Serving God and Oregon City since 1921.
Trinity Lutheran Church has been serving the Oregon City community for over 95 years. The church began in 1921 in downtown Oregon City and in 2001 moved to our current location on Henrici Road. We see each other here at Trinity as a large extended family.
Trinity actively supports several local organizations with the focus of homeless youth, single mothers, low-income families in Oregon City and Clackamas County.
Faith Alone. Grace Alone. Scripture Alone. Christ Alone.
Soli Deo Gloria.
Trinity Lutheran Church is part of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The LCMS teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God (The Trinity): the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
What is a "Lutheran"?
A Lutheran is a Christian who accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in five phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone Christ Alone.
Grace Alone: God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Faith Alone: By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear and believe this Good News have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
Scripture Alone: The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Christ Alone: God has given the ultimate revelation of himself to us by sending Jesus Christ. Only through God’s gracious self-revelation in Jesus do we come to a saving and transforming knowledge of God.
Soli Deo Gloria: Glory belongs to God alone. God’s glory is the central motivation for salvation, not improving the lives of people—though that is a wonderful by product. God is not a means to an end—he is the means and the end.