Trinity Tidings May 23

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by Brad Peterson


Thank you to everyone who bid on the Mission Trip Silent Auction!  The youth raised over $4,300!  Thank you for your support of our youth!

Ultimate Crew!  THIS 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! 

Small group activities can be without masks if everyone participating is vaccinated.

Starting June 6th, 8 am worship becomes mask optional.

Fellowship returns June 6th after the 9 am service.  To serve fellowship, please sign-up here:

Starting June 9th, Wednesday worship becomes mask optional

Starting July 1st, all activities at Trinity will be mask optional.

Starting on July 11th, Sunday worship will only be at 9 am inside, mask optional.

Wednesday Worship moves to 6:30 pm starting in June.

Congrats to our 2021 graduates!

Vacation Bible School June 14-18.  You can register for Vacation Bible School now online at:   Please put in TrinityDayCamp when you register.

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! 


  This time of year, with graduations happening, I always find myself looking back a bit to my childhood and my time in high school and college.  My elementary and middle school years were in the 1980’s and my high school and college years were in the 1990’s, so I lived in a glorious time.  Nowadays, 90’s trends are coming back and my own Goddaughter over the past few years has asked for movies from those time periods for Christmas and birthday gifts (I’m incredibly proud).

  So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pop culture items from that time period.  We are all shaped by the time and place we grew up in.  Remembering that past can bring us joy but also inform how we are in the future.  From the embarrassing fashion (there is much) to the impact of movies, TV, and music, we look at the world through the lens of those influences and that time and space.  I hope these lists either give you chuckles, make you say “What is he thinking?” or inspire you to check this stuff out for yourself.  Have a blessed week!

My Top Ten Movies of the 1980’s:

 Note: two Star Wars movies were made in the 1980’s.  They are not included in these lists because Star Wars movies, even the really bad ones, are better than any other movies ever).

  1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  3. Footloose
  4. Karate Kid
  5. Dirty Dancing
  6. The Breakfast Club
  7. Die Hard
  8. Top Gun
  9. Say Anything
  10.  Bull Durham

(I can think of at least ten more movies I could easily add here that I didn’t.  I picked these because these are the ones I tend to watch the most or stick with when they are on cable.)

Top Ten Non-Ballad Songs of the 1980’s

  1. Jump-Van Halen
  2. Sweet Child O’ Mine-Guns ‘N Roses
  3. Walk this Way-Run DMC with Aerosmith
  4. Let’s Go Crazy-Prince
  5. The Way You Make Me Feel-Michael Jackson
  6. Footloose-Kenny Loggins
  7. Back in Black-AC/DC
  8. Fight for Your Right-Beastie Boys
  9. Old Time Rock & Roll-Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
  10.  Bust a Move-Young MC

Top Ten Ballads of the 1980’s

  1. Lost in Your Eyes-Debbie Gibson
  2. You’re the Inspiration-Chicago
  3. The Lady in Red-Chris De Burgh
  4. Carless Whisper-George Michael
  5. Time after Time-Cyndi Lauper
  6. Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
  7. She’s Like the Wind-Patrick Swayze
  8. Angel Eyes-The Jeff Healey Band
  9. Angel-Aerosmith
  10.  In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel

Top Five Hard Rock Songs not listed above

  1. You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
  2. Panama-Van Halen
  3. Nothing But a Good Time-Poison
  4. Livin’ on A Prayer-Bon Jovi
  5. Welcome to the Jungle-Guns N Roses

Top Five Songs I Love Now but Never would have admitted it in the 1980’s so that I would be thought of as cool

  1. Only in My Dreams-Debbie Gibson
  2. Hangin’ Tough-New Kids on the Block
  3. I Think We’re Alone Now-Tiffany
  4. I Wanna Dance with Somebody-Whitney Houston
  5. Sister Christian-Night Ranger

Top Movies of the 1990’s

  1. Goodfellas
  2. Silence of the Lambs
  3. Dazed and Confused
  4. 10 Things I Hate About You
  5. Tombstone
  6. Heat
  7. Happy Gilmore
  8. The Matrix
  9. The Usual Suspects
  10.  The Shawshank Redemption

Top Ten Non-Ballad Songs of the 1990’s

  1. Sabotage-Beastie Boys
  2. No Diggity-Blackstreet
  3. Big Poppa-Notorious BIG
  4. Give It Away-Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Ants Marching-Dave Matthews Band
  6. All Apologies-Nirvana
  7. Mmm mmm mmm-Crash Test Dummies
  8.  The Sweater Song-Weezer
  9. 7-Prince
  10.  Shoop-Salt ‘N Peppa

Top Ten Ballads of the 1990’s

  1. More than Words-Extreme
  2. One-U2
  3. It Must Have Been Love-Roxette
  4. Everything I Do, I Do it For You-Bryan Adams
  5. Nothing Else Matters-Metallica
  6. I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing-Aerosmith
  7. Kiss From a Rose-Seal
  8. It Must Have Been Love-Roxette
  9. Bed of Roses-Bon Jovi
  10.  To Be With You-Mr. Big

Top Five Songs I Love Now but Never would have admitted it in the 1990’s so that I would be thought of as cool

  1. …Baby One More Time-Britney Speaks
  2. Hold On-Wilson Phillips
  3. MmmBop-Hanson
  4. Wannabe-the Spice Girls
  5. I Want it That Way-Backstreet Boys

Top 5 Disney Movies of the 1980’s & 1990’s

  1. The Little Mermaid
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Aladdin
  4. The Lion King
  5. Toy Story

Top 5 Disney Songs of the 1980’s & 1990’s

  1. Be Our Guest-Beauty and the Beast
  2. Kiss the Girl-The Little Mermaid
  3. A Whole New World-Aladdin
  4. Under the Sea-The Little Mermaid
  5.  Friend Like Me-Aladdin