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Steeple and Maintenance

When in the later part of the 18th century a wave of interest and pride in building of church spires took place, the vestry of Trinity, after much discussion, decided to undertake the construction of one if the necessary funds could be raised. The cost was estimated at 1500 pounds. A subscription list was drawn up and the pastor and elders visited the people, and secured 210 liberal subscriptions. Work on the foundation began in 1785, with walls seven feet in thickness and, in places, seventeen feet in depth. By the following year, the height had reached 86 feet and the cost at this point reached an alarming 1100 pounds. 

On December 1, 1791, an agreement was reached with two Philadelphia carpenters to continue with the construction. From this point, construction progressed rapidly. To help fund the remaining work, the Pennsylvania legislature was petitioned for a permit to allow the congregation to run a lottery. The lottery was a success, and the project was completed on December 8, 1794. The height is 195 feet, just 20 inches shorter than the steeple on Christ Church, Philadelphia.

No documents can be found as to who carved the original statues of the four apostles that were placed on the tower. It is assumed that they came from Philadelphia, and that they were made by a sculptor who was skilled at carving figureheads used on ships built there in the late eighteenth century. The National Park Service suggests they may be the oldest use of figureheads for an ecclesiastical purpose in this country. These statues were removed after 154 years due to wood deterioration. They were repaired with plaster, painted, and now rest in the church narthex. New wood statues were carved and placed in 1950.

Trinity has had a series of bells over the years. The present set of eight were made in Sheffield, England in 1861, and are of cast steel, perhaps the only remaining cast steel bells in this country. They are in the key of E, and weigh 7705 pounds. Fitting into this range is one bell cast in London in 1768. This bell was probably used in Trinity’s original stone church, located where our parish house now stands.

In 1927, John Lippold wrote in the booklet, “Old Trinity”:

“It stands a monument without precedent or parallel to that period in early American architecture, of transition from the necessary crude, but substantial, to the decorative and ornamental, when craftsmen vied with each other to produce the beautiful. As one generation planted its base on solid rock, firm and substantial, a succeeding generation completed its beautiful spire, and the descendants of its builders still assist to maintain and preserve it.”

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The annual vestry report was held after worship, Sunday, April 23rd. Our worshippers enjoyed a wonderful brunch prepared on site by volunteers. A brief summary of latest activity was then shared by leadership. Including a summary of our discipleship committee’s work, a financial report, updates on endowment opportunities, a review of our Historical Holy Trinity Lutheran Church video and a walk around the newly operational web site.


Sunday, May 28th, by the Power of the Holy Spirit and through Water and Word, Elise Shea Dommel was claimed as a child of God. Her parents are Dusty and Kristen Dommel, her sisters are Averi and Natalie. We welcome Elise into the Lord's family. Thanks be to God!


Sunday, April 23rd through Water and Word, Charlotte JoAnna Fanelli was made a child of God via the Rite of Baptism. We celebrate and welcome Charlotte into the Lord’s Family. Thanks be to God.

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2023

Pentecostal Summer Picnic

Join us for a summer picnic with burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and fun & games.

June 7, 2023

Pastor Mentzer farewell gathering

Holy Trinity will host a drop-in gathering on Wednesday, June 7 from 4 -7 p.m. in the Fondersmith Auditorium to bid farewell to Pastor Mentzer. Pastor Mentzer has accepted a call to be an assistant to the Bishop of the Southern Ohio Lutheran Synod. Pastor has been a wonderful leader for the disciples who serve God at Holy Trinity. We wish him the best in this next step of his life.

July 23, 2023

I’ll Fly Away

Servant Stage Company will present “I’ll Fly Away” in our auditorium beginning at 4:00 PM. A wonderful show complete with old time classic hymns, patriotic music and sing along folk songs. Afterwards, we’ll serve a summer picnic of hot dogs, watermelon and ice cream.

July 24, 2023

Vacation Bible School coming to Holy Trinity

Vacation Bible School Zoo! Vacation Bible School is set for the week of July 24th through July 28th. Our VBS theme for 2023 is Vacation Bible School Zoo, which will feature animal bible stories! VBS will start at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 pm. VBS will wrap up for the evening about 7:30 pm. This will be a family style Vacation Bible School where parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their child or children. Be sure to join us for a really wild time! Please contact Rachel Kramer at [email protected]. for more details.