WELCOME TO 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...”
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All are welcome to attend worship with us at Trinity. Join us at 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings to quench your thirst for God's word.
Throughout the year we pray for members of Trinity. The following members are ones we remember in prayer this month.
January 2, 2022:
Linnea Sando; Rodney Anderson; Shyla Kielty
January 9, 2022:
June Hakeman; Amy Parish; Bob & Theresa Hauschildt
January 16, 2022:
Deano Hartwig; Daniel Andrews; Chance Niemann
January 23, 2022:
Macy Muller; Barb Ruotsalainen; Deb Paso; Unice Jager
January 30, 2022:
Abby Antonen; Kasy, Broden & Jace Steffensen; Janet Andrews
1/2 Kelly Donnelly
1/2 Mike Jager
1/2 Darian Riter
1/3 Doug Hakeman
1/8 Jeanne Olney
1/8 Jenna Johnson
1/10 Danielle Schaefer
1/13 Lana Niemann
1/17 Jason Arneson
1/21 Morrell Spencer
1/21 Ethan Swanson
1/22 Abby Antonen
1/22 Ron Koistinen
1/26 Carmen Antonen
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.”