Join Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 25 years of constructing, renovating, and preserving affordable housing in Washington County!  The Annual Dinner Auction provides funding support for all projects throughout the year. For more information or to buy tickets visit Habitat’s Facebook page.  Last day to buy tickets is August 10. Saturday, August 25, 5 – 9 pm Hagerstown Elks Lodge #378 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown
Five of our Youth will be traveled to Houston, TX last week to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Our youth will continue Fundraising over the next few months to help offset the costs associated with attending the Gathering.  Thank you so much to those of you who have already sponsored us and supported us on this important journey.  We are continuing to accept donations for our “sponsoring a mile” for $5.00/mile fundraiser as we travelled 1,390 miles from Hagerstown, MD to Houston, TX and then 1,390 miles back to Hagerstown, MD.  Please see Stephanie Angles or Maggie Stone if you wish to donate.
June 29, 2018

Reconciling in Christ

Trinity Lutheran Church is currently in the process of looking at Reconciling Works as a vehicle for becoming a more welcoming church. What follows is a record our journey as we explore this idea.   Reconciling Works and Trinity, Newsletter Article, July 2018 I‘m sure that many of you have questions about the reconciling works ministry and perhaps some skepticism as well. Questions such as what actually is this ministry, what are we’re trying to do, what would  this mean for Trinity and for each of us personally. Our team, which has about a dozen people on it, appreciates the need and wants to be as open, candid and transparent with you as possible. What we believe is that God teaches us to love our neighbor and that many of our neighbors have been neglected by the church universal. In a nutshell, we recognize that there a need in our community, we’re having a conversation about what can do about it and we want to know if this is something Trinity can or wants to be a part of. So far, we’ve had about a half-dozen meetings over the past year.  We were asked to delay doing anything until Pastor […]
June 15, 2018

About Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church was former in 1869, build on the first block of East Franklin Street, the current site of Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company 3. The cornerstone of the current location was set in 1909. Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.   The Organ A prominent feature of the Church is the organ, designed and built in 1996 specifically for this building, by the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio. It is a four-manual organ, meaning it has four manuals. or hand keyboards. This term distinguishes these keyboards from the keyboards played with the feet, called pedalboards. Organs usually have more than one manual; most larger organs two or three; elaborate organs may have four or more. The Schantz organ has 3,265 pipes, and 58 ranks. The term rank describes a set of organ pipes that together produce one octave of a specific timbre (timbre describes the difference between two tones, for example the difference between the same note played on a piano and on a guitar. The “Music at Trinity” concert series provides concerts for members of Trinity and the community at large. This series includes organ recitals, college and university […]
Join us at 9 a.m. at the Dutch Market at the Long Meadow Shopping Center.  Not an exclusive group, just a gaggle of Lutherans enjoying breakfast and fellowship time.  Started several years ago with a few men having coffee and now can number up to 20!  Come as you are able to join.  No assigned seats, no membership fee, just fun.
Congratulations to Trinity’s Graduates! We pray God’s blessings upon each of you as you begin the next chapter in your lives. Laura Reed graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May.  She received the degree of Doctor of Medicine with a specialization in neurosurgery.  She will begin her residency at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. Caroline Kreiger received her Master of Arts in teaching from Liberty University in May. Alex Paddack graduated in December 2017 from Bridgewater College with a Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences.  She has minors in philosophy and religion. She also has concentrations in Family Life Education and Child Development. She is currently working with the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Daved Paddack graduated December 21, 2017 from Towson University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology.  He plans to pursue a career in medical device sales. Patrick Anthony will be graduating on June 5, 2018, from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. He will be attending Shepherd University in the Fall, majoring in Music Education. Elias Josh Fowler will be graduating from North Hagerstown High School on the 8th of June. Kristina […]
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 […]
It’s Extreme Coupon this month and next and you can help!!  Many weeks our food bank needs to supplement with trips to the grocery store.  In order to stretch our dollar we are calling all coupon clippers! Where can you find coupons?  In the newspaper of course but you can also google “coupons” and a whole host of websites come up that you can print coupons.  If you enter zip codes for cities with a higher cost of living, often times you can get coupons greater than those that you would find in our “21742” zip code!  Some zip code suggestions?  Try 20815 (Chevy Chase, MD), 20854 (Potomac, MD and 20814 (Bethesda, MD) Items to clip?  Pasta and sauces, juices, canned veggies and fruits .  Please make sure you cut out the coupons.  We don’t have manpower to sift through full pages and cut out what is needed.  Place your coupons in the boxes in Fellowship Hall or the Narthex. Thank you so much for you help!!  We look forward to replenishing our food bank.
January 15, 2018

Prayer Blankets

The Christian Education Committee is accepting prayer blanket sponsorships. Blankets can be sponsored in several ways; a monetary donation, a gift card to JoAnn Fabrics or Wal-Mart, or 2 matching (usually one print and one solid) pieces of fleece fabric (48″ x 60″, or 60” x 72”). On all donations, please indicate it is for the prayer blankets and your name. Please see or email Stephanie Angles (sangles@tlchag.org) with any questions regarding the prayer blankets.   Since September 5th, 29 blankets have been donated to Washington County Public Schools’ homeless coordinator to distribute to students in need right here in our community. We will continue donating the prayer blankets throughout the winter season.
October 25, 2017

Web Links

Lutheran Sites Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland Synod Area Lutheran Churches Hagerstown St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Haven Lutheran Church Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Concordia Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)  Smithsburg Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Williamsport Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church    Miscellaneous Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp & Retreat Center Living Lutheran Magazine Christianity Today Magazine