Read below to learn about important Trinity Lutheran Church news, activities and upcoming special events for members and guests of our Grand Rapids congregation.

Rejoice Worship Service Now Held in Sanctuary

As of July 1st, we will gather for Rejoice worship in Centennial Hall until the renovation of that space is complete. Plan to join us next Sunday in the sanctuary for the 9:15 am Rejoice worship service. A special word of thanks to the band members for their efforts to help us through this time of transition!

Shared Worship, Pig Roast and a Potluck on Sunday, July 22nd!

Our fifth annual All Congregation Worship Service will be followed by a Pig Roast and Potluck on Sunday, July 22.

We will gather in the sanctuary for a single worship service at 10:30 am. We will follow worship with a Pig Roast again in 2018, catered by Ms. Piggie’s BBQ. The congregation is invited to add to the “porkfest” with a good old-fashioned church potluck.

The directions below are offered as you plan to bring a dish to share, based on last names:

A – I: salads and fruits
J – Q: vegetables and other side dishes
  • R – Z : desserts

Come Join Us for Trinity’s ‘Day at Millennium Park’ on Sunday, July 29th

Trinity has reserved a shelter at Millennium Park for the entire day, from 9 a.m. until dusk! You can stop in at your convenience, stay awhile, for a few hours or all day!

Bring a picnic and enjoy all that the park offers including a six acre, white-sand beach, splash pad, boat rental, fishing opportunities, playgrounds, sand volleyball, miles of trails and more!

While entrance to the park is free, there is a daily charge for entrance to the beach and splash pad. For more information about the park, please click here.

Annual School Supplies Appeal for Congress Elementary School!

Our church family members have an opportunity to once again take an entire school building full of eager elementary students under our wings.

Would you please help supply much needed back-to-school items for use by the students at Congress Elementary School?

Click here to sign up to provide specific requested items. Additional information can be found in the July edition of The Messenger.

Disaster Relief for Keweenaw Peninsula through ELCA Disaster Response

On Sunday, June 17, Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula was devastated by 6 to 8 inches of rain in a short amount of time, causing at least 60 sinkholes, numerous washed out roads and one home that collapsed on a twelve year old boy.

Hundreds of businesses and homes are affected in Houghton and the surrounding area. Residents need immediate supplies for survival and for long-term recovery. If you would like to help click here. All funds will be used for direct support of affected residents.

Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help

Changing lives, one pair at a time. In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.

Trinity member Bob Carwell is part of the Lions organization, and they have a ‘spectacular’ eyeglass recycling program. Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeed in his job, or a senior maintain her independence.

The donation box is located across from the church office.

Interfaith Chess Friends

Chess players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to bring your chess boards and your desire to make a few friends with people of the other three “Standing Together” congregations at our weekly chess evening at Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St, SE on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm.

Don’t be intimidated! We’re all amateurs, and the more experienced will be pleased to offer gentle instruction to beginners. Contact Vince Schumacher at 616.204.7681 for details.

Nursery Staff Interviews – would you like to join our team?

We need to recruit both adults and high school age teenagers to serve as paid nursery staff at Trinity on Sunday mornings and for special events.

Is this a ministry you would be willing to offer in the life of our congregation?

For more information, contact Nursery Coordinator Awilda Diaz or Pastor Linstrom.

Youth Can and Bottle Drive

We want your cans and bottles!

Our senior high youth going on summer mission trips are holding a competitive can and bottle drive. The losing team has to carry luggage for the winners! You decide their fate!

Cans, bottles, and return receipts count for the team, cash donations count against them. Donation bins are located by the main office.

Please Remember Your Offering When You are Away

As you travel this summer to vacation destinations, remember that the ministry of your congregation continues all summer long.

Mail your offering or make your gifts electronically but don’t forget your church!

If you would like assistance with options for electronic giving, please contact the Trinity church office.