Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk- May 2022

On April 26, 1847, representatives from 14 congregations in New York, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and, of course, Missouri, met in Chicago to officially form Die Deutsche Evangelisch-Lutherische Synode von Missouri, Ohio, und andern Staaten, or as we know it today, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  There are several interesting articles about the founding of the LCMS in the April 2022 issue of The Lutheran Witness.  I’d encourage you to check it out.  One of

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From the Pastor’s Desk- April 2022

April has arrived, which for us often means spring!  But within the church, it also often means Holy Week.  Holy Week is the week spanning from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday.  It serves as the culmination of the preparatory time of Lent, with our Lenten Exodus ending on Calvary’s hill on Good Friday, and our joyful celebration of the resurrection beginning at the empty tomb on Easter Sunday.  These days truly are the pinnacle

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From the Pastor’s Desk – March 2022

Each year, Lent is observed as a time of preparation for the coming of Easter.  It is not just something that has been observed for the 148+ years that Trinity Lutheran Church has been active here in Fergus Falls.  Lent has been observed since the 4th century, a period of about 1700 years.  Over those many long years Christians throughout the world have observed this time devoted to the discipline of learning and growing in

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From the Pastor’s Desk- February 2022

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the theme is love.  We hear a lot about love from many different directions, but predominantly in our culture love is a fleeting feeling filled with passion that can rise one day and fall or even fade away the next, whose target is ever changing as the fickleness of the human heart demonstrates its indecision. None of this is love, at least not as the Bible speaks

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From the Pastor’s Desk- January 2022

God calls His people to gather together into communities.  I am convinced that this is a reflection of God’s own triune nature – that is, God is eternally in community with Himself.  Thus, when He creates Adam, God’s remark “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18) indicates He intends His human creatures to be in community as well.  When God creates Eve, He

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