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, January 1 ~ Epiphany
Epiphany is celebrated on January 6 but is frequently observed the Sunday before or after. The Festival of Epiphany marks the journey of the Wise Men to find this new king (Jesus), and the spreading of the Good News beyond the people of Israel. On their journey they are led by a star to find him, and upon their arrival they offer their gifts to the child. We will be celebrating with an Epiphany Lessons and Carols Service that morning.
Sunday, January 8 ~ Baptism of our Lord
The Baptism of our Lord marks Jesus coming out to the Jordan River in order to be baptized by John the Baptist. As he comes out of the water the heavens open and the Holy Spirit descends in the form of a dove on Jesus. It is in that moment that Jesus is also made known as God's Son.
Sunday, January 15 ~ Second Sunday after Epiphany
Today we hear in John's Gospel of John the Baptist's witness to who Jesus is and what he saw at his baptism. John the Baptist calls Jesus "the Lamb of God" twice in our Gospel reading. Jesus also offers the first disciples, Andrew and Peter, the invitation to "come and see" where he is staying and who he is.
Sunday, January 22 ~ Third Sunday after Epiphany
The Gospel reading from Matthew tells of the beginning of Jesus's public ministry. It also gives Matthew's account of the calling of the first disciples, Andrew and Peter. In his account they are fishing when Jesus says "follow me, and I will make you fish for people." At that invitation they leave everything behind and follow Jesus.
Sunday, January 29 ~ Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
This Sunday we hear two famous passages. The first is our Gospel text known as the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus teaches the crowd on the mountainside. The other is from the prophet Micah, and it says "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"