You are welcome here!

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Trinity Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates our unity as God’s people. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, political persuasions, physical and mental abilities, educational backgrounds, marital or partnered status, and economic conditions—all  who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to others. Trinity is a place for all people to shine in their own unique gifts.

For more information about the Reconciling in Christ program, go to http://www.reconcilingworks.org/.

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Canopy Center garage and bake sale

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Canopy Center is seeking donations for its garage sale fundraiser, which will be held here at Trinity Lutheran Church on a date to be determined (postponed from Aug. 21-22).

Clean out your closets and basements, and bring your clean, salable items for this worthy cause!

For more information, contact Claudia at the Canopy Center: (608) 729-1119.

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“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.”

tlcmsn-logo-butterfly_smTwelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 16, 2015

Proverbs 9:1–6
Psalm 34:9–14
Ephesians 5:15–20
John 6:51–58

Jesus says, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.” Hearing Jesus inviting the crowd to “eat of my flesh” is a little creepy, isn’t it? It’s especially disturbing to note that the verb here translated as eat is really closer to “gnaw” or “chomp on.” It makes me think of animals or even cannibals. It had to be very upsetting to the original listeners too, especially since many in Jesus audience were good Jews. Levitical laws prohibited Jews from eating the blood of an animal. Imagine their reaction, then, to the idea of eating human flesh! And sure enough, just two verses down from today’s reading, many followers will leave because of what Jesus says here. Continue reading

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Made in the image of a creative God

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Click this link to read more on art and faith from Pastor Sue.

http://www.boldcafe.org/blog/faith-reflections-art-feeling

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Art as healing

Bold Cafe - Women of the ELCARead Pastor Sue’s latest contribution to the Women of the ELCA’s Bold Cafe blog.

http://www.boldcafe.org/blog/art-healing

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Sermon: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Remember Linus from the comic strip “Peanuts?” He was the one who never went anywhere without his blanket. It provided him with security and stability. What do you cling to that brings comfort when things get hard? What do you hold onto at night that gives you hope for tomorrow? Continue reading

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