In response to our salvation by God's grace through Jesus Christ, we will:
· Share the Word of God with all people
· Encourage and inspire spiritual growth
· Serve in the world with compassion
· Provide and support ministries across the human life span
BUILDING & GROUNDS TEAM
The Building and Grounds Ministry is responsible for maintaining Trinity’s physical facilities.
We are always looking for people with skills and interest in things like making the church comfortable and inviting. There are Fall and Spring Clean-Up days, painting projects, small repairs etc. which can always use your skills and talents. You are an important part of this ministry! Contact the church office for information.
As his body empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Ministry of Building and Grounds is to keep and plan for the building and grounds of Trinity Lutheran Church to be a pleasing place for learning, hearing His word, receiving the sacraments and serving the church and community with our God-given abilities.
Evangelism is a Greek word meaning good news. The word has the same root as angels, messengers who announce good news. To be about the task of evangelism is to announce the Good News of Jesus through word and deed.
We would like to encourage people to become stronger, vibrant witnesses to the love of God made known in Jesus Christ. Some of us may enjoy being Ambassadors - greeting and connecting folks on Sunday mornings. Others may enjoy baking cookies for the visitor welcome bags. Maybe you enjoy delivering the visitor bags - or leading a small group session. In one way or another, each of us is called to be a witness to Jesus Christ.
Come and be a part of church activities. Come and join others at the Evangelism Table. Your participation, ideas and input is needed and welcomed. So come - for there is always a seat for you at the table!
The mission of the Evangelism Ministry shall be to welcome, support and reach others in an effort to promote the Gospel and teachings of Christ, touching all those within our own spiritual family and persons in our surrounding community.
Stephen Ministry is a meaningful ministry making a true difference in the lives of hurting individuals and in the entire congregation.
Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian caring ministry in which clergy and laity work together to provide quality one-to-one care to meet the needs of people experiencing a wide range of life circumstances or crises.
Stephen Ministers are laypeople who have been trained through the Stephen Series in the theology of caring and in specific caring skills.
Want to learn more about Stephen Ministry?
Delve deeper here -
FAMILY & YOUTH TEAM
Family and Youth Ministry exists to provide monthly serving or fellowship events for children, youth and families. We strive to build bridges across generations through inclusive programming.
The Fellowship Team brings people together to see old friends and make new friends. We host special gatherings, potlucks and parties throughout the year. We're also the "foodies" of the church; planning for fellowship hour on Sundays, caring for the kitchen after Sunday morning coffee hours, planning Lenten soup & sandwich meals, and providing funeral lunches/dinners for members.
The mission of the Fellowship Ministry is to plan and provide opportunities for members to come together outside of formal worship, thus enhancing the feeling of oneness with TLC.
Where are you in your journey and growth with Christ? Take advantage of our growth and learning opportunities to explore yourself! Check the monthly newsletter for our next group.
Sunday School: Grades 7-12
Sundays, 10:00 a.m., September-May.
We will be discussing topics that are in the news in relationship to our Lutheran faith. What does it mean and what can we do?
Sunday School: Age 3 through 6th grade
Sundays, 10:00 a.m., September-May.
We plant key biblical stories from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
Confirmation Class: Grades 7/8
The next step in youth's faith journey. The 2-year class digs deeper into Christianity, the Bible and Lutheran beliefs. In addition to twice a month classes, social events, retreats and summer events are incorporated.
LIVING DISCIPLES TEAM
There are many opportunities of service within and reaching outside of our church.
Grace’s Kitchen - Trinity cooks & serves
Kingston Nursing Home worship
Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Recycling Program (just to name a few).
Join us in mission and let us help you find your connection and gifts.
The mission of the Living Disciples Ministry is to support and oversee present mission projects of Trinity, to inspire new mission, and to connect people and their gifts with these mission opportunities.
Opportunities to serve in worship include-
The Altar Guild prepares the worship space.
Traditional Choir sings at 9:00 am worship.
Youth and adults are welcome
Greeters are at the front entrance to welcome all who join us.
Instrumental musicians perform during the worship service throughout the year.
Lectors are readers who read the Bible readings during worship.
Lay Assisting Ministers lead worship with the Pastor using the Lutheran Liturgy. The pastoral staff conducts training sessions as needed.
Ushers are scheduled at both services; All are encouraged and welcomed to volunteer.
The Praise Band is a musical team which participates at 10:45 am worship. Keyboardists, vocalists, guitarists, and other instrumentalists are welcome.
Mission Statement: To provide all persons with opportunities to worship and participate in a worship service, for the glory and honor of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Simply Giving- a web-based offertory opportunity, allowing donations to be made weekly or monthly through your checking/savings account. Account info is safe & secure. Start & stop payments any time by notifying the church office. Authorization forms are available in the lobby or ask via email and one can be sent electronically.
Endowment Fund- a perpetual memorial offertory opportunity. At any time you can contribute to either the Mission or Outreach Funds, which will perpetuate your gifts, large or small, because only the income generated by the Endowment Fund is used. Pick up a pamphlet in the lobby for full information. Ready to give? Contact the church office for further direction.
Memorial Fund- a memorial offertory opportunity. Gifts can be given in honor or remembrance of a loved one. Funds can be directed to specific gifts to the church or can be placed in the fund for future needs.
Christians become part of the church by God's grace as received in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. One becomes a member of a local congregation of the Christian Church to be empowered in living out their discipleship and commitment to Jesus Christ. Belonging to a local congregation provides an atmosphere of spiritual support and provides avenues for service to God and others. Church membership is not a requirement for salvation and does not advance one's position in a type of spiritual hierarchy. A person becomes a church member because they want to serve, worship, and commit to advancing God's kingdom in tandem with an organized body of believers.
All who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and are baptized, or are seeking baptism are welcome to become members of Trinity and participate in our ministry. New Member classes are held periodically to acquaint people with Lutheran Christianity and Trinity Lutheran Church. You can join Trinity by:
Transfer from ELCA congregation: Call or write to your previous church and request a transfer to Trinity, or Pastor can request one for you. Please contact Pastor.
Transfer from non ELCA Lutheran churches and other non Lutheran Churches: Same as above.
Adult Baptism: Speak with Pastor to arrange a meeting and time for instruction.
Affirmation of Faith: If you are previously baptized, but not currently a member of a church, speak with Pastor to arrange a meeting and time for instruction.
Associate Member: If you still want to keep your membership at your home church but live here in the area and attend regularly, we are glad to have you be a part of our ministry.
What Then? Integrate!-
When you are involved in our congregation, spiritual growth can happen and the congregation can function more effectively. A living faith is a strong faith and Trinity is here to help you advance in your discipleship.