Thanksgiving

Let us bless the Lord.  Thanks be to God!

Thanksgiving Eve Vespers will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 22.

Deuteronomy 8:2ff

And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word[a] that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

11 “Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, 12 lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, 13 and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, 15 who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end. 17 Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ 18 You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. 20 Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Reformation 500th Anniversary

On Sunday October 29th, we mark our official celebration of the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation when Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.   1517 was just the beginning of the decades of the Lutheran Reformation.

There were other reformations as well:  the Calvinist reformation, the radical reformation, and the Counter-Reformation of the Roman Catholic Church.   There would be other splinters later – Arminians and Wesleyans, and other radical protestant groups.   But we celebrate the conservative Lutheran Reformation which sought only to reform what needed to be reformed in accordance with Holy Scripture.

Join us Sunday, October 29th at 9:00 AM for Divine Service

If you like, many will be wearing red to celebrate the occasion.  Red is the liturgical color for Reformation Day.    You are encouraged to take out your copy of Luther’s Small Catechism and review the treasures restored to the church there in summary form.

This Fall at Trinity, Boulder Junction

We are quickly entering the colorful season of fall in the north woods of Wisconsin.   We are now on our fall schedule at Trinity:

Sunday Divine Service – 9:00 AM

Coffee Social Time Following the Service

Bible Study at 10:30 AM

We also hope to post an update on our Weekday School and Catechism Class schedule soon as well.   We also recently dedicated our new church library and hope to expand it to further include more solid Lutheran resources at various levels.

We appreciate your prayers and financial support to keep the ministry and mission of Trinity going year round.    The Lord be with you!

Summer Schedule

“Faith comes by hearing and hearing through the Word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

Weekly Summer Schedule (until Labor Day)

Saturday:

6:30 PM Campfire Bible Study at Trinity – bring a camp chair, a Bible, and a snack if you wish.

In the side yard near the garage side of the parking lot.   (We’ll go inside if it rains.)   We will be studying the Gospel of John.

Sunday:

9:00 AM – Divine Service with Holy Communion at Trinity

11:00 AM – Divine Service at Bethel Lutheran Chapel in Presque Isle, WI (non-communion)

Wednesday:

6:30 PM – Midweek Divine Service with Holy Communion (sung liturgy; Chalice Only, no individual cups, we will have organist accompaniment)

Take advantage of this service is you have to work weekends or are up in the north woods on vacation during the week.   This will run through Labor Day weekend.

Guest Speaker at Trinity

SPECIAL REFORMATION 500TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AND MISSION SPEAKER

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beginning at 9:00 AM

(ending around 2:00 PM – lunch will be served)

Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS)

5434 Church Street

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

“The Lutheran Reformation’s Answer to Sin, Death, and the Devil”

A day-retreat with

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett

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Executive Director of The Luther Academy & guest professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.   We will also be hearing about the mission work of The Luther Academy in training pastors around the world.   www.lutheracademy.com

Celebrating 500 Years of

 the Lutheran Reformation

An offering will be gathered to offset Dr. Bennett’s expenses and to provide a generous donation to the support of the Luther Academy’s mission to train Lutheran pastors throughout the world where there are not full-time seminaries.

Please bring a generous offering from your household and church as we give thanks to God for His blessings in the Lutheran Reformation for 500 years.

Please RSVP if able.   Please come anyway if you decide last minute.

Contact:  Rev. John Frahm – 715-385-2267

Email:  chemnitzian@gmail.com
www.trinityboulderjunction.net

 

Rev. Dr. Robert H. Bennett is the executive director of Luther Academy. Before accepting the position to Luther Academy, Dr. Bennett served as the administrative pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Reese, Michigan (2009-2014) and senior pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Benzonia, Michigan (2001-2009). He enjoys teaching in the areas of the Lutheran Confessions and pastoral theology. Dr. Bennett also serves as an international mission specialist and Guest Professor of Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Lord has blessed him and Angela, his wife of 25 years, with four children: two sons (Robert & Joseph) and two daughters (Amy & Kate). His hobbies are collecting books and traveling. Dr. Bennett holds the degrees of B.A. from Concordia University, Ann Arbor (Human Resource Management); M.Div. (Exegetical Studies); S.T.M. (Exegetical Studies); and Ph.D. (Missiology) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne Indiana. His Ph.D. research focused on the growth of the Lutheran Church of Madagascar (F.L.M.). Dr. Bennett’s research has led to the publishing of his first book on the subject of Malagasy Lutheranism, I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare. Dr. Bennett is also the author of Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America and numerous journal articles and book reviews.   Both of the “Afraid” books are available from Concordia Publishing House.

Summer Schedule

Greetings in the name of Christ!   We welcome you to the web page for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. We are a congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod serving the north woods of Wisconsin. We are a biblical, traditional, creedal, and liturgical congregation. We cordially invite you to join us to hear God’s Word as the law is proclaimed which shows our sin and need for Christ, and the saving Gospel of salvation through Christ’s death and resurrection is declared boldly.

Weekly Summer Schedule (starting weekend of June 24-25, 2017)

Saturday:

6:30 PM Campfire Bible Study at Trinity – bring a camp chair, a Bible, and a snack if you wish.

In the side yard near the garage side of the parking lot.   (We’ll go inside if it rains.)   We will be studying a book of the Bible.

Sunday:

9:00 AM – Divine Service with Holy Communion at Trinity

11:00 AM – Divine Service at Bethel Lutheran Chapel in Presque Isle, WI

Wednesday:

6:30 PM – Midweek Divine Service with Holy Communion (sung liturgy; Chalice Only, no individual cups, we will have organist accompaniment)

Take advantage of this service is you have to work weekends or are up in the north woods on vacation during the week.   This will run through Labor Day weekend.

UPCOMING SPECIAL REFORMATION 500TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AND MISSION SPEAKER

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beginning at 9:00 AM

(ending around 2:00 PM – lunch will be served)

Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS)

5434 Church Street

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

“The Lutheran Reformation’s Answer to Sin, Death, and the Devil”

A day-retreat with

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett

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Executive Director of The Luther Academy & guest professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.   We will also be hearing about the mission work of The Luther Academy in training pastors around the world.   www.lutheracademy.com

Celebrating 500 Years of

 the Lutheran Reformation

An offering will be gathered to offset Dr. Bennett’s expenses and to provide a generous donation to the support of the Luther Academy’s mission to train Lutheran pastors throughout the world where there are not full-time seminaries.

Please bring a generous offering from your household and church as we give thanks to God for His blessings in the Lutheran Reformation for 500 years.

Please RSVP if able.   Please come anyway if you decide last minute.

Contact:  Rev. John Frahm – 715-385-2267

Email:  chemnitzian@gmail.com
www.trinityboulderjunction.net

 

Rev. Dr. Robert H. Bennett is the executive director of Luther Academy. Before accepting the position to Luther Academy, Dr. Bennett served as the administrative pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Reese, Michigan (2009-2014) and senior pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Benzonia, Michigan (2001-2009). He enjoys teaching in the areas of the Lutheran Confessions and pastoral theology. Dr. Bennett also serves as an international mission specialist and Guest Professor of Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Lord has blessed him and Angela, his wife of 25 years, with four children: two sons (Robert & Joseph) and two daughters (Amy & Kate). His hobbies are collecting books and traveling. Dr. Bennett holds the degrees of B.A. from Concordia University, Ann Arbor (Human Resource Management); M.Div. (Exegetical Studies); S.T.M. (Exegetical Studies); and Ph.D. (Missiology) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne Indiana. His Ph.D. research focused on the growth of the Lutheran Church of Madagascar (F.L.M.). Dr. Bennett’s research has led to the publishing of his first book on the subject of Malagasy Lutheranism, I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare. Dr. Bennett is also the author of Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America and numerous journal articles and book reviews.   Both of the “Afraid” books are available from Concordia Publishing House.

 

 

Ascension Day Divine Service

Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 pm as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord to the right hand of power to fill all things as God and man in preparation for His coming again in power and glory.    Will will have Divine Service with the Lord’s Supper.

Bring a snack to share after the service for a brief time of social fellowship after the Divine Service.

Happy New Year & thank you!

Blessed 2017 to members and friends of Trinity Lutheran Church, Boulder Jct!

Thank you to all our friends who remembered Trinity during Christmastide with extra gifts of support for the ministry and mission here.   Our little faithful church carries on by God’s grace in with and under the people who benefit from the Word and Sacrament ministry of Trinity and Bethel chapel.   We are anticipating a few other maintenance projects this year so we very much appreciate our extended family of supporters.

We dedicated and have begun to use Lutheran Service Book at Trinity now and it is going well.   For the time being we are planning to continue with The Lutheran Hymnal at Bethel Lutheran Chapel next summer.   Thank you to all who donated toward that purchase!   If anyone else still wants to donate toward the new hymnal, we could use a few more copies at Trinity.

We are looking forward to offering more Bible study opportunities in the summer and hope to have other news on celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017.

Christmastide Schedule

Christmas Eve Candle Light Vespers – 4:00 PM – Dec 24

Christmas Day Divine Service – 9:00 AM – Dec 25

New Year’s Eve Vespers – 7:00 PM – Dec 31

 

New Year’s Day we begin our transition to the current hymnal of the LCMS, Lutheran Service Book.   The Lutheran Hymnal served well and now the tradition is handed on in Lutheran Service Book.