WELS: Today’s Devotion – Journey – August 16, 2021

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Dear Trinity Families,

Here is your WeLS Daily Devotion

The angel of the LORD . . . touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
1 Kings 19:7


His name is Elijah. In this moment, Elijah is depressed. He’s overwhelmed. He’s exhausted. He is discouraged beyond words.

Here’s the backstory. It’s about 800 years or so before the birth of Jesus. Elijah is a believer in the true God and a proclaimer of his Word. He works to share God’s Word among God’s Old Testament people. But these are dark times, toxic times. The worship of a fertility god called Baal is all the rage. And while many around Elijah may not come right out and renounce the true God, the practices of Baal worship have saturated the culture. As a result, to Elijah, it looks as though no one—no one—cares about the LORD anymore.

And so Elijah leaves. He leaves out of fear, disgust, and disappointment. Once he’s far into the desert, he sits down under a tree, prays a prayer of grief and defeat, and falls asleep.

And then this happens. As Elijah sleeps, the angel of the Lord gently touches him. Elijah wakes up to find food and water prepared for him. The angel says, “Arise and eat. The journey is too great for you.” Elijah does.

How’s your journey? At this moment in time, perhaps your journey is smooth. Perhaps it’s rough. Perhaps it’s exhausting and awful. Whatever it is, remember that the same Lord who tenderly refreshed Elijah is the same Savior who tenderly seeks to refresh you and me with his promise of his forgiveness and presence. The One who journeyed to the cross on our behalf to wash us clean is the same One who says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

The journey is too great for us. The Lord knows this. He gives us what we need. Thank God.

Lord, my journey is long. Move me to find refreshment in you. Amen.


God bless,





Let’s express our love for Jesus and for each other and Worship together!

Sunday at 9:00am & Monday at 6:00pm

Dear Trinity Family,

It’s great to be back from vacation. It turns out that Barb and I aren’t big fans of Miami, at least not in August!

We are huge fans of Jesus and we look forward to worshipping him with you today!

Here’s the link for worship online: https://www.youtube.com/user/PastorTesch

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God bless you,

Pastor Tesch

The Lunch Bunch

The next time “The Lunch Bunch” is getting together will be, 12:00pm this Thursday August 9th. Lunch will be at, “The Timberline Resort” in Crivitz WI. (W6296 Circle Dr.). If you would like to ride-share or are in need of a ride, we will be meeting at the church at 11:00 am.

Any questions, please contact Bunny Kotecki

Board of Education Vacancy

Men or women…do you have an interest in providing guidance and oversight for Trinity Lutheran School?  Due to the organizational structure changes enacted by the congregation in April, men and women are able to serve on the Board of Education. If interested, please contact Pastor Tesch or Board of Education Chairman Tim Baneck. Candidates will be appointed by Pastor Tesch and the Church Council. We currently have 1 vacancy and would prefer that a member of Trinity be appointed to serve in that capacity. If we do not have a member to fill the vacancy by September 1, we will then broaden our invitation to non-members.