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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The Argument

The Tale of the Atlanta Base-Hopping Kids

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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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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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A Message from Pastor Mike: “SUMMER”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “SUMMER”

As I type this, my son is pulling in. College year over. Summer begun. It’s time to (try to) catch our breath! This school year has been a great, great one for our congregation, and I know that life away from church has been busy for all of you as well! So, here’s hoping that, […]

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Changed

I tell you a mystery.

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A Message from Pastor Mike: “Refresh”

A Message from Pastor Mike: “Refresh”

From the great success of our “Love Your Church” efforts, to a remarkable Lenten/Easter season, to the “amazing” visit of Amazing Grace, to the installation of Pastor Matt, Trinity has been a place of remarkable activity and joy in 2016! We are a blessed people, and we are challenged to live out that blessing in […]

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Pastor Mike’s Message: “Love Your Church”

Pastor Mike’s Message: “Love Your Church”

Here comes a New Year! There’s a lot that’s “new” this year. A new pastor, the last part of our “new” renovations soon to begin, and talk of new activities designed to take our church into new areas of growth in the gospel! Of course, we’re hanging on to most of the “old” as well […]

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Pastor Mike’s Message: “A Celebration! (And A Reminder)”

Pastor Mike’s Message: “A Celebration! (And A Reminder)”

People keep coming up to me and saying the same thing. “We haven’t been there. We’re so sorry. We’ve just been so busy…” I get it—in our crazy world family time is precious, and summer is often the one good chance to grab it. So…I’m not into guilt.  I hope that you can CELEBRATE the […]

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Pastor Mike’s Message: “What’s ‘Round the Bend?”

Pastor Mike’s Message: “What’s ‘Round the Bend?”

What’s Around The Bend? A Congregational Meeting and A Proposal from the Renovations Task Force! Trinity will have a congregational meeting on Jun 14th at all worship services to consider a proposal from the Renovations Task Force. Since determining that the hoped-for modifications to the Old Sanctuary were not feasible, the Task Force has been […]

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