Trinity Tidings February 14, 2021

Posted on: February 14th, 2021 by Brad Peterson


Lent Worship begins on February 17th with Ash Wednesday. Worship will move to 7 pm.  There will NOT be any Lent meals.  Worship will be inside and live streamed.

If you would like ashes for in home worship, you can pick some up on Wednesday from 7 am till 11 am and 5 pm till 6:30 pm

Lent 2021: “Healer of our Every Ill:  The Healing Stories of Jesus” Holden Evening Prayer worship at 7 pm

February 24 Topic:  Jesus Cleanses a Leper      Scripture:  Matthew 8:1-4

March 3     Topic:  Jesus Heals a Paralytic        Scripture:  Luke 5:17-26

March 10    Topic:  The Man With a Withered Hand  Scripture:  Mark 3:1-6

March 17    Topic:  Jesus Heals a Woman         Scripture:  Luke 8:40-48

March 24   Topic:  Jesus Raises Lazarus           Scripture:  John 11:38-44

Mission Trip Meeting February 21st  at 6:30 pm.

Blood Mobile on March 2nd from Noon till 6 pm.

Church Directory Pictures have been moved to November 3rd – 6th, 2021.  Look for more information in the late summer.

2020 Giving Statements have been mailed to your house.  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Nyhus.

Register for Luther Park Summer Camp!  Go to to see all the awesome programs for people of all ages.  Put in code TrinB21 when you register.

Volunteers needed to remove snow from the church sidewalks. A snowblower is provided by the church. Sign up sheet in the Narthex or follow the link below to sign up.

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! 


  I like to go to sleep listening to something, often music, and I have playlists with select songs to help me do that.  The other night, as I started to drift off to sleep, I heard the following line being song from Eric Clapton. “Lately I’ve been running on faith, what else can a poor boy do.”  The song is from his “Unplugged” album, one of my favorite albums from when I was younger that I used to listen to obsessively.  I was a huge Clapton fan and this was my favorite album of his.  I listened to the CD so much I wore it out. 

   I think that we all have, at one time or another, just been running on faith.  Sometimes we are so spent from grief, from hurt, from injustice, from suffering, that we barely have any gas in the tank.  It is like we are stuck with no way to get out, get moving. We feel the disappointments and grieves of the world, both the big and small.  Things at our job aren’t going well, strive in the family, seeing the hurt of the world, relationships that wound and injure.  They pile up into a heap of pain so big it threatens to crush us.  To destroy us.  It takes everything to get up in the morning and get through the day.  Sure, we put on a brave face and show the world that we are ok when we aren’t.  Not by a long shot.  We are running on faith.  Faith that it, at least for a moment or for a day, might just be a little better.  Faith that the Lord will keep us afloat, and as the song says, “that all our dreams will come true.”

   Life can feel very lonely.  It disappoints.  It hurts.  Its hard.  But that is not all that it is, even when it is all that we can see. There is still love, as Clapton sings, “love comes over you.”  Love of family, of friends, of spouses, of children and grandchildren, and most especially the love of our Lord.  When we are running on faith, we don’t run alone.  There are people there for us.  The Lord is there for you.  It might be hard to see, but it is there.  It is there. As Jesus reminds us, “I am with you always until the end of the age.”

   One of the reasons I love this song, “Running on Faith,” is even though it doesn’t mention God, it is hopeful.  Hopeful that dreams will come true.  Hopeful and trusting that love is there.  It is sung by a man who struggled with terrible addiction issues and who lost a son tragically.  I can hear the pain in his voice but also the hope. 

   If you are reading this today on this Valentine’s Day and you feel like you are running out of hope, if the future seems bleak and the path isn’t clear, keep running on faith.  Keep going.  Jesus loves you. There are people who love you. And in time, the path will become clearer as you take it each and every day. Love will come over you.