Trinity Tidings- Jan 29

Posted on: January 30th, 2023 by Brad Peterson

January 29, 2023


Winter Family Fest, MOVED TO Sunday, February  26th, 2 pm till 4 pm.  Sled rides, games, food, and more!  All ages welcome!

Annual Meeting: Sunday, February 5th, 10 am.

First Communion Sunday, February 5th, 9 am.

Super Bowl Pizza’s:  Orders due on February 5th.  Pick them up on February 12th. Benefits our youth going to Luther Park Bible Camp.  Form attached. 

Crew is on February 1st 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.

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!


    I was recently talking with two new pastors who had attended a retreat and I asked them what they did. They told me that they had to make mission statements for their ministry, and I flippantly said, “Well, that would be pretty easy.  Proclaim the Gospel.  Serve the Neighbor. Sounds about right.”  Let’s just say that they had much longer and flowery statements, but after I had that conversation, I started to think about what I had said, just off the cuff.  And I came to this conclusion: that is and should be our mission statement. Proclaim the Gospel.  Serve the Neighbor. 

  And then I had this thought: I’m wondering if we know that is our mission, not only as Trinity Lutheran Church, but as followers of Jesus Christ.  It is so simple that we might overlook it.  We might not even realize that basically everything we do as a congregation, both inside and outside of the church, revolves around those two things.  Frankly, everything we do, whether it be an activity, a meeting, an event, to this very piece of writing, should reflect and revolve around these two things.  It is and should be the core of who we are.  Who we want to be.  It is our identify, our purpose, our motivation, our guiding principle.  Proclaim the Gospel.  Serve the Neighbor. 

  And so, throughout 2023, we are going to explore and examine what this means for us.  You are going to see it at the bottom of your bulletin.  You are going to hear about it in articles and devotions and sermons.  We are going to try to live this mission every single day.  Proclaim the Gospel. Serve the Neighbor.  As we begin this journey, I want you to reflect on the two most important questions that must be asked when these two simple phrases are our mission.

  1. What is the Gospel?
  2. Who is our neighbor?

May the Lord bless you as you think about those two questions and may the Lord bless us as we explore, examine, and live out our mission, to Proclaim the Gospel and Serve the Neighbor.