Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your WELS Devotion
Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me . . . But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.
2 Timothy 4:10,17
The Lord Stood By My Side
Demas. I doubt many people would know that name while playing a game of Bible trivia. But I bet we recognize what someone like Demas looks like in our lives. That friend, that co-worker, who stood by your side until something or someone better came along. And there you are, alone. Alone at the party. Alone at work. Alone at home. Alone in life. Not just alone but deserted. Abandoned. Neglected. Forsaken.
What races through your mind when you find yourself deserted? The emotions can take us all over the board. Anger—‘How dare he desert me?’ Embarrassment—‘It’s feels so awkward to be alone.’ Hurt—‘I can’t believe she did that to me.’ Scared—‘I don’t know what I’m going to do.’ And you can probably come up with many more emotions and questions.
From the very beginning, God knew that being alone was not a good thing. It wasn’t good for the first person, so God made someone suitable for him. Things haven’t changed. While we may like our “me time” on occasion, too much “me time” and we go crazy. For that very reason, God puts people in our lives. But let’s be honest, in our non-perfect world, the people in our lives aren’t always suitable. They take us down the wrong paths, say hurtful words, and disappoint. And at times, they desert.
Yet, there’s One who is always suitable. One who never disappoints, who always helps, and always leads us down the right path. That One is the Lord. No matter what you’re going through today, no matter how alone you feel, know this: The Lord stands by your side.
Lord, continue to stand by my side. And, grant me the confidence and comfort of knowing you will. Amen.
Here is the link for online worship for November 1: https://youtu.be/NCFP8RmigB0
Or you can watch it from our website: https://youtu.be/e2V1bQkcFio
Or you can watch is on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityEvLutheranChurchWisSynod/
Come to worship! You can sign up here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/communion-worship-services/ or call Pastor or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer.
Here is this week’s bulletin: https://trinitymarinette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-10-25-Announcements-The-Twenty-First-Sunday-after-Pentecost.pdf. Check it out.
Online Survey: We would like impute on Christmas for kids. Please give your opinion with our online survey. The link will be at the end of your daily devotions, our on-line announcement bulletin or by going to https://forms.gle/dsn6mojk9GmZQ2cZ6
Ladies Aid: Join us and other strong woman in our congregation as we gather, Thursday Nov. 3rd at 1:00 pm in the Church Basement for Ladies Aid. What is Ladies Aid??? The Ladies Aid organization at Trinity Lutheran Church exists to provide opportunities for Bible study and Christian fellowship for ladies of the congregation and to furnish occasions for service projects to the congregation and community.
TLS is having a Wreath Fundraiser: PTO is doing a wreath fundraiser! Funds raised will be going towards future field trips. Wreaths are 20 inches, there are two different options to choose from this year. Undecorated: $20.00/ Decorated with an assorted bow: $25.00 Wreaths will be ready for pickup immediately after school 3:00 pm on: Monday, November 23rd. If you need to arrange a different time to pick up please let Amy Peterson know. If you would like to order a wreath please call the school office or you can call Amy Peterson at 715-701-6418 Please make checks payable to: Trinity Lutheran PTO