This is an exciting time in the life of Trinity Lutheran Church! During the last two years, great work has been done by the congregation gathering data, thoughts, hopes and dreams. Three separate visioning process have taken place during this time: Over 800 Trinity members took the CAT (Church Assessment Tool) survey. Over 300 Trinity … More Trinity’s Future: Next Steps
“Reset Moments”Matthew 18:15-20Pastor Todd BueglerTrinity Lutheran Church September 6-7, 2014 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from Jesus, who brings life. Amen. There is a button on most of my electronic devices that I both love and hate. It is the “reset” button. I’m sure many of you are familiar … More Reset Moments
I now can finally give the correct answer: “Yes, I’ve been to the Steele County Free Fair!” That’s been one of the first three questions that I’ve been asked since we arrived in Owatonna: “Have you been to the fair? Are you planning on going?” I have to admit, that as someone recently stepping in to this community, … More What if Life was like the Fair?
This was an amazing weekend. Quite simply put, I’m overwhelmed (but in a good way). The welcome of this congregation…the hospitality…the energy and excitement of a vibrant community when God’s Holy Spirit is so clearly blowing through a place. On Sunday evening, Lori and I were sitting in our living room and she asked me … More Overflowing
Pastor’s article for LifeTimes, Lord of Life’s monthly newsletter; July, 2014 I hung up the phone after I’d been notified that Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna had voted that morning to call me as their new senior pastor. I told Lori the news, and we both looked at each other, not exactly sure what … More God is Doing New Things
“All” Matthew 26:26-29 Pastor Todd Buegler Lord of Life Lutheran Church April 26-27, 2014 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from Jesus Christ, who welcomes all. Amen. I believe that how we eat our meals can tell us a lot about the kind of life we lead. For example: if you … More All
“Heads Up” Luke 24:13-35 Pastor Todd Buegler October 26 & 27, 2013 Lord of Life Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God, who restores the world! Amen. I love to play games, and in our family, we will occasionally just have game night, where we’ll play … More Heads Up: A Confirmation Sermon
I will select very carefully who I recommend reads this book. I’ll do so for two reasons: The language Nadia uses in her book is going to cause problems for some people. She is raw, she is honest, she is herself. And she can express herself with colorful metaphors better than any other pastor I’ve … More “Pastrix”