Trinity Tidings December 13

Posted on: December 13th, 2020 by Brad Peterson

Trinity Tidings

December 13, 2020


Sunday Worship: 8 am in person, 9 am Parking Lot worship.  Wednesday worship at 6 pm is Facebook only.  All services are live streamed and also posted on our website.

Christmas Eve Worship will be held at the following times: 9 am, 2 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm.  Reservations are required.  To make one, click on this link:  The 4:30 pm and 9:00 pm services will be live streamed on our Facebook page. You can also call the church office to make a reservation.


Christmas Day Worship will be at 9 am.  Reservations are not required.

There is NO drive thru communion on December 20th.   

Support the Women of Trinity! Help the Women of Trinity, who lost all their fundraisers this year, by donating to them.  You can make your donation in honor or memory of your favorite baker.  As a bonus, if we raise $500 by December 27th, PB will put “PB says Go Pack Go” on the electronic sign on January 3rd, the next Bears-Packers game! 

2021 Offering Envelopes are available for pick-up.

The Lefse & Bake Sale has been cancelled for this year.

The Mission Trip Silent Auction has been moved to 2021.

All confirmation classes will be online only until January 2021

Sign-up for Snow Removal!  Follow this link to sign-up to keep our doors and sidewalks free from snow!  Snowblower available for use!

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! 

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“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:” Luke 2:10

This past Thursday, as Amy and I were finishing dinner, it was like the angel, from the Christmas story referenced above, had shown up in my life, bringing good news.  What was this good news?  It was a whole bunch of Star Wars news!  New movie!  Disney+ series all over the place!  The announcements came so fast and furious my head was spinning.  I was grinning from ear to ear.  I might have even teared up a little.

  Now, I know, it seems kind of dumb to get excited about Star Wars and the announcement of new movies and tv shows.  But frankly, in a year like this, any good news I get is something to rejoice about.  For an hour, as I scoured the internet for details and happily texted my friends, it was a time of joy and relief.  No talk about viruses, political instability and insanity, nothing about murders or floods or fires or anything else.  For a little while, the good news I heard about Star Wars was a balm to my troubled heart and soul.

   But frankly, it is still far short of the way the good news of Jesus Christ makes me feel.  For it is that good news of great joy, that Jesus Christ has died for my sins and brings me to eternal life, that keeps me going through all the darkness.  At the same time, I was reminded that we do receive good news in our life, news that brings us great joy.  News like the birth of a child, or an engagement, or a new job, or an achievement at school.  There is a lot of joy in the world, lots of good news, if we just take a moment to look for it.

   It can be so easy to focus only on the darkness, only on the hard things that are going on in our lives.  And we shouldn’t ignore them.  We shouldn’t put our head in the sand.  Yet, it can’t be our sole focus.  There is good news being proclaimed all around us, most especially the Good News of Jesus Christ.  There is good news in your life today and it can be anything, anything that brings you joy.  Most especially, feel the joy knowing that you are loved, strengthened, forgiven, and redeemed by your Savior Jesus Christ. 

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