Updated: May 17, 2018
May 19: Community Garden DayAll Creation Gardeners and friends of the garden: We have a "garden day" planned for this Saturday morning, from 9 am to noon. It's a lovely time to work on your garden with friends and keep the grounds looking spectacular. All are welcome, even if you don't have a plot. Bring a little something to share for a picnic when we are tired of "gardening."
Sadly, RAIN is in the forecast; please reach out to Abby if you would like to be kept abreast of scheduling changes due to rain (email@example.com or 612-871-6066).
Church Camp ScholarshipsWe will be collecting contributions for our church camp scholarship fund the next two Sundays (May 20 and 27). For parents sending children to camp, please let Fr Jonathan know if your family could use scholarship help.
May 20: Tomato Seedlings/Camp FundraiserElizabeth Saathoff will again have ready-to-plant tomato seedlings for sale at coffee hour his Sunday, May 20, to raise money for camp scholarships. Tomatoes are easy and enjoyable to grow, and this is a great way to help send Holy Trinity children to camp. There will be patio-sized plants for growing in pots as well - no garden space necessary. (See or email Elizabeth with any questions.)
May 27: Pentecost Picnic (Feast Day Celebration and Optional Bike Ride)We will celebrate Pentecost again with a potluck picnic at Keller Park! Head up to the park pavilion after coffee hour - it’s just a couple of minutes drive from church. (Some of us will ride our bikes from the church to the park, as we did last year.) Please contact Eric Saathoff if you would like to help as a biking chaperone. Please contact Juli Tarsney if you can help with food - thank you! (There will also be an opportunity to sign up at coffee hour this coming Sunday.)
June 10: Harvest Sunday Collection for Three Holy HierarchsOur next Harvest Sunday collection will be June 10 (All Saints of North America). This collection will go to assist Three Holy Hierarchs mission in Northfield with their move to a more permanent location.
November 15-18; Ancient Faith Women's RetreatLooking ahead, Kate Mulinix is planning to attend the Ancient Faith women's retreat in November (at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA) and would love to have you come along! It is likely to sell out, so booking soon is encouraged. Speakers will include Elissa Bjeletich on My Cup Runneth Over: Finding Healthy Rhythms (so that goodness and mercy can follow us all the days of our lives); Molly Maddex Sabourin on Seek Peace and Pursue It; and Melissa Naasko on Finding Peace When Looking for Dinner. Contact Kate for more details, and check out the retreat details here.
FOCUS DonationsPlease remember that FOCUS is not accepting donations at this time. The donations corner has now been cleared out and needs to be kept empty, especially when the hall is rented out to neighborhood groups or families. All the churches will be kept informed when donations will be needed again. In the mean time, please either hold items at home, or donate elsewhere in the Twin Cities (Salvation Army, Goodwill, Savers, Epilepsy Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters). Thank you!
Holy Trinity Food Shelf
As you shop this week, please consider picking up a few items for our food shelf, to help our neighbors in need (food shelf guidelines). Contact Ronda Wintheiser with any questions or suggestions. Thank you!
- Sunday classes: May 20, 27
- Sunday, May 20: Will Jacobs on the Reformation - Will Jacobs will discuss religious conflict and political settlements during the time of the Reformation.