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We Believe and Practice

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:
the Father, creator of all that exists.
Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and
the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.
The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Being “Lutheran”
Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:

• Grace Alone
• Faith Alone
• Scripture Alone

Who is Jesus?

For more than 2,000 years, people have asked this question. We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible, we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Through the study of the Bible, you can seek the answer to this age-old question: “Who is Jesus?”

What does “Synod” mean?

The word “Synod” in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod comes from Greek words that mean “walking together.” The term has rich meaning in our church body because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod.
Though diverse in their service, our congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.

Lutheran congregations are confessional. Our congregations believe the Lutheran Confessions are a correct interpretation and presentation of biblical doctrine.

Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were transcribed and shared broadly by church leaders during the 16th century.

Luther’s Small Catechism contains essential summaries of our beliefs, while the Augsburg Confession gives more detail about what Lutherans believe.

Worship Services

We welcome guests to join us at any of our Worship Services! Our Sunday Service times are: Divine Service with Holy Communion 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month.  Divine Service with Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.  Holy Communion will be observed at both services on 5th Sundays.

On special Sundays there will be a single service at 10:00 am. These special dates are Confirmation Sunday, Sundays where there is a Voters' Meeting, and Reformation Sunday. Notice of the dates will be posted on the home page of this website.

There is a Cry Room in the Sanctuary for infants to age 3.

Our Order of Worship is printed out in the bulletins to make it easy to follow along.

Holy Communion at Trinity
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the 8:30AM worship services on the first and third Sundays of the month and at the 11 AM worship service on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. For the months with five Sundays, we celebrate the Lord's Supper at all worship services.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a sacrament, a rite instituted by Jesus during which ordinary, visible elements connected to the word of God become extraordinary means of forgiveness, grace, and spiritual renewal (Mt. 26:26-28). During the Eucharist, or “giving of thanks”, we believe that the body and the blood of Jesus Christ are truly present “in, with, and under” the ordinary elements of bread and wine which are, then, not mere symbols of his presence. We further believe that our participation in this sacrament is an act of confession (1Cor. 11:26) and of Christian unity (1Cor. 10:17). We prepare to participate worthily in this meal by seriously examining ourselves and confessing our sins (1Cor. 11:28).

If you understand this meaning of the sacrament, examine yourself, confess your sins, truly desire forgiveness, and trust in God’s grace alone to live a life exhibiting the fruit of repentance (Gal. 5:22), then feel welcome to commune with us. Please speak to the Pastor before communing with us for the first time. We receive both elements of bread and wine. For the wine we offer a non-alcoholic alternative. Most people come forward to the altar rail to receive Communion; however, we will bring the elements to your pew if you have difficulty coming forward.

If you wish to come forward for a blessing, we ask that as you kneel at the altar rail that you keep your hands folded and head bowed to signal your intent.