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Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - Norman, Oklahoma
"In grateful response to God's grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world." -LCMS Mission Statement
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY ANN ARBOR CHOIR CONCERT AND LENTEN VESPERS
Wednesday March 16, 2016
Listen to the service by clicking on this link: Choir concert and Lenten Vespers
The LCMS Responds to the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage:
Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ!
From the Pastor
Dear Fellow Redeemed in Christ,
I grew up in Lakewood, Ohio attending St. Paul Lutheran Church and Lakewood Lutheran School. My parents, pastors and teachers had a great influence on me, so that I became a pastor. God uses the people in our lives to teach us the Word of God, which the Holy Spirit uses to create saving faith in our hearts.
That faith is in God the Father who created us, God the Son who redeemed us and God the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us. The reason we have our "One Family in our Church, School and Campus Ministry" is so that we can used by God to make disciples of all nations. Then he will raise up the next generation of Christians who will also carry on Christ's Great Commission.
When four people on a track team run in a one mile relay race, the first runner carries a baton and after one lap, hands it off to the next runner. The runners' speed must remain constant, each one must hold tightly onto the baton and when it is handed off to the next runner, it cannot be dropped! Each runner must do his/her part for the race to be won.
The baton of the Gospel was handed off to us baptized Christians in our generation, to hold onto and to pass on to the next generation. We must cling tightly to the Word of God and must not drop it! The reason we learned the Six Chief Parts of Christian doctrine in the Small Catechism, is so we are grounded in the basics of the Christian faith and life. Now we spend the rest of our lives, "by word and prayer," growing in the knowledge of Holy Scripture, praying for one another and serving our neighbor in our daily vocations and callings.
So let's grab the baton and run the race with joy as we await the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory!
In our Lord Jesus,
Notes: These are special days in the liturgical year for our meditation:
- AUGUST 15th - ST. MARY, MOTHER OF OUR LORD
Psalm 45:10-15; Isaiah 61:7-11;
Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55
Read these Scripture lessons and rejoice in this humble woman, blessed by God to be the mother of the Savior!
- AUGUST 24th - ST. BARTHOLOMEW
Psalm 121; Exodus 19:1-6;
1 Corinthians 12:27-31a; John 1:43-51
Read these Scripture lessons and see that Bartholomew was also called Nathanael and was an honest man who confessed with exuberance that Jesus was the Son of God!
- AUGUST 29th - THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Psalm 141; Jeremiah 1:17-19;
Read these Scripture lessons and re-evaluate the real purpose of our lives - to point others towards Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the Lord. John gave his head for the Head of the Church - Jesus!
From the Vicar
Dear Members of Trinity Lutheran,
My name is Eric Bednash. I grew up in Parma, the largest suburb outside Cleveland, Ohio. My brother and I attended Bethany Lutheran Church and School, where our parents still attend and are regularly active. My mother is currently one of the pre-school teachers at Bethany, while my father works in residential design at Design Visions.
To say that the people who surrounded, taught, parented, and overlooked me as I grew up had an impact on my faith, would be an understatement. My parents, teachers, and professors all had a direct correlation to understanding God's love and mercy for me, as they brought me up in the Lutheran faith. I am very thankful for each and every one of them, as they taught me patience, understanding, and forgiveness.
As I now enter this year as your vicar at Trinity Lutheran Church, I look forward to experiencing Christ's love through his Word and Sacrament with you all! Trinity offers many different opportunities to share the Gospel with such a large variety of people of all ages. I cannot begin to imagine all that Trinity will teach me, as I grow in faith and maturity as a servant of the Lord. I pray for a wonderful relationship between Trinity and myself, filled with love, learning, and a little fun.
Let us always live in the mercy and forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ.