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

Join Us in Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Join us this Fall for a series of events!

During this 500th year of commemoration of the Reformation, the Grand Rapids Conferences of Catholics and Lutherans are offering several programs that explore our common beliefs and shared heritage as Christians.

These programs offer opportunities to grow and learn together and will culminate in an Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation co-presided by Catholic Bishop David J. Walkowiak and Lutheran Bishop Craig A. Satterlee.

Click here to learn more.

Trinity Member and Recent Refugee Needs Your Help!

We have an immediate need for household items for a member of Trinity — recently a part of the Samaritas “New Americans” program for refugee resettlement — and her two children who are in the process of moving.

Items needed are:

  • 2 twin mattresses
  • 1 double mattress (or entire beds, if available)
  • bed linens
  • small table and 3 chairs
  • kitchen items such as pots and pans, dishes, and silverware
  • car seat for a 3-year old boy, 40 inches tall, 32 lbs
  • car seat for a 22-month-old girl, 35 inches tall, 27 lbs.

Contact Linda Grinstead if you can help with these needs at 616.942.0386.

Information & Congregation Meetings for Church Building Project

Join us in August for an Information Meeting and in September for a very important Congregation Meeting. Click here for a printable pdf.

Sunday, August 13th
Congregation Information Meetings – 10 and 11:30 am in Centennial Hall after each morning worship service, with detailed budget and revised new conceptual design images to share from the Schematic Design Phase revisions of our building project development.

Sunday, August 27th
Congregation Information Meetings at 10 and 11:30 am in Centennial Hall after each morning worship service; another couple of meetings for those who could not attend one on August 13th, to review detailed budget and revised new conceptual design images from the Schematic Design Phase revisions of our building project development.

Sunday, September 10th
Congregation Meeting, 12:30 pm. We will meet in the sanctuary after the morning’s worship services to act on the Congregation Council’s unanimous recommendation to proceed with the construction loan to fund the proposed building project. All voting members are urged to attend this important meeting of the people of Trinity Lutheran Church.

School Supplies for Congress Elementary School – Plan for Fall

Our church family members have an opportunity once again to 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 items. Additional information can be found in the July edition of The Messenger.

IHN Families at Trinity, Starting Sunday, August 13th

We will be hosting several homeless families for a week at Trinity from Sunday, August 13th through Sunday, August 20th.

There are many ways to volunteer with IHN such as preparing a meal, staying overnight, providing activities or helping with set-up or tear-down.

Click here to sign up to volunteer. If you would like more details about volunteer roles, please email Sylvia Stouten. Thank you!

Summer Worship Schedule Continues Through Labor Day

We recently moved to our two-service summer worship schedule.

  •         Sunday Rejoice Contemporary Worship: 9:00 am in Centennial Hall
  •         Sunday Traditional Worship: 10:30 am in the sanctuary

Join us and bring a friend to worship in the summer of 2017!