Category Archives: Trinity Lutheran

Storytelling – Congregational Renewal

Our sabbatical task force at Trinity did something wonderful, in my opinion. We sketched out congregational renewal activities which will mirror what I am doing on sabbatical. In this blog post I am also listing our guest preachers, who will, … Continue reading

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Ministry in Daily Life

Pastor’s Column for May, 2019 Epistle Dear Friends in Christ, In May, we are lifting up ministry in daily life. In truth, this is what we do all year long. There are many quotes out there on the internet falsely … Continue reading

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Storytelling-My Renewal-Preview

“What makes your heart sing?” That’s the question everyone is asked when they apply for a Lilly Grant to fund his or her sabbatical. For me the answer was stories–novels, a story by a parishioner or friend or family member, … Continue reading

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Spring in Many Forms

Pastor’s Column for Trinity Lutheran Church, March 2019 Epistle Dear friends in Christ, I love this time of year. I love that the days are getting longer. I love the season of Lent—the journey, the ritual, the disciplines, the hymns … Continue reading

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Peaceable Kingdom and Nampa

Sermon preached for the Nampa Ministerial Association’s 2019 Lenten Series (March 14 at Nampa United Church of Christ) Isaiah 11: 1-9 11A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. … Continue reading

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Youth Reflections on Houston

HOUSTON TRIP I was really excited about the trip to Houston because I love exploring new places. Even the 34 hours on the bus was fun at times. We played games and got to know one another. Houston was so … Continue reading

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Star Word – Relationship

On Epiphany Sunday many of us at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa picked up Star Words, a word or phrase to guide self-reflection and action throughout 2018, as the star guided the magi to the baby Jesus. My word was Relationship. … Continue reading

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