Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk- August 2019

Should Anyone Ask Jesus into Their Heart? Have you ever seen an evangelism tract or heard someone talk about asking Jesus to come into a person’s heart?  Many people have actually prayed in these terms thinking that doing this initiates their personal salvation. Obviously in such situations we know that they are not referring to the body’s blood-pumping organ in the chest. We understand that the heart here refers to the core of our being

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From the Pastor’s Desk – July 2019

Praying for an End to Abortion Washington, D.C. – In a concurring opinion in the Gamble v. United States decision released on Monday, June 17, 2019, Justice Clarence Thomas discussed at some length “the proper role of the doctrine stare decisis*,” in what many court-watchers believe may be an attempt prepare the Court to overturn precedents such as the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that inserted a manufactured “right” to abortion into the Constitution. Justice

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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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