The course of a christian life is marked by many passages. From the beginning of your christian life in baptism, through marriage, and finally a reunion with Christ in the final hour, our staff and congregation are here for you.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
What makes a marriage uniquely Christian is the faith commitment each spouse has to Jesus. The mutual giving and receiving of unconditional love and unlimited forgiveness can only happen when those gifts have been received from Christ.
A church wedding is not merely a ceremony. By choosing to be married in a Christian church, you are inviting Christ to be present at your wedding and a part of your new life together. As Lutheran Christians we hold that marriage is a promise of faithfulness between a two people made with society’s sanction and grounded in the steadfast love of God in Christ. As God is faithful to us, so we can be faithful toward each other.
Planning your wedding can be a time to think about what your faith means to you and how you as a couple will practice and express your Christian faith. It can be a time to recommit yourselves to Jesus Christ and the Church and seek God’s grace in your new life together through regular worship, prayer, study of the Bible, and serving others.
To be married at Trinity, it is expected that at least one of you is an active member of the congregation or that you have an immediate family member who is an active participant in the faith community such as a parent or grandparent. An active member is someone who is currently worshiping regularly and participates in the community of faith at Trinity.
Our staff and wedding coordinators are available to help you plan a beautiful wedding that expresses your hopes and dreams. We are also here to see that everything is appropriate for a service of Christian worship and that Jesus Christ is honored in all that is said and done. There is a booklet available upon request to assist in your planning.
If you are not a member, new partner classes are offered periodically during the year to welcome and invite individuals and families into the mission of the congregation. Please contact the church office for more information regarding establishing a wedding date or more information that would assist you in your planning.
Baptisms are joyous occasions at Trinity Lutheran Church. They are the ritual through which persons of any age enter into the life of the Church of Jesus Christ, the community which bears witness to the promised Kingdom of God.
We welcome people of all ages to receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Because baptisms are the initiation rites by which persons enter into the life of the Church, all baptisms are a part of public worship. We do not conduct private baptisms at Trinity. Baptisms are a holy moment where all who are gathered hear the good news of Jesus Christ and promise to walk together with the newly baptized as they grow in Christ and become all that God created them to be.
Baptisms at Trinity are held the 3rd Sunday of each month. Only three Baptisms are held at each worship service. Baptism class is held either before or after worship service on the Sunday of the Baptism. Sponsors (Godparents) and Grandparents are encouraged to attend the class. After completing the form, please return it to the church office. Baptisms will be scheduled as they come in. The church office will confirm your date and service time. Please review the Baptism brochure to understand what it means to have your child Baptized.
Funerals at Trinity are occasions where we trust that death will not have the last word. At a person’s death, the church shares the grief of those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on earth. At the funeral we give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust this companion of ours into the hands of God. Trusting God’s promise in baptism that we are claimed by Christ forever, we rest in the sure hope of the resurrection. When the church gathers to mark the end of life, Christ crucified and risen is the witness of worship, the strength of mutual consolation, and the hope of healing.
The pastoral staff at Trinity walks with families during times of loss. Please contact the pastor for further conversation and planning.
“None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”
– Romans 14:7-8