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Guests are always welcome at Trinity! We pray you will be blessed by the hearing of God's Word. Click here to read what we believe and practice.

When are services?

Trinity conducts two services each weekend: Thursday at 7 pm and Sunday at 9 am. The sanctuary is equipped with the Hearing Loop for those who are hearing impaired.

Where do I park?

Our church parking lot is T-shaped and is located on the south and east sides of the building. Long-term members are encouraged to park further away so that visitors may park closer to the entryway. There are three designated spaces for guests just off the Bowen Street entrance. Handicapped accessible spaces are on either side of the entrance.

What about attire?

Guests will find a wide range of attire at Trinity. Some worshipers dress more formally -- ties and sport coats for the men, skirts or dresses for the women. Some of our worshipers dress more casually. Business casual is a safe choice at every service. We're more concerned that you join us than we are concerned about what you wear!

Where do I go?

Our main entrance is off the parking lot, which is accessible by Bowen St., Washington Ave or Winnebago Ave. The entrance is on the south side of the building and is one that is handicapped accessible. Once inside, there are stairs leading up to the gathering area outside of the church sanctuary. There is also an elevator to get you to all public floors. Greeters are normally stationed just inside the second door. Feel free to ask them any questions you might have.

What should I expect?

Trinity usually worships within the liturgical tradition of the Church. We typically follow a service from our hymnal. The bulletin always includes page numbers to aid you in your worship, and our Pastor announces where we are, especially when we switch between the bulletin and the hymnal. On the third Sundays of the month, we have a more contemporary service with our Praise Band leading the songs for the service. There is a weekly announcement page which folks can take with them. That page has all of the week's activities related to the church and school.

What's the music like?

We celebrate all forms of music! In most services, we are guided by organ and piano music, often supported by vocal choir, school choirs, and Praise Band.

Are children welcome?

Absolutely! All ages are welcome! We love having children attend our services! We have busy bags available at the back of the church for our younger friends. For our infant and toddler friends, there is a Mother's Room (Nursery) downstairs off from the Fellowship Hall. The handicapped bathrooms in the facility have changing stations.

Can I take Holy Communion?

On the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays of the month, we offer Holy Communion. The Lord's Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and confidence that, as He says, our Lord gives not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and one another.

Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us.

Because those who eat and drink our Lord's body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because this Supper is a confession of the faith which is professed around this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with the Pastor before coming to the Lord's table.

How can I get connected?

You are welcome to contact the Church Office and arrange a meeting with our staff and Pastor, or a tour of our facility. You are welcome to join us as a member through our Adult Membership Classes. This short series of classes outlines what we believe, teach, and confess, our mission and values, and provides opportunity to meet and know fellow newcomers, as well as our seasoned members and ministry leaders.

What about Bible Study and Sunday School?

Bible Study for adults is offered from September - May after the worship service. There are also other opportunities during the week.

Sunday School for ages 3 through 8th grade is also offered from September - May after the worship service. Youth are also invited to attend bible study and participate in our Youth Group.

Tell me about your School...

As the world around us continues to change, there is one absolute truth: Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself and was raised to forgive our sins and grant us eternal life. It is only through the Holy Scriptures that God reveals both this truth and His plan for us. At Trinity, we are privileged to share God's Word with our students every day.

Since 1856, Trinity Lutheran School has remained faithful to the primary articles of the Christian faith and Lutheran doctrine. As Jesus called for the little children to come to Him, Martin Luther called for children to be instructed so that the light of the Truth might shine upon them. Trinity Lutheran School, as a community of faith, remains committed to providing children with a quality education based upon Christian principles in service to the Lord.

Certain Christian principles are realized in applying our Christian education mission. Those principles center on developing a Biblical worldview; in understanding our place in God’s world; teaching academic subjects within a Christian context; and accepting the stewardship responsibilities He has given us over His creation. We are an integral part of God’s purpose for our students, our congregation, and our community.

We recognize that the Holy Spirit works through individuals and institutions to create and preserve faith. As a result, the individual efforts of concerned members of our faith community and our parents are vitally important to the success of our students. There is also a PTL group which meets regularly to help with fundraising and activities of the school.

The faculty, parents, and students all understand the importance of spiritual development and academic excellence. Working together, we strive to provide a safe, Christ-centered environment where students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to defend, proclaim, and live their faith with the knowledge that they are prepared academically for high school and beyond. Click here to learn more. We would love for you to come in for a tour!