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Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

It is always an interesting experience to pray at the Kiwanis Club’s annual Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast in Nampa. This was I think my third time leading a prayer. Kudos to Doug Armstrong (former exec of KTVB and current Chaplain … Continue reading

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May 2, 2021

Prayer of the Day O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your … Continue reading

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Yes in God’s Backyard

In February and March 2021, I was honored to participate in Leap Housing Solution’s Yes In God’s Backyard (YIGBY) Panel. My deep thanks to Leap’s Exec Director Bart Cochran for assembling this group. I hope the stories from these three … Continue reading

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May Column

May 2021 Column for Trinity Lutheran, Nampa Epistle Dear Friends in Christ,       This Easter Season we are making our way through the letter of First John. The letter contains such iconic lines as these: “If we say we have no … Continue reading

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May Congregational Letter

May 1, 2021 Dear Friends in Christ, We are excited to build upon our successes and give a preview of our plan and goals for the next chapter of the pandemic. First, our worship schedule beginning Sunday, May 2 will be: Indoor … Continue reading

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April 2021 Thank You Letter

Every quarter, I try to send a letter to those who support the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church financially and thank them for their gifts. “If the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not … Continue reading

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April 18, 2020

Opening Lament I do not want to be a downer on this beautiful morning when we are gathered together in person. I also do not think it is faithful for people of faith to ignore what is going on in … Continue reading

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Prayer and Justice

Originally posted on tvprays.org On April 9 the church and world remembered German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who died in the Flossenbürg concentration camp on that day in 1945. I shared this Bonhoeffer quote, posted by the Lutheran World … Continue reading

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Nampa City Council Invocation – April 5, 2021

Holy God, we give thanks for this day of grace and for gathering us from different corners of this city to do the work you have put before us.  Before we begin this holy work, we pray for your mercy. Forgive … Continue reading

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April 4, 2021 Easter

Prayer of the Day God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, … Continue reading

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