Trinity’s Next Pastor: Rev. Tanya Ramer

ramer-head-shotAt worship on January 8th, 2017, our congregational president, Lynn Thompson, stood before the assembly and made this news public: Rev. Tanya Ramer has accepted the call to serve as the next pastor of Trinity Church.

We were heartened to hear this news — which brings our period of interim ministry nearly to a close. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Larson, our Task Team on Interim Ministry, our Call Committee, and our Congregational Council all had important roles to play these last two and half years. We are grateful to all of these folks.

Pastor Tanya will begin her ministry alongside the people of Trinity Church on March 20th. Until that time, we hold her, and the people of Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodstock, in our prayers, as they, and we, prepare for the transition ahead.

In the weeks to come, we’ll make plans for Pastor Tanya’s installation service — watch our Facebook page and website for details. But in the meantime, we plan to say farewell and thank-you to Pastor Stephen Larson on February 12th. Not only is he concluding his time at Trinity, he is also retiring from nearly 42 years of ministry! We’ll send him off with a special worship service and luncheon that day. We’ll have a few surprises in store, too!

“Almighty God, through your Son Jesus Christ you gave the holy apostles many gifts and commanded them to feed your flock. Inspire all pastors to proclaim your word diligently and your people to receive it willingly, that finally we may receive the crown of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.”
(Prayer of the Day — Installation of a Pastor)

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying WellOn January 29th, Trinity’s former pastor, and the former Principal-Dean of Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, will visit us at Trinity.

Rev. Dr. David Pfrimmer will preach at our morning service, and then lead our adult education forum on the topic of medical assistance in dying. He’ll facilitate a discussion, offering insights from his new e-book, The Art of Dying Well.

You can prepare for the discussion by reading Dr. Pfrimmer’s e-book for free here.

We acknowledge the kind permission of the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary for allowing us to make this e-book available to users of the Trinity website.