Trinity is the 2nd oldest LCMS congregation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our spiritual fathers and mothers, who came before us, planted this congregation as immigrants in America. They sought freedom to worship according to their convictions. Those convictions were a love for the Lutheran Church and Faith.
In this new millennium, we at Trinity carry on those convictions. We love God's Word preached in its truth and purity and Christ's Sacraments administered as He instituted them. We are convinced from Scripture that the Lutheran Confessions are THE faithful and true confessions of Christ's Church. They accurately present the faith once handed down to the saints. We seek to be faithful Lutherans. To be a faithful Lutheran is nothing other than to be an evangelical catholic of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.
We love the Lord. We love His Truth. We love His House. There is so much more that could be said, but the best way to receive it is to come and see!
That is to say: The Liturgy isn't one option among many styles of worship. There is a popular phrase among students of the Liturgy: Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi. The Law of Prayer is the Law of Belief. Which means, the way you worship influences what you believe, just as what you believe shapes how you worship. Liturgy is prayed doctrine.
Worship forms are not neutral. If you worship as a Non-Denomethobapticostal, then you will become a Non-Denomethobapticostal.
We love to be Lutheran in belief and practice. The Reformation did not seek to reject everything that came before, but to reform according to God's Word that which became corrupt. There is a difference between changing the baby's bathwater and throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Lutheran worship is unique. We do not start with what we can do for God; instead, we start with what God does for us. We are gathered as His church in the Divine Service to receive His gifts of Word & Sacraments. From this action of God to us, we respond with thanksgiving and praise. The Liturgy is the activity of God speaking His Word to us and we speaking His Word back to Him.
Pastor Trombley was called to Trinity in 2015. He is a 2008 MDIV graduate from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. He graduated with a BA from Concordia Wisconsin in 2004. And an Associates of Science in 1996 from Monroe County Community College.
Pastor is married to Deaconess Kimberly Trombley. They have 5 children: two grown and three littles. An English Bulldog named Luther-who serves as a pastoral assistant-and a German Shepherd, Brandy.
Pastor Trombley preaches God's Word in its truth and purity, in season and out of season, and administers the Sacraments as Christ instituted.