It was a beautiful day in Jamaica! (spoiler alert: it usually is) We were up for breakfast at 7am and after hearing our scripture for the day, we were on … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Day 4 – Tuesday
Husband, father, reader, guitar player, pastor, a person who is really banking on that whole grace thing!
Today, I’m excited to introduce two of our team members who will “guest blog” for us. Abbigail (grade 10) and Anni (Grade 8) Moran. Thanks to them for sharing! Today, … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Day 3 – Monday
Today was an exciting day for Trinity’s Mission Jamaica team. As we gathered in the entryway to load the vans to make our first trip up to Westhaven, our group … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Day 2 – Sunday
Trinity’s Mission Jamaica team had a good day. It was a ridiculously early day…and a long day…but a very good day. We met around 4:15am at church to load up … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Day 1 – Saturday
I carry my scars. You do too. I have experienced heart wrenching loss. I have experienced painful, broken relationships. I have made choices that I regret…and in some cases, people … Continue reading Emotional Scars
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 … Continue reading Scarred
Growing up in south Minneapolis, when the Minneapolis Star, our afternoon newspaper would come, I’d always grab it and go straight to the comic pages. I’m sure many of you … Continue reading The Giant Plus Sign
Every year, around 6 weeks before Easter, the Christian church celebrates Ash Wednesday. This year, Ash Wednesday falls on March 6. Tomorrow. You will see people walking around with black smudges on … Continue reading Ashes on our Forehead
Note: Because of the storm today, no regular worship services took place at Trinity. The sermon was given during an online mini-worship and devotion. The video of this can be … Continue reading Y H T K W G D B Y C D W J W D
Racism is an insidious evil. Humans have been tribal since the beginning. And tribalism served a purpose. Tribes protected each other, shared with each other, hunted together. It became instinctual. … Continue reading When Racism Boils Up Here
Good afternoon friends! I want to begin with a few words of thanks. First, I’d like to thank Bonnie and her crew, for putting together our wonderful lunch this afternoon! … Continue reading Pastor Todd’s Annual Report to the Congregation
Today is the day! 100 years ago this evening, a group of about 60 people gathered in the Universalist Church building in downtown Owatonna and decided that it was time … Continue reading Today is the Day! Happy Birthday…To Us!