Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your WELS Devotion
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
2 Peter 3:10
A thief does not announce his arrival ahead of time. He comes when you least expect. Jesus will do something similar. You see, the day of the Lord is the day of Jesus’ return when he will come in great power and glory. The Bible says that this day will come like a thief.
In other words, Jesus tells us that he is coming, but he does not tell us when he is coming. So we have only ourselves to blame if we are not ready when he returns.
The possibility is so dreadful that you have to ask, “What does it mean to be ready?” To answer this question, ask yourself: “What is at the top of my priority list as Christmas approaches? Entertainment or eternity? Gifts or God? A heart longing for a vacation, or a heart ready for Jesus?”
Entertainment is fine. Gifts are wonderful. Vacations are a blessing. But none of these is as important as a relationship with our maker. Sadly, we all mess up our priorities. Because we do not expect Jesus to return any time soon, we allow other things to become more important to us than him.
Today’s Bible reading reminds us not to allow this to happen. Since Jesus could return at any time, we want to be ready at all times. Being ready means setting your heart on Christ. Because in Christ, you are ready. It is for you that Christ came in the flesh. It is for you that Christ suffered and died. It is for you that he promises to come again, not to obliterate you, but to give you eternal life.
When he does, make sure you are ready!
Lord Jesus, make me ready for your day by keeping my faith in you strong. Amen.
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Dear Trinity Family,
Pastor has received a divine call to serve as pastor for two congregations in Michigan (St. John Lutheran in Clare & Faith Lutheran in Harrison). That means that he is now holding 2 divine calls: one to serve as pastor here in Marinette and one to serve in Clare & Harrison. Please pray that the Lord would grant Pastor and Barb guidance and wisdom as they deliberate both of these calls. Your words of wisdom and encouragement are always appreciated. Pastor will make his decision over the next few weeks.
Board Of Education: has a meeting tonight at 6:30pm
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.
Mid-Week Advent Services: We will not be holding Mid-Week Advent Worship Services this year.
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! *We will be having a $15 white elephant gift to exchange.
Trinity Staff Christmas Offering – After our worship services for the next two weeks (December 13th/14th & 20th/21st), we will have a special door offering to show our appreciation for our Trinity staff. This offering is not intended to discourage you from expressing your personal thanks. This collection will be distributed equally among all of our Trinity staff. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. If you would like, you may show your support in this offering.