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user The faith which was once delivered unto the saints
. The Lutheran Church believes what the Bible teaches, in all it’s truth and purity, and administers Christ’s sacraments as He instituted them. We are not ashamed to be called Lutherans, even though we never chose that name. Lutherans have always seen themselves as Evangelical Catholics. Evangelical because our faith is centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ – the Good News that Christ is our salvation over sin, death, and the devil. Catholic because our faith is what the apostles delivered and the church confessed through the ages. It is not Roman Catholic, but catholic-small “c”, meaning universal.
 
user If you would like to dig deeper
 We invite you to contact Pastor Trombley and be guided in the study of Scripture and our faith. There are also many great resources on the internet to help you along the way. To get you started, we would point you to the website of our church body-the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). The link will take you to the Belief and Practice page:
 Another resource that many find valuable is a radio program called Issues Etc. Rev. Tod Wilken hosts the show and covers a wide range of topics from a Lutheran point of view:
 
eye Why we do the things we do
 We are a liturgical church. The Divine Service is a kaleidoscope of prophetic, apostolic, and catholic tradition spanning the ages of the traveling tabernacle in the Sinai desert to the smell of burnt flesh and sight of slaughtered animals drowned by the awe of Holiness in the Temple of Jerusalem; the reverberating Word of the Lord in the preaching and reading of the Synagogue; community fellowship in the Passover Seder; culminating in the waters of His death and celebration of His Eucharistic feast. The Lamb who was slain and begun His reign comes to us under the means He ordained, within the Liturgy, in His Word and Sacraments, the glory of Yahweh is present to sustain us, forgive us, and fellowship with us.
eye Come and See!

If you find yourself in a church that has abandoned the Word or has mutilated the Divine Service in the image of sinful man, seek out a Lutheran congregation that is truly Lutheran in practice and belief. If you find yourself in a spiritual wasteland, bereft of food and drink, come and receive the good gifts God has for you in the Divine Service. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Welcome to Trinity. 

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls’ (Jeremiah 6:16).”