Join us for Worship

English worship – 11:00 AM every Sunday.
German worship – 9:30 AM on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
All of our services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming (and past) live streams can be found at: TLC YouTube livestreams
Missed a Sunday and want to catch up?
The TLC YouTube channel has recordings of all of our services for the last 2 years; select Live” to see recordings of our Livestreamed events and “Videos” to see pre-recorded services.”


December 2023 Team

The December edition of the Trinity Team is now available – to read it on-line click on the image below:

(pdf reader required). Paper copies are available in the Atrium at Trinity if preferred.


Christmas Carolling Cancelled Because of COVID

We had planned a lovely Christmas carolling event for this Saturday, December 2nd. Sadly, due to COVID outbreaks, we have to cancel for this year. May all who have been impacted recover well and quickly!


Time to Renew Your Canada Lutheran Subscription

Have you seen Canada Lutheran lately? From progressive ministries to practical spiritual guidance, Canada Lutheran, our national magazine, introduces you to people and ideas from across Canada that provoke discussion and connect you to your home congregation, the National Church, and our global ministries ― helping you live your life In Mission for Others. For only $18.56 (+ tax) ― just over $2 per issue ― you can receive Canada Lutheran eight times a year as well as access to a full digital copy. To subscribe or renew your subscription, contact the church office. You can pay with a cheque on Sundays, via an Interac transfer ( (please make sure to specify that the money is for a Canada Lutheran subscription), or with cash during office hours.


Council’s Corner

Church Council continues to be busy with both the business of the church and continuing to seek ways to live our mission. We had our monthly “Coffee with Council” event after church on Sunday, October 29th. It was well-attended, and we had good discussions in small groups regarding what being welcomed means to us personally and as a church. Thanks to all who participated for your ideas and suggestions. Our next Coffee with Council date will be this Sunday, November 26th after church. In addition to council members being available for conversations with members that day, we will also run a demonstration of how to use our AED (automatic external defibrillator) and how to use naloxone. Please feel welcome to join us and bring a bag lunch that day so you can stay and chat! We look forward to seeing you!

Other Church Council business in our October meeting included hearing from the Cemetery Committee, who are hard at work to bring our bylaws into alignment with current practices, and to ensure that all members are aware of processes and policy around Trinity’s cemetery. Many thanks to Monica Gobeil and Sylvia Becker for their work on this! If anyone else feels called to help with this committee, please let the office know. We also are working to disseminate our Neighbours in Distress Policy, approved at our September council meeting, in order for all who use the space at Trinity to have a common approach with support to offer if our neighbours who are experiencing homelessness need our help. Watch for information to be posted in the atrium for more on this.

Thank you to all of you for your unique part in the life of Trinity. Council is grateful for everything you bring to all the ways you are engaged, and we look forward to hearing more from you on how we can best support everyone to flourish and best use each of our gifts.


Celebrating Advent

What Christmas or Advent traditions are meaningful to you and your family? Would you be willing to share that tradition during a special service on Sunday, December 17th? We will have a pageant featuring the sharing of traditions, prayers, poems, and stories. A soup luncheon to follow. Please bring a plate of your favorite Christmas treats (appetizers or sweets). There will also be the opportunity to make Advent/Christmas crafts.

If you are interested in sharing during the service, please contact the church office.


Big Thank You to Our Painting Volunteers

Just a quick note to thank our painting volunteers for the wonderful job they did on Saturday, November 18.

The front hallway and washrooms look now fresh and clean, and it’s all thanks to your hard work. We are so proud to have such dedicated volunteers at Trinity. Please know that your time and effort are greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your support! You’re the best!

The painting crew consisted of Barb Ritter, Moni Busse Gobeil, Jeron Stoik, Callum Stoik, Manfred Jurgeleit, Heinz Guennewig, Cherril Guennewig. Many thanks to Adam Roth who helped with ideas and supplied some tools and materials.


Virtual Chat Group

Are you interested in being part of a virtual chat group to discuss the weekly lectionary readings? This is one of the activities the Council is trying to build community in different ways within the congregation. If you are interested, please submit your name and cell phone number to our church office by November 13th. A WhatsApp group will be set up for those who are interested in participating.


Travelling Advent Services 2023

Advent is coming upon us quickly! Last winter, we shared in a series of travelling Lenten services with other local Alberta Synod congregations. We are doing the same thing this Advent season! Everyone is welcome to attend a midweek Advent service at a local Lutheran congregation, to enjoy some festive goodies, and to connect with Lutherans across the greater Edmonton area. All services will be on Wednesdays, and each week they begin at 6:30 PM.

November 29th ― Mt. Zion, Edmonton (11533 – 135 Street)

December 6th ― Ascension Lutheran, Edmonton (8405 – 83 Street)

December 13th ― Mt. Olivet, Sherwood Park (205 Fir Street)

December 20th ― Trinity Lutheran, Edmonton (10014 – 81Avenue)

Come on out for one or all of our services, and let’s share in this journey of Advent together!


Trinity Lutheran Women 55+ Annual Christmas Dinner

LAST CHANCE to purchase your tickets for the 55+ Christmas Dinner, to be held Thursday, December 7th, at noon. Tickets are $30.00 per person and are available this Sunday between the services and after the English service, as well as at the office until Tuesday, November 28th. The Trinity Lutheran Women look forward to seeing you!


A Special Appeal – Refugee Support

In 2020, an appeal from Alaa Salloum’s family came to our Refugee Support committee. Alaa, his wife Nada, and son Ghassan are Syrian Christian. Alaa was captured and tortured by ISIS. His uncle was killed. Alaa fled to Lebanon where he has been in hiding since. Alaa’s family, plus Trinity Lutheran, Trinity Anglican, Glory Lutheran, and Holy Spirit Lutheran combined funds that are held in trust by CLWR for when Alaa and family arrive in Canada. Alaa has passed his medical and criminality check but, unfortunately, he is one of the many refugees that are caught in the backlog of immigration. The situation in the Middle East is devastating. The combined Refugee Support committee is advocating for Alaa’s application to be expedited as it is now 4 years since the application. The immediate need is that Alaa requires emergency surgery and has no way to finance the medical treatment.

Church Council has approved a special appeal to help with these costs.
Please consider making a special donation to Trinity Lutheran – Refugee Support Fund, to support Alaa. Please continue to pray for Alaa and all refugees.

“I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time – just one, one, one. So you begin.”
Mother Theresa


Asking for Your Feedback

The Worship and Music Committee (Beverly Kavanaugh, Rosanne Thede, Deena Hinshaw, and Pastor Erin) has been reflecting on how Trinity’s mission statement applies to worship planning and, in collaboration with the pastors, will be trying some new elements in our worship services. Some of these elements involve opportunities for members of the congregation to participate in services in different ways, ranging from quiet reflective time during the service to actions such as lighting candles or congregational reading of prayers of the people. The worship and music committee is interested in hearing ideas and feedback from members of the congregation as we try new things, so please send input to us through the church office.


Volunteers Needed

Trinity has many different volunteer committees and groups that through their work serve, support, nurture, and grow our congregation community in various ways. This is a wonderful time of year to explore the diverse opportunities available and get involved in great ways to connect with your church community. For further information, feel welcome to contact the church office.


Church Office Closed MONDAYS

As you may be aware, we have been experimenting with closing the church office on Wednesdays to create space for Sorin to take on some of our bookkeeping needs here at TLC. It was a first attempt at balancing duties and staff hours.
We have learned through trial and error that Wednesdays are not the ideal day to close the office, so we are pivoting and trying a new schedule to help support staffing needs and all duties that need to be completed.
Starting on May 29th, the church office will be closed on MONDAYS. That means not only will Pastor Erin be away from the office, but Sorin will not be available to answer the phone or the door as he will be attending to bookkeeping matters.

If there is a pastoral emergency, please continue to email Pastor Erin or call her (780-520-1351), and she would be more than happy to assist you. The church office will resume normal hours from Tuesdays to Fridays during the week, and Sorin will continue to assist you wherever needed. Thank you all for your patience!


Community Services at The Neighbour Centre

The Neighbour Centre, operated by the Mustard Seed Society and located very close to Trinity at 10015 – 81 Avenue NW, is a great resource hub for the homeless community in Old Strathcona. They offer a wide variety of services, from hot lunches, showers, and laundry to computer and phone access, employment, mental health addictions, and dentist support. For a comprehensive schedule of the Neighbour Centre, please click here.


Columbarium Niches at Ellerslie Cemetery (Still) on Sale!

This is a friendly reminder that you can still save $400.00 if you purchase a columbarium niche at Ellerslie Cemetery! For more information, please consult this brochure or contact the office.



Interac Donations Now Possible

You can now use Interac from your online banking app to securely send your donations directly to Trinity. Just send the funds to: It’s safe and secure and managed through your banking app. You don’t need to provide any credit card information, and the donations will be recorded on your Trinity statement along with any donations made directly at church. Plus, Trinity does not pay a commission on these payments. Thank you so much for supporting our ministry!

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