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Last Updated 12.10.17
Wednesday Evening Worship During Advent

Wednesday evening worship during Advent will be centered around the theme
“The World is About to Turn”

Wed, Dec. 6, 6:15 p.m.—Beginning at the end: suffering and hope (Mark 13:24-37)

Wed, Dec. 13, 6:15 p.m.—Our baptismal calling (Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8)

Wed,Dec. 20, 6:15 p.m.—“Movers and shakers” (John 1:6-8, 19-28)

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

In December, we will reflect and discuss ideas based on the Wednesday Advent Themes.

 Dec. 6 – Advent – suffering and hope
 Dec. 13 – Advent – our baptismal calling
 Dec. 20 – Advent – movers and shakers

Sunday School Programming News

Please click here to view the TLC Sunday School page and to register your child(ren) for Sunday School.

Please visit the Upcoming Services page for information.

Activities are full-on at this time of the year. Students are back into studies and extra-curricular activities, with parents scrambling to get them here and there, while also participating in their own activities and commitments. 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. Consider volunteering as a family to usher at your preferred worship time, greet worshipers as they arrive, or serve communion. I can’t stress enough that you are needed and appreciated no matter how often you can volunteer, be it weekly, monthly or only occasionally. Consider asking an usher or a pastor if there is a need when you arrive for worship. Many times, that can be a prayer answered! There are some additional times for families to serve together, especially during the Christmas season; please watch for information in the bulletin and consider it an opportunity for your family to gather together, grow in faith and go forth to serve.


December 2017
Global Health Ministries

On one Monday each month, Transfiguration volunteers gather and car pool to Global Health ministries in Fridley. During our time there we sort, pack, inventory and evaluate medical supplies that have been donated from all parts of Minnesota and surrounding states. These supplies are eventually shipped to clinics and hospitals throughout the world that urgently need supplies.

A forty foot container recently arrived in Zimbabwe and two other containers are now en route to South Sudan for the new Lutheran Community Center and clinic in Juba. Soon another container will leave for Liberia in partnership with the Lutheran Church in Liberia.

If you would like to become involved in this important international ministry, come and join us. We have lots of fun. We are there from 10:00-2:00pm (bring a bag lunch). A medical background is not necessary.

Your help touches the lives of people in developing countries and brings them toward better health and greater productivity.

If interested – please talk with Pastor Arthur or Mary Mahre

By Pat McMullen, Parish Nurse

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in older people.
This disease affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. There is no cure at this time but medications can be prescribed that slow the progression of the disease. Alzheimer's usually begins slowly with symptoms of mild forgetfulness and difficulty remembering recent events, activities, or names of familiar people or things. As the diseases progresses people may have difficulty performing simple tasks, or have problems with language, for example forgetting words or using the wrong words when speaking. The person may also lose track of time or become disoriented, sometimes getting lost in their own neighborhood. In the later stages of Alzheimer's it is common for people to forget how to do self care tasks such as feeding themselves. Some people experience mood changes such as agitation, crying or anger. The course of the illness is different for everyone and some may have the disease for five years when others have it for twenty years. For more information contact the Alzheimer's Association at If you or someone you know could use help, please contact one of our TLC pastors; Pastor Ed, Pastor Arthur

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.

TLC Finances & Stewardship
Council Meetings Resume in September
By Gerard Olson, TLC Treasurer
Click here to view all financial reports and more

Thursday Mornings, 8 - 9 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.

Lila Yoga
at TLC
All are welcome!
This autumn there will be two sessions of Lila Yoga at TLC to ground yourself and explore new avenues to strength and wellness.  Classes will be held on Mondays, 7-8:30pm in Room 1 [Lower Level of TLC].  [Session one is completed] The second session will run Nov. 20-Dec. 18, and this 5-week session will cost $65..  Drop-in classes are $17.  A minimum of 6 students are needed to run the class.  Everyone in basic good health is welcome and beginners are encouraged. Please wear comfortable layers, and bring a yoga mat and a blanket (mats are also available to borrow).  
When: MONDAY'S, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: TLC Room 1
Please contact instructor, Kathryn Sharpe at

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.
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.

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 volunteering, 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.

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