Trindle Spring Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our congregation offers many opportunities for personal growth and enrichment through a vibrant ministry. The congregation supports music ministry through our adult and bell choirs. We have numerous Christian Education and small group ministries for children, teens and adults. We invite you to visit and share God's amazing grace.
Sunday, December 4 ~ Second Sunday of Advent
In Isaiah, the prophet speaks of the ruler, the "root of Jesse," who will come to usher in a time of peace and righteousness. John the Baptist continues this pointing forward, calling people to mend their ways and speaking of the powerful one who is to come.
Sunday, December 11 ~ Third Sunday of Advent
The third Sunday of Advent is sometimes given the name Gaudete, or "rejoice." We rejoice at the signs of God's presence among us in Christ, even as we wait for the fulfillment of the coming of the Lord.
Sunday, December 18 ~ Fourth Sunday of Advent
The readings this Sunday lift up the promise of Emmanuel, God with us. Matthew shares the story of Joseph, who trusts God and obediently gives his adopted son the name Jesus, which means "God saves." This will also be the first Sunday with us for our new Organist and Choir Director, Kevin Gane.
Saturday, December 24 ~ Christmas Eve
We celebrate the birth of Christ with two worship services: at 6:00 pm, we will have a more family-oriented service, with an extended children's message in place of a sermon and other opportunities for kids to be actively engaged. Our festival service will be at 8:30pm, preceded by music by the TSLC Orchestra, Bell Choir, and Chancel Choir beginning at 8:00. Both services will include Holy Communion.
Sunday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day
We will worship at 9:00 am, with a simple service of Holy Communion, hearing the proclamation of the gospel of John that Jesus, the Word made flesh, reveals God to be "full of grace and truth."
Wednesday, December 28 ~ The Holy Innocents
Regular Wednesday evening worship resumes, moving back to our usual time of 6:45 pm. On this day in the church calendar, we remember the children killed by King Herod out of his fear of losing his throne. We lament the suffering of all innocents and proclaim God's power to bring life out of death.