Dancing with the Trinity

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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Congregational Survey Results

Dear members and friends of Holy Trinity, Our Capital Campaign Leadership Team, Church Council, and the Holy Trinity staff want to thank you for taking the time to fill out our congregational survey MAP (missional assessment profile).  We had 198 members complete the survey which is a fantastic response!  The results of the survey show a positive revealing that we …

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Science Mike LIVE at Holy Trinity

Let me share with you something I’m really excited about and geeking out on! This month, on Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity will host Mike McHargue, from The Liturgists and Ask Science Mike podcasts, and author of Finding God in the Waves.  We are bringing Mike to Holy Trinity through our faith and science grant from STEAM (science and …

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The Epiphany and Baptism of our Lord (Pastor Will’s message on a snowy icy Sunday morning)

The first Sunday after the Epiphany, January 8 2017 “The Baptism of our Lord”   During Advent, for four weeks, we reflect on and get in touch with our deepest longing and hunger for a Messiah.  During this intentional time we are called to “wait upon the Lord”.  As we wait, through the words of the prophets, we hear God’s …

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Pastor Will’s Christmas Sermon

Christmas Eve, 2016 Isaiah 9:2-7      Titus 2:11-14       Luke 2:1-14 (In the name of the Father, +Son, and Holy Spirit) The best stories are always retold. We tell them, we share them over and over again, because they tell us something about our world and ourselves. They reveal truths worth remembering. We retell these stories so we will never forget, so …

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Sneaky Christmas Miracles

I wanted to let you know that on Saturday I wasn’t much in the Christmas mood.  Even attending Advent services on Wednesdays hadn’t brought the season into focus for me.  But yesterday everything changed.  The music, the crowds of friends at both services, being involved in both services was cracking the ice for me.  And being allowed to participate in …

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Making History

These are the headlines coming across my many feeds Tuesday morning, November 1st… “Pope arrives in Sweden to mark Protestant Reformation” “Pope Francis reaches out to honor the man who splintered Christianity” “Pope on Reformation: forgive ‘errors’ of past, forge unity” “Pope, in Sweden, says Reformation had positive aspects” “Reformer Pope arrives in Sweden to mark Luther’s Reformation” “Marking Reformation, …

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Young Adult in Global Mission, blogspot by Shannon Brice

Hello from Hungary! By Shannon Brice, Young Adult in Global Mission I want to say hello to all my friends, family, and support from all over. I have now been in Central Europe (Hungary) for two months. My first few weeks in the country were spent in the holiday town of Révfülöp, then a few days in Budapest. Ever since …

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Financial Peace

From the Associate in Ministry for Faith Formation, Holly Shipley This week (Wednesday, Sept. 21), I will begin facilitating a course entitled “Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.”  Those who really know me will find this kind of comical since I haven’t experienced a lot of financial peace in my adult life. This is why the topic interests me and why …

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