Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
401 Fifth Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-822-3307 • Email: email@example.com
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
We welcome all who come to our worship services.
Communion is open to all believers!
Trinity is a “Reconciling in Christ” Congregation in the ELCA. — Welcoming all people without regard to race, family or economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or differing abilities.
Our recently painted RED DOORS provide a message of welcome to the community!!
**New church hours effective Jan 3, 2017 decided at Nov Council meeting: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 p.m.
Brendan Hall playing prelude
New Sunday School Program
Beginning January 8, 2017, new Sunday School options for all children will be offered. Each week at 9 am, two classes will be available:
DIG IN – ages K-5
(led by Lisa Johnson)
CREATION – ages over 12
(led by Alan Due)
Coming in August!
Plans are underway for a new congregational picture directory. Portraits will be made August 22 and 23. We need everyone to participate to make this directory complate.
There is no cost to you or to the church. Each group of individual who has their portrait taken will receive a free 8x10 and a free directory. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional pictures, but that is completely optional.
You can expect a phone call about scheduling an appointment to have your picture taken.
JULY AT A GLANCE
Monday, July 4: Office closed in honor of Independence Day
Saturday, July 9: Congregational breakfast at Cracker Barrel, 2151 54th Avenue N
Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Council meeting
From Pastor Paul — Showing Pride in God’s Love
“All God’s creatures got a place in the choir; some sing low and some sing higher, some sing out loud on a telephone wire, some just clap their hands, or paws, of anything they’ve got now…”
That was the song blasting from a speaker attached to the top of Whitney’s pick-up truck as it made its way down Bayshore Drive through a crowd of more than 30,000 people at this year’s Gay Pride Parade in St. Petersburg. Marching alongside the truck were nine members of “Team Trinity,” handing out close to 2,000 gifts that advertised the congregation’s worship.
This was our third year at the parade; it’s been a key part of our outreach as a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation of the ELCA—one that offers an intentional welcome to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children of God living in Pinellas County.
With the 2009 decision of the ELCA to offer same-sex marriages and welcome clergy in same-sex relationships, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the nation, and the growing acceptance and understanding of the LGBT community in society as a whole, people might wonder if a church still needs to emphasize its welcome to the marginalized.
To this day, Trinity’s presence in the parade, along with other churches and synagogues, is met with surprise and delight. The large number of gay teenagers who are homeless and of transgender people who are murdered or commit suicide proves that we still have a long way to go in proclaiming God’s unconditional love and welcome, not only to them but to the homeless, the poor, and the mentally and physically challenged.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES FOR OUR TRINITY FAMILY
Sunday 9:00 a.m Bible Study, Sunday School for all ages
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Distribute @ Food Pantry
Wed 8:15 a.m. Men’s Breakfast @ Rae Rae’s
Wed 9:30 a.m. Sew ‘n Sews
Sat 8:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Breakfast