Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
401 Fifth Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-822-3307 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
“Whereas you have been forsaken and hated…I will make you an everlasting pride, a joy from generation to generation.” (Isaiah 60:15, NASB translation)
This verse, which is part of a message of consolation and hope to the people of ancient Israel, has been claimed in recent years by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Trinity isn’t only concerned with making the LGBTQ communities feel welcome in worship; we are committed to helping all marginalized persons and communities know that they are loved and claimed by God: the homeless and the poor, the mentally and physically challenged, immigrants and refugees.
Jesus makes it explicitly clear, in Matthew 25, that a day will come when Christians will be “judged” for how we have honored or dishonored such people: “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Many Christians find the current political environment of the United States to be distressing; some find it unbearable. A wide spectrum of religious leaders, liberal and conservative, progressive and fundamentalist, recently worked together to draft a document called “Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis.” In language similar to that of the Barmen Declaration, it affirms that:
“The church’s role is to change the world through the life and love of Jesus Christ. The government’s role is to serve the common good by protecting justice and peace, rewarding good behavior while restraining bad behavior. When that role is undermined by political leadership, faith leaders must stand up and speak out.”
I encourage all of you to read and discuss the “Reclaiming Jesus” document. I will not print it on the church’s website, but I will make it available to anyone who asks for it. Those of you who are tech-savvy can also find it at reclaimingjesus.org
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. Suppertime Study
Sat 8:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Breakfast for the community