Photos of HTEC Activities

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is a parish within the Episcopal Church of Minnesota.

 

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota at 4th Street and 9th Avenue, International Falls, MN.
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               Max of Tucson, AZ by the HTEC church sign on 9th avenue.
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                                    HTEC Sanctuary at Christmas
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                     Closeup of the altar at HTEC sanctuary at Christmas.
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Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry and ECMN Bishop Brian Norman Prior in a selfie.
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                Reverend Doctor Samantha Crossley and daughter Linnea.
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    Reverend Samantha Crossley baptized Waylon Rasmussen son of Emily.
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Reverend Samantha Crossley with Reverend Musonda Able Ngandwe of St. Johns Anglican Church in Fort Frances, Ontario.
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                HTEC Deacon Melanie Mattsen and Sunday School Teacher.
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Deacon Mel Mattsen and Reverend Lynn Naeckel at the statewide Total Ministry Summit of the ECMN.
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Reverend Lynn Naeckel visits with a grandmother after her granddaughter’s baptism at HTEC.
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           Deacon Lee Grim paid a home visit to a dear dying friend to  listen.
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Reverend Sandi Holmberg showing Reverend Minnie Steele her Whipple Cross she received from Bishop Prior at the state ECMN cConvention. Sandi helped HTEC start our Total Ministry Team here.
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Michelle Briggsl and GeorgeAnn Wright work the dessert table at the annual Christmas Day Dinner.
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Ordination and commissioning day for Reverend Samantha Crossley and pastoral care and liturgist commissioner GeorgeAnn Wright.
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Gerry and Jackie Guimond prepared a Tazie service at HTEC.
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                   Deacon Mel and Reverend Sam train a young acolyte.
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Reverend Lynn Naeckel with her granddaughter and husband David McKee on the Voyageurs National Park tour boat in 2019.
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Lynn Naeckel and husband David McKee dance to celebrate their wedding anniversary at an outdoor service at VNP.
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HTEC 2019 Vestry Team.
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                                      HTEC Total Ministry Team 2019
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Bishop Brian Prior and Deacon Lee Grim in a selfie after the renewal of vows ceremony at St Pauls, Duluth 2019
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Reverend Lynn Naeckel and Deacon Mel Mattsen train young acolytes.

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Deacon Lee Grim and The Reverend Doyle Turner were invited to conduct The Reverend Fredrick K. Smyithe’s funeral service at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in Bemidji, MN.

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Carolyn Davison and Flossie Knutson altar guild members volunteered at the Backus Community Center Dinner Program 2018.

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Deacon Lee Grim married a couple from Madison, WS on a houseboat in Marion Bay of Rainy Lake at Voyageurs National Park on July 7, 2019.

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Deacon Lee Grim visits with Bishop Jelinek on Red Pine Island after a visit to Rainy Lake and HTEC.

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Chief pancake maker, Erik Strand for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Dinner held at HTEC the day before Lent begins.

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Deacon Mel Mattsen delights a youngster with a free wrapped Christmas gift from the Kids for Family program she developed at HTEC during Christmas season.

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Deacon Mel Mattsen recruited many helpers to gather and wrap free gifts for parents and family members at Christmas time.

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Deacon Lee Grim pushes over 20,000 pounds of food down a 70 feet conveyor system every second Monday of the month at Ruby’s Pop-up Pantry at the Backus Community Center. He volunteers as the promotion coordinator for Ruby’s.

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Ruby’s Pantry Benevolence Fund gave Ariana Daniel, executive director of the Servants of Shelter in Koochiching County a $500 check to support their program for the homeless. Deacon Grim presented on behalf of Ruby’s.

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Directors of Servants of Shelter are happy after receiving a gift from Deacon Lee Grim of Ruby’s Pantry Benevolence Committee.
Carl Brown initiated the Annual Christmas Day Dinner in 2006 when he asked Deacon Lee Grim to rally community churches to organize and conduct the dinner. Volunteer Etta Johnson served at one of the dinners.
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Youth participate in annual Christmas Day Dinner at the RoadHouse.

          A family enjoys enjoys a Christmas Day Dinner at the RoadHouse.
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Edith Ecklund, Representative 3A Rob Ecklund and GeorgeAnn Wright serve desserts at the annual Christmas Day Dinner at the Elks Lodge.

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HTEC musician Jennie Strand and lay reader Erick Strand after ordination services 2011.

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Altar Guild member Donna Day and daughter Karen Day HTEC secretary.

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Four generations of the Joy Frank family.

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Former Senior Warden Bill Corrin managed an annual parish meeting at HTEC. Tricia Brennard records the minutes.

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Elder Art Corrin teaches Deacon Lee Grim a few lessons about how to be a successful Episcopalian.

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Elder and organist Art Corrin was a leader in HTEC affairs.

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HTEC Total Ministry Team prepared an educational poster board about our activities as we became a Total Ministry Church in ECMN.

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Andy Wright pairs up and boxes shoes for a statewide shoe drive of the ECMN. HTEC was the top collector of over 100 Episcopal parishes in Minnesota.

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HTEC formerly volunteered at the Clothes Closet. Lee Grim, Flossie Knutson, Andy Wright, GeorgeAnn Wright and Melanie Mattsen.

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Children lineup on the church steps after Sunday School and hospitality hour.

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Sunday School children prepared a garden plot and managed it at the International Falls Community Garden.

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Deacon Mel Mattsen introduces her grandson to Bishop Brian Prior at the annual ECMN state convention.

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Slough Grass String Band plays worship music at a HTEC outdoor service at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center of Voyageurs National Park.

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Slough Grass String Band plays in the sanctuary at HTEC after a fundraising dinner for Episcopal Relief and Development outreach.

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Reverend Lynn Naeckel and David McKee were married at HTEC by Reverend Sandi Holmberg with crucifer Samantha Crossley assisting.

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Carol Grim designed and sewed Advent stoles for HTEC clergy.

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A stole designed and prepared for HTEC clergy by Carol Grim.

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Senior Warden Carol Grim promotes the arts by teaching weaving to campers at Ogichi Da Kwe girls camp on Rainy Lake. 2018

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Senior Warden Carol Grim is part of a Rotary program LORE to promotes reading amongst youth in the community 2018.

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One of two Christmas Banners designed and prepared by Carol Grim.

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Four of ten HTEC Christmas Banners designed and prepared by seamstress Carol Grim.

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One of 10 stained glass windows donated by former parishioners of HTEC. in memory of past leaders of the parish.

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A quote from the American Christian columnist and author about listening to God.

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A quote from the American Christian columnist and author about going to church and listening to God.

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Listening to God about discipleship.

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HTEC members carried a Ruby’s Pantry Banner in the 4th of July Parade in 2019. Left to right are Lee Grim, Reverend Samantha Crossley, Linnea Yount and Gavia Yount.

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International Falls Daily Journal announcement of the ordination of Reverend Samantha Crossley and commissioning of GeorgeAnn Wright liturgist and pastoral care leader.

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Clergy that came to support the ordination and commissioning of Reverend Samantha Crossley and GeorgeAnn Wright. 2011

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GeorgeAnn Wright and Samantha Crossley after being commissioned and ordained by Bishop Brian Prior in 2011and other previously ordained TMT members. Lee Grim, Erik Strand, Bishop Prior, GeorgeAnn Wright, Lynn Naeckel and Samantha Crossley.

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The assembled congregation congratulates GeorgeAnn Wright and Reverend Samantha Crossley after they were commissioned and ordained.

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Reverend Samantha Crossley helps conduct her first Eucharist as an Episcopal priest with Bishop Brian Prior and Deacon Lee Grim 2011.

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Bishop Brian Prior examines and signs the parish records book as Deacon Lee Grim and GeorgeAnn Wright look on. 2011

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Senior Warden Erik Strand gives Bishop Brian Prior a $1900 check from HTEC to support the ECMN state outreach program. Reverend Sam Crossley joyfully look on.

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Tessa Walls was confirmed by Bishop Brian Prior when her parents Karen and Bill Walls attended the ceremony.

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A former HTEC Vestry-front left to right Jeannie Strand, Kay Herman and Gary Davison and back Erik Strand, Flossie Knutson and Carolyn Davison.

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A congregational picture taken after a HTED Eucharist when Bishop Prior was here in 2018.

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Reverend Lynn Naeckel at a reaffirmation of vows at The Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior in Faribault, MN with Bishop Prior 2018. (1st row 2nd right from bishop)

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Deacon Lee Grim at a reaffirmation of vows at St. Paul’s in Duluth, MN with Bishop Prior 2018. (back row far right)

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Crucifer Deacon Lee Grim and Gospel reader Deacon Melanie Mattsen at a Eucharist service with Bishop Brian Prior in 2018.

 

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Jackie and Gerry Guimond lead the music at the ordination of Reverend Samantha Crossley and Commissioning of GeorgeAnn Wright with Reverend Wayne McIntosh playing flute. 2011

 

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HTEC members give a $1500 outreach check to support the Backus Community Center Meals program for the community

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HTEC treasurer Gary Davison gives David McKee of Ruby’s Pantry of International Falls a $1700 outreach check to help establish Ruby’s here 2015.

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Joy Frank and Olga Reuter enjoying a luncheon after an ordination in 2011.

 

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Mike Noland and Kay Herman teamed up to manage the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Dinner at HTEC.

 

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Waiva Meneffee former International Falls City Librarian of HTEC and Pat Bjorum visit at the ordination luncheon in 2006.

 

 

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John Knutson, Gry Davison, Fred Day, Dean Tveit and Art Corrin carried on the tradition of conducting the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinner in the past.

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Former HTEC Senior Warden and Treasurer Gary Davison conducts an annual parish meeting.

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The ECMN Commission on Ministry members came to HTEC to examine Samantha Crossley for the position of priest. Those present listened to the questions asked of Sam.

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Reverend Samantha Crossley with Sunday School children after a lenten service. 2018

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The ECMN promoted communication through technology by providing rural parishes with TVs and computers. Reverend Lynn Naeckel accepts a computer piece from Missioner Wendy Johnson who came HTEC for a visit.

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Gerry and Jackie Guimond provide a Taize service at HTEC during Lent. 2017.

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Art Corrin and Donna Day visit before a Lenten Soup Supper and Service at HTEC in 2008.

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Deacon Melanie Mattsen serves as treasurer for he Northeast Mission Area of ECMN.

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Charlie Heinle, son of Steve and Kara Heinle was baptized by Deacon Lee Grim with Rainy Lake water on a Rainy Lake island at their summer home.

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A happy HTEC Christmas sanctuary  decorating crew .

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Some members of the ECMN Commission on Ministry team that visited HTEC to examine Sam Crossley and Mel Mattsen for their fitness for ministry. 2011

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Part of the Christmas creche at HTEC.

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The HTEC stained glass window over the baptismal fount.

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Church elders Ivan Stewart and Carol Grim at an outdoor service at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park 2019.

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Hospitality at an outdoor service at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park 2019.

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Karen Walls with daughter Tess and son-in-law Tabor. 2018

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Deacon Lee Grim and Ruby’s Pantry volunteer Al Skurkis carry the Ruby’s banner in the Ranier Daze Annual Parade 2018.

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Elder Wilbur Tveit mentors Tyler Downs at HTEC.

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A young couple was married by Deacon Lee Grim at the AmericInn overlooking Rainy River. 2017.

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Sunday School children play on the traveling Labyrinth going from church to church in the Northeast Mission Area of the ECMN. 2016

 

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Deacon Mel Mattsen developed a Kids Christmas Gift Program for children to get free wrapped presents if they vow to help someone with a good un-bargaining deed.

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Spring altar flowers at HTEC 2019

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Andy and GeorgeAnn Wright serve food at the annual Christmas Day Dinner at the Elks Lodge.

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Former Senior Warden and conveyor of the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at HTEC serve up supper.

 

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Happy 87th birthday for HTEC parishioner John Shewchuk in 2019.

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HTEC Christmas sanctuary decorating crew in 2018.

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Jim Yount and wife Reverend Samantha Crossley and Deacon Melanie Mattsen at an outdoor service at Voyageurs National Park 2019.

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Retired Pastor Sue Hamly with Reverend Samantha Crossley and Deacon Melanie Mattsen at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center outdoor service 2018

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Musician Gerry Guimond with his good pal Vlad at an outdoor service at Voyageurs National Park 2018.

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HTEC volunteer dishwashing crew at the Backus Community Center Meals Program 2016

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GeorgeAnn Wright in front of the RoadHouse Party House bus that Carl Brown let us rent to get people from town to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center outdoor services in summer 2015.

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Rainy River Community College celebrated its 50th year in International Falls former staff were the Parade Marshalls. Deacon Lee Grim was one of them. 2018

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Emily Rasmussen with baby Waylon and husband at HTEC baptism. 2016.

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Emily and Waylon Rasmussen at an outdoor service at Voyageurs National Park. 2017

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Betty and Roger Jackson were married at the Voyageur Chapel on Chapel Lane in Ranier by Deacon Lee Grim 2018

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The Stevenson’s were married at the Voyageurs Chapel on Chapel Lane in Ranier by Deacon Lee Grim. 2017.

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Deacon Mel Mattsen’s granddaughter Emma at HTEC with a kitten from the Falls Animal Shelter. The Sunday School children raised funds to support the shelter.

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HTEC pastoral care servant with HTEC elder Nora Karlstad and her caretakers at the Villa.

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HTEC member Nora Karlstad at a birthday party at the Villa 2016.

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HTEC member Clyde Franklin at his 98th birthday party at the Villa.

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Eddy and Bob Hilkie celebrate HTEC member Clyde Franklin’s birthday at the Villa.

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GeorgeAnn Wright HTEC pastoral caregiver, Kathy Franklin, Clyde’s daughter and Andy Wright celebrate Clyde’s 98th birthday.

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Clyde Elias Franklin 98 was one of the oldest members of HTEC and a faithful and generous Christian who was revered for his knowledge and skills by many friends. 2018

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A visit to be with Clyde Franklin at the Villa by Deacon Lee Grim 2019.

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Roland Hamly of the Borderland Humaine Society brought a kitten to HTEC Sunday School after the children raised money to support the local shelter. Teacher Mel Mattsen at far left.

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Linnea Yount volunteers to get into the big box of soft drinks at Ruby’s Pantry to help set up the food line 2018. Adults cannot reach into the bottom as it is emptied.

 

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Camps Couchiching and Ogichi Da Kwe of the Camping and Education Foundation conduct two fish fries annually on Rainy Lake for campers, staff and families. Deacon Lee Grim volunteers to support their programs. Mike Black and Richard Thompson of camp staff in 2018.

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Deacon Lee Grim (left) two eagle scouts and two bald eagle researchers at the Voyageurs National Park Coin Release Program sponsored by the USA Mint. Grim was the Master of Ceremonies at the event on June 13, 2018.

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Bishop Brian Prior and Deacon Lee Grim at the ECMN Clergy Conference April 2019 at the Oak Ridge Conference Center at Chaska, MN