Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk – June 2019

Navigating the Culture of 2019 In 1980 I moved to St. Paul to attend Concordia College.  I had never lived in a city and learned quickly that I needed to have a decent map, so I to purchased a Hudson’s Twin Cities Street Atlas, an expensive, thick, spiral bound volume that contained every street in the Twin Cities (and suburbs).  Even with the Hudson’s every now and then I’d still get lost, but most of

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From the Pastor’s Desk- May 2019

Blessed with a New Church Organ   For nearly 35 years our Salzburg 825 Rodgers organ has faithfully met our musical accompaniment needs for worship, however, lately it was starting to show signs of age and a number of issues were coming to the forefront.   The sound was not as crisp as it once was and the amplifier was not responding properly. Thanks to a generous gift to Trinity a new Rodgers organ was purchased.  It

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From the Pastor’s Desk- April 2019

Knowing the Truth from God’s Word  When Jesus said to Pilate, “…for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”  Pilate famously responded “What is truth?” to Jesus claim that everyone who listens to His voice is of the truth.  God’s Word is truth.  We hear the voice of Jesus there.  And the necessity of believing, teaching and confessing the

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From the Pastor’s Desk- March 2019

Living In, but Not of The World   “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”  (Philippians 4:8) With these words the St. Paul encourages the congregation at Philippi to live their lives focusing on things that are in keeping with the righteousness and new life that they

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From the Pastor’s Desk- February 2019

What Does Biblical Masculinity Look Like? When I was younger, life seemed simpler.  I learned from Genesis that God had created humanity as male and female.  Everyone I knew was either a boy or a girl.  Boys grew up to be men.  Girls grew up to be women. I was a boy, so I grew to be a man.  And of course as a man, I wanted to “be a man” and do “manly things.” 

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