Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk- September 2018

Psalm 98 begins “Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things!”                      The Lutheran church has long recognized that her hymns are one of her greatest teachers, second only to the Holy Scriptures.  Martin Luther got the ball rolling in that direction by writing a large number of exceptionally powerful and deeply theological hymns.  These powerful hymns and others like them

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Farewell from Pastor Rogness

“Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” 1 Peter 5:2-4 Dear members of Trinity, Before heading to the seminary, my pastor said to me, “Noah, when I think of what

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Observing the Saints

 Have you noticed some unfamiliar feasts and festivals on the Church calendar lately? Recently at Trinity, we’ve begun to observe feasts and festivals that have fallen out of use by much of the Church on earth. These services include the Annunciation on March 25, the Visitation on July 2, and St. Michael and All Angels Day on September 29. In the coming month, on June 24, we will observe the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. 

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Divine Service: What Does This Mean?

   I have to be honest. It took me years to learn the difference between dinner, lunch and supper. Growing up, lunch was the noon meal and the evening meal was called either dinner or supper. In recent years I discovered the nuance (at least in Minnesota): dinner is historically the noon meal, supper is the evening meal, and lunch is a snack.    Now that I grasp the difference between dinner and supper, I

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