Trinity Lutheran Church is a warm and welcoming faith community celebrating the gifts of God every day. Our mission is to transform lives by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Founded 125 years ago by Scandinavian immigrants, we still welcome Scandinavian immigrants. But we also welcome with open arms people from every nationality and ethnicity, every walk of life, all ages, all educational backgrounds genders and gender identities, political affiliations and socioeconomic strata.
We’re active in social ministry in our own community and elsewhere. Though Trinity is involved in many social ministries, our current emphases include a cooperative venture with the other Evanston-based Lutheran churches in an affordable housing program for young people and a refugee re-settlement effort, providing a new home for an Ethiopian family and facilitating their acclimation to Chicago with ongoing mentorship and tutoring. Our High School youth group also takes part in social ministry through annual service trips where they seek to be “the hands and feet of Christ”.
Speaking of the youth program, in addition to the High School group, we have a multifaceted Sunday school that meets weekly through the school year for pre-k through junior high students. Our Junior High program meets every Wednesday and includes almost 20 youth. This is a place where children and families are welcomed, nurtured and celebrated.
We love to learn, and have study groups for men and women during the week as well as a book study group. Most Sunday mornings there will be an educational opportunity for all on issues as diverse as social justice, worship, ethics, theology, the Bible and more.
We are a caring congregation with a strong Stephen Ministry program that provides compassionate spiritual care to those living through tough times. In addition, our Deaconess group provides connection and care with our more senior members and others in need of a bit more attention.
We worship in two distinctive styles through the school year with a traditional worship service accompanied by organ, piano and choirs at 8:30am. A more contemporary expression of worship (though still decidedly Lutheran in flavor) accompanied by a small band takes place at 11:00am.