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:

BOULDER JUNCTION HIGH SPEED BROADBAND EXPANSION PROJECT

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

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.