What is faith formation? Welcoming questions of all sorts.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds,

so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.

The Apostle Paul to the Romans (12:2)

Too often theology or "talk about God" is viewed as stuff for hermits and marooned shipwreck victims. When there's nothing else to do, then is the time to ask abstract questions about God. Such a notion would have exasperated the apostle Paul. To him, theology was worthless unless it made a difference in how people lived. Paul did not live as an intellectual recluse. He applied his theology to life, a.k.a. practicing what he preached. In fact, the lofty book of Romans was written while he was also raising money for famine victims in Jerusalem (see Romans 15:25-27).

Martin Marty, pastor and Lutheran church historian, has stated: "Christian faith has to do less with what you know and more with whom you know, namely, God and God in Jesus Christ." And yet, the "what" of Christian knowledge also matters greatly because all kinds of stories, events, memories, doctrines, and programs enrich the faith. In faith as in the rest of life, a person grows in knowledge by asking questions.

Therefore, as Lutherans, we welcome questions of all sorts from every generation. 

Faith formation for everyone . . .

  • Confirmation

    A new Confirmation curriculum from Sparkhouse . . .

    Collaborate* is fearless faith formation . . . for 6th to 8th grade youth.

    Mondays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM (September thru May)

    Parent-Student Orientation on Monday, September 23rd @ 7 PM

    Confirmation classes will resume on Monday, September 30th @ 4 PM

    Click on the Winking Luther to view the schedule.

    *A two-year commitment to hands-on interactive learning that leads to deep engagement with the Bible, church history, and Lutheran theology.

  • Women, Wine and the Word (WWW)

    Friday, June 5th @ 6:30 PM

    "Deli Night"

    Click on the picture to download the texts about Queen Jezebel, King Ahab, and Elijah.

    On the first (or second Friday) of October, December, March, and June, Holy Trinity offers women an opportunity to gather together to build relationships, share some food, a glass of wine, and some laughs as we explore God's word with curiosity and delight.

    In June we will discuss the life and times of the infamous Queen Jezebel, daughter of the king of Sidon and married to the king of Israel, Ahab. Jezebel's reputation was such that the prophet Elijah ran from her in fear after God had triumphantly displayed divine power on Mount Carmel. She held enormous sway over her husband and under her influence he became the most wicked king of Israel.

    RSVP to Pastor Susan by email: HTLCHHPastor@gmail.com

  • Bible Study

    Jesus' Family Tree--God's Faithfulness from Generation to Generation

    A bible study on Thursdays @ 2:30 PM on Zoom

    Begins April 15th and concludes on May 20th

    Someone once said, "I trace my family history so I will know who to blame. Every family tree has some sap in it." Even a tongue-in-cheek remark like this has some truth to it. Anyone who digs into their family's past is bound to find some unusual characters, some "sap" in their family tree. Jesus' family tree is no exception. Jesus' genealogy, recorded in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, reveals a whole host of characters. There are spies and foreigners, kings and paupers, prostitutes and military heroes. Their stories are Jesus' family stories. As members of the family of Christ, those stories are our family stories, too. Our bible study will go all the way back to Adam, name names, and reacquaint ourselves with members of our family of faith. This a great way to see God's faithfulness and steadfast love from one generation to another.

    *To join us for this bible study, please email Pastor Susan at HTLCHHPastor@gmail.com

  • Faith5 Sunday school

    Second Sunday of each month @ 9:30 AM

    Each month we will view a video from the Jesus Storybook Bible series.

    In September, the story is  "The Forgiving Prince." 

    To view the film, click on the picture to the left