Looking for Green Lake Presbyterian Church? That's us—Trinity Church Seattle—formerly known as Green Lake Presbyterian Church. We recently acquired the historic church building on the corner of NW 65th & 23rd Ave NW in Ballard. And having moved 2 miles west of Green Lake, we determined it was time to change our name.
We are delighted to be returning to in-person worship on June 28th, 2020.
Services will be held at 9am & 10:30am. Our 10:30am service will also be livestreamed.
This video explains how to register in advance to reserve a seat and what to expect when you come to church on Sunday:
More information is available here. You can register to attend here.
June 15th, 2020
By now, many of you have heard that after eight years of ministry at University of Washington, the Lord is calling Pastor Drew and Jessica Burdette to go and start a new RUF at Oregon State University this fall.
Let’s send them off well! Drop a note of gratitude and encouragement as well as ask to receive their upcoming newsletters.
Each year, Trinity Church Seattle typically welcomes a summer intern through the Northwest Church Planting Network led by Mike and Sandy Kelly. The NWCP Network has raised up more than 20 church planters through this program. This June and July, we have the honor of hosting two summer interns at TCS through the NWCP Network! These two ladies will join our staff for the next eight weeks as they help us with needed tasks, complete ministry projects, immerse themselves in vocational ministry, and attend cohort meetings with other Network interns.
During the year, Alyssa teaches 5th grade at Providence Classical Christian School and is fortunate to have a free summer. She is excited to formalize the pillars of Trinity’s Worship Arts ministry, help create systems and processes for our building’s usage (including weddings!), and learn about church planting in the PNW.
Ali is excited to explore opportunities to connect her current job as an intern with RUF doing ministry with students at UW to the broader Church community. She will also envision and develop a plan for an outdoor ministry at TCS.
June 8th, 2020
How do God’s people “bind up the brokenhearted” in Jesus’ name in a society as torn apart by violence, oppression, and strife as ours is currently? While taking steps forward in hopes that the major brunt of the COVID-19 crisis might be past, the death of George Floyd has sparked a wave of public conflict over racism at levels beyond all recent memory. We are in the middle of another crisis — an older, deeper, and wider one — marked by racial inequities, racial oppression, and racial violence. How should the church of Jesus Christ, in particular the PCA, respond at this moment in the American narrative?
Tune in for a live panel discussion with Black PCA leaders addressing Racial Brokenness in America and Our Gospel Response – 11AM June 11th at https://www.facebook.com/pcamna/
Our city and our world are suffering from the painful impacts of racism and injustice. Join us for a socially-distanced outdoor prayer service to lament the brokenness of our world and to pray for the Lord to bring his healing, justice, and peace.
Click the image above for a download of tonight’s liturgy. Here are recordings of the songs used tonight for you to sing along at home: In Labor All Creation Groans
Dear Trinity Family,
Out of love for our neighbors and honor for those God has placed in authority, we have been “fasting” from the Lord’s Supper for some three months now. However, with the guidelines made for religious organizations in our state on May 27th, we have the opportunity to break the fast and come together for Communion!
While our livestream worship will happen as usual at 10:00 a.m., this Sunday, June 7th, at 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m., we will have a brief, 15 minute service of Word and Sacrament in the parking lot.
If you would like to come, please do the following:
Register at https://trinitychurchseattle.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/431396 as we have a limited number of spaces for households
Arrive 10 minutes early to find neighborhood parking
All adults are strongly encouraged to wear a mask
Greeters will take you to your place in the parking lot
No chairs will be provided so if you can’t stand for that long, you may bring your own
We will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
May 24th, 2020
May 18th, 2020
Adams Elementary School Update
May 3rd, 2020
Sunday Announcements – May 3rd
May 1st, 2020
Sacred Road Ministry Update
Men’s Ministry Update
April 28th, 2020
“Ministry to children, including a robust VBS program, has been a hallmark of our church for most of its long history. . . Throughout our 81 years, except a few intermittent seasons, VBS has been a highlight of our church year, drawing children from neighborhoods around the city to learn rich Gospel truth from the Word of God. . . The coronavirus pandemic’s disruption has had its impact on nearly every area of community life for churches around the globe, including their ministry to children. In particular, it has put many in a quandary regarding whether they will be able to host VBS this summer. Not knowing when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, let alone freedom given to assemble in larger groups, has left some undecided and many determining it will not be feasible to move ahead.
With prayerful consideration of many factors, and much sadness, we at Trinity find ourselves in the latter group.”
The Trinity Blog launches today! Read about it here and consider making a submission.
Looking for ways to serve our community? Purchase a gift card for Adams Elementary families through our matching challenge! Read more here.
New ways to connect with one another online are being posted to our calendar. Check it out here.
Discipleship resources including music, devotionals, and activities for kids are available on our website, including a weekly Children’s Church lesson. Check out the “Resources” tab on our website.
March 23, 2020
As the economic impact of the health crisis deepens, the deacons need to know about needs in our congregation and among our neighbors. You can help by making us aware of any current or or impending needs either for yourself or others.
Several updates regarding our life and ministry together.
First, due to the latest gathering restrictions and quarantine recommendations implemented by the City and County, we are suspending corporate worship until such restrictions are lifted by authorities. This obviously brings us deep sadness. Our worshipping life is precious, not only to the Lord, but also to us as His people, and we look forward to once again gathering “in the flesh.”
In lieu of physically gathering, we will offer a livestream of our typical liturgy beginning this Sunday, March 22, at 10am.
The Livestream will be available on our Facebook page and our website. Please also download the Trinity Church App (and turn on “notifications”) for the latest church updates. We will also post to the website, social media platforms, and send congregational emails. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Second, Trinity staff are actively working on a plan to provide shepherding and discipleship via digital media beginning next week. Stay tuned. In the meantime, we encourage you to remain in prayer, in the Scriptures, and devoted to “meeting” with one another online to the best of your ability. Many Community Groups have continued meeting via ZOOM to great effect. We’re hopeful that such technologies, though not ideal, will serve us well during this unusual season of ministry.
Lastly, please let us know how we can serve you, as well as your neighbors. We realize the COVID-19 crisis has caused broad, rippling effects that impact our working lives, financial markets, and schooling. The church is present to support you and others to the best of our ability. Please contact the deacons if you have emerging needs (email@example.com). It would be a joy to serve you.
Above all, we know Christ remains on the throne.
We rejoice in a King who already has the victory over Satan, sin, and death itself. We certainly lament this disease, but not as those without hope. Faith, hope, and love are ours in the gospel. Let’s be bold in these glorious truths.
Grace to you,
2019, Trinity Church Seattle – Make Disciples. Beautify the City. Grow the Kingdom.