January 25, 2019

Maundy Thursday

When: April 18, 2019 all-day

 

As part of our celebrations for the 150th anniversary, we will have a unity service on Sunday, February 24th at 11am. The service will pay special attention to the Te Deum Window and incorporate a liturgical setting from the past. This Window in the back of the church illustrates the hymn “Te Deum Laudamus” (“Three, O God, We Praise”). The Te Diem window was installed in 1943.   Stay after the service for the February Soup and Sandwich Sale! Click Here for Order Form
February 4, 2019

Pancake Supper, Mar 5

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 5. Join us for pancakes, sausage and eggs. Watch your weekly min-messenger for more information. Tickets will go on sale in mid-February –  Adults $6, Kids $5, Under 5 Free. Pancake Supper RSVP
“Celebrating our Past and Embracing our Future” The 150th Anniversary of Trinity will began with the Unity Service of Celebration on Sunday, October 14th 2018. We chose this date because it is close to our actual groundbreaking for the original church on Franklin Street which took place in October, 1868. There are some fantastic pictures, both past and present, osted pictures on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  A timeline is beginning to form in Fellowship Hall. Watch it grow through the year. We will also have wonderful scrapbooks of our early church days out for you to look through during the brunch. Please take time to look at these artifacts. We were blessed by the diligent research of Janet Dayhoff and Dottie Cochrane. Their tireless work, attention to detail, and the formation of the Heritage Room provide us with a wealth of information from our past. February As part of our celebrations for the 150th anniversary, we will have a unity service on Sunday, February 24th at 11am in the sanctuary, paying special attention to the “Te Deum” window (Te Deum from its incipit, Te deum laudamus “Thee, O God, we praise”) and incorporating a liturgical setting from the past. Stay after the service for […]
There are two different bible studies meeting every week to choose from. All are welcome! Monday evenings at 7pm in Memorial Hall, there will be a bible study focusing on the Gospel of John. Tuesday Mornings at 10am in Memorial Hall, a second bible study will be looking at the Book of Exodus. Monday Evening, 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! Tuesday Morning, The Book of Exodus The Tuesday morning Bible study will focus next on the book of Exodus, beginning 10 a.m. on August 21. In this “historical” book, God uses slavery in Egypt to gather a people and bring them out of bondage into a new life in […]
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 […]
September 9, 2017

What We Believe

Our beliefs are demonstrated through practices of joyful worship and faithful service in the daily life of congregation members. As Lutherans, we believe in the Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world. As a young man, Martin Luther came to realize that a merciful God justifies us by faith to make us free. Our sins are forgiven and we are made righteous through his boundless mercy and grace. He wrote that faith is God’s work in us, that it changes us and makes us to be born anew of God. It is a living, busy, active, mighty thing. Justification is an unmerited gift from God granted to all who exercise faith. Even faith itself is seen as a gift of God, created in the hearts of Christians by the work of the Holy Spirit through the Word and Baptism. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), of which Trinity is a […]
July 31, 2017

Council Minutes

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February 18, 2017

Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastor David Eisenhuth When he was bishop, Wolfgang Hertz-Lane once said in a public forum that the focus of a congregation could be measured by the number of Bible studies taking place there.  He believed that if a church was truly centered on Jesus, its members would clamor for studies which would made the Word of God come alive for them. Most churches are able to field one or two Bible studies.  Do you know how many Trinity has going?  Five!  I am leading a study on the Gospel of John on Monday evenings.  On Tuesday mornings a long-standing group of about twelve is now looking at the book of Exodus.  On Sunday mornings the Sabos lead a study on the readings for the day.  Deacon Peggy Hardinge is busy leading two studies.  On Wednesday in the afternoon she has assembled a group at Emerald Point where she and Hunt live.  This newly formed study will be using the story of Joseph of Hebrew Scripture fame to see how the Word guides us through life’s changes.  Later in the evening she and Jena Staley lead a thoughtful study on the Topic de jour with the residents of “W” House, a […]