New Here?


FROM PASTOR CHRIS


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GREETINGS

Thank you for taking the time to check out our wonderful congregation! If you are like me, you are looking for a community where you and your whole family can grow and serve together. I found that home here at Trinity, and I hope you will too! As you explore our website you will find information about who we are, what we believe, and how we serve our community. All over Loveland and Northern Colorado, lives are being changed through the ministries of Trinity Lutheran, and we would love for you to be a part of it!

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Chris

 Email: office@trinityloveland.org

 Call:  970-667-5700

WHAT TO EXPECT


General Information

Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We have a rich history of serving the Loveland community since 1906 and welcome everyone to the table! Come worship with us or serve beside us and find out the difference a loving family in Christ can make!

What is the ELCA?

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us, as the ELCA, this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.

We are a church that is always being made new, and at the same time, is deeply rooted in Scripture, Lutheran theology and Lutheran confessions. We are also rooted in the vibrant, diverse communities and rich histories of our congregations. It’s through these roots that the Holy Spirit guides and nourishes us so that we can be a church that is both resilient and always new.

We welcome you to join this community of faith — the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — regardless of your age, race, gender, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up the ELCA. There is a place for you here!

For more information visit www.elca.org

What do Lutherans believe?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

ELCA teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witnesses in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ.

Scriptures, Creeds and Confessions

The ELCA’s official Confession of Faith identifies the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (commonly called the Bible); the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds; and the Lutheran confessional writings in the Book of Concord as the basis for our teaching. ELCA congregations make the same affirmation in their governing documents, and ELCA pastors promise to preach and teach in accordance with these teaching sources. This Confession of Faith is more than just words in an official document. Every Sunday in worship ELCA congregations hear God’s word from the Scriptures, pray as Jesus taught and come to the Lord’s Table expecting to receive the mercies that the Triune God promises. Throughout the week ELCA members continue to live by faith, serving others freely and generously in all that they do because they trust God’s promise in the Gospel. In small groups and at sick beds, in private devotions and in daily work, this faith saturates all of life.

Teaching for a life of faith

This connection to all of life is the clearest demonstration of the authority that the canonical Scriptures, the ecumenical Creeds and the Lutheran Confessions have in the ELCA. The Holy Spirit uses these witnesses to create, strengthen and sustain faith in Jesus Christ and the life we have in him. That life-giving work continues every day, as Martin Luther explained in the Small Catechism: the Holy Spirit “calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth and preserves it in union with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.”

What do I do when I Get There?

When you come to worship at Trinity you will find a loving, family-friendly community where everyone is welcome. Worship at Trinity is creative, inspired, and liturgical, meaning that it follows the order of worship that has been handed down from the earliest days of the Church. Some songs are centuries old while others are recently written; some are led by our superb organist and others are led by a band – and with our creative worship leaders you never know what might happen! Children are welcome and even encouraged in worship, but we understand this may not work for everyone. The nursery is open and staffed by caring attendants who teach at Trinity’s preschool during the week. After worship, faith formation opportunities are offered for all ages.

You are invited to worship with us! All are welcome!

FIRST VISIT PLAN


We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at 970-667-5700.

How do I get there?

We are located just 4 streets north of Loveland High School on Duffield Avenue.

Where should I park?

There is usually ample parking in our parking lot. If it’s a particularly busy worship service there is also plenty of parking on the streets surrounding the church.

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We’re far more interested in you than we are in your wardrobe.