Pastor Jim’s Blog

Seventeen Years Have Passed

Weekly Word “I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where is my help to come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121 The sun had just risen on September 11, 2001. Two days earlier we had rallied for the Fall and used, for the first time,...

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Open 24/7 But Closed Today

Open 24/7 But Closed Today Weekly Word I was on the mainland yesterday and decided to wash the smoke and ash off my car. I noticed a sign that said, “New Touchless Car Wash. Open 24/7.” Perfect, I pulled up to the car wash and there was another sign. This...

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Putting Worry in its place

This Sunday the sermon title is “Putting Worry in its place.” We have more to worry about than ever before. We have less to worry about than ever before. Both are true. Thanks to social media and a 24-hour news cycle we have more to worry about than ever...

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They Got Out Alive

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 The Boys and their Coach got out alive. The world was united in prayer for a few weeks. It seems that those prayers were answered. Answered by the intellect and ingenuity of...

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Odds and Ends at TLC and Beyond

Join us this Sunday July 8th for Worship at Trinity Lutheran Church. Summer Worship is at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.. The Amazing VBS decorations are up and we will be treated to some beautiful music. We will gather as the people of God and we will be singing some great...

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Coming up with Solutions

The easiest thing in the world is to make the observation that things are not as they should be. Children should not be separated from their parents. People should not be homeless or hungry. The United States, with 5% of the world’s population, should not use 24% of...

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“What is my Song for this Day?”

I get lots of emails every day, a hundred or more. Most do not require a lot of thought or response. “Can we meet this week?” “Will you make coffee for the third cousins of the Sons of Norway group meeting?” “Nice sermon.” “Bad sermon.” “I had no idea what that sermon...

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We Must Be Different

Philip Yancey reminded us that as Christians we must be different. We must stand up, stand out, kneel down, wash feet, turn the other cheek, be generous and forgiving. That is how Christianity took root. It was a group of people who marched to the beat of a different...

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Words from the Cross, Words for Holy Week.

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Have you ever had something to say, but not enough time to say it? Have you ever had something to say, but not enough energy to get it out? I have experienced this very thing many times at countless deathbed scenes. The one...

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Wonderful Opportunities at TLC!

This Sunday we will gather for worship and fellowship. Spring is in the air and I would encourage you to wear your favorite Tee-Shirt or Sweatshirt. The Choir will be sharing a very special anthem with us, Holy Communion will be served, and everyone is welcome. The...

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