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Ways to Serve


LOCAL MISSIONS


Volunteer at Valley Outreach Food Shelf

Volunteer your time to help clients shop for food and clothing at Valley Outreach, 1911 Curve Crest Blvd. W., Stillwater. Volunteers and donations of food and clothing are accepted all year long. For more information please contact Kathy Hagen at 426-7176 or via email. Please prayerfully consider volunteering to support this important local ministry. 

Food Shelf: Contact Kathy Hagen via email or at 426-7176 

Helping Hands at Global Health Ministries

Load shipping containers with medical supplies, health kits, sewing machines, clothing, and food at Global Health Ministries.  All are welcome! Contact Lowell Saterbak via email.

Last Sunday Supper

Last Sunday of June, September & November

Trinity partners with four local churches to provide meals for 50-60 people. The meal is served at Ascension Episcopal Church the last Sunday of every month. Volunteers always welcome to assist with this vital ministry here in the Valley. Contact Josh Longnecker at 651-263-6803 or via email to help or with questions.

Second Harvest Heartland Commodity Food Program

First Monday of every month, 1:30 p.m.
Trinity’s hunger team helps fight hunger in the Valley by delivering 35 pounds of food supplies to local families in need of food assistance. The team meets at the Valley Outreach (1911 Curve Crest Blvd.) to receive the delivery of boxes, and then delivers them to local residents. Contact Chuck & Joan Newman at 651-436-8609 or via email with questions.

Two Rivers Community Land Trust

Help provide affordable housing by painting and doing some light remodeling work in the east metro area. Contact Mark & Sandy Weber via email.



METRO MISSIONS


St. Paul Midway Area Outreach Ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Community Lunch for the Homeless and Hungry
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Help is needed to prepare, set-up, serve, and clean-up for every meal.

For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Pastor Joy Johnson or Kay at 651-646-6549 or Mikki Johnson at 651-439-5876 or danamikkijohnson@gmail.com.

Angel Tree Christmas Gifts Ministry

Late-November to Early December – Narthex

The Angel Tree filled with name tags of children with incarcerated moms and dads can be found in the Narthex during the holidays. Your gift will fill a child’s heart with joy. You can help in the following ways:

  • Select an “Angel’s” information off the tree and purchase the gift
  • Wrap the gift and drop it off at Trinity
  • Helpers are needed for sorting and delivery
  • Financial gifts are also needed to help with postage expense

Contact Gloria Williamson at 651-430-1001.


GLOBAL MISSIONS


Tanzania Scholarship and Education Fund

Education is the key to an improved life for our Tanzanian partners. Public school is available only through grade six. Beyond that, students may attend secondary school at their own expense. Trinity maintains a vibrant relationship with the Bomalang’ombe Secondary School of the Iringa Diocese. In that partnership Trinity provides the opportunity for many students to move forward in their educational goals. Each student’s tuition is $400 per year. All levels of donations are welcome. Contact Michele Hermansen at 715-247-5426 or via email with questions.

Lutefisk Dinner

November

Enjoy a holiday tradition: lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, lefse, pie and more. Dine-in or take-out. Tickets go on sale in mid-October. All proceeds benefit hunger programs. Volunteers needed. Supported by matching funds from Thrivent.

This food-based fundraising event provides funding to a variety of hunger related ministries. Your support and participation helps provide assistance for those in need. Volunteer in the kitchen, as wait staff, for ticket sales, and more. Contact Jeannie Wendorf at 651-439-7400 or via email.

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Help make lefse
Gather  to make lefse for the Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner. No experience necessary. Please contact Kari Bartingale with questions at 430-3902. 

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Mission Tanzania

When you plant a seedling you’re never sure how fast it will grow, or what shape it will branch into and what growth obstacles it will need to overcome.

Mission Tanzania is such a seedling, but a few short years after its planting, Mission Tanzania has grown in many unexpected and wonderful ways, and will continue to do so with your support and enthusiasm.

Our projects at the school have included:
• Electricity and water systems for the 400 students have been partially installed with a new 400-foot deep well.
• Work on the first set of boy’s & girl’s dormitories is complete.
• The first of seven new staff duplexes is nearly completed.
• The multi-purpose hall & kitchen are used every day for classes and meals.
• The administration and teacher preparation building is complete.
• The foundation has been laid for a new science laboratory.
• The first building of four new classrooms is up and waiting for a roof to be built.
• Sustainable plots for growing corn, beans and vegetables are underway as is a pine tree farm for lumber production. Land has been designated for an orchard of fruit trees with the end goal of helping the school become self-sufficient.