Greetings from Fort Wayne

Your deaconess intern with her cohort and Prof. James Bushur, once upon a time a vicar of Trinity; and with Deaconess Amy Rast

Meditations from Matins, 1 Samuel 5

Having seized the Ark of the Covenant, the Philistines placed the trophy into the temple of Dagon, for the victory—to the Philistines—had demonstrated that their god, shaped after the created, was mightier in battle than the God of Israel. Yet in this exhibition of weakness is exactly where Yahweh would manifest His supremacy. Though Israel

Meditations from Matins, 1 Samuel 4

When you first read 1 Samuel 4:1, “And the word of Samuel came to all Israel,” those words appear to fit better with 1 Samuel 3:21, “And the LORD appeared again at Shiloh, for the LORD revealed Himself to Samuel at Shiloh by the word of the LORD.” So it would go: “Samuel, having received the word of the LORD,

Meditations from Matins, 1 Samuel 3

“At many times and in many ways long ago God, having spoken to our fathers by the prophets, in these last days has spoken to us by His Son.” Samuel heard the LORD as he ministered before the Ark; now we have heard the One who is the mercy seat, the One who Samuel prophesied by his words

Display Cases

Thank you, Martin Berndt, for moving the display cases from the posts near the church office to the outside walls of the parish hall. They will be unlocked for members, so that you may post congregation news.

Advent Parament: Sample

After two months of waiting for an example of what the Advent paraments might look like, here is the lectern hanging.

Meditations from Matins: 1 Samuel 2:18-36

(18-20) Each year Hannah clothed her son with a new linen ephod, in which he would minister before the LORD. What was impermanent has now become eternal; his linen garment signify with what vestments God has clothed us. The robe of righteousness that covers us in our service before the LORD is eternal, for the

Updates: Missions Supported by Trinity

The Wolf Family in Kenya From the family's blog: Wolf Pack We are a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod family. We have received an appointment to be missionaries to Nairobi Kenya where John serves as Project Manager for the entire Africa Region working primarily with Mercy Projects that the LCMS is asked by partner churches to support.