November 19, 2023
Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 19th, 6 pm at the United Methodist Church of Boyceville
No Worship on Wednesday.
Office Closed Thursday and Friday
Items needed for the Silent Auction! The Youth Gathering Youth are holding the Spirit of Christmas Silent Auction on December 9th from 9 am till 3 pm. We are looking for NEW items, craft items, gift certificates, and more. Please bring in items by Wednesday, December 6th.
Mitten Tree is up! Bring in your hats, mittens, gloves, scarves for those in need. Let’s decorate that tree!
Crew November 15TH for all 3rd-6th graders from 3:30 pm till 5:00 pm.
Lagers with the Lord Monday, December 11th at 6 pm at Buckshot’s. All are welcome!
Deer Hunter’s Worship on Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 pm.
Please consider bringing your Deer Hides to Trinity! They can be placed in the shack in front of the church. Please hides only, no heads or feet.
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 Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving. For many, it will be a time with family, a feast of food, football, and other fun. But in the midst of all that, there might be a sense of not really being thankful. Hearts that might be filled with grief and hurt. Anxiety and worry that cling to the soul. Concerns about providing for that family or even conflict in said families that cloud and mar the celebration. Feeling disgust over the violence and hatred that is in the world. It might be a situation where the last thing you may want to do is give thanks. What do I have to be thankful for?
But I’d like to contend that even in the midst of all that, of grief, hurt, pain, suffering, doubt, anger, conflict, depression, and war, there is always something to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving I’ll miss friends, family, and pets that have passed on, even recently, but I will still be thankful for the time I had with them, for the memories that fill my heart with joy along with the sorrow. In the midst of war that rages in Gaza and the violence and hatred that seems to infect every aspect of our politics here at home, I’ll still be thankful for the freedom I have in this country and for those who are doing so much to try to make peace reign. Despite anxieties and worries, I will remember that my Lord promises to provide. And most of all, I will give thanks that my sin is forgiven and that I have a place prepared for me in heaven through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.
In Christ Jesus, we always can be thankful. There is always something to give thanks for, even when it seems like there isn’t. Take a moment to see the good even in the midst of bad, the joy in the midst of the pain, the light that shines in the darkness. For our Savior Jesus Christ is there for us, carrying our burdens, comforting our hearts, giving us strength and healing and hope most of all. And if nothing else, that is something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving and God bless!