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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.

 

      

 

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


Mardis Gras Brunch at Holy Trinity

The second annual mardis gras event at Trinity. Food, decorations, arts and crafts, games for the young and the young at heart(look to the right)

Mardis Gras Brunch at Holy Trinity

Mardis Gras Brunch at Holy Trinity

The all new air guitar was on display

Upcoming Events


February 23, 2024

Special Lenten Study

Study during Lent - Rev. Penrose Hoover presents “The Passion of Jesus: A Harmony of the Gospels” on Fridays in the Café at 11:00 a.m. through March 22.

February 25, 2024

Faith Talk – held in the library at 10:45 am and via zoom

John 18:28-40 Jesus before Pilate. What is truth? The people choose Barabbas.

February 25, 2024

Adult Forum A discussion about Lent

Lent. Do we observe it, celebrate it, practice it? Maybe all three? After all, the word Lent doesn't appear anywhere in the Bible. Pastor Linda and Cliff help us better understand this important event in the Church year.

February 26, 2024

Lay Academy Class

Monday evenings during Lent at 7 p.m. in the Parish House library. Join Dr. Horton for an in-depth study and discussion of Kevin Vost's text The Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin. The book is now available in the church office. The cost is $16.00.

March 3, 2024

Faith Talk – held in the library at 10:45am and via zoom

John 19:1-16 Jesus is mocked, scourged and condemned. Behold the man, and the people yell Crucify Him!

March 3, 2024

Adult Forum – Let’s talk about Committees at HT

A presentation led by Loren Good. A review of Holy Trinity's Committees. Their mission, their work, might you be interested in learning more?

March 10, 2024

Faith Talk – Held in the library at 10:45am and via zoom

John 19:16-42 Crucified, Died and was Buried

March 10, 2024

Adult Forum – Lancaster Farmland Trust

Jeff Swinehart, CEO of Lancaster Farmland Trust, will share with us the work they are doing to protect our valuable resource - Farmland.

March 17, 2024

Adult Forum – How do Anabaptists observe Lent

Dr. Steve Nolt will join us again. He'll share with us how the Anabaptist Faith observes/practices Lent and the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord.

March 17, 2024

Faith Talk – Held in the library at 10:45am and via zoom

John 20:1-18 Resurrection and Mary Magdalene, the first witness

March 22, 2024

Easter Egg Stuffing Party & Fish Fry

Join the fun at the Holy Trinity Egg stuffing party. In preparation for the Easter Egg Hunt which will be held Saturday, March 30th. we will gather for a fish fry and prepare eggs. We'll meet at 5:30 in the auditorium and enjoy good food and fellowship.

March 24, 2024

Adult Forum – The History of the Hampton Plantation

Neicy DeShields-Moulton, genealogist - The Hampton Plantation: Its history of slavery, forced labor and wealth.

March 30, 2024

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will hold the annual community Easter Egg Saturday,March 30th beginning at 10:00 a.m. This event will be rain or shine! Tell your friends and neighbors! (and, if you wish, bring your own basket)

April 4, 2024

Quest for Learning (Spring classes begin)

Spring 2024 Quest for Learning begin April 4th. Classes are held in the Parish House and Sanctuary. You can get more details at https://www.questlancaster.org/

April 5, 2024

Silent Movie Night

Don Kinnier will bring a silent movie to life when he returns to Holy Trinity for this special event. Make your first Friday in April special and join us for this memorable show.

April 7, 2024

Adult Forum – International Ministry at Holy Trinity

Loren Good lead a panel discussion with members of the International Ministry Committee. We'll learn about their work and mission.

April 21, 2024

Adult Forum – The ELCA – Young Adults in Mission(YAGM)

Quentin Bernhard – an alum of this mission who was part of the cohort in Senegal will share his experience about this wonderful ministry.

April 27, 2024

African American Historical Society Annual Tea at Trinity

The South Central, PA chapter will hold their Annual Tea event Saturday, April 27th at Holy Trinity.

April 28, 2024

Annual report to the congregation from the Vestry

In lieu of adult forum we will gather in the auditorium after worship for fellowship and a meal followed by an annual report from vestry. Please plan to attend. Another opportunity to listen and ask questions.

May 17, 2024

MLK Scholarship Event

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts the 43rd annual MLK Scholarship Event. Scholarships are awarded to JP McCaskey seniors. In 2023 more than $250,000 was given.

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.