Trinity Lutheran Church is suspending all in-person activities until further notice.
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.
May 28, 2020
Dear Trinity Members and Friends,
It has been twelve weeks since the church council made the decision to close the doors of our church building and move worship and other gatherings online. It was a difficult, yet necessary decision, and was made not simply to follow the orders of the state, but to protect the most vulnerable from exposure to an unpredictable virus that, even now, continues to spread among us.
As we look ahead, the future is uncertain. In order to reduce the day-to-day anxiety of wondering when we will all be back together under one roof, we are confident in saying that we do not expect to be worshiping onsite until at least the fall of this year. Until then, we will be considering smaller outside gatherings on a case by case basis, following the wisdom and counsel provided by our COVID Response Team. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office by phone at 952-955-1891 or by email at email@example.com.
You may be wondering how you might be most helpful during this time. Several things come to mind:
Pray with us and for us, asking for God’s direction and guidance.
Worship with us online, and help others who might be “technically challenged” to worship with us as well.
Continue the strong financial support you have already been doing, either through your gifts in the mail or your gifts shared online.
Reach out to those around you in concrete ways, either by phone, text, email, or letters.
COVID-19 is causing a lot of disruption and disappointment to us all right now, but remember that our God has the last and final word about this disruption. And God's word for us right now is found in this prayer: "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." (Psalm 56:3)
Stay calm. Stay connected. Shine on.
Pastor Jeffrey M. Engholm