Many of the ministry opportunities available to you at Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church have not been mentioned. Here is
where you will learn:
- Our youth
participate actively as Acolytes, our lay adults
actively participate as Scripture Readers/Lay
- Our Altar Guild is busy with
altar care for two weekly services
with full communion.
- We are greeted at the door
by warm welcoming handshakes by our
- The Eucharistic Ministry
meets quarterly. They assist in
calling on and bringing communion to members in the hospital and those
who are unable to attend church.
- We are active supporters of
Habitat for Humanity and have
recently completed our fourth home built in cooperation with other
Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches.
- A special ministry is in
place for the elderly in our area
- Are you being called to
share the Gospel with children? The
Children's Sermon is a fun, challenging, and rewarding
- Summer time is not complete
without Vacation Bible School... Area
churches join together to give the children memorable VBS
What are you called to do? A place is waiting for you in the
parish life of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charleston, WV.
Another word for
is “Eucharist”. Eucharist
means “to give
We have a team of Eucharist
Ministers at Trinity that take Holy Communion to our homebound and
who can’t get to worship services. On
typical visit the Eucharistic minister reads scripture, offers prayers,
brings the bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ, to the person.
year we looked at stewardship as "Living Water".
the source of our living water. this water restores us,
replenishes us, and refreshes us to do the will of God. We
at stewardship through the lens of a telescope not a microscope.
Stewardship is more than money. It involves love,
commitment and action. Through faith our whole life and being
stewardship. Stewardship is our daily walk with the one who
himself for us.
CHILDREN'S SERMON MINISTRY
of the duties of the church is
the instruction of the young and the "young at heart'. This
ministry is not just for the pastor. This ministry is carried
by many, most of whom are not professional educators. The all
share the love of God and children. They want to share the
and knowledge with the young in a way they and others (the young at
heart) can more easily understand the gospel of our lord.
Friendly Lutherans is a gathering of the senior members of Trinity as
well as other local congregations. Each member brings a dish
pass for a covered dish luncheon. The group meets at 11:30 on
3rd Wednesday of each month. The first half hour is an
opportunity to catch up with friends and family at the gathering.
We provide appetizers and beverages during this time of
socializing. If you are unable to attend due to
issues we have group members who will gladly bring you
home again. At 12:00 we have a prayer to begin our luncheon.
during lunch we take up voluntary offering to help offset
One of our occasional outreach ministries is providing overnight
lodging for youth groups on their way to or from summer mission
trips. Because Charleston is located within a day’s
of a large portion of the population of the Eastern United States, we
have the ideal location as a stopover for these groups. We
several places in the church where groups can put out their sleeping
bags and a well-equipped kitchen where they can prepare their breakfast
or snacks. We provide information and directions to local
food restaurants and carry out/delivery services. If they
on Saturday evening and their schedule permits, some also join us for
worship on Sunday morning.
Many groups also pick Charleston as it is only an hour from the
whitewater rafting and other outdoor adventure activities of the New
River Gorge National River. Many of them will use the
to ride the rapids either on the way to their mission site or on their
return home. Rosa McKinney meets the groups and co-ordinates
ministry. Contact the church office for more information and
check on available dates.