On Sunday, a new book chronicling the 100 year history of Trinity Lutheran Church will be released as a part of the Trinity100 Festival Worship service. Let Us All Be … Continue reading “Let Us All Be Builders” Releases Sunday
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!
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
Ok, I have to admit…I like coffee. You probably know that. You see me walking around church with my giant Mickey Mouse coffee cup. And, in the church world, we … Continue reading Coffee AND Mission…at the same time!
I have a group of good friends who live in California. They never tire of reminding me that they live in the land of beaches, palm trees and movie stars, … Continue reading Point
Trinity is a high-energy congregation, and it seems like everything is changing…all the time. And that’s ok. Change doesn’t scare us…we embrace the ongoing movement of God’s Spirit in our … Continue reading TableTalk on Sunday Morning
The CAT survey (Congregational Assessment Tool) that Trinity undertook in late winter/early spring reports on the health and vitality of the congregation. As I’ve reported in my first blog post … Continue reading CAT Results Part 3: Direction
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 This past winter, members … Continue reading CAT Results Part 1: Movement
Last Sunday, the words “He is Risen!” were immediately responded to with the refrain “He is Risen Indeed!” Choruses of “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” were sung and around the … Continue reading Resurrection! Alleluia! Now What?
As I write this, there are somewhere around 20 members of our group hanging out in the lobby. The lobby is organized into small clusters of chairs and couches. But … Continue reading Mission Jamaica Friday – Day 7
In college there was a woman that I wanted to ask out on a date. I was very nervous about it. I was in my dorm room with a couple … Continue reading A Different Kind of Church
On Tuesday, Trinity’s staff boarded our bus and drove to Northfield, where we spent the day on a staff retreat. There, we were very graciously hosted by our friends at … Continue reading Dreaming Over the Horizon