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

Want to hear the weekly message from Pastor Paul?  Go to top right of this page

and “click” the cloud to go to SoundCloud

 

 

 

Easter Sunday, April 16

Festival Worship @ 10:30 a.m.

Easter Brunch after worship @ 12 noon

 

 

 Lenten Denial Recipient:

Please give generously

Lutheran Social Services of New York

Work with Immigrants and Refugees

Since 1886, Lutheran Social Services of New York has supported vulnerable individuals, families and communities – including immigrants – as they strive to reach their full potential. Our Immigration Legal Program (ILP) has provided representation, legal advice and community outreach to many immigrants and refugees across New York City. We represent immigrants seeking protection from persecution and violence, families seeking reunification and aspiring U.S. Citizens from all over the world. Lutheran Social Services of New York will continue to advocate on behalf of all people, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, national origin or religion.

Immigration Legal Program (ILP):

The ILP represents applicants seeking political asylum, family-based immigration status, citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status, relief under the Violence Against Women Act, and U visas for survivors of crime. It also defends immigrants in deportation proceedings.  The ILP is part of ActionNYC, a network of immigration legal service providers.

 In 2016, the ILP:

  • Represented 45 unaccompanied minorsbefore Family Courts, Immigration Court, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and worked with pro-bono attorneys to help additional unaccompanied minors.
  • Filed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions.
  • Represented clients in 32 asylum cases, including 11 cases directly involving gender-based violence.
  • Represented 98 Central American clients in265 immigration cases.

Safe Haven for Children Program:

The Safe Haven program provides follow-up case management services to minors who arrive in the country without parents or guardians and who have been released to qualified sponsors in the New York Metropolitan area, pending their immigration court proceedings.

In 2016, the Safe Haven Program:

  • Provided temporary shelter and foster care to 58 unaccompanied childrenat any given time though a contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
  • Supported the needs of unaccompanied children by providing high-quality case management services through a team of clinicians, teachers and child care workers.
  • Improved unaccompanied children’s access to medical and mental health services, as well as quality educational services.

 

 

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

Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:00 p.m.

Basement Living Room

See Lily Mathias for more information

 

 

 

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

Inside the Church (doors open on 31st Avenue & 37th Street).
We are reading the Gospel of Luke

 

 

 

 

 

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

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

 

Keep Trinity Lutheran in prayer

We are in the process of developing position descriptions for a part time Director of Outreach

&

In negotiations with Lutheran Social Services of NY to locate a Immigration  attorney with social work skills at our location for one day a week

As we expand our mission and ministry to the greater Astoria/Long Island City neighborhood, keep us in prayer.  Thanks!

 

 

 

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

 

For more info, go to this website link:

https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/810502

 

 

 

 

 

 

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