Mission Trip Silent Auction Begins online on May 9th. You can go to www.hansenauctiongroup.com There will be a specific link that will come out closer to the date. Auction runs till May 19th
Adopt-A-Highway May 15 at 8 am. All are welcome as we do our part to clean up Hwy 170. Please wear pants and bring work gloves.
Graduate Recognition Sunday is Sunday, May 23rd, at the 9 am worship service.
Ultimate Crew! Wednesday, May 26th, 3:30 pm till 5:00 pm for all 3rd-6th graders. Snacks, games, music, and more! All your favorite things about the Crew!
Vacation Bible School June 14-18. You can register for Vacation Bible School now online at: https://lutherparksummer.campbrainregistration.com Please put in TrinityDayCamp.
Sign up for VBS snacks! You can sign-up in the Narthex or email PB if you are willing to provide snacks for VBS. You can donate whatever you want for 50 kids.
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!
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
Psalm 139.14: “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
One of the things that Amy and I enjoy when we visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in the spring are all the tulips. Invariably, in a tulip bed that all has one color, there will be a an outlier, like in the picture above, that is different then all the rest. I think it is a beautiful sight to see that one, lone, different tulip amongst all the others.
So often we work so hard to try to fit in. This is ingrained in us in elementary school as we deal with the social and peer pressure to look like and be like everyone else. That feeling never really goes away. We are sometimes ashamed or afraid of our uniqueness. It might be how we look or dress. It might be how we talk. It could be the things we are interested in, our hobbies and passions. It could be a hundred thousand things, but so often the world tells us that different is bad. That it is bad to be that lone, different tulip in the sea of all the others.
But as it says in Psalm 139, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are each a unique creation of God. Instead of hiding our uniqueness, we should celebrate it. Instead of working hard to suppress those who are different than us, we should appreciate it and learn from it. We all are unique and wonderful creatures of God. We all bear fruit off the vine of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who died and rose from the dead to give us eternal life. Our fruit is unique, just as we are unique.
It is ok to be that lone pink tulip in the sea of red tulips. It is ok to be yourself in every way possible, even if it is different than your neighbors. Celebrate your uniqueness. Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that the Lord loves you. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!”