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The Piano (6.4.2018)

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The Piano 6.4.2018 St. James Trinity is the fortunate recipient of a beautiful spinet piano, a special donation from former Pastor Joanne Sorenson. This piano was likely born in Minneapolis around 1956. It was owned by Pastor Joanne’s aunt, Joyce Peterson, the woman on the far right in the picture. She is sitting on the […]

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Library Celebration

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The St. James Trinity Library is a special place where guests find books and videos offering history, Christian values, spirituality and stories to spark the imagination. It is a dynamic place that bubbles with inspiration from the past, present and into the future. Library guests are blessed to find a well-organized space with materials for children […]

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Summer Stretch

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Stretching is the process of reaching forth and extending to make something longer or wider. That is exactly what middle school youth from St. James Trinity and English Lutheran Church are doing this summer. Students enrolled in the “Summer Stretch” program are given opportunities to stretch through service, recreation, Bible study and worship.   The […]

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AED Scenario

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It is a warm, muggy day in July. The mosquitoes are working overtime while pollen blankets the air. You grab a quick shower and find something cool and light to wear to church. Sunday morning is a special time to greet your friends and family at St. James Trinity. It is the church building of […]

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Getting to Know Nancy Biedermann

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St. James Trinity is pleased to welcome Nancy Biedermann and her husband, Rick Biedermann, to the parish and community. Everyone will easily get to know Pastor Biedermann through his preaching and interaction with members. But what about Nancy? Who is she? What is her story?   Nancy grew up in Minnesota, the daughter of a […]

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Thrift Sale

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Well what is it? Do you know? Perhaps you can shine your shoes with it. Maybe it belongs in a haberdasher’s shop. Do you suppose the leopard skin is real? How did it get from Italy to Wisconsin? The handles are real leather, but WHAT IS IT?   There is nothing like a thrift sale […]

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Parsonage Preparation

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The air is scented with the smells of fresh paint and cleaning solution. The former silence of the empty parsonage is interrupted by whirling drills, pounding hammers, and humming vacuums. Amid the cacophony of activities are workers, some directing when to lift and what to measure, and others serving as tool-fetchers and cleaners.  Their chatter […]

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Pastor Eric Biedermann

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St. James Trinity and English Lutheran Church of Bateman will soon welcome Pastor Eric (Rick) Biedermann, who will serve both congregations. Here is biographical information that he submitted.   I was born in Orange, Texas where my father who is a Lutheran pastor was serving a nearby mission congregation. We moved to Grundy Center, IA when I […]