Metro Missions

Loaves and Fishes Ministry
Upcoming serving dates are Thursdays, Sept. 9; Nov. 11
2011 dates: Jan. 13, March 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8, Nov. 10
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, St. Paul

Trinity’s Loaves and Fishes Ministry involves Trinity members and friends in a partnership with Twin Cities based “Loaves and Fishes,” a non-profit organization that coordinates multiple meal serving sites reaching individuals and families in need.  Our responsibility is to organize, purchase, prepare, serve and clean up a hot, nutritious meal six times a year at Faith Lutheran Church in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. We serve approximately 150 each time, with a spaghetti dinner as our specialty.  (We also serve a brat/hot dog picnic-style meal in summer months.)  Each time we serve, more than 25 volunteers are involved. This outreach ministry enables us to be an extension of the body of Christ, serving in our community beyond the walls of Trinity.  It meets an obvious and persistent need and is very rewarding as well. Please consider joining us! For more information on this ministry please contact Jeff Anderson or Russ Savstrom.

St Paul Midway Area Outreach Ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
You are invited to join Pastor Joy Johnson and her dedicated staff as they minister to the homeless, the struggling, the battered, and the lonely in the Midway area of St. Paul. Opportunities include:
•    Street ministry the third Saturday of the month
•    Making blankets for the homeless
•    Assembling personal care kits/bags
•    Two annual picnics and school supply events
•    Mentoring (ESL, financial, Medicare system paperwork, etc.)
•    Collecting and delivering household and clothing supplies
•    Community lunch for the homeless and hungry every Monday
Contact Pastor Joy Johnson at 646-6549 with questions.

The JESUS Delivers Ministry
JESUS Delivers is one of the ministries of the St. Paul Evangelistic Association, a faith-based Food Shelf located in West St. Paul ( The Jesus Delivers ministry serves meals to the homeless in downtown St. Paul. This mobile service truck parks next to the Dorothy Day Center to serve lunch. Small teams are always welcome to prepare and serve a meal. To read more about a typical day serving and what to expect, click here. For upcoming serving dates, contact Peter Bolstorff.

Angel Tree Christmas Gifts MInistry
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 430-1001 with questions.

Shopping for Jesus (ongoing) 
Shop for supplies for local and global mission and partners as seasonal bargains become available. A need for school supplies, clothing, kitchen equipment, tools, and other items for mission partners locally and globally is on-going. Other items shoppers search for during end-of the-season sales are warm clothes in the spring and summer wear in the fall. Others watch for bargains at local big box home stores for tool discounts and specials that help mission projects move forward. The need is great, so we need more bargain hunters! Contact Tom Thiets at 439-7400, ext. 146 or via email or Marlene Harty at 439-6444 or via email.

Global Missions

2011 Kids Against Hunger: Community Meal Packing Event

February 18-26, 2011
Meals will be packed for people in the US and around the world. The 750,000 meals from the 2010 event provided hunger relief here in the Valley, in St. Paul and to greater Minnesota as flood relief in the Red River Valley. Meals also brought relief to the gulf coast during the oil spill, and to the people of Haiti following the earthquake. They traveled to Tanzania following a drought and as part of the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center’s Hospice Care program. Packing times and location will be announced later this year. Contact Tom Thiets at 439-7400, ext. 146 or via email with questions.

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 Tom Thiets at 439-7400, ext. 146 or via email with questions.

Lutefisk Dinner 
Lutefisk Dinner prep day:
Wednesday, Nov. 3
Lutefisk Dinner: Thursday, Nov. 4
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 Joan Newman at 436-8609 or via email.

Missions Endowment Fund 
Mission gifts can be made to the Trinity Endowment Fund to support new and ongoing ministries. The interest on the funds each year helps Trinity continue to serve with our neighbors in need. If you are interested in helping to sustain Trinity’s mission presence in the world please contact Tom Thiets at 439-7400, ext. 146 or via email with questions.

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