Alleluia! Christ is risen!
- We are in the process of re-opening for public worship! We will wait at least another week to commit to the date when we will return to services here, as we wait to see the impact of the sudden re-opening of our state.
- As soon as we re-open we will hold two worship services on Sunday morning, a sanctuary service at 8:30am that follows CDC recommendations regarding seating and masks, and an outdoor service at 10am where no masks will be required. See the website for more details.
- We understand that gathering in large groups, even with precautions in place, may not be or feel safe for many of our members. The Worship-in-the-Home resource (and service printout) will remain available throughout this time period.
- The 4th of July picnic and parade has been cancelled, as has in-person Vacation Bible School.
This video will walk you through what to expect when you come for Open Sanctuary. The volume came out a little loud, so you may want to turn down your speakers.
Sign up for Open Sanctuary here or by calling the church office.
Use these resources to remain healthy and growing during quarantine.
Liturgy and Devotions
CPH has provided liturgy and hymns for worship in the home, along with 60 days of daily devotions.
Concordia’s faculty has prepared a series of family devotions that include scripture, reflection, and prayer.
All of Trinity’s recent videos (mostly sermons) can be found on Youtube through the link above.
This folder contains print versions of past sermons from Pastor Lehenbauer. Expect this archive to grow, and please forgive any typos, as these are being posted without proper editing.
Almost all of the congregations in our area have video archives of sermons or whole services.
This is a growing series of videos produced by Trinity that address topics of particular relevance during a time of quarantine.
Sign up for an account with Lutheran Hour Ministries and enroll in any number of high quality, Biblical, online courses to be taken at your own pace.
These podcasts are available all the way back to 2010. The majority of these are interviews with the late Dr. John Saleska, a member of our congregation and a legendary Bible scholar and man of God.
LCFS has provided some helpful tips for dealing with the mental and emotional strains associated with the quarantine.
One of many excellent resources from LHM is this course on stress and worry in the life of a Christian.
Our top priority right now is returning to public worship at Trinity.
Other summer events at Trinity have been cancelled, including the 4th of July festivities as well as VBS.
Details concerning Trinity’s plans for in-person worship can be found here.
Join with your congregation in committing to spend as much time in prayer as you spend tracking the news. Use the prayers printed below as a starting point.
For the care of our souls:
Father in Heaven, You are the Lord of all things and the Ruler of this earth. In this time of fear in our nation, let this awareness of our mortality turn many hearts to you. Give us concern not only for the health of our bodies, but also the health of our souls. Be our confidence, that empowered by Your peace, we may bring peace into the fear that surrounds us.
For healing of the sick:
Lord Jesus, in Your ministry, You healed all those who came to You with frail and diseased bodies. Grant healing to all those who are turning to you in this time, that Your name be glorified, and Your power may be made known. Have mercy on us and bring an end to this disease among us.
For provision for those whose employment is jeopardized:
Father, You know our needs and promise to provide. Grant that all those whose ability to work has been disrupted would receive all that they need from Your hand and through the generosity of Your people. Give us eyes to recognize the needs around us and hearts that are quick to respond in they ways that You call and equip us to do.
For our medical personnel:
Lord Jesus, it is a privilege for our medical personnel to share in Your healing ministry through their work. Grant them strength, energy, good health, and encouragement, that they would be able to see Your hand at work as they care for those who are ill. Give them wisdom and compassion in their efforts, and grant that their patients would respond with kindness, gentleness, patience and understanding during these trying times.
For those who lack care:
Father, we praise You for the gift of modern medicine and easy access to healthcare. In those parts of the world where medical care is lacking, please grant Your protection and healing, and give Your people confidence, no matter where they live, to look to You as the gracious Father who has given us victory even over death itself.
For those who are experiencing isolation:
Lord Jesus, in Your death on the cross, You were alone and forsaken so that we would never be alone. Remind those who are experiencing isolation or who are stranded far from home and loved ones that You are present with them, and give us an eagerness to reach out to those who are lonely so that they may see even more clearly how loved they are.
For those in positions of leadership:
Father, You have appointed the rulers of this earth. Grant wisdom to those in positions of authority, that they may lead our nation to respond to crisis with courage and selflessness, placing the needs of others above our own. Turn their eyes to the true Ruler of this world, that they would lead us to humble ourselves before the only One with the power to give and sustain life.
For those who do not know their Savior:
Lord Jesus, You loved the people of this world and gave Your life to give us life that never ends. We are surrounded by people who do not know You as their Savior, and whose hope is built on their own efforts instead of Yours. Lead Your people to embrace every opportunity to share our faith and Your love, so that many more people find their life and salvation in You.