Saturday, October 30, 2010

Reformation Sunday

A Special Downtown Lutheran Reformation Service A Special Downtown Reformation Service will be Sunday, October 31, 2010. We are pleased to have The Dr. Reed Lessing, Professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, who will preach in the 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 services. There will be special music by the Historic Trinity Cathedral Choir and the Sunday School children. The Church’s caterer presents a reception following each of the Worship Services. Participate in this special opportunity for worship at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, the Mother Church of Detroit Lutheranism. See the Reformation items at Historic Trinity; the Luther Tower, the copy of Dr. Martin Luther’s handwriting, the murals on the Reformation, the book on Luther’s Works from the 1700's, and the 1662 Nuernberg Bible - the second translation of Luther’s Bible in the German language."

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Dr. David Eberhard - REFORMATION

New This Year! Members of Historic Trinity Lutheran church, members of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, and anyone who would like to attend, are invited to a presentation by The Rev. Dr. David Eberhard on “The Reformation”, on Sunday, October 24, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Historic Trinity. Dr. Eberhard will talk about the Reformation and how it came about, Dr. Martin Luther’s attempts to reforming the church of his day, the 95 Theses, how the Lutheran Church developed, how Lutheranism spread to America, and why we are proud to be Lutheran today.

Someone asked “are we still into that Reformation stuff ? You bet we are, and we are proud of it! There will be a tour of the Reformation items at Historic Trinity. Also, refreshments will be served."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Historic Trinity Celebrated Hof Brau Night

Historic Trinity celebrated Hof Brau Night on Friday, October 1st. It is one of the most lively happenings at Historic Trinity and a great annual event. It was held in a tent in the south parking lot. The Vagabonds German Band performed and lead sing-a-longs. Refreshments included knockwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, beer and pop, and peanuts - were tossed. Fun was had by all.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Support Our Troops

The Historic Trinity “Support Our Troops” project involves the gathering of items for “Care Packages” to send to specifically named men and women in the United States armed forces in Iraq and elsewhere. If you have a family member in the service, please provide us with their name and address. Recently, another 44 care packages were shipped out. The next assembling of troop boxes will be on Thursday, October 14th at 9:00 a.m. Bring items for the boxes to the church by Sunday, October 10th.

Items needed for Troop boxes include: Men’s paperback non-combat books, Guideposts & Portals of Prayer booklets, AA batteries for CD players, Men’s grooming supplies, Socks - men&women, puzzle books, magazines, paperback books, one-time use cameras, games, newspaper cartoons, ballpoint pens, snacks in non-crush able packs, candy, gum, pretzels,
potato chips, nuts, breakfast bars, granola bars, individual cereals, cracker packs, no chocolates (they melt in boxes), hand sanitizers, lotion & lip gloss for dry skin, more letters from you - some get no mail from home, donations cash - Ladies Aid will do shopping.
Your support is greatly appreciated. See you in church!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blessing of the Pets - Sunday October 3rd

"Blessing of the Pets"

One of the most popular Downtown Worship Services is “The Blessing of the Pets”. Pets are indeed a very important part of our lives. Thus, Historic Trinity, located at 1345 Gratiot in downtown Detroit, invites all pet owners to bring their animals to be blessed at “The Blessing of the Pets” on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in each of the three worship services - 8:15, 9:30and 11am. The pets and their owners will meet in the tent set up in parking lot, they process down the church aisle for the blessing, and then return to the tent. Each pet handler will receive a St. Francis medal to mark this special day. Members of the police or fire K-9 Corps, or of any Police Mounted Division are invited to bring their animals to a service. The Rev. Dr. David Eberhard will preach and be assisted by the Cathedral Pastors. Also, we will have the Detroit Tiger’s mascot present, again this year - bring your camera! See you in church!