Jesus is God’s son, sent by God to become human like us. When Jesus died on the cross he abolished our sin and thus restored the relationship of love and trust that God intended to exist between Himself and His children. Jesus was born on earth of a virgin, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was at once truly God and truly human.
We believe Jesus is the Messiah chosen by God to show His love for the world. He is God, yet with all the limitations of being human. His relationship to God, however, was not one of sin but rather of perfect obedience to the Father’s will. The man, Jesus of Nazareth, lived and died in Palestine under Roman administrator Pontius Pilate.
For the sake of a sinful world, Jesus was condemned to death on the cross. But death could not contain him. On the third day after his execution, the day we observe as Easter, Jesus appeared among his followers as the risen, living Lord. Jesus Christ lives today wherever there are people who faithfully believe in Him and wherever the Good News of reconciliation is preached and the Sacraments administered.
The Christian church is made up of those who have been baptized and thus have received Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of the world. Sometimes it is referred to as “the Body of Christ.” Lutherans believe that they are a part of a community of faith that began with the gift of the Holy Spirit, God’s presence with His people, on the day of Pentecost. The church, regardless of its physical form, is the fellowship of those who have been restored to God by Christ. Indeed, to be called into fellowship with Christ is also to be called into community with other believers.
The church is essential to Christian life and growth. Its members are all sinners in need of God’s grace. It has no claim on human perfection. The church exists solely for the hearing and doing of God’s Word. It can justify its existence only when it proclaims the living Word of Christ, administers the Sacraments and gives itself to the world in deeds of service and love.
Elaine, her husband Chick, and their two children (Charles and Sharon) moved to
Kissimmee from New Jersey in 1976. She has resided, taught school, and
counseled here for thirty years, until 2002 when she and her husband retired. In
the past, she has taught Sunday school, helped at vacation bible school, and was a
member of the choir. Presently, Elaine is a New Life leader, a money counter, a
communion assistant, an assistant minister, an ambassador, a greeter, a Trinity
Council Member, and director of Trinity’s Garden of Hope. She and her husband
reside in Solivita, where she presides/directs duplicate bridge games, and enjoys
singing, acting, and dancing with theater groups.
Anne has been a member of Trinity since 1988 after relocating from Brooklyn, NY with her daughter Elizabeth (Liz). Elizabeth
Sharon is originally from Johnstown, PA. She grew up in Hollywood, FL and later moved to Orlando as an adult.
Tony and his wife Sue were married by Pastor Pete in 1984 and have been members at Trinity since. Along
I was invited to come visit Trinity by my neighbor in 1986. My husband Harold & I have been married
Valerie has a BS in Business Admin. and a MS in Educational Admin. She was a Principal in N.Y.
I have lived in Florida for 11 years, having moved here from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico where I received my AA Degree in Computer Programming from San Juan City College. I have been at Trinity for 5 years, starting as a PreK teacher’s assistant then progressing to PreK3 teacher as well as receptionist/office assistant. I chose to work at Trinity when my oldest son started here. He, as well as my middle son both graduated from 8th grade here and my youngest son is in 7th grade. My passion is to teach small children and watch them grow and everyone here at Trinity is one big family.
I was born in Norwood, Massachusetts but have lived in Florida for 27 years, teaching PreK at Trinity for 16 years. I am certified in Conscious Discipline, Bright Start and NCDA and am currently attending Valencia Community College, working on my AA Degree. I previously owned a Day Care for 13 years and have been working with young children for over 40 years. I chose to come to Trinity when my grandson was attending here and love the students here as they are the best.
Coming from New York, I attended UCF where I received a BA in Elementary Education. I have been teaching for 29 years, 26 at Trinity where sharing the love of God with my students and the feeling of family with the people I work with makes my life complete. It is so rewarding to see the “lightbulbs” go off when my students understand a new concept.
Following receiving a BS in Education at Valpo University, I have been teaching for 26 years, all of which have been at Trinity where my son also attended and graduated from. I have lived in Florida for almost 30 years, having moved here from Valparaiso, Indiana. I enjoy teaching at Trinity because of its small Christian environment and I get a lot of satisfaction from helping children learn to love reading.
I have lived in Florida for the past 22 years, moving here from Highland Park, Illinois. I attended Lake County College and studied music and am currently involved in the adult bell choir at Trinity church, as well as music and art teacher at Trinity school where I have been for the past 3 years and where both my daughters currently attend. I have always had the desire to teach and I enjoy it so much here because of the care, concern and support we all have for each other. I strive to motivate my students to become more than who they think they are, give them confidence to go beyond what they know and finish what they start.
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