Women of Trinity Fall Gathering, Thursday, September 1st, 6 pm. It is a potluck so bring a dish to pass. All women are invited!
Confirmation Parent Meeting, Wednesday, August 31st, 7 pm.
Sunday School begins on Sunday, September 11th, at 9:45 am. You can register your child in advance with the form located in the Narthex.
Outdoor Worship Service and Blessing of the Animals on September 18th at 9 am. Join us in the Parking Lot for an outdoor worship. Feel free to sit in your vehicle or bring a chair to sit and bring your animals for a blessing.
Crew Snack Sign-Up. Please sign-up in the Narthex to provide snacks for the Crew. Please prepare to serve 60 kids and you can bring anything you want.
Crew begins on September 21st for all 3rd-6th graders Crew is 3:30 pm till 5:00 pm and this year we will be taking a Journey Through the Bible.
Mission Trip Presentation on September 25th at 9 am.
2023 Mission Trip Informational Meeting on September 25th at 10:15 am. Trip is open to all current High School youth. Come get information and help choose where we will be going in the summer of 2023.
Office closed on September 5th for Labor Day.
School Bags Pick up a school bag from a pew in the sanctuary and fill out the list that is included in the bag, then return to the church. You can also donate loose school supplies as well and place in the bin in the Narthex.
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
“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands— O prosper the work of our hands!” Psalm 90:17
On Monday, September 5th, we will have the last hurrah of summer with Labor Day. Labor Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the labor movement in the United States and lifts up workers and their achievements. It is a day of rest and fun for many of us and we often don’t think of all the hard work and sacrifices made by the workers of this country over its history to get us to this point. Work is a gift from God and our work is part of who we are as followers of Jesus Christ. Not just the work that we do in our jobs, but our work on behalf of our community, our families, and most especially for the sake of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are the hands and feet of God, after all, laboring in the world to not only provide for our families, but to care for the neighbor and lift up the kingdom of God. Each of us has been given gifts and talents that we use in all areas of life and we ask, as it says in the Psalm above, that the Lord would be upon and us prosper for us the work of our hands, wherever that work may be.
On this month of Labor Day, as we enjoy the last moments of summer and take a moment to give thanks for work and what it means in our life, I want you to take a moment to think about how you can work for the Lord and for the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church. Included in this Trinity Tidings is a Time and Talent sheet that I hope you will fill out and turn back in. It gives just a few of the ways you can work for the Lord to continue to make Trinity a strong and vibrant ministry. I encourage you to think outside of the box as well.
Parents don’t always have to teach Sunday School or help with Crew. We could use the wisdom and faith of all ages to help guide our youth. Are you willing to get up once every other month to read scripture? Can you help with something that is often goes unseen, like shoveling snow, taking the garbage to the dump, or filling up communion cups? Men don’t always have to be ushers, by the way, and women don’t always have to serve on Altar Guild. Maybe you can help take items to the food pantry once a month or be willing to serve on a committee that talks about important issues of ministry. Where are you willing to serve? Where can the Lord prosper the work of your hands?
Because without your labor, the church is just a lifeless building doing nothing to proclaim the Gospel, serve our neighbor, and bring glory to God. Without your labor, without you answering God’s call to serve in ways both seen and unseen, we are nothing but a country club who eats cheese and crackers and drinks coffee and slowly dies. But with your labor, with your service, we are a dynamic vessel that changes lives and brings glory to God. I will pray for you and with you as you discern how you can serve the Lord. And I pray that God will prosper the work of your hands in every aspect of your life and strengthening you in faith, hope, and love.
Your fellow worker,