Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: I was at the grocery store today and the checker was someone I knew and she asked how I was. I replied, “I am well.” She was a bit frustrated with me and replied, “You are always well. Don’t you ever get sick or have any problems? Ever since I have known you, you are ‘well’! I assured her that I do get sick – not often – and I have problems, but that God is always good.

She replied that it’s not always easy to think that God is good and then she began to tell me about a 38 year-old woman she heard about who just died of cancer and this lady has 6 children! I smiled at her and told her that those children are in our church and school and that we had the memorial service for Kim this past Saturday.

I went on and told her how grandparents had come around this family. I told her how 11 children had come for the celebration of her mother-in-law’s memorial. I told her that God was sustaining Dale and his family by His grace and the love and prayers of many. I told her that though there was much grief and loss that Kim’s husband’s testimony was “It is well.”

She shook her head and said that she was glad God had directed me to her line and that she was comforted in knowing ‘those children” were being ministered to by our church.

I am saddened and sobered by the wickedness of this broken world. But I am encouraged by the faithfulness of God’s people and the goodness of God. Let it be said of us, “It is Well.”

Embracing Truth, Pastor

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Kim’s Memorial

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: Kim Stuska’s Memorial Service is Saturday, January 13th at 3:00 p.m. I encourage you to attend and also to pray for this service. Pray that God be glorified as we remember Kim’s ministry and influence among us. Pray also that the message of the faith and the cross is plain. A dinner in the church basement will follow the service and give family, friends, and the church a chance to fellowship.

This coming Lord’s Day we begin new adult Bible studies during the 8:45 a.m. Sunday School hour. Van and Nestor will be teaching the book of Daniel and I will be leading a class on evangelism we are calling The Exchange. If your family has not made a habit of coming to Sunday School, this is a good time to start.

Pastor Shaeffer is our preacher this coming Sunday evening. We had a great turn out for Officer Erik Foster this past Sunday. Let’s fill the house again for the preaching of God’s Word!

Pray for one another. Many are hurting. Some are confused. Some are walking away from God. Pray that God’s Word will be big in our mind. We are in a second and final sermon from Zephaniah this Sunday considering some advice the prophet gives for times of judgment.

Embracing Truth, Pastor

P.S. Don’t forget about the Baby Bottle Fundraiser. Bring the bottles back on January 28th!

Lord’s Day – January 7, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: We have a full and profitable Lord’s Day scheduled. During the adult/teen Sunday School hour, 8:45a, Maggie Wiesner the director of Charis Pregnancy Help Center will be telling us about this ministry in Fond du Lac. In addition to taking an offering for that ministry that hour, she will kick off a baby bottle fundraiser that will go through the month of January. Everyone will be encouraged to take a bottle, fill it with cash, and return it by Sunday, January 28th.

At the 10a worship service, we have Lord’s Table and I will be beginning the book of Zephaniah.

At 5:00p our spring choir semester begins. We will practice twice a month through May. Devin is going to be our director this semester. Come be part of this worship team!

At 6:30p Fond du Lac Police Office Erik Foster will be instructing our church as to how to respond in an active shooter situation. Children will not be allowed at this meeting, but a viewing of Veggie Tales “Noah” will be provided.

Come learn, worship, and grow with us this Lord’s Day.

Embracing Truth, Pastor

Men’s Prayer Breakfast, January 6, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: If you did not get opportunity to sign up for Men’s Prayer Breakfast for this Saturday, January 6 at 8a and you would like to attend, please let me know by Friday afternoon so I can prepare.

Embracing Truth, Pastor

Committal Service and Memorial Service for Kim Struska

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: We will have a graveside Committal Service for Kim Struska at Calvary Cemetery this Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. It will not be a memorial service. It will be short.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Memorial Service for Kim held at Trinity Baptist at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Following the Memorial Service, all are welcome to stay for a dinner that will be provided.

Dale and his family appreciate your prayers and love. Information as to how you can help with the dinner will be available this Sunday.

Embracing Truth, Pastor