Welcome to Trinity English Lutheran Church! Rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ, Trinity English provides many and varied ways for everyone to grow in faith, hope and love. Therefore, see what is going on at Trinity English and make yourself at home by taking part in its life and ministry.

Peace and Joy in Jesus Christ,
Pastor Gary M. Erdos

Special Trinity English Links and Updates

CLICK LINKS below to learn more about upcoming events:


VBS at TELC—Trinity English’s Vacation Bible School will be held Tuesday, July 29, through Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening (with a family dinner served at 6:00 p.m.).   Our theme will be “Blast Off:  Launching Kids on a Mission of God’s Love”.  Click this link to register for VBS.

SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA—Everyone is invited to be part of a trip to Six Flags near Chicago on Friday, August 1, 2014.  We will depart from Trinity English at 8a and return at 11:30p.  Cost is $40 per person, which includes transportation by chartered motor coach and admission to the amusement park (admission at the gate is $64.99).  OSJ members contact Pastor Dan for special pricing.  All ages are invited!  Click here to downlaod Six Flags Registration Form or contact Pastor Dan at (260) 426-3424 or DFugate@TrinityEnglish.org.

PASTOR ERDOS' 25th ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATIONIn recognition of this significant milestone, there will be a special fellowship time in Wagenhals Hall following the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 3, to celebrate with Pastor Erdos and to thank him for his ministry over the past 25 years, his time with us as Senior Pastor, and our shared future in life and ministry.  Click on this LETTER LINK to learn more about this event and a special fund that has been established at Trinity English to receive gifts in honor of this milestone.

SLOSS SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION—You are invited to the ordination and installation of Benjamin J. Sloss on Sunday, August 17, at Trinity English. Ben is a recent graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and has been called to work with young adults as Trinity English’s Associate Pastor for young adult ministries.  The Service of Holy Communion with Ordination and Installation will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Nave with a reception in Wagenhals Hall immediately following the service.

UW DAY OF CARINGCaring Ministries will partner with Blue Jacket (www.bluejacketinc.org) for the 2014 United Way Day of Caring on Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Blue Jacket is located at 2826 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne.  “Blue jacket believes a second chance is everybody’s business.”  This is our opportunity to partner with them as we at Trinity English continue to change the world through Jesus.  We will help weed flower gardens and vegetable beds, trim shrubs, paint a gazebo, wax and polish a classroom floor, and at a later date, if someone is interested, they can use some help with resurfacing of a small asphalt parking lot.  All volunteers are welcome!  To find out more and to volunteer contact Janet Altmeyer at JAltmeyer@TrinityEnglish.org or call (260) 426-3424.

MISSION TRIP CELEBRATION—Sunday, August 10, 2014 + Wagenhals Hall + 11:00 a.m.—Students will share about the experience + 11:30 a.m.—Lunch will be served + Family, friends, and members are all invited to come and hear about the recent youth mission trip to Niagara Falls, New York.  The students will also serve lunch.  There is no cost for lunch, although a freewill offering will be received to cover the luncheon expenses.  For more information:  Contact Pastor Dan Fugate at (260) 426-3424 or DFugate@TrinityEnglish.org.  Check out the Youth Mission Trip blog at the following link: www.trinityenglishyouth.com.

YOUNG ADULT TRIP TO THE HOLY LANDBen Sloss, who has been called to serve as Associate Pastor—Young Adult Ministries at Trinity English, and his sister, Anna Sloss, are planning a trip for young adults to visit Israel and Palestine in May of 2015 sponsored by the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls Campaign. If you are (or know of) a young adult between 18-30 interested in working for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land please come to our informational session on Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. held at Trinity English.  More information on this trip can be found at http://bit.ly/ikabroad and/or you can click on the link to download the pdf informational "brochure."

SPONSORSHIPS:  To help with our goal of a fun and affordable day for everyone, we are seeking individual and company sponsors for this year’s Septemberfest.  Too learn more pick up a sponsorship form at the church or download a copy at now at the followin link to Sponsorship Form.

BINGO PRIZES appropriate for either adults (13 and older) or children (12 and under). Drop off your donation(s) at the reception center. Please mark whether prize is for adult or child. Gift certificates always work well and all items must be new . . . ideas include movie tickets; gift certificates from local restaurants and shopping centers (e.g. Glenbrook Mall, Jefferson Pointe); car wash certificates; books to read, stuffed animals, small toys, or activity books for children, etc.
VOLUNTEERS to assist with Septemberfest festivities are needed.  Please contact Tim Gibson to learn more and sign up at 260-423-4850 or cell 260-348-1465 or e-mail: timothy.gibson@wfadvisors.com.

YOUTH CHOIR TO SHARE LONDON HIGHLIGHTS—Members of the Youth Choir invite you to join them for tea and crumpets (and other refreshments) during the Gathering Time in the Seeds of Faith Gathering Area Sunday, August 17, from 9 to 9:45a and 11 to 11:30a to see pictures and hear stories from their adventures.  Check out what they experienced by clicking on this link:  London Trip.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME—Friday, August 29, is this year’s “Trinity English Night at the TinCaps” baseball game at Parkview Field!  Fort Wayne TinCaps will play against the West Michigan Whitecaps at 7:05 p.m.  Reserve your tickets for $10.

    >    Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
    >    Chestnut Hills Golf Club
    >    Florida Scramble—4 person teams
    >    $45.00 per person, includes range balls, cart, and meal
    >    For more information and to sign up, contact Rick Schory, Director of Facilities, by phone at (260) 426-3424, ext. 246, or send an e-mail to RSchory@TrinityEnglish.org.

JULY SHARING CARE IN-KINDNESS: Caring Ministries at Trinity English invites you to participate in providing the following items for those with special needs in the community:

      Toilet Tissue for Wellspring Interfaith Social Services.
      Young Adult Clothing for 18 to 25 year olds—Specialized Alternatives for Family and Youth (SAFY) is partnering with Wellspring’s food pantry and clothing bank to provide food and clothing to 18-25 year olds who have “aged out” of foster care and are at risk for being homeless.
      School Supplies for Fort Wayne Community Schools, click school supplies link for complete list.

Drop off items on the east side of the Seeds of Faith Gathering Area. 
Questions, contact Janet Altmeyer at (260) 426-3424 or JAltmeyer@TrinityEnglish.org.

Click lnk to newsletter from Timothy & Mari McKenzie ELCA missionaries to Japan supported by Trinity English.

    > Thursday/Sunday, July 24/27, 2014
    > Thursday/Sunday, July 17/20, 2014

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ANNUAL REPORTClick link to download report for 2013-2014.

OPPORTUNITIES for Worship, Education, Service AT TRINITY ENGLISH:  If you have questions and would like more information, please call 260-426-3424 or e-mail TrinityEnglish@TrinityEnglish.org.

Adult Education Prospective Member Class
Book Club Senior Men
Caring Ministries


Exploring, Experiencing and Expressing Our Faith Through the Arts

Contributions and Giving Trinity English Women of the ELCA
Music Youth and Children's Ministries
Worship Times Prayer Request Form Weekly Scripture Readings

Through Sunday, August 31

 7:00 p.m., Krauss Chapel


  8:00 a.m., Krauss Chapel
10:00 a.m., Nave

Summer Sunday School
10:00 a.m.
for preschool students

4:00 p.m., Nave
2nd Sunday of each
month year-round


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The members of the Trinity English Prayer Ministry are called to share your concerns, joys, sorrows and thanksgivings with God through prayer.

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