worship in the age of covid-19

In our effort to embody love of God and neighbor above all else, in-person worship in our building on Sunday mornings remains suspended until further notice.  Our primary weekly service continues to be livestreamed each Sunday morning at 11:00 on our facebook page, which you can find by following THIS LINK.  You can find the complete bulletin for each week's service below.  

You are very welcome to join us!


We are excited to announce that beginning August 2, a brief celebration of Holy Communion will be held each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 in the garden for those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood. As always, our table is open to all regardless of religious tradition.  However, because attendance will be limited to ten people, and to facilitate COVID-19 contact tracing, all who wish to attend must register ahead of time.  Please note that face coverings must be worn at all times, and at least six feet of distance must be maintained between members of different households. In addition, only the bread will be offered, which is a wholly valid means of receiving the sacrament.



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 16 EUCHARIST


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 23 EUCHARIST


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST 30 EUCHARIST

  • august 16, 2020 - st. mary, mother of our lord

    Mary's role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood.  In John's gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit.  Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promise to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's bulletin HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom immediately following worship HERE

  • August 9, 2020 - the tenth sunday after pentecost

    Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence.  When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid."  Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek The calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears.  In comforting words of scripture, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God's presence to others.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom immediately following worship HERE

  • august 2, 2020 - the ninth sunday after pentecost

    digital campus ministry sunday

    This week's worship celebrates the work of Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education, the organizations that oversees ministry among students in NYC.  Trinity is a partner congregation of this work, and our Pastor serves as President of the Board.  Worship includes a sermon by Executive Director Pastor Becca Seely, and contributions by students and board members.


    Download the bulletin HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via zoom HERE immediately following worship.

  • july 19, 2020 - the seventh sunday after pentecost

    It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world?  In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest.  With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering.  Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via zoom HERE immediately following worship.

  • july 12, 2020 - the sixth sunday after pentecost

    God's word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately.  Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth.  Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom HERE immediately following worship.

  • july 5, 2020 - the fifth sunday after pentecost

    The mystery of God's ways is sometimes hidden from the wise and intelligent. jess associates with the lowly and outcast.  Like Paul, we struggle with our own selfish desires and seek God's mercy and forgiveness.  We gather to be refreshed by Christ's invitation: "Come to me, all that are weary."


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's bulletin HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom HERE immediately following worship

  • June 28, 2020 - the fourth sunday after pentecost

    The welcome of baptism is for all God's children.  This baptismal gift sets us free form the power of sin and death.  In this week's gospel, Christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ himself.  From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve the little ones of this world and to be a sign of God's merciful welcome.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's bulletin HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom HERE immediately following worship.

  • June 21, 2020 - The third sunday after pentecost

    Jeremiah knew the frustration of having his words rejected.  Jesus declares that his words may not bring peace, but division.  In baptism we are buried with Christ that we may walk in newness of life.  As we take stands for the sake of justice and lose our lives for the sake of others, we need not be afraid.  The hairs of our head are counted.  In baptism we are marked with the cross of Christ forever.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's bulletin HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom HERE immediately following worship

  • june 14, 2020 - the second sunday after pentecost

    Moses ells the Israelites that they are called to be a priestly kingdom and a holy people.  Jesus sends out the disciples as laborers into the harvest.  In baptism we too are anointed for ministry, sharing God's compassion with our needy world.  We go forth from worship to proclaim the good news, to heal the sick, and to share our bread with the hungry.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Virtual Coffee Hour link HERE immediately after worship.

  • June 7, 2020 - the holy trinity

    Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today's second reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all." In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit.  We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.


    This Sundays' festival includes a sermon by Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton.


    Find the livestream on our facebook page HERE

    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download the children's page HERE


    Link to Virtual Coffee Hour HERE

  • may 31, 2020 - the day of pentecost

    This week we will join our siblings Christ throughout the Metropolitan New York Synod for worship as we celebrate the birth of the church through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  With music led by our own Alex Lawrence, the service promises to be Spirit-filled and joyous.


    Join the service at 10:00 on the Synod's facebook page HERE our Youtube channel HERE.