministers are members of TLC, trained in compassionate Christian care. Contacts: Bob Riley at patriley50@aol.com 
 

TLC Garden Team: During springtime, we procure flowers, plant them, apply mulch, and fill two pots to beautify the entrance of TLC's parking lot. Reach out to Karen Daniels to be a part of the "grounds crew" (952) 948-1679.

TLC Senior Group: We gather on Monday mornings for group activities, games, coffee, treats, special events and more. If you would like more information, contact Bob Riley at patriley50@aol.com
 

Civic Series: If you would like more information, contact Jerry Hilleren at jerry@hilleren.com

 

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Electoral Timeline

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Children, Youth & Family

Fall Registration 2023: Click the buttons below for more information and to fill out each form. Please return the forms and payment (Cash or Check) to the Church Office.
 


Sunday School: Faith Formation for ages 3 - grade 4 during worship. Children re-join their families in worship during the Sharing of the Peace. 
 

Club 5/6: Wednesday nights at 6:30pm at TLC for 5th-6th graders.
 

Confirmation: Wednesday nights at 6:30pm at TLC 7th-9th graders. 
 

Peer Ministry: 10-12th graders providing leadership for their younger peers on Wed nights at 6:30pm at TLC.

College/Military Ministry: Keeping in touch with, praying for and providing support to college students and those serving in the military. Contact Sandy Stooke at sandystooke@yahoo.com

Camp Ministry: TLC partners with Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp and Wilderness Canoe Base to provide summer camp opportunities for TLC youth and their friends. More at lakewapo.org

ELCA Youth Gathering: TLC sends a group of youth every three years to this global event. Next up: Summer of 2024 in New Orleans. More at elca.org/youthgathering

For more details about Children, Youth and Family Ministry,

contact Deacon Erica Larson at elarson@tlcmn.com

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Adult Ministries

Global Health Ministry: Sort, pack, and inventory medical supplies to be shipped to clinics and hospitals throughout the world. 

Men’s Golf League: All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, May-August at 5:30pm at Hyland Green Golf Course. Contacts: Bob Riley at  patriley50@aol.com, Don Kleven at dgkleven@msn.com,  Keith Swanson at ingridandkeith@q.com. Sign-ups begin in April.

Quilting Group: TLC “Nutty Knotters” - Piece, tie, finish quilts that will be donated to those in need locally and worldwide. Meets at 9am on Fridays. Contacts: Irene Bjerke at (952) 888-7303, Florence Head at fcfhead@comcast.net, or Judy Lindman at jmlindma@gmail.com

Walkers (TLC Walkers): Walkers meet at outside parks or indoor areas for fellowship and exercise at 9am on Wednesdays. Contact Donna Hedlund at kdhedlund@aol.com

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Administrative Teams


Financial Team: This team is directed to develop and implement clear strategies for financial stability of TLC. Contact Pastor Elise at pastorelise@tlcmn.com, the Council treasurer, and Finance Administrator, Nancy Waldack at nwaldack@hotmail.com

Library Team: Maintains the church library. Contact Karen Wenge at krwenge@yahoo.com

Personnel Team: Assists the pastor(s) in addressing HR and personnel related issues. Contact Diane Erickson at derickson@wspmn.gov or Pastor Elise at pastorelise@tlcmn.com

Stewardship Team: Creates the annual Stewardship campaign along with the pastor(s) and encourages the contributions of time, talent and treasure of TLC membership. Contact Nancy Waldack at nwaldack@hotmail.com

Mission and Outreach Team: Plans service projects in the community, collaborates with various outreach partners, makes recommendations to Council regarding possible mission partners.
Contact Brian Simonson at bsimonson@tlcmn.com

TLC Church Council: The elected governing body of the congregation. See Council page here.

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Justice and Advocacy

Justice and Equity Team: Explores racial justice and ways to create awareness and encourage racial equity.  

RIC (Reconciling in Christ) Ally Team: This is a support and advocacy group for our LGBTQIA+ members and allies. Contacts: Jane Voss at jvoss1@comcast.net, Sandy Mullen at sandymullen59@gmail.com

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