Recommended Devotional Resources for Home – Electronic

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For those of you who have such devices as an iPhone, iPad, or and Android Based smart phone or Android based tablet you can purchase a very helpful and easy to use devotional resource for home that provides readings and other resources within a short prayer order that is closely connected with our hymnal, Lutheran Service Book (order one here for home use).   And it helps you keep tied in to the church year calendar.   I commend this helpful resource to you.   We also use it at home.   It is from the LCMS Publisher, Concordia Publishing House.   It is called PrayNow.  You can also use the “app store” app on your device.

Link to Android Version (CLICK HERE – Google Play)

Link to Android Version (CLICK HERE – Amazon)

Link to iOS/Apple Version for iPhone or iPad (CLICK HERE).

Link to Concordia Publishing House page about this app for daily prayer.

IF YOU PREFER A SIMILAR PRINT RESOURCE THAT IS ROBUST do check out the print book that this app is based upon.   It is also available from Concordia Publishing House.   It is called the Treasury of Daily Prayer (CLICK HERE).   It contains Scripture readings built into orders of service, catechism excerpts, sermon excerpts, many prayers, and is rooted also the church year calendar.   I commend it highly. If you would like the option of sung music for the liturgies in Treasury of Daily Prayer I commend the CD or digital version of Evening and Morning: The Music of Lutheran Daily Prayer (CLICK HERE). You can also buy a version of this on the iTunes/Apple Music store for your device in digital format.

Also, Pastor Frahm will also be emailing out a weekly sermon/devotional for those who give him their email addresses.   Just email him at chemnitzian@gmail.com if you want to be on that list.   He will also attach weekly News & Notes.   Pray that the Lord will bless, protect, and lead us to restored Divine Services together soon.   The Lord bless and keep you!

Other helpful apps:

ESV (English Standard Version) Bible app

LCMS Catechism app for Apple iOS

LCMS Catechism app for Android OS

Lutheran Public Radio app for Apple iOS – iPhone & iPad

Lutheran Public Radio app for Android OS devices

 

Trinity News & Notes – Fourth Week in Lent 2020 – COVID-19 Online Edition…

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 42:14-21, Ephesians 5:8-14 and John 9:1-41

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: 438, 565, 901 and 575 (from Lutheran Service Book)

PLEASE DO MAIL IN OR DROP OF YOUR USUAL OFFERINGS TO THE CHURCH DURING THE WEEK IF YOU ARE ABLE.   OUR NEEDS STILL REMAIN FOR YOUR THANKOFFERINGS.

PO BOX 24

BOULDER JUNCTION, WI  54512

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OUR CALLING TO PRAY FOR OTHERS AND GIVE THANKS

FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS OF BODY AND SOUL

Members: Mary Lenaas, Cliff Markuson, Karen Hayes, John Sitkiewitz, Otis Voeltz 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.  We pray for our our congregation, our pastor’s family, our nation, and the relief efforts of all sectors of society.   We also pray for economic protection and recovering during this serious downturn.

 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Divine Services and church programs at Trinity Lutheran Church are cancelled until further notice. Please check Trinity’s Facebook Page and this page for further updates. Parishioners are asked to please 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.

Easter lily order forms are available on the table in the Narthex. Please submit your order form and payment to office administrator Eric Johnson no later than April 1st.  We are hoping to be able to celebrate Holy Week services, if the Lord wills.

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.  During this time of the Coronavirus, please contact Pastor Frahm regarding Holy Communion if you wish for him to stop by or if you wish to arrange an appointment at church for an abbreviated Divine Service for your household.

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.

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.

Standard and large print copies of the April-June 2020 issue of the Portals of Prayer daily devotional are now available in the Narthex for pickup.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Pastor Frahm will be assembling an Outreach/Publicity Task Force for Trinity. Please let him know if you would like to be a part of that. 

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 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.

FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES PLEASE SEE THE POST BELOW THIS ON THE WEB PAGE WITH INFORMATION ON ONLINE AND DIRECTV SERVICES, LUTHERAN PROGRAMS, THE LUTHERAN HOUR, ETC.   PLEASE CHECK THIS WEB PAGE, THE CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE, OR CALL PASTOR FRAHM TO CHECK ON THE LATEST 715-904-0642.

http://www.issuesetc.org

http://www.lutheranpublicradio.org

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.

 

Pastoral Notice for Trinity Lutheran Church in These Challenging Times

PASTORAL NOTICE REGARDING PRESENT MINISTRY OF

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS)

OF BOULDER JUNCTION WI

March 18, 2020

Greetings in the Name of Christ our Good Shepherd and Lord!

We worship the Lord who conquered sin and death and fear.   He has routed the devil and all his legion.   In these late times of the world we are reminded that the devil’s time is short.   We live in a fallen world with perils to body and soul.   The Church is sent forth into this world with the holy Word and Sacraments of Christ to proclaim and deliver forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation.

As we function in this world we live under the two ways God exercises authority in this world – through the civil law and good order, and through the proclamation of the Gospel.   Under the civil order we have been asked to minimize exposure to the pandemic virus with certain restrictions.   While we may have questions about this, for the time being we will do our best by God’s grace to work with such standards from the state.

For the sake of being somewhat concise, I’ve tried to convey the important information below in outline form.

FOR THE TIME BEING, THE FOLLOWING IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE MINISTRY OF TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, BOULDER JUNCTION:

  1. Please follow the best health guidelines available for your own health and for the protection of your neighbor. Please be aware of your own particular vulnerabilities of health.
  2. Please let Pastor Frahm and/or the elders know if you suspect you have the virus or if you are diagnosed or hospitalized. Please reach Pastor Frahm at 715-904-0642 or his email:  chemnitzian@gmail.com
  3. For the time being we will follow this procedure:
    1. Pastor Frahm will be available for devotions/Holy Communion visits at church or at your home upon request/arrangement. If you suspect you may have been exposed to the virus please let him know.
    2. Devotional materials have been set out on a table in the narthex at church. Let us know if you need something mailed to you (Portals of Prayer, etc.)
    3. The following resources are also available for non-sacramental services from home:
      1. Worship Anew program – www.worshipanew.org – Channel 377 DirectTV – this programmed is recorded on campus at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.
      2. Lutheran Public Radio – www.lutheranpublicradio.org – sacred music
  1. Issues Etc Lutheran Radio program www.issuesetc.org
  2. Chapel Services online from Concordia Theological Seminary www.ctsfw.edu
  3. The Lutheran Hour Radio program: (www.lhm.org)
    1. WRVM 103.9, 106.3 FM & 107.1 Phelps/Eagle River/Land O’ Lakes – Sunday at 10:00 AM
    2. WJMS – 590 AM & 92.1 Ironwood MI – Sunday at 8:30 AM
  • Higher Things for Lutheran youth. www.higherthings.org
  • Several of these resources also have audio streaming apps for iPhone and Android Phones. Look up “Lutheran Public Radio” or “KFUO” in the App store for either type of phone.
  1. Services at Trinty are cancelled until at least Palm Sunday to allow time to monitor developments. Presently I am hoping to resume services with extra precautions for Holy Week and Easter, but that is tentative at this point.   Again, please note that barring certain health conditions, Pastor Frahm can either come to your home or meet your family at church for an abbreviated Divine Service in either the sanctuary or the Bible Study room at Trinity.
  2. Please also remember the congregation as a whole in your prayers.
  3. NOTE: Please also consider dropping off or mailing your offering to church during this time of being away from our regular Divine Service gatherings.
  4. Our church library also has edifying resources for your faith.
  5. Take this opportunity to spend time in the Bible, the Catechism, and the hymnal for your household devotions. If you need additional resources, they can also be shipped to you from Concordia Publishing House (cph.org or 1-800-325-3040).
  6. Watch the Trinity web page, the Trinity Facebook page, or call, email, or text Pastor Frahm for updates. I can receive calls and texts at 715-904-0642.   Or email me at chemnitzian@gmail.com
  7. Please help pass along word about these things. I will also post materials in the narthex entry area at church as well as make materials available on the narthex table.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you always.   Amen.

Pastor Frahm

 

Resources for our times…

A good blog post on Christian comfort in our challenging times…

Coronavirus and Comfort (Gotttesdienst Blog)

No Poison Can Be in the Cup… (a study on the Chalice and health considerations)

A Christian Response to Coronavirus Fear (Issues Etc podcast interview)

In these times, please do let Pastor Frahm know if you need the Holy Supper at home, especially if it is not typical for you.   Also toward the congregation, please do consider mailing in to church your regular offerings for the support of the church.   But we will continue to hold Divine Service at the regular time.

WORSHIP AND DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES FOR THOSE WHO ARE HOMEBOUND OR IN QUARANTINE:

Worship Anew (Lutheran services online and on satellite tv – from Fort Wayne, IN)

Daily Chapel Services and archive from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

Lutheran Public Radio – sacred Christian music 24/7 streaming online

LCMS Resources for times of Pandemic

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

Vilas County, Wisconsin Public Health Dept.

Marshfield Clinic Coronavirus Page