Category Archives: Reflections

Opening Mark’s gospel in 2021

Pastor’s column for Trinity Lutheran’s February Epistle Dear Friends in Christ,     Of all the things I could write about this month, I may have picked an odd one—Mark’s gospel. I could implore you all to read the many pages in … Continue reading

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Trinity New Hope Annual Report

Trinity New Hope is its own separate nonprofit. However, it share ties to the congregation through board members, proximity of the homes to the church property, and office space in Trinity Lutheran Church’s building. We like to include a report … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Annual Report

Today we sent our our annual report packets to our congregation, Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa. There is a lot to read there. I will be distributing the reports daily here on my blog, encouraging members to read a report or … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing in 2020

If any of my blog followers are looking for a year-end giving opportunity, here is one. Trinity New Hope affordable housing is in the middle of a statewide online financial campaign (Avenues for Hope) for various nonprofits that are addressing … Continue reading

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Predecessors

A recent Living Lutheran article, titled Foremothers of Mission, was about domestic missionaries for a predecessor body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Women were finally invited to do this work when men were fighting in World War II. … Continue reading

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Holidays in 2020

The evening of Wednesday, October 14, a dozen Trinity Lutheran, Nampa members gathered on the church’s lawn. We brought our own dinners, many were take-out, split into two smaller groups and brainstormed how to safely celebrate the fall/winter holidays in … Continue reading

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Sacred Spaces

Originally published on tvprays.org. 1The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who dwell therein. 2For the Lord has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. 3Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord, and who … Continue reading

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Senses Awakened

Pastor’s Column for October 2020 Epistle Dear Friends in Christ, It seems only appropriate that our Old Testament readings the end of September through October (every Sunday but Reformation Sunday) report the Israelites time in the Wilderness. They are free … Continue reading

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What Shall I Pray?

Originally published on tvprays.org. Psalm 19 1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3There is no speech, nor are there words; their … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing – Through the Pandemic

Originally published on tvprays.org. “The home is the center of life. It is a refuge from the grind of work, the pressure of school, and the menace of the streets. We say that at home, we can ‘be ourselves.’ Everywhere … Continue reading

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