Pastor Jim’s Blog

Rally Day is this Sunday, Sept. 15

Rally Day is this Sunday, Sept. 15

Rally Day Change of PlansThis Sunday we will be welcoming home all who have been traveling and enjoying the summer months. The Preschoolers are back. Our students and teachers have begun another year of school. Our choirs will be singing and ringing once...

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You Knit Me Together

You Knit Me Together

WEEKLY WORD“You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will thank you because I am marvelously made.” Psalm 139My brain is on leave this week, so let me just share a thought or two.I had a DNA test done about a month ago. The results were interesting, but...

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Judge Not

Judge Not

Jesus said, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged.” Matthew 7:1There are a variety of Spiritual Gifts listed in the Bible: Prophecy, Serving, Teaching, Healing, Giving, Mercy, Wisdom, Knowledge,...

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants

Honoring Pastor Dennis and Jeri Hanson, and Pastor Eric and Kathleen OttumThe Summer of 2019 gives us the opportunity to observe two remarkable milestones in the lives of our beloved pastors.Pastor Dennis Hanson was ordained 55 years ago. Dennis and Jeri...

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Moon People

Moon People

Moon PeopleWeekly Word50 Years today, the world watched as Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. Happy Anniversary!Scientists tell us that there is no man on the moon. In fact, there is no life whatsoever. However, without the moon there would be no human...

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Stick to Jesus

Stick to Jesus

Weekly Word What do we agree on? Where do we have common ground? What does it mean to follow Jesus? Is there a Christian position that addresses the cultural, legal and social issues that threaten to divide us? We believe that God created human beings, our...

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Vision 2020 Update

Vision 2020 Update

Thank you for your love, your support, and your good care of your TLC home. God loves a cheerful giver. Vision 2020 is a campaign dedicated to the care of our Trinity Lutheran Church Campus, our Island Community, and the people of Bihar, India. This two-year campaign...

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Is it Political?

Is it Political?

Weekly WordI stay away from politics. For 30 years I have served here and people do not know how I vote. Why? Because how I vote is important to me, but it is not important to anyone else. I am not an expert in politics. I am not particularly skilled at...

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Death Will Not Have the Last Word

Death Will Not Have the Last Word

“All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40 Chauncey and Carol sauntered into church this past Sunday as they always do. They arrived at...

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Faith is a Most Difficult Endeavor

Faith is a Most Difficult Endeavor

Weekly Word “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Faith is a most difficult endeavor. Babies and toddlers mostly live by faith. That may be why Jesus encouraged us to have faith “like a child.” Babies rely...

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