Beyond Church Walls

This morning I finished the next in my series of sabbatical books to read. Beyond Church Walls: Cultivating a Culture of Care by Rick Rouse. Trinity has worked hard in the last couple of years to think about how we connect and serve within our community. We were working to connect individuals to serve at … More Beyond Church Walls

Created Fresh

And God said, “it is good.”  It is good.  It is amazingly, astonishingly, good.  And we are the beneficiaries of this goodness. The scripture tells us that there is an author, a creator, and that the creator is good. The creator is the source of all things good. The Hebrew word for God is Elohim…Elohim … More Created Fresh

Ashes

I love almost everything about bonfires.  I love the warmth that a bonfire gives.  I love the color of the flames.  I love the smell of the burning firewood.  I love the crackling sound the fire makes.  I love when the marshmallow blends over the chocolate in the s’more.  I love the good conversations that … More Ashes

We are #ForOwatonna

A sermon by Pastor Cindy, Deacon Kris, Pastor Todd and Pastor Amanda (in abstentia) In his book, UnChristian, researcher David Kinnaman studied the attitudes and perspectives of those who choose not to participate in a church, or a faith community.  These are not necessarily people who don’t believe in God, or don’t have faith, but … More We are #ForOwatonna

Scarred

This Lent, we are focusing our Wednesday, mid-week Lenten worship services on the word “Scarred.” God created the world and declared it to be “good.”  But sin and brokenness entered the world.  In our confession, we acknowledge that “we are captive to sin, and cannot free ourselves…” Sin shows up in broken relationships: Our relationship … More Scarred

Judge of Character

“Judge of Character” Luke 7:36-50 Todd Buegler June 11 & 12, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God who brings healing, and wholeness! Amen. It’s the end of the school year in the Buegler household. The school lockers have been cleaned out, … More Judge of Character