July 9, 2013
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Summer is finally in Hovland, at least it is today! Ministry activities have kept us very busy, including Sunday Worship, Vacation Bible School, being the "food booth" for the Hovland Arts Festival, having a fund-raising Rummage Sale, providing for neighbors in needs, providing over-night for a group of youth on a mission trip. The Holy Spirit is active and inviting us all to be let others see God at work by who we are and how we are when together. Thanks for all you do in being the family of God within God's creation. May your days coming in the next week bring you to worship, and bring you to sensing the extraordinariness of God.
Summer Series Next Event: WED. AUG 7 7:00 P.M. Rev. Hillary Freeman, Retired Pastor and Chaplain, Minneapolis Police Department. Rev. Freeman grew up an Orthodox Jew, then became a Christian Pastor in the United Congregational Church. She will help us understand the Jewish faith of Jesus, and the deep Jewish roots of our Christian faith.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP at 8:30 each Sunday gives you the chance to worship, to be in fellowship, and most importantly, encounter Christ. God, source of all love, gave us a new commandment, "love one another as God, who sent his only Son," and writes this commandment on our hearts, and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all... )
Trinity has contributed $300 to our local Volunteer Fire Departments (Hovland and Colville). They have been responding to the needs of many area residents and visitors, and are vital to our community.
Please be aware of two tragedies connected to our Northeast Minnesota ELCA Synod. A car accident involving five Voyaguer Lutheran Minstry summer staff occurred on July 2 at 6:30 pm. The car they were in was hit by a semi at the corner of Hwy 73 and Hwy 1 just west of Cook, MN. 1 young counselor from Missouri was killed, and 4 others are recovering (some have been able to return to Camp Vermillion. Please hold the counselors, families, and Camps in your prayers. VLM runs both Camp Vermillion and Camp Hiawatha
Zion Lutheran Church in Finland, MN also experienced a deep tragedy: the church was struck by lightening on July 6. The church building is a total loss, the congregation will be meeting in the community center as they wait to rebuild. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thanks for checking in with us Trinity Lutheran in Hovland, MN. We are an ELCA congregation serving Christ by participating in ministries throughout Cook County,our region, and with ministry partners across the world.