We understand life can be difficult and believe God's loving presence is experienced through people caring for one another.
If you are feeling in need of care or support, please read through this list of care groups we have at Trinity. If you don't see a group listed here, and would like to start one, please contact Pastor Deb Ost.
Wednesdays, June 3, Sept. 9, Dec. 2, 2015 — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Worship Center, Garden Room
Worship together – all are welcome to receive communion. Then enjoy a wonderful free lunch and inspiring program. Contact Zanny Johnson with any questions.
Planning meetings are held two or three weeks before every Celebrating Seniors event.
Next meeting: Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m. — Narthex
Caring friends help Trinity stay in touch with people 75 years and older through intentional, caring relationships. They also host the Celebrating Seniors worship/ luncheons. Contact Zanny Johnson with any questions.
The Funeral Hospitality team offers comfort and support to bereaved families who choose to host a funeral luncheon at Trinity. The team helps grieving families by planning a funeral luncheon menu, estimating numbers, obtaining the food, setting up food and beverages, and serving guests. They also clean-up following the luncheon. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Gerrie Granquist at 439-2283 or via email
Handmade birthday cards are sent each year to all Trinity people age 75 and older. A flower is also sent on landmark birthdays - 75, 80, 85, 90 and every year after. The Sunshine Ministry is financially supported through the sale of dish cloths and embroidered dish towels. Dish towels to embroider are available in the Church Office or, if you can’t pick them up yourself, contact contact Norma Swanson at 651.439.6377.
The Prayer Chain receives each week’s list of prayer requests from the Prayer Group. Prayer chain members pray remotely for the same list of concerns. The Prayer Chain maintains confidentiality with all prayer requests. Contact Jan Most at 651-436-7264.
Trinity’s Prayer Group welcomes prayer requests from anyone wishing to have a concern addressed through confidential prayer. If you also would like to receive a pastoral phone call or visit, please make your wishes known along with your prayer request. To make a prayer request, please email Pastor Debra Ost or Zanny Johnson, or call 651.439.7400.
Every Tuesday; 1:15-2 p.m. - Narthex
Prayer group members gather together to pray for those who have requested prayer. New members are always welcome. To be a part of the Tuesday Prayer Group, contact the Church Office at 651-439-7400.
If you have the gift of creativity and love to sew, this ministry is for you! Dresses are sewn at your leisure from either pillowcases or fabric. All information including the pattern can be found at nancysnotions.com.
To find more information on this nonprofit ministry, go to littledressesforafrica.org/blog/. In addition to dresses, if you’d like to make shorts for the little boys, please do! Any pattern of your choice that has an elastic waistband is acceptable. Please bring your completed dresses and shorts to the Church Office. Tom Thiets, Director of Missions, will distribute dresses and shorts where they are needed most. Contact Zanny Johnson with any questions.
First Thursday of the month, 2 p.m. – Room 108B
Are you currently the primary caregiver of a loved one or perhaps grieving the loss of a loved one or someone dear to you? We are a group with experience in both of these life-changing situations. If you feel the need for support, in a confidential setting, please join us. For more information, please contact Lois Berglund at 651-342-0896.
Fourth Thursday of the Month, 10 a.m., Narthex
If you love to knit or would like to learn, join us to knit prayer shawls, Baptismal shawls, hats, mittens and other items, which are given to people in need in our community and throughout the world. Come whenever you can. Contact Lois Walton at 651-439-6948.
Parish nursing emphasizes health and healing within a faith community. Through partnership with other community health resources, parish nursing fosters new and creative responses to health and wellness concerns. If you would like to be involved in this care ministry, have ideas/suggestions, or have health/wellness needs, please contact our parish nurse, Sue Peterson at 651-439-7400.
Mondays; 6:30-8 p.m. – Gym
These sessions are for people of all Tai Chi levels and offer an exploration of body, mind and spirit connections. Participants will improve:
Participants will also be more centered and self-aware.
David Teschler, 612-991-5117
John Feely, 323-8714
Mondays, 7:30 am - Weekly Kickoff Meeting
Tuesdays, 7:30 am - As Bill Sees It
Tuesdays, 6 pm - Joy of Living Steps 10-12
Wednesdays, 7 am - As Bill Sees It-2
Thursdays, 7 am - The Study Group
Fridays, 7 am - Book of the Month
Saturdays, 8 am - Amigos III
All meetings are in the Living Library
These are open, non-smoking meetings and offer confidential support for people struggling with chemical addiction. If the doors on 4th Street are locked, please enter through 3rd Street doors (entrance #5). Contact: David Teschler at 612-991-5117.
Mondays, 7 p.m. — Library
Fridays, 10 a.m. – Room 108B
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – Luther Hall
Open meetings for family and friends of people struggling with addiction.
Contact David Teschler at 612-991-5117 with questions.
Trinity’s Living Library is home to the largest addiction library in the St. Croix Valley. Hazelden Foundation BookAid Program graciously donated the materials. Since everyone is touched by the many kinds of addictions we encounter in life, all are invited to use this valuable resource addition to the Trinity library. Contact Norma Wilson at 651-430-2387 or via email.