May 19, 2020 – Reminders

LynnDaily Devotion

My phone buzzed again. It just reminded me of another appointment. It’s always doing that. Good thing, too. It’s easy for me to get lost in what I’m doing and then I forget about what’s coming next.

God gave a reminder like that to the congregation in Colossae. He had Paul write it down to remind us, too. Good thing. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day—even when the day-to-day has changed so much. There are so many things that demand our attention that we can forget the important things: family, friends, taking care of ourselves—even God in heaven.

So, God gave us a very “Ascension Day” reminder. Look up. Seek the things that are above. Our life is more than our jobs, our to-do lists, and our recreation. It’s about family and faith. It’s about our journey together through this life to our home in heaven.

Our life is in Christ. That means it’s safe in God’s hands. That means it’s beyond disease or disaster, it’s more than our budget or our bills. Our life is hidden with Christ in God. Our life is more glorious than we can imagine.

It’s easy to forget that, so God wanted me to remind you again.

Colossians 3:1–4 (EHV)

1Therefore, because you were raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.


God bless you,

Pastor Tesch

We have exciting news from the council. Now that the restrictions have been lifted, we can come to worship again! We want to be wise and we don’t want to rush into things, so the council discussed this. Here’s the plan.

Our first Worship will be on May 31. Service times – 8am, 10am, and 1pm, and Monday at 6pm. With social distancing, we can have at least 60 people in the sanctuary at the same time if we include the balcony.

Respond to this email or call Pastor or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer. Pastor and Lynn will also be calling people to sign up. We will not have Communion yet. We will offer it in June. Thank you to everybody who has already signed up!

We’ll post information on the website, Facebook, twitter and Instagram, it will also be included it in our bulletin, and Pastor will announce it online after services.

To keep our worshipers safe, we will:

  • Remove hymnals from pews
  • Remove children’s bags
  • Remove pens
  • We’re not going to pass plates –  put offerings into boxes in entry on the way in or out
  • Pews, door handles, rails wiped down after each service
  • People sit in every other pew
  • Bulletins will be on a table for pick up
  • Worship folders
  • Announcement sheets
  • No connection cards
  • Hearing aids will be disinfected after each service
  • Recommend wearing a mask, although it won’t be required
  • If you’re not feeling well or have any flu symptoms, please wait until next week.
  • If you’re at risk, we recommend you wait until the pandemic trends down


If you know of someone who would like the service on DVD or the audio on CD, please let us know.


If you would like to support the Lord’s work at Trinity, you may contribute at or you can mail it to

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

1501 Thomas St.

Marinette, WI 54143