Trinity Tidings June 6, 2021

Posted on: June 6th, 2021 by Brad Peterson


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

As of 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.

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

Sign up to mow the church lawn:

Sign up to water and weed our garden:

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! 


  Recently Amy and I were having some time with some friends when the subject of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” came up.  During the conversation, we all agreed that the movie wasn’t very good and was possibly the least favorite of the Indiana Jones movies (though “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is pretty bad).  After that conversation, later that night, Amy and I decided to watch “Temple of Doom” again.  And, though it still doesn’t vault over the original or “The Last Crusade,” it was better than I remembered.  I found myself really digging some parts of it a lot more than I had before.  I had given it another chance and was surprised.

  Sometimes we make judgements about things in life and we never give something a second chance to have our mind changed.  I do this a lot with food (shocking, I know).  For years, I hated cold pasta salad.  A staple of funeral meals, picnics, and the dinner table of my youth, I really disliked it and tried to avoid it.  Yet, the other day Amy made a pasta salad I really enjoyed it!  I even had seconds!  I gave it a second chance and I was pleasantly surprised. 

   Too often we make a judgment about something and never give it a second chance or thought.  Our minds are made up.  Maybe it is due to pride or stubbornness, but we might be surprised when we give something a second look or opportunity.  Especially people.  We make a judgement on a person and that’s it.  But that is not how the Lord works.

   The Bible is littered with stories of people who didn’t always make the best decisions or did wrong things and yet the Lord gave them a second chance, forgave them and changed them. Peter denied Jesus and yet is the chief of the disciples.  Paul persecuted Christians and yet became the greatest of proclaimers of Jesus. After all, the Lord doesn’t make his mind up about you.  Despite your sinfulness, your mistakes, your wrong choices, the Lord always gives you another chance when you come to him in repentance.  Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, there is always grace, forgiveness, and renewal close at hand.

   Give some second chances.  Take a chance that you might be surprised.  And remember the second chances you have in your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who loves you, forgives you, and will always have a place for you.  For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!”