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 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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From Pastor Mike: “Join Us As Our Celebrating Continues”

From Pastor Mike: “Join Us As Our Celebrating Continues”

So many wonderful things this spring at Trinity! Something that always makes me laugh a bit is how people worry about church staff during Holy Week (or say things like, “Well, you’re really working this week, huh?). Holy Week at Trinity is beautiful, dramatic, even “fun,” but it’s not that much different than a normal […]

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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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A Message from Pastor Mike: “Lent on the Horizon/Worshipping as ONE!

A Message from Pastor Mike: “Lent on the Horizon/Worshipping as ONE!

As I write this, the church is still humming from the wonderful experience of “Team Trinity Day!” Was it over the top? Delightfully so. We dressed in red and white, celebrated with popcorn and nachos, laughed and sang silly songs for a VERY important reason. We do God’s work. That’s it, plain and simple. We […]

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A Message from Pastor Mike: “Being Made New”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “Being Made New”

I’ve never been big on New Year’s… It’s always seemed a bit manufactured to me. A chance for a “restart.” A time of resolutions. Another attempt to make changes that will make life better. But for a Christian? The whole thing seems a little silly. Because our God is the God of “second chances.” In […]

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A Message from Pastor Mike:  “Thanksbreathing”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “Thanksbreathing”

In his famous work, “8 Weeks to Optimal Health”, Dr. Andrew Weil asked readers to do many things. And many of his ideas were ahead of their time. For example? He told readers to go through their cupboards and throw away anything containing partially hydrogenated oils. Many said this was ridiculous. Most don’t say that […]

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Capital!

J.J. learns to Breathe.

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A Message from Pastor Mike:  “Breathe”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “Breathe”

Oh my gosh, we’re late for practice! Breathe. How much longer do we have to wait for the test results? Breathe. I can’t make three things for dinner every night! Breathe… Anne Lamott says something that I love because I think it’s so often true:  “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for […]

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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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