Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

401 Fifth Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-822-3307 • Email:

Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

We welcome all who come to our worship services.

Communion is open to all believers!

Palm Sunday — 09 Apr 2017



Performed by the church choir. Solo parts sung by:  
  Paul Gibson
  Mary Cassaday Jones
  Mary Wyant

  Jonathon McDonald  
  Javonta Jackson

View the text:  Cantata_Info

  Trinitabout-reconciling-in-christ.jpgy 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.

Our Mission at Trinity is very simple: Sharing Christ’s Love through Welcoming, Worshiping, Learning, and Serving. We take great joy and satisfaction in working within the community, and welcoming all who wish to worship with us.


Listen to Pastor Paul Gibson’s Sermons
Enjoy our member, Brendan Hall, performing the Prelude and Fugue in C Minor from Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” as he did at Trinity on the Third Sunday of Advent.
Come Join us this Sunday: Trinity Lutheran is located in the downtown area of Saint Petersburg, a block from the Coliseum and the Senior Center. Parking is available in three lots and on the street. VIEW MAPS

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)  


Palm Sunday, April 9, at 10 a.m.  Procession with palms and performance of Heinrich Schütz cantata, “Seven Words of Christ from the Cross”

Maundy Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m.  Eucharist and liturgy of hand-washing

Good Friday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m.  Ancient liturgy with passion narrative, solemn reproaches, and veneration of the cross

Holy Saturday, April 15, at 3 p.m.  Easter Vigil: scripture and psalms

Easter Sunday, April 16, at 10 a.m.  Festive service of holy Communion with music by J. S. Bach and Benjamin Britten


Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m.  FAST Rally at St Catherine of Siena, Clearwater
Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m.  Lent Soup and Study (fellowship hall)
Sunday, April 9:  Palm Sunday (see above)
Thursday, April 13:  Maundy Thursday (see above)
Friday, April 14:  Good Friday (see above)
Saturday, April 15:  Holy Saturday (see above)
Sunday, April 16: Easter Sunday (see above) plus Estonian service at 2 p.m.
Monday, April 17:  Church office closed; Council meets at 6 p.m.
Monday, April 24:  FAST Nehemiah Action at Tropicana Field
From Pastor Paul — Making Justice Real

It’s time to imagine what our county would look like if God’s desires for its citizens were being realized.

What would it look like if, between 2020 and 2029, Pinellas County invested fifty million dollars each year to provide safe and affordable housing to the 82,000 families that do not currently have it?

What would it look like if all of the children in our elementary schools were able to read as well as they should, no matter what neighborhood they lived in, or how much their parents earned in income, and regardless of their race or ethnicity?

What would it look like if, instead of being sent out to wander the streets of their neighborhood, children who misbehaved in school were sent to supervised programs where they learned behavioral skills and kept up-to-date on their schoolwork?

What would it look like if children and teenagers who committed non-violent first offenses had to suffer consequences for their choices, but were not branded for the rest of their lives with a criminal arrest record that kept them out of colleges, military service, or their chosen careers?

This is the vision for Pinellas County that will be presented to city and county officials by the member congregations of the justice ministry FAST at their Nehemiah Action at Tropicana Field on Monday, April 24, 2017.  This is what we believe God desires for the people of this county: a roof over their heads, an education that equips them for life, and an opportunity to learn and grow even after they make a mistake.

Carpools and shuttles will travel between Trinity and Tropicana Field; if you need to be picked up and brought back to your door, we will do that so that you do not miss out on this opportunity.

If, in the next seven days, you have not been contacted by one of Trinity’s Justice Ministry Network Members, please call the church office, so we can ensure that you are part of this great event.


Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m Bible Study, Sunday School for all ages

Sunday Morning 8:30 a.m Choir Rehearsal 

Wed 9:30 a.m. Sew ‘n Sews

Wed 8:15 a.m. Men’s Breakfast @Rae Rae’s

Thurs 6:00 p.m Bell Choir-check with director

Sat 8:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Breakfast

Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Distribute @ Food Pantry