Ministry during the Coronavirus Epidemic

The leadership of Trinity has been closely following the rapidly changing information regarding COVID-19. We do believe that regularly gathering for Word and Sacrament is our primary calling and do not wish to unduly neglect the gathering of the Saints. We know that we are ruled by Christ and not by fear. But our Lord also commands us to love our neighbor, particularly those most vulnerable. At this point the best way to do that is by following the social distancing practices recommended by medical experts and government authorities.

Therefore all in-person church services, classes, and activities are suspended until further notice.

Each week we are creating a modified order of service and a sermon recording. These are emailed to church attenders and will be available on the “Messages” page of the website as usual. Please read, pray, and sing through these services in place of gathered worship on Sunday mornings. Though we will not be gathering in person, we can be united in prayer. We can still hallow the Lord’s Day by devoting ourselves to His Word and intercession for the life of the world.

We are continuing to look for ways to foster fellowship and encouragement under the current limitations. Please pray for wisdom.

Lent

Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter Morning. It is modeled after the 40 day period Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted by Satan (Matt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12-13; Lk. 4:1-12), which in turn was the fulfillment of many other 40 day events in Scripture (the Flood, Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness, Moses’ time on Mt. Sinai, the repentance of Nineveh, etc). In this period of testing, Jesus showed himself to be the Faithful Son of God who would go on to suffer for our sins and defeat the Serpent once and for all.

As with the rest of the Christian Year, Lent is an attempt to see the life of Christ lived out in the lives of His people. As with the other seasons, the assigned Gospel readings for each Sunday set the tone. These include: Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, His call for costly discipleship, His cleansing of the Temple, and His predictions of his suffering and death.

Therefore, the season of Lent is a season of giving thanks for Our Suffering Servant. It is a season for lamenting and confessing our sin which necessitated his atoning sacrifice. During Lent we will be encouraging one another to follow Jesus through the disciplines of repentance, prayer, and works of mercy—living not by bread alone “but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4).

Christian Education for All Ages

Christian Education for All Ages

We have Discipleship Hour (Sunday School) for adults and children every Sunday beginning at 9:00 am. This is followed by a time for coffee, snacks, and fellowship at 10:00. The worship service begins at 10:30.

There are two breaks in the class schedule. There are usually no classes during the end of December/beginning of January and classes also break during the month of August until the Sunday after Labor Day. Please email or call if you have questions about this schedule.

The Lord’s Service

The Lord's Service

Every Sunday we come together to worship God. He takes us through a time of renewal: calling us into his presence, forgiving our sins, speaking to us from his Word, feeding us at his table (first Sunday of each month), and sending us out to share our hope in Christ with the world.

We have Sunday School for adults and children beginning at 9:00 am. This is followed by a time for coffee, snacks, and fellowship at 10:00. The worship service begins at 10:30. Please join us!