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Reformation Sunday

Reformation Sunday

We Lutherans set this Sunday aside to celebrate our roots. We remember from where we came, so we can understand better who we are. We do that this year mindful of the recent Pew Foundation report that indictaed 20% of Americans now claim they have no religious affiliation. These “Nones” are predominately young people and […]

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Heaven on Earth: Easter 6C

Heaven on Earth: Easter 6C

This is “Come Dream With Us” Sunday at Trinity. The congregation is meeting to share their dreams about the future. All three lessons include visions of what is to come. It’s a good time to remember how important dreaming is. Real creativity comes when we let ourselves go and use our imaginations to picture what […]

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Shhh!  Jesus Steps Out of the Tomb: Easter 2C

Shhh! Jesus Steps Out of the Tomb: Easter 2C

If Matthew, Mark, and Luke thought Peter’s confession was central to the Gospel proclamation, John believed Thomas’ confession was even more important. He originally ended his Gospel with the colossal, “My Lord and my God.” This was the most far reaching confession in the Bible, perhaps the first time anyone proclaimed Jesus divine. Yet we […]

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Wise Men Search for the Baby: Epiphany

Wise Men Search for the Baby: Epiphany

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth on Epiphany. Their equivalent of our Christmas Eve service sometimes involves the Wise Men’s search for the baby Jesus. In the dark of the night very tall, very black monks dress as the Magi. They then go through the village, stopping at every hut, knocking at every door. Very […]

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