Pastor Jim’s Blog

New Church Council Members and Officers

Most every Summer, we have a peaceful transition of power as the leadership of Trinity Lutheran Church reflects the results of recent elections. At the regularly scheduled Mid-Year Congregational Meeting in June, we thanked Mike Etzell, Kevin Lungren, Teri Schallock...

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God is up to something beautiful!

This Sunday at TLC God is up to Something Beautiful. It is Vacation Bible School Week at TLC. The children will be singing at the 10:00 service. WEAR Tee-Shirts! It is going to be warm, and then we will all look like the Kids! BRING a loaf of BREAD if you can. One per...

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A Ride in the Golf Cart

We went out for a ride in the golf cart. Cam, my 11 month old grandson, wanted to drive. He can communicate quite well for a little man who has yet to utter an intelligible word. He wanted to drive. So, he stood on the seat with his Nike hat on his head and placed two...

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This Sunday is going to be amazing!

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord!” This Sunday is going to be amazing! I promise you that you will be blessed if you put yourself in the path of the Gospel this Sunday. The first thing you need to do is to remember that we are...

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The Weekly Word

I am sitting in my office early on Tuesday morning. It is cloudy and cool this morning, but I cannot help but be thankful for the beautiful Summer that we had. Four days of sunshine, long ferry lines, and tourists. God is good! A few items for your consideration: This...

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This & That at TLC!

Let’s help Mother Nature along. We are declaring this Sunday TEE SHIRT SUNDAY in an effort to ensure the beginning of Summer. So, break out your TLC Tee Shirt, or another one of your favorites, and wear it to church this Sunday. Speaking of Mother Nature, we are...

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What is the point?

He sat in my office, cup of coffee in his hand, a slight tremor in his little finger. “Tell me pastor, what is the point?” “What is the point of what?” “All of it. I just don’t get it. I wake up every morning and it is the same thing over and over again. Things...

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An Amazing Place of Grace

Trinity is an Amazing Place of Grace. And you are an Amazing Collection of Grace filled people. It is an absolute joy to be your pastor. I want to THANK YOU for your continued participation in God’s TLC Miracle. A church, at a wide spot in the road in Freeland, is...

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What a Wonderful Easter

What a wonderful, festive, colorful, creative, fun, playful and inspirational Easter Celebration we had at TLC! The Easter garden set the tone for an Easter celebration. The Choir was amazing! Our musicians were flawless. The Easter Egg hunt was epic. Our young people...

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Join Us Easter Sunday

I hope that you will join us this Sunday for the great celebration of Easter! The morning will begin outside as the sun rises in the East. We will gather near the tombs of the columbarium, in the Memorial Courtyard. There will be festive worship all morning at 7:00,...

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