Holy Week at Trinity

Maundy Thursday
March 29
6:00 pm Dinner and Eucharist in the Social Hall

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus ate with his disciples and taught them to love one another as he had loved them. On Maundy Thursday, we will also will do as Jesus taught us. Worship will include a meal we make together and Holy Communion. A sign-up sheet for which ingredient you would like to contribute will be available on the Sign-Up for What’s Up Table.

Good Friday
March 30
12 pm spoken service, 7 pm with the choir

A Service of prayer and reflection. The service includes a telling of the Passion Story According to John. The noon service will be a spoken service. The 7 pm service will include the choir and other music. Bishop Craig Satterlee will be preaching at the 7 pm service.

Easter Sunday
April 1 – Christ is Risen! No Fooling!
Easter brunch at 9:15 am
Worship at 10:30 am

Christ in Risen, Indeed! Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.

Ash Wednesday Worship

Wednesday, February 14Ash Wednesday
Service of Imposition of Ashes
12 pm (spoken) and 7 pm (with choir)

Why do we wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Since ancient times, the wearing of ashes has been a symbol of repentance and humility.  Job, the people of Nineveh, and the prophets all used ashes as a symbol of their brokenness and need for God’s mercy.  Ashes are also a symbol of healing.  Ashes were used as part of the cleansing ritual to welcome someone back into the community (Numbers 19:17).  On Ash Wednesday, we make the sign of the cross on our foreheads as a reminder that we too sin and we too are healed.  Ash Wednesday worship offers a time of extended confession; a time for reflecting on, for letting go of, all that keeps us separate from God.  We then receive the ashes on our foreheads in the shape of a cross, a visual reminder that nothing can separate us from God’s love.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 pm

Kick off Lent with pancakes and song.  All the regular and gluten-free pancakes you can eat.  Please bring a pancake topping to share.  After the supper, stay for an Alleluia Sing-A-Long, as we sing all the Alleluias we can before we put them away for the season of Lent.  We will also bless and burn last year’s palm fronds in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

Celebrate Christmas at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church invites you. All our services are kid-friendly and fun.

Icon5 Sun and Moon JPEGPop-up Advent Pageant
Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 am
A great service for children of all ages (0 to 99+). Play a part, or just sit back and join the fun.

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24 at 7 pm
A traditional service of readings and carols, ending with singing Silent Night by candlelight.

Songs of the Season Worship
Sunday, December 31 at 10:30 am
A service full of music and carols.

 

Paper Tigers: Film Showing and Discussion Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 pm

The Woman’s Co-op, BC Pulse, Great Start Collaborative & BC Vision have partnered on a learning opportunity for the community, especially those who work closely with children. Teachers, parents, and other caring adults are encouraged to attend.

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the documentary film Paper Tigers will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2055 E. Columbia, Battle Creek, 5:30 p.m. The viewing is free and open to everyone. Discussion, facilitated by Dr. Cae Soma of Starr/ TLC will follow.

Paper Tigers is about Adverse Childhood Experiences. James Redford documented the lives of students in Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. These students had behavioral issues and poor academic records. They were often suspended. After discovering the studies on ACE’s, the school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness instead of automatic punishment.

The film demonstrates how teachers use new science and fresh methods in their classrooms.  It also suggests ways in which family members, parents, and others can help children overcome the negative effects of ACE’s.

Paper Tigers is a must-see for parents and all who work with children. Adults/Parents please note that this film addresses emotionally charged topics and uses strong language. It is encouraged that youth under the age of 15 be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

 

Holy Week at Trinity

Palm/Passion Sunday
April 9
Worship at 10:30 am
Meet in the Social Hall to process with palm branches.

Maundy Thursday
April 13
6:00 pm Dinner and Eucharist in the Social Hall
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus ate with his disciples and taught them to love one another as he had loved them. On Maundy Thursday, we will join with our brothers and sisters in Christ from St. Peter to do as Jesus taught us. Worship will include a meal we make together and Holy Communion. A sign-up sheet for which ingredient you would like to contribute will be available on the Sign-Up for What’s Up Table.

Good Friday
April 14
12 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church
7 pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church (1079 Riverside Dr.)
A Service of prayer and reflection featuring traditions familiar to both congregations. The noon service at Trinity will be a spoken service. The 7 pm service will include music, including a piece by the Trinity choir.

Easter Sunday
April 16
Easter brunch at 9:15 am
Worship at 10:30 am
Christ in Risen, Indeed!  Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.

Pop-Up Christmas Pageant – Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10:30 am

What better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus than with a good old fashioned Children’s Christmas Pageant! Since we are all children of God, the cast is open to everyone, regardless of age.  We will tell the story of Christmas with lots of songs and laughter.  Come a few minutes early to pick up a script and a costume and join in the fun.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 10 am at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (1079 Riverside Drive)

Note the change in time and location.  For God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday, we take worship on the road.  We will be worshiping with our sisters and brothers at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church to celebrate the work we did together the day before.  It will be a joint service, and will include our choir, their praise team, parts of our liturgy, parts of theirs, and fun for all!  After worship, stay for brunch.  Many dishes are planned, and you are welcome to include your favorite dish or offer support to help clean up.

Holy Week at Trinity Lutheran Church

Palm/Passion Sunday
March 20
Worship at 10:30 am
Meet in the Social Hall to process with palm branches.

Maundy Thursday
March 24
6:00 pm Dinner and Eucharist in the Social Hall
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus ate with his disciples and taught them to love one another as he had loved them. Worship will include a meal we make together and Holy Communion. Contact the church office to RSVP with which ingredient you will contribute: office@tlcbattlecreek.org or 269-963-5356.

Good Friday
March 25
12 pm and 7 pm
Service of prayer and reflection. Choir will sing at the 7 pm service.

Great Vigil of Easter
March 26
5:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, finishing at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
We join with our sisters and brothers of St. Peter’s for a progressive worship to celebrate the night of Christ’s resurrection. Worship will begin at Trinity with the lighting of the new fire and hearing the stories of resurrection. We will then travel to St. Peter’s for the sermon, Affirmation of Baptism, and Eucharist. Reception following.

Easter Sunday
March 27
Easter Brunch at 9:15 am
Worship at 10:30 am
Christ in Risen, Indeed!  Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.