We are a vibrant diverse community made up of life-long Lutherans and those who are new to the Christian faith. One will encounter wise seniors and little children in our midst. We are single, partnered, married, widowed, straight, LGBTQ. We are native Astorians and people from around the world. Our worship, theology and life together celebrate the abundance of God’s love, found in the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus!

Here you can laugh, cry, sing, eat, pray, serve the greater community, and engage in intimate conversations with us about life and faith.

In all that we are, we try to live our mission promise:

To Seek and Share God’s Grace Through Welcome, Worship & Work


Please join us for these upcoming events

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“Making Peace with Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families”

An intense program led by Pastor Paul Milholland.


12 session Face to Face support group encounters in all – 2 hours per session. 


Daily homework for self reflection.


Topics to be addressed are:

Discovering Self-esteem

Recognizing Compulsive Behavior

Release from Shame

Overcoming the Fear of Joy

Help for People Who Grew Up Too Soon

Perfectionism and Procrastination

Healing Painful Memories

The Advantages of a Turbulent Past

It’s OK to be Yourself

Forgiving the People Who Have Hurt You

Coming to Terms with the Blessing

Reflection and Direction


Sunday afternoons this fall, beginning September 10

3-5 p.m. in the Rectory Living Room


Sessions will be held: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

$15 registration fee to pay for materials


Each potential participant will be interviewed by Pastor Paul and if selected, shall sign a covenant of participation. 


This year, the group is limited to men only.

If you have questions or are interested, please email Pastor Paul at paulbmilholland@gmail.com, or call the church office at 718/278-0036

Last date to register is September 1



Luther and the Reformation

Congregational Retreat

Friday, September 15-Sunday, September 17, 2017. 

Koinonia Retreat Center, Highland Lake NY.  Reserve the date now. 

Rates are as follows:

Single room                                                            $207

Double room (2 per room)                                $161 per person

Triple room (3 per room)                                              $131 per person

Children 5-12                                                          $76 per child

Under 5 years accompanied by parent                       FREE


This includes a private room w/ bathroom and linens and 5 meals (Sat. breakfast–Sunday lunch).

Cost for bus trip will be extra.

Scholarships are available. Please see Pastor Paul.

Contact Koinonia at www.koinoniany.org or by calling 845/557-8335





Bible Study offered

Every other Sunday:

Conversaciones Biblicas en Español – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Basement Living Room

See Maritza Tamayo for more information


Women of the Bible

Meets at  least once a month to discuss various women of faith


Basement Living Room

See Lily Mathias for more information




Join us on Tuesday nights for
Contemplative Worship @ 7 p.m.

Back Garden (gate is found on 31st Avenue to the right of the main church).
We are reading the Gospel of Luke



New Pastoral initiative:  Workplace visits by Pastor Paul

Beginning this fall, Pastor Paul will be visiting persons in their workplace (wearing what he calls his “uniform” – black suit and clerical collar) to see where you spend an important amount of time in your life, and meet your coworkers.  He will then take you to lunch and ask, “Where do you see God in the place where you work?” and “How is God using YOU as you work?”  This is part of an understanding of the Priesthood of All Believers, a central theological tenant of the Lutheran Christian faith.


Connect the TOTS

A Joint ministry of Trinity Lutheran and Connections Church NYC

Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.

Church Basement

Coffee & Bagels for adults

Games, play time and story time for the kids






On the Trail of Martin Luther

Trip to Germany

April 11-21, 2018

Join Pastor Paul for the trip of a lifetime to explore the cities and sites where our Lutheran Reformation actually happened

Highlight include: Worms, Wittenburg, Wartburg Castle, Erfurt, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin

Per person – double occupancy: $3,599 – includes air fare from NYC.

Per person – single occupancy: $4,099 – includes air fare from NYC

Land only – $2,099 – double/ $2,599 – single

Cancellation waiver & insurance of $280 is extra

Trip coordinated by Collette Vacations


For more information, contact

Pastor Paul B. Milholland

718/278-0036 or paulbmilholland@gmail.com


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