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  • Trinity Lutheran Church

    Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church of Owatonna, Minnesota!  We are an ELCA congregation of 4,100+ Christ followers of all ages living out our mission statement, “A Community of Believers Growing Disciples for Christ.”  We are  firmly committed to six marks of discipleship:

    Reading scripture

    Praying daily

    Worshiping weekly

    Building spiritual friendships

    Serving others, and

    Giving generously

    We are also deeply committed to serving God outside the walls of our building in our community, our state, the country and the world.  We hope you’ll continue on through our website to learn more about us and our mission.  Please come worship with us soon!

  • Mark Your Calendars

    Worship Times:
    Saturday at 5:00 pm
    Sunday at 8:15 am, 9:30 am & 10:45 am

    Summer Office Hours:
    Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, 8:00 am – Noon

    Summer Calendar & Events

    Congregation Events

    Men’s Bible Study, “The Study of the Prophet Zachariah”, Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Lounge

    Information Session: Mission Ethiopia, Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 pm, Gathering Room

    Survivor Sisters Support, Thursday, August 20, 5:00 pm  A network of breast cancer survivors, providing support, encouragement, prayers, friendship & fellowship to those who are newly diagnosed.  Meet on the third Thursday of each month at Trinity.  Contact Katie, 507-363-2675.

    Steele County Free Fair Community Worship Service will be led by Trinity, 11:00 am, Sunday, August 23 in Fair Square.  Pastor Buegler will share the message and Trinity musicians will lead worship. (no 10:45 am worship service at Trinity on Sunday, August 23)

    Sunday Night Ignite, Sundays, August 23, 6:00-7:00 pm. This is for all ages to enjoy a bonfire, fun activities, faith stories, cross cultural mission opportunities, songs and a s’mores buffet.  Bring your lawn chair to the east end of the parking lot.  Guest Speaker: Karen Anderson – Learn more about Trinity’s Cross Cultural Mission – EPES 2017

    Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday, August 24, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

    Meals of Hope, Every Sunday, 5:00-6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall. Meals of Hope provides a hot quality meal once a week for anyone who is at a point in their life where food or fellowship is hard to come by.

    Card Making Ministry, Tuesdays, August 25, 9:30 am, Mezzanine.  Join others at Trinity for a fun, low-key card making gathering.  All levels of experience are welcome. Contact Jane, 451-9655

    Pastor Amanda’s Installation, Sunday, September 12-13, All Worship Services

    Rally Sunday, Sunday, September 13

    “Stuff the Bus” – Donate School Supplies for Pine Ridge Kids! Collection continues through September 13, Narthex: Backpacks, Box of Markers, Pencils (packs of 10+), Bars of Soap, Glue Sticks, Glue Bottles, Boxes of Crayons, College Ruled Notebooks, Youth Scissors  God’s Work. Our Hands

    Youth Events

    Junior High Summer Ministry – Backyard Barbecue Bible Studies, Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Gather * Play * Eat * Study * S’more.  Weekly events hosted by Trinity families: 8/5, Loveless’s; 8/12, Egbert’s.  All students, friends and parents 6th, 7th & 8th grades (completed) are invited!  Come to one, or a few, or all.  Contact: Chris Swanson, Jr. High Ministries, 507-451-4520 or

    Senior High Summer Ministry – Ice Cream “Sundays”, August 9 & 16, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, at Kate’s Home. “Can I ask that?” & other Faith Questions.  Contact: Kate Verlautz, Sr. High Ministries, 507-451-4520 or

    Summer Tea Time, Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 pm in the Lounge.  All are Welcome.  Great Conversations, Tea and Treats! Contact Kate.

    Junior High Summer Serve, Thursday, August 13, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Local, regional and national service project opportunities in the mornings. Wacky fellowship activities in the afternoons.  Cost is $10 per date ($30 total) and a Trinity Med Form (available in the Office and on the website).  Contact: Chris Swanson, Jr. High Ministries, 507-451-4520 or

    Trinity Nursery School (TNS)

    TNS Parent Orientation, Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 pm, Lounge  

    Support Trinity Nursery School with the purchase of SCRIP. Get SCRIP before you shop.  Stop by the Hospitality Desk for SCRIP selection from over 40 retailers.  Contact Brenda at TNS, 451-8247 for weekday sales.

    Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients!

    For 35 years, Trinity has distributed money from the Holtum & Ellerman Scholarship Funds. During that time, 361 scholarships totaling $146,620 have been awarded. Congratulations to the following 2015 recipients: Abigail Bendorf, University of WI, Platteville; Haley Benjamin, Augustana College; Sarah Floy, Iowa State University; Christa Kain, Allen College; Payton Knutson, Luther College; Ben Konold, Augustana College; Ian Simon, Iowa State University; Hannah Valen, Pacific Lutheran University; Luke Wanous, Augustana College; Elizabeth Wiebke, Luther College.

    The Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation has selected the following recipients for the 2015 Irvin C. & Viola Natzel Memorial Scholarships: Haley Benjamin, Augustana College / Biology; Trisha Benjamin, Drake University Graduate School /Doctorate of Pharmacy; Kellen Glynn, Luther College / Biology and Chemistry; Payton Knutson, Luther College / Math and Chemistry; Alyssa Thevenot, South Dakota State University / Nursing

    Shirlee M. Peterson Memorial Nursing Scholarship was awarded to: Christa Kain, a Senior at Allen College.

    Volunteer & Donate Opportunities

    Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels, Monday, 10:45 am – 12:30 pm.  Call Evie, 451-6091, to learn more and volunteer.

    Steele County Clothesline is in need of small household items (ex: pots and pans, crockpots, cookie sheets, hand mixers etc.). Volunteers to help sort items as they are donated and to assist clients as they check in to shop.  Volunteers to help with cleaning are also needed. Please drop off donations on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8-5 and Wednesdays 8-12 at the back door. Interested in volunteering please stop in and see us or call 451-2550. We’d love to show you around!

    Volunteer to be part of Trinity’s Transportation Ministry. Trinity is providing shuttle service from Trinity’s parking lot to and from the Steele County Free Fair (SCFF) on Senior Day, Thursday, August 20 and on Kids Day, Friday, August 21. Drivers and Parking Lot Hospitality volunteers will be needed! Contact Tanyia,

    Noon Rotary Club, Owatonna, is seeking HOST HOMES for three international students from Norway & Chile (begins August) and Zimbabwe (begins January). Length of stay is approximately three months. Contact Elaine Floy, 363-6485

    On your summer vacation, be sure to worship at one of our sister congregations!
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  • Worship Times

    Saturday, August 8

    5:00 pm Worship Service with communion (Sanctuary)
    Pastor Todd Buegler

    Sunday, August 9

    8:15 & 9:30 am Worship Services (Sanctuary)

    10:45 am Worship Service (Fellowship Hall)
    Pastor Todd Buegler

    Video Sermons

    Video Full Service