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Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church!

Whether you are a life-long Christian or beginning to explore spirituality for the first time, you are welcome at Trinity Lutheran Church.

This faith community is centered in Word and Sacrament and committed to proclaiming God’s grace, mercy and peace to a world in need. We hope that you will join in as, together, we offer ourselves to God through prayer and service to our neighbor. As you browse this site, God give you strength, hope and joy in Christ Jesus for the living of these days.

 

Monday, March 30Monday in Holy Week

Tuesday, March 31Tuesday in Holy Week

Wednesday, April 1Wednesday in Holy Week

During Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week we gather each day to meditate on Jesus’ final days before his death on the cross. We eagerly await the celebration of the great Three Days later this week.

6 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

 

Triduum – The Great Three Days

Weekly in worship the church celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit gathers us to receive again the gifts of God that come to us through Christ, the saving Word.  On several key days at the center of the church year, however, worship takes a particular shape.  These central days have come to be known as the Three Days (Triduum), recalling Jesus’ own words to his disciples that he would be handed over to death, and that “after three days he will rise again” (Mark 10:34).  The Three Days encompass the time from Maundy Thursday evening through the evening of Easter Day.  In particular, the service of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter unfold in a single movement, as the church each year makes the passage with Christ through death into life.

 

Thursday, April 2 –  Maundy Thursday

Readings: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved. At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.

12 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nave)

7 p.m. – Holy Eucharist (Nave)

You may wish to wear easily removable footwear in order to participate in the ritual footwashing at 7 p.m.

 

Friday, April 3Good Friday

Readings: Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1—19:42. At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died. This day’s liturgy culminates in the Easter Vigil tomorrow evening.

12 p.m.– Adoration of the Crucified (Nave)

7 p.m.– Adoration of the Crucified (Nave)

 

Saturday, April 4 – The Resurrection of Our Lord– Easter Vigil

This is the night! This is our Passover with Christ from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life. This night is the heart of our celebration of the Three Days and the pinnacle of the church’s year. The resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, welcome new sisters and brothers at the font, and share the food and drink of the promised land. Raised with Christ, we go forth into the world, aflame with the good news of the resurrection.

7 p.m.– The Great Vigil of Easter Beginning outside on the Trinity Green

 

Sunday, April 5The Resurrection of Our Lord – Easter Day

Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8. What does it mean to be Christian? Christians are those who believe that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and that he continues to enliven his people with his Spirit. On every Sunday we remember Christ’s resurrection, but once a year we have a blowout celebration of this central mystery of the faith. Come to celebrate with us.

10 a.m. – Festival Eucharist (Nave)

NOTE Only one liturgy at 10 a.m. this day!

 

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