Trinity Tidings- May 26

Posted on: May 28th, 2024 by Brad Peterson

May 26,  2024


No Bible Study Monday– Happy Memorial Day! Office will be closed

Memorial Day Prayer Service on May 27th at 11:45 am at Tiffany Creek Cemetery

Women’s Spring Gathering is June 6th at 5pm. All women are welcome and encouraged to come!  Entertainment provided by the Boyceville High School Choir

Final Push to New Orleans! Help the Youth Gathering Youth in their final push to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans! Use the sheet in your bulletin to donate and help feed and house our youth and put gas in the vans. Thank you for your support! See the thermometer in the Narthex for our progress towards our goal. Thank you to all who gave! We raised $5713.00

The Women of Trinity will be highlighting baby care kits for the months of May and June. If you are going to garage sales this summer these are some of the items we need: size 6-24 months – sleepers or gowns, cotton t-shirts, light jackets, sweaters or hooded sweatshirts, receiving blankets, dark colored hand towels and baby socks. We can also use Onsies, we cut them off to make t-shirts. You can pick up a list of what is needed on the table by the kitchen where the display is set up. Thank you for helping us help others!

Pastor Brad is going on sabbatical June 8th-July 9th. Please note that during this time he will be completely absent from the congregation and its ministry. He will not be returning calls, texts, or emails. You can find more information on his sabbatical in the Good News.

Sabbatical Contact List (June 8-July 9)

For all general needs or questions: Parish Manager Andrea McVeigh, 715-643-3821, during church office hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 am till 1 pm.

Need to get into the building or to have the building opened/closed? Trudie Chernak, Church Custodian, 715-643-2148 or Ted Litzkow, 715-702-1415

General questions or issues that may arise: Lenny Lange, Church Council President, 715-928-1172

Pastoral Emergencies: Pastor Judy Kincaid, 906-399-1387

Fellowship Servers Needed!  Please sign-up in the Narthex or contact the office.  Cheese, crackers, and coffee are provided.  You don’t need to provide anything more than that if you desire.  You may use anything not marked in the pantry. 


  Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”  Isaiah 6:8

  This verse is from our first reading this Sunday on this Memorial Day weekend from the call of Isaiah.  As we honor those who have given there lives in service to this country this weekend, we remember their sacrifice and their willingness to raise their hand.  To say answer the call and the question, “who will go for us?”  They answered the call to protect us and to protect the freedom of all us.  That means they gave their lives for people they didn’t know, that might have had different colored skin than them, practiced different religion than them, voted differently than them, just to name a few.  Yet, they still answered the call.  That is what it means to be a patriot and that is what it means to be a servant.

  We tend to think of all of the reasons of why we can’t serve.  We don’t have the time.  We think we don’t have the skills or the gifts.  We might wonder what we get out of it.  We are too old, too young, not worthy, and on and on and on.  Sometimes the service might seem to be too big or too daunting.  Sometimes we think that we might offend someone by doing it or step on someone else’s toes.  Or we just think someone else will take care of it because it has always been taken care of. 

  The Lord is asking you today, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”  The Lord is asking you to serve.  To serve your neighbor.  To serve your community.  To serve your church.  To serve your nation.  To serve the wider world.  To do this by with love and compassion and kindness.  By giving of some time and some resources.  By using your gifts in whatever way you can.  I hope that you may take some time in prayer to think about how you can be a servant.  We need servants. We need you.

  I am eternally grateful for those who gave their lives for our freedom and for those servants who answered the call to serve our country.  I give thanks for the servants who every day serve the neighbor and serve the Lord in both ways big and small.  And I give thanks for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who loves and saves us and calls each of us to be servants in our own way.  May God be with you today and always.