By Jason Callon

Development Planning Team Intro

This Sunday, July 25th following worship (meeting at 10:45am) .


During this coffee hour, the planning team that has been hired to work with ORLC and our community partners on the planning project for our land will be here to introduce themselves and to talk about what the planning process will look like, a general schedule for planning, how the congregation will approach decisions, and how you can be involved in all of it.
The CDBG planning grant we have received has given us this golden opportunity to pursue planning for our land development at very minimal cost to the congregation and to encourage the development of community ministries that coincide with ORLC’s mission. We hope you are excited to come hear more about our community partners and the planning process!
By Jason Callon

Worship Inside for the Rest of July

We planned to worship outside all summer, but the heat and smoke are making that uncomfortable. So, we will worship inside the sanctuary for the rest of July. August is TBD, but we have our eyes on:


  • Heat
  • Smoke
  • Rain

Click here to worship online with us

By Jason Callon

Farewell to Pastor Arne and Susan

We thank you for all the wonderful ministry and administrative work you did for the church! We wish you well in retirement and pray you will find it refreshing and fruitful. You will always be a part of the Our Redeemer’s family!


By Jason Callon

Land Meeting for 6-4-21

The power was out, so this was captured on a mobile device. The quality is not good and it is hard to hear and understand, but we offer it as a record of the meeting.


Another congregational meeting will occur in July.


By Jason Callon

Summer Worship Is Here!

All summer long we will worship outdoors at 9:30am. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy our beautiful Montana mountains while we praise the creator!


  • Bring a lawn chair
  • Masks optional
  • Sunscreen up, sunglasses, hats, etc. to protect from the sun
  • Communion is celebrated at every worship


We will move into our sanctuary and celebrate worship indoors if it is:

  • raining
  • excessively windy
  • too smoky (in the unhealthy range)

Masks recommended indoors.

By Jason Callon

New Interim Pastor Trina Johnsten

Tuesday, May 18, the Church Council voted to enter into an agreement with Pastor Trina Johnsten.

The Reverend Trina Johnsten was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana, graduating from Great Falls High School in 1985.  She attended St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), majoring in English and Religion, and then spent nine years serving in the areas of Admissions and Financial Aid at several colleges, including her alma mater.
In 1998 she married Dennis Trotter and began an M.Div. at Wartburg Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA), two really good decisions in one year!  Since graduating, she has served parishes in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, California, and Montana, garnering experience in both rural and urban ministry and doing work as a chaplain and interim pastor.  In all her calls, Rev. Johnsten has been a strong advocate for Lutheran Outdoor Ministry, serving on the board for El Camino Pines in southern California and as an advisor at Christikon in Montana, where she worked as a counselor during college.

Her most recent call was as the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment at United Lutheran Seminary (Philadelphia, PA), where Dennis also served as the Chief Operating Officer.  Since returning to Montana in the summer of 2019, Rev. Johnsten finished out Bishop Jungling’s interim ministry at Gold Hill in Butte, just completed an interim year with Bethel in Great Falls, and is now looking forward to her time at Our Redeemer’s.  She and Dennis enjoy biking, lifting weights, fishing, hiking, reading, music, and time with family, particularly their two nieces in Great Falls and their four grandchildren in Bellingham, Washington.

Rev. Johnsten will be starting at Our Redeemer’s on August 9.