April 26, 2021
Men’s Band Worship Sunday, May 2nd, 9 am in the parking lot. There will NOT be 8 am worship that day.
Mission Trip Silent Auction Begins online on May 9th. You can go to www.hansenauctiongroup.com There will be a specific link that will come out closer to the date. Auction runs till May 23rd.
Adopt-A-Highway May 15 at 8 am. All are welcome as we do our part to clean up Hwy 170. Please wear pants and bring work gloves.
Register for Luther Park Summer Camp! Go to www.lutherpark.org to see all the awesome programs for people of all ages. Put in code TrinB21 when you register. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE ENDS ON APRIL 30TH!
Vacation Bible School June 14-18. You can register for Vacation Bible School now online at: https://lutherparksummer.campbrainregistration.com Please put in TrinityDayCamp.
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!
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
I always enjoy when our young people preach. In all the years now that I have asked one or two seniors to preach, I always come away incredibly impressed. I’m impressed by their faith, they way they connect it to their lives, and the openness they have in often talking about difficult things. It can be hard and daunting to stand up and give a sermon in front of family, classmates, and people who have known you your whole life. It is why I’m always so impressed.
It also takes me back to my first sermon, which I gave in the summer of my freshmen year of college in my home congregation. I was serving as an interim youth director and we had a youth service but couldn’t get any of the youth to preach, so I did. When I look back on that sermon, the thing that surprises me the most is that it was one of the first times I ever talked about the death of my Dad publicly. I had shared about it senior year of high school in a retreat setting, but not like I did in that sermon, nor in something was going to be broadcast on the radio. As I look back, I’m surprised I was willing to talk about such a difficult thing but my pastor told me to preach what meant the most to me, in how faith had helped me, and I have passed that wisdom down to our current high school preachers.
In fact, I’m not sure that wisdom has ever left me. If I can’t find myself in the sermon, then I don’t believe it will connect with you. So often sharing our faith is about relationship, about connecting what is going on in our lives with what the Lord is doing in our lives. Yet, unlike our high school preachers, we so often are not willing to talk about our faith. Connect our faith with what is going on around us and in the lives of the people around us. Share that connect with others. But when we do, we make a positive impact on the lives of others. We let the Spirit do its work to create and sustain faith.
One of the reasons that we are so moved by the sermons of our young people or whenever our young people share their faith, is that it is unexpected. It isn’t often given with polish or perfection, it is often raw and real, and the authentic way they share their faith moves us. It is something I strive to do every Sunday. It is something you can do every day. Talk about your faith with others. Connect your faith with what is going on around you. And encourage others, especially our young people, to continue to share and live out their faith. May the Lord bless us and be with us today and always.