Our Lutheran Congregation

Trinity Lutheran Church is a part of the 5.2 million members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

  • We are 150 baptized members of the Church of Christ responding in faith to the call of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel.
  • We desire to unite together to preach the Word, administer the sacraments, and carry out God’s mission.
  • We confess the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.
  • We accept the Bible as God’s Word. It is inspired by God’s Spirit. It records and announces God’s revelation centering in Jesus Christ. It is the source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life.
  • We baptize infants and adults.
  • We welcome women and men into the ordained ministry.
  • We regard ourselves as made holy by Jesus, through whose death and resurrection we receive eternal life.
  • We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We welcome believers of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The ELCA is the national church body of which Trinity is a member congregation. The ELCA provides policy and support for its member churches in carrying out the mission of proclaiming God’s saving Gospel, worshiping God, nurturing members in the Word of God, and serving in response to God’s love to meet human needs. The current head of the ELCA is Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. For more information, contact the pastor or the ELCA.

The ELCA is divided into 65 synods. Trinity is part of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA. The Sierra Pacific Synod includes churches in northern California and northern Nevada. The current bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod is Mark Holmerud. Each spring the Sierra Pacific Synod holds its annual assembly. One member from Trinity attend. Events at the meeting include worship services, lectures, and voting on various issues. Members who attend report back to the congregation.

Group photo of Trinity Lutheran church in Alameda of some members