Women of Trinity Christmas Gathering Saturday, December 3rd, 9 am.
Lefse Making: Wednesday & Thursday, December 7 & 8, starting at 8 am and going until we are done. All are welcome to participate! We have a job for every person and are willing to teach you how to make this Trinity tradition!
Lefse & Bake Sale on Saturday, December 10th, 9 am till 3 pm.
Silent Auction, Saturday, December 10th, 9 am till 3 pm. Come support our Mission Trip youth! Lots of great packages.
Soup Lunch, Saturday, December 10th, 11 am till 2 pm. Served by the Mission Trip youth.
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.
The Trinity Men’s Band is at United Methodist Church of Knapp on December 3rd at 7 pm and First Lutheran Church of Cumberland at 6 pm on December 4th.
Crew is on December 14th 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.
Poinsettia orders due on Sunday, December 11th.
Sunday School Christmas Program, December 18th, 9 am.
Trinity Men’s Band Christmas Concert, December 18th, 6 pm. Special Guest: Katie Wagner. A meatball and mashed potato meal will be served prior starting at 5 pm.
Bring your deer hides to Trinity! Place them in the deer shack and we exchange them for gloves which we give to the needy.
Thank you to everyone who helped decorate the church for Christmas!
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
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
We have started the season of Advent, this time of year before Christmas that we often frankly forget about, other than the lightening of those Advent candles or those of you that have an Advent calendar at home. Advent is about preparing for the coming of Jesus, not only the birth of the babe born in Bethlehem but also the second coming of Jesus, when God’s kingdom will be ushered in for all time. Because of this, Advent is really about hope. The hope that comes with the birth of Christ, the hope of Jesus’ return.
As such, we, as the people of God in this time of Advent, are also about hope. The church is a place of hope, a place where sinners gather to hear of their salvation in Jesus Christ. A place where new life is proclaimed to those dead in sin, a place where hope is shouted from the mountaintops to those who feel lost, or abandoned, or alone. Here, in the midst of the church, in the midst of the people of God, everyone has a place and everyone receives good news: you are loved and saved by Jesus Christ. A place and a people of hope that reach out to those in need and who care for their neighbor and each other.
This place, this church, this people called Trinity Lutheran Church is a place and a people of hope, and we have been blessed for what God is doing in and through all of you. I am hopeful for our future, for where the Holy Spirit will take us, for the ways in which we can do even more for our community in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all ages and serving our neighbor. I am hopeful because of your generosity, the financial support you give and for all who give of their time and talents for the sake of our mission and ministry. Of course, we want as many of you as possible to be a part of this ministry in whatever way you can, so if you feel the hope that I feel, I hope that you will give of your time and talent and treasure in the near future, whether that might be helping out with lefse, donating for the Silent Auction, signing up to move snow or bake communion bread, or helping with Sunday School.
As people of hope, we will go where God is leading us to go. And that means trust. Trusting in our God, trusting that even in the midst of ups and downs, of hardships and struggles, of doubt and worry, God in Jesus Christ is leading us. To be willing to take a risk, a risk in hope, to maybe go in a direction or a place we haven’t been before. To be willing to step up to answer God’s call to service, to generosity, to participating in the great mission that is before us. I look towards the future and I see great things for us as Trinity Lutheran Church, because I trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And I trust in you. In your faith. Your generosity. Your hard work. Your love.
So my friends, have hope. God is at work. God has been at work and God will continue to be at work amongst us. For in this time of Advent, we have hope. Our salvation is here. Our sins are forgiven, death is defeated, for Jesus has died and risen for all of us. To save us. And to make us people of hope. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!” Amen