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



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 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 ( 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 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 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

Another great online resource is Lutheran Ministries Media’s website at 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


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.


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.”