The church office will be open on a limited basis during the week from 9:00 am-Noon. You can contact Pastor Engholm directly at 320-212-0976.
Worship services streamed live on Facebook
each Sunday at 9:00 am and Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Trinity Lutheran Church is holding worship online 
until further notice.

COVID-19 Update

 

August 2020

Dear Trinity Lutheran Faith Family,

 

It has been five months since the church council made the decision to move worship and other gatherings online. Since that time we have been gradually allowing groups to meet onsite (mostly outdoors) even as we continue to gather primarily online. You should also know that the Church Council, Staff, COVID Response Team, and other leadership teams have continued to meet regularly during this time to carry on with the ministries of the church.

 

As the school year begins, we continue to evaluate Trinity's fall ministries based on the guidelines provided by federal, state, and local leaders, along with the pastoral leadership of the ELCA, all of whom are working to keep us safe during this global pandemic. In the meantime, please know that the ministries of Trinity continue as we learn to be church in a new way! To start with, we have two gatherings planned for outside on the Trinity grounds:

 

Outdoor Worship

Sunday, August 30, 10:30 am
Nylunda Courtyard (Madison Street side of church)

 

Outdoor Communion

Sunday, September 13, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Trinity Parking Lot

 

We are also carrying on with various ministries for the members of the congregation, community, and beyond:

 

  • The Trinity Garden is exploding with tomatoes, beans, carrots, and other items that are being donated to the Watertown Food Shelf.
     

  • Trinity's "Covid Crusaders" are delivering cards and flowers on a regular basis.
     

  • Trinity's "Virtual Vacation Bible School" was a rousing success in July.
     

  • Our Intern, Jacob Ulland, is learning about church leadership at Trinity while he carries on with his studies at Luther Seminary.
     

  • Our online worship services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings continue to reach out to an ever growing community of faith within the borders of Watertown and beyond.
     

  • The Royals Room at the Elementary School is gearing up for another year and is seeking Trinity's help in securing donations of school supplies and shelf stable food (cereal bars, granola bars, apple sauce pouches, pretzels, other healthy snack foods, cereal, etc.)
     

  • We recently held a 4 week study on a book called, "White Fragility", which brought many insights to our work with racial justice.
     

  • Our COVID Response Team continues to make ministry recommendations based on the work of the Center for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minneapolis Area Synod, and other organizations who bring wisdom, patience, and expertise to these matters.  
     

  • Our Church Council continues to meet twice a month to discuss, evaluate, and implement ministry plans based on our top three goals as a congregation: 1) Being church in new ways, 2) Discovering God's presence in our daily lives, 3) Reaching out to those living in poverty.

 

Please watch for a survey that the Church Council is sending out this fall in order to gather input from the congregation. THANK YOU for your faithful prayers, your steady presence, and your ongoing financial support for the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church! Stay Calm, Stay Connected, and Shine On!

 

Pastor Engholm and

The Trinity Lutheran Church Council

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513 Madison Street SE | PO Box 1177

Watertown, MN 55388

952.955.1891

 

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