A church wedding is a service of worship celebrating the marriage of
a man and a woman. It is not merely a ceremony. By choosing to be married in a
Christian church, you are inviting Christ to be present at your wedding and a
part of your new life together. As Lutheran Christians we hold that marriage is
a promise of faithfulness between a woman and a man made with societyís sanction
and grounded in the steadfast love of God in Christ. As God is faithful to us,
so we can be faithful toward each other.
Planning your wedding can be a time to think about
what your faith means to you and how you as a couple will practice and express
your Christian faith. It can be a time to recommit yourselves to Jesus Christ
and the Church and seek Godís grace in your new life together through regular
worship, prayer, study of the Bible, and serving others.
To be married at Trinity, it is expected that at
least one of you is an active member of the congregation or that you have an
immediate family member who is an active participant in the faith community such
as a parent or grandparent. An active member is someone who is currently
worshiping regularly and participates in the community of faith at Trinity.
Our staff and wedding coordinators are available to
help you plan a beautiful wedding that expresses your hopes and dreams. We are
also here to see that everything is appropriate for a service of Christian
worship and that Jesus Christ is honored in all that is said and done. There is
a booklet available upon request to assist in your planning.
If you are not a member, new partner classes are
offered periodically during the year to welcome and invite individuals and
families into the mission of the congregation. Please contact the church office
for more information regarding establishing a wedding date or more information
that would assist you in your planning.
Baptisms are joyous occasions at Trinity Lutheran Church. They are
the ritual through which persons of any age enter into the life of the Church of
Jesus Christ, the community which bears witness to the promised Kingdom of God.
We welcome people of all ages to receive the
sacrament of Holy Baptism. Because baptisms are the initiation rites by which
persons enter into the life of the Church, all baptisms are a part of public
worship. We do not conduct private baptisms at Trinity. Baptisms are a holy
moment where all who are gathered hear the good news of Jesus Christ and promise
to walk together with the newly baptized as they grow in Christ and become all
that God created them to be.
Baptisms at Trinity are held the 3rd Sunday of each
month. Only three Baptisms are held at each worship service. Baptism class is
held either before or after worship service on the Sunday of the Baptism.
Sponsors (Godparents) and Grandparents are encouraged to attend the class. After
completing the form, please return it to the church office. Baptisms will be
scheduled as they come in. The church office will confirm your date and service
time. Please review the Baptism brochure to understand what it means to have
your child Baptized.
Baptism at Trinity Brochure
Baptism Request Form
Funerals at Trinity are occasions where
we trust that death will not have the last word. At a personís death, the church
shares the grief of those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on earth.
At the funeral we give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust
this companion of ours into the hands of God. Trusting Godís promise in baptism
that we are claimed by Christ forever, we rest in the sure hope of the
resurrection. When the church gathers to mark the end of life, Christ crucified
and risen is the witness of worship, the strength of mutual consolation, and the
hope of healing.
The pastoral staff at Trinity walks with families during times of loss. Please
contact one of the pastors for further conversation and planning.
ďNone of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we
live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or
whether we die, we are the Lordís.Ē - Romans 14:7-8