Today’s Word from Pastor Jim…
“I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where is my help to come?” Psalm 121
I went out to start my little car earlier this week. It would not start because I had not driven it in several days. The two cars that I run around in are 18 and 19 years old, so there always seems to be something wrong. Driving old cars is nothing new for me, but I am used to it. Last year after spending more time with the Simmons Roadside Assistance team than with my wife, I decided to buy my very own compact battery jump-starter. Once I hooked the car up, off she went and I was off to the store. Only one problem; I left my mask in the other car. Driving the car back home for the mask was good for the battery.
Is it me, or is everything more difficult these days? There are no easy tasks; effort is required for even the simplest errand. A deposit at the bank, a quick trip to Payless, take-out food, or even a visit to the church office requires thought. I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of 2020. Whose idea was this anyway? If you get on an elevator you will not find a 13th floor. Might we celebrate Christmas on June 25th this year, and then advance quickly to New Year’s Eve where we can kiss 2020 goodbye?
Is it me, or is this getting old? We miss seeing you all on Sunday mornings, but if you drop by during the week please bring your mask, sign in so that we can trace you, and wait your turn in the bathroom. Only two socially-distanced people at a time can relieve themselves.
Now that I blew off a little steam, I can concentrate on worship for this weekend. This Sunday promises to be a very special service. We will be concluding our journey in Oz with some very challenging and practical lessons. The service will feature beautiful music, and we will celebrate Father’s Day together. Tune in on Sunday morning and, just for fun, we are declaring Sunday to be Tee-Shirt Sunday. No dress code; wear a Trinity tee-shirt, your pajamas, or nothing at all. House rules should be followed.
If my humor is hard to take or impossible to recognize, just remember, everything is more difficult these days.
One day closer—Come Lord Jesus!
We’re having another drive-through food drive on Tuesday, June 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Swing into the church parking lot, and TLC staff will grab your bagged groceries right from your car! All donations go to Good Cheer and Gifts From the Heart food banks.
To make a donation to Trinity, follow this link: https://trinitylutheranfreeland.org/give/