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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Family Bowling Day

A family bowling day has been scheduled for Sunday, March 17th from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Jesse James Lanes in Northfield.  Cost is $10 a person for 2 hours of bowling (plus shoes) but thanks to our Thrivent Choice dollars we are offering it for $5 a person.  It is also St. Patrick’s day so come dressed in your best green/St. Patty’s clothes!  Prizes will be awarded for things like best St. Patty’s day outfit, best family score, number of strikes, etc.  Sign up on the bulletin board or online by clicking this link: Family Bowling Day

Wednesday Meals

Wednesday Meal Schedule

Dinner starts at 6:00pm.  All meals are served with coffee, milk, water, juice, and dessert.

2/13 - Ash Wednesday, congregation pot luck

2/20 - middle school serve

2/27 -

3/6 - baked potato bar served by high school

3/13 -

3/20 -

4/3 -

4/10 -

4/17 -

4/24 -


LWML Bible Study and Meeting
Health News

Health News  

Rachel Malecha is volunteering to do blood pressure checks at Trinity and also have health tips in the newsletter.  She is going to school to be a nurse and will graduate this spring.  Rachel will do blood pressure checks after church the 2nd Sundays of the month and every 4th Wednesday at 6:30pm starting Jan. 30th.  If you have any questions for her feel free to ask.  She will be offering more things as she graduates and takes the class for parish nursing. 

Dates for Blood Pressure Checks:
Wednesday, January 30th
Sunday, February 10th
Wednesday, February 27th
Sunday, March 10th
Wednesday, March 27th
Sunday, April 14th
Wednesday, April 24th
Sunday, May 12th
Wednesday, May 22nd

Health tip for the month:

What you should know about your Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.  Blood pressure readings are usually given as two numbers -- for example, 110/75 mmHg. The top number is called the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure.

Systolic - The top number, which is also the higher of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (when the heart muscle contracts).

Diastolic - The bottom number, which is also the lower of the two numbers, measures the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats (when the heart muscle is resting between beats and refilling with blood).

Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. While BP can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (less than 120 systolic AND less than 80 diastolic) for an adult age 20 or over.  About one in three (33.5%) U.S. adults have high blood pressure.

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?  Your healthcare providers will want to get an accurate picture of your blood pressure and chart what happens over time. Starting at age 20, the American Heart Association recommends a blood pressure screening at your regular healthcare visit or once every 2 years, if your blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg.

If your blood pressure reading is higher than normal, your doctor may take several readings over time and/or have you monitor your blood pressure at home before diagnosing you with high blood pressure.

A single high reading does not necessarily mean that you have high blood pressure. However, if readings stay at 140/90 mm Hg or above (systolic 140 or above OR diastolic 90 or above) over time, your doctor will likely want you to begin a treatment program. Such a program almost always includes lifestyle changes and often prescription medication for those with readings of 140/90 or higher.

If, while monitoring your blood pressure, you get a systolic reading of 180 mm Hg or higher OR a diastolic reading of 110 mm HG or higher, wait a couple of minutes and take it again. If the reading is still at or above that level, you should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. 

Even if your blood pressure is normal, you should consider making lifestyle modifications to prevent the development of high blood pressure and improve your heart health.

If your are interested in having your blood pressure checked, Rachel Malecha will be in the office the 2nd Sunday of the month during social hour as well as one Wednesday per month at 6:30pm.  Please watch the bulletin and newsletter for dates.


Fellowship Groups

LWML - The Lutheran Women's Missionary League at Trinity meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (from September to May) at 1:30 for Bible study led by Pastor Klein along with their business meeting.  Along with these regular meetings the LWML puts on a Christmas tea for the women of the congregation and a summer tea for residents of our senior living complexes in Northfield. 


Senior Lunch - All seniors 55 years old and older are invited to a monthly potluck the 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon.  The group does not meet in the summer months. 

Softball Team - Trinity has two softball teams that play each Sunday evening throughout the summer.  Watch the church calendar for times and dates or contact John Pfeiffer (or the church office) about joining the team. 

30 Something's Small Group - This small group is for couples in and around their 30's with small children.  They meet the 2nd Sunday of the month from 3-5pm for fellowship time (babysitters provided!).  Contact Jackie Ohmann or Brenda Atzinger (or the church office) for more information!

Men's Ministry - All men are welcome to be part of this group.  Currently the group puts on two events each year.  They organize and put on a Valentine's Banquet in February and then a Christmas tea honoring our seniors in December.  Contact John Frederick or the church office for more information on this ministry. 

Quilting Group - For those interested in quilting, a group of ladies meets on Tuesday at 2pm various times of the year to work on quilts to give to the Community Action Center in Northfield.  Call the church office to find out more about when this group meets.

Trinity 1st Service - A group of members goes once a month to Trinity 1st Lutheran Church in Minneapolis to serve lunch to the kids at the school.  It's a great way to connect with one of the mission of Trinity and see the need in our back yard.  If you would like to participate sometime, contact DCE Jackie Ohmann.

College Ministry

During the college school year, Trinity offers rides to worship services on Sunday mornings.  The church van stops at Buntrock Hall at St. Olaf at 8:40am and at Willis Hall at Carelton at 8:50pm.  The van will then take students back after worship service or education hour.  The van will also pick up students for other services/events as requested.  For more information or to make sure you will get picked up, call the church office. 


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