Lent Wednesday Worship, 6:30 pm. Service is Holden Evening Prayer. Topic: “Walking with the Shepherd: Blessing”
Homemade Soup Meal served by the Mission Trip Youth, Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 pm.
Easter Lily orders are due on Sunday, March 26th! Form is attached.
Crew is on March 29 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.
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 ENDS THIS WEDNESDAY!
Reminder that Easter Lily orders are due on March 26. You can get a form in the Trinity Good News at www.trinityboyceville.com
Palm Sunday Y0uth Service, April 2nd, 9 am.
Maundy Thursday Worship, April 6, 6:30 pm.
Good Friday Worship, April 7th, Noon & 6:30 pm.
Easter Sunday Worship, April 9th, 6:30 am and 9:00 am.
Easter Breakfast served by Confirmation Youth, April 9, 7:30 am French Toast, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Pastries, Beverage, Free-will offering taken.
Lagers with the Lord Monday, April 10th, 6:00 pm at Buckshot’s. Join us for some time of Bible study and faith conversation. All are welcome!
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
We are in the midst of the NCAA Basketball Tournaments, both Men and Women, and my favorite part of the tournament are the upsets. We have had some huge ones on the Men’s side, as a number 1 seed went down for only the second time ever and a number 2 seed got beat, along with a favorite like Duke. I love cheering for the upsets, even if it means my bracket gets busted and I finish last in my pool. The excitement, the unexpectedness of it, is crazy. Even in the NCAA Wrestling Tournament there was a major upset as a guy going for his 4th career title got pinned at the last second in the semifinals. March Madness indeed! It is fun to cheer for the underdog.
Of course, when an underdog does in, we might here them talking about a David taking down a Goliath, a reference to the Biblical story of David, a shepherd, defeating the great Philistine warrior Goliath with his slingshot. But the cool thing about David’s story, who will not only become a great king of Israel but is also an ancestor of Jesus, is that his underdog story starts long before he meets Goliath.
The prophet Samuel has been sent to David’s father Jesse to anoint a new king, as God has moved on from the previous king, Saul. Jesse has eight sons, including David, and when Samuel sees the first, who is tall and strong, and he thinks that is who God will choose. But God says, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Even at the start, David is an underdog. And he isn’t even there! He is out caring for the sheep.
But the Lord rejects the other seven sons, David is brought to Samuel, and is anointed. After this he will defeat Goliath, be on the run from Saul who keeps trying to kill him, and eventually become king. An underdog who becomes king. It is reminder that it is not what is on the outside that counts, but what is on the inside. Too often we judge based on the things of this world and not on the heart. God chooses us to be God’s hands and feet in the world not because we look the part but because of our faithfulness. Even more so, God is with us. David defeats Goliath not on his own. The Lord is him. And the Lord is with you.
I don’t know if any of the underdog stories of the NCAA tournament will become champion, but I do know that there stories are reminders that amazing things can happen. What I do know is that we have the ultimate victory, a victory over sin and death, a victory that we did not earn but was given by our loving God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. May we never count anyone out and look upon their heart, seeing what the Lord sees in those the world so often dismisses. May the Lord bless you today and always!