Pastor Nan Dehnke was ordained in 2009 after receiving her Master’s of Divinity degree at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and receiving her first call to the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. She enjoys creating and encouraging relationships for the sake of God’s mission in the world… collaboration, respect, and the Word guide God’s ministry through her. Chaplaincy, working with folks suffering with addictions, empowering leaders, nurturing faith and spirituality through the Word, the Sacraments, and relationships are some of the tools she uses to love God’s people wherever and whoever they are. With God, she leads to empower, encourage, and engage people to help them deepen their relationships with God and with one another.



Dear Friends in Christ,

Good morning! This Sunday we celebrate the Holy Trinity....God the holy 1 in 3, the majestic 3 in 1. We, like many mainline churches, believe in the Trinity. If you search the Bible, you will never find the word "trinity". It is not there. It is the word that we humans have created in an attempt to describe the Holy Mystery: God. We know that we are called to partake of 2 sacraments: baptism and holy communion because Jesus directs us to do so in the Bible. In baptism, through the water and the Word by the power of the Spirit, we baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Trinity). After the water, we mark the forehead and the chest with the sign of the cross using a fragrant oil. This mark is an indelible tattoo marking each of us as one of God's people. So this Sunday, unlike any other Sunday of the church year, we celebrate the concept/description of God as the Holy Trinity. An equilateral triangle, an apple and the 3 forms of water are human ways that we have attempted to make the Trinity visible. None of them are good options, so we will stay and hear more about this Holy Mystery aka The Trinity this Sunday.

Pastor Nan





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