The Divine Service: Its History and Theology

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently using a Bible study on the history and theology of the historic liturgy written by Pastor Frahm. The pastors at Good Shepherd in Lincoln are leading the study discussion. If you were not taught much on the liturgy when you were growing up, take the time to learn more of the meaning of the historic liturgical orders and our heritage not only as Lutherans but as those in line with Christians of the ancient church.

If it does not work to play it on this web page, click through directly to YouTube and it should work there.

Local Public Service Announcement – time-sensitive

The town of Boulder Junction Economic Development board has been working for some time on expanding broadband internet access for our area. The deadline for upgrade is approaching. Broadband internet is used for business, telecommuting, tele-medicine for doctor appointments, entertainment, on-demand music and tv streaming, and uses greater bandwidth than merely a basic web page or email service. Go to this link below for more information before the upcoming deadline at the end of October, 2020:


New Bible study Sept 27

We will resume our Sunday morning Bible study sessions on Sept. 27th (about 10:30 AM after Divine Service) with a study on the topic of church and state, Christian citizenship, and religious freedom. Join us!

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