Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30 pm worship with Holy Communion
Baked Potato Bar served by the Confirmation Youth Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:30 pm till 6:30 pm. Free will offering supports our youth going to Luther Park Bible Camp this summer.
Winter Family Fest, MOVED TO Sunday, February 26th, 2 pm till 4 pm. Sled rides, games, food, and more! All ages welcome!
Crew is on March 1 at 3:30 pm for all for all 3rd-6th graders!
Luther Park is looking for summer staff! They are looking for college age youth to serve as counselors and other staff. Go to www.lutherpark.org for an application and more information.
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.
Butter Braid Sales February 22nd through March 22nd. Help support our youth by purchasing a Butter Braid! Confirmation youth will have forms that you can sign or you can go online. Click the link, select a seller, and go from there! https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/e857f260-55a0-4175-8e04-b606cc82ec5e
Middle School Lock-In February 24th, 6 pm till February 25th at 7 am. Friends welcome. Bring a snack to share. Need parent help between Midnight and 5 am. Deadline is February 22nd.
High School Lock-In March 17, 6 pm till March 18 at 7 am. Friends welcome. Bring a snack to share. Need parent help between Midnight and 5 am. Deadline is February 22nd.
Bring your household items and clothes to Trinity in April Every Saturday in April, from 9 am till Noon, we are collecting items as a fundraiser for the Women of Trinity. All items should be clean and in good condition. Place clothes and shoes in a trash bag and all other items in boxes. Thank you for supporting the Women of Trinity!
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
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent, one of my favorite seasons of the year. I love the meals we have and the chance for so many people to get together, the Holden Evening Prayer worship, and the intentional time we take in Lent to refocus our faith. This year I’m especially excited as our topic is “Walking with the Shepherd: Exploring Psalm 23.” Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved pieces of scripture and it is my personal favorite.
We could easily take Psalm 23 for granted as we know it so well and hear it at almost every funeral. But it is rich in symbolism and meaning for us and Lent is the perfect time to explore it. We will dive deeper into it through the following themes: relationship, restoration, comfort, blessing, and salvation. I have found in my life that there are different times when a verse of Psalm 23 means something more to me than the others. There is so much promise and hope in this short Psalm, so much that can touch us in our hearts and make us think. I hope that you will join us for those worship services on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, whether you do so in person or online.
I also want to encourage you, if you aren’t already, to check out the daily video devotions I do on the Trinity Facebook page every day (you can find the link at the end of Trinity Tidings). In 2020, I wrote daily devotions for Lent to be put up on Facebook, which I had done the year before, and we haven’t stopped since. There has been a video devotion every day since Ash Wednesday of 2020. I give thanks to many of you who do view them and share them. My hope for those that don’t is if you are looking for a way to connect with your faith in a deeper way this Lent, to take a look at those devotions. They are short and a great way to have a faith moment every day.
Lastly, I will make my annual pitch to take something up instead of giving something up. Though part of Lent is fasting, sometimes taking up something can mean more than giving up something. I’m going to be taking up some healthier eating habits during Lent to eat salad or vegetables for lunch every day during Lent and bringing down my portion sizes at other meals (so I guess in one way I’m giving something up. Shoot). Remember that these things are to help us in body, mind, and spirit, not to punish us. It is why I always try to read some Martin Luther during Lent, and it is renews me in faith and hope, just as I hope to renew my body with better habits.
I look forward to seeing you during our Wednesday night Lent meals and worships and pray that during this season of Lent, you would be renewed in faith, hope, and love. Have a blessed week!