Celebrating the Epiphany and Baptism of our Lord

An epiphany isn’t just a “light bulb moment,” or a sudden flash of understanding. To paraphrase from Chris Michaelis, a writer for Living Lutheran, the word epiphany comes from the greek word epiphaneia, meaning “manifestation,” which is an event, object, or action that clearly shows or embodies something, such as an idea or theory.

Want to learn more about about what this means in terms of our relationship with Christ? Click here to read Michaelis’ full article in Living Lutheran titled, A Time to Pay Attention: During Epiphany, let’s notice the ways God appears to us.

You can also check out what our Vicar, Luke Swanson, has to say about Epiphany by clicking here.

Small enough to be family, large enough to make a difference!

Trinity Lutheran

Services begin at 11:00 am after Labor Day (9/6/2021)

Adult Sunday School begins at 9:30 am.

Services begin at 10:00 am starting Sunday June 5, 2022.

We are happy to announce that we have returned to indoor worship in our Sanctuary. Click on the link below to see how we are working to keep our congregation, staff, and community safe while working towards a return to normalcy.

We are working diligently to be sure that our guidelines are in line with recommendations from our government, the CDC and our local health department. Check back regularly for updates.

A Note From Our Council President

A Look Forward to 2022

As we begin a new year, we look forward with anticipation to what God has in store for His church at Trinity.  2022 looks to be an exciting year for us.  We will be calling a new Pastor.  We give thanks for the Call Committee and the work that they are doing to move us through the Call Process.  We will continue to look to the future to discern where God is calling His church at Trinity to be as we move forward.  We give thanks to the Vision Team for their work to date, and we look forward to walking with them as they reengage the Congregation in the new year to discover their passions and desires for Trinity and for serving God.  We look forward to continuing the balancing between protecting the Trinity family and our visitors from Covid and to returning to “normal” activities in the church.  These are just the big items that we already know about.  I am sure that God will present us with other opportunities and challenges in the coming year.  Regardless of what successes, disappointments, joys, pains, opportunities and challenges that we experience, we are confident that God will walk with us (and sometimes carry us) through it all.  And for that we give thanks.

Your Congregation Council will be gathering on January 22 at Camp Bethel in Fincastle VA for a full day Council Retreat.  At the retreat, your Congregation Council will be planning for 2022.  Council will be exploring the Priorities, Issues/Challenges and Ministry/Mission opportunities for Trinity in 2022.  If you have anything that you would like Council to consider in any of these three areas, please reach out to Vicar Luke Swanson or any member of your Congregation Council.

Lastly, as we start the new year, I would like to thank the outgoing Council members – June Broadbent, Bob Holden and Candy Puckett – for their service and dedication to God and Trinity over these last three years.  I also want to thank the new Council members – Norma Beckner and Terry Jones – for answering the call to join and serve on Council.  These are exciting times at Trinity and I look forward to working with all the Council member in 2022.

Remember that your Congregation Council is here to serve God and each of you as members of Trinity.  If you have any suggestions, ideas or concerns that you want to share with Council, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any Council member.

Your 2022 Congregation Council members are Donna Barger, Norma Beckner, Diane Carter, Terry Jones, Troy Kincer and Vicar Luke Swanson.

Yours in Christ,

Troy Kincer

Council President

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NRSV

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

Those seeking God’s touch