Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Newstead

We are a rural friendly church. Sunday worship at 9:30am. Sunday school is being done with a monthly take-home bag with activities to be done on your schedule.

We welcome all. Come and see...God is alive and well!

Operating as usual

Photos from The Lutheran Church of WNY - ELCA's post 09/19/2021

Photos from The Lutheran Church of WNY - ELCA's post

09/18/2021

Congrats to Bobby and Katie, married today at Trinity! Blessings, and know that you've got a huge team behind you!!!

Congrats to Bobby and Katie, married today at Trinity! Blessings, and know that you've got a huge team behind you!!!

09/18/2021

We have a new bishop of our Upstate New York Synod! Congrats and blessings to Bishop Lee Miller II! You can watch his installation service live at 2 pm from Syracuse at the link below...

To watch the installation of Bishop Lee Miller at 2:00 today:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4480205992026004&id=100001099417683&sfnsn=mo

09/11/2021

Most merciful God, as we remember 9/11, bring comfort to those who mourn, relief to those who witness devastation, healing to those still suffering physical pain or emotional trauma, and reconciliation to a world in need of peace; through Christ our Lord, the resurrection and the life. Amen.

09/09/2021
Photos from Akron Newstead Food Pantry's post 09/07/2021

Blessed to have the best food pantry volunteers and blessed to have the pantry call Trinity home!

If you or someone you know is in need, please spread the word that we're here...

09/01/2021

ONE LAST NIGHT! Our Thursday evening summer campfires wrap up with one more evening on September 2nd from 7 pm until whenever the mosquitos show up. Unlike most of the summer, this campfire will probably be needed for a little extra warmth. Hope you can make it!

ONE LAST NIGHT! Our Thursday evening summer campfires wrap up with one more evening on September 2nd from 7 pm until whenever the mosquitos show up. Unlike most of the summer, this campfire will probably be needed for a little extra warmth. Hope you can make it!

Photos from Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services's post 08/22/2021

Several local first responders are being deployed to Long Island to help with Hurricane Henri response. Hold them and all that are in the storm's path in NY and New England in your prayers.

[08/19/21]   While we won't need it for warmth, Thursday evening campfires return tonight from 7-8:30, and weather permitting, for the next three Thursdays through Sept. 2!

With the evenings getting darker sooner, one thing you may want to consider is bug spray, especially given this DAMP weather ☁️

Timeline Photos 08/15/2021

Timeline Photos

08/02/2021

Last week, three of our youth took part in Senior High Week at LCLC (Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center). They had a great time connecting with peers, counselors, jell-o (???), and their faith. Come to Sunday worship on August 22nd for Camp Sunday, where they will share about their experiences as a part of the sermon that day!

Last week, three of our youth took part in Senior High Week at LCLC (Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center). They had a great time connecting with peers, counselors, jell-o (???), and their faith. Come to Sunday worship on August 22nd for Camp Sunday, where they will share about their experiences as a part of the sermon that day!

[07/29/21]   This evening's (7/29) campfire is ON! See you at Trinity from 7-8:30 for campfire, conversation, s'mores, snacks and devotions. Bring a chair to relax in.

After tonight, our final three summer campfires are scheduled for August 19th, August 26th and September 2nd.

Photos from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Newstead's post 07/15/2021

Rock on with hope!

Back in June, our Sunday School did a great job creating colorful rocks with message of faith and hope on them. Our youth group recently placed the rocks in the landscaping on either side of the main entrance to church. They are there for the taking! Feel free at any time to grab one to bring some color into your life, and/or take one to give to someone to cheer them up!

07/08/2021

It's looking to be a soggy time leading up to this evening, so we are cancelling our Thursday evening campfire (July 8th).

We'll be back for more campfires - weather permitting - Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm on July 15th, 22nd and 29th; August 19th & 26th; and September 2nd.

It's looking to be a soggy time leading up to this evening, so we are cancelling our Thursday evening campfire (July 8th).

We'll be back for more campfires - weather permitting - Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm on July 15th, 22nd and 29th; August 19th & 26th; and September 2nd.

06/25/2021

Join us for outdoor worship this Sunday at Russell Park in Akron! Worship is at 9:30 am. in the gazebo, all are welcome! June 27th, 2021

Join us for outdoor worship this Sunday at Russell Park in Akron! Worship is at 9:30 am. in the gazebo, all are welcome! June 27th, 2021

Photos from LCLC (Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center)'s post 06/25/2021

Camp is back!!! Head to lclcenter.org to sign up for a great summer camp experience!!!

06/24/2021

TONIGHT! Join us for an evening of great conversation, s’mores and devotions.
Bring a lawn chair and your own snacks and drinks if s’mores aren’t your thing. All ages are
welcome! Kids could play in the field and parking lot while adults hang out around the fire. We'll be here from 7-8:30 pm. In the case of
inclement weather, it will be cancelled for this week.
If things go well, we’ll set more dates for the rest of the summer. Hope you can make it!

TONIGHT! Join us for an evening of great conversation, s’mores and devotions.
Bring a lawn chair and your own snacks and drinks if s’mores aren’t your thing. All ages are
welcome! Kids could play in the field and parking lot while adults hang out around the fire. We'll be here from 7-8:30 pm. In the case of
inclement weather, it will be cancelled for this week.
If things go well, we’ll set more dates for the rest of the summer. Hope you can make it!

06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads and papas in our community

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads and papas in our community

Photos from Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's post 06/19/2021

Photos from Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's post

Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine — June 17 06/17/2021

Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine — June 17

Today, we remember the nine martyrs of Mother Emanuel Church with a day of prayer to end racism and white supremacy. The “Emanuel Nine,” of blessed and eternal memory, were nine gifted, loving, and faithful people who spent their lives striving for excellence, connection, and the presence of God, and spent their last moments in study of the word. They leave a legacy of grace, resistance, family, and faith. Please mourn, pray, and celebrate the Emanuel Nine's legacy with us.
https://elca.org/emanuelnine

Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine — June 17 As church we are called to confess the sin of racism, condemn the ideology of white supremacy, and strive for racial justice and peace. Beyond statements and prayers, we are called to also act and respond to injustices. Take the ELCA Anti-Racism Pledge. Pledge Now!

[06/15/21]   Trinity Pandemic Precautions Update

Greetings Trinity,

[Jesus said] “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
-Matthew 22:39

At our June 8th council meeting, we discussed the evolving CDC and New York State guidelines around pandemic precautions. While we know that many who come to church are fully vaccinated, there are some who are not, particularly our youngest people under the age of 12. While the pandemic is by no means over (despite growing vaccination and low infection numbers), there is good ventilation that we can provide in the sanctuary in the summer months.

Keeping these things in mind, we are adopting the following updates to our worship pandemic precautions:

• Masks and physical distancing will continue to be required throughout the building for ALL persons – vaccinated and unvaccinated.
o There is an exception for fully-vaccinated persons – and only in the sanctuary – where masks may be removed once seated and physically distanced. When you leave your seat, please wear your mask.
• Singing as a whole congregation will begin again. Unvaccinated persons will need to remain masked to sing.
• Communion in the aisle (coming forward to receive the elements) will begin again. Everyone coming forward will need to stay physically distanced and wear a mask until you receive your communion elements, at which time you may briefly remove your mask.
• Masks will not be required for outdoor worship (ex.: Worship in the Park) but have a mask handy in case we need to move indoors or if you need to access indoor restrooms.
These updates will take effect the weekend of our Sunday, June 20th worship service.

The council and I feel that these updates are gradual but significant steps in moving towards life after the pandemic. We will still regularly monitor updates and adjust things as needed to best keep everyone safe from the coronavirus. Your faithfulness and honesty are greatly appreciated as we make these updates.

I invite you to take a moment and reflect on what emotions this letter stirs in you. Some will feel frustrated that we are moving too slowly. Others may feel fear that we are easing restrictions in the slightest. My hope is that we all might give and receive grace. Grace for ourselves and grace for those who feel differently than we do. Grace for leadership that is trying its best to be faithful and grace for our community doing its best to proclaim the Gospel in thought, word, and deed. Let us love one another by extending the grace God has first given to us.

We hope to see and sing with you in worship over the summer. There are several other opportunities for us to gather as community outdoors as well. And as always if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to a council member or myself, so you can be heard, and we can address things as needed.

Blessings,
Pastor Rick MG & the Trinity council

Timeline Photos 06/13/2021

Timeline Photos

[Jesus] said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade” (Mark 4:30-32).

06/12/2021

Kids! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for Sunday School! Following worship at 10:30 am., feel free to bring a friend!

Kids! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for Sunday School! Following worship at 10:30 am., feel free to bring a friend!

06/10/2021

TONIGHT! Join us for an evening of great conversation, s’mores and devotions.
Bring a lawn chair and your own snacks and drinks if s’mores aren’t your thing. All ages are
welcome! Kids could play in the field and parking lot while adults hang out around the fire.
Thursday Campfires will be from 7:00-8:30 pm on June 10 & 24. In the case of
inclement weather, it will be cancelled for that week.
If things go well, we’ll set more dates for the rest of the summer. Hope you can make it!

TONIGHT! Join us for an evening of great conversation, s’mores and devotions.
Bring a lawn chair and your own snacks and drinks if s’mores aren’t your thing. All ages are
welcome! Kids could play in the field and parking lot while adults hang out around the fire.
Thursday Campfires will be from 7:00-8:30 pm on June 10 & 24. In the case of
inclement weather, it will be cancelled for that week.
If things go well, we’ll set more dates for the rest of the summer. Hope you can make it!

06/07/2021

Come together outdoors for an evening of great conversation, s’mores and devotions.
Bring a lawn chair and your own snacks and drinks if s’mores aren’t your thing. All ages are
welcome! Kids could play in the field and parking lot while adults hang out around the fire.
Thursday Campfires will be from 7:00-8:30 pm on June 10 & 24. In the case of
inclement weather, it will be cancelled for that week.
If things go well, we’ll set more dates for the rest of the summer. Hope you can make it!

Come together outdoors for an evening of great conversation, s’mores and devotions.
Bring a lawn chair and your own snacks and drinks if s’mores aren’t your thing. All ages are
welcome! Kids could play in the field and parking lot while adults hang out around the fire.
Thursday Campfires will be from 7:00-8:30 pm on June 10 & 24. In the case of
inclement weather, it will be cancelled for that week.
If things go well, we’ll set more dates for the rest of the summer. Hope you can make it!

06/05/2021

Thanks be to God: congratulations to our newly elected bishop of our Upstate New York Synod: Rev. Lee Miller II!

06/04/2021

We're here at church participating online for this year's Upstate New York Synod Assembly. Keep your voting members in prayer as we vote for a new bishop, and hear how the larger church is at work.

We're here at church participating online for this year's Upstate New York Synod Assembly. Keep your voting members in prayer as we vote for a new bishop, and hear how the larger church is at work.

06/03/2021

While we definitely appreciate donations to the Akron Newstead Food Pantry, please consider WHAT you are donating and HOW...

-If you have food items that are in good condition (no rust, dents, dirt, etc.) and are NOT expired, we would LOVE to take your donations.
-BUT...if you have food items that are dented, rusty, expired, or are otherwise something you would not keep but may think "eh, they'll take it" (like the box on the right found in the rain today)...we wont take it. We will throw it away because it isn't safe for the human beings we serve.
-PLEASE place said donations - in good shape - in the drop box you see on the left at the side door of the church. Leaving nasty donations outdoors in the elements is NOT the way.

Help us help others, and help us do so with dignity and respect of those we feed. THANKS!!!

*Please pass the word on to the community*

While we definitely appreciate donations to the Akron Newstead Food Pantry, please consider WHAT you are donating and HOW...

-If you have food items that are in good condition (no rust, dents, dirt, etc.) and are NOT expired, we would LOVE to take your donations.
-BUT...if you have food items that are dented, rusty, expired, or are otherwise something you would not keep but may think "eh, they'll take it" (like the box on the right found in the rain today)...we wont take it. We will throw it away because it isn't safe for the human beings we serve.
-PLEASE place said donations - in good shape - in the drop box you see on the left at the side door of the church. Leaving nasty donations outdoors in the elements is NOT the way.

Help us help others, and help us do so with dignity and respect of those we feed. THANKS!!!

*Please pass the word on to the community*

Timeline Photos 05/31/2021

Timeline Photos

Dear God, with deep gratitude we thank you for those who guard, guide and serve our nation. Thank you for those who gave the last full measure of devotion by sacrificing their lives to secure and safeguard our liberties. Bless their memory, as well as their family, friends and community who now enjoy the freedom for which they died. This we pray in the name of Jesus, even as we plead for peace and justice in our time. Amen.
#MemorialDay

05/25/2021

Fun stuff coming up:

-Kids: Please join us for our next Sunday School at 10:30am on June 13th

-Kids: Please join us for Vacation Bible School (combined Bible School at Town Line Lutheran Church June 27th - July 1st, from 6-8 pm) -- you must register by June 13th!

-Everyone: Our first Thursday Campfire is coming up on June 10th at 7 pm, all are welcome!

Message us or call the church office with any questions. 716-542-9828.

Fun stuff coming up:

-Kids: Please join us for our next Sunday School at 10:30am on June 13th

-Kids: Please join us for Vacation Bible School (combined Bible School at Town Line Lutheran Church June 27th - July 1st, from 6-8 pm) -- you must register by June 13th!

-Everyone: Our first Thursday Campfire is coming up on June 10th at 7 pm, all are welcome!

Message us or call the church office with any questions. 716-542-9828.

Trinity Akron - YouTube 05/24/2021

Trinity Akron - YouTube

Can't join us in person? (Or just keeping safe during the pandemic?) You can join us via livestream on YouTube @ 'TrinityAkron' every Sunday morning at 9:30! Contact Pastor Rick to set up a Drive-Thru Communion appointment to complete your worship using our Contact Us page at trinlc.com

Trinity Akron - YouTube We are a church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who loves radically, serves joyously, and prays constantly. We may be a small, country church, ...

05/22/2021

Tomorrow is Pentecost. Don't say we didn't remind you to wear red if you've got it 😉...

Tomorrow is Pentecost. Don't say we didn't remind you to wear red if you've got it 😉...

05/21/2021

Doesn't life feel like this sometimes? Sure, the Holy Spirit leading us can feel like a crazy roller coaster ride, but what about those other rides that have pain, suffering, hurt that we just want off of? Where's the Spirit then? It turns out, much closer than we think.

Join us 9:30 am Sunday to hear more either in-person or online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMkf15eYF1YGMxA0HIUxfoA

(And while you're there, hit that subscribe button!)

Doesn't life feel like this sometimes? Sure, the Holy Spirit leading us can feel like a crazy roller coaster ride, but what about those other rides that have pain, suffering, hurt that we just want off of? Where's the Spirit then? It turns out, much closer than we think.

Join us 9:30 am Sunday to hear more either in-person or online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMkf15eYF1YGMxA0HIUxfoA

(And while you're there, hit that subscribe button!)

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4809 S Newstead Rd
Akron, NY
14001

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 2pm
Thursday 11am - 2pm
Sunday 9am - 10:30am
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