Step back in time, reflect on older, simpler days and wrap yourself in the warmth and glow of an old fashioned Christmas during this holiday season. We welcome you to celebrate nostalgic Christmas church services with us in one of the most beautiful and oldest churches in Lancaster County. Located 1 block south of King Street at 31 South Duke street, it is central to the city’s downtown area.

About Trinity Lutheran Church

And, during the holidays especially, our church is steeped in tradition and bustles with activities and community outreach. If you feel a stirring to to experience an old fashioned candlelight Christmas service like from your childhood, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is sure to transport you back in time. Start building new holiday memories with an old fashioned Christmas this December.

Holiday Church Services


Sunday December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

8:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Sun. Dec. 16th — Children’s Christmas Pageant Special Program

9:45 a.m. — Join us for a short children’s program where we tell the Christmas Story and serve cookies and punch

Monday December 24th — Three (3) Christmas Eve and Candlelight services

4 p.m. Children’s Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion
7 p.m. Candlelight and Choir — Christmas Carols accompanied by a string orchestra
11 p.m. Candlelight ceremony featuring a Brass Quartet to lead the Christmas carols


Christmas, a Wonderful Time to get Involved

Throughout the year, Trinity Lutheran is known for its community outreach. During the holidays there are many ways to participate and serve the community with us.

Breakfast Ministry

Breakfast Ministry

8 a.m. Every Sunday (Held in Fellowship Hall) Every Sunday throughout the year we feed breakfast to the homeless and indigent in Lancaster. We would love to have your help serving food, greeting the and talking with our guests. This is a difficult time of the year for so many and in this small way, you can give back to the community and support people less fortunate.

Shop with a Cop Ministry

Shop with a Cop Ministry

December 8th (Held in Fellowship Hall) Children whose parents are in the Criminal justice system have a special need to be supported and cared for especially during the Christmas season. At Holy Trinity we have a special event every year where we pair a child with cops from all over the county, including the State Police, to take them Christmas shopping. In this way, we show children that cops are people, most are parents themselves, and are there to support and care for the city. It’s such an important ministry and a time which gives many of those in the community who wish to serve, an opportunity to wrap gifts for the children and help serve the lunch. For those who love to bake, we welcome cookie donations. We also need greeters and donations to help pay for the gifts. It’s a wonderful time of giving and sharing for kids during a difficult time.


Other Ways to be Involved and Join Us in December

Join a Choir for the Holidays

Starting December 1st, you are welcome to join our Choir and be a part of our Christmas Eve worship service. Practices are on Thursday nights at 7 p.m., dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. Both are held in Fisher Parish House, second floor. Reach out to Dr. Robert Horton, our Organist and Choirmaster, he will be happy to hear from you.

F&M College Jazz Band

Sunday, December 2nd — 4 p.m. we welcome you to join us to experience the magic and music of the F&M College Jazz Band.

Meet Pastor Tim

Meet Pastor Tim

“My childhood memories of Christmas include being in Christmas Eve worship. I remember the candlelight, the singing of Christmas carols, but most of all, I remember the warmth of the moment and feeling loved. When I celebrated my first Christmas at Holy Trinity 10 years ago, I remember experiencing that same joy and love. At Holy Trinity, we would love for you to experience that same warmth, love, and joy. We welcome you to visit Holy Trinity and experience a life-giving Christmas celebration with us.”

31 South Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: 717-397-2734