Trinity Lutheran Church local news headlines
2/8/15 - "Ash Wednesday Begins Lenten Observances".
Pastor Ron Miller of Trinity Lutheran Church featured in a Centre Daily Times article on Ash Wednesday. Click the link to read the article. centredaily.com/2015/02/18/4609492_lenten-season-starts-with-ash.html?rh=1
12/17/14 - "Afternoon Church Service, 4:00 P.M. Christmas Eve, Designed for Children and Families"
State College, PA — On Christmas Eve, Trinity Lutheran Church will hold an afternoon worship service designed especially for young children, youth, and families with early bedtimes or other evening obligations. This service, the first of three holiday services, will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, and will last about 45 minutes. Trinity Lutheran Church is located along North Atherton Street (2221 N. Oak Lane, State College, PA 16803).
Afternoon Worship will include several traditional hymns, the lighting of the Advent Wreath, and the lighting of individual candles while everyone sings Silent Night. During the sermon, children will be invited to come up front for an extended “children’s message” focused on the Birth of Jesus as God’s gift to the world. Accordingly, the message will close with each child receiving a Christmas gift as a reminder of God’s gift to each of us.
Visitors of all faiths are welcome to attend and participate in the service. Please note: Holy Communion will not be offered during this service; however it will be offered at the late service.
The late service, a Festive Worship, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with 30 minutes of pre-service music by various choirs and ensembles as worshipers gather. The service proper will begin at 8:00 p.m. This service is designed with visitors in mind and is kept fairly simple to recall the First Christmas. Traditional hymns and the lighting of the Advent Wreath will take place. Holy Communion will be celebrated and all present are welcome to share the meal. The service will close with the lighting of individual candles and the singing of Silent Night.
Christmas Day Worship, a brief service will be held at 10:00 a.m. This service tends to be quieter and more reflective, and is designed to help worshipers remain focused on the Gift God gives us in Jesus. Carols will be sung and a portion of the Christmas Story will be shared. Holy Communion will be celebrated.
Established in 1966, Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes visitors of all faiths every Saturday and Sunday for worship services, including Sunday School. For more information about Trinity Lutheran Church or for directions, visit www.TrinityStateCollege.org, or call (814) 238-2024. You can also find Trinity at www.Facebook.com/TrinityStateCollege.
10/21/14- Organist Celebrates 50 Years of Music & Church Service
State College, PA — Organist James Rearick is celebrating 50 years of playing the organ and providing worship service music in various State College area churches. On this special occasion in his musical career, Jim will present a FREE musical concert of classical and sacred music on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00pm. This Musical Celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on North Atherton Street (2221 N. Oak Lane, State College, PA 16803).
“Jim” Rearick was born and raised in Farmers Mills, just outside Spring Mills in Centre County, PA. After four years of piano lessons beginning at the age of 11, Jim’s home church purchased a Hammond organ, which inspired Jim to switch instruments. He began playing the organ in 1964 under the direction of his cousin Roger Boop.
For Jim's 50th anniversary as a musician, renowned organist Alfred Fedak has written a piece, a special arrangement which Jim will debut at his concert on November 2. Other musical selections will include pieces by J.S. Bach, L. Boëllman, Johannes Brahms, Charles Callahan, Mark Hayes, and by his cousin Roger W. Boop. Special musical guests at this concert will include pianist Barb Roberts and organist/pianist Mark Steiner.
Over the years, Jim has served as an organist at seven different churches: Farmers Mills UCC; Grace UCC, Spring Mills; Salem UCC, Spring Mills; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Millheim; Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church; Pleasant Gap Lutheran Church; and Trinity Lutheran Church, State College – where he currently serves as the full-time organist.
Trinity Lutheran Church is honored to host James “Jim” Rearick for his Musical Celebration.
Established in 1966, Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes visitors of all faiths every Saturday and Sunday for worship services, including Sunday School. For more information about Trinity Lutheran Church or for directions, visit www.TrinityStateCollege.org, or call (814) 238-2024. You can also find Trinity at Facebook.com/TrinityStateCollege.