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Trinity Lutheran Church

Ohio City

2031 West 30th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Tel:  (216) 281-1700
Rev. Jeff Johnson

 

Trinity's mission

     Connecting people to God and to one another guides all that she does in service to her Lord. A founding force in Lutheranism in Cleveland, Trinity believes her mission includes the role of servant and mother to Lutheran churches in our area. We seek opportunities that find solidarity in our Lutheran traditions while also exploring new paths for more people to know, celebrate and serve Jesus Christ.

    Trinity was founded in 1853, on it's present site, in a small wood structure that was subsequently moved to, and still exists at, West 32 and Chatham.  The congregation exploded in size and the current bldg. was erected in 1873 to serve 1,500 West Side parishioners.  The building has been called "One of the finest examples of a Victorian Gothic Meeting House in this part of the Country".  During the fifties, when most congregations were relocating to the suburbs, the congregation made the commitment to stay in the neighborhood.  The size of the congregation steadily declined until the early 1990's.   In 1994, the average worship attendance was in the low 80's.  Due to innovative programming and a new contemporary service, in additional to the traditional service, the attendance has increased 100% to an average worship attendance in the 150's, and continuing to grow.

MUSIC NEAR THE MARKET

At Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, West 30 at Lorain Avenue. Free parking in church lot off West 29. EVERY Wednesday of the year at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call 216.321.1393. FREE.

April 7 & 14:

Florence Mustric: "Menu of favorites," music by many composers, to be selected by the audience each day.

April 21 & 28:

Robert Myers: "Smorgasbord," the choices to be selected each day by the audience.

May 5 & 12:

Florence Mustric: "Ultimate Franck," the spectacular Three Chorales of Cesar Franck.

May 19 & 26:

Robert Myers: "Flights of fantasy," great fantasias by Bach and others.

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In conjunction with the Ohio City Home Tour,

Trinity will again hold a FREE musical open house.

Robert Myers and Florence Mustric will hold a Musical Marathon and will play audience requests. Schedule some recreation in the best sense of the word: drop in for a few minutes...stay as long as you wish.

 

 

 

"WE PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS" - PROGRAM FOR GROUPS

This program includes a narrated musical demonstration, a brief concert, and a tour behind the scenes of the mighty Beckerath. Fascinating for all ages. This program is scheduled at a date mutually agreeable to the visiting group and to the schedules of the presenters (Mustric, the narrator, and the stop-puller). Call 216.321.1393 for details.

PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS

A mechanical-action organ is fascinating to see and hear. It brings the greatest musical treasures alive...such as the perpetual favorite, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, as well as Bach’s passacaglia, and on to more recent music, an exciting transcription (complete, by Florence Mustric) of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

This organ also offers an opportunity for team teaching, as it provides an excellent demonstration of principles of math and physics. Call 216.321.1393 for details.

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Requiem Mass

All Saints Day - November 1, 1999

Trinity's mission

Connecting people to God and to one another guides all that she does in service to her Lord. A founding force in Lutheranism in Cleveland, Trinity believes her mission includes the role of servant and mother to Lutheran churches in our area. We seek opportunities that find solidarity in our Lutheran traditions while also exploring new paths for more people to know, celebrate and serve Jesus Christ. The up coming, city wide, All Saints' Day Requiem Service is one of those ministries to the Lutherans of Cleveland. It is our prayer that this Requiem is much more than a concert. It is our desire that this time of worship and celebration would connect Cleveland area Lutherans in several ways.

Connecting People to God:

"Requiem aeternum donna eis, Domine" (rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord) is the central focus of this special day. God's people gather together throughout the world on All Saints' Day to focus on the giver of Life and life eternal. In regal fashion, we are reminded of God's power in our lives and the lives of the ones we love. Not only people in heaven, but also believers on earth are saints of God. They can leave worship knowing that they have been made saints through their connection to God by faith in the work of His Son.

Connecting People to One Another:

The collect for this day reads, in part: "Almighty God, you have knit together Your elect in one communion and fellowship..." Even as we remember those loved ones whose time of waiting is now over we celebrate our oneness in the "Communion of Saints." In years past Cleveland Lutherans had a visual reminder of that communion as we gathered downtown to celebrate the Reformation. That celebration is no more. God's people remain, however. Our need to celebrate our common Lutheran faith before God continues. Our churches are not islands unto themselves. Our roots and common confession connect us. We are one body.

What we need:

It is our desire to gather the names of the departed saints from all of our churches in the Cleveland community. We will include those names in the service. While each of the churches will be contacted individuals may wish to submit names separately.

It is also our desire to draw musical participants from the city - East, West, North and South. In the choir and orchestra we would like to see our brothers and sisters assisting in lifting Gods name.\

It is our desire that God's people attend. Through this time of worship, we hope to see Lutherans gather together to give thanks to our God and draw strength from His Holy Spirit and the physical presence of their brothers and sisters in Christ. What a day it would be, gathered from all across the city, Lifting praise to our God as we remember the saints who have gone before us. May we all continue to move closer to this goal until the evocation of "Dies irae," the last judgement and our own eternal glory.

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ORGAN by RUDOLPH VON BECKERATH (1956)

This historic instrument was the first large mechanical-action (tracker) organ in North America built on historical principles. It is also renowned for clarity and beauty of sound.

It took one year to build this organ in Beckerath’s Hamburg shop. In February, 1957, when the organ had been reassembled in Trinity's sanctuary, Beckerath himself voiced all its pipes so that their brightness and volume produce a beautiful ensemble.

This organ has 3,467 pipes arranged in 65 ranks, or sets of pipes. They are in five cases, or divisions, each with its own keyboard:

1 the Pedal is encased in the two outer towers;

2 the Hauptwerk, the chief or head (haupt) manual division, is in the largest case between the pedal cases;

3 the Ruckpositiv, the secondary manual division, sits on the balcony rail, at the organist's back (ruck);

4 the Schwellwerk, the third manual division, is in the case with vertical shutters, which may be closed or opened to reduce or to increase (schwell) the sound; and

5 the Kronpositiv, the crown (kron), is the fourth manual division.

In the specifications of Trinity's Beckerath, given below:

The name indicates the family--principal, flute, reed, or string. The number is the length of the longest pipe and thus the pitch--unison, octave, or other overtone (8' ranks sound at the unison). A Roman numeral indicates a multiple set of ranks.

Hauptwerk   

  Ruckpositiv Kronpositiv Schwellwerk Pedal    Couplers    Tremulants
16' Quintadena 8' Gedackt 8' Holzgedakt 8' Gemshorn 16' Prinzipal   Hauptwerk + Kronpositiv Kronpositiv
8' Prinzipal 4' Prinzipal   4' Prinzipal   8' Celeste 16' Subbass   Hauptwerk + Ruckpositiv   Schwellwerk
8' Rohrflote 4' Koppelflote 4' Rohrflote 8' Quintadena 8' Oktave Hauptwerk + Schwellwerk
4' Oktave    2' Oktave 2' Prinzipal 4' Blockflote 4' Oktave   Pedal + Ruckpositiv
4' Spitzflote 2' Waldflote     1' Sifflote 2' Gemshorn 2' Nachthorn Pedal + Schwellwerk
3' Nasat 1-1/2' Quinte     II Terzian III Zimbel  III Rauschpfeife
2' Oktave     II Sesquialtera   III Scharf   8' Oboe  VI Mixtur
VI Mixtur

                        IV Scharf

8' Krumhorn 16' Posaune
8' Trompet   16' Dulzian 8' Trompet  
  8' Barpfeife 4' Trompet