Tuesday Bulletin
The Latest News & Information
June 23rd, 2020

We invite congregation members to provide submissions directly to the office at office@trinityfreistadt.com by Monday 3:00 pm.

A Message from Pastor Carl

I was lying awake the other night when I heard the door to the girls’ room open.  Again.  One of the kids had an upset stomach, and had been in and out of bed three or four times already.  Katie rolled over and pulled herself out of bed.  Again.  And when Katie climbed back into bed I mumbled the words that were in my mind.

“Zzzzz… should be Mother’s Day.”

I’m not sure the words made any sense to her, both of us groggy in the middle of the night.  But what I meant by it was this: “I don’t understand how you continue to give of yourself more, and more, and more, with no end in sight.  You deserve to be honored this weekend, not me.”

A couple weeks ago I wrote about fatherlessness and the privilege that it is to have a faithful father.  Unfortunately, that is not something that can be taken for granted.  But on this Father’s Day weekend, it was the moms I was thinking about, in part because so often they can be taken for granted.  My daughter did not have to wonder whether or not her mom would be there for her in the middle of the night.  I was blessed with the same kind of mother, one who could give seemingly without end.

The moms I have known best amaze me with their ability to love without requiring anything in return.  My God amazes me for the same reason.  I think about the story of the prodigal son, and the father who runs to welcome his scoundrel of a son back into the family.  God’s love continues even when spurned, even when taken for granted, even when His gifts are squandered.  What that story displays is really a mother’s love.  Or to put it more accurately, the love of a mother is really a display of God’s love.

Family is more than it seems at first glance.  A faithful father makes it easy to believe in a faithful God.  A mother’s selflessness makes a selfless God believable.  Both are an expression of God’s love, and an opportunity to experience God’s love.  Of course, in this world, these are just glimpses and foretastes, often overshadowed by our sin and brokenness which makes the message of the Gospel that much more important.  God loves the broken.  God uses the broken.  God was broken for us.  We are part of His family.

to the full in action, I want it. I want to become like Christ.

Our May congregational meeting was delayed, and has now been scheduled for June 28th at 11am, to take place outside, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor service will be cancelled, but the congregational meeting will still take place in the gym.

In preparation for the upcoming congregational meeting please review the following documents:


2020-21 TLC Proposed Budget

2020-21 TLC Budget Notes

Meeting Minutes from January

Meeting Minutes from the Special meeting regarding the HVAC

Organizational Chart

News Flash!

Although there will not be a Fourth of July celebration on the Historical Grounds this year, we ARE having the Perennial Plant Sale on Sunday, June 28th, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm! Stop by to get some awesome perennials from the Radtke Nursery.

God Bless America
Come to Worship and stay for a fellowship lunch of Schwai brats, chips, dessert and bottled water, immediately
following the 10am service.  Please RSVP to help with the food planning.   There will be a free will offering to offset costs of food. 

Dear Parents,

Trinity’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) will look and feel different this summer.  The program we had planned, Rocky Railway, will be put on hold until next year.  This summer, families will engage in a weekend VBSAnchored, at home and online.  At Anchored VBS, we’ll embark on an underwater adventure that reminds us that our God is faithful. While so many things have changed over the past months, our God has not.  He is our rock.  Praise God for His faithfulness!

Click here for our Anchored Weekend VBS information.

Registration is due by July 1st.

Join Rev. Joshua Rusert

Reformation in Germany

In the footsteps of Martin Luther 2020

Remembering the 500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms

October 5-13, 2021

More information can be found here.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:7-8

Please take a moment right now and pray for those listed below.

For Missionaries: David & Rachel Baker, Cindy Zirbel Wrucke (Czech Republic), Hannah Shull (Taiwan)

Our military, serving our country: Sarah Geidel (Reserves), Rebecca Guild (serving in San Diego), Akan Udoeyop (serving in Germany), Madison Kessel Lyon (serving in Germany), Nicholas Zanow (Charleston, South Carolina), Kurt Degner (WI National Guard), Mark Liedtke (Fort Lewis, Washington)

Healing & Protection:

Elaine Riemer, Cindy Mollwitz, Marilyn Seefeld (prayer for recovering from surgery)

Brian Forke (recovering from hip surgery)

Scott & Melinda Neuenfeldt (at the birth of their son, Felix)

Josh & Kayleen Hunholz (at the birth of their daughter, Mallory)

Family of Christine Lindau (Christine has gone home to her heavenly Father)

Family of Ouida Gutwald (Ouida has gone home to her heavenly Father)

Do you know of others for whom we should be praying? Let us know by sending an email to Trinity@trinityfreistadt.com.

You’re invited to join others in prayer every Sunday (10-10:30 am), Monday (8-8:30 am), and Wednesday (Noon-12:30 pm).

Summer Office Hours | Monday – Thursday | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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    • Following CDC recommendations, sanitize or wash hands upon entering and leaving the building.
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    • Guest chairs have been placed in the lobby area. You may be directed to wait in the lobby area until a staff member is available.
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    • To protect our office staff, please refrain from congregating in the main office.
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