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
125th Anniversary Dinner: Celebrating Our Diversity. Saturday, December 5. Come join us as we are treated to foods from across the globe that reflect our own congregational family diversity and get to know each other better. No one cooks this night – it is a catered affair! For more information, contact Pastor Paul or Jen Genrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Astoria Choir presents Readings & Carols. Saturday, December 12 @ 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Coronation Brass & the community singing of carols. Also featuring Gloria by John Rutter. AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED! Tickets: $20 adults/$15 students & seniors. More at the door. For more information go to www.astoriachoir.org
Christmas Worship opportunities:
Family Christmas Worship @ 6:00 p.m. in the Rectory Living Room (right behind the church on 37th Street – yellow door, same address)
Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship @ 10:30 p.m. in the Main Church Building
Christmas Day Worship @ 10:30 a.m. in the Main Church Building
Sunday, December 27
A Service of Lessons & Carols w/ Holy Communion
Sunday School is offered each week during Worship. Children accompany their parents to worship and come forward for the Children’s Sermon by Pastor Paul. Afterward, they proceed to the Basement/Undercroft with the appointed teacher of the day. Pre-school aged children MUST be accompanied by one of their parents/guardians.
The schedule is as follows:1st Sunday of the month: Ms. Amy Appleton;
2nd Sunday: Ms. Heather Smith-Gurion;
3rd Sunday is Family Sunday with children remaining in worship & participating in offering collection or presenting the elements. Melissa & Omar Santisteban will lead.
4th Sunday: Ms. Maritza Tamayo will lead.
Sunday School lessons for Parents will be distributed so that Christian education may continue at home. Our mission is To provide a strong Christian foundation that will guide the hearts and minds of our young children and to grow the presence of Christ in their spirit.
Contemplative Worship MEETS IN THE Main Church building. Use front doors or 37th Street side door.
Tuesday nights @ 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an intimate worship style that includes reading of Scripture, Reflections by Participants, Meditative Prayer and Holy Communion.
We are reading the Gospel of Luke. Come learn about God’s powerful love through Jesus Christ in this, the most inclusive gospel.
Adult Choir rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings @ 8 p.m. in the Nave. If you would like to be a part of the choir, speak with William Easterling in the next couple of weeks. We plan on doing lots of new anthems and other musical selections.
Do you play a musical instrument? Have you ever sung a solo? Would you like to offer your praise to God by sharing your talents in worship here at Trinity? Speak to William Easterling or email him at email@example.com
The Trinity Handbell Choir rehearse on Sundays, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p. m. in the balcony. Anyone who can count to six and can keep a steady beat is invited, welcomed, and encouraged to join us! (Everything else will be taught.) We really can use a few more hands – please consider joining us! Speak to Richard Walker, Handbell Choir Director (WalkRE60@cs.com) for more information, or just come to a rehearsal!
SAVE THE DATES
Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 125th Anniversary Dinner to celebrate our ethnic diversity
Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2016 – Trinity Congregational Retreat @ Koinonia
Saturday, April 16 – 125th Anniversary Concert: Handbells and History of Trinity & Astoria/Long Island City