A question I wonder about a lot is: “When God imagines Trinity in the days to come, what does God see?” Our leadership has spent a lot of time thinking…and praying about this question. We are confident in our mission, (Remember the mission? “Through Jesus’ love we welcome, connect, learn and serve.”) But what does it look like to be … More God’s Vision for Trinity
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
We often associate Christmas, with dreams. We hear the old song, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…just like the ones we used to know,” or “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams. I don’t know why… maybe it’s because Christmas is an event we so look forward to…because as children, we would … More Christmas Dreams
So how are you coming on those New Year’s resolutions? Are you on track? Or have you faltered? Have you been successful at (fill in the blank) losing weight, or eating healthier or reading your 1 book per week or whatever your resolution might be for 2019? Or do you feel like you’ve already crashed … More Through Jesus’ Love: We Welcome
Trinity is very excited to launch our ministry of inclusion this fall! Our goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of cognitive or physical ability, is able to participate in any of Trinity’s ministries. This is true for all of our ministries, across all age groups. The sad reality is that for many families who … More Ministry of Inclusion Launches!
One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1981 blockbuster, “Raiders of The Lost Ark,” where Indiana Jones discovers the Ark of the Covenant, the 4-foot long container holding the two tablets of the 10 commandments that God gave Moses on Mt. Sinai. After a long struggle with the Nazis, Indiana Jones takes the Ark … More When God says “Go”
“Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the … More So what will we do when Westboro Baptist comes to protest at Trinity?
At its regular December meeting, Trinity’s congregational council voted to recommend to the congregation a draft of a new mission statement. The congregation will vote on this new statement at our annual congregational meeting, on Sunday, February 4. The meeting will begin immediately following lunch together. The draft of the new statement is: Eighteen months … More New Year = New Mission
10,000 steps every day. That’s what they that we should walk to maintain health and fitness. 10,000 steps every day. It’s common now to see people wearing Fitbits, Apple watches and other devices on their wrists that count their steps, monitor heart rates and remind people to get up and move. Wellness is a good … More 10,000 Steps
Note: This weekend is the Southeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly. Because so many of our synod’s pastors will be at the assembly on Saturday and Sunday, our Bishop, Steven Delzer sent out a sermon that congregations could use if they did not have a pastor there. While I was at Trinity to preach, there were … More Who I Am To You