July 28, 2020 – Accomplishments (WELS DEVOTION)

LynnDaily Devotion

[My Word] will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11


“So, did you get done what you wanted to accomplish today?” That question can be like nails on a chalkboard. Even the best time managers cannot accurately plan for the distractions in the office, the surprise phone call, or the migraine headache. Do you ever find yourself frustrated with unchecked boxes on a to-do list? Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in a day.

Now imagine what life would be like if that never happened to you. Imagine how productive you would feel. Imagine how content you would be with your calendar and your workload. I have to admit, I’m a little jealous of God, when he says, “My word will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Almost sarcastically, I want to say, “Good for you, God!”

But that sarcasm quickly wanes when I realize the object of God’s desires and purposes. It’s you. God wants you to be saved. God wants you to come to a knowledge of the truth. God wants to lead you to his heavenly home. God wants to comfort you. God’s desires are all about you. And God’s Word accomplishes everything God desires. God’s Word checks off every box for you. Now, instead of sarcastically, you can gratefully and humbly say, “Good for you, God!” And good for God means good for you.

Lord, as I face the stress of deadlines and a full calendar, help me to cherish that you achieve every purpose of your word. Amen


In Christ Service,

Lynn Smith


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.

Here’s the sermon: https://youtu.be/KeTqY6Ef87g
Or you can watch it from our website: https://trinitymarinette.com/sermon-archive/loving-our-neighbor/

Come and worship with us! You can sign up here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/communion-worship-services/ or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer.

Here is this week’s bulletin:  2020-07-26-The-Eighth-Sunday-after-Pentecost.pd Check it out.

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.