April 18, 2018

Council Covenant

The Trinity Church Council Covenant In order for the Trinity Church Council to lead the congregation well in its mission and ministry, we make these promises:   Our Promise to God We promise to pray, alone and together, to thank God, Praise God, and to ask for God’s help in our lives and in our work for Trinity Lutheran Church,
and we seek to listen and discern God’s response.   Our Promise to Each Other on the Church Council We promise to respect, care and pray for each other.
We promise to regard our time in the Trinity Church Council
as an opportunity to make an important gift to our Church.
We promise to listen with an open, nonjudgmental mind to the words and ideas
of the others in our Church and on our Church Council.
We promise to discuss, debate, dialogue, agree and disagree openly in Church Council meetings, expressing ourselves as clearly and honestly as possible,
so that we are certain that the Council understands our point of view.
We promise to support the final decision of the Trinity Church Council,
whether it reflects our view or not.
We promise to worship together often in Jesus’ name, embracing a variety of styles, hymns and spiritual songs which give […]
January 15, 2018

RIC – Learn with Us!

The RIC journey began at Trinity in the Spring of 2017 when Pastor Torben Aarsand addressed the Church Council requesting that we explore the program. With Council’s approval, an exploratory group was formed. The RIC Exploratory Group recently met on Saturday, January 6th to discuss its role in the process and determine next steps.   How does Trinity see itself as a welcoming church community to those who may believe they are not welcome at church—specifically the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people? In the next month, RIC exploratory group members will individually study the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) program to address that question. After that, we will plan specific ways by which we can communicate what we have learned with the congregation and will envision what the program may look like for Trinity Lutheran Church. Our goal is to help the congregation make an informed decision whether to become a rostered RIC community.   Congregational members are welcome to check out www.reconcilingworks.org to become more aware about RIC. Learn with us! Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 10am in Memorial Hall. If you would like to participate in the study, please come and join us! RIC Exploratory Group members include: Pr. […]
October 14, 2016

Funerals

Funerals are celebrations of the resurrection. Trinity encourages that funeral services be held in the sanctuary, where members worship and where the rich resources of Christian hymnody and music are most accessible. The pastor and staff of Trinity Lutheran Church are committed to helping with funerals, either for a member or non-member of Trinity. To have the pastor conduct a funeral at Trinity, please call the church office at 301-733-2878. A funeral service should not be scheduled without clearing the pastor and the facility’s availability. Printed copies to our Guide to Christian Burial are also available at our church office. Scripture suggestions for funerals Old Testament Lessons  Job 19:23-27a “For I know that my Redeemer lives.” Isaiah 25:6-9 “Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears.” Isaiah 35:3-10 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened.” Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31 “Comfort, O comfort my people…In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD.” Isaiah 61:1-3 “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me…to bring good news.” Lamentations 3:22-33 “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “For everything there is a season.” Psalms Psalm 23 “The LORD is my shepherd” Psalm 27 “The LORD is my […]
October 14, 2016

Weddings

A Christian Wedding is a time to celebrate God’s love for us through Jesus Christ and to ask him to make your marriage a strong, loving, lifelong partnership. We want your marriage and life together to be a testimony to God’s faithfulness and for you to be able to display a model of respectful love. The character of all worship events taking place at Trinity must always reflect the identity of this congregation and our esteem for Jesus Christ’s authority and surpassing grace. Your understanding of and respect for these values and principles is appreciated. We at Trinity are honored to serve couples at this exciting time in their lives. We want to share in this joy while helping to guide you in creating a memorable event of worship and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ   Guidelines for celebrating your wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church The purpose of these guidelines is to free you from questions, to allow you to celebrate your special day without worry and to erase any indecision or frustration that might occur. Trinity Wedding Manual  
October 14, 2016

Traditional

Sundays, 11:00 am  This service of worship and praise is held in the Sanctuary. It offers full liturgy at “prime time,” comfortable, intimate, classic organ-led hymns, rich musical offerings, Bible-based & life-applicable messages.