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Trinity’s Artwork Goes Viral!!!

Well, not exactly viral. But a banner I made for Trinity a few years ago now shows up on page one of Google’s search for the topic “reformation meme.” I have code written into the website that blocks Google from listing our images with their search results so Google had to find it somewhere else. It seems that a site called askideas.com also trolls the internet for artwork to steal and they seem to be the ones that took a shining to our Happy Reformation Day banner. Regardless, I am honored to have my artwork repurposed for someone else to use. I only wish they would use the new updated “500th anniversary” version instead.

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Trinity Votes to Issue Divine Call to Chad Kendall

On Sunday, Oct. 1, the voters of Trinity Lutheran Church in Memphis Tennessee voted to issue a Divine Call to Rev. Chad Kendall of Lowell Indiana to serve as their pastor. Rev. Kendall is currently serving as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowell. Rev. Kendall and his wife Stacie visited with Trinity Memphis the prior weekend so that they and Trinity Memphis could get to know one another better. One of the primary tenets of the Lutheran Church has always been the difference between the call to serve in the public ministry of the Word (Eph. 4:11, Titus 1:5, Rom. 10:14-17) and the calling which all Christians have to do the work of the universal priesthood of all believers(I Pet. 2.9, I Cor. 7.17). Without a doubt, it is God himself who is doing the “calling” in both of these instances. After all,  it is God alone who brings people to faith in Christ and who equips them with his grace and necessary gifts to carry out the specific calling which He has given them. However, when speaking of the call to do the work of preaching and teaching of the Word in a public setting, the Bible sets this apart as something that requires great respect and careful adherence to certain qualifications (I Tim. 3:1-7). Whenever someone receives a call into the office of the pastoral ministry, he views this call as Divine, knowing that God himself has invited him to take on the work of being a

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Trinity Picnic 2017

There have been a lot of changes to Trinity’s Annual Picnic over the years, but perhaps none as great as the ones put on place this year. Click here to see the slideshow from the event.

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Hating Those Who Spread Hate

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 who preach hatred and malice. It is natural for us to feel anger at those who spew their hurtful words and messages of hate at others who they hardly know.
It is also natural for that anger to turn into hate. Hate that is displeasing to God. [read more]

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Fear, Death, And This Christian With Cancer

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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