In our hurried world of today, it is
important to have a place where we can withdraw from the regular
activities of the week
...a place for quiet meditation,
...a place to give
thanks for God's mercies,
...a place to re-evaluate your life of discipleship,
...a place to worship Almighty God.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sheraden is such a place!
Our Mission Statement
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church's
the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, education and example!
Sunday School: Sunday morning offers a
chance to attend Sunday School, starting at
10:00 a.m. We have a brief opening prayer and worship
service, followed by Sunday School classes. Our Sunday School
provides classes for all ages. Children 3 years of age through the
8th Grade receive instruction in the Bible and the Christian faith.
Our high school students have a special discussion and study group,
while the adults meet in the Fellowship Hall for the Bible study class.
Worship Service: The Worship Service begins at
11:15 a.m. Trinity uses the
Lutheran Book of Worship (green hymnal) for it's Worship Service
and hymns. To make the Service easier to follow, we've
created a Sunday Bulletin which includes the entire Worship
Service within its pages. The singing of hymns, the Scripture
readings, the prayers and the sermon - each has a place in
bringing you into contact with God. Worship opportunities
are also provided on special Holy days: Christmas Eve, Ash
Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc.
The Lutheran Church teaches us that, according to Scripture,
there are only two sacraments: Baptism and The Lord's
Supper (Holy Communion). They are sacraments because each
contain a specific command of Christ to do this, a promise
connected with their use and a visible substance or symbol.
The sacraments are special institutions of Christ for the
purpose of conveying the saving benefits of the Gospel to
In the Lutheran Church, most people are usually baptized
when they are infants, though we always welcome any believer
who would like to be baptized. In this sacrament, we
become God's children. Baptism marks the beginning of
the new life in Christ. The continuance of that life
depends on Christian teaching and training as we mature.
The Lutheran Church also encourages those who were not
baptized as children to arrange for their baptism as soon as
possible by contacting the Pastor.
The Lord's Supper (Holy
Participation in the Lord's Supper is the reception of the
body and the blood of Christ, given as bread and wine,
instituted by Christ himself for us to eat and drink.
We hold that a person is well-prepared and worthy to receive
this sacrament if he or she believes the words of Christ:
"This is my body...this is my blood...given and shed for
you, for the remission of sins." The sacrament
of the Lord's Supper is offered at every Sunday Worship
Service, as well as on special Holy days and festivals.
The Pastor, upon request, will bring the Lord's Supper to
those who, because of age or infirmity, are unable to either
walk to the altar or are unable to attend the Worship
Service in the Church.
Pastoral Ministry: Trinity
has FOUR (4)
Pastors who are
on call at all times. In times of sickness, death,
disappointment or joy...our Pastors are as close as your
telephone. They are ready to help you, if you give them a
A Pastor, by his/her training, is qualified to assist in the
solution of a variety of problems which we face during life.
A talk with the Pastor, and praying together concerning the
problem, may help you find a solution to your problem.
If the problem is of such a nature that the Pastor's help is
not enough, he/she may be able to refer you to someone who
can help find a solution.
A sympathetic visit by a Pastor can be a big encouragement
in time of illness. In case of illness or accident, a
call to the Pastor will bring him/her to the hospital as
soon as possible.
Comfort in Times of
Every home, at some time, experiences the sorrow that comes
with the passing of a loved one. The Pastor is "on
call" in your time of sorrow. He/she will come, as
soon as called, to the home where sorrow has come - to bring
the comfort of Scripture and prayer, and assist in
arrangements for funeral services.
Marriage has been considered sacred by the Church since the
days of Christ's early ministry, when He beatified it and
sanctified it by His presence at the wedding in Cana of
Galilee. The State of Pennsylvania grants the Marriage
License, but all couples are encouraged to exchange their
Marriage Vows before the altar of God and receive God's
blessing in their new venture as husband and wife. All
couples desiring a wedding in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Church must consult with the Pastor well in advance of the
wedding date, as well as arrange and participate in
pre-marriage counseling. No wedding will be performed
without prior counseling with the Pastor. For the list
of fees involved with a church wedding, go
and Service: Church fellowship is enjoyed by
the friendly exchanges before and after the Sunday Services and
at a number of special programs and fellowship suppers that are
scheduled throughout the year.
Brotherhood, a social group of the congregation's men,
meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for a
snack, followed by a meeting.
Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW):
Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW), a social group of
the congregation's women, meet on the third Thursday of each
month for study, special projects and programs.
Trinity is actively involved in our community. We
try to schedule an activity each month to bring the
community into our Church, so that they can have a chance to
meet us . Some of these events are: Lenten Fish Fry
dinners, Valentine's Day dinner, Mother-Daughter Banquet,
Halloween Fair, Spaghetti Dinner, Pancake Breakfast, Trash &
Treasure sale and Breakfast With Santa.
Community Support: Various
community groups meet
at our church.
There are many opportunities for service within the
congregation: Sunday School teaching, choir, acolytes,
Committee members, Church Council officers, ushers,
volunteer help in the church office, etc. All members
of the congregation are encouraged to offer their services
to the Church and community in those areas where they are
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