Trinity Tidings- Feb 28

Posted on: February 28th, 2024 by Brad Peterson

February 28, 2024


Lent 2024: “Why Follow?” Holden Evening Prayer worship at 6:30 pm, Meal at 5:30 pm every Wednesday night starting on February 21st.

Purpose (February 28): Following Jesus gives a purpose and direction to our lives in an increasingly complex and confusing world. Galatians 5:13. Meal served by the Men of Trinity Strength (March 6): Following Jesus gives us strength beyond just ourselves. Matthew 11:28 -30. Meal served by Church Council.

Hope: (March 13) Following Jesus gives us hope for the future and an assurance that God’s mercy is for us. Hebrews 11:1. Meal served by the Women of Trinity.

Grace: (March 20) Following Jesus allows us to live in God’s grace each day and to share that grace with others. Ephesians 2:8-9. Meal served by the Youth Gathering Youth.

Crew on March 3rd, 3:30 pm till 5pm for all 3rd-6th graders.

Order Easter Lillies! You can adorn the sanctuary with Easter Lillies for Easter by ordering them by Sunday, March 10th.  Make checks payable to Trinity.  See attached form.  No orders will be accepted after March 10th

Butter Braids  Order Butter Braids to support our Youth Gathering Youth and Confirmation Youth!  Sale ends on April 7th.  Please see any youth gathering youth or confirmation youth.  There is also an order form on the table in the Narthex.  You can also click on this link, select any student, and order from them:

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 trash bags and all other items in boxes.


  We live in an amazing age when all sorts of cool things are in existence and can happen.  I can go to either Florida or California and take a ride on the Millenium Falcon!  I’ve seen electric scooters that have been decked out to look like a Star Destroyer.  I can get a skin for my car and make it all tricked out with Star Wars stuff (do you see a theme here?)  I could even order a t-shirt at this very minute of Darth Vader playing golf ( just in case you would like to order me one).  There is so much stuff that is Star Wars themed. I have eaten meals where I have used a Star Wars plate, silverware, drank out of a Star Wars glass, wiped my mouth with a Star Wars napkin, while wearing a Star Wars shirt, pants, and socks, with a Star Wars movie on the TV.  See what I’m getting at?

  Which is why the following is so disappointing (and no, it is not that so many of you reading this have never watched a Star Wars movie.  Please go do this. Make your pastor happy).  For over two weeks now I have been using a CPAP machine and it has gone fairly well. Outside of the first night, when I strapped the thing to my face but didn’t turn it on (because when the machine is ON all the lights are OFF, but when it is OFF, the lights are ON.  That was confusing), I have adjusted fairly well.  But I have one huge beef.  In 2024, it is just outrageous.  Outrageous.  What is this outrage? 

  MY CPAP MASK DOES NOT LOOK LIKE DARTH VADER’S MASK.  I’m literally breathing into this mask.  I can tell that sometimes I even sound, while breathing, like Darth Vader.  But I can’t get a Darth Vader CPAP mask (at least, not one my insurance will probably cover).  Why isn’t this a choice?  When I went to the CPAP store to try on mask, why wasn’t that an option? Why can’t we have other options as well?  You could have masks decorated with your favorite teams colors, or bedazzled, or in camo, or with you favorite Disney character on it!  The sky is the limit.

  But not.  They are clear.  With some gray.  That’s it.  So boring.  And so every night, as I strap on my mask, I say a little prayer.  I ask that the Lord might create a CPAP mask that looks like Darth Vader’s mask.  That maybe someday my dream may come true.  Because then, as I fall asleep with air pumping into me, I can say, “Luke, I am your Father.  Ooooo,  bbrrrrr.” 

  Have a wonderful and blessed week!