Trinity Lutheran Church
God's Love. Our Hearts. God's Work. Our Hands.
Fall Worship Schedule
8:15: We will be gathering for worship outside in the Courtyard at 8:15.
For this worship we ask that you bring your own lawn chair and that you bring a mask to be used while we are singing.
10:30: This worship, for the present time and until it is safe to gather inside in-person for worship, will be streamed on Trinity’s Facebook Group or our YouTube Page. trinity lutheransparta).
At both worships this Sunday we will be having a time for prayers for healing in addition to celebrating the Lord’s Supper. Whether we are gathered in person or online, we are the body of Christ, and Jesus is with us!
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"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We sing, we dance, we laugh,
we serve, we worship!
We are rooted in the love of God, made known through Jesus Christ, and believe that we are called to share the gospel through word and deed.
Trinity Lutheran Church has a nearly 140 year history in Sparta, WI, with worshipers less than 9 days old & more than 90 years old.
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Installation of our New Bishop of the
La Crosse Area Synod
The new Bishop of the La Crosse Area Synod, Felix Malpica, will be installed on Sunday at 4 pm. We thank God for Bishop Felix and for the start of his ministry with all of us in this synod!
Felix J. Malpica is a graduate of Luther College and Luther Seminary, receiving his M.Div. in 2013 and being ordained in 2014. He worked several summers at Sugar Creek Bible Camp as counselor and Day Camp leader, and also served as a director of youth ministries prior to and during seminary. His previous call was at Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville, Wis. where he served from 2017 - 2021. In addition to being their pastor, he oversaw the daycare center, a senior housing unit and their endowment foundation. He has a strong history in global music and as a worship and music leader.
You might have met Bishop Felix here at Trinity. It turns out that while he was a counselor at Sugar Creek, he actually led Vacation Bible School Day Camp right here at Trinity!
Bishop Felix’ s installation will be at 4 pm and is being live-streamed. In order to view the worship, you may use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEXYqnLB7eM
You may also access the worship from the Synod’s website: http://www.lacrosseareasynod.org/
Please keep Bishop Felix, our synod, and all of our sisters and brothers in Christ in your prayers!
Soli Deo Gloria (To God alone the Glory)
Trees planted by living streams
Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the word of the LORD, and on his word they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.
I have always liked the imagery of this first part of Psalm 1; especially the image of being like trees planted by streams of water. I can just picture what that looks like; beautiful trees lining a stream in a beautiful valley on a wondrous summer day! Friends, I hope that all of us have the chance to take part in this kind of beauty this summer!
The author of this psalm says that those who delight in the word of the Lord are just like trees planted by God, taking in the nourishment of water and soil and yielding fruit with leaves that do not wither. When I read this, I do so want to be just like this! And my prayer is that all of you do as well!
So, how do we delight in God’s word? The easy answer is that we read God’s word. But sometimes it’s hard to know how to begin. To help all of us; and most definitely including me; begin or continue to read God’s word, you will find a Bible reading plan included in this month’s Tidings. It begins on July 1 and will take us through the whole Bible in one year!
You can find the reading plan in the attached file:
Here are some resources that can be of help to us:
A great app for phones can be found at www.biblegateway.com.
To access an online bible reader; please visit: http://bible.oremus.org/
Once on the site, you may enter the bible chapters and verses you would like to read. You can also customize your search; for example, choose the translation you would like to read. (the suggested translation for our reading plan is the New Revised Standard Version)
Another wonderful resource for the study of scripture is www.enterthebible.org from Luther Seminary.
Summer is a great time to engage in God’s word! Happy reading and summer’s blessings to all of us!
Soli Deo Gloria! (To God alone the Glory!)
Pastor Mark Kvale
9:15 - 10:00 am
We are still looking for a 5th grade teacher to share weekends. Please prayerfully consider helping out with this opportunity at Trinity.
Also, it’s never too late to enroll your children in Sunday School. click the link: https://rb.gy/5bmfrv
If you have any questions, please email Missy Erickson at email@example.com.
Afghan Allies in Wisconsin
God’s love and peace be with all of you today and always. I thank God for each and every one of you today. And I thank God for all the people who have been reaching out to me wondering what we can do to help our Afghan allies who are at Ft. McCoy.
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