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.
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!
Graduate Recognition Service Sunday, May 21st, 9am. We will honor all our high school graduates on this service.
Boyceville Baccalaureate Service Sunday, May 21st, 6 pm, at the High School Gymnatorium. Sponsored by the Boyceville Area Ministerial Association.
Vacation Bible School, June 5-8, 9 am to Noon. VBS is open to all youth 4-years old and up. Games, Crafts, Songs, Snack, and more! $10 per child. Registration form on the table in the Narthex.
Help Needed for VBS! We need snack providers, helpers in the kitchen, and helpers with other VBS activities like leading a short Bible story and crafts. See the sign-up in the Narthex or talk to PB.
Lagers with the Lord, Monday, May 15th, 6 pm. Held at Buckshots. All are welcome to join us for this Bible study and faith discussion!
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.
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
Yesterday was the annual Synod Assembly (special thanks to Bill & Julie Fisher for representing Trinity) but I must admit it isn’t my favorite event of the year. Sometimes the discussions are necessary but super boring or frustrating. The church was super hot so I felt like I was in a sauna. I always think it can be done quicker and more efficient. But there are two things I enjoy about Synod Assembly.
The first is that I get to see so many of my colleagues and other lay people I have met in my various roles over the years. It is good to catch up, to tease each other, to have a quick five minute conversation just catching up on life. For some of us, it might be the only time we see each other all year so it is a little like going to Homecoming back at your high school. You just catch up with a ton of people.
The second is that I’m always reminded of how big the church can be and how we often take the church with us. Have you ever thought that you take the church with you? As a disciple of Jesus Christ, you take Jesus with you into all areas of your life. And since Christ is the head of the church, that means you bring the church with you. The church goes where you go.
I talk with our youth about this, about how when they go to camp or on a mission trip they bring all of Trinity with them, representing them wherever they go. But one thing I like about thinking of how the church goes with us wherever we go is that means we are not alone. No matter what arena of life we are in, like our job, community activities, family gatherings, even trips to the grocery store, the church goes with us. Supporting us. Reminding us of the love of Jesus Christ. Showing us that we are connected to something greater than ourselves.
Because that is what the church does: it shows us that we are connected to something greater than ourselves. We are connected and joined with other disciples of Jesus Christ across the world. Which means we always have a place, we always have support, we always can be strengthened in faith, hope, and love. Synod Assembly can be incredibly boring but it can also be incredibly moving, for it reminds me of the wider church and how much awesomeness there is going on in this thing we call church.
May the Lord continue to bless our congregation, our Synod and denomination, and the church universal across the globe. And maybe next year I won’t lose ten pounds in sweat at Synod Assembly! May God bless you today and always!