Dancing with the Trinity

Rally Day at Holy Trinity

Sunday School begins today!  We call the beginning of Sunday School Rally Day.  Rally Day has been around a long time dating back to at least 1905: “This festival is rapidly growing in favor. It usually comes at the end of the summer break-up, and is used as a means of rallying the forces again for the work of fall …

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Old Growth Forests and People of God

Old Growth Forests and People of God Council Meeting Devotions, August 15, 2017 By Linda Kinsinger   As we all know, Pr. Will is passionate about surfing and Pr. Mark is passionate about running. I thought I’d share my passion with you tonight and that’s hiking, especially in the Smokies. I love putting on my boots, grabbing a pack and …

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God and Grace Moments

Allow me to share 3 quick “God/grace Moments” experienced here at Holy Trinity. 1 – At Camp Agape during the summer each counselor is encouraged to share a brief “grace moment” in their lives at a camp fire each week.  During my week at surf camp one of our camp counselors shared that there was a particular church who welcomed …

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The Kingdom of Heaven has come near

“From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near.”  Matthew 4:17 “And he told them many things in parables, saying: Listen!” Matthew 13:3 “The Kingdom of Heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in their field…” Matthew 13:24 “He put before them another parable: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like …

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Renew300 Commitment Sunday Sermon, 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter, May 21th 2017 Renew300 Commitment Sunday –  Acts 17:22-21,  Psalm 66:8-20,  1 Peter 3:13-22,  John 14:15-21 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   So evidently there is a creature on this planet with us… a creature that exists in our universe… called a Ghost Shark! I’m serious, and as a lifelong surfer, …

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No Pressure, a message for Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday April 13th 2017 Exodus 12:1-4, 5-10, 11-14, Psalm 31:9-16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ,  John 13:1-17, 31b-35 (In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) So I shared this at our mid-day Lenten worship service last week, that each Sunday I feel this immense pressure to create an epic worship experience and deliver a life changing sermon for …

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Communion in three parts, by Nicole Gonzalez

Hello! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Nicole Gonzalez; I’m a senior here at UNC so I have just one short month left and the past four years that I’ve been here I’ve been really involved in LCM. I for sure wouldn’t be who I am today without LCM, the relationships I’ve made here have …

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What does our DNA say about us?

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 19 2017 Exodus 17:1-7,   Psalm 95,   Romans 5:1-11,   John 4:5-42   So I heard this commercial on my radio… “Get your genetic report today!  Discover what your genetics and your DNA reveals about who you are… Are you predisposed to drink more coffee? Does your DNA reveal why you sleep the way you do? …

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God’s Labor of Love

Ali Tranvik Sermon at Holy Trinity, March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17   Good morning! It is wonderful to be with you on this snowy spring morning! It’s good to see that so many of you braved the cold and remembered to change your clocks. It’s days like these when I wish I wasn’t Lutheran…because we as Lutherans know that good …

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UNC and Duke Lutheran Campus Ministry in Germany

Dear Friends, As you are reading this, I expect to be visiting the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach Germany where Martin Luther translated the Bible into German.  Our Germany Group of 48 (39 UNC LCMers) will have worshipped with the congregation that gathers at the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt where Luther became a monk.   I share this not to make you …

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