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Beloveds, We are entering one of the holiest seasons of the church year — Advent, the four weeks that lead us to the celebration of the Incarnation of God-with-Us. There is something about the darkness this time of year that adds a poignant sense of longing and an...
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Practice, Practice, Practice!

Like many of you, I took piano lessons, for me this began in 3rd grade with Sister Lillian and went through my senior year in high school with Mr. Kearney. Practice was fun at first, then became burdensome, onerous. But a funny thing happened. As I gained proficiency,...
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May I Have this Dance?

I begin this month with a word of deep and abiding gratitude for the people of Trinity Lutheran Church and for your commitment and endurance during the ongoing grief and frustration of these long months of pandemic. Last Monday night your Council President, Mel...
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New Sunday Worship Times Begin Sept. 26

Dear Trinity Faithful,   If there is one word that sums up this time of life it might be updates.   Updates on Safe Learning Plans. Updates in technology. Updates on family and friends. Updates on mandates. Updates to our faith.   As we imagine this new path forward...
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Too Much Hope?

Jesus said to them, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” My dad and his brother Ken were the second set of twins born to my grandmother,...
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God’s Assurance in Transition

Friends, Are you finding time this summer to rest, re-create, refresh? Time away from the normal routine? Time to listen to the birds, watch the river or a baseball game? Summer is an evocative season. Rhubarb crisp stirs up childhood memories of finding shapes in the...