Worshiping at St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Mahtomedi

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to worship with the community at the contemporary worship service of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. St. Andrew’s is a congregation much larger than Trinity, but I would describe their congregational culture and style as being very similar. They have a beautiful, giant sanctuary, and then a … More Worshiping at St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Mahtomedi

A Place at the Table

Have you ever experienced really, really, really amazing hospitality?  The kind of hospitality where you knowdeep in your soul, that you are welcome?  The kind of hospitality where you don’t have to worry about a thing.  The kind of hospitality where you know that the person who is hosting you, cares about who you are, and is glad that you are … More A Place at the Table

Thanksgiving Part II

The Thanksgiving holiday reminds us to be grateful.  It reminds us of the tremendous abundance with which we have been blessed.  It reminds us that God gives out of an overflowing sense of grace.  We celebrate these gifts…we feast…and we move into the season of Advent, hopefully remembering these important lessons from the season. But … More Thanksgiving Part II

What is Trinity?

On the surface, Trinity Lutheran Church is many different things: It is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America It is a community of believers (over 4,000), called together to grow disciples of Jesus Christ It is worship, faith formation for all ages, fellowship and service These are all accurate descriptions of our … More What is Trinity?

Bold and Confident

“Bold and Confident” Hebrews 10:19-25 Pastor Todd Buegler November 14-15, 2015 Stewardship Commitment Weekend Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the world!  Amen. In 1955, Trinity Lutheran Church was located in downtown Owatonna.  The church building was on the … More Bold and Confident