Holy Trinity Lutheran Church was founded in 1962 as a mission congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
As our name suggests, we worship the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and proclaim Him as the only true God who is our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Sanctifier. We believe that the Father sent His Son in love to die, rise, and ascend to save the world, and that He gives the Holy Spirit that all might trust Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for their salvation.
We are a confessionally Lutheran congregation, adhering to the confession of the Christian faith as it is presented in the Book of Concord (1580). We believe that these confessions faithfully summarize and present the teaching of the Bible (Holy Scripture) concerning God, Man, and our salvation in Jesus Christ.
We are a liturgical congregation, using the worship forms of the western catholic tradition as they have come down to us through the Lutheran Reformation in hymns, rites, and ceremonies. These forms of worship have been tested over the centuries and link us to the early church of the apostles. They also unite the generations in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving, providing a living tradition that can be handed down to our children and their children.
We believe that the purpose of corporate worship is to receive the gifts of salvation which Jesus Christ has won for us by hearing His Word and eating and drinking the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, and to offer God our prayer, praise, and thanksgiving for His blessings of life and salvation. We do not believe that worship is for entertainment or emotional manipulation.
We believe that every baptized believer in Christ is a priest in Christ’s royal priesthood, bringing the gifts of Christ into the world, doing God’s goodness and mercy for others in the love of Jesus Christ so that all may know the only true God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and may enjoy a personal faith relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.
In our confusing world of Christian churches, we are neither Protestant nor are we Roman Catholic. We are “evangelical-catholics” in the sense that we fully embrace our western catholic heritage while, at the same time, fully confess that we are saved by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ alone without any works on our part. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we live before God by faith and before our neighbor and fellow man by love.
We are a bilingual community, offering the Divine Service in both English (9 AM) and Mandarin (11 AM).
We have a fully-staffed, accredited Preschool for children ages 18 months to 5 years and an AfterSchool for children ages 6-12 with special emphasis on tutoring, language arts, mathematics, music, and art.
We welcome all people as sinners for whom our Lord Jesus Christ died on a cross to save, rose from the dead to justify, and ascended to the Father to glorify. We invite all people to come to the water of Baptism and be joined to Christ in faith, come to hear His Word and receive the Supper of His Body and Blood, and by the Holy Spirit, live the life of Christ in the world as His priests, declaring the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9-10).
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.Romans 8:1