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  • Hating Those Who Spread Hate
    Hating Those Who Spread Hate
    August 17, 2017 by
    The recent news events from Charlottesville have brought so called “hate groups” to the focus. We feel compelled to speak out against those who feel driven to focus their hatred and acrimony on groups seen as different from themselves. As Christians it is our duty to speak up for those who are oppressed and raise our voices in opposition to those...
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  • 2017-8-6 Learning From Jesus' Own Sorrow and Adversity
    2017-8-6 Learning From Jesus’ Own Sorrow and Adversity
    August 8, 2017 by
    Jesus was deeply moved by the execution of His cousin, such so that He wanted to get away to himself for a while. But the needs of the people came first and Jesus put duty, both to His father, and to man ahead of His personal needs....
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  • Empowerment Center, Including Lutheran Hope Center, Opens At Ferguson’s ‘Ground Zero’
    Empowerment Center, Including Lutheran Hope Center, Opens At Ferguson’s ‘Ground Zero’
    August 3, 2017 by
    Shoulder to shoulder under a huge tent, sitting on folding chairs and standing five deep in spots, some 400 people witnessed a symbolic — and even “historic” — event here July 26: the grand opening of the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center, a resource for hope and healing nearly three years after the violent protests that sparked a fresh look at...
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  • 2017-07-30 Let's Talk About Prayer
    2017-07-30 Let’s Talk About Prayer
    August 2, 2017 by
    Pastor Elkins offers us a brief refresher on the how and why of the most powerful tool in the Christian's arsenal - prayer....
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  • Call Committee Asks Again For Nominations From Congregation
    Call Committee Asks Again For Nominations From Congregation
    July 25, 2017 by
    The Call Committee, led by Dave Chester, is again asking the members to help find a suitable candidate to call as Trinity’s next pastor. Mid-South President, Roger Paavola provided an initial list to Trinity, however after prayerful consideration, none of the names met the committee’s criteria. Last month, the Committee brought in Rev. Neil Vanderbush and his wife from Texas for...
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  • The Mysterious Disappearance Of Trinity's Deacon
    The Mysterious Disappearance Of Trinity’s Deacon
    July 24, 2017 by
    Preaching several times each month, the members of Trinity recognized Douglas Morrison by his distinctive vestments, that of the Office of Deacon. However, in June, the Church Council voted to end the Deacon program at Trinity and few know why. Here is the story. ...
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  • Bethesda: Enhancing Lives, Sharing Jesus
    Bethesda: Enhancing Lives, Sharing Jesus
    July 20, 2017 by
      In one of several Bethesda Lutheran Communities group homes nestled throughout Watertown, Wis. — and much like Bethesda homes in other areas across the country — Annie Egan and her housemates receive necessary medical care. All are nonverbal and in wheelchairs; some use feeding tubes. Such physical needs helped convince Cathy Egan to allow Annie, 38, to move to...
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  • US Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Lutheran Church - Columbia Mo.
    US Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Lutheran Church – Columbia Mo.
    June 27, 2017 by
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling June 26 in the case of a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod church preschool, determining 7-2 that the state of Missouri’s barring of the church from a government aid program was unconstitutional. While the LCMS was not a party to the litigation, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys represented Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo.,...
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  • 2017-06-18 The Tale of Jesús García
    2017-06-18 The Tale of Jesús García
    June 27, 2017 by
    On November 7, 1907, a 23-year-old brakeman noticed smoke in the air. He realized that sparks from his train’s chimney stack had blown back onto the first cars, igniting the hay on top. The train was transporting 70 boxes of dynamite, detonators, and fuses....
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  • Blast from the Past movie poster
    2017-06-11 A Blast From The Past!
    June 11, 2017 by
    In my house growing up, whenever my mother could control the remote, the move we would watch is a movie from 1999 called "Blast From The Past." ...
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  • Phil Schmidt Dies After Battle With Cancer
    Phil Schmidt Dies After Battle With Cancer
    June 1, 2017 by
    It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Trinity’s Pastor Emeritus, Phil Schmidt was called to his heavenly home Wednesday evening. Phil had been battling cancer. Phil came to Memphis with his wife Jean and their two small children, Missy (Caroline Schmidt) and Stephen in the 1980’s to serve as Trinity’s associate pastor. He also served for decades as...
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  • Fear, Death, And This Christian With Cancer
    Fear, Death, And This Christian With Cancer
    May 31, 2017 by
    We fear death. We Christians know we needn't, but we do. It's natural. It's universal. But shouldn't we actually be fearing life instead? David Brugge talks about the irony of how we as Christians have such a tough time confronting death, and perhaps how we should really be looking at it....
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News and Updates June 14, 2012