Trinity Tidings March 7, 2021

Posted on: March 7th, 2021 by Brad Peterson


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

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

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.

Butter Braid Sale: Help our youth go to Luther Park this summer!  Click on the link and then on a seller and order your Butter Braids!  Delivery is in May. 

Easter Lily and Tulips:  You can order flowers to be part of the Easter service using the form provided in the bulletin or that is on the church website.  Order deadline is March 21st.  Make checks payable to Trinity and put “flowers” in the memo line. Tulip-Lily-Order-Form-2021.pdf (

Maundy Thursday worship, April 1, 7 pm. In person and online.

Good Friday worship, April 2, 7 pm. In person and online.

Easter Sunday Worship  7:30 am & 9 am.  7:30 am worship is inside and requires a reservation.  9 am will be in the parking lot.  Both worship services will be live streamed on Facebook.  To make your reservation for the service, please go to:

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! 


   Today is the NBA All-Star Game and I have a hot take for you.  I don’t care.  Not at all.  But that isn’t because it is the NBA All-Star Game, even though I watch about six total hours of NBA basketball all year.  It is because I don’t care about All-Star games at all.  I think they are useless, pointless, and a waste of time. 

  This wasn’t always the case in my life.  As a kid, I loved the baseball All-Star game, especially since it was the only time outside of the World Series that you got to see American League and National League players face off against one another.  I also loved the Home Run Derby.  I used to take pride when players from my favorite teams were selected to an All-Star game, no matter the sport.  But now?  I could care less. 

   Why is that?  Well, no one really tries in an All-Star game or the rules are so changed it doesn’t really look like the sport.  I also realized to pick someone to be an all star in the middle of the season is really dumb.  Finally, the debate over who gets picked and who doesn’t and all the rules around that is just exhausting.  I think they should select the All Star teams at the end of the year, give them a little plaque or something, and be done with it.  Maybe do a fun skills competition or something after the season is over and make it for charity or something like that.  Otherwise, to All-Star games I say: bye-bye.

  Yesterday I completed a 1000 piece Star Wars puzzle and is the third puzzle I’ve helped put together in the past 9 months or so and the first one I did mostly on my own (Amy helped with the border at the start).  This is three more puzzles that I had done in past 43 years.  One of the things I’ve learned doing these puzzles is to have more patience.  It can be frustrating as things aren’t coming together as fast as you want or that you are sure something goes in a particular place but it doesn’t fit.  It has helped me not get so frustrated, to look at things from multiple angles, to consider different possibilities, and to sometimes to just stop and come back to it another time.  I’ve also been surprised at the feeling of satisfaction that comes when it is all completed, no matter how long it took.  I often would work on it for a little bit each day and over time to see it come together, to take shape, was really gratifying.  

    The lesson for me here is this: take some time to look at life from different angles, to think of different possibilities from what you think something is.  To be patient and to take everything a little bit at a time. And lastly, always wear a long-sleeved shirt so that the pieces don’t stick to your skin when you are hunched over the puzzle!

   Have a great week and may you know the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ!