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You Are Who You Say You Are

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 26, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – First, if you are able, raise your hand over your head. Bring it behind, to your back. And pat yourself on the back. You have made it through the 5 weeks of hearing about the bread of life from chapter 6 of John’s Read More …

This Bread Will Change Your Life!

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 19, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – This bread will change your life! I came across this claim as I was looking through one of my favorite cooking blogs. You see, one of my favorite ways to relax is to find a new recipe, and then give it a try Read More …

I Smell Bread

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 5, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Today we read in Exodus that the Israelites are traveling through the desert, hungry, tired, and cranky. It’s been six weeks since God led them out slavery, rescued them from Pharaoh, but as the old saying goes, “What have you done for me Read More …

#Blessed

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 15, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Please pray with me: May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Good morning! I am so excited to be here this morning and Read More …

Nazareth Two by Two

Seven Sunday after Pentecost, July 8, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Even though our gospel text is from Mark, I want to start with a scene from the gospel of John. Jesus is calling his disciples. One of them describes him to a potential disciple as “Jesus of Nazareth.” “Can anything good come out Read More …

Where are You!

Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – When I was a child I played a lot of hide and seek with my neighborhood friends. Especially in the summer when the sun didn’t go down until almost 8:45pm. I lived in a neighborhood of single family homes but the homes were Read More …

Disrupter

Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 3, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – The other week we had a hostel group here from West Virginia. The leader wanted to know what “Lutheran” was. What she actually, specifically wanted to know was if we spoke in tongues the way her Methodist church did back home. It made Read More …

Walking the Trinity Trail

Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018, First Trinity Lutheran Church – Walking the Trinity Trail A forest Ranger once described the most common question that visitors to the park ask the forest rangers. Many people, he said, come to the park to hike one of the beautiful trails that wander through the forest, trails designed to Read More …

Spreading the Seed of God’s Love

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 First Trinity Lutheran Church July 16, 2017 Spreading the Seed of God’s Love            In today’s Gospel lesson Jesus is having a problem that I would love to have–that when I preach on Sunday morning the crowds would be so great that I would have to sit in a boat, or Read More …

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday – March 1 12:15pm and 7:30pm Imposition of Ashes Lent begins with Ash Wednesday where we receive ashes on our foreheads and remember that we are dust and to dust we shall return. It is a reverent, some would call somber, gathering of the body of Christ.