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Link to the Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Chrismas Eve Video 

Link to the service for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

Food for Thought

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Read John 1: 43-51

Evangelism says “Get out there and bring people to Jesus!” A scary thought for shy Lutherans! In today’s gospel, Philip becomes one of the first evangelists in the New Testament. Jesus finds Philip (v. 43), then, right away, Philip goes to his friend Nathaniel and brings Him to meet Jesus, too (vs. 45-46). That big scary word “evangelism” is really just one person who has been found by Jesus inviting another person to meet Jesus, too.  Philip stated the invitation so simply: “Come and see” (v. 46). If we want to introduce someone to Jesus, we don’t have to drag them to church kicking and screaming.  We can simply share from the heart what Jesus has done for us in our life.  If that isn’t possible, we can always show the love of Jesus in how we treat the other person. Any way you offer it, an invitation is an open-hearted welcome that opens the door and says, “Please come in.” Lutherans may be shy, but they know how to make people feel welcome.

  • Who opened the door and welcomed you to meet Jesus?
  • Would you like to invite someone to meet Jesus?  Pray for the Holy Spirit to show you how to open the door to their heart.

God’s Word for This Week

May you open your heart and welcome people into Christ’s love

Monday, January 18                                  Luke 19:1-10
Tuesday, January 19                                  Mark 1:40-41
Wednesday, January 20                             Luke 5:27-32
Thursday, January 21                                 Romans 15:1-2
Friday, January 22                                     Matthew 20:29-34
Saturday, January 23                               Acts 16:9-15




Check back here periodically for updates on what days the food pantry will be open.


Here are ways you can help and support the Food Pantry ministry:

  • Volunteer to help for any or all of the time on the days of the distribution. Setup will begin at 8:00 am and cleanup is completed around 2:30 pm.
  • Pass the word on to anyone who may benefit from the food distribution or has a food need. Please look for future food distribution dates for the fall.
  • Support the Food Pantry financially and with your prayers.

   Thank you to all the leaders, volunteers and supporters of the Trinity Food Pantry ministry!

Our in-person worship services, for now, will continue on Sundays at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

Trinity is a servant church in the heart of Riverside/Avondale area of Jacksonville led by God’s amazing grace to love, accept and forgive one another, and all people, in the name of Jesus Christ.


A community of faith...

Jesus Christ is Lord
Everyone is Welcome
Love is Changing People


A growing congregation...

A Clear Purpose and Mission
An Openness to Change
Strong Lay Leadership


A heritage rich church...

90 Years of History
A Beautiful Sanctuary
Active Community Involvement

New Here?

Whether you live in the area or passing through, in need of a spiritual fix or looking for a church home, your presence is a blessing to us.

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church range in age from 103 years young to just a few months old. We welcome diversity and encourage fresh thinking.

We find immense joy in serving with our brothers and sisters in the fields of the Lord. There is so much to do and we are invigorated God has challenged us with the honor of serving Him and all of His creation.

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Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship Schedule
9:00 AM / Contemporary
11 AM / Traditional
Be sure to check the calendar or News Flash on Home Page for changes.
On special occasions we have one 10 AM service.

The pantry will open in late June or early July one day a week for mobile distribution. (Dates TBA)

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If you have any questions about Trinity Lutheran Church or what we believe, please get in touch with us. We would love to connect with you.