Category Archives: Trinity Lutheran

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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Ecumenism In Idaho

I believe that ecumenism has intrinsic value and that it can bear fruit.  I’m not sure about the source of these beliefs.  I grew up in a Lutheran home, graduated from a Lutheran college, worked at a Lutheran camp, interned … Continue reading

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Trivia and Faith

(A newsletter column for Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa) Dear Friends in Christ, Trivia and faith. Many of you have heard me talk about Trivia Night at the Flying M Coffee Garage. This has become a kind of ritual for me, … Continue reading

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1st Anniversary of Trinity New Hope Affordable Housing

April 30 is the one year anniversary of Trinity New Hope.  Here are ten things I’ve learned through our affordable housing adventure: Affordable Housing has more acronyms than the church, which I never anticipated.  Some essentials for us are IHFA … Continue reading

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The Church with the Ashes

This Sunday, Trinity’s Worship and Music Team and Altar Guild will sit together and imagine what our worship space will look like this spring and summer.  We will also review the Season of Lent and Holy Week.  So I have … Continue reading

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