Phone:  636-528-4999

Rev. Garry A. McCracken

Cell #: 314-348-2474

(in case of emergency)


1307 Boone Street

Troy, Missouri 63379


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Sunday, October 16, 2022
9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Single Divine Worship
Please join us weather permitting, as we will worship outside with the Lord’s Supper. There will be Sunday School at 9 am while the adults set up the parking lot area for worship. Divine Worship begins at 10 am. Following the worship service, there will be a fellowship meal - fried chicken will be purchased & provided. Members are asked to bring either a side dish or a dessert to share. After our meal, there will be a bounce house and games for the children, as well as bingo for the adults. If you plan on playing bingo, remember to bring a white elephant. 

Friday, October 28, 2022
6:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Please join us with your children for a fun filled evening with your family at Trinity Lutheran Church for our Trunk-or-Treat event held in our East parking lot! Questions? Call/text Valerie Buhr at 314-761-5962.
Invite your neighbors, friends and family to join us with their children for a fun filled evening!


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A Message from Pastor Garry A. McCracken

In the Name of the Father and of the (+) Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord” (John 20:19-20).


The Lord is risen; He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!


A blessed and joyful day to each of you from Trinity Lutheran Church in Troy, MO. As pastor of the church, I would like to this opportunity to share some important changes to our worship life at Trinity.


At their April 2022 meeting, the Board of Elders’ voted unanimously to bring back the chalice (common cup) as a part of the Service of the Sacrament. After over two years of it being removed for reasons of safety, it will be restored to its place on the altar this Sunday, April 17, 2022, as we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.


While I realize that our members are across the spectrum when it comes to safety and levels of comfort, we will take every precaution to insure a safe “participation in the blood of Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:16). After a communicant receives the common cup, the assisting elder will thoroughly wipe the lip of the chalice to insure there is no transmission of saliva to the next communicant.


Furthermore, pastor and the assisting elders will no longer be required to wear masks and latex gloves during the distribution of the Lord’s Supper. Even now, pastor washes his hands before the start of the Divine Service, as do our assisting elders.


Sunday School:

Masks are NOT required of our students, teachers, and parents, but optional if you prefer.


Fellowship Luncheons:

Our Board of Fellowship Chair has put forth some safety protocols so that we can have fellowship luncheons. Tables will be safe socially distanced apart. Limited seating at each table. People must wear masks and serving gloves at the serving table.


“At this time face masks are NOT required. If you feel comfortable wearing a face mask, please do.”


Other Considerations:

If you are sick, please stay home!

If you show symptoms of COVID, please go get tested!

If you test positive for COVID, and have been to church recently, please contact the church office or Pastor McCracken. If you desire, we will maintain your privacy. We simply want to know in order to contact those who were exposed to you.

We respectfully ask that if you have not been fully vaccinated, you would prayerfully consider it. It truly is our best hope against more outbreaks, especially against those who are too young to receive the vaccine.


If you have any questions or concerns, please not hesitate to contact me.


“Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf” (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).


I remain in Christ,

Pastor Garry A. McCracken


A huge “Thank You” to:

The volunteers that set-up, worked, cooked, prepared & served food, played music, guided traffic, attended tables for ticket sales and bids and cleaned-up.

To the ladies that prepared and donated desserts for our concessions, and to those that donated items for the Silent Auction & Ticket Raffle.

To all that served on the committee - providing their talents.

To ALL our participants that entered their vehicles in the show and to the vendors that attended with their goods and services.

“Without all of you, this event would not have been possible, thank you for your support!”

A record number of 102 cars and trucks were registered, and everyone had a great time!

“The Robertson Center and LCCOA (Lincoln County Center of Aging) each received $1,800.00 checks on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - what a blessing!”


Photo by J. Smith