Celebrating Our Quasquicentennial
(1888 - 2013)
125 Years of Ministry in Christ's Name
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Whether you're a long-time member or a first-time guest, we're glad you stopped by! We hope you will browse our website to get some idea of who we are and what we seek to accomplish by the grace of God!
It is our hope at Trinity to bring people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ through dynamic worship of God, vigorous study of God's Word, loving relationships with one another, and committed support of God's Work in the world.
The Day of Pentecost
The Day of Pentecost (which falls on Sunday, May 19th), is the Church's festival of the Holy Spirit. It is the fifth Principal Festival of the Christian Church Year (after Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, and Ascension Thursday), the day when we remember the time when the Holy Spirit came powerfully to the gathered believers in Jerusalem. Pentecost is more than remembering a past event...it is also the day to celebrate the fruits of that event. What are the fruits? They are many: the gift of faith to people all over the world, the fulfillment of Christ's promise to be with us always, the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We will celebrate the Day of Pentecost at Trinity during our 10:30 AM worship service on Sunday, May 19th. We hope you will join us!
The Feast of the Holy Trinity
The doctrine of the Trinity is a cornerstone of our Christian faith. We confess that there is no God, save the One who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We affirm the Old Testament confession that the Lord our God is one God, but we maintain that He, though undivided, is three persons. We can speak of God the Father as creator of the world; we can speak of God the Son as the redeemer of that fallen creation; and we can speak of God the Holy SPirit as the sanctifier, as the one who makes all things holy. But we cannot maintain that God is divisible. One might say that God's triune identity places Him firmly in our history. He is historical because His works are known in time. In the beginning, He created the heavens and the earth; now He saves us from our sinful selves; and on the Last Day, He will raise us from the dead.
The Feast of the Holy Trinity is the only festival in the Christian Church Year that celebrates a doctrine, rather than an event. It is the sixth (and final) Principal Festival of the year. We hope you will join us for worship on Sunday, May 26th at 10:30 AM for our celebration of this divine mystery!
Not Just One, But Two Parades!
Trinity Lutheran Church will have a float in the New Brighton Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. Parade begins at 10:00 AM, so come early and get a good seat! The Memorial Day service will be held at Townsend Park at 11:30 AM.
As if that weren't enough, New Brighton will hold it's 175th Anniversary Parade later that week, on Saturday, June 1st (to be exact). Trinity's float will be entered in that parade as well. The Parade starts at 10:00 AM and will be followed by an all-day Street Celebration beginning at Noon. Come join in the festivities!
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1001 Tenth Avenue
P.O. Box 232
New Brighton, PA 15066-0232
Phone: (724) 846-0544
The Rev. William B. Henry, Jr.
Summer Worship Schedule
(Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
Sundays at 10:30 AM
The Liturgy of Word and Sacrament
Our CongregationTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation made up of believers who are called out of the world by God's grace. We recognize ourselves as God's children by hearing God's Word and receiving God's Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. Led by the Holy Spirit, we share the Good News of Christ and minister in love to the needs of all humanity.
Our Lutheran Tradition
The Lutheran Church is part of the one holy, catholic and apostolic Church. We confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ along with other Christians. Striving for the unity of all Christians and recognizing that there are many flocks but only one Shepherd, we are an ecumenical body.
We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has reconciled a sinful and rebellious humanity to Himself. Because of sin (the human failure to trust God alone) we can do nothing to reconcile ourselves to God; but by God's grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, we are set right with God. The Church is the assembly of all believers among whom God's Word is preached in its purity, and the Sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.
In the Sacrament of Baptism, the individual is saved from sin, death, and the devil, granted eternal life in Jesus Christ, and adopted into God's family, the Church. In the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Christ comes to his people in bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins and the renewal of their life.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, and are the authoritative source and norm of the Church's proclamation, faith and life. Through the Scriptures, God's Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain Christian faith and fellowship for service in the world.
Four walls do not make a church...God's people do! The members of Trinity are both young and old, married and single...people who come together in worship to hear God's Word and share God's Sacraments. We are people committed to caring for one another, responding to those in need through community outreach. Trinity is a welcome place, inviting you to visit us and consider being a part of our family.
If you are interested in membership in our family of faith, or need additional information regarding the ministry and/or programs at Trinity, please contact the Church Office at 724-846-0544. The Pastor or another member of the congregation will be happy to answer your questions or concerns.