Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk- September 2022

Dear friends in Christ, Trinity has entered her 150th year of ministry here in Fergus Falls.  The congregation was founded on August 10, 1873.  Throughout the next year we will be marking this anniversary, leading toward our chief celebration, scheduled for next summer on August 13, 2023.  Through this anniversary year, I will tell a few stories of the congregation’s history, as I discover them. You may have noticed in the narthex that recently we hung a

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From the Pastor’s Desk- August 2022

Dear friends in Christ, As I am writing this, this past Sunday we held a “Multigenerational Bible Treasure Hunt” here at Trinity.  Adrianne Bolland put in a lot of effort to set it up – you should thank her!  Thank you Adrianne! I mostly just observed and tried to keep up with Sophia so that my wife and other children could participate.  But it is difficult for me to find the right words to express

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From the Pastor’s Desk- July 2022

Freedom.  Independence.  Nothing captures the American spirit like these words, and at no time do we celebrate these things as much as around the 4th of July.  One might wonder how blowing stuff up (fireworks) came to be one of the chief means of celebrating our national independence, but that is a subject for another day.  Instead I would like to talk a little bit about our freedom as Christians, our freedom in Christ. Martin Luther

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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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