October 9, 2022
Crew is on October 16th 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.
Fall Family Fest, October 9th, 2:30 pm till 5:00 pm Inflatables, Gaga, Games, Activities, Food and more. For all ages. No cost! Join us for some fun!
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.
Cross Generational Worship service is on Sunday, October 16th, at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall.
Mission Trip registration deadline is October 16th. We will be meeting after church on the 16th as well.
Confirmation Sunday, October 30th, 9 am.
Men’s Band Worship on Sunday, November 6th, at 9 am.
Potato Pancake Meal, Sunday, November 6th, 10 am till 11:30 am. Potato Pancakes, Kielbasa Sausage, Apple Sauce, Dessert, Beverage. Free-will offering taken to support Trinity Youth Ministries.
Workers needed for the Potato Pancake Meal See the sign-up on the table 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
On Friday, as I was presiding over a funeral, we ended the service with the song “How Great Thou Art.” This beloved hymn is most associated with funerals and is a staple of funeral services like hearing Psalm 23 being read. Sometimes when you have something as ubiquitous as this hymn, it can become kind of rote. Almost cliché. But as we sang the hymn, giving glory to God for God’s greatness and for the love of the faithful disciple of Jesus Christ we were remembering and giving over to God, I had this thought: there is a reason this hymn is sung during these times. Sometimes that things that are traditional, even cliché, work and work well. They have become traditions for a reason.
The music moves you and soars, especially when you have a congregation singing it at full throat, even in the midst of sorrow and grief. It brings hope and comfort in the midst of pain. The words inspire and comfort, talking about all that God has done, from creation, to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins, and then salvation and going to heaven because of what Christ has done for us. It just works.
Sometimes we look down or dismiss the things that have become tradition for us or seem like a cliché. I know I do (so many wedding sermons on 1 Corinthians 13. So many). Yet, we never tire singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve or “Amazing Grace” at any time. I think about it with the Men’s Band. We end every concert with “This Little Light of Mine” and the guys always joke about cutting it and not doing it. Heck, there are times we skip it in practice. Yet, every time we play, the energy that comes when we sing that song and invite you to sing with us works. It just works.
As we finished up “How Great Thou Art,” I gave thanks for the amazing hymn and the wonderful man that we said goodbye to. I gave thanks for those things that I sometimes take for granted or dismiss because we have done them/heard them/said them a hundred thousand times. If there are things in our life that seem cliché, or rote, or so familiar that you overlook them, take a closer look. Remember why they work and why they inspire. And remember again that they are all gifts from our loving Savior, whose Holy Spirit works in and through and amongst us in all things. Have a great week!