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From Lament to Praise

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background Lament. The longer you live, the more you will pray these prayers. Life is hard, and relationships are difficult. Our church is in the midst of some lament. We … Continue reading

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Praise and Justice

Devotional for Sunday, June 21 Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background This is a classic praise Psalm. But it has a twist. Notice this is a command, not a suggestion. People of faith have no … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background Praying the Psalms. Jesus did it. It guided him through the heights of glory to the pit of despair. I really like Eugene Peterson’s introduction to the Psalms. I’m … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background At one point or another Trinity Lutheran Church and McMinnville United Methodist Church have dreamed about being out of the downtown area. The Methodist still have land at the … Continue reading

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God’s Sacrificial Love

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background “Hemmed in with troubles . . .” We know the feeling. I’ve always been captivated by Paul’s list of what “troubles” can bring: Passionate patience Virtue Alert for whatever … Continue reading

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Paul’s Travelogue

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background If it were not for the book of Acts, there would be no reason for the New Testament Bible Atlas in the back of your Study Bible. The book … Continue reading

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The Great Commission

Written by Mark C. Pederson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church Theme Background This Sunday we have the conclusion of Matthew’s Gospel. The faithful women have gone and shared the Good News and the disciples have listened to them (this is a … Continue reading

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