Holy Week & Easter at Trinity – 2022

Palm Sunday Divine Service

9:00 AM – Sunday, April 10th

Maundy Thursday Divine Service with Stripping of the Altar

6:00 PM – Thursday, April 14th

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

6:00 PM – Friday, April 15th

Easter Divine Service

9:00 AM – Sunday, April 17th

(Easter breakfast beforehand at 8:00 AM – fellowship hall)

Midweek Lenten Services – 2022


Dear brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus Christ, on this day the Church begins a holy season of prayerful and penitential reflection. Our attention is especially directed to the holy sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

From ancient times the season of Lent has been kept as a time of special devotion, self-denial, and humble repentance born of a faithful heart that dwells confidently on His Word and draws from it life and hope.

Let us pray that our dear Father in heaven, for the sake of His beloved Son and in the power of His Holy Spirit, might richly bless this Lententide for us so that we may come to Easter with glad hearts and keep the feast in sincerity and truth.

Let us pray.

O God, you desire not the death of sinners, but rather that they turn from their wickedness and live. We implore You to have compassion on the frailty of our mortal nature, for we acknowledge that we are dust and to dust we shall return. Mercifully pardon our sins that we may obtain the promises You have laid up for those who are repentant, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reign with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

March 2 at 5:30 PM

Ash Wednesday Divine Service – Holy Communion and voluntary imposition of ashes

(Potluck Supper at 5:00 PM)

Subsequent Wednesday Evenings in Lent

Vespers at 5:30 PM and light supper before at 5:00 PM

Fear not! Trust in the LORD, not in human control…

Jeremiah 17:5-8 – Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

We are also reminded of the sin of Achan in not trusting in the Lord to be faithful to His Word to bless and provide as the Israelites were to go into the promised land (see Joshua 7). And we are reminded of the disciples in the boat with Jesus (Luke 8):

22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

New Bible Study topic starting – Jan 23, 2022

Jan 23, 2022, we are starting a new topic: “Confessing Christ Before Others.” This is a study on what is commonly called “evangelism” or “witnessing” in our personal life. This is not simply a workshop on using a script or a program but it will provide a solid foundation for apply the law and the gospel to others in need as a baptized believer in Christ who also lives from the forgiveness of sins. This will speak of confessing Christ in one’s daily vocations in life in the world. Baptized believers in Christ are the Lord’s fishing net as they are sent forth from the altar each week, having been nourished in Christ’s body and blood, to go forth and confess His saving death until He comes again in glory. We are sent forth into our callings, homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, communities, to proclaim the deeds of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

New organ fund – substantial help needed

If you are able beyond your regular offerings (so as not to adversely affect the general operating fund at Trinity), please consider donating to our fund for a new organ. Our current organ is obsolete in terms of parts availability and is wearing out. Our long-time organist has recently retired from playing and we are seeking to purchase a new organ soon so that it can be installed and ready in time for the next summer resident/tourist season in Boulder Junction. We hope to obtain a good liturgically suitable organ with good traditional pipe organ instrumental sound (looking at Allen Organs, built in Pennsylvania) as well as a modern MIDI port so that it would be playable via MIDI files through “Substitute Organist Service,” a user-friendly virtual organist system that actually plays through the instrument itself (rather than just as an audio recording) via specialized software on an iPad. We believe this will best prepare use for future needs and will still give us a suitable organ for liturgical services when or if we are able to have one.

If you wish to donate to the organ fund simply send funds with checks written to “Trinity Lutheran Church” and indicate in the memo and/or in a note with the check that it is designated for the new organ fund. Please prayerfully consider what you might be able to contribute to this important project for the Divine Services at Trinity. Again, we urge that these donations be beyond the regular offerings and not a re-directing of regular offerings. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of help in this task to support the Divine Service of the Lord’s house at Trinity, Boulder Junction. We are in need of raising a significant amount (see the bulletin for current amount raised). In our heritage the support of the organ for the liturgy and hymns of the church is very characteristic of Lutheran liturgical practice and supports the rich Gospel treasures we have received throughout each century of the church.

Trinity Lutheran Church

PO Box 24

Boulder Junction, WI 54512
(note in memo: “organ fund”)