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Aug. 7, 2022

Prayer of the Day Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your church. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may be ready to receive you wherever you appear, … Continue reading

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July 31, 2022

Prayer of the Day Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in … Continue reading

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Understanding Homelessness at a Citywide Level – book review

The main characters in Homelessness Is a Housing Problem are not individuals experiencing homelessness; they’re cities. The book’s central question is this: What might explain the substantial regional variation in per capita homeless rates in the United States? The answers may not … Continue reading

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Minnesota Day 6

We said goodbye to our companions from Hope Lutheran, who had an earlier flight, and ate breakfast at the Hope Breakfast Bar in downtown St Paul. Then we took a tour of the Wabasha Street Caves. We took the bus … Continue reading

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Minnesota Day Five

Today began with closing worship led by a variety of Boundless participants. We finally saw the video Mwajuma recorded earlier in the week, in which she talked about her own faith. Bishop Kevin of the Northeast Iowa Synod preached and … Continue reading

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Minnesota Day 4

This was our service day (part of us crashing the Northeast Iowa Synod’s Boundless youth event at the Univ of St Thomas). Part of the day was with The Food Group in New Hope, MN and the afternoon was at … Continue reading

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Minnesota Day 3

Yesterday we went on a 2 and 1/2 hour Grayline bus tour of the Twin Cities. We met the tour bus along the Mississippi River in downtown St Paul and had them drop off us off on Lake Bda Maka … Continue reading

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Minnesota Days One and Two

In the planning, this trip had many iterations. In the end, we (youth and adults from Trinity, Boise and Hope, Eagle) are joining the ELCA Northeast Iowa Synod’s Boundless event for several days on the University of St Thomas campus … Continue reading

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Summer Preaching – 2022

July 2022 Trinity Epistle Pastor’s Column Dear Friends in Christ, I love the gems found in the Revised Common Lectionary (our three-year cycle of scripture readings) this summer! Before you read this column, I will have begun a three-week series … Continue reading

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Learning Peace

Originally published on tvprays.org How beautiful upon the mountains   are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,who brings good news,   who announces salvation,   who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’ (Isaiah 52:7) The last week of June around 95 youth ages 6-13 participated … Continue reading

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