And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship in the breaking of the bread and in the prayers. Acts 2:42

In the midst of everything going on in society and the world-at-large, it is crucial that we keep our eyes fixed upon Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith. It is important that we, the branches, remain connected to Christ, the Vine, through the means of grace in the Divine Service. Join us Sunday mornings to hear the life-giving Gospel and be nourished in the resurrected body and blood of Jesus at 9:00 AM. We have catechism instruction available for youth or adults (even retired age) by arrangement with the pastor.

Visit Trinity during fall color season!

As we have now passed Labor Day weekend, we have concluded services at Bethel Lutheran Chapel in Presque Isle until next summer.

Join us for Divine Service at Trinity, Boulder Junction at 9:00 AM

Stay tuned for possible beginning of Sunday Bible study as well.

Join us this summer

Our Post-Covid-19 world of cultural change has many of us in our society thinking of what is most important, about how God is involved in our lives, and what our ultimate human predicament is.   Come and hear God’s Word of law and gospel with us at Trinity.

Divine Service at Trinity, Boulder Junction

9:00 AM Sunday

Non-Communion Service at Bethel Lutheran Chapel, Presque Isle

11:00 AM Sunday – until Labor Day weekend.

Divine Service has resumed

Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder Junction has resumed Sunday Divine Services at 9:00 AM.   We also continue to offer household communion at church or home by appointment with the pastor for our communicant members.   At present Bible Study is still on hiatus.   We also hope to resume services at Bethel Lutheran Chapel in Presque Isle on June 28th at 11:00 AM.

Divine Service with Precautions to resume and household services to continue to serve varied needs.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

After the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision and a recent statement by the Vilas County Dept of Health, I am looking to restart the availability of Sunday Divine Service at Trinity starting, Sunday, May 17th at 9:00 AM. With that said, I recognize that many in our congregation have health considerations that would make extended home quarantine advisable. Please feel no pressure to return yet if that is your personal situation. I will continue to send out resources for home use for a while yet. Individuals and households will need to make their own responsible decisions regarding health and at the same time not all individuals have the same needs in that regard. We also realize that as the virus situation change the fear aspect of it will also linger.

I want to pastorally make Sunday Divine Service available with extra precautions for those who are able to come – sitting apart with distance as households in the sanctuary, hand sanitizer available, foregoing shaking hands for a time, offering basket in the center aisle rather than passing the basket, and communion by households separately at the rail, etc. We will also encourage washing of hands, use of hand sanitizer. We encourage those who are particularly vulnerable to continue to stay home. I recognize that this will be a gradual process and I thank you for your patience as we navigate this process together with the Lord’s help, protection, and guidance. We shall seek to love our brothers and sisters in Christ by recognizing health concerns, realizing not everyone has the same health situations, and also by making the Word and Sacraments available for faith for those who are able to attend Sunday morning. We prayerfully recognize the health considerations, fears, and philosophical differences many may have in approaching the situation.

I will continue to also offer scheduled household communion at homes or at church during the week for those whose health concerns requires such. We also want to gradually want to walk our way back to more normal church practices while talking precautions as the viral wave passes. We realize that adjusting back with the health considerations will not be a “light switch” instant change back.

Thank you for your prayers and for sending in offerings to give thanks to the Lord and support the ministry of the church.

In Christ,

Pastor Frahm

News & Notes for April 12, 2020

The Resurrection of Our Lord from the Dead

Scripture Readings: Exodus 14:10-15:2, 1 Corinthians 15:12-25 and John 20:1-18

Collect of the Day: Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymns: 633, 457, 525, 461 and 941

OUR CALLING TO PRAY FOR OTHERS AND GIVE THANKS

FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS OF BODY AND SOUL

Members: Maxine Dominkowski, Ralph Hewett, Mary Lenaas, Cliff Markuson, Dan Riegelman, John Sitkiewitz, Debbie Stough and Bill Wheeler.

Relatives and Friends of Trinity Members: Mike and Kay Douglas, Barb Johnson, Clara Mullen, Pat Primdahl, Peggy Sherman, Tamara Trouten, and Paula Ullrich.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all worship services and church programs at Trinity are cancelled until further notice. Please check Trinity’s website and Facebook Page for update. Contact Pastor Frahm if you want to be added to weekly email distributions of Pastor’s sermons and Trinity News & Notes during this interim period. Parishioners are asked to drop off or mail in their offerings in this interim period. The church’s mailing address is P.O. Box 24, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0024.

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Other Celebrations

Birthday Wishes & God’s Blessings to Dave Zastrow on April 12th.

Anniversary Wishes & God’s Blessings to all those who are celebrating wedded years and God brought them together as man and wife.

April is the month that the Community Food Pantry of Boulder Junction looks to Trinity Lutheran Church for donations. The April donation theme focuses on personal supplies including deodorant, hand cream, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, lip protectant, and mouthwash. The Community Food Pantry serves western Vilas County. Please place your donations in the collection basket in the narthex.

Contact Pastor Frahm at chemnitzian@gmail.com or 715-904-0642 if you would like home communion or if you would like to arrange to meet him at church.

Among the many worship resources available is the Lutheran Hour radio program (www.lhm.org) heard on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on WJMS-AM 590 and WJMS-FM 92.1, and Sundays at 10 a.m. on WRVM-FM at 103.9, 106.3 and 107.1.

Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 564 will hold its annual fundraising aluminum can collection on Saturday, May 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street.

Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, Illinois and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: Apparent Contradictions in the Bible on the Resurrection, The Easter Hymn O Sons and Daughters of the King, Bad Easter Sermons, Answering Arguments against Christ’s Bodily Resurrection and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app for Apple iOS or Android.

Lutherans for Life – Life-Thought: Jesus’ bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:9) reveals as much about us as it does about God. What great majesty and honor the Almighty Maker hides (Colossians 3:3) in human flesh! And if He places such worth in a body broken by crucifixion, if He works such purpose in the rotting confines of a tomb, how much more can – will He! – do so in surprise pregnancy and in terminal diagnosis!

In Case of Emergency or Hospitalization: Please notify Pastor Frahm at the above cell number or one of the elders: Ralph Hewett at 715-385-2616, Greg Sass at 715-385-0337, or Steven Lorbiecki at 715-686-7946. Pastor Frahm would appreciate being informed if you are going to have surgery. Please feel free to call also if you are in need of pastoral guidance, Private Confession and Absolution, or are dealing with struggles of faith. If you have items for Sunday prayer requests, fill out and hand in the gold prayer request card in the holder on the back of the pew or contact the church office.

Trinity’s Church Library in the Educational Wing is never closed. The books are numbered: 1-299 Religion/Self-Help, 300-399 Holidays, 800-899 Fiction Novels, and 900-999 Biographies. More books have recently been added to the collection! Take advantage of our resources in the church library during this time at home!

To pass along news and notes for the weekly bulletin, please email office administrator Eric Johnson at trinityboulderjct@icloud.com by a Tuesday, 5 p.m. deadline for the following Sunday’s bulletin.

The study of God’s Word is very important, but the problem for many people is time. Here’s an easy way to study God’s Word in 2020. Listen to Lutheran talk and Lutheran music 24/7 during your commute, your housework, your exercise routine or in your free time with the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app, available for download at https://subsplash.com/lutheranpublicradioissuesetc/app.

Another great online resource is Lutheran Ministries Media’s website at ww.worshipanew.org. Lutheran Ministries Media, Inc. produces a weekly, 30-minute Lutheran broadcast worship service called Worship Anew on DirecTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Each service includes music, scripture readings, prayers, and a pastor delivering a message that is designed to feel one-on-one to the viewer. Each program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

Spring 2020 copies of the LCMS Northern Wisconsin District’s Mission Tidings newsletter and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Lutheran Women’s Quartertly magazine are available in the Narthex.

 

 

A Prayer in a Time of Pestilence

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In the name of the Father and + of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

O God, You desire not the death of sinners, but rather that we turn from our wickedness and live. Graciously behold Your people, the church on earth, who plead to You and spare us.   Withdraw the scourge of Your wrath and be moved in mercy to turn away this pestilence from us and restore jobs, livelihood, civil liberties, and health as daily bread and protect us from evil and oppression; for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

PSALM 91

91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say[a] to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge[b]
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

GLORY BE TO THE FATHER AND TO THE SON AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT;

AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, IS NOW AND WILL BE FOREVER.  AMEN.

News & Notes – March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:1-11; and John 11:1-45

Collect of the Day: Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and The Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hymns: 449, 420, 907 and 760 – Lutheran Service Book.

If you wish for Pastor Frahm to stop by your home for Holy Communion or if you wish to stop by church for a personal or household Holy Communion service, please contact Pastor Frahm at 715-904-0642 (you can also text this number) or email:  chemnitzian@gmail.com.   This will be a somewhat abbreviated spoken Divine Service.

OUR CALLING TO PRAY FOR OTHERS AND GIVE THANKS

FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS OF BODY AND SOUL

Members: Maxine Dominkowski, Mary Lenaas, Cliff Markuson, John Sitkiewitz, Debbie Stough, Dan Riegelman.

Relatives and Friends of Trinity Members: Mike and Kay Douglas, Barb Johnson, Clara Mullen, Pat Primdahl, Peggy Sherman, Tamara Trouten, and Paula Ullrich.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all worship services and church programs at Trinity Lutheran Church are cancelled until further notice. Please check Trinity’s website and Facebook Page for updates as to when divine services will resume. Contact Pastor Frahm if you want to be added to weekly email distributions of Pastor’s sermons and Trinity News & Notes during this interim period. Parishioners are asked to drop off or mail in their offerings in this interim period. The church’s mailing address is P.O. Box 24, Boulder Junction, WI 54512-0024.

Lutherans for Life – Life-Thought: Life issues like surprise pregnancy and terminal diagnosis cast long shadows. Sometimes our mortal eyes behold despair and death in such circumstances. But our Lord Jesus loves nothing more than lost causes (Ezekiel 37:5-6). He walks hope into the darkest valley, and where our resolve ends, His resurrection begins. Trusting His presence and promise and power takes hold of a life not even crisis or cancer can touch (John 11:25).

To pass along news and notes for the weekly bulletin, please email office administrator Eric Johnson at trinityboulderjct@icloud.com by a Tuesday, 5 p.m. deadline for the following Sunday’s bulletin.

The study of God’s Word is very important, but the problem for many people is time. Here’s an easy way to study God’s Word in 2020. Listen to Lutheran talk and Lutheran music 24/7 during your commute, your housework, your exercise routine or in your free time with the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app, available for download at https://subsplash.com/lutheranpublicradioissuesetc/app.

Another great online resource is Lutheran Ministries Media’s website at worshipanew.org. Lutheran Ministries Media, Inc. produces a weekly, 30-minute Lutheran broadcast worship service called Worship Anew on DirecTV Channel 377 on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Each service includes music, scripture readings, prayers, and a pastor delivering a message that is designed to feel one-on-one to the viewer. Each program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.s

Easter Lily orders have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tony Evers’ 3/24-4/24 stay-at-home order, and the cancellation of worship services at Trinity until further notice.

Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Other Celebrations

Birthday Wishes & God’s Blessings to Julie Schuenemann on April 3rd.

 Anniversary Wishes & God’s Blessings to all those who are celebrating wedded years as God brought them together as man and wife.

April is the month that the Community Food Pantry of Boulder Junction looks to Trinity Lutheran Church for donations. The April donation theme focuses on personal supplies including deodorant, hand cream, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, lip protectant, and mouthwash. The Community Food Pantry serves western Vilas County. Please place your donations in the collection basket in the Narthex.

Among the many worship resources available is the Lutheran Hour radio program (www.lhm.org) heard on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on WJMS-AM 590 and WJMS-FM 92.1, and Sundays at 10 a.m. on WRVM-FM at 103.9, 106.3 and 107.1.   For those who especially are not internet savvy or would rather stay off the computer try the Lutheran Hour or WorshipAnew on DirecTV.

The Boulder Junction Community Center and the Boulder Junction Public Library, 5392 Park Street, will be closed to the public until further notice. In-person voting and voter registration will be available by appointment, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please call the town office at 715-385-2220 to request an appointment. Absentee ballots may also be requested online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee.  Absentee ballot applicatons will also be available at the Community Center right outside the front door in a gray mailbox at 5392 Park Street, Boulder Junction, WI 54512.  Applications may be left in the Community Center drop box or emailed to clerk@townofboulderjuction.org.  A copy or photo of a valid ID will need to accompany the application.

Coontail Market is rolling out a delivery service for those in need in our area, as the health of our small community is of the utmost importance. Coontail Market is expanding its services to include Curbside and Home Delivery for our elderly and those with health conditions as an aid for crucial, recommended distancing efforts. The Home Delivery service will be offered within a 15 mile radius of our Boulder Junction location at no cost to customers for a minimum order of $25. Coontail staff will leave all Home Delivery orders at the customer’s doorstep, eliminating close personal interaction. All orders must be paid for with a check at time of pick-up or via credit card over the phone. Note: Alcohol, lottery and cigarettes will not be available for this service. Coontail Market will do its best to fulfill orders, but in this time of high demand some items or brands may not be in stock at the time of your order. You can place your Curbside or Home Delivery via phone at 715-203-4702 or 866-375-2628 Ext. 312. You will receive a voicemail message, which prompts you to leave your name and number. A Coontail Market employee will follow up with you within the hour (between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to place your order and to provide you with your delivery time-frame. All calls received after 4 p.m. will be returned on the next business day. Please check Coontail Market social media pages for real time updates.

Also note Trig’s and Save More in Minocqua also offer delivery services for those who live closer in that direction.