Hi Trinity Family,
Welcome to our Thanksgiving Edition of Wisecracks where we take a moment to give thanks to God to for who He is; our creator, redeemer, Lord and King, for what he has done for us in Christ; forgiving our sin and making us his sons and daughters, and for the countless gifts and blessings he freely give us in spite of the fact that we are sinful, stubborn, knuckleheads.
Today we also give thanks because the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation team recently visited Trinity. They evaluated our school, reviewed all of the work done prior to their visit, and they reported on their findings. The result – two thumbs up. They couldn’t say enough good things about the quality of our school ministry. So, kudos to our faculty, staff, parents and families who make Trinity a great place to receive a great Christian education.
And we give thanks today for all of our health care workers who have been fighting this disease, caring for the sick and putting themselves in harms way nonstop for 9 months. We also give thanks for our teachers, educators, and childcare providers who have worked and adapted to provide the best possible care and education for our kids. They, too, have risked their health and safety for the sake of others. I know there are many others that deserve our thanks and appreciation as well. This is just a reminder that God has put so many people in our lives that need our prayers, our support and our appreciation. Let’s use this time of year to find a way to say “thanks.”
We also give thanks today for the amazing generosity of our church family. Not only for supplying an abundance of food to provide 70 households with more than enough to have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast but for consistently and faithfully keeping our food pantry supplied. This is Trinity at its best.
Above all else, however, we give thanks to God for his goodness and faithfulness. More than any year I can think of, when life is hard and the challenges great, it is important to gather for Thanksgiving worship. We are offering both in-person worship, and worship over livestream on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m. I hope you and your family will pause to worship the giver and not just rejoice in the gifts.
Oh, and don’t forget; we’re offering Communion services this coming week on Tuesday so go to our website and reserve a place.
Earlier this week we emailed some information out to you, as well as posting it on our Trinity Facebook page, indicating how we are going to handle the next few weeks given the current surge in Covid cases. If you haven’t read through that info yet please, do so. Before I wrap things up I want to remind you to check out your weekly Announcer. There you’ll find information on the Bethlehem breakfast, MCREST, Blue Christmas, the search for our new principal, and much more.
As I wrap things up for this week here’s a little something to help you ponder and reflect upon the true meaning of Thanksgiving.