October 30, 2022 • 1974 AD

Over the last several weeks, we have been looking at key dates of the Lutheran Reformation, events in the lives of our spiritual ancestors in the faith that affect us.

Today we’re going to look at one more date, a date that also affects all of us, 1974. What were you doing in 1974? I was in fifth grade in Cedar Falls, Iowa! But out here in Litchfield Park Arizona, a group of 7 people were meeting to form TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH is part of the One, Holy, Christian, and Apostolic Church: all believers of all times and all places. The Holy Spirit works here through His Word and Sacraments to create and nurture faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. We are also a Visible Church, a local congregation of believers gathered together around a common confession of faith. We are distinctively conservative Lutheran Christians gathered around the Book of Concord of 1580, the official confessions and teachings of the Lutheran Church.

The timeline of the Lutheran Reformation is still being written; 1974 is a part of that timeline! Our own congregation came into existence in order to continue proclaiming the message of the Lutheran Reformation: that salvation is by Christ alone, through faith alone, by God’s grace alone!

Now it is our turn to remain faithful to the Lord and His Word, like the Apostles and Reformers before us. It’s our turn to study the Word, to support the mission of the Church, to reach out to the lost, and to get involved in the work God has given us to do! 1974 very quickly leads to TODAY, 2022, and your part in Trinity Lutheran Church in Litchfield Park, Arizona!


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