Author Archive: Pastor Mike Martine

The Rev. Michael J. Martine is the Senior Pastor of Trinity. Having been at Trinity since 1996, Pastor Martine is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Mike and his wife, Freda, are the proud parents of Kayla and Eric. Mike is an avid writer of music and musicals.

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A Message from Pastor Matt: “A New Year?”

A Message from Pastor Matt: “A New Year?”

Another year begins in the world. Another just ended. It was the worst year ever. It was the best. year. EVER!!! It was the year I lost my everything. It was the year we got married. It was the year I never stopped being angry. It was the year I made my own! It was […]

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From Pastor Mike: “The Light Shines Upon Us”

From Pastor Mike: “The Light Shines Upon Us”

Every year it seems to happen sooner, but it always happens! The holidays are here! This incredibly rich time of the year, when we pass from Advent to Christmas, fills us with reminders that, despite the darkness of this world, the light shines upon us! And it seems that, each year, we need this reminder […]

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From Pastor Mike: “ROOTS, And Growing for the Future”

From Pastor Mike: “ROOTS, And Growing for the Future”

To everything there is a season, A time to plant, a time to reap, A time to build up, A time to stop and regroup… A few months ago, my expectation was that the October newsletter article would be filled with news about our capital campaign and emerging plans for changes to our building. But…it […]

Flying Pretzels!

The Call to LIGHT Up the World!

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A Message From Pastor Mike: “Things Are Starting To Happen!”

A Message From Pastor Mike: “Things Are Starting To Happen!”

Your staff, council, and many volunteers are hard at work this summer, preparing for the “unveiling” of a second proposed round of renovations! Our hope is to bring this proposal to you quickly, beginning with Rally Day! And the plans include creating a large gathering space on the first floor (where the current offices are) […]

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A Time to Plan – Consider Preplanning Your Funeral

A Time to Plan – Consider Preplanning Your Funeral

Few of us are comfortable talking about, or thinking about death. But, doing some planning for that day—which we all know will come—can really help the loved ones we leave behind. I often find myself called into situations where a death has occurred and plans for a funeral have to be made. Sometimes this, of […]

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Laps and Bosoms

WHERE did the angels take Lazarus?

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The Unhealthy Element

Call to love all.

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OMIGOSH, We’re…

The garden, the first family, and a snake full of apples…

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Beautiful?

Life, body image, and a song of songs.

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A Message from Pastor Mike: “To Everything There Is A Season…”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “To Everything There Is A Season…”

And what a summer season it has been!  One of the happiest, most successful VBS experiences ever, watching our teams at work in Haiti and Philadelphia, service projects abounding at church, and (upon this writing), choir camp and a joyous chicken dinner on the horizon! Oh—and those flat J.J.’s?  A laugh every day and a […]

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A Message from Pastor Mike: “And He Hung His Head In Shame”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “And He Hung His Head In Shame”

As I write this, we are all still reeling from the events in Orlando. Not surprisingly, the faith of the Muslim people has again been called into question, and there have even been videos on Facebook of a radical Imam voicing support for the killing of LGTB people. What we are less likely to embrace […]

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Love Crisis: What’s the Simple Answer?

The Real Answer

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I’m Sorry

Forgiveness all around.

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