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
Theyre not just for teenagers anymore
Trinity is offering Confirmation Classes for all ages. The first unit of instruction is on the Bible, what’s in it and what Lutherans belive about it. This unit will consist of nine sessions of instruction over the next three months; the first class will be on Thursday, April 26, beginning at 6:30 pm. Contact the church for more information.
From Pastor Paul
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
During the Easter season, we celebrate the “good work” that was started in us by the death and resurrection of Jesus, and we look for ways that this “good work” can continue and grow in us and in our world, as we share the good news of God’s love.
During the months ahead, there are a number of ways that we, as a congregation, will celebrate the good works begun in us and move them forward in new directions.
On many of the Sundays in April and May, our worship will feature new hymns written by Lutheran composer David Lohman. These hymns are well-suited to the ministry of Trinity because they emphasize God’s unconditional love and unrestricted welcome.
At our “Supper Studies” on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., we will bring to completion the good work that we started in exploring the words and the implications of the Lutheran Church’s social statement on the subject of “Women and Justice.”
Confirmation is a rite of passage for teenagers in Lutheran congregations and many churches have an established curriculum that spans as many as three years. But those churches also have a steady stream of young people entering and working their way through that curriculum.
Over the next twelve months, I will be preparing one member of our congregation to be confirmed in the spring of 2019. But, because it isn’t much fun to teach a class with one student, I have decided to open our confirmation classes to any member of the congregation of any age who wishes to participate.
If you never had the joy of confirmation in your younger years, if you’re new to the Christian faith or the Lutheran church, or if you just aren’t sure you could articulate “what Lutherans believe,” then confirmation classes are for you.
The classes will be taught in three separate units, each consisting of nine sessions. You can sign up to participate in one or more units. There is no obligation to attend all three units of instruction, nor is there an obligation to “be confirmed” at the end of them. But anyone who attends all three units and wishes to do so, can be confirmed in the Spring of 2019.
What does that mean? Well, honestly, not much. Confirmation isn’t one of the church’s sacraments, but we do keep track of how many of our members are baptized and how many are confirmed. Confirmation doesn’t give you any special benefits or rights; it is just a first step in adult faith.
If you were baptized as a baby, promises were made by others on your behalf to live among God’s faithful people; to know the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments; to become acquainted with the Bible, in general; and to be nurtured in faith and prayer. Confirmation is nothing more than the opportunity to claim personal responsibility for these things, so that you can continue in your baptismal promises to “learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.”
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 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
Sat 8:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Breakfast for the community