March 24th! Our next Anniversary Celebration!
Nearly every church says it. Most, if not all, mean it to some extent. It is, after all, a part of who Christians are called to be – people who welcome the strangers in their midst. You might even say that being welcoming is in our DNA. And of course, we here at Trinity welcome you – for welcoming really is in our DNA.
I have attended a lot of churches, Lutheran and otherwise. I have been a part of some, a visitor at others, a guest at still others. I have read countless newsletters from churches far and wide, and denominations all over the map. And I can say without reservation, the folks here at Trinity are as welcoming as it gets. It is not that mushy, in your face, smothering glad-handing type of welcome; after all, we are Lutherans, but it is a genuine belief that you belong here, that you matter, and that this place is here for you.
You only need to look at the building’s use to know that welcome is not just a word here. We are host to six AA groups, the Rose Society, the International Club, the children’s ministry, KCARSE, WELCA, and the list goes on and on.
WELCOME is in our DNA. Come and see. Come and join us. Come and worship our God.
Pastor Randy's sermons, full services and other current activities may be found on our Facebook Page and on our YouTube Channel
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized on October 16, 1924. Thirty Three members made up the fledgling congregation which worshiped in the local YWCA for four years. We were able to move into our first sanctuary (on Lee and Elizabeth Streets) in 1928.
This year Trinity celebrates 100 years of worship and service to the community! Please join us at 10:00 am each Sunday for worship and check our events page. See link below.
Trinity has long played an active role in its community - working with other local churches - Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Methodist - in joint ministries and activities on the "East End" of Charleston.
Trinity has also enjoyed working with other Lutherans in the state. Over the years, three of Trinity's seven pastors have served as presidents of the synod. And members of Trinity have often served on synod councils and committees. Trinity played a large role in founding Camp Luther in 1945. And every year, Trinity not only sends a lot of campers to camp; it also provides a large part of the camp staff.
Trinity enjoys serving God through music. We have had a handbell choir since 1976. In 1993 we installed a 27 rank Holtkamp pipe organ.
Trinity’s Table is a community outreach ministry of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation located in the East End of Charleston, West Virginia.
Volunteers from the congregation and from the community provide a nutritious and balanced lunch every Wednesday to the senior citizens who gather at Roosevelt Community Center, also on Charleston’s East End.
Meals include meat, vegetables, fruit and desserts each week. Spaghetti, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, sweet and sour chicken, Reuben casserole, chicken alfredo, tacos and burritos, and beef tips over noodles are just a few of the meals served in recent months.
Additionally, meals are served at the Second Avenue Community Center to students in the after-school program. The center, located on Charleston’s West Side, serves students from Mary C. Snow Elementary and others from the area. A healthy supper as well as extra take-home snacks are provided.
Volunteers from Trinity’s Table deliver boxes filled by Facing Hunger Food Bank, through the United States Department of Agriculture, to senior citizens throughout the Kanawha Valley. We deliver boxes to our friends at the Roosevelt Center, to the women at the YWCA Shanklin Center, and to other seniors through Faith In Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley.
Volunteers are needed to cook meals, make desserts, and groups are welcome to cook in bulk as needed.
To volunteer or for any other information, contact us.--
Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much
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