Pastor Jim’s Blog

Respect and Love, Even When We Disagree

WEEKLY WORD... I have been watching the Vietnam Documentary on PBS this past week. Born in 1959, I was a little young to remember it. I grew up outside Chicago in a university town. There were 25,000 students in DeKalb, Illinois. I do remember the protests and riots...

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What if it is not true?

What if it is not true? Weekly Word The question was raised to me this week. “Pastor, what if it is not true? What if it is not true: the Jesus story, the God story, heaven and hell. What if it is not true? What if THIS is all there is?” I love questions of faith and...

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Rally Day is Sept. 10. Come Join Us!

Come Join Us! • Rally Day Worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00. • Wear your favorite Tee-Shirt • Sunday School at 9:30 • Adult Education in the Fireside Room 9:30-10:30 • Festive Coffee Hours • Rally Day All Church Picnic at the M Bar C Ranch 1:00- 3:30 pm. We...

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For Everything There Is A Season

  For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. A time to mourn, and a time to dance. It was an interesting 21 hours in my life. It began with a funeral and ended with a baptism. In between the funeral and the baptism was a wedding...

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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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