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. 


    Have you been doing winter cleaning or getting set to do spring cleaning? As you do, remember you can bring your no longer needed treasures to us for our annual spring rummage sale! Just give us a call and we will help you bring them in to our storage space. The annual rummage sale proceeds benefits the youth programs! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Worship Services

    Due to COVID 19 In Person Worship Services Have Been Suspended. You can find a recording of our worship services by clicking on the video icon above. 

    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.