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Last Updated 06.19.18

TLC Block Party and Blessing of the Animals Service
Wednesday, August 15

The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Team is organizing our TLC Block Party and needs your help. Volunteers are needed to help in various capacities. The next RIC meeting is at TLC, Monday, July 9, 5:00pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to help make this August event a fun experience!
Gifts and donations are needed for drawings at the event. Please sign up on Life at TLC in Sunday's bulletin or call the church office if you can volunteer or if you can donate an item. Please indicate if the item is for a child or adult.
TLC Summer Reading For Kids
Tuesday's 10:00-10:30am
July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7 and 14

Come, listen to stories and make some new friends! Ages pre-school - 4th grade. Coffee time for parents while waiting. Please sign-up on Life at TLC in Sunday's bulletin.

Camp Registration is Open!
Check out all the camp offerings for this summer on this page (CLICK HERE!)



Welcoming children ages 4 through Grade 6. Rehearsals are Sundays from 10:30-11:00am Sign up through Life at TLC or contact Renee Jefferson for more details.

The Pastor
By TLC's Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ed Treat
Amazon & Xlibris Book Reviews


People are talking!
I am a  pastor and I always wonder if anybody understands what my days are like.  Finally! This books describes my life! Ed Treat writes about the myriad  of activities, people, and interruptions that a local parish pastor  goes through day in and day out. Pastors who feel lonely should read  this book to learn that they’re not alone and lay leaders should read  this book to learn what their pastors go through in their ministries.  Besides that, the plot is griping and the style is comfortable. Great  book. I couldn’t put it down! -Liliana Da Valle

Highly entertaining and well written mystery.  The characters are delightful, interesting and authentic.  Enjoyed it immensely! -Sheila Swancutt

It's been a while since I enjoyed a book so much! Great  "who done it" story line, wrapped in a "Lake Wobegon" setting in  Minnesota. Great insights in Pastor Brian's view of God and beyond. A  belief system I totally relate to. Cheers to the author for  bringing in so many amazing facets of life together in this story. I'm  sure if you're like me, you won't want to put it down once you start  reading it. Hopefully there will be other books in this series sharing  the life and times of "The Pastor". -Norma R. Macdonald-Ockwig

Everyone loved Candy Vinter. Everyone, that is, except her husband and two children who knew her too well. Imagine the surprise of the whole community, her faith community especially, when they learn she is found hung by the neck in her own bedroom closet, victim of an apparent suicide. No one is more surprised than Pastor Brian Matterson of All Saints Lutheran Church in Martin Valley, Minnesota. Shocked by the news, Pastor Brian rushes to help the members of his flock, but is baffled by their unusual reactions to this tragedy. What is going on in the Vinter home, and what really happened to Candy Vinter? Following her death, layers of interesting information about Candy's life and the Vinter family begin to emerge, making Pastor Brian believe there is much more to this story than meets the eye. Pastor Brian must navigate the swirling demands of daily parish ministry, of being a good husband and father, and of dealing with his own challenging emotions as a recovering alcoholic as he tries to minister to this family and make sense of what really happened to Candy Vinter.

CoDependents Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women, whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships, is now meeting at TLC on Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm. Meetings are in the Chapel and open to all.

NEW! Starts June 13th
Meets second Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm at TLC starting June 13.
Session 1 – Paradoxes of Prayer
Led by Marilyn Erickson and Deacon Renee Jefferson.

Congratulations to Transfiguration Lutheran Church on being awarded the 2018 Reader's Choice Award for Best Vacation Bible School by our Sun Current readers in Richfield!
Sun Newspapers Readers’ Choice Awards is an annual contest published online and in print. This past June and July our readers chose their favorite service providers, medical professionals, church, schools, daycare providers, restaurants, fitness centers, etc.... Readers voted online, or by mailing in the newspaper ballots.

JUNE 2018

Meals on Wheels is a community-based service that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to regularly providing healthy foods, caring volunteers provide a social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes.

Meals on Wheels are picked up at 11:00am at St. Stephen Lutheran Church on 84th and France Ave. TLC helps supply volunteer drivers once every six weeks. It is a very flexible opportunity to serve your neighbors. If interested, contact TLC members, Ingrid Swanson at 952-944-5696, Nancy Dahlof at 952-831-1961 or Jo Benson at 952-884-9881.

Our volunteers go far beyond delivering food– they deliver support, connection, a smiling face and a warm heart to residents of our Community.

For information about receiving meals please email:
Or call: 952-835-1665.

Our TLC ELCA Missionary Sponsorship, Steve & Bethany Friberg

Steven and Bethany and their family have been serving as ELCA missionaries for over 20 years in Ketumbeine, a rural community in Tanzania. Steve is a doctor who works in medical clinics that serve nomadic Maasai people in remote areas. Bethany works with the "Bead Ladies"--Maasai women who have a small business of creating beadwork to provide a means of supporting themselves and their families.

Click here to discover more about TLC's global & local mission partners.

Whether you come to Worship on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, it is a time for families to come together to focus on faith and what God calls us to do. It is also a perfect time to volunteer. Take a moment to think about your talents and interests, or even something new you would like to pursue. With those thoughts in mind, pick up our Offerings and Opportunities
brochure in the narthex and find the perfect fit! If you would like some suggestions,I would be more than happy to talk with
you. Your contribution doesn’t have to be a huge commitment to have a huge impact at TLC. In fact, you might find that it impacts your New Year in ways you never expected!
-Michelle Reber, TLC Church Administrator

All men are invited to attend. Get set for an enjoyable discussion
of the upcoming Sunday Service Bible verses & passages.

Body Conditioning Pilates
at TLC
-First Class Free-
Pull out your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core.
The exercises are usually done in a specific order, one right after another. The movements have names, like "The 100," Criss-Cross," the "Elephant," and the "Swan."
The moves may look simple, but they take a lot of precision and control. It's not like doing a bunch of crunches; there's a strong emphasis on technique.
You’ll get stronger, more sculpted muscles and gain flexibility. You may also have better posture and a better sense of well-being.
When: TUESDAYS, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. thru JUNE 12TH
Resumes again September 4th
Where: TLC
Please contact instructor, DeAnna Eckerdt
All are welcome!
1st & 3rd TUESDAYS
10:00 a.m. TLC Conference Room
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.

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.
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