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.
Wednesday, March 1 ~ Ash Wednesday
Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to Easter. The readings reminded us that now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. Worship will include the imposition of ashes, suggesting our human mortality and frailty. But the crosses of ash marked on our foreheads are also a reminder of our baptism, in which we were washed in God's mercy and forgiveness. Worship is at 7:00 pm.
Sunday, March 5 ~ First Sunday in Lent
This Sunday's gospel tells of Jesus's temptation in the desert. His forty-day fast becomes the basis of our Lenten pilgrimage. Hungry for God's mercy, we receive the bread of life to nourish us for the days ahead.
Wednesday, March 8 - Wednesday, April 12 ~ Mid-Week Lenten Services
Our mid-week services begin on the 8th and continue on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm throughout Lent. This season we will once again be worshiping with the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer in a brief service that includes Holy Communion and a brief message by members of the congregation.
Sunday, March 12 ~ Second Sunday in Lent
The gospel this week recounts Nicodemus's nighttime visit to Jesus, in which Jesus tells him that he must be born of water and Spirit. We remember the new birth of our own baptisms, and also lift up all those who bring their questions to Jesus in search of the truth.
Sunday, March 19 ~ Third Sunday in Lent
In today's gospel the Samaritan woman asks Jesus for water, an image of our thirst for God. Jesus offers living water, a sign of God's grace flowing from the waters of baptism. As we journey to the resurrection feast, Christ comes among us in word, bath, and meal -- offering us the life-giving water of God's mercy and forgiveness.
Sunday, March 26 ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent
On this Sunday we hear the story of the man born blind who was healed by Christ. Like him, we confess that we once were blind but that in Christ we see. This week we also welcome a representative of the Lutheran Camping Corporation to give a temple talk, as we kick off our Lenten Appeal to raise money for our outdoor ministries.
Trindle Spring Lutheran Church:
Claimed by God in baptism,
Fed by Christ in worship,
Led by the Spirit in love for
one another and the world.