Lunch & Pie Social, August 21st, 10 am till 4 pm. Lots of great food and homemade pie! Benefits the Women of Trinity.
Workers & items needed for the Lunch & Pie Social Please see the sign-ups on the table in the Narthex
Float Riders needed for the church float at Picklefest! All kids get a free bag of candy! Meet at the church at Noon on Sunday, August 21st.
Campfire Worship, Wednesday, August 17th, 6:30 pm. Bring a chair to sit on.
Pick up your church directories! They are on the Cake Table in the Narthex
Trinity Men’s Band will be at First Lutheran Church in Cumberland at 6pm on August 24th and at the Downsville Rec Park on August 28th at 11 am.
School Bags Pick up a school bag from a pew in the sanctuary and fill out the list that is included in the bag, then return to the church. You can also donate loose school supplies as well and place in the bin in the Narthex.
Confirmation Parent Meeting, Wednesday, August 31st, 7 pm.
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
On Friday, late morning, I was pretty wiped. It had been a good week but a long one and draining. Between saying goodbye to Katie on Sunday, to having some appointments during the week, running up to camp to preach on Tuesday night, to playing in a golf outing all day Wednesday then sprinting to get back to lead worship to running a golf outing on Thursday and all the work that took to coming in Friday morning to get a sermon written, some office stuff done, and to polish off the wedding I was doing on Saturday, I needed a recharge and a rest. There had been too much running, too much stuff.
You might find this hard to believe, but I’m not the best at recharging and resting. Sure, I enjoy a short afternoon nap when I can get it, but it tends to be buttressed by running around like a crazy man. I often find that I need rest long after I should have taken one. But Friday was a perfect scenario. Amy made an awesome lunch, it was raining outside, and Star Wars happened to be on the TV. Perfect time to take a rest. The puppy needed some Dad time and after a little playing, we settled into the Lazy Boy chair in the living room with the familiar sounds of Star Wars on the TV and we took a nap of naps. We slept so hard it took me awhile to get fully awake and functional. It was a nap I needed, to rest and recharge before heading to the wedding rehearsal I was doing.
We all need rest. We need time to stop. Now, rest doesn’t always mean a drool inducing two hour nap. Sometimes it can just be slowing down, enjoying your surroundings or the people you are with. Sometimes it is taking a moment for prayer or to read scripture. It might be a conversation with a friend or an outing that gets you out of town for a bit. It is about letting your body, soul, and mind reset and recharge. As I have gotten older, I have seen the need for this more and more as I can’t just power through a crazy schedule without consequences to my physical and mental health. And with Katie gone, I am being extra mindful of making sure that I stay healthy for the sake of our ministry here at Trinity.
Soon school is going to start, schedules are going to get crazy, and the joys of summer and vacation will be in the rearview mirror. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a timeout from time to time. A chance to rest, to relax, to recharge in a way that works for you. I have no doubt that there will be times this fall when I’ll grab Baxter, turn on some Star Wars, and rest. Remember that you are human and not a machine. Get some rest, recharge the body, the mind, and the spirit, and remember that from the very beginning God knew our need for rest. After all, that is why God rested on the Sabbath and gave it to us as a gift, as a reminder that we need to recharge so that we can be fully who God has created us to be. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!” Amen