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Susan Jones is Trinity’s Financial Secretary. Use this form to contact Sue.

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What If We Told Them

We know two things: (1) The U.S has become one of the greatest mission fields in the world as the number of “unchurched” grows. (2) Jesus commanded His disciples to proclaim a message of repentance and forgiveness, starting from the heart of the local city. But what about me in my daily life? Does the thought of making a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in you, send chills down your spine? Take heart. You have been equipped to tell others the Good News of Jesus Christ. You know how to confess your faith, and you practice it every week. On a regular basis, the whole Christian Church confesses the creeds that have

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Heroes of Faith

Who is your hero? As a child, I might have named a TV actor, a star athlete or famous musician. Somewhere along the line I started to recognize the heroic qualities in ordinary people, like teachers and even parents. Nowadays, I’m more impressed with spiritual heroes, people who have modeled Christ for me. While we all are saints by virtue of our baptism into Christ, some have proven to be outstanding “Heroes of Faith” for the church community as a whole. Back in 2002, Trinity came up with a way to acknowledge our congregation’s spiritual heroes. Originally called the “Tree of Life” and now renamed “Heroes of Faith”, it is located in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall, near the front door. It

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A New Beginning – Understanding the Divine Call

In initiating the process of calling our next pastor, we at Trinity Lutheran Church have entered into a season often marked with anxiousness, excitement, and uncertainty.  It is our hope and fervent prayer that it will ultimately lead to a time of joyful renewal for our congregation.  In this endeavor, we are not attempting to replace Pastor Hatcher, but to seek and discern the person that God sees fit to continue this wonderfully vibrant ministry in downtown Memphis, TN.  Indeed, Josh came to us and took up a baton that was passed on by those who came before him, and our next pastor will follow in that same line as we move forward. The Divine Call Part 1  – God’s

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Trinity Constitution and Revised By-Laws

As promised at the last voter’s meeting. Here is a download of the Trinity Constitution and the revised By-Laws

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Lessons From My Sister

Lessons From My Sister

“Two are better than one; for they have a good return from their labor.” ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9 Her name is Gwen and she lives on the streets of downtown Memphis in the neighborhood of Trinity. I’ll be honest, when I hear her tapping at the front door and I look up from a cluttered desk to see her peering through the glass, my first response isn’t “Great! My sister is here!” But it should be. In the months that she has allowed me a small glimpse into her hard life, I have heard the voice of Jesus whispering to my oh-so-cleaned-up heart, “This is you, beloved.” Gwen doesn’t have a home, a place to bathe, store her belongings, or lay

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NYG 2016 Day 5 – Are you an ECHO that points to Jesus?

  Good morning dear brothers and sisters! It’s hard to believe, but today we begin our last full day of events before tomorrow morning’s worship service closes out the National Youth Gathering of 2016. As we were walking towards the Superdome last night Amara turned to me and said, “it’s weird, but I feel like a part of me really wants to be home but at the same time I never want to leave.” I echo her sentiments exactly. We are in the thick of things now and it feels like we’ve been going 100 miles an hour since last Thursday without stopping. But the rewards and benefits have been worth every second. I feel as though a typhoon of

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Latest Updates From New Orleans.

This Week, members of Trinity’s Youth are joining 25,000 other young Lutheran people from across the nation at the LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Barbara Sharp and Jay Medeiros have volunteered their time to take them to take part in what for many is a truly life shaping event. Jay has promised us (as best he can) daily updates from New Orleans Here are the reports from the field on our own band of warriors... DAY 1NYG 22016 - New OrleansWelcome to New Orleans!!! – NYG2016 Read Jay's Post DAY 2NYG 22016 - New OrleansLutheran Invasion! Read Jay's Post DAY 3NYG 22016 - New OrleansWhere Do You Find Your Joy? Read Jay's Post DAY 4NYG 22016 - New OrleansGood Junk, BadRead more

NYG 2016 Day 3 – Where Do You Find Your Joy?

Greetings once again everyone in the name of Jesus! With our first “Mass Event” occurring at the Superdome last night the Gathering has finally been officially kicked off. And WOW did they pull out all the stops! But more on that in a little bit. Our first order of business was to visit the National WWII Museum and it did not disappoint. The kids were very engaged in the history surrounding one of the most pivotal times in our nation’s history. We started with a walking tour of the premises before viewing the acclaimed “Beyond All Boundaries” four dimensional movie experience. The film is incredibly moving and so well done that it is actually impossible to put into words. We

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NYG 2016 Day 2 – Lutheran Invasion!

Lutherans, Lutherans are everywhere! Yesterday was the first official day of registration for the Gathering and our brothers and sisters in the LCMS were now arriving in full force. It was an awesome sight to see. We were so thankful for the opportunity to arrive a day early in order to start getting around the city with the kids and do some some sight seeing before the start of the convention. Our first order of the day was a tour of “Mardi Gras World”, a fantastic experience where the kids got an exclusive behind the scenes look at the massive production that goes in to all of those parades and their storied history. We were able to sample some delicious,

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Yes You Can Find Fault, But Can You Find Glory?

The Devil is the accuser of the brethren. He accuses us to God. He accuses us to ourselves. He uses others to accuse us. We can do this to others ourselves. Two things are constantly going on in a believer’s life. God is at work. He is doing something. He is the author of our faith. He is the most skillful worker. He is doing and he has been doing great works in our lives. He is putting His glory into us as He transforms us into His image and anything He does is beautiful and glorious. The other thing that is going on is we are still struggling with sins, faults, circumstances, providences, etc. etc. The devil is constantly accusing

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Attachment Workshop

Attachment Workshop

Saturday, April 239:00-12:00Trinity Lutheran Church For adoptive families, attachment is an every day, life long journey. Whether you’ve been waiting for a match for 5 months or you’ve been home with your precious child for 5 years, there’s always more you can learn about attachment. Local adoption agencies are understaffed, which results in adoptive parents taking a majority of their classes online. These webinars are not as productive as in-person role-playing, activities, and Q&A time with experts. From 9:00AM-12:00PM on Saturday, April 23rd, Trinity will be offering a FREE Attachment Workshop with Melissa Bosserman, a LCSW and adoptive mama of 3. Melissa specializes in fostering attachment in adoptive families. She will give us a tour of the adopted child’s brain,

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