Welcome to First Trinity and

St Matthew Lutheran Churches

FIRST TRINITY  ST MATTHEW

Welcome to First Trinity and St Matthew Lutheran Churches. You're invited to journey in faith, love, understanding, inclusivity, advocacy, and awareness. We as individuals are not perfect, but we strive to be better witnesses of Christ. 

Hybrid Sunday Worship 

This fall we are offering hybrid worship, both in-person and virtual, to accommodate the needs of our communities. For the rest of November, First Trinity and St Matthew will continue to worship jointly, at First Trinity on Sundays at 10:30 am. Beginning in December, we will offer two Sunday worship services, at 9 am at St. Matthew and at 10:30 am at First Trinity. At in-person services we will continue to observe COVID safety protocols, including masking and maintaining six feet of distance between those who don't share a household. We will also livestream all worship services on Zoom and YouTube. For the Zoom link and bulletin, please contact .

Worship Volunteers Needed  

Now that we are back to hybrid worship, we need your help to make it happen! Please faithfully consider volunteering as a Worship Assistant, Usher, or Zoom Host. If you're willing to serve in either of these roles, please contact 

Sunday School

Welcome to Sunday School for all ages! This is an opportunity to grow in faith learning the Word of God in the Bible and the love God has for us and the world. Participate virtually by watching new lessons every week on our YouTube channel. We are also offering a new children's faith formation opportunity! Instead of having a children's sermon during worship, we invite young people from toddlers to teenagers to join us in person or online at 10:15 prior to worship. Pastor Judith and Vicar Cate will lead short sessions of prayer, Bible stories, and lessons prior to the beginning of worship. Please contact   for the link.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Welcome back to our joint online Bible Study, co-led by Pastor Judith and Vicar Cate. Thanks to all who filled out our poll - the new time will be Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. Each week, we will study the pericope texts for the following Sunday. All are welcome! Contact  for the Zoom link.

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Giving Thanks

We will gather on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday, November 24) on Zoom for a joint service of Thanksgiving. All are invited to a "shared virtual meal" at 6:30 pm. Virtual worship will begin at 7 pm. Part of our worship service will include a pre-recorded video of thanks! We are asking members of First Trinity and St. Matthew to submit video clips answering the prompt "What are you thankful for?" Record your video here. During this season of gratitude we give thanks for all of God's blessings, big and small. From the gift of life, the privilege of shelter, and the miracle of chocolate truffles. Please submit your videos by November 22.

Cornucopia of Blessing... - Vibrant Lives

Caregiver Support Group

Are you caring for someone with dementia? Every 4th Thursday of the month at 11AM, nurses Vickie Henrikson and Carroll Quinn host a VIRTUAL support group that's sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association which is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of dementia patients. It will help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health, as well as provide optimal care. Full event here.

Latest Sermon

Bad News or Good News

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Preacher: Cate Florenz

Series: Time After Pentecost

I’ve got bad news and I’ve got good news. If I were a prophet, that’s how I’d begin. Because that’s always how it...

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