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.
The Church Office is open Monday through 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.
Brendan Hall playing prelude
Five Hundred and One Years of Faith
Even though the church’s celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reforamtion are now over, we can never stop expressing the joy of our identity as children of God. We are called to be the light of the world 24/7; we gather together on Sunday mornings to re-fuel our lamps, so we can keep shining with joy and hope.
From Pastor Paul
“Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and give to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21)
When I preached on this text recently, I pointed out that Jesus wasn’t dividing the world into two categories; he wasn’t saying that some things belong to Caesar, while other things belong to God. Everything in creation belongs to God, because God created everything.
What I didn’t try to tackle in that sermon is that fact that everything in our wallet and everything in our bank account also belongs to God. It has just been loaned to us so that we can partner with God in the good stewardship of the world.
There’s a line in the musical “Hello, Dolly!” that says, “Money, you’ll excuse the expression, is like manure. It doesn’t do much good unless you spread it around.” If that’s true, a lot of us are staking our future happiness and security on how much manure we can collect and hold onto.
Jesus knew that money has way too much control over our minds and hearts. He talked about money more than any other subject. More than love, more than justice, more than the kingdom of God. In the gospel for Reformation Sunday, Jesus says, “If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.” Do you feel free from worries about money? Do you control your money, or does it control you?
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES FOR OUR TRINITY FAMILY
Sunday 9:00 a.m Bible Study
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Distribution at our Food Pantry
Wed 8:15 a.m. Men’s Breakfast @ Rae Rae’s
Wed 9:30 a.m. Sew ‘n Sews
Wed 6:00 p.m. Supper Study
Sat 8:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Breakfast