Monday, December 21, 2009

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church - Detroit, Michigan USA - Christmas Eve at Historic Trinity

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church - Detroit, Michigan USA - Christmas Eve at Historic Trinity: "Christmas Eve is at its finest at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, in downtown Detroit. Make your Christmas plans complete by attending, as a whole family, the Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Services on Thursday, December 24, 2009, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church. 'Journey home to Historic Trinity' for this highlight of the Christmas Season:
6:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Carol Service.
Sunday School children participate.

8:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

11:00 p.m. The Festival Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service

The finest in preaching by the Historic Trinity Cathedral Ministry Pastors, traditional liturgy, real Christmas Carols by candlelight, and resounding instrumental and choral music, will warm and inspire your hearts with the proclamation of the Birth of the Son of God and the Son of Man -Jesus Christ. Mr. Karl Osterland, Music Director of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, will be at the organ. The Historic Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School will sing at the 6:00 p.m. service. The splendid Historic Trinity Cathedral Choir will sing at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Your Christmas season is not complete unless you attend a Christmas Eve Service at Historic Trinity! It just doesn't get any better."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Brunch with St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 12, 2009 10 am

Historic Trinity
Huegli Auditorium of Otte Hall

Pictured Left: Historic Trinity's St. Nicholas 2008

This is a neat special family event at Historic Trinity for the Christmas Season. Hear a special Christmas story and visit with St. Nicholas. A light brunch will be served and children will have the opportunity to decorate gingerbread cookies and perform various crafts.

Remember to bring your camera for pictures of your child with Historic Trinity's St. Nicholas!
The cost is $5.00 per person.

For Reservations call 313-567-3100 or 800-268-3058
or use the form on our web page

Additional "Brunch with St. Nicholas" 2008 Pictures

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We had a fine Thanksgiving at church and at home. Its hard in these tough days to be thankful - yet look about you there is a lot good. We had all our family (except John)over for Thanksgiving (actually on Saturday). Take a look at the "gang". Since Tim and Marcia are expecting child in a few months they will be here for Christmas this year. What can you be thankful about ?

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Joy of the Seasons

Michigan is blessed to have 4 seasons a year. Each season brings with it its joys and its surprizes. This summer has been great wreather, warm but not too hot days, and cool nights. Look around and you can see the fall season arriving - trees are trurning colors, annuals are beginning to wear down, and fall plant are maturing. Soon I need to clean out the annuals, plant the tulip bulbs, set out the mums, and put out the front lawn Halloween decorations. Lots of work, but I enjoy it to get out of the office and move this old body around the yard and flower beds. Plus, it looks good when I get done.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Celebrating Family

Celebrating family is indeed made of a lot of great events. One such event for our family was the celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversaries this past July. All of our immediate family was able to gather at one time or another , all 24 of us. We rented two house in South Haven , Michigan, on Lake Michigan. The beach was fine, the weather great, and most of all the family bonding and warmth was there. In life and all of its features that most lasting is family. Everything and everyone is important - but the most lasting is family. We have been blessed with fine sons, fine daughters in laws, and exciting grand children. After a week at the lake we all left with great memories, and we were all still talking to each other - how about that. May you and your loved ones have many blessed memories also.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

50th anniversary

This next week, July 11 thru July 18 our family will be celebrating my and Bev’s 50th wedding anniversary, and my 50th year as a pastor. Our immediate family, hopefully all 21 of us, will gather at two summer homes on the west side of Michigan, on Lake Michigan. Its hard to realize that 50 years have past. All those memories well up within us all. Those 50 years as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a Lutheran clergyman have been packed with powerful blessings. Boy, could I tell you some fascinating stories about people, places, and events that have been such a part of my life. Yes, time marches on - the body wont let me do all I’d like to do - but I will not give up the vision for today and into the future. Thnaks everyone for making us a part of your life.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Freedom Festival

We are blessed to live in a land of freedom and, especially, blessed to be placed on the border of two great countries- the United States of America and Canada. On Sunday, June 28th, special worship services were held at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., at Historic Trinity, celebrating the friendship between Detroit and Windsor. The St. Andrew’s Society Pipe Band (bagpipes and drums) performed during these services. We were all inspired by the performance of "Amazing Grace" by the bagpipes, drums, and organ. I preached on these blessed freedoms "Let Freedom Ring", and I was assisted by the Cathedral Pastors of Historic Trinity.

Ablaze Event

Historic Trinity partnering with Our Shepherd Lutheran Church served on Friday June 26th as one of the final Rally Sites of the Michgian District Ablaze Torch Relay.
6:00 p.m. Games and Crafts in the Luther Lounge
6:15 p.m. The "Torch" and runners to arrive at Historic Trinity
The Living Stones Youth Band will greet them with fanfare
The Detroit Tigers mascot "Paws" will greet them
6:30 p.m. The Living Stones Youth Band performs
7:00 p.m. Rev. Bill Yonker an inspirational speaker
for these troubled times
7:30 p.m. The Living Stones Youth Band
All evening -- Ice Cream Social --- FREE
8:00 p.m. Adjourn
This was our first partnering event and was well received. We were pleased to see those who attended, 125 persons, enjoy the evening and the sharing of the good news of Christ.

Starting UP

Well here goes, I'm going to try to learn how to develop a blog for additional communications to all of Historic Trinity's memebers and friends.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Welcome To My Blog!


Welcome to my blog. I look forward to sharing ideas with all of you and hopefully seeing you at Historic Trinity. Be sure to check out what is happening at the church, and visit us on our website.

Soon there will be more ways we can share through social media on the Internet. As always, there are so many exciting things happening at Historic Trinity.



Welcome to Historic Trinity's blog. Please visit us often, and share your ideas. Hopefully you will visit us often and also check out what is happening at the church and on our website.

The Rev. Dr. David Eberhard