Men’s Band Worship on Sunday, November 6th, at 9 am.
Potato Pancake Meal, Sunday, November 6th, 10 am till 11:30 am. Potato Pancakes, Kielbasa Sausage, Apple Sauce, Dessert, Beverage. Free-will offering taken to support Trinity Youth Ministries.
Workers needed for the Potato Pancake Meal See the sign-up on the table in the Narthex.
Crew is on November 2nd for all 3rd-6th graders Crew is 3:30 pm till 5:00 pm and this year we will be taking a Journey Through the Bible.
Crew Snack Sign-Up. Please sign-up in the Narthex to provide snacks for the Crew. Please prepare to serve 60 kids and you can bring anything you want.
New Member Class, November 13th, 6:30 pm. If you are someone you know is interested in joining Trinity, please join this class or call PB if you cannot make it.
Deer Hunter’s Worship, Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30 pm All are welcome! Wear your blaze orange and camo!
Community Thanksgiving Worship, Sunday, November 20th, at 6:30 pm at Trinity. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Stepping Stones. All monetary gifts will be given to WestCAP.
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
Recently, our puppy Baxter started to play with a racquetball. Our old dog Henry loved to play with them, but Kapono never got into playing with a ball. But Baxter loves it. It is so cute to see him batting it with his paw, following it around, carrying it in his mouth, and learning which parts of the floor aren’t quite level and so he can push the ball out and watch it roll. It is pretty entertaining to watch. But, there are times when the ball rolls under a table or a shelf and suddenly Baxter can’t get it. He sticks his whole arm under there trying to get the ball and will even try to crawl under. Sometimes, he can get it. But other times he can’t. What is a dog to do?
Like a super hero swooping out of the sky to save the day comes Mom or Dad. We get on our hands and knees and get the ball out for Baxter. We reach under to get this thing that he wants and he is so happy when he gets it back. And why do we do this? We do this because we love him. We do this because we want him to be happy. Even if it means getting up from our comfortable space on the couch or the chair. Even if it is an inconvenience of the highest order. We do it because we love him.
For you, on your own, salvation is out of reach. It is like that ball stuck under that shelf. You try and try to get it but it is elusive. It is just out of reach. No matter how much you do, you will not and cannot attain that salvation. And so here comes Jesus, getting that ball of salvation for you, sacrificing his life to give you eternal life. And why? Because Jesus loves you. Because you are loved.
You cannot attain salvation on your own. As it says in Ephesians 2, “For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is the free gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” You are saved not by what you do, for you cannot do enough, but by what Jesus Christ has done for you. You could not reach the ball of salvation, but Christ has sacrificed so that it can be given to you.
And so, like Baxter getting that ball we have retrieved for him, rejoice! Be glad! You are free from sin and death. You are saved and redeemed. You have been given grace and love in Jesus Christ. Remember this gift you have been given and who has given it to you. It has come from Jesus, because Jesus loves you. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!” Amen