Trinity Lutheran Church

820 Lockett Road

Kirkwood MO 63122

Office:  (314) 822-8244

A congregation of the ELCA (

Sunday Schedule (on pause): Education Hour 9:15 a.m. ♦ Worship 10:30 a.m. ♦ Coffee Time 11:45 a.m.

This Week at Trinity

Monday, September 28

Psalm 25:1-9

Tuesday, September 29

James 4:11-16

Wednesday, September 30

Acts 13:32-41

Thursday, October 1

Psalm 28

Friday, October 2

Philippians 1:3-14

Saturday, October 3

Judges 16:1-22

Sunday, October 4

Matthew 21:33-46

Trinity’s Office Hours: 

Monday 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 3:00

Our Sunday School Kirk Care Mission

Desired donations to the pantry include: beef stew, all hearty soups (generic brands OK), Healthy Request Soups (or generic equivalent), any low salt/low sodium soups, low salt vegetables, any Helper mix, muffin mix (any kind), toiletries (all kinds), diaper cream (any, including Vaseline)!


Worship – Time After Pentecost

September 27 – 17th Sunday After Pentecost

 Audio of service below.

For additional sermons, please click on our Sermons and Readings page.

Luther said…

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all;
but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess

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Sunday, October 4

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Drive up Communion Instructions:


Week before
1. Call or email church office to let us know you plan to participate.
2. Indicate number in family who will receive communion.
3. Indicate if you prefer wine/grape juice, or need gluten free wafers.


Sunday of Holy Communion

1. Pull into Church parking lot, proceed through the back lot and pull around to the exit area on the North side of the church building.

2. Pastor Carrie will be positioned at the intersection of the upper parking lot and the exit area.

3. Please be masked and roll down your window to receive your communion.

4. Pastor Carrie will approach the car to ask how many people will be receiving communion and if anyone would like any grape juice or gluten-free wafers.

5. Pastor Carrie will bring your communion elements to the car and will ask you to join in the Lord’s Prayer and will have you take the elements from the tray.

6. Please pull forward at least one car length before removing your mask and communing. This will allow Pastor Carrie to begin the process of communing the next car in line.


In case of inclement weather:
Communion will still be distributed, but from the downstairs’ double doors.

Parents’ Day Out
is in session & accepting new enrollments!

Under the new directorship of Erika Duenwald, we have a solid plan in place and are doing our very best to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children.

Our program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is designed to give parents an opportunity to run errands, get a few chores done, work a part-time job, or just relax and rejuvenate for a few hours. You choose your days!

We provide a safe, nurturing program where your child will have fun while socializing with children their age. We offer a Christ-centered environment, Bible stories, crafts, music, and interaction with our wonderful loving staff.

For more information, contact Erika at


Reading for Tuesday, September 29
James 4:11-16

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters.  Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.  There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy.  So who, then, are you to judge your neighbor?

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town a spend a year there, doing business and making money.”  Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.”  As it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.  

Gospel for Sunday, September 27
Matthew 21:33-46

“Listen to another parable.  There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower.  Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.  When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce.  But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.  Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way.  Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’  But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.’  So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.  Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”  They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at harvest time.”

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?
Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.  The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.  They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.  

Adult Bible Study Classes – “On Pause”

Sundays – 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
We gather in the lounge to study passages from the worship service second readings. 

Wednesdays at Noon