Advent begins December 3rd
Some of the core beliefs that guide Trinity’s ministry and mission: God is love. Not the fuzzy, gushy kind of love we see in romantic comedies, but agape love. The kind of love that keeps on loving no matter what. The kind of love that knows no conditions or boundaries.The kind of love that goes on loving, in spite of our sin. The kind of love that would not allow God to keep a safe distance from God’s created ones. The kind of love that compelled God to take on flesh and become one of us in Christ. Because of this love, God does not desert us but claims us as his own over and over again. Resting and abiding in this love, and finding it in the community of God’s people, offers the power to transform and challenge a persons heart.
Lutherans are one of the oldest branches of the worldwide Christian church. Founded by Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic monk in Germany during the 16th century, the Lutheran church was one of the earliest Protestant churches. We begin our worship services by singing and speaking the liturgy and prayers, an ancient form or worship shared by Lutherans, Episcopalians and other branches of the worldwide church. At first, the liturgy may seem complicated, but soon the words and the music become familiar. The liturgy helps you experience your connection with God and with other worshipers--including those who lived long before our time and those who live today and worship using the same words in many different languages around the world.
The lessons are from both the Old and New Testaments. The sermon is always based on one or more of the lessons for a particular Sunday. During the course of each church year, the great story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is told through the lessons and sermons.
Music is an important part of our worship: choirs, hand bells, brass, strings, organs, and the whole congregation make a joyful noise in Lutheran churches.
We believe that we are saved by the grace of God alone and not by anything we do. We need only to believe that our sins are forgiven because Christ died to redeem us.
Trinity is part of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which is in full communion with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the United Church of Christ (UCC), the Moravian Church in America, and the Episcopal Church.
Some people at Trinity have friendships that extend back decades; some grew up in this church. Many others have joined Trinity in the past few years. All have found deep friendships, help during difficult times, and opportunities to participate in a caring community of faith. We enjoy each other's company and find many ways to have fun together.
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