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!
Crew is on November 16th 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.
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.
Bring your deer hides to Trinity! Place them in the deer shack and we exchange them for gloves which we give to the needy.
Decorate Trinity for Christmas! Sunday, November 27th, right after worship. We appreciate your help!
Mission Trip Youth in need of items for the Silent Auction! With a record 27 youth going on this summer’s mission trip, our Silent Auction is more important than ever! We appreciate any donations of new items or crafts! Please have them to the church by December 7th.
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
I think this time of year is a season of preparation. Everyone is preparing for something. Maybe you are preparing for hunting, getting the cabin ready, getting the hunting rifle sighted, making sure your deer stand is in good condition. Maybe you are also preparing to be hunter’s widow, checking out where the best craft fairs are, preparing for outings with others. You could be preparing for Thanksgiving, going to the store to get the turkey, all the ingredients for pumpkin pie, the necessary items to make the best part of Thanksgiving, which is the stuffing. You might also be preparing for Christmas as well. Doing some of the early shopping. Getting the outside decorations up before it becomes bitterly cold.
To be honest, I feel like I’m in the middle of all of those preparations. The Deer Hunter’s service is this Wednesday, so I have been getting ready for that (and for the annual tradition of the venison jerky I receive from Marlin Bird. Right Marlin?). I’m prepping for Thanksgiving, as we did our shopping this week as we are having our Thanksgiving on Saturday since we will be gone for Thanksgiving, plus the Community Thanksgiving service which we are hosting on the 20th. And, if you have driven by my house, you know I have been preparing for Christmas, getting all my stuff up outside while it was 70 degrees (glorious). Even with that, I even wrote my Christmas Eve sermon already and the Men’s Band has been practicing for our three Christmas concerts in December. It is a time of preparing.
I’ve always like being prepared, and not because I was a Boy Scout (I didn’t make it that far). I like the feeling of knowing that everything is ready to go, of having the security (and frankly, the control) of it being in order so I can handle whatever may come. But of course, you can’t prepare for everything. There is always going something that comes out of the blue, or something that doesn’t work or falls over, or something that just won’t go the way you hope it does. Those moments can cause me some anxiety, but because of my preparation, I feel I can handle whatever may come.
In the same way, my faith in Jesus Christ prepares for anything that life throws at me. For I know that Christ has taken care of all things. I know that Jesus has freed from all bondage. I know I have a place prepared for me in heaven, not due to anything that I have done but solely on what Christ has done for me. I know Jesus is there to carry my burdens, bless my blessings, guide my life, and strengthen me when I am weak. When we place our faith and trust in Jesus, we are prepared for anything and everything.
May the Lord be with you as you prepare for all the things coming up in these next weeks. And may you know that, through your faith in Jesus Christ, you are prepared for everything and you don’t prepare alone. Your Savior is with you. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!”