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.