Sunday marks the beginning of our Fall Worship Schedule.
There will be two worship opportunities:
8:15: We will be gathering for worship outside in the Courtyard at 8:15.
For this worship we ask that you; bring your own lawn chair and that you bring a mask to be used while we are singing.
10:30: This worship, for the present time and until it is safe to gather inside in-person for worship, will be streamed on Trinity’s Facebook Group page and on our YouTube channel (YouTube.com and search for trinity lutheransparta).
At both worships this Sunday we will be having a time for prayers for healing in addition to celebrating the Lord’s Supper. Whether we are gathered in person or online, we are the body of Christ, and Jesus is with us!
We will also be doing a live stream of our worship services on
Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.
View a Letter from our Pastor and Congregational President
Dear friends, we are here for you, and we are here for each other, and Jesus Christ is present in the midst of everything we go through! God’s goodness and mercy and love and sorry and joy are with us now and always!
Al Jenkins has built a great resource box which is located right outside of the front door of the building. Inside you will find printed worship bulletins, some devotional material, some bibles, and other information that we hope will be of help. Please, help yourself!
(Make sure you wash your hands!)
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M-F 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tel. (608) 269-5081
Please see Pastor Mark's message regarding Holy Communion during this time of the Pandemic.
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Covid Updates Archive
PREVIOUS INFORMATION FROM MARCH 15, 2020
From Pastor Mark
Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Lutheran Church,
Grace to you and peace, from God the Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ!
Have you ever noticed that whenever the disciples encounter a scary situation, Jesus always responds with, “Do not fear!” Whether the disciples were in a boat in the midst of a storm, or ever encountering a situation that was fearful, Jesus first response seems to be to remind those around him that he is present, that he is got it under control. And, dear friends, no doubt about it, this is a fearful time for our world right now. COVID-19 has created a moment in time in which we need to remember Jesus’ promises that nothing can separate us from the love of God!
The Leadership of Trinity Lutheran Church passed a plan of action for us to follow, as we weather this storm, and as we remember that we are still the church, the body of Christ.
This plan has different phases of response.
As of now, through this coming Wednesday, March 18, we are in phase one; which means that we will continue to gather for worship on Sunday and on Wednesday Evening. There will be changes to our worship practices which you can read about in our plan of action. The Wednesday Evening Lenten Meals are suspended. There will be Sunday School this Sunday but will be suspended after this. In this phase, we are asking our fellowship groups, circles, committees and teams to be in touch with each other in other ways than meeting in person. We have been in touch with the outside organizations that use our facility and have told them that the use of our space is suspended.
With Sparta Area Schools closing on Wednesday, we will be moving into phase two. We will continue, as of now, to worship on Sunday and Wednesday, but will be working very diligently to provide ways in which we can gather ‘online.’ If you are ill, or not feeling feel, or are worried about gathering for worship, please stay home, it is ok! All other activities will be suspended after Wednesday.
The situation is fluid, and our response will need to be as well. It could happen that the move from phase two to phase three could happen quickly.
Between worships this coming Sunday, we will have a time to pray and think hard about ways in which we can still be the great congregation we are, albeit in different ways than which we have been. Please come with your great ideas. The leadership and staff of Trinity will be working very hard on ways in which we can be in touch with each other, and provide devotional, worship, and learning opportunities for all of us.
At the end of the gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells his disciples to remember that he is with them always. Sisters and brother, Jesus is with us always!!
Soli Deo Gloria (to God alone the Glory)
Pastor Mark Kvale
View Trinity's COVID-19 Plan of Action