TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

1401 Madison Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

(218) 847-7211     tlchurch@arvig.net

©2019 by Trinity Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes ELCA

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Serve

We are God’s hands and feet, head and heart in this world.  Our Trinity family continually looks for ways to respond to needs in our community of Detroit Lakes, across the globe, and everywhere in between as we connect with neighbors near and far.  

 

We offer service opportunities through short term projects and on-going missional needs.

This list is only a taste of what we are involved in. If you would like to know more about how to get involved, or what else we do, please contact us!

Serve on Sundays

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There are opportunities for all ages to serve on Sunday mornings.  Whether you would like to share your gifts by serving in worship as an usher, lector, acolyte or communion assistant, or you would like to serve by providing hospitality with coffee and treats between services, there is a place for you!  

Trinity Quilters

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Trinity has an active and faithful quilting ministry.   The group meets to assemble quilts and share life together.  The 400+ quilts that are assembled each year are distributed locally to people  in need, as well as globally through Lutheran World Relief.  All levels of experience are welcome. 

        Date/Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00am

Becker County Food Pantry

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February is Trinity’s volunteer month at the food shelf, and we gather volunteers to serve together.  

 

In addition, each March we participate in the Minnesota March Food Share Drive to support the Becker County Food Pantry.

Global Mission Support - Rev. Chandran Paul Martin

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Reverened Chandran Paul Martin serves as the ELCA Regional Representative for the churches in Asia and the Pacific.  His primary responsibility is diakonia ministries, which includes health care, development, disaster response, and sustainable community based-development ministries with the ELCA companions in the region.  Trinity Lutheran Church supports Chandran as our missionary with a goal of $50 a week as a special offering.

        Date/Time:  Ongoing  Contact:  Trinity’s Church Office

Habitat for Humanity

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Each summer, a group travels together to serve with Habitat for Humanity.  We have served in Chicago and Milwaukee, and most recently have been serving with the North St. Louis County HFH in Virginia, MN.  This serving experience is open to high school students (age 16+), college students, and all ages of adults.  All experience is welcome.

        Date/Time:  TBD/June 2020

        Contact:  Suzie Porter

Knifty Knitters

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Grab your knitting or crochet supplies, and join this group as they gather together to knit prayer shawls for those in need of comfort, support or praise. 

        Date/Time:  2nd/4th Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Thanksgiving Baskets

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Each November, Trinity assembles Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need of a little extra help.  Trinity members can serve by donating specific food items or a monetary donation, as well as helping to assemble the boxes that are distributed a few days prior to Thanksgiving.

        Date/Time:  TBD/November 

        Contact:  Trinity’s Outreach Committee

Christmas Giving Tree

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Working together, Trinity provides gifts for families in need in our local community.  The Christmas tree goes up mid-November in the Fellowship Hall, and individuals and families are invited to take one of the 100+ tags on the tree and shop for a gift to make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

        Date/Time:  TBD/November & December  

        Contact:  Trinity’s Outreach Committee

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

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Each December, we invite people to sign up to ring the bells at local businesses in support of the Salvation Army and the ways they serve people.  

        Date/Time:  TBD/December  

        Contact:  Trinity’s Church Office

Sister Congregation Mission, India

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Our partner in ministry across the globe is Beersheba Lutheran Church in Bhimavaram, India, which is a congregation in our sister Synod Andra Pradesh.   Trinity Lutheran Church has a goal of $25 a week as a special offering to offer mission support to Beersheba Lutheran Church.

        Date/Time:  Ongoing

         Contact:  Trinity’s Church Office