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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

    Holy Week

    Thursday, April 2: Maundy Thursday Services, 12:00 pm, 5:45 pm & 7:00 pm with Communion at all services

    Friday, April 3: Good Friday Children’s Service, 11:00 am Tenebrae Service, 7:00 pm

    Saturday, April 4: Easter Vigil Service, 5:00 pm with Communion

    Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunrise Service, 6:00 am with Communion Easter Festival Services, 8:15 am, 9:45 am & 11:15 am with Communion at all services

    Faith Formation Opportunities

    Thursdays, 9:00 am Bible Study, Beth Moore’s “Beloved Disciple”  April 9– June 18 in the Lounge.  John’s legacy was love. Perhaps like no other disciple, John understood that relationship is the point. Every command of Christ and call to obedience is to enhance relationship. This 11 week study is about finding our way to the heart of Jesus. Sign up in the church office or register by email to Feel free to call Nancy Newgard with any questions (451-5496). Cost is $16.

    Tuesdays, 6:30 pm Bible Study, Kelly Minter’s “What Love Is”
    April 7– May 19 in the Fireside Room. The letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. This 7 session study reveals not only the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. Sign up in the church office or register by email to
    Cost is $13.

    April Events

    Monday, April 6 (Monthly), 2:00 pm, 1st Monday Bunco & Coffee Time.  Trinity in partnership with Healthy Seniors invite all seniors to play Bunco, have coffee and enjoy a treat!  Bunco is a very simple dice game that is easy to learn or feel free to just come for the coffee. Call Healthy Seniors
    (774-7648) if you need a ride or can provide a ride.  Don’t miss this afternoon of FUN! Let the Good Times Roll!

    Sunday, April 12, Pastor Ron & Pastor Dick Appreciation Celebration between services in the Narthex.  We have all been blessed by their kind spirits, inspiring words, and positive energy! Come celebrate and say, “Thanks”!

    Fridays, April 10 & May 8, 6:00 pm, Narthex.  Quilt ‘til U Wilt — Craft ‘til U Crash.  Show up for an evening of crafting, sewing, scrapbooking and socializing.  Advance sign up is not required.

    Tuesday, April 28, 9:30 am, Card Making Ministry, Mezzanine.  Have you ever looked at a handmade greeting card and thought to yourself, “So pretty!  I wish I knew how to make my own.”   Imagine people receiving your handmade greetings.  The joy that a handmade greeting gives to a recipient cannot be purchased.  Join others at Trinity for a fun, low-key.  No experience is required…all levels of experience are welcome.

    Wednesday, April 29, Lutheran College Fair, Fellowship Hall.
    6:30 pm Registration Begins  |  6:45-7:15 pm  Financial Aid Seminar:  Strategies to Help Put all the Pieces Together  |  7:15-7:45 pm A Panel Discussion and Meet-and-Greet with Admissions Representatives and Alumni  |  7:45-9:00 pm  College Fair and Reception  (hors d’oeuvres & beverages will be served)

  • Worship Times

    Maundy Thursday, April 2

    12:00 noon, 5:45 pm & 7:00 pm
    services with communion
    Seminarian Pastor Christopher Leach

    Good Friday, April 3

    11:00 am Good Friday Children's Service
    7:00 pm Tenebrae Service
    Pastor Todd Buegler

    Saturday, April 4

    5:00 pm Easter Vigil Service with communion
    Pastor Dean Smith

    Sunday, April 5

    6:00 am Easter Sunrise Service with communion (Sanctuary)
    Easter Festival Services with communion
    8:15 am service (Sanctuary)
    9:45 am service (Sanctuary)
    11:15 am service (Fellowship Hall)
    Pastor Todd Buegler

    Video Sermons

    Video Full Service