WELCOME TO TRINITY LUTHERAN OF ASTORIA/LONG ISLAND CITY. IF YOU ARE SEEKING A CHURCH HOME, WE SAY TO YOU “WELCOME HOME!” ALL ARE WELCOME HERE AT TRINITY.

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

Announcements

Please join us for these upcoming events

First Sunday in Lent

The Temptation of Jesus according to Luke 4:1-13

This past Sunday, February 7, 2016, Natalia Paruz and Richard Walker provided beautiful music of J.S. Bach on Handbells and Handchimes as a part of our music.  Enjoy as you reflect on the love of God in Christ Jesus.

 

 

Lenten Study on Confession, Forgiveness and Reconcilation, Tuesdays @ 12 noon in the Basement Living Room & during Contemplative Worship @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Bible message for Contemplation & Study during Lent

Pastor Mark Oldenburg of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg advises that “giving up something for Lent” is often the FIRST and sometimes ONLY thing we think about for this Holy Season, and perhaps it should be the LEAST of the things we think about.  Yes, fasting is one of the Lenten disciplines, but prayer, meditation, study and giving alms (or being of service to others) is also a part of our discipline.  In the spirit of mediation and study, Trinity family members are encouraged to take time EVERY DAY at some point to contemplate this bible passage from Romans:

What shall we say then?  Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?  By no means!  How can we who died to sin still live in it?  Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.  We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.  For one who has died is freed from sin.  But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.  For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.  The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                    Romans 6:1-11 (Revised Standard Version)

 

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.

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. Hawa Anderson 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.

 

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 wne90@aol.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!