How do you keep your family safe? We live in a dangerous world. There is so much that can hurt people. We naturally want to help the people we love navigate the dangerous shoals of a sinful world. But we’re not the only voice that’s trying to get their attention. We are competing with voices of friends, voices on the news, on Facebook and other media. There are voices in our neighborhoods and in the entertainment we choose.
Not all of those voices are good or right. How can we choose the right voice?
Moses was worried about his people, too. He was afraid that when he was gone, his people would be like sheep without a shepherd. The Israelites had a habit of wandering away from God and getting themselves into trouble. Moses wanted them to be safe. So, he asked God to send them someone who could lead them when he was gone.
The only true safety available in this sinful world is to stay with our Good Shepherd. Every generation needs to pass the Gospel on to the next. We need Christian leaders to step up to make sure the Gospel is shared and that people can hear God’s voice.
After Moses, God chose Joshua. After Joshua, he called prophets and judges. After the judges, he called prophets and kings. Now, after hundreds of generations, God is calling us. He calls us to share the Gospel with the next generation and with our own.
People are hurting and people are lost. There are so many who are like sheep without a shepherd. Let’s lead them to a Good One.
Numbers 27:15–23 (EHV)
15Moses spoke to the Lord, 16“May the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community, 17who will go out before them and come in before them, who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the community of the Lord will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”
18The Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and place your hand on him. 19Have him stand in front of Eleazar the priest and the entire community. You will commission him in their sight. 20You will give some of your authority to him so that the entire Israelite community will listen to him. 21He will stand before Eleazar the priest, who will inquire for him before the Lord with the decision of the Urim. He and all the Israelites with him, the entire community, will go out at his command and come in at his command.”
22Moses did just as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand in front of Eleazar the priest and the entire community. 23He placed his hands on him and commissioned him, just as the Lord spoke through Moses.
God bless you,
Worship at Trinity
Come and worship with us! You can sign up here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/june-28-29-worship/ 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.
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/2020/06/2020-06-21-Announcements-The-Third-Sunday-after-Pentecost.pdf
Bible Class will start on Wednesday July 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement. Please bring along your harmonies of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles. If you don’t have one, there will be copies available. Everyone is welcome!
I bought cleaning supplies, so we can leave the room as pristine as we find it. We’ll space
two tables to give us suitable distancing. As with worship, masks are welcome, but not required. I will have some with me, tho, if someone wants one.
Church Softball: All are invited – men and women – catechism age and up! You don’t have to be good, it is just for fun! It is a chance to get together, have some friendly competition and be outside. We will play with whoever is there, and will split up into two teams. (There are two fields if we have enough players for 4 teams we can do so.) We will be playing Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grover/Peshtigo.
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