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About Our Church

Holy Trinity is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded in 1914 by Slovak immigrants, Holy Trinity has served the Stafford area for over 100 years. We are a community of believers in Jesus, who are called out of the world for the special purpose of serving God, sharing the Good News of Life in Christ.

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We strive to be a safe place of refuge for those who are in need, a people of joy in prayer and thanksgiving, and a community that strives for justice and reconciliation. We are a people who seek to forgive others the way we have been forgiven and we are friends who aspire to love one another the way Jesus loves us.

What we believe…

With the universal Christian church, the Lutherans confess and respond to the love of the Triune God: the Father, Creator of all that exists, Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in there ultimate victory over death and the devil; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God. We as a congregation take our name from this mystery of Who God is and we aspire to be of one mind and being, just as our God is one.

Being “Lutheran” means being truly catholic and truly evangelical—we honor and keep the Bible-based Tradition of worship of the early Christian church and we nourish a trusting knowledge of God that is grounded in the Good News of salvation, forgiveness, and wholeness in Christ as found in Holy Scripture alone.

Lutheranism, simplified:

The Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther and other reformers that inspired the reformation of the Catholic Church in the 16th century can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone. Faith alone. Scripture alone.

Grace alone: God loves everyone in the world, even though we are sinful, offending God and harming each other, and thus not deserving of God’s love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly. Even when we forget or reject God and don’t seek Him, God lovingly reaches out to us.

Scripture alone: The bible is God’s infallible Word in which God reveals His Law and Gospel. The Law shows us our error and need for God’s help and presence in our lives. The Gospel tells the Good News that God offers forgiveness and new Life in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian teaching.

Faith alone: By His suffering and death, as the substitute for all the people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe and trust in Jesus have the eternal life that He offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

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Watch, O Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep tonight,
and give Your angels and saints
charge over those who sleep.

Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones.
Bless Your dying ones.
Soothe Your suffering ones.
Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones, and all for Your love's sake.
Amen.
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Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, 
or watch, or weep tonight, 
and give Your angels and saints 
charge over those who sleep.

Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones.
Bless Your dying ones.
Soothe Your suffering ones.
Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones, and all for Your loves sake. 
Amen.

“...as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me...” -Matthew 25:40

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” -Luke 23:34,

“...we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ...” -2 Cor.5:10

Image by Lutheran artist "Full of Eyes"
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“...as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me...” -Matthew 25:40

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” -Luke 23:34, 

“...we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ...” -2 Cor.5:10

Image by Lutheran artist Full of Eyes

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He without sin let him cast the first stone 💔

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Today the Church rejoices to remember the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56),(transferred from May 31).

Portal of the world's salvation,
lo, a Virgin pure and mild,
humble-hearted, high in station,
form of beauty undefiled,
crown of earth's anticipation,
comes the Mother-maid with child.

Here the serpent's power subduing,
see the bush unburned by fire,
Gideon's fleece of heaven's imbuing,
Aaron's rod of bright attire,
fair, and pure, and peace-ensuing,
spouse of Solomon's desire.

Jesse's branch received its flower,
Mother of Emmanuel,
portal sealed and mystic bower
promised by Ezekiel,
rock of Daniel's dream, whose power
smote, and lo, the image fell!

See in flesh so great a wonder
by the power of God ordained,--
him, whose feet all worlds lay under,
in a Virgin's womb contained;--
so on earth, her bonds to sunder,
righteousness from heaven hath rained.

Virgin sweet, with love o'erflowing,
to the hills in haste she fares;
on a kindred bestowing
blessing from the joy she bears;
waiting while with mystic showing
time the sacred birth prepares.

What fair joy o'ershone that dwelling,
called so great a guest to greet;
what her joy whose love compelling
found a rest for Mary's feet,
when, the bliss of time foretelling,
lo, the Voice and Word did meet!

God most high, the heaven's foundation,
ruler of eternity;
Jesus, who for man's salvation
came in flesh to make us free;
Spirit, moving all creation,
evermore be praise to thee!

—Hymn for Matins on the Feast of the Visitation “Mundi Salus Affutura.”
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Today the Church rejoices to remember the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56),(transferred from May 31).

Portal of the worlds salvation,
lo, a Virgin pure and mild,
humble-hearted, high in station,
form of beauty undefiled,
crown of earths anticipation,
comes the Mother-maid with child.

Here the serpents power subduing,
see the bush unburned by fire,
Gideons fleece of heavens imbuing,
Aarons rod of bright attire,
fair, and pure, and peace-ensuing,
spouse of Solomons desire.

Jesses branch received its flower,
Mother of Emmanuel,
portal sealed and mystic bower
promised by Ezekiel,
rock of Daniels dream, whose power
smote, and lo, the image fell!

See in flesh so great a wonder
by the power of God ordained,--
him, whose feet all worlds lay under,
in a Virgins womb contained;--
so on earth, her bonds to sunder,
righteousness from heaven hath rained.

Virgin sweet, with love oerflowing,
to the hills in haste she fares;
on a kindred bestowing
blessing from the joy she bears;
waiting while with mystic showing
time the sacred birth prepares.

What fair joy oershone that dwelling,
called so great a guest to greet;
what her joy whose love compelling
found a rest for Marys feet,
when, the bliss of time foretelling,
lo, the Voice and Word did meet!

God most high, the heavens foundation,
ruler of eternity;
Jesus, who for mans salvation
came in flesh to make us free;
Spirit, moving all creation,
evermore be praise to thee!

—Hymn for Matins on the Feast of the Visitation “Mundi Salus Affutura.”
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104 W. Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

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