ministries_iconJesus taught, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

 

Ministry means service. As we minister to others, we express our faith.
Each ministry at Holy Trinity reflects Jesus’ teachings and the love our Lord demonstrated for others.

At a glance:  Prayer  |  Discipleship  |  Worship & Music  |  Christian Education  |  Youth Ministry  |  Day School  |  Community Action   |  Fellowship & Hospitality  |  Property  | Stewardship & Finance  |  Information Technology


Prayer Ministry

“ask and it shall be given unto you” (Mt. 7:7)
Prayer under girds everything we do. Via an internet chain of committed individuals, prayers are lifted up for members and non-members alike. Prayer requests can be mailed to htlc@toad.net. Cards are sent to those being prayed for. The Prayer chapel is available daily for prayer and meditation. Our Prayer Garden offers a peaceful place for meditation and reflection.
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Discipleship

“go into the world and baptize” (Mt. 28)
The mission of the Discipleship ministry is to reach out to the community and provide an invitation to Holy Trinity; to purposely involve members in the life of the congregation through service and participation by matching their gifts and interests with the programs and tasks of the church in order that the mission of the church may be fulfilled; to work toward the incorporation of new members; and to encourage the participation of new and inactive members.
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Worship and Music Ministry

“And day by day attending the Temple together…” (Acts2:46)
Traditional Worship is from the new hymnal of the ELCA, “Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW).” Contemporary Christian music with keyboard, drums and guitars provide a variety of ways to worship and glorify God. A bell choir, choral choir and children’s choir enhance the worship experience. Holy Communion is offered at alternating services weekly.
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Christian Education Ministry

“teaching them all I have commanded” (Mt. 28)
Educational opportunities for children age 2-adults are provided weekly September through June. Using GROUP Magazine materials, the children’s program is very “hands on.” The Confirmation Program for grades 7-8 is highly interactive. Adults have had various studies ranging from Biblical studies to Historical studies of the church. Pre-baptism and Pre-first communion instruction are provided.
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Youth Ministry

“Let the children come unto me…” (Luke 18:16)
Youth ministry encourages youth 6th-12th grade to gather for fellowship, prayer, worship and study. Service projects as well as fun activities encourage the youth to continue to grow in their faith.
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Day School Ministry

“I set before you an open door…” (Rev. 3:8)
The Day School provides a safe, Christian learning environment for children 2-4 yeas of age. By learning through play the curriculum is designed to develop the cognitive, physical, social and spiritual growth of the children. The curriculum is Bible-based with chapel twice a week. The school is licensed by the Maryland Department of Education. A summer camping program is available and an after-school program is being developed. Call 301-317-6600 for information.
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Community Action Ministry

“I was hungry and you fed me…” (Mt. 25:35)
From a fund for members in financial need to sending scholarship money to support the education of students in Liberia, this ministry serves local, national and international areas of need. Members are encouraged to “walk the walk” of their faith through service to others.
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Fellowship and Hospitality Ministry

“breaking bread…they partook of food with glad and generous hearts…” (Acts 2:46)
At Holy Trinity we like to eat! This ministry supports the needs of the community to gather with one another socially. Couple’s ministry; Sunday Morning Fellowship Hour; and Mid-week Lenten Soup Suppers are all designed to nurture the community’s need to know one another.

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Property Ministry

“Build a house for the name of the Lord my God” (I Kings 5:5)
God’s house is cared for both inside and outside. A spring and fall clean up day as well as ongoing maintenance serve to create a safe, welcoming space for community groups as well as congregational worship and activities.

Stewardship/Finance Ministry

“to ask alms of those who enter the temple…” (Acts 3:2)
Stewardship is everything we do after we say, “I Believe” Encouraging our Christian brothers and sisters to grow toward tithing (10% giving), the stewardship ministry offers educational and inspirational programs. The “Just One More” campaign encourages individuals to gift their time to participate in just one more activity or service. The ministry oversees the budgeting and fiscal integrity of the congregation as well.
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Information Technology Ministry

“tell my brethren” (Mt. 28:10)
The Information Technology ministry serves to maintain and enhance the Congregation’s communications through existing and new technologies. This Web page is just one of their ministries.

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