October 8, 2023
Mission Madness 2023: Support our Mission Partners by donating to Mission Madness. PB will do the assigned tasks only after you hit these financial goals. You can donate in worship, send in an offering, or use the giving portal at www.trinityboyceville.com. Scroll down and select “Mission”
$500 PB sings “I’m a Little Teapot” in front of the congregation.
$1,000 PB dresses as Packers fan or player for Halloween
$1,500 PB gets pelted by water balloons after the Men’s Band concert in November.
$2,000PB wears an inflatable dinosaur costume
$2,500PB dresses as a clown one morning for crossing guard.
CURRENT TOTAL $160
Crew October 4th at 3:30 pm till 5pm for all 3rd-6th graders!
Fall Family Fest, Sunday, October 8th, 2:30 pm till 5pm: Inflatables, games, food, and more for all ages!
Craft & Vendor Fair, October 14th, 9 am at Boyceville High School. We are looking for helpers for this event. Please see the sign-ups on the table in the Narthex.
October 15th we will Bless First Responders We invite all EMT’s, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement officers to join us for worship at 9 am as we bless them for their service and vocation.
Lagers with the Lord Monday, October 16th, 6 pm at Buckshot’s. All are welcome to join us for this time of faith conversation and fellowship.
High School Lock-In, October 27th, 6pm till 7 am on October 28th. Sign-up in the Narthex. Need some parents to drive at 6:30 pm till 7:30 pm for our Scavenger Hunt for Hunger and a parent or two for some of the overnight hours. See the sign-up in the Narthex.
Men’s Band Worship, Sunday, November 5th, 9 am.
Potato Pancake Meal, Sunday, November 5th, 10 am till 11:30 am. Potato Pancakes, Kielbasa Sausage, Apple Sauce, Bars, Beverage. All funds raised go to Trinity Missions. We are also looking for workers so please sign-up in the Narthex
Sign up to bring snacks for Crew and/or Sunday School. Any and all are very much appreciated. Sign ups are on the table in the Narthex.
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
On Tuesday, I exchanged emails with the executive director of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Stout in preparation for my visit there this Monday, where I will do my annual semester Q&A session with the students there. She was sending me some questions in advance, deep, faithful questions that some of the students had already raised that she wanted me to be ready for. It is one of my favorite things, to have these deep, faithful conversations with young adults who love Jesus and want to grow in their faith and knowledge of God.
On Wednesday, a group of Trinity members gathered together to put together Weekend Meal Program bags at WestCAP, a program that is a sponsorship between the Boyceville churches, WestCAP, and Boyceville Schools that help provide food for the weekends for families in need.
On Thursday, I stopped at Luther Park in Chetek to drop off a bunch of Recharge sign-ups for our middle school youth and to reconfirm that they were coming at the end of October and the first weekend in November to help me run lock-ins for our High School and Middle School youth. Without their help, we would not be able to do these lock-ins as it has become harder and harder to have parents staff it. With Recharge, it gives our confirmation youth an event that not only allows them to explore their faith but also to get familiar with Luther Park before they go to summer camp.
On Friday, I pulled into to church to see a group of people loading up a U-Haul trailer to take our Lutheran World Relief kits to be collected in Eau Claire. Boxes of school supplies, health kits, quilts, and more were loaded up to make a difference to people around the world.
What do all these things have in common? They are part of our Missions here at Trinity and many of these ministries are supported by our mission and benevolence dollars. These are just a few of the ministries that help expand our ministry beyond our walls. And these organizations are the reason we do Mission Madness. It isn’t about me doing stupid things. It is about helping these organizations to fulfill their mission, a mission that we are a part of. The work they do is work that we cannot do on our own. By partnering with them, we are expanding our ministry out into the world and making a larger impact than what we could on our own.
You can make a difference with your financial gifts through Mission Madness. Donate online through the link in the announcements. Send in a check in the mail or drop something in the offering plate. You can support a specific ministry or just write “Missions” or “Mission Madness” in the memo line. Help our partners. Serve the neighbor. Make a difference by supporting our mission partners. And remember that you are loved and saved in Jesus Christ.