TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
At Trinity Lutheran Church of Lake Norden, SD, we seek to help people of all ages. We try to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to also nurture their faith and commitment to serve the Lord in daily life.
[1 John 1:5]
“God is light; In him there is no darkness...”
Throughout the year we pray for members of Trinity. The following members are ones we remember in prayer this month.
October 2, 2022:
Jason, Brandy Emmett, Melanie, Claudia Aho; Jerey & Fancy Espland; Ann Cromer
October 9, 2022:
Brady, Ciara, Jaden, Maddi, Dawson, Preston, Denali Jager; Jarid Espland; Joan Arneson
October 16, 2022:
Christina Bahr; Kelly Donnelly; Charles Strande
October 23, 2022:
Chance Kretzschmar; Denny & Lori Patterson; Larry Barnett
October 30, 2022:
Arlo & Barb Carlson; Jessica Prouty; Jade Kretzschmar
1st Larry Aho
3rd Jonathan Kretzschmar
3rd Jessica Sowers
3rd Jade Kretzschmar
10th Preston Jager
10th Alianna Roberts
12th Alan Swanson
13th Crystal Nelson
14th Scott Bentley
15th Samantha Kretzschmar
17th Seth Swanson
24th Robert Bentley
27th Melissa Miller
Happy birthday to — and for — you!
Birthdays are unique because they celebrate who someone is, not what they’ve done. Henri Nouwen wrote, “It is more important to celebrate a birthday than a successful exam, a promotion or a victory. Because to celebrate a birthday means to say to someone, ‘Thank you for being you.’ ... On a birthday we do not say, ‘Thanks for what you did, or said, or accomplished.’ No, we say, ‘Thank you for being born and being among us.’”
To rejoice over someone purely for who they are is an echo of God’s joy over us. Some families celebrate “baptism birthdays” (anniversaries) by lighting candles, sharing scripture and prayer, perhaps looking at photos and recounting stories of that milestone event that marked the beginning of their faith life.
On a birthday, said Nouwen, “we lift someone up and let everyone say, ‘We love you.’” In baptism, God lifts us to his very heart and declares, “You are my precious child. I love you.”