New Member Class today at 6 pm
Crew is on April 19th at 3:30 pm for all for all 3rd-6th graders! It will be the last Crew till September! Crew will sing in church at worship at 6:30 pm
Spaghetti Meal, April 19th, 5:15 pm till 6:30 pm.
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!
Cross Generational Worship service, Sunday, April 30th.
Lagers with the Lord Monday, May 15th, 6:00 pm at Buckshot’s. Join us for some time of Bible study and faith conversation. All are welcome!
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.
Men’s Band Worship, May 7th, 9 am.
Smelt Feed, May 7th, 10 am till 11:30 am. Smelt, meatballs, cole slaw, baked beans, chips, dessert. Free will offering taken to benefit Trinity Missions. Served by Men in Mission
Workers needed for the Smelt Feed. See the sign-up on the table in the Narthex.
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
Would you like to be known throughout history for the worst thing you have ever done? That whenever anyone said your name, it would be associated with your biggest mistake and always in a negative context. That is what has happened to the disciple named Thomas. Thomas is known in history as “Doubting Thomas,” all because he was not present when Jesus showed up after his resurrection to the disciples. It is actually reasonable that Thomas would be skeptical of the story of his brothers. And so, throughout history, he is known for his moment of doubt.
But here is the thing: he was very much not a “doubting Thomas” prior to this. He was very faithful, even encouraging his fellow disciples to follow Jesus even to the point of death. Thomas was a faithful disciple who is known in tradition to have taken the Gospel to India. But he is known by this one thing, doubting Jesus had risen. He is known for the worst thing he had ever done.
We are not remembered by Jesus for the worst thing we have ever done. Rather, our Savior Jesus Christ forgives us of our sin and brings us to new life, restoring us. Our sin is forgotten and we are made clean. We are given a new chance, a chance to change what we are known for. Not for the worst thing, but for the amazing thing that has been done for us in Jesus Christ. A chance to make our history different, to begin anew when we misstep or go the wrong way.
At the same time, don’t define yourself by your worst mistake. Rather, remember in Christ you always have a second chance. Remember that you are loved not by what you have done but by what Christ has done for you. In the Lord, we always have a chance, we can always begin again, we are always forgiven and restored by our gracious Savior. For that we can say, “Thanks be to God!”