Let's have a painting night! The Fellowship of Christian Athletes guys did an amazing job and gave the downstairs nursery a fresh coat of paint! But it needs one more coat. We will have pizza, drinks, music and supplies. Bring yourself in some painting clothes. Please RSVP so we have enough supplies and pizza. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Are you graduating undergrad, graduate, or high school? We want to pray for you in order to commission you into the marketplace. Just as churches commission missionaries, so too we want to commission graduates as stewards who integrate their faith with their work. The service will be on Sunday, May 6th. It’ll simply include a time of prayer after the sermon. Contact Pastor Bryan to be included (email@example.com).
Our featured gospel partner will be Jole Miller with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jole is a TCC member on staff with FCA serving local colleges. He is an integral part of the FCA house, a home near the Macalester campus, started with the goal of providing a space for Christian athletes to grow spiritually by living in community. Join us as we hear from Jole about the ministry and pray for Jole.
Join us for our annual Easter egg hunt! Free and open to the community. The egg hunt starts right after 10am so be on time to get in on the fun! After the hunt there will be games and activities and light refreshments. The event is held in the church and will be on rain or shine.
Join us for an evening to celebrate Christ's death on the cross for our sin. The Good Friday service will be a "Tenebrae" service. We will not be offering childcare for this service. Read on for more details.
“Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ. It’s called “good” because of what Jesus’ death means for the redemption of the world. Worship on this day may focus on three aims: (1) to narrate and remember the events of Jesus’ death, (2) to open up the meaning of these events for our understanding of God and the redemption accomplished by the cross, and (3) to invite worshipers to renewed prayer and dedication” (The Worship Sourcebook).
“The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the medieval common folk during Holy Week. Today we join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.
Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. We ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering through mounting darkness; through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory" (from http://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1998/wrath-lamb-tenebrae-service).
Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day failling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Many community groups remember this day by meeting together in homes and sharing a meal and taking communion. If you like to join a group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected to one.
We're planning another prayer gathering for Sunday, March 4th, following the Sunday service, from 11:30-12:30 in the chapel. Our Gospel Partner will be Scott Whitmore, founder of Antioch Ministries in North Minneapolis. Antioch Ministries has a vision to create 15 community-centered houses in North Minneapolis that are safe places for children and youth to learn about and experience Jesus, grow in relationships, learn life skills, have fun and impact their communities.
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Trinity’s Pastoral Resident, Trent Senske, and the Immanuel Fellowship Team will be organizing the Sunday Gathering on Feb. 25th. They’re in the process of starting a new church in south Minneapolis, which will begin weekly services the fall of 2018.
February 23-25, 2018. You may come up anytime after 6pm on Friday and wrap it up Sunday after lunch.
Join us for some sweet time together as a TCC church family as we play and relax and eat together; and as we learn and pray together. It's really a great time to get to know some folks better - we get in months worth of fellowship in one weekend! There's the retreat center with a warm fireplace and coffee house; the rec center for basketball and crate stacking and whatnot; hiking/ski/snowshoe trails, broomball, and tubes for the sledding hill. Much of the time is open for rest, fun, connecting, and adventure!
Here is a detailed schedule for the weekend. We'll also start a Facebook group for those going to the retreat in order to communicate.
Check out some pictures from last year here.
HOW AWESOME IS IT TO CARPOOL?
It's very awesome. For carpoolers, the fun begins several hours earlier than for everyone else. Whether you are blessed with a vehicle and extra seats, or if you need a ride, or if you just love carpooling, don't be shy, post it on the Retreat Facebook group (forthcoming) to let folks know - or contact us if you'd like help making a carpool connection.
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14th. The service will begin at 7pm. This service is a time of repentance and renewal as we consider how Christ conquered death and sin through his work on the cross.
No childcare during this service. All are welcome!
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Calling all Dads for a special Valentine's date with your daughter(s). Come for an evening of dinner, cookie decorating, and plenty of goofy dad moves on the dance floor.
Whitney Daberkow Photography will also be there taking photos of you and your date!
All ages welcome...Invite your neighbors/friends/family!
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Can Pastor Bryan flip a pancake? How does Dayton Daberkow prefer his eggs? Does Ben Wright bother with a fork and knife to eat his pancakes? How many pounds of bacon can the TCC community consume in one morning? What gains were made at TCC in 2017 to continue glorifying God by making disciples of Jesus Christ who join in the renewal of our city and world through the power of the Holy Spirit?
Come join us to learn all this and more! Trinity will be supplying pancakes, bacon, and coffee. Please RSVP and sign up for an item to bring!
CHILD CARE WILL BE PROVIDED!!!
Join us in the chapel after the service on Jan. 21 to hear from John Rogers. Rogers is the development director for the Anselm House on the University of Minnesota campus. He'll be sharing what God has been doing on campus and how we can pray for the work the house is doing.
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