Are you interested in joining Trinity or learning more about our Lutheran faith? Please contact Pastor Ristow: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Trinity, we encourage everyone to roll up thir sleeves and do the joyful work of serving the church and others in the community.
From joining the praise team, helping provide meals, stacking chairs, teaching Sunday school, to spending a day providing services to the needy in our community, we want you participate wherever you feel called. Click here to contact us about serving with Trinity.
Welcome to the Trinity nursery! We are here to care for your children in a clean, secure, and loving Christian environment. Our nursery is available on Sunday morning for children three years of age and younger. It is staffed by a loving, responsible, and professional adult nursery care team. Sign in your child and receive an electronic device that will summon you if your child needs you.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" (Matthew 19:14 NIV).
When you worship at Trinity, please let us know that you are here by signing our guest book in the main lobby and the Welcome to Trinity card in the Bulletin. Let us know if you are interested in joining! Wherever you are on your "journey" with God, we welcome the chance to care for you in the love of Christ whether you join or not.
Email Carol Kuehl email@example.com if you're interested in becoming a member.
Sometimes people wonder how they are expected to dress at a church they've never attended before. Since the Bible presents no dress code, aside from simple decency and Christian humility, Trinity doesn't make any rules either. Like most people, our members try to make their worship time at church a special time. This is often reflected in the way they dress. But dress is a personal matter of worship before God. One may dress casually and rejoice that we have a God who accepts us as we are. Another may dress to reflect the awe and reverence we have for our Savior King.
Attending church somewhere for the first time can be intimidating. Here are some common worries:
"I would just die if they made me stand up and say something."
We won't embarrass you in this or any other way. We want you to feel comfortable and at home with us. Please feel free to do as you feel comfortable. Church should be an enjoyable and uplifting experience. We promise to do all we can so you can learn about your Savior.
"I know my child is going to be too noisy."
We welcome your children to attend our services, but if you feel uncomfortable with their noise level we do offer a staffed nursery, along with space in the lobby.
"I know I will feel out of place."
I hope that this portion or our website will ease your mind, but if you have a question, please ask someone for help. Don't hesitate to say, "I am new. What is this about?"
"I am afraid I will say or do something wrong."
All of us have felt this way when in a new situation. But we hope you see the people of Trinity to be ordinary people just like yourself. We want to accept you as you are and help you become what Christ wants you to be. We do not want to throw cold water on that with a critical spirit.
"I just want to watch at first, because I know that they will try to involve me or sign me up."
It is unpleasant to be pressured or to be part of a "membership drive" as though we were heads of cattle, isn't it? We believe that church membership should be voluntary, and that the most important thing is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation. It takes time to cultivate this. People need time to evaluate and decide if they wish further involvement. We believe we should respect that need.
"I don't know that much about the Bible."
Church and Bible study are opportunities to grow in our knowledge of the Bible and faith in Jesus. You won't have to answer any questions you don't want to answer. And remember, sometimes the wisest words we say are, "I don't know."
We celebrate Holy Communion at both services on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
If you are a first time visitor please speak with the Pastor or an Elder before communing. Or, if this is not possible, read the "Self-examination" questions in the worship folder. If you will not be communing, you may stay seated and participate in the singing. Children are welcome to come forward with their parents to receive the Pastor's blessing. Older children who are not communing should fold their hands indicating that they are not receiving the Lord's Supper.
"When will they take the offering?" "How will it be collected?" "How much am I expected to give?" "Do they want visitors to contribute too?" These are typical worries about church offerings.
The Bible teaches that our offerings to God should reflect our belief that all we have is his gift to us. It teaches us that with our offerings we worship and honor God.
Like most Christians, our members bring offerings to God through their church. Since offerings are gifts of love for God, no one dictates what each person is to give. We pass an offering plate during the service so that our worship may include bringing gifts to God. If you are a visitor, you are our guest! We are here to serve you! Please don't feel obligated to give a money offering!
You may wish at first to learn more about our ministry before bringing your offerings to God through our church. Participate only as your heart leads you to give.