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
Husband, father, reader, guitar player, pastor, a person who is really banking on that whole grace thing!
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!
I’m always curious about what people hear in the sermons their pastors preach. It is fascinating to me that one person will tell me how this one part of the … Continue reading The Point of the Sermon
Today I am writing with wonderful news! Pastor Amanda and Paul Floy are very excited to announce their engagement to be married. Their wedding will happen here at Trinity on … Continue reading A Wonderful Announcement Regarding Pastor Amanda!
I’m going to make an assumption here, that most of you have had the opportunity to go to a wedding. I have. Actually, in my line of work, I go … Continue reading Through Jesus’ Love, We Learn
Sometimes you expect things to happen, and they don’t. I have a morning routine when I get into the office. I am often one of the first people to arrive … Continue reading That Day I Poured Coffee All Over the Kitchenette
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 … Continue reading Through Jesus’ Love: We Welcome
I believe that local congregations, like Trinity, strengthened by God’s Holy Spirit, are the hope of the world. And the difference between congregations that can really make a difference in … Continue reading “Becoming a Leader People Love to Follow”
We all love a good story, don’t we? You hear the first familiar words, and immediately you settle in to listen, because you know what is coming. Let me show … Continue reading This Story Has Power