We Are A People
Called Together…Sharing Christ

Welcome to
Trinity Lutheran Church!

Trinity Lutheran Church has been in Ottawa, Illinois over 125 years. We are an inclusive congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in the Northern Illinois Synod. All are welcome!

Our Beliefs

We believe God is our creator and has promised to love us always.
We believe Jesus Christ, fully God and fully human, is God’s promise living among us. He experienced all the pain and joy and challenges of human life. God’s forgiving love was revealed to us when Jesus suffered death on the cross. He came back to new life and has promised us new life in unity with God.

We believe the Holy Spirit is God’s promise touching our spirits and animating our lives, guiding us – even through our most difficult moments.

We believe God is among us in community. Mysterious, yet very real, God promises to be with us always, even to the end of the age. 


    Trinity is hosting the American Red Cross with a Blood Drive event! February 23rd, 12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Please share your heart and receive a free $20.00 Amazon gift card! Scan both QR codes on the flyer to register. Walk in's are welcome too! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Join Trinity’s Joyful Chaos for “I AM” fingerprint art!Joyful Chaos is a faith-based youth group focused on creative expression for youth 5th thru 12th grade. We meet most Mondays from 6pm-7:30pm. Bring a friend! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Today we celebrate the ministry and service of our office administrator and member, Jenny Stahr. After worship, several gathered in the Fellowship Hall in her honor. We are grateful for her faithfulness to Christ, her dedication to Trinity, and her excellent work on staff. As Jenny begins a new chapter in her life, it is our prayer that God bless her abundantly. 🙏💐✨🍰🥘🩵 ... See MoreSee Less
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    Weekly Schedule

    Sunday School – Sunday Mornings 9:00a.m. to 9:55a.m.

    Church Service – Sunday Mornings 10:00a.m.

    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.