|If you’ve ever had any doubt whether or not God is in control, go back to Genesis One. Not only is God in control, he’s the only One who can be! Everything that exists was his idea. He designed it. He created it. He arranged it all to work together. We marvel at God’s imagination and his organization. God thought of everything! It was perfect!
And then he gave it to us for our perfect home.
It’s not perfect anymore. God’s perfect order has been distorted into disorder. Instead of love for people, there is anger and hatred. Instead of caring for God’s creation, there is waste and abuse. Instead of the world’s working perfectly together to make a perfect home, there are parts of creation that are dangerous. Microbes can be dangerous. Chemicals can be dangerous. People can be dangerous.
Sin ruins everything.
Let’s go back to our Heavenly Father. Let’s witness his power again in creation. Then, let’s drop to our knees in worship because he used that power to rescue us.
Let’s contemplate His Son, our Savior. He sacrificed everything to fix what sin broke. Then, let’s raise our voices in praise.
Let’s seek out the Holy Spirit. He works through Word and sacrament to call, enlighten, sanctify and keep us in the true faith. Then, let’s live according to it.
Let’s be amazed again at God’s creativity and generosity. Let’s remember the home that he created just for us. Let’s delight in his bringing us back into his family. Then, let’s live for him.
Let’s take care of his creation, love people as he loves us, and life according the faith he gave us.
Genesis 1:31 (EHV)
31God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning—the sixth day.
God bless you,
By God’s grace, we were able to gather in His House to worship His Holy Name! 110 people worshiped together in our Sunday services! We’re looking forward to worshiping again!
Next week, we’ll have a chance to commune together! You can sign up for worship and communion here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/communion-worship-service/ or you can respond to this email or call Pastor or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer.
It is wise to wait a bit if you are at risk or would just like to wait for the pandemic to fade. God willing, we will worship together when he ends this plague.
Here is this week’s bulletin: https://trinitymarinette.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-31-Announcements-Pentecost-Sunday.pdf
Don’t Forget – Our next Voters’ Meeting is scheduled for June 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. We’ll observe social distancing and we’ll be very sensitive to the length of the meeting. You will be able to pick up the agenda and the reports next Sunday in church or you can contact the office and we’ll send them to you!
If you would like to support the Lord’s work at Trinity, you may contribute at trinitymarinette.com/contribute or you can mail it to
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143