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About Holy Trinity Church

Who are the people of Holy Trinity Church?

Our Mission Statement:

Under constraint of the Gospel, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity is to bear witness to the crucified and risen Christ as his disciples.

What We Believe:

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, God makes us who we are. God loves all of creation. God loves all people. God loves us. God loves you.

What does it mean to be Lutheran?  A good place to start is to read Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Christ has called us to ministry in this place.  Our first baptisms were performed in 1730, making our church older than America itself.  Through the centuries, no matter the conflict or strife, we have found solace, hope and peace by practicing our faith in the Crucified and Risen Lord.

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The Apostles’ Creed

We have been made God’s people through our Baptism into Christ.  Living
together in trust and hope, we confess our faith:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the
Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the
right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of
saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life
everlasting. Amen.

To learn more about Lutheran Theology read The Augsburg Confession.

What We Do:

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, our tradition is to be committed to the community. This commitment inspires the work we do. We are passionate about breaking barriers and helping people like you make real, life-changing connections.

To learn more about our ministries and how to get involved, check out the ways Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Serves.

At Holy Trinity we believe we can create change in the place we live, by sharing our talents, generosity, and time.

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, we see each day as a chance to bridge communication gaps and build relationships with the people in our community. Every day holds the potential to touch lives.

To see more of what we do, take a look at our photos here.

 

      

Holy Trinity hosts the annual MLK Scholarship Awards program in our Sanctuary.

For 2024, nearly $300,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 50 McCaskey High School seniors.   Giving them a financial boost for their ongoing education.

 

History

Read about the storied history of our Church, our windows and the artists responsible for them.

Learn about the history of Holy Trinity Church

Staff of Holy Trinity Church

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

Learn about our staff

Steeple and Maintenance

Learn about the deep history of our church.

Learn about our church

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


Vacation Bible School is Making Wave

On the second night of VBS, the families of Trinity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church teamed up again to "Make Waves" in downtown Lancaster! We heard the amazing story of how Jesus walked on water and invited his disciple, Peter, to follow him! We played "follow me tag", made "worry boxes and prayer journals", and sang songs. Make Waves VBS continues next Wednesday, June 19th for Night #3 at Grace Lutheran Church. The evening starts at 5:30 pm with a family dinner! Come make waves with us!

Vacation Bible School Kickoff

We discovered that God made people with a purpose! God created this beautiful planet and all the animals and it's up to us to take care of his creation! We sang, crafted "Beach Planters", played the "Litter Bug minute", made "Trash Castles", did "The Wave, and heard the story of Creation! Our VBS continues next Wednesday, June 12th at Trinity Lutheran Church starting at 5:30 pm with a family dinner!

Holy Trinity Hunger Garden

This past Sunday, Trinity started a summertime service project: Hunger Planters. We'll need people to volunteer to water the planters during the week. This will help our vegetables grow, which will help feed downtown Lancaster. You can sign up to water the planters in the narthex on Sunday morning. Also, if you have a home garden and would like to donate your excess fruits and vegetables, we'll gladly accept those donations

Upcoming Events


June 17, 2024

MFE Summer Music Camp

Holy Trinity's Fisher Parish House will be bustling with activity for the two week period June 17-28 as we once again host the Music for Everyone Summer Camp Each weekday, more than 60 young musicians will be in house from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

June 19, 2024

MAKE WAVES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

You are invited to “Make Waves” as our Vacation Bible School continues this Wednesday evening. Grace Lutheran Church is teaming up with Holy Trinity Lutheran to offer an awesome Vacation Bible School! June 19th, Grace Lutheran will host. The evening will begin with a family dinner at 5:30 pm. Come and make waves with us. This is a family-style VBS. All ages are welcome. For questions contact Rachel at [email protected].

June 23, 2024

Faith Talk in the library and via zoom After Worship

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians – Chapter 3

June 23, 2024

Adult Forum

Penrose Hoover will talk with us about the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

June 30, 2024

Faith Talk in the library and via zoom After Worship

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians – Chapter 4

June 30, 2024

Adult Forum

Dusty Dommell, Lancaster Fire Department, and the work of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)

July 7, 2024

Lemonade on the Lawn

The tradition continues.....after worship we will gather at the green space in front of the Parish House. Lemonade, Iced Tea, many other refreshments and as always, fine fellowship. See you there.

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.

July 14, 2024

Upside Down Summertime Bible Story Time

Over the summer Children, Tweens, and Teens are invited to hear "Upside Down" Bible stories! We're going to hear three parables Jesus tells that completely change how we think the world should work! Story time will follow worship on the July 14th. Story time will start at 10:45 a.m. in the Parish House Café. (Don't forget to join us for worship for the children's sermon as well!)

July 14, 2024

Adult Forum CAP of Lancaster

Vanessa Philbert, Chief Executive Officer of CAP Lancaster will share with us the latest work.

July 21, 2024

Adult Forum Sing Along

A Hymn Sing Along, with Chris Prestia. We’ll sing some long time favorites, and even take a request of two. Don’t miss it.

July 28, 2024

Adult Forum – Homelessness

Homelessness in Lancaster County. It may be a bigger issue than you think. A video presentation from the Hourglass Foundation and Lancaster County Homeless Coalition.

August 11, 2024

Upside Down Summer Bible Story Time

Over the summer Children, Tweens, and Teens are invited to hear "Upside Down" Bible stories! We're going to hear three parables Jesus tells that completely change how we think the world should work! Story time will follow worship August 11th. Story time will start at 10:45 a.m. in the Parish House Café. (Don't forget to join us for worship for the children's sermon as well!)