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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church holds first service since fire

Posted: 5:17 PM, May 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 11:42:59Z

MILWAUKEE -- Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church looks to move forward as the investigation continues on what caused the church to catch fire.

On Sunday, their temporary place of worship was right across the street from the church right in the MATC auditorium. This was their first church service since Tuesday afternoon's massive fire that destroyed their historic church.

"We're all reminding each other, the church is God's people. We're going to miss the bricks and the mortar; we're going to mourn it. God will guide, God will provide. We need to look forward and we're doing that," said Christine Behnke, the Director of Parish Education

Mayor Tom Barrett even came to show support.

"The fact that Trinity has moved its services over here to the Milwaukee Area Technical College tells you that this is a congregation that's not going to be deterred by the loss of that beautiful church," Barrett said.

As they continue to move forward, members say they'll stay positive as they know the end result will be good. They're hoping to return home once again, no matter what.

"We will rebuild on that corner one way or the other, with the old or all new," Behnke said.

During Sunday’s service, it was announced that for the next six weeks Trinity Lutheran will continue having their services at Saint James Church on Wisconsin Avenue.

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