Small Groups

Small Groups – What Interests You?

Lenten Small Groups will start meeting during the week of February 11. Small groups are a great way to connect and grow in faith with other Trinity disciples. They are offered on different days and different locations. This year there are 8 different topics and 9 different groups. Read about each and register soon!

Lenten Small Group
Particpants will need to purchase a book (except for Lecto Divina.)

One Hope: Re-Membering the Body of Christ 
Explore experiences and activities that Catholics and Lutherans share and which connect to the living of their faith in embodied ways: breathing, eating, singing, forgiving, serving, and dying.
Sunday, 9/10:30 am, Rm 122
Sandy Cottrell Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm
Norma’s Home Norma Nish (Feb. 22, March 1,8,22)


The Greatest Prayer
Explore the revolutionary meaning of the cornerstone of the Christian faith: the Lord’s Prayer. Sunday, 10:20 -11:20 am, Rm 125-127 Mary Kieras (2/18 through 3/25)Being Christian in the Twenty-first Century  For those who are yearning for a faith and understanding of Christianity that is beyond literalism, dogmatism, and creedal formulations – all of which seem to be driving people away from the church.
Saturday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Parsonage
Pastor Paul Lutz (2/17, 24 – 3/2, 10, 17, 24)


40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Take a personal spiritual journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a well-known and courageous German theologian and Lutheran pastor, who during the Nazi period was imprisoned and killed and whose writings have inspired and influenced Christians around the world.
Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Parlor
Pastor Chris Glod (2/21 – 3/28)


40-Day Journey with Martin Luther
Drawing from Luther’s Small Catechism, his Large Catechism, and other sources, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths about faith and life.
Thursday, 1:00-2:00 pm, Parlor
Pastor Chris Glod (2/15 – 3/22)


The Art of Growing Old: A Guide to Faithful Aging
Faithful aging is not simply aging; it is growing old. It is embracing not only the challenges of a long life, but engaging the possibilities of creativity and depth of soul available to those who have acquired a wealth of experience. This small group is for all adults interested in increasing satisfaction in their lives.
Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Rm 126
Mark Staples (2/20 – 3/27)


Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People
Many Christians are looking for ways to deepen their relationship with God by practicing their faith in everyday life. This small group will help take belief out of the realm of theory and show how to live it out in a series of twelve central practices such as hospitality, forgiveness, healing, testimony and keeping the Sabbath.
Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, Rm 264
Sue Kramlik (2/18 – 3/25)


Lectio Divina
Do you need some quiet time for spiritual reflection? Each meeting the leader will read one Bible passage and the members will be listening, meditating,and sharing. This guided meditation is a different way to read and study the Bible. The passage guides the listener to a feeling of calmness and spiritual reflection. (no book required)
Tuesday, 12:00 -1:00 pm, Rm 264
Nancy Mellon and Deb Neves (2/15 -3/22)

Don’t see what you are looking for? Have a small group idea of your own? Contact Deacon Karen Matthias-Long and let’s get you connected.

Wednesday morning Bible Study

(a large small group)-Facilitated by Pr. Lutz
Exploration of Luke’s story of Jesus. Wednesdays 10 – 11:30 am in Room 125/127

If you have suggestions for another small group topic or would like to facilitate a small group, please contact Pastor Lutz or Katie Risser.