Advent and Christmas Events
12/12 – 9:30 a.m. Advent 3 Divine Service of Word and Sacrament
12/12 – 10:45 a.m. Christmas Serendipity Sale
12/17 – 5:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling at the Brewster Store/Blessing by Pastor Braun
12/19 –9:30 a.m. Advent 4 Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
12/24 – 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols
12/25 – 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day Festival Divine Service of Word and Sacrament
12/26 – 9:30 a.m. St. Stephen’s Day Divine Service of Word and Sacrament
The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.
Things change so quickly in our world today and the temptation is very great to try and keep up with what is new and trendy. As the Bible teaches, though, God’s Word “endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:25)
What does that Word say?
It first says that you are not perfect. God says that you are supposed to be as holy as He. But if you’re being honest, you must admit that you are not perfect. And that’s something that’s hard to hear especially when you learn what must happen to you if you are not perfect: eternal death forever in hell. Hard as this message is, though, we must hear it. Why? Because – as when being told you have a terrible disease – then something can be done about it in order to make you whole!
What can be done about this?
Nothing…by you. Rather the Good News is that everything has been done for you by Jesus Christ. He is God and He chose to become a Man, born of the Virgin Mary. He did this because He loves the world He created and He wants everyone to be given life with Him forever in heaven.
So, because He loved you, He came and lived a perfect life – absolutely perfect in every way – and gives that life to you by Baptism. He came and on the cross suffered the hell you deserved to pay what you owed because of your sin. He rose from the dead on the third day and now comes to you in His Word, comes to give you everything that He earned so that you don’t have to be afraid of death and hell anymore.
What about now?
This is the message and it doesn’t change. It’s an “old school” kind of message and Trinity Lutheran Church is an “old school” kind of place. We gather around the things Jesus has set up to give us His love. When we do this, we act in the way that the Christian Church always has, believing that God Himself is with us. We act with the reverence that fits being in the presence of the Creator of the universe!
Come, find out more and enjoy being where things aren’t tied to the day’s fashion, but are rather tied to your true needs…which never really change. Come, join us at Trinity Lutheran Church where you will be welcomed in the Name of Him who has saved you: Jesus Christ!