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Holy Trinity June 16

In John 16, Jesus makes a promise. As he calls the disciples to love and serve the world and reminds them of the difficulty of working for unity, he makes them a promise: the Spirit of truth will guide them into all the truth. excerpted from From sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2019 Augsburg Fortress. All rights […]

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Pentecost June 9

Pentecost explodes in a rush of wind and flame. But sometimes the Spirit speaks without saying a word. It’s a promise kept. You taste it in the bread and wine that is the food of inexhaustible grace for pilgrims on their way. The Spirit of Jesus’ resurrected life and love comes. It comes to us. […]

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Seventh Sunday of Easter June 2

The true end and goal of our lives is to be one with the love of God. For this we were created. And it is for this that Jesus prays in today’s gospel. There is no better reason to pray than to know this oneness. Loving union with God is the answer to every prayer […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter May 26

“Peace I leave with you” (John 14:27). If there were no other reason to love Jesus, if there were no other reason to want to be near him, if there were no other reason to think him divine, this would be enough. Jesus is going away, and his friends and followers are afraid. They feel […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter May 19

The disciples are reminded yet again of the power of sacrificial love, of putting oneself out there for another. So, too, these words keep us focused, teaching us to see each other, everyone, in a new light, through the lens of love that compels us to even care and act on behalf of one in […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12

In spite of contemporary forms of communication, there is nothing like one-to-one conversation. Jesus is confronted with the question, “Who are you?” To reach the heart of the matter, to be succinct, “tell us plainly” (John 10:24). While words convey one thing, actions convey a greater truth. Jesus heals, mends the broken hearted, gives new […]

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Sunday May 5 Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus asks and invites: “Do You Love Me? Follow Me.” When encountered by Jesus we are changed. In Sunday’s readings we see how a blinding light on the road, in an abundance of fish, in breakfast on the beach enlightens and deepens faith. God uses all sorts of surprising things—bread, wine, water, words of forgiveness—to […]

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Noisy Offering

The second Sunday of the month Trinity has a special collection, passing around brightly decorated (old) paint cans for the congregation to drop their loose change. A different local non-profit is designated to receive these gifts each month.

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