Pick up your church directories! They are on the Cake Table in the Narthex
Baby Care Kits so if you are going to any thrift sales we can use sleepers or gowns, hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, baby socks, t-shirts, all size 6 months to 24 months.
Summer Fellowship We need fellowship servers starting on June 12th. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to serve!
Summer Cake Walk The Women of Trinity take over the Cake Walk in the summer to help fund their ministries! See the sign-up on the table in the Narthex!
Blood Mobile on Monday, June 27th, from Noon till 6 pm.
We are on summer office hours now, so the office is closed on Fridays.
Personal Care Kit Donations are being collected by the youth for their mission trip to Nashville. Items to include are: men’s/women’s socks, travel size toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, travel size hand sanitizer, travel size shampoo, and soap. Please bring items to the church by July 21st.
Don’t forget that you can support Trinity through the Vanco 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
This past week, we held our first VBS in 17 years without Luther Park Bible Camp. During this past week, I relearned three things. They are:
- Kids are pretty awesome.
- Kids are pretty exhausting.
- None of the awesomeness of the week happens without awesome volunteers.
Now look, I inherently knew those things prior to this week, but the week of VBS reinforced all of those things. Kids are awesome. They are goofy, strange, weird, and funny in all the best ways. I appreciated their energy in singing songs, the thoughtfulness they put in when we made cards for the nursing home or rocks for the friendship garden. I enjoyed their willingness to go with us during Bible Study and for the crazy abandon they had in trying to get me and others wet on water day. Working with kids is pretty awesome because, for the most part, kids are awesome.
But they are also incredibly exhausting. You have to bring energy to match their energy, which is exhausting enough, because they have A LOT of energy! At the same time, they don’t always listen, they are messy, and sometimes do things that defy all logical thought. At the end of each day, Katie and I would look at each other like we had survived a battle, and we knew we had to do it again the next day. However, I’ll take the exhaustion every day. It is worth it.
Finally, none of VBS happens without awesome volunteers. They make it all happen. From our great parents who helped to teach and supervise, to our awesome Queens of the Snack that served the kids every day (plus those who donated the snack items), to our cool youth of all ages that came and did everything from helping to lead worship to running crafts to filling up water containers for water day, volunteers make everything happen. My biggest fear in doing VBS ourselves for the first time in 17 years was that we wouldn’t have the volunteers to make it happen. But we did. Thank you to our great volunteers!
I encourage you to go to the Trinity Facebook page to see pictures from VBS and we look forward to doing it again next year!