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

We believe in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, the Creator, God the Son, who redeemed us from our sinfulness, and God the Holy Spirit who comforts and instructs us in God’s will for our lives. 

We believe that God’s Word and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion are the means by which God leads all who believe to salvation. 


    VBS 2022: Journey to Jerusalem

    Journey to Jerusalem is our VBS theme for this year. This years VBS will be July 17th through July 20th. For more information and registration form, visit our VBS page.

    The Morning Prayer and Bible Study groups will not be gathering this week. We look forward to returning to our regular schedule next week. ... See MoreSee Less
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    On this Independence Day, let us pray 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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    Have a happy and safe Independence Day!🇺🇲🌎☮️"This is my song, O God of all the nations,A song of peace for lands afar and mine.This is my home, the country where my heart is,Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine.But other hearts in other lands are beating,With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.*This is my song, O God of all the nations,A song of peace for their land and for mine.So let us raise this melody together,Beneath the stars that guide us through the night;If we choose love, each storm we’ll learn to weather,Until true peace and harmony we find,This is our song, a hymn we raise together;A dream of peace, uniting humankind."*modified from Stone’s original poetry ... See MoreSee Less
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    Worship Service

    Church Service  10:00am 

    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.