Frequently Asked Questions
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What to Wear
We’re really laid back and comfortable. Besides, you look great no matter what! We encourage you to come the way that you feel most comfortable.
Where to Park
Parking is available in the parking lot south of the church. Look for the doors with the sign that say ‘Church Entrance.’ Through these doors, you’ll access the sanctuary via the Gathering Room (either using the stairs or the elevator). The coat room is located near these doors.
Parking is also available on Granville Road with street-level access directly into the sanctuary.
Kids in Worship
Our church enthusiastically welcomes families with young children to fully worship with us. The presence of children is a gift to the church. Like all of us, they are members of the Body of Christ and a reminder of the growth and the future of God’s Church. Please welcome our children and their parents, and give them a big smile of encouragement or a helping hand.
Restrooms are located in the large room adjacent to the sanctuary. Our ushers will be glad to point you in the proper direction.
Participating in Communion
When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we do so convinced that Jesus gives us His true body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins. Receiving the Lord’s Supper here expresses not only fellowship with the Lord, but also agreement with the teachings of this congregation. Therefore communicant members of LC-MS congregations are always welcome to commune with us, and other guests wishing to commune are kindly asked to speak with the pastor before the service. We cherish the opportunity to worship with all followers of Jesus, and we regret the sad divisions within Christianity. Whether you are communing with us today or not, please join us (and Jesus!) in praying for truth and unity within His Church.
Since 1848, the congregation has been a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Visit www.lcms.org for more about the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
We believe that baptism is a priceless gift of God through which He gives the Holy Spirit and forgiveness of sins. If you would like more information, please contact one of our pastors so we can talk with you about beginning a lifelong walk with Jesus through baptism.
Marriage was instituted by God as a gift from Him. Weddings performed at Trinity are preceded by significant preparation including premarital counseling with a pastor and mentoring with a married couple. Because God intends the foundation for a healthy marriage to be our relationship with him, Trinity only hosts weddings for those who are members of our congregation. If you are interested in joining us in our walk with Christ as you prepare for your wedding, please contact one of our pastors.
Funerals & Memorials
We believe that Jesus Christ has conquered death, and that all who have faith in Jesus will rise again to live forever. As we mourn the loss of those we dearly love, we both grieve our loss and celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. In anticipation of the heavenly banquet we will enjoy when Christ returns and death is defeated, funerals at Trinity are most often followed by a meal organized by members of our congregation.
THE OLDEST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN WISCONSIN
In early October 1839, approximately 20 families settled near Trinity to found the colony of Freistadt. Prompted by religious persecution in their homeland of Pomerania, Germany, the group sought and found a religious haven in Wisconsin. The first log cabin was located southwest of the present church building. The congregation immediately purchased 40 acres of land and in the spring of 1840 built the first Lutheran church in the state of Wisconsin. The log building, 30 by 20 feet, was also used as a school. The first pastor of the congregation was L.F.E. Krause (1841-1847). The Lutheran Buffalo Synod was organized at Trinity in June 1845. Since 1848, the congregation has been a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Our Core Beliefs
- The Bible is God’s own Word, and that the historic Lutheran interpretation of the Bible is correct.
- All people are separated from God by their sin, and are therefore deserving of God’s judgment.
- Jesus Christ is God’s own Son, true man and true God.
- Jesus suffered God’s wrath on the cross in our place, therefore earning our forgiveness.
- We receive that precious gift of forgiveness and salvation through faith in Jesus.
- God gives His forgiveness to those who have faith in three important ways:
- Through God’s Word proclaiming what God has done for us.
- Through Baptism (given to people of all ages.)
- Through the Lord’s Supper (truly Jesus’ body and blood along with the bread and wine.)
For a more detailed explanation, visit www.lcms.org.
Church Mission Statement
Grow in His word. Serve in His world. Join in His mission. TOGETHER.
School Mission Statement
A Passion for Learning. A Heart for Christ.
Childcare Mission Statement
Connecting children to Jesus. Nurturing the wonder of childhood.
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Can I rent space?
Currently, we do not allow the rental of space at Trinity.
If you are interested in renting space at the Historical grounds, please email email@example.com.
We would love to pray for you!
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