Talent Show and Ice Cream Social August 18th – There will be a talent show including members of all ages from our congregation on Saturday afternoon, August 18th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Talent possibilities include dance, art and photography displays, gymnastics, musical instruments, voice and more. One rehearsal for performers will be scheduled the week before the show. This will be a great time to enjoy and showcase the many talents of our congregation.  Plan to be a performer or a spectator or both. The talent show is sponsored by the Christian Education and Family Ministry team. Immediately following the talent show there will be an ice cream social sponsored by the Senior Ministry team. Registration forms for both are available in Fellowship Hall and the Narthex.
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
Don’t be shy! There is not one but two ongoing bible studies meeting every week to choose from. Please join in. All are welcome! Beginning August 20th, a bible study focusing on the Gospel of John will meet every Monday at 7pm in Memorial Hall. On Tuesday Mornings at 10am in Memorial Hall, a second bible study will be looking at the Book of Exodus beginning August 21st. The Gospel of John John is the last Gospel written and probably comes to us from the last decade of the first century. The writer is a theologian and who takes things that appear in the other three Gospels and bends them to his own devices. For example, the synoptic Gospels—Mark, Luke, and Matthew—place the setting of the Last Supper within the framework of the Passover Meal. John says it happened at dinner the night before Passover. Who is right? There’s an obvious contradiction. So much for Biblical inherency. Come find out why John does this! Tell Pastor David if you want to attend, so we can have a book for you. The Book of Exodus The Tuesday morning Bible study will focus next on the book of Exodus, beginning 10 a.m. on August […]
The Annual HARC HIKE, which was postponed in June, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, September 8th. Proceeds benefit HARC, whose initiatives include Micah’s Backpack, early childhood education and well-being programs, work to foster peace, and more; and will be used to purchase food for Micah’s Backpack, a program to feed hungry school children on the weekends. HARC Hike for hunger and hope is a non-competitive fundraising event open to all ages.  This fully supported hike on the beautiful and historic C&O Canal tow path features three distances of varying difficulties to include everyone from casual to serious hikers. You can look forward to snacks, water & Gatorade refills along the way.  All hikes (except the Catoctin Challenge hike) will be along the C&O Canal in Maryland and will meet and end at Shepherd Springs Retreat Center.  Following the hikes, participants will be directed to our “Celebration” where they can relax and enjoy good food, music and friendships.  Proceeds benefit HARC & Micah’s Backpack  Click here for more HARC HIKE info
A new Bible Study, “The Gospel of John”, will begin on Monday, August 20th, meeting in Memorial Hall at 7:00pm. Pastor David will lead the study, which focuses on a biblical perspective on the book of John. It will run for approximately 12 weeks.
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 […]
Dear Micah’s Backpack Volunteer, I know I sound Like a broken record but thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication to the Micah’s’ Backpack program.  Collectively, we packed and delivered approximately 2, 720 bags this year. That translates into over $30,000 of food.  It works because of you! We are still waiting the results of the survey from the schools.  I will share it with you when we begin in the fall.  Be assured that the need is great and we are making a difference. We even added a student at Eastern in June.  Even though there were only 2 weeks left in the school year, the child was added because they needed food. You may have seen 2 articles in the paper this past spring: Micah’s is serving over 1000 children per week.  Trinity was mentioned for bringing the program to Washington County.  Thanks be to God for moving the hearts of so many churches to embrace this ministry. Citi Corp is sponsoring 2000 bags this summer to be handed out through the MEAL MACHINE. Many of our children will continue to get a bag of food each Friday because of their effort. Thanks be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.