For more than two hundred fifty years the congregation now named Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, Maryland, has been a family of God with its members sharing a common faith centered in the Word and Sacrament. It is a generally accepted fact that Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taneytown, is the oldest Lutheran congregation in Carroll County, although the actual date of its founding is difficult to establish. It does pre-date the Revolution, that much is rather certain. An Advent Workshop was conducted in 1974, a tradition which has continued for almost every year since. In 1984, an Ash Wednesday Lenten breakfast was initiated. An informal abbreviated Communion Service each Wednesday evening was begun during the pastorate of Rev. Arthur Mentzer in 1986. In November, 1998, the congregation voted to change the time of the late Service from 10:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M. to allow more time for Sunday School and musical instruction.