Please join us for our Sunset Easter Vigil Service beginning promptly at Sunset, 7:41 pm on Saturday, April 20th.
The Concept of a Vigil
A vigil is an evening service of Scripture readings and prayers in which believers vigilantly and eagerly wait and watch for the celebration of the Savior’s deliverance. Old Testament believers waited through the night of the Passover for God to deliver them from the Egyptians. The midnight worship reported in Acts 20:7-12 is another example of late-night waiting and watching. One might say that our Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services are vigils of sorts. Coming together for a vigil helps believers practice waiting patiently for God to reveal his will in his own good time.
Join us for 2 different and moving services: Good Friday at 1:00 pm and the Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7:00 pm
Good Friday is part of the sacred Triduum, the three-day observance of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no Invocation or Benediction. The name may originally have been “God’s Friday,” but it is certainly also “good” because of the good gifts Christ won for us on this day. Good Friday is not observed as a funeral for Jesus. It is a day for repentance over sin and restrained joy and praise for the redemption the Lord Jesus accomplished for us on the cross. In keeping with this character, music is kept to a minimum, though not silenced. Elaborate words of praise are omitted. The altar remains bare, having been stripped on Holy Thursday.
The service of Tenebrae (meaning “darkness”) consists of the extinguishing of the church lights. Historically, Tenebrae occurred early in the morning at the Offices of Matins and Lauds on all three days of the Triduum. In recent times, the service has been observed only on the evening of Good Friday.
Please join us for Maundy Thursday services at 3:45 pm or 7:00 pm.
What is Maundy Thursday?
The name comes from the Latin word “mandatum,” meaning “commandment.” It refers to the two “new” commandments our Lord gave to his disciples on this day. The first is “Love one another,” and the second is “Do this in remembrance of me.” In the early church, Maundy Thursday was also the day on which those who had fallen away from the Church were restored to full fellowship with other believers after having observed the 40-day penitential season of Lent. We are reminded of the reconciliation we have because of Christ's body and blood given for the forgiveness of sins, and the example of self-giving love shown by our Lord as he washed the feet of his disciples.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. During the 40 days of Lent Christians prepare for the Savior’s journey to the cross with humble repentance, acknowledging that it was our sins that sent Jesus to the cross to suffer and die. Join us for these midweek services for prayer, reflection, and repentance under the theme of “Three Words of Truth” that focuses on a poignant three-word phrase from the record of Jesus’ passion and resurrection.
Service Times: 3:45 pm and 6:30 pm with Holy Communion.
Save a Life and Donate at Trinity’s Blood Drive on Monday, February 25th from 3-7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Get a COOL new pair of socks with your donation!! Contact Deb Pries at (262) 661-9774 or click HERE to sign up!
“Thank you for giving me life.”
Susan Martinez, Trinity member & cancer survivor celebrating 5 years in remission
Trinity Lutheran School offers a high quality, faith-based education for grades K3-8th. If you have school aged children or know someone who does, please stop by Trinity’s School Open House Wednesday, February 13th from 4-7 pm. Meet the principal, staff and explore the campus!
Join the Christmas Eve tradition! Your calendars are already marked for Christmas Eve, so consider marking 6:30pm for a special candlelight service at Trinity Lutheran. The annual tradition at Trinity includes beloved Christmas carols, an uplifting message from our pastors, and a candlelight prayer and singing of Silent Night.
Join us for an evening of baking and fellowship at Trinity Lutheran. We will make Christmas cookies and snacks for the men and women who serve the community of Waukesha this busy time of year, many of whom will be at work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The cookies will be delivered the following morning to the local police station and fire department. Hope you can join us!
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study is the monthly men's Bible study at Trinity Lutheran. Men meet on the third Saturday of the month for food and fellowship at [restaurant].
Our current study is called "Strength Upon Strength — Reclaiming biblical manhood for godly men."
Mark your calendar for Friday, October 20 starting at 6:00pm for game night at Trinity. Bring family, friends, a favorite game (or two), and a favorite snack or appetizer to share. We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall for an evening of fun and games. Come any time after 6pm when it’s convenient for you and join in.