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About Holy Trinity Church

A History of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Two years before the birth of George Washington and 46 years before the Declaration of Independence, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church was a worshiping congregation. Formally organized in 1730 with its first baptism recorded on May 4th of that year, Holy Trinity Church is the oldest church in Lancaster and one of the oldest in Pennsylvania.

The congregation worshiped in a small stone church on Duke and Cumberland streets for 30 years. Construction of the present building began in 1761. In 1766, the new church was dedicated with Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America, officiating.

During the Revolutionary War, Civil War, two World Wars, the Cold War people came here to worship.  To find hope and peace during the conflict and fear.  To this day, Holy Trinity Lutheran is a living church – recognizing God’s goodness in yesteryear, the hearty expectation of God’s blessings in the present, and the confidence in God’s strength for the future.

Who We Are

Understand the people and drive behind Holy Trinity Church.

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Staff of Holy Trinity Church

Learn about the staff that continue to steward our mission forward.

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Steeple and Maintenance

Learn about the deep history of our church.

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Make a Gift to Support Our Mission

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, we believe and teach that all we have is a Gift from God. As good stewards of these gifts, we share as we are able with sacrifice and gratitude.Through our generosity we can express our Love, Faith and Thanksgiving. As the Psalmist writes: “The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” (Psalms 24.1)

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Family News


We Threw a Baby Shower

Sunday, May 5th Rachel Kramer, Director of Family and Children's ministry, hosted a wonderful baby shower.....the recipients of gifts.....donated to families being helped by Bethany Christian Services. Holy Trinity's youngest disciples contributed so much to make this happen. Thanks be to God.

Vestry Annual Report to the Congregation

After worship April 28th, the congregation enjoyed a fine time of fellowship with a served brunch followed by the annual vestry report.

Easter Egg Stuffing Party

A Fish Fry, featuring cod tenderloin, seared boneless chicken breast, and potato au gratin were served(just kidding....fish sticks, chicken nuggets and fries) before the annual "egg stuffing" party began. All in preparation for Holy Trinity's Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Upcoming Events


May 26, 2024

Memorial Day Lemonade on the Lawn

No forum today, we will enjoy lemonade and other delights on the front lawn after worship.

May 26, 2024

Faith Talk beginning at 10:45am in the library and via zoom.

The series continues……Basically Lutheran - Free Will and Good Works Part Two.

June 2, 2024

Adult Forum – PA Schools Work

A presentation from representatives from PA Schools Work, the non partisan advocacy group working hard to ensure Fair Funding Pennsylvania school budgets.

June 2, 2024

Faith Talk beginning at 10:45am in the library in via zoom

Basically Lutheran Two Sacraments – Lord’s Supper and Baptism

June 9, 2024

Adult Forum – Holy Trinity’s Property Report

Holy Trinity's Property Small Group Committee will share the latest on projects recently completed, what is soon to be done and future projects that will be needed to maintain our beautiful spaces.

June 9, 2024

Faith Talk beginning at 9:45am in the library and via zoom.

New Series – Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

June 16, 2024

Faith Talk in the library and via zoom after Sunday Worship

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians continues

July 12, 2024

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold their annual convention in Lancaster, July of 2024. They have chosen Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to host the memorial service. Our historic and beautiful sanctuary is a fitting venue for such an occasion.