About Trinity Lutheran Church
Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church. In this section of our website you can learn more about our church’s history, times of worship, office hours, contact details, current staff members, pastor, and other leaders within the church.
If you have any questions of comments we would love to hear from you via e-mail or through the useful contact form found at the bottom of our website.
Worship At Trinity
We have two worship services at Trinity during the week. We worship every Sunday at 9:00 am and every Wednesday night at 7:30 pm (7:00 pm from June through August in our outdoor worship area).
Sunday School and Faith Formation
Our Sunday School meets September through the first Sunday in May at 9:45 am. Our 7th and 8th grade youth attend confirmation faith formation classes during that same time period on Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm. We have a Vacation Bible School for ages 4 years old through 6th grade in June every year. We have a 3rd-6th grade youth ministry called “The Crew” that meets every other Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. High School youth attend youth events, mission trips, youth gatherings, and other activities throughout the year. We also have a Youth Choir that practices every Wednesday night at 7 pm that is open to youth in 7th grade through 12th grade.
Yearly Special Events
Trinity holds many special events throughout the year. These include the Potato Pancake Meal in November, Spirit of Christmas Lefse & Bake Sale and Youth Silent Auction in December, Smelt Feed in April, and the Craft & Vendor Sale in the fall and again in the spring/. We also have multiple Men’s Choir concerts, monthly fellowship meals, weekly Card Club gatherings on Thursdays, special outdoor worship services, and more. There is always something going on at Trinity!
We at Trinity take seriously our call to be the hands and feet of God in the world and loving our neighbor as ourselves. Our women collect items for Lutheran World Relief kits, including things for sewing, layettes, school bags, and more. Our Men in Mission collect deer hides and turn them over for gloves. We collect hats, mittens, and scarves every fall for the needy through our Mitten Tree. Our Quilting Group makes hundreds of quilts that are sent locally and around the world. We hold a “Mission Madness” every year where members give money and food items for our ministry partners and when they hit certain goals, Pastor Brad has to perform certain tasks. Our youth collect change for the ELCA Malaria Campaign and participate in Scavenger Hunts for Hunger during their lock-ins. These are just a few of the things we do to make a difference in the life of others.
A Brief Overview of Trinity Lutheran’s History
Trinity Lutheran Church was founded on November 23, 1906, with eight families. Early services were held in private homes until membership increased when services were held in the German Lutheran Church of Boyceville. In 1910, a committee began to look into building a church at the corner of what is now Main Street and Highway 79. The first service held in this building was on January 19th, 1913. An addition was built in the 1960’s to accommodate the growing congregation and the church building would serve the congregation until 1997.
Beginning in 1919, Rev. R.W. Peterson began serving the church and he did so for the next thirty years. During this time, Trinity, which had been joined with other congregations in Glenwood City, Emerald, and Wheeler, broke from Glenwood City and Emerald and entered into a parish partnership with Our Savior’s Lutheran in Wheeler which lasted until 2003.
In the 1990’s, it became apparent that Trinity had outgrown the original church building and a new one would need to be built. After a donation of land by Ed and Sue Evenson, a new church building was built up the road from the old church at the corner of Nordveien Dr. and Highway 79. The original altar, baptismal font, and stained glass was moved to the new church, as well as the bell which was set in a new bell tower in front of the church. In 2003, Trinity decided to become a solo parish and continues as such to this day. Since Trinity has moved into the new building, it has added a car port, paved the parking lot, remolded the Sunday School rooms, built a storage shed, and dedicated the garden in memory of Steven Boley.
The current pastor is Pastor Bradley Peterson, who has served Trinity since 2002. He is the 15th pastor of the congregation. At present, Trinity has grown from eight families to over 700 members dedicated to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ. Trinity Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin.