Online giving now available

Trinity Lutheran Church is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

To give online, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the church website at
  2. Click on the Give Online button
  3. Click on the Create Profile button
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a profile and schedule your recurring contributions.
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You are welcome here!


Trinity Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates our unity as God’s people. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, political persuasions, physical and mental abilities, educational backgrounds, marital or partnered status, and economic conditions—all  who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to others. Trinity is a place for all people to shine in their own unique gifts.

For more information about the Reconciling in Christ program, go to

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Remembrance of saints November 2

For All Saints Sunday (November 2) we will once again place “tables of love” in the narthex in remembrance of loved ones whom we have lost. Feel free to bring your mementos—photos or other items—to place on the tables and share with your church family. Include your name and a short description explaining how the items are important to you.

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Healing service October 30

On Thursday, October 30 our 6 p.m. worship will be a healing service. We will meet in the sanctuary rather than the chapel for this service. All are welcome.

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It’s kitchen cleanup time!

The Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW) will be giving the kitchen a thorough cleaning on Monday, October 27, beginning at 9 a.m. We can use all the help we can get—men and women—to reach all the high and low places! Please help if you can. Thank you.

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Madison Area CROP Walk is October 19

The 40th Madison Area CROP Hunger Walk/Rock is October 19, 2014. The walk will start at First Congregational United Church of Christ on University Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Those who cannot walk great distances but would still like to participate can join others in rocking chairs at the church or make a cash donation. You can donate online by going to Join TLC team members Tom Conrad, Deana Hipke, Pastor Sue or Mark Schwarz to raise money for this worthy cause, which benefits local food pantries as well as world hunger programs.

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Sermon: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 28, 2014

People sometimes ask me how my previous careers as an English teacher and in theater feed into my being a pastor. I can tell you one thing for sure: they have provided me with a wide collection of authors and poets to draw on for expressing theological truths. Not to say that the Bible isn’t source material enough, but when I was considering Ezekiel’s tirade against his unapologetic listeners, I was grateful to remember a little poem by William Carlos Williams. Continue reading

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