I don’t normally spend a lot of time in this space talking about programs, or doing “promotion.” But occasionally, something comes up that has such a power and impact that … Continue reading Young Adults Who Change Lives
Dear Trinity friends, Thanks to the Trinity members who came to the special congregational meeting on Monday night. There, we updated and discussed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against … Continue reading An Update after Monday’s Congregational Meeting
Grace and peace to you from God our creator, and from Jesus, who heals. Amen. In 2008 a young Australian woman, Hailey Bartholomew, found that she just wasn’t enjoying life. … Continue reading How Are You?
Dear friends, Two weeks ago, I was made aware of allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by James Oakland, who served as an associate pastor at Trinity from 1976 … Continue reading An Important Announcement for Trinity Members
A common business, or investment principle is “risk vs. reward.” This involves determining how much cost, or risk a businessperson is comfortable taking, in order to maximize the reward. The … Continue reading Life Lessons from the Cornfield: Risk vs. Reward
The school buses are back. This week, during my commute to work, I found myself yielding extra space to the large yellow carriers of our children as they make their … Continue reading Days of Transition
Five years ago yesterday, I walked in to Trinity Lutheran Church for the first time as its pastor. From one perspective seems like those five years have just flown by. … Continue reading Reflections on My First 5 Years at Trinity
We all love a good underdog story, don’t we? a story of the little defeating the big of the disadvantaged triumphing over the advantaged of the weak, winning over the … Continue reading When We Face the Giants
“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, … Continue reading Seeing Each Other
The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week. The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a … Continue reading Nope. Never Again.
I remember the stories. I heard them growing up. In Sunday School, in our home, at my grandparents’ farm, these became stories that helped shape me. The creation story The … Continue reading A New Sermon Series: Bible Stories to Love and Remember
I am very excited to introduce to you, Pastor Cindy Halvorson, who will begin serving as Trinity’s part-time visitation pastor on July 1st. Many of you probably know Pastor Cindy. … Continue reading Welcoming Pastor Cindy Halvorson