Trinity Lutheran Church

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"Baskets of Hope" Thanksgiving Food Collection

Posted by trinitygermantown on November 7, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Trinity's annual Thanksgiving food collection drive has begun! We are accepting non-perishable food items to go to certain families of the Headstart program that Trinity hosts. Boxes are in the parlor for the collection of food items; please share with these families in this season of thankfulness for all our blessings.

Pasta Dinner and Bingo Night

Posted by trinitygermantown on October 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Come and enjoy a nigt of food, fun and fellowship with Trinity's family and friends.  The meal will include pasta with a variety of sauces, salad, bread, desert and beverage, all for a donation of $5.00 for an adult.  Children under 12 east Free!  Plus

Everbody likes a game of chance and prizes.  Join us at 6:00 for Bingo, when the fun begins.  Non-cash prizes to be awarded.


this is a fundraiser hosted by the Women of Trinity in celebration of their fifth annual Women's Day.  Proceeds to benefit the Restoration and Revitalazation of the church's sanctuary and surrounding grounds. 

"See You At the Altar

Posted by trinitygermantown on September 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM


Answer me, O LORD; answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again." 1 Kings 18:


It is time for Christians to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17) and fight for our children—not against flesh and blood, but against the evil principalities and powers that they have contaminated our schools,, media ,music, Internet games and culture. In Ephesians 6:18, Paul teaches us to pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kind of prayers and requests. With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray for your children, students, teachers, administrators, school board members, school staff, state and national policy makers.


See You At the Altar is a day set aside (the fourth Wednesday each September) for parents and grandparents to gather and pray for their children at the beginning of the school year. As concerned parents and adults, we scan support the next generation.


Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church, on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 9 am for “See You At The Altar”, Back to School Prayer Breakfast. Parents, grandparents, and/or all concerned with today’s youths are encouraged to bring their child (ren) for prayer or bring a picture of your child(ren) and place on the altar to be remembered in prayer. On the back of the picture you may share the name of the student and the school they attend. This will enable those praying to direct their prayers.

The guest speaker will be Karla Johnson, First Lady of New Hope Baptist Church located in Conlwyn, Pa, and an educator in the Philadelphia School District. Also in attendance will be guest pastors, educators and fellow church members to lead personal prayer petitions.


Please mark your calendar as a reminder of this date and plan to be in attendance. Please post the enclose flyer, tell a friend or family member. Donation for the prayer breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 who attend. Call 215.848.8150 or 215.603.2059 to reserve seat or to request more information .We look forward to seeing you.  COME ONE, COME ALL, AND BRING THE LITTLE CHILDREN!

Pastor Terence Y. Mullins: Still Shining for Christ

Posted by trinitygermantown on July 28, 2010 at 8:16 PM

On Sunday, June 20, 2010, Council President Angela Duson lifted up the Reverend Terence Y. Mullins before the congregation, celebrating his continuing long and faithful service to Trinity.

Pastor Mullins was given a beautiful plaque of appreciation from the Trinity Family, which reiterated the opening of Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians: "We give thanks to God always for you, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of God our Father." The inscription concluded, "Your gifts of time and talents are truly a labor of love, God's love at work through you. We Thank God For You."

Terence Mullins 2010A member of Trinity since 1964, Pastor Mullins has never failed to share his wisdom, humor, and effort with the congregation. In his 46 years in the Trinity Family, he has served on Council, guided confirmands, led the Adult Forum and Bible studies, guest-preached, and presided when needed for Holy Communion. At age 89, he still performs the last two of these tasks and worships regularly with the congregation.

Pastor Mullins was ordained into the Virginia Synod of the United Lutheran Church in America in 1946 (having already been actively a pastor for a month!), where he served Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Waynesboro, Va., and Melancthon Chapel in Weyers Cave, Va. After 14 years in parish ministry, he moved to Philadelphia where he taught for a year at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mt. Airy.

In 1960, he joined the Board of Publication at the Lutheran Church in America offices in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, where he edited the quarterly discussion publications Salt (including "raw facts in the fields of Science, Art, Law, and Theology") and Augsburg Home Bible Studies, along with other materials. He also wrote the book God's Word and Contemporary Ethics and numerous articles for Journal of Biblical Literature and other scholarly publications, particularly focusing on New Testament form criticism.

With the 1988 formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the relocation of church headquarters to Chicago, Mullins retired. Until 2008, he wrote a regular column, "Some Words About ...," for the ELCA's bimonthly magazine for pastors, Lutheran Partners. The columns focused on particular Greek words that rarely occur in New Testament texts. Many of these columns are archived online with Lutheran Partners.

Pastor Mullins has also published more than two dozen short mystery stories with Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and his poetry has appeared in such journals as Time of Singing, Friends Journal, and The Cresset. He continues to write and submit both stories and poetry, when he is not finding clementines dropped by the squirrels in the yard.

He is not to be mistaken for the Terrence Mullins who plotted to kidnap the remains of Abraham Lincoln.

Joanna Mullins, Trinity Member & Loving, if Irreverant, Daughter


Worship with Us - Study with Us - Fellowship with Us

  • Worship every Sunday, 10:00 a.m. in the chapel
  • Adult Bible Study every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the parlor
  • Sunday School for Children and Youth every Sunday after worship, 11:30 a.m.
  • Rejoicing Spirits Worship every 2nd Saturday, 4:00 p.m. in the chapel

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