Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your WELS Devotion
Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay; you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Trust that God Has a Plan
Do these words from the prophet Isaiah make you uncomfortable? The picture of the potter and the clay is not how we normally look at life. We don’t want to think that we are being molded by someone else. Rather, we like to call the shots. We like to believe that we are in control. We would much prefer that others bend to our will rather than the other way around. Deep down, there is a stubbornness in each of us. We have a certain idea of how things should go. When someone has other ideas, we tend to dig in our heels and push forward with our own thing, regardless of the damage it may cause.
To such stubborn hearts, God speaks. He says that we have it all wrong. God wants to work on us. It is his will that matters, not ours. He wants to form us and mold us to his will. Too often, we fight God’s working in our lives.
Thankfully, Jesus never stubbornly fought against God’s will. He was always more than ready to serve in whatever way the Father called him to serve—even when that meant going to die on the cross for sins he had never committed. Imagine if Jesus had dug in his heels and stubbornly fought God’s plan for him! We all would be in eternal trouble. Instead, we rejoice to know that Jesus submitted to the Father’s will and earned our salvation through his life, death, and resurrection. Jesus was perfectly willing to serve us as our Savior.
That same loving Lord seeks to form you and make you a blessing to others. God will continue to work on you and mold you as you read and hear his Word in the Bible. Isn’t it exciting to think about what he might make of you!
Dear Father in heaven, you are the potter, I am the clay. Help me to willingly serve you in my life as you mold me into the humble servant you want me to be. Amen.
Here is a link to Sunday’s Worship Service: November 29, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent
Worship Bulletin: 2020-11-29 First Sunday in Advent
Announcements Bulletin: 2020-11-29 First Sunday in Advent
Ladies Aid: The ladies will be celebrating Christmas with a party! This Thursday Dec. 3rd at 1:00 pm we will meet in the Church Basement for an afternoon of friends and fellowship. *Please bring a wrapped gift as we will be having a white elephant gift exchange. This event is open to everyone, we would love to meet more members of our community.
December’s Lunch Bunch: will be a delightful “Dinner Bunch” at, The Rivers Edge on Thursday Dec. 10th starting at 5:30 pm (the Supper Club is located at: N4178 WI-180, Marinette) everyone is welcomed as we celebrate the birth of our savior! *Please bring a wrapped gift as we will be having a white elephant gift exchange.
TLS Christmas Program: this year will be during Worship Services on Sunday December 20th and Monday Dec. 21st.
Christmas Eve Worship: We will be having two services this year so we can abide by the Governors guidelines on Covid. Please sign-up online for either the Candlelight Service at 6pm or 7:30pm service. A paper sign-up is located in the back of church or call Lynn in the Church Office and she will be happy to assist you.
Christmas Morning: Celebrate the birth of Jesus with us at 9am Christmas morning. You can either sign up online or a signup sheet located on the back table in church.
Christmas for Kids: After getting impute from members of the congregation, we have decided that we will not be holding a Christmas for Kids this year. We hope to be able to start planning Easter for Kids early next year.
End of the Year Newsletter: As 2020 comes to an end we will be putting out the ‘winter” edition of the Trinity Tidings. If you have anything that you would like to share with the members of Trinity Lutheran please get your articles to the Church Office BY Monday December 7th. Please call the church office with any questions.