Crew is on January 18th at 3:30 pm for all for all 3rd-6th graders!
Communion Bread Bakers needed! Please sign-up on the table in the Narthex.
Volunteers Needed to remove snow from our sidewalks! Please sign-up on the table in the Narthex. We have a new tractor with snow blower that you can use.
First Communion Class is January 22nd at 10:30-11:30 am. First Communion class is for all youth from 3rd grade and above whose parents believe they are ready to receive communion
Winter Family Fest, Sunday, January 29th, 2 pm till 4 pm. Sled rides, games, food, and more! All ages welcome!
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 Saturday night, I turned on the Los Angeles Chargers versus Jacksonville Jaguars Wild Card Playoff game. I was excited for the game as they are two teams that haven’t had a ton of success over the years and it was shaping up to be a great game that I thought would be close. However, as the first quarter got going, it started to look like a blowout. The Jaguars threw four interceptions in the first half and was down 27-0 at one point and 27-7 at halftime. Because of the score, I almost thought about turning it off. Glad I didn’t. The Jaguars came storming back and eventually won on a last second field goal, 31-30. It was the third largest comeback in playoff history. I couldn’t help but think about those Jaguar fans who had to be in despair in the first half and then were elated at the end of the game, which was in their home stadium.
It reminded me of these verse from Psalm 40: 1I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.2He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. 3He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
Sometimes in life it feels like we are down 27-0 and there is no hope left. But in the Lord, we always have hope. We just need patience and trust, remaining faithful to the Savior who is faithful to us. Our suffering will not last forever. We will be lifted up, given a foundation, and a new song will be put into our hearts. Not a song of sorrow and sadness, but a song of joy and hopefulness. Our Lord does not forget about us and will give us a song of praise.
For here is the promise we have in Jesus Christ: in the game of life, we have already won. We have the victory through what Jesus has done on the cross for us. No matter how bleak it looks, how awful it seems, how hopeless it can be, we have the victory in the end because Christ has won it for us. There is always light in the midst of the darkness because Jesus shines upon us. Jesus shines upon you. There is always a comeback because the Lord plays on our team in life. Plays for you.
It was an awesome comeback to watch on Saturday. It was a reminder that you never give up because you never know what might happen. And in life, we never give up for we have Jesus Christ at our side. May you trust in your Savior today and know that in him you have the victory and a new song in your heart. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!”