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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

    The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering participants are bringing “Diapers to Detroit”. Youth are hoping the congregation can help! The donation of money for the purchase of diapers (in Detroit to help the local economy) and/or the gift of diapers are appreciated. Funds and diapers will be collected in the Narthex through Sun, July12.

    Trinity Softball – Great to be a fan in the stands!! Watch ‘em play! Fairground Fields
    Co-Rec Softball – Tuesdays July 7: 6:30 pm, Field 2  July 14: 8:15 pm, Field 1
    Men’s Softball – ThursdayJuly 9, 7:15 pm, Field 3 & 8:15 pm, Field 3

    1st Monday Bunco & Coffee Time, Mondays, July 6, August 3, No Bunco in September, 2:00 pm, Narthex.  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!

    Men’s Bible Study, “The Study of the Prophet Zachariah”, Tuesdays beginning July 7, 10:00 am, Lounge

    New Member Welcome Class, Sunday, July 12, 9:30 am-11:30 am. Do you have a friend interested in joining Trinity this summer? Contact us at trinity@tlcowatonna.org or 451-4520

    Congregational Meeting, Sunday, July 12, 11:45 am, Fellowship Hall, Vote on a pastoral call for Pastor Amanda Weinkauf; vote on changes to bylaws for moving forward with Trinity’s strategic 5-year plan.

    Sunday Night Ignite, Sundays, July 12, & 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.

    Survivor Sisters Support, Thursdays, July 16, & 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.

    Mission: Jamaica, Information Meeting, July 19, 11:45 am, Lounge

    Card Making Ministry, Tuesdays, July 28 & 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

    Youth Events

    Junior High Summer Ministry – Backyard Barbecue Bible Studies, Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Gather * Play * Eat * Study * S’more.  Weekly events hosted by Trinity families.  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 chriss@tlcowatonna.org

    12th Grade Mission Trip, New Orleans, June 27-July 5

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

    Junior High Summer Serve, Thursdays, July 9 & 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 chriss@tlcowatonna.org

    Senior High Summer Ministry – Ice Cream “Sundays”, July 12 & 26, 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 katev@tlcowatonna.org

    Ingham Lake Camp, Grades 4th-6th, July 12-17

    ELCA Youth Gathering, Grades 9th-12th, Detroit, July 13-19

    Camp Omega, 3rd & 4th Grades, July 21-24

    Trinity Nursery School (TNS)

    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.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    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, tanyiab@tlcowatonna.org

    Volunteers to help at the Aurora Diner, SCFF, Friday, August 21, All Day (scheduled shifts). Contact Kathy, 451-2138, to learn more.

    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

    Community Events

    11 at 7 Concert Series in Central Park, All Thursdays thru August 13, 7:00 pm.  Trinity’s choirs and musicians will be featured on stage, Thursday, July 16.

    Light the Way: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose.  Women’s Day 2015, Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.  Details & registration forms at the church office window.

    Steele County Free Fair Worship Service will be led by Trinity, 11:00 am, Sunday, August 23 in Fair Square.

    On your summer vacation, be sure to worship at one of our sister congregations!
    Look one up at www.elca.org/tools/FindACongregation.

  • Worship Times

    Saturday, July 4

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

    Sunday, July 5

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

    10:45 am Worship Services with communion (Fellowship Hall)
    Pastor Todd Buegler

    Video Sermons

    Video Full Service