Category Archives: Trinity Lutheran

June 27, 2021

Prayer of the Day Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people. Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith and hope, through Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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Land to Live On

Originally published on Luther Seminary’s Faith+Lead Blog. A few years ago, an unexpected visitor walked into the Trinity New Hope (TNH) property manager’s office at the end of the day. A very shy and frail woman was carrying her oxygen … Continue reading

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June 20, 2021 (Commemoration of Emanuel 9)

On June 17, 2015, Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Lee Simmons, Sharonda Coleman- Singleton, and Myra Thompson were murdered by a self-professed white supremacist while they were gathered … Continue reading

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June 13, 2021

Prayer of the Day O God, you are the tree of life, offering shelter to all the world. Graft us into yourself and nurture our growth, that we may bear your truth and love to those in need, through Jesus … Continue reading

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June 6, 2021

Prayer of the Day All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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May 30, 2021

With a link in the sermon to the song written about my dad. Prayer of the Day Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this … Continue reading

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Grant Writing as Storytelling

I realized the other day that one reason I do not have quite as much free time for creative writing is because I have done so much other writing the past eighteen months. The bulk of the writing has been … Continue reading

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More Neighbor Love

Pastor’s Column in Trinity’s June 2021 Epistle Dear Friends in Christ, I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in February (I was eligible because I help distribute food through The Traveling Table, a partner of our garden). I felt … Continue reading

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Gardens and Lutherans Restoring Creation

Last Wednesday I was part of a Connections Call hosted by Lutherans Restoring Creation. The other panelists represented gardens/prairies on Chicago’s Southside and Madison, Wisconsin. The stories were remarkable and I was honored to be on the panel. Follow this … Continue reading

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May 16, 2021

Prayer of the Day Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find … Continue reading

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