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On behalf of the congregation at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, I bid you a warm welcome, and wish to tell you a little about our church.

We are blessed to be part of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) which believes that the Bible is the true and inerrant Word of God, that we are saved from the eternal fire of hell by the blood of Jesus Christ who died on a cross and rose from the dead, winning the victory over sin and the devil, so that all who believe in Christ shall not die but have everlasting life.

Holy Trinity is a congregation that is made up of all ages, races, and economic groups. One thing that unites us all here at Holy Trinity, is that we are all sinners who know we have been saved by God’s grace through our Lord And Savior, Jesus Christ.

We have a very active Youth Group that attends Pine Shore Bible Camp every summer in Westminster, MA. They also attend a Higher Things Youth Conference at least every other year. These conferences are held on college campuses all over the country. The most recent conferences attended were held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. This years’ conference will be at Concordia University in Mequon, WI.

The women here at Holy Trinity are also very active with groups such as Ladies Aid, LWML(Lutheran Women’s Missionary League), the Sewing Group, and Prayer Shawls. Ladies Aid is responsible for putting on our Christmas Bazaar, and the Palm Sunday Brunch (yum). The LWML is the official woman’s organization of the LCMS. The LWML supports mission outreach and personal spiritual development.  The Sewing Group is a  group of women who make most of our banners that hang in the church during the appropriate seasons. Prayer Shawls is a large group of women who knit or crochet shawls and blankets for distribution to the needy.

The Sunday service is called the Divine Service and that is what it truly is. We start out by confessing our sins to God and then we receive Divine Absolution from Him! We then get to hear His Divine Word of Law and Gospel. Then we confess what we believe about God’s Divinity in the Creed before we share in the Divine Meal of Holy Communion in which we receive the True Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ, from Him!! How Divine!!!

I could go on about other services and other groups in the church, but I’m supposed to keep this message kind of short.

Anyway, if you are looking for a church that’s loaded with sinners, that’s us! (Jesus came to save sinners after all.) We’re not happy about being sinners, we’re just happy knowing that we are saved because Jesus paid the price for all of our sins.

Come on down and see Pastor Kotila. Nice Guy. (sinner, but also a saint)

God Bless you,   Gene Giblin  –  President