Simply Giving Mania! From May 1st till June 5th, if you join our automated giving program Simply Giving or increase your current Simply Giving by $5 a month, you will get entered into a drawing to win four tickets. What tickets? YOUR CHOICE! Choices are: Four tickets to the Wisconsin Football Game against Illinois State on Sept. 3; Brewers-Twins game at Target Field, an event at the Pablo Center in Eau Claire, or an event at the Mabel Tainter in Menomonie. Pick up a form on the round table in the Narthex or included in this Good News.
Office is closed on Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day.
Vacation Bible School! Sign-up today for VBS on June 13-17th, 9 am till 12:00 pm every day for ages 4-6th grade. Cost is $10 per student.
VBS Help Needed: Luther Park will not be running VBS for this year. We need help with setting up crafts and helping to watch kids. Please talk to PB or Katie if you can help.
VBS Snacks Needed: Sign-up in the Narthex to provide snacks for Vacation Bible School in June.
Wednesday Worship moves to 6:30 pm on June 1st.
Congrats to all our 2022 High School Graduates! Lexi Andrews, Madison Andrews, Brittany, Buhr, Libby Bygd, Preston Coombs, Myia Draeger, Jacob Granley, Ella Holden, Dawson McRoberts, Harper Olson!
Congrats to our 2022 Trinity Memorial Scholarship Winners! Libby Bygd, Ella Holden, Harper Olson
Don’t forget that you can support Trinity through the Vanco 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
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.” John 14:26
I’m not sure what I would do without two things in my life: Post-it notes and my phone alarm. Other than the alarm that goes off at 4:05 am every day to wake me up (yep, that’s what time I wake up. Every day. Except Saturday. Then I sleep in till 5:30 am).
Anyways, without Post-It Notes and my phone alarm, I might be lost in life. Because they remind me of all the things I have to do, get, and go to. Yes, I have an electronic calendar that sends me a notice a half hour before something is going to begin, but in reality, it is the phone alarm and Post-It Notes that really do the trick. I set the alarm to remind me to go do crossing guard, or go to a meeting, or to make sure I make a phone call or send an email that needs to be sent. The Post-It Notes remind me of things I need to get at the store (those go on my wallet) or something that needs to be done like write a Musings for Trinity Tidings (those go on my desk) or to grab something before I leave the house (those go on the door). As you might have guessed, I need a lot of reminders of things. When you are ADD like me and can get easily distracted, those reminders are godsends that help to keep my life in order.
We are often busy people who need reminders, whether we have ADD or not. We need reminders of all sorts of things and I bet you have your own system for how to remind yourself of the things you need reminding. But we don’t just need reminding when we have an event to go to or to pick up milk from the store. We also need to be reminded that Jesus Christ love us and has saved us. Because we forget. We forget that we are loved, that we are saved by grace through faith, that we have the promise of eternal life. We forget that we are called as disciples who serve our neighbor and our Lord. We forget. We get distracted by life, by the sufferings we endure, by our sinfulness and shame.
But God has sent us something to remind us of all that has been done for us. To remind us that we are loved, forgiven, and saved. And that is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, I like to say, is God’s Post-It Note. God sticks that on our heart to remind us of all that God has done for us. To remind us that Jesus is with us always. To remind us of who we are and who God has made us to be. Because we need constant reminding. Every day. I know I do.
This very moment, the Lord is sending you the Holy Spirit to remind you of all Jesus Christ has done for you. You are a loved child of God, freed from sin and death, called to love your neighbor. This is who are. This is what Jesus Christ has done for you through his death and resurrection. May you be reminded every single day.
May the Lord bless you this day and always!
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Our 2022 Trinity Lutheran Memorial Youth Scholarship Recipients. L-R: Harper Olson, Libby Bygd, Ella Holden