Category Archives: Trinity Lutheran

Mid-year Update and Thanks

Letter sent to Trinity members and friends last week. “We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia; for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant … Continue reading

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Summer Scripture or RCL

July Epistle Column Dear Friends in Christ, There is a whole lot that I am not sure of about the rest of this summer, but one thing I do know is which books of the Bible we will be hearing … Continue reading

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June 28, 2020

Prayer of the Day O God, you direct our lives by your grace, and your words of justice and mercy reshape the world. Mold us into a people who welcome your word and serve one another, through Jesus Christ, our … Continue reading

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Communion During the Pandemic

I have realized that earlier this spring I thought a great deal about how to faithfully be a minister of the sacrament during the pandemic. I had some conversations with colleagues, Worship and Music planning team members, and Trinity’s church … Continue reading

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June 21, 2020

Prayer of the Day Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor … Continue reading

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June 14, 2020 (Commemoration Emanuel 9)

A Confessional Litany and Lament Commemorating Nine Who Were Slain at Mother Emanuel AME Church They were doing what we are called to as they engaged in bible study. It was Wednesday night— a stranger walked in, and these people welcomed him and … Continue reading

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Time for Deep Listening

(Pastor’s Column for Trinity Epistle, June 2020) Dear Friends in Christ, Of all the things that the time of the pandemic is, and there are plenty of descriptors, it could also be a  time of deep listening. In the midst … Continue reading

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Anti-racism Learning in Southwest Idaho

I am writing this specifically for my congregants at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nampa, Idaho. Anyone who knows how to do a search on the internet can find a list of articles or books to read, films to watch, or … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2020

Prayer of the Day O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in … Continue reading

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May 26, 2020 Congregational Letter

May 26, 2020 Dear Friends in Christ, The last few months have not been easy, and we are so thankful for the many ways that you have individually and collectively stepped into new ways of being the church. Learning new … Continue reading

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