What We Believe

+ Denomination

Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of The Lutheran Church‚ÄĒMissouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS is a Trinitarian, scriptural, and confessional Lutheran denomination located in the United States. To learn more about the LCMS and the doctrine we follow, please see our LCMS Resources page, or visit the LCMS website.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend our services at Trinity Lutheran Church! LCMS members may commune after approval from the pastor. If you are not a confirmed and active LCMS member, please see our invitation below for approaching the rail for a blessing instead, or one may remain seated during the distribution if desired.

+ Worship at Trinity is Traditional and Liturgical

At Trinity, you will find a steady liturgy for an unsteady world - an ancient faith for today's people.  The heart of our life is devotion to the Word of God and frequent Communion.

The Church from the beginning has¬†worshiped¬†liturgically. The Lord Himself prescribed the liturgy of the tabernacle. In the book of Acts, the first Christians in Jerusalem are described as¬†‚Äúdedicated to the doctrine of the Apostles, the communion of the breaking of the bread, and the prayers‚Ä̬†(Acts 2:42). The early Christians combined the service of the Jewish synagogue (three Scripture readings, Psalms, sermon, and prayers) with the Lord‚Äôs Supper. This became the basis of the Divine Service, which has two parts, the service of the Word (three Scripture readings, Psalms, sermon, and prayers) and the service of the Sacrament (thanksgiving, Lord‚Äôs Prayer, and Holy Communion).¬†

The Lutheran Reformers were not modernizers seeking to create a new church. They wanted to continue in the greater tradition of the Church with the liturgy cleansed from all false teaching.  Lutherans rejoice in our continuity with the Church from the apostolic age and the faith the Church fathers passed down. 

At Trinity, we celebrate the Holy Communion every Sunday and on other festivals, according to the liturgical settings found in Lutheran Service Book. We also offer seasonal evening services in Advent and Lent to further devotion.

+ Being a Part of the Holy Communion

At Trinity we gladly celebrate the gift of our Lord’s Body and Blood in the Sacrament of the Altar. In this Sacrament we joyfully receive Christ’s Body and Blood, under bread and wine, for the forgiveness of our sins. As we celebrate the Sacrament we also give public confession to our unity in the Christian faith (1 Cor. 10).

Members in good standing of¬†congregations of The Lutheran Church‚ÄĒMissouri Synod (LCMS) are asked to¬†announce themselves to the pastor prior to the service before¬†communing.

All others are invited to speak with the pastor about preparing for communion fellowship with the LCMS Lutheran Church. Those not communing are invited to come forward for a blessing, kneeling with arms crossed over their chest in an X.

Please be assured that we do this not out of spiritual arrogance, but rather in a sincere desire to be faithful to our Lord’s command and the apostles’ teaching.