Category Archives: Trinity Lutheran

May 9, 2021

Prayer of the Day O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we … Continue reading

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May 2, 2021

Prayer of the Day O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your … Continue reading

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Yes in God’s Backyard

In February and March 2021, I was honored to participate in Leap Housing Solution’s Yes In God’s Backyard (YIGBY) Panel. My deep thanks to Leap’s Exec Director Bart Cochran for assembling this group. I hope the stories from these three … Continue reading

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May Column

May 2021 Column for Trinity Lutheran, Nampa Epistle Dear Friends in Christ,       This Easter Season we are making our way through the letter of First John. The letter contains such iconic lines as these: “If we say we have no … Continue reading

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May Congregational Letter

May 1, 2021 Dear Friends in Christ, We are excited to build upon our successes and give a preview of our plan and goals for the next chapter of the pandemic. First, our worship schedule beginning Sunday, May 2 will be: Indoor … Continue reading

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April 2021 Thank You Letter

Every quarter, I try to send a letter to those who support the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church financially and thank them for their gifts. “If the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not … Continue reading

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April 18, 2020

Opening Lament I do not want to be a downer on this beautiful morning when we are gathered together in person. I also do not think it is faithful for people of faith to ignore what is going on in … Continue reading

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April 4, 2021 Easter

Prayer of the Day God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday, 2021

Prayer of the Day Holy God, source of all love, on the night of his betrayal, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loves us. Write this commandment in our hearts, and give us the … Continue reading

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March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday

Mark 11:1-11 1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, [Jesus] sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied … Continue reading

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