Who is Trinity Lutheran Church ?
What is worship like?

On Sunday we offer traditional services.

In all, Lutheran congregations are seldom identical in the way they worship. Still, for most Lutherans, certain facts hold true:

1.      Lutheran worship is liturgical, following a common order of service adopted by the Church.

2.      Lutheran worship is biblical. It has roots in the life of the Old Testament people and of the New Testament Church. It uses the language of Scripture and celebrates the biblical message.

3.      Lutheran worship employs the historic heritage of Christian worship common to major branches of the Church, as it has developed over 20 centuries.

4.      In the spirit of the Reformation, Lutherans worship in the contemporary language of the people. Lay persons, as well as the clergy, participate actively in appropriate leadership roles.

5.      Lutheran worship employs the arts, musical and visual, as gifts from God to be used to God's glory and for the instruction of God's people.

A service will usually follow the format below:

- Entrance Rite
- Kyrie
- Hymn of Praise
- Prayer of the day
- First Lesson
- Second Lesson
- Gospel
- Sermon
- Hymn
- Creed
- The Prayers
- Offering
- The Great Thanksgiving
- Lord's Prayer
- The Communion
- The Post Communion
What is a Lutheran?

Trinity Lutheran Church is a traditional protestant church based of the ideas and principles of Martin Luther.

Luther was a German priest and professor of theology. In 1517, Luther wrote the Ninety Five Thesis and is widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Luther believed and taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority of the pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood.

Lutherans hold that the New Testament presents only one atoning sacrifice, the Body of Christ offered once for all on the cross by Christ himself, who is both the sinless offering and the sinless priest. The Eucharistic sacrifices of prayer, praise, and thanksgiving are offered by all believers as spiritual priests. The Body of Christ in the Holy Supper is not offered by the ministry to God as a means of sheltering the communicants from the divine wrath, but it is offered by God through the ministry as representatives of the congregation, to individuals, as an assurance of his gracious will to forgive them their sins.

According to Lutherans, the office of the ministry in Christianity is not part of the priestly system of the Old Testament. It is not a self-perpetuating group that can be passed on to successors through ordination. Instead, Lutherans hold that the divinely instituted ministry continues the work of Christ by exercising on behalf of the laity the means of grace, which Christ gave to all Christian believers.

Lutherans teach that the means of grace are the ways that God the Holy Spirit creates faith in the hearts of Christians, forgives their sins, gives them eternal salvation and causes them to grow spiritually. The efficacy of these means does not depend on the faith, strength, status, or good works of those who proclaim the Word of god or administer God's sacraments; rather, the efficacy of these means rests in God alone, who has promised to work through God's gift of these means to God's church.

Additional information

More information on what we believe can be found here. As always, if you have questions, you can contact us. We would appreciate the opportunity to share this with you.