January 6th, 2021
Confirmation is online January 6 (7th grade) & 13 (8th grade). Please check your email and the TLC Confirmation Facebook page for updates on classes after that.
All January Wednesday worship services will be on Facebook at 6pm.
ALL reports for the ‘Annual Report’ are due Wed., January 13th so the ‘Report’ can be distributed two weeks before the Annual Meeting which is Sunday, February 7, 2021. The annual meeting will take place in the parking lot following worship.
First Communion Class will be offered in-person on Sunday, January 31st at 6pm for youth in 3rd grade and above. If you are uncomfortable attending class or you can’t make that day, please contact Pastor Brad at 715-702-2755 to schedule an individual class.
First Communion Sunday is Sunday, February 21st at 9am worship.
Volunteers needed to remove snow from the church sidewalks. A snow blower is provided by the church. Sign up sheet in the Narthex or follow the link below to sign up.
Don’t forget that you can support Trinity through the GivePlus app OR using the donate form on our website. Download the free app, search for Trinity Lutheran Boyceville, and go from there!
2021 Offering Envelopes are available. You can pick them up on the table in the Narthex or have an usher grab them for you.
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
A few years ago, Amy and I went to Lucette’s in Menomonie to get some pizza. There was one hiccup: I couldn’t eat our normal pizza order. I was in the midst of one of our Mission Madness challenges and couldn’t eat meat, which took out our normal pizza order. So we decided to try their meatless pizza, the Bianca. Let’s just say I wasn’t excited about eating a “no meat” pizza. Yet, as I took that first bite, it was a revelation. My senses exploded in joy as I tasted that absolutely delicious pizza. It was so good! My eyes were opened to something new and wonderful. I had experienced something amazing and since then, the Bianca is on the top of our order list.
Today is Epiphany, the day in which Jesus is revealed to the nations through the visit of the Magi who arrive from the East bringing gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The divine is made manifest in Jesus and the wise men witness as they come to worship and give gifts to this newborn king. For us, Jesus is made manifest to us, is made known to us, through the preaching and hearing of the Word, whether that be in worship, devotion, study, or through the means of grace of baptism and communion. At the same time, the Holy Spirit makes Christ known in our daily lives, showing us that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is with us always.
We often think that we can only see Christ in church or in “churchy” things. We think like me, that I could only enjoy a pizza with meat on it. We often keep our eyes closed to the ways in which the Lord is being made manifest in front of us. The Lord shows us in every part of our lives and when we let ourselves be open, to be willing to experience something new, we might see the Lord in the strangest of places but also in places that will inspire us. I know that I’ve seen the Lord in all sorts of places and situations and I bet that many of you have as well.
On this Epiphany day, we give thanks for the ways the Lord is made manifest to us. We give thanks for the unexpected and unpredictable joys of life. And we give thanks that God in Jesus Christ shows up for us, saving us from our sins and bringing us to eternal life. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!” Amen