On Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. we will begin a new adventure at Trinity Lutheran Church. This will be in the form of a Traditional Evening Prayer service which makes use of chant, scripture, prayers, silence, and hymns to bring the presence of Christ into our midst as day gives way to evening. The only difference is that this setting of the vesper service uses the warm sound of American Jazz music. A highlight of the service is a brief teaching moment which expands on the theme of the day, blending the sacred and the secular. For this first presentation of jazz vespers we will be joined by the resident jazz quartet of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter in Baltimore where this program enjoyed an eight year run. These musicians are among the finest jazz musicians in the Baltimore area. Invite some friends to join you for this blended service to wind down your day. A wine and cheese reception will follow the service.
August 6, 2018

Jazz Vespers

When: September 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Sanctuary

 

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
We are planning our 150th year anniversary!! We ask that you take the time to complete this survey as best you can.  It only takes about 4 minutes!  We hope to incorporate this information into our celebrations.   If you prefer a hard copy, look for the survey in the July newsletter.  It can be mailed to the office or dropped in the offering plate.  Thank you! Click Here for Survey
November 29, 2016

Personnel

When: October 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Board Room

 

November 29, 2016

Worship/Music

When: August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Parlor

 

October 17, 2016

Praise Worship

When: October 30, 2016 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Where: Fellowship Hall, 15 Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown MD

Contemporary service of worship and praise

October 14, 2016

Praise Worship Band

The Praise Worship Musicians are a group of singers and an ensemble of various instrumentalists who lead the music weekly at the Praise Worship service in the Fellowship Hall. This team of dedicated people also work closely with the pastor in the planning process of this service. Praise Worship is our contemporary weekly liturgy held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Membership is open to people of all ages. Rehearsals are held primarily on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. or at the discretion of the director. Instruments used include piano, electric keyboard, acoustic and electric guitars, string bass, flute, saxophone, drums, and others. Music plays an important role in the life and worship of our parish. Trinity is proud of the diversity in the music programs. Many different styles of music have been embraced by the congregation, from the music of “masters” to the more contemporary styles of music of today’s Christian composers. Martin Luther, writing on the subject of music said, “I wish to see arts, principally music, in the service of Him who gave and created them. Singers are never sorrowful, but are merry and smile through their troubles in song. Music makes people kinder, gentler, more staid and […]
Mark your calendar now for the annual Rally Day picnic on Sunday, September 9. We will have a Unity service at 10 a.m., with the picnic following the service. We will be at Washington County Regional Park (near Black Rock Golf Course). Please bring a dish to share. We will play games and Bingo after lunch!
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 […]