Dear Trinity Families
Here is your WELS Devotion
Step one; check. Step two; check. Steps three through five; check, check, check. “Alright, we should be all set. Let’s go flip the circuit breaker back on and see if this ceiling light works.” The moment of truth. A flip of the switch…nothing. “Are you kidding me? I followed all the steps.”
Ever have something similar happen to you? You follow the directions to a tee, and whatever the product is, it just doesn’t work. I don’t get frustrated when something old doesn’t work. We expect things to wear out. But something new? Ugh, that’s when I lose patience. Thankfully, there is such a thing as a warranty.
God’s Word doesn’t need a warranty because it comes with a guarantee—God’s Word always works. How comforting is that! Yet, we often fail to trust that guarantee. More often than not, we stumble over the adverb, always. God’s Word always works? Then how come God’s Word didn’t crack the unbelieving heart of my neighbor? How come God’s Word didn’t dry the tears of my mourning aunt? How come God’s Word didn’t…? [you fill in the blank].
Before you ask another question, ask yourself this, “How do you know God’s Word didn’t work? How do you know that it just didn’t work yet? How do you know that it just didn’t work according to your plan?”
God says, “Just like the rain waters the earth…so is the word from my mouth.” God’s Word is living, powerful, and effective. And he gives it to you. Read, listen, and share God’s Word. And I guarantee—NO, God guarantees—his Word will work.
Lord, lead me to always trust the effectiveness of your Word. Amen.
In Christ Service,
Pastor Tesch is on vacation. While Pastor is away, Pastor Sonnemann is bringing God’s Word to us at Trinity. He’s teaching the Parable of the Good Samaritan. For our online worship, we are presenting this message about Loving Our Neighbor from Romans 12 that Pastor Tesch presented last August. We didn’t record the entire service, so we are presenting the sermon without the hymns, prayers, etc. We’ll present the entire service again when Pastor returns. God bless you as you love each other the way Jesus loves us.
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Here is this week’s bulletin: 2020-07-26-The-Eighth-Sunday-
Old Fashion Picnic – In light of the recent jump in cases of COVID-19 in our local area we are going to have to cancel this years Church Picnic that was planned for the Sunday after Labor Day, September 13).
Lunch Bunch – On Wednesday August 19th at noon the Lunch Bunch will be getting together at The Menekaunee Harbor Park. (across the street from Waupaca Foundry.) Bring a bag lunch and come enjoy friends and fellowship with other members of our congregation.