We are called to live lives marked with love, kindness, humility, service, and yes –action– sometimes even action to overturn tables of injustice and prejudice, in the interest of peace and justice.
Have you taken inventory of your life lately? Do your values align with your actions and choices? Have you done the hard work of reconciliation and forgiveness?
Have you listened to loving voices calling you to move forward in a positive way and drop habits and baggage that are weighing you down?
Give a listen to Pastor Jim’s sermon “…Sometimes You Get what You Need,” and share it with someone you care about.
In this Transfiguration Sunday sermon, Pastor Jim explores the power of ultimate love to transform and sustain our lives, especially when life is unpredictable.
Looking for a new beginning? You get a chance to start over every day. In this hope-filled sermon about moving forward in life, Pastor Jim draws upon the life change of Saul of Tarsus into the Apostle Paul
Are we in danger of turning wine into water by ignoring God’s grace and call for unity — unity which actually celebrates diversity?
Jesus knew what it was like to be looked down on — even by people of his own hometown of Nazareth.
In this sermon on the eve of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is good to be reminded of his prophetic vision at a time when so many are divided in this broken world.
Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021. We pray that you will be a better year! A year of healing and restoration and hope.
Merry Christmas from Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, WA.
At the core of the Christmas story is a human story full of joy — but also pain and doubt and suffering. God broke into the human story to remind us that we are not alone and indeed became one of us in human form. Not only was history changed, but our story was changed as well.
What do we do when life doesn’t follow the rules and nothing seems to make sense? How are we to go forward not knowing where the road will take us or what the future holds for us? How did Joseph manage when his world seemed to fall apart? Listen as Pastor Jim preaches good news and Karl sings advent favorites.
The birth of Jesus marked a revolution that still reverberates to the present day. Listen to Pastor Jim as he explains the circumstance when God became human and shepherds learned the good news for the last, the least and the lost.
Today is the first Sunday an Advent, a day that marks the beginning of our Journey toward Bethlehem. In today’s worship service, Pastor Jim stops to visit with John the Baptist at the Jordan River. Karl Olsen provides beautiful and inspiring music to accompany our Advent journey.
Join Pastor Jim Lindus and Minister of Music Karl Olsen for a special Thanksgiving Eve fireside worship service. Happy Thanksgiving!
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in bringing God’s love to a hurting world. This is our common calling.
Where did your image of God come from? Is it a negative image of God or a positive one? Using the parable of the servants who were entrusted with certain talents (money) to invest, Pastor Jim explores some common misconceptions about God and why what you believe about God matters. If your image of God differs from what you see in Jesus, then it bears reconsidering.
On this All Saints Sunday we celebrate the faith of dear saints who have journeyed on before us. We have the promise that one day we will be reunited. Pastor Jim explores how we should live in the face of the pandemic and the realization that all humans must face, that we are mortal beings… but with the hope of an eternal future with God.