Trinity is at 2260 E. Red Cliffs Dr., between exits 8 and 10. Taking exit 10, turn right onto Red Cliff Drive, continue for about one mile, Trinity Lutheran is on the left.
We believe strongly in the importance of the family in God's design for our word. We seek to build up the family through the power of God's Word and Holy Spirit in Worship, Holy Communion, and Bible study. We provide ways for families to support each other in service and fellowship activities together. We also are God's family together here at Trinity Lutheran Church. We invite all people, single or married, with or without children, young or old, large or small, of all colors and cultures, to be a vital part of God's family in Jesus.
The Luther Rose, also known as the Luther Seal, is easily the most recognized symbol for Lutheranism, and for good reason. Martin Luther personally oversaw the creation of this coat of arms in the year 1519. It provides a beautiful summary of his faith, a faith that is common to all Christians, of every place and every time. Here is how Luther explained the meaning of his seal:
"Grace and peace from the Lord. As you desire to know whether my painted seal, which you sent to me, has hit the mark, I shall answer most amiably and tell you my original thoughts and reason about why my seal is a symbol of my theology. The first should be a black cross in a heart, which retains its natural color, so that I myself would be reminded that faith in the Crucified saves us. 'For one who believes from the heart will be justified' (Romans 10:10). Although it is indeed a black cross, which mortifies and which should also cause pain, it leaves the heart in its natural color. It does not corrupt nature, that is, it does not kill but keeps alive. 'The just shall live by faith' (Romans 1:17) but by faith in the Crucified. Such a heart should stand in the middle of a white rose, to show that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. In other words, it places the believer into a white, joyous rose, for this faith does not give peace and joy like the world gives (John 14:27). That is why the rose should be white and not red, for white is the color of the spirits and the angels (cf. Matthew 28:3; John 20:12). Such a rose should stand in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that such joy in spirit and faith is a beginning of the heavenly future joy, which begins already, but is grasped in hope, not yet revealed. And around this field is a golden ring, symbolizing that such blessedness in Heaven lasts forever and has no end. Such blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and goods, just as gold is the most valuable, most precious and best metal. This is my compendium theoligae [summary of theology]. I have wanted to show it to you in good friendship, hoping for your appreciation. May Christ, our beloved Lord, be with your spirit until the life hereafter. Amen."
In 1969 a group of33 people gathered in a private home for
the first church service held in St. George. After that service
they began meeting every second Sunday for services in a
rented motel room. Then the Lord opened an unusual door,
the local Parish Priest allowed them to meet in the Catholic
Parish Hall. As 1970 ended they hit a "snag." The Lutherans
were no longer allowed to use the facilities and their Pastor's
Ministry in St. George closed chapter one and moved on. In
1975, the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church of Southern
Utah was formed. Services were held in Cedar City. In 1977,
because of interest and growth in St. George, the Pastor from
Cedar City agreed to conduct one service per month in St George.
Trinity Lutheran Church in St. George was formed in 1978.
The first building was dedicated in August 1981. The first addition was dedicated in June 1990. A Christian Day School opened in the fall of 1993. The school addition was dedicated in May 1997. Because of the faith and efforts of those pioneers the doors of Trinity Lutheran Church and School are open.