The twenty fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 19, 2017
The scripture readings appointed for the concluding Sundays of the Season after Pentecost speak of the end times.
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, the apostle Paul warns that Christ’s return will come like a thief in the night and urges his readers to be awake and sober.
The Gospel reading, Matthew 25:14-30 relates ‘Jesus’ parable of the talents, calling us followers to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good.
May God bless our worship.
Saturday Worship Theme
A worship series entitled “the Way of Discipleship” continues at this week’s 5:00 p.m. Contemporary Praise Worship Service. The sermon is provided by Pastor Bruce Kaifler.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship-
Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
SERVING WITH HONOR In the spirit of thanksgiving, this year's service once again includes a blessing of shields, our way of thanking and blessing members and friends of the congregation who serve as police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and members of the Armed Services. Join the congregation for Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 22. Pastor Bruce Kaifler preaches.
Join Us for a Special
Christmas Worship Service
Gottesdienst German Christmas Vespers
Sunday, December 10, 2017
at 2:30 p.m.
Individuals and families of German and Eastern European heritage and others who are interested and encouraged to participate in a German language Christmas Service to be held here at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rocky Point NY. The Rev. Alexander Walbrodt of the Evangelical Lutheran church of the Atonement, Jackson Heights, NY. a reception will follow the service.
Saturday, November 25
Join Pastor Bruce Kaifler, members of our confirmation classes and their families for a compassion tour into New York City to distribute winter coats, gloves and sandwiches to those in need. To be held on Saturday, November 25, the group will travel into the city via the Long Island Railroad.
RSVP by calling the office at
631-744-9355. Donations of warm coats, especially coats for men, are appreciated. Please call prior to bringing your donations to Trinity. Please only gently used or new articles only. Thank you.
Four worship services of Holy Communion.
Saturday Contemporary Praise Worship Service begins at 5p.m.
Sunday three liturgies of Holy Communion are offered: 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.