WELCOME! Nearly every church says it. Most, if not all,
mean it to some extent. It is, after all, a part of who
Christians are called to be – people who welcome the strangers in
their midst. You might even say that being welcoming is in our
DNA. And of course, we here at Trinity welcome you – for
welcoming really is in our DNA.
I have attended a lot of churches, Lutheran and otherwise. I have
been a part of some, a visitor at others, a guest at still
others. I have read countless newsletters from churches far and
wide, and denominations all over the map. And I can say without
reservation, the folks here at Trinity are as welcoming as it
gets. It is not that mushy, in your face, smothering glad-handing
type of welcome; after all, we are Lutherans, but it is a genuine
belief that you belong here, that you matter, and that this place is
here for you.
You only need to look at the building’s use to know that welcome
is not just a word here. The Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center,
two A.A. groups, the Rose Society, the International Club, the knitting
group, the doll Club, the children’s ministry, KCARSE, CEO,
WELCA, and the list goes on and on. And every week, we share
dinner with hundreds of guests at Trinity’s Table.
WELCOME is in our DNA. Come and see. Come and join
us. Come and worship our
DINNER IS SERVED EVERY SUNDAY
FROM 5:00 PM UNTIL 6:30 PM
Table is a community outreach ministry of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Church, an ELCA congregation located in the East End of Charleston,
West Virginia. Volunteers from the congregation and from the community
provide a nutritious and balanced meal every Sunday
evening to anyone who comes to our door — with no questions asked.
include meat, vegetables, fruit and desserts and drinks each week.
Spaghetti, meatloaf, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, chicken alfredo,
tacos and burritos, and beef tips over noodles are just a few of the
meals served in recent months.
volunteers at Trinity’s Table have created a community that is
welcoming, safe, and comfortable for our guests. We strive to to feed
our guests in both body and spirit. Every meal begins with a prayer led
either by Pastor Randy Richardson or by one of the volunteers.
Volunteers spend time getting to know our guests and building
relationships with them. Several trained social workers often join the
volunteers, as well as many caring “amateurs” who help
establish the loving, Christian environment that exists at
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