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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OMIGOSH, We’re…

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

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Pastor Matt’s Message: “Clear the Decks”

Pastor Matt’s Message: “Clear the Decks”

I stand in the empty sanctuary and picture the summer that was. Children were welcomed in baptism. Young couples were united in marriage. Old friends were laid to their last rest. The room rocked to the sounds of VBS songs, and choir camp songs, and worship songs. Mission trips were commissioned and sent out, and […]

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Beautiful?

Life, body image, and a song of songs.

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How?

Sometimes, God sends a BIG fish.

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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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Break the Jar

The Kingdom is among you.

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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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A Message from Pastor Matt: “Looking Forward”

A Message from Pastor Matt: “Looking Forward”

Happy Easter! I hope that it is warm and that things are green and growing when you read this. Last December 6th seems like a long time ago from the perspective of spring. I was called to Trinity as a pastor that day. It was cold, and I was sick, and it was the holiday […]

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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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