3 West 65th St | New York, NY 10023 | 212.877.6815

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Sundays at 11:00 AM and Wednesdays at 6:15 PM

Bach Vespers 47th Season

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity has concluded its 47th season. Thank you to all who contributed to its success! Bach Vespers will return in the fall of 2015 for its 48th season.

Summer Worship Schedule


6:15 PM – Mass


11:00 AM – Mass

Welcome to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

We are a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, meaning that we welcome all regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other possible exclusionary distinction. We worship in the evangelical catholic tradition of the Lutheran Mass, with a strong emphasis on music and outreach. We are also the home of Bach Vespers, the first and longest running program of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church relies on the donations from members and friends for its general operations as well as its special ministries and programs. Please consider making an offering so that we might continue to grow and serve the New York City community.

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This Week at Holy Trinity

This Week at Holy Trinity

WORSHIP 9th Sunday after Pentecost – July 26, 2015 Mass at 11:00 a.m. Readings: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Pastor David G. Burke preaches and presides. Pastor Detweiler is on vacation through Tuesday, August 11. Today’s gospel is the second in a series of five from John 6, all of them about the bread of life. Since this gospel contains a reference to God feeding the people of Israel with manna in the wilderness, it is paired with the story from Exodus of the Lord raining bread from heaven, a bread that was called “manna.” (In the psalm it is called the “bread of angels.”) In last week’s gospel, Jesus fed the crowd and there were an abundance of leftovers.  In this section of John 6, Jesus describes himself as the bread of life, the one who brings the shalom of God. Chapter 4 of Ephesians contains some of the most often quoted verses of the New Testament. “One Lord, one faith, one God and Father of all” is frequently quoted to describe the church’s unity.  Verses 11-13 are foundational for the ministry of the whole people of God and the importance of a diversity of gifts to support that ministry. The conclusion of this reading presents a vision for the church and a challenge for it in every age. Where do we need to speak the truth in love, so we can grow up into Christ? MUSIC Music for Sunday Prelude: Fantasia super DO RE MI FA SOL LA – Johann Jacob Froberger Offertory: Ich bin vergnügt in meinem Leiden from Cantata 58 – J. S. Bach Postlude: Toccata– Max Drischner HYMNS #823   Praise the... read more
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