Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your Daily Devotion
The fact that God brought us into his kingdom and into his family is pure grace. God warns us not to get proud of our position. It’s a common temptation to think that we’re just a little bit (or maybe a lot better) than people outside of grace. After all, we’re forgiven. We’re going to heaven. God loves us!
God’s grace is not a reason for pride; it’s a reason for humility. We know who we are. We know the sins we’ve been forgiven and we know how often. We know how much we need God’s grace every single day. So, God’s grace is also a reason to reach out in love.
The apostle Paul spoke highly of his ministry to the Gentiles, but it wasn’t out of pride. He was desperately trying to reach his own people. They rejected Jesus, but they still need him.
We talk glowingly about the church, but not out of pride. We’re amazed that God brought us in and we want to reach everyone with God’s grace. Far too many people reject Jesus, but everyone needs him. The church is filled with people who desperately need Jesus and have been miraculously grafted into family. Let’s not give up on anyone. God didn’t give up on us! He shows mercy to all.
Romans 11:13–15, 28-32 (EHV)
13I am speaking to you Gentiles. For as long as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I am going to speak highly of my ministry. 14Perhaps I may make my own people jealous, and so save some of them. 15For if their rejection meant the reconciliation of the world, what does their acceptance mean other than the dead coming to life?
28In regard to the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But, in regard to election, they are especially dear for the sake of the patriarchs, 29because God’s gracious gifts and call are not regretted. 30For just as you were once disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy due to their disobedience, 31so also now they have become disobedient, so that by the mercy shown to you they may be shown mercy too. 32For God imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may show mercy to all.
Have a blessed day
Worship at Trinity
Here’s Sunday’s service: https://youtu.be/MY5mvnfM5S8
Or you can watch it from our website: https://trinitymarinette.com/sermon-archive/dealing-with-doubt/
Or you can watch is on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityEvLutheranChurchWisSynod/
Come and worship with us! You can sign up here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/worship-service-3/ 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/2020/08/2020-08-23-Announcements-The-Twelfth-Sunday-after-Pentecost.pdf. Check it out. There is a lot coming up at Trinity!
Change of Venue/Ladies Night Out: Join Ladies Aid for “Ladies Night Out” We will be meeting, Thurs. Sept. 3rd at 5:00 pm at Perkins in Menominee, MI. NOT The Watermark Restaurant in Menominee (formally known as Schloegel’s)
Change of Venue/It’s a Girl!: Save the date for a Baby Shower in honor of Kelly Danell, on Saturday, Sept. 19th at 11:00 am in the Church Basement. More details to follow.
If you would like to support the Lord’s work at Trinity, you may contribute at trinitymarinette.com/giving/ or you can mail it to
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143