We Are A People
Called Together…Sharing Christ

Welcome to
Trinity Lutheran Church!

Trinity is a congregation that has been in Ottawa over 125 years. Trinity is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Within the ELCA we are part of the Northern Illinois Synod.

Our Beliefs

Fellowship is more than just sharing stories. It is more so to reflect on how great God’s grace has been to Trinity Lutheran Church. Let us then celebrate this way!

Going forward in this ever changing faith climate, no matter the style or outreach, there are three things that will remain true.

  1.  Jesus is God’s salvation to all people.
  2. Holy Baptism and Holy Communion are essential for faith and life.
  3. God’s Proclamation “your sins are forgiven in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” will always be going before Trinity Lutheran Church.


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Today's Service:

Presiding Pastor: Pr. David Ufkes
Lector: Judy Wilkinson
Musicians (from left to right): Keisha Sanders, Laurie Gage, Diane Makeever, Ron Makeever, Ted Sanders, Matt Makeever
Videographer: Ayden Sanders
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Please vote for the quilts made by Penny Roth, Penny Roth and Jean Hulslander and Trinity's Stitchers! Thank you!Have you cast your vote in our 2020 Viewer's Choice Awards?

Visit our website to view all of the quilts that have been donated for the 34th Annual Lutherdale Fest & Quilt Auction. Vote for your Favorite Large Quilt, Favorite Small Quilt, and Favorite Specialty Quilt by using the sidebar. Only one vote per person online or in person. Online votes must be placed by THIS Friday, midnight.

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In response to the COVID 19 Shelter in Place order we will not be having worshipping until it is safe for us all to be together again. You can view our worship service on our Facebook page, Trinity Lutheran Church of Ottawa, or on You Tube at 10:00a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Worship Services

Saturday Evening

5:00 p.m.


Sunday Morning

8:20 a.m. & 10:40 a.m.

Traditional Organ &

Worship Band Worship alternate quarterly

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Daily Readings

Our History

One evening in the fall of 1892, 15 Norwegian immigrants met in a schoolhouse belonging to the German Lutheran Church located on Ottawa’s west side. In the spirit of determination and enterprise that characterized Ottawa at the time they were emboldened to organize a congregation.

Through the years Trinity has grown from modest beginnings. A debt of gratitude is owed to the early members of Trinity for their strength of spirit and dedication. From the 15 original members Trinity now has 208 families. From humble beginnings in a rented schoolhouse to a future bright with hope and promise, Trinity has become a leader in Christian influence throughout Ottawa and beyond.