Category Archives: Trinity Lutheran

Baptism and Communion at Trinity

This coming Saturday I will be with worship students at Northwest Nazarene University, our local liberal arts school.  Professor Brent Peterson asked me to come and talk about Baptism and Communion.  I have spoken in several of Peterson’s classes and … Continue reading

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The World is About to Turn

Thanks again to ELCA World Hunger for the Advent Series they wrote for 2017, inspired by Rory Cooney’s hymn Canticle of the Turning, an interpretation of Mary’s Magnificat.                         … Continue reading

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Screening Committees

We continued our Advent series, The World is About to Turn, on Dec. 13 asking how we have acted as “screening committee,” denying the worth of the people God might work through in our community or church?  How can we … Continue reading

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Voices Crying Out

This year at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa our Midweek Advent series is based on the hymn Canticle of the Turning, based on Mary’s Magnificat.  This week we heard from Isaiah Chapter 40: “A voice cries out:‘In the wilderness prepare the … Continue reading

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5 Years of Canning Classes

Press Release from Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa – On Aug. 24, Trinity Lutheran Church (Trinity) will begin hosting its fifth annual Home Food Preservation Series, in cooperation with the University of Idaho Extension. The three-part series covers basic canning, pressure … Continue reading

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Churchwide Assembly Takeaways

New Orleans looks different without 30,000+ youth (see #2).  In particular, restaurant lines are a lot shorter. New Orleans has a place in my heart because of the 1997 ELCA Youth Gathering when I transitioned from being a participant to a … Continue reading

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Buildings and Church

“The church is not a building, a committee or a board, it’s not a corporation for the business of our Lord.  We are the church.”  I learned Jay Beech’s song “We are the church” at the 1991 Lutheran Youth Gathering … Continue reading

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